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Once I wanted to pick up the stump and stab Kohli: Ed Cowan

Melbourne:Recalling a run-in with Virat Kohli, former Australia opener Ed Cowan today said he once felt like picking up a stump and stabbing the current India captain after being told something “highly inappropriate”. India got the better of Australia 2-1 at home in one of the most intense but bitterly-fought series in recent years. Top-notch

Larger doses of vitamin C may cut common cold duration: study

London: Large doses of Vitamin C – up toeight grammes per day – can significantly reduce the duration of a spell of common cold, scientists have found. Previous studies on different animal species have found that vitamin C significantly prevents and alleviates infections caused by diverse bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Given the universal nature of

Lower-order batsmen captured critical moments: Tendulkar

Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar has spoken highly of India’s lower-order batsmen for capturing the “critical moments”, which he felt played an important part in the team’s successful home season. India won 10 of their 13 Tests in series involving New Zealand, England and Australia, besides a one-off game against Bangladesh. “The season has been tremendous for

Rannvijay Singha wants to do fiction shows

Alwar (Rajasthan):Actor-TV host Rannvijay Singha, who has mostly been a part of reality TV shows, says he wants to explore the world of fiction on the small screen. Asked why he doesn’t do fiction much, Rannvijay told IANS here: “I only do things that I love or enjoy doing. I did a season of a

Tendulkar calls Pujara ‘silent warrior’, praises Umesh

Mumbai: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar has called Cheteshwar Pujara a “silent warrior” for the quiet manner in which he goes about his business of grafting long innings in a team full of strokemakers. During the fourth and final Test against Australia in Dharamsala, Pujara created a new record by scoring the most runs in a

Putrefied carcass of elephant found

Jalpaiguri (WB): The putrefied carcass of a full grown female elephant was found at Moraghat range of Dooars today. The carcass was sighted lying near Kalapani river by forest workers during a routine visit, Wildlife warden Seema Chowdhury said. It was, however, yet to be known when the elephant died, Chowdhury, who visited the sport

150 makeshift shops gutted in blaze

New Delhi: Around 150 makeshift shops were gutted when a fire broke out in the Ghazipur flower market here, an official said today. The fire broke out at 11.40 PM yesterday and ravaged 150 shops, said a senior Delhi Fire Services officer. No casualties or injuries were reported in the blaze. Around 12 fire tenders

Simple hacks for your kids room

Ludhiana: As summers has knocked our door and just think the mess in kids room. Always the rooms for little munchkin are messy with their toys and other stuff. But thinking of the neat and clean room according to the kids choice can be done with simple and affordable hacks which you can adapt in

DEO pays visit to BVM School

Ludhiana: District Education Officer (Secondary) Sarabjit Singh along with his team visited Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School for checking purpose in the school premises. The school was asked about the fee structure, transport services and the fee of transportation for the students and also the matter of books was asked by DEO from the

President confers Padma Shri on environmentalist Seechewal

Jalandhar:A renowned name, environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal was conferred the Padma Shri award by President of India Dr Pranab Mukherji at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi on Thursday. The award was announced on the occasion of 68th Republic Day of India. Baba Seechewal, as he is popularly known received the award for his continuous social

Cong ran away from promises made with public: Sukhbir

Ludhiana:Despite facing defeat in assembly elections, former Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal was in good spirits when he visited Dakha and Payal constituencies of Ludhiana district and addressed rallies here where he thanked the party workers and voters for supporting Shiromani Akali Dal in the assembly elections. Sukhbir

Police restructure Jurisdiction of Police Stations

  Ludhiana: Seven years after the Commissionerate system came into existence, the Ludhiana police restructured the jurisdiction of Police stations. The decision was taken by Ludhiana Police Commissioner Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh. The Police have emerged the areas of six Police stations into adjoining Police stations and now the total number of Police stations were

PUNSUP suffers loss due to poor preservation of wheat: CAG

Chandigarh:Poor preservation and maintenance of wheat stock resulted in loss of Rs 93.29 crore to Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited, the CAG said. Besides, lack of a system for monitoring of timely raising of bills resulted in delayed claims and consequential loss of interest of Rs 8.94 crore, the CAG report tabled in Punjab

Mayor forgets to perform National Anthem in MC House meeting

Ludhiana: The Mayor of the city, Harcharan Singh started ritual of performing National Anthem after the end of General House meeting from previous General House meeting at a round table conference hall at Zone-A on Modi footsteps. But in the very next General House meeting on March 30 carried out at the Zone-A office, Mayor

Amid chaos, MC Budget postponed to April 1

Ludhiana: Just at the start of meeting, SAD-BJP and Congress councilors created a mess around the table in front of Municipal Corporation Commissioner, Jaskaran Singh and Mayor of City, Harcharan Singh during the whole meeting. As the councillors headed by MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu who was conducting the stage most of the time said that

Ghagga Police take action against illegal mining; one arrested

Patiala:The ongoing strict action against the illegal mining in this District bore fruits as the Ghagga police take action against the illegal sand mining in its area and caught one accused along with the JCB machine from the site. Later a case in this connection has been registered against the three accused. According to the

Excise Dept fails to conduct auction of wine contracts

Ferozepur:A big blow for the Excise department as it could not take the wine contractors of Ferozepur and Fazilaka districts in its confidence due to which the department had to cancel the auction/draw of wine contracts for the session 2017-18 on Wednesday. The auction/draw was cancelled due to the less applications received for the wine

Manjit Singh GK elected DSGMC president

Chandigarh:Manjit Singh GK has been elected as the president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Thursday for second consecutive term. Manjinder Singh Sirsa has also elected as general secretary of DSGMC. Shiromani Akali Dal, Delhi unit led by G K and Sirsa had swept DSGMC election held last month. The new executive members

Now fly from Bathinda for just `2,500

Chandigarh/ New Delhi: Giving a major boost to regional air connectivity, Government of India gave licences to Air India subsidiary and Spice jet on Thursday to operate on 128 routes connecting 70 airports of which 31 are unserved with fares being capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flights. These flights will connect airports spread across

Gadkari for legal recourse to help OEMs on BS-III ban

Mumbai: Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today said the government will look at a legal solution to help the automakers impacted by the Supreme Court’s ban on sale of BS-III vehicles from Saturday. “We will respect the court’s verdict and while implementing the order, if some legal recourse can be taken, we’ll do that,” he