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Missing man found dead in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar:  Two persons have been arrestedfor allegedly murdering a 25-year-old man who went missing on February 23 here, police said today. The body of Chand Mohammad was found in Bagh Janki Das locality here yesterday, SP (City) Rajesh Kumar Singh said. A case has been registered against five persons and two of them — Johnny

After 2010, India’s air deteriorated faster than ever

Indias air quality deteriorated faster than ever over the five years to 2015, compared to the period before 2010, according to the State of Global Air 2017 report, recently released by the US-based Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), an independent global health research organisation. The report also said a million Indians die from

Big Bang Theory cast take pay cuts to get Rauch, Bialik raises

Los Angeles: The original cast members ofpopular sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” have reportedly taken pay cuts in order to get Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik raises ahead of the expected two-season renewal. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar made the gesture while Bialik and Rauch are still in the

C-section deliveries in pvt hospitals increased substantially: RTI reply shows

Mumbai: An RTI query has revealed that theproportion of C-section (Caesarean) deliveries in the private hospitals in Mumbai increased substantially between 2010 and 2015, compared with the government hospitals. OnlineRTI.com, an organisation which is supporting Mumbai-based researcher Subarna Ghosh, who recently initiated an ‘online petition’ on Change.org about of caesarean procedures had submitted a query

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed for 2nd consecutive day

Jammu: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway will remain closed for the second consecutive day on Wednesday due to landslides, a traffic department official said. Authorities said massive landslides in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir washed away a portion of the road. Landslide clearance and building of new road in the washed away portion in

One killed, six hurt as mini truck rams into five vehicles

Ludhiana: A man died and five person suffered injuries after a speedy pickup truck rammed into five vehicles at Dholewal chowk on Tuesday morning. The driver of mini truck lost the control over steering and rammed into two motorcycles, cycle rickshaw, a three-wheeler and a car. The deceased has been identified as Sachin Kumar of

Woman delivers child in auto-rickshaw

Ludhiana: According to the patients, allegedly doctors’ negligence has forced the patients delivery at an auto rickshaw. This is second in this month that delivery is done in auto rickshaw. Due to overcrowding of patients at civil hospital, a woman gave birth to a child in an auto rickshaw near civil hospital on Tuesday. However,

Disney airs first ever same-sex kiss

London: In a revolutionary move for thenetwork, Disney has aired its first-ever same-sex kissing scene in the “Star vs the Forces of Evil” cartoon series. In the season two of its XD’s animated adventure series, when Star and her friend Marco attend a concert, couples in the audience start kissing, including a gay couple, when

James Corden wants to host the Oscars

London: Television host James Corden says hewould like to host the Oscars. The 38-year-old star has previously presented the BRIT Awards in 2009, 2011 and 2012, the Tony Awards in 2016 and most recently the Grammys this February, reported Female First. “I don’t know if I’d ever get asked if I’m honest, I’d love a

Special academic event organised at PU

Chandigarh: The Centre for Human Rights and Duties, Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh organised a special academic event comprising firstly a lecture by a distinguished scholar, Professor Shana D Hormann from the Antioch University, Seattle, United States of America and later a workshop for the benefit of participants. Professor O P Katare, Director Research Promotion Cell,

Former FIFA executive Valcke challenges 10-year ban

Lausanne: Shamed former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a 10-year ban for ethics breaches. The world body fired the Frenchman in January 2016 over black market World Cup ticket sales and suspect television deals. Valcke is also the target of a Swiss criminal investigation into

Trump condemns Kansas killing during congressional address

New York: US President Donald Trump during his address to Congress on Wednesday condemned the incident at a bar where an Indian engineer was killed and another injured by an American who mistook them for “Middle Easterners”. “Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centres and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in

Paris Hilton’s mother claims Aniston is pregnant

Los Angeles: Socialite and former reality TV star Paris Hilton’s mother Kathy has claimed Jennifer Aniston is expecting a girl. Her comment comes after the actress’ Oscars appearance. Kathy told her over 100,000 Twitter followers that “Friends” star Aniston, who sported a plunging Versace gown at the Oscars on February 26 here, was pregnant, reported

Border security, NAFTA to figure in Trump’s address to Congress

New York: The US President Donald Trump, in his first address before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, will mention his plans regarding border security among other things, the White House said. A female White House spokesperson told Efe news agency about the elements of the president’s speech a few hours before Trump was

Newly launched online vehicles registration process at dealers’ end turns sluggish

Panchkula: To make the process of registration of vehicles simpler to save the public from harassment at every end, the Transport Department through its project in collaboration with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) has launched its own software, “Vahan 4.0”, to get the entire work of vehicle registration done online at the dealer’s end. However,

SJOBA Naxen Sub-Himalayan Open Rally from March 10

Chandigarh: St John’s Old Boys Association (SJOBA) is organising the 30 SJOBA Naxen Sub-Himalayan Open Rally-2017 from March 10 to 13. For the first time flagging off for the rally is 90 kms beyond Chandigarh on day two from Kunipul, near Kunihar. For the first time various classes have been introduced in various categories. Where

Indian-Americans urge Trump to clearly denounce Kansas killing

Washington: Indian-Americans have launched anonline petition calling upon US President Donald Trump to “clearly and unequivocally” denounce the fatal shooting of an Indian engineer in an apparent hate crime in Kansas city. “We call upon President Donald Trump to state clearly and unequivocally that he denounces this incident. We would also like the US Department

Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria sanctions

United Nations: Russia and China vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution aimed at imposing sanctions against the Syrian regime over the use of chemical weapons against civilians in the conflict ravaging the country. It was the first open clash pitting China and Russia against the United States since the election of President Donald

‘Beauty Pageants still underrated in Punjab’

After she was crowned Mrs India Globe 2013, life took a tremendous turn for Patalia/Canada- based Bir Kaur Dhillon. Now four years later, she is the director of Mrs India Globe and Mr Manhunt International. Bir was in Chandigarh along with winners of Mrs India Globe 2016 and Mr Manhunt 2016. In an interactive session,

Iron Age gold gems discovered on Britain farm

London: A collection of stunning jewelry, unearthed by two metal detector enthusiasts, was described as the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. The gold items were found just below the ground in an area of moorland on a farm in the English county of Staffordshire, Xinhua news agency reported. The two