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Family tries to poison girl for 'honour'

Family tries to poison girl for ‘honour’

A minor girl’s father and uncle have been booked for allegedly trying to poison her after she married a man of her choice in Muzaffarnagar district, police said today.The girl’s father and uncle have been absconding after a police complaint was registered against them yesterday. The girl has been admitted to a hospital in the

Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019

Singapore said today it would impose a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and make companies more competitive as global agreements on climate change take effect. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said the tax would be levied on all facilities producing 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions a

Bagdogra airport to install sanitary napkin vending machines

Bagdogra airport to install sanitary napkin vending machines

The Bagdogra airport in Darjeeling district will soon have sanitary napkin dispensing machines at its terminal, a senior Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said today.The facility would be available at ladies toilets in the airport at the end of this month and the cost of each napkin will be Rs 5, Director of Bagdogra

Body of heavily-armed Pak infiltrator recovered along LoC

Body of heavily-armed Pak infiltrator recovered along LoC

The body of a heavily-armed Pakistani intruder was recovered along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pooch district after the Army thwarted an infiltration attempt by a group of terrorists under the cover of Pakistani firing, an Army official said today.The body was recovered during a search and sanitisation operation launched after

PNB fraud: ED raids over 45 locations in 15 cities

PNB fraud: ED raids over 45 locations in 15 cities

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday conducted searches at over 45 more locations in 15 cities across India in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said.The agency raided 10 places in Bengaluru, seven in Delhi, five each in Kolkata and Mumbai, four each in Chandigarh and Hyderabad, three each in

Entertainment is the best way to spread social message: Akshay

Entertainment is the best way to spread social message: Akshay

He started his career with action-oriented roles, but in the recent years Akshay Kumar has made a point to pick films which convey a social message as the actor believes cinema has the power to create awareness. The actor, whose “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” focused on importance of sanitation, hopes to create awareness about menstrual

Charging points for e-vehicles at railway stations soon

Charging points for e-vehicles at railway stations soon

The Railways will provide space for electric vehicle charging stations at the parking lots of train stations to promote the use of green energy. To begin with, the parking lots at the New Delhi and Nizamuddin railway stations in the capital have been identified to set up e-vehicle (EV) charging spots and “necessary preparations” are

Narayanasamy urges Centre to hold probe into PNB fraud case

Narayanasamy urges Centre to hold probe into PNB fraud case

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today urged the Centre to order a detailed probe into the alleged multi crore rupee PNB fraud involving Nirav Modi. Talking to reporters here he said that the alleged fraud involving Rs 11,400 crores was shocking and the Centre should order a detailed probe. The fraud is perhaps the biggest ever

Red alert issued in Australian state for cyclone Kelvin

Red alert issued in Australian state for cyclone Kelvin

Authorities on Sunday issued a red alert in the state of Western Australia (WA) after tropical cyclone Kelvin made landfall earlier in the day, bringing with it winds of up to 250 kph. In a warning, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services told residents of northern WA that they were “in danger and need

Modi inaugurates new BJP headquarters

Modi inaugurates new BJP headquarters in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the BJP’s new headquarters here at 6, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, in the presence of veteran leaders like L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi. Equipped with modern facilities, the headquarters’ foundation stone was laid by Modi on August 18, 2016. It was constructed in a record time of one-and-half

Punjab Police transfers: 2 IPS, 6 PPS officers transferred

Punjab police transfers: 2 IPS, 6 PPS officers transferred

The Punjab Government on Thursday issued transfer/ posting order of 2 IPS and 6 PPS officers and ordered to report the administrative ground with immediate

This wearable sensor can track your eye movement

This wearable sensor can track your eye movement

Using cheap toilet tissue, scientists have developed a novel disposable band aid-sized wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movements. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in healthcare and robotics. Researchers, in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies, showed that by tearing a tissue

17 killed in Florida school shooting, ex-student arrested

17 killed in Florida school shooting, ex-student arrested

At least 17 students and teachers were killed as a heavily-armed 19-year-old went on a shooting spree outside and inside his former high school in Florida state in the US, authorities said. The shooter was arrested an hour later.The horrific violence unfolded on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, which ironically was voted

PNB scam: ED raids diamond trader Nirav Modi

 A day after a massive $1.8 billion fraud was unearthed in a PNB branch here, the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday launched a nationwide raid on the offices, showrooms and workshops of billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi.ED teams carried out simultaneous raids on Modi’s offices, showrooms and diamond workshops in Mumbai, Surat (Gujarat) and New Delhi.ED

Oli to be appointed Nepal PM

Oli to be appointed Nepal PM

Chairman of the CPN-UML K.P. Oli will become the 41st Prime Minister of Nepal with incumbent Sher Bhahadur Deuba set to resign from the post on Thursday. Deuba is going to announce his resignation during a national address and submit his resignation to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.His resignation comes 69 days after the Federal and

'PNB's $1.8 bn fraud is failure of various audits, RBI inspection'

‘PNB’s $1.8 bn fraud is failure of various audits, RBI inspection’

The $1.8 billion fraud at the government-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) shows the failure of various kinds of audits in the bank, including the RBI’s inspection, said a senior chartered accountant. According to him, the Reserve Bank of India has to carry out a deep investigation, forensic audit of the accounts involved in the alleged

Hotel management student commits suicide in Jalandhar

Hotel management student commits suicide in Jalandhar

19 years old girl ended her life just because she could not clear her hotel management course. Resident of village Kalav of Jalandhar, Simran kaur daughter of desa committed suicide by hanging herself as she could not get enough marks that could satisfy her. Police sent the dead body for post- mortem after taking it

Shiromani Akali Dal 'Pol Khol' Rally at Mullanpur Dakha

Shiromani Akali Dal ‘Pol Khol’ Rally at Mullanpur Dakha

In the serios of ‘Pol Khol rallies ‘across Punjab, The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday commenced its ‘Pol Khol rally ‘ at Mullanpur Dakha. Akali dal is holding rallies to highlight the “mis-governance” of the Congress government in the state- SAD spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema saidThe rallies was start from Fazilka on February 7 and

Over five lakh to be trained with 'green skills'

Over five lakh to be trained with ‘green skills’

The Environment Ministry will train over five lakh people with “green skills” for better job opportunities between 2018 to 2021, said Union Minister Harsh Vardhan here on Tuesday.The Minister, however, also clarified that though the skills provided by them are in demand, the ministry does not guarantee employment. The Minister said that a total of

MBD Mall Ludhiana gives Ludhianvis a new shopping experience

MBD Neopolis Mall Ludhiana gives Ludhianvis a new shopping experience with Reliance Smart and Digital

Ludhiana the economic capital of Punjab witnessed its  new supermarket and electronics store with big opening at MBD Neopolis Mall. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) opened its second exclusive retail showroom Reliance Smart and Reliance Digital in Ludhiana at MBD Neopolis mall, Ludhiana..  This launch will be followed by more stores in Punjab in the next

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