Ravichandran Ashwin picks 250th wicket at home
Ravichandran Ashwin picks 250th wicket at home


 India’s spin spearhead R. Ashwin on Thursday became the third spinner after Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh to pick 250 wickets on Indian soil. He achieved the feat during the second session of the first Test against Bangladesh at the Holkar Cricket Stadium as he cleaned up skipper Mominul Haque for 37.A brilliant display from

Two dead as car falls into gorge in Kullu, H.P

Two persons were killed as their pick-up vehicle fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district, police said on Thursday.The accident took place at Ghiyagi on Wednesday evening, Kullu Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh said.The deceased have been identified as Ram Chander (21) of Sehli village and Jagdish (23) of Bagipul village.

Supreme Court dismisses review petition in Rafale deal Supreme Court dismisses review petition in Rafale deal

 The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a review petition seeking a probe into the Rafale deal.Justice S.K. Kaul while reading the judgement said that the review petition is without merit.The top court dismissed a plea seeking lodging of an FIR to probe the Rafale deal inked with Dassault Aviation.The court also closed contempt proceedings initiated

Delhi air quality index at 470 in emergency zone Delhi air quality index at 470 in emergency zone

The air pollution emergency in Delhi persisted on Thursday with an overall air quality index (AQI) of 470 in the severe plus category.The PM 10 count is also in the severe plus category at 496 and PM 2.5 count at 324.The Delhi AQI is almost at Wednesday’s level which clocked an overall count of 476

Jawaharlal Nehru 130th birth anniversary: PM Modi pays tribute Jawaharlal Nehru 130th birth anniversary: PM Modi pays tribute

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 130th birth anniversary. Nehru, the first prime minister of India, held office between August 1947 and May 1964. “Tributes to our former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary,” Modi tweeted. Nehru was born on this day in 1889 in Allahabad.Former

SAD welcomes commutation of Rajoana's death sentence
SAD welcomes commutation of Rajoana’s death sentence

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday welcomed the Centre’s decision to commute the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted for the 1995 assassination of the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, to life imprisonment.The party said this “humanitarian gesture” on the occasion of 550th birth celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev would bring a

Five officials dismissed for Rs 2.59cr-MGNREGA scam in Punjab

The Punjab government on Wednesday ordered dismissal of five employees of the Rural Development Department for their alleged involvement in the Rs 2.59 crore-MGNREGA scam.The orders were issued by the state Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, according to an official statement.The minister also directed the police to register a case

Prince Charles hails contribution of Sikhs in UK
Prince Charles hails contribution of Sikhs in UK

Britain’s Prince Charles, who arrives on Wednesday on a two-day official visit to India, has hailed the “inspiring” principles of Sikhism and the contribution of the Sikh community in the UK.The Prince of Wales, who is to visit a Gurdwara in New Delhi to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder

Apple AirPods Pro now in India for Rs 24,900

 Apple on Wednesday brought its wireless AirPods Pro with active noise cancellation feature for Rs 24,900 to India.AirPods Pro will be available through Apple Authorised Resellers on Apple devices running iOS 13.2 or later, iPadOS 13.2 or later, watchOS 6.1 or later, tvOS 13.2 or later, or macOS Catalina 10.15.1 or later.AirPods with charging case

Hong Kong Open: Saina Nehwal suffers 1st round exit again
Hong Kong Open: Saina Nehwal suffers 1st round exit again

 The dismal run is not yet over for ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has now crashed out of the ongoing Hong Kong Open after suffering a crushing straight-games defeat to China’s Cai Yan Yan in her first-round contest on Wednesday.Currently ranked 9 in the world rankings, Saina has now lost five of her last

Class 12 boy held for posting morphed videos on TikTok

 A class 12 student was arrested here for morphing videos of two sisters and posting it on the Chinese social networking app TikTok.According to the police, the victims found their morphed videos on the social networking sites and lodged a complaint.The Azamgarh police arrested the accused identified as Pankaj Sahni,18, on Tuesday. Sahni told the

After Kartarpur, it will be Nankana Sahib:Yogi Adityanath
After Kartarpur, it will be Nankana Sahib: Yogi

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that after the Kartarpur Corridor, it is now the turn of Nankana Sahib to open its door for the people of this country.”I extend my good wishes to you and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ensuring the opening of Kartarpur Corridor. The day is not far when

Pak Sikh community observes Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary
Pak Sikh community observes Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary

Pakistan’s Sikh community on Tuesday observed the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.Main ceremony of the day was held at Gurdwara Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib, Punjab province, reports Radio Pakistan.Interior Minister Ejaz Shah joined a large number of Sikh pilgrims at the shrine.Addressing the ceremony, Shah said that

High pollution causing eye problems in Delhi

 With pollution levels reaching alarming levels in the national capital, ophthalmologists have observed a sharp rise in the number of patients suffering from eye problems including allergy, burning and itching.According to Ikeda Lal, an opthalmologist at the Delhi Eye Centre and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, pollutants and dust in the air is

Shabana, Hema wish speedy recovery to Lata Mangeshkar
Shabana, Hema wish speedy recovery to Lata Mangeshkar

 After the news of playback legend Lata Mangeshkar’s being admitted in the hospital broke out, a string of Bollywood celebrities like Shabana Azmi and Hema Malini took to their social media to pray for her speedy recovery.Lata Mangeshkar, who was rushed to the hospital in the early hours of Monday due to viral chest congestion

Shane Watson appointed President of Australian Cricketers' Association
Shane Watson appointed President of Australian Cricketers’ Association

Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been appointed the President of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA).The appointment was made at the ACA AGM which took place on Monday night.  Watson is part of an extended 10-person board which includes three new appointments: current Australian players Pat Cummins and Kristen Beams, and cricket commentator and former

Two terrorists, including woman, arrested in Punjab
Two terrorists, including woman, arrested in Punjab

Punjab Police on Tuesday arrested two terrorists, including a woman, who were trying to revive terrorism in the state, officials said.They were planning targeted killings of Hindu leaders, police sources said. The woman has been identified as Surinder Kaur, who was working as a nurse in a private hospital in the Ludhiana city.Her male accomplice has

PM Modi, Shah greet nation on Guru Nanak's 550th Prakash Parv
PM Modi, Shah greet nation on Guru Nanak’s 550th Prakash Parv

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of the 550th Prakash Parv or birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.In a tweet, Modi said that this was a day to rededicate ourselves to fulfilling Guru Nanak Dev’s dream of a just,

15 killed after 2 trains collide in Bangladesh
15 killed after 2 trains collide in Bangladesh

 At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday after a head-on collision between two passenger trains in Bangladesh’s Brahmanbaria district, officials said.The Chattogram-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet and Dhaka- bound Turna Nishita from Chattogram collided at Mondobhag Railway Station at around 2.15 a.m. on Tuesday, bdnews24 reported citing Shyamal Kanti Das, chief of Akhaura Railway Police,

Singer Miley Cyrus undergoes vocal cord surgery
 Singer Miley Cyrus undergoes vocal cord surgery

 Singer Miley Cyrus is recovering after undergoing a vocal cord surgery and will have to rest her voice for a while.According to multiple sources, the singer, 26, has left the hospital, reports people.com.Cyrus was hospitalised for tonsillitis last month, and she discovered a separate issue with her vocal cords, which she had unknowingly had for