Oct 15

Toll in Japan from Typhoon Hagibis nears 70
Toll in Japan from Typhoon Hagibis nears 70

Typhoon Hagibis:  Nearly 70 people have been killed in Japan by Typhoon Hagibis, national broadcaster NHK said Monday, as the search for survivors continued for a third day.The broadcaster said 15 people were still missing after the deadly storm, which slammed into Tokyo and surrounding areas Saturday night as one of the most powerful typhoons

Gold gains Rs 145 to Rs 38,885 per 10 gram on weaker rupee
Gold gains Rs 145 to Rs 38,885 per 10 gram on weaker rupee

Gold prices rose by Rs 145 to Rs 38,885 per 10 gram in the national capital on Monday on a weaker rupee, according to HDFC Securities.In the previous trade, the precious metal had closed at Rs 38,740 per 10 gram.Similarly, silver also jumped Rs 240 to Rs 46,510 per kilogram from Rs 46,270 per kilogram

Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla inspect Kartarpur corridor
Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla inspect Kartarpur corridor

Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Monday visited the Kartarpur corridor here and inspected the route. Bhalla was accompanied by other officials during the visit. The Home Secretary was apprised of the progress done in the corridor so far. Bhalla’s visit comes ahead of the inauguration of the by Prime Minister on November 8. The

Postpaid mobile phone services in Kashmir Valley restored
Postpaid mobile phone services in Kashmir Valley restored

 Postpaid mobile services on all networks were restored in the Kashmir Valley on Monday, 72 days after they were snapped following restrictions.Some 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones have become operational from Monday noon. Restrictions were imposed after the Centre on August 5 abrogated the state’s special status and bifurcated it into Union territories of Jammu

PM Narendra Modi becomes world most followed leader on Instagram
PM Narendra Modi becomes world most followed leader on Instagram

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi now has over 30 million followers on Instagram, well ahead of global leaders like US President Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama. “PM @NarendraModi crosses 30 million followers on Instagram*. He is the *most followed* world leader on Instagram ahead of US President Trump as well as former US President

Sourav Ganguly set to be new BCCI President

 In a dramatic turn of events, former captain Sourav Ganguly emerged as consensus candidate to be BCCI’s new President after Brijesh Patel appeared to have grabbed the coveted post. Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah will be the new secretary while Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer. Dhumal is younger brother of

Farhan Akhtar injured during upcoming film 'Toofan' shoot
Farhan Akhtar injured during upcoming film ‘Toofan’ shoot

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Sunday revealed he suffered a hairline fracture in his hand while shooting for his next “Toofan”. The 45-year-old actor took to Instagram to share the update.“When nature plays Tetris… and yup, that’s my first legit boxing injury… a hairline fracture on the hamate found among the carpal bones of the hand,”

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor on November 8
PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor on November 8

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the much-awaited Kartarpur corridor to Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on November 8, Union Minister Harsimrat Badal said. Modi will inaugurate the integrated check post on the Indian side, she said.“With the blessings of Guru Nanak Dev ji, Sikh Panth’s ardaas for ‘khule darshan deedar’ of Sri Kartarpur Sahib

Hockey India name 22 players for senior women's national camp
Hockey India name 22 players for senior women’s national camp

Hockey India on Saturday named 22 players for the senior women’s national camp to begin at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from October 14 ahead of next month’s crucial FIH Olympic Qualifiers. The camp will focus on preparing the team for the two-match FIH Olympic Qualifiers against USA to be held on November 1 and

Job Fair to be organized on July 30 at Government College Mohali
Punjab govt announces 3% hike in Dearness Allowance for employees, pensioners

The state’s financial constraints notwithstanding, the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government on Saturday announced a Diwali bonanza for its employees and pensioners.The employees/pensioners are all set to get a 3% hike in their Dearness Allowance (DA) with effect from November 1, 2019, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal disclosed here. The Chief Minister, he said,

Phagwara by-poll to witness pitched battle between Cong, BJP
Phagwara by-poll to witness pitched battle between Cong, BJP

The Phagwara reserved Assembly constituency is all set to witness an intense election battle between the Congress and the BJP with polling scheduled to be held on October 21.In the 14 elections here between 1957 and 2017, the Congress has won eight times, the BJP emerged victorious on four occasions while an Independent and a

6 time champion Mary Kom settles for bronze in World Championships
6 time champion Mary Kom settles for bronze in World Championships

Six-time champion MC Mary Kom will have to settle for a bronze medal in the ongoing Women’s World Boxing Championships after losing her semi-final bout of the 51-kg flyweight category to second-seed Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey in a split 1:4 verdict on Saturday.In a fiercely contested bout, third-seed Mary Kom delivered timely punches and looked

PM Modi's 'plogging' on Mamallapuram beach in Tamil Nadu
PM Modi’s ‘plogging’ on Mamallapuram beach in Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is here for an informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, was on Saturday seen picking up plastic litter, water bottles and other waste from a beach during his morning walk. On Twitter, Modi released a three-minute video in which he was seen collecting waste and urged the people to

'Galaxy Fold' once again sold out in 30 minutes in India
‘Galaxy Fold’ once again sold out in 30 minutes in India

Samsung Galaxy Fold units worth Rs 1.65 lakh were sold out on Friday in flat 30 minutes after pre-bookings were open on the company’s official online store in India.This is the second time in two weeks that Samsung had to close Galaxy Fold pre-bookings in India on its official online store. Last week, 1,600 Galaxy

I am hale and hearty: Dharmendra after dengue scare

Veteran actor Dharmendra on Friday said he is in good health after he was diagnosed with dengue last week.Taking to Instagram, the 83-year-old actor said he was in Lucknow last week when he fell sick with dengue but is now “hale and hearty”. “Love you friends, I am hale and hearty with your good wishes,” Dharmendra

Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan: Roles that define the star
Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan: Roles that define the star

Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan: Fifty years ago, when a 27-year-old man from Allahabad made his debut on the big screen as an actor in the ensemble cast of K.A. Abbas “Saat Hindustani”, he was far from an overnight sensation. The film failed to click, and although people noticed the lanky man and his deep voice,

Pakistani fan destroys Sarfaraz's hoarding post after loss against SL
Pakistani fan destroys Sarfaraz’s hoarding post after loss against SL

 Following Pakistan’s dismal performance in the T20I series against Sri Lanka which they lost 0-3, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed is drawing flak from all quarters in the country.Both fans and former cricketers have expressed their wrath and anger, with some demanding Sarfaraz’s removal from captaincy after they were whitewashed by a second string Sri Lankan side,

Skoda Octavia Onyx Launched; Priced From Rs 19.99 Lakh
Skoda Octavia Onyx Launched; Priced From Rs 19.99 Lakh

Skoda has introduced a sportier version of the Octavia called the Onyx edition. It gets blacked-out 16-inch alloys, black door decals and gloss black ORVMs and boot lid spoiler. It is available with the 1.8-litre turbo-petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines, both mated to a DSG gearbox (7-speed auto for the petrol and 6-speed auto for the diesel).

Global PIO body to honour 3 Indian-Americans for contribution in health sector

An international body of people of Indian origin will honour three Indian-Americans for their contribution in the health field as well as for promoting health awareness among the diaspora.The Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) will present the Health Council Award to the recipients during the Health Council Summit, organised by it, on

Oppn attacks Cong govt over brutal assault on Punjab Police team by villagers in Haryana
Oppn attacks Cong govt over brutal assault on Punjab Police team by villagers in Haryana

The opposition parties in Punjab on Thursday targeted the Congress government over the brutal assault on policemen by villagers in Haryana, with the saffron party alleging that the incident depicted the “complete failure” on the part of the state police in effectively tackling criminals.The BJP said incidents like this will affect the image of the