Aug 13

Rupee falls 38 paise,touches 71 level against US dollar
Rupee falls 38 paise,touches 71 level against US dollar

The rupee depreciated by 38 paise and fell to 71 per dollar mark in early trade on Tuesday amid strengthening of the American currency and weak opening in domestic equities.   Forex traders said the strength of the US dollar against other overseas currencies and concerns about US-China trade negotiations also kept investors edgy. At

Massive fire at Gandhi Nagar market in Delhi
Massive fire at Gandhi Nagar market in Delhi

 A massive fire broke out at the Gandhi Nagar market in the national capital on Tuesday. A total of 21 fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. There were no reports of any injury yet, fire officials said. According to a senior official, they received a call around 7.43 a.m. The blaze was reported

The Most Affordable Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Is Here!
The Most Affordable Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Is Here!

  Royal Enfield has launched the 2019 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and Bullet 350 ES in India. Priced at Rs 1.12 lakh and Rs 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively, the bikes are positioned as entry-level Royal Enfield for the masses. To put things into perspective, the standard version is Rs 9,380 cheaper than the Bullet 350 while the electric-start variant

Hundreds of flights cancelled from Hong Kong airport
Hundreds of flights cancelled from Hong Kong airport

Almost 200 flights out of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) were cancelled on Tuesday, a day after thousands of anti-government protesters swarmed into one of the terminals of the airport, one of the world’s busiest, causing massive disruption and flight cancellations.At least 180 outbound flights have been cancelled, the airport said in a statement

What a player: Ganguly calls India skipper Virat Kohli
What a player: Ganguly calls India skipper Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli scored a majestic hundred at the Queen’s Park Oval as the Men in Blue registered a comprehensive win over West Indies in a rain-affected second ODI.India defeated West Indies by 59 runs (DLS method), thus taking an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match rubber, the final of which will be played

Punjab govt to provide over 28,000 agro-machines to prevent stubble burning
Punjab govt to provide over 28,000 agro-machines to prevent stubble burning

 To achieve the task of zero stubble burning, Punjab’s agriculture department will provide more than 28,000 agro-machines/farm equipment to the state’s farmers with a subsidy component of Rs 278 crore during the current fiscal year, an official said on Sunday. Subsidy ranging from 50 to 80 per cent is being provided to the farmers under

President Kovind , PM Modi greets nation on Eid-al-Adha
President Kovind , PM Modi greets nation on Eid-al-Adha

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on Eid-al-Adha.Kovind took to Twitter to extend his Eid greetings and posted messages on the microblogging site in three languages — Hindi, English and Urdu. “Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and

Capt. Amarinder Singh urges Pakistan not to back out of Kartarpur Corridor
Capt. Amarinder Singh urges Pakistan not to back out of Kartarpur Corridor

Expressing concern over reports of a ‘discernible slowdown’ in Pakistan’s activities on the Kartarpur Corridor development, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged the neighbouring country not to back out of its commitment on the project, which was of supreme religious importance to the Sikh community.Singh’s statement came after reports that India had sent

Maruti XL6 Interior, Other Details Revealed In Official Images
Maruti XL6 Interior, Other Details Revealed In Official Images

Maruti Suzuki has teased the XL6 with a sketch. Now the carmaker has dropped a few images on its website, revealing some more details about the upcoming premium MPV based on the Ertiga.  As confirmed from the spy shots earlier, the XL6 gets a new trapezoidal front grille. It is divided in half by a chrome bar that

Four Punjab policemen dismissed for raiding priest's house without approval
Four Punjab policemen dismissed for raiding priest’s house without approval

Three Assistant Sub-Inspectors of Police (ASIs) are among four Punjab policemen dismissed from service, over four months after they raided a priest’s house in Jalandhar without any approval, a senior official said.     SSP Patiala Mandeep Singh Sidhu on Saturday dismissed the four policemen, who are currently lodged in the Patiala Central Jail.The four were

Statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh vandalised in Pakistan
Statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh vandalised in Pakistan

A statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who ruled over Punjab for close to 40 years in the early 19th century, was vandalised by two men in this Pakistani city on Saturday.The nine-feet statue, made of cold bronze, was unveiled at the Lahore Fort in June on the 180th death anniversary of Maharaja. Singh, the first

Anurag Kashyap deletes Twitter account, claims family getting threats
Anurag Kashyap deletes Twitter account, claims family getting threats

Anurag Kashyap has deleted his official Twitter account and the filmmaker said he decided to leave the microblogging site because his parents and daughter were receiving threats. The director, who has been one of the most vocal Bollywood celebrities on social media, said if he is not free to speak his mind on the platform he

Hyderabad doctor dies in paragliding crash in Kullu
Hyderabad doctor dies in paragliding crash in Kullu

A city-based doctor died during a para-gliding crash in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on Saturday, according to authorities. The deceased Chandra Shekar worked as a physiotherapist at a local hospital in the ECIL area in the city. According to Uma Maheshwari, sister of the deceased, Shekar had embarked on a holiday to Kullu Manali on

British Sikh schoolgirl hits back after being branded 'terrorist'
British Sikh schoolgirl hits back after being branded ‘terrorist’

Branded as a “terrorist” at a London playground, a 10-year-old British Sikh schoolgirl has hit back with a social media message saying greater “exposure and knowledge” should be promoted about the community to “handle racism”.Munsimar Kaur’s video message, posted by her father on Twitter, has attracted over 47,000 views already since it was went live

Rajnath Singh approves child care leave for male service personnel
Rajnath Singh approves child care leave for male service personnel

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved extending benefits of child care leave to single male service personnel, the defence ministry said on Saturday.The decision is in sync with an order by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).The minister has also given his nod for giving certain relaxation in child care leave (CCL) provisions in case

Sikh man detained for carrying kirpan in UK London
Sikh man detained for carrying kirpan in UK London

A Sikh man has been detained in the UK for carrying kirpan, despite having legal right to carry the religious dagger, which is an article of faith for the Sikhs, according to a media report.The incident took place on Friday on Bull Street in Birmingham and was uploaded to various social media pages. The man

Suresh Raina undergoes knee surgery, out for 4-6 weeks
Suresh Raina undergoes knee surgery, out for 4-6 weeks

Veteran batsman Suresh Raina will not be available for most part of India’s upcoming domestic season after undergoing a knee surgery here on Friday.Raina is set to miss at least four to six weeks of action.“Mr Suresh Raina underwent a knee surgery where he had been facing discomfort for the last few months.   Mr

Pakistan formally suspends trade relations with India
Pakistan formally suspends trade relations with India

Pakistan has formally suspended its trade relations with India, in retaliation against New Delhi’s decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the media reported on Saturday.On Friday, the federal cabinet headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan endorsed the decisions taken by the National Security Committee and the joint session

Adorable photo of Kashmiri child shaking hands with CRPF personnel wins hearts

A photograph showing a woman CRPF personnel shaking hands with a Kashmiri child has gone viral on social media, earning widespread appreciation.The photo has been liked by thousands on Twitter and retweeted by over 700 times.Several Twitter users appreciated the adorable photograph. “This is the real India. We salute this spirit. Time will bring the

66th National Film Awards: Ammy Virk’s ‘Harjeeta’ wins the Best Punjabi Film title
National Film Awards: Ammy Virk’s ‘Harjeeta’ wins the Best Punjabi Film title

After a long wait, the winners of the 66th National Film Awards have been announced. While normally, the recipients of the National Film Awards are announced in April and the presentation takes place on May 3 every year, it was delayed this time owing to the Lok Sabha polls. The awards were announced today with