Sep 06

Batala factory blast: Punjab CM visits injured at hospital
Batala factory blast: Punjab CM visits injured at hospital

Batala factory blast: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced on Friday setting up of a committee under the chief secretary and the DGP to identify firecracker factories in residential areas across the state so that those could be shut down.He said this after visiting the firecracker factory site where 23 people were killed and 27

Xiaomi India sold 10 crore smartphones in 5 years
Xiaomi India sold 10 crore smartphones in 5 yrs

 Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Friday announced that it has shipped over 10 crore smartphones in India in the last five years.”It’s a testament to the love we have received from millions of Mi Fans since our inception.”There have been brands who entered the market before us, yet are nowhere close to the astounding feat

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar praises Steve Smith

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar praises Steve Smith of Australia, who continued his brilliant run of form in the Ashes series by slamming a double century against England in the ongoing fourth Test in Manchester.On Thursday, Smith — who had to miss the third Ashes Test due to concussion — played an incredible knock of 212

Former MP Sukhdev Singh Libra passes away
Former MP Sukhdev Singh Libra passes away

 Former MP Sukhdev Singh Libra passed away on Friday morning after a prolonged illness, family members said.He was 87.Presently, he was living at village Libra near Khanna in Ludhiana district. Libra was close to late former SGPC president Gurcharan Singh Tohra. He was the member of the 14th and 15th Lok Sabhas.He was also a

Superstar Salman Khan will work hard to give fans what they want to see
Will work hard to give fans what they want to see of me: Salman Khan

Superstar Salman Khan says it has taken him nearly 30 years to get the fans’ love and respect and now he would work hard to live up to their expectations.Speaking at the press conference of NEXA IIFA Awards 2019, Salman said he established a special bond with the audiences after his 1989 film “Maine Pyar

Lahore Museum holds first-ever Sikh exhibition
Lahore Museum holds first-ever Sikh exhibition

A first-ever Sikh exhibition is currently on display at the Lahore Museum which has been organised in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak dev, the founder of Sikhism, a media report said. A large number of members of the Sikh community from India, the US, UK and Canada visited the exhibition after

FIFA unveils 2022 World Cup official emblem
FIFA unveils 2022 World Cup official emblem

Cairo: FIFA and the Qatari organising committee have unveiled the official emblem for the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf nation.When the clock struck 8.22 p.m. in Doha on Tuesday, a 3D projection of the logo appeared on giant screens and the surfaces of prominent buildings in Qatar and 24 other countries.“The swooping curves

Indian Army to commission 1st batch of women soldiers in 2021
Indian Army to commission 1st batch of women soldiers in 2021

The first batch of 100 women soldiers in the Army is likely to be commissioned by March 2021, Army sources said on Wednesday. They said the commissioning will take place after the first batch completes its training, which will commence in December this year.The women soldiers will be commissioned into the Corps of Military Police

PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Batala firecracker factory explosion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the demise of 23 people in a blast that occurred at a firecracker factory in Punjab’s Batala city. Calling the incident “heart-wrenching”, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted, “The tragedy at a firecracker factory in Punjab is heart-wrenching. Deeply anguished due to it. My condolences to

India declares Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Dawood, Lakhvi terrorist
India declares Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Dawood, Lakhvi terrorist

India on Wednesday declared Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, LeT’s supreme commander of operations in Kashmir Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, all based in Pakistan, as terrorists under the amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The declaration, made through a gazette notification issued on Wednesday, comes nearly a

500 Sikh pilgrims visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan
India, Pakistan agree on visa-free travel by Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib

India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed on visa-free travel by Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan using the Kartarpur corridor, officials said. However, during the meeting between the two sides at Attari in Punjab’s Amritsar district, Pakistan insisted on charging a service fee for allowing pilgrims to visit the gurdwara, which was not

Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks
Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks

 Greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened soft drinks is linked to a higher incidence of all-cause mortality, researchers have warned.”We found that higher soft drink intake was associated with a greater risk of death from any cause regardless of whether sugar-sweetened or artificially-sweetened drinks were consumed,” said study senior author Neil Murphy from International Agency

Kiren Rijiju writes to UK MP for including shooting in 2022 CWG

 Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has written a letter to Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament in the UK, asking for her personal intervention to get shooting included in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held in Birmingham.In June, the executive board of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) had decided to exclude shooting from the 2022

Imran Khan assures multiple on-arrival visas for Sikh pilgrims

 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that his government would issue multiple and on-arrival visas to Sikh pilgrims coming from India and abroad and provide them maximum possible facilities during their visit to to the holy sites. “I assure that you will be issued multiple visas… This is our responsibility. We will facilitate you rather

Toyota Yaris Gets More Affordable, Now Starts At Rs 8.65 Lakh
Toyota Yaris Gets More Affordable, Now Starts At Rs 8.65 Lakh

The compact sedan offering from Toyota has been struggling to register competitive sales figures for the past few months. Now, the Yaris has been updated with a reshuffled varianthas been updated with a reshuffled variant list and refreshed aesthetics, as well as a lower starting price of Rs 8.65 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). It is still offered with

Shocking! Class 3 girl raped by class 6 boy in UP's Baghpat
Shocking! Class 3 girl raped by class 6 boy in UP’s Baghpat

In a shocking incident, a class 3 girl was allegedly raped by a class 6 boy of her school and his two younger brothers.According to reports, the eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped inside the toilet of a government primary school in a village in Ramala region of Baghpat.The local police refused to file an FIR

Fisherman drowns in a river in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Fisherman drowns in a river in Kangra

A fisherman drowned in a river in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, a district official said on Wednesday.The incident took place in Haripur area of Dehra Gopipur tehsil, he said. A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team from Nurpur has been called to recover the

Saudi Arabia, UAE ministers in Pakistan today to discuss Kashmir
Saudi Arabia, UAE ministers in Pakistan today to discuss Kashmir

Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are arriving in Islamabad on Wednesday on a day-long official visit. During the visit, the ministers will hold talks with the Pakistani civil and military leadership on the regional situation.Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi informed reporters at the Parliament House before heading to the Foreign

India's moon lander Vikram all set to land on the Moon
India’s moon lander Vikram all set to land on the Moon

 India’s first moon lander Vikram is all set to land on the moon on September 7 with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) completing the second and final de-orbital operations successfully on Wednesday.  According to the Indian space agency ISRO, Vikaram’s second de-orbital operations began at 3.42 a.m. using the on-board propulsion system and was completed

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan cycles to WHO SEARO meet
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan cycles to WHO SEARO meet

 Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan arrived to attend the 72nd session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) meet on Tuesday riding a bicycle.The Minister left his residence around 6 a.m. and was at the venue, Hyatt Hotel, in 30 minutes.Inaugurating the week-long event on Monday, Harsh Vardhan had told