Aug 11

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

Punjab Speaker accepts H.S.Phoolka’s resignation

Punjab assembly Speaker Rana K.P. Singh on Friday accepted resignation of former AAP legislator H.S. Phoolka.Phoolka, who resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party and as a legislator last year, asked the Speaker to accept his resignation or he would be “constrained to approach the Supreme Court”. The acceptance of resignation would pave the way for

Rains in many parts of Punjab and Haryana
Rains in many parts of Punjab and Haryana

Many parts of Punjab and Haryana on Friday received light to moderate rains, which brought the mercury down by a few notches, according to the Meteorological Department officials here.        Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, also received light showers, they said.The maximum temperature at most places dropped slightly and hovered

Chandigarh-Manali highway blocked following massive landslides
Chandigarh-Manali highway blocked following massive landslides

Traffic on the Chandigarh-Manali highway was blocked on Friday following massive landslides along the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, police said. However, no casualties were reported.The highway was badly damaged owing to landslides near Hanogi Devi temple at several places. Hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on both sides of the affected area.District authorities claimed that

Shubman Gill breaks Gautam Gambhir's double century record
Shubman Gill breaks Gautam Gambhir’s double century record

 Right-handed batsman Shubman Gill, who has not been included in the India squad for the ongoing India Tour of West Indies, has become the youngest to score a first-class double century for an Indian representative team.On Thursday, Gill — aged 19 years 334 days — scored a brilliant double century against West Indies A in

SRK receives honorary doctorate degree from La Trobe University for humanitarian work
SRK receives honorary doctorate degree from La Trobe University for humanitarian work

 Superstar Shah Rukh Khan received an honorary doctorate degree from Melbourne-based La Trobe University for his contributions and efforts towards underprivileged children and women’s empowerment through Meer Foundation besides his achievements in the Indian entertainment industry.The official Twitter account of the university shared a string of photographs of Shah Rukh and excerpts from his speech.

Airtel to shut 3G operations by December: CFO
Airtel to shut 3G operations by December: CFO

 India’s third largest operator by subscriber numbers, Airtel, will shut down its entire 3G network between December to March of the current fiscal, the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Badal Bagri has told analysts.”We are in the process of shutting down our 3G networks. We have experimented quite boldly in Calcutta to really shut off

Samjhauta Express arrives Delhi 4.5 hours late after Pakistan announces suspension
Samjhauta Express arrives Delhi 4.5 hours late after Pakistan announces suspension

 The Samjhauta Express which was stopped at the Wagah border by Pakistani authorities on Thursday reached Delhi station at 8 am on Friday, four-and-a-half hours behind schedule, the railways said.The train that runs between Indian and Pakistan came with 117 passengers, including 48 Pakistanis, it said.On Thursday, these passengers were stranded at Wagah on the

Pakistan bans all cultural exchanges with India
Pakistan bans all cultural exchanges with India

The Pakistan government has launched a national slogan “Say No to India” and decided to ban all cultural exchanges with New Delhi including all kinds of joint ventures in the entertainment industry of the two countries, the media reported on Friday.The slogan was launched by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday, Dawn News

Kartarpur corridor project to continue: Pakistan
Kartarpur corridor project to continue: Pakistan

The cross-border Kartarpur Corridor project will continue as scheduled, Pakistan said on Thursday, a day after it expelled the Indian envoy and announced other retaliatory measures after India revoked Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir.Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said in his briefing: “The Kartarpur Corridor project will continue. Pakistan respects

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman likely to get Vir Chakra
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman likely to get Vir Chakra

 Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who had shot down a Pakistani F-16 near the Line of Control (LoC) in February resulting in his capture and subsequent release by Islamabad, is likely to be decorated with the Vir Chakra, India’s top military honour, defence sources said on Thursday. Along with Abhinandan, pilots of the five Mirage-2000 fighter

Honda Activa 125 CBS, CB Shine CBS And Others Recalled

If you own a front disc-equipped CBS version of the Honda Activa 125, Aviator, Grazia or the CB Shine, then there might be a possibility that your vehicle could be called in for a quick change of parts as the bike manufacturer has recalled 50,034 units of these vehicles. The recall has been ordered as there are some quality issues

Ghulam Nabi Azad accuses NSA Doval of buying support of J&K locals

Congress lawmaker and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday accused National Security Advisor Ajit Doval of buying the support of people while reviewing the security situation in the Valley after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. “By offering money, you can garner support from anyone. [Paise