Oct 03

Seven dead as WWII-era plane crashes in US
Seven dead as WWII-era plane crashes in US

A World War II-era B-17 bomber crashed while trying to land at Bradley International Airport in the US state of Connecticut, killing at least seven people, said police. The crash happened at 9:54 am local time on Wednesday, shortly after the plane reported difficulties and returned to the airport trying to land, Xinhua reported.Connecticut State Police

Passport necessary to visit Kartarpur shrine in Pakistan
Passport necessary to visit Kartarpur shrine in Pakistan

A passport is a must for devotees from India visiting Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, where Guru Nanak Dev breathed his last, in Pakistan to pay obeisance.However, a visa will not be required. But the visitors need to get them themselves registered online at least a month ahead of their visit.These facts came to light at a

150th Gandhi Jayanti: B-Town celebs remember Bapu
150th Gandhi Jayanti: B-Town celebs remember Bapu

On the occasion of the 150th Gandhi Jayanti on Wednesday, a string of Bollywood celebrities such as Shekhar Kapur, Arjun Kapoor and Sonali Bendre spoke of the impact of the Father of the Nation, and reiterated some of his words of wisdom.The celebrities took to Twitter to share their views on Gandhi, whose birth anniversary

Kapil Dev resigns as Cricket Advisory Committee chief after conflict charges
Kapil Dev resigns as Cricket Advisory Committee chief after conflict charges

Former India skipper Kapil Dev has resigned from his post as the head of the three-member ad-hoc Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments said that Kapil has resigned from the position. “Yes, he has sent his resignation from the position of CAC chief.”  “There should have ideally been an

A Swachh Bharat milestone: Google Maps show 57K public toilets in India

In a fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Swachh Bharat Mission, Google Maps now lists over 57,000 public toilets in over 2,300 cities across the country, the company announced on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, fulfilling a key aspiration of the Father of the Nation. More than 2.5 lakh users are already searching

Mahatma's sesquicentennial: PM Modi leads nation in paying tribute
Mahatma’s sesquicentennial: PM Modi leads nation in paying tribute

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday led the nation in paying respect to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary by paying tribute to the Father of Nation at the Raj Ghat here.He stayed for some time at the Raj Ghat where an all-faith prayer meeting was being held.   “Tributes to beloved Bapu! On #Gandhi150,

Hong Kong govt attend indoor China National Day ceremony
Hong Kong govt attend indoor China National Day ceremony

China National Day ceremony: Hong Kong government officials on Tuesday safely attended an indoor flag-raising ceremony to mark China’s National Day, away from a crowd who were protesting on the streets of the city plagued by democracy protests since June.The flag-raising ceremony that took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre where Acting

IPL 2020 auction to take place on December 19 in Kolkata
IPL 2020 auction to take place on December 19 in Kolkata

IPL 2020 auction : The auction for next year’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held on December 19 in Kolkata. It is for the first time that the BCCI has decided to conduct the auctions at a new venue, going away from the tradition of holding it in Bengaluru.According to a

PM Modi wishes President Ram Nath Kovind on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished President Ram Nath Kovind on his 74th birthday on Tuesday, saying the country had gained from his insights and understanding of policy matters.“One can always see his passion towards empowering the poor and downtrodden,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter. Greetings to Rashtrapati Ji on his birthday. India has gained

People love 'talented' Dhoni despite his low profile: President Kovind
People love ‘talented’ Dhoni despite his low profile: President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday showered praise on M.S. Dhoni, saying despite him maintaining a low profile, people across the country love the veteran cricketer.Dhoni on Sunday met President Kovind at the Raj Bhavan in the state capital along with his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva. “M.S. Dhoni met me at Raj Bhavan yesterday (Sunday)

Explosion in paint manufacturing unit in Amritsar
Explosion in paint manufacturing unit in Amritsar

An explosion took place at a paint manufacturing unit located on Tarn Taran road here on Monday, police said.There was no casualty in the incident but adjoining buildings developed cracks due to the blast, they said.  There was an explosion in a container filled with chemicals, police said, adding that investigations were underway to find

Indian-American Sikh police officer's funeral on Oct 2
Indian-American Sikh police officer’s funeral on Oct 2

Funeral services for the trailblazing Indian-American Sikh police officer, who was shot multiple times and killed in an ambush-style attack in the US State of Texas, has been set for October 2. A pall of gloom has fallen over a shocked Houston community since the shooting of Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal during a mid-day traffic stop

President Kovind urges youths to refrain from e-cigarettes
President Kovind urges youths to refrain from e-cigarettes

 President Ram Nath Kovind urges to the youth here to stay away from the impact of e-cigarettes.”Youths are falling victim to e-cigarettes. The Central government has banned it this month.Sixteen states and one Union Territory has banned e-cigarettes, while the Jharkhand government had already banned it since April. E-cigarette is harmful to health. Hope youths

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria takes charge as IAF chief
Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria takes charge as IAF chief

Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria took charge as the new chief of the Indian Air Force in New Delhi on Monday.Bhaduaria took over from his predecessor Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa who retired after serving in the IAF for over four decades. “Birender Singh Dhanoa retired with the traditional wreath laying ceremony at

BrahMos missile test-fired by India
BrahMos missile test-fired by India

 India successfully test-fired a land attack version of the BrahMos missile off the coast of Odisha on Monday.Officials of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) said a land attack version of the supersonic cruise missile was successfully launched. The DRDO which is studying the outcomes of the test objectives will release data later on

Film 'Sholay' Kaalia Viju Khote passes away
Film ‘Sholay’ Kaalia Viju Khote passes away

 Veteran actor of Marathi and Hindi films and stage Viju Khote passed away early Monday morning, family sources said. He was 78 and is survived by his sister Shubha Khote, who is also an actor.Renowned for comedy roles, Viju was famed for the evergreen lines: “Kitne Aadmi The?”, “Do, Sarkar” from the film “Sholay” in

Indian junior boys win bronze in Serbia Junior TT meet
Indian junior boys win bronze in Serbia Junior TT meet

India junior boys teamed up with their Netherlands’ counterpart to bag a bronze medal in the Serbia Junior and Cadet Open 2019.The team, made up of Raegan Albuquerque and Yashansh Malik from India and Lode Hulshof from The Netherlands, put up a big fight before going down 2-3 in the semi-finals to the Czech Republic

Guru Nanak's birth anniversary: 8 Sikh prisoners to be released
Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary: 8 Sikh prisoners to be released

Eight Sikh prisoners, lodged in different jails in the country for committing crimes during the militancy period in Punjab, will be released by the government on 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November as a humanitarian gesture.The Union Home Ministry also announced that through a special remission, the death sentence of another Sikh

Punjab Govt gets funds for Sultanpur Lodhi project
Punjab Govt gets funds for Sultanpur Lodhi project

The central government has released the first advance instalment, amounting to Rs 27.11 crore, from its share of the funds earmarked for the Sultanpur Lodhi Smart City project, slated for launch on the historic occasion of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev in November. The estimated cost of the project, under the

Lamborghini Urus Sales Cross Half A Century in India
Lamborghini Urus Sales Cross Half A Century in India

The sales milestone was achieved in just 12 months! Launched in January 2018, the first Urus in India was delivered in September of the year. It is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that develops 650PS and 850Nm. The Urus is priced at Rs 3 crore (ex-showroom India). The first Lamborghini Urus was delivered in India in September