Sep 16

CM Amarinder Singh's push for Digital Punjab Mission
CM Amarinder Singh’s push for Digital Punjab Mission

The Punjab Government will soon have a special IT Cadre for effective implementation of its ambitious e-Governance initiatives as part of the ‘Digital Punjab‘ mission.The decision to create such a cadre was taken on Monday by the Council of Ministers at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.The selection criteria as

Steve Smith, Cummins maintain No.1 spots in Test Rankings
Steve Smith, Cummins maintain No.1 spots in Test Rankings

Australia batsman Steve Smith and pacer Pat Cummins have maintained their positions at the top of the ICC Test Player Rankings after the Ashes, which culminated with a 135-run victory for England on Sunday as the five-match series ended in a 2-2 draw.Smith’s scores of 80 and 23 have helped him remain 34 points ahead

Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary: DSGMC ropes in railways, metro to advertise events

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) will rope in the railways and metro trains in the National Capital Region, Mumbai and Jaipur to promote events planned by it to celebrate the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on November 12. The Committee is also using mobile outdoor media in a big way to connect

Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Dream Girl makes over Rs 44 cr in Day 3

Actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrat Bharucha starrer “Dream Girl” has minted Rs 44.57 crore since its release on September 13.Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Monday: ‘Dream Girl’ runs riot at the Box-Office. Packs a fantastic total, setting the BO on (fire) on Day 2 and 3.”Trends better than ‘Raazi’ (Rs 32.94 cr), ‘Stree’ (Rs

Indian researcher discovers Uber bug, bags Rs 4.6 lakh reward
Indian researcher discovers Uber bug, bags Rs 4.6 lakh reward

Global ride-hailing giant Uber has recently fixed a hacking bug found by Indian cyber security researcher Anand Prakash which allowed hackers to log into anyone’s Uber account.The company has paid Anand $6,500 i.e. about Rs 4.6 lakh as a reward for giving information about this bug. Anand explained that the bug was an account-takeover-vulnerability on Uber

Pakistan committed to send 1st astronaut by 2022: Fawad Chaudhary
Pakistan committed to send 1st astronaut by 2022: Fawad Chaudhary

Pakistan Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that the country was committed to send its first astronaut to space by 2022. China would collaborate with Pakistan in its space mission, he said during an interview on Sunday, adding the selection process for the astronaut would start in 2020, reports The News International.

Pakistan violates ceasefire on Line of Control
Pakistan violates ceasefire on Line of Control

Pakistan resorted to yet another ceasefire violation across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir with intensive shelling, an Army official said on Monday, adding that there were no reports of injuries or casualties.The ceasefire violation was reported from the Balakote block in Mendhar sector at around 10.30 p.m. on Sunday. “The ceasefire violation

Nagaland truck fined Rs 6.53 lakh for MVA violation
Nagaland truck fined Rs 6.53 lakh for MVA violation

 A Nagaland-registered truck was fined a whopping Rs 6.53 lakh for seven traffic violations in Odisha’s Sambalpur. But, this was not under the new Motor Vehicles Act.The fine was imposed on August 10 for flouting traffic rules much before the amended Motor Vehicles Act came into being on September 1. The matter came to light

Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 flops in China
Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 flops in China

Two of India’s biggest blockbusters have ended up as disasters in China, in what could be a serious setback to mainstream cinema’s ongoing attempt to foray that market.Shankar’s “2:0”, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar had done spectacular domestic business in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions. However, the film opened on September 6 in China, only

Four Indian-origin Sikh men drown in sewage tank in Italy
Four Indian-origin Sikh men drown in sewage tank in Italy

Four Indian-origin Sikh men drowned in a sewage tank on a cattle farm in northern Italy due to the carbon dioxide fumes coming out from the cow manure, according to media reports. The incident happened on Thursday at a cattle farm in Arena Po near Pavia, a city in south Milan, ANSA news agency reported

Haryana applies brakes on traffic fines; Punjab, Himachal defer new rules
Haryana applies brakes on traffic fines; Punjab, Himachal defer new rules

The BJP-ruled Haryana, which was on a spree on imposing fines to motorists for road safety violations, has decided to focus on educating them rather than imposing penalties till Sunday, while its neighbouring Congress-ruled Punjab and BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh have deferred the new traffic rules for the time being.To prevent road accidents, traffic constables of

Odd-even scheme returns to Delhi from November 4
Odd-even scheme returns to Delhi from November 4

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the odd-even road rationing scheme will be implemented in Delhi from November 4 to 15.Kejriwal said the move was aimed at combating high levels of air pollution in winters when crop burning takes place in neighbouring states.The chief minister announced his seven-point action plan to tackle pollution due

Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee
Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee

Pakistan on Thursday said that pilgrims will be charged $20 as service charge for visiting the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara. “Pakistan will charge USD 20 per person as service fees, not entrance fees, for Kartarpur Corridor,” Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said in a weekly briefing.Earlier this month, India and Pakistan had failed to finalise an

Govt removes names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals from blacklist

 The government has removed from its blacklist names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals involved in anti-India activities and only two persons figure on the list now, a Home Ministry official said on Friday. The decision has been taken after a review carried out by different security agencies on the Adverse List or blacklist containing the

Kesari actor Akshay Kumar pay tribute to Saragarhi bravehearts
Kesari actor Akshay Kumar pay tribute to Saragarhi bravehearts

Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Randeep Hooda have paid a tribute to the 21 Sikhs who fought valiantly against 10,000 Afghan tribesmen as it was Saragarhi Day on Thursday.Earlier this year, Akshay starred in “Kesari”, which is based on the historic battle of Saragarhi. He took to Twitter to pay his tribute. “My tributes to

SAD-BJP delegation seeks disqualification of MLAs appointed advisors to CM
SAD-BJP delegation seeks disqualification of MLAs appointed advisors to CM

A SAD-BJP delegation here on Wednesday met Punjab Speaker Rana K P Singh and demanded that the six Congress MLAs appointed advisors to the Punjab chief minister be disqualified.The delegation, including SAD leaders  and Bikram Singh Majithia, said the MLAs should be disqualified as they had accepted an office of profit by becoming advisors to

Mary Kom & 8 female athletes in line for Padma Awards
Mary Kom & 8 female athletes in line for Padma Awards

 Ace Indian boxer Mary Kom’s name has been suggested for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan Award, country’s second highest civilian award. The Sports Ministry is also discussing eight other female athletes for the Padma Awards.Recently crowned World Champion P.V. Sindhu has been suggested for the Padma Bhushan Award. The other seven athletes — ace wrestler Vinesh

2 Indians in UAE develop app to help visually impaired
2 Indians in UAE develop app to help visually impaired

 Two UAE-based Indian nationals developed a smartphone app that can help visually impaired people.The app developed by Nandujit Prathap and Visakh G.S is called Ioptyc. It uses distance sensors and visual recognition technology to assist people with visual impairments, the Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday.The project which has two parts, the smartphone app and a

Swift Still The Highest Selling Car In Its Segment In August 2019
Swift Still The Highest Selling Car In Its Segment In August 2019

Swift remains most popular in August 2019. Ford Figo biggest loser in terms of drop in demand compared to last month. Ford Freestyle enjoys month-on-month growth. Hyundai’s Grand i10 is the second-most sought after hatchback after launch of Nios. Overall mid-size hatchback sales continue to decline as month-on-month figures go down by over 18 percent.

Indian students set to benefit from UK’s 2-year post-study work visa

In a move that addresses a long-standing demand to boost Indian student numbers choosing British universities, the UK government on Wednesday announced a new two-year post-study work visa route for all international students. The new ‘Graduate’ route, to be in place by next year, will be open to all overseas nationals who have valid UK