Man hangs self inside police lock-up in Amritsar

A 28-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself inside the lock-up of a police post here, even as the family alleged foul play in his death, prompting authorities to launch a magisterial inquiry into the incident.Baljinder Singh used a belt to hang himself with an iron rod of a window inside the lock-up of

Hima Das sprints to 400m gold, 5th this month

Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das continued her sensational sprint as she clinched her fifth gold in July by claiming the top honours in a 400-metre race in Czech Republic.The ace Indian sprinter won the gold after she clocked a season-best time of 52.09 seconds in her pet competition at the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand

Govt tells Air India to freeze all appointments, promotions Govt tells Air India to freeze all appointments, promotions

In the wake of its proposed privatization, the government has asked Air India to put a freeze on large-scale promotion and appointments.A new flights has to be started only when it is extremely necessary and after due diligence from commercial aspect.”The direction came almost a week back. It says that due to impending privatization, no

Kartarpur corridor work on, but no progress on demand for access to Sharda temple in PoK Kartarpur corridor work on, but no progress on demand for access to Sharda temple in PoK

While work is underway to build a corridor for Indian pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan, a demand is pending for a similar facility for Sharda Peeth temple, ancient shrine located in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and revered by Kashmiri Pandits.India has proposed to Pakistan that devotees be allowed to visit the temple, situated in

Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit passes away

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit passed away Saturday at a private hospital here, her family and the party said. She was 81.She was admitted to Escorts hospital a few days ago.She breathed her last around 3.55 p.m.

ISRO wishes luck to ‘Mission Mangal’ team

Although the recently-launched trailer of “Mission Mangal” is seeing numerous hilarious memes on the internet, it has garnered praise from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).The space research organisation lauded the film as an effort to beautifully depict the emotions and passion that it invests in its missions. “‘Mission Mangal’ trailer beautifully shows the glimpses

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh accepts Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation

 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Saturday accepted Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation, an official said here.He further said Sidhu’s resignation has been forwarded to Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore.The acceptance of the resignation came days after Sidhu resigned from Punjab Cabinet.Singh, who was in Delhi earlier this week, had said Tuesday he would decide on

Not fair to win the World Cup like that: Captain Eoin Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan admitted that he is troubled with the way the 2019 World Cup ended. England and New Zealand played out a match that was tied twice — first in regular play and then in the Super Over — and Morgan’s side won the title on the basis of their superior tally of

Holy cows different from commercial cows: Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa

Punjab Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has said that “holy cows” are different from the “commercial cows” and central government should define it and devise its policies accordingly.   While speaking on accidents caused by stray cattle, Bajwa on Friday said: “I request all organisations and centre to clearly define “holy cow”. Cows protected by

Over 2.38 lakh perform Amarnath Yatra in 19 days

Over 2.38 lakh pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra during the last 19 days as another batch of 4,094 yatris left Jammu on Saturday for the cave shrine in Kashmir Valley, officials said. Since the Yatra began on July 1, a total of 2,38,974 pilgrims had ‘darshan’ at the cave shrine. Police said another

India asks Pakistan to release Kulbhushan Jadhav forthwith

A day after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence, India has asked Pakistan to release the former Navy officer without any delay.In a statement in the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said Jadhav was innocent of the charges levelled against him. “No forced confession that too without legal

US-based Kashmiri doctors to launch critical care ambulance service in Valley

Alarmed by the number of road accident deaths in Jammu and Kashmir, a group of US based Kashmiri doctors is all set to provide fully equipped critical care ambulances.”In the absence of emergency service in the ambulances, the US-based group of Kashmiri doctors have launched a programme to provide fully-equipped ambulances with paramedics and junior

No proposal from Centre on atomic energy units: Punjab CM

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he was yet to receive any proposal from the Central government for establishment of atomic energy units at the Bathinda and Ropar power plants.At the same time, the Chief Minister said he had never had any problems working with the Centre. Cordial relations between the Central and state

Amarinder Gill’s movie “Chal Mera Putt” Trailer Released

The trailer of Amarinder Gill’s new movie ‘Chal Mera Putt‘ has been released. The film is going to be released in theaters on July 26. The movie starcast had shared the release of the movie trailer and shared a poster of film. Talking about the poster, Amarinder and Simmi are seen in a very different

16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS

The UNAIDS in its latest report issued on Tuesday said that globally, around 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2018, a 16 per cent decline since 2010, driven mostly by steady progress across most of eastern and southern Africa.UNAIDS’ Global AIDS Update showed that South Africa, for example, has made huge advances

Kesarbai Building missing from BMC’s list of ‘dangerous’ structures

The name of the ill-fated Kesarbai Building, which crashed on Tuesday killing at least two persons, is mysteriously omitted from a comprehensive list of 499 “dangerous” buildings prepared by the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said a RTI activist. Mumbai Building Repairs and Reconstruction Board (MBRRB) Chairman Vinod Ghosalkar, however, feared the toll on Tuesday could

Katrina oozes oomph in white swimsuit on 36th b’day

Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif, who turned 36 on Tuesday, is living it up on the beaches of Mexico.The actress took to Instagram to share a photograph that captures her posing in a white swimsuit on the serene beaches.She captioned the image with her birthday cake, the Mexican flag and heart emojis. Netizens including her friends

SC asks Karnataka Speaker what stopped him from accepting MLAs’ resignations

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Karnataka Speaker what stopped him from deciding whether to accept or reject the resignations tendered by the MLAs of the JD-S-Congress coalition on July 6.A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi sought a clear response from senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi representing Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar. “You

Google’s ‘Internet Saathis’ now cover 2.6 lakh Indian villages

Google Indias ‘Internet Saathi‘ programme aimed to empower rural women how to use the Internet has now added two more states — Punjab and Odisha — thus reaching 2.6 lakh villages in 20 states, the company announced on Tuesday. Launched as a pilot project in 2015 along with Tata Trusts, ‘Internet Saathi’ programme focuses on

Helmets made compulsory on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

The Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) has made wearing helmets mandatory for two-wheeler riders on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.The move comes days after the UPEIDA made it compulsory for commuters not to complete the 302-km journey in less than three hours. The state government also announced that those covering the stretch from Lucknow toll