Jan 09

After a long wait for Indian citizenship, Hindu and Sikh refugees have a ray of hope

After a long wait for Indian citizenship, Hindu and Sikh refugees have a ray of hope. It has been a long wait of up to 40 years for thousands of Hindu and Sikh refugees from Afghanistan but now they can finally look forward to grant of Indian citizenship, thanks to the Modi government’s push to

Ram Rahim Panchkula Court
Ram Rahim to be produced at Panchkula Court via video conferencing

Ram Rahim to be produced at Panchkula Court via video conferencing on January 11 from Rohtak jail. It is pertinent to mention that the government, through the district attorney, filed an appeal in the Special CBI Court to allow it to present Ram Rahim, serving life sentence at the Sunaria jail in Rohtak, through video-conferencing

SGPC Phoolka
Will form group to end ‘politicisation’ of SGPC: Phoolka

WILL PUT PRESSURE ON GOVERNMENT TO CONDUCT SGPC ELECTIONS SOON BRIJENDER GAURChandigarh “My one mission is complete and now my second mission is to free the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) from politics. Unfortunately, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) uses the SGPC for vote bank. I will unite the groups from the society who actually want

Rakesh Roshan cancer
Rakesh Roshan diagnosed with early stage cancer

Veteran actor and director Rakesh Roshan has been diagnosed with early stage throat cancer. His son, actor  Hrithik Roshan shared that Roshan Senior will be undergoing surgery for the same. He shared on Instagram, “Asked my dad for a picture this morning. Knew he wouldn’t miss gym on surgery day. He is probably the strongest

Sukhpal Singh Khaira Punjabi Ekta Party
Sukhpal Singh Khaira announed new ‘Punjabi Ekta Party’

Nidhi Bhanot Ludhiana Rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who recently resigned from the party announced his new political party at Chandigarh on Tuesday. The name of the new political party is ‘Punjabi Ekta Party’ on Tuesday. Khaira, who was suspended from the AAP in November last year for anti-party activities, said

photography Golden Temple
Now no photography inside Golden Temple complex

The SGPC has banned videography and photography on Golden Temple premises. The SGPC has put up boards inside the complex, saying: “Photography and videography are strictly prohibited in the precincts of Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), the spiritual centre of the world.”SGPC additional manager Rajinder Singh Ruby said the decision had been taken to

Scientists Indian Science Congress LPU
Indian National Congress: No more unscientific talks, strict guidelines for scientists

Highlight FIVE-DAY LONG INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS HELD AT LPU, PHAGWARA, CONCLUDED ON MONDAY KUSUM ARORAJalandharAfter two scientists who delivered unscientific talks based on Indian mythology about ‘Kaurvas as test tube babies’ and gravitational forces as ‘Narendra Modi Waves’, the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) announced strict guidelines for scientists participating in the event in future.

India-bound Volkswagen T-Cross Will Not Get A Hybrid Powertrain
India-bound Volkswagen T-Cross Will Not Get A Hybrid Powertrain

India-bound Volkswagen T-Cross Will Not Get A Hybrid Powertrain. Volkswagen unveiled its smallest SUV, the T-Cross, in October 2018 simultaneously at Europe, South America and China. The VW T-Cross is based on the same MQB A0 platform as the Polo and Virtus(next-gen Vento). This platform will be localised in India by 2020 and the compact SUV is

Amarinder Singh meets Rahul Gandhi, rules out need for alliance with AAP
Amarinder Singh meets Rahul Gandhi, rules out need for alliance with AAP

Amarinder Singh meets Rahul Gandhi, rules out need for alliance with AAP. After meeting Rahul Gandhi Monday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ruled out the need for any alliance with the “non-existent” Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), but said the decision on tie-up would be taken by the high-command.Talking to reporters after the meeting, Singh said

How to prepare your body for the winter

How to prepare your body for the winter. Winter brings with it a number of health issues, from dry skin and common colds to joint pains and respiratory troubles. Things get worse because of the pollution in the air. So it is important to prepare your body to battle with winter health issues by improving

New Maruti Suzuki WagonR 2019 Spied Inside-Out For The First Time; Gets Touchscreen Infotainment System

New WagonR gets touchscreen infotainment unit, audio controls on steering wheel Cabin is a dual-tone black-beige affair; doesn’t get adjustable headrests at the front or rear New WagonR will get a 4-cylinder engine; might displace 1.2-litres by volume Expect entry-level prices to be around Rs 4.15 lakh Maruti Suzuki is set to launch the new-generation WagonR hatchback in India

India striving Brain Gain
India striving efficiently to achieve ‘Brain Gain’: Union HRD Minister

KUSUM ARORA Jalandhar Two days after Nobel Laureate Duncan Haldane asked India to follow the example of rival country China to reverse brain drain, Union Human Resource Development Minister Parkash Javadekar Sunday said that India was striving efficiently to achieve Brain -Gain through major initiatives launched by Modi government. The Union HRD minister was seen

Plea against banning 'The Accidental Prime Minister' trailer rejected
Plea against banning ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ trailer rejected

Plea against banning ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ trailer rejected. The Delhi High Court on Monday disposed off a plea seeking a ban on the trailer of the movie “The Accidental Prime Minister”.Justice Vibhu Bakhru observed that the petitioner, Pooja Mahajan, a Delhi-based fashion designer, has no personal interest in the matter.The plea, filed by Mahajan

Happy Birthday Irrfan Khan: Iconic movies that set him apart in film industry

Happy Birthday Irrfan Khan: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who turns 52 on Monday, has always come up with fresh and varied content for his films. He is one of those actors who steps out from his comfort zone and chooses to deliver breakthrough performances that not only entertains the audience but also leaves a deep

Books Punjab Retreat Amritsar
Books in Punjab: This Retreat in Amritsar deserves a salute too

Book Lovers’ Retreat is the only book shop in Amritsar Highlights Despite odds, the lone book shop in holy city continues to survive  Owner refuses to shut down in face of internet onslaught  Says the shop is his passion In the age of internet when reading habits are declining, particularly in the younger

India win maiden Test series in Australia
India win maiden Test series in Australia

India win maiden Test series in Australia. India scripted history on Monday after winning their first-ever Test series in Australia as the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here concluded in a draw. After coming out victorious in Adelaide and Melbourne, the Virat Kohli-led visiting team clinched the four-Test series 2-1.The fifth day

5000 seats added to Navodaya Vidyalayas this academic year
5000 seats added to Navodaya Vidyalayas this academic year

5000 seats added to Navodaya Vidyalayas this academic year . Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday announced an increase of 5000 seats in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) for the Academic Year 2019-20. At present, the number of seats in JNVs, residential schools for rural children, are 46600. The addition of 5000 seats

The Accidental Prime Minister: Petitioner says film made to wash minds of voters
The Accidental Prime Minister: Petitioner says film made to wash minds of voters

The Accidental Prime Minister: Petitioner says film made to wash minds of voters. The petitioner, who sought a stay on the trailer of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ on Sunday said that the Anupam Kher starrer film has been made to systematically wash the minds of voters ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. On Saturday, a

Sydney Test: Kuldeep takes five as Australia bundle out for 300

Sydney Test: Kuldeep Yadav starred once again with the ball to help India restrict Australia to 300 runs on Day 4 of the fourth Test here at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. Kuldeep ended the first innings with a five-for while Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja picked up two wickets each, and Jasprit

Fresh veggies for Soldiers in Siachen

Kusum Arora Jalandhar Fresh veggies for Soldiers in Siachen. A first, the Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) based at Ladkah has developed ‘micro farming technology’ to produce fresh green small edible plants for the soldiers posted at Siachen glacier, the forward posts of Jammu and Kashmir and the North East.Though the trials were