Jul 14

Rainy days: Slowdown to further decelerate automobile production

With the ongoing sales slowdown showing little signs of abating, India’s automobile industry might further decelerate production, leading to eventual job losses.Apart from the slowdown, a weak Monsoon, inventory pile-up and stock management of BS-IV vehicles vis-a-vis BS-VI will hamper any production growth. The automobile sector has been impacted the hardest among major manufacturing sectors

Former Bangladesh President HM Ershad dead

Former Bangladesh President HM Ershad died in a military hospital here on Sunday due to age-related illnesses. He was 89.He breathed his last at 7.45 a.m. at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Inter Service Public Relation Directorate Assistant Director Rashedul Alam Khan told The Daily Star newspaper. Ershad, also the leader of the opposition in

Kartarpur corridor work on, but no progress on demand for access to Sharda temple in PoK
Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib

Pakistan on Sunday agreed in-principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel for Indian passport holders and OCI card holders to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara. Everyday, 5,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Gurdwara on foot, both as individuals or in groups, Home Ministry’s Joint Secretary (Internal Security) S.C.L. Das told reporters here after the second

Racing against time to launch Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra

Even as the Central government has announced the inauguration of the Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra on October 2 in New Delhi, work on the project is yet to begin at the site.The inauguration date has been fixed to coincide with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at whose samadhi, the Rajghat, the project will be

36 more cows dead in UP

In a shocking incident, 30 cows died at a shelter home in Ayodhya, while six others were dead after being caught in a swamp created by rain water in Pratapgarh.The deaths in Ayodhya and Pratapgarh on Saturday comes after 35 cows died at a shelter home in Prayagraj on Friday due to a lightning strike.

No haircuts for Dalits in this Uttar Pradesh village

Dalits in Bhojpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district have complained to officials, saying the Salmani community among Muslims, earlier known as ‘Hajjam’, refuses to cut the hair of Dalits or give them a shave.The Dalits living in Pipalsana village have handed over a letter to SSP Moradabad saying that the Salmani community continues to treat

‘Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?’

Following India’s exit from the ongoing World Cup, former Indian Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer thinks opener Rohit Sharma should lead India in the 2023 edition of the showpiece event which will be held in India. “Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?” tweeted Jaffer on Saturday. He further said: “I

Hrithik vs Tiger: B’wood action set for a new high

As Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, two of the biggest action superstars of Bollywood, get ready to take on each other in Yash Raj Films (YRF) upcoming biggie, the makers have decided to strictly keep everything under wraps, including the title and visuals, despite the fact that the film’s release is less than three months

Punjab CM’s wife Parneet Kaur faints at cleanup drive

Patiala MP and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s wife, Parneet Kaur, fainted at a plastic cleanup campaign in her constituency on Saturday, officials said. Kaur, 75, collapsed as she arrived at the event to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic.She got her blood pressure checked and that was fine, a doctor

25 injured in Philippines earthquake

At least 25 people were injured and several houses, churches and buildings were damaged when a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck Surigao del Sur province in Philippines on Saturday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake, which struck at 4.42 a.m., occurred at a depth of 5 km, about 9 km southeast of

Group of Ministers formed to examine Goa mining revival: CM

A Group of Ministers (GoM) has been formed to examine vexed issue of mining in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters late on Friday.The GoM includes Union Ministers for Finance, Environment, Agriculture, Mining, Commerce & Industries, Petroleum and Law, and is led by Home Minister Amit Shah. Arriving from a two-day visit to the

Dalit woman in UP stopped from using toilet by BHU guards

A female student of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Uttar Pradesh has accused two Proctorial Board security guards of stopping her from entering a campus toilet because she was a Dalit.The guards have, however, denied the charges of discrimination and said they only stopped her from entering a men’s toilet. Chief Proctor O.P. Rai has

Now a device to wake up drowsy drivers

The Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) is now planning to deploy special devices in buses that will prevent drivers from dozing off on long-distance routes.The device, equipped with special sensors, will initially warn the driver with a beep sound and red light in the event of him getting sleepy during driving and later

India to take up with Pakistan pro-Khalistan leader’s presence on Kartarpur panel

India is going “with high expectations” for the Kartarpur corridor meeting on Sunday and is expected to raise with the Pakistani side several issues, including the presence of pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla on a panel associated with the project. The first round of talks was held on March 14 on the Indian side of

Hema Malini’s debut Punjabi production gets release date

Veteran actress and BJP MP Hema Malini‘s first Punjabi production, “Mitti – Virasat Babbaran Di”, is set to hit the screens on August 23.The film, directed by Hriday Shetty, tells the story of five youngsters and is set in present day Punjab against that backdrop of terrorism and drug menace. The movie also draws inspiration

Cops visit Sonakshi over alleged fraud case

Sonakshi alleged fraud case complaint that a Delhi-based event organiser had filed against the actress last year. The complaint had come after Sonakshi failed to turn up for a performance she had been signed up for. Reportedly, she had received Rs 32 lakh as booking amount for the show.Sonakshi, however was not at home when

Punjab, Haryana CMs agree on Inter-State meeting on drugs

Chandigarh July 12 The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana met here on Friday to discuss greater coordination in the battle against drugs, and agreed to hold an inter-state meeting of all the northern states on July 25.The meeting will be hosted by Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said after meeting his Haryana counterpart

#Gogreen: Essential tips for vegan beginners

Following a vegan diet has gained popularity in the country as people have now decided follow it for ethical reasons. Begin today, but keep patience as the transition will take some time and find tasty substitutes, say experts/Nitin Dixit and Mohit Yadav Co-founders of Greenr Cafe and Suruchi Joshi, Founder of Nut & Bowls Café

Swarup moved to Delhi as Indo-Canadian ties remain frosty

Author-diplomat Vikas Swarup, India’s current High Commissioner to Canada, has been appointed as Secretary in the Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs division, with effect from August 1. According to a circular issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Vikas Swarup, (Indian

Woman forced to get off bus with husband’s body in UP

In an act that showed the complete lack of sensitivity, a woman was forced to get off a UP Roadways bus with the body of her husband who had died while travelling.According to reports, the couple was travelling in the bus from Bahraich to Lucknow on Wednesday night when the passenger Raju Misra, 37, suffered