Jun 30

Ravneet Bittu
Initiative for the disabled by Ravneet Bittu has BJP leaders fighting for credit: Ludhiana Congress

Ludhiana:  With elections around the corner, the credit game is the only ball game played by Punjab politicians these days. And it doesn’t matter at all whether it is a rough tackle or the referee is showing the red card. All that counts is the ball in the goal for the public to see. In the

Simarjit Bains
Bains brothers exposed with announcement of new political party: Sidhu

Says, ‘Having no other option, Bains has now announced to float a party’ Ludhiana: Hitting out at Independent MLA and head of Team Insaaf Simarjit Singh Bains, Congress leader and in-charge of Atam Nagar constituency Kulwant Singh Sidhu said that Bains brothers were exposed with the announcement of new political party. Sidhu said that earlier, Bains

Shahi Imam
The Way of Islam: Shahi Imam rejects announcement to observe Black Day

Hails Punjab police for timely action in Malerkotla Sacrilege, rejects announcement to observe July 1 as “black day”   Ludhiana: The Shahi Imam Punjab Maulana Habir Ur Rehman Sani Ludhianvi on Thursday rejected the confrontationist approach in the name of Islam. The Imam has outrightly rejected the announcement to observe July 1 as Black Day as

Bhattal and Manpreet ‘differ’ over red beacons on vehicles

Congress Manifesto Draft Committee chairperson Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and convener Manpreet Badal was in Jalandhar to meet traders Jalandhar: Punjab Congress Manifesto Draft Committee leaders, who reached out to the traders to gauge their mood ahead of the assembly elections ended up in difference of opinion over the issue of using ‘Red Beacons’ atop the cars

Istanbul airport attack toll rises to 43

Ankara: The deaths from bombing attacks in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport has risen to 43, Turkish officials said on Thursday. Nineteen of the victims were foreign nationals, and the evidence pointed to the Islamic State (IS) as behind the attack, Xinhua news agency reported. Over 200 people were injured in the gun and bombing attack. Turkish

Apple may block iPhone from taking photos, videos at concerts

Los Angeles: Filming videos and clicking photographs at live concerts may soon be a thing of the past, as Apple is working on a technology that could disable photo and video functionality at events. The company won approval from the US Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday for a patent it applied for in 2009

Salman Khan’s version of ‘Sultan’ title track out

Mumbai: After rendering romantic track “Jag Ghoomeya” in “Sultan”, superstar Salman Khan gave a special treat to his fans by releasing the title track of his forthcoming film in his voice. Amid the controversy around Salman getting a track sung by singer Arijit Singh from “Sultan”, the actor had released the song “Jag ghoomeya” in

salman khan
Breaking: Salman Khan directed to appear before NCW

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women has directed Salman Khan to appear before it in the matter regarding a derogatory remark made on the women.  Salman had reportedly compared his gruelling shoot for the upcoming film Sultan to that of the condition of a ‘raped’ woman. His ‘rape comment’ has stirred enough controversy and his unapologetic comment

Butter may not be bad for your heart: study

Washington: Consuming butter in limited quantities may not increase the risk of heart disease or stroke – and it might actually be slightly protective against diabetes, a new study has claimed. Researchers from Tufts University in the US found that butter consumption was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with cardiovascular disease, and

Smartphone apps not smart at avoiding or achieving pregnancy

New York: Depending solely upon your smartphone app to help avoid or achieve pregnancy may not be a very good idea, warn researchers. “Smartphone apps are increasing in popularity because more and more women are interested in using natural or fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) of family planning because they want to feel empowered with greater

Indian-origin Deputy Mayor says saving London jobs his priority

London: The man appointed as Deputy Mayor for business in London says his primary responsibility will be to safeguard jobs through the Brexit fallout. Indore-born Rajesh Agrawal, appointed to the post on Wednesday by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, said: “Having run my own global businesses, I know how important it is that London remains welcoming

Harsimrat Badal
Woman candidates to get preference in ticket distribution for Assembly elections: Harsimrat Badal

Mohali: Women had emerged stronger in every field and the Shiromani Akali Dal would give preference to women candidates during ticket distribution for the forthcoming Assembly elections. This was stated here by Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal while interacting with media persons in Zirakpur on Thursday.  Badal said that  the Akali party would take care that

Govt to build toilets for 55,000 households in UT

Puducherry: Puducherry government has drawn up a massive Rs 120 crore plan to build toilets for 55,000 households in the union territory without the facility under the Swachh Bharath Abhiyan scheme, Chief Minister V arayanasamy said here today. The CM said he had urged the Prime Minister to make available the funds for the toilet

HC refuses to interfere in admission process of Khalsa College

New Delhi: Delhi High Court has refused to entertain an appeal against its single judge decision allowing Delhi University’s Khalsa College to commence its admission process for this academic year under minority status. A vacation bench of justices V Kameswar Rao and I S Mehta said the appeal by a teacher who claims that if

Social activist held for begging near collectorate

Coimbatore: A social activist created aflutter near the District Collector’s office here, standing with a begging bowl, seeking alms, to protest against the state government’s ‘failure’ to allocate adequatec funds to state-run schools. ‘Periyar’ Mani sought money from the public to help the students of government schools, police said. He also displayed a banner which

Sushma welcomes home Indian boy Sonu

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday welcomed home Sonu, the Indian boy who went missing from Delhi six years ago and was traced in Bangladesh. “From Geeta to Gurpreet and now to Sonu! EAM @SushmaSwaraj welcomes the young boy Sonu home from Bangladesh,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. Sonu arrived

Farm revival some way off despite a good monsoon: Ind-Ra

New Delhi: Farm recovery may be delayeddespite a favourable monsoon this year and India needs more such spells because drought in the last two years has created much more severe stress, the latest report from India Ratings and Research said. A complete recovery of the farm sector would require a strong improvement in productivity, yield,

Haryana to auction bonds worth Rs 775 cr under UDAY

Mumbai: Reserve Bank has said Haryana willplace special securities worth Rs 775 crore tomorrow, under the discoms’ financial restructuring scheme, UDAY. “Haryana government proposes to issue special securities of a notified amount of Rs 775 crore, under the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna Scheme (UDAY)”, RBI said in a release. RBI has invited bids from eligible

Sheena Bora case: HC asks CBI court to give approver’s confession to accused

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directeda CBI court trying the Sheena Bora murder case to furnish a copy of confession given by Shyamwar Rai, former driver of prime accused Indrani Mukherjea, to the co-accused Sanjeev Khanna. Rai, was the first accused to be arrested in the case in August 2015, taking the lid off

3D GPS maps developed to track Tour de France cyclists

Canberra: Australian scientists have developed a revolutionary 3D interactive map of Tour de France’s grueling course helping fans to track down their favourite cyclists. People will be able to interact with the ‘Doarama’ maps, developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and experience every hill climb and sprint, while “virtually” taking in