Jun 05

We are on an investment mode in India: Uber

New Delhi: Close on the heels of a USD 3.5billion fund raise, cab aggregator Uber said it is on an “investment mode” in the country and will continue to spend on bringing in more customised offerings. The company, which counts India as its third biggest market after the US and China, said it saw 26

Gir National Park to remain closed during monsoon

Vadodara: The Gir National Park which is home to over 500 Asiatic lions will remain closed for tourists, both domestic and foreigners, from June 16 to October 15. Naval Aparnathi, Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF) said the park is closed during this period every year as it is breeding season for many of the animals

NCW hails govt’s decision on regulating matrimonial websites

New Delhi: The government’s recent decision to regulate matrimonial websites to check harassment of women and instances of fraud has been welcomed by the National Commission for Women which has cautioned parents and the prospective brides “to check the antecedents of both the website and grooms”. Noting that the advisory was “just the beginning” NCW

PSHRC maintains no record of action taken against cops

Chandigarh: Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC), the panel established to protect the rights of people, having already lost its credibility after it got defunct long way back, continues to shock with lack of professionalism and ineptitude. Sprinkling the salt on the wounds of victims of police atrocity, the PSHRC has again come up shocking

Media coverage banned in Golden Temple tomorrow

Amritsar: In a strange and unprecedented orders passed by SGPC Chief Secretary Harcharan Singh has banned the media coverage in the premises of Golden Temple on June 6 when 32nd anniversary of Operation Blue Star to be observed. In a letter written to Police Commissioner and District Public Relation officer, SGPC Chief Secretary Harcharan Singh

‘Migrants responsible for rising crime in Goa’

Panaji: Goa’s Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza has accused migrants of committing majority of the crimes in the tourist state, citing it as one of the major issues which is “troubling the government”. D’Souza was speaking at a function organised by the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa held near Panaji on Saturday night. “Migration

‘Surviving’under Chinese threat

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s announcement to establish the world’s biggest Cycle Valley in Ludhiana does not seem to have enthused many in the industry. A section of cycle industry players has welcome the move, but those operating at a micro and small scale feel that there is an urgent need to save

Goa losing international destination tag due to domestic tourism

Panaji: Increased inflow of domestic tourists is ruining Goa’s reputation as an international tourism destination, a top travel and tourism industry official said, adding that the coastal state needed to restore the balance of inbound foreign and domestic tourists. “Gradually we are losing the image of an international tourist destination. You find that more and

Haryana on high alert as Jat agitation begins again

Chandigarh: At least nine districts in Haryana were on high alert on Sunday as a section of Jat community renewed their agitation for reservation. The Jat community has served a 15-day ultimatum to the Haryana government for implementation of reservation. Reports said the agitators, who have started their agitation in rural areas instead of towns

Four killed in J&K highway accident

Jammu: Four persons were killed and nine others injured in an accident on the Pathankot-Jammu national highway, officials said on Sunday. “A trailer coming from Kathua to Jammu turned turtle in Samba chowk on the Pathankot-Jammu national highway on Saturday night at around 9.00 p.m.,” a senior police official told IANS. “It hit several pedestrians,

Indian-origin journalist dies

Singapore: Santokh Singh Grewal, one of Singapore’s prominent Indian-origin teacher-turned journalist and administrator, died while watching the country’s national football team beat Myanmar 1-0. Grewal, 56, embarked on his journalism career with The Straits Times in 1995 and delivered a number of scoops and award-winning stories during a five-year spell. Grewal was former chairman and

Modi terms India’s ties with Kabul timeless, offers all help

Herat: Unfazed by terror attacks on its missions and barriers of politics and geography, India will continue to extend cooperation in war-torn Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Saturday after dedicating the Rs 1,700 crore dam in strategically vital Herat province. Modi said other countries may have a ‘sunset clause’ but India’s ties with

Golden temple priest resigns

Amritsar: Sikh priest Balbir Singh, who on Friday refused to offer ‘Siropa’ (robe of honour) to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during his visit to the sanctum sanctorum of Golden Temple, on Saturday resigned from his religious services. Balbir Singh said that he got his transfer orders for Machiwara Gurdwara in Ludhiana but he

Breaking: Harbhajan Mann bereaved; father passes away

Chandigarh: Harnek Singh, father of Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann is no more. He had been ailing for sometime.  Mann was very close to his father and attributed his upbringing to him. In a FB post Mann had this to say about his father:  Gursewak and I were very young when our mother passed

Damanvir’s revolt, hoardings put up against Transport Minister

The SAD Circle Lambra has put up hoardings against SAD Jalandhar Rural chief Ajit Singh Kohar with allegations of nepotism and ignoring grass roots level workers Jalandhar: A day after Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal expressed displeasure, Damanvir Singh, the son of Kartarpur MLA Sarwan Singh Phillaur on Saturday put up hoardings against Transport Minister Ajit

New book projects Gaddafi as a notorious child molester

The heady mix of sex, CDs and politics has often lead to explosive situations that has resulted in ruin of many, including leaders, the women involved, and others caught in the middle. Here is one such example of Libya’s dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, which was one of the contributors to his downfall during the Arab Spring. Gaddafi

Digital India Campaign Van flagged off

Jalandhar: The maiden ‘Digital India Campaign’ Van launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi under his flagship program ‘Digital India Campaign’ was flagged off by Additional Deputy Commissioner ADC (G) here on Saturday. Under this initiative of the Centre Government, the ‘Digital India Campaign’ van would cover as many as 50 places in Jalandhar and highlight

ASI suspended after relatives put businessman’s deadbody on road

Jalandhar: Family of the businessman Daman Jain who committed suicide on the day before yesterday after allegedly being harassed by his competitor and cops had to protest today to get justice . The family demanded the arrest of the ASI who pressurized Daman Jain on behest of Ramesh Chander Gupta his rival almond dealer .The

Trekkers still stranded in Bara Banghal

Shimla: Nine trekkers, comprising income tax officials from New Delhi, who have been stranded in a remote helmet in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh for the past three days, could not be rescued even on Saturday due to bad weather, a police official said. They have been stuck at Bara Bhangal, located at an altitude

Mehbooba pays homage to slain BSF jawans, slams terror attacks

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti todaysaid the terror attacks in Anantnag district were an attempt to derail the peace and reconciliation process in Jammu and Kashmir as she paid homage to three BSF personnel who were killed in an ambush by militants near Bijbehara yesterday. Mehbooba, who visited the frontier headquarters of BSF at Humhama