Aug 08

Neetu Chandra leads advanced India Independence Day celebrations in Toronto

Toronto,Thousands of Indo-Canadians joined in advance celebrations of India’s Independence Day here on Monday as Bollywood actress Neetu Chandra led the community parade in the heart of the biggest city of Canada. As its Grand Parade Marshal, Neetu led the India Day parade which included nine colourful floats for the first time in five years.

Lodha panel rejects BCCI request of deferring key meeting

New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha panel today declined the request of Indian cricket board to defer the scheduled meeting tomorrow on implementation of reforms within the next six months. The request came a day after BCCI’s newly appointed legal advisor Justice Markandey Katju told BCCI to file a review petition against apex court

Minor girl kidnapped, raped

Muzaffarnagar:  A 23-year-old man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping a minor girl at Khampur village in Shamli district, police said today. The 9-year-old girl was picked up by the accused, Sesha Singh, yesterday when she had gone to a stationary, they said. The girl was taken to a vacant house and raped by

Breaking: One more dead, curfew continues in many parts of Kashmir

Srinagar: A youth injured during clashes on Friday succumbed at a hospital here today, taking the death toll 55 in Kashmir where curfew continued in many areas in the wake of violent protests since the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani in an encounter a month ago. Amir Bashir Lone, a resident of south Kashmir’s Shopian

Need to improve sex ratio in 161 districts, says Phadke

Chandigarh: In a bid to end discrimination against the girl child, senior BJP leader and in charge of ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ panel Rajendra Phadke on Sunday said the party has selected 161 districts across the country where it is concentrating on improving the sex ratio. “Out of 25 states in the country, we have selected 161

Indian women’s archery team go down in Olympic quarters (2nd Lead)

Rio de Janeiro,  The Indian women’s archery team crashed out of the Rio Olympics after losing to Russia in the quarter-finals at the Olympic archery stadium here on Sunday. The Indians, who had clinched a silver in the 2015 World Championships, turned in an inconsistent show to lose 23-25 in the shoot-off after both teams

Big B wishes Dharmendra, Shatrughan on Friendship Day

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday wished his friends from the film industry, Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha, a Happy Friendship Day.The 73-year-old Piku star shared a few pictures of himself along with the two veteran actors on his Twitter page, captioning it, “Happy friendship day… ever.” Bachchan and Dharmendra, 80, redefined the bond of friendship on

Breaking: Encounter between police, gangster in Telangana

Hyderabad: An exchange of fire was ongoing on Monday between police and a suspected gangster hiding in a house in Telangana’s Shadnagar town, police sources said. Gangster Nayeem, involved in killing some top former Maoists, was hiding in the house in Millennium Township in Shadnagar in Mahabubnagar district, about 50 km from Hyderabad. The operation began

Gymnast Dipa creates history by entering Olympic final

Rio de Janeiro,  Dipa Karmakar created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to enter the Olympic final at the Rio Olympic Centre here. The 22-year-old qualified for the final round in the Individual vault final of artistic gymnastics after finishing eighth on the standings on Sunday. Competing in the third sub-division, Dipa had an

US Muslim woman fired from work for wearing hijab

Washinton: A muslim woman in the US was fired from her new job at a dental clinic for wearing a hijab to work. Najaf Khan was hired as a dental assistant at Fair Oaks Dental Care in Fairfax County last week. She did not wear the hijab at her interview or on the first two days

Williams sisters suffer first Games doubles loss

Rio de Janeiro: Serena and Venus Williams were deposed as Olympic Games women’s doubles champions, their hopes of a fourth gold dashed by Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova in the first round. It was the sisters’ first loss as a doubles team at the Games, having won 15 previous matches together, taking the title in 2000,

US Muslim woman fired from work for wearing hijab

Washington,  A muslim woman in the US was fired from her new job at a dental clinic for wearing a hijab to work. Najaf Khan was hired as a dental assistant at Fair Oaks Dental Care in Fairfax County last week. She did not wear the hijab at her interview or on the first two

Five killed as blast hits Pakistan hospital

Islamabad: At least five people were killed when a blast hit a hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta city. The blast that hit the the Civil Hospital followed the killing of President Balochistan Bar Association Bilal Anwar Kasi, who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Quetta earlier in the day, Dawn online reported. The explosion took place

Hollywood is my next plan: Esha Gupta

Actress Esha Gupta might be taking slow steps to establish a strong footing in the Hindi film industry but the Raaz 2 star is already eyeing Hollywood and says it is next on her wishlist. The 30-year-old actress, whose looks have long been compared with Hollywood star Angelina Jolie’s, says she is hoping to begin

“Harjot Bains Go Back”, AAP volunteers show resentment against party candidate from Sahnewal

Ludhiana: With the announcement of 19 candidates of Aam Aadmi Party, the voices of resentment become more louder. In Sahnewal constituency of Ludhiana district the large number of AAP volunteers and founder members raised slogans “Harjot Bains Go Back”. The party volunteers feels that Bains is an outsider and the founder members and volunteers working

Passports of 68 Malaysians revoked over links to IS activities

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities have revoked the passports of 68 citizens over their involvement in Islamic State’s activities abroad, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said, warning the threat from the dreaded terror outfit is real. Ahmad, who is also the Home Minister, said the passports were revoked two weeks ago after a directive was

Welfare schemes not reaching Dalits: AAP

Fatehgarh Sahib: Acute shortage of affordable houses, inconvenience in issuance of SC certificates and improper implementation of welfare schemes for Dalits emerged as key issues during the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s dialogue with Dalits at Bassi Pathana to finalise the Dalit specific poll manifesto. Head of the Punjab Dialogue, Kanwar Sandhu accompanied by Senior AAP

Water crisis: An ‘all weather’ problem in Shimla

Promoted internationally as an ‘all weather tourist destination’, the beautiful Queen of hills, Shimla has unfortunately turned out to be ‘all weather city’ even when it comes to water crisis. The hue and cry over ‘water shortage’ is a common phenomenon in the state capital, which prevails for different reasons season after season every year.

Capt promises to restore honour, dignity of state ex-servicemen

Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday promised to restore the dignity and honour of the ex-servicemen after the Congress forms the government in the state. Capt Amarinder was addressing an ex-servicemen convention at the Pradesh Congress headquarters here on Sunday.He also launched a special helpline for the ex-servicemen where they

Need for AAP to check dissent voices without delay

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday released its first list of candidates for 19 constituencies for the Punjab Assembly elections, scheduled for early 2017. The development that made the AAP to steal the march from the two major political players—the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Congress—charged up the atmosphere across the state with common