Apr 24

CM advises Kejri to change his ‘anti-Punjab mindset’

Nawanshahar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday attacked his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal over removal of Delhi government’s counsel in the Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal case, terming the move as a ‘political gimmick’. Sharpening his attack on Kejriwal, Badal said, “Rather than changing the lawyer on the sensitive issue, he should change his

India signs historic deal to fight climate change

United Nations: Pledging India’s commitment to fight global warming, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has signed the historic Paris climate change agreement, calling it ‘the triumph of collective wisdom’ in the global race to save the planet. The key element of the agreement that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called “the covenant with the future” is a

97-year-old man in Bihar appears for MA examination

Patna: A 97-year-old man, who had graduated in 1938, has appeared in an examination for a post-graduate degree of Nalanda Open University (NOU). Clad in a light coloured shirt and dark trousers, Raj Kumar Vaishya wrote in English and used 23 sheets in his MA Economics, Part-I, examination, an NOU official said. He sat for

Ludhiana cop set to don khaadi after hanging his khaki uniform

Ludhiana: Khaki (police officials) and khaadi (politicians) normally don’t enjoy a very good rapport and the latter are often blamed to be interfering in the police functioning. But here in Ludhiana, a senior cop is all set to don khaadi attire after hanging his khaki uniform when he retires this month-end. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)(Central)

SSP Khanna found missing as Shiv Sena leader killed; one more man found murdered in evening

Khanna: The murder of Durga Prasad Gupta, a Shiv Sena leader in broad daylight caught SSP Khanna Satinder Singh on the wrong foot as he was going out of the town reportedly without taking station leave. The SSP was on his way to Jalandhar and was about 70 km away from the jurisdiction of his

Shiv Sena on target: Sena leader Durga Prasad Gupta killed in Khanna

Khanna: In another day light murder, a Shiv Sena  Punjab  Leader of Khanna, Durga Parsad Gupta(28) was shot dead by two unidentified persons at Khanna in the evening. Although he was provided a gunman but the gunman was not with him at the time of shooting incident.  As per information, Durga Parsad was going to his house from his office

Devinder Bhullar released on parol

Amritsar: Devinder Bhullar has been released on parole for the first time after his incarceration in jail for our 24 years.  Bhullar will be out on parole for three

First AAP Punjab Dialog a big success: Kanwar Sandhu

Landran (Mohali): Over 800 people attended the first in the series of Aam Aadmi Party’s ‘Punjab Dialog’, helmed by veteran journalist and now AAP member Kanwar Sandhu, here on Saturday.  Along with Sandhu, AAP leader Ashish Khetan was present on the occasion to answer people queries and connect with those present. AAP leaders Sanjay Chhotepur,

Shiv Sena Mazdoor Sangh leader shot at in Khanna

Khanna: Some unidentified assailants shot at Shiv Sena Mazdoor Sangh leader a few minutes back. Daily Post Indian learnt that the SSP city was not present in the city as inquiries returned unanswered.  Further details are awaited.

Living around green spaces checks diabetes, BP

New York: A five-10 minute walk in your neighbourhood park can elevate your oxygen levels but if you aim for overall health, try living amid greenery as it can reduce chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and lipid disorders among the elderly. The findings revealed that higher levels of greenness around homes is associated with a

App that magnifies smartphone screen for low-vision users

New York: A team led by an Indian-origin researcher has developed a smartphone app that projects a magnified smartphone screen to provide better visibility to low-vision users. The team from Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School designed the app that improves upon the built-in zoom feature of smartphones by projecting

Sikhs For Justice takes up cudgels against Capt Amarinder; wants him arrested

Toronto: The North America based radical Sikh organization, Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), has now trained its guns at the ongoing visit of Capt Amarinder Singh to USA and Canada. SFJ has filed a complaint with Canada’s Ontario Court whereby it has levelled charges of human rights violations on the Punjab Congress Supremo. On the basis

Pakistani Taliban claim killing of Sikh politician

Peshawar: The Pakistani Taliban today claimed responsibility for the assassination of a prominent Sikh politician who was shot dead by motorcycle-borne gunmen near his home in Pakistan’s restive northwest. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in a statement said that sharp shooter of Special Task Force of TTP “successfully” targeted Sardar Sooran Singh in his home district Buner. The

Fireworks industry facing crisis post temple tragedy: Dealers

Thiruvananthapuram: Fireworks contractors and dealers today alleged that the two lakh member-strong industry was facing unprecedented crisis due to frequent police raids and legal action against them in the wake of the Puttingal temple tragedy which claimed 108 lives early this month. Even the authorised fireworks licensees and dealers, who have the legal right to

Sunny Leone turns writer, pens short stories

Mumbai: She has won hearts with her acting stint in Bollywood and now actress Sunny Leone has taken up a new role in her career, by turning a writer. Leone has written a book titled “Sweet Dreams”, which includes 12 short stories. The “Mastizaade” actress says writing was not on her mind but she did

2 dead in fresh landslides in Arunachal, toll rises to 19

Itanagar: At least two persons were killed and several dwellings damaged in fresh landslides triggered by rains in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh today, raising the toll to 19. The fresh landslips occurred at Thongleng Village, 20 km from Tawang town in between Tawang- Lumla road, ADC Lod Gambo said. While 30 houses were badly

2 civic police volunteers held for assaulting CPI(M) supporter

Hooghly (WB): Two civic police volunteers were today arrested for allegedly beating up a CPI(M) supporter who was “returning” after attending Left Front Chairman Biman Bose’s rally last evening at Tarakeswar in West Bengal’s Hooghly district. After receiving complaint against the two civic police volunteers, Bindu Bag and Sanjib Sana, they were arrested, police said.

FCI has enough food stocks for this year: Ram Vilas Paswan

Jaipur: Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan today assured that the Food Corporation of India has enough stock of food-grains to meet the requirement for this year despite drought situation in some states. “Nearly 600 lakh tonne of food grains are available against the requirement of 549 in the country,” Paswan told reporters here. He said

Suspect in US shooting of five people found dead

Washington: A man suspected in two connected shootings that left five people dead on Friday night in the southern US state of Georgia has been found dead, police said. Police sources said the shootings occurred at two separate locations early Friday evening in Appling. Four victims died at the scene, while the fifth one died

Royalty, Obama, fans mark 400 years since Shakespeare died

London: If all the world’s a stage, William Shakespeare is its architect. The 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death is being marked across Britain with parades, church services and of course stage performances. The play’s the thing, after all. Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, his 52nd birthday. President Barack Obama is visiting Shakespeare’s Globe theatre