Jul 15

B-town expresses shock, sends out prayers

Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Madhur Bhandarkar and Preity Zinta on Friday took to twitter to express shock and condemn the terror attack in Nice, France. Akshay Kumar: Sad to wake up to the news of the Nice Attack! Heart breaking! I was thereFrance attack last year, beautiful place and people. Prayers for the

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3 PPS officers draw state info panel’s ire for defying orders

Chandigarh: Three PPS officers are in the dock for disobeying orders of the Punjab Information Commission. The officers are Harjit Singh Pannu, SSP, Moga; Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, SSP, Mansa; and Charanjit Sharma, posted at the Punjab Police headquarters in Chandigarh. Questioning their conduct, the Commission today shot off a letter to the Additional Chief Secretary-cum-Principal

United Akali Dal leaders arrested in view of Bargari March

Amritsar: Dozens of leaders of Sikh group who have planed a protest march from Bhagta Bhai Ka to Bargari on the initiative of Jathedars appointed by “Sarbat Khalsa” were arrested in the wee hours of friday by punjab police. Though official officers remain mum on the number of Sikh activists arrested, a Sikh leader claimed

Breaking: President’s escort car meets with an accident in Darjeeling

Darjeeling: President Pranab Mukherjee’s convoy on Friday was involved in an accident when one of the escort vehicles slipped into a ditch while on its way to Bagdogra in northern West Bengal. Both Mukherjee and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was part of the convoy, are safe. The President is on a three-day

Pune’s ‘Gold Man’ Datta Phuge beaten to death

Pune: Millionaire money-lender, Datta D. Phuge, famous as ‘Pimpri Goldman’ was found clobbered to death near Dighi here on early Friday morning, police said. The high-profile businessman’s vehicle was accosted by some unknown persons on the outskirts of the city late on Thursday night. They reportedly dragged him out, attacked him with a sickle and

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Hardik out of Lajpore jail, gets hero’s welcome

Surat: Patidar leader Hardik Patel emerged from the Lajpore Jail here on Friday after over nine months to a hero’s welcome by hundreds of supporters, some holding posters that read “Gabbar is Back”. Patel was released after the Gujarat High Court granted him bail in two sedition and one arson-related cases that were slapped when

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Various Hindu groups protest, block PAP chowk in Jalandhar

Jalndhar: Various Hindu groups today held blocked traffic for over 1 hour on the busy PAP chownk leading to Pathankot and Amritsar highway against violence stopping Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir and the violence. Following the protest the route of Lahore based bus was changed and it went through Hari ke

Infosys shares dive nearly 11% on FY17 rev guidance cut

Mumbai: Shares of Infosys today slumpednearly 11 per cent after the company slashed its full-year revenue guidance to 10.5-12 per cent in constant currency terms. Despite a positive opening, the stock failed to hold on to the momentum and plunged 9.99 per cent to Rs 1,058.30 as the trade progressed on BSE. At NSE, shares

A four years old girl raped by neighbour and escaped

 Ferozepur: A four years old girl raped by her neighbour in the Thursday evening and succeeded to escape. This incidence is fro As per information the a woman of village Talwandi Jalle Khan made a complaint with the police station Sadar Zira yesterday evening. In her complaint the woman alleged that her 4 years daughter

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How to wear khadi in monsoon

New Delhi: Monsoon calls for more maintenance of outfits – be it stains or drying. Working professionals, who have little or no time for so much fuss, should opt for khadi to go easy this rainy season, says an expert. Designer Purvi Doshi, who has been working on only natural fabrics, shares how you can

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik claims he didn’t inspire terrorist and is “messenger of peace”

Mumbai: Claiming his statements were doctored and tampered out of context, controversial televangelist Zakir Naik on Friday said he unequivocally condemned all terrorist activities. The Islamic preacher dismissed as “misinformation” that he had ever advocated suicide bombings, saying he always condemned them since innocent people get killed and this is “anti-Islam”. “However, it (suicide attacks)

‘Warm Jupiters’ have got companions

Toronto: After analysing Kepler space telescope data, astronomers from the University of Toronto, Canada, have found a clear understanding yet of a class of exoplanets called ‘Warm Jupiters’, showing that many have unexpected planetary companions. The analysis provides strong evidence of the existence of two distinct types of ‘Warm Jupiters’, each with their own formation

Smoking rates high in emergency patients

Canberra: A new study has found that patients in the emergency department have significantly higher rates of smoking than the general population. A study undertaken using a sample of almost 340 emergency department patients in Melbourne’s St. Read: Smoking weed and tobacco in joints cuts motivation to quit Vincent’s Hospital and the Austin Hospital, reported a

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Woman gets pregnant after sterilisation op, doctor fined

Muzaffarnagar: A woman found she was pregnant despite undergoing a sterilisation operation, following which a fine of Rs 1,12,000 has been slapped by the consumer court on the doctor who carried out the procedure. The forum found the doctor Manju Aggarwal, who performed the operation, guilty of negligence, and directed her to pay the sum

Deepika unveils logo of ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’

Mumbai: Indian actress Deepika Padukone has unveiled the logo of her upcoming debut international film “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”, where she will be seen sharing screen space with Hollywood star Vin Diesel. Deepika, who will play the character named Serena Unger in the upcoming international film, revealed the animated logo of her film

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Nitin Gadkari offers ambitious opportunities to global investors

New York: India’s Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari during his visit to the world’s financial capital has been pitching the investment potential in India’s infrastructure as it embarks on its ambitious “Move in India” programme and opens its roads and ports to foreign cooperation. In a series of meetings with business leaders

Breaking: 7 years old girl raped Body found in the well of Tubewell near village Jhok Hari Har

Ferozepur: An unidentified person killed a 7 years old girl after conducting rape in the Jhok Hari Har village. The dead body had been found from a well of a tubewell near the village. As per information available so far an unidentified person lifted the girl late in night from outside of the village where

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Curfew clamped in all 10 districts of Kashmir

Srinagar: Fearing large scale violence after Friday prayers, authorities clamped curfew in all the 10 districts of the Valley on Friday. To prevent the spread of passion-stoking rumours and posts on social media by anti-social elements, authorities have suspended all internet and mobile phone connectivity in the Valley. For the last six days, mobile phone

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Tennis Academy to be set up to promote sports: CM

Chandigarh: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said that a Tennis Academy would be set up in the state so as to further promote sports among the youth. Manohar Lal Khattar was speaking at pre-draw official dinner of Davis Cup of Tennis Asia Oceania Group-1, Round 2 matches to be played between India and Korea

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BJP baffled at Virbhadra’s success

Shimla: Vice Chairman HP State Forest Corporation Kewal Singh Pathania on Thursday said that some BJP leaders were baffled by the popularity of the present Congress government headed by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and were venting out their frustration through baseless statements. He said that Singh, six time Chief Minister is the most popular leader