Apr 20

‘What’s wrong With Singing Light-Hearted Songs?’: Sippy Gill

Now-a-days, lot of questions are being asked from Punjabi singers about their choice of songs. For instance, why Punjabi songs are only focusing on party, fun and relationships? While some of the singers, in reply to such questions, make promises to come up with something new next time, there are many others who are very

Reactions to registration of WhatsApp Groups in Kashmir: The dictatorial diktat is unacceptable

Srinagar: Social media users in Kashmir are divided over a recent circular issued by district authorities in Kupwara which directed administrators of ‘Whatsapp’ groups disseminating news to get themselves registered within 10 days. “It is impressed upon all the admins of WhatsApp news groups of the district to get the registration of their WhatsApp news

Retired police inspector found missing

Patiala: A retired police inspector Hazoor Singh Aulakh, 64, belonging to Samana in Patiala district of Punjab is missing with his son, a 33-year-old from Tuesday. Police has started the search operation in Bhakra canal, near Samana with the help of divers. Hazoor Singh Aulakh is also a sarpanch of his village Aliwala. Police also

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Trump, Clinton win in New York primary

New York: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump improved his chances of winning the party nomination on Tuesday night after registering a commanding victory in the New York primary, while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton snapped Senator Bernie Sanders’s winning streak and took an important step toward clinching the nomination, the media reported. Queens-born Trump campaigned vigorously

Surge pricing by taxi operators daylight robbery: Kejriwal 

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday termed as “daylight robbery” the surge pricing by app based taxi operators, and said overcharging and blackmailing won’t be allowed in the national capital. “Surge pricing is daylight robbery. No responsible govt can allow that,” he tweeted. He said some taxi operators were resorting to blackmailing, saying

NIA to send fresh LRs on four JeM terrorists to Pak

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has readied fresh Letters Rogatory (LRs) to be sent to Pakistan containing the addresses of four Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists who attacked the strategic Pathankot IAF base in January. The LRs are being despatched notwithstanding indications from the Pakistani side that it was not yet ready to receive Indian investigators

Man chops off hands of a minor accused of raping his 7-month-old daughter

Bathinda: In a gruesome incident took place in a fit of rage at village Jhumba on Tuesday, a man chopped off the hands of a minor boy who was accused of raping his seven-month-old daughter. Police have booked the man under section 307 of the IPC for attempting to kill the youth. The injured was admitted to

Bailable warrant issue to former minister’s son

Jalandhar: The court has issued bailable warrant against the son of a former Congress minister Avtar Singh Henry. The Court has issued a warrant against his son Gurjit Singh Sanghera as he had not appeared in the court for the testimony, which interestingly is scheduled in the lawsuit against his own father. In fact, Gurjit

Dipa Karmakar makes India proud: Extensive Coverage

Dipa wins gold at Olympic test event Rio de Janeiro: Having created history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Dipa Karmakar added another feather to her cap by winning gold in the women’s vaults finals at the Olympic test event here. The Tripura girl thus became the first Indian woman

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Global economic situation grim, worrisome: Jaitley

New York: The global economic situation is “grim” and “worrisome” that has prompted the nations to put up “firewalls” around their own systems to save themselves from the slowdown and grow within the limitations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. “If you were to ask me how’s the global situation, I think it’s grim and

Monkeys as vermin: HC notice to Central and state government 

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Central and state government on the issue of declaring monkey as vermin for the next six months in the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation, Shimla. The Court directed Secretary, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Union of India, Chief Secretary to the Government of

Farmers suffer due to lack of facilities in Punjab Mandis

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Normalcy returns to Kashmir’s Handwara as curfew lifted completely

Srinagar: Restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara town were completely lifted after six days after the four-hour curfew relaxation on Tuesday remained peaceful. Life returned to normal as markets opened when curfew was relaxed in the morning from 8 a.m. to noon. “Life has returned to normal in Handwara town after six days today. It was decided to

Armed men attack C’garh church; set afire Bible, thrash pastor

Raipur: Two unidentified men armed with sharp-edged weapons barged into a church in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district and allegedly set ablaze a Bible and other articles besides thrashing the pastor and his pregnant wife, police said today. The incident took place on Sunday evening at village Karanji Matagudi Para under Parpa police station limits. “As per the

HPCA should have a democratically elected body: Virbhadra

Kangra: Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday said he was not against cricket as a game, but the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association should have a democratically elected body. “It has been pointed out time and again that the government has no problem if HPCA gets itself registered under the co-operative Act,” he told media persons

Hit and run: Minor offender denied bail

New Delhi: A juvenile board on Tuesday dismissed the bail plea of a minor accused in a hit-and-run case that led to the death of a 33-year-old business consultant. According to informed sources, the Juvenile Justice Board rejected the bail application of the minor, observing that he was a repeat offender. He had been earlier

Indian-American scientist engineers T-cells to treat pancreatic cancer

New York: In ground-breaking research, an Indian-American scientist has engineered T-cells — a type of immune cells — to break the pancreatic cancer’s physical and immunological walls using immunotherapy. Dr Sunil Hingorani, member of the clinical research and public health sciences divisions at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and colleagues created T-cells with a high

Resting on wrist: Priyanka’s favourite pose?

Mumbai: It seems that Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is not ready to give up one of her habits – resting on her wrists while posing in front of the camera. Priyanka, 33, took to Instagram on Tuesday to compare one of her recent photograph to an 16-year-old image when she was 17. “I’ve always seemed

Monthly and daily wages of labourers to go up

Chandigarh: State government on Monday announced to increase minimum monthly and daily wages of labourers of different categories by 4.95 per cent with effect from January 1,2016. While stating this here today, a spokesman of Labour Department said that these wages have been enhanced in view of the increase of 106 points in the price

Pakistan hands over Kirpal’s body to India

Attari (Amritsar): Pakistan Government here today handed over the body of Indian origin prisoner Kirpal Singh at Joint Check Post of Attari Wagah Indo-Pak border. This route is also the land transit route between the two neighbouring nations. Punjab Cabinet Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike, Deputy Commissioner Amritsar Mr. Varun Roojam besides senior officers from civil