Jun 30

DU releases first cut-off; LSR highest with 98.5%

New Delhi: University of Delhi (DU) on Wednesday released its first cut-off for the academic session 2016-17 with Lady Sri Ram College (LSR) keeping the highest cut-off for Psychology Honours at 98.5 per cent, an increase of 0.5 percentage point. The LSR set the cut-off for English Honours and B.Com (Honours) at 98.25 per cent

Vietnam sentences Australian to death for heroin trafficking

Hanoi: A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an Australian citizen to death for heroin trafficking. Tuoi Tre newspaper said Nguyen Thi Huong, 73, was convicted of trafficking 3.5 pounds of heroin by a court in Ho Chi Minh City in a trial that lasted half a day yesterday. Huong, who was originally from Vietnam,

Anti-Narcotics & Anti-Liquor Cell arrested 1,118 drug peddlers in 883 cases in last 3 yrs

Ludhiana: Cracking down on the drug peddlers, the Anti-Narcotics and Anti-Liquor Cell of Police Commissionerate, Ludhiana has arrested 1118 drug peddlers in 883 cases in last three years. The wing has also recovered record quantity of drugs and fine which is highest in the state. The idea to constitute wing was to keep the tab

Nominated, Cong councillors again in verbal sparring match

Chandigarh: The MC House meet hits another low as it was one more day of verbal sparring between nominated councillors and Congress councillors during the meet on Wednesday, when after getting offended with a comment of a nominated councillor, the Congress councillors staged a walkout. However, later they were pacified by Mayor Arun Sood and

Woman wanted husband to leave drugs but became addict herself

Ferozpur: Her efforts to make her husband get rid of his drug addiction proved futile as she herself started taking these in a bid to warn her husband. This happened in the area of Guruharsahai, where a couple had become so addicted that the relatives had no other option but to admit them in a

Recruitment scam: VB raids Daddi’s house

Chandigarh: Two days after the arrest of SAD councillor of Malout and ‘kingpin’ of the recruitment scam, Sham Lal ‘Daddi’, the Vigilance Bureau raided various places, including the councillor’s house and shop in Malout, on Wednesday. According to sources, the VB teams from Mohali and Bathinda and the local police conducted the raids, which continued

State bags third spot in National School Games

Chandigarh: Punjab has improved its grades in the 61st National School games by claiming an overall third position with the players bagging 109 gold, 139 silver and 140 bronze medals and registered 388 medals in the total medal tally. Punjab stood fourth in the previous 60th National School Games and this year Punjab grabbed the

DyCM compares Cong, AAP with East India Company

Ajitwal (Moga): Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday compared the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress with the East India Company, with an accusation that the two parties could go to any extent for robbing Punjab of its prosperity. He cautioned the people of Punjab of the “destructive agenda” of the two “power

CM slams Capt, Kejri on public welfare issues

Vehra (Amritsar): Terming that pro-people exercise like Sangat Darshan was not every Chief Minister ‘s ‘cup of tea’, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that ‘once bitten, twice shy’ Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and state Congress Chief Captain Amarinder Singh were a complete misfit for this exercise. Addressing the public

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Hoshiarpur land scam: DGP constitutes SIT to probe the case

A VB inquiry was already ordered by CM Badal in the alleged Rs 100 crore land scam in Hoshiarpur Hoshiarpur: A week after Vigilance Bureau (VB) inquiry was ordered, Punjab DGP Suresh Arora on Wednesday constituted a three member Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the alleged Rs 100 crore land scam in Hoshiarpur. The SIT comprised of DIG

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Matter related to New Punjab Jail Manual: SC cannot exercise power of pardon vested with Prez, Guv

New Delhi: The constitutional power of the executive to grant pardon to convicts cannot be exercised by the apex court unless there is a violation of fundamental rights, the Supreme Court held today. A bench of justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh said that Article 32 can only be invoked when there is violation

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STF scores again, arrests seven members of Gurdeep Bhinda gang

Jalandhar: The STF formed by Punjab Govt. is proving its worth. In a major success against ‘Gangs of Punjab’ the task force finished off Gurdeep Singh Bhinda gang almost completely.This was revealed in a press conference on Wednesday by AIG (STF) Harkanwalpreet Singh Khakh at Jalandhar. Seven members of the gang have been arrested with firearms,

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Hoshiarpur police arrests wanted ‘Kala Falahi gangsters’

The police on Wednesday arrested the three accused wanted in the murder of Manpreet, a law student in Hoshiarpur Hoshiarpur: In an encounter, the Hoshiarpur Police on Wednesday arrested three main accused of ‘Kala Falahi gang’ wanted in the murder of Manpreet Singh, a law student, who was done to death at Regional Campus of Swami

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Congress & AAP out to rob Punjab same way as East India Company: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Nihal Singh Wala: Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to the credo of Raj Nahin Sewa as the basic principle of governance of the Akali Government. He said that the SAD-BJP government stood for welfare of people of Punjab. Sukhbir severely criticized the statement of Aam Aadmi Party regarding plans to

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Hrithik Roshan’s narrow escape from Istanbul’s airport attack

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan had a narrow escape from the terror attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport that killed 36 people and injured over 145 on Tuesday. “Missed connecting flight at Istanbul and were stuck at airport. Next flight was next day, but took economy and flew out earlier. Prayers for Istanbul,” the 42-year-old tweeted

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Amul to sponsor Indian contingent for Rio Olympics 

New Delhi: Dairy major Amul today announced to sponsor the Indian contingent for Rio 2016 Olympic Games, to be held in August. The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells its product under the brand Amul, will pay Rs 1 crore to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for the sponsorship. The agreement for the official

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Malala becomes millionaire with book sales, lectures

London: Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai andher family have become millionaires as a result of income from her memoir describing life under Taliban rule in Pakistan’s picturesque Swat valley and appearances on the lecture circuit around the world. The 18-year-old Pakistani teenager who survived a shot to the head by the Taliban had relived the incident

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Allahabad Bank targets 10 per cent growth in 2016-17

Kolkata: State-run Allahabad Bank aims at 10 per cent business growth in the current fiscal (2016-17) year, a top official of the bank said on Wednesday. “Business growth target is 10 per cent this fiscal. It grew about 3.4 per cent in the last fiscal,” bank’s Chairman and Managing Director Rakesh Sethi told IANS after

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Mother’s ‘special’ diet may not shield kids from obesity

London: An Omega-3 rich diet and reduced consumption of meat that contains the so-called “bad” fats during a women’s pregnancy may not offer her children protection against obesity, the results of a long-term study show. Administering a special diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and low in arachidonic acid, an Omega-6 fatty acid, to pregnant

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Keep frizzy hair at bay this monsoon

New Delhi: With the pitter-patter of rain in the monsoon comes the fear of frizzy hair, itchy scalp and hair loss. Hair care becomes all the more important in the rainy season because your hair tends to lose moisture content due to high levels of humidity, says an expert.Ashima Kumar, Education Manager at haircare brand