Jun 16

Udta Punjab
Aamir Khan eager to watch “Udta Punjab” in Punjab

He considered leakage of its CD through Censor Board a shameful thing act its true Ludhiana: “Udta Punjab is a realistic movie and people should support to get such movies on screen as a medium of free speech. As the film makers has put in a lot of time, research and money in making the

Robbers kill Delhi businessman at farmhouse

New Delhi: A 38-year-old businessman was strangled to death by robbers when he resisted them at his farmhouse here early on Thursday, police said. Five robbers have been arrested. Investigators said the incident occurred between 1 and 2.30 am when the robbers barged into Rohan Gupta’s two-storey farmhouse in south Delhi’s Chhhatarpur area by scaling

HP HC restrains 108, 102 ambulance staff from going on strike

Shimla: The High Court of Himachal Pradesh has restrained the Himachal Pradesh 108 (emergency ambulance) and 102 Contract Workers Union, Shimla from going on strike. The Court has further directed Deputy Commissioner concerned to convey order to the Union. The Court also issued notice to the Union. Today during the hearing of petition, it was

Punjab Jails
CCTV cameras to cover every inch of Punjab Jails: Thandal

Kapurthala: Punjab Jails will be equipped with CCTVs soon. Announcing this in Kapurthala Modern Jail, Sohan Singh Thandal, Jail,Tourism & Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab said that a project worth Rs. 15 Crores has been finalized for installation on CCTVs in all jails so that every nook and corner is covered .The Cabinet Minister was here to

BJP leader’s son held for extortion at Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur: Son of a later BJP leader held for extorting the money from general manager of Punjab Roadways, on Thursday at Batala. The accused has been identified as Rahul Kumar son of BJP leader and former MLA Roop Rani. Complainant, Harjinder Singh said that the accused has been threatening him over the phone since March

Yet another woman gang-raped in car in Delhi, three held

New Delhi: A 25-year-old woman returning home after watching a movie was abducted and gang-raped in a moving car here by three men, police said on Thursday. All three accused have been arrested. The woman, accompanied by a female friend, was returning home after watching a movie at PVR Priya in Vasant Vihar in south

‘Udta Punjab’ to hit the theater tomorrow, HC dismisses petitions

Chandigarh: Decks for the release of “UdtaPunjab” were cleared today with Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissing two petitions filed against the film which was caught in censorship row. The vacation bench of Justice M Jeyapal dismissed the petitions, counsel for the producer said here. “Based on the report submitted today, the high court has

Don’t ban Sanatan Sanstha, says Mahatma’s great-grandson

Mumbai: Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandsonTushar Gandhi today opposed a ban on the Sanatan Sanstha, which is under scanner for the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, saying banning any organisation is “undemocratic”. “I am opposed to this culture of banning. Therefore, I oppose demand to ban Sanatan Sanstha. Banning any organisation is undemocratic,” Gandhi told PTI here.

Clash over Sonia’s objectionable pic; one killed, six hurt

Jabalpur (MP): A 33-year-old man was killedand six others injured, five of them seriously in a clash between two camps in the early hours of the day over an objectionable photo of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in a WhatsApp messenger group, police said here. Area City Superintendent of Police Inderjeet Balsavar said that one Umesh

Balachaur to get sewerage facility soon: CPS Lal

Nawanshahr: Residents of Balachaur town will at last get the sewerage facility soon. Giving details here today, Balachaur MLA –cum- Chief Parliamentary Secretary Chaudhary Nand Lal said tenders have already been allotted for the 8.08 crore project by the state’s water supply and sewerage board and the contractor will soon start work on the project and

Breaking: Supriya Sahu appointed Doordarshan DG

New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Supriya Sahuhas been appointed as Doordarshan’s Director General, a post lying vacant for nearly two years. A 1991 batch IAS officer, Sahu is currently working in her cadre state Tamil Nadu. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the proposal for appointment of Sahu as Director General, Doordarshan, an order

Father turns kidnapper, demands Rs 10 lakh ransom for his son

Patiala: In the lust of money, a father turned a kidnapper and targeted his own blood to grab the money from his family member. Rajpura based man abducted his 10-year-old son and demanded ransom of Rs 10 lakh from victim’s grandfather. The victim was unaware that a joy ride with father turned to be a

1 in 10 Indian mobile searches are about cinema: Google

New Delhi: India is a nation of movie buffswith 1 out of 10 mobile searches in the country being related to cinema, technology giant Google said today. The US-based company has now developed a “rich, immersive experience” for its ‘search’ product to cater to user’s queries related to Bollywood and Tollywood, including links to videos

1 in 10 Indian mobile searches are about cinema: Google

New Delhi: India is a nation of movie buffswith 1 out of 10 mobile searches in the country being related to cinema, technology giant Google said today. The US-based company has now developed a “rich, immersive experience” for its ‘search’ product to cater to user’s queries related to Bollywood and Tollywood, including links to videos

Ericsson launches 5G plug-ins to address 5G demand

New Delhi: Swedish communication technology multinational Ericsson on Thursday launched 5G plug-ins to address diverse 5G use cases from mobile HD video, driverless buses and haptic feedback-enabled drones to fiber-equivalent residential wireless access. “Ericsson 5G plug-ins will enable the evolutionary steps that operators need to take as they develop networks to secure their 5G future,”

149 banks officials under CVC scanner for corruption

New Delhi: As many as 149 employees ofvarious banks have come under the scanner of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for their alleged involvement in corruption. Of these, 124 employees, including 13 sweepers, are working with Indian Overseas Bank (IOB). The Commission has sought permission to prosecute these employees from the authority concerned, according to its

Dysfunction in brain linked to sweet cravings in obese people

New York: Obese people may find it difficult to stay away from sweet foods than individuals who are lean, because of a dysfunction in their brains, finds a new study. Extra body fat can exert effects on how our brains perceive rewards when we eat sweets, the study said. The findings showed that the reward

HC orders interim stay on inspection of B.Ed colleges

Patna: The Patna High Court today ordered interim stay on the inspection of private B.Ed colleges carried out by the state government. Justice V Nath ordered that inspection should be kept in abeyance till the next date of hearing on June 21. The stay came on a petition of B R Ambedkar college, a private

Eat nuts to cut mortality risk from prostate cancer

New York: Men suffering from prostate cancer may significantly reduce their risk of mortality by consuming nuts like almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts, new research suggests. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and second most lethal cancer for men. “Prostate cancer should be considered seriously as more men are prone to such diseases,”

Sheila may be Congress’ face in UP polls

New Delhi: Speculations were today rife about Congress planning to make three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit the party’s chief ministerial nominee for next year’s assembly election in politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, once its stronghold. Election strategist Prashant Kishor had recommended that Dikshit should play a major role in the party’s poll campaign