Jun 12

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Thousands expected for Yoga Day celebrations in New York’s Times Square

New York: An uncommon calm is scheduled to embrace the frenetic “Crossroads of the World”, the city’s Times Square, on June 20, this year’s Summer Solstice Day here, when thousands of people practice the ancient Indian art to celebrate the International Day of Yoga. The Times Square community event will likely be the biggest Yoga

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Step towards White revolution

With the squeezing margins of profit, agriculture is no longer a profitable occupation due to which farmers have been facing a lot of problems for their basic subsistence.In such a dismal scenario, the only silver lining for the farmers is the allied farming sector, which has a huge potential in the state. In order to

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Britain celebrates Queen’s 90th birthday by throwing buns

London: The townsfolk of what is reputed to be Britain’s oldest town gathered in their market square Saturday to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth. The small market town of 33,000 people, almost 100 km along the River Thames from central London, have found their own way of celebrating royal and major events, Xinhua

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Policeman arrested for torturing Hindu man in Pakistan

Islamabad: A police constable in Pakistan who tortured a Hindu man for selling edibles before Iftar, was arrested following a social media campaign calling for justice for the old man. According to the police, Ali Hassan, the policeman, posted in Ghotki district was arrested on the charges of torturing and injuring Gokal Das, an octogenarian,

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Gurvinder is Balluana Istri Akali Dal chief

Bathinda: Five days after the Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Akali Dal MLA from Balluana assembly segment of Fazilka district Gurtej Singh Ghuriana’s wife Rajvansh Kaur allegedly consumed some poisonous substance at her place in Abohar for being irked her husband’s closeness with an Istri Akali Dal leader of the constituency. The party removed Jagdish Kaur

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Copper essential for burning fat: Study

Washington: Copper plays a critical role in metabolism by helping move fat out of cells and into the blood stream for use as energy, a study said. Findings about copper and fat cells, called adipocytes, by the group from the University of California, Berkeley, will be published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology in July,

61 migrants from Central, South America rescued in Mexico

Mexico City: Mexico’s federal agents and marines rescued 61 Central and South American migrants during two different operations, federal and state authorities said on Saturday. Twenty-one migrants from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Colombia were discovered confined in a house in Reynosa, a city on the Mexico-US border on Monday night, Xinhua reported. The migrants,

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Air quality alert issued in Canada

Toronto: Canadian government officials has said there were high levels of pollution in the air in parts of southwestern Ontario. Environment Canada and the Ontario environment ministry on Saturday issued a special air quality statement for Windsor, Essex and Chatham-Kent, Xinhua reported. “A special air quality statement is in place due to the possibility of

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State not contemplating any ban on Udta Punjab, says SAD

 The impression being created that SAD is trying to censor the film is ‘absolutely untrue’  SAD urges ECI to convene all party meeting on putting a stop to misadventure before polls Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday said the Punjab Government was not contemplating any ban on Shahid Kapoor-starrer ‘’Udta Punjab’’, which is

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Rebellion hits Cong in Haryana, R K Anand loses

New Delhi/Chandigarh: In what is seen as a rebellion by Congress MLAs in Haryana, where the party is caught in the morass of groupism, the BJP-backed independent candidate Subhash Chandra scored an upset victory as the Congress stalwart Kapil Sibal pulled it off in Uttar Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha polls in which union ministers M

Breaking: BSF shot two drug smugglers, One held- recovers 15 packets heroin, 3 weapons

Fazilka: Two Pakistani smugglers were shot dead, whereas  another was injured in encounter by border security force (BSF) foiling an attempt to smuggle the drugs on Indo-Pak Border at Fazilka. The BSF have recovered 15 packets of heroin along with three weapons and live cartridges. While revealing the information, Inspector General (IG) of BSF Anil Paliwal

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Detailed Story: 5 killed, 24 injured in HP bus accident

Shimla: As many as five persons, including two women, were killed on the spot while 24 others were injured, five of them seriously, when a private bus fell into a 150 feet gorge near a curve in Darlaghat in Solan district, 45-km from here on Saturday evening. The ill-fated bus, carrying about 50 passengers, was

ASI saves two lives using turban, recommended for President Medal

Jalandhar: Jalandhar CIA Staff Assistant Sub Inspector made the Punjab Police proud by saving 2 lives inside Devi Talab Mandir on Saturday morning. ASI Mohan Singh is posted in the spot for duty in Kar Sewa, which is on in the temple. Singh used his turban to save a mother and her 5 year-old-child who were

Breaking – Punjab Transfers: Four PPS officers transferred, complete details here

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government on Saturday issued orders for transfer of four PPS officers. The details are as under:    1. Gurnam Singh, PPS                Posted as Assistant Inspector General of Police (Traffic), Punjab based at Chandigarh 2. Balwinder Singh, PPS             Posted as

Breaking: Indebted farmer’s wife, son end life in Samana village

Patiala: Not able to take the burden of a huge debt anymore, a farmer’s wife and son committed suicide in village Bibipur of Samana by jumping into the Bhakra canal on Saturday. As per information available, Ramkaran Singh, a marginal farmer had taken a loan after mortgaging his one and quarter acre land for the marriage

Punjab Police cops tops the chart in drugs smuggling at the border, says Jakhar

Punjab Congress chief spokesperson Sunil Jakhar highlighted that Punjab Police cops had the highest number in drugs smuggling, as per the data shared by Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in the parliament   Jalandhar: Former CLP leader and Punjab Congress chief spokesperson Sunil Jakharon Saturday brought to the fore a

Breaking: Bus rolls down bridge near Shimla, five killed

Shimla: Five people were killed when a bus fell down a bridge at Chamatri near here. As per reports, around 26 people have been injured in the accident.  More details awaited.                                                

Postal payments bank coming in major districts: Prasad

New Delhi: Government is firming up plans toset up 650 branches of India Post Payments Bank at all major district headquarters by September 2017, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said in a letter to all postal employees. “The India Post Payments Bank shall be set up with an investment of Rs 800

Dutch woman held in Qatar after making rape complaint

The Hague: A 22-year-old Dutch woman is being held in Qatar on suspicion of adultery after she said she was raped while on holiday there, her lawyer and Dutch media said today. The woman says she was drugged in a hotel, and that she realised she had been raped when she woke up in an

School teachers in Haryana told not wear jeans at work

Chandigarh: School teachers in Haryana havebeen told not to wear jeans at work and to be formally dressed. An order in this regard was issued by Director of Elementary Education, Haryana (Panchkula). “It has been observed that teachers in primary and middle schools come to schools in jeans. They are also found in jeans while