Jun 18

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Rs 500 currency note lands traffic cop in hot waters

Jalandhar: In a surprising move, Jalandhar Police Commissioner Arpit Shukla conducted a sting operation and caught a traffic constable red-handed while he was accepting bribes. According to information available, some persons complained to the Commissioner that a traffic cop was harassing owners of vehicles bearing registration numbers of other states and collecting bribes. Shukla called

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Udta Punjab generates good interest; viewers find it exaggerated

Chandigarh: Anurag Kashyap ought to be one happy man on Friday. The extraordinary media attention in the last two weeks for Udta Punjab, his latest production, has translated into a good opening for the movie on the first day. Being at the core of it, the film has generated tremendous interest, especially among the youth, in Punjab and Chandigarh. Theaters

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Project Vahan Operation gives a leg up to police effectiveness in checking crime in Punjab

Jalandhar: ‘Vahan Operation Project’ has brought a sea change in the traditional policing in Punjab Police. Briefing the media on the success story of the project, Jalandhar Range IG Lok Nath Angra said that Vahan Operation has helped Punjab police solve numerous cases of snatching, NDPS and theft in 6 districts of Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, SBS

Aircel launches 3G services in Himachal

Shimla: Telecom operator Aircel on Friday launched 3G services in Himachal Pradesh. Customers can now use high-speed mobile internet with an average speed of upto two Mbps, Airecel’s business head Deepinder Tiwana told reporters here. About the growth of mobile data users, he said: “We’ve witnessed a sharp rise in data users in the last

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Breaking: Child kidnapped from Golden Temple returned by kidnappers

Amritsar: The police have recovered the child kidnapped from the Golden Temple on Thursday. Police sources said that Vishnu was delivered to the police station by the husband wife duo who had kidnapped him.  ACP Amritsar East Richa Agnihotri handed over the child to his parents on Friday. Sources said that the kidnappers seem to

Indira Gandhi’s Emergency speech to feature in film

New Delhi: The speech made by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on All India Radio on the night of June 25, 1975 declaring a state of Emergency will feature in the period thriller film “Sann Pachattar”. Titled “Panic”, the soundtrack has been crafted by Sandeep Madhavan of “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!” fame. “The audio rights of

Har Statute Review panel recommends repealing of 56 acts

Chandigarh: The Haryana Statute Review Committee has recommended repealing of 56 acts of the state which are no longer relevant in the present times. In addition, the Committee has also recommended amendments in the Haryana Lokayukat Act, 2000; The Haryana Right to Service Act, 2014; The Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, 1994; The Haryana Urban Development

‘Hai Apna Dil…’ release date pushed to July 15

Mumbai: Filmmaker Monjoy Mukerji’s upcoming film “Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara”, which was earlier slated to release on June 24, will now hit the screens on July 15. Confirming the date shift, Mukerji said in a statement: “Yes, we have shifted the date to July 15, and the reason being there were too many movies

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Tight security ahead of yoga day event in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Around 5,000 police personnel will keep a hawk-eye vigil on the International Yoga Day event on June 21 in Chandigarh, to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tight security arrangements will be made for the event, official sources said, adding that around 5,000 police personnel will be deployed to avoid any untoward incident.

China starts human survival experiment for space exploration

Beijing: At least four volunteers on Friday started a 180-day living experiment in a sealed space capsule, which will test technologies that will support China’s deep-space exploration projects. The volunteers will live in a sealed capsule in Shenzhen city. Scientists hope the experiment will cast light on how oxygen, water and food can be used

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Shootings to recur in absence of strict gun control laws:Obama

Washington: US President Barack Obama has warned that horrific mass shooting incidents like the recent one in Orlando will continue to occur unless tougher gun control laws are adopted. “We can’t anticipate or catch every single deranged person that may wish to do harm to his neighbours, or his friends, or his coworkers, or strangers.

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Tension prevails in Faridkot, Dera followers lose faith in district Police

Ludhiana: Dera followers and bereaved kin of Gurdev Singh have declined to accept his body from DMCH Ludhiana until police nab the accused. Singh was shot in village Burj Jawahar Singh Wala in Fazilka. A Dera Sacha Sauda follower, Gurdev Singh (31) was admitted in DMCH hospital in a critical condition, as his brain had

‘Pak’s N-programme has increased risk of conflict with India’

Washington: Pakistan’s “full spectrumdeterrence” nuclear doctrine and increasing fissile production capability have increased the risk of a nuclear conflict with India, a Congressional report has said amid Pakistan’s efforts to drum up support for its NSG membership bid. “Islamabad’s expansion of its nuclear arsenal, development of new types of nuclear weapons, and adoption of a

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Connectivity with Southeast Asia priority: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the completion of the India-Myanmar-Thailand highway was New Delhi’s priority to improve access to Southeast Asia. “Connectivity is an important area and is our priority. It will help us improve access to Southeast Asia,” Modi said in a joint statement with his Thailand counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha,

US State Department officials call for strikes against Syria’s Assad

Washingotn: Over 50 US State Department officials signed an internal memo protesting US policy in Syria, calling for targeted military strikes against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and urging regime change as the only way to defeat the Islamic State. According to a US cable, Washington policy in the Middle East has been “overwhelmed”

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Udta Punjab gets a flying start; earns better than Housefull 3 on day one

Chandigarh: As per information from trade sources, Udta Punjab has got a good response for its first show in theaters across the country. Clearly, the box office controversy surrounding the movie has worked in its favor.  As per trade sources, the opening day collections of the movie are better than Housefull 3 in the Northern region. The

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SC gives no relief to 92-yr-old man, ask him to surrender

New Delhi: A 92-year-old ‘bed ridden’ man,convicted in a 1980 honour killing case, will finally have to go to jail with the Supreme Court today refusing to grant him any exemption from surrendering before the police to undergo the life term awarded to him. The vacation bench of justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and L Nageswara

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HC sets July 31 deadline for govt on beach safety measures

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed Maharashtra government to make all the beaches in the state safe by July 31 by posting life guards and providing warning signals and watchtowers, while observing that many lives have been lost in the past. These measures might help in preventing cases of drowning and saving precious lives

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HC sets July 31 deadline for govt on beach safety measures

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed Maharashtra government to make all the beaches in the state safe by July 31 by posting life guards and providing warning signals and watchtowers, while observing that many lives have been lost in the past. These measures might help in preventing cases of drowning and saving precious lives