May 05

104 helpline works as guide to blood banks in Punjab

Chandigarh: Tall claims earlier made by the government for providing the blood to the patients through 104 medical helpline on a call has fallen flat as the service was turned into a mere guidance facility for the patients seeking blood. Sunil Gandhi, project manager of 104 medical helpline Punjab said that the service to provide

Hong Kong beauty salon raided over ‘bogus’ treatments

Hong Kong: Hong Kong police on Thursday said they raided a beauty salon and arrested 11 women, after customers accused it of offering fraudulent medical treatments. Police said seven people suffering from cancer, skin disease and depression were allegedly cheated out of 5 million Hong Kong dollars ($645,000) on treatments reportedly involving oxygen inhalation and

CBI summons Harish Rawat in corruption case

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday summoned ousted Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat to Delhi for questioning on Monday in a corruption case.

Punjab Police Transfers;12 PPS Officers shifted

 Chandigarh: Punjab Government on Thursday issued transfer order of 12 PPS

Court grants exemption to Kejriwal in Bidhuri defamation case

New Delhi: A court here on Thursday granted exemption to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from personal appearance in a defamation case filed by BJP parliamentarian Ramesh Bidhuri. Kejriwal’s counsel Rishikesh Kumar and Neha Rastogi told Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh that Kejriwal has to attend a government meeting and he would not be able to

Dharamsala to have a Hollywood-style hillside sign

Dharamsala (HP): Dharamsala will have a signon the lines of the famous ‘Hollywood’ sign in Los Angeles, on a hillock of Indru Nag. A 100-feet high national flag mast shall also be erected near it and the budget for the project will be Rs 25 lakh, Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma has said.

Pakistani court inquires about Indian citizen’s release

Islamabad: A Pakistani court has inquired about the arrest and expected date of release of an Indian national who was sentenced to three years imprisonment by a military court.The Peshawar High Court has directed the interior ministry and provincial home department to inform about Hamid Nehal Ansari’s release date, and ordered the prison administration to

Commission takes suo-moto notice of boycott of Dalits

Chandigarh: Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission has taken a suo-moto notice to the boycott of the Dalit community of Samuran village in district Sangrur. The Deputy Commissioner and the Senior Superintendent of Police Sangrur have been directed to investigate the matter and submit the report within seven days. Assuring a strong action against the erring,

VIPs visit murdered Dalit woman’s mother, probe continues

Perumbavoor (Kerala): A stream of high-profile people are visiting a hospital here in Ernakulam district to meet the mother of a poor Dalit woman whose brutal murder has shocked not just Kerala but the rest of the country. Jisha, a 27-year-old law student, was found murdered on April 28 near a canal here by her

Kasich withdraws from Republican presidential race; Trump emerges as the presumptive Republican nominee

Washington: Governor John Kasich of Ohio has announced to drop out of the Republican presidential race, leaving alone Donald Trump who is now the party’s presumptive nominee for the November 8 general elections in the US. “While I suspend my campaign, I have renewed faith, deeper faith, that the Lord will show me the way

Bubaneshwar-bound flight suffers bird hit; passengers safe

New Delhi: A Vistara flight with 50passengers onboard from here suffered a bird hit while it was in the process of landing at the Bhubaneswar Airport this morning. The flight, however, made a normal landing and all passengers are safe, a source said. The bird-hit aircraft is grounded at the Bhubaneswar airport where engineers are

Sir Ian McKellen to visit India with ‘Shakespeare Lives’ on film

Chandigarh: Sir Ian McKellen to visit India with ‘Shakespeare Lives’ a global programme launched by the British Council and Great Britain.The campaign will celebrate Shakespeare’s works and his influence on culture, education and society. Shakespeare’s legacy across theatre and film has been unparalleled. It has transcended borders and has been adapted, represented and celebrated globally.

Honest Chouhan: Punjab-born transit supervisor demonstrates extreme honesty to return passenger money

Calgary (Canada): In an example of extreme honesty, Punjab born Calgary Transit Supervisor Kulbir Chouhan teamed up with Calgary Transit Operator Dan Storozuk to return a lost wallet containing $1,000 to a very grateful commuter, Bernadete Schneuiker.  When a little old lady tapped bus operator Dan Storozuk on the shoulder handing over some lost property,

Life sentence for four in Mumbai double-murder case

Mumbai: A Sessions Court here on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment four youths charged with killing two men who attempted to prevent them from molesting their women friends five years ago, a top legal official said. The convicts are Jitesha Rana, Sunil Bodh, Satish Dulgaj and Dipak Pivar who had attacked Keenan Santos, 24, and

Judge orders questioning of Hillary Clinton’s aides about emails

Washington: A federal judge has ordered questioning of Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton’s top aides about her secret email server. Top Clinton aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl D. Mills will be deposed, as will Bryan Pagliano, who reportedly maintained the server and Clinton’s email account tied to the secret system, The Washington Times reported. Clinton

Bangladesh SC upholds Jamaat chief’s death sentence

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence it handed down to chief of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami Motiur Rahman Nizami over crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War with Pakistan. The four-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha pronounced the single-word judgment. “Rejected,” said the top judge about the

103-year-old enclave dweller casts his first vote in Bengal elections

Dinhata (West Bengal): Doddering and frail but nevertheless beaming with pride, 103-year-old former enclave dweller Mohammed Ajgar Ali cast his maiden vote in the sixth and final phase of the West Bengal elections on Thursday. Ali is one of the 9,776 newly registered electors from the erstwhile enclaves in Cooch Behar district. Accompanied by his

Eat grapes to help lower obesity risk

New York: Consuming grapes combined with a diet rich in saturated fats can lower obesity risk as well as improve gut bacteria, a new study has found. According to researchers, it may also help counter the negative effects of a high fat diet, including heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. The findings showed that the unique

Ex IAF chief Tyagi questioned by ED

New Delhi: Former IAF chief S P Tyagi was questioned on Thursday by the ED  in connection with the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal after being quizzed for days by the CBI in the case. Tyagi arrived at the zonal office of the agency here just before 11 AM and agency sources said he

Gangrape victim suicide case: Accused detained under NSA

Muzaffarnagar: An accused in the gangrape of ahealth worker, who later committed suicide, in January has been detained under the National Security Act by the district authorities. District Magistrate D K Singh said main accused in the case, Shahid (23), who is in jail, was yesterday detained under the National Security Act. A 40-year-old married