Apr 26

Every act of public functionary must be bona fide: HC

Nainital: Every act of a public functionary at any level must be bona fide even in an action like imposing President’s rule in a state, which is liable to be struck down if it is done with mala fide, the Uttarakhand High Court has held. The court noted that there is a modicum of power

Now, BSP to reach out to ‘Upper Castes’ voters: Karimpuri

Shunning the traditional tag of being a ‘Dalit’s’ party, BSP was now planning to reach out to the upper castes people in Punjab Jalandhar: BSP Punjab President Avtar Singh Karimpuri on Monday said that contrary to the projection of BSP being a ‘Dalit’s party’, the state leadership was all set to reach out to the ‘Upper

78.93% students pass ten plus two exam of HP Board

The pass percentage is up by 10.29% over last year, girls dominate the merit list, but boys top in commerce and arts streams Shimla: Girls have outshone boys in the overall merit list of ten plus two examination result of the Himachal Pradesh School Education Board, even as the boys have clinched top three spots

Former CLP leader to meet PM Modi, seek ‘physical verification’ of food grains

Former CLP leader Sunil Jhakar demanded a probe by a sitting judge in the Rs 12,000 food grain scam Jalandhar: Former CLP leader Sunil Jhakar on Monday said that a delegation of congress leaders would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a ‘physical verification’ of food grains scam in Punjab and demanded a probe by

Salim Khan defends son Salman’s Olympic ambassador appointment

Mumbai: Scriptwriter Salim Khan today defended his actor-son Salman Khan’s appointment as goodwill ambassador of the Indian Olympic contingent, which has been criticised by some noted sports personalties of the country. Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and sprint legend Milkha Singh had raised eyebrows over India Olympic Association’s (IOA) decision to go with the 50-year-old Bollywood superstar

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First Sena leader’s murder, now firing in air during his cremation shames Khanna police

Khanna (Punjab): While the murder of Shiv Sena leader Durga Prasad Gupta in a broad daylight on Saturday put a serious question on functioning of Khanna police, open firing in air in Gupta’s honour by Shiv Sainiks during his cremation here on Monday further highlighted the police inefficiency. A heavy police force, that had been

Paresh Rawal fined Rs 2,000 for odd-even violation

New Delhi: BJP MP and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal was fined Rs.2,000 for breaking the odd-even traffic scheme here on Monday. He apologized: “Made a serious blunder… Sorry Arvindji and Delhiites.” The actor was challaned in the morning for travelling in an even-numbered car (DL9C AE1914) while going to parliament. The BJP MP not only

Ishrat Jahan Case: Ex-Home Minister Chidambaram Denies He Signed Affidavits

New Delhi: Under fire from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Ishrat Jahan case, former Union home minister P Chidambaram today said the ruling party is “only trying to divert attention from the real issue by raising the affidavit controversy”. He also said the affidavits were not signed by him but the then under

Jewellers Back On Strike, Shops Shut For 3 Days

New Delhi: Jewellers and bullion traders in several parts of the country, including Delhi, today resumed their strike, demanding rollback of the one per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery. Most of the shops and jewellery showrooms are closed today in the national capital and other major cities, Vice-President of the All India Sarafa Association,

‘I have been here once earlier, there in Pakistan they trouble you a lot’: Pakistani infiltrator after arrest on border

  Amritsar: The Border Security Forces on Monday arrested a Pakistani infiltrator on the border here.  On interrogation, the individual revealed that he had been sent on a reconnaissance trek by his handlers on the Pakistan side with the express instructions to check out the presence of Indian security forces on their planned crossover point. 

State Bank of India will now check your credit history before giving you a job

Hyderabad: If you want to apply for a job at State Bank of India (SBI), any default on loans or credit card payment will render your ineligible. SBI, which is in the process of recruiting Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates in clerical cadre, has stipulated that candidates with poor credit

JNU rusticates Umar, 2 others; Rs 10,000 fine on Kanhaiya

New Delhi: The JNU on Monday rusticated Umar Khalid and two other students for varying duration and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with the February 9 event on the campus against Afzal Guru’s hanging. Umar was rusticated for one semester, another student leader Anirban Bhattacharya till July 15 and

Navdeep Gill elected as new president of Punjab Public Relations Officers Association

Ludhiana: The members of the Punjab Public Relations Officers Associations, Punjab on Monday elected Navdeep Gill as the new president of the body in elections which held at Chandigarh. The office bearers who were elected for the other executives posts includes Senu Duggal as chairperson, Prabhdeep Singh Nathowal as senior vice president and Iqbal Singh

This is wrong, you are dividing Punjab into sub-minority communities: MP Ravneet Bittoo in parliament on Gurdwaras Act

New Delhi: Parliament today passed a bill to amend a 91-year-old law to exclude Sahajdharis from voting in the elections to Sikh religious bodies, fulfilling a long- pending demand of the community ahead of assembly elections in Punjab next year. The Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha more than a

First Sena leader’s murder, now firing in air during his cremation shames Khanna police

Khanna: While the murder of Shiv Sena leader Durga Prasad Gupta in a broad daylight on Saturday put a serious question on the functioning of Khanna police, open firing in air in Gupta’s honour by Shiv Sainiks during his cremation here on Monday further highlighted the police inefficiency. A heavy police force that had been deployed to prevent any untoward incident

ISIS’ Chief Recruiter For India Killed In Airstrike, US Asked For Details

NEW DELHI: The ISIS’ chief recruiter in India has been killed in a US airstrike in Syria last week, ending a large hunt of security agencies for a man considered “extremely crucial” in setting up the terror network’s fledgling bases in the country, official sources said on Monday. The sources said India was informed by

Facebook rolls out new tool to let users type in Hindi

New Delhi: Facebook on Monday rolled out a new tool to let Hindi speakers express themselves in the native language with ease. “We are now rolling out a lightweight Hindi editor inside the Facebook app for Android phones,” the social media giant said in a statement. When the app setting is turned on, a button

Shraddha made me nervous about dancing: Tiger Shroff

Mumbai: Tiger Shroff is known for his dancing skills, but the actor confessed that his “Baaghi” co-star Shraddha Kapoor made him anxious and says he was glad that they had “different steps”. “Shraddha is a fantastic dancer. After seeing ‘ABCD 2’ and her dance in ‘Sun sathiya’, I really admire her dancing skills,” Tiger said.

Death toll reaches 25 in Pakistan’s toxic sweetmeat case

Lahore: With the death of five more persons, the toll in the tragic sweetmeat poisoning incident in Pakistan’s Punjab province rose to 25, officials said today amid reports that the sweets may have been tainted with pesticides smuggled in from China. The government sent a 10-member team led by Punjab Food Authority (PFA) director Ayesha

‘We Don’t Go To Manali’: Chief Justice Retorts After PM’s Suggestion

New Delhi: After he broke down during a meeting on Sunday while talking about the work pressure on judges, Chief Justice of India TS Thakur had a sharp response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment on court vacations. Justice Thakur said: “We don’t go to Manali. Judges of constitutional benches write their order…When one side is