Jun 29

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Monsoon picks up pace, to hit Pun, Har, Delhi in 2-3 days: IMD

New Delhi: The Southwest Monsoon is likely to hit the national capital in next 2-3 days as it picks up pace and advances further to parts of northwest India, IMD said today. A deep depression in the Arabian Sea off Gujarat coast had affected the pace of the southwest monsoon and taken away a lot

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Punjab’s octogenarian CM gears up for another tough political battle

Chandigarh: He may be touching 90 and may be the country’s oldest serving chief minister, but Punjab’s Parkash Singh Badal is not willing to give up just yet — politically speaking. Badal, who has seen electoral politics from the year when the country got its independence in 1947, is readying himself for another electoral battle

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Sikh WWII veteran dies in Canada

Toronto: Pritam Singh Jauhal, a 95-year-old World War II veteran and a prominent figure in the Sikh-Canadian community who fought and won a high profile battle to allow Sikhs wearing turbans into the Royal Canadian Legions, has died. Lt-Col Pritam Singh Jauhal passed away peacefully in Surrey on Sunday, his daughter was quoted as saying

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Fire in train, no casualty

Chandigarh: A fire today broke out in the engine of Pathankot-Delhi Dhauladhar Express near Bahadurgarh in Haryana’s Jhajjar district. No casualty was reported in the mishap. “The fire broke out in the engine of the train soon after it left Sampla Railway Station near Rohtak. It was stopped at Asodha Station in Bahadurgarh,” a Government

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Breaking: Woman murdered by her two sons in Ludhiana village

Ludhiana: In a shocking incident a 42 year old woman was allegedly murdered by her two sons at village Chakkar near Jagraon on Wednesday. The Ludhiana Rural Police have initiated investigation in the case. The accused has fled from the spot after killing their mother.From the preliminary investigation the police suspected that the accused duo was

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Parliament’s monsoon session from July 18 to August 12

New Delhi: Parliament’s monsoon session will be held from July 18 to August 12, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu announced on Wednesday. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. “The session will begin from July 18… There will be 20 working

Congress stages walk out from MC House meet

Chandigarh: Congress staged a walk out of MC house meet in Chandigarh today. Nominated councillor Shagufta Parveen alleged that congress councillors used to touch their feet to get votes during election.Congress sits on dharna outside House room. Mayor urges congress councillors to end protest and join house proceedings.Congress Councillors agreed and join the house

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Senior Tripura government official suspended after rape charge

Agartala: A senior Tripura Civil Service officer Panna Ahmed has been suspended after an FIR was lodged against him alleging that he had raped a woman, official sources said today. Chief Secretary Y P Singh said Ahmed, a joint director of sports and youth affairs department, was suspended yesterday after an FIR was lodged by

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Cabinet clears pay hike for 1 cr govt employees, pensioners

New Delhi: In a bonanza for over 1 crore government employees and pensioners, the Cabinet today approved implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, which had recommended an overall hike of 23.5 per cent. “Congratulations to central government officers, employees & pensioners on a historic rise in their salary & allowances through the 7th CPC (Central

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Goa RSS chief resigns from committee set up for CM’s birthday

Panaji: In an embarrassment to the BJP-ledGoa government, state RSS Chief Subhash Velingkar has resigned from the committee formed to celebrate the 60th birthday of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, next week. “I know it is a very emotional moment for a human being when it is his 60th birthday…that is the reason I had given

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Case filed against Modi for insulting national flag

Patna: A case has been filed in a Bihar court against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for insulting the national flag, a lawyer said on Wednesday. The case was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate in Muzaffarpur district. The court has fixed July 16 for the hearing. Prakash Kumar, a resident of Pokhraira village,

NIA conducts raids in Hyderabad

New Delhi/Hyderabad: The National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted raids at 10 locations in Hyderabad following a secret information about a terror module and recovered arms and ammunitions, an offical said. “The NIA with the help of local police has conducted searches at 10 locations in Hyderabad city today morning. The searches are still

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Malayalam TV journalist Sanil Philip passes away

Kottayam (Ker): Malayalam TV journalist Sanil Philip died here early today following injuries suffered in an accident last week. Sanil (33) was critically injured on June 20 when the autorickshaw in which he was travelling turned turtle after its driver lost its control on a road near Mundakkayam in the district.    He was rushed

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Top Australian golfer withdraws from Olympics over Zika fears

Canberra: Australia’s top golfer, Jason Day, on Wednesday announced his withdrawal from the upcoming Rio Olympics over fears of the Zika virus. The 28-year-old made the announcement on his social media account stating he would not put his wife and his family at risk, Xinhua news agency reported. “It is with deep regret I announce

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No report of Indian casualty in Turkey blast: MEA

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday said that there were no reports of any Indian among the casualties in the attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on Tuesday evening that killed 36 people and injured over 145 others. MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that the Indian Consulate and Embassy tweeted the emergency

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Istanbul airport blasts: 41 killed; Turkish PM blames IS

Istanbul: Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores of others at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport in an attack the government blamed on Islamic State extremists.  Funerals were expected today for some of the victims – who included at least 23 Turkish citizens and 13 foreign nationals – as Turkish authorities

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Rain, landslides block roads in Uttarakhand

Dehradun: Heavy rains and landslides have blocked many roads in the hill state of Uttarakhand, an official said on Wednesday. The roads include the Kedarnath highway and the Badrinath highway at Nandprayag. Efforts were on to clear the roads and bring the disrupted traffic back to track, the official said. “The Border Road Organisation is

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Khloe Kardashian gets Twitter tips from sisters

Los Angeles: Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has revealed she asks her sisters for advice on what she should post on Twitter and they often stop her from tweeting embarrassing things. The 32-year-old star is known for being outspoken and honest on her Twitter and Instagram accounts but she has now started to check in

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NASA’s most powerful rocket set for Mars journey

Washington: Inching closer to send world’s most powerful rocket to Mars, US space agency NASA on Tuesday successfully fire-tested a booster for the Space Launch System (SLS) at Orbital ATK’s test facilities in Promontory, Utah. This was the last full-scale test for the booster before SLS is ready in 2018 for the first uncrewed test

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Bali accuses Sharma of assault, to register FIR

Chandigarh: Congress spokesperson Gurwinder Singh Bali is likely to register an FIR against Dera Bassi MLA and CPS N K Sharma after his meeting with PPCC leaders in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Bali alleged that Sharma physically assaulted him in a television debate on a renowned Punjabi news channel based in Phase 8, Mohali. Talking to