Jun 04

Russia denounces new offensives by Nusra Front in Syria

Moscow: The Russian military command in Syria on Saturday condemned new offensives by the jihadi group Nusra Front against Syrian regime forces in the provinces of Aleppo, Idlib and Latakia. The jihadis used heavy weapons, including missile launchers, armoured vehicles and mortars, against the positions of the Syrian army and managed to gain control of two

Men becoming more aware of fashion: London-based designer

New Delhi: London-based designer Fabian Lintott, who is also the creative mind behind Hidesign men’s bags and accessories, says men are becoming more aware about fashion. Asked if men’s office bag is changing from utility to fashion, “Men’s bags focus on functionality first, but I do think men are becoming more fashion aware and this is

Badal to raise issue of Punjabi teachers with Rajasthan CM

Vanwala (Pb): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said it was unfortunate that post of Punjabi teachers in Rajasthan government schools are being abolished in Punjabi dominated areas of the state and he would take up the matter with his Rajasthan counterpart Vasundhara Raje. Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines ofSangat Darshan

Coupons ‘big’ draw among online shoppers

New Delhi: If you are someone who shops online without using coupons, think twice. A recently conducted survey indicates that four out of every five online shoppers plan ahead and seek out coupons before they shop for any product or service online. The study conducted by online coupon site Shop Pirate Coupons reveals that coupons are

Haryana traders appeal to Jats to hold peaceful agitation

Chandigarh: The business community in Haryana which faced massive financial loss during the Jat quota agitation in February this year today appealed to Jats to hold a peaceful protest in support of their demands. “We appeal to Jat leaders that they should keep their agitation peaceful and there should not be any kind of disorder

Breaking – Robbers loot five lakhs in Moga village; third such incident in a month

Moga: Robbers looted five lakhs from employees of the Credit Saving Bank, who were going from Ajitwal to Moga road on a bike were robbed by three unidentified individuals in a Swift car near village Takhanwaad. The robbers were carrying weapons with them.  As per sources, the bike was hit by the car from behind near

Bodies of boy, minor girl found on railway tracks

Jaipur: A boy and a minor girl, said to berelatives, allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train in Bassi town here. Their mutilated bodies were spotted by locals in the morning who informed the police. The 18-year-old boy and the girl, 14, were relatives and said to be in love. They had gone missing from

Underwater ‘lost city’ in Greece found to be natural formation

London: What archaeologists earlier thought to be ancient underwater remains of a long lost Greek city were in fact created by a naturally occurring phenomenon, suggests new research. When underwater divers discovered what looked like paved floors, courtyards and colonnades, they thought they had found the ruins of a long-forgotten civilisation that perished when tidal waves

Mercedes hit and run: Minor to be tried as adult

New Delhi: The Juvenile Justice Board on Saturday ordered that a minor accused in a Mercedes hit-and-run case in which a 33-year-old Delhi business consultant was killed in April this year will be tried as an adult.

Governor conveys his message on World Environment Day

Guwahati: Governor of Assam and Nagaland P BAcharya has conveyed his message to the people on World Environment Day that raises global awareness about the importance of healthy and green environment in human lives. In his message the Governor said, “World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise global awareness, to take

Paris floods stabilise as Seine starts to recede

Paris: The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris receded today for the first time in a week after nearing its highest level in three decades, triggering a scramble to save artworks in riverside museums. The Seine stood at 6.06 metres above normal levels at 8:00 am local time, down from a high of 6.10 metres overnight,

Gold crosses Rs 29k-mark, up Rs 505 on global cues

New Delhi: 4 Gold rebounded from over 3-month low by spurting Rs 505 to trade at Rs 29,225 per 10 gram at the bullion market today, on bullish global cues. Pick up in buying by jewellers at the domestic spot market too influenced the precious metal prices. Silver also recaptured the crucial 39,000-mark by rising

Police crackdown on hardliners ahead of Op Bluestar anniv

Chandigarh: Ahead of the 32nd anniversary of Operation Bluestar, Punjab Police today detained several radical leaders in raids at various places in the state as a preventive measure to maintain law and order. In Ludhiana, three Sikh hardliners, including Dal Khalsa leader Daljit Singh Bittu, were apprehended, police said. Police also detained Sikh activist Manvinder

Poor rainfall lead to low water level at Sukhna lake

Chandigarh : The dry and hot weather conditions prevailing in the City Beautiful reflected at the Sukhna Lake as the water level has started depleting. The lake bed has become visible at the regulator end and the plants beneath the water have also surfaced in the lake. Alarming for the UT Administration, the water level

‘Housefull 3’: Nothing salvages this pathetic comedy except Akshay Kumar

Film: “Housefull 3”; Directed by Sajid-Farhad; Starring: Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff, Lisa Haydon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri; Rating: * Nothing prepares you for the assault on all aesthetic consideration in this mirthless, and worthless, comedy. Nothing at all. Not even the opening when Nikitin Dheer, Samir Kochhar and Arav

When magician Ali left Kolkata mesmerised

Kolkata: Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, whopassed away in the US today, had a special connect with Kolkata as he spent three days here during the Christmas of 1990, mesmerising sports lovers with his wit and some magic tricks. The three-time world heavyweight boxing champion, who died aged 74 in Phoenix after battling the Parkinson’s disease

New blood test to boost cancer treatment

London: Researchers have found a new test that can detect changes in the levels of metabolites in the blood and help identify whether a cancer drug is working as designed or not. According to researchers, cancer drugs affect the amount of metabolites — the building blocks of fats and proteins — present in the blood

Bihar government receives report on dubious Class 12 toppers

Patna: The Bihar government on Saturday received a report on a re-assessment of 14 toppers of Class 12 examination which was meant to find out if they really deserved their high grades or had cheated their way to the top. “We have sent the report of re-test of toppers to the state government which will

Anupam Kher supports UN Women’s work on gender equality

New York: Veteran actor Anupam Kher is happy to be appointed as the 50/50 champion for gender equality to support UN Women’s work. In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took a step in

Jat stir: 48 companies of paramilitary forces deployed

Chandigarh: Ahead of the proposed Jat quota agitation from tomorrow, security arrangements in Haryana have been tightened with the deployment of 4,800 paramilitary personnel and the administration is on high alert. “Besides adequate deployment of police personnel, as many as 48 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed at various places in the state keeping