May 02

Bihar panchayat polls: 10 injured in clashes

Patna: At least 10 people were injured and over a dozen arrested in incidents of violence on Monday during the third phase of the panchayat elections in Bihar, officials said. More than 30 percent voters cast their vote to elect 40,943 members of the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions, they said. “Ten people were injured in

Breaking News: Punjab Transfers – Nine senior IAS officers transferred

The Punjab government on Monday  ordered the transfers and postings of 9 IAS officers with immediate effect. LIST OF TRANSFERRED IAS OFFICERS > NS Kalsi IAS has been posted as Addl Principal Secretary Development. > Roshan Sunkaria IAS has been posted as  Principal Secretary, Labour Printing and Stationery > AK Sinha IAS has been posted as 

Exclusive images: Final adieu to Rocky – Thousands converge at funeral in native village

Fazilka: Thousands of people gathered, some of them climbing on to trees to get a look, at village Jhuggian Kehar Singh here to say their final good bye to a very popular gang lord who held a Robinhood image among the residents here. Politicians from UP also marked their presence at the event. Rocky was

CBI questions former IAF chief SP Tyagi

New Delhi: CBI on Monday examined former IAF chief SP Tyagi in connection with alleged corruption in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. Tyagi arrived at CBI headquarters at around 10 AM for questioning. The Milan Court of Appeals — equivalent of an Indian high Court — has given details of how alleged bribes

Diluted apple juice best to treat dehydration in kids

Toronto: As the summer picks up the heat, kids suffering from mild gastroenteritis and dehydration should be given diluted apple juice instead of electrolyte drinks to replace fluid losses from diarrhea and vomiting, researchers say. The results showed that 17 percent children who were administered diluted apple juice experienced less treatment failure compared to 25

Wooden toymaker keeps alive traditional craft

Jalandhar: Indigenously crafted wooden toys may have disappeared off the shelves with an influx of cheap Chinese-made alternatives flooding the market, but a determined craftsman here continues to resist the winds of change. Hard at work in a small shop on the outskirts of Jalandhar, Darshan Singh on Sunday said he has been crafting wooden

Sikh art exhibits to spread awareness about identity in US

New Delhi: Even 15 years after 9/11, Sikhs in the US feel they are more likely to face profiling, bigotry and backlash than the average American because of the two symbols of their distinct identity – beard and turban. To dispel this misperception and spread better awareness about the religion, a new Sikh art exhibit

Supreme Court to consider NEET exemption applications on Tuesday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a batch of applications seeking that NEET for admissions to undergraduate medical courses may not be thrust on the states and they may be allowed to conduct their own entrance examinations. An apex court bench headed by the Chief Justice P.S. Thakur on Monday said the

People turning their backs to Bolda Punjab, claims Dhindsa

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday said the people of Malwa had shown the mirror to both the sham ‘Bolda Punjab’ exercise as well as Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann for trying to befool them with false propaganda. “The wave has turned against you from the very region in which you derived the maximum

Blasphemy case for ‘desecrating’ Sikh man’s turban in Pakistan

Islamabad: Five employees of a transport company and the owner of a bus terminal were booked under blasphemy law for desecrating a Sikh passenger’s turban in Pakistan’s Punjab province, the media reported on Monday. The complainant, Mahinder Paal Singh (29), a resident of Multan, told Dawn online that he was travelling from Faisalabad to Multan

Cong will re-open all cases of Dalit atrocities: Hans

Barnala: Continuing his ‘Samaj Jodo’ campaign in Malwa region in Dhanaula on Sunday, Congress leader Hans Raj Hans said that the complaints with Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission against atrocities on Dalits increased to 7,709 in 2015 as compared to 473 in 2007. The Congress, if voted to power, will re-open all the cases of

AAP to release ‘blueprint’ for Punjab youth, farmers

New Delhi: AAP will this month release its ‘blueprint’ for the youth and farmers of Punjab, giving details of the work it’s government would undertake if the party is elected to power in the state where Assembly polls are due next year. “In the first week of May, we are releasing our blueprint for the

Man who sells books in a ‘secret’ book shop

Chandigarh: For the last almost two decades, Mandeep has waited for book lovers for hours sitting under a huge tree, with a bookstand next to him, on Chandigarh-Samrala highway. The owner of the ‘book shop’ which is often described as ‘kitaban wala khokha’ by his regular visitors, Mandeep, who left his studies in BA Part

Free Internet for visiting devotees at Golden Temple

Amritsar: Devotees visiting the Golden Temple will now have free Wi-Fi internet access within the temple complex and its peripheral area. The service would not be available inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and the marbled area around the water pond, keeping religious ethics in view, Additional Secretary of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Daljit

Rawat accepts his ‘presence’ in sting CD

Dehradun: Ousted chief minister Harish Rawat on Sunday virtually admitted his presence in the controversial sting CD, but said it was not a crime to meet a journalist or an MLA and dismissed the conversation shown in the video as ‘meaningless’. Alleging that the sting operation and the CBI probe into it were part of

Tracks clearing begin after train derailment near Ghaziabad

Lucknow: Clearing of the tracks and removing eight derailed coaches of the Delhi-Faizabad 14206 Padmavat Express began on Monday morning, police said. The train had derailed between Kakather and Gadhmukteshwar in Hapur on Sunday night. The derailed coaches included two sleeper, four air-conditioned coaches, guard, and seating and luggage rake (SLR) coach, a railway official

Diesel taxi drivers protest, block traffic

New Delhi: In a bid to protest against a Supreme Court decision to ban diesel taxis in the national capital, cab drivers on Monday blocked traffic in west Delhi’s Rajokri area. The blockage near Rajokri area also obstructed traffic in both the carraigeways from Dhaula Kuan to Gurgaon. “The taxi drivers on Monday morning blocked

‘Just 1 pc of population pays taxes’

New Delhi: Taxpayers account for just about one per cent of India’s population, but tax outgo was over Rs 1 crore for as many as 5,430 individuals, as per the latest data disclosed by the government for assessment year 2012-13. As part of a transparency drive, the government has made public direct tax data for

Sikh students asked to take off karas, kirpans

Ambala: Controversy has gripped the patwaris’ recruitment examination when Sikh examinees, who had come to take test, were asked to take off ‘karas’ (bracelets) and ‘’kirpans’ before entering the examination hall. The students protested outside the examination hall here on Sunday against the examination centre staff, accusing them of hurting their religious sentiments. Sensing that

British charities announce biggest donations against dementia

London: Two of Britain’s leading charities have announced their biggest ever donations for research to curb dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK on Sunday announced their biggest ever financial commitments to the cause, each pledging 50 million pounds ($73 million), Xinhua news agency reported. The 100 million pounds will be added to the