Feb 20

Sand mining auction gets pitiable response
Sand mining auction gets pitiable response

Sand mining auction gets pitiable response Chandigarh(RajayDeep) – Amid reports of bidders having failed to pay instalments of multi-crore bids on which they got mining rights last year in the much-hyped sand mining auction, the state’s yet another attempt to lease out 51 new quarries for mining in different districts on Monday also miserably failed to evoke

CM to meet Canadian PM: Red carpet roll out for dignitary
CM to meet Canadian PM: Red carpet roll out for dignitary

CM to meet Canadian PM: Red carpet roll out for dignitary Chandigarh – Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold a meeting in Amritsar on February 21, officials said on Monday ending long-standing uncertainty. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is all set to take Punjab’s close business as well as

Bajwa writes to Captain 'negating' Cabinet decision
Bajwa writes to Captain ‘negating’ Cabinet decision

Bajwa writes to Captain ‘negating’ Cabinet decision Chandigarh – Rajya Sabha member Partap Singh Bajwa has played a smart googly to bowl his ‘bete noire’ – Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. It is an open secret that Bajwa and Amarinder nurse disgruntled feelings against each other and that has been admitted by both at different occasions

Police failed in implementing CM's order: SAD
Police failed in implementing CM’s order: SAD

Police failed in implementing CM’s order: SAD Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday said the state police had failed to implement Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s orders to clamp down on goonda tax which was on the increase with even the Indian Air Force (IAF) authorities complaining of this and said only an

Sukhbir urges Sushma to spread awareness about Sikhism
Sukhbir urges Sushma to spread awareness about Sikhism

Sukhbir urges Sushma to spread awareness about Sikhism Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday urged Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to make more concerted efforts to create awareness about the Sikh religion as well as its proponents, saying recent death threats received by first United States Sikh Mayor Ravinder

We have managed short-pitched balls pretty well on SA tour: Bhuvi
We have managed short-pitched balls pretty well on SA tour: Bhuvi

We have managed short-pitched balls pretty well on SA tour: Bhuvi JOHANNESBURG: The impressive performance in the ongoing South Africa tour has helped improve Indian batsmen’s reputation of not being good players of short pitched balls, pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar has asserted. Kumar said South Africa’s ploy to unsettle Indian batsmen with short-pitched balls back-fired

Mumbai actor tweets police, asks for help after man masturbates in front of his wife

Mumbai actor tweets police, asks for help after man masturbates in front of his wife. Actor Sumeet Ragahvan took to Twitter on Monday afternoon, reporting to the police that an unidentified man had masturbated in front of his wife in Vile Parle. The police said they were hunting for the accused. The Vile Parle police

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan meets Twitter officials
Amitabh Bachchan meets Twitter officials

Amitabh Bachchan meets Twitter officials. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who threatened to quit Twitter after losing followers earlier this month, met some officials from the micro-blogging site to understand the digital platform. He says the working on the micro-blogging platform is very apparent. “The Twitter team came from across the seas to visit me at work

Family tries to poison girl for 'honour'
Family tries to poison girl for ‘honour’

A minor girl’s father and uncle have been booked for allegedly trying to poison her after she married a man of her choice in Muzaffarnagar district, police said today.The girl’s father and uncle have been absconding after a police complaint was registered against them yesterday. The girl has been admitted to a hospital in the

Ali Abbas Zafar starts 'Bharat' journey with superstar Salman Khan
Ali Abbas Zafar starts ‘Bharat’ journey

Ali Abbas Zafar starts ‘Bharat’ journey. Director Ali Abbas Zafar has started working on his next film titled “Bharat” with superstar Salman Khan in the lead. “Work begins on ‘Bharat’ in freezing London, home for some days. May God bless us all,” Zafar tweeted on Monday. This will be the third time Salman and Zafar

Former ‘Bigg Boss’ contestant joins Kangana-starrer

Former “Bigg Boss” contestant Vivek Mishra has joined the cast of “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, starring actress Kangana Ranaut. “I’m really happy to star in the film. The film itself will help to educate the generation. It will teach the meaning of love for the nation. Queen of Jhansi was an inspiring figure,” Vivek

Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019

Singapore said today it would impose a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and make companies more competitive as global agreements on climate change take effect. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said the tax would be levied on all facilities producing 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions a

‘Black Panther’ breaks box-office records in debut weekend

‘Black Panther’ breaks box-office records in debut weekend. The Disney-Marvel movie ‘Black Panther’ has received the fifth-biggest opening of all time by raking in a whopping $192 million in the debut weekend. The Ryan Coogler-directorial has blown away the record for the largest opening for an African-American director which belonged to F. Gary Gray and

Google 'Tez'
Pay utility bills now with Google ‘Tez’

Google India on Monday announced that people can now pay water, electricity, DTH and mobile bills with its “Tez” digital payment app without any transaction charges. Built on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the “Tez” app will bring bill payments for over 80 billers for private and public utility service providers across the country.“We are adding

Bagdogra airport to install sanitary napkin vending machines
Bagdogra airport to install sanitary napkin vending machines

The Bagdogra airport in Darjeeling district will soon have sanitary napkin dispensing machines at its terminal, a senior Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said today.The facility would be available at ladies toilets in the airport at the end of this month and the cost of each napkin will be Rs 5, Director of Bagdogra

Body of heavily-armed Pak infiltrator recovered along LoC
Body of heavily-armed Pak infiltrator recovered along LoC

The body of a heavily-armed Pakistani intruder was recovered along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pooch district after the Army thwarted an infiltration attempt by a group of terrorists under the cover of Pakistani firing, an Army official said today.The body was recovered during a search and sanitisation operation launched after

Trudeau calls Sabarmati Ashram
Trudeau calls Sabarmati Ashram ‘beautiful place of peace, humility and truth’

A beautiful place of peace, humility and truth, that is as needed today as it ever was,” read the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s words of praise for the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati, which he visited on Monday, along with his family. The other family membes also signed the visitor’s book.Trudeau, his wife Sophie and children Xavier, Hadrien and Ella-Grace

Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joins BJP
Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joins BJP

Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joins BJP: Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Monday.The actress joined the party in the presence of Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior leaders at the party’s state headquarters here. Mohanty said she joined the party as she was inspired by the

Rannbhoomi: KJo, Varun Dhawan reunite for 3rd time
Rannbhoomi: KJo, Varun Dhawan reunite for 3rd time

Rannbhoomi: KJo, Varun Dhawan reunite for 3rd time. Ace filmmaker Karan Johar on Monday announced a new film starring Bollywood star Varun Dhawan. Tiled ‘Rannbhoomi’, the movie will reunite Varun with ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ and ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ director Shashank Khaitan. KJo took to Twitter to reveal the news as he wrote, “So proud

Rs 1 cr heist at Shiva temple in Haryana
Rs 1 cr heist at Shiva temple in Haryana

Rs 1 cr heist at Shiva temple in Haryana: Thieves took away jewellery and valuables worth nearly Rs 1 crore from a historic Shiva Temple in Haryana’s Panchkula district, police said on Monday.The theft took place in Saketri on the intervening night of February 18-19. The entire theft was caught on CCTV.”The thieves broke open locks