May 02

Living alone ups risk of mental disorders
Living alone ups risk of mental disorders

Mental health problems are more common in people living alone regardless of age and sex, says a study. “The prevalence of common mental disorders was higher in individuals living alone than in those not living alone in all survey years,” the study noted. For the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the researchers used

Sunny Deol offers prayers at Dera Baba Nanak Gurdwara
Sunny Deol offers prayers at Dera Baba Nanak Gurdwara

Actor Sunny Deol, the BJP candidate from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, Thursday offered prayers at the Gurdwara Dera Baba Nanak here before hitting the campaign trail.The national film award winner for movies “Ghayal” and “Damini” is pitted against sitting MP and Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar, AAP’s Peter Masih and PDA’s Lal Chand in electoral

CBSE declares Class 12 examination results
CBSE declares Class 12 examination results

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results for the Class 12 examination on Thursday.”The results are available on the board’s website and students can check it using their admit card IDs,” a senior official said. The results have been announced within 28 days of the last date of the examination.The Class 12

Priyanka, Nick share a kiss at Billboard Music Awards
Priyanka, Nick share a kiss at Billboard Music Awards

Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas shared a kiss with her husband and pop singer Nick Jonas at the Billboard Awards 2019 here.The actress shared an Instagram stories post where she, along with Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas, is seen enjoying a performance by the Jonas Brothers and also sang along the number “Sucker” with them. Nick

India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC in Poonch
India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC in Poonch

Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on Thursday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, Defence Ministry said.”At about 9.30 a.m. Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in Shahpur and Kirni sectors on the LoC in Poonch. They started firing with small arms followed by shelling with mortars,” Lieutenant Colonel

New 'Coolie No.1' gets May 2020, date
New ‘Coolie No.1’ gets May 2020, date

The remake of the 1995 film “Coolie No. 1” is set to hit the screens on May 1 next year.Actor Varun Dhawan will replace veteran Govinda from the original in this remake which will again be directed by his father David Dhawan.”Aaj ka Din, Agle Saal, Aega ‘Coolie No.1’ – Hoga Kamaal! Varun tweeted on

Aamir Khan does 'shramdaan' on Maharashtra Day
Aamir Khan does ‘shramdaan’ on Maharashtra Day

On Maharashtra Day on Wednesday, Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan indulged in a voluntary contribution of labour in the state’s Koregaon Taluka of Satara district, along with his wife Kiran Rao. They were accompanied by Jalamitras who came forward to help Aamir and his non-profitable organisation, Paani Foundation.After receiving a warm welcome, Aamir Khan headed to

Kangana is a 'bachchi': Mahesh Bhatt
Kangana is a ‘bachchi’: Mahesh Bhatt

Calling Kangana Ranaut a “bachchi”, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said that he would not like to comment against a “bachchi” (child), who started her Bollywood journey as an actress from his production company Vishesh Films. On being asked about the recent social media attack by Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel, Bhatt told reporters, “…she (Kangana) is a

Hockey India recommend Sreejesh for Khel Ratna
Hockey India recommend Sreejesh for Khel Ratna

Hockey India has recommended goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award while the experienced duo of Chinglensana Singh Kangujam and Akashdeep Singh and womens team player Deepika have been recommended for the Arjuna Award. Hockey India has also recommended R.P. Singh and Sandeep Kaur for the Major Dhyan Chand Award for

Four of Sikh family killed in US shootout
Four of Sikh family killed in US shootout

A Sikh family was found dead at an apartment complex in Ohio where multiple gunshots were fired, reports said on Monday. No suspect has been identified.A man called 911 around 10 pm Sunday, saying he had arrived at the complex in a northern Cincinnati suburb to find four members of his family-three women and a

Shiv Sena demands ban on burqa in public places
Shiv Sena demands ban on burqa in public places

 The Shiv Sena on Wednesday called for a ban on the use of burqa as it threw its weight behind a similar plan being mulled by the Sri Lankan government in the wake of the Easter terror strikes which claimed over 250 lives.It said that the ban – something similar which the party has proposed

No impact of Fani cyclone in Punjab
EC lifts poll code in Odisha ahead of cyclone Fani

The Election Commission has approved the lifting of model code of conduct in 11 districts in Odisha to facilitate speedy relief and rescue operation in view of cyclonic storm Fani, a poll official said on Wednesday.This will expedite the precautionary measures afoot in Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khordha, Cuttack and Jajpur,

Airtel launches music streaming app Wynk Tube
Airtel launches music streaming app Wynk Tube

Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday launched its new music streaming app Wynk Tube targeting smartphone users in non-metros and small towns.Wynk Tube, which is an extension of Airtel’s over the top (OTT) music streaming app Wynk Music, allows users to stream audio and video of popular tracks within the same interface.Airtel said the app

Centre opposes reopening of Rafale matter in SC
Supreme Court rules against 63 Moons-NSEL merger

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against the government decision to merge 63 Moons with crisis ridden and loss making National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL).The apex court allowed an appeal against a Bombay High Court order that upheld the merger decision. “We have allowed the appeal,” said a bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and

I am not gay, clarifies James Faulkner
I am not gay, clarifies James Faulkner

Australian pacer James Faulkner, who spread widespread speculation that he is in a same-sex relationship with a social media post, has clarified that he is not gay.On Monday night, Faulkner had shared a post on Instagram saying he was having “dinner with the boyfriend” and adding a hashtag of “together for five years” alongside a

Indian Navy on high alert for cyclone Fani

As the cyclone storm Fani was intensifying into a ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’ over the south-east and adjoining south-west Bay of Bengal, the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) is on high alert to render necessary humanitarian assistance, a Navy spokesperson said on Tuesday.Indian Naval ships at Visakhapatnam and Chennai are on stand-by to proceed to the most

Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia recommended for Khel Ratna
Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia recommended for Khel Ratna

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has recommended the names of Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.Current number one wrestler Punia recently stamped his authority on Asia after he won the Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi’an, China. Punia had last year won the gold medal in the 65-kg freestyle

BJP candidate Sunny Deol files nomination from Gurdaspur
BJP candidate Sunny Deol files nomination from Gurdaspur

Actor and BJP candidate Sunny Deol Monday filed his nomination papers from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab. After paying obeisance at the Golden Temple and Durgiana Temple in Amritsar in the morning, Deol filed his nomination in Gurdaspur. Deol was accompanied by his brother and actor Bobby Deol.Punjab BJP chief and Rajya Sabha

Bollywood celebrities vote in Maharashtra

Bollywood celebrities including Rekha, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Urmila Matondkar, Shankar Mahadevan, Paresh Rawal and Ravi Kishan on Monday voted in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra. Matondkar, the Congress MP candidate from Mumbai North seat, cast her ballot at polling booth number 190 in Bandra. Veteran actress Rekha,

Sunny Deol prays at Golden Temple before filing nomination
Sunny Deol prays at Golden Temple before filing nomination

Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate for the Gurdaspur parliamentary seat, on Monday offered prayers at the Golden Temple here ahead of filing his nomination papers. Sporting a blue turban and a blue shirt, Deol, who himself is a Sikh, entered the shrine complex with folded hands, accompanied by his supporters. He