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Ahead of PM rally, hoarding set afire in Kanpur

Kanpur: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled address in the city tomorrow, a rally hoarding was set ablaze by unidentified miscreants in Sarvodaynagar area here. An FIR has been registered following the incident that took place last night, after BJP leaders here took up the matter with senior district and police officials. BJP district

Less movement of people, traffic ahead of Friday prayers

Srinagar: While Kashmir has been graduallyreturning to normalcy, movement of people and traffic was comparatively less today due to apprehension of law and order problems after the Friday congregational prayers. The unrest in the Valley, triggered after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8, has

Curfew, restrictions in Kashmir ahead of Friday prayers

Srinagar: Curfew was today clamped in sixpolice station areas of the city and restrictions imposed in rest of Kashmir as a precautionary measure ahead of Friday prayers, affecting life in the Valley which showed a semblance of normalcy this week after over 100 days of unrest. The curbs have been imposed in view of violent


Congress may have new look ahead of assembly polls

Patiala : The Congress party is in a complete different mode these days and it seems as if it wants to give itself a more younger look and for which it has already pulled up its socks ahead of the polls. The highly covert sources in the party on the condition of the anonymity told

Security heightened in Bhopal ahead of Modi visit

Bhopal: Security was heightened in the Madhya Pradesh capital ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here on Friday, said police official. Railway stations, airports, bus terminals, important markets and localities in the city were secured ahead of the high profile visit. Vehicles were screened at different check points to ensure no untoward incident occur.

City witnesses traffic snarls two days ahead of Dussehra

Chandigarh: With Dussehra is just two days away, rush in the city have begun peaking up and traffic jams on the city roads are a common sight.A massive traffic jam was witnessed on Dakshin Marg near the Tibune Chowk on Saturday and the vehicles were seen moving at a snail’s pace. The traffic jam remained

Over 3,800 flights cancelled in US ahead of Hurricane Mathew

Washington: Bracing for a category four Hurricane Mathew, which left around 269 people dead in Haiti, airlines and airports in the US are on an war footing. Around 3,862 flights have been scheduled to be cancelled between Wednesday and Saturday. Hurricane Matthew was forecast to make landfall on early Friday, between West Palm Beach and

Sushant, Dhoni meet Rajinikanth ahead of their film’s release

Chennai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput and Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni met South superstar Rajinikanth ahead of the release of their film, “M S Dhoni: The Untold Story”. Dhoni and Sushant are in Chennai to promote the biopic, which has the actor playing the limited overs skipper. Sushant, 30, shared a picture of himself with

‘Sleep well Hillary’, says Trump ahead of debate

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has teased his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to “sleep well” ahead of the first presidential debate next week which is likely to attract a record number of viewership. Clinton appeared at no public events yesterday with less than two months before the election, and 70-year-old Trump promptly ridiculed her

Cong ahead of others in latest survey: Capt Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh today claimed an independent agency’s survey has put the party far ahead of Akalis and AAP in terms of vote share. Without naming the agency he claimed, “According to the survey if elections are held right now, Congress will bag about 51 per cent votes, AAP 31 per cent

Curfew reimposed in parts of Kashmir ahead of Friday prayers

Srinagar: Curfew was today reimposed in many parts of Kashmir, including summer capital Srinagar, due to apprehension of violence after Friday prayers, even as normal life in the Valley remained paralysed. “Curfew has been imposed in Srinagar city and towns of Baramulla, Pattan, Anantnag, Shopian and Pulwama,” a police official said. He said curbs have

Iniesta warns Celtic ahead of Champions League tie

Barcelona: Barcelona star Andres Iniesta has warned their Champions League opponents Celtic not to be fooled by their shock home loss to Alaves and insisted that they will get it right against the Scottish champions. While Celtic were rampaging past Rangers in the Scottish Premier League, the Spanish giants were toiling to a 1-2 Nou


Flipkart to hire 10k temporary staff ahead of festive season

New Delhi: E-commerce major Flipkart expects to hire over 10,000 temporary staff to ramp up its delivery and logistics service to meet the festive demand. The move comes as part of the preparations being made by e-commerce companies as they launch offers to boost sales during the upcoming festive period. “With the festive season coming

Security tightened ahead of Black day observation in Manipur

Imphal: Security measures were tightened in all trouble prone areas in Manipur ahead of the Black day observation on Tuesday in memory of about 900 Kuki tribals killed during the ethnic cleansings by the Naga armed outfit, the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) in 1993. All police stations and camps of the paramilitary forces

Curfew reimposed in many areas ahead of Friday congregations

Srinagar:  Curfew was today reimposed in many parts of Kashmir for maintaining law and order ahead of Friday prayers. Normal life remained paralysed for 63rd consecutive day in the unrest-hit Valley where 73 persons have been killed and several thousand others injured in the violence which erupted after Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was gunned

Cops conduct flag march ahead of polls at Panjab University

Chandigarh:Keeping in view the forthcoming Election of the ‘Panjab University Campus Students’ Council and various students bodies in the affiliated colleges at Chandigarh, a “Flag March” was carried out at Panjab University, Sector-14, Chandigarh by the Chandigarh Police here on Tuesday afternoon. The flag march was carried out under the supervision of Ramgopal, DSP Central

BRICS an influential voice in intl discourse:Modi ahead of G20

Hangzhou: Describing BRICS as “an influentialvoice in international discourse”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it was the grouping’s shared responsibility to shape the global agenda. Leading from the chair, Modi addressed the BRICS Leaders Meeting here, before the 8th annual Summit in Goa from October 15-16. “We, as BRICS, are an influential voice in

Don’t believe in looking too far ahead into future: Rahane

New Delhi: He is expected to play an important role in the upcoming 13 Test matches at home but Ajinkya Rahane doesn’t want to look too far ahead as it can clutter one’s mind. “I know I have a job at hand but I never set targets beforehand. I believe setting targets takes you too much


Speaker reviews arrangements ahead of Monsoon session

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Brij Bihari Lal Butail on Wednesday chaired a review meeting to take stock of the security arrangements in the state assembly in view of forthcoming Monsoon session from August 22. The meeting was attended by officers in the Vidhan Sabha secretariat, the Director General of Police, Sanjay Kumar, other

Ghana’s disabled athletes ask for support ahead of Paralympic Games

Accra:  Three Ghanaian athletes billed for next month’s Rio Paralympic Games have called upon the government for support as they prepare for the quadrennial event. Alem Mumuni, Ghana’s first paracyclist at the Olympics, Charles Narh Teye (powerlifting), and Yusif Amadu (high-jump), mostly sealed qualification to the multi-sports event through personal struggles and financial support from