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CM, Sukhbir, Manpreet, Warring among 25 filed nominations

Chandigarh: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, Congress leaders Manpreet Singh Badal and Amrinder Singh Raja Warring were among 25 candidates who filed their papers on Thursday, the second day of nominations for the February 4 assembly polls. Badal filed his papers as Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate from Lambi and

Ferozepur (rural)consituency to see tussle among old guards

Ferozepur: Ferozepur rural constituency is spread over 65 kilometers and comprises of about 270 odd villages apart from towns like Talwandi Bhai, Mamdot and Mudki. This is a reserved constituency of the district Ferozepur where about 29.7 per cent of the electorate belongs to the scheduled castes. In the SC category most of them belong

Revolt brewing among leaders in Punjab Cong

Chandigarh: Voice of revolt has started getting louder against Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Captain Amarinder Singh with Assembly elections approaching closer. Though the election campaign is Captain-centric this time and a majority of the leaders are showing united face, yet certain senior Congress leaders have lodged their resentment against induction of some turncoats

Zuckerberg among Facebook users mistakenly declared ‘dead’

San Francisco: Facebook accidentally declared its founder Mark Zuckerberg and many other users dead, acknowledging after fixing the problem that it had committed a “terrible error.” “For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts,” a Facebook spokesperson told AFP. “This was a terrible error that we

Prof Pandit Rao bats for Punjabi among school students

Chandigarh: In a bid to make sure that each student studying at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46 Chandigarh opts for Punjabi, Prof Pandit Rao Dharennavar announced to give scholarships to students. The announcement came on Tuesday when Prof Rao was teaching Class XI students. Encouraging students to take Punjabi as their main subject,

Five officials suspended for gross negligence among Varanasi stampede

Five Senior Officials including two Superintendents of Police(SP) suspended by Uttar Pradesh Government on Sunday for the negligence of Varanasi stampede which led 24 lives to death and other 50 injured on Saturday. According to the information, The incident occurred on overcrowded Rajghat bridge near Varanasi border and Chandauli districts when followers of a religious

Elante Diwali Fiesta spreads festive cheer among shopaholics

Chandigarh:Spread across 20 acres, this development is located in ‘The City Beautiful’, Chandigarh. The developments consist of three distinct facilities which include the Elante Mall, Elante Office Complex & Hyatt Regency with a central courtyard.   Elante, with its retail space of over 1.1 million Sq. ft. is the largest mall in Chandigarh.  The retail space

Sense of ambiguity prevails among Sikh bodies

Following Supreme Court orders dismissing a Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) petition challenging Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) orders of declaring 2011 elections of Sikh mini parliament null and void, there is a sense of ambiguity which prevails over what the exact length of the tenure of reinstated SGPC team will be. While upholding

Trying to hold one’s own among young disturbing: Big B

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has extended his support for the Global Citizen movement in India, says it was “a bit disturbing” for him to be part of the campaign with young stars like Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Farhan Akhtar. The movement was formally announced on Monday here with Indian celebrities joining their

TV commercials may influence drinking habit among kids

New York: Children are more likely to consume alcohol as they watch more advertisements of a particular brand, a study has revealed. The research, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, links alcohol advertisement to underage drinking and suggested that TV ads influence the amount of alcohol children consume. Past studies have

Army, Police figure among property encroachers in Punjab

Of a total 34,237 properties belonging to the ‘toothless’ Punjab Wakf Board in the state, over 15,000 are under the illegal possession of either private persons or the different wings of the Centre and state governments, including Army, Air Force, Post Office and Power Generation.More to concern, rather than performing its duty to curb the

Mohali MC Commissioner among three transferred

Controversial PCS officer Uma Shankar Gupta, who was till recently Commissioner of Mohali Municipal Corporation has been transferred from Mohali and Rajesh Dhiman, who was earlier Sangrur District Transport Officer, has replaced Gupta. Uma Shankar has been posted as joint secretary information and public relations and additional joint secretary to Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh

Heart failure among the aged may triple by 2060

London: Heart failure among people who are aged above 60 is set to triple by 2060, a new study has found. “Heart failure is a common condition worldwide and increases with age. Various disorders can cause heart failure, such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, obesity and diabetes. As these are more prevalent with age,. the

With 1,661 applications for 117 seats, Capt evokes team spirit among candidates

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday asked all the 1,661 applicants for 117 assembly seats to work with a team spirit and ensure the victory of the party in the ensuing elections.“The overwhelming response from the applicants for Congress tickets indicates which way the wind is blowing,” he said, while expressing

Indians log highest growth among visitors to Vienna

Vienna: Not only did 32 per cent more Indians visit this picturesque Austrian capital during the first six months of this year, but their growth was also the highest among any nationality, followed by Britain, as per latest official data. As many as 25,181 Indian travellers visited Vienna in the six-month period that ended on

190 among Owaisi’s Party forfeit registration in Maharashtra

Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Election Commission (SEC) on Wednesday cancelled the registration of 191 political parties, including the Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), a top official said here. State Election Commissioner J.S. Saharia said that the registrations have been cancelled as these parties failed to provide their income details and annual Income Tax Returns


Extra kilos among rural poor weighing India down

Obesity and overweight recorded an 8.6-fold increase in India’s rural areas over 14 years, compared to a 1.7-fold increase in urban areas over 20 years. In the rural areas of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh where we’ve been working, we found that 40 per cent of reproductive-age women are overweight or obese (with a body

PIOs among Australians recognised for Queens B’day honours

Melbourne: Almost 600 Australians, including five persons of Indian origin (PIO), have been recognised for their contribution to the community in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours. Over 550 recipients who were honoured yesterday came from all walks of life from musicians to politicians, governors, sports persons, artists, law enforcers and philanthropists. New South Wales-based professor

Need to instill confidence among Kashmiri Pandits for permanent return, says Mehbooba

Tulmulla (J&K): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said there was a need to instill confidence among Kashmiri Pandits for their permanent return to the Valley and the present situation was not such that they could live in their native places. “I will only appeal to Kashmiri Pandits that they should trust

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