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Funds sanctioned, NIIFT construction set to begin

Jalandhar: The much delayed project of Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT) Jalandhar is all set to commence as Punjab Government has released the pending amount of Rs 4 crore for construction activity. An ambitious project of the Department of Industries, its construction is being done by the Punjab State Industries and Export Corporation

Sarbat Khalsa organisers begin Akhand Path

Bathinda: Tension mounts at Talwandi Sabo town and its surroundings as the radicals Sikhs, without waiting for the permission from district administration, on Tuesday morning opened Akhand Path Sahib at the venue of Sarbat Khalsa, a congregation of hardliners that is scheduled for December 8, on Natt road at the outskirts of Talwandi Sabo. The

‘Heritage Street’ walk to begin in Amritsar

Amritsar: The walled city of Amritsar, will soon hit the headlines world over with its ‘Heritage Street’ walk. Government of Punjab has given a complete face lift to stretch from historic Town Hall to Golden Temple, Amritsar. The facade of nearly 150 buildings on the street surrounding “Sri Harmandir Sahib” has been recreated in a

Patients irked over closed hospital emergency, OPD as nurses begin strike

Patiala: Just after the period of four months, the Government Rajindra Hospital again witnessed the raising of anti-government slogans and calling off work as the nurses working on contract basis with ancillary and para medical staff started striking against non implementation of their accepted demands by the state government. The Patients seems helpless as the

Army, NDRF begin relief operations in rain-affected Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were pressed into service for relief works in rain affected parts of Hyderabad on Saturday as some residential areas remained under water for the fourth day. Personnel from the Army and the NDRF swung into action to relief works in Alwal, one of the worst hit suburbs

Joint Indian-US army exercise to begin in Uttarakhand

Lucknow: As part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation, a joint military training exercise, ‘Yudh Abhyas 2016’ is set to be conducted in Uttarakhand from September 14 to 27, a military official said on Monday. The exercise in Chaubattia was being conducted by the headquarter Central Command. “It is a series of one of the

Nearly 1.5 million people begin annual hajj in Saudi

Mecca: From Asia, Africa and points in between, nearly 1.5 million Muslims begin the annual hajj in western Saudi Arabia today, undeterred by a stampede which last year killed around 2,300. Tens of thousands of Iranians are absent because of long-running tensions between their Shiite nation and Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia, friction exaggerated by the stampede.

Curfew lifted, clashes begin in kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities on Wednesday lifted curfew from Kashmir Valley, first time since the present unrest began, while clashes erupted at some places between stone pelters and security forces. “Curfew has been lifted from the entire valley. Restrictions preventing assembly of five or more persons under section 144 CrPc will remain in force,” a police official

Work on ‘Padmavati’ sets in full swing, shoot begins in Sept

Mumbai: Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has begun work on building a set for his next magnum opus “Padmavati” at Mehboob Studios here, even as official announcement about the cast is still awaited. “The set is being made for ‘Padmavati’. The work started few days ago and it is likely to be completed in another two-three

All eyes on Saina as Indian shuttlers begin Olympic campaign

Rio de Janeiro: Four years after a bronze at London Games made her the toast of the nation, Saina Nehwal will once again carry a billion hopes when she along with the other six shuttlers, including doubles exponent Jwala Gutta, begin their campaign at the Rio Olympics here tomorrow. Saina had started her Olympic journey

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A.R. Rahman’s Britain tour to begin from September

Chennai: Come September, double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman will perform live in Britain. The concert will be a feast for the senses, showcasing his inimitable style and mix of eastern classical music with modern electro, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. According to an official Facebook post, The A.R. Rahman UK Intimate Tour kicks off

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