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State witnessed prosperity during SAD-BJP tenure: DyCM

Moga: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said that the SAD-BJP government is the only one in the history of Punjab which has effected the overall development of the state on every parameter. He also said that it is an article of faith with the SAD-BJP government to keep striving for further welfare

UT to ensure debit card swipe facility at various stalls during carnival

Chandigarh:UT Administration will ensure debit card swipe facility at stalls where visitors are able to pay through debit or credit cards during the Chandigarh Carnival. This was stated by Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal while announcing about the event at UT guest house on Wednesday. He was accompanied by director tourism and culture Jatinder Yadav. Anurag

How alcohol consumption increases during stress

New York: Increased stress can cause changes in brain’s reward centre, which may then lead to a rise in alcohol consumption, a study, with implications to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has found. In the study, researchers used a rat model to explore the relationship between stress signalling and addictive substance use. Rodents that had been

Bad relationship during pregnancy ups infection risk in kids

London: Pregnant women dissatisfied in theirrelationship are at an increased risk of infectious diseases, such as stomach flu and ear inflammation, which may also affect their child, a new study has found.”If you compare the group of pregnant women with the lowest satisfaction to the group with highest satisfaction in their relationship, the first group’s

Indians used own cooking pots in Egypt during ancient Indo-Roman trade

Kolkata: Cooking was as personal to Indians in the early Roman period as it is now, says a noted British expert on Roman pottery citing the discovery of cooking pots from Kerala in Egypt.”On the Red Sea in Egypt, we found hundreds of sherds (broken fragments of pottery or glass at an archaeological site) belong

‘Will personally burn Chitta Ravana during Modi’s Ludhiana visit’

Ludhiana: Captain Amarinder Singh, stated on Saturday that he will burn an effigy of ‘Chitta Ravana’ at the site of Dussehra eve clash in Ludhiana. On the same day Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address small businesses on October 18 in Ludhiana. As soon as Modi starts speaking, ‘ Chitta Ravana’ will go up in flames,

BKU (E) to oppose Modi during his Punjab visit

Fatehgarh Sahib: Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta) on Sunday said it will oppose the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Ludhiana on October 18, alleging that his government has failed to fulfill the promises given to farmers. “During the last Lok Sabha elections the PM (Modi) had promised to implement Swaminathan Commission Report but

MC to ensure streamlining of parking during festival season

Chandigarh: Municipal Corporation (MC) will ensure the streamlining of the parkings during the festival season. Mayor Arun Sood said that MC in collaboration with UT Traffic police will not allow parking of vehicles on road sides and in haphazard manner. Mayor said, “To ensure smooth flow of traffic in markets during the Dushehra and Diwali

Pakistan to print Guru Granth Sahib to prevent desecration during yatra

Lahore: Pakistan will print Guru Granth Sahib to prevent any desecration of the holy book during Sikh pilgrimage in the country, the top body which looks after minorities’ holy places in the Islamic nation said on Monday.“In order to save Guru Granth Sahib from any desecration as Sikh pilgrims carry the holy scripture during yatras

4 drown during Ganesh Visarjan (Immersion)

Ludhiana: Due to losing control, four youths drowned while immersing idol of Lord Ganesha in the Sutlej river water near here on Sunday. On seeing them drowning, divers were called and the youths were fished out. The youths were rushed to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) where the doctors declared them brought dead. Three deceased

Athletes face problems during trials for district-level team of athletics

Ludhiana: A large number of athletes who had arrived at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Saturday for their participation in the ongoing trials for the district-level team of athletics were seen facing problem of finding drinking water for them. There was not even any arrangement for their refreshment. As a result, many players were seen less

Media persons cane-charged during march towards Majithia’s residence

Members of Chandigarh-Punjab Journalists Association (CPJA) were cane-charged by the Punjab Police when they organised a protest march towards the house of state Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia here on Wednesday. The CPJA president Jasbir Singh Patti, condemning the lathi-charge, said that it was unwarranted since they were going to handover the memorandum listing the

4 youths try to drown cop during Ganesh festival

Thane: A shocking video of a policeman beingpushed into a lake and four youths of a local Ganesh Utsav mandal trying to drown him in Kalyan townwhip has gone viral here. The youths had earlier objected to being disciplined by the policeman Niteen Dondu Dagale. On the occasion of immersion of the Ganpati idols last

Shilpa Shetty’s yoga session during show

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra feels yoga can eliminate stress, and hence makes it a point to perform yoga during elimination round in children’s dance reality show “Super Dancer”. According to a source close to the production house, the actress finds it difficult to eliminate children during the audition rounds. She performs yoga during

AAP activists caught hiding liquor bottle during protest

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists from Haryana were caught by Chandigarh police with possession of liquor bottle during protest rally in Chandigarh on Friday. AAP activists tasted UT police wrath as they were hit with water cannons and were cane charged as they tried to proceed towards Vidhan Sabha. Holding banners and play cards

Earth’s temperature dropped during solar eclipse

London: A study revealed that the temperature of the Earth dropped during last year’s eclipse of the sun, Britain’s Met office has said. The Met Office on Monday said it was the first time that satellites had been used to monitor surface “skin” temperatures during a total solar eclipse, Xinhua news agency reported. The research

Singapore PM faints during National Day rally

Singapore: Singapore Prime Minister LeeHsien Loong fainted while addressing a National Day Rally, shocking a live television audience, but officials today said all his tests during a precautionary checkup were “normal”. The 64-year-old leader, son of the city-state’s late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, suddenly stopped speaking an hour into his speech and had


Brazilian court allows political protests during Olympics

Brasilia: A Brazilian federal court has maintained that political protests can be held outside Rio 2016 Olympic venues, denying a complaint by the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee.Federal judge Marcelo Granado had been asked by the committee to overturn the right for political protests to happen in and around venues and Olympic zones, Xinhua news agency

A Bomb recovered during digging of pond at Village Peer Bakhsh

Jalalabad: A Bomb recovered during digging of pond in Guruharsahai area, police said it would be thrown by army during 1971 war or may, panic in area village Peer Bakhsh Chouhan today. The people of village Peer Bakhsh Chouhan were deepening the pond ‘Chhapar of the village by digging it deep. during the digging the

PCTE asks MBA students to wear skirts during presentations

Ludhiana: Students welcomed the new move of wearing skirts for the MBA students of PCTE. However, the decision has been taken with the consent of students as well as teachers. Enquiries reveal that the new attire is allotted not only for students but also for the teachers and teachers have also the option to wear