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Modi receives birthday wishes from across the country

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is currently in Gujarat on a two day-trip received wishes from all over the country for his 66th birthday.He met his mother Hira Ba earlier in the day here.”Mother’s love and blessings are the basic essence of life,” Modi tweeted in Hindi along with two pictures of him and

Melania Trump releases letter from immigration attorney

Washington: Melania Trump has released a letter from her immigration attorney aimed at settling questions about whether she properly followed immigration law when she came to the US in 1996.”I am pleased to enclose a letter from my immigration attorney which states that, with 100 per cent certainty, I correctly went through the legal process

‘AAP will lead Punjab from development to anarchy’

Ferozepur: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday, said that an atmosphere of peace and communal harmony prevails in Punjab due to persistent efforts of SAD-BJP government. The state is writing new success stories with each passing day which makes it important to give SAD-BJP government a hat-trick chance so as to continue

MLA Amanatullah Khan resigns from AAP

New Delhi: AAP Legislator Amanatullah Khan on Saturday wrote to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and resigned from all government posts, saying that he was “tired” of giving “clarifications” on various allegations levelled against him. In his letter to the Chief Minister, Khan wrote that he served Delhi people with full dedication since the day

Modi arrives in Laos to attend ASEAN, East Asia Summits From Jaishree Balasubramanian

Vientiane (Laos): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today in the Laotian capital to attend the ASEAN-India and the East Asia Summits to strengthen India’s trade and security ties with the strategic Southeast Asian region. During his two-day visit, Modi is scheduled to have several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Summits, beginning with an

Code of conduct could not stop parties from campaigning

Chandigarh: Though the deadline for the campaigning had ended on Monday, as was ordered by the Dean of Students Welfare (DSW), some of the student organisations continued with their campaigning unofficially in the form of distributing manifestos to the hostel students and public meetings till late evening. Supporters of various students’ organisations were moving in their

Seven of 13 AAP zonal in-charges detach themselves from Kejri team

Chandigarh: Seven of the 13 zonal in-charges of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab on Friday took a clear stand in the favour of the party’s sacked state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur with also levelling serious allegations of corruption and moral turpitude over the core team of Arvind Kejriwal working in Punjab. Going ahead, the zonal

Seven mobile phones found from Patiala Jail

Patiala: Patiala Central Jail created a record of sorts as seven mobile phones were recovered from its premises from a single barrack and after the recovery on the complaint of the jail superintendent, a case was registered against the jail Inmates from where the mobiles were recovered. According to information, alert guards of the Central

Punjab University is ready for senate elections from August 31

Chandigarh: Punjab University Senate Elections will be held from August 31 to September 25 this year. The Chancellor of the university, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, has approved the schedule for the elections. The Punjab University Senate has 91 members, of which 47 are elected, 36 nominated, 6 ex-offico and 2 are from the Punjab Legislative Assembly. The

Poisonous chemical spills from tanker at Zirakpur, panic grips commuters

Zirakpur: Panic gripped commuters and shopkeepers at Zirakpur after poisonous chemical leaked from tanker on Zirakpur- Patiala highway(NH 64) on Saturday afternoon. As a result people of the area suffered breathing problem and irritation in eyes. A youngster was rushed to GMCH-32, Chandigarh after his health deteriorated. However, driver along with tanker, fled from the scene

Russian boxer rushed from arena in tears, agony

Rio De Janeiro:  A Russian boxer was wheelchaired out of the arena in agony and floods of tears as her Rio Olympic dream came to an excruciating halt when she injured her arm in the semi-finals. With one minute left of the first round against France’s Estelle Mossely, the 23-year-old Anastasiia Beliakova threw a punch

Matri joins Sassuolo from AC Milan

Rome:  Italian striker Alessandro Matri has joined Sassuolo from AC Milan, the two clubs announced. The 31-year-old player who had been loaned out to Lazio, Juventus, Fiorentina and Genoa in recent seasons by Milan, signed a contract with Sassuolo for two years on Tuesday, but the fee was not disclosed, Xinhua news agency reported. Matri’s

Much more to come from Chelsea, says coach

Conte London: Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte insisted that there is much more to come from star Eden Hazard and his side after they defeated West Ham United to kick off their English Premier League (EPL) football season in style. Man-of-the-match Hazard put Chelsea ahead from the penalty spot and, following James Collins’ equaliser, Diego

Rs.6 lakh stolen from a car in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Unidentified miscreants stole away bag carrying cash worth Rs 6 lakh, a laptop and some documents after breaking windowpane of car parked near Durga Mata Mandir, Dugri, on Saturday night. Soon after receiving the information, the police reached at spot and initiated the investigation. The police have scanned CCTV footage installed outside the temple.

City industry suffers from skilled workers

Ludhiana: At least 8 percent of labourers working in Ludhiana have migrated to other states during the past five years due to different reasons including better facilities provided to them in these states. A majority of workers have also gone back to their homes mostly in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh among others due to

Sangh Parivar organisations resorting to trafficking of girls from Assam:Cong

New Delhi: Congress accused three Sangh Parivar organisations of “resorting to trafficking” of young tribal girls from Assam in flagrant violation of all laws and wondered whether it was part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise of “Beti bachao, beti padhao”. “Painful, ugly and dirty truth of trafficking of young tribal girls from Assam under

SDM takes notice of officials absent from grievances committee meeting

Ludhiana: While chairing the 11th Sub Divisional Grievances Committee meeting held at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan Mini Auditorium here on Wednesday, SDM (West) Ludhiana Dr Richa has stated that all departments should make sure that they attend the meeting regularly so that all grievances are redressed on time and the complainants are given replies without any

Don’t expect anything good from Cong: Badal

Hoshiarpur: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal cautioned people of the state against expecting public welfare work from Punjab Congress leaders having a “monarchial outlook”. Adressing a Sangat Darshan programme here, he launched a scathing attack on Congress, saying its leaders believed in enjoying the fruits of power and worked rarely for public welfare. During the

Iraq in mourning, death toll from bombings 166

Baghdad: Iraq began on Monday a three-day national mourning for victims of Sunday’s car bombing attacks in Baghdad as the death toll rose to 166. An Interior Ministry source said at least 165 people were killed and 225 wounded in a devastating suicide bomb attack in Karrada-Dakhil district in southern Baghdad on Sunday. The death

Asset managers retreat from London following Brexit

London: Asset managers have started their detachment from London following Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union (EU), with fund companies finalising plans to reduce their reliance on the capital city. M&G, Columbia Threadneedle, Legg Mason, Fidelity International and T Rowe Price have all outlined intentions to move staff out of London or set