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5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal

Kathmandu: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale shook Nepal in the early hours today. According to the National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the quake occurred at 5:05 AM at a depth of 10 km. The epicentre was located at Solukhumbu district near the Everest region,

Obama again hits at Facebook for spreading fake news

New York: US President Barack Obama on Friday crticised Facebook for spreading fake news that favoured Donald Trump.”In an age where there’s so much active misinformation and it’s packaged very well and it looks the same when you see it on a Facebook page or you turn on your television,” Obama was quoted by The

Raina hits the nets but will still miss 2nd ODI

New Delhi: Recovering from a bout of viral fever, Suresh Raina was today back in the nets but will miss India’s second one-dayer against New Zealand after the Team management felt that he is still not fit. Raina, who had missed the opening ODI at Dharamsala due to fever, batted for about 45 minutes at

4 African youths injured as car hits bus in Ludhiana

Jalandhar: Four youths from African countries were today injured when a car they were travelling in hit a bus on the Jalandhar-Ludhiana National Highway, police said. They said the incident took place on in Phillaur area in Jalandhar district when the four, three of them women, were going towards Ludhiana. They said the four occupants were

Badal hits out at Cong for pursuing “divisive politics”

Mansa (Pb): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today alleged that the Congress party has always pursued “divisive politics” in the state for the sake of its vested political interests. “Congress has irrelevantly meddled in the social, political, economic and even religious affairs of the state,” Badal said addressing public gatherings at village Ahlupur, Sardulewal,

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Lakshwadeep

New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit the Lakshadweep Sea region on Wednesday, the weather office said. However, there were no immediate reports of loss of lives or property. “The quake hit the Lakshadweep Sea around 4.01 a.m. at a depth of 10 km,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

One killed as bus hits motorcyclist

Patiala: Dussehra turns fateful for a bike rider who was crushed to death after an an over speeding bus driven negligently by driver rams into his Motorcycle. The biker being hit by the bus underwent serious injuries and later died. According to the information a bus Number PB-02AT-9739 driven by driver Charanjit Singh s/o Karnail

One killed as BMW hits Activa

Mohali: One person has been killed in major accident on airport road Mohali near TDI City. The deceased have been identified at Gangandeep Singh of village Sraun while his pillion rider Chamkaur Singh also from village Sraun distt Sangrur was seriously injured and has been shifted to PGI Chandigarh immediately. According to the information brand new

Rihanna hits out at her ex-boyfriends

Los Angeles: R&B Singer Rihanna has slam medher ex-boyfriends, saying none of her failed relationships are her fault. The 28-year-old singer, who is believed to have dated Drake, Chris Brown, baseball player Matt Kemp and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, has revealed in an Instagram post that none of her ex-lovers are married or in long-term relationships

Two persons killed as lorry hits motorcycle

Kolkata: Two persons were killed and another was seriously injured when their motorcycle was hit by a lorry here in the wee hours of Sunday, police said. The accident took place in front of Sovabazar Metro station in north Kolkata. “At around 12.10 a.m. a bike with three riders was hit by a lorry. Two

1 killed as army vehicle hits motorcycle

Srinagar: A 35-year-old man was today killed and another injured when their motorcycle was allegedly hit by an army vehicle in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, police said. The army vehicle allegedly hit the motorcycle driven by Fayaz Ahmad Wani near JIC Khanabal, 55 km from here, resulting in the death of his pillion rider

Four injured as Innova hits auto in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Three persons, including auto driver  sustained some serious injuries in an accident between a three-wheeler and Innova near sector 17 lights in Chandigarh on Saturday evening. It was learned that Chandigarh Police reached the spot immediately and the injured victims were rushed  to the hospital.Police have started the investigation with the help of CCTV cameras installed in the

Typhoon Meranti hits Chinese coast, wreaks havoc

Beijing: Typhoon Meranti, stated to be theworld’s strongest typhoon so far this year, made landfall in east China’s Fujian Province early today, causing widespread destruction.The typhoon that hit Xiang’an district of Xiamen city, has also been monitored as the strongest one hitting southern Fujian Province since 1949.Strong winds shattered windows on the highrises even as

Captain hits out at ‘Haryanvi’ Kejriwal, ‘comedian’ Sidhu

Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and said he will fight the “Haryanvi” from wherever he decides to contest the upcoming state Assembly polls.“Kejriwal keeps saying that Amarinder Singh and Badal are together, he (Kejriwal, a former IRS officer) is a typical babu, who works cleverly. Kejriwal

AAP hits out at SAD-BJP govt for ‘ruining’ Punjab

Jagraon : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday hit out at the SAD-BJP combine government for ‘ruining’ Punjab through ‘corruption and anti-people policies’, saying it had made the lives of common people ‘miserable’. Addressing a rally here, Punjab’s AAP campaign committee head and MP Bhagwant Mann said the SAD-BJP government’s ‘anti-people policies’ had been ‘disastrous’

Big B hits 22 million followers on Twitter

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has scored 22 million followers on Twitter, retaining his position of the most followed Indian actor on the micro-blogging site. The 73-year-old actor is ahead of superstars like Shah Rukh Khan (20.8 million), Salman Khan (19 million), Aamir Khan (18.3 million), and Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, who have

Suarez hits hat-trick as Barcelona thump Betis

Barcelona: Lionel Messi and hat-trick hero Luis Suarez were in sensational form as they helped Barcelona start their title defence with a crushing 6-2 win over Real Betis at the Camp Nou. Messi scored twice and set up another goal, dominating proceedings, while Suarez added three of his own after Arda Turan’s opener. Ruben Castro

Tropical storm hits Japan’s northeast, hitting transport

Tokyo: A tropical storm dumped rain on Japan’s northeast coast today, prompting cancellations of flights and train services as officials warned of possible landslides and flooding. Tropical Storm Chanthu, packing gusts up to 126 kilometres per hour, was travelling along Japan’s Pacific coast, bringing heavy rains, strong winds and high waves to the northeastern region,

Abhinav Bindra hits out at Shobhaa De’s ‘unfair’ remarks

Mumbai: Shooter Abhinav Bindra, who missed an Olympic medal by a miniscule margin, has hit back at author Shobhaa De for mocking Indian Olympians. The men’s hockey team suffered a late 1-2 defeat to Germany, while the women’s hockey side was thrashed 0-3 by Britain in group stages in a disappointing Monday’s campaign for India

Narrow escape for passersby as car hits four parked vehicles

Mohali: It was not less than a shot sequence from a Bollywood action flick when a rashly driven white colour Polo hit a parked police pilot gypsy in front of Punjab School Education Board office here this afternoon before to hit an Alto and then a Ford Figo. The gypsy which turned turtle and flipped