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Brad Pitt seeks joint custody of kids

Los Angeles: Actor Brad Pitt wants joint custody of his children with estranged wife Angelina Jolie. The 52-year-old has filed his response to Jolie’s divorce petition, in which she requested full physical custody of their six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — and he

India, Sri Lanka hold joint military exercise

New Delhi: India and Sri Lanka are holding a joint military exercise at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka, an official said on Tuesday. The joint exercise is focused on enhancing inter-operability in counter terror operations, a statement said. The exercise — Mitra Shakti 2016 — which started on Monday, will conclude on November

Joint Action Committee gives 15-day ultimatum to state government

Ludhiana: Around 1000 unaided educational institutions of Punjab remained closed on the second day of Punjab Bandh. Joint Action Committee (JAC) submitted memorandum to Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal and all the Cabinet Ministers of Punjab at various districts. Dr Anshu Kataria, spokesman, Joint Action Committee (JAC) while briefing the compiled report of

India, China hold joint army exercise in J&K

New Delhi: In a first, India and China today carried out a joint army exercise in eastern Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, a move that comes amid hectic diplomatic manoeuvring between the two countries over a host of issues like Nuclear Suppliers Group and designation of Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the UN. During

No bogus admission in Punjab, says Joint Action Committee

Patiala: The Joint Action Committee, Punjab, comprising of representatives of 13 associations of educational institutes of all the streams of the state issued a release stating that there are no fake admissions in any of the institutions of Punjab. A news report was published in some leading dailies in this regard that an enquiry by

A joint panel discussion organised at PU

Chandigarh: The Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) Punjab and Chandigarh (UT) Regional Branch and the Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh jointly organised a Panel Discussion on the theme paper for Annual Members’ Conference 2016 of IIPA titled “Strengthening of Ethical and Moral Values in Governance” on September 30, 2016 as a prelude to

Sanofi, Google launch diabetes joint venture

Paris: Google and French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced today a new joint venture focused on diabetes care. The tie up between the drug maker and Verily, the health subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, will focus on treatments for people living with the chronic disease. Details on what the company’s products will look like —

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

Anand draws with Wesley So, slips to joint second

St Louis (USA): Viswanathan Anand was heldonto his fourth draw in five games and slipped to joint second position after the conclusion of the fifth round of Sinquefield Cup, a part of the Grand Chess Tour, now underway here. Playing white against Wesley So, Anand encountered a new idea that was known to him but