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Ex-UK PM reveals his new job

London: Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed his new job after quitting political life will be to lead an expansion of the National Citizen Service (NCS) for teenagers. In an article he wrote for the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, Cameron said setting up the NCS was one of his proudest achievements, with more

UNGA to appoint Antonio Guterres as new chief

United Nations: The UN General Assembly will appoint Antonio Guterres as next Secretary-General on Thursday to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on January 1 next year. According to a letter sent by General Assembly President Peter Thomson on Tuesday, the date for the appointment has been set for October 13 at UN headquarters, Xinhua news

Priyanka Chopra’s new magazine cover triggers online row

Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra’s latest magazine cover, in which she sports a t-shirt with the words refugee, immigrant, outsider and traveller, has not gone down well with some, who took to social media to slam it as “insensitive”. The 34-year-old “Quantico” actress’s plain white t-shirt features refugee, immigrant, outsider, traveller arranged one below another but

Book vendors get new shops after four decades

Chandigarh: Finally after 4 decades of selling books sitting on the streets, book vendors of sector-15 now have their own shops. Kirron Kher, Member Parliament, Chandigarh handed over the keys to the shopkeepers of newly built old books market, sector 15-A, Chandigarh on Saturday. Also present were Arun Sood, Mayor, Hardeep Singh, Deputy Mayor, Saurabh

Faced new challenge as a producer, says Sonu Sood

New Delhi: Actor Sonu Sood says he faced a lot of new challenges as a producer for the film “Tutak Tutak Tutiya”. “Great journey as an actor and as a producer… It is thought that job of a producer is tough, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I faced a lot of new challenges, but I

Christopher Walken, Robert De Niro team for new movie

Los Angeles: Actors Christopher Walken and Robert De Niro are reuniting on the big screen to star in the adaptation of children’s book “The War with Grandpa.” The comedy will be directed by Alvin and the Chipmunks’ Tim Hill and will start shooting soon. The film will be based on the book of the same

Dell launches new convertible laptop in Latitude 3000 series

New Delhi: US-based computer technology company Dell on Monday launched a new convertible laptop- Latitude 3379- in its Latitude 3000 series. The Rs 64,990 device is built for business on-the-go, offers four modes for users for a great business computing experience. “With Dell Data Protection, the new convertible Latitude 3379 of the 3000 Series range

UT Mandi Board inaugurates paddy sale at new grain market

Chandigarh: The UT State Agricultural Marketing Board inaugurated the auction of Paddy held at Sector 39 based new grain market on Saturday. The inauguration was done by Virender Chaudhary Joint Secretary State Agricultural Marketing Board and Rambir Bhatti, Chairman, Chandigarh Market Committee. Chaudhary said that the paddy at the rate of Rs 1510 per quintal

Lanka to bring in new anti-terror law: PM

Colombo: Sri Lanka would soon bring in a new anti-terrorism law, Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. Wickremesinghe was addressing a joint press briefing with New Zealand Premier John Key in Auckland where he is on a visit. “We hope to be able to bring in the draft law soon,” Wickremesinghe said. The New Zealand

SOI appoints new office-bearers for Mohali

Mohali: SOI have appointed new office bearers for Malwa zone-2. In Mohali, Shiromani Akali Dal (Urban)’s office Sarabjit Singh Jhinjher president of Malwa Zone-2 appointed Harpreet Singh Toor as senior vice president Malwa zone-2, karamjit singh baidwan general secretary Malwa zone-2 and Narinder singh as vice president Malwa zone-2. Jhinjher advised them to work hard

Dan Brown’s new novel is ‘Origin’, to be out next Sept

New Delhi: Dan Brown’s popular character Robert Langdon will feature again in the author’s next thriller “Origin” which will hit the bookstands on September 26 next year. This will be the fifth Langdon thriller after “The Da Vinci Code”, “Angels and Demons”, “The Lost Symbol” and “Inferno”. “Origin” will be published in the UK by

RBI on lookout for new premises for office, staff in Shimla

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank is looking for new premises for its office and residential complex in Shimla near the famous Ridge on Mall Road. Currently, the central bank functions from SDA Complex Basement–1, Kasumpti, in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. RBI has invited expression of interest (EoI) for acquiring land or premises (with or without

New public toilets to come up at 21 locations under Smart City Mission

Ludhiana: In order to achieve the objective of 100 percent access to the toilets to the entire floating population of city more public toilets will be constructed at 21 locations in the city under smart city mission. A detailed project report has been prepared by AECOM India Private Limited and Pricewaterhousecoopers Private Limited which is under

Family planning: 145 districts to be targeted under new plan

New Delhi: To accelerate access to high quality family planning choices, the Centre will soon launch a mission focusing on 145 districts across seven states of the country which have high fertility rates. The Union Health Ministry will launch ‘Mission Parivar Vikas’ in these districts of seven states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh,

Navjot Singh Sidhu rules out formation of Awaaz-e-Punjab

Chandigarh: Navjot Singh Sidhu refused of forming new party on Wednesday. Recent front Aawaz-e-Punjab started by former cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu with Hockey legend Pargat Singh the ‘Eternal Optimist’ and Bains brothers who roared like lions and wanted to fight 117 seats in Punjab has refused to make his party. He gave a statement that he

Drake recording new songs

Los Angeles: Singer-rapper Drake is recording six or seven new songs. The ‘Hotline Bling’ hitmaker updated his fans about his new music during ‘Summer Sixteen Tour,’ reported Aceshowbiz. “I’ve been on this tour. I’m recording new music. I’m about six, maybe seven new songs in, maybe, you know what I’m saying. Just getting warmed up.

The sensitive hunter: Jim Corbett in a new light

Title: In the Jungles of the Night – A Novel About Jim Corbett; Author: Stephen Alter; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 208; Price: Rs 499 In our era of threatened natural environment and diminishing wildlife, big-game hunters, leave alone poachers, are viewed with much opprobrium (remember the disgraced US hunter of Cecil the Lion?) but

NKorea hails ‘successful’ ground test of new rocket engine

Seoul: North Korea has carried out a successful ground test for a new high-power rocket engine, state media said, in a development that could advance Pyongyang’s weapons programme. After supervising the test at the country’s Sohae satellite-launching site, leader Kim Jong-Un called on officials, scientists and technicians “to round off the preparations for launching the

Lt Gen D R Soni is new GOC-in-Chief of ARTRAC

Lt Gen D R Soni, VSM, took over as 19th General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army Training Command (ARTRAC) here on Saturday.He was commissioned in the Central India Horse in June 1979. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Pune and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. In his illustrious career, he has held important positions.

Twitter rolls out new features for businesses

New York: Micro-blogging website Twitter has rolled out a series of new features to help users connect with businesses offering customer support through accounts on this platform. With the new features, these businesses can clearly display on their profile if their account offers customer services and also information regarding the times those accounts are active.