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Troops open fire after ‘suspicious movement’ on LoC

Srinagar: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers opened fire following suspicious movement along the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Police said the BSF troops posted in the upper bore area of the LoC in Keran sector noticed some suspicious movement after which they fired. “Searches have been started in the

Sourabh enters quarterfinals of Belgian Open

Leuven (Belgium): Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma reached the quarter finals of the Belgian International Challenge after ekeing out a hard-fought win over France’s Lucas Claerbout in the men’s singles competition here. In more than an hour’s contest, Sourabh defeated the sixth seeded French Claerbout 21-19 16-21 21-15 in the pre-quarterfinal contest. He will next take

Policeman injured as militants open fire

Srinagar: A policeman was today injured when militants opened fire on a police party in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Constable Mohammad Shakeel was hit in the arm by a bullet fired by militants at the police party at Hathi Shah in Sopore town while the police team was dealing with law and

Open floor plans may make you eat more

New York: If you are planning diet restriction, an “open concept kitchen” with greater visibility and convenience of food access may put a spanner in the works, suggests new research. “The results of our study suggest that the openness of a floor plan, among many other factors, can affect how much we eat,” said Kim

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Wagah border open for Afghanistan to trade with India, says Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan has not stopped Afghan traders from moving products to India through the Wagah border, a top Pakistani official said after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani warned Pakistan to open the land border or lose transit route to Central Asia.”Pakistan is fulfilling its commitment to the Afghan people by providing them a trade transit facility,”

Kerber caps magical season with US Open triumph

New York: Angelique Kerber won the US Open, marking her rise to world number one with a gritty victory over Karolina Pliskova for her second Grand Slam title of the year. Germany’s Kerber, the second seed, rallied from a break down in the third set to beat the hard-hitting 10th-seeded Czech 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. She

Defending champ Djokovic into US Open quarter-finals

New York: Novak Djokovic steamed into the quarter-finals of the US Open with a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 victory against 84th-ranked Briton Kyle Edmund. Edmund, playing in a Grand Slam fourth round for the first time, barely got a look-in during the first two sets against the world number one and defending champion, who booked a

Sania, Bopanna advance; Paes’ campaign ends in US Open

New York: India’s Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna progressed with their respective partners but Leander Paes’ campaign ended after the veteran suffered a second-round defeat with Martina Hingis in mixed doubles at the US Open here. Sania and Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic advanced to the third round of the women’s doubles after a 6-2, 7-6(5)

Paes, Mirza, Bopanna win at US Open

New York:  Indian tennis stars Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna began their US Open campaign on a sound note, winning their respective opening round matches at Flushing Meadows here. Bopanna kicked off India’s day with a sweat-inducing 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win with his Danish partner Frederik Nielsen over 16th seeds Radek Stepanek

Nadal cruises to US Open second round

New York: Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal cruised to victory in his first round match over Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin at the US Open tennis tournament. The Spaniard dominated in the match-up against Istomin, vanquishing him in three straight sets 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 here on Monday, reports Efe. Nadal was assured and focused throughout the 126

CRPF men open accounts under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna

A medical camp was organised at Men’s Club, CRPF Campus, Hallomajra on Sunday in which D S Bains, DIG (Adm) NW Sector; Preet Mohan Singh, Commandant 51 Bn; Vishal Khandwal, 2-I/C, 5th Signal Bn; Dr Gurjeet Kaur, 13 Bn; Dr Paramjeet Kaur, GC CRPF Pinjore and Dr Nikhil Garg, Dr Jitender Pal Kaur, Dr Manisha

Paes-Begemann in semis of Winston-Salem open

Winston-Salem (US):  Indian tennis player Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann stormed into the semi finals, defeating top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Nenad Zimonjic in straight sets of the ATP Winston-Salem Open here on Friday. The Indo-German duo outplayed the Polish-Serbian combine 6-4, 6-4 in their quarterfinal match. Paes and Begemann will now

Myneni a step closer to US open main draw

New York:  India’s Saketh Myneni is one winaway from making the singles main draw of the US Open as he advanced to the final Qualifying round with a 7-6 (6) 6-4 win over local lad Mitchell Krueger, here. Saketh, ranked 143rd in the ATP chart, now has a chance to play in the singles main

Robbers open fire in Bathinda, One injured

BATHINDA: On Thursday,  the police have retained two unidentified persons for allegedly snatching car by injuring its occupier and opening fire at him near village Ramsra. Based on complaint by Jagmeet Singh, a resident of Jassi Pau Wali, a case under section 394 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under Arms Act was registered

World’s longest, highest glass bridge to open in China

Beijing: The world’s longest and highest glass bridge will open to visitors on Saturday in Hunan province of China, the management committee said. The 430-metre long, six metre wide bridge, paved with 99 panes of three-layer transparent glasses, hangs between two steep cliffs 300 metres above the ground, Xinhua news agency reported. The bridge has

Open power junction threat to students

Chandigarh: Uncovered electricity junction box near the main gate of the Government Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 47 where hundreds of students gather daily at the start and closure of the school nearby are exposed to danger. It seems as if the concerned authorities have been waiting for some major tragedy. One may find

Vikas to open India’s Olympic boxing campaign tomorrow

Rio de Janeiro: An American ended his Olympicdream in 2012 amid controversial circumstances and Vikas Krishan will have redemption on mind when he takes on another American Charles Conwell in his opening bout to kick off India’s boxing campaign in the Olympic Games here tomorrow. Seeded seventh in the middleweight draw, the only Indian boxer

NRIs campaign among AAP, claims Sanjay Singh

‘Sidhu will join AAP without any condition’: Sanjay Singh

Chandigar: The resignation of BJP politician, Navjot Singh Sidhu created the hue and cry in the Punjab politics. However, it has been reported that Sidhu would be the CM face from AAP Punjab for upcoming elections according to his commitment. While talking to TV channel, AAP leader Sanjay Singh put the spotlight on the communication between AAP

Obama calls on Americans to ‘have open hearts’

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on protesters, police and the public to open their hearts and drop their preconceptions to deal with racism and violence in the country. At a memorial service held in the Texas city of Dallas to honour five police officials killed on Thursday by a lone gunmen Micah

Facebook unveils open source wireless access platform

New York: In a fresh bid to connect nearly four billion people to internet, Facebook on Thursday announced an open source and cost-effective, software-defined wireless access platform aimed to improve connectivity in remote areas of the world. The platform named OpenCellular is designed to improve connectivity since it can be deployed to support a range