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Indians continue to impress at Canada Open

Calgary (Canada): India witnessed anotherfruitful at the Canada Open as all its shuttlers, including Ajay Jayaram and H S Prannoy, entered the third round of the USD 55,000 Grand Prix badminton tournament, here. Top seed Jayaram struggled past Canada’s Martin Giuffre 17-21 21-17 21-13 in a 54-minute match to set up a fight with Austria’s

SIT likely to reopen 186 anti-Sikh riot cases 

New Delhi: The Centre-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) is likely to re-investigate around 186 cases of anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and some other states. A total of 3,325 people were killed in the 1984 riots. Delhi alone accounted for 2,733 deaths while the rest occurred in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and other states. Prima

Open to finite TV series, says Dia Mirza

New Delhi: Actress-producer Dia Mirza, who made her TV debut with non-fiction show “Ganga – The Soul of India” this year, says it is “impossible” for her to take out time for long fiction shows, but is willing to explore the television’s fiction genre through a finite series. The actress confronted her fears with “Ganga

Sajid-Wajid open music school to train young talent

Mumbai: Bollywood music composer duoSajid-Wajid have opened a music school ‘Taaleem Studio’ to provide specialised training to young singers and musicians. “Our initiative is aimed at mentoring budding singers, as there are some techniques and specialised knowledge that students of music won’t easily have access to. There are not adequate platforms that provide the kind

Saina regains Australian Open badminton title  

Sydney: Indian star Saina Nehwal defeated Chinese Sun Yu to win the women’s singles title of the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Superseries here on Sunday. World No.8 Saina lost the first game 11-21 against the world No.12 Chinese before winning the next two games 21-14, 21-19 to clinch the championship for the second time in

Breaking: Saina to face Sun Yu in Australian Open final; Srikanth bows out

Sydney: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the final of the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Saturday, beating World No.2 Wang Yihan of China 21-8, 21-12 in a semi-final. World No.8 Saina dominated the proceedings from the start and lost little sweat to beat Yihan in straight games in the

Dismissed ‘Panj Pyaras’ open office in Amritsar

 Amritsar: As announced on Thursday, the ‘Panj Pyaras’ (five beloved ones of the guru), whom the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) had sacked last year, finally opened their office here on Friday. The sacked ‘Panj Pyaras’ took the step with the backing of various religious Sikh outfits including the representatives of the Khalsa, the Akhand

DU colleges to open their computer labs for admission seekers

New Delhi: Putting to rest anxiety of thosewho do not have access to internet and computers and claim that cyber cafes charge them a big amount for the purpose, a few Delhi University colleges have decided to open their computer labs for admission seekers. The university for the first time has made the entire process

Use window open for black money: Jaitley

Tokyo: Warning black money holders of ‘serious trouble’ if they fail to come clean, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said people with undisclosed assets should use the limited period income declaration window, beginning Wednesday, if they want to ‘sleep well’. The four-month window under the Income Declaration Scheme 2016, which opens on June 1,

HDFC Bank plans to open nearly 500 branches this fiscal

New Delhi: Private lender HDFC Bank plans to open about 500 new branches this financial year as part of its steps to expand footprint. The bank has been expanding branch network consistently and this year the bank intends to open about 500 branches, sources said. About 60 per cent of new branches would be coming

First drug rehab for women to open on May 22

Amritsar: The first drug rehabilitation centre for women in Punjab will be inaugurated here on May 22. With a capacity of 25 patients at a time, it is being established as separate wing of the already running family rehab home ‘Hermitage’. This wing would be supervised by Dr J P S Bhatia who has chalked