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Rajya Sabha passes disabilities rights bill

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed by voice vote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014 which makes accessibility a mandatory requirement. The bill replaces the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. It has been brought in to comply with the United Nations Convention on

Former J-K Governor Lt Gen Sinha passes away

New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir GovernorLt Gen S K Sinha passed away at a hospital here this morning after brief illness. He was 92. His family said he passed away at 10:45 AM at the Army Research and Referral hospital. He was first admitted to the base hospital here on November 1 with a

Rock legend Leon Russell passes away

Los Angeles: US musician and rock and roll legend Leon Russell, who worked with artistes including George Harrison, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, has died. He was 74. The musician died on Sunday in Nashville, Tennessee. His website quoted his wife, Jan Bridges, as saying that he passed away in his sleep. He had

Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen passes away

Los Angeles: Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died at the age 82 according to his official profile on the social network Facebook. “We have lost one of the most venerated and prolific visionaries of music,” the text said on Thursday night, which did not report the place or cause of death. A highly-respected artist known

China passes law to block Hong Kong independence

Beijing: China’s top legislative body passed an act on Monday to effectively bar the recently elected lawmakers Yau Wai-ching, and Baggio Leung from taking office in Hong Kongs legislature. A spokesperson of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office issued a statement hailing the adoption of an interpretation of Basic Law of Hong Kong Special

Former MoS Jayawantiben Mehta passes away

Mumbai:n Former Union Minister of State and BJPleader Jayawantiben Mehta passed away here in the wee hours today after a brief illness. She was 78. Mehta, the former minister of state for power, breathed her last around 1:25 am. The last rites will take place at 5.30 pm at Shivaji Park crematorium here, Maharashtra BJP

Veteran Punjabi actor Mehar Mittal passes away

Chandigarh: Veteran Punjabi film comedian- Mehar Mittal passes  away on Saturday afternoon. Mehar Mittal was one of the finest actors who set a benchmark through his comic roles. Also, Mittal has worked in more than 100 movies and ruled Punjabi cinema for three

Cong leader Syed Ahmed passes away

Muzaffarnagar, Oct 12 (PTI) Former district Congress president Syed Ahmed passed away at his native village of Saidpura here due to ill health.The 90-year-old leader was suffering from fever since the past few days. He died yesterday.Several party activists and others paid homage to the leader.

2 arrested for misusing boarding passes to buy iPhone 7

Singapore: A couple were arrested for allegedly misusing their boarding pass in Singapore’s Changi Airport’s transit area to buy an iPhone 7, the police said. The pair were believed to have entered the transit area on September 16 to purchase the newly launched iPhone 7, according to a Facebook post by the Singapore Police Force

‘Take care of your mother’, man passes message to son and commits suicide

Ludhiana: A 45-year-old man passed a message ‘take care of your mother’ to his son over phone and committed suicide by hanging self in a shop at grain market. Following the suicide note, the police have registered case of abetment to suicide against six persons in this regard. The deceased has been identified as Jatinder Kumar

Tara Singh Raikoti passes away while giving life to statues

Ludhiana: Famous sculptor Tara Singh Raikoti on Sunday morning passes away and left his impression of his famous work and memories with the people. Singh is popularly known for his art of making statues, which actually touched the viewers’ hearts making them feel as if they are talking to the statue. His artistic work can be

BJP passes resolution on return of Kashmiri Pandits

The Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Wednesday passed a resolution for the “dignified return” of Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) to the Valley. A resolution was passed by the party’s state unit on the return of the members of the KP community to the Valley with a release stating that the BJP stood by its commitment of

Assembly passes Bill for parole to prisoners

Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Monday passed the Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners (Temporary Release) Amendment Bill, 2016. Though some of Congress MLAs had reservations about the provisions of the bill, the treasury benches managed to get the bill passed. Rubbishing the allegations of the Opposition that the bill was intended to get some criminals out on

OSD to Deputy CM bereaved, grandmother passes away

Ludhiana: Jagdish Kaur Brar (79), grandmother of OSD to Deputy CM Punjab and Senior Youth Akali leader Parminder Singh Brar, passed away on Friday late evening. She was the wife of Dr Jaskaran Singh Brar and mother of Dr Paramjit Singh Brar and Kanwaljit Singh Brar (USA). A large number of people from all walks

Poet Kashmiri Lal Zakir passes away

Chandigarh: Noted poet, novelist and short story writer Kashmiri Lal Zakir passed away this evening, a state government release said. He was 97. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar condoled the death of Zakir who was also the Chairman of Haryana Urdu Academy. Khattar said, “With the death of Dr K L Zakir, a Padma

Syndicate passes proposal given by Board of Finance to revise budget

PU Syndicate on Friday approved the revised budget proposal from Board of Finance (BoF) for the year 2016-17 fiscal year. The revised budget estimate has envisaged expenditure of Rs 502.11 crore and income of Rs 249.51 crore. The revised budget will now be considered by the PU Senate. Earlier, the non-plan budget estimate had envisaged expenditure

Jnanpith awardee Gurdial Singh passes away at 83

Chandigarh:“When life gets tough, the tough gets going.” The saying truly applies to Padma Shri and Jnanpith awardee Gurdial Singh, who passed away at a Bathinda nursing home on Tuesday after prolonged illness. He was 83, Born on January 10, 1933 to father Jagat Singh and mother Nihal Kaur in the village of Jaitu now


Padam Shree Gurdial Singh passes away

Chandigarh: Padamshree Gyan Peeth,  Gurdial Singh passed away, on Tuesday. He started his literary career in 1957 with a short-story, Bhaganwale. He became popular as a novelist, when he published the novel Marhi Da Deeva in 1964. Two of his novels have been made into films including Marhi Da Deeva (1989) directed by Surinder Singh

Kachru, champion of Indian English, passes away

New York: Braj B. Kachru, an authority on English as a global language who passed away recently, championed the cause of Indian English as “vibrant expressions of distinct cultural identities” during an academic career at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that lasted almost half-a-century. A linguist and authority on India Studies, he was the

Veteran actress Jyothi Lakshmi passes away

Chennai:  Popular southern actress Jyothi Lakshmi passed away here on Tuesday at age 63. According to industry sources, she died away undergoing treatment for blood cancer. “She was suffering from blood cancer for a while and had been undergoing a treatment. She passed away earlier this morning,” an industry source told IANS. Having made her