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Yemeni man executed publicaly for rape and murder of 4-year-old girl

Yemeni man executed. A Yemeni man has been executed in a public square for the rape and murder of a four-year-old girl in the country’s rebel-controlled capital Sanaa. Hussein al-Saket, 22, was shot five times before his body was strung from a crane in front of a large crowd in Sanaa.This is the second such

Follow directions on use of public funds: EC

Chandigarh: State Election Commission on Monday, asked political parties in poll-bound Punjab, to comply with the directions of Election Commission on not using public funds and machinery to carry out any activity that amounts to advertisement for the party. “We have written to all political parties in Punjab to follow the directions of the Election

Punjab Public Library and Information Services Bill hanging fire

‘Shabad Parkash Punjab Public Library and Information Services Bill’ continues to hang fire even after five years of it being promised by the state government.In a joint statement, Dr Bikram Singh Ghuman president and Dr Charanjit Singh Gumtala press secretary, the Punjabi Writers Co-operative Society Ltd stated that in October 2011, the-then Education Minister Sewa

Strike: Public transport, banking services hit in Assam

Guwahati: Services including banking andpublic transport were hit in Assam due to the nation-wide strike called by ten central trade unions to protest against “anti-labour” policies of the government. All nationalised banks, insurance companies and post offices remained closed while buses remained off the road. In the wake of strike, schools and colleges also remained

Hooda asks Khattar govt to make Dhingra Commission report public

Chandigarh: Haryana’s former Chief Minister(CM) Bhupinder Singh Hooda today demanded that the Manohar Lal Khattar government make the Justice SN Dhingra Commission report public, and accused it of indulging in “witch-hunt” and “sensationalising facts”. The one-man inquiry commission, which went into the controversial land deals in Haryana also allegedly involving Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law

Make Dhingra report public immediately: Hooda

Chandigarh: With an impression being created that his government had committed irregularities in granting licences for prime commercial properties in Gurgaon during his tenure, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has hit out at the one-man Justice S.N. Dhingra Commission and the state’s BJP government for carrying out a “witch-hunt” in which they have

Chhotepur dares AAP to make video public

A day after he was removed as Punjab convenor of AAP, Sucha Singh Chhotepur on Saturday rejected the panel set up by the party to probe allegations against him and dared the leadership to make public the video in which he was shown accepting money from a ticket aspirant. He also hit out at the

CEA to make public national electricity plan for 2017-22

Kolkata: The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) will shortly make public the national electricity plan for the five year period 2017-2022 and a perspective plan for 2022-2027, Chairman S.D. Dubey said on Sunday. “We are working on a national electricity plan for the 13th five-year plan period and a perspective electricity plan for the 14th,” Dubey

Contractor fleecing public, overcharging rampant at railway parking station

Parking vehicle at railway station parking turns out to be the costliest throughout city. One has to pay Rs 20 to 30 for four wheelers and Rs 10 for two wheelers as a fixed parking fee. Despite high parking rates, contractor running the parking lot is demanding hike in parking charges. Railways have outsourced parking

UT seeks suggestions from public to save Sukhna Lake

The UT Administration has sought suggestions from the general public on how to save Sukhna Lake’. The action came after a panel of Punjab and Haryana High Court headed by Amicus Curiae advocate Tanu Bedi inspected the Sukhna Lake catchment area recently.The suggestion must be posted at tanubedi@yahoo.com, email id of amicus curie Advocate Tanu

Tank used in 1971 war dedicated to public

Ferozepur: As a part of beautification of border town Ferozepur, Major General V Pingale, Kamal Sharma, Member National Executive BJP and Er D P S Kharbanda, Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepur on Friday dedicated Indian Army tank to the public, which has played historical contribution in 1971 war between Indian and Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion, Major


AIDS no longer public health issue in Aus: Experts

Melbourne: Australia’s top scientists havedeclared that AIDS is no longer a public health issue in the country as it has joined the ranks of the few nations which have successfully beaten the deadly epidemic. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases in Australia have dropped since anti-retroviral medication came in the mid-1990s, which stops the Human

No need to show divinity in public, says Big B

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels that divinity is a belief which we should not try to speak about in public as it’s personal. “Divinity was ever personal with us. Our faith and our prayers and our temples were and are within the house. There is no need to make them public or to bring it


Shanghai Disney resort officially opens to public

Shanghai: The Shanghai Disney Resort, with a unique blend of Disney magic and Chinese culture, officially opened to public Thursday. Located in Pudong district, the 3.9 sq.km resort is the first Disney destination on the Chinese mainland and the sixth globally, Xinhua news agency reported. The resort includes the theme park Shanghai Disneyland; two themed