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Hoboken's first Sikh mayor Ravinder Bhalla sworn in

First Sikh sworn in as Hoboken’s mayor

First Sikh sworn Hoboken mayor: Hoboken’s first Sikh mayor was sworn in Monday. Ravinder Bhalla won November’s election just days after being targeted by flyers labeling him a terrorist.Bhalla, who has more than seven years of experience on the city council, was backed by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer after she decided not to run for

PDP expels Leh dist chief for demanding UT status for Ladakh

Srinagar: PDP today expelled its districtpresident for Leh Tashi Gyalson from the basic membership of the party for signing a memorandum demanding Union Territory status for Ladakh, saying that under no circumstances will it endorse any move aimed at dividing the state. The head of PDP’s Disciplinary Committee Abdul Rehman Veeri expelled Gyalson for violating the

UGC accorded second time autonomous status to MGC

University Grant Commission (UGC) has accorded second time autonomous status to Mata Gujri College(MGC), Fatehgarh Sahib being run by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee(SGPC).Mata Gujri College was first college of Punjab, which was accorded autonomous status in 2010. The UGC authorities have recently sent a letter to college principal Dr Jatinder Singh Sidhu in which it

To have update on pension status, just download e-Grievances app

Chandigarh: To address problems faced by the city pensioners, Member Parliament, Kirron Kher has launched “e-Grievances” mobile application. The app is being launched as a part of “Digital India Campaign” for Pensioners, employees the Department, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., Wireless Monitoring Station, Telecom Enforcement and Resource Monitoring Cell, Bharat Broad Band Nigam Ltd. The app

MC installs 160 new toilets to attain ODF status in city

Chandigarh: With a view to attaining the Open Defecation Free status of the city, Municipal Corporation (MC) is in process to install marathon toilets in various ODF prone areas. The MC has targeted to declare Chandigarh ODF city buy October 2.It has installed 160 new toilets en-route to attain ODF status and has also set

Holy city status to Amristar a calculated move: Dal Khalsa

Joining issue with AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on proposing to accord holy city status for Amritsar, if AAP comes to power, Dal Khalsa said it’s a calculated attempt aimed to exploit the sentiments of Sikhs to woo their votes in upcoming Punjab assembly elections in 2017. Party’s ex-president H S Dhami said the nomenclature of

Andhra shutdown over special status hit normal life

Vijayawada: The day-long Andhra Pradesh shutdown called by the opposition parties on Saturday to protest denial of special category status to the state hit the normal life and led to large-scale arrests of protesters. Public transport was affected in all the 13 districts as activists of Yuvajana, Shramika, Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP), Communist Party of

I believe in using my status for a good cause: Sonam kapoor

The actress is the ambassador of two NGOs working for welfare of children, Fight Hunger Foundation and Cuddles Foundation. Actress Sonam Kapoor believes in using her celebrity status to support noble causes and giving back to society the love she gets from fans. The 31-year-old Neerja actress is the ambassador of two NGOs working for welfare

I believe in using my status for a good cause: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor believes inusing her celebrity status to support noble causes and giving back to society the love she gets from fans. The 31-year-old “Neerja” actress is the ambassador of two NGOs working for welfare of children – Fight Hunger Foundation and Cuddles Foundation. While the former promotes community-based approaches for the management

Low socio-economic status a factor for heart attack

London: Low socio-economic status can increase the chances of getting a second heart attack or stroke, according to new research. The study, published in the journal European Society of Cardiology, found that the risk of a second attack was 36 per cent lower for those in the highest income quintile than those with the lowest.

Bajwa demands minority status for Valley Sikhs

Congress member of the Rajya Sabha from Punjab and former state party president Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday demanded minority status for Sikhs and special status for Punjabi language in Jammu and Kashmir. He was participating in a special discussion on Kashmir in the Rajya Sabha. He reminded the House that the Sikhs did not

SGTB College gets status of ‘College with Potential for Excellence’

Sri Anandpur Sahib: University Grants Commission (UGC) released a new list of colleges selected for the status of ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ under which each college would be given a grant of Rs 2 crore. While talking to Daily Post, Principal of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College (SGTB College), Sri Anandpur Sahib, Dr