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India beats England by 246 runs,takes 1-0 lead

Visakhapatnam: India beat England by 246runs in the second cricket Test to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here today. Brief Scores: India: 455 & 204 England: 255 & 158 all out in 97.3 overs (Alastair Cook 54, Jonny Bairstow 34 not out; Jayant Yadav 3/30, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/52).

LeEco enters US, takes on Apple, Netflix, Google 

San Francisco: Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco has officially launched its US operations, announcing a slew of new products that include smartphones, TVs, smart bikes, virtual reality headsets and electric self-driving vehicles. Taking on giants like Apple, Netflix and Google at the “Ignite the Eco World” event here on Wednesday, LeEco unveiled open, integrated

AAP cabinet takes on Jung over probe panel

New Delhi: Delhi’s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung was on Friday told to axe a panel he set up to probe some actions of the AAP government, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced. Calling the Committee headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General V.K. Shunglu “unconstitutional”, Sisodia said there was no provision in the Constitution for

Assembly round-up: Amid lots of noise, lots of business too takes place

Chandigarh:The last session of the 14th Punjab Vidhan Sabha may have ended on stormy note last week (September 14) with a serious confrontation between the treasury benches and Congress opposition on a host of issues, but on the whole, the assembly transacted important legislative business during its five-year tenure. Despite stormy proceedings, most of its

Lt Gen Surinder Singh takes charge of Western Command

Chandigarh: Lt Gen Surinder Singh today took over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command. After arriving from New Delhi this morning, Gen Surinder laid a wreath and paid homage to the martyrs of Western Command. Later, the western army Commander reviewed a Guard of Honour, said an official release. He also met the senior staff


Modi takes blessings of mother on 66th birthday

Gandhinagar:Prime Minister Narendra Moditoday visited his mother Hiraba here and took her blessings on his 66th birthday.Modi reached the residence of his brother Pankaj Modi in Raysan area of state capital here, where his 97-year-old mother is stayingThe Prime Minister sought her blessings and spend around 25 minutes with her. He later drove off to

India takes dig at Pak over violence in Afghanistan

New Delhi: In an apparent dig at Pakistan, India today said while it has always worked towards Afghanistan’s development, there are some who have given the country only “bloodshed and violence”. India has engaged with Afghanistan in capacity and capability building in agriculture, water, infrastructure, energy, health, education and many other sectors and the landmarks

Amarinder takes part in veterans’ march on 7th Pay Commission

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday participated in a veterans’ protest march supporting the stand taken by the three armed forces chiefs against the “bias against the defence services” in the Seventh Pay Commission and submitted a memorandum to Governor V P Singh Badnore on the issue. The march was led by Lt

Clash between protesting lawyers, police takes place

Ferozepur: Protesting lawyers and Police clashed on Saturday near Jalalabad when the administration turned down the demand of lawyers to meet Deputy Chief Minister to hand over their memorandum to him. The lawyers have been demanding to add 44 villages of Mahmujota circle with Jalalabad sub division. As per schedule, the Deputy Chief Minister was

Shahabuddin out of jail after 11 yrs, takes a swipe at Nitish

Bhagalpur (Bihar): RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabudd in today walked out of prison on bail after 11 years with much fanfare and praised party chief Lalu Prasad while making it clear that there was no love lost between him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. “For me Lalu Prasad is the leader” and Nitish Kumar is the

Lt Gen B S Sahrawat takes command of Vajra Corps

Jalandhar: Lt Gen B S Sahrawat has taken over as General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the prestigious Vajra Corps here on Friday. He has relieved Lt Gen J S Cheema, who moved to Army Headquarters as Director General Infantry. Lt Gen B S Sahrawat is a third generation army officer. Gen Sahrawat was commissioned in

Mayawati takes fight to Mulayam’s turf; slams SP, BJP

Azamgarh (UP): BSP supremo Mayawati today attacked the Modi government, claiming it could start a war with Pakistan on the issue of terrorism just to divert people’s attention from their failures ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls early next year. Cautioning the electorate on Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s turf in eastern UP, she

Badnore takes charge as new Administrator of Chandigarh

Chandigarh got its 17th Administrator as V P Singh Badnore was sworn in as Governor of Punjab. The Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, administered oath of office to Badnore at Punjab Raj Bhavan here on Monday. Badnore succeeds Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, who served as Governor of Punjab and

Bolt wins 200m title, takes second gold at Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro:  Usain Bolt won the men’s 200 metres title at a third consecutive Olympics with a dominant performance at the Rio Games here. The Jamaican legend registered a time of 19.78 seconds at the Oympic Stadium to clinch his second gold medal of the Rio Games here on Thursday. Bolt had earlier won


Rio Olympics: Spirited Sakshi takes bronze to end India’s medal drought

Rio de Janeiro: Sakshi Malik brought an end to India’s long wait for a medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics, clinching bronze in the Women’s Freestyle 58kg category with a spirited comeback victory over Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan. The 23-year-old from Rohtak overturned a 0-5 deficit in a hectic second round to script an 8-5

Must Watch: BJP Minister breaks protocol,son takes the salute

Gurdaspur: On the 70th Independence day, The BJP minister Anil Joshi again broke the protocol, his son took the salute during flag hoisted ceremony  in Gurdaspur

Botham takes impotence treatment, encourages men to seek help

London: Cricket legend Ian Botham today revealed that he underwent impotence treatment and has encouraged other men suffering sexual problems to seek help. The 60-year-old former English cricketer said he had four sessions of shockwave therapy to prevent erectile dysfunction in the future. He said: “I’m a male and men do have problems and you

ADGP Uppal takes charge of Amritsar city’s security

Amritsar: As the state government increased the security arrangements for the Independence Day celebration, the additional director general office of police (ADGP) BK Uppal took charge of the security arrangements in Amritsar. ADGP (welfare) Uppal held meetings and reviewing the security arrangements with the officers of the city Police.He will be in the city till

Chandimal , De Silva Ton takes Sri Lanka to 355

Colombo:  Dinesh Chandimal continued his charge on Day 2 after losing Dhanajaya de Silva in morning session. The wicketkeeper-batsman notched up his seventh Test century to help the hosts reach 299 for 7 at Lunch against Australia in the third and final Test. Quite unlike some of the other better knocks of his career, he curbed

Law & order takes a hit in Jalandhar, CP disagrees

The law and order situation in Jalandhar has taken a hit with incidents of shootings being reported here frequently. This has made things a bit tough for Police Commissioner Arpit Shukla. Anti-social elements seem to be enjoying the “liberty” while residents, especially businessmen, feel unsafe and have asked the Punjab government to take stock of