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DiCaprio joins Sean Penn to support him at Haiti benefit

Leonardo DiCaprio attended an annual gala for Haiti Takes Root – a 10-year long initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of the Caribbean country- along with his actor friend Sean Penn.The Oscar-winning actor turned up to support Penn, who founded J/P Haitian Relief Organisation, the non-profit that put on the event, according to The

Taylor Swift hints Super Bowl pre-show her only gig this year

Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift has made a surprising statement during her performance at Super Bowl LI pre-party, saying she does not have any plan to go on a tour this year. The 27-year-old star performed at the Direct TV Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic when she revealed that her Super Bowl pre-show

PM Modi wins online reader’s poll for TIME Person of the Year

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the online reader’s poll for TIME Person of the Year 2016, beating out other world leaders like US President-elect Donald Trump, incumbent US leader Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Modi won with 18 per cent of the vote when the poll closed last night, getting

Tom Petty to get Musicares’ Person of the Year

Los Angeles: Tom Petty will join pasthonorees Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Phil Collins and more as MusiCares’ 2017 Person of the Year. MusiCares announced that its fund-raising concert to benefit Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery Programs will honor the 66-year-old rock legend for his “extraordinary creative accomplishments and significant charitable work”, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Ronaldo, Messi head FIFA’s shortlist for player of the year award

Zurich: Superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi along with English Premier League champions Leicester City’s trio — Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’golo Kante — lead the 23-man shortlist for global football governing body FIFA’s men’s player of the year award. The contenders for the coveted award, titled The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 award,

Less dengue cases reported this year, says Health Department

Ludhiana: The city hospitals are flooded with the patients of dengue and chikunguniya, but Municipal Corporation Ludhiana and Health Department claim that these diseases are less fatal this year. As meeting of members of the Executive City Urban Health Society took place on Friday under the chairmanship of the Municipal Corporation, Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori. In

Medical Scientist award for year awarded to PGI faculty

Chandigarh: Dr Sanjay Kumar Bhadada, additional professor, Deptt of Endocrinology,PGIMER, Chandigarh received prestigious Prof Shurveer Singh Trust (Udaipur,Rajasthan) memorial Medical Scientist Award for year 2016.This award is given in recognition of tireless dedication and contribution in the field of Endocrinology and Metabolism to a medical graduate from Rajasthan. Dr Bhadada delivered his oration at RNT

Spiti valley daily wagers to get job round the year: CM

Shimla: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday said that the State Government was according added priority for development of tribal areas and it was being ensured that they get all essential services nearer to their homes. He said this while addressing a public meeting at Kaza in Lahaul-Spiti district. The Chief Minister said the Spiti

Will be part of Ram Leela next year: Nawazuddin

Mumbai: Acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was reportedly asked by Shiv Sena volunteers to pull out of a Ram Leela show as he is a Muslim and due to an ongoing harassment case, hopes to be a part of the annual stage drama next year. Nawazuddin, currently in his village Budhana in Uttar Pradesh, was

‘Punjab Cong MLAs to declare assets every year’

Talwandi Sabo: Punjab Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday said the party MLAs elected in February 2017 elections will declare their assets every year. Channi, who ended his 7-day ‘Jawani Sambhal Yatra’ here, said eradication of corruption, unemployment and the menace of drugs will be the three top most priorities of Congress.“The feedback,

Punjab Cong MLAs to declare assets every year: Channi

Talwandi Sabo: Punjab Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi today said the party MLAs elected in the February 2017 elections would declare their assets every year. Channi, who ended his 7-day ‘Jawani Sambhal Yatra’ here, said eradication of corruption, unemployment and the menace of drugs would be the three top most priorities of the

‘Go Goa Gone’ sequel may happen next year: Vir Das

Mumbai: Actor Vir Das says a sequel to his zombie comedy film “Go Goa Gone” might happen next year. “Go Goa Gone” was a 2013 zombie thriller featuring Saif Ali Khan along with Kunal Khemu, Das and Puja Gupta. Post the success of the film, there were talks about a sequel with aliens as the

80-year-old woman raped in Faridabad

Faridabad: An 80-year-old woman here wasallegedly raped by her son’s friend when she was alone at home, police said today. The woman, a widow, alleged Badal raped her after her son left for work yesterday. The victim managed to inform her neighbhours who hospitalised her, police said. A case has been lodged by the victim’s

Renault India targets 1 lakh sales this year

Kolkata: Renault India, which started its Indian operations independently four years ago, is aiming to cross the one lakh sales mark this calendar year. “So far from January to August 2016, we have sold 87,000 cars out of which 65,000 units are Kwid. We hope that full-year sales will cross 1 lakh,” said Sumit Sawhney,

27-year-old woman commits suicide

Ludhiana: A 27-years-old woman has committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house in Green Park area on Saturday morning. At the time of incident, the parents of the victim were not at home. The victim had left suicide in which she had mentioned that she was committing suicide with her own wish. The

Woman murders 4-month-old daughter  

Jaipur: A woman allegedly murdered her four-month-old daughter here by slitting her throat as she wanted a male child, police said today. Mahi’s body was found in a box at her house on August 26 following which a complaint was filed by the minor’s family, they said. Following investigation, Mahi’s mother was arrested yesterday. “A

Last two years were difficult, but not professionally: Katrina

New Delhi: Her last few films did not do wellat the box office, but actress Katrina Kaif says that the last two years in her life were difficult but not for professional reasons. Katrina was in a long-term relationship with actor Ranbir Kapoor, but the duo broke up earlier this year. Without elaborating on the

Malaria depends among parasites, not bites: study

30-year-old first to die of malaria in Delhi this year

New Delhi: A 30-year-old man was the first victim here to die of the vector-borne disease malaria this year, authorities said. Praveen Sharma was admitted to the Max super specialty hospital in east Delhi on August 28 following high fever and weakness. Tests conducted at the hospital confirmed Malaria. Sharma, who initially underwent treatment at

50,000 die each year due to air pollution in Britain

London: Over 50,000 people die each year due to air pollution in Britain, a research team from Bristol reported ahead of a debate on Wednesday. Cars, buses and freight trucks are the principal cause of air pollution in over 95 per cent of legally-designated air quality management areas in Britain, Xinhua news agency cited the

Two years’ bonus for central government employees: Jaitley

New Delhi: Around 33 lakh employees of the central government had a reason to cheer on Tuesday with the government announcing their annual bonus that has been pending for two years. “The bonus entitlement for 2014-15 and 2015-16 will be released on the revised norms for central government employees. This was pending for two years.