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Malaysian driver Joo maintains RFC India lead

Costi (Goa), July 29 (IANS) Following his impressive performance in the Special Stages (SS) of Predator category, Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo (co-driver Tan Choon Hong) maintained his lead and held on to the top spot in the Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India after the six SS of Terminator category here on Wednesday. Joo, who drove a Gurkha for team Force Motors, had snatched ...

1 day ago
Motorsports: Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo jumps into RFC India lead

Quepem (Goa), July 28 (IANS) Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo, with co-driver Tan Choon Hong, took the lead in the Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India overtaking Chandigarh driver Gurmeet Virdi, with co-driver Kirpal Tung, after the six Special Stages (SS) of Predator category here on Tuesday. Gurmeet, from Team Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh, had led the RFC for the first 12 SS of ...

2 days ago
'Terror attack not to affect flag lowering ceremony at border'

Amritsar, July 27 (IANS) Visitors will continue to witness the flag lowering ceremony at the international border near here despite a terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur district, a top BSF official said here on Monday. The visitors would be allowed to witness the flag lowering ceremony as usual, Border Security Force (BSF) deputy inspector general, Amritsar range, M.F. Farooqui told IAN...

5 days ago
Rainforest Challenge 2015 to begin on Saturday

Panjim, July 24 (IANS) After a successful inaugural season last year, Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) is all set for the start of its second edition here on Saturday. The second season of India's only international off-road motorsport event will be held from July 25-31 in different parts of Goa. Twenty three teams from across the country, including two teams from Goa will compete...

11 days ago
Eid celebrated in India but no exchange of sweets at Pakistan border

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Muslims across India on Saturday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Tight security arrangements were made at many places to ensure that the festival passed off peacefully, but protests broke out in Jammu and Kashmir in which a few people were injured. Muslims offered prayers at mosques, greeted each other and relished the 's...

12 days ago
Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in Telangana, Andhra on Saturday

Hyderabad, July 17 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. As the new moon was sighted on Friday in some parts of both the states, Markazi Ruwait-e-Hilal or the central moon sighting Committee announced that Eid will be celebrated on Saturday. Moulana Syed Mohammed Qubool Pasha Shattari, president of the committee said moon was sighted i...

1 month ago
Reconsider international military force pullback from Afghanistan: India

United Nations, June 23 (IANS) Within hours after terrorist suicide bombers attacked Afghanistan's parliament on Monday, India asked the international community to reconsider pulling troops from there because of the worsening security situation. Permanent Representative Asoke Kumar Mukerji told the Security Council: Given the critical phase that the political transition has entered, and ...

1 month ago
India frees 88 Pakistani fishermen for Ramadan

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India said on Friday it has released 88 Pakistani fishermen lodged in Gujarat jails, following a decision Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed by phone to Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif on June 16. These 88 fishermen have already left the western coastal state on Friday and would be handed over to Pakistani authorities at the Wagah-Attari border checkpost nea...

2 months ago
US envoy favours India-Pakistan trade enhancement

Amritsar, May 20 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma on Wednesday favoured enhancement of trade between India and Pakistan, and said he would certainly do whatever was possible to push both the governments to resolve the issues at the earliest. There is indeed immense potential to save huge transportation costs and time if more and more trade is done through land route via the...

2 months ago
'S/O Satyamurthy' in all-time top ten Telugu grossing films

Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Allu Arjun's S/O Satyamurthy, a family drama, has made it to the prestigious club of all-time top ten grossing Telugu films. It is for the second time for him in a row after his last release Race Gurram was featured in the list too. With a distributor share of over Rs. 50 crore, the film has done phenomenal business at the box office. It is currently at seve...

3 months ago
India, Afghanistan vow to work together to fight terror, boost trade

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Afghanistan on Tuesday pledged to work together to fight terrorism and also boost bilateral trade and connectivity as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here. Ghani, whose country continues to battle the Taliban menace after the drawdown of the US-led international forces, spoke out strongly against ter...

3 months ago
Pakistani visitors stranded at Attari as Punjab farmers protest

Amritsar, April 28 (IANS) With farmers in Punjab blocking rail tracks to protest tardy lifting of wheat by government agencies in the state, as many as 177 Pakistani nationals travelling to India have been stranded at the Attari railway station near here, officials said on Tuesday. The Pakistani visitors are headed for various places across the country and arrived by the Samjhauta Expres...

3 months ago
Modi, Afghan President speak out against terror, talk of trade

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Afghanistan on Tuesday spoke out strongly against terror as visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, emphasised what India has been stressing - that there can be no differentiation between good and bad terror - and called for a united regional and global approach to fight the scourge. Ghani, whose count...

3 months ago
Re-think on higher education is obligation: Mauritius president

Jalandhar, April 20 (IANS) President of Mauritius Rajkeswur Purryag on Monday said a constant re-think on the processes of higher education was not an obsession but an obligation for it to remain relevant. Addressing the fourth convocation of the Lovely Professional University (LPU) near Jalandhar, President Purryag said the challenge before society was to ensure that higher education be...

3 months ago
Mauritius president visits Golden Temple, Attari border

Amritsar, April 19 (IANS) Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag on Sunday offered prayers at the holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as Golden Temple, here as he reached Punjab on a three-day visit. The Mauritius president later went to the Attari-Wagah joint border check-post between India and Pakistan to witness the evening retreat ceremony. Purryag, acco...

3 months ago
BSF lodges protest with Pakistan after its troopers injured

Attari (Punjab), April 11 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday lodged a protest with the Pakistan Rangers after three of its troopers were injured in cross border firing in Amritsar sector of Punjab by smugglers from the Pakistani side. The injured troopers were rushed to a hospital in Amritsar and were stated to be stable. BSF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) R.P.S. ...

3 months ago
Three troopers injured in shootout with Pakistani smugglers

Attari (Punjab), April 11 (IANS) Three Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were injured in cross border firing in Amritsar sector of Punjab by smugglers from the Pakistani side, BSF officials said on Saturday. The injured troopers were rushed to hospital, officials said. BSF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) R.P.S. Jaswal told IANS that the troopers were injured in an exchange of f...

3 months ago
Three BSF troopers injured in cross border firing

Attari (Punjab), April 11 (IANS) Three Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were injured in cross border firing from the Pakistan side in Amritsar sector of Punjab, BSF officials said on Saturday morning. The injured troopers were rushed to hospital, officials said. ...

3 months ago
S/O Satyamurthy: Predictable and sloppy

Film: S/O Satyamurthy; Cast: Allu Arjun, Prakash Raj, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nitya Menen, Adah Sharma, Rao Ramesh, Rajendra Prasad, Upendra, Sampath Raj, M.S. Narayana, Brahmanadam; Director: Trivikram; Rating: ** Nothing about Trivikram's S/O Satyamurthy stays with you the minute you walk out of the cinema hall as everything about it is predictable. Akin to the title, the film, ...

4 months ago
BSF recovers 18 kg heroin from Punjab border

Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Monday recovered 18 kg of heroin, valued at Rs.90 crore in the international market, from near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab. The recovery was made in the Gurdaspur sector of the international border following exchange of fire between BSF troopers and smugglers, a BSF spokesman said. The recovery was made j...

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