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3 days ago
Tracks to be repaired by night

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Railway tracks damaged by the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh will be repaired by Sunday night and traffic restored, officials said. The busy rail route passing through Muzaffarnagar district has been badly hit since the Saturday evening disaster. Several trains have been diverted after 14 coaches of the train derailed near Khatauli.

4 days ago
Israeli forces shoot dead knife-wielding Palestinian teen

Jerusalem, Aug 20 (IANS) A Palestinian teenager who attempted to carry out a knife attack was shot dead by Israeli Border Police in the West Bank, the police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement that the 17-year-old boy approached a group of Border Police officers on Saturday afternoon and pulled a knife from his bag to stab them, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

4 days ago
Football: India rally to beat Mauritius 2-1 in Tri-Nation opener

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) India came back from a goal down to edge past Mauritius 2-1 in their first game of the Tri-Nation football tournament here at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday. Jean Mervyn Jocelyn (15th) gave the visitors a shock lead before Robin Singh (37th) restored parity and substitute Balwant Singh (62nd) scored the winner. India, without skipper Sunil Chhetri, ni...

6 days ago
Partition Museum inaugurated in Amritsar by Punjab CM

Amritsar, Aug 17 (IANS) Partition Museum, a first-of-its-kind in the world, was inaugurated here on Thursday as a tribute to the millions who perished as well as others who survived but lost their homes and hearth and kith and kin during India's Partition in 1947. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh unveiled a plaque of the museum -- an initiative of The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trus...

6 days ago
Thousands living under open sky in flood-hit Bihar

Bagaha/Purnea (Bihar), Aug 17 (IANS) Sundari Devi and her family of seven, including an elderly mother-in-law and children, are struggling to survive along an elevated road here for the last three days. Authorities have failed to provide them a polythene or plastic sheet. Their roof is the sky. Sundari Devi is one of the thousands of flood victims left in the lurch across 14 dist...

7 days ago
Bihar flood victims protest over lack of relief materials

Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) Hundreds of flood victims in Bihar's worst hit Kishanganj and West Champaran district on Wednesday staged protests demanding adequate distribution of relief materials and assistance. There also were reports of anger among the flood victims in Araria, Katihar, Supaul and East Champaran districts. After being forced to flee their houses, the flood victims have ...

7 days ago
Overflowing rivers inundate new areas in Bihar

Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) The overall flood situation in Bihar continued to be grim on Wednesday with major rivers in spate breaching banks, inundating new areas and displacing thousands of people, officials said. The worst affected areas were Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar of Seemanchal region and Supaul, Madhepura and Saharsa of Koshi region. The flood situation has also wor...

8 days ago
Israel nabs senior Islamic leader over 'incitement'

Jerusalem, Aug 15 (IANS) Israeli police on Tuesday said it arrested a senior Islamic leader over suspected incitement. Sheik Raed Salah is the head of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, a movement Israel outlawed in November 2015, Xinhua news agency reported. Israeli authorities charge the movement with having incited tensions over East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compou...

8 days ago
Indian, Pakistani border guards exchange sweets on I-Day

Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Despite the bilateral tensions, border guards of India and Pakistan on Tuesday exchanged sweets and greetings along the International Border in Punjab on India's 71st Independence Day. Border Security Force (BSF) officers and personnel exchanged sweets with Pakistan Rangers at Attari joint check post, 30 km from Amritsar, and the Hussainiwala border in Ferozepur...

9 days ago
Size inclusive shows, celebration of modern Indian bride: LFW set for new edition

Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The winter/festive edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) is set to roll here from Wednesday and the designers can't wait to reveal the fresh trends in the industry. From shows not restricted to a perfect frame, designs inspired by eminent painter Amrita Sher-Gil, to designers stepping into filmmaking with the fashion runway -- the extravaganza promises many firsts. De...

9 days ago
6.5 mn hit by floods in Bihar, over 40 dead

Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) More than 6.5 million people have been affected by floods in Bihar, that have claimed the lives of over 40 people so far, washed away thousands of huts, badly damaged buildings, roads, bridges and standing crops worth crores, officials said on Tuesday. Bihar disaster management department officials said that 65.37 lakh people in 889 panchayats under 84 blocks in 13 d...

9 days ago
Haryana, Punjab celebrate I-Day

Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Patriotic fervour gripped Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday as they marked the country's Independence Day. From Gurugram in Haryana to Gurdaspur in Punjab, Independence Day celebrations including cultural programmes were held with the participation of thousands of people. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar hoisted the national flag at Gurugram and hi...

9 days ago
Anti-drugs campaign successful: Amarinder

Amritsar/Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said that his government's drive against drugs in the state had been highly successful while admitting that some drugs were still available. Our government's campaign against drugs has been highly successful, with over 6,900 dealers and suppliers already in police net, he told the media in Amritsar on Mond...

9 days ago
CM okays Rs 3,000 cr drinking water project for Amritsar

Amritsar, Aug 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced welfare and development schemes for Amritsar, including a Rs 3,000 crore World Bank-aided project to provide safe drinking water in the Sikh holy city. The Surface Water Scheme will replace the existing Ground Water Based Drinking Water Supply Scheme, thus addressing a serious concern of the region, which i...

9 days ago
Nearly 2 million affected by floods in Bihar

Patna, Aug 14 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar worsened on Monday, with many rivers breaching their banks and embankments and affecting nearly two million people, officials said. The government has launched massive relief and rescue operations with help from the Army, Air Force as well as National Disaster Response Force and Bihar State Disaster Response Force teams in the 14 flood-hi...

10 days ago
Memories of original 'Mughal-e-Azam' had to be respected: Musical's director

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Director Feroz Abbas Khan, who is behind the Mughal-e-Azam musical to be staged here next month, says that all those involved in the making of the play knew it had to be perfect. The musical, which will premiere in Delhi on September 8, is based on the K. Asif-directorial Mughal-e-Azam which starred thespian Dilip Kumar and ethereal beauty Madhubala. Whil...

13 days ago
Three militants held in MP: Punjab Police

Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) Three militants owing allegiance to Khalistani elements were arrested from Gwalior city in Madhya Pradesh, Punjab Police said on Thursday. Balkar Singh, Balwinder Singh and Satinder Singh Rawat, were arrested by Punjab Police Special Operation Cell, Amritsar, in tandem with Madhya Pradesh Police on Wednesday. The three allegedly have links with Pakistan-...

13 days ago
Never looked for instant success: Anil Kapoor

Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor, basking in the success of his new film Mubarakan where his Sikh character Kartar Singh is being appreciated, says he has never run after instant success in his life. Brushing off the claim to individual fame with Mubarakan, which also features his nephew Arjun Kapoor in a double role, he said: I feel any film is a team effort. There are so many fi...

15 days ago
NIA says Islamic State sympathisers behind Ujjain blast

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday said four self-radicalised Islamic State sympathisers were behind a March train blast in Madhya Pradesh that left at least 10 people injured. The NIA made the allegations in a chargesheet naming the four Uttar Pradesh men who had taken an oath of allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The...

16 days ago
Eveready to have exclusive stores for lighting, home appliances

Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) Eveready Industries India Ltd, which is expecting lighting and home appliances be the growth drivers in future, is looking to have exclusive branded stores across the country for these products, a top company official said on Monday. Lighting and home appliances will be the growth drivers for future. We are planning exclusive stores for lighting and appliances in FY...

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