Archive News of October 20, 2017
Punjab Vigilance arrests Superintendent of Panchayat Samiti

CHANDIGARH: State Vigilance Bureau, during its ongoing campaign against corruption today nabbed a superintendent of Panchayat Samiti red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 41000/-.

Amarinder follows Badals, legitimises unelected cong leaders in Punjab : Mann

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Punjab president and Sangrur MP, Bhagwant Mann has strongly condemned Captain Amarinder Singh led congress government in Punjab for forcibly imposing the rejected leaders on the people of Punjab just the way SAD-BJP government did during its previous tenures.

PSPCL CE Karamjit Singh Khaira bereaved, father passed away

MOHALI: Former Air Force officer Lt. Bakhshish Singh VSM father of Karamjit Singh Khaira Chief Engineer Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has passed away after brief illness at his residence in Mohali on night of October 18. He was 86.

India's Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar resigns on personal grounds

NEW DELHI: Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, the government's second-most senior legal officer, on Friday said he has stepped down due to personal reasons.

Obama, Bush decry deep US divisions in Trump era

WASHINGTON: Former US Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, urging Americans to reject the politics of "division" and "prejudice" in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.

Punjab CM restores special family pension for widows of govt employees killed by terrorists

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday restored the Special Family Pension for widows of government employees killed by extremists, and also agreed to extend the Red Card scheme to families of police personnel killed during the militancy period.

Don't just discuss sexual harassment when it's trending: Richa Chadha

MUMBAI: Actress Richa Chadha, who minces no words when she talks about social issues, says it's important for people to keep the discussion on about sexual harassment all the time, instead of only when it's "trending".

Don't know if I'll become full-time actress in future: Zaira Wasim

MUMBAI: All of 16, the star of "Secret Superstar" Zaira Wasim says she isn't sure if she wants to become a full-time actress when she grows up.

Now, Microsoft spots remote security flaw in Google Chrome

Microsofts Windows security team has discovered a remote security flaw in Google Chrome that can be exploited by hackers.

Indian Embassy in US involved in search for missing girl in Texas

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has voiced "deep concern" over a three-year-old Indian girl in Texas who has been missing since October 7 after her foster father made her stand outside the house as punishment for not drinking milk. She said the Indian Embassy is actively involved in the search.

Eight die in TN bus stand roof collapse

 Eight employees of the Tamil Nadu state transport corporation died while three were injured early on Friday when the roof of an old bus stand in Nagapattinam district collapsed, said police.

Modi lashes out at Congress for rejecting 2013 proposal to redevelop Kedarnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress for rejecting his proposal in June 2013 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat for redevelopment of the revered Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath that was badly damaged in the catastrophic flash floods.

Chidambaram takes dig at EC for delaying Gujarat poll announcement

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday took a dig at the Election Commission (EC) for not announcing the Gujarat Assembly poll dates, saying it has "authorised" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "announce" the dates at his last poll rally this month.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Kedarnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath ahead of its closure for the next six months. This is his second visit to the shrine this year.

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent separatist-called protests against growing incidents of braid chopping in Jammu and Kashmir.

Facebook testing paid news model in Instant Articles

Facebook is finally testing a paywall in its Instant Articles feature -- beginning with Android and not iOS devices -- in partnership with a small group of publishers across the US and Europe.

Nearly 58% of Rohingya refugees are kids

Nearly fifty-eight per cent of the about 600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are children who suffer from severe malnutrition, a UN report released said.

Akal Takht Jathedar asks Punjab and center government to release Sikhs who completed jail terms

AMRITSAR: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh in his message to Sikh Community on eve of Bandi Chhod divas has called to end internal conflict and unitedly work for peace and propserity and to defeat the enemies of Panth. He asked the Sikhs to remain committed to Akal Takht and observe Sikh rehat maryada.

Gord Downie of Tragically Hip dead

TORONTO:  Gord Downie, the frontman of the Canadian band Tragically Hip, has died after losing his battle with cancer. He was 53.

Jobs in US, UK no longer lure Indians: Indeed survey

MUMBAI: There has been a sharp decline among Indians seeking jobs in two top destinations -- the United Kingdom by 42 per cent and US by 38 per cent - attributed mainly to the political situations there, a new survey by top global jobs portal Indeed has revealed.

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