Archive News of June 22, 2018
AAP to hold state wide dharna against mining mafia at Rupnagar on June 25

ROPAR: The Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) has annonced to hold state lebvel dharna against the sand mining mafia at Rupnagar on June 25 and lodge protest against attack on party MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa.

Kohli expects team to be good travellers

Ahead of the challenging two-month-long tour of Ireland and England, India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday emphasised on improving the team's poor overseas record.

SAD condemns hike in electricity duty

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today condemned the inhuman burden being put on the common man with repeated hikes in power tariff and duties, even as it demanded roll back of the latest two per cent increase in electricity duty from 13 per cent to 15 per cent for all consumers in rural areas.

India should double its global exports share: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for India to more than double its share in global exports from the current 1.6 per cent to 3.4 per cent.

Punjab Forest dept to plant 2 crore saplings under 'Mission Tandrust Punjab'

CHANDIGARH: With a view to make “Mission Tandarust Punjab” a grand success, the Punjab Forest Department will plant 2 crore saplings this year whereas more than 10 lakh saplings have already been distributed so far.

Ashbeer Saini increases lead to five shots

 Ashbeer Saini from Kapurthala carded a three-under-67 in round two of the PGTI Feeder Tour event at the Madhuban Meadows Golf Club in Karnal, Haryana, to extend his lead to five shots as his total read 10-under-130.

On International Yoga Day, PM honours The Yoga Institute with National award

The Yoga Institute has received the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Promotion and Development of Yoga in 2018. The Yoga Institute won the award in the ‘Organisation – National’ category.

Punjab Government gives big relief to Unaided Colleges

A meeting of Joint Action Committee (JAC) of 14 associations representing over 1600 Unaided colleges of Punjab was today held with the Punjab Govt at CM’s Residence, Chandigarh.

Loving my space in Bollywood: Ayushmann Khurrana

He rose to fame with "Vicky Donor" and then starred in endearing films like "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" and "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan", which entertained with a message. Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who has carved a niche for himself in just six years in Hindi filmdom, says he is loving his space in Bollywood.

Canadian delegation visits Rayat Bahra Varsity

 A delegation of the Lambton College, Canada and Overseas Education and Career Consultants, Australia, here today visited the Rayat Bahra University to understand the education system of India.

Sufi festival on J&K border cancelled

The annual Baba Chamliyal Mela in Ramgarh sector of the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district has been cancelled due to security reasons for the first time since 1947, BSF officials said on Friday.

Google gives Android users more power to control, secure accounts

 Google has rolled out new features for Android users to make it easier for them to navigate their accounts and review security and privacy options.

BJP demands action against Azad for his army remarks

The BJP on Friday attacked senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for his remarks about "the Indian Army killing more civilians rather than terrorists" in the state, and demanded action against him.

Actress Kalki Koechlin to get French honour

 Actress Kalki Koechlin will be feted by the Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) for her contribution to enhancing Indo-French ties in cinema.

I make films to evoke, provoke: Anurag Kashyap

From "Black Friday" to "Gangs Of Wasseypur" to "Udta Punjab" to "Lust Stories", Anurag Kashyap wants to start a conversation on several social issues with his cinema. He says he makes films to evoke and provoke.

Parrikar to meet Modi over Goa mining crisis

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week to resolve the mining crisis in the coastal state which was triggered after the Supreme Court banned mining in all 88 operational mining leases in March.

Musharraf resigns as All Pakistan Muslim League chairman

Former President Pervez Musharraf on Friday resigned from the chairmanship of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), the party's new chairman Mohammad Amjad said.

Abu Dhabi firm compensates Indian amputee

An Abu Dhabi-based Indian, who lost his hands and legs following an injury at work, has been paid 202,000 dirhams ($54,994) as compensation by his company after the intervention of the Indian embassy here, the media reported.

Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin seen holding hands in public

Singer Justin Bieber and television personality Hailey Baldwin were looking rather romantic despite neither confirming they are dating again.

Truckers' association calls off strike for now

 The national truckers' organisation on Friday temporarily called off their strike, claiming to have received a communication from the Union Road Transport Ministry promising a meeting.

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