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Six of family die in Andhra accident

VIJAYAWADA: Six members of a family were killed and 15 others injured in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district early on Wednesday, police said.

Anna Burns wins 50th Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman'

LONDON: Anna Burns from Northern Ireland has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her third novel "Milkman". She won the much coveted 50,000 pound award for her timely, troubles-set novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man.

Congress 'raider' Rane joins Parrikar's successor race in Goa

PANAJI:  Early local lore tells of the Ranes as feared Maratha raiders, who would ride into erstwhile Goa and plunder wealth from the region's wealthy folks.

Chamling receives FAO award for Sikkim becoming world's first organic state

UNITED NATIONS: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming first totally organic state.

Maoists blow up railway tracks in Jharkhand

DHANBAD: The Maoists blew up railway tracks in Jharkhand's Giridih district affecting train services on the busy Grand Chord Dhanbad division for seven hours, an official said on Tuesday.

Khayyam named for Hridaynath Award for lifetime achievement

MUMBAI: National Award winning music director Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi, famous as 'Khayyam', has been named for this year's Hridaynath Award for Lifetime Achievement, an official said here on Monday.

1,945 students conferred degrees during 13th Annual Convocation of CGC Landran

MOHAL1: 1900-plus non-engineering graduates of 2017 and 2018 batches were awarded degrees at the 13th Annual Convocation of Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC) Landran. These comprised students from MBA, MCA, BBA, BCA, B.Com, B. Pharmacy, M. Pharmaceutics, M. Pharmacology, M.Pharmachemistry, B.Sc Biotech, M.Sc Biotech, B.Sc. HMCT, B.Sc. ATHM, BHMCT, and B.Sc. HHA. Students who bagged merit positions were also honoured with medals during the event. These comprised 47 gold medallists, 54 silver medallists and 55 bronze medallists.

Punjab CM presents sports awards to 23 Commonwealth and Asian games winners

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday presented the State Sports Awards, worth Rs. 15.55 crore, to 23 players in recognition of their outstanding performance in Commonwealth and Asian Games-2018.

Punjab Rocks at 'Poshan Maah Awards-2018'

CHANDIGARH: The Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister, Punjab, Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary has congratulated 'Team Punjab' for the stupendous success in bagging awards in 4 categories at the POSHAN MAAH awards ceremony held in New Delhi today. The minister said that the awards are a proof of the exemplary contribution made by the Punjab Government in tackling the issue of malnutrition with considerable success.

Brexit will turn Britain into second class power: Ex-Indian diplomat

NEW DELHI: Britain's exit from the European Union (EU), popularly called Brexit, will turn the former imperial power into a second-class power, according to former Indian diplomat Bhaswati Mukherjee.

First Hindu temple in Dakotas to open October 14

A Hindu temple is opening on October 14 in the Tea suburb of South Dakota’s largest city Sioux Falls, which is claimed to be the “first Hindu temple in the Dakotas”.

Global Kababdi League from October 14 to Nov 3

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government would organize Global Kababdi League from  October 14 to November 3 and the inauguration will be held at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium at Burlton Park in Jalandhar. The matches of the league, which is being held with the assistance of Tutt Brothers would be played at Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Mohali and the closing as well as the finals will be held at the Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium, Phase-9 Mohali.

Qureshi chief guest at Cricket Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS: Chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi will be the chief guest at the upcoming Cricket Hall of Fame Induction ceremony that will take place at the Hilton Hotel in JFK Airport, Jamaica on October 6, according to a communication received here today

Investiture Ceremony at Apeejay

JALANDHAR :Student Welfare Association of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar organised Investiture Ceremony for the young brigade in order to assign them various responsibilities during their journey of college life. Divided among 12 different committees approximately 150 students received their badges representing their respective committees. Ria Sharma of BA Vth Sem and Taranveer Singh of B. Com Sem I were elected as the Presidents of this Association.

MTPL bags Golden Brick Developer of the Year Award

CHANDIGARH: Mona Townships Pvt Ltd (MTPL), one of the leading real estate developers in Northern India, has won the prestigious Golden Brick Real Estate Award as the “Developer of the Year Award 2018” in the regional category.

Nobel Peace Prize goes to anti-sexual violence campaigners

OSLA:The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday awarded the Peace Prize to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and former Islamic State (IS) sex slave turned activist Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of rape and sexual abuse against women in times of war and armed conflict.

Anita Lerche: I am honoured by singing "Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye'

INDIANAPOLIS
Danish Punjabi singer Anita Hjorth Lerche was one of artists from over 124 countries who contributed musically in paying homage to 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi through his favourite bhajan 'Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye'. It is part of the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. A medley version of bhajan from artists of 124 countries was released by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday. Anita is also known as 'Heer' from Denmark
 Today, on Gandhi Jayanti, Prime Minister  Narendra Modi launched a medley version of the famous bhajan by artists , during the closing ceremony of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Conference in the presence of the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Gutierrez, External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Sushri Uma Bharti and other prominent personalities.

Supreme Court will be supreme, no one can steal its independence: CJI

NEW DELHI: (IANS) Demitting office after a tumultuous tenure, Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Monday said the Supreme Court will stand supreme not just for now but for all times to come and that judicial independence cannot be taken away.

Bharti Foundation mobilizes more than 1,00,000 rural children to support “Swacchata Hi Seva 2018” movement

HYDERABAD: More than 1,00,000 students, 4500 teachers along with local community members, today took the “Cleanliness Pledge” in the ceremony organized by Bharti Foundation in 254 Satya Bharti Schools and more than 300 Government schools, supported by Satya Bharti Quality Support Program, across 550 villages in 11 states. The ceremony marked the start of the year-long initiatives by Satya Bharti Programs, to support “Swachhata Hi Sewa 2018” movement, initiated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.

Punjab, HP sign MoU to set up Sri Anandpur Sahib with Naina Devi ropeway project

CHANDIGARH: Tourism in the region is all set to get a big boost with the governments of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a Ropeway between Sri Anandpur Sahib and Naina Devi ji.

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