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‘I used to live in a jungle alone for 5 days every year’: PM Modi

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has some advice for everyone, especially his “young friends”.

Over 16 lakh take holy dip at Kumbh on Makar Sankranti

PRAYAGRAJ: More than 16 lakh devotees took a holy dip here at the Sangam, the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the mythical Saraswati, on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti marking the onset of the Kumbh Mela.

Devotees take holy dip on Makar Sankranti as Kumbh Mela opens

PRAYAGRAJ: Thousands of devotees took a holy dip here at the Sangam -- the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati rivers -- on Tuesday morning, on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and marking the onset of the Kumbh Mela.

New Supreme Court bench for Ayodhya hearing to set up before Jan 10

NEW DELHI: A new bench will be set up to hear the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit of Ayodhya before January 10, the Supreme Court said on Friday, putting off decisions on requests to fast track the case. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the appropriate orders on the hearings would be issued on the new bench.

Elante rolls out flat 50% discount by over 150 brands for five days

CHANDIGARH: Promising a gala affair for shopaholics, Elante’s ‘Asli Happiness Wala Sale’ has just got bigger with over 150 leading national and international luxury brands in the region’s most happening mall going Flat 50% Off from December 21 to 25 (Friday to Tuesday). This is for the first time that so many brands are offering such a huge discount under one roof in the Tricity, and that too for five days.

High levels of heavy metals found in Delhiites after 2017 Diwali: CPCB study

NEW DELHI:  A Central Pollution Control Board study released on Wednesday found high levels of heavy metals like barium and strontium, commonly used in firecrackers, in urine samples collected after last year’s Diwali. The study, however, does not contain data on levels before the festival and so, the authors warned against correlating the increase to firecrackers burst during the festival.

Dream fulfilled, says "Miss India Worldwide 2018" Shree Saini

NEW JERSEY: Born in Punjab (India) Indian-American Shree Saini got her cherished dream fulfilled when she was crowned Miss India Worldwide 2018 at the 27th Annual Global pageant held in the Fords City of New Jersey.  Sakshi Sinha of Australia and Anusha Sareen from United Kingdom were adjudged the first and second runner ups.

Ayodhya 2.0: New faces leading the movement for Hindu identity, Ram Mandir

NEW DELHI: On October 22, 1990, Rajiv Tuli, then a final-year student of B. Com (Hons) at Delhi University, left for Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. His mother sent him off with a tilak on his forehead and the family braced for the prospect of not seeing their son again.

PETA accuses Priyanka, Nick of 'animal cruelty' for using elephant, horse at wedding

NEW DELHI: After a section of social media users cracked down on the use of firecrackers at the wedding celebrations of Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas in Jodhpur, animal rights organisation PETA has raised a concern about the use of a horse and elephant at their nuptials.

Chhina Leads BJP’s Protests Against Punjab Govt’s Failure to Open Mall Road Traffic

AMRITSAR: Senior BJP Leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today led a massive protest against the state government and district administration for its failure to open the normal traffic at the busy Mall Road in the heart of the city. He along with the senior party leaders and workers hit out at the government for its lackaluster approach relating the development works in the holy city.

26/11 attacks anniversary: No Diwali in 10 years for slain cop’s family

MUMBAI: In the last 10 years they have never celebrated Diwali or any other festival. “My bond with papa was too strong and after his death I feel like I am alone,” said Vaishali, daughter of policeman Tukaram Omble, who was killed while trying to overpower terrorist Ajmal Kasab.

Mohan Lal and Hardeep Kaur won the Punjab Diwali Bumper Prize of Rs.1.50 crore each

CHANDIGARH: Mohan Lal, resident of Chuhar Chak village in district Gurdaspur  and Hardeep Kaur resident of village Ghulabgarh in district Bathinda have won Punjab government's Diwali Bumper-2018. The draw for the same was announced some days ago at Ludhiana.

Thousands throng gurdwaras in Punjab, Haryana to mark 'Gurpurab'

CHANDIGARH:  Thousands of devotees thronged gurdwaras across Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh on Friday to offer prayers on the occasion of 'Gurpurab' - the 549th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev.

Two families lose their only breadwinners in Karol Bagh fire

NEW DELHI: Baghan Rai, the differently abled man who died in the Karol Bagh fire on Monday afternoon, has left behind a son who is speech and hearing impaired and a daughter who was to be married soon. Rai, his family’s lone breadwinner, was planning to visit his native village in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria to fix the date for his daughter’s wedding.

CM announces one time scholarship to 20 topper students of Bal Ashrams

SHIMLA: The state government would provide one time scholarship of Rs. 10,000 each to ten boys and ten girls living in Bal Ashrams topping in joint merit list of the Bal Ashrams/Bal Grih of the state, from 8th to 12th standard annual examinations under the Mukhya Mantri Bal Uddhar Yojana.

India, US discuss free Indo-Pacific, cooperation in defence, trade

SINGAPORE: India and the US on Wednesday discussed their roles in a free Indo-Pacific region and cooperation in defence and trade sectors during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit here.

Indians ‘very good’ trade negotiators, says Donald Trump at White House Diwali function

WASHINGTON: US president Donald Trump on Tuesday called ties with India a “bulwark for freedom, prosperity, and peace”, spoke of his friendship with prime minister Narendra Modi and, trying to lighten up the trade negotiations between the two countries, he said Indians are “very good negotiators”.

Man smashes daughters' heads in UP, sets them afire

LUCKNOW: In a heart wrenching incident, a man killed his three daughters by first smashing their heads with a hammer and then setting them on fire in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district, police said on Tuesday.

Capt Amarinder inaugurates 100 bedded cancer hospital in Sangrur

SANGRUR: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday inaugurated the 100 -bedded ultra-modern Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital in Sangrur, to take forward his government’s mission to provide affordable cancer care to the people of Punjab.

Pune student’s face disfigured after alleged corporal punishment, teacher suspended

PUNE: The management of Shri Shivaji Preparatory Military School (SSPMS) in Pune has suspended a teacher, pending enquiry, following a complaint of severe corporal punishment by parents of a Class 6 student.

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