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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.

Thugs of Hindostan box office day 4: Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan film takes a nosedive, earns Rs 16 crore

MUMBAI: After smashing several records on the day of its release, Thugs of Hindostan has started on a downhill journey ever since the critics gave the film a thumbs down. The film, which opened with a record breaking collection of Rs 50.75 crore, registered a remarkable fall during the weekend. It collected Rs 16.75 crore on its first Sunday, taking its four-day total to Rs 117.50 crore, as reported by Boxofficeindia.com. It had collected around Rs 28 crore on Friday and Rs 22.75 crore on Saturday.

Campaigns against bursting crackers check AQI under control in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Levels of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and Oxides of Ntrogen (NUx) in the air of Chandigarh were found within permissible limits while noise pollution level was  higher compared to the previous year.  PM 10 and PM 2.5 levels have increased at all the three location as compared to last year. It was stated in a report prepared by the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee.

Fire hits Western Railway services in Maharashtra

PALGHAR (Maharashtra): The Western Railway's (WR) long distance services on the Ahmedabad and New Delhi sectors were severely disrupted after two wagons of a goods train caught fire, with services resuming after 12 hours, officials said here on Friday.

Fire hits Western Railway services in Maharashtra

PALGHAR (Maharashtra): The Western Railway's (WR) long distance services on the Ahmedabad and New Delhi sectors were severely disrupted after two wagons of a goods train caught fire, with services resuming after 12 hours, officials said here on Friday.

Air India flights hit as contract workers go on strike in Mumbai

MUMBAI: At least three dozen domestic and international flight arrivals and departures were disrupted affecting thousands of passengers after over 1,000 contractual ground staffers resorted to a flash strike at the Mumbai airport early on Thursday, hitting Diwali travel schedules badly, officials said.

Air India flights hit as contract workers go on strike in Mumbai

MUMBAI: At least three dozen domestic and international flight arrivals and departures were disrupted affecting thousands of passengers after over 1,000 contractual ground staffers resorted to a flash strike at the Mumbai airport early on Thursday, hitting Diwali travel schedules badly, officials said.

Chandigarh residents flouted SC order of crackers, only 34 arrested

CHANDIGARH: The Supreme Court ban on fire crackers was tossed in the air by residents of Chandigarh and Mohali and bursting of crackers continued till midnight in some areas. The police was nowhere to check the violation.

SC ban on firecrackers flouted, air pollution increased six times

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court ban during Diwali was violated in full swing across Delhi and NCR with people bursting firecrackers till late night leading to thick haze on Thursday morning and deteriorating air quality, which experts say was six times higher than normal.

Modi celebrates Diwali with Army, ITBP in Uttarakhand

DEHRADUN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday celebrated Diwali with the personnel of Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), mandated to guard 3,488 km Sino-India border, in Uttarakhand and said that India was taking great strides forward in the defence sector.

Fireworks, LED lighting mark 'Bandi Chhor Diwas', Diwali at Golden Temple

AMRITSAR: A fireworks display and LED lighting marked the celebrations of 'Bandi Chhor Diwas' and Diwali as thousands of devotees flocked to the Golden Temple complex here on Wednesday.

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh greets people on Dwali

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has greeted people on the occasion of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas, with an appeal for a green and environment-friendly celebration of the festivals in a spirit of bonhomie and harmony.

Congress-JD-S trounces BJP 4-1 in Karnataka bypolls

BEGALURU: In a Diwali gift ahead of 2019 general elections, the JD-S-Congress coalition on Tuesday worsted BJP 4-1 in the bye elections in Karnataka winning two Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies, while conceding the Shimoga parliamentary seat to the saffron party.

Vet Varsity advises against noise and toxic pollutants from crackers of Diwali

LUDHIANA: Diwali is an important festival of our country and is celebrated by lighting lamps and having great firework. Dr. Kirti Dua, Incharge, Centre for wild life studies and Professor Veterinary Medicine, GADVASU, Ludhiana informed that the pets have stronger hearing powers than human beings which makes them vulnerable to fear and anxiety during the Diwali fireworks. 

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