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International food summit opens with 'langar' in Golden Temple

AMRITSAR: Amid the calmness and selfless service the sacred Golden Temple offers and the rich historical context of Qila Gobindgarh -- where the invaluable Koh-i-noor was once housed -- scores of Indian and international chefs set sail on a three-day heritage food summit inaugurated by Punjab Culture Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday.

Heritage food festival to bring together world's cuisines at Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Slated to take place at one of Punjabs richest historical repositories, Fort Gobindgarh in Amritsar, a heritage food festival -- starting Friday -- will bring together cuisine from over 30 countries and blend cultural with culinary at the city's nucleus, the Golden Temple.

Trump can meet Kim after US mid-term polls

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be held after the mid-term congressional elections in November.

Nation pays floral tributes to Gandhi on his 149th birth anniversary (Second Lead)

NEW DELHI:  (IANS) The nation on Tuesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 149th birth anniversary with President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering floral tributes to the Father of the Nation at Rajghat here.

President, PM, Rahul remember Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary

NEW DELHI: Launching a two-year-long celebration marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday shared their messages on social media.

ED attaches Nirav Modi's foreign assets worth Rs 637 cr

NEW DELHI:  The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Monday it has attached foreign properties of fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi worth Rs 637 crore in its ongoing investigation into the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud.

Australia's High Commissioner to India calls on Delhi Chief Minister & Deputy Chief Minister

NEW DELHI: The High Commissioner of Australia to India  Harinder Sidhu called on the Chief Minister,  Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia on Thursday, Sep 20, at the Delhi Secretariat.

Malaysian prosecutors file 25 corruption charges against ex-PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian prosecutors on Thursday charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak on 25 counts, including charges related to money laundering and abuse of power, in the corruption scandal related to the state-owned investment fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Sri Guru Ram Das International Airport Amritsar gets new flights to Hyderabad, Goa, Bangkok, Mumbai

AMRITSAR: There is good news for Sri Guru Ram Das International Airport as Indian airline carriers IndiGo, SpiceJet and Jet Airways is starting new flights from the Winter season. Low-cost carrier Indigo will operate daily Hyderabad flight from the Airport from September 15, and SpiceJet is starting direct daily flights to Goa and Bangkok from November 6.

PNB scam: Purvi Modi owned shell companies abroad to launder money

New Delhi: Purvi Deepak Modi -- sister of fugitive diamentaire Nirav Modi -- was the owner and director of several shell companies formed solely for the purpose of laundering the money and was the direct beneficiary of the proceeds of crime, says an official.

Race amongst countries to attract the investor immigrants

By Ajay Sharma
Over the years, investor immigration programs have become extremely popular amongst businessmen and high net worth investors who are seeking an alternate residency or second passport for assorted reasons.

Celebrations mark installation of Guru Granth Sahib

CHANDIGARH:The entire Golden Temple complex in Amritsar, where the holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, is located, was bedecked with flowers on Monday to mark the installation of the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, there in 1604.

Russia, South Korea, Italy and Spain take one gold each

CHANGWON (KOREA): Four Olympic shooting events were contested today at the Changwon International Shooting Centre, where the 52nd edition of the ISSF World Championship is taking place.

How Delhi schools are revolutionising education, one teacher at a time

NEW DELHI:  When Roshan Lal, a 40-year-old rickshawpuller, got his son Rakesh admitted to a government school in Delhi, all he wanted for him was to get a decent education. Since he could not afford to pay for a private school, all that was on his mind was that "government school mein kuch toh seekh hi lega" (at least, he would learn something there).

Asiad 2018: Varsha, Sweta win silver; Harshita takes bronze in sailing

JAKARTA: Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar bagged a silver medal in the 49er FX women sailing competition while Harshita Tomar settled for bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 category at the 18th Asian Games here on Friday.

US move to end Obama-era start-up Visa may help Canada

CHANDIGARH: The authorities in United States are thinking of eliminating the International Entrepreneur Rule, and at the same time Canada is making Start-Up Visa permanent. The United States and Canada appear to be moving in opposite directions when it comes to visas for immigrant entrepreneurs looking to build and grow high-potential start-ups.

Australia bans Huawei from selling 5G tech

 Chinese tech company Huawei said on Thursday that the Australian government has blocked it from providing 5G technology for the country's wireless networks.

82 killed as powerful quake jolts Indonesia

 At least 82 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok, officials said.

US calls for immediate release of Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar

SINGAPORE: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday called for the immediate release of two Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar for probing the persecution of the ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state.

Navjot Singh Sidhu releases Gurleen Khaira's new book for occupational English test

The Local Government, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu released a book penned by the acclaimed soft skill trainer and career counsellor National Awardee Gurleen Khaira. The book titled Nurses’ Guide to the Updated 2.0 is designed to familiarise the candidates with the exam changes and fill the gap in training and knowledge.


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