Magnitude 6 earthquake hits New Zealand

Punjab News Express
WELLINGTON : An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale on Thursday hit New Zealand's Kermadec Islands.

US toughens security controls on flights from abroad

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON : US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has announced the toughening of security controls for passengers flying from abroad, but he ruled out expanding the prohibition on laptop computers aboard flights coming from Europe.

Factory, shipping, law firms under cyber attack in Australia

Punjab News Express
CANBERRA : A chocolate factory, a shipping company and a law firm are among the Australian businesses hit by a global wave of cyber attack, the Australian media reported Wednesday.

Chernobyl n-plant hit by global cyber attack

Punjab News Express
Chernobyl (Ukraine) : 
The automatic radiation monitoring system at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant here has been hit by a cyber attack and monitoring was being carried out manually, a Ukrainian federal agency said.

M.Sc.(Maths) and MA(Punjabi) started at HMV

Punjab News Expresws/SK.Vyas
JALANDHAR : Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar is going to start two new courses from the academic session 2017-18. Principal Prof. Dr. Mrs. Ajay Sareen said that from July session, HMV is starting two new courses i.e. M.Sc.(Maths) and MA (Punjabi). Both the courses are approved by Guru Nanak Dev University , Amritsar . The classes for the said courses will start from July 2017. The interested students can contact college admission desk for any further enquiry. With these courses, two more departments of the college will work at PG level.

Syria preparing for chemical weapons attack: US

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON : The White House said that there were "potential preparations" for another chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime and warned the country's President Bashar al-Assad of a "heavy price" if it is carried out, the media reported.

LPU Bio-Tech Researcher visited three Universities of Canada to discuss Cost-Effective Green Technology

Punjab News Express/SK.Vyas
JALANDHAR  : Under an invitation from Canada’s McGill University (Montreal) for research collaboration in IC (Indo Canadian)-IMPACTS Project; Associate Dean Dr Neeta Raj Sharma at School of Bio-Engineering and Bio-Sciences of Lovely Professional University (LPU) discussed innovative & cost effective green technology at three Canadian Universities.

Pakistan marks sombre Eid after tanker blaze, terror attacks

Punjab News Express
ISLAMABAD : Pakistan on Monday began Eid celebrations on a grim note amid tight security a day after the deadly oil tanker fire and last week's terrorist attacks.

Six police officers injured in London protest

Punjab News Express
LONDON : Si police officers were injured and four people arrested in a protest here over the death of a man following a traffic stop, the media reported.

US state government websites hacked with pro-IS message

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON : Several government websites in the US state of Ohio were apparently hacked to broadcast an anti-government and pro-Islamic State (IS) message, the media reported.

12 killed in Argentina bus-truck collision

Punjab News Express
BUENOS : At least 12 persons were killed after a bus collided head-on with a truck and turned over in Mendoza province in Argentina, officials said.

Pakistan tanker blast toll reaches 154

Punjab News Express
 The death toll from the horrific oil tanker explosion in Pakistan's Punjab province has increased to 154, the media reported on Monday.

San Diego Museum showcasing Hindu gods for 19 months

Punjab News Express
NEVADA: The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) in California is showcasing images of various Hindu deities in an exhibition “Arts of South and Southeast Asia”, which will run through January 31, 2019.

International Marketplace Coalition introduces scholarship for students

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS: Celebrate the people making a world of difference in Indiana was the theme at The International Marketplace Coalition Annual Dinner and Silent Auction at the renovated India Palace, 3649, Lafayette Road here.

Toll in Pakistan twin bombings reach 67

Punjab News Express
ISLAMABAD: The toll in the twin blasts that hit a market in Pakistan's Parachinar city has increased to 67, the media reported. According to a senior official, the toll increased after 22 people succumbed to their injuries on Saturday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Saudi Arabia foils terror attack on Mecca Grand Mosque

Punjab News Express
DUBAI : Security forces in Saudi Arabia thwarted a terror attack on the Mecca Grand Mosque and worshippers there, the country's Interior Ministry has said.

Over 100 buried in China landslide

Punjab News Express
BEIJING : More than 100 people were feared buried after a landslide in China on Saturday, official sources said.

US state declares emergency over wildfires

Punjab News Express
WASHINGTON : The US state of Arizona has declared a state of emergency due to escalating wildfires.

16 killed in Bangladesh road accident

Punjab News Express
DHAKA : At least 16 people were killed on Saturday when a truck carrying labourers veered off the road in Bangladesh's Rangpur district, police said.

Over 1,000 children killed in Iraq since 2014: UN

Punjab News Express
GENEVA : More than 1,000 children have been killed in Iraq since 2014 when militants from the Islamic State seized the northern city of Mosul and entire swathe of the country, according to the Unicef.