Ground Zero
Jathedar Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh should quit in Panthic interests
Jagtar Singh

Jagtar Singh Chandigarh, October 20: Putting an end to the internecine deviations in the Panthic stream was the theme of the speeches delivered by Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh and others in the Golden Temple complex on Diwali yesterday.  The preventive action taken by the police can be mainly credited for smooth conduct of this… Read More

Rahul's satire-laced tweets 'resonating with people': Congress

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi gaining more than one million followers on Twitter in the past three months, the party on Friday said that his tweets laced with satire are resonating with the people of the country. The party also said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders use bad… Read More

Russia accuses US of undermining global strategic stability

Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS) The US and its allies attempted to gain military advantage and use force to reach "egoistic geopolitical goals", which will seriously undermine global strategic stability, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. "The US and its allies in Europe, the Asia-Pacific and other regions seek to create a global missile… Read More

Guest Column
Crisis within Panth won’t end by appointing new Jathedar’s unilaterally.

Instead of rushing to appoint new Jathedar's arbitrary, the SGPC must build consensus, show transparency and evolve code of conduct to select a person for top temporal post writes Kanwar Pal Singh, Spokesperson of the Dal Khalsa The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has appointed Gaini Raghbir Singh as his successor following  the demise of Gaini Mal Singh,… Read More

Apple shares down over poor iPhone 8 sales report

San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) A report in a Taipei-based newspaper stating that Apple had cut orders for iPhone8 by more than 50 per cent owing to poor sales led to Apple shares plunging up to 2.8 per cent on Thursday. However, the Economic Daily News which quoted analysts did not elaborate on what sort… Read More

Sreesanth mulls representing another country

Dubai, Oct 20 (IANS) Controversial pacer S. Sreesanth has hinted that he may opt to play for another country if the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) does not remove the lifetime ban imposed on him over allegations of spot fixing. "BCCI has imposed the ban, not ICC. If not India, I can… Read More

'Secret Superstar' mints over Rs 4 crore on opening day

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim starrer "Secret Superstar" minted Rs 4.80 crore on Diwali, the makers said. The Advait Chandan directorial, which released on Thursday, revolves around a teenager named Insiya (Zaira), who dreams of becoming a famous singer and how she changes her life and the lives of… Read More

India among worst hit as pollution gets deadlier than wars, AIDS

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) An estimated nine million people died worldwide in 2015 due to diseases caused by pollution -- the biggest cause globally of all premature deaths -- more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined and even more disastrous than all violence, with India and China contributing to 5.4 million of the pollution-related… Read More

John Abraham plans 'cracker-free' Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor John Abraham says he is going to celebrate a "cracker-free" Diwali, and will ensure he sticks to his skin and body care regime. The actor, brand ambassador of Garnier Men, talked about his perfect Diwali: * Not so sweet Diwali: I do love looking at sweets, but from a… Read More

Tarantino sorry about staying mum on Weinstein

Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says he had known for decades about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinsteins misconduct towards women, and now feels ashamed that he did not take a stand and stop working with him. "I knew enough to do more than I did. There was more to it than just the… Read More