TOP NEWS
Punjab
SCHOOLS HAVING LESS THAN 20 STUDENTS TO BE MERGED WITH THOSE FALLING WITHIN 1 KM RADIUS

Chandigarh, October 21: The Education Department, Punjab, has devised a novel plan aimed at ensuring conducive academic environment and availing the services of current staff at the needy places. The department has decided to merge Government Primary Schools having less than 20 students with those Government Primary Schools which are situated within 1 KM radius.… Read More

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

National
Lalu 'ready to fight and defeat BJP' in LS polls

Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday said he is ready to fight and defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the next Lok Sabha polls. "I am not afraid of any one, I will directly fight against the BJP," Lalu Prasad said in his address at 130th birth… Read More

International
5 US ex-Presidents to attend Texas hurricane relief concert

Austin (Texas), Oct 21 (IANS) Five former US Presidents will be attending a concert on Saturday night in a Texas college town, to raise money for relief efforts after devastation by a hurricane in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, a media report said. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter… 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

Technology
64% Chrome traffic on Android devices protected: Google

San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) Google's efforts to enhance security by extending "not secure" warning to websites not encrypted with "HTTPS in Chrome" has yielded desired results as 64 per cent of Chrome traffic on Android devices is now protected -- up from 42 per cent a year ago. The Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure… Read More

Sports
Lucky to have Zlatan, Lukaku: Smalling

Manchester, Oct 21 (IANS) Manchester United defender Chris Smalling said on Saturday his club is lucky to have the presence of strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku, who can beat any rival defence. The Belgian international has scored seven times in his eight appearances for Manchester United in the English Premier League (EPL) this season.… Read More

Bollywood
'Pahuna', 'Mukkabaaz' to feature in film fest in New York

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Actress-producer Priyanka Chopras "Pahuna" and filmmaker Anurag Kashyaps "Mukkabaaz" have been selected to feature in the second edition of the India Kaleidoscope Film Festival (IKFF). The second edition of IKFF will be held from November 9 to 12 in New York. Presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and The… Read More

Delhi
AAP issues first list of 11 candidates for Gujarat polls

Ahmedabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday put out its first list of 11 candidates for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls. The constituencies are Bapunagar, Unjha, Rajkot West, Danilimada, Gondal, Lathi, Chota Udaipur, Padra, Karjan, Pardi and Kamrek. According to a release, Gopal Rai, party's in-charge for Gujarat, announced names of… Read More

Health/Medicine
Robert Mugabe named goodwill ambassador by WHO

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador to help tackle non-communicable diseases. New WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised Zimbabwe for its commitment to public health, BBC reported on Saturday. But critics say Zimbabwe's health care system has collapsed, with the president… Read More

Lifestyle/Fashion
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

Hollywood
'Pahuna', 'Mukkabaaz' to feature in film fest in New York

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Actress-producer Priyanka Chopras "Pahuna" and filmmaker Anurag Kashyaps "Mukkabaaz" have been selected to feature in the second edition of the India Kaleidoscope Film Festival (IKFF). The second edition of IKFF will be held from November 9 to 12 in New York. Presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and The… Read More