Archive News of September 21, 2018
Canadian University to setup satellite centre at Skill University Chamkaur Sahib: Channi

CHANDIGARH: To develop Skill and provide job opportunities to the Youth of Punjab the Candadian delegation of Alberta State called on Punjab Technical Education & Industrial Training and Employment Generation Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi here at his official residence.

Alamgir Flour Mill caught mixing 2000 quintal rotten wheat with normal wheat

CHANDIGARH: The alarming incident of addition of over 2000 quintals of rotten, foul smelling wheat to normal wheat for production of flour at a mill in Alamgir, Ludhiana forced the Food Safety Commisssionerate to take immediate steps to check the sale of flour ‘unfit for human consumption’, informed Mr. KS Pannu Commissioner Food and Drug Administration Punjab.

It is Time to Give Back to Society- OP Soni

CHANDIGARH: Exhorting upon the corporate entities to play a proactive role and take up sustainable initiatives under the Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment Minister, Punjab, Mr. Om Prakash Soni asked the administrators of Ambuja Cement Factory to expand the activities under CSR.

Capt Amarinder Singh defends SSP Mukatsar, flays Sukhbir Badal for allegations

CHANDIGARH: Dismissing as ridiculous the SAD charges against SSP Muktsar Sahib, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday lambasted the Akali leadership for its desperate attempts to divert attention from its impending defeat in the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections.

India calls off talks with Pakistan

NEW DELHI: India on Friday called off talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi set on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, saying Islamabad's "evil agenda" stood exposed.

India put Bangladesh in to bat in Asia Cup Super 4 tie

DUBAI:  India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat in the first match of the Asia Cup Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday.

Surgical Strike Day to enhance national prestige: Javadekar

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday criticised Congress leader Kapil Sibal for terming the observance of Surgical Strike Day as a "jumla" (gimmick), contending that the exercise will enhance national prestige.

World Bank commits $25-30 bn for India's transition to high middle-income countrY

NEW DELHI:  The World Bank Group (WBG) on Friday approved its largest country program for India with a likely assistance of $25-30 billion by fiscal 2021-22 to help India's transition to a higher middle-income country.

Delhi government to give Rs 1 cr to slain BSF trooper's family

NEW DELHI:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that Rs 1 crore would be given to the family of a BSF trooper who was killed by Pakistani forces on the International Border near Jammu.

Youth slaps duo for stalking friend’s sister, beaten to death

LUDHIANA: A 25-year- old youth who had slapped two youngsters for allegedly  harassing a friends’s sister, was reportedly beaten  to death by supporters of the accused.

Minor girl sexually assaulted in MP school bus

BHOPAL:  A three-and-a-half-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by the conductor of her school bus here. The accused has been arrested, police said on Friday.

Himachal may get heavy rains till Sep 24

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh is likely to get heavy rains over the next three days, with the southwest monsoon remaining subdued for over a fortnight, the Met office here Friday.

TV actress alleges rape on pretext of marriage

JAIPUR:  A Mumbai-based TV actress has alleged rape by a 25-year-old man at a hotel in Rajasthan's Neemrana, on the pretext of marriage, police said.

'First Man' to land in India on October 12

MUMBAI:  Ryan Gosling-starrer "First Man", on the struggle and sacrifices made by the the first man to land on moon Neil Armstrong and his family, will release in India on October 12.

Apple's new iPhones, Watch Series 4 now on sale

SAN FRANCISCO:  Apple has announced that its newly-launched iPhone "XR" , "XS", "XS Max" and "Watch Series 4" are going on sale globally from Friday.

80 Manipur University students arrested

Punjab News Express
IMPHAL: Eighty students and six professors of the Manipur University were arrested after police stormed the boys hostel early on Friday following a complaint by the Vice Chancellor's office, officials said.

UN Secretary General to visit India with focus on renewable energy

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI:  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will embark on a four-day visit to India from October 1 at the invitation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during which he will attend a series of events on renewable energy and sanitation, it was announced on Friday.

Gadkari to visit Shillong; will inaugurate NH-06

NEW DELHI:  Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will be on a two-day visit to Shillong for an extensive review of the National Highways projects in the seven northeastern states, a government statement said on Friday.

Somen Mitra new Bengal Congress chief

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday appointed Somendra Nath Mitra as the president of the partys West Bengal unit replacing Adhir Ranajan Chowdhury who has been made the chairman of the state units campaign committee.

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