Archive News of August 20, 2019
Punjab Governor adminsiters oath to PPSC Chairman, two members

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Tuesday administered the oath of office to the newly appointed Chairman and members of Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) in the presence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Capt Amarinder slams Akalis for obstructing Bargari probe

MOHALI: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday lambasted the Akalis for their perverse and desperate attempts to obstruct the investigations into the Bargari sacrilege case, and said his government had already moved the court against the CBI closure report to enable the state to pursue the probe to its logical conclusion.

Medium to high level flood expected in Pak river

ISLAMABAD:  River Sutlej is likely to experience medium to high level flooding as water levels reached 17.80 feet on Tuesday after India released water "without preschedule".

Chidambaram moves SC seeking protection from arrest

NEW DELHI: Hours after the Delhi High Court on Tuesday rejected former Finance MInister P. Chidambaram's anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case, the battery of lawyers representing him approached the Supreme Court for the urgent hearing seeking protection from arrest.

Punjab CM dedicates Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna to people of state on birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi

CHANDIGARH: In a tribute to late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday launched his government’s flagship universal health insurance scheme ‘Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’, benefitting nearly 46 lakh families.

BBMB to release more water from Bhakra Dam, managing level to minimise flood impact in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has   done excellent water management this time as it allowed water level to raise above 1680 feet a self imposed upper limit set for reservoir filling by the end of August.

Manpreet Badal appeals people not to burn paddy straw, dont pollute air

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Tuesday exhorted the people of Punjab and Haryana not to burn paddy straw as that would be a true tribute to the Guru Nanak Dev ji, especially with the ongoing 550th Parkash Purab celebrations. The Minister was talking to the media personnel after attending a public function at Bathinda.

Durand: East Bengal, Mohun Bagan favourites but eyes on Real Kashmir

KOLKATA:  East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will be hot favourites to set up the season's first derby in the 129th Durand Cup final, but all eyes will be on trouble-torn Real Kashmir who will look to continue their fairytale run in the competition when the semifinals get underway on Wednesday.

Medium to high level flood expected in Pak river

ISLAMABAD:  River Sutlej is likely to experience medium to high level flooding as water levels reached 17.80 feet on Tuesday after India released water "without preschedule".

TikTok launches consumer awareness initiative in India

NEW DELHI:  Emphasising on the safe use of social media platforms, the wildly popular short video-sharing app TikTok on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign to sensitise Indias growing digital population about the responsible use of such platforms.

Actress Manju Warrier among Kerala film crew trapped in Himachal

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Top Kerala actress Manju Warrier and a 30-member crew of Malayalam film "Kyttem" has been trapped in a Himachal village following rains and landslides, Union Minister V. Muraleedharan said on Tuesday.

Tweak features to end deep discounts, NRAI tells online food aggregators

NEW DELHI:  In a bid to stop "unethical" deep discounting practices of online food aggregators amid nationwide #logout campaign, the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) on Tuesday told the platforms to realign their offerings to create a restaurant-friendly ecosystem, ending the system of freebies and detox the consumers from discount addiction.

Five cricket players on the rise in 2019

There is no argument that cricket is an international sport that is popular all over the world. That is why it is not a surprise that many young people strive to become a professional cricketer. The title of the article speaks for itself: today we decided to focus on five cricket players that are on the rise in 2019.

$3.3mn grant for Indian-origin researcher to manage battery waste

SYDNEY:  An Indian-origin researcher at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney has received $3.3 million grant to transform waste and resource recovery industry by developing advanced manufacturing capabilities that focus on small-scale processing of materials produced from battery and consumer wastes.

Goa floods affect 6,000 farmers, 1,928 hectares land: Minister

PANAJI: Heavy monsoons and flooding in Goa have affected the livelihoods of over 6,000 farmers in the state and the consequent losses have been pegged at around Rs 8.92 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar said on Tuesday.

Grounding of Air India jets puts spotlight on maintenance

NEW DELHI:  Grounding of aircraft has cost Air India dearly but frequent breakdowns of its flights in foreign cities such as Paris, Chicago and Tel Aviv has taken a heavy toll on the airline's precarious finances in recent months.

Soldier killed in Pak firing in Poonch

SRINAGR: An Indian soldier was killed on Tuesday after Pakistan again resorted to unprovoked shelling on Indian posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, triggering a fierce response from the Indian side.

IITs, IIMs in UP to include yoga in curriculum

LUCKNOW: Leading management and technical institutions in Uttar Pradesh will now have yoga classes for students and faculty members.

Govt extends time limit to appeal against exclusion from NRC

NEW DELHI:  The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday increased from 60 to 120 days the time limit for filing appeals in Foreign Tribunals (FTs) regarding exclusion from the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

Pak commando behind capture of Abhinandan killed

NEW DELHI:  A Pakistani commando who was behind the capture of Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when his IAF jet crashed in Pakistani territory in February this year, and had reportedly tortured the IAF pilot, has been killed in firing by Indian forces along the Line of Control.

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