Archive News of June 23, 2017
Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi on Australian Academy's film fest jury

Punjab News Express
LOS ANGELES: Indian actors Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi have been appointed jury members of the Australian Academys inaugural Best Asian Film Award.

Fastway cable network evaded tax to the tune of Rs.640 crores: Navjot Sidhu

Punjab News Express/Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: Navjot Singh Sidhu local bodies and tourism minister today said that Punjab government has initiated action against Fastway Cable network which has stake of Badal family. The Fastway has evaded tax to the tune of Rs.640 crores by fudging figures of connections and not paying entertainment and various other taxes.

Punjab Governor refers matter of taking action against Sukhbir Badal to Privilege committee

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Rana K.P.Singh today forwarded to privilege committee the resolution adopted by Vidhan Sabha to taken punitive action against SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal for his act of denigrating the seat of Speaker and using derogratory language against the chair.

Ruling Congress Responsible for Ruckus in State Assembly: Chhina

Punjab News Express
AMRITSAR : Bhartiya Janata Party former vice president and state executive member Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today squarely blamed ruling Congress leaders for creating unhealthy environment on the floor of the state assembly that led to the injuries and disgrace to men and women MLAs belonging to opposition Aam Adami Party. He said it was unprecedented that the MLAs including women would be so much humiliated and this speaks volumes of the egoistic attitudes of the Congress leaders.

'Pegasus' spyware may hit iPhones too

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Do you think your Apple iPhone and iPad devices are safe from spyware? Wait. There actually is a malware in the wild that targets Apple iOS users too, a study warned on Friday.

Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open

Punjab News Express
SYDNEY : Indian star P.V. Sindhu was knocked out of the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament following a tough quarter-final battle with World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei here on Friday.

6GB 'Honor 8 Pro' slated for July launch in India

Punjab News Express
PUNE : Chinese smartphone major Huawei's much-awaited "Honor 8 Pro" with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM is slated to be launched in India in the first week of July at an affordable price, a top company executive said here on Friday.

'Neerja' family accuses producers of criminal conspiracy, moves court

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Accusing the producers of Bollywood blockbuster and national award winning movie "Neerja" of "criminal conspiracy" and going back on their word of sharing 10 percent of the net profit, the braveheart flight purser Neerja Bhanot's family has moved the court here.

Will uphold dignity of Presidency: Kovind

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.

Salman doesn't need rehearsals, he's a quick learner: Remo

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Choreographer-filmmaker Remo D'Souza, who has worked with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in various projects, says the actor doesn't believe in doing rehearsals as being a "quick learner", he likes to know his moves just a few minutes before the shoot.

'Good' fat diet may reduce bowel disease symptom

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : A "good" high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation and reduce symptoms of Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder, says a new study.

'Xavier' malware infected 800 apps in Google Play Store

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Global cybersecurity firm Trend Micro on Friday announced it has detected more than 800 applications in Google Play Store embedded with a trojan Android malware "Xavier" that have been downloaded millions of times till date.

Protesting Jats block roads in Bharatpur

Punjab News Express
JAIPUR : Jat community protesters demanding job quotas blocked road and train services on Friday in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district, police said.

Anger over liquor shops in Himachal residential areas

Punjab News Express
SHIMLA : Circumventing an apex court ban on liquor vends along the highways, Himachal Pradesh has allowed liquor shops to operate in residential areas, aggrieved residents said on Friday.

Reliance Jio beats Huawei in Indian data card market

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : With a surge in 4G adoption in the country, Reliance Jio has replaced Huawei as the most favoured 4G/LTE data card vendor (in terms of market share/unit shipments) in the second half of financial year 2016-2017.

AAP, Akali Dal legislators walk out of Punjab assembly

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Upset over the treatment meted out to legislators by assembly staff on Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal members on Friday walked out of the Punjab assembly on the last day of the budget session.

Mehbooba calls police officer's killing 'murder of trust'

Punjab News Express
SRINAGAR : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday denounced the lynching of a senior police officer here and said the crime was a "murder of trust".

I'm what I am because of my mother: Sridevi

Punjab News Express
CHENNAI : Actress Sridevi credits her upbringing and her mother for her successful career and everything that she has achieved so far.

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.

Kovind to file nomination in Modi's presence

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he will accompany NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind when he files his nomination for the July 17 election on Friday.

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