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Assam Police review security amid speculation of more Amritpal aides being brought

GUWAHATI: Assam Police on Monday reviewed the security measures at the Dibrugarh central jail where four aides of radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh have been kept.

Turban ripped, Sikh student dragged by hair in Canada: Report

TORONTO: A Sikh student from India was attacked by a group of unknown men who ripped off his turban and dragged him across the sidewalk by his hair in the Canadian province of British Columbia, according to a media report.

Keeya Khanna joins Aditya Roy Kapur and Mrunal Thakur in Gumraah

CHANDIGARH: Keeya Khanna, who is known for her work in the Punjabi film industry, has bagged a new movie. As per a reliable source, the actress, who has entertained masses in projects like Marriage Da Garriage, Chal Bhaag, Punjabian Da King, Yaar Anmulle 2, Dakuan da Munda, will be seen in Aditya Roy Kapur, and Mrunal Thakur’s upcoming crime thriller ‘Gumraah’.

SGPC releases Rs 17.58 lakh school fees of Sikligar Sikh students

AMRITSAR: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has released an amount of about Rs 17.58 lakh for the school fees of Sikligar Sikh students studying in different areas of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh states.

Punjab to make international players from rural sports fairs - Harpal Singh Cheema

LUDHIANA: Punjab Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema said on Monday said that the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Maan has been providing every support to uplift village playgrounds and traditional sports fairs to ensure that budding players at these fairs could be further trained to compete at international level.

Indian consulate building in San Francisco attacked by Khalistan supporters

WASHINGTON: Even as the brouhaha over the incident of the tricolour being pulled down at the Indian High Commission building in London had barely died down, videos of a mob attacking the Indian consulate in the US city of San Francisco have surfaced.

Delhi: Scores protest outside British High Commission against pro-Khalistan separatists

NEW DELHI: To mark their protest against pro-Khalistan separatists for pulling down the Indian flag at the Indian High Commission in UK, scores of people belonging to the Sikh community gathered outside the British High Commission in Chanakyapuri here on Monday.

Delhi: Money siphoned off from bank account using duplicate SIM card, 2 held

NEW DELHI: With the arrest of two fraudsters, the Delhi Police have unearthed a unique modus operandi of the cyber cheats in which the accused got a duplicate mobile SIM card issued of a victim and transferred all money from his account, an official said on Monday.

Sukhbir slams AAP for 'undeclared emergency', 'reign of repression' in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal on Monday came down heavily against "the puppet AAP regime in Punjab for the undeclared emergency and reign of repression and terror let loose in the state".

Suryakumar Yadav in ODIs is a non-negotiable, can be tried at number six: Dinesh Karthik

NEW DELHI: Veteran India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik believes Suryakumar Yadav playing in the ODIs is a "non-negotiable" while adding that he would like to see the right-handed batter being tried as a number six batter.

Wicketkeeper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim slams the fastest century by a Bangladesh batter in ODIs

SYLHET: Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim on Monday made a 60-ball hundred, the fastest century by a Bangladesh player. Rahim reached the landmark on the final ball of Bangladesh's innings in the second ODI against Ireland in Sylhet.

Dixit Joshi, the Indian-origin CFO of Credit Suisse

NEW DELHI: Dixit Joshi, the Indian-origin Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Credit Suisse, has been a Member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG since 2022.

PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Japanese counterpart Kishida, thanks him for G7 summit invite

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida on Monday held wide-ranging bilateral discussions.

SC clubs, transfers FIRs against Congress leader Khera to Lucknow

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday clubbed the FIRs registered against Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera, in connection with his comments against the prime minister, at Assam and Varanasi and transferred them to Lucknow.

Removal of Tricolour from Indian High Commission in UK 'shameful': BJP

NEW DELHI: BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa and party's national spokesperson R.P. Singh on Monday described the incident, in which some pro-Khalistani groups allegedly took down the Tricolour from the Indian High Commission in the UK, as 'shameful'.

Vigilance Bureau arrests former sarpanch for misappropriating Rs 8 lakh of village Panchayat

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption, on Monday arrested Shivranjan Singh, former Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat Chabewal, District Hoshiarpur for collecting rent of Panchayat shops and 'Khokhas' to the tune of Rs 8,04,000 through fake receipts which was not deposited in the bank account of Panchayat. He was absconding for more than three months in this misappropriation case registered by the district police.

5th Poshan Pakhwara starts: Punjab's children, girls and women will be free from malnutrition: Dr. Baljit Kaur

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, paying special attention to the health of children, girls and women and fighting against the malnutrition. State Government is celebrating the 5th Nutrition Fortnight from today under which different activities will be conducted in districts of Punjab.

Chetan Singh Jauramajra takes charge of Punjab PR department

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cabinet Minister S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra on Monday assumed the charge as Minister of the Department of Information & Public Relations here at the Punjab Civil Secretariat-1. Secretary Information & Public Relations Mr. Malwinder Singh Jaggi and Director Ms. Sonali Giri welcomed the Cabinet Minister presenting the bouquet. Another Officers of the department were also present on this occasion.

Nawanshahr DC and SSP Lead Flag March to infuse the sense of security among the public

NAWANSHAHR: To give out a strong message to the anti social elements as well as to instill confidence among the masses, DC Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa and SSP Bhagirath Singh Meena led a massive flag march comprising of armed district police and CAPF contingents.

Punjab government should stop arresting innocent Sikh youths: Harjinder Singh Dhami

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Harjinder Singh Dhami has strongly condemned the excesses being done by the police against Sikh youths in Punjab for the past few days.

Six Players from RoundGlass Punjab Hockey Academy Selected For Punjab State Team

MOHALI: Six talented young players from RoundGlass Punjab Hockey Academy (RGPHA) have been selected to represent the Punjab state team at the ongoing 1st Hockey India Junior Women North Zone Championship 2023 in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.

Aman Arora visits sustainable impacts plant in Bengaluru

CHANDIGARH: In order to bring Punjab on number one in terms of producing green and clean energy, Punjab New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister Mr. Aman Arora visited Sustainable Impacts Plant at Bengaluru to study generation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Compressed Biogas (CBG) from Municipal waste and Agriculture residue.

Suggestions sought from general public for the agricultural policy till March 31

CHANDIGARH: In order to resolve the problems faced by the farmers of the agrarian state of Punjab and to make agriculture a profitable venture, the State Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has sought suggestions from the general public for the agricultural policy being made for the first time in Punjab.

Excise policy scam: Sisodia's judicial custody in CBI case extended till April 3

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Monday extended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and former deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's judicial custody till April 3, by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the now-scrapped excise policy case.

Rani Mukerji feels good content-driven films can pull audience to theatres

MUMBAI: Actress Rani Mukerji, who is enjoying the response to her recently released film 'Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway', feels that a content-driven film has the ability to pull audience to theatres in a post-pandemic world, provided it engages them and has something novel to offer.

Ahead of 4th anniversary of 'Delhi Crime 1', Shefali says DCP Vartika will never leave her

MUMBAI: Actress Shefali Shah, who plays the role of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in the streaming show 'Delhi Crime', was convinced about playing the character from the word 'Go'. The actress made the revelation ahead of the fourth anniversary of the first season of the show.

Deal between PM & Bengal CM to tarnish Rahul's image: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

NEW DELHI: Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury while speaking to media on Monday, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had colluded to tarnish Rahul Gandhi's image.

UP Congress to woo Most Backward Castes

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Congress proposes to hold a convention of the Most Backward Classes (MBCs) in Lucknow in April.

Bremer, Alberto earn Brazil call-up for friendly

RIO DE JANEIRO: Juventus defender Bremer and Corinthians striker Yuri Alberto have been drafted into Brazil's squad for a friendly against Morocco.

IIT Madras team develops novel database on Covid antibodies

CHENNAI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed an online open-source database of coronaviruses' neutralising antibodies.

Hiba Nawab relates to her character: Sayuri has unique viewpoints, motivation

MUMBAI: 'Tere Sheher Mein' actress Hiba Nawab, who is currently seen playing the role of Sayuri in the show, 'Woh Toh Albela', spoke about her role and how her character has changed and developed over time.

Salman will make you 'fall in love' with new 'Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan' song

MUMBAI: After 'Main Hoon Hero Tera', Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has picked up the mic again for Amaal Malik's 'Jee Rahe The Hum' from 'Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan'.

Brazil's President garners 41% approval rating: Poll

BRASILIA: Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has garnered a 41 per cent approval rating since taking office on January 1 for a third term, an opinion poll has showed.

Maha notches 'seasonal' spike in Covid-19, 1K-plus 'active cases'

MUMBAI: Since the past few weeks, Maharashtra has been experiencing a gradual increase in Covid-19 infections, but health authorities said there is no cause for alarm as this is owing to the seasonal fluctuations, here on Monday.

Kidnapping, extortion industries back in Bihar, says BJP

PATNA: BJP leaders on Monday raised the murder case of Tushar Raj in Bihar Assembly and alleged that the kidnapping and extortion industries are pushing the state back to the 1900s.

Jehan Daruvala races to double Saudi podium

SAUDI ARABIA: India's Jehan Daruvala swept to a double podium finish in the Saudi Arabian round of the Formula 2 championship, here.

Optiemus, Primebook join hands to manufacture Made-in-India 4G laptops

NEW DELHI: Homegrown electronics manufacturing company, Optiemus Electronics, on Monday announced its partnership with Primebook, an Android-based laptop manufacturing company, to manufacture Made-in-India 4G laptops, specially designed for students and learners.

Manoj Bajpayee to narrate 'The Vial', documentary on India's Covid vax success

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee spoke about being part of the upcoming documentary 'The Vial' in which he will be narrating the story of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in India. He said that it is a tribute to healthcare professionals and frontline workers.

More legal cases piling up against Imran

ISLAMABAD: More legal cases are piling up against Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan following the violence staged by his supporters during his hearing at the Islamabad Judicial Complex in the Toshakhana case.

Central, state govts responsible for situation in Punjab: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

NEW DELHI: Holding both the Central and state governments responsible for the situation in Punjab, Akali Dal MP and former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal alleged that both these governments are responsible for creating a ruckus over absconding self-styled Sikh preacher and head of 'Waris Punjab De' Amritpal Singh.