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Cabinet announces MSP for Paddy at Rs.2300 per quintal

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the minimum support price (MSP) for 14 Kharif crops including paddy, ragi, bajra, jowar, maize and cotton.

Govt cancels UGC-NET held on June 18, orders CBI probe

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Education said on Wednesday cancelled the UGC-NET 2024 (University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test) held on Tuesday in different cities of the country after inputs suggested that the process of "the conduct of examination may have been compromised", adding that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been tasked to probe the matter.

Dal Khalsa hails Canadian parliament for giving recognition and honour to Nijjar

AMRITSAR: The Dal Khalsa is of the strong opinion that yesterday’s events in Amritsar and Canada proves that India’s designated terrorist was respectable and honourable Sikh personality, who has earned international recognition.

Alia, Deepika and Kiara become the top three Bollywood actresses in India’s most valuable celebrities list

A new report by financial and risk advisory firm Kroll reveals a shakeup in the top ranks of India's most valuable celebrities. Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone and Kiara Advani become the top three actresses to make their mark in India’s most valuable celebrities list 2023.

Punjab hands over cheque worth Rs.1 crore (each) as financial assistance to families of two martyrs

SANGRUR: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Wednesday handed over cheques worth Rs 1 crore (each) as financial assistance to families of two martyrs of who had attained martyrdom during line of duty while serving the Indian Army.

Ahead of rainy season, Punjab health minister urges people to clean all possible water-stagnation points

CHANDIGARH: With the rainy season is around the corner, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the state task force to chalk-out a strategy to prevent the outbreak of vector-borne and water borne diseases in the state. Vector-borne diseases include Dengue, Chikunguniya, Malaria, Lymphatic Filariasis, Japanese Encephalitis and Kala Azar.

Hold Talks With Real Representatives of Farmers, SKM tells center government

NEW DELHI: It has come to our notice that the Finance Minister will be holding in-person Pre-Budget consultations with different stakeholders to solicit ideas and suggestions for the Union Budget, 2024-25 and in the process a meeting with Farmer Associations & Agriculture Economists is scheduled on 21 June, 2024.

The Most Played Games in Casinos

A variety of traditional table games, poker games, card games, and contemporary slot machines are the most played casino games worldwide. All of the data indicates that the younger generation is very interested in playing online games and views them as ways to make money. A synopsis of some of the most well-liked online poker and casino games is provided.

Chetan Singh Jouramajra inspects Shahpurkandi Dam Project

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Water Resources Minister S. Chetan Singh Jouramajra today inspected the under-construction Shahpurkandi Dam and associated power houses and directed to expedite the construction work to ensure timely completion of the project so that its complete benefits in the shape of irrigation and power can be accrued.

Jimpa Issues Strict Instructions to Complete Surface Water Schemes on Time

CHANDIGARH: On the guidelines issued by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Bram Shankar Jimpa presided over a high-level meeting at Punjab Bhawan today to review the department's works.

Chief Secretary Anurag Verma bats for a multi pronged strategy to break the backbone of drugs in the state

CHANDIGARH: On the directions of the Punjab Chief Minister S.Bhagwant Singh Mann, the Punjab Chief Secretary Mr. Anurag Verma on Wednesday batted for a multi-pronged strategy based on principles of coordination and cooperation amongst all the key departments for wiping out the menace of drugs from the state.

Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak lauds department for successful & hassle free Rabi Marketing Season

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government guided by the vision of the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, is steadfastly committed to ensure the welfare of the farming sector which is the backbone of the state's economic structure. The successful Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) this year is a clear proof of this.

Vigilance Bureau arrests Assistant Sub Inspector for demanding Rs 18,000 bribe

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its ongoing drive against corruption in the state, on Wednesday, has arrested Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Sikander Raj, earlier posted at police station Samrala and now posted at police station Doraha in Ludhiana district, for demanding a bribe of Rs 18,000.

Marcus Stoinis takes the crown in latest T20I all-rounder rankings

DUBAI: Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has clinched the coveted top spot on the ICC Men's T20I all-rounder ranking after exceptional form in the ongoing T20 World Cup earning him a career-defining rating of 231.

Nitish Kumar Reddy, Harshit Rana set to be picked for India’s T20I tour of Zimbabwe in July

NEW YORK: Young fast-bowling all-rounders Nitish Kumar Reddy and Harshit Rana are set to be picked for India’s five-match T20I tour of Zimbabwe, happening from July 6 to 14 at the Harare Sports Club.

FC Barcelona shuts its football academies in India

NEW DELHI: Renowned football club FC Barcelona has announced the closure of its academies in India from July 1, without providing any specific reasons for the decision.

Athletics: Neeraj Chopra highlights struggles with adductor niggle ahead of Paris Olympics

FINLAND: Olympic medalist Neeraj Chopra secured the top spot at the Paavo Nurmi Games on Tuesday with a throw of 85.97 meters on his third attempt but was quick to reveal the persistent adductor niggle that has impacted his season so far.

'I could not walk or even talk properly', recalls Sangram Singh, wrestler-turned-MMA fighter

NEW DELHI: Sangram Singh recently announced his intentions to become the first Indian male athlete to enter the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at the age of 38.

Euro 2024 matchweek 1 highlights: Ruthless Germany, young stars arrival and Mbappe dilemma

NEW DELHI: With Matchweek 1 now in the rearview mirror and the fixtures moving from opening games to potential knockouts are turning intense in the 17th edition of the European Championship. Here are the highlights of the first gameweek.

Ancient India wasn't just economic, cultural leader in world but also of science, tech: Ola founder

NEW DELHI: Ola Founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal on Wednesday expressed his joy over the inauguration of the new campus of Nalanda University by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bihar's Rajgir, saying that ancient India was not just the "economic and cultural leader of the world, but also of science, technology and knowledge".

Lifting heavy weights at retirement age preserves leg strength: Research

LONDON: Lifting heavy weights around the time of retirement could preserve leg strength into older age, a new research has suggested.

How Yoga made Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma fearless in space

BENGALURU: NV Raghuram, yoga teacher of Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma and the founder of Yoga Bharati, on Wednesday revealed that yoga made Sharma "fearless and more adaptable than any other astronaut" in his team.

Rakhee Gulzar's comeback Bengali film 'Amar Boss' to release during Christmas

MUMBAI: The makers of the upcoming Bengali film ‘Aamar Boss’ have pushed its release date to December.

Sana Makbul's favourite yoga poses: Bhujangasana and Dhanurasana

MUMBAI: Actress Sana Makbul has opened up about her journey with yoga and how it significantly enhanced her life.

Saanand Verma decodes music therapy, says it acts as 'bridge for our well-being'

MUMBAI: Ahead of 'World Music Day', actor Saanand Verma has shared his thoughts on music therapy, highlighting the positive effects of musical vibrations on mental health.

Swara hopes Sonakshi-Zaheer don't face the kind of trolling Saif-Kareena suffered

MUMBAI: Actress Swara Bhasker, who recently criticised a food blogger for a social media post expressing pride in being vegetarian, has now spoken up about the soon-to-be-wed couple Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal.

See how Sakshi Tanwar, Divya Dutta, Saiyami Kher navigate life in ‘Sharmajee Ki Beti’ trailer

MUMBAI: The trailer for the upcoming slice-of-life comedy film 'Sharmajee Ki Beti' was unveiled on Wednesday.

Gulshan Devaiah examines relationship between art and morality, freedom and responsibility

MUMBAI: Actor Gulshan Devaiah, who is known for his roles in ‘Shaitan’, ‘Hunterrr’, ‘Guns & Gulaabs’, Dahaad', and others, has shared his opinion on morality as a function in the artwork.

SBI board approves to raise up to Rs 20,000 crore via long-term bonds

NEW DELHI: The State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday announced it would raise long-term bonds up to Rs 20,000 crore via a public issue or private placement during the ongoing financial year (FY25).

India Oil inks pact for biofuel joint venture with GPS Renewables

NEW DELHI: Public sector giant Indian Oil Corporation announced on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with GPS Renewables Private Limited to form a 50:50 joint venture company dedicated to advancing biofuel adoption across the country.

Sensex ends flat as Titan and Bharti Airtel top losers

MUMBAI: Indian equity indices closed flat on Wednesday as Titan, Bharti Airtel and Maruti Suzuki were top losers.

Indian Gen Z workers more motivated to work when management delivers on promises: Report

NEW DELHI: Gen Z employees in India are more motivated to work when they see management deliver on promises and when they can bring their authentic selves to work, a report showed on Wednesday.

VC firm GVFL unveils Rs 100 crore fund to nurture up to 30 startups

NEW DELHI: Venture capital firm GVFL on Wednesday announced the first close of its new Seed Stage fund, Prarambh Fund, raising Rs 100 crore to nurture 25-30 promising seed startups in the next one year.

Kim vows 'full support' for Russia's war in Ukraine, strengthening strategic ties

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Wednesday expressed "full support" for Russia's war in Ukraine and pledged to strengthen strategic cooperation with Moscow as he held summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Pyongyang amid deepening concerns about their military cooperation.

Israeli drone strike kills military officer in Syria

DAMASCUS: The Israeli military killed a Syrian officer in a drone strike in southern Syria on Wednesday morning, the Syrian Ministry of Defence said.

Fire, explosion at Chad ammunition depot leave many dead, injured

CHAD: Fire and explosion at a weapons and ammunition depot in the Chadian capital, N'Djamena, left many people dead and injured, government sources said on Wednesday.

EAM Jaishankar to visit Sri Lanka as India amplifies 'Neighbourhood First' policy

NEW DELHI: In what would be his first bilateral visit after the formation of the BJP-led NDA government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S. Jaishankar will travel to Colombo on Thursday, reaffirming New Delhi's 'Neighbourhood First' policy.

Death toll rises to 13 as heavy rains, floods hit China

BEIJING: At least 13 people died in heavy rains, floods and landslides in southern China, while scores more were missing, state television reported.

Ukrainian drone attack causes fire at Azov oil depot in Russia

MOSCOW: A Ukrainian drone attack has caused a fire at an oil depot in Azov in the Rostov region of Russia, regional emergency services were quoted by local media as saying on Wednesday.

'Vishwa Bandhu' India begins new chapter of friendship with SE Asian nations at Nalanda University

NEW DELHI: The attendance of Heads of Missions of 17 countries at the inauguration of the new campus of Nalanda University in Bihar's Rajgir by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday once again brought to the fore India's continuous push to keep the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or the ASEAN, at the heart of its 'Act East' policy.