Saturday, October 24, 2020


Lock him up', 'idiots', 'disaster': Trump swings for the fences, recycles 2016 greatest hits for final sprint

NEW YORK:With 14 days to go before election day, US president Donald Trump is leaning into his greatest hits playlist from 2016 -- "lock him up" for Joe Biden and Co. instead of "lock her up" for Hillary Clinton, framing scientists as the bad guys coming for American freedoms, injecting the fear of illegal immigrants on your front porch, and a "rigged election".

Malaika Arora shares tips on curbing hair fall

MUMBAI:Dancing diva Malaika Arora has doled out tips on how to deal with hair fall and shared it on social media for her fans and followers.
Malaika took to Instagram, where she shared the benefits of onion juice.

Democracies world over come together to share experiences of conducting elections during Covid 19

NEW DELHI: On completion of one year of Chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), Election Commission of India today hosted an International Webinar on the Theme ‘‘Issues, Challenges and Protocols for Conducting Elections during COVID-19 : Sharing Country Experiences’. It was an occasion for democracies world over to come together to share experiences of conducting elections during Covid19.

Think 10 times before posting anything on social media, Punjab CM to youngsters

CHANDIGARH: Expressing serious concern over the increasing fatalities due to Covid in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday urged youngsters to think 10 times before posting or forwarding anything on social media as any irresponsible action could impact their future.

Pilot loyalist Vishvendra Singh tests Covid positive

JAIPUR: Sachin Pilot loyalist and former Rajasthan Minister Vishvendra Singh on Wednesday announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
Sharing the information on Twitter, he said that he has isolated himself.

Cheema termed demand of Change in Leadership of Congress a Hoax with vested agenda.

BATALA: Senior Trade Unionist and veteran Congressman M.M.Singh Cheema has strongly  objected to the mischief being created by vested interest and propagated by certain leaders who are sitting on the fence and spreading the rumors of demanding a change in the leadership of Congress Party quoting a letter jointly signed by more than 200 Congress Leaders.In this hour of pandemic and social distancing where these so called 200 leaders met shying away from the watchful eyes of Indian media and congress workers.

Mohali DDMA makes self reporting mandatory for all primary contacts of Covid postive patients

MOHALI: The non compliance to National Directives & protocols, violations and negligence by the family members/ co-inhabitants of the patient in home isolation can lead to further spread of the pandemic, which will seriously jeopardize human health and safety. So, under  Section 34 (c) and (m) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the District Disaster Management Authority finds it is imperative to take additional steps to ensure the control of the spread of the pandemic, informed Girish Dayalan District Magistrate-cum-Chairperson DDMA.

First Covid-19 plasma therapy conducted on Punjab Police DSP in Mohali

MOHALI: “Encouraging to see donation of plasma by a Corona Conqueror Jagdeep Sehgal, SDM Mohali, who fought #Covid19 successfully, to Pal Singh, DSP Kharar, who's presently fighting #Covid19. Wishing Pal Singh a speedy recovery.  Also urge all cured patients to donate plasma. #MissionFateh”, tweets Capt. Amrinder Singh, Chief Minister Punjab on the noble gesture of solidarity expressed by the local SDM.

Odisha crosses 1mn Covid-19 test milestone

BHUBANESWAR:Odisha has crossed one million Covid-19 test milestone even as the positive cases rose to 64,533 in the state.

No change in ex-Prez Mukherjee's condition

NEW DELHI:Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health condition remains critical on Thursday, following his emergency brain surgery three days back. He continues to remain on ventilator support at the Army Research and Referral Hospital.

Pranab Mukherjee on ventilator support after brain surgery

NEW DELHI:Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday underwent brain surgery to remove a clot at the Army Research & Referral Hospital and is on ventilator support after the procedure, sources said.

Air India posted some duplicitous tweets that are misleading: Pilots

NEW DELHI:Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) and Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) have accused Air India of spreading "deliberate misinformation on social media" and questioned the "duplicitous" tweets by Air India calling them "misleading".

Punjab police state cyber crime cell issues alert on phishing fraud linked to covid-19

CHANDIGARH : The DITAC of Punjab Police State Cyber Crime Cell has warned the citizens not to click on a URL message being circulated via instant messaging services like SMS or WhatsApp which depicts the free Covid relief package of Rs. 2,000 given by the Government to each citizen.

Under CM Capt Amarinder singh's leadership Punjab fully prepared to tackle any covid related exigency,asserts Vini Mahajan

CHANDIGARH:In light of rising number of COVID cases in some districts, the Punjab Government is fully geared up to effectively deal with the further spread of Coronavirus with 6190 beds dedicated for treatment of COVID patients in both Government and Private hospitals at Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala.

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests positive for Covid-19

BHOPAL:Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj singh Chouhan has tested positive for Covid-19. This information was shared by himself on his Twitter handle.
In the tweet, Chouhan wrote, "My dear people, I was having symptoms of #COVID19, after the test my report has come positive. I appeal to all my colleagues that whoever has come in contact with me, get corona test done. People close to me must move to quarantine."

Approval of Building plans for independent floors in the colonies would boost the economy: Brahm Mohindra

CHANDIGARH: The local Government department today allowed the Building plans approval for G+2, G+3 and S+4 independent floors under the Punjab Municipal Building Byelaws 2018 and subsequent amendments which provide for independent floors. Announcing this,

PU All Set for issuing Online Degrees Through National Academic Depository

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Examination branches are all set to upload the Examination data on National Academic Depository(NAD) for awarding Online Degrees and DMCs etc from the current academic session, informed Prof. Parvinder Singh, Controller of Examination. He added that in this regard reasonable measures have already been taken including legal agreement and registration of candidates from affiliated colleges and teaching departments.  

AIIMS to begin Covid vaccine human trial from next week

NEW DELHI: In a major development, AIIMS Delhi will begin human trials of India's first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, from next week on 100 healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 55.

PM Modi to address high-level segment of UNESC on Friday

NEW DELHI:For the first after getting elected as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a broader UN membership on Friday in an annual High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESC) session.

Aishwarya Rai and daughter Aradhya tests positive for Corona Virus

MUMBAI: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya have tested Covid-19 positive.The news was confirmed by Maharashtra Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare, Rajesh Tope.

Citing Covid situation, Punjab writes to PM urging review of UGC guidelines on exams

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to the Prime Minister seeking permission to let the State Government adhere to its July 3 decision on cancellation of university/college examinations in view of the exponentially rising Covid cases.

Punjab Cong MP asks CM transfer back probe of issuing fake reports of Covid-19 reports to Vigilance

AMRITSAR:  Congress Member Parliament from Amritsar, Mr. Gurjeet Singh Aujla asked the chief minister Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh to personally intervene into this matter and transfer this probe back to vigilance bureau or order a judicial probe  for issuing fake reports of Covid-19 reports by private lab in Amritsar.

Rahul says future Harvard studies will be held on Modi's failed policies

NEW DELHI:Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government and called its handling of COVID-19 situation, demonetisation, and GST implementation all 'failures' that will be subject of analysis in future classes.

Who is responsible for kids infected with Covid: Parents to RBSE

JAIPUR:As a class X student in Kota tested positive for COVID-19 on June 30 after appearing in RBSE exams held on June 29 and 30 and 357 students from her examination centre were sent for home quarantine, the parents in Rajasthan have expressed their concern on the issue and asked who will take the onus of the kids who were infected with COVID-19.

Skill training programs by RCED and TMF

CHANDIGARH:Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED) in
collaboration with Tech Mahindra Foundation initiated broadly three
online Skill Training Programs for the youth.

How to unlock Delhi-We need to develop the Lifestyle of Wearing Mask, Hand Sanitization & Social Distancing

CHANDIGARH: In the avid indispensable times of COVID-19 pandemic, Delhi and NCR are facing issues regarding safeguarding the rapid spread of the pandemic at the same time giving ignition to the economy. To understand the nuances, process, and way forward, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted an interactive webinar on "How to Unlock Delhi Post COVID 19" with Shri Vijendra Gupta, MLA, Rohini Constituency, New Delhi and Dr. Hans Raj Baweja, Former State President, DMA Consultant, BoG Head: Ethics, Medical Council of India.

All patients in Covid hospital are stable: Goa CM

PANAJI:All persons admitted to Covid-19 hospital are currently stable, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday, even as the state recorded the second Covid-19 death late on Monday.

After father, Karnataka minister's wife, daughter test positive

BENAGLURU: Wife and daughter of Karnataka Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar tested COVID-19 positive a day after his 82-year-old father was infected with the virus, said the minister on Tuesday.

India elected to UNSC with overwhelming majority

UNITED NATIONS:India has been elected to the Security Council with an overwhelming majority of 184 votes running on a platform of fighting terrorism and promoting the ethos of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" -- the world is one family.

Srinagar mayor Junaid Mattu loses no-confidence motion

SRINAGAR:Srinagar Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattu was defeated on Tuesday as the no confidence motion against him was supported by 42 votes among the 70 councillors of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC).

German activists form human chain in anti-racist protest

BERLIN:Thousands of German activists formed a human chain in Berlin to protest against racism while maintaining social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fight against virus far from over: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday ask everyone to tread with cautioned as the fight against the coronavirus is far from over and advised all to take precautions.

Capt Amarinder launches Mission Fateh song featuring mega stars like Amitabh, Kareena Kapoor

CHANDIGARH:  As part of state battle against Covid, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday launched 'Mission Fateh' song featuring bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Gurdass Maan and Harbhajan Singh besides a star-studded line up of personalities from sports and punjabi cinema, with  message of resilience, resolve and discipline to defeat the virus and save Punjab.

Goa to reopen tourism sector: CM Pramod Sawant

PANAJI:Forty seven-year-old Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was speaker of the Assembly when due to the untimely death of Manohar Parrikar, he replaced him. An Ayurveda medical practitioner, he deals with a wide array of subjects in this extensive interview with IANS's Navneet Mishra. Goa has been relatively calm in the middle of the raging health epidemic, CM Sawant explains why...

World facing biggest crisis since world wars: PM

BENGALURU:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the world is facing its biggest crisis since the two world wars amid the Covid pandemic. He was addressing a Bengaluru varsity's silver jubilee celebration on Monday.

GNDU to conduct examinations of exit classes from July 1

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev University has decided to conduct terminal examinations of only 'exit' classes of the degree and diploma courses at present. The tentative schedule of examination to conduct the theory and practical exams of the 'exit' classes is from 1st July to 20th July 2020 and the date sheet has been uploaded on the Guru Nanak Dev University website.

Driving test tracks in Punjab to start operating from June 1

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has launched an online system for the facilitation of the citizens to pre-book time and date for giving the driving test to obtain a regular driving licence. He said that for this purpose  of driving test, driving tracks will be operative from 1 June, 2020.

Ayodhya saints, Babri plaintiff slam Pak remark on temple

AYODHYA:Saints and seers in Ayodhya have reacted strongly to Pakistan's statement on temple construction in corona times.
The Pakistan foreign office has tweeted that "While world is grappling with unprecedented #COVID19, RSS-BJP combine is busy unabashedly advancing "Hindutva" agenda. The commencement of construction of a Mandir at the site of Babri Masjid is another step in this direction & Govt & people of Flag of Pakistan condemn it in the strongest terms."

RT-LAMP kits soon for COVID-19 diagnosis: Harsh Varshan

NEW DELHI: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said that the CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu, a constituent lab of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is to develop and scale up a new Reverse Transcriptase-Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (RT-LAMP) based COVID-19 diagnostic kit.
The lab has partnered with Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) for the venture.

COVID-19: Rahul to interact with renowned health professionals

NEW DELHI:Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be interacting with Ashish Jha, a globally recognised public health professional, and Johan Giesecke, well-known Swedish epidemiologist on Wednesday. The talk show would be live streamed at 9 a.m.