Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Punjab CS Vini Mahajan reviews development works in Ropar, Mohali and Nawanshahr

CHANDIGARH: 'The Punjab Government is fully prepared to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. Although Corona's wrath has wreaked havoc all over the world and in different parts of India, but it is our good fortune and good governance of the Punjab Government that has enabled us to contain the Corona outbreak to a great extent. 

White House, Twitter deny Trump's account was hacked

SAN FRANCISCO:The White House and Twitter have denied that a Dutch cyber security researcher broke into his account using the password 'maga2020!'
White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere told The Verge: "This is absolutely not true but we don't comment on security procedures around the President's social media accounts."

Sushant case: Sapna Pabbi reacts to reports that she is missing

MUMBAI: Actress Sapna Pabbi has quashed reports claiming that she has gone missing after being summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) as part of investigations into the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

PPE suits, masks dumped by film shoot crew in Goa village

PANAJI:The Goa government's Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) on Friday issued a show-cause notice to a local line producer, engaged by a Mumbai-based Bollywood production house for a film shoot, for dumping the PPE suits and other protective medical gear, used during a film shoot in a public waste bin in a beach village, earlier this week.

Zee Cinema promotes the World television premiere of dabangg 3 with a social awareness campaign *#DabanggBanoMaskPehno*

MUMBAI:Jo dushmano se na daare woh dabangg, apno ke pyaar pe jo mare woh dabangg aur jo mask pehen kar bahar nikle woh dabangg’. Spreading the awareness around the need of the hour social message along with a power packed punch of dhamkedar entertainment is Zee Cinema’s World Television Premiere of the Salman Khan starrer ‘Dabangg 3’this Sunday, 25th October at 12 noon.

Punjab on alert as SFJ offers iPhone to students

NEW DELHI:Banned secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has been continuously trying to woo people to support its anti-India agenda through different means. In its illegal exercise, the group has now offered iPhone-12 to students for raising Khalistan flag on October 31 -- the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Trans-fat free Diwali” campaign launched in Punjab :- Principal Secretary Health

CHANDIGARH: Principal Secretary Health, Hussan Lal and Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, Kumar Rahul, here today launched a “Trans-fat free Diwali campaign” ahead of the festival season. Conceptualized and initiated by the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh; the campaign aims to create awareness among the policy makers, producers, suppliers, and general public about the negative health impact of trans-fats. The large-scale awareness campaign is being supported by Strategic Institute for Public Health and Education Research (SIPHER) and Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI).

Missing Bikru witness tracked

KANPUR:Manu, wife of gangster Vikas Dubey's aide Shashikant Dubey, who had gone missing two days ago, was finally found living at her parents' home in Balolpur village along with her two minor children.

Digangana Suryavanshi: Bigg Boss difficult to watch after living in the house

MUMBAI:Actress and Bigg Boss 9 contestant Digangana Suryavanshi says watching the popular reality television show can be difficult once you are out of the house. She adds that she is not closely following the ongoing season 14 of Bigg Boss but she is fond of contestants who hail from the television industry.

Punjab DGP presides over state level function to mark 61st police commemoration Day

CHANDIGARH: To mark the 61st Police Commemoration Day, which is marked by ‘Shok Parades’ and Salute to Police Martyrs in all districts of the country on 21st October, Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta on Wednesday joined the senior leadership of the Punjab Police to pay glowing tributes to the martyrs of Punjab Police, other State Police forces and central paramilitary forces here at PAP Complex, Jalandhar.  

Dharmendra, Hema Malini's latest pictures leave fans awestruck

MUMBAI:Actress-politician Hema Malini on Wednesday treated fans with new pictures of her with her husband, actor Dharmendra.Hema Malini recently celebrated her 72nd birthday with Dharmendra and their daughters, Esha and Ahana. Now, she has taken to social media to share glimpses of her birthday celebrations.

Amazed at double standards of SAD & AAP, Says Capt Amarinder on their criticism of state's bills after backing them in house

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday cornered the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over their brazen double standards with regard to the three Amendment Bills, which they had criticised publicly hours after supporting them in the Vidhan Sabha.

PM: Lockdown may have ended but virus still there, be vigilant

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the lockdown may have ended, but the virus is still out there and urged people not to be complacent and drop their guard in the fight against Covid-19.

BJP defends Goa Dy CM in porn message controversy, Oppn demands sacking

PANAJI:The Congress on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Goa Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar over the ongoing porn Whatsapp message controversy, even as the ruling BJP defended him, saying that the party respects women and that efforts were on to defame Kavlekar.

3 in 4 brands cut marketing budgets post Covid in India: Report

NEW DELHI:Over three in four brand marketers (76 per cent) in India have reduced the marketing budgets post Covid-19, shifting advertising budgets towards social media (76 per cent) and paid search (64 per cent) in the post-pandemic environment, a new survey said on Tuesday.

Pro-Trump Indian-American campaign video stresses safety, economy, India support

NEW YORK:Safety, the economy and friendship for India are the themes of video ads supporting US President Donald Trump produced by an entrepreneur in the duel of the two political parties Indian-American votes in key states in the November 3 election.

Sidhu's fans greet him on birthday, see him future CM

CHANDIGARH:Social media was agog with greetings to cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Sidhu on his 57th birthday on Tuesday with many seeing him as the future Chief Minister of Punjab.

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".

Kumkum Bhagya' actress Zarina Roshan Khan no more

MUMBAI:Actress Zarina Roshan Khan, who played the popular role of Indu Daasi in TV show Kumkum Bhagya, died after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 54.
Shocked by Zarina's sudden demise on Sunday, several actors took to social media and paid homage to her.

Lalu attacks Nitish over remark linking coastal areas to industries

PATNA:After Kashmiri militants, Article 370, Left extremism and Jinnah, the Indian Ocean is the latest to enter the political war of words in Bihar at a time when the campaign for the Assembly polls is in full swing.

K'taka Dy CM seeks forgiveness on Twitter

BENGALURU:Karnataka BJP's dalit face and deputy chief minister, Govind M. Karjol, who has come under severe criticism over not visiting flood-affected areas, has shot off an emotional letter to people of Bagalkote district, stating that the voters must forgive him not visiting his people as he was "emotionally shattered" over his son, Dr Gopal Karjol who is critically ill and on ventilator for the last 24 days in the hospital.

Sunny Deol turns 64: Here's how Dharmendra, Bobby wished the action star

MUMBAI:Actor-politician Sunny Deol turned 64 on Monday, and his father, veteran actor Dharmendra, and brother, actor Bobby Deol, wished him on social media.
Dharmendra posted a video comprising throwback pictures of Sunny from his younger days. The video was made by a fan of Sunny.

Probe plaint against Kangana, Rangoli: Court orders Mumbai police

MUMBAI: In a significant development, a Mumbai court has ordered the city police to investigate a complaint against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for spreading communal hatred and falsehoods, officials said here on Saturday.

Probe plaint against Kangana, Rangoli: Court orders Mumbai police

MUMBAI: In a significant development, a Mumbai court has ordered the city police to investigate a complaint against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel for spreading communal hatred and falsehoods, officials said here on Saturday.

Internet suspended in Bharatpur ahead of Gujjar 'Mahapanchayat'

JAIPUR:The administration in Rajasthan's Bharatpur is on the alert ahead of the 'Mahapanchayat' called by Gujjar leaders in the district's Adda village on Saturday on their demand for a quota, and has suspended internet services in various areas.

K'taka police arrests father and kin for murdering his daughter

RAMANAGARA:In a dramatic turn of events, a case of gang rape turned out be case of honour killing with the arrest of victim's father and her elder brother along with her minor brother on Friday in Magadi.

Mysuru decks up for scaled-down Dasara fest amid Covid

MYSURU: Mysuru has been spruced and decked up even as it will host a subdued 10-day Dasara fest from Saturday amid the Covid pandemic, which has turned the annual carnival into a largely virtual show due to curbs on people gathering in large numbers at public places.

Cinemas reopen: Day one sees dull start, but trade experts positive

NEW DELHI:Cinemas in several states including Delhi-NCR opened doors to patrons on Friday after seven months the turnout everywhere has been far from impressive, owing to the Covid scare. Industry experts however are happy to resume operations and expect footfalls to improve by the weekend ahead.

Former IPS, IAS & Army officers submit memo to Raj Guv on rising crimes

JAIPUR:A total of 37 dignitaries including vice chancellors, former IAS, IPS and Army officers, income tax commissioners and many chairpersons of various commissions have submitted a memorandum to Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra demanding his intervention in checking the sudden spurt in kidnapping, rape and gang rape cases in the state.

ZunSolar took an initiative to help Baba's Dhaba, empowers with solar energy

INDORE: ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ an eating joint that became remarkably well-known overnight with the help of Social Media is in the news across. After which everyone came forward to help and support them. In this initiative, ZunSolar also installed a 50W solar panel with a charge controller and a set of 20Ah batteries at (Kanta Prasad’s ‘Baba ka Dhaba’).

Singer Kumar Sanu tests Covid positive

MUMBAI: Playback star Kumar Sanu has tested positive for Covid-19.

UNHRC's credibility hangs in balance as worst human rights abusers China & Pak get re-elected

NEW DELHI:Is the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) becoming totally irrelevant? Has it lost its credibility, much like the World Health Organization? Many heads are nodding in affirmation after both China and Pakistan, the global hotspots for major human rights violations, were last night re-elected to the UNHRC.

Zoom launches new online events platform 'OnZoom'

SAN FRANCISCO: Video meeting app Zoom has launched an online event platform and marketplace called OnZoom for paid users of the platform to create, host, and monetise events like fitness classes, concerts, stand-up or music lessons on the Zoom Meetings platform.

Sushant's sister on why she was off social media temporarily

MUMBAI:Throughout Wednesday, fans of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput kept speculating why his sister Shweta Singh Kirti has deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts. While Shweta had temporarily deactivated her unverified Twitter and verified Instagram accounts, the same were subsequently restored.

SC seeks Centre response on PIL on age-based access of social media, removal of illicit content

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre on a PIL filed by law students seeking age-based control on access to social media.The plea filed by law students Skand Bajpai and Abhyudaya Mishra suggested development of profile verification to remove unlawful content from the social media platforms

With Khushbu, BJP adds more star power in TN

CHENNAI:With actor Khushbu Sundar joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Tamil Nadu unit of the party has added more star power.Khushbu joined the BJP on Monday.

Muslim leader's 'rasam pagdi' irks UP clerics

SAHARANPUR(Uttar Pradesh):The "Rasam Pagdi" ceremony organised by the family of former MP Rasheed Masood, who passed away in Roorkee on October 5 due to Covid-19, has irked the Muslim hardliners.

Davinder Singh case: NIA arrests man who supplied arms to Hizb terrorists

NEW DELHI:  The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested one accused from Jammu & Kashmir's Budgam, who played a key role in supplying arms and ammunitions to one of the arrested accused in the case of suspended Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Naveed Babu, officials said.

School education department accelerates campaign to create awareness about burning of paddy straw

CHANDIGARH:In view of the emphasizing imperative efforts made by the Punjab Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla to make the people aware about the deadly effects of pollution and conservation of the environment, the Punjab School Education Department has intensified its campaign to make the farmers aware about the harmful effects of burning of paddy straw on the environment.

Facebook quietly removes 20% text limit on ad images

SAN FRANCISCO:Facebook has discreetly removed the rule that limited text space on ad images to only 20 per cent. It means that the social networking giant will not penalise ads with more image text on them.