Sunday, October 24, 2021


Punjab CM asks top Honchos of industry from across globe partner in state's progress and prosperity

Connected home devices posing more hacking risks for Indian firms

NEW DELHI:  Nearly 86 per cent of Indian enterprises believe that the shift to remote working during the pandemic has resulted in an increased number of IoT (Internet of Things) security incidents via connected devices at home, according to a new report.

Gold, cash found at premises of AIADMK leader, son, others: TN Vigilance

CHENNAI: Officials of Tamil Nadu Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Friday found gold, silver items, luxury cars, Volvo buses and other items during their search at the residences and business premises of an AIADMK leader considered to be close to former Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, a statement said.

24X7 working Quick Response center will be set up to address problems faced by NRIs at Airport: Pargat Singh

CHANDIGARH: A 24X7 online Quick Response Centre would be set up to deal with any problem faced by NRIs at the airports on their return home. This was stated by the NRI Affairs Minister Pargat Singh while presiding a review meeting of NRI Affairs department here today.

Google lowers Play Store fees from 30% to 15% for developers

SAN FRANCISCO: US-based search engine giant Google has announced that it will be decreasing the service fee for all subscriptions on Play Store to 15 per cent from 30 per cent for app developers starting January 1, 2022.

Canada announces new support measures for economic recovery

OTTAWA:  The Canadian government has announced new measures to restore the economy while its income and business support programs against the Covid-19 pandemic are to expire on Saturday.

Conference to discuss Modi's governance model

NEW DELHI: Marking two decades of Narendra Modi as head of government, an RSS-linked organisation will organise a three-day long conference to discuss Modi's governance model.

Fraud suspects wanted by US appear in S.Africa court

CAPE TOWN:  Eight foreign nationals, who are also wanted by the US, made their first appearance at a South African court in connection with a cross-border, multi-million dollar online scam.

Vax mandate to be imposed in Canadian Parliament precinct

OTTAWA:  Staring from November 22, people aged 12 and above entering Canada's House of Commons precinct will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to authorities.

Amazon to now tell 3rd-party sellers which products will be popular

SAN FRANCISCO:  After facing criticism for allegedly copying popular products and manipulating search results to boost its own brands, especially in India, Amazon has now announced a new tool that will help third-party sellers with detailed insights into what customers are searching for, clicking on, and buying, as well as sales history, pricing trends and more.

Panasonic launches new mirrorless camera in India

NEW DELHI: Panasonic on Wednesday launched a new digital mirrorless camera, the Lumix GH5M2, in the Indian market.

Nirbhaya's lawyer to take up UP businessman's murder case

KANPUR: Seema Samridhi, the lawyer who fought for justice in the Nirbhaya case and is also fighting the case of the Hathras rape and murder victim, will now take up the Manish Gupta murder case.

Instagram announces new feature to let users co-author same posts

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday announced a new 'Collab' feature that will allow users of the social media platform to collaborate with others on Feed Posts and Reels.

Pak playing T-20 in J&K': Owaisi slams Modi govt over match

HYDERABAD:AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday slammed the Narendra Modi government for allowing the Indian cricket team to play a T20 match with Pakistan at a time when "our soldiers are being killed in Kashmir".

Procter & Gamble announces Rs 500 Cr 'P&G Rural Growth Fund'

MUMBAI: Procter & Gamble (P&G) India has announced a Rs 500 crore 'P&G Rural Growth Fund' to accelerate inclusive growth in the Indian rural market.

More powers to BSF: Special Cabinet Meeting to be convened soon to evolve consensus on issue

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday categorically said that his government will not accept the Centre’s decision to allow enhancement of BSF’s jurisdiction from existing 15 km to 50 km, which is against the spirit of federalism.

Tata Motors launch sub-compact SUV Punch at Rs 5.49 lakh

NEW DELHI:  Automobile major Tata Motors on Monday launched sub-compact SUV 'Tata Punch' with a starting price of Rs 5.49 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

J&K govt signs MoU with Dubai for developmental projects

SRINAGAR:  Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha said on Monday that the UT administration has signed an MoU with the Dubai government for real estate development, industrial parks, IT towers, multipurpose towers, logistics, medical colleges, super specialty hospitals and more.

Corruption case against ex-TN Health Minister Vijayabaskar, premises raided

CHENNAI: Officials of Tamil Nadu's anti-corruption bureau, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Monday carried out search operations at former AIADMK Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar's residence and other places.

Recent flash floods, landslides clear sign of climate change: VP

NEW DELHI: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said there has been an increased frequency of extreme weather events in recent times which are a clear indication of changing dynamics of the climate.

Sitharaman's marathon meeting sessions with US businesses continues in NY

NEW YORK: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's meetings with US businesses and institutions continued at a feverish pitch, including talks with two key investors asking them to broaden their world view and look at India for investment.

Sessions Judge Released Second Issue of 'Punjab Ujala' Magazine

PATIALA:Continuing its unique initiative of turning the creative work of inmates into a magazine by Central Jail Patiala, the second issue of quarterly magazine 'Punjab Ujala' (Sochan di Udaan) was released, today, by District and Sessions Judge Mr Rajinder Aggarwal.

Peasant struggle being deliberately defamed - Bibi Jagir Kaur

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Bibi Jagir Kaur termed yesterday's incident at Singhu border as tragic and said that such unfortunate incidents would not have taken place if the government was serious about resolving the issue of farmers.

Rupnagar police busts inter-state gang involved in illegal arms trade

CHANDIGARH:  Under a special operation launched by the District Rupnagar Police, an inter-state gang involved in illegal arms business was busted with arrest of five persons and recovery of 5 desi (country made) pistols.

4 brothers arrested for NRI businessman's murder in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD:  Police in Hyderabad have arrested four brothers for killing a Dubai-based Non-Resident Indian (NRI) businessman, it was revealed on Saturday.

Punjab CM assails Kejriwal for befooling industrialists by making tall claims

CHANDIGARH:Ridiculing the Aam Adami Party (AAP) convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for making false promises with the industrialists in a run-up to the State Assembly Polls 2022, the Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday said that he was befooling them with tall claims based on blatant lies.

Brahm Mohindra flays Kejriwal, says anti-red tape act already implemented in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra on Thursday hit out at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his promise of ending red tapeism in Punjab.

Japan's House of Representatives dissolved for general election

TOKYO: Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday dissolved the House of Representatives, paving the way for a general election on October 31 after the four-year term of the lower house members expires on October 21.

Hanoi to restart indoor dining, public transport

HANOI:  From Thursday onwards, the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi will allow more activities to restart, including indoor dining and drinking, as well as public transportation, the municipal government announced.

Sitharaman meets US CEOs, asks them to invest in India

WASHINGTON: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman participated in 4th G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FCMBG) Meeting under G20 in Washington DC.

FDP on data science applications kicks off at RBU

CHANDIGARH: An international online Faculty Development Programme on Application of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning in Health Science, Social and Business Prospect” organized by the University School of Engineering and Technology (USET) got underway at the Rayat Bahra University here today.

10 buses of tax evading private operators impounded, 4 challaned

CHANDIGARH:Continuing checking operations, the flying squads of the Punjab Transport Department today impounded 10 buses of tax evading private operators in five districts.

India controls world cricket now, says Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD;  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that money has become a "big player" in cricket and that countries like New Zealand and England wouldn't have dared to cancel their tours of India because "India controls" the sport.

Thailand to reopen to vaccinated visitors from Nov: PM

BANGKOK: Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced a plan to allow fully-vaccinated visitors from "low risk" countries and regions to visit the Southeast Asian nation without having to quarantine from next month.

Industrial growth key to achieving Punjab's overall prosperity, Gurkirat Singh exhorts business leaders to harness State's immense potential

CHANDIGARH:Underlining the state's massive investment potential, Punjab Industries & Commerce Minister Gurkirat Singh on Monday urged the investors to invest and leverage the present opportunities in sectors like Agro-processing, Pharmaceuticals, Iron & Steel, Health, Education and Manufacturing.

Unacademy's Graphy acquires edtech startup Spayee for $25 mn

NEW DELHI: Graphy, an Unacademy Group company, on Monday the acquisition of edtech software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform Spayee for $25 million.

Businessman's wife wants death for accused UP cops

KANPUR:  A day after the arrest of the two policemen, including suspended inspector J.N. Singh and sub-inspector Akshay Mishra, accused for the murder of businessman Manish Gupta, his widow, Meenakshi has demanded capital punishment for the accused.

Greece swept by torrential rains, 100 people evacuated in fire-stricken island

ATHENS: Greece was swept by a wet front this weekend which has caused significant damages in the island of Evia, which had suffered destructive wildfires in the summer, Greek national news agency AMNA reported on Sunday.

Two UP Police officials held for businessman's death in Gorakhpur hotel

GORAKHPUR: Suspended UP Police Inspector J.N. Singh and Sub Inspector Akshay Mishra, both accused in the alleged murder of a Kanpur businessman during a hotel raid in Gorakhpur, have been arrested.

Punjab Speaker KP Singh Rana seeks relief in power tariff for common man

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh today sought relief in electricity tariff for the common people, particularly the trading community and those living in the urban areas.


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