CHANDIGARH - Former Punjab Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor of Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh Surjit Singh Barnala died here on Saturday following a brief spell of illness. He was 91. Barnala, who ruled Punjab from 1985 to 1987, was admitted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) recently where he breathed his last on Saturday..
NEW DELHI - The CBI on Friday arrested former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief S.P. Tyagi on charges of corruption in its ongoing probe into the Rs 3,767-crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal. S.P. Tyagi is the first chief of any wing of the armed forces to be arrested in the country. He was taken into custody from Delhi along with his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi alias Julie Tyagi and a Delhi-based lawyer, Gautam Khaitan, for their involvement in alleged...
NEW DELHI - The upcoming musical "Mamma Mia Again", which will be showcased in the national capital from December 8 to 10, will have cab drivers from taxi aggregator company Sakha Consulting Wings, performing on the stage at the finale. "We have a beautiful audio visual running as a backdrop, our budget is probably 1/10th of the original! Most importantly the Sakha Cab drivers are on stage and dance for the finale. They are young,
NEW YORK - A Khalistan supporter has admitted in a federal court that he conspired with terrorists to launch attacks in India to target a government official for assassination or maiming, according to officials. Balwinder Singh, an Indian citizen holding a Green Card, made the admission before Federal Judge Larry R. Hicks in Reno, Nevada state, on Tuesday that he provided a co-conspirator with night vision goggles for the planned attack...
MUMBAI - After five years and a series of legal battles and agitations, around 250 women entered the famous Haji Ali dargah here on Tuesday afternoon and solemnly offered prayers, an activist said. The group comprised women from all over India, including office-bearers of NGO Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) and their supporters. They arrived at the shrine located on the rocks in the Arabian Sea off Worli,
NEW DELHI - Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand and George Cardona, Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, USA, were on Monday presented with the World Sanskrit Award by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) here. Instituting of an annual 'World Sanskrit Award' was announced by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during her inaugural address in the 16th World Sanskrit Conference in Bangkok in June 2015.
HYDERABAD - The number of Indian students studying in the US has gone up to over 165,000 during academic year 2015-16, a growth of 25 per cent over the previous year, says a report released on Monday. According to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, there are 165,918 students from India, making it the second leading country of origin among international students in the US.
NEW DELHI - President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday greeted people in the country and Indians staying abroad on the birth anniversary of founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev, and urged them to follow his teachings. "On the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow citizens in India and abroad," Mukherjee said.
NEW DELHI - The government on Friday extended the deadline to use demonetised currency notes to make payments towards utility bills till November 14, an official statement said. "Government extends existing exemptions with regard to cancellation of the legal tender character of the existing series of high denomination bank notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations until the expiry of November 14, 2016,
NEW DELHI - Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was allegedly "detained" by Delhi Police on Thursday again and taken around the city for a few hours, before being let off. Upset at this, a close Gandhi aide filed a kidnapping complaint with police, which was however not entertained. "Rahul Gandhi was let off at the Tughlaq Road police station. He was not detained but stopped from moving towards the India Gate from Jantar Mantar,"