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Punjab to forestall move to launch smaller cigarette packs

August 6th, 2015 (0)
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) The Punjab government will forestall any move by the tobacco industry to launch smaller packs containing one or two cigarettes to circumvent the ban on sale of loose cigarettes, a health officer said on Thursday. Vini ...

Rs.5,338 crore provided for railway infrastructure in northeast

August 6th, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) An amount of Rs.5,338 crore has been allocated in the current fiscal for development of railway infrastructure in the northeast, DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday. The amount has been sanctioned for new lines, ...

Non-bailable arrest warrant against Lalit Modi

August 5th, 2015 (0)
Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) In a major setback to controversial former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, a Mumbai Special Court on Wednesday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against him for alleged involvement in a money-laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate. ...

Debris found on Reunion Island from MH370: Malaysian PM

August 5th, 2015 (0)
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 5 (IANS) Verification has confirmed that the debris found on Reunion Island belongs to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced here on Thursday. “Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it ...

Villagers capture Pakistani terrorist after ambush on BSF

August 5th, 2015 (0)
Jammu, Aug 5 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events on Wednesday, unarmed villagers in Jammu and Kashmir overpowered a young Pakistani terrorist who took them hostage shortly after he and another militant ambushed a BSF convoy and killed two ...

27 die as two trains derail, coaches fall into river

August 5th, 2015 (0)
Harda (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 5 (IANS) In a first of its kind disaster, 27 people were killed as two trains derailed within 15 minutes near a bridge here in Madhya Pradesh, sending 21 coaches plunging into the rain-swollen Machak river, ...

Hockey: India clinch second successive win against France

August 5th, 2015 (0)
Wattignies (France), Aug 5 (IANS) After clinching the opener 2-0 India men’s hockey team outclassed France 4-1 in the second match of the Europe Tour at the Wattignies Sports Centre here on Wednesday. Gurjinder Singh scored twice, Amir and Rupinder ...

Indo-Canadian comedienne nominated for US award

August 5th, 2015 (0)
Ottawa, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian-Canadian comedienne Lilly Singh has earned a nomination in the “2015 Teen Choice Awards” to be held in Los Angeles on August 16, a media report said. Lilly Singh, 26, popularly known by her YouTube username ...

Drishyam’ must watch: Arvind Kejriwal

August 4th, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has recommended Ajay Devgn starrer “Drishyam” as a must watch. The politician watched the movie on Monday and then posted on his official micro-blogging website Twitter account: “Watched ‘Drishyam’. A ...

Indian hockey team aims for cleansweep against France

August 4th, 2015 (0)
Wattignies (France), Aug 4 (IANS) Following their 2-0 win in their first outing, the Indian hockey team is geared to take on France at the Wattignies Sports Centre here on Wednesday in their second and last match before they head ...