The polling for local rural bodies in Punjab passed off peacefully on Sunday, barring a few minor incidents. The turnout to elect members for 22 zila parishads and 146 panchayat samitis across 13,110 villages was 65%.
Fast bowler S Sreesanth, who was arrested on Wednesday night in Mumbai charges of spot-fixing, had demanded 50% advance of the Rs. 40-lakh payment from the mediator, Punjab School Education Board has declared the results of Class-12 exams held in March-April this year, jewellery worth $1.4 million due to be loaned to stars at the Cannes Film Festival was stolen from a local hotel in a pre-dawn heist on Friday but the coveted Palme d'Or trophy was safe, officials said and back in the ’60s — when classics like Hum Dono (1961) and Ram Aur Shyam (1967) were made — it must have been a thrilling experience for moviegoers to see an actor face his other self on screen. These were the most read stories on HT today. Read more.
Over a dozen armed men opened indiscriminate fire at a Congress-PPP election rally, killing one person and injuring at least three others in Rampura Phull area of the district.
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Thursday surrendered before the designated TADA court in Mumbai to serve his three-and-a-half year sentence in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast case, right-arm medium pacer Sreesanth, 30, has been courting controversies ever since he joined the Indian side, An alert has been sounded across Assam as cyclone Mahasen is likely to hit the north-eastern states on Thursday night, officials said today and On a miserable wind-swept, rain-battered Wednesday evening, the Cannes Film Festival’s 66th edition was declared open by Amitabh Bachchan and Leonardo DiCaprio. Thease were HT's most read stores, read more.
Human Rights Watch and the Syrian opposition National Coalition have condemned a gruesome video apparently showing a Syrian rebel fighter cutting out the heart of a regime soldier and eating it, after losing big money in cricket betting, a man hatched a plot to kidnap his 13-year-old cousin for ransom and then got him hacked to death by his friend when the police got to know of the case, Sanjay Dutt prepares to serve his jail term after he surrenders tomorrow and the anticipation surrounding Madhuri Dixit’s special number with Ranbir Kapoor — titled ‘Ghaagra’ — in Ayan Mukerji’s next, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, is hardly surprising.
Two months ago, Mithun Kumar, a waiter at a dhaba, was honoured for his work to educate children from impoverished families. Today, he is about to take up another project – manufacturing and selling organic compost -- because his wages are no longer sufficient for the task in hand. Shaheen P Parshad
Former parliamentarian and BJP leader Satya Pal Jain alleged that the pharmaceutical company run by railway minister Pawan Bansal’s family had been manufacturing sub-standard medicines and no action had been taken against it.
A city based model, who is married and has a child, alleged that she was raped by a Sangrur resident on the behest of making her a heroine in Punjabi movie.
Ajay Garg, a close aide of Union Railway Minister P K Bansal's nephew and an alleged middleman in the Rs.
10 crore bribery case, was today arrested after he surrendered before a Delhi court, which remanded him in CBI custody till May 9.
The condition of Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq, who had been severely injured in a jail attack on Friday in Jammu, remained critical on Sunday. Haq was brought to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, on Friday evening after the prison assault in Kot Bhalwal jail.
Tension prevailed at the Attari border on Sunday when the police had to use water cannons and lathis to disperse BJP leaders and workers protesting against the death of Sarabjit Singh in a jail attack in Lahore.
BJP leader Satya Pal Jain on Sunday demanded that the CBI interrogate railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal who has said that he has no business links with his nephew who was arrested for allegedly accepting Rs. 90 lakh to promote a railway official.
Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's skull had been smashed into two halves and it was clear that he had been attacked with the "sole motive of killing him", revealed the post mortem report submitted by doctors of the Government Medical College (GMC), Amritsar, on Friday.
The govt on Friday hardened its stand on the Chinese incursions in Ladakh and, for the first time, indicated it could review external affairs minister Salman Khurshid’s Beijing visit scheduled for next week. Jayanth Jacob
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