• Renu Fotedar
    Apr 28, 2015 09:47 IST

    Kashmiri-origin mountaineer Renu Fotedar dies in Everest avalanche

    Fotedar, 49, was an avid climber who held dual Indian and Australian citizenship. Her family had mounted a campaign on social media to trace her after the avalanche on Saturday.

  • Medical Insurance
    Apr 28, 2015 10:09 IST

    14 Punjab doctors on MCI radar for junkets

    Fourteen doctors from Punjab are under scrutiny of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for allegedly violating MCI norms on professional conduct by going on foreign junkets funded by a pharmaceutical company. Of these doctors, all private practitioners, six are from Muktsar, three each from Fazilka and Bathinda and one each from Abohar and SAS Nagar. They are prominent doctors in their respective cities.

  • Vijender Singh. Offical Facebook Page
    Apr 27, 2015 16:01 IST

    Olympian Vijender Singh's acting stint in Bollywood movie, ads can land him in ‘trouble’

    Olympic medal winning puglist, Vijender Singh's acting stint in a Bollywood movie and advertisements can land him in trouble. Vijender (29) who is also a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Haryana continues to dabble in Bollywood despite not getting permission from the state police.

  • Punjab and Haryana secretariat
    Apr 27, 2015 23:44 IST

    PPSC cash-for-job scam: Punjab dismisses convicted PCS officer

    The Punjab government on Monday dismissed Punjab Civil Services (PCS) officer Purshotam Singh Sodhi, working as deputy secretary, agriculture, following his conviction in the 2002 Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) cash-for-job scam.

  • Eigth people evacuated from earthquake hit Nepal reaches Amritsar.
    Apr 27, 2015 22:02 IST

    Nepal earthquake: Ambala woman, family among several stranded

    “Please do not try to make a story on me, rush help for my sister and her family instead,” bang comes the staccato reply of Ambala-based Sarika Nayyar on the telephonic talk whose sister Sonika, brother-in-law Kamal and their two children are stranded in Kathmandu area after the Saturday’s devastating earthquake.

  • Rahul's Punjab visit
    Apr 28, 2015 20:30 IST

    Rahul takes a train to Punjab, meets farmers in mandi

    Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took his fight against the contentious land acquisition bill to Punjab as he travelled by train to the grain bowl of the NDA-ruled state and met farmers to see their condition "with my own eyes".

  • IIT-Delhi
    Apr 27, 2015 16:01 IST

    IIT-JEE results out, cut-off down to 105 from last year’s 115

    The results of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) mains, which were declared on Monday, showed a dip in the cut-off.

  • Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Apr 27, 2015 18:31 IST

    CM Badal reiterates commitment to lift all grains from farmers

    Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday directed the officials of the state government to make all-out efforts towards smooth, timely and hassle-free procurement of grains from farmers during the ongoing procurement season.

  • Anil Vij, cabinet minister Haryana. HT Photo
    Apr 27, 2015 17:57 IST

    Words to action: Haryana minister does it with aplomb

    Be it internet space through Twitter or on the ground, a senior minister in Haryana is making all the loud noises and making sure that he is heard. No day in the life of Haryana's Health, sports and youth affairs minister Anil Vij seems to be without action that evokes interest. Be it his twitter account or his surprise raids on hospitals and other government offices,- Vij is proving to be an action-oriented minister, making news mostly for all right reasons.

  • The family had been living in this two-room dwelling at Sadhanwala village in Faridkot district
    Apr 26, 2015 22:21 IST

    No headway in missing case of 4-member Sikh family in Pakistan

    Pakistani authorities have so far failed to make any headway in the mysterious disappearance of a four-member Sikh family from India who went missing during their trip to the country to celebrate Baisakhi.

  • President Pranab Mukherjee
    Apr 26, 2015 16:54 IST

    Haryana ITBP officer Manjeet Singh gets Shaurya Chakra for foiling Kabul terror bid

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday awarded the 'Shaurya Chakra' gallantry medal to ITBP inspector Manjeet Singh who led his commandos in repulsing an audacious terrorist attack on the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province last year.

  • Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal with PM Narendra Modi.
    Apr 26, 2015 18:50 IST

    Punjab CM calls on ex-PM Manmohan Singh

    Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday called on former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh at the latter’s residence in Delhi.

  • Cultural Festival
    Apr 26, 2015 12:04 IST

    Indian folk dance Bhangra performed in Cairo

    One of India's most popular traditional folk dance Bhangra was performed at the closing ceremony of the International Festival of Drums and Traditional Art in the Egyptian capital, enthralling the audience.

  • Simarpreet Singh Sokhi
    Apr 26, 2015 11:34 IST

    Simarpreet Singh Sokhi: The sardar who does Bharatnatyam

    Passion and perseverance is all that it takes to achieve what you want. For 21-year-old Simarpreet Singh Sokhi from Kalka, it was sheer passion and love for the Indian classical dance that drove a Sikh gentleman to fight all odds to dream of a career as a Bharatanatyam dancer.

  • Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Apr 25, 2015 23:58 IST

    Badal asks Modi to restore dignity and pride of Khalsa Panth

    Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday brought the crucial Sikh issues and the agrarian crisis to the national centrestage, asking the Centre to end the "political, economic and religious discrimination" against the state, Sikh community and the farmers as a "matter of extreme national urgency".