29 PPS officers transferred in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government has issued transfer and posting orders of 29 PPS officers with immediate effect. According to a press release, an official spokesperson said that Satnam Singh, PPS, has been posted as SP Investigation Khanna, Yadwinder Singh, as SP, SPU, Punjab, Wazir Singh, as SP HQ Ropar, Dilbagh Singh,

Govt advisory to farmers on paddy cultivation

CHANDIGARH: With the paddy sowing season setting in, the Punjab government has issued set of guidelines to drive home the proper paddy cultivation operations to the farmers of the state. They have been impressed upon to cultivate only the recommended A grade verities of paddy. They have also been dissuaded

Flying start for ‘Udta Punjab’

It is a flying start for Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's 'Udta Punjab. The crime thriller has created history in Bollywood by cracking a "record-breaking" music deal of Rs 18 crore. Yes, the producers of the film have sold the rights to the film's soundtrack and album to T- Series for

6 killed at Ujjain Kumbh after storm, stampede

Storm, lightning, stampede and collapse of pandals left six persons dead and injured about 70 at the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain on Thursday. According to report, the storm pounded the area for about 45 minutes on Thursday. It affected the devotees who live in the tents during the month-long pilgrimage. Four

Punjab govt releases Rs 3,248 cr for wheat bought

Chandigarh: Acting swiftly after the validation and extension of the Cash Credit Limit (CCL) for wheat till May 31 in Punjab, the Food and Civil Supplies Department on Wednesday electronically disbursed payments worth Rs 3,248 crore to the accounts of the commission agents/farmers for the wheat procured by them. According to

Dead could be brought ‘back to life’

A group of scientists will attempt to bring the brains of dead people back to life in a new groundbreaking trial. Bioquark, a biotechnology company based in Philadelphia, will begin experimenting bringing brain-dead patients back to life. The Institutional Review Board has granted the company begin trials on 20 patients who

Ajay Devgn Named in Panama Papers Expose

In a latest development in the Panama Papers leak, Ajay Devgn's name has surfaced with a report claiming that he had allegedly bought 1,000 shares in a British Virgin Islands based company - Marylebone Entertainment. He is third Bollywood celebrity to be named in the case after Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya

Satellite pics show extent of forest fires

Satellite images have come up showing the scale of damage caused by Uttarakhand forest fires that have been raging for last 90 days in India. These LANDSAT images from April 29 show the amount of damage that has been caused to environment due to forest fires in the hill state.

Little Messi forced to leave Afghanistan after threats

A toddler Afghan fan of Lionel Messi has been forced to leave Afghanistan along with his family due to constant telephone threats. Murtaza Ahmadi had been given a shirt signed by the Barcelona star after his picture wearing a ‘plastic bag’ shirt of Messi went viral on social media. The five-year-old's father

519 forest fires in Himachal, rain may bring relief

As 519 small and big forest fires swept forests in Himachal, the Met Department forecast relief in form of rain. In Solan, a section of the Kalka-Shimla Mountain Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was partially damaged in the surging fire. This led to suspension of service twice since Sunday before