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Asia Cup: Afghanistan to bat vs Dhoni-led India

DUBAI: Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat against Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India in the final match of the Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.

Musician Balabhaskar, wife injured in accident, child dies

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Popular musician and violinist Balabhaskar and his wife were seriously injured along with their car driver near here on Tuesday in a road accident that killed the couple's two-year-old child, police said.

Cracks appear in Panchkula- Shimla NH near Pinjore

PANCHKULA: Commuters suffered on the panchkula –shimla high way as a part of the road near amravati enclave at surajpur pinjore developed crack around 5pm on Monday.

Yamuna in spate, crosses danger mark in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Yamuna river here is flowing above the danger level following release of water from Haryana's Hathnikund barrage in the wake of heavy rains and flash floods in parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Three awarded life term for beating youth to death

MOHALI: Three people ,including two women , were awarded life sentence on Monday for beating a man to death after tying him up with barbed wire in october 2016.

Patna doctors' strike enters 2nd day, 12 patients dead

PATNA: A strike called by junior doctors of a hospital here entered the second day on Tuesday even as 12 patients died in the last 24 hours, officials said.

4,130 rapes, over 15,000 dowry cases in Assam last 2 years

GUWAHATI: Assam has witnessed 4,130 cases of rape and over 15,000 dowry-related cases ever since the BJP-led government came to power in the state two years ago, according to an official data.

Sunshine in Punjab, Haryana after 3 days of rain

CHANDIGARH: Giving a break to three days of continuous rainfall, sunshine greeted people in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday.

K-Pop band creates history with UN speech

NEW YORK: South Korean boy band BTS created history by becoming the first ever K-Pop group to address the UN where they asked young people around the world to believe in their own convictions and voices.

Traffic to Manali restored partially

SHIMLA: Traffic to picturesque Himachal tourist resort Manali was restored partially on Tuesday, a day after all major road links snapped due to landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said.

Flood situation in Punjab turning grim,flood gates of Sukhna Lake, Chaemra Dam and Pong Dam opened

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh administration has opened the flood gates of Sukhna lake and water is released from Chamera dam posing a serious threat of floods in Patiala, Sangrur, Mansa districts of Punjab and areas along the Ghaghar river in neighbourign Haryana.

Will ensure liquidity of NBFCs, MFs, SMEs: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: The government will take all measures to ensure adequate liquidity for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and mutual funds, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday in the wake of the uncertainty created by the ongoing debt crisis in the IL&FS group.

Bishop sent to 14 days judicial custody

KERALA: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested on charges of raping a nun, was on Monday sent to two weeks judicial custody by a Kerala court.

Himachal roads closed after heavy rains

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh on Monday continued to experience heavy to extremely heavy rains, causing major landslides and blocking highways and link roads, while all major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said here.

19 rescued by IAF in Himachal

SHIMLA: An Indian Air Force chopper rescued 19 people on Saturday in Himachal Pradesh as they were stuck in a flashflood triggered by continuous heavy rain, officials said.

Petrol crosses Rs 91/l, diesel at Rs 80 in Maharashtra

MUMBAI: Petrol retail rates finally breached the Rs 90 mark in Mumbai by touching Rs 90.

Rewari gang rape main accused send to 4-day police custody

CHANDIGARH: A court in Haryana has sent two of the main accused in the gang rape case of a 19-year-old college student to four days police custody, police said on Monday.

Rains affect life in Punjab, Haryana; damage paddy, cotton crop

CHANDIGARH: Moderate to heavy rainfall continued in most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for the third day on Monday affecting normal life.

Former BCCI chief B.N. Dutt dead

KOLKATA: Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President B.

India launches world's largest state-run healthcare programme

RANCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the 'Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)' here, hailing it as the "worlds biggest state-run healthcare scheme".

Capt Amarinder to hold rally in Badal's home turf in Lambi on Oct 7

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will address a rally in Killianwali in Lambi, to take on Parkash Singh Badal over the sacrilege issue on the latter’s home turf, on October 7.

Punjab CM orders release of pending tubewell connections to farmers by Nov 15

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered the release of the pending tubewell connections to farmers who had already made payments.

Ex- judge jailed for evading arrest in graft case

CHANDIGARH: Former Judicical Magistrate First Class (JMIC) SS Bhardwaj was sentenced to one year jail for evading arrest in 2003 after the CBI had raided his residence in a Rs 7 lakh graft case .

'Village Rockstars' becomes India's official entry to Oscars 2019

MUMBAI: Rima Das' directorial "Village Rockstars", an Assamese movie, has been selected as India's official entry to the Oscars 2019.

Mohali court awards four years jail to Punjab Police ASI in bribery case

CHANDIGARH: A Mohali court has sentenced an Assistant Sub inspector (ASI) Anup Singh of Police station Zirkapur for 4 years rigorous imprisonment in a bribery case .

Widespread rainfall in Punjab, Haryana may damage paddy crop

CHANDIGARH: Widespread rainfall across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Saturday brought miseries to farmers as untimely showers have affected the standing paddy crop in the agrarian states.

Nun rape: Arrested bishop to be produced before Kerala court

KERALA: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been arrested in a nun rape case, will be produced in a Kerala court on Saturday, police said.

Mercury dips in Himachal after rains

SHIMLA: Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Saturday due to widespread rain.

Himachal may get heavy rains till Sep 24

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh is likely to get heavy rains over the next three days, with the southwest monsoon remaining subdued for over a fortnight, the Met office here Friday.

Solid waste in Himachal's industrial hub health hazard: Watchdog

SHIMLA: For the last two years, the civic body of the Baddi town, Himachal Pradesh's biggest industrial hub, has been dumping municipal waste in Kenduwal village that has become a potential health hazard, an environmental watchdog said on Friday.

80 Manipur University students arrested

IMPHAL: Eighty students and six professors of the Manipur University were arrested after police stormed the boys hostel early on Friday following a complaint by the Vice Chancellor's office, officials said.

Somen Mitra new Bengal Congress chief

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday appointed Somendra Nath Mitra as the president of the partys West Bengal unit replacing Adhir Ranajan Chowdhury who has been made the chairman of the state units campaign committee.

Vietnam President dead

HANOI: Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday after prolonged illness.

Restrictions to prevent Muharram procession in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Authorities in Jamuu and Kashmir on Friday imposed restrictions in parts of the Srinagar city to prevent the 10th Muharram procession, police said.

Police solves murder mystery in J&K

SRINAGAR: The mystery over the murder of a 12-year-old boy in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district has been solved and the accused has been arrested, police said on Thursday.

Gold caught at Mohali International Airport worth Rs. 1cr

MOHALI: The customs department seized about 1.

Will you question Pakistan on border killings, Akali leader asks Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday asked Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to come clean on the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara corridor in the wake of Pakistan's official stand on the issue.

Jet flight returns to Mumbai with 30 bleeding passengers

MUMBAI: At least 30 passengers on a Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight suffered ear and nose bleeding due to low cabin pressure during the ascent here on Thursday, an official said.

Two teachers arrested for seeking sexual favours from student in Maharashtra

NASHIK: Two teachers have been arrested for allegedly demanding sexual favours from a student in exchange for good marks in the HSC examination, police said here on Wednesday.

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