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PU scholar Sarwar Beg to get Young Scientist Award

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU) Senior Research Fellow Mr Sarwar Beg has been selected for one of the most prestigious “Ranbaxy-Sun Pharma Science Scholar Award 2015”. Mr Sarwar Beg is Research Fellow at University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) at PU for his research work entitled, “Systematic Development of Optimized Oral Lipid-Based Nanostructured Delivery Systems of Cardiovascular... 

GURU NANAK DEV JI – THE LIGHT FOR HUMAN RACE

Er. Narinder Singh Pheruman: Before the appearance of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji in this world, the springs of true religion had been choked up by weeds of unmeaning ceremonies, debasing superstitions, the selfishness of priests and the indifference of people. The centuries of invasions, foreign misrule and persecutions had brought the greatest depression and spiritual demoralization in the people of ... 

PAU wins agricultural leadership award 2015

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has added another feather to its cap by winning the coveted “Agricultural Leadership Award 2015.” The Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Sh. Rajnath Singh presented the award to the PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon in a glittering  ceremony, held in New Delhi on September 18, 2015. His Excellency, Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki, the Governor... 

Apple launches iPhone 6S, & 6s plus with 3D Touch

NEW DELHI: Eight years after changing the way we use mobile phones with the first iPhone, Apple has once again heralded a big change in world’s best-selling gadget iPhone. The new iPhones, named iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, are not lighter, thinner or bigger anymore. They instead feature a new display technology called 3D Touch, a derivative of the Force Touch technology used in Apple Watch. According... 

EcoSikh observes Amritsar Foundation Day

Amritsar Foundation Day, which marks the day when Sikh Guru Ram Das founded the city in 1577, has been revived in recent years after EcoSikh petitioned to observe the historical day following years of indifference. Four years after its birth, EcoAmritsar has emerged as a leading environmental organization in Punjab, entrusted with making Amritsar cleaner and greener and ensuring the longevity of the... 

Newspaper delivery boy Invents ‘Roll Ball’ Sport

MUMBAI: A newspaper delivery boy invented the international Roll Ball game, making India proud. Raju Dabhade used to deliver newspapers on roller skates. He rose through the ranks in roller-speed skating and after retiring from competitive skating, became a physical education teacher. However, the competitive edge never left him. He set his sights on creating an all-new sport, something that would... 

THE GREAT GURU – GURU ARJAN DEV JI

By N.S.PHERUMAN: On 7th Vaisakh, 94 Nanakshahi (1563 AD), Bibi Bhani w/o Guru Ram Das JI gave birth to a great, pious and noble soul Arjan Dev in village Goindwal, Dist. Amritsar (now Dist. Tarn Taran). During childhood his maternal grandfather Guru Amar Das JI prophesied him as ‘ Dohta Paani Ka Bohita’ i.e. He will act as a boat to take the humanity across worldly ocean. One day Guru Ram... 

Amritsar woman gives birth to plastic baby

AMRITSAR: A very strange and unbelievable incident has come up at Guru Nanak Dev Medical College and Hospital in Amritsar where a mother has given birth to a plastic baby. The baby looks  like a cute little rubber doll having wax and shining skin. Scientifically such plastic babies are also known as collodion babies. Collodion newborns are very rare and born once among six lakh babies. The plastic... 

PU alumna gets best supporting actress award

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU) alumna and noted actress Mrs. Baljinder Kaur has received the Best Supporting Actress Awards at the 62nd National Film Awards. Mrs. Baljinder Kaur received the award from the President of India Sh. Pranab Mukherjee at New Delhi on Sunday. Baljinder Kaur received Rajat Kamal and Rs. 50,000/- for her role in Haryanavi Film ‘Pagdi the Honour’. She was the awarded... 

Dropping of Manto from Pbi varsity MA syllabus irks literary aficionados

By Bir Devinder Singh: Chandigarh: The decision of the Board of Postgraduate Studies of Punjabi University to eliminate Punjab’s legendary raconteur of Partition Saadat Hasan Manto from its M.A Punjabi (Honors) courses is extremely irrational and deserves instantaneous revisit. We have recently celebrated the birth centenary of Manto with great passion and sense of belonging the year 2012. A memorable  commemorative... 

IPL auction: Delhi Daredevils buys Yuvraj for Rs 16 crore

Bangalore: Flamboyant all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Monday emerged as the costliest cricketer in the IPL 8 players’ auction, bought for a record Rs 16 crore (USD 2.57 million approx) by Delhi Daredevils here. Yuvraj, who carried a base price of Rs 2 crore, was sold for the highest ever price in IPL history after a fierce tug of war for his services between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers... 

GNDU Prof elected Indian Society of Human Genetics President

Amritsar: Prof AJS Bhanwer, Department of Human Genetics and Dean Faculty of Life Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar has been elected as the President of the Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG). The society is a premier body of about 1600 human geneticists from all over India. The results of the election were declared at Mumbai during the deliberations of International Symposium on Genomics... 
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Dr Anil Sharma of PAU selected for national award

LUDHIANA: The Assistant Director (TV) at the Centre for Communication and International Linkages, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Anil Sharma has been selected for the national award for making outstanding efforts in science and technology communication through innovative and traditional methods during the year 2014. The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has selected... 

Columbia student becomes Miss Universe

MIAMI: Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday’s pageant in Miami. Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, said the contests leading up to Miss Universe were the first she had participated in. She also said they would be her last... 

Asus launches netbooks for India @ Rs 14,999

Taiwanese tech major Asus, which sees a demand for netbooks loaded with attractive features in the Indian market, launched a new compact computing device on Wednesday at a price of Rs 14,999 in New Delhi. The company is looking at expanding its netbook range in the coming quarters and aims to sell over 50,000 units this year.  “Netbooks witnessed strong growth between 2007-2011 but then other... 

Vipul Mehta’s single ‘Vande Mataram’ music launch at Wagah

Wagah: Universal Music Group today announced the launch of the single “Vande Mataram” by Indian Idol 6 winner and one of the most promising singers, performers and entertainers, Vipul Mehta.  Army Official Ajay Sehgal who is part of the Ministry of Defence, Amritsar Cantonment, wrote the lyrics and using these very lyrics as inspiration, Vipul’s version of the iconic anthem ‘Vande Mataram’... 

Book that reveals Steve Jobs’ genius concerning India & Yoga

A renowned genius who has perhaps influenced as many lives as any other creative thinker in the modern era was Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955-2011). Although the history of his illustrious career in the tech industry has been well documented in books, movies and untold news articles, few are aware that Jobs was intensely interested in India – and in Yoga. The undisputed genius’s love... 

Godse film projecting Gandhi as villain faces court case before release

Mumbai: A civil suit has been filed in a Pune court against Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha seeking a ban on its forthcoming film ‘Desh Bhakt Nathuram Godse’, slated for release on January 30. The suit filed by activist Hemant Patil alleges that Mahasabha general secretary Munna Kumar Sharma had said in a section of media that “the film would show that Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi,... 

Islamic terrorists murdered 66 journalists in Syria in 2014

Paris: The beheading of journalists by Islamist terrorists in Syria in 2014 showed that reporters face a dangerous new threat, media freedom organization Reporters Without Borders said on Tuesday. While the overall number of journalists killed around the world was down 7 per cent on 2013, to 66, the nature of some of the killings was of great concern, the Paris-based group said in an annual report. “The... 

Pak hockey players may be punished for indecent victory actions

Bhubneshwar: Pakistan defeated arch rival India in the Champions Trophy semifinal on Saturday but the victory took a backseat after the Pakistani players misbehaved with the crowd at Kalinga Stadium. Pakistani Coach Shahnaz Sheikh tried hard to keep his players under check but they did not listen to the coach. Later, during the press conference, Sheikh tried to dodge questions on the incident at first... 

Hit by bouncer Australian cricketer dies

Sydney: Promising Australian batsman Philip Hughes today died of a head injury sustained two days ago during a domestic match, leaving the cricket fraternity completely devastated over the “real-life tragedy”. The 25-year-old cricketer, who was in contention for a Test recall for the coming series against India, succumbed to his injuries at the St Vincent’s Hospital, where he was... 

New Maruti Alto K10 claims 24.7 KMPL average

New Delhi: After the successful launch of most awaited Ciaz sedan & facelifted Swift, Maruti Suzuki is once again ready to unleash its magic by introducing Alto K10 in updated form on 3rd November, 2014. Maruti Suzuki has termed it as the next generation Alto K10. This version will not only get cosmetic updates but also changes under the hood. It will also become the cheapest small car in the country... 

GNDU Amritsar honours Asian Medalist Khushbir

Amritsar: Prof. A.S. Brar, Vice-Chancelllor of Guru Nanak Dev University honoured an International athlete, Ms. Khushbir Kaur with cash prize. Dr. H.S. Randhawa, Deputy Director Sports & Head, Prof. Paramjit Singh, Dean, Academic Affairs, Dr. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Registrar, Dr. A.S. Sidhu, Dean Student’s Welfare, Dr. Sukhbir Kaur Mahal, Principal, Khalsa College for Women and coaches were... 

Patiala Jatti Aman Grewal wins Mrs India Worldwide 2014 crown

New Delhi: Aman Grewal, wife of an army officer, was declared the winner of Haut. Monde Mrs India Worldwide 2014 here.   Grewal, who hails from Patiala, beat 31 other contestants to win the title Monday evening. Besides the crown, she even walked off with a cash prize of Rs.51,000.   “Everyone in my family was very supportive. My daughter, who is just nine and a half years old, was thrilled.... 

No exchange of sweets on Eid at Wagah-Attari border

AMRITSAR: With tension prevailing on the border, the traditional exchange of sweets between the troops of India and Pakistan along the Wagah border in Punjab on Eid has been called off.  Official sources said during a late evening flag meeting between the sector commanders of the Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers yesterday, the other side refused to fix a proper time for the ceremony to be... 

Mary Kom wins gold medal at Asian Games

INCHEON: M. C. Mary Kom today became the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games after she came from behind to beat Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight (51KG) summit clash here today. The lone Indian boxer in action today, Mary Kom defeated Shekerbekova 2-0 in a evenly-contested battle in which the Kazakh had the initial advantage. The five-time world... 

Kushbir Kaur wins Asian Games medal does GNDU proud

Amritsar: Khushbir Kaur an international athlete of the Guru Nanak Dev University has won silver medal in 20 km. race walk in ongoing Asian Games 2014 being held at Incheon, South Korea.   Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar, Vice-Chancelllor and Dr. H.S. Randhawa, Deputy Director Sports & Head congratulated the athlete for this excellent performance. Dr. Brar announced to honor the athlete with suitable cash... 

Asian Games: India wins 1 gold & 1 bronze medal

Incheon: Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched a historic gold in the 50m pistol event on the opening day of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range on Saturday. Fresh from his 50m pistol silver in the World Championships, the Lucknow-based shooter completed a grand double as he had won gold in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow earlier this year. The shooter, who serves the... 

MNCs select 357 Amritsar’s GNDU students for jobs

Amritsar: As many as 357 students from various departments and regional campuses of Guru Nanak Dev University have been placed with internationally renowned three Indian multinational IT companies; Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Capgemini and Nagarro. These students have been recruited as Software Engineer Trainee. A strong team of 70 members of TCS visited GNDU University campus for recruitment... 
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Punjabi University Patiala receives MAKA trophy

Patiala: The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) trophy that Punjabi University won for the seventh time in succession for 2013-14 was received on the University Campus by, among others, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jaspal Singh, Dean, Academic Affairs, Dr A.S. Chawla and Register, Dr Devinder Singh amid much fanfare, bursting of crackers and releasing of balloons. Punjabi University mustered 54,535 points to win... 

5th World Kabaddi Cup from Nov 29 to Dec 13

Chandigarh: With a view to develop and strengthen the sports culture at grass root level Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced to launch Punjab leagues in hockey, volleyball, basketball, football and handball during weekends so that target for maximum participation of Punjabi players in Rio Olympic 2016 from the country could be achieve. Presiding over a meeting with... 

Another hockey legend aspires for Bharat Ratna

Chandigarh: In the wake of Major Dhyan Chand’s name being nominated for India’s highest civilian honour – Bharat Ratna, another hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr has made a humble request to bestow upon him the honour in his lifetime. The 90-year-old hockey veteran, who too like Dhyan Chand has brought 3 Olympic golds(1948, 1952, 1956) to India, feels that he deserves the honour for what he... 

‘Green’ redefining Kar Sewa in Gurdwaras

Chandigarh: Under the aegis of Sri Ganga Nursery of Zirakpur the historical Gurdwara Nabha Sahib is all set to inaugurate its first ever green patch on 16th August, 2014 at 10AM. Jathedar Giani Mull Singh Ji of Takhat Sri Kesgarh Sahib will offer prayers and plant the ceremonial tree. Many Sikh delegations from SGPC and Punjab government are arriving grace the special environmental event at the Gurdwara... 

Hyundai launches Elite i20; with Rs 4.9 lakh as starting price

New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India on Monday launched all new version of its premium compact car i20 priced between Rs 4.9 lakh and Rs 7.67 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The second generation model — i20 Elite — would compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki’s Swift and Volkswagen Polo, priced between Rs 4.42 lakh and Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Commenting on the launch, Hyundai Motor... 
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AAP launches Ludhiana slums clean up drive

Ludhiana: Aam Aadmi Party AAP volunteers today took another big step in its drive to make a “Clean, Green and Healthy – Ludhiana” by clearing up a slum area on Pakhowal Road. Jamna Nagar also known as Ambedkar colony along the canal on Pakhowal Road has a big slum area which due to the unhygienic conditions prevailing there has become a big health hazard. While the area is already reeling from... 

Sardar suspended before Kiwi’s semifinal challenge

Glasgow: The Indian men’s hockey team has suffered a massive blow with captain Sardar Singh ruled out of the crucial men’s semifinal match against New Zealand on Saturday, after he was found guilty of unbecoming behavior. The Indian skipper was reprimanded following his yellow card in the Pool A match against South Africa, when he went in for a sliding tackle, thus sitting out the closing five... 

Sukhbir Badal releases book on Kabaddi

Chandigarh: Dy.CM of Punjab Mr. Sukhbir Singh released sixth book written by Dr. Sukhdarshan Singh named, ” Kabaddi Di Balle Balle ” in the presence of Padam Shri Pargat Singh M.L.A , Mr. Gurdeep SIngh Mundi, Mr. Raman Reheja, Mr. Surjeet Singh Tutt and many sports personalities. This Book is all about World Cup Kabaddi 2013 which was held in Punjab last year, contains information about... 

Men lose sex appeal at 39

LONDON: Men are viewed as father figures rather than sex symbols as they reach 39 even if their looks have not faded, according to a new study. The research found that men start becoming ‘invisible’ sexually to younger women when they approach their 40s. This was due to a number of factors – not all concerned with ageing, the Daily Express reported. According to the 1,000 people polled,... 

Argentina beats Netherlands to float into FIFA World Cup finals

SAO PAULO: Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate. A day after Germany lit up the World Cup with its clinical 7-1 destruction of host Brazil, the Netherlands and Argentina could not manage a goal between them in 120 minutes before the shootout. Romero —... 

Germany enters final by routing Brazil (7-1)

BELO HORIZONTE, (Brazil): Germany rained the goals Tuesday to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation. Miroslav Klose scored a record-setting 16th career World Cup goal in a five-goal spurt in the first half as Brazil’s defense was torn apart. The Germans reached their eighth final and will face either Argentina or...