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    Shah Rukh Khan hits the small screen again with Star’s TED Talk show

    After hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati, Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? and several award shows, the King Khan of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khans is all set to charm us again with his humour and wit at a weightier intellectual feat titled ‘TED Talks India: Nayi Soch’.

  • Hafiz Saeed asks Pakistan government to remove his name from ECL

    Lahore: Jamaat-ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has asked the Pakistan government to immediately remove his name from a list that bars him from leaving the country, claiming he was neither a security risk nor his outfit ever engaged in terrorist activities.

  • Chandigarh Rose Festival: Chopper ride tickets sold but no safety plan as yet

    The much awaited Rose Festival, which will begin from February 17th to 19th February at the Rose Garden, Sector 16, Chandigarh. From chopper ride, competition for newlyweds and craft exhibition, this time the Rose Festival in the city will be unique for city residents. Two helicopters will take the visitors on rides for duration of seven minutes, for Rs 3,500 per person, but with only three days left for the Rose Festival the Municipal

  • Bhopal: CBI seizes 4000 boxes of documents from Vyapam office

    BHOPAL: Nearly two years after the Supreme Court handed over the probe into the mega Vyapam scam to the CBI, the premier investigative agency, recently, seized more than 4000 boxful of documents from the Vyapam office.

  • Bhopal: I don’t live in joint family so that no one can misuse my name said CM

    BHOPAL: The chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that he doesn’t live in a joint family before he does not want anyone “to telephone an officer and tell him that he is calling from the CM House and get his work done”. Similarly, he said, the MLAs should also take care to ensure that they are not only honest but also appear to be honest.

  • Bhopal: PMO informed, NSA monitoring probe

    BHOPAL: The National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is monitoring the probe into ISI espionage case busted in MP, said home minister Bhupendra Singh here on Wednesday.

  • Bhopal ISI spy ring: FB, WhatsApp DPs used to open bank accounts

    BHOPAL: Balram Singh, key accused in the ISI espionage ring in the state, used the profile pictures of facebook and WhatsApp accounts to get accounts opened in the banks. The bank officials are now under scanner of the Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS). The ATS has interrogated Singh and three other accused and he informed the officials that he used to take out the photographs from the facebook and WhatsApp and preparers the fake

  • Bhopal: DME to begin rustication of 634 medical students

    BHOPAL: With the Supreme Court having cancelled the admissions of 624 students studying in various medical colleges of the state, now the directorate of medical education has started their preparations for the cancellation of the admission. Vyapam have cancelled the admission of 1087 students found guilty of mass copying during the PMT exam since 2008 -2012.  Principal secretary medical education, Gouri Singh informed that the as soon as the copy of court’s

  • Bhopal: Waterways will be developed in Narmada

    BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, speaking at a village Mohipura of Badwani district during ‘Namami Devi Narmade Seva Yatra’ on Wednesday said waterways would be developed in Narmada River to serve the area of 100 kilometres around the river. Chouhan said liquor shops coming under 5 kilometre circumference of Narmada bank will be closed after March 31. The vehicles caught for doing illegal mining of sand will be confiscated. Chouhan was

  • Bhopal: Howrah Mail AC coach develops cracks; detached at Itarsi

    BHOPAL: A major mishap was averted with the detection of a crack in the AC coach trolley of 12322 Mumbai-Howrah Mail at Itarsi Railway station on Wednesday. The train was to leave for Jabalpur en-route to Howrah. The crack may have led to derailment of the train.

  • Bhopal: BJYM website declares Dhruv Saxena as IT cell convener

    BHOPAL: The Bharatiya Janata Party, state president Nandkumar Singh may have refuted Dhruv Saxena’s connection with the party, but the Congress has made some documents public showing that Dhruv is district convener of BJP, IT cell. Dhruv was arrested by anti-terrorism squad (ATS).

  • Bhopal: Women join hands to keep their colony clean, inspire others

    BHOPAL: The residents of Kalpana Nagar believe that change can only be brought when people take steps to solve their own problems rather than depending on someone else. The efforts of these active residents, mostly women, have also started inspiring their friends residing in the neighbouring colonies to take initiative and keep their colony clean instead of relying on the laggard Bhopal Municipal Corporation which always fell short to keep locality clean.

  • Justice Karnan must be brought to justice

    The contempt notice served on a Calcutta High Court judge, Justice Karnan, by a seven-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar is the first instance of a sitting High Court judge facing a contempt case. The notice is for continuously levelling allegations against former and sitting judges and other luminaries. That Justice Karnan is defiant is borne out by the fact that he did not turn

  • The Selfish Giant’s garden in the heart of Bhopal

    BHOPAL: Spring is here. It is the time when the flowers bloom. But the park at Patrakar Colony, Link Road no-3, still wears a deserted look. It is a just a fenced open ground with not a blade of glass or ornamental plants or trees.

  • Shocking apathy over air pollution in India

    A just-released ‘State of Global Air 2017’ report by Health Effects Institute of Boston in cooperation with the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington has revealed that India and China account for more than half of the world’s premature deaths due to air pollution. The report says in 2015 globally, there was 60 per cent rise in ozone attributable deaths, with a striking 67 per cent of this

  • Bhopal: BMC razes buildings on Hoshangabad road to make way for cycle track

    BHOPAL: The district administration, in association with the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC), bulldozed many pucca constructions, including ‘Mandapam’ – a marriage garden owned by BJP ex-MLA Shailenra Pradhan to acquire land for development of cycle track at Ahmedpur on Hoshangabad Road. The cycle track has been caught in a controversy from the beginning as BJP leader and former mayor Krishna Gaur had dropped the idea of developing it along the BRTS corridor

  • Tighten seatbelts, rough ride ahead for the economy

    Many sectors of the Indian economy have witnessed a sharp slowdown.  This has been acknowledged both in the Economic Survey 2017 and the Union Budget 2017 tabled before Parliament a fortnight ago. However, last week, two reports pointed to the pain that could lie ahead.