Theatres cancel Shootout at Wadala shows

Screening of John Abraham’s Shootout at Wadala was cancelled at several theatres in Ludhiana, Moga, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Amritsar and Moga on Sunday after an outfit called Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj complained that certain dialogues of the movie have offended the community. “We have already sent legal notices to producer of the film, Ekta Kapoor, and director Sanjay Gupta. They should think twice before saying anything against Valmikiji. These dialogues could have serious

Pilot, crew suspended after cockpit incident

Air India has suspended a pilot and two flight attendants after an overstay incident on a flight last month. The airline denied as “baseless” numerous local and international media reports claiming two pilots had vacated the cockpit for almost an hour during a flight between Bangkok and New Delhi. “At no point of time the cockpit was left unattended by the cockpit crew,” the airline said in a statement. The airline said it conducted

Ranbir Kapoor Detained

According to reports, Ranbir, who arrived in Mumbai at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport by a British Airways flight from London, was found walking through the green channel. However, he was immediately intercepted by customs officials and was found to carrying branded goods and personal accessories worth around Rs 100,000 that he had not declared. These included clothes, perfumes and footwear, which attract customs duty beyond a certain limit, an official

Belgian Train Fire - 2 Killed, Several Injured

Two person died and 17 others were injured on Saturday when a train carrying highly toxic chemicals derailed in Belgium, causing a major fire near the city of Ghent, local officials said. Jan Briers, governor of eastern Flanders, had earlier said there were two dead and 14 injured, but late Saturday authorities announced that 17 injured people have been hospitalised and officials were investigating the cause of one fatality. The

Karnataka Poll Begins

Polling began this morning for the Assembly polls in Karnataka in which the Congress has pulled out all the stops to return to power in a complex battle after more than an eight year long gap. Long queues were seen outside polling booths in Bangalore early in the day. In many areas, voters turned up at polling stations even before the booths were opened at 7 am. Party workers, who

Attack on Pakistani Inmate Is Called Retaliation

A Pakistani prisoner in India was severely beaten by another inmate in a prison in Kashmir, Indian officials said Friday, a day after a convicted Indian spy was killed by fellow inmates at a Pakistani prison.Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry called the attack an “obvious retaliation” for the killing of the Indian prisoner. K. Rajendra, the director general of prisons in the Indian-held part of Kashmir, said the Pakistani prisoner, Sanaullah Ranjay, had slipped into

Gambhir, Yuvraj dropped from India's CT squad

Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh have been dropped from the India one-day squad for the Champions Trophy. Dinesh Karthik earns a recall, and Umesh Yadav returns from injury. Shikhar Dhawan, who grabbed the headlines during the home Tests against Australia and has done well in the IPL since recovering from injury, has made the 15. Paceman Irfan Pathan and Vinay Kumar also forced their way into the team announced by BCCI

Grenade blast in Manipur

Five persons were injured when a powerful grenade exploded at a bakery shop in Imphal West district of Manipur, police said on Friday. Suspected militants hurled the grenade at the bakery shop at Chingmeirong area on the outskirts of the city last night. All the five injured were non-Manipuris, police said.

Lalu Prasad injured

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad was injured in a freak accident on Friday when the windshield of a car he was travelling in broke and glass pieces hit him on the head. The RJD chief was admitted a Patna hospital for treatment. As per reports, the incident took place at Kachchi Dargah near Patna when Lalu was going to meet the victims of a fire tragedy in Raghopur. The

Sarabjit Cremated

All roads led to Bhikhiwind on Friday as the Punjab border town bid farewell to Sarabjit Singh, its son who finally came home after 22 years in a Pakistani jail.They may have failed to secure his release but VIPs of all shades came together here Friday at the cremation of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh who was beaten to death in Pakistan. As sister Dalbir Kaur lit the pyre, thousands lined

Haritha V Kumar - tops UPSC exam 2012

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 3 May 2013 declared final result of Civil Service (Main) Examination 2013.For the third consecutive year,a woman has topped the prestigious Civil Services Examination 2012. In a remarkably strong performance, 12 of the top 25 successful candidates in the 2012 Union Public Service Commission exam, the results for which were declared on Friday, are women. The feat of topping the general, SC and ST categories is