Monthly archives: July 2015

Indian-origin film producer making waves in Canada

Ottawa: An Indian-origin budding independent film producer, whose recent film attracted millions of dollars, is being seen as the next famous person to come out of Canada, media reports said. Komal Minhas has produced “Dream, Girl” — a feature-length film that has fetched millions in investor funding and has already created much excitement in the media, Daily Herald News reported on Monday. Minhas has partnered with US director and co-producer […]

Bus driver saved more than 70 lives in Gurdaspur Terror Attack

The alertness and bravery of a bus driver 47-year-old Punjab Roadways driver Nanak Chand Sharma saved several lives as terrorists launched an attack on Gurdaspur district of Punjab which left 3 civilians and 4 policemen dead. Punjab Roadways driver Nanak Chand did not panic even when the terrorists fired at the bus and instead scared the terrorists by driving towards them. As the terrorists, numbering four, moved back, the driver swerved […]

Remembering Kalam: The People’s President, The Missile Man

There are times when words fail you, when emotions overwhelm you to the point that you fall silent, when the sense of loss is so great that the mind goes numb and you find it difficult to reconcile to the thought that yes it is only the memories that would now stay with you. Former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s demise yesterday is one such momentous loss. The social media, be […]

World Hepatitis Day: Risks and preventive measures!

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can affect any individual of any age including children. Viral hepatitis is most commonly caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). But hepatitis D and E viruses also exist. Other common causes of hepatitis include- infections, toxic substances (e.g. alcohol, certain drugs), autoimmune diseases and metabolic disorders. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, the […]


First trailer for Steve Jobs doc is bold, brilliant and brutal

After the trailer for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, a new trailer for a documentary called Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine which addresses the controversy surrounding the maverick has arrived. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, the documentary highlights the life of the late Apple co-founder, reports aceshowbiz.com. Combining old footage and new interviews, the movie centres on Jobs’ private and personal life and how he became a […]

APJ Abdul Kalam, former president of India, is no more

Shillong: India’s most loved former president APJ Abdul Kalam passed away on Monday after he suddenly fell ill during an event in Shillong. The 84-year-old president breathed his last at 6:40 PM following a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong. Kalam, who loved to interact with students and encourage them to work for the country, passed away while interacting to students. […]

USD 1 Million Prize for Crafting Best Message for Aliens

London: Yuri Milner, the Russian billionaire who is funding the USD 100 million search for aliens, is offering USD 1 million prize money to craft the best message to send to an extraterrestrial civilisation. Frank Drake, an astronomer who has been at the centre of searches for extraterrestrial intelligence since the 1960s, said that the first thing the judges would do was eliminate any entries written in human languages. “Some […]

Terrorists in Army uniform attack police station in Punjab's Gurdaspur; 3 killed

Chandigarh: Suspected terrorists from Pakistan early Monday fired indiscriminately in Punjab’s Dinanagar town in the frontier district of Gurdaspur, leaving at least three people killed and five injured. The terrorists fired at people near the Dinanagar bus stand and then attacked the Dinanagar police station. Dinanagar town is close to the Jammu and Kashmir border. Meanwhile, Army deployed one of its unit from Pathankot to take control of the situation. […]

Iran's Khamenei threatens US, tweets Obama's silhouette picture with a gun to his head

Tehran: In what highlights the persistent bitterness in relations between Tehran and Washington despite a historic nuclear accord signed recently, Supreme Leader Ayatollah al Khamenei in a tweet threatened US President Barack Obama, claiming Iran will defeat US in case a war took place. The provocative tweet posted from @khamenei_ir also showed a silhouette picture of a suited man wearing a US flag lapel and a red tie that apparently […]