Himachal cabinet to have old, new faces

Shimla, Dec 25 (IANS) The new Himachal Pradesh cabinet, to be headed by new and ‘young’ Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, will be a blend of old and new faces. An indication in this regard was given by Thakur himself. “The cabinet will have both experienced and new faces,” he told reporters here in his […]

Mumbai commuters get AC local trains

Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Monday flagged off the country’s first air-conditioned suburban local train for Mumbai commuters, 150 years after the first suburban local was hauled by a steam engine in 1867, officials said. The Christmas and the pre-New Year bonanza saw the first AC local’s maiden run for the media, […]

Srinagar records season’s coldest night

Srinagar, Dec 25 (IANS) Srinagar city witnessed the season’s coldest night as the temperature dropped to a minus 4.2 degrees Celsius, the weather office said on Monday. “The night temperatures are likely to further drop in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 48 hours as cold, dry weather is expected to continue for another few […]

Pimp held for trafficking, rape of minor girl

Published At 23:38 IST New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Interstate pimp Geeta Arora, alias Sonu Punjaban, notorious for immoral trafficking, sale, rape and torturing for prostitution minor girls at many places in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana has been arrested, Delhi Police said on Sunday. “Sonu Punjaban was arrested on Saturday after she was interrogated […]