Madonna banned: Pop diva Madonna has been banned for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain. The singer allegedly was constantly on mobile during the screening of “12 Years a Slave”at a Film Festival.    pti
New power projects: Nawaz Sharif on Monday directed authorities to  start work on installing two power plants in Balochistan and Sindh provinces as part of his government’s focus on overcoming a  energy crisis.    Pti
Bomb-makers dead: Two Somali nationals died when a bomb they were making detonated in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, as thousands gathered to watch a football match, officials said on Monday.    PTI   
Palace intruder: Scotland Yard on Monday arrested a man carrying a knife as he tried to gain entry into the  Buckingham Palace here, in the latest security scare involving the Britain’s royal
family.    Pti
Games for elders: A group of Iowa State University professors developed an eight-week exergaming programme for older adults that combined strength-building exercises with video games, like tennis or bowling.    PTI
Rescue operations: China on Monday rushed rescue teams to save 86 tourists, including 13 foreigners, trapped in heavy snow at the base camp of Mt Everest. The tourists were about to go downhill after sightseeing.    PTI
Indian held in NZ:  Sikh leader and Labour Party member Daljit Singh in New Zealand,   was  charged on Monday with 20 counts of forging poll documents to increase his chances of winning a local body poll in 2010.    PTI