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SAD, Cong have secret deal: Kejri

Amritsar: National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday alleged that SAD-BJP alliance and Congress have reached a secret pact to contest 2017, assembly elections by fielding candidates with mutual understanding. Kejriwal, on the first day of his six-day visit to Punjab, said after seeing AAP’s rising popularity both

200 million Indians have high blood pressure: study

London:  India is home to about 200 million adults with high blood pressure, according to the largest study of its kind which found that the number of people in the world with high BP has reached 1.13 billion. The study, led by scientists at Imperial College London, shows that the number of people with high

Arjun Rampal suffers eye injury

Award functions have lost credibility: Arjun Rampal

Mumbai: National award winning actor Arjun Rampal feels most of the award functions have lost credibility. “I agree with most of the actors when they say award functions are like a reality show. It is really sad. I remember when I came into this industry there were such credible award shows and to win them

SC verdict on SYL will have to be accepted by all: Khattar

Panchkula: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar LalKhattar today said since India is a democratic country the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal issue “will have to be accepted by all”. “The present government had vigorously pursued the SYL case and got the hearing fast-tracked in the Supreme Court on presidential reference. It

You have no shame, Rahul asks cops

New Delhi: “You have no shame?” Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked a police officer for detaining the family of a retired soldier who committed suicide here. Seated on a chair at the Mandir Marg police station, Gandhi threw the question at a visibly uncomfortable police officer who was trying to explain the

Don’t have grace in dancing: Ajay Devgn

Mumbai: Actor Ajay Devgn, who currently awaits the release of his film “Shivaay”, says he used to hate dancing and that he lacks grace in it. “I used to hate dancing… I don’t have grace in dancing but technically I get that beat and do it in the spur of the moment,” Ajay said on

City roundabouts to have dedicated circular cycle and pedestrian tracks

Chandigarh: To give more importance to the cyclists and people walking on pathways, UT Administration has come up with a concept to dedicate circular cycle and pedestrian tracks on city roundabouts. The UT engineering department has come up with a concept to provide a dedicated circular cycle and pedestrian tracks running side by side in


Congress may have new look ahead of assembly polls

Patiala : The Congress party is in a complete different mode these days and it seems as if it wants to give itself a more younger look and for which it has already pulled up its socks ahead of the polls. The highly covert sources in the party on the condition of the anonymity told

I don’t have many fans: Sushant Singh Rajput

Mumbai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who is earning applause for his latest “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, feels he doesnt have a long list of fans.The actor expressed his view about his fan-following during a Twitter chat with actor Rajat Kapoor. It all started when Rajat, after watching “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” — which

Akali-AAP have collaborated to malign me: Capt

Chandigarh:Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Monday, alleged a “secret nexus” between ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to “malign him” as both the parties see a “common enemy” in him.“The two political parties seem to have ganged up together to malign me as they see a common and formidable enemy

Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Queen’ to have a sequel ?

Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut-starrer blockbuster hit “Queen” might have a sequel. The production house (Phantom Films) is reportedly planning a sequel to the 2014 comedy-drama film. “Queen 2” is something which Phantom Films are currently working on. We are told that director Vikas Bahl has come up with a story idea which is still not

Terrorism doesn’t have a border, says Adnan Sami

New Delhi: Pakistani-origin singer Adnan Sami, who is now an Indian citizen, today said Pakistan should understand that Indian Army’s surgical strike was not aimed at it, but was against the terrorists, who have even attacked the neighbouring country in the past. Sami invited a lot of flak on social media by Pakistani users for

Forces have made ‘swacch LoC’: Naidu on surgical strikes

New Delhi: A “swacch LoC” has been achieved after Indian security forces gave a befitting reply to our neighbour which is funding and abetting terror, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today said. “The other day you have seen what is Modi. Our neighbour is funding, aiding, abetting, training terrorists. They have been given a befitting reply

Despite staff crunch, we have kept tab on crime: CP

The Indian Police Service is a job like no other. You have to constantly be on your toes, ready to fight criminals and, if required, give up your life at any moment. The police play a significant part in the society; it is the instrument of law and order and also plays an incredible role.

Obese and lean children have different gut bacteria

New York: Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in their digestive tract than those who are lean, according to a new study. The study finds gut microbiota or gut flora is closely related to fat distribution in children and teenagers. “Our findings show children and teenagers with obesity have a different

Don’t have a magic wand to start delivering in a day: Amir

Karachi: Pakistan’s tainted left-arm pacer Muhammad Amir says he does not have a magic wand to start performing up to the expectations immediately after returning to international cricket after nearly six years. Amir, 22, returned to the Pakistan team on the tour to New Zealand early this year after completing a five-year ban for spot

Southern sectors have become hub of problems

Chandigarh: The southern sectors of Chandigarh, especially in the grid of Sector 41 to Sectors 41- 47 are grossly neglected by the Municipal Corporation. Poor sanitation, dearth of parking in residential areas and low water pressure are the routine problems that the residents of these sectors have to bear with. Majority of the people are upset

Villagers gather to have glimpse of bollywood celebrity, take selfies

Panchkula: It was gala time for the villagers of Sector 41 village Badheri as they thronged to get glimpse of Bollywood star Kirron Kher on Saturday. Many people were seen getting selfies clicked with Bollywood actress. Kirron Kher, Member Parliament, UT, Chandigarh was here to inaugurate the Green Belt, in Sector 41 on Saturday. Arun Sood,

Punjab to soon have 200 skill development centres: Sukhbir

The Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said that the state government is going to operationalise 200 skill centers at block level in the coming one and a half month time span in order to train the youth in different professional trades and help them earn their livelihood through self employment. Addressing

Delhi’s Safdarjung Airport to have full armed security cover

New Delhi: The Safdarjung Airport in thenational capital would soon be safeguarded by an armed security cover provided by a central paramilitary force in view of potential threats to the facility used primarily for flying VVIP helicopter sorties.Official sources said a full-fledged security audit of the air facility located in the high-profile location of central Delhi