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Sidhu joins Cong, likely to contest from Amritsar-East

New Delhi: Ending the suspense, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today joined the Congress after meeting Rahul Gandhi and the party said it would be “immensely strengthened” in poll-bound Punjab with his presence. 53-year-old Sidhu is likely to contest from Amritsar East Assembly seat, party leaders said. Sidhu had resigned from Rajya Sabha and quit BJP

Sidhu likely to join Congress soon

New Delhi: After his wife joined the Congress, former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu is also likely to join the party soon. Sources said the move may materialise soon after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives back from his visit abroad. Gandhi is likely to return to Delhi on Sunday. Sources said Sidhu may join

Jagmeet Brar all set to join AAP, likely after Diwali

Chandigarh: Veteran Congress leader Jagmeet Brar is all set to join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of the 2017 assembly polls. The move is likely to come after Diwali.  Jagmeet Brar had served Congress for several years, however, this year, he resigned due to differences with party leadership. Jagmeet Brar confirmed the development. He said

Congress not likely to field candidates in Bengal by-polls

Kolkata: Hinting at an unofficial alliance between his party and the CPI(M) in the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly by-polls in West Bengal, state Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury today said his party was yet to decide whether to contest the polls but would ensure that the division of the anti-TMC and anti-BJP votes did not

Pak’s ISI chief likely to be replaced: report

Islamabad:Chief of Pakistan’s powerful spyagency ISI Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar is likely to be replaced within the next few weeks, a media report said today. Akhtar was appointed the director general of Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI) in September 2014 and took office in November 2014, when he replaced the retiring Lt Gen Zaheer-ul-Islam. The appointment

Heavy Facebook users more likely to argue with parents

London: Children who spend a lot of time on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are less happy with their appearance and they are more likely to quarrel with their parents, show results of a survey. The survey involving 3,500 children between ages 10-15 found that of those who use social media for

Congress lawmaker in Manipur likely to join BJP

Imphal: Congress lawmaker in Manipur, Yumkham Erabot, on Saturday said he is all set to resign from the ruling party and while he didn’t specifically announce his next move, his supporters said he was likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Talking to reporters here, Erabot said that he will submit his resignation to the

Sindhu, Malik likely to be new faces of Swachh Bharat Mission

New Delhi: Rio Olympics medalists P V Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, besides olympian Dipa Karmakar are likely to be the new faces of Swachh Bharat Mission for creating awareness about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative. “We are very keen to involve both Olympic medal winners Sakshi Malik and P V Sindhu along with gymnast Dipa

CTU likely to scrap CORONA buses

Chandigarh: The induction of intelligent transport system (ITS) enabled CORONA model buses into fleet of Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) is once again in soup as buses have failed to pass quality test. Now CTU is mulling to scrap contract with CORONA. CTU Director Amit Talwar said, “It has been twice that CORONA buses failed to

BSE likely to file draft IPO prospectus early next month

Mumbai: Leading bourse BSE is targeting tofile draft papers with capital markets regulator Sebi for its much-awaited initial public offer (IPO) by early next month. BSE is looking to raise about Rs 800 crore from its initial share-sale programme, which is expected to be entirely an offer for sale (OFS). As per sources, the exchange

Sidhu likely to join AAP in Aug

New Delhi: Navjot Singh Sidhu, who quit theRajya Sabha earlier this month and fired uninterrupted salvos at the BJP for asking him to remain away from Punjab, is likely to join Aam Aadmi Party in the second week of August. The 52-year-old former cricketer, who had a long innings with the BJP in Punjab, has

Sidhu likely to join AAP next month

New Delhi: Navjot Singh Sidhu, who quit the Rajya Sabha earlier this month and fired uninterrupted salvos at the BJP for asking him to remain away from Punjab, is likely to join Aam Aadmi Party in the second week of August. The 52-year-old former cricketer, who had a long innings with the BJP in Punjab,

Women with ADHD more likely to have suicidal thoughts

Toronto: Women with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have more than four times the odds of suicidal thoughts and generalised anxiety disorders, says a study. “Many people think of ADHD as primarily a boys’ disorder which has little relevance for girls and women. Our findings suggest, to the contrary, that a large portion of women with ADHD


Hockey India likely to name Rio squad on July 5

Bengaluru: Hockey India (HI) selectors are likely to announce the men’s squad for the Rio Olympics on July 5 while the two-week national camp will start on July 11, chief coach Roelant Oltmans said on Friday. The team, captained by star goalkeeper P R Sreejesh, is currently preparing for the Champions Trophy in London from