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Sidhu will not join Congress: Navjot Kaur Sidhu

Former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife has said she does not see the Congress as an ideal political

Not only about physical sex: Giving erotica its due

Title: The Pleasure Principle – The Amaryllis Book of Erotic Stories; Editor: G. Sampath Kumar; Publisher: Amaryllis; Pages: 244; Price: Rs 350 Modern Indians have a curious relation with erotica, despite being from a civilization that celebrated it and elevated it into an art form, if not inventing it outright. They may enjoy it, but

Badal to blame for not waiving off farmers’ loans: Amarinder

State Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday lashed out at Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for not waiving off farmers’ loans and asserted that his party will relieve the farmers if it comes to power.“Just because you are too incompetent to provide any relief to the farmers does not mean no one else can

Actresses should not shy away from taking risk: Manisha

Mumbai: Manisha Koirala has made some toughchoices in her career and she feels actresses should not be afraid of taking risks. The 46-year-old actress, who chose films like “1942:A Love Story” and “Agni Sakshi” in the early years of her career, said she wanted to make a mark as a serious actor. “Actresses should not just

I’m not going to marry anyone any more: Britney Spears

London: Pop star Britney Spears says she does not believe in the institution of marriage any more. The 34-year-old “Glory” hit maker, who was married to Jason Allen Alexander for 55 hours in 2004 and then to dancer Kevin Federline for three years, has revealed that now she is not going to marry anyone, reported

Present ICC ranking system is not satisfactory: Miandad

Karachi: Pakistan’s batting great Javed Miandad is not happy with the present ranking system of the International Cricket Council even though the team has just become the number one ranked side. Miandad said while he was happy that Pakistan, despite the many problems it was facing as a cricket nation, had topped the test ranking

‘Body can get old but a person’s heart does not’

Ludhiana: The basic talent of a writer is whatever he feels he writes it in those verses that mean best when read and this writer beautifies every creation of his. He believes in shredding the old leaves and wait for new to grow. He is none other than a person who has a great connection

Politics on drugs won’t do any good

Former Congress minister Vijay Singh Mankotia, who is Vice Chairman of State Tourism Development Board, has spoken it out blatantly. His remarks that ‘drugs tourism’ is picking up in Himachal Pradesh, with reference to McLeodganj and Kullu, along with the allegation of connivance by officials, cannot be taken lightly. Nevertheless, what Mankotia alleged cannot be

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Funds not released, NIIFT Jalandhar project hangs in the balance

Jalandhar: In what could be termed as an example of red-tapism, the ambitious and much-publicised project of Punjab government to set up Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) at Jalandhar has been in limbo for the last over seven years. While the NIIFT building stands incomplete, the construction cost escalated manifold ever since it

IPC urged not to ‘violate hundreds of clean para-athletes rights’

Moscow:  The All-Russian Society of Disabled People, the All-Russian Society of the Deaf and the European Blind Union has urged the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) not to violate the rights of the country’s para-athletes by banning them from the 2016 Rio Games. The paralympics is scheduled to be held in the Brazilian city of Rio

Not really excited about the Emmys: Jimmy Kimmel

Los Angeles: Popular host Jimmy Kimmel says he is not very “excited” about the upcoming 68th Primetime Emmy Awards this year. Kimmel, who hosts the talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Star World and Star World HD, spoke to radio and television personality Howard Stern about hosting the ceremony. He shared that even though it

Not sued Prakash Jha: Anurag Kashyap

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has shot down rumours that he has sued director Prakash Jha. “Well I have not sued Prakash Jha, so stop creating a headline to get your clicks,” Kashyap tweeted on Tuesday. It was earlier reported that Jha and his production house were sued for Rs 1 crore by Kashyap’s Phantom Films over

We have fast hands but not fast feet: Hawgood

Rio de Janeiro:  “Bitterly disappointed” withthe Indian women’s hockey team’s tame ouster from the Olympics medal contention, coach Neil Hawgood said the side lacks players who are quick on their feet. Indian Eves were hammered 0-5 by Argentina -their third defeat in a row. The Indians logged just one point by virtue of their draw

It was not my moment: Dutee Chand

Bhubaneswar:  Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, who failed to qualify for the 100m semi-finals in the Rio Olympics, said on Saturday her timing was not to up to the mark due to which she failed to qualify. “It was just not my moment… thanks for trusting n having faith,” tweeted Dutee. She also said that bad

Congress in no hurry to announce candidates for elections: Asha Kumari

Ludhiana: Despite the demand of party leaders and workers of early announcement of candidates for elections, Senior Congress leader and in-charge of Punjab Congress Asha Kumari said that the party is not in a hurry to announce the list of candidates. Asha Kumari was talking to media persons at Circuit House here on Thursday. She held

Not sought Parineeti for film with SRK : Anand L. Rai

Mumbai:Filmmaker Aanand L. Rai has rubbished rumours that he has cast actress Parineeti Chopra in his next film starring superstar Shah Rukh Khan. He says he is yet to zero in on a leading lady. When IANS contacted Rai asking him if he has finalised Parineeti for the movie, he said: “No, all these speculations

Welfare schemes not reaching Dalits: AAP

Fatehgarh Sahib: Acute shortage of affordable houses, inconvenience in issuance of SC certificates and improper implementation of welfare schemes for Dalits emerged as key issues during the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s dialogue with Dalits at Bassi Pathana to finalise the Dalit specific poll manifesto. Head of the Punjab Dialogue, Kanwar Sandhu accompanied by Senior AAP

Welfare schemes not reaching Dalits: AAP

Fatehgarh Sahib: Acute shortage of affordable houses, inconvenience in issuance of SC certificates and improper implementation of welfare schemes for Dalits emerged as key issues during the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s dialogue with Dalits at Bassi Pathana to finalise the Dalit specific poll manifesto. Head of the Punjab Dialogue, Kanwar Sandhu accompanied by Senior AAP

Confident AAP not keen to project CM candidate in Punjab

New Delhi: The AAP is confident of sweeping the Punjab assembly polls but is in no hurry to decide who will be its Chief Minister, a party leader in charge of the state said. Durgesh Pathak also said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was ready for any decision by a parliamentary panel on its

Capt Amarinder not in touch with Sidhu, Pargat and Bolaria

Nangal (Ropar): Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Capt Amarinder Singh said that the Aam Aadmi Party was ignorant and unaware of the legal and constitutional niceties as after the SYL matter was referred to the Supreme Court, by the President of India, the Prime Minister could hardly play any role. The PCC president said