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Gandhi family not hoisted on Congress: Jairam Ramesh

Hyderabad: Justifying the “special place” of the Gandhi family in Congress owing to “historical reasons”, senior leader Jairam Ramesh has said both Sonia and Rahul Gandhi have subjected themselves to “democratic processes” and were not hoisted on the party. The former Union Minister said it was wrong to say that decision-making was heavily centralised in the

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Sanjay Singh addresses party workers meeting in city Says, Punjab police not acting wisely

Ludhiana: During the visit of Aam Aadmi Party’s national spokesperson and In-charge of Punjab affair, Sanjay Singh here, he claimed that Punjab police is not acting wisely. Addressing a largely attended political gathering at Sunder Nagar in Ludhiana central constituency, he raised the issue of false police cases registered against the AAP leaders and volunteers

Outrage is not enough: UN official on Rohtak gang rape

United Nations: In the wake of the allegedgang rape of a young Dalit woman in Rohtak, a top UN official has condemned the “heinous culture of impunity” surrounding violence against women and demanded immediate action to end the “brutality”. “The reported gang rape of a young Dalit woman in India by the same five men who

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Direct ED not to take coercive step against me:Virbhadra to HC

New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on friday approached Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) not to take any coercive step against him in the wake of the arrest of an LIC agent in an alleged money laundering case. The plea came up for hearing before Justice A

Salman advised Aamir to not go for six-pack abs in ‘Dangal’

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan says headvised actor-friend Aamir Khan to not go for six-pack abs look in “Dangal”, where the latter plays the role of real-life wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. The poster of “Dangal” is out and it features Aamir sitting with his on-screen daughters, whom he trains in wrestling. “I have seen it (poster)…

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Halke Vich Captain: Liquor ban not feasible in Punjab: Capt Amarinder

Malout: A ban on liquor was not feasible in Punjab. This was stated by Pardesh Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Friday. He also rejected comparing consumption of liquor with drugs. Stating that banning liquor in Punjab was “neither feasible nor practicable”, he claimed that the states where prohibition was imposed, the exercise had not worked

Not a professional singer but love crooning: Rajeev Khandelwal

Mumbai: Actor Rajeev Khandelwal, who is all set to make his acting debut with forthcoming suspense thriller film “Fever”, says though he is not a professional singer, but he loves to croon songs. Rajeev will record the promotional track “Teri yaad” on Friday. “I am not a professional singer but I love singing like everyone

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Goa: Water sports allowed in rivers, not in sea during monsoon

Panaji: Goa government has allowed waters ports activity in the state’s rivers while banned it in the sea during the ongoing monsoon season. Captain of Ports Department, in a circular issued last week, allowed the water sports activity in Goa’s inland water between June to August with the condition that it should be stopped during

Facebook tells women staffers not to wear ‘distracting’ clothes: Ex-employee

London: Women employees at the social networking giant Facebook are often told not to wear “revealing” dresses that may “distract” co-workers, a former Facebook employee has claimed in his book. According to a report in The Telegraph, Antonio Garcia Martinez who worked at Facebook before being fired, made these allegations in his book titled “Chaos

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JE placed under suspension for not attending calls at flood control room

Ludhiana: The MCL Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori has suspended a Junior Engineer (B&R) Jagroop Singh  for his negligence in duty on Saturday morning. The JE Jagroop Singh was supposed to attend the phone calls at Flood Control Room but he failed to perform the duty and did not receive the phone despite the fact that was

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Pele urges Messi not to quit Argentina

Rio De Janeiro: Brazil legend Pele has become the latest high-profile name to call for Lionel Messi to retract his decision to retire from international football. Messi announced he would no longer play for Argentina after missing a penalty in the Copa America final shootout defeat by Chile last Sunday. “In the last 10 years,

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Butter may not be bad for your heart: study

Washington: Consuming butter in limited quantities may not increase the risk of heart disease or stroke – and it might actually be slightly protective against diabetes, a new study has claimed. Researchers from Tufts University in the US found that butter consumption was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with cardiovascular disease, and

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Smartphone apps not smart at avoiding or achieving pregnancy

New York: Depending solely upon your smartphone app to help avoid or achieve pregnancy may not be a very good idea, warn researchers. “Smartphone apps are increasing in popularity because more and more women are interested in using natural or fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) of family planning because they want to feel empowered with greater

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Mother’s ‘special’ diet may not shield kids from obesity

London: An Omega-3 rich diet and reduced consumption of meat that contains the so-called “bad” fats during a women’s pregnancy may not offer her children protection against obesity, the results of a long-term study show. Administering a special diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and low in arachidonic acid, an Omega-6 fatty acid, to pregnant

Parents in US not as happy as those without kids

New York: Americans are not generally an unhappy people but parents in the US generally are not as happy as those without children, new research suggests. The reason? The relative lack of workplace “packages” of policies such as paid sick time, paid vacation, flexible work hours and paid maternal or parental leave, said co-researcher Matthew

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Goa should not become ‘Udta Punjab’, says DGP

Panaji: Goa should not be allowed to become a “Udta Punjab”, Director General of Police Muktesh Chander said on Sunday, adding that everyone in the state should watch the Abhishek Chaubey-directed movie which sheds light on the drug menace in Punjab. “Wherever you see drugs, you will inform. You will not let Goa become ‘Udta

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Zika virus may not cause microcephaly: Study

New York: The number of missing cases of microcephaly epidemic in several countries raises serious questions about the assumed connection between Zika and microcephaly, finds a new study. The epidemic of microcephaly — a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller — in Brazil has raised serious questions about its assumed connection with Zika

Befriending a grownup on social media not a bad choice

New York: Ever received a friend request from your mother, father or math teacher? It may sound weird, but adding adults, from teachers to parents, to a teenager’s social media can fundamentally shift his or her online behaviour, a new study says. “Interactions between adults and teenagers, can be opportunities to model appropriate social media

Ganguly does not rule out coaching India in future

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly did not rule out the idea of coaching the national cricket team, saying that he would want to appear for an interview in future. Ganguly is member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Cricket Advisory Ccommittee (CAC) along with V.V.S. Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar, assigned

It was conscious decision to not stick to any image: Jimmy

Mumbai: Actor Jimmy Shergil, who has managedto carve a niche for himself in Bollywood with variety of roles, says it was a “conscious decision” not repeating himself in ‘chocolate-boy roles’. In his career spanning over two decades now, Jimmy was initially seen in romantic roles in films “Mohabbatein”, “Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai”, after which