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Amarinder a circus lion, says Sampla

  Chandigarh: Terming Capt Amarinder Singh as a ‘circus lion acting on diktats of his hired master’, Punjab BJP chief, Vijay Sampla on Friday said that it was time Punjab Congress chief ‘stop being misguided by ill-advice of his hired strategists and stop hurting farmers’ sentiments’. “Everyone is aware of politics which Congress has been playing

Amarinder says Badal govt neglecting martyrs

Bathinda: Punjab Congress presidentAmarinder Singh today castigated the Parkash Singh Badal government for allegedly neglecting families of fallen soldiers in the state. He said the SAD-BJP government had failed to maintain a statue of Victoria Cross and Maha Vir Chakra recipient Subedar Nand Singh at Fauji (Shaheed) Chowk here. Amarinder today led a large gathering

Amarinder is a prophet of doom, says SAD

Chandigarh: Dubbing Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh as “prophet of doom”, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday said Punjab didn’t have the history of electoral violence. In a sharp reaction to Captain Amarinder’s interview in which he stated that the elections in the state, to be held next year, are going to

Sunny Leone says she’s turning vegan

  Mumbai: Actress Sunny Leone, a vegetarian, says her doctor has told her to stay away from alcohol, dairy products and spicy food. “(I am) not well and my blood needs to be purified from infection and there is too much heat in my body,” Sunny, 35, posted on Twitter. “So I’m drinking special bad

7 million jobs can disappear by 2050, says a study

New Delhi:  As many as 550 jobs have disappeared every day in last four years and if this trend continues, employment would shrink by 7 million by 2050 in the country, a study has claimed. Farmers, petty retail vendors, contract labourers and construction workers are the most vulnerable sections facing never before livelihood threats in

No bogus admission in Punjab, says Joint Action Committee

Patiala: The Joint Action Committee, Punjab, comprising of representatives of 13 associations of educational institutes of all the streams of the state issued a release stating that there are no fake admissions in any of the institutions of Punjab. A news report was published in some leading dailies in this regard that an enquiry by

I need to recover my forehand, says Nadal

Shanghai: Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who was unexpectedly eliminated from the Shanghai Masters after going down to Serbia’s Viktor Troicki, admitted that he is not in his best physical shape. At a news conference following the match on Wednesday, Nadal said: “I need to recover the forehand. I know I need to hit forehands.”

Great time to be an Indian actor, says Irrfan Khan

Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan, who is back from the premiere of his latest film “Inferno” in Florence, says this is a good time for Indian cinema and actor. “I can say with full authority that this is a great time to be an Indian actor. Our cinema is being recognized and acknowledged internationally. Very soon

Modi a warmonger, says Digvijaya Singh

New Delhi: Modi a warmonger, says Digvijaya Singh Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him a “warmonger” for pushing India to a war like situation with Pakistan. “Warmonger Modi is slowly getting India in a War like situation with Pakistan. He sees this as the only option to win

BJP won’t make surgical strikes a poll issue, says Shah

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Friday said that his party will not make the India Army’s surgical strikes across the Line of Control an election issue during the upcoming Uttar Pradesh and Punjab polls. “It should not be made an election issue. But we’ll take this issue to the public, because it

‘Queen of Katwe’ says anyone can realise their dreams: Mira Nair

Mumbai: Filmmaker Mira Nair says her new film “Queen Of Katwe”, the true-life story of a chess prodigy from the slums of Kampala in Uganda, conveys the message that dreams can be realised by anyone. The film is releasing in India on Friday. Excerpts from the interview: Q. Your film “Queen Of Katwe” tells a

Nawaz Sharif should quit, says Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif must quit over charges of money laundering.The cricketer-turned-politician justified the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI) decision to boycott a joint session of Parliament to discuss the Kashmir issue.”Nothing new will be achieved that was not achieved with PTI’s active participation” earlier, Khan tweeted. “But

Akhilesh back in SP; party vows to defeat communal forces

Shivpal changes SP candidates, Akhilesh says ‘no idea’

Lucknow: Differences in the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) once again came out in the open on Monday when Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav feigned ignorance about announcement of certain party candidates for the forthcoming assembly polls. Talking to reporters after inaugurating his new office here, Akhilkesh Yadav, who is also the Chairman of the party’s state

No mediation required between India, Pakistan, says Kohli

Vadodara: There is no need for third party intervention to resolve issues between India and Pakistan, BJP’s national spokesperson Nalin Kohli said. “Pakistan knows that it cannot deal with India on its own strength and that is why it is pleading to world powers. India cannot allow this to happen. India is firm on its

“Modi working only for capitalist” says Rahul Gandhi

Agra: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Modi on Saturday accusing him that he is working only for capitalist. A day after he praised Modi for surgical attack across LoC, he attacked him again that Modi is working only for capitalist not for the farmers. He had made promises of Loan waivers, boosting

Shiv Sena praises army strike, says ‘crush the snake’

Mumbai: Praising the Indian Army’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the Shiv Sena on Friday said the next step is to “crush the (Pakistani) snake totally, so that it never raises its hood again against India”. The Shiv Sena cautioned India must not remain lax

Two soldiers killed in firing along LoC by India, says Pakistan

Islamabad: At least two soldiers were killed as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire along the Line of Control (LoC), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. The exchange of fire began at 2.30 a.m., ISPR said in a statement, and continued till 8.00 a.m., Dawn online reported. “Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian

Punjab Congress raises stink over EVMs, Badal says get them from London

Chandigarh: Punjab’s opposition Congress and the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance are not only fighting it out on the ground for next year’s assembly elections but on the technology front too. The Congress, which has been out of power in the state for nearly a decade, has raised questions about the electronic

Afghanistan says Pakistan backing terrorists in ‘full-scale war’

United Nations:Afghanistan has accused Pakistan of backing terrorists waging a “full-scale war” and warned that it reserves the right to do “whatever is necessary for the defence and protection” of its people. It called on the international community to eliminate terrorism safe havens. Laying out a harsh indictment of its neighbor, Afghanistan’s Vice President Sarwar

‘Sleep well Hillary’, says Trump ahead of debate

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has teased his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to “sleep well” ahead of the first presidential debate next week which is likely to attract a record number of viewership. Clinton appeared at no public events yesterday with less than two months before the election, and 70-year-old Trump promptly ridiculed her