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Complainants are misleading, says Vatika Group

Gurgaon/Delhi: A fews days after a case of cheating and fraud was registered against real estate developer Vatika Group’s Managing Director and three others, senior officials of the group have said that they were being implicated in a false case. The group’s Managing Director Gautam Bhalla, Directors Anil Bhalla and Gaurav Bhalla and the company’s

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Wagah border open for Afghanistan to trade with India, says Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan has not stopped Afghan traders from moving products to India through the Wagah border, a top Pakistani official said after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani warned Pakistan to open the land border or lose transit route to Central Asia.”Pakistan is fulfilling its commitment to the Afghan people by providing them a trade transit facility,”

India becoming transparent, open economies: Jaitely

Running against time on GST implementation, says Jaitley

New Delhi: Terming April 1, a very stifftarget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government is “running against time” for the implementation of GST, but added that he would certainly like to give it a try. The Centre is aiming to implement the landmark indirect tax regime, Goods and Services Tax, from April next year.

PCA has been pursuing cricketing reforms seriously, says Walia

Chandigarh: Punjab Cricket Association has been pursuing the matter of cricketing reforms seriously, a top functionary of the PCA said today. According to PCA secretary G S Walia, the Annual General Body Meeting of the association held in Mohali recently had taken note of the ongoing debate about the involvement of players in cricketing matters. “The

Rahul says RSS killed Mahatma, ready to face trial

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he stood by his remarks that RSS men killed Mahatma Gandhi and he was ready to face trial in a defamation case over the controversial comment.

SAD votary of Scheduled Castes’ rights, says Badal

Killianwali (Lambi): Describing Scheduled Caste (SC) community as ‘backbone of the state,’ Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has always been a votary of their rights. “SAD has taken historic initiatives for SCs’ overall welfare during its past decade long regime as the community is backbone of the state,”

Rio Paralympics can ‘open doors’ for inclusion, says Romario

Rio de Janeiro:  The Paralympic Games in Rio will help transform perceptions in Latin America about people with impairment, football great Romario said. The former Barcelona and Selecao striker said the September 7 to 18 Games could “open doors” for greater inclusion, not just in Brazil but across the region. “The Paralympic movement can help

I’ve shut my critics up, says Neymar

Rio de Janeiro:  Brazil football superstar Neymar labelled winning Rio Olympic gold as one of the “best things” of his life as he hit back at critics following Brazil’s dramatic win over Germany here in the final. The forward scored from a free-kick as the match finished 1-1 in regulation time and sealed Brazil’s first

Ryan Lochte says ‘immature behavior’ got him into a mess

New York: American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his “immature behavior” that got him and three teammates into a mess that consumed the final days of the Olympics. Lochte, in a portion of an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer that aired

More confident of my acting today, says Jacqueline

Mumbai:  She made her big screen debut sevenyears ago and Jacqueline Fernandez says she is a much more confident actress today and feels ready to take up challenging roles. The actress first appeared in Sujoy Ghosh’s fantasy drama “Aladin” before bagging her breakthrough role in Mohit Suri’s psychological thriller “Murder 2”. “I am a more

I won’t change my natural game, says Rohit Sharma

Port of Spain:  India batsman Rohit Sharma says he will never shy away from playing his natural game irrespective of the format he is playing. After falling cheaply in the first innings, Rohit made his second opportunity count in the third and final Test against the West Indies. He smashed three sixes towards the end

US Ambassador says ‘sorry’ to Shahrukh over airport detention

New Delhi: US Ambassador to India Richard Verma today apologised to Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan for his over two-hour detention at Los Angeles airport and said the US was working to ensure that it does not happen again.Verma’s comment on Twitter was appreciated by Khan who thanked him for his concern. “Sorry for the trouble

Competition is good, says rapper Raftaar

New Delhi: With a surge in rap music and rappers in India, Raftaar, who has created waves with songs like “Shera di kaum”, “All black” and “Singh and Kaur”, feels competition is important in the music industry. “Any (kind of) competition just results in good competition because everyone has a different perspective. It’s nice to

Singing reality shows don’t guarantee success, says Shaan

Mumbai: Renowned playback singer Shaan,currently seen judging a singing competition show, feels such series only give instant fame, not long-term success. “The singing reality shows gives gratification beyond that a show can’t guarantee work. There have been some contestants who have made it big while some haven’t. I think one shouldn’t get carried away with

President Obama considers PM Modi a good friend, says White House

Washington: US President Barack Obama considers Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “good friend” and both countries are in close contact on resolving the tensions over the South China Sea following the Hague court’s ruling and China’s belligerent stand on the issue, the White House has said. White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz, asked

Hillary most qualified to lead the US, says Obama

Philadelphia:”There has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill (Clinton), more qualified to be president”, declared US President Barack Obama while endorsing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination on Wednesday night. Making a surprise appearance at the ongoing Democratic National Convention here, Obama praised his one-time rival, Clinton, whom

AAP ‘novice party,’ don’t care about country: Sukhbir

Amritsar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today lambasted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) calling it a “novice party” which does not care about either the tenets of any religion or security of nation. Addressing media persons at Darbar Sahib, he said the act of releasing videotape regarding parliament security details on the social media

AAP only option for Navjot Sidhu: Wife

Chandigarh:  Navjot Kaur, wife of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, today said his resignation from the Rajya Sabha meant he has also quit the BJP and the only option left for him was to join the Aam Aadmi Party. A day after Navjot Sidhu dealt a blow to BJP in Punjab by resigning from Rajya Sabha,

Don’t expect anything good from Cong: Badal

Hoshiarpur: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal cautioned people of the state against expecting public welfare work from Punjab Congress leaders having a “monarchial outlook”. Adressing a Sangat Darshan programme here, he launched a scathing attack on Congress, saying its leaders believed in enjoying the fruits of power and worked rarely for public welfare. During the

Kejriwal should change his name to ‘Maffiwal’, says Bhattal

Ludhiana: Taking a dig at Delhi chief Minister and national convener of Aam Aadmi party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal, former chief minister Rajinder kaur Bhattal said that kejriwal and AAP leaders were now habitual of committing blunders and later apologies for that. Bhattal suggested that Kejriwal should change his name to “Maafiwal” as he has to