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AAP defames NRIs saying them radicals, says Chandumajra

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today condemned Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab convenor Sucha Singh Chhotepur for painting all NRIs as radicals and Chhotepur has no right to defame NRIs by saying them as radicals in an attempt to camouflage AAP’s funding by some radicals sitting abroad. In a statement Prem Singh Chandumajra said

India hits back at Pak, says it ‘extols’ virtues of terrorists

United Nations: In a strong rebuff toPakistan for raising the issue of killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani and Kashmir at the UN, India accused it of extolling the virtues of terrorists and “coveting” the territory of others. The hard-hitting rebuttal by India’s Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin came after provocative remarks made by


Wish to work with Karishma, says sister Kareena

New Delhi: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is expecting her first child with actor Saif Ali Khan in December, wishes to work with her elder sister and star Karishma Kapoor.Karishma, who has starred in popular films like “Hero No 1”, “Dil Toh Pagal Hai” and “Raja Hindustani”, was last seen onscreen in the 2013 film

Pakistan influencing Wani’s sympathisers, says Naidu

New Delhi: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday accused Pakistan of influencing sympathisers of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, who was killed in Kashmir, and warned it of a policy rethink on Delhi’s part. “Some people, inspired by our neighbour, are trying to create disturbances. This is not going to help,” the

Nothing will keep me away from Rio, says Nadal

Madrid: Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal has said that he had no intention of missing out on the Olympic Games starting from August 5 in Rio de Janeiro despite battling a wrist injury and fears over the Zika virus. Nadal has not played since withdrawing from the French Open in May due to a wrist

Badal blasts AAP for ‘hurting’ religious sentiments of Sikhs

Ghanauli (Ropar): Punjab Chief MinisterParkash Singh Badal today equated the “atrocious act” of AAP putting up the picture of Sri Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) on the cover of its youth manifesto along with its party symbol ‘broom’ with “blasphemy”. On the sidelines of a Sangat Darshan programme in Ropar Assembly segment, he described the act


Act unpardonable, says Budha Dal

Bathinda: Joining the hue and cry erupted over the Aam Aadmi Party’s ‘blunder’ of using its poll symbol broom over the photograph of the Golden Temple used on the cover page of the party’s poll manifesto for youth released recently, Baba Budha Dal chief Baba Balbir Singh on Thursday termed it an unpardonable gesture of

Punjab emerging as medical hub: Badal

Mohali: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badaltoday said Punjab was swiftly emerging as a global hub of medical institutions and expressed hope that people across the world would come to the state to avail healthcare facilities. Inaugurating Chiropractic and Massage Therapy institutes at Ranbaj Hospital here, Badal said these state-of-the-art medical institutions would provide the best

State police can thwart any terror attack: CM

Gurdaspur: Asserting that the state police was fully vigilant and capable of thwarting any sort of terror attack, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that any attack on unity and integrity of the nation would be given a befitting reply. Interacting with the mediapersons on the sidelines of a Sangat Darshan programme

Bye bye Smriti Irani, says Kanhaiya

New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Wednesday welcomed the exit of Smriti Irani from the Human Resource Development Ministry but said this was no “punishment” for the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula. After Smriti Irani was transferred to the Textiles Ministry, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) President said

Improving quality of education biggest challenge: Javadekar

New Delhi: Newly elevated cabinet miniser Prakash Javadekar, who will take charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on Thursday, has said improving the quality of education was the “biggest challenge”. “Education provide meaning and value to life. The biggest challenge today is to improve the quality of education. Every parent work hard

‘I will never opt for Glamorous roles’

For television actress Pooja Banerjee, who recently has appeared in the shows like Ek Doosre Se Karte Pyar Hum, Hatim and Swim Team among others, acting is nothing but a matter of having common sense. She believes that those who are good listener are automatically successful. And, those who are not good listeners, can’t own

Dhaka terror attack has clouded England tour, says Morgan

London: England’s limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan feels their trip to Bangladesh has been clouded by security concerns after the recent terror attack in Dhaka. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) earlier said it sought government instruction on the tour following a terrorist attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan — the diplomatic heart

Majithia asks Kejriwal to stop dreaming about power in Punjab

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary and Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia today asked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to worry about himself rather than build castles in the air as to what he would do to others if he ever came to power in Punjab. “Your days


Salman’s Rape comment was Insensitive, Says Aamir Khan

Mumbai: Actor Aamir Khan has branded his colleague Salman Khan’s rape comment as ‘insensitive,’ in what is possibly the first piece of unqualified condemnation of the controversial remark from a Bollywood A-lister. “I wasn’t present when he made the comment but going by media reports, I feel what he said was unfortunate and rather insensitive,”

Kids raised by single mothers are well-adjusted

London: Children brought up by single mothers are generally well-adjusted, with positive feelings about family life, a new study says. The findings showed that children raised in both heterosexual two-parent families and single mother families had no significant differences in adjustment. “Between the ages of 4 and 9, donor-conceived children in solo mother families generally

UK in a position of strength, says Chancellor Osbourne

London: Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne on Monday said Britain was ready to face the future “from a position of strength” and indicated there will be no immediate emergency budget. “I said we had to fix the roof so we were prepared for whatever the future held and thank goodness we did,” he said


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

Mohaniya’s arrest exposed anti-women character of AAP leaders: BJP  

New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday alleged that the arrest of AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya for allegedly attacking locals has exposed the “anti-women character” of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders. “Arrest of Dinesh Mohaniya on allegations of slapping and harrassing women has brought out in the open the anti-women character of the AAP leaders,” Bharatiya


Sky is the limit for me with right director, says Alia

Mumbai: From being a snob in Student Of The Year, a girl falling for her kidnapper in Highway to playing a Bihari immigrant in Udta Punjab, Alia Bhatt is surprising audiences and critics alike with her versatility one film after another. The actress calls herself a “director’s actor”, adding that with the right guidance, “sky