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Punjab polls: Will ‘Rahu kaal’ end for Congress?

Although two opinion polls have given different findings about which party will be the winner in Punjab, conventional wisdom is that the ruling Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine will have a hard time overcoming the anti-incumbency factor. The reason is, first, the drug problem to which a sizable section of the youth has fallen

Train coaches will soon be used for placing advertisments

Ludhiana: The General Manager of Northern Railways, AK Puthia said that Indian Railways was mulling to further increase its revenue by renting its spaces for advertisements. The letter regarding it was also sent to the Ludhiana Railway Station with other railway stations of Northern India. As our Prime Minister also said that department should make

Inconvenience of people will not go in vain: Modi

Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the inconvenience faced by the common man due to demonetisation will not go in vain. Addressing his first public rally in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh post the demonetisation drive, Modi said: “I want to assure you that your inconveniences will not go in vain.”

Will take only $1 salary as President: Trump

New York: US President-elect Donald Trump said that he will reject the presidential annual salary of $400,000 and will take only the minimum required: one dollar a year. Trump announced his decision on Sunday in an interview for the CBS “60 Minutes” TV programme – his first television appearance after winning the November 8 elections.

Will focus deportation efforts on criminals: Trump

Washington: US President-elect Donald Trump said he will deport undocumented immigrants who have “criminal records,” a policy that is expected to affect between 1-3 million people. Trump discussed his plans during an interview with the CBS program “60 Minutes” that will air on Sunday night, Efe news reported. “What we are going to do is

Will Kashmir get a reprieve from the four-month shutdown?

Srinagar: The decision by separatists to hold a meeting with various stakeholders to discuss the future course of the nearly four-month-long protest shutdown in the Kashmir Valley has raised hopes among different sections of local society. Senior separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik held a marathon three-hour-long meeting

SC verdict on SYL will have to be accepted by all: Khattar

Panchkula: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar LalKhattar today said since India is a democratic country the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal issue “will have to be accepted by all”. “The present government had vigorously pursued the SYL case and got the hearing fast-tracked in the Supreme Court on presidential reference. It

Will continue to serve humanity: Dalai Lama

Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Wednesday said he will continue to serve all human beings and hoped to live another 25 years to this end. “… there have been certain revelations that I will live for more than a hundred years,” he told a gathering of Tibetans and devotees who had come

Will no longer respond to Trump, says Clinton

  Washington:  US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said she will no longer respond to her Republican rival Donald Trump and instead dedicate the final stretch of her campaign in discussing her proposals for the upcoming November 8 elections. “I do not even think about answering (Trump) any more,” Clinton told the media on

Will burn effigy of Chitta Ravana on arrival of PM Modi in Ludhiana: Captain

Chandigarh: ” Effigy of Chitta Ravana will be burnt on October 18  when PM Modi will be in Ludhiana” said Captain Amarinder on

My administration will focus on defeating ISIS: Trump

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said that if elected to power, his administration “will stop the reckless interventions” and instead focus on “defeating and totally destroying ISIS”. “Trump administration will stop the reckless interventions and instead focus on defeating and totally destroying ISIS. “We’re also going to build up our cyber defenses,” Trump

‘Ghazi’ will be one of its kind: Taapsee Pannu

New Delhi: After her latest release “Pink”, which won critical acclaim, actress Taapsee Pannu is gearing up for the release of her upcoming movie “Ghazi” which she says will be one of its kind. “I am very proud to a part of that film (‘Ghazi’). It’s going to be one of its kind… India’s first

Repression of Kashmiris will not end violence: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah today said the “unabated repression” of civilians in Kashmir seemed like an effort to punish people for the ongoing unrest, but would only prolong the cycle of violence that has left the Valley on the boil. “Nocturnal raids, imposing slapping of Public Safety Acts indiscriminately, ransacking peoples’ homes

Will declare CM candidate at correct time: Sanjay Singh

Fatehgarh Sahib: Aam Aadmi Party will declare its chief ministerial candidate for Punjab at an appropriate time, party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh said on Sunday.Sanjay, who along with AAP’s national organisational head Durgesh Pathak paid a visit to Mandi Gobindgarh, residence of senior AAP leader and industrialist Suresh Babli, said if the party is

Nicole Richie fears Bieber will get sister pregnant

Los Angeles: Fashion designer Nicole Richie is worried the the Grammy award winning singer Justin Bieber will get her younger sister Sofia pregnant. “Nicole is freaking out! She’s worried Sofia will wind up pregnant and alone. She’d taken a home pregnancy test that came back positive, but then took two more and both were negative,”

India visit will boost bilateral ties: Nepal PM

Kathmandu, Sep 11 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said he was hopeful that his upcoming India visit would help boost ties between the two neighbours, a media report said on Sunday.Prachanda is set to embark on a three-day state visit to India from September 15, The Kathmandu Post reported.Addressing an interaction

Actions in Kashmir will be in national interest: Rijiju

New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday all actions in Jammu and Kashmir, including steps against separatists, will be taken keeping “national interest” in mind. “Whatever actions … will be taken in the national interest. All actions will be taken keeping national security and other issues in mind,” Rijiju told

Will Smith joins Akshay Kumar’s party

Mumbai: Hollywood superstar Will Smith was the special guest at Akshay Kumar’s grand celebration on Sunday night to celebrate his successful year.Akshay hosted the party for his friends for delivering three back to back successful films including “Airlift”, “Housefull 3” and “Rustom” all having crossed the 100-crore mark.Reportedly, Will Smith had a great time partying

Pakistan fomenting trouble, but Modi will solve Kashmir: Mehbooba

New Delhi: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday slammed Pakistan and separatist leaders for fuelling unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and hoped that a “very concerned” Prime Minister Narendra Modi would get the troubled state out of the deadly turmoil that has left over 70 dead and crippled life in the valley for 50 days.

Situation in Kashmir will soon return to normal: MoS PMO

New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh today hoped that the situation in the troubled Kashmir Valley will soon return to normal as the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government are moving forward in the right direction with “absolute” coordination. The Valley has been witnessing unrest for the last 49 days following the killing of