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Taapsee visits Golden Temple with ‘Runningshaadi.com’ team 

  Amritsar:  Actress Taapsee Pannu, accompanied by director Amit Roy and her “Runningshaadi.com” co-star Amit Sadh, recently visited the Golden Temple here. Taapsee said in a statement: “I remember last year when I was really praying and hoping ‘Runningshaadi.com’ to release, I promised that the day the announcement of the release is made, I will

Punjab Cong releases election manifesto with a slew of promises

Chandigarh: After eight month’s hardwork, the Punjab Congress finally came up with its election manifesto for 2017-2022 with much fanfare and a bunch of promises, here on Monday. Though former Prime Minister of India and renowned economist Dr Manmohan Singh along with Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh and other members released the manifesto in

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With house under siege, Punjab minister protests at Raj Bhawan

Chandigarh: A senior cabinet minister had sat on a protest outside Punjab Raj Bhawan after the Chandigarh Police did not pay heed to his pleas to remove demonstrating unemployed teachers from his premises. Punjab Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema and his supporters, who sat on a protest outside parking of the Raj Bhawan (Governor’s House)

Farmers can buy seeds with old Rs 500 notes

New Delhi: The government on Monday allowed farmers to purchase seeds with the demonetised bank notes of Rs 500 value.The seeds, using old notes, can be bought from the outlets of central or state governments, state-run enterprises and national or state seeds companies and agricultural universities upon furnishing a valid proof of identity.”The government is

Papon keeps his date with Delhi at North East Festival

New Delhi: Singer and music composer Papon mesmerized the audience with his superhit renditions of popular Assamese and Bollywood songs during the fourth edition of the North East Festival, which kicked off here last evening. The 40-year-old singer was in full form as he churned out some of his super hit Bollywood songs like, “Kyon

CM along with Deputy CM inaugurates 6th Kabaddi world cup

Rupnagar: One of the biggest sporting extravaganzas of the country, the 6th Dr BR Ambedkar World Cup Kabbadi today began with a great pomp and show as the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, inaugurated this mega sporting event here at Nehru Stadium.   The Chief Minister

China warns US not to meddle in border row with India

Beijing: China on Monday slammed the US after its envoy visiting Arunachal Pradesh, warning it not to meddle in the border dispute between New Delhi and Beijing. After the US ambassador to India Richard Verma went to Tawang in Arunachal which abuts Chinese border, Beijing said such acts will make the dispute more “complicated” between

Relationship with India is strong and diverse: US

Washington: America’s relationship withIndia is very strong and diverse, the US today said even as it welcomed the recently concluded BRICS summit. The Obama Administration is approaching with its bilateral relationship with India “which is very strong and diverse,” State Department spokesperson John Kirby told reporters at his daily news conference. “We had terrific discussions with

With dreams in their eyes, Kashmiri students head to Jammu

Jammu: 17-year-old Suraya Gulzar, a resident of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, wants to join civil services while Khursheed (name changed) from Pulwama dreams of becoming a cardiologist. “But how will we compete in the world if we cannot study,” says Khursheed, a Class XII student who like several other children from Kashmir had no option

Ghuggi rules out alliance with any party

Patiala: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ruled out alliance with any political party or front in Punjab and claimed to emerge as a single party with clear majority of seats in the state. The party’s state convener, Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, claimed that they will not join hands with any political party or front in the state for

Ravanas go up in smoke, with clear message to Pakistan

Chandigarh: With scores of Ravana effigies going up in flames and smoke on Tuesday evening, the Hindu festival of Dusshera was celebrated across Punjab and Haryana with a loud and clear message of no-tolerance to Pakistan’s evil designs on India. The shadow of the recent surgical strikes by the Indian Army across the Line of

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Rahul crossed all limits with his ‘dalali’ remark: Amit Shah

New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Friday launched a scathing attack against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his “dalali” remark and said he has crossed all limits. This came a day after Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his alleged politicisation of the army’s surgical strikes, and accused Modi of doing

Russia says no intention to compete with US in Syria talks

Moscow: Russia is not going to compete with the US for the leading role in Syria talks, the country’s Foreign Ministry has said. “It was not a game of who is stronger and who is wiser. It was a sincere attempt, over a year, to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian problem,” Xinhua news

Don’t mess with Indian Army: Celebs hail soldiers

  Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Anupam Kher have hailed the Indian Army, who recently conducted surgical strikes on terror camps along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. As many as 19 Indian soldiers were killed in the September 18 Uri attack. On Wednesday night, Indian Special

BCCI to ponder compliance with Lodha reform at SGM

Mumbai: Pushed into a corner by the Supreme Court after failing to comply with the Justice R M Lodha Panel recommendations, the beleaguered BCCI appears to have been left with no option but to adopt them in totality at its Special General Meeting here tomorrow. The SGM has been convened to consider the amendments to

Mizoram to continue peace talks with terror outfit

Aizawl: The Mizoram government would continue to hold peace talks with the Manipur-based terror outfit — Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic (HPC-D) and the second round of the bi-partite talks is scheduled on October 5, an official said here on Thursday. The first round of talks between the government and the HPC-D was held on August 10.

Apple teams up with Deloitte to help firms boost efficiency

New York: Apple and Deloitte on Thursday joined hands to help companies accelerate their work via solutions available on iPhones and iPads across platforms. Deloitte is creating a first-of-its-kind Apple practice with over 5,000 strategic advisors focused on helping businesses change the way they work across enterprise, retail, field services and recruiting, research and development,

LAVA launches A97 smartphone with 4G/VoLTE at Rs 5,949

New Delhi: Domestic mobile handset maker LAVA on Wednesday launched its A97 smartphone with VoLTE-enabled 4G for Rs 5,949. The device sports 5-inch display, a 5MP rear and front cameras — both with LED flash — to deliver high-quality selfies even in low-light conditions. The smartphone is packed with camera features such as Face Beauty,

Deepika Padukone snapped post meeting with Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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