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Badal should withdraw Harsimrat from Modi cabinet in protest
Jagtar Singh

Jagtar Singh Chandigarh, August 18: Shiromani Akali Dal patron and 5-time chief minister Parkash Singh Badal should withdraw his daughter-in-law Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the NDA government at the centre headed by Narendra Modi for anti-Sikh GST and continuing discrimination against Punjab  on industrial concessions. The Akali Dal, the party with glorious history of struggles before… Read More

Bomb blast in Darjeeling, Gurung booked (Lead)

Darjeeling, Aug 19 (IANS) A bomb blast occurred in the heart of West Bengal's hill town of Darjeeling damaging a few shops early on Saturday, following which police booked three top GJM leaders including its chief Bimal Gurung under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). No injuries were reported in the incident that caused… Read More

UN urges protection for civilians in armed conflict

New York, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) Civilians in a conflict are not a target, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a special event on Saturday marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of people living in war zones. "For the… Read More

Guest Column
Anti-defection law not applicable in President's election

kunwar vijay pratap singh is a distinguished police officer and a scholar of Constitutional and Criminal Law. The provisions of anti-defection law as described under Tenth Schedule of the Constitution of India are not applicable in the elections for the office of President, Vice-President or Rajya Sabha. According to the clarifications issued by the Election… Read More

Sikka's exit from Infosys unfortunate but not unexpected: Experts

Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) A day after the dramatic departure of technocrat Vishal Sikka as Chief Executive of Infosys, industry experts on Saturday said while his exit was unfortunate, it was not unexpected as he became an unintended victim of the boardroom battles with the co-founders. "Sikka's sudden resignation is unfortunate but not unexpected. Though… Read More

India aim to carry Test domination against Sri Lanka into ODIs (Preview)

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 19 (IANS) Fresh from a 3-0 Test cricket series whitewash over Sri Lanka, India will aim to continue with their ruthless approach as the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series begins at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. Virat Kohli's men routed the Islanders in the three Tests, posting easy… Read More

'VIP 2 (Lalkar)': What's Kajol doing in a film as silly as this? (Review)

By Subhash K. JhaFilm: "VIP 2 (Lalkar)"; Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth; Cast: Dhanush, Kajol; Rating: *1/2 Confession time. I haven't seen the first "VIP" film. And after seeing the follow-up, I swear on my favourite Dada Kondke feature, I will never touch anything with a VIP in it, not even the suitcase. More confession. "VIP 2"… Read More

Gorakhpur deaths government-made tragedy: Rahul Gandhi (Lead)

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met a few of the families who lost their children in the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy to express sympathies and said it was a "government-made tragedy" since the deaths occurred due to lack of oxygen. "I met the bereaved families. All of them told me… Read More

Time to include India in global fashion plan: Designer Manish Arora (IANS Interview)

By NiveditaMumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Known for working with a riot of colours and psychedelic prints to produce quirky designs loved all around, ace designer Manish Arora says it is the time when India should not be separated from the world in terms of fashion as the customer has become global. "I actually like to… Read More

Robin Thicke, Patton reach agreement over son's custody

Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Robin Thicke and his former wife Paula Patton have reached an agreement over the custody of their son Julian. According to court documents obtained by E! News, the child's split schedule between his mother and father has been outlined and agreed upon in the wake of a heated custody… Read More

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