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It’s official Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress


New Delhi:Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday joined the Congress after meeting its Vice President Rahul Gandhi here, the party said. Gandhi warmly welcomed Sidhu, a former BJP MP from Amritsar, into the party fold at his residence. Sidhu’s wife had earlier joined the Congress. The Congress “welcomes Sidhu and thanks Gandhi for bringing like-minded leaders under the Congress umbrella”, ... Read More »

AAP’s Punjab Campaign Is All About Arvind Kejriwal, And A Bespoke Delhi


In Bhoa constituency in Pathankot, AAP’s poster boy and chief campaigner in Punjab is not holding any major rallies. His cavalcade of 40 plus vehicles stops at major junctions where the Delhi Chief Minister holds small public rallies.  “Jhadu wala button dabaiyo Punjabiyon (press the button with the broom),” repeats loudspeakers mounted on the cars as Mr Kejriwal travels through ... Read More »

Need Help, Said Arvind Kejriwal. Plane-loads Of NRIs To His Rescue


LUDHIANA: Cashing in the four weeks of vacation – and two years of savings – Rajveer Singh Mann caught a flight from California to his hometown of Ludhiana and got straight to work. Normally, the 32-year-old’s day job is working with a bio-tech firm. But his sabbatical finds him going door-to-door with NRIs like himself to build support for the ... Read More »

Delhi Freezes At 3.4 Degrees As Winter Chill Sweeps Through North


NEW DELHI: The temperature in Delhi dropped further to a freezing at 3.4 degrees Celsius this morning as cold wave intensified in North India. The weather department has warned that there will be no respite from the piercing cold till Jan 13. In some areas of the national capital, which recorded its coldest morning of the season, plummeted to as ... Read More »

Government strongly committed to continuing economic reforms: PM Narendra Modi


Strongly committing to continuing economic reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday promised to bring a paradigm shift in polity and economy by providing corruption-free regime and easing processes to make India the easiest place to do business. Addressing the biannual Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, dubbed ‘Davos of the East’, that had Fortune 500 CEOs and global leaders in attendance, Modi ... Read More »

Pakistan Likely To Acquire Chinese Nuclear Attack Submarines


NEW DELHI: A Chinese Navy nuclear-powered attack submarine which docked at the Karachi harbour in May took aboard Pakistani naval officers and sailors to give them a first-hand glimpse of how the submarine works. This was not a simple case of access being given to a close military ally. The Indian Navy is convinced that it is a matter of ... Read More »

Five-fold increase in driving licence fee in Delhi


Getting a driving licence will cost Delhiites five times more, as regional transport offices (RTOs) in the Capital on Monday started charging the new rates revised by the Centre. “All 13 RTOs of the Transport Department on Monday started charging revised fees from the people,” a senior Transport Department official said. Licence renewal The fees for issuing a driving licence ... Read More »