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Power agenda for new Indian government

CHANDIGARH: Indian power sector has grown tremendously in the in last decade than the preceding several decades but this is not enough. A model power sector in the country remains a pipe dream and benefits of surplus power generation capacity are negated by power distribution companies facing cash crunch.

Indian women excel but still underpaid: Experts

CHANDIGARH: Women in India, though excelled in their talent but still underpaid and are deprived of being as leaders. Society and Corporate need to come forward to bridge the gaps between the genders for the national prosperity. Suggests experts during a conference themed on ‘Women Empowerment Leveraging Gender Diversity’ organised by PHD Chamber  today at PHD House, Sector 31, Chandigarh. The conference was designed to bring out strategic inputs to leverage gender diversity for the growth of organizations and businesses.

N-E India sends 3 women to Lok Sabha, one more than 2014

 AGARTALA / GUWAHATI:  North-east India, comprising eight states, is sending three women to the Lok Sabha -- one more than the 2014 general election. Of the three women, elected for the 17th Lok Sabha, two are new faces and belong to the BJP: Queen Oja (from Guwahati parliamentary seat) and Pratima Bhowmik (Tripura West).

Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign at CWC meet on Saturday

NEW DELHI:  Amid speculation that Congress President Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign, a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting is scheduled on Saturday to look into the reasons for the party's Lok Sabha elections debacle and decide on its further course of action to take on the BJP, which has grown in strength over the last five years.

Chorus grows to change Sidhu's portfolio

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Friday joined the chorus blaming Navjot Singh Sidhu for Congress' poor performance in the state and said his action during the parliamentary elections had not only harmed Chief Minister Amarinder Singh but also party President Rahul Gandhi.

Amethi Congress President quits

LUCKNOW: Yogendra Misra, the district President of the Congress in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, has sent his resignation to party President Rahul Gandhi, owning moral responsibility for Gandhi's defeat.

BJP demolishes JMM bastion by defeating Shibu Soren

RANCHI: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) maintained the 2014 tally this year too by winning 12 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats along with its ally.

Pramod Sawant makes his mark in BJP's post Parrikar era

PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant appeared to have fared well in his first real test in the Goa's post Parrikar era, pulling off a creditable performance in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections and Assembly bypolls, in which BJP won one Lok Sabha seat, lost another and also earned victories in three out of the four Assembly bypolls.

Punjab CM to change portfolio of Navjot Sidhu after poor performance of Congress in urban areas

CHANDIGARH: Hours after blaming Navjot Singh Sidhu’s inept handling of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the poor performance of the Congress in the urban areas, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday evening said he intended to change the minister’s portfolio.

BJP retains all four Himachal LS seats

SHIMLA:  The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday retained all the four Lok Sabha seats in the state as its candidates won by a record huge margins, election officials said.

Taimur isn't allowed to eat at birthdays, says Kareena

MUMBAI:  Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan gets hyper paranoid about her son Taimur Ali Khan's diet and says he eats home-cooked food.

Varun Dhawan breaks down on 'Street Dancer 3D' set

MUMBAI: Actor Varun Dhawan got emotional on the sets of "Street Dancer". He broke down while performing for a sad number.

Ananya, Shanaya wish bestie Suhana on birthday

MUMBAI: As superstar Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana turned 19 on Wednesday, her best friend and actress Ananya Panday shared a note on social media, calling her "littlest baby with the biggest heart".

It was my choice not to do films for a while: Karisma Kapoor

NEW DELHI:  It's been over seven years since the audience saw actress Karisma Kapoor lighting up the screens with her high on energy and impactful performances. She says she chose not to do full-fledged roles in films for a while as she wanted to be at home with her young children. But now the "Dil To Pagal Hai" star is back in the saddle in a different avatar and on a new platform.

5 Reasons why Australia will not win the Cricket World Cup

Australia has always been seen as the strongest contenders for the World Cup Title but they are not the favorites anymore this World Cup.

Protests in Bengal's Kankinara disrupt train services

KOLKATA:  Train services in the Sealdah-Naihati division of Eastern Railway (ER) were disrupted for about three hours ( 8.43 a.m. to 12:04 p.m.) on Tuesday as residents squatted on tracks near Kankinara station, protesting against clashes in the North 24 Parganas district, an official said.

Protests in Bengal's Kankinara disrupt train services

KOLKATA:  Train services in the Sealdah-Naihati division of Eastern Railway (ER) were disrupted for about three hours ( 8.43 a.m. to 12:04 p.m.) on Tuesday as residents squatted on tracks near Kankinara station, protesting against clashes in the North 24 Parganas district, an official said.

Crime not men's monopoly, Sushant Singh on debut crime book

NEW DELHI:  Mumbai-based Shantadevi, once a meek woman disowned by her husband, soon sat atop a colossal drug empire she built over decades. Her real-life story opens the new thriller "Queens of Crime" where Sushant Singh, host of crime-based TV series "Savdhaan India", and his co-author Kulpreet Yadav decipher what sends women down the road of crime.

Powerful liquor lobby influencing CM Adityanath, alleges sacked UP Minister

LUCKNOW:  Infuriated over his sacking, controversial Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar on Monday alleged that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath succumbed to the powerful liquor lobby and did not implement prohibition in the state.

Irrfan Khan is in top form: Producer Dinesh Vijan

NEW DELHI:  Producer Dinesh Vijan says actor Irrfan Khan, who returned to work last month to shoot for "Angrezi Medium" after being diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour, is in top form and will be seen playing a character that will be "very memorable".

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