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May 24, 2014

Punjab Congress president tried to sabotage my campaign: Amarinder

Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS): Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday accused Punjab Congress president Pratap Singh Bajwa and his brother of trying to sabotage his election campaign for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.Amarinder, who defeated senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley by a margin of over one lakh votes in Amritsar, alleged Partap Singh Bajwa and his brother Fateh Bajwa tried to sabotage his campaign and that they had specifically visited the city to convince the people to oppose him. In a…

Vaiko to protest against Rajapaksa’s India visit

Chennai, May 24 (IANS): MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Saturday said his party would stage a black flag demonstration May 26 in New Delhi to protest Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's visit to India for Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.Vaiko, in a statement issued here, said at a time when everybody is expecting a dawn for Sri Lankan Tamils under Modi's rule, it is unavoidable to oppose Rajapaksa's entry into India. Vaiko said with a "heavy heart" he was announcing that the MDMK…

Nasser’s son recovers following road accident

Chennai, May 24: Popular Tamil actor Nasser's son N. Abdul Asan Faizal, who was injured here in a road accident earlier this week, is recovering after undergoing surgery, a hospital source said.The 23-year-old was with four friends in a car that collided with another vehicle. Three of his friends accompanying him were killed on the spot, while the fourth one, who was also critically injured, has been hospitalised at Chettinad Hospital with Abdul. "He has started to show signs of recovery after the surgery...," a…

Stand-up comedians can truly speak their mind: Hasan Minhaj

New Delhi, May 24: Los Angeles-based Indian American Hasan Minhaj, who discussed a range of subjects with Indian and South African comedians on travelogue show "Stand Up Planet", says the best aspect about people in his profession is that they can "tell the truth and not get fired for it".On the two-part show aired on NDTV Prime, Minhaj follows the jokes and personal experiences of international comics on some global issues ranging from social and economic disparity, religion, political corruption and…

Kohli takes Royal Challengers to 154/6 against Super Kings

Bangalore, May 24 (IANS) A captain's knock by Virat Kohli (73) helped Royal Challengers Bangalore score 154 for six in 20 overs against Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here Saturday.Put into bat, the Bangalore top order once again failed to fire putting the onus on the middle-order. A 55-run partnership between Yuvraj Singh (25) and Kohli was one of the bright spots for the hosts. Former India pacer Ashish Nehra picked up three wickets while Ravichandran…
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