If ‘Raja’ Amarinder Singh can address the issues of health and education, he is certain to coast to victory, reports Aditi Phadnis. The previous time ‘Raja’ Amarinder Singh became chief minister (2002-2007), the verdict was not unambiguously in his favour. In the 2002 assembly elections, the Congress won 62 seats out of 116, only three more than the majority mark of 59. This had never happened before in Punjab. Whether the Congress and Communist Party of India in 1972 ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Chief of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar is likely to be replaced within the next few weeks, a media report said on Saturday. Akhtar was appointed the director general of the ISI in September 2014 and took office in November 2014, when he replaced the retiring Lt Gen Zaheer-ul Islam. The appointment is normally for a three-year period unless the ISI chief retires or is replaced by the army chief. The Nation, citing a security official privy ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The Congress on Friday extended an olive branch to former Bharatiya Janata Party member of Parliament Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying he was ‘most welcome’ to join the party and insisted that its Punjab unit chief Amarinder Singh was on the same page. Amid speculation over Sidhu joining the party, Singh met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and is learnt to have discussed the issue besides the political situation in poll-bound Punjab. Sources said Singh is also learnt to have ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
Russia has rubbished reports that its troops will be holding joint military exercises with Pakistani forces in Gilgit Baltistan, which is a part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, and clarified the anti-terror drills will take place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region. The denial came as Russian troops arrived in Islamabad on Friday for the first-ever joint exercises with Pakistani forces. The exercise begins from Saturday under the name ‘Friendship-2016’ and reflects growing military ties ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago Russia snubs India, sends troops for drills with Pakistan Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
on your WebpageAdd Widget >Get your members hooked!