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MOTORMOUTH SIDHU VIRTUALLY QUIET

Chandigarh, Jan. 23 -- Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu,who joined the Congress a week ago, has probably more followers on social media than any other contestant in Punjab, but he prefers to talk directly. While most other politicians and their teams are trying to use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to build their poll campaign, the three-time former MP, a past master of spinning biting and side-splitting one-liners ... Read More


Indian IT firms concerned over Donald Trump's 'buy American-hire American' pledge

New Delhi, Jan. 23 -- US President Donald Trump's 'buy American-hire American' campaign has sent flutter down in $150-billion Indian IT sector, which is closely observing how the new administration evolves policies around outsourcing and movement of skilled workers.

India hopes to have a meaningful engagement with the US, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.

Given that US market accounts for 60 per cent of India's IT export... Read More


HP resident doctors on mass leave today

Shimla, Jan. 23 -- Despite health minister Kaul Singh Thakur's assurance, doctors across Himachal Pradesh will remain on mass casual leave on Monday.

In IGMC and Rajendra Prasad Medical College, Tanda, resident doctors will be on a oneday leave. The decision of Resident Doctor Association (RDA) to support the Himachal Medical Officer association (HMOA) is likely to affect medical services across the state on Monday.

RDA Shimla president Dr Ajay... Read More


LRA Applauds Government For Contribution To National Budget

Monrovia, Jan. 23 -- Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner for Domestic Tax Darlingston Talery has applauded revenue-collecting government's Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) for their contributions to the national budget for the first half of the 2016/2017 fiscal period.

"We are pleased, but we are not complacent," Commissioner Talery said, adding, "we can do more and we must work hard to meet our revenue targets."

Mr. Talery ... Read More


Gov't Objects to Libya vs Liberia Friendly in Tripoli on Jan. 24

Monrovia, Jan. 23 -- The government has mandated the Liberia Football Association (LFA) to cancel a planned international friendly with Libya in Tripoli on January 24.

Report by Danesius Marteh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

According to Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton, Sports Minister Saah Charles N'Tow wrote LFA President Musa Bility on January 19 to register government's o... Read More


Liberian Election 2017: Preliminary Observations and Advice

Liberia, Jan. 23 -- Often when I listen to Liberian radios or when I read in the papers on this year's Liberian Presidential election, I observe that some supporters of candidates focus on discussing negatively the opposing candidate or candidates and not talking about their supporting candidates.

A Liberian talk show host, for instance, consistently criticizes a particular candidate but gives no platform information of his own candidate. By onl... Read More


SP-Cong deal is done

Lucknow, Jan. 23 -- After days of negotiation and playing hardball, the Samajwadi Party and the Congress forged an alliance for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Senior leaders of both the parties worked behind the scene to sort out differences over seat sharing. In the process, both sides conceded some ground to each other, paving the way for the historic alliance.

Out of the total 403 Assembly seats in UP, the Samajwadi Party will contest ... Read More


Amitabh Bachchan praises 'champion' Yuvraj Singh

Dhaka, Jan. 23 -- Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised star batsman Yuvraj Singh, calling him a 'champion' after India's ODI victory against England on Thursday.

Amitabh on Thursday took to Twitter to praise the Punjab southpaw. "India thrash the British ..!! Yuvraj, it is the champion that disproves with his proof. you were an exceptional Champion today (Thursday)," Big B tweeted. The 74-year-old thespian also lauded the entire Indian cricket ... Read More


Sushant Singh Rajput is going to NASA!

Dhaka, Jan. 23 -- When it comes to method acting, Sushant Singh Rajput is inarguably among those Bollywood actors who like to get under the skin of their characters. While preparing for Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy (2015), the actor didn't speak to his family for over three months. Similarly, to play a ticket collector in the MS Dhoni biopic, Sushant often hung out at Kharagpur railway station to learn the right body language and ... Read More


Cricketer Sunny on remand

Dhaka, Jan. 23 -- The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Sunday placed cricketer Arafat Sunny on one-day remand in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.

Magistrate Pranab Kumar of the CMM court

granted the remand after hearing on a prayer of Yahia, a Sub-Inspector of Mohammadpur Police Station and also the Investigation Officer of the case seeking a five-day remand to interrogate the natio... Read More