10 powerful author portraits by Raghu Rai


Suzanna Arundhati Roy is an Indian author best known for her novel The God of Small Things (1997), which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction the same year.

(Image credit: Fine People by Raghu Rai)


Ashok Vajpeyi is an Indian poet in Hindi, essayist, literary-cultural critic, apart from being a noted cultural and arts administrator, and a former civil servant.

(Image Credit: Fine People by Raghu Rai)


Mahasweta Devi was an Indian Bengali fiction writer and social activist. Her notable literary works include Hajar Churashir Maa, Rudali, and Aranyer Adhikar.


William Dalrymple is a Scottish historian and writer, art historian and curator. His books have won numerous awards and prizes.


Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Laxman was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. He was best known for his creation The Common Man.


Shobha Rajadhyaksha also known as Shobhaa De is an Indian columnist and novelist.De is best known for her depiction of socialites and sex in her works of fiction, for which she has come to be known as the "Jackie Collins of India".


Kiran Nagarkar is an Indian novelist, playwright, film and drama critic and screenwriter both in Marathi and English, and is one of the most significant writers of postcolonial India.


Economist and philosopher Amartya Sen who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1998 and the Bharat Ratna in 1999.


Amrita Pritam was an Indian writer and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi.She is considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist, and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both sides of the India-Pakistan border.


Vikram Seth is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novels and poetry books. He has received several awards including Padma Shri and Sahitya Akademi Award.
Source - Times of India

7 worthy laptops priced above Rs 1 lakh

7 worthy laptops priced above Rs 1 lakh

These days laptops come across price segments. You can get one for as low as Rs 10,000 (though not many). But yes, then you may not get those top-of-the-line features.

However, if checking mails, creating sales report, browsing internet is largely what you do then most laptops priced under Rs 35,000 can be a good buy. But then if you need is more demanding and you are looking for a high-end laptop, then prepared to shell out more.

So, if you are one of those who can spend over a lakh to buy a heavy-duty top-of-the-line laptop, then these are the ones on which you can bet your money on.

Five High Courts get new Chief Justices

The move comes two days after the govt. assured the SC that such appointments are ‘topmost priority’

Two days after the government assured the Supreme Court that appointment of judges to the High Courts is its “topmost priority,” five new Chief Justices have been appointed to Kerala, Calcutta, Sikkim, Tripura and Manipur High Courts on Friday.

UPSC declares results of civil services prelims

The results of civil services preliminary examination were declared on Friday by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The test was held on August 7.

“The candidates who have been declared successful have to first register on the website before filling up the detailed examination form online,” the UPSC said.

The e-admit card, along with the time table of the main examination, will be uploaded on the Commission’s website — www.upsc.gov.in — around two weeks before the examination. Successful candidates have been asked to fill a detailed application form, which will be available on the website of the Commission from October 7 to 20, for the main examination.

Source - The Hindu

BRICS MoU on climate cooperation signed

India signed an agreement with fellow BRICS countries to deepen cooperation in abatement and control of air and water pollution, efficient management of liquid and solid waste, climate change and conservation of biodiversity.

Two key issues

Minister of State for Environment and Forests Anil Dave, said in a statement that technology transfer and finance were two issues that need to be addressed to limit global warming.

Earlier this week, the Environment Ministry announced a collaborative R&D programme to develop next generation, sustainable refrigerant technologies as alternatives to hydrofluorocarbons.

Key players include the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and its allied institutions; Department of Science and Technology; Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and key industry players.

Source - The Hindu

Centre may introduce quota for faculty at IIMs: Javadekar



Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar. File photo

The central government intends to bring a bill to introduce quota for faculty positions in the country's premier business schools Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar said at IIM-Ahmedabad on Friday.

Considering India’s letter on 26/11 probe: Pakistan

India has expressed willingness to share ‘material evidence’ related to the attacks of 26/11, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. The statement came a day after India said that Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar has written to his Pakistan counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry seeking cooperation into the investigation of the eight-year-old case.

Bihar moves SC against Shahabuddin’s bail



The HinduIn this September 11, 2016 photo, former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin gestures during an interview with The Hindu, at village Pratappur in Siwan district of Bihar. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

Plea likely to be clubbed with petition by Siwan-resident Chandrakeshwar Prasad

Hold ‘inclusive dialogue’, India tells Nepal



The HinduPrime Minister Narendra Modi welcoming his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and his wife Sita Dahal, during a ceremonialreception atthe Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: V. Sudershan
The HinduPrime Minister Narendra Modi with his Napalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ prior to their meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: V. Sudershan

Worldwide launch for AIR's Balochi's website, mobile app today


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Public Broadcaster Prasar Bharati will launch a website and mobile app on 16 September for All India Radio's Balochi service to reach out to people who speak the language across the globe.

According to officials, the Balochi website and mobile app will be launched by Prasar Bharati Chairperson A Surya Prakash.

Income Tax Department To Honour Honest Taxpayers



The taxman has created four broad categories of taxpayers for the purpose of honouring them.

New Delhi: In a novel initiative revived after decades, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) will soon honour lakhs of "honest and compliant" taxpayers from across the country who have paid their income tax dues diligently over the years.

अरुणाचल में कांग्रेस को बड़ा झटका, 43 विधायक BJP समर्थित PPA में शामिल



सीएम पेमा खांडू

अरुणाचल प्रदेश में कांग्रेस को एक बड़ा झटका लगा है. 43 एमएलए के साथ मुख्यमंत्री पेमा खांडू ने पार्टी को छोड़ दिया है. 60 सदस्यों वाली विधानसभा में कांग्रेस के 46 विधायक हैं, जबकि 11 विधायक बीजेपी के हैं.

स्वामी असीमानंद को NIA कोर्ट से जमानत मिली



भारत-पाकिस्तान के बीच चलने वाली समझौता एक्सप्रेस गाड़ी में करीब साढे़ नौ साल पहले हुए बम धमाके के आरोपी असीमानंद को शुक्रवार को एनआईए की अदालत से जमानत मिल गई। असीमानंद की जमानत का आधार इस केस गवाहों में शामिल सबसे अहम गवाह का अपने बयानों से पलटना है।

मोदी के जन्‍मदिन पर केक सहित तीन अन्‍य वर्ल्ड रिकॉर्ड बनाने की तैयारी

मोदी के लिए बन रहा है स्पेशल केक
पूरे देश में प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के जन्‍मदिन के जश्‍न के बीच सूरत की एक बेकरी ने विशालकाय बर्थडे केक बनाने की तैयारी की है. इस केक को कल बनाया जाएगा. वहीं गुजरात सरकार ने भी चार नए रिकॉर्ड बनाने की योजना बनाई है. इनमें से तीन रिकॉर्ड इंटरनेशनल लेवल के और एक नेशनल लेवल का होगा. 

पहली, दूसरी कक्षा के बच्चों को मिलेगी बस्ते से मुक्ति



स्कूल में पढ़ने वाले बच्चों पर बस्ते के बढ़ते बोझ के कारण पेश आने वाली परेशानियों एवं शरीरिक कष्ट को देखते हुए केंद्रीय माध्यमिक शिक्षा बोर्ड ने स्कूलों का सुझाव दिया है कि पहली एवं दूसरी कक्षा के बच्चों को होमवर्क नहीं दिया जाए और उन्हें स्कूल में बस्ता लाने की जरूरत नहीं होनी चाहिए। इसके साथ ही पहली से आठवीं कक्षा के छात्रों को अतिरिक्त एवं पूरक पुस्तकें नहीं सुझाए जाएं।

गेंहू की गुणवत्ता जांच के बाद ही उसे राशन दुकानों पर भेजने के निर्देश



भोपाल। मध्यप्रदेश के भोपाल जिले में हाल ही में एक वेयरहाउस में 185 बोरियों में मिट्टीयुक्त गेंहू पाए जाने पर संबंधितों के खिलाफ आवश्यक कार्रवाई किए जाने के साथ ही खाद्य एवं नागरिक आपूर्ति विभाग ने सभी जिलों में वेयरहाउस में सार्वजनिक वितरण प्रणाली (पीडीएस) के लिए भेजे जाने वाले गेंहू की गुणवत्ता की जांच के लिए तीन सदस्यीय समितियां गठित करने के निर्देश दिए हैं।

अगले साल इस तारीख को रिलीज होगा 'जुड़वा' का सीक्वल



नाडियाडवाला ग्रैंडसन एंटरटेनमेंट की ओर से आखिरकार साल 1997 की ब्लॉकबस्टर फिल्म 'जुड़वा' के सीक्वल की रिलीज डेट घोषित कर दी गई है। प्रोडक्शन हाउस की ओर से ट्वीट किया गया 'अपने कैलेंडर में तारीख नोट कर लीजिए। 'जुड़वा 2' अगले साल 29 सितंबर 2017 को रिलीज होगी।

मिल सकती है अच्छी खबरः ब्याज दरों में हो सकती है कमी



नई दिल्लीः ब्याज दरें कम हो सकती है. वित्त मंत्री अरुण जेटली ने आज उम्मीद जताई कि अगले महीने होने वाली मौद्रिक नीति की समीक्षा के दौरान खुदरा महंगाई दर में कमी और कर्ज की सुस्त रफ्तार जैसे मुद्दों को ध्यान में रखा जाएगा. उधर, अरुण जेटली ने ये भी कहा कि जन-धन खातों में एक-एक रुपये जमा कराने की खबरों को लेकर संबंधित बैंकों से जवाब तलाब किया गया है.

7TH CPC – Include Puducherry in Central Finance Commission: Narayanasamy

7TH CPC – Include Puducherry in Central Finance Commission: Narayanasamy

One Million Samsung Smartphones In US Recall



Samsung has advised consumers in 10 countries to trade their handsets for temporary replacement phones.
SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES: The US Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced a recall of around one million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones plagued by incidents of batteries bursting into flames.

Review: Pink Drags Women's Issues Out In The Open - Unapologetically And Right In Your Face

Verdict : 4_5
Cast : Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang
Genre : Drama
Duration : 2h 16m
Director : Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
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As a woman, there are many issues one faces and doesn’t sometimes even have the courage to say to oneself. Pink puts it all out in the open, unabashedly, unapologetically and right in your face.

Ranbir Kapoor-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s sizzling hot chemistry highlight of ADHM song Bulleya


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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor's sizzling hot chemistry is the catch point for the second song of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil titled Bulleya.

The never seen before sizzling chemistry between co-stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor is the catch point for the second song titled Bulleya from their upcoming Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

160 year old Rail line reopens for Trains to Bangladesh via.Radhikapur after 11 years

Radhikapur: Rail services between India and Bangladesh through the Radhikapur border in North Dinajpur will resume from the end of this month after 11 years. The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) today made a trial run with a diesel locomotive to test the tracks from Radhikapur to the end of the zero point along the international border. According to sources in the NFR, goods train services would be started from the end of this month.

IR commences monitoring progress of Rail projects using Drones



New Delhi: Stepping up the monitoring mechanism, railways has opted for the state of the art surveillance devices such as drone and geo-based spatial based satellite technology to monitor the crucial projects without visiting the site.

Monitoring the projects and implementing on time is of utmost importance for railways, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

VNIT appointed as Nagpur Metro Rail consultant


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Nagpur: Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) has been appointed as structural consultant for the Nagpur Metro Rail Project. Though the work, at present, is confined to the 5-km at-grade patch between the airport and MIHAN, Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation ltd (NMRCL) has plans to broaden VNIT’s role for the entire project.

Passenger Amenities Committee confident of Rail Division at Silchar



Silchar: If the words of Dr Rajdeep Roy, member of Passenger Amenities Committee (PAC) of the Indian Railways are to be believed, the Silchar Railway Station will soon be upgraded into a full-fledged Railway Division.

“In a recent development, the Indian Railways has decided to upgrade three railway stations into railway divisions and the Silchar Railway Station features in the list. The work to upgrade the station will soon commence,” Roy said.

IR overstates its losses from ‘Social Obligations’ by Rs.6000 Cr./Annum: Bibek Debroy

Suresh Prabhu may be reluctant to hike passenger fares, especially in the sleeper/ordinary class, but an analysis by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy and OSD Kishore Desai shows he can raise fares in this class by 1.5-2 times and still keep passenger welfare unchanged and keep passengers happy! Bibek Debroy says Railways overstates its losses from “social obligations” by Rs 6,000 crore per year.

passenger-faresNew Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu may be reluctant to hike passenger fares, especially in the sleeper/ordinary class, but an analysis by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy and OSD Kishore Desai shows he can raise fares in this class by 1.5-2 times and still keep passenger welfare unchanged. Debroy/Desai break up the FY15 losses of Rs.33,000 crore into that in various classes and find the largest losses of around Rs.19,000 crore took place in the second-class category, followed by Rs.9,000 crore in the sleeper class. AC trains, where Prabhu has just started a surge-pricing strategy, by contrast, roughly break even — while the AC tier-II made Rs.496 crore of losses in FY15, the tier-III made a profit of Rs.882 crore.

Mulayam calls Samajwadi Party parliamentary board meeting to end crisis

HIGHLIGHTS

The raging feud within UP's ruling Samajwadi Party remain unresolved.
Akhilesh said this is not a family feud but a fight for the government.
Mulayam has called the party's parliamentary board meeting on Friday to end the crisis

WhatsApp Don't Have Access To Users Data: Delhi High Court


WhatsApp Don't Have Access To Users Data: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court said that WhatsApp has threatened the privacy of their users.
NEW DELHI: Instant messaging platform WhatsApp on Wednesday opposed in Delhi High Court a plea alleging that privacy of its users has been threatened by a new privacy policy announced by Facebook, saying regulations were in place and the latter does not have access to any data as it provides end-to-end encryption.

Rock On 2’s Jaago: This generation just got its anthem, watch video



Rock On 2's first track Jaago is out and Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor film has already unleashed the madness. We are happy to be a part of it.
Rock On 2’s Jaago is a rock track that asks you to stand up for your rights. It shows Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal and Purab Kohli in concert.

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Crew

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three crew members headed to the International Space Station are scheduled to launch on Friday, Sept. 23. Live launch coverage will begin at 1:15 p.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency's website.

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, along with cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will launch at 2:16 p.m. from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (12:16 a.m. Sept. 24, Baikonur time). The Expedition 49/50 crew will spend approximately five months together aboard the orbital complex before returning to Earth in late February.

Govt to build 300 onion storage units in Indore



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INDORE: After piles of onions were found to be damaged due to the lack of storage facilities, the state government has decided to build 300 onion storage units in Indore district this fiscal.

The government will provide a subsidy of Rs1.75 lakh to every beneficiary to build onions storage units. These onion storage units will have a holding capacity of about 50 tonnes.

Three Indian Women Bankers in Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women List



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New York: State Bank of India's chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI Bank's chief Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma ranked in the top twenty of the '50 Most Powerful Women International' list released by Fortune.

Class 12 student in Indore releases book on gadget de-addiction

Palak Garg (second from right) releases her book “Meet Yourself” at Daly College in Indore on Monday. (Shankar Mourya/ HT photo)

Any smartphone-addict student, who is helpless in losing sleep because of social media, may find 17-year-old Palak Garg’s book on gadget de-addiction useful.

Not a feminist? You are a bad human being, says actress Kalki





New Delhi, (PTI) Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin feels that "everyone is a feminist" and a person who does not identify as one is a "bad human being."

Indian-origin scientist's tech to let you read closed books



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BOSTON: Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new technology that can read pages of a closedbook, an advance that may help archaeologists look into antique books without touching them.

Whoa! Akshay Kumar will play five roles in a film?



Akshay Kumar has surprised everyone with his choice of films in recent times be it Special 26, Holiday: A Soldier is never off duty, Baby, Gabbar is back, Airlift and Rustom. His next is Jolly LLB 2 followed by Robot 2.0 and Crack.

After the super successful year for Akshay Kumar with a hat trick at the box office in the form of Airlift, Housefull 3 and Rustom. It’s been reported that Akshay Kumar is all set to portray not one or two but five roles in a single film. The film in question is an Omung Kumar’s directorial titled Five.

IRCTC offers trip on super luxury Maharajas’ Express to Rio Paralympics stars Thangavelu Mariyappan and Varun Bhati



AGRA: India's newest sporting stars Thangavelu Mariyappanand Varun Bhati who won Goldand Bronze for the country at the Rio Paralympics are being offered a sponsored trip on the world's most luxurious train, the Maharajas' Express. The gesture comes from the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which operates the award-winning luxury train, in honour of the two sportsmen who opened the Paralympics medal tally for India in style.

Aamir Khan reveals two new looks for two different projects, see pics

Aamir Khan's first look is from a Lagaan ride in Dubai's Bollywood themed park and the second one from his former manager of Advait Chandans' untitled film.

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Earlier it was reported that Aamir Khan’s new look is from his upcoming film Secret Superstar. But turns out it is for a Lagaan ride in Dubai.
Aamir Khan knows how to leave his fans flabbergasted. All this while we kept thinking that he will be carrying on with his Dangal look a little longer. But just days ago, the actor shocked everyone with a new avatar. And before anyone could breathe, Aamir’s latest pictures went viral hinting that this might just be the look of his upcoming film Secret Superstar. But hold on, there is a catch! It turns out that his moustache and kohled eyes are actually from a shoot which he has done for a special Lagaan ride coming up at a Bollywood theme park in Dubai. You heard us right. It does not belong to any movie!

AIDS epidemic worse than ever before, says Mark Feinberg



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Chief Executive Officer of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative Mark Feinberg.

On the sidelines of the India Africa Health Sciences Meet, Mark Feinberg, Chief Executive Officer of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, spoke to Vidya Krishnan about the lack of urgency weakening global HIV interventions. Having spent nearly three decades in HIV research, Dr. Feinberg said the AIDS epidemic was worse than ever but it had become less visible, leading governments to think that the problem had been solved.

Inflation Falls Sharply, Opens Door For Urjit Patel To Cut Rates; Factory Output Shrinks

The next RBI monetary policy review is on October 4, the first under the helm of Dr Patel

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Consumer inflation fell sharply to 5.05 per cent in August
  2. The drop in inflation has stoked hopes of a rate cut from RBI
  3. The next RBI monetary policy review is on October 4
Softening food prices helped consumer inflation fall sharply to 5.05 per cent in August, from a nearly two-year high of 6.07 per cent in the previous month.

Arunachal governor Rajkhowa removed after he refuses to step down

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa was removed from his post on Sep 12, 2016. (File Photo )

Arunachal Pradesh governor JP Rajkhowa,was removed from his post on Monday evening.

Shahid Kapoor is breaking all cuteness records in this throwback picture with wife Mira


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With regular posts and pictures which Shahid Kapoor shares with his fans, it keeps getting confirmed he is very much in love with Mira Rajput.
With regular posts and pictures which Shahid Kapoor shares with his fans, it keeps getting confirmed he is very much in love with Mira Rajput.

Kareena defines sophisticated maternity fashion while posing with Manish Malhotra

The snaps show the actress effortlessly boasting her maternity fashion and proving the fact that pregnancy style can be anything but predictable.

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The talk of the town these days, Kareena was recently snapped posing with her bestie and fashion designer Manish Malhotra for Vogue India photoshoot. (Source: Kareena Kapoor Khan/ Twitter)

Samsung to customers: Stop using Galaxy Note 7 right away



SEOUL: Samsung Electronics is urging consumers worldwide to stop using Galaxy Note 7smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of the phones catching fire emerged even after the company's global recall.

Unfazed AAP rallies again

Bagha Purana: Even as AAP firefights to control the damage it has suffered in Punjab recently, the party on Sunday seemed to maintain the momentum of its Maghi conference at Muktsar during the event to release its "farmer manifesto" by Arvind Kejriwal. Despite being hit by one controversy after another - desertions, allegations of selling party tickets, charges of sexual exploitation against party leaders - AAP appeared to be withstanding the onslaught if the crowd and response of those attending the rally was any indication.
The frenzy of the crowd was visible at the rally as they repeatedly applauded when the top leaders of the AAP attacked the incumbent Shiromani Akali Dal, and theCongress. The party adopted the aggressive tone instead of going defensive, while indulging in the damage control caused by Sucha Singh Chhotepur episode, and the tens of thousands of audience appeared to be taking it well.

AAP leaders, apart from taking on the rivals, also took pot shots at Sucha Singh Chhotepur and the probable fourth front. The party tried to clear the air on desertions saying "when a tree is growing some leaves automatically fall and the gardener cuts some other to give it a lively look and same is the case with AAP".
Adopting tough posturing, AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal declared that the party would arrest Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Badal, his brother-in-law revenue minister Bikram Majithia, CM Parkash Singh Badal's son-in-law Adesh Partap Singh Kairon and ministers Tota Singh and Sikandar Singh Maluka, once it form government in the state. He promised to register cases against them for indulging in corrupt practices and to attach their properties to realize the ill-gotten money. Kejriwal cautioned the people that going by the massive response of the people to AAP, now both SAD and the Congress resort to cheap tactics but they should not believe in the slanderous campaign. He said, "When we had formed AAP we had decided to lay down our lives to the nation. Now, we have reaffirmed our resolve and have decided to face everything to save Punjab and for it we are ready even to sacrifice our lives."

He said that Badals and Capt Amarinder Singh were two sides of a coin, which was proven, "when I announced to arrest Sukhbir while entering Punjab, Amarinder did not waste any time in announcing that he get me out of Punjab". Earlier too, Captain had tried to save Majithia when he had opposed CBI inquiry against him, Kejriwal said.

In damage control mode, the Delhi CM repeated that AAP had zero tolerance for the corrupt and had sacked three ministers in Delhi, and the same yardstick was adopted for Chhotepur in Punjab. He said that in coming four months, the incumbent party would accused them of many things but the party would not bow down before them.

Earlier, AAP MP Bhagwant Mann said that some people were burning their effigies on the directions of SAD, but they must ask our effigies before burning and "the effigies would also say that jathedars were selling Punjab just to please its bosses". Mann said, "We have to stop those selling Punjab. We will not sit back and will revenge every highhandedness." On mass resignations by party office-bearers, AAP's new convener in Punjab Gurpreet Ghuggi said, "People had started claiming that the broom had weakened but look at the crowd to see how it has flourished."
Source - Times of india

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