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08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Vizag Steel Promotes Brand Image through Indian Railways

Steel is a key component for a country’s progress and Indian Railways being the most cost-effective medium to promote a product, Vizag Steel has chosen to promote its brand image through Samta Express, said Chaudhary Birender Singh, Union Minister of Steel...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Ashton Carter, US Secretary of Defence calls on Prime Minister

US Secretary of Defence, Ashton Carter, called on the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. Prime Minister appreciated the contribution made by Secretary Carter in strengthening the defence cooperation between India and the United States. Prime Minister...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Don't believe in the title of perfectionist : Aamir Khan

Superstar Aamir Khan, who is often called as "Mr. Perfectionist", says he doesn't believe in the title and says instead he should be called "Mr. Passionate" instead.Asked if his title gives him any pressure, Aamir told reporters in a group interview here: "It...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

US designates India as 'Major Defence Partner'

Taking bilateral security ties to a new high, the US on Thursday designated India as its "Major Defence Partner".The designation took place as US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar -- the seventh meeting between the...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Government's demonetisation drive biggest scam : Amit Mitra

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Thursday called the demonetisation drive started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government a "scam"."The government's demonetisation drive is the biggest scam about to happen,"...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

'Lifeline Express' gets two more coaches for detection of oral cancer

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri J.P. Nadda and Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhu, today inaugurated two additional coaches of the Lifeline Express (LLE) to introduce cancer and family health services to the ‘Lifeline Express’....

08-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Modi government acting like salesman : Mamata Banerjee

Taking a dig at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's bunch of announcements designed to promote digital payments, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the central government was acting like a "salesman" in a desperate bid to divert from...

08-Dec-2016 Kolkata

Prime Minister has lost moral right to continue : Mamata Banerjee

Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday held him responsible for the chaos in the country post demonetisation and said he has lost his moral right to continue in his11 post."He has to take the responsibility...

08-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Indian equities surge on positive global cues

Fresh inflows of foreign funds, coupled with positive global cues and rupee appreciation propelled the Indian equity markets on Thursday.Besides, positive global indices, stimulus hopes from the European Central Bank (ECB) in its upcoming monetary policy review,...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Parliament disrupted again, Speaker warns unruly MPs of stern action

Parliament failed to function and transact any meaningful business yet again on Thursday as the government failed to find a common ground with the opposition protesting in both the houses.Both opposition and the government continued to blame each other for the...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation: Problems are increasing day by day : Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said the problems of people had increased a month after the demonetisation decision and peoples' voice was not being heard."I had neither opposed the decision nor supported it. I had just said that common people...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

President's rap for government, not opposition: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said it is the government, more than the opposition, which should pay heed to President Pranab Mukherjee's criticism of the continued logjam in Parliament."What the honourable President said is...

09-Dec-2016 Fazilka-Ferozepur

13 teachers killed in Punjab road accident

In a tragic accident due to dense fog, thirteen teachers were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck in Punjab on Friday morning, police said.The accident took place near Chandmajri village on the Fazilka-Ferozepur highway,...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

BJP blasts Congress, other parties over demonetisation

The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other parties opposed to demonetisation for disrupting Parliament and misleading people of the country.In an official release, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attacked the Congress and the opposition parties...

08-Dec-2016 Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh)

Rs 43 lakh seized in MP, three held

Three youth caught with Rs 43 lakh in new notes in this Madhya Pradesh district on Thursday were taken into custody and are being questioned, police said.According to information from the local police, an Innova coming from the direction of Itarsi was stopped...

08-Dec-2016 Bhubaneswar

Maoist violence has come down in Odisha : Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said the overall law and order situation in the state has remained by and large peaceful while the Maoist violence has come down."Intensity of overall Maoist violence has come down in the state during the year...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

'Dangal' was't made to promote anyone : Aamir Khan

Superstar Aamir Khan, whose all set to portray Mahavir Singh Phogat in "Dangal" says the purpose to make the film is not to promote himself or the sports personality, but to make a "good film".Asked his opinion on Bollywood personalities overshadowing sportsmen,...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation a well considered step : Manoj Tiwari

Delhi BJP leader Manoj Tiwari on Thursday said the decision of demonetisation is a well considered step of the central government and its objective is to create a clean economic system by ending black money.During a meeting with representatives of various...

08-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Tata governance framework needs urgent repair : Cyrus Mistry

Seeking support from shareholders of Tata Chemicals, ahead of December 23 extra-ordinary general meeting, Tata Sons ousted Chairman Cyrus P. Mistry on Thursday said the group's governance framework needs urgent repair.Mistry's letter, addressed to the stakeholders,...

08-Dec-2016 Beirut

150 people rescued from Aleppo health facility : Red Cross

Nearly 150 civilians, many disabled or sick, were evacuated overnight from a health facility in Aleppo's Old City after the army retook the area, the Red Cross said on Thursday.The bodies of 11 persons who died at the facility after being caught in the crossfire...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Ujjawala scheme to rehabilitate victims of trafficking : Krishna Raj

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the Ujjawala scheme for rehabilitation and reintegration of the victims of trafficking, Krishna Raj, Minister of State, said here on Thursday.Around 16,877 women and 12,158 children are reported...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

I'm an indulgent parent : Aamir Khan

Superstar Aamir Khan says he isn't strict but instead an indulgent father in real life, unlike his character in the upcoming film "Dangal".Aamir, who has three children named Ira, Junaid and Azad, will be seen playing a strict father in the upcoming film "Dangal".Asked...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

30 days since note ban: Cash crunch plays leveller

Demonetisation turned one-month-old on Thursday, but the hassles being faced by the public are far from over with the victims being not just the common man but also those representing him in Parliament.After 30 days, reports of an ubiquitous cash crunch marked by interminable...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Sakshi Tanwar was a dream to work with : Aamir Khan

Superstar Aamir Khan praised his "Dangal" co-star Sakshi Tanwar, saying it was a "dream" to work with her."It was wonderful (working with Sakshi). Sakshi was a dream to work with. She is so talented. I can't remember a single shot in the film where she had to...

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