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19-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Address public grievances first, Arvind Kejriwal tells officials

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed all the Heads of Departments (HoDs) of the Delhi government to make redressal of public grievances a "top priority" and that no complaint should be left unresolved.The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief's instruction...

19-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Aadhaar data breach: HC grants more time to UIDAI to file response

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed the Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) plea seeking more time to file a response on a plea seeking exemplary damages for the losses caused due to leakage of Aadhaar data.A bench of Justice S. Ravindra...

19-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Hopes of easier lending norms, fund inflows lift equity indices

Indian equities got a lift on Monday amid expectations the central bank will take measures to ease liquidity crunch and relax lending norms for state-run banks."The market gained despite a drop in optimism about potential US-China trade deals. Investors looked...

19-Nov-2018 London

Bullying, violence at workplace linked to heart disease, strokes

People who are bullied or experience violence at work are at higher risk of developing heart and brain blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and stroke, according to a new study.The findings revealed that those who were bullied almost every day had...

19-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Narendra Modi regime replay of Indira's Emergency, says new book

There is a striking similarity between the unfolding of events during the 1975-77 Emergency under then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the contemporary times under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a new book suggests.In "Emergency Chronicles" (Penguin/Rs 699/439...

19-Nov-2018 London

New dual-action virus effective in treating cancer

Scientists have developed a genetically modified virus that can kill cancer cells as well as destroy their hiding places.The novel dual-action virus, named as enadenotucirev, targets both cancer cells and fibroblasts -- healthy cells that are tricked into protecting...

19-Nov-2018 Lucknow

Six die as tanker hits stationary bus

Six persons were killed in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh on Monday when a speeding tanker rammed into a stationary roadways bus parked on the roadside after it broke down, police said.Ten persons were injured in the accident near Muni village, of whom four were...

19-Nov-2018 Bengaluru

Karnataka villages are open defecation free : H.D. Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said the southern state was open defecation free in its rural areas."Earlier statistics showed that only half or one-third of the rural households had individual toilets, but presently, all the 70.2 lakh rural...

19-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Was pretty nervous to face camera after a long gap : Preity Zinta

Actress Preity Zinta, who is making a come back to films after a decade with "Bhaiaji Superhit", says the movie has given her new challenges as an actor and she was quite nervous on the first day of the shoot.Sharing her experience of working in her comeback...

19-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Educate the girl child : Heena Sidhu

Ace Indian shooter Heena Sidhu says education is the foundation of everything, adding that it is important to educate girls."Enjoy the hard work you are putting into the process. And educate the girl child - education is the foundation of everything around...

19-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Rani Laxmibai was a visionary : Kangana Ranaut

Actress Kangana Ranaut says she values freedom because of Rani Laxmibai."I've grown up listening to Rani Laxmibai's legend and folklore like all of us but at the same time I did not know the intensity of her life. Her youth had gone in battling the enemy and...

19-Nov-2018 Mumbai

When women are strong, countries become stronger : Akshay Kumar

Lending his support to gender equality, actor Akshay Kumar said that strong women make stronger countries.Akshay along with a bevy of Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Vicky Kaushal, Rekha, Zeenat Aman, Hema Malini,...

19-Nov-2018 Jammu

Union Tourism Secretary reviews projects under PMDP

Union Tourism Secretary, Rashmi Verma, today convened a meeting with the senior officers of the State Government to review the progress of various projects sanctioned for Jammu and Kashmir under PMDP.The Union Secretary expressed satisfaction over the pace...

19-Nov-2018 Jammu

RDD commemorates World Toilet Day

Secretary, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda, today inaugurated a model toilet with latest twin-pit technology at Satwari Block here to commemorate World Toilet Day-2018.Director Rural Sanitation, InduKanwalChib, Executive Engineer REW Jammu,...

19-Nov-2018 Jammu

Comm Secy Forest reviews modalities for winding up of IWDP

Commissioner Secretary, Forest, Ecology & Environment, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, today convened a meeting to discuss the roadmap for winding up Integrated Wasteland Development Program (IWDP)and absorbing its employees in allied wings of the Forest Department.The...

19-Nov-2018 Jammu

Budget 2019-20: Principal Secy Finance begins pre-budget discussions

The Finance Department today formally set into motion the process for preparation of the State Budget 2019-20 by holding the first intra-departmental consultation regarding resource mobilization.Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary chaired a high-level...

19-Nov-2018 Kupwara

DDC Kupwara reviews progress of AYUSHMAN Bharat – PM Jan Arogya Yojna

District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today convened a meeting of concerned officers and CSC Operators to review the progress of enrollment under Ayushman Bharat- Pradhanmantri Jan Arogya Yojna.The meeting was attended by ADDC Kupwara M Y...

19-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Now men think twice before harassing women : Preity Zinta

Amid the ongoing controversy on her comment on the #MeToo movement, Bollywood actress Preity Zinta said it is an encouraging step to a big change for the future as men now think twice before harassing a woman at the workplace."Working on Kavach safety men...

19-Nov-2018 Srinagar

Women's wing of NC protests against pesky power cuts

National Conference (NC) women's wing on Monday carried out a protest rally against the unscheduled power cuts across Kashmir valley. The protesters led by MLA Habba Kadal, Shameema Firdous carried out a protest march here from party's headquarters towards Polo...

19-Nov-2018 Srinagar

Sand extractors stage protest in Srinagar

Scores of sand extractors from Nunar Ganderbal area of Central Kashmir Monday staged a protest accusing government of snatching their livelihood by handover the sand extraction contract to few blue-eyed persons.The protesting sand extractors assembled here...

19-Nov-2018 Srinagar

Yasin Malik arrested in connection with Panchayat elections

Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested by police today, said a spokesperson. Police this afternoon raided JKLF office and arrested JKLF chairman. According to police he has been arrested in connection with the ongoing...

19-Nov-2018 Vietnam

President of India in Vietnam, addresses Vietnam-India business forum

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, reached Hanoi today (November 19, 2018) as part of his two-nation state visit to Vietnam and Australia. Later in the afternoon, the President addressed the Vietnam-India Business Forum in the Vietnamese capital. Speaking...

19-Nov-2018 New Delhi

We need to re-engineer our entire education system : M. Venkaiah Naidu

“You have been lucky enough to gain education from this great university. But on this day, spare a thought to those young people who did not get such an opportunity in spite of deserving it. It is upto us to take the benefits of education and the opportunities...

19-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Suresh Prabhu launches AirSewa 2.0

The Union Minister of Civil AviationandCommerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi today.Speaking on this occasion the...

19-Nov-2018 New Delhi

SEZ Policy Report Submitted to Commerce Minister

The Baba Kalyani led committee constituted by the Ministry of Commerce& Industry to study the existing SEZ policy of India submitted its report to the Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, in New Delhi today.The...

19-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Commerce Minister Releases Report on Industrial Park Rating System

The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, released the report prepared by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, on Industrial Park Rating System. Speaking...

19-Nov-2018 Vishakhapattanam

Silver Jubilee Commemoration Ceremony of SIMBEX- 2018

Silver Jubilee Commemoration Ceremony to mark the 25th edition of SIMBEX, “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise” was held onboard INS Sahyadri at Visakhapatnam today, 19 November 18.  The Ceremony was attended by Adm Sunil Lanba, the Chief of Naval...

19-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Speed of sanitation coverage is India’s pride : Narendra Modi

With the country's toilet coverage reaching close to completion, people from across the country today celebrated the World Toilet Day with mass awareness and mobilization activities. The focus was on usage of toilets, which is closely linked to the Prime...

19-Nov-2018 Chandigarh

Official Language Conference of Northern Region held in Chandigarh

The Regional Conference under the aegis of the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, was organized by Regional Implementation Offices of North-1 and North-2 Regions in Chandigarh today. Central Government Officials from Delhi, Punjab,...

19-Nov-2018 Jammu

Chief Secretary reviews implementation of SBM (Urban)

Chief Secretary Shri B V R Subrahmanyam Monday chaired the 6th State Level Apex Committee meeting of the flagship Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).Financial Commissioner, H&UDD, Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Principal Secretary, Planning Development...

19-Nov-2018 Jammu

Chief Justice administers oath to new Judge of JK High Court

Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Gita Mittal, administered oath of office to Justice Rajesh Bindal as Judge of the J&K High Court at a swearing-in-ceremony organized here today.Chief Justice congratulated the new Judge and wished him...

19-Nov-2018 Jammu

State Administration mourns demise of Iqbal Khandey

A condolence meeting was convened in the Civil Secretariat here today to mourn the demise of Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, former J&K Chief Secretary, who passed away in Srinagar this morning.Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam,...

19-Nov-2018 Vijayawada

Manam Saitam adapted Villages

Film Star, Actor, Founder President Kadambari Kiran had visited the Andhra Pradesh and Informed Government of Andhra Pradesh about the Adapted Villages in Srikakulam District.The adapted Villages R Bharthapuram, Kundalagudam, S.Neelapuram , Malliveedu, Sagaramupeta,...

19-Nov-2018 Brisbane

Want to make it count this time around : Rohit Sharma

India's vice captain Rohot Sharma on Monday said the team played a few close matches in Australia the last time around, but want to make it count on the current tour.Rohit said it feels good to perform in Australia as it gives a player a lot of confidence."The...

19-Nov-2018 Hyderabad

Rajamouli's next film with Jr. NTR, Ram Charan starts rolling

Filmmaker S.S Rajamouli, more than a year after the release of the second part of the "Baahubali" franchise, on Monday began shooting here for his new yet-untitled Telugu film featuring Jr. NTR and Ram Charan.Currently dubbed as RRR, the project marks the first...

19-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Rajnath Singh holds meet on Amritsar attack

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a meeting here to review the national security situation in the aftermath of Sunday's grenade attack in Amritsar that killed three persons.The Minister met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Intelligence Bureau...

19-Nov-2018 Mumbai

People have to wait to see my wedding : Alia Bhatt

Actress Alia Bhatt has made it clear that her well-wishers have to wait to see her marriage happening whenever it does.There were reports that Alia is going to tie knot with actor Ranbir Kapoor in 2019 but the actress says that people have to wait."If people...

19-Nov-2018 San Francisco

California wildfires toll hit 80, over 990 missing

The death toll from the destructive wildfires have reached 80, with 993 people still unaccounted for, authorities said.As of Sunday evening, there were 77 deaths and 9,700 homes destroyed as a result of the 149,000-acre Camp Fire in Northern California,...

19-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Sara is a born star : Kareena Kapoor Khan

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was last seen in "Veere Di Wedding", says that her step-daughter Sara Ali Khan is a born star.Kareena was interacting with media at Lux Golden Rose Awards 2018 on Sunday.Kareena share warm bond with her step-daughter Sara Ali...

19-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi hopes RBI Governor will show Modi 'his place'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday charged the Centre with destroying institutions and hoped Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel will show Prime Minister Narendra Modi "his place". He accused Modi of attempting to "destroy the RBI" through...

19-Nov-2018 Los Angeles

I experience identity crisis to a massive extent : Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller feels it is easy to lose the essence of one's own identity in showbiz. The "Fantastic Beasts" star admits he experiences an identity crisis, and says that being in the industry highlights the problem like a "terrifying pimple".Miller is back as...

19-Nov-2018 Lucknow

Get fit, or miss out : Yogi Adityanath to cops

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed police chiefs to ensure that fat and unfit policemen were not put in charge of police stations.At a review meeting through video conferencing late on Sunday, Adityanath also ordered the transfer of...

19-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Don't want to take myself too seriously : Alia Bhatt

Actress Alia Bhatt, who was last seen in "Raazi", says that she doesnt want to take herself too seriously while acting in films.Alia was interacting with media at Lux Golden Rose Awards 2018 on Sunday in Mumbai.When asked if she has ever felt that she has reached...

19-Nov-2018 London

Google News may shut down in EU over 'link tax'

Google may shut down its Google News service in the European Union (EU) if a proposed "link tax" for using news stories comes into force in member countries, The Guardian reported.According to the new copyright directive, adopted by the European Parliament...

19-Nov-2018 Hanoi (Vietnam)

14 killed in Vietnam floods

At least 14 people were killed in floods and landslides caused by typhoon Toraji over the weekend in Vietnam, authorities said on Monday.Due to heavy rain and floods, many areas were still inundated including roads to Nha Trang city's airport, reports Xinhua...

19-Nov-2018

The mysterious 13th hostage

This novel by Greta Rana is inspired by a true story of Nepali migrants. She dedicated it to 12 Nepali migrants who were murdered in Iraq on August 20, 2004. It's a gripping account of the struggle and sacrifices of a boatman for his family and how he, along...

19-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google best Search engine, we keep Safari safe : Tim Cook

Google Search engine that is the default platform for iOS users is the best, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said, adding that they put in controls in their Safari web browser to safeguard users' data.In an interview with Axios on HBO on Sunday night, Cook defended...

19-Nov-2018 Washington

I didn't know interim AG had criticised Russia probe : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he did not know about the criticism that recently-appointed interim Attorney General Matt Whitaker made in the past about the Russia probe, in which investigators are examining possible interference by the Kremlin...

19-Nov-2018 Jassur (Kangra)

Jai Ram Thakur lays foundation stone of Interstate Bus stand at Jassur

While addressing a largely attended public meeting at Jassur in Kangra district today after attending the meeting of state executive of Mahila Morcha, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that it was impossible to even think of development of a society without...

19-Nov-2018 Sirmour

CM inaugurates the first cultural evening of International Renuka fair

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated the first cultural night of International Renuka fair by lighting the lamp at historic holy place Renuka Ji in Sirmour district last evening.Chief Minister also released souvenir brought out by the organisers on the...

19-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump refuses to hear tape of Khashoggi's killing

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that while Turkey has shared with US an audio purported to be of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, he has no plans to listen to the recording."We have the tape. I don't want to hear the tape. No reason...

18-Nov-2018 Amritsar

Amritsar grenade attack kills three, DGP admits terror act

In a major terrorist incident, three people were killed and 20 others injured when two motorcycle-borne masked youths threw a grenade at a Nirankari congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district on Sunday, police said.The grenade attack took...

18-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Innovation is for the betterment of mankind : M. Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Innovation is for the betterment of mankind and India is encouraging the spirit of innovation among the educated enterprising youth. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the International...

18-Nov-2018 Mahasamund (Chhattisgarh)

Modi says Congress looted India, asks Chhattisgarh to vote for BJP

Accusing the Congress of hindering Chhattisgarh's development and defrauding India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the people to vote the BJP to power for a fourth straight term in the state.Addressing an election rally here on the last day of campaigning...

18-Nov-2018 Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh)

Modi mocks Congress' pledge to protect cows in MP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the congress for their pledge to protect cows in Madhya Pradesh, reminding the party that its workers in Kerala last year slaughtered a calf in the open.Addressing an election rally in Chhindwara, the Prime...

18-Nov-2018 New Delhi

EC's inspection of deleted voters' names a farce : Raghav Chadha

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday slammed the Election Commission for its conduct towards checking deleted names from electoral rolls by calling the inspection a "farce and a complete joke to the people of Delhi"."The whole exercise of checking whether...

18-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Once a Miss World, always a Miss World : Manushi Chhillar

Miss World 2018 Manushi Chhillar, who has clocked a year since she brought back the coveted crown to India after a long jinx, has mixed emotions as she is ready to head to China to hand over her title. She says it has been a life-changing experience, which...

18-Nov-2018 Brisbane

Injured Hardik Pandya will be missed : Ravi Shastri

India's head coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday said all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be missed during the tough Australian tour starting from Wednesday as he provides proper balance to the side.Hardik had suffered an acute lower back spasm during the game against Pakistan...

18-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Facebook seeks to patent software to analyse who lives with you

Despite facing flak for leakage of personal data of millions of its users in recent times, Facebook is seeking to patent a software that could help it build profile of an user's household - the number of people in the household, the interests that they share,...

18-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google halts project to build glucose-sensing contact lens

Google's parent company Alphabet has put on hold a project to build glucose-sensing contact lens for people living with diabetes due to unsatisfactory results from clinical work.The aim of the project was to turn contact lens into a cutting-edge medical device...

18-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Fanboy in me for Big B, SRK will never die : Sidharth Malhotra

Actor Sidharth Malhotra says he can never stop being a fanboy when it comes to Bollywood icons Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan because of the "brilliant" and "inspiring" portfolio of work they have done.Sidharth, who made his acting debut in Bollywood...

18-Nov-2018 Lucknow

Farooq Abdullah calls for a united front against communal forces

National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Sunday urged all the secular forces of India to put up a strong and joint front against the communal forces that are hell-bent to tarnish the secular countenance of India.Dr Farooq while addressing various...

18-Nov-2018 Shopian

Two Al Badr militants killed in Shopian gunfight

Police on Sunday claimed to have killed two Al Badr militants in a gunfight in south Kashmir's Shopian district."Based on a credible input about the presence of militants, a cordon and search operation was launched by Police and security forces at the strike...

18-Nov-2018 Jammu

DC Jammu reviews arrangements for annual Jhiri Mela

Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar today convened a meeting with senior officers of various departments to take stock of arrangements put in place by different departments for Jhiri Mela commencing from November 22. He also visited the adjoining areas to...

18-Nov-2018 Jammu

Secy Social Welfare reviews departmental functioning in Jammu, Samba

Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmed Lone inspected the Directorate of Social Welfare Jammu, Mission Directorate ICDS and Mission Directorate ICPS wherein he interacted with the officials to review the departmental functioning and efficiency of delivery of...

18-Nov-2018 Srinagar

Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam visits SKIMS Soura

Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today said the functioning of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura involves larger social issue linked to the public healthcare in Jammu and Kashmir.“The immediate concern of the Governor’s Administration...

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