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26-Apr-2017 Panaji

I began hating work while on sabbatical : Suniel Shetty

Actor Suniel Shetty, who has been away from the limelight for over three years now, says his preoccupation with attending to his ailing father Veerappa Shetty made him take a sabbatical from showbiz.It was only after Shetty senior's death earlier this year...

26-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Process of building a character is magical : Kirti Kulhari

Actress Kirti Kulhari, who shot to fame with "Pink", is now playing the protagonist in National Film Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's forthcoming film "Indu Sarkar". She says as a performer, building a character is an interesting process.She plays...

26-Apr-2017 New York

Eating less salt may not lower your BP, says study

Contrary to popular belief, consuming less sodium may not lead to lower blood pressure in the long term, show results of a new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years."We saw no evidence that a diet lower in sodium had any long-term beneficial...

26-Apr-2017 Mumbai

'Raag Desh' an incredible movie-making experience : Kunal Kapoor

Actor Kunal Kapoor, who will be seen in National Award-winning filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia's next "Raag desh - Birth of a Nation" says it has been an incredible movie-making experience."This has been such an incredible movie-making experience! And such a huge...

26-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Mamata having BJP phobia : Amit Shah

Taking a swipe at Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said she has been suffering from "BJP phobia" and claimed that her constant criticism of his party was indicative of its rise in Bengal."Mamata Banerjee is having...

26-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Action being taken against cow vigilantes : Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that action is being taken against cow vigilantes and the party maintains that no one should take the law into their own hands."Our message is loud and clear. Everyone must adhere to law and...

26-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Shraddha Kapoor 'honoured' to play Saina Nehwal in biopic

Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, who will be seen playing Saina Nehwal in an upcoming biopic directed by Amole Gupte, says she is really honoured to essay the role of the Indian badminton star in the film.Shraddha on Wednesday took to Twitter to make the announcement....

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan PM hold talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held talks on bilateral issues with his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here."Held comprehensive talks with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe on ways to strengthen India-Sri Lanka ties for the benefit of...

26-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Arijit Singh's voice fills us with love : Shraddha Kapoor

Actress Shraddha Kapoor has praised singer Arijit Singh and says his voice fills everyone up with love.Shraddha on Tuesday took to Twitter to wish Singh on his 30th birthday.Happy birthday to the man whose voice gives us all goosebumps and fills us up with love....

26-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Perform Or Close Shop, Punjab CM Warns Pvt. Medical, Dental Colleges

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered a crackdown on private medical and dental colleges engaged in the business of making money at the cost of the future of the students, warning them to either perform or close shop.The Chief Minister...

26-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Wanted Gangster Arrested In Nabha Jail Break Case

In a major breakthrough, the Organized Crime Intelligence Unit (OCIU) of Intelligence Wing of Punjab Police has arrested a wanted gangster involved in Nabha Jail Break Case namely Sukhchain Singh @ Sukhi son of Buta Singh, resident of Village Ulak, P.S....

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

Dy CM pays homage to martyrs of Samba

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that it is imperative to honor the martyrs who have laid down their lives for safeguarding the country’s integrity.He said it imbibes a sense of patriotism and linkage to one’s country besides also instilling...

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

Narendra Modi chairs PRAGATI meet

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 18th interaction through PRAGATI, the Information and communications technology (ICT) based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.Chief Secretary J&K, B R Sharma...

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

4thCourt Meeting of CUJ Held, Governor inaugurates KV at CUJ

The fourth Court meeting of Central University of Jammu was held today at its Main Campus, Raya Suchani (Bagala), Samba, to deliberate on the various developmental activities in the university since the last Court meeting held on 15th June 2015. The meeting...

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

Int Taekwondo silver medallist Mansha Bashir calls on CM

Mansha Bashir, a Kashmiri girl who recently bagged the silver medal in an international Taekwondo  competition at Bangkok, called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. The Chief Minister wished her well and asked her to continue  her progress...

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

Deputations meet Chief Minister, put up demands, seek redressal

Several deputations today met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here and brought many of their issues into her notice and sought their redressal.A deputation of Gujjar community led by former Vice Chancellor, Masud Choudhary demanded setting up of a Tribal...

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

SIC organizes seminar on RTI

State Information Commission (SIC) today organized a one day seminar on J&K Right to Information Act 2009 at conference hall, JKTDC, TRC Jammu.The seminar was inaugurated by Chief Secretary, B R Sharma and was attended by Chief Information Commissioner...

26-Apr-2017 Reasi

Miscreants will be dealt with sternly : Ajay Nanda

Minister of State for Finance and Planning Ajay Nanda today said that nomads would be provided all sort of support in ensuring their uninterrupted seasonal movement from one station to another.The Minister was chairing a high level meeting with police and civil...

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

Abdul Rehman Veeri reviews functioning of Relief Organization

Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri today reviewed the functioning of Relief Organization here at a high level meeting.The meeting was attended by Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (M)...

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

SABLO delegation meets Governor

A delegation of the Shri Amarnathji Barfani Langars Organisation (SABLO) led by its President Sh.Vijay Thakur, called on Governor N.N. Vohra, at the Raj Bhavan here today.The delegation presented a number of issues relating to the management of Yatra 2017...

26-Apr-2017 Srinagar

3 mega AMRUT projects take off in Srinagar city

The much awaited mega drainage scheme under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) took off here today with the launching of three major schemes for Srinagar city.The projects include drainage scheme for Indra Nagar area, Lal Chowk...

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

SABLO delegation meets Dr. S.P Vaid

Director General of Police Dr S P Vaid today assured full protection to Langers operating during Shri Amarnathji Yatra, mostly in Baltal and Pahalgam base camps of the cave shrine at Kashmir Himalayas.Interacting with a delegation of Shri Amarnathji Baba Langer...

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

Dr. S.P Vaid reviews darbar move arrangements, law and order situation

Director General of Police, Dr. S.P Vaid today discussed overall security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir and reviewed arrangements put in place for smooth movement of Darbar Move from the winter capital to Srinagar.In a video interaction with the senior officers...

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

One Day Workshop on DBT of Fertilizer Subsidy held

One Day Workshop on DBT of Fertilizer Subsidy for the wholesale dealers organized by Directorate of Agriculture, Jammu was inaugurated by H. K. Razdan, Joint Director Agriculture (Extension), Jammu here today.Speaking on the occasion Mr Razdan said that...

26-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Div Com reviews plan for rationalization of street vendors in Srinagar

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review the plan for rationalization of street vendors in the Srinagar City.Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Commissioner SMC, VC SDA, EE R&B, SSP Srinagar, SSP Traffic, Deputy Director...

26-Apr-2017 Jammu

Secretary Tourism discusses Floriculture plan outlay for Jammu

Secretary Tourism and Floriculture, Farooq A Shah today discussed the plan outlay for Floriculture Development in Jammu here at a meeting. The meeting was attended by Director Floriculture Jammu, Deputy Director planning and Executive Engineer Floriculture Jammu.The...

26-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Student protests refusing to die down

Student protests against a police crackdown on Degree College Pulwama on April 15 are refusing to die down despite the call from the Kashmir University Students’ Union (KUSU) asking students to resume their classes.Student protests and subsequent clashes erupted...

26-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Government invokes Indian Telegraph Act

The state Home department headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has ordered ban on internet services in Kashmir Valley for  one month, sources said.“Internet services in Kashmir Valley shall not be permitted to be transmitted for a period of one month,”...

26-Apr-2017 Mumbai

My wife loves me in glasses, says Akshay Oberoi

Akshay Oberoi

Actor Akshay Oberoi says nerdy is the new cool, adding that his wife loves to see him in glasses."I think glasses look really cool. My wife specifically loves when I wear glasses," Akshay, who is married to Jyothi Vynatheya, said in a statement. The "Pizza"...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

BJP rejects EVM tampering allegations

Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday dismissed allegations of EVM tampering, saying that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party failed to understand the mood of the nation.As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looked to sweep the Delhi civic polls, Naidu said people...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Will renew Delhi politics with positivity : Manoj Tiwari

People in Delhi have suffered because of negative politics that hit a new low in the last two and half years, and the time has come for some positivism, says city BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.In a wide-ranging interview with IANS on the eve of Delhi civic poll results,...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Facebook rolls out local camera effects designed for India

In line with its mission to make the world open and connected, Facebook on Wednesday hosted an interactive showcase of its family products and apps and rolled out local camera effects designed for India.Sharing latest numbers, Facebook also said it now...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sri Lankan PM meets Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday here called upon visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe."Visit of a special partner. Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe arrives in Delhi on April 25, meets EAM Sushma Swaraj today (Wednesday)," External...

26-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Parineeti Chopra doesn't need auto tune for singing

Actress Parineeti Chopra, who has lent her voice for "Maana ke hum yaar nahin" in the forthcoming film "Meri Pyaari Bindu", says the song has no auto tune.Parineeti, who will be essaying the role of an aspiring singer in "Meri Pyaari Bindu", shared a short video...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Mizoram to soon boast MCG-sized cricket stadium : Lal Thanhawla

The first step was a Supreme Court panel recommending that all the northeastern states are entitled to full affiliation and voting rights in the Indian cricket board. Now, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, whose love for sports is not new, has unveiled...

26-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Deputation calls on Syed Ali Geelani

A deputation called Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani and briefed him about the latest developments and consequent result arising out of some serious situations.During their interaction with incarcerated leader, deputation quoting reliable...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

BJP win due to EVM tampering : Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia

AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday alleged widespread tampering of EVMs to favour the BJP and said there was "no reason" for the people of Delhi to favour the BJP.Addressing the media after the BJP was set to sweep the...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

BJP's civic poll win a vote in favour of Modi : Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party's win in the Delhi civic polls was a vote in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three years in power and a vote against the "negative politics" of the AAP.Addressing the media after the Bharatiya...

26-Apr-2017 Yerevan

Future technologies will reshape geopolitics : Hamid Ansari

The Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari delivering the lecture at the Yerevan State University, in Yerevan, Armenia on April 26, 2017.

Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said upcoming technologies like manufacturing of robotics and improved cost-efficiency in renewable energy will reshape geopolitics."Every two years, for example, solar installation rates are doubling, and photovoltaic-module...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

No plans to tax agriculture income, Centre cannot : Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley

The government has no plans to impose any tax on agricultural income, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday, putting to rest recent speculations on a politically sensitive issue."I categorically state that the Central government has no plan to...

26-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

Hyderabad's Nizam was a visionary President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday described the last Nizam of Hyderabad State Mir Osman Ali Khan as a visionary, who founded Osmania University 100 years ago.Inaugurating the centenary celebrations of the university, the President said the Nizam had a dream...

26-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Kejriwal's quest for power behind AAP loss : Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday blamed his former protege and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals quest for power behind the Aam Aadmi Partys (AAP) debacle in the Delhi civic polls.As the counting of votes polled in the April 23 elections progressed,...

26-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Delhi verdict an endorsement of Modi's leadership : Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party's win in the Delhi civic polls was a vote in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three years in power and a vote against the "negative politics" of the AAP.Shah termed the party's resounding win in...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, AAP alleges EVM tampering

The BJP was on Wednesday set to retain the three municipal corporations in the national capital for the third term in a row, handing a humiliating defeat to the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP and the Congress.As per the Delhi State Election Commission, the Bharatiya...

26-Apr-2017 Kolkata

BJP to discuss Centre-stakeholder dialogue in Kashmir : Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party will discuss the possibility of a dialogue between the Centre and all stakeholders to bring order to the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir.Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Congress did not campaign the way it should have : Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said the Congress did not campaign aggressively to win the civic polls and added that she had not been invited to campaign for party candidates."We are going through a bad time. Congress...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Civic polls a beginning for Swaraj India : Yogendra Yadav

Yogendra Yadav

The municipal elections in Delhi were "foundational elections" for the Swaraj India Party and leaders have "zero expectations" of winning any seat, party chief Yogendra Yadav said on Wednesday."We have zero expectations. But anything we get above that is...

26-Apr-2017 Gondia (Maharashtra)

Two killed as trainer aircraft crashes on Maharashtra-MP border

Two persons were killed when a trainer aircraft of a private aviation academy crashed into a river on Maharashtra's border with Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, police said.Pilot Ranjan Gunta and student pilot Himani died when the National Flying Training Institute...

26-Apr-2017

Is it Cold War-II already?

The April 13 Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) strike by the United States on ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan has triggered suggestions that a second round of the Cold War is set to begin. Particularly as the new US President, Donald Trump, seems to be brash, abrasive...

26-Apr-2017

Connecting the dots : The BJP, Hindutva and fringe organisations

The rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from two seats in 1984 to a staggering 282 in 2014 may be seen as the growing appeal of its ideology -- Hindutva -- among the masses, but this compelling work of extraordinary research provides enough evidence...

26-Apr-2017

'Mohe pir paayo, Nizamuddin Auliya...': The saint and his grace

The bit in the headline is from one of the subcontinent's best-known qawwalis honouring one of its most venerated Sufi saints but its true worth is seldom realised. In it, the singer is addressing his own mother as he praises his spiritual master, who was...

26-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Friendship is fundamental foundation of our relationship : Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu

Actress Bipasha Basu, who is about to complete one year of marital bliss with her actor husband Karan Singh Grover, says the key fundamental foundation of their relationship is friendship.Bipasha and Karan tied the knot in April 2016. The "No Entry" actor took...

26-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Handwoven dupattas a staple in women's wardrobe : Gaurang Shah

Designer Gaurang Shah, who has styled the likes of Sharmila Tagore and Vidya Balan, has come up with Dupatta Festival to celebrate the art of this ensemble. He says that handwoven dupattas have become a staple in a woman's wardrobe."A dupatta is one of the most...

26-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

K. Vishwanath's 12 handpicked films to be released as a disc

K. Vishwanath

Actor Pawan Kalyan and filmmaker Trivikram on Wednesday announced they will facilitate the release of 12 handpicked moviesof veteran filmmaker K. Vishwanath as a limited edition disc in honour of his Dada Saheb Phalke Award.Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram met and...

26-Apr-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

CGC Jhanjeri organized Grand Fashion Show

Chandigarh Group of Colleges Jhanjeri organized Fashion Show at its campus. The event was attended by fashion designers Neha and Honey Sekho of London Fashion Week fame. Other Designers including Bhumika Sharma, Sukhpreet, Simranjit Kaur and model Inder Pal Virk....

26-Apr-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

Infosys organised a workshop on Android & Big Data at Indo Global

Workshop organised at Indo Global Colleges on Android & Big Data. Key note speakers at the moment were Gaganpreet, Marketing head, Solitaire Infosys Pvt.Ltd. While speaking at the moment he informed students that Android is a versatile application which is...

26-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Kailash Kher celebrates musical journey of 'Kailasa'

Celebrated singer Padma Shri Kailash Kher celebrated the music journey of his band "Kailasha" in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis among many iconic personalities from the world of music and films.Talking on the occasion on Tuesday night,...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

TV shows are stuck in a rut : Soni Razdan

Soni Razdan

Actress-filmmaker Soni Razdan, who has been in the industry for over three decades, feels that Indian films are moving ahead with new ideas but this can't be said about the country's TV shows.The wife of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and mother of actress Alia Bhatt is returning...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Will celebrate 5 years of cancer-free life soon : Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala

Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, who made her debut with Subhash Ghai's "Saudagar" informed media that she will be celebrating 5 years of her cancer-free life soon."I will soon complete 5 years of cancer-free life, which I will be celebrating," said Manisha...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

More Green Heroes for brighter future : Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who was present at the Green Heroes Film Festival happening here expressed his concern over our environment and said that having more Green Heroes will ensure a bright future."The greatest joy after watching these wonderful films...

25-Apr-2017 Agra

Record 1,000 metre-long offered on 362nd urs of Shah Jahan

A record 1,000-metre-long ceremonial chadar was offered on Tuesday at the graves of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his Empress Mumtaz Mahal on the 362nd Urs of the builder of the immortal memorial to love here.While one end of the chadar was at the southern...

25-Apr-2017 Siliguri

Amit Shah launches BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari

BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's house, and knocked on the doors of the locals here as part of an intensive booth-level mass contact programme in Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India -- in northern...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates 47th Foundation Day of HUDCO

M. Venkaiah Naidu releasing the publication at the 47th Foundation day function of HUDCO, in New Delhi on April 25, 2017.

The Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 47th Foundation Day of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO) today and said that HUDCO is playing an important role in taking financial inclusion...

25-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Capt Amarinder Decides To Ban Use Of Plastic In Punjab

The Punjab government has decided to ban the use of plastic in a bid to conserve its deteriorating environment.A notification to this effect will be issued after a formal approval by the state cabinet on the decision taken on Tuesday at the Local Government...

25-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

2 PPS Officers Transferred

The Punjab Government today issued Transfer/Posting of 2 PPS officers with immediate effect. Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson said that Mr. Amarjit Singh has been posted as SP, Headquarters, Railways, Patiala and Mr. Balwinder Singh, has...

25-Apr-2017 Islamabad

14 killed in Pakistan land mine blast

At least 14 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a land mine in Kurram agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said.Local authorities said the van ran over the anti-tank mine on the roadside when it was travelling in Godar area of Kurram agency,...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Fiscal deficit to be reduced to 3 per cent by 2019 : NITI Aayog

Arvind Panagariya

The NITI Aayog on Tuesday said it has proposed to reduce the fiscal deficit be brought down to three per cent of the GDP by 2018-19.It has also set the target for the revenue deficit to be reduced to 0.9 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2019-20.The...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Need to tax agricultural income : NITI member

Noted economist and NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy on Tuesday said there was a need to expand the tax base by bringing agricultural income under the tax ambit.He said there was also a need to eliminate exemptions on personal income tax.Talking to reporters...

25-Apr-2017 Cooch Behar (West Bengal)

Mamata Banerjee urges Centre to look for alternative options to Teesta deal

Claiming that a water sharing deal on Teesta river with Bangladesh may jeopardise the daily lives of North Bengal residents, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would have no problems in providing water to the neighbouring country provided...

25-Apr-2017 Siliguri

Bengal not letting central schemes percolate down : Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday alleged that the West Bengal government was not letting the benefits of central developmental schemes percolate down to the grassroots."The Bengal government is not letting (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi ji's schemes to percolate...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Khadi gives employment to people : Rajesh Pratap Singh

Ace fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, known for using handloom in his creations, says a product like Khadi gives employment to a lot of people and thus, should be encouraged.Earlier this month, the designer was seen giving makeovers to youngsters using...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi, Nepal PM discuss bilateral ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday discussed India-Nepal ties with his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda over telephone."The Prime Ministers discussed recent developments in India-Nepal relations, including the recently concluded highly...

25-Apr-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

Interactive wall climbing course launched in Thane

An interactive wall climbing course with ropes has been launched in this suburb of India's financial capital Mumabi to engage children in interesting physical activities instead of their going into gaming arcades and amusement parks.The facility launched...

25-Apr-2017 Cooch Behar (West Bengal)

Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over Aadhar-like system for cows

Continuing her tirade against the Modi government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the move to have an Aadhaar-like identity system for cows."Just see... Now cows need Aadhar cards. Then what cards will be needed for children who need...

25-Apr-2017 Agartala

Centre not against tribal laws : P.P. Chaudhary

P.P. Chaudhary

The Modi government is not against tribal customary laws but also favours a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), Union Minister P.P. Chaudhary said on Tuesday."The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)-led government is not against traditional or customary laws of the tribals...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Global cues, rupee lift equities; Nifty above 9,300 points

Positive global cues along with a strengthened rupee lifted the NSE Nifty to its new record high of over 9,300 points and the BSE Sensex to its highest closing level in almost three weeks.The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) touched a...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India, Armenia sign 3 agreements

India and Armenia on Tuesday signed three agreements after Vice President Hamid Ansari held a bilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan."Vice President reviews entire gamut of bilateral relationship with Prime Minister of Armenia;...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists : Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a "deal and understanding" with the Maoists in the state.He called for talks with all stakeholders to bring Maoist...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Majid Majidi shoots at CST Station

Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi was spotted shooting at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) Station here for his upcoming film "Beyond The Clouds".The Oscar nominated filmmaker was shooting a special film sequence, read a statement from the makers of the film....

25-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

SAD castigates Manpreet Badal for giving green signal to mafia raj

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today castigated finance minister Manpreet Badal for giving a clean signal for political mafia raj in Punjab by stating that one needed to be in politics to do business in the State.In a statement here, former finance minister...

25-Apr-2017 Jammu

Second Review of Swachh Iconic Places held at Katra

The second review meeting of the Swachh Iconic Places Scheme of Government of India was held at Kakryal here today.  Governor N.N. Vohra; Sh. Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation;...

25-Apr-2017 Jammu

Govt committed to work for peace, confidence building : Abdul Haq Khan

Minister for Rural Development Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq today said the state government lead by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is committed to work for resolution of the problems and ensuring peace in the state.The Minister said this while laying...

25-Apr-2017 Katra

Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Water ATMs at Katra

As part of Swachhta initiative, Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchyati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar today inaugurated water ATMs at Katra.Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda, Union Secretary Drinking...

25-Apr-2017 Jammu

Abdul Gani Kohli seeks inquiry into Reasi Incident

Minister for Animal Husbandry, Sheep and Fisheries Abdul Gani Kohli has directed the civil and Police administration Reasi to inquire into the recent incident in the district and take action against the culprits.The Minister said no such incident can be tolerated...

25-Apr-2017 Jammu

Choudhary Lal Singh tours Chenab Valley, inspects forest areas

Minister for Forest, Environment & Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh today conducted extensive tour of Chenab valley and inspected the plantation work at Sheikhwan in Doda and planted conifer saplings there. He also held meetings with the officers of Forest Department...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

DAK bats for mohalla clinics in Kashmir

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today pitched for “mohalla clinics” in Kashmir that would offer healthcare to people at doorstep.President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that mohalla clinics would bring healthcare delivery services to underserved...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Chief Secretary takes stock of Durbar Move arrangements in Srinagar

Chief Secretary, B R Sharma, today reviewed the arrangements made in connection with the annual Durbar Move from Jammu to the summer capital Srinagar with the opening of offices scheduled on May 8.The Chief Secretary took a first-hand appraisal of the arrangements...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Director Estates reviews Durbar Move arrangements, allotment status

Director Estates, Dr Ghulam Nabi Itoo today reviewed the arrangements made by the Department in connection with the annual Durbar Move.The meeting was held at Civil Secretariat here with officers of the Estates Department, PDD, PHE, SMC and Security wing present.The...

25-Apr-2017 Jammu

Farooq Shah chairs BoDs meet of Food Craft Institute

The Secretary Tourism and Floriculture, Farooq A Shah today chaired the Board of Directors (BoD) meeting of Food Craft Institute here.The other members MD JKTDC and Director Tourism Jammu were represented by GM Jammu and Joint Director Tourism Jammu besides...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

I am targeted for being Muslim, says Engineer Rasheed

Narrating the episode of the ‘shameful’ incident of Government disallowing him from entering Pir Panchal region and deported him back from Bafiyaz, legislator Er. Rasheed in a press conference at Srinagar on Tuesday targeted state DGP and Chief Secretary and said...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Mehraj-ul-Alam observed with religious fervor

Mehraj-ul-Alam was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of devotees thronged the shrines and masjids and offered prayers five times in the day.The biggest congregation of the Mehraj-ul-Alam function was held at Hazratbal...

25-Apr-2017 Baramulla

KNS organizes blood donation camp at SDH Pattan

Kashmir News Service (KNS) in collaboration with Sub District Hospital Pattan and District hospital Baramulla Tuesday organized a blood donation camp at SDH Pattan.The hospital employees, students and volunteers donated their blood in the camp.Block Medical...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Syed Ali Geelani condemns re-arrest of Masarat Alam

Strongly condemning the re-arrest of senior Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam Bhat, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani alleged that it is “State Terrorism and disgrace for their judicial system.Syed Ali Geelani expressed his deep concern over the deteriorating...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Maisuma shuts against detention of a local youth

A complete shutdown was observed on the third fourth consecutive day on Tuesday in Maisuma area of Srinagar against the continuous detention of a local youth allegedly under Public Safety Act (PSA).The authorities had slapped the fifth PSA against the...

25-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Manjinder Singh Sirsa takes oath in Punjabi language as MLA

Newly elected MLA of Rajouri Garden Manjinder Singh Sirsa today took oath in Punjabi language as Member of Delhi legislative Assembly. Hon’ble Speaker of Assembly Mr. Ram Niwas Goel administered oath to Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who won April 9 Election of...

25-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Amarjit Singh Samra Assumes Charge As Punjab MARKFED Chairman

Former Punjab Revenue and Rehabilitation Minister Amarjit Singh Samra on Tuesday took over as Chairman of Markfed in the presence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.Captain Amarinder felicitated Samra on his appointment as Chairman of the Asia's largest...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Difficult to produce another talent like Vishwanath : Kamal Haasan

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has done two of his best films "Swathi Muthayam" and "Sagar Sangamam" with K. Vishwanath, says that the film industry won't produce another talent like the Dada Saheb Phalke award winner."In the future people might think that I am exaggerating...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

I don't want to restrict myself : Saqib Saleem

Actor Saqib Saleem says he doesn't want to restrict himself and would like to explore other genres."The idea is not to get slotted because it is very easy to slot someone. If a person does similar roles in two films the audience would start saying that 'he...

25-Apr-2017 Chennai

Huge fan of southern cinema : Freddy Daruwala

Freddy Daruwala, who is making his Telugu debut with Ravi Teja starrer "Touch Chesi Chudu", says he has always been a huge fan of southern cinema for its overall "paisa vasool" entertainment factor.Thrilled about his southern sojourn, he said he can't wait...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

iVOOMi launches two affordable smartphones in India

Chinese electronic major iVOOMi on Tuesday launched two new affordable smartphones -- Me 1 and Me 1+ -- in its "ME" series at Rs 3,999 and Rs 4,999, respectively.Both the devices come with a 5-inch HD IPS display along with 2.5D curve glass. These also run on...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Shabana Azmi bats for children's vaccination

Padma Shri awardee actress Shabana Azmi wants all children in the country to be fully vaccinated.With the last week of April being celebrated as the World Immunisation Week, Shabana took to her social media account to spread awareness about vaccination and...

25-Apr-2017 Nairobi

27 killed in Kenya road accident

At least 27 persons were killed on Tuesday in Kenya when an oil tanker collided with a bus on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, authorities said.The bus was travelling to Nairobi when it hit the tanker near Makindu in Kibwezi, Xinhua news agency quoted police...

25-Apr-2017 Buenos Aires

Argentina at risk of missing World Cup : Diego Maradona

Argentina face an uphill battle to qualify for next year's World Cup without their suspended talisman Lionel Messi, according to Albiceleste legend Diego Maradona.Messi has served one match of a four-game international ban for abusing an assistant referee in a...

25-Apr-2017 Islamabad

10 killed in Pakistan landmine blast

At least 10 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a landmine in Kurram Agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, authorities said.Yasir Hussain, who is injured in the attack, was bringing stones from a mountain when his vehicle hit the landmine in Godar area,...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

It's important to speak up : Gul Panag

Actress Gul Panag, who has been lauded for being vocal and expressing her views, says it is important for an individual to speak up."It's important to be so (vocal)...I think it's important to speak up for what's right...What you believe is right," Gul, who...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Aamir attends award function for Lata Mangeshkar

Superstar Aamir Khan, who is known for avoiding film awards finally broke the rule on Monday night and attended an award function where he was honoured with the Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar Award.Aamir gave all the credit for this honour to his team of writers...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Not performing at Bieber concert : Sonakshi Sinha

After singer-composer Kailash Kher voiced his disagreement on Sonakshi Sinha's performing at Justin Bieber's maiden concert in India, the actress says she is not performing at the pop star's concert."Firstly, I am not performing at the Bieber concert. It was...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

'Unleash your wild side' with Sussanne, Malaika, Bipasha

Bollywood's fashionable queens Sussanne Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and Bipasha Basu's online fashion brand TheLabelLife.com has tied up with ice cream brand Magnum for a limited edition fashion collection that would encourage consumers to wear their wild side.The...

25-Apr-2017 Washington

NASA's Cassini probe completes final Titan flyby

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has completed its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.In its final close approach to Titan on April 21, the spacecraft passed at an altitude of about...

25-Apr-2017 Washington

NASA's super pressure balloon takes off from Wanaka

After several unsuccessful attempts, NASA finally launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, on Tuesday.The super-pressure balloon test flight is now on a mission designed to run 100 or more days,...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

IPL-10 : Pune's Ben Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat halt Mumbai's winning run

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma's comeback to form with a half century was spoiled by sheer brilliance with the ball from Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat as Rising Pune Supergiant roped home by three runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match here...

24-Apr-2017 New York

Banks may have to swallow losses to resolve NPA issue : Arun Jaitley

Banks may have to take "haircuts" - swallow losses - as one of the measures to resolve the sector's problem of non-performing assets (NPA) and this is a top priority for the government, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here Monday.Speaking at the...

24-Apr-2017 Patna

More tourists visited Bihar despite prohibition : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said prohibition in Bihar had not affected the state tourism sector as the number of visitors, both domestic and from abroad, had registered an increase.He dismissed as "baseless and useless propaganda" reports and...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Take my National Award if I don't deserve it : Akshay Kumar

Actor Akshay Kumar, who has been criticised for bagging the prestigious National Film Award earlier this month, says after working for 25 years in Bollywood if people still think that he doesn't deserve the honour, they can take it away.Akshay was named the...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

IAF inducts Su-30 MKI into frontline 221 Squadron

The Indian Air Force on Monday inducted its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft into the 221 Squadron, 'Valiants', at its base in Punjab, enhancing the IAF's capabilities, an official release said.Su-30 MKI is a state-of-the-art all-weather multi-role fighter...

24-Apr-2017 Raipur (Chhattisgarh)

Maoists massacre 26 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh

In one of the deadliest attacks, 300 to 400 heavily armed Maoists, women included, ambushed a CRPF contingent in a forested patch in Chhattisgarh on Monday, killing 26 troopers and escaping with their AK-47 assault rifles.Six Central Reserve Police Force...

24-Apr-2017

Northeast no more a nursery, it's a football factory : Lal Thanhawla

Lal Thanhawla

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Monday backed former India football team captain Baichung Bhutia's comment on the northeast no more being a nursery of the game but a leader, saying it's not only his state but also Manipuri and Assam that have come of...

24-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

'Gau Rakshaks' committing acts of terror : Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said "Gau Rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) are committing acts of terror against innocent people and warned that continued attacks will stoke anarchy in the country.The Member of Parliament alleged that the Bharatiya Janata...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

I have got my DNA test done : Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Monday released a new video in which he says that he has got his DNA test done to know his religion and discovered that he is a 100 percent artist.Nawazuddin took to Twitter to release the 55-seconds video, where the actor was...

24-Apr-2017 Jaipur

Cow vigilantism will cause more violence : Vasundhara Raje

Twenty-three former bureaucrats have urged Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to arrest those who killed a Muslim farmer and warned that unchecked cow vigilantism will lead to "large-scale violence"."Very disturbed" by the April 1 lynching of a dairy farmer...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Art in any form should not be suppressed : Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha

After Padma Shri winning singer-composer Kailash Kher voiced his disagreement on Sonakshi Sinha's performing at pop star Justin Bieber's maiden concert in India, the actress says that "secure artistes would always encourage others to grow their skills".Her...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Ricoh India launches new DSLR camera at Rs 88,584

Imaging company Ricoh India Ltd on Monday launched its new mid-class DSLR camera "PENTAX KP" for Rs 88,584.The dustproof and weather-resistant camera features a new-generation "APS-C- sized CMOS image sensor" supported by 24.32 effective megapixels and a top...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

LG brings flagship G6 to India with bold display format

Kicking off an era of premium smartphones with the 18:9 screen aspect ratio, South Korean giant LG on Monday launched G6 in the Indian market at Rs 51,990.Initially launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February, the 18:9 format offers...

24-Apr-2017

Drawing ancient history : The co-creator and preserver of Asterix

The world's most famous French warrior nearly had his career cut short when his writer died midway through one of his adventures but fans of Asterix the Gaul have much to thank the artist for ensuring the popular series (111 translations and 11 films of...

24-Apr-2017 New York

High BP drug could treat skin cancer

Researchers have discovered by accident cancer-fighting properties in a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure.The drug carvedilol can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer, the findings showed."What began as an experimental...

24-Apr-2017 Bhubaneswar

Fake currency totalling Rs 3.5 lakh seized

Fake currency notes with a face value of Rs 3.5 lakh have been seized and two persons detained in Odisha's Sonepur district, police said on Monday.The two were going towards Sonepur from Boudh carrying Rs 2 lakh in Rs 2,000 denomination and Rs 1.5 lakh in...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

No rift in BJP-PDP alliance : Ram Madhav

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday refuted claims of any rift in the BJP-PDP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir and said that his party will extend support to the state government.BJP General Secretary and party in-charge of northeastern states and...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Shraddha ages in 'Haseena...'

Actress Shraddha Kapoor has given a glimpse of her younger and older looks in the upcoming film "Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai" in which she plays underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar."Younger and older. Thank you Apoorva Lakhia (director) for...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Dialogue need of the hour : Mehbooba Mufti

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today strongly pleaded for initiating dialogue in Jammu & Kashmir to get the State out of   the clouds of uncertainty, violence and bloodshed. She also sought compensation to the State for the losses it is suffering...

24-Apr-2017 Doda

Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurates community centre at Doda

Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and Former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad today inaugurated the newly constructed Community centre at main market Doda.The building has been constructed under MPLAD scheme funded by Mr. Azad and completed...

24-Apr-2017 Jammu

79th Rajya Sainik Board Meeting Held

The Annual Meeting of 79th J&K Rajya Sainik Board followed by 64th meeting of State Managing Committee for Flag Day Fund was held at Raj Bhavan, Jammu, under the Chairmanship of Governor N.N. Vohra.Governor appreciated the efforts put in by Sainik Welfare...

24-Apr-2017 Jammu

Veterinary Hospital to be setup at Dhuno : Abdul Gani Kohli

Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli today said a Veterinary Hospital will be set up at Dhuno in Nagrota area.Minister said this while addressing people at a public grievances redressal camp at Dhuno here today.The Minister said...

24-Apr-2017 Samba

Chander Parkash Ganga hands-over financial assistance to beneficiaries

Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga has said that the government is committed to uplift the underprivileged and downtrodden sections of the society adding that several welfare measures have been launched by centre and the state government...

24-Apr-2017 Jammu

Abdul Haq takes stock of ongoing work on Humhama CFC

Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq, today inspected the ongoing construction of Panchayat Bhawan and Common Facilitation Centre (CFC) at Humhama in Budgam district and called for its timely completion.The Minister directed...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

ECI team reviews Anantnag bye-poll preparedness, security situation

A high level team of Election Commission of India (ECI) today reviewed Anantnag Parliamentary bye-poll preparedness and assessed security situation through video-conferencing.Deputy Election Commissioners, Umesh Sinha and Sandeep Saxena, besides Director...

24-Apr-2017 Jammu

Team ‘Jammu Mahotsav-2017’ expresses gratitude to people of Jammu

The organizers of ‘Jammu Mahotsav-2017’ thanked the people of Jammu for their massive participation and making the event a great success.While addressing a press conference here today, Director Atlas Events- the Event Management company- Amar Farukh said...

24-Apr-2017 Jammu

DIG inaugurates Volley Ball tournament

DIG Jammu-Samba-Kathua Range Ashkoor Ahmed Wani today inaugurated a Volley Ball tournament at Boys Higher Secondary School Akhnoor organized by Range Police Headquarters Jammu under Civic Action Programme (CAP) 2016 -17 in memory of Shaheed Dy. SP Gulbadan...

24-Apr-2017 Jammu

Refresher Training programme for Engineers of SSA organized

A first of its kind two-day refresher training for Engineers of Sarva Shisha Abhiyan was organized by the directorate of Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan, J&K at the Institution of Engineers in Jammu. 98 Junior Engineers (JEs) and Assistant Engineers (AEs) have...

24-Apr-2017 Udhampur

Blood donation camp organized at Nirankari Bhawan

One day blood donation camp was organized by Red Cross Society in collaboration with District Health Society and Nirankari Charitable Foundation here today.Chief Medical Officer, Dr. K.C Dogra, inaugurated the blood donation camp in presence of Zonal Incharge,...

24-Apr-2017 Budgam

DDC Budgam reviews SSB exam preparedness

The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Mir Altaf Ahmad, today convened a meeting to review preparations for smooth conduct of upcoming Graduate Level Examinations to be conducted by the Service Selection Board (SSB).SSP Budgam, CEO, ZEOs, Principals...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

‘Mehbooba fails to plead case of Kashmiris’

Expressing disappointment over Mehbooba Mufti’s much talked meeting with Prime Minister and Home Minister, MLA Langate, Er. Rasheed has said that Mehbooba Ji has yet again failed to put things in right perspective and plead the genuine cause of Kashmiris.In his...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Govt being vindictive towards Dal inhabitants : NC

National Conference on Monday lashed out at the PDP-BJP Government for being vindictive towards Dal dwellers and inhabitants in the face of massive flooding in the areas and said PDP was hell-bent to torment the inhabitants as a punishment for voting against...

24-Apr-2017 Pulwama

Militants shot dead PDP District President Pulwama

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) District President for Pulwama Advocate Abdul Gani Dar was critically injured after suspected militants opened fire on him in Pinglan area of the south Kashmir district.Abdul Gani who is a senior PDP leader was on way to Srinagar...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

GoI ready for talks over Kashmir : Muzaffar Beigh

Senior People’s Democratic Party leader and Member Parliament Muzaffar Hussain Beigh Monday said that due to ‘lack of interest’ from Pakistan Hurriyat Conference is not ready to hold talks with Government of India. He said Government of India is ready to engage...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Clashes between police and students disrupt life in city centre

A week after the opening of educational institutions in Valley, student of SP Higher Secondary school on Monday clashed with police in Kashmir capital Srinagar. Eyewitnesses said that a large number of students from SP Higher Secondary School came out...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

CSCC hold meeting over problems being faced by employees

A meeting of Civil Secretariat Coordination Committee was held on Monday under the Chairmanship of Ghulam Rasool Mir.Maqbool Hussain, President of Lower Grade Employees Union also participated.Threadbare discussions were held in general with particular...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Dilapidated roads from Palpora-Kukroosa irks residents, commuters

Dilapidated roads from Palpora to Kukroosa village of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district continued to irk commuters and the pedestrians as the authorities have failed to macadamize the roads despite assurances.Inhabitants living in the areas as well the commuter passing...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Acute water scarcity hits Langate villages

The residents of Mawer Langate areas of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district are up in arms against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department for ‘failing to provide adequate water supply in their villages from past two weeks’.Accusing the authorities for...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Mehbooba Mufti meets Narendra Modi, stresses on Kashmir dialogue

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday a conducive atmosphere was needed for restoring order in troubled Jammu and Kashmir, soon after she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the worsening security situation in the state."We held discussions on various...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Don't legalise prostitution but at least address it : Gauahar Khan

Whether prostitution should be legalised or not in India has been a long standing debate, but actress Gauahar Khan, who has just featured as a sex worker in "Begum Jaan", feels at least the issue has to be addressed if not legalised.There are umpteen number...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Attack on policemen, shows 'jungle raj' in UP : Sitaram Yechuri

Expressing outrage over right-wing outfits attacking police stations in Agra, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said there was a 'jungle raj' (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh."BJP MPs and MLAs are leading mobs to attack police stations in Uttar Pradesh....

24-Apr-2017 London

Facebook not arbiter of truth : Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

Responding to the criticism that Facebook has been facing over dissemination of fake news on the platform, the social media giant's Chief Operating Officer (COO) has said that the company is not an "arbiter of truth".Speaking at BBC Newsnight, Sheryl Sandberg said:...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

This instagram page will have you yearning to travel by train again!

Indian Railways -- one of the world's largest railway systems that runs over 12,500 trains every day -- is more than just the country's transport lifeline. For the 23 million passengers who use it daily, it is almost a way of life -- with a unique charm and...

24-Apr-2017 Noida

Haven't played myself onscreen, but would love to : Huma Qureshi

She has portrayed various characters onscreen in films like "Gangs of Wasseypur", "Ek Thi Daayan", "Dedh Ishqiya" and "Jolly LLB 2", but actress Huma Qureshi says she is waiting for a film where the character she plays "resembles" her."There are times, when...

24-Apr-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

Gain Jyoti Group of Intuitions Bids Farewell Passing out students

The students of Gian Jyoti Group of Institutions organised farewell party for outgoing students. Various Cultural items were staged on this occasion. The function began with lighting of the lamp by  chairman Gian Jyoti J.S.Bedi . While speaking at the...

23-Apr-2017 Budgam

Mudzilla 4x4 Autocross Concludes

After a stupendous response on both the days (22nd-23rd), Mudzilla 4x4 Autocross Challenge, organized by Kashmir Off Road in collaboration with J&K Tourism, had its grand finale today.The first of its kind mud autocross event to be held in the region,...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi urges BJP CMs to focus on development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states to make development their main plank and use technology for its better implementation, sources said.The Prime Minister's remarks came here at a meeting of Bharatiya Janata...

23-Apr-2017 Jammu

Opposition settling foreigners in Jammu : Dr. Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on Sunday accused opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir for allowing foreigners to settle in Jammu.Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party's state executive committee meeting in Doda district, he asked party...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

TN CM K. Palaniswami meets the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday met with protesting farmers from his state at the Jantar Mantar and assured help.The farmers have protested here for the past 40 days and demands loan waivers, drought relief packages and formation of a Cauvery...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Three-year action agenda presented at NITI Aayog meet

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Sunday presented a draft of the three-year action agenda for the nation's development at the planning body's Governing Council meeting here.The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog Vice Chairman...

23-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Kailash Satyarthi given P.C. Chandra award

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi was on Sunday presented the P.C. Chandra Purashkar (award) for his global crusade against child slavery and exploitative child labour.The 63-year-old Satyarthi was handed over a citation, a trophy and a...

23-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Subhash Ghai has done a lot for the industry : Simi Garewal

Simi Garewal

Simi Garewal, who is still remembered for her negative character in Subhash Ghai's "Karz", says that the filmmaker has done a lot for this industry."Subhash sir is so talented and he has done alot for the industry. Starting with direction, then starting Mukta...

23-Apr-2017 Ranchi

Eight die as bus skids off road in Jharkhand

Eight persons were killed and more than 40 others injured on Sunday when a bus carrying a wedding party met with an accident near state capital Ranchi, police said.The bus ferrying more than 80 persons was moving to Patratu from Nagari locality of Ranchi when...

23-Apr-2017 Jammu

Martyrs of Karbala will continue to guide us : Molvi Imran Raza Ansari

Minister for Sports, IT and Technical Education, Imran Raza Ansari today said that the sacrifice of martyrs of Kabala has added such a spirit in Islam that will continue to guide Muslims till the very end of this world.Ansari was speaking during a religious gathering...

23-Apr-2017 Poonch

Shah Mohammed Tantray exhorts on providing quality, moral education

MLA Haveli, Shah Mohammed Tantray called upon the teaching fraternity to put in dedicated efforts to provide quality education to the students and  nurture their capabilities helping them to  excel in life .Tantray said this while addressing a...

23-Apr-2017 Doda

Sunil Sharma takes stock of Batote-Doda Road

Minister of State for Transport and R&B, Sunil Kumar Sharma today convened a meeting to discuss various measures for immediate repair of sliding road at Kuligad Drabshalla.DDC Doda, Bhupinder Kumar, DDC Kishtwar, Ghulam Nabi Balwan, SSP Doda, Shabir Khatana,...

23-Apr-2017 Doda

Abdul Ghani Kohli inaugurates Veterinary clinical laboratory at Doda

Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli today inaugurated the district veterinary clinical laboratory and residential quarters in presence of MLA Doda, Shakti Raj Parihar.The laboratory has been constructed at a cost of rupees 11.26...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Consider advancing budget to January, Narendra Modi urges states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December and said that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for...

23-Apr-2017 Chennai

Prabhas's next film titled ‘Saaho'

The makers of actor Prabhass next film announced on Sunday that the film has been titled "Saaho", and it will be made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.In an official statement, UV Creations, makers of the film, announced that after playing the title role in "Baahubali"...

23-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

VB conducts surprise checking of Grain Markets

Punjab Vigilance Bureau on the instructions of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh formed special teams and conducted surprise checking of grain markets around the state to monitor ongoing wheat procurement process besides ensuring that farmers did not face...

23-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Rana Gurjeet Rubbishes AAP Charges Of ‘Conflict Of Interest’

Punjab Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh today rubbished the charges of the Aam Aadmi Party that his holding the power portfolio amounted to conflict of interest.“If an agriculturist can become an agriculture minister, if a doctor can become...

23-Apr-2017 Jammu

KU holds 77th Council meeting

Chairing the 77th University Council meeting here at the Raj Bhavan, Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor, University of Kashmir, urged the Vice Chancellor Prof. Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi to maintain continued focus on high teaching standards, quality research and strengthen...

23-Apr-2017 Jammu

Govt to fine-tune Criminal Justice System : Abdul Haq Khan

The government is going to improve the criminal justice system in the state by fine tuning the investigation process, improving infrastructure and deputing dedicated Police officers for investigation.This was stated by Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati...

23-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Protect Jammu Muslims or face consequences in Kashmir : Er Rashid

Warning of direct consequences if government fails to act against cow vigilantes, MLA Langate Er Rasheed has sought stern action against the goons who attacked a nomad family in Reasi. In a statement issued to KNS, while reacting sharply to the incident Er Rasheed...

23-Apr-2017 Kupwara

Kupwara residents ‘forced’ to drink polluted water

Residents of Kupwara district Wednesday have accused the Public Health Engineering department of failing to provide the town clean drinking water.The residents said that around 22000 persons in Kupwara town are served tap water from a polluted water stream.“We...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

I'm work in progress : Prateik Babbar on battle with drug addiction

Prateik Babbar has come to terms with all the complications of his life, and says he has fought the demons of substance abuse. But the actor says he is still "work in progress", and wants to write a book about his struggle to inspire people who are going through...

23-Apr-2017 Washington

Arun Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday.The issue was raised by Jaitley during...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

‘Ramratan' almost done : Daisy Shah

Daisy Shah

Actress Daisy Shah says that after she completes her eastern tour with superstar Salman Khan and others, she will shoot for the final song of her upcoming film "Ramratan".Talking about the romantic comedy film "Ramratan", Daisy told IANS in an email interaction:...

23-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Sonakshi Sinha can do things I never could : Shatrughan Sinha

Veteran actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha says that by acting in "Noor" his daughter and actress Sonakshi Sinha has proved that she can do things that he never could.Shatrughan doesn't watch all the films of his daughter. But he did see her latest release...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

No need for law to penalise levy of service charge : Ram vilas Paswan

Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram vilas Paswan on Sunday ruled out a legislation to penalise hotels and restaurants in the country for levying service charge on customers.Paswan said enough awareness on the issue and public demand were required...

23-Apr-2017 Sanaa

5 soldiers killed in Yemen explosions

Five soldiers were killed and 20 others injured in two explosions at military barracks in Yemen's Aden city, security officials said on Sunday.The explosions in Aden, which is a provisional capital for the government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Daisy Shah finds kissing a stranger 'very awkward'

Daisy Shah

Actress Daisy Shah played a bold role in the 2015 erotic thriller "Hate Story 3". But she will never get into that genre again as she finds kissing a stranger very awkward.Asked what kind of characters she will never play on screen, she told IANS in an email...

23-Apr-2017 Washington

Arun Jaitley for urgent World Bank, IMF quota reforms

The World Bank needs to decide the issues of Selective Capital Increase (SCI) to reflect the increasing weight of Developing and Transition Countries (DTCs) and General Capital Increase (GCI) to expand its annual lending, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

GST consensus exemplar of cooperative federalism : Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday applauded Chief Ministers of states for setting aside ideological and political differences for a consensus on the GST regime which he said will "go down in history as a great illustration of cooperative federalism".In...

23-Apr-2017 Dharmanagar (Tripura)

BJP will oust Left in Tripura : Ram Madhav

The BJP on Sunday vowed to oust the Left from power in Tripura in the 2018 assembly elections "to script history".Addressing the BJP state executive meeting here, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram Madhav said: "We will surely win the 2018 elections, ending...

23-Apr-2017 Chennai

Mohanlal revisits ancestral home after three decades

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal turned nostalgic after paying a visit to his ancestral home after over three decades."A revisit to my ancestral home, Elanthoor Punnakkal after 32 years. While sitting on the veranda reminiscing those nostalgic memories," Mohanlal...

23-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Priyanka Chopra enjoys mini 'Dil Dhadakne Do' reunion

Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is back here after wrapping up her international projects, spent some time with the "Dil Dhadakne Do" team, including actor Ranveer Singh and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar.The actress says it was great catching up with her friends from the...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Indian Army's BRO loses civil infra projects due to delays

National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited constructing roads which were earlier with the Border Roads Organisation in Arunachal Pradesh.

The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting not only in delays but also huge...

23-Apr-2017 Chennai

Was fascinated by superheroes as a kid : Prabhas

Actor Prabhas, ahead of the release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in which he plays a superhero-like character, says he grew up as a fan of popular superheroes such as He-Man and Superman."Even though I was very fond of superheroes such as He-Man and Superman...

23-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Ram Gopal Varma takes dig at National Film Awards

Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma made snide remarks at National Film Awards, saying superstar Aamir Khans decision to skip all award events points out at the losing relevance of the system in India.The director, who often gets embroiled in controversies due...

23-Apr-2017 Chennai

Regina excited about ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna'

Actress Regina Cassandra, who has teamed up with debutant Dileep Prakash in the upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Hare Rama Hare Krishna", says she didnt have any qualms about working with a newcomer as the script got her excited."It's a script with difference....

23-Apr-2017

Angels, demons, the Apocalypse - and the human will

An artistic depiction of the two supernatural protagonists - demon A. Crowley (left) and angel Aziraphale (right) of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman\

Are good or evil intrinsic in humans or does free will play a role? Does destiny guide our actions or do they instead stem from the choices we make? These questions are the basis of most religious thought and a major part of philosophy -- where they may...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

'White Crane...' a poignant cry for Tibetan freedom

He was the first Tibetan to be admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons but could re-visit his beloved "mystic" homeland only in 2007, four years before he died aged 79, to find it had "withered away not so much from Communist Chinese genocide...

22-Apr-2017 Bengaluru

India will welcome Apple if it comes : Ravi Shankar Prasad

India would welcome Apple to make its iconic iPhones in the country where a lot of big firms were already making mobile phones, said Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday."A lot of big mobile phone manufacturing companies have come, and if Apple...

22-Apr-2017 Pune

What matters is keeping your calm: Dhoni's key to successful run chase

After guiding Rising Pune Supergiant to a thrilling last ball six wicket win against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Saturday, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the key to successful run chases is staying "calm".Dhoni, who blasted...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Earth Day-2017: Nature's warning - mend ways now or be doomed

Even as the world celebrated the 48th Earth Day on Saturday, over a hundred farmers from drought-hit Tamil Nadu were seen protesting in the national capital along with the skulls of their kin, who chose to kill themselves as deficit rains for the fourth year...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Look who's talking, says Smriti Irani on Rahul's Narendra Modi tweet

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comment on civil servants, provoking Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani to tweet: "Look who is talking about being overrated."Responding to Modi's caution to...

22-Apr-2017 Agra

Hindutva outfits protest ban on coloured scarves at Taj

Even as preparations for the annual three-day Urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan beginning on Sunday go on apace, the controversy relating to the entry of visitors with saffron-coloured scarves threatens to disturb the fragile communal peace here.Officials...

22-Apr-2017 Dehradun

Writers denounce nationalism, target ruling establishment

The country's leading writers and intellectuals denounced nationalism and targeted the central government for propagating hate among the masses on the concluding day of a literature festival here on Saturday.In what was an absolute one-sided discussion,...

22-Apr-2017 Tura (Meghalaya)

Heavy rain leads to flood-like situation in Meghalaya

Heavy rain since Friday night has led to a flood-like situation in the low-lying areas in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, an official said on Saturday.Though no loss of life has been reported so far, around 20 persons have been displaced following...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Key member of inter-state gun suppliers' gang held in Delhi

A key member of an inter-state gun suppliers' gang has been arrested here along with a cache of firearms, which was to be delivered to a contact in the national capital, police said on Saturday.Rajpal Singh, 35, was arrested on Wednesday evening after...

22-Apr-2017 Jammu

World Earth Day observed in Jammu

The Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing organized a function to mark World Earth Day in which students and faculty of Department of Botany and Department of Biotechnology University of Jammu participated. Ex. Principal Chief Conservator...

22-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Two books released in Kashmir University

Kashmir’s literary world came alive on Saturday when two books published by well-known writers Z.G. Muhammad and Dr Javaid Iqbal were released amid a gathering of Kashmiri literary giants at Kashmir University.The book release function was organized by Kashmir...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Rajnath Singh launches 'Oorja' CAPF football meet

The 'Oorja' CAPF Under-19 men's and women's football tournament was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Saturday.The tournament, scheduled to begin on May 1 in every state and union territory, will involve around 12,500 players and 1200...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Daredevils in IPL tie

Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.Asked to bat first by the visitors, Mumbai posted 142/8 in their allotted 20 overs and then produced a superb...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Barkha Shukla Singh Singh joins BJP

A day after she was expelled from the Congress, Barkha Shukla Singh joined the BJP on Saturday.Singh, a former Chief of the Delhi Commission for Women, joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of its national Vice President and Delhi in-charge Shyam...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Now, protesting TN farmers drink urine

Protesting in the national capital for over a month, Tamil Nadu farmers on Saturday drank their own urine to draw the Centre's attention to the drought in their state and other demands.On Friday, they had collected their urine in plastic bottles and threatened...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

I have never gone by box office formula : Subhash Ghai

Subhash Ghai

National-Award winning filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who is hosting a special screening of his yesteryear classic "Karz", says as a director he was always driven by passion and did not follow any box office formula for the success of his films.Asked what drives him to make...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Canadian Defence Minister visits Western Naval Command

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Saturday visited the Western Naval Command here as part of his ongoing tour of India.He interacted with its commander, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra and others and was given a conducted tour of the Indian Navy's indigenous...

22-Apr-2017

Crowded international calendar is causing problems for IPL

The 10th Indian Premier League (IPL) season has been dominated by uncapped Indian youngsters, more precisely the batsmen. They have also made up for the loss of top overseas as well as Indian players through injury.Almost all the squads for the Champions...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Good people who left AAP will return : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he was confident that "good people" who left the AAP will return to its fold."I always regret when people leave," the Aam Aadmi Party leader told IANS."I have always said that I am always hopeful that good...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Larger coalition no answer to check Modi : Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal

Merely forming a larger coalition of opposition parties cannot help check Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.The Aam Aadmi Party leader said in an interview that issues affecting people were more important than...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Cleanse Mumbra of terror to save India : Shiv Sena

Expressing concern over a suspected Islamic State sympathiser's arrest in Mumbra town in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said the Muslim-dominated town should be cleansed of "Islamic terror" elements to save the country.The party said the town was on the...

22-Apr-2017 Bangalore

Hockey : Sreejesh says players mentally tougher ahead of big season

P.R. Sreejesh

India's men's hockey team captain P.R. Sreejesh believes that they have grown mentally to handle tough situations as they begin a crucial season ahead with the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia, scheduled to begin from April 29.The tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia...

 

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