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27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

IRFC declares Highest ever Interim Dividend of Rs. 340 Crore

A PSU under Ministry of Railways, Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) has declared highest ever interim dividend of Rs.340 Crore for the Financial Year 2016-17. With this the cumulative dividend payout to Indian Railways has reached Rs.2750 Crore....

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Piyush Goyal reiterates India’s commitments to combat Climate Change

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, while addressing an august gathering at the 'World Conference on Environment 2017' here , said that such conferences are very appropriate in the current scenario...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Piyush Goyal chairs meeting with UP Government

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal chaired a meeting with the Minister of Energy, Government of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Shri Shrikant Sharma and other senior officers of the State Power Department,...

27-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Farooq Abdullah says 'Tiger is back', but where are the stripes?

Farooq Abdullah has been an instant crowd-puller in the past. But the "Tiger is back" image he has been trying to generate has failed to ignite the magic he was once famous for.Farooq Abdullah has always enthused Kashmiris -- be it through his playboy image...

27-Mar-2017 Jammu

Decline in advertisement flow because of MCC : Director Information

Department of Information today said that there has been a decline in government advertisement flow due to enforcement of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) following announcement of bye-election schedule by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to the two Parliamentary...

27-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Syed Altaf Bukhari visits Chinar Bagh fire victims

The Minister for Education, Syed Altaf Ahmad Bukhari, today visited the fire victims at the Chinar Bagh area here, where 16 residential houses were gutted in a fire incident earlier in the day.He directed the concerned officers to provide all the basic necessities...

27-Mar-2017 Jammu

Curtain Raiser event for Jammu Mahotsav – 2017 held

A curtain raiser event was today held for the forthcoming Jammu Mahotsav – 2017, a four day mega celebration of the cultural diversity of Jammu region.On the occasion, Minister of State for Tourism, Culture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi launching...

27-Mar-2017 Samba

Purmandal Mela, Ganga pays obeisance at Lord Shiva shrine

Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga today paid obeisance at ancient Lord Shiva temple and participated in ongoing Purmandal Mela.The three-day long Purmandal Mela is being organized by district administration Samba.Vice-Chairman J&K...

27-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Deputation of private school owners meets Chief Minister

A deputation of private school owners of Kashmir valley met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today and brought several of their issues into her notice.The deputation sought rationalization of fees and infrastructure in the schools besides other...

27-Mar-2017 Jammu

Agri Deptt organizes one-day awareness camp at RS Pura

With a view to promote Basmati and other varieties of rice in Jammu division, the Department of Agriculture today organized a special Training-cum-Awareness Camp for the farmers at village Chohala in R.S.Pura near here.Vice Chairman, J&K Advisory Board...

27-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Div Com notifies stamp duty rates for 2017-18

To fix the stamp duty rates for financial year 2017-18 in Kashmir division under provisions of J&K Preparation & Revision of Market Value Guidelines rules, a review meeting was convened by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, here...

27-Mar-2017 Jammu

JKACL celebrates World Theatre Day

J&K Academy of Art Culture and languages (JKACL) today celebrated the World Theatre Day by organizing a panel discussion on the present scenario of theatre in Jammu and new trends and styles evolving in contemporary theatre with regards to the Indian and...

27-Mar-2017 Ramban

MLA Ramban inaugurates Kisan Mela

One Day Kissan Mela Cum Agricultural Exhibition organised by Agriculture Department Ramban was inaugurated by chief guest of programme MLA, Ramban Neelam Kumar Langeh, today in the premises of Agriculture Complex Maitra. Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Muhammad...

27-Mar-2017 Ganderbal

CEO reviews arrangements in Ganderbal

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Shantmanu, today convened a meeting to review preparedness and security arrangements for the forthcoming by-polls for 2-Srinagar Parliamentary seat in the Ganderbal district.District Election Officer (DEO) Ganderbal, Tariq...

27-Mar-2017 Jammu

B. B. Vyas chairs maiden meeting of Empanelment Committee

The maiden meeting of the Empanelment Committee constituted by the State Government in June 2015 for empanelment of fresh newspapers and periodicals for release of official advertisements met here today under the chairmanship of Financial Commissioner Information,...

27-Mar-2017 Ganderbal

Mian Altaf accuses PDP of plunging Kashmiri into fear, uncertainty

National Conference on Monday slammed PDP for creating an environment of fear and uncertainty across the Kashmir Valley, saying that the people are yet to come out of the trauma of 2016 gruesome incidents.“Even as the PDP was enjoying loaves of power with BJP,...

27-Mar-2017 Srinagar

PDP-BJP dividing J&K on regional, religious lines : Ali Mohammed Sagar

National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammed Sagar on Monday castigated the PDP-BJP dispensation for creating deep wedge between the regions and people belonging to various religions as per their political exigencies.“While the BJP is pursuing its larger...

27-Mar-2017 Chrar-e-Sharief

Voting PDP means endorsing 2016 killings, blinding : Abdul Rahim Rather

Senior National Conference leader and former minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Monday said that vote to PDP in upcoming by-polls will amount to endorsing 2016 blinding, maiming and killing of innocent boys and girls in the Valley, as also approval to extension...

27-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Eight house gutted in fire in Srinagar

At least eight residential houses were damaged in a massive blaze that engulfed in Chinar Bagh locality of Srinagar on Monday morning, officials said.Officials said that six residential houses were fully damaged while two residential houses got damaged...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

itel launches 4G VoLTE-enabled Wish A41 smartphone

itel Mobile, part of Chinese mobile manufacturer Transsion Holdings, on Monday strengthened its 4G portfolio and launched 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone Wish A41 for Rs 5,840.The device features 'Multiple Account' apps and 'SmartKey'. 'Multiple Account' allows...

27-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Phillauri' mints Rs 15.25 crore in opening weekend

Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma starrer romantic comedy film "Phillauri" has minted Rs 15.25 crore in its opening weekend at the Indian box office, the makers have said."Phillauri" released on March 24."We are happy that the film has done good...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Panasonic launches its first AI-based smartphones in India

Aiming to give users a simplified and an enhanced user experience, Panasonic India on Monday launched two new smartphones that are equipped with "Arbo" -- the company's in-house developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based virtual assistant.The smartphones...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Only illegal slaughter houses shut in UP : Nirmala Sitharaman

Only illegal slaughter houses are being shut in Uttar Pradesh and there cannot be a difference of opinion that they should be shut, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.During Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley introduces four GST bills in Lok Sabha

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced the Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2017 and three other bills related to the Goods and Services Tax in the Lok Sabha.The Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2017 will make provision for levy...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Want to go worldwide with digital foray : Shilpa Shetty

Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty says she is very excited about her digital foray as part of which she is promoting health and imparting cooking lessons. She says she wants to take the project forward worldwide."I have just started this whole foray into digital with a...

27-Mar-2017 Jaipur

12 killed in MP road accident

At least 12 persons were killed and 30 others injured when a truck veered off the road and fell into a gorge in Madhya Pradesh on Monday.Superintendent of Police Mahendra Singh Sikarwar said the accident occurred in Chargawan area when the truck packed...

27-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA creates mixed reality space station to train astronauts

NASA has partnered with real-time visualisation platform Epic Games' Unreal Engine to create a mixed reality International Space Station (ISS) that can provide an 'out of this world' environment for its astronauts and engineers, a media report said on Monday.Unreal...

27-Mar-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh raid enters fourth day, 8 dead

The Bangladesh Army on Monday continued for a fourth day a drive in Sylhet against militants holed up in an apartment building, the media reported. Eight persons have been killed so far.After a lull after Sunday afternoon, sporadic gunfire and explosions...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Fancy words like spin-off don't pull in audiences : Neeraj Pandey

His forthcoming Bollywood production "Naam Shabana" has been promoted extensively as a "spin-off" of his engaging and gripping 2015 directorial "Baby". But filmmaker Neeraj Pandey firmly believes such "fancy words" don't translate to impressive footfalls...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

No shortage of ration in J&K : Ram Vilas Paswan

With regard to shortage of ration and sugar in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution  Ram Vilas Paswan Monday made it clear that they have godowns full of essential commodities even the Ministry has advised all...

27-Mar-2017 Kulgam

Hizb module busted in Kulgam : Police

District Police Kulgam Monday claimed that with the help of Army, it busted Hizbul Mujhadeen module.Addressing a Press Conference here in Kulgam, SSP Sridhar Patil said that police and 1st Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army received inputs that District .Commander...

27-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Mend your behaviour or face resistance : Er Rasheed to Army

Incumbent MLA Langate and Awami Itehad Party chief Er Rasheed on Monday warned the Army to mend the behaviour or be prepared to face mass resistance.In a statement issued here, the firebrand lawmaker said that he deferred the proposed program to stop the army...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Aadhaar not mandatory for social schemes : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday said the unique identification number - Aadhaar card - cannot be made mandatory for availing benefits under social welfare schemes.This was stated by a bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and...

27-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Accredited Sr Journalist Rouf pampori given a life threat

Rouf Pampori

An encounter that erupted last day between security forces and Rebels  in south kashmirs area of Awantipora.An Accredited  journalist working with 5 Dariya News, posted an update regarding that same encounter. But a local boy name (withheld) texted...

27-Mar-2017 Mumbai

All conjecture on my next directorial venture untrue : Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar has debunked all rumours about his next directorial venture and said that all "conjectures" are untrue.It was reported Karan is reportedly planning to make a film with superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor.The "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" helmer...

27-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Shah Rukh has star charisma which I lack : Manoj Bajpayee

Acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee thinks Shah Rukh Khan possess a star charisma that he doesn't have."Stars like Shah Rukh Khan have a power over the entire nation. One glimpse of him and people go berserk. It always amazed me how it can happen. It can't be created....

27-Mar-2017 Bekal (Kerala)/Madikeri (Karnataka)

'Eat, Pray, Love' nature in Bekal, Madikeri

Bottle up the deafening sound of honking cars in cities and throw it in the calm backwaters as you cross endless tall coconut trees in the untouched north Kerala town of Bekal. Wish to further surrender to nature? Drive down from the beach destination to the...

27-Mar-2017

A classic on meditation

There are many books, indeed good books, on meditation. But this one stands out.The author, Om Swami, is no run-of-the-mill holy man. Before his renunciation, this MBA product from Sydney ran a multi-million dollar company. It was then he decided to embrace...

27-Mar-2017

Marilyn Monroe's mentoring to smoothen a messed-up life

Author Lucy Holliday\

We left this modern-day Cinderella quite happy with a smoking-hot actor dating her and a livelihood in something she enjoys doing, instead of the dead-end acting career her mother has foisted on her. However, good times can end rather abruptly -- and solace...

26-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Don't have ten percent of Rajamouli's gumption : Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar on Sunday thanked the makers of "Baahubali" for letting him being a small part of the project. He also said he doesn't even have ten percent of director S.S Rajamouli's gumption.Johar, who had acquired the theatrical rights of the Hindi version...

26-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Nathan Lyon revels at extracting bounce at Dharamsala pitch

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon was delighted to have utilised the sharp turn and venomous bounce on offer at the Dharamsala pitch as his four-wicket haul pulled things back for Australia, who reduced India to 248/6 in their first innings on the second day of the fourth...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Prime Minister attends Ugadi celebrations in the Capital

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi today joined in the Ugadi Milan celebrations in the capital today, and emphasized that diversity of India is its identity as well as its strength. The event was hosted by Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Urban Development...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Rajnath Singh addresses at World Environment Conference

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh at the World Environment Conference, organised by the National Green Tribunal, in New Delhi on March 26, 2017. The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal and other dignitaries are also seen.

Following is the text of speech by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the ‘World Environment Conference’, organized by the National Green Tribunal here today:“I am happy to be a part of this International Conference. I would like to congratulate the National...

26-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Nathan Lyon revels at extracting bounce at Dharamsala pitch

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon was delighted to have utilised the sharp turn and venomous bounce on offer at the Dharamsala pitch as his four-wicket haul pulled things back for Australia, who reduced India to 248/6 in their first innings on the second day of the fourth...

26-Mar-2017 Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu)

No plans to introduce new denomination notes : RBI

The Reserve Bank of India currently has no plans of introducing new denomination currencies, a senior RBI official said on Sunday."Presently RBI has no idea to introduce currencies of new denominations. The central banking institution wants to encourage...

26-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Disappointed at not getting big scores, says opener Lokesh Rahul

Indian opener Lokesh Rahul on Sunday said he was disappointed at not being able to capitalise upon the good starts into big score.Rahul batted steadily to score 60 runs with nine hits to the fence and a six before being dismissed while trying to hit a short...

26-Mar-2017

Pravin Togadia demands subsidies for Hindus, like Muslims

Pravin Togadia

Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday demanded that the government should stop all subsidies provided to Muslims from money of Hindu tax payers or else provide similar grants to Hindus.He simultaneously announced VHP's action plan for Hindus...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Death threat to Kejriwal 'well-orchestrated' : Raghav Chadha

Raghav Chadha

The AAP on Sunday alleged that the death threats to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other party leaders were issued as part of a "well-orchestrated" conspiracy and asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take action.In a letter to the Home Minister,...

26-Mar-2017 Jammu

Priya Sethi launches free coaching for students at Jagti camp

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi today urged the youth to aim and work progressively for the welfare of the State. The Minister said this while addressing a...

26-Mar-2017 Jammu

Deputations call on Abdul Ghani Kohli , seek redress of grievances

Several deputations today called on the Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli at Androla, Kalakote and apprised him of their problems and grievances.The delegations raised issues regarding electricity supply, repair of damaged...

26-Mar-2017 Jammu

Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Memorial Wrestling Tournament

Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh today said Government is working to upgrade the sports infrastructure with the revival of the rural sports in the State.Speaking at the inaugural ceremony Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Memorial Wrestling...

26-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Dr. Haseeb Drabu chairs 235th SFC Board of Directors meeting

Jammu and Kashmir State Finance Corporation (SFC) today conducted its 235th meeting of Board of Directors which was chaired by Minister for Finance Haseeb Drabu, who is also chairman of the Board. On the occasion, the Minister stressed upon the need to revive...

26-Mar-2017 Baramulla

MGNREGA has transformed rural economy : Abdul Haq

A day-long awareness camp on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and other beneficiary schemes was held today at Dak Bungalow Baramulla in which Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq Khan, was the chief...

26-Mar-2017 Kupwara

Accountability key for effective public delivery system : Zulfkar Ali

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali said that accountability holds key for efficient public delivery system. He also stressed on timely completion of developmental projects so that their benefits percolates to the grass...

26-Mar-2017 Poonch

Tantry inaugurates Kissan Mela-cum-Awareness Camp

Member Legislative Assembly, Shah Mohammad Tantry  inaugurated one day  Kissan Mela- cum Awareness programme' under Pardhan Mantri Krishi Sanchayee Yojana (PMKSY) at Loran Mandi here today. Chief Agriculture Officer, Chief Horticulture Officer, officers...

26-Mar-2017 Jammu

‘Athletic Meet’ held for C-BYTE trainees

District administration Jammu in collaboration with BSF Frontier Headquarter, Paloura Jammu today organized an athletic meet for the trainees of various Centres for Border Youth Training and Empowerment (C-BYTE).IGP Jammu, Dr S D Singh Jamwal was chief guest...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Indians regard nature as mother : Rajnath Singh

Indians regard nature as mother and the ancient texts have highlighted the need to maintain a healthy and sustainable relationship between mankind and nature, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday."The people of India have always believed in the umbilical...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Disha Patani has no plans for her international career

Disha Patani

After making her international debut with Jackie Chan-starrer "Kung Fu Yoga", actress Disha Patani says she hasnt chalked down a strategy about her next move, and would like to go with the flow.Asked how she plans to take her international career ahead, Disha...

26-Mar-2017 Ahmedabad

Why can't Hindus get subsidies like Muslims : Pravin Togadia

Pravin Togadia

Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday demanded that the government should stop all subsidies provided to Muslims from money of Hindu tax payers or else provide similar grants to Hindus.Addressing a Hindu sammelan at the GMDC Grounds, he said:...

26-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Exchange of Rs 4,500 in old notes allowed in Nepal : RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will allow exchange of up to Rs 4,500 in banned Indian currency notes to each Nepali national, a visiting team of the Indian central bank here hinted on Sunday.The Indian proposal has sent waves of nervousness among the Nepali...

26-Mar-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Allow us to build Ram temple, Swamy tells Muslims

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday urged Muslims to hand over their part of the land in Ayodhya to help the construction of a grand Ram temple there."We will provide them land at another place for the construction of a mosque. It will strengthen the relationship...

26-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Fourth Test : Australia claim advantage on second day

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon captured four wickets in the final session to hand Australia an advantage on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against India here on Sunday.Lyon returned figures of 4/67 as India reached 248/6 in their first innings at stumps....

26-Mar-2017 London

Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in impotent men

Stem cell therapy can restore sufficient erectile function to allow previously impotent men to have spontaneous intercourse, show results of an early clinical trial."What we have done establishes that this technique can lead to men recovering a spontaneous...

26-Mar-2017 Guwahati/New Delhi

Assam CM meets Rajnath, discusses security issues

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chairing a meeting with the Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal and his team on security related issues, in New Delhi on March 26, 2017.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to order that the Indo-Bangladesh border fencing, including in the riverine section, be completed at the earliest.Sonowal, who called on Rajnath Singh at his residence...

26-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Seven killed in Bengal road accident

Seven persons were killed and two others seriously injured when their van collided head on with a truck in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Sunday, police said."Seven persons have been killed. Two others are battling for life at Durgapur sub-divisional hospital,"...

26-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Hyderabad police foil protest over 'dharna chowk'

Leaders and activists of the Left parties, the Telangana Joint Action Committee and other people's organisations were arrested here Sunday during a protest against shifting of 'dharna chowk', a long-time popular spot for staging protests.TJAC chairman M. Kodandaram,...

26-Mar-2017 Imphal

Manipur territorial integrity will be protected : Biren Singh

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Sunday the state's territorial integrity will be protected."It is dearer than my life," he said shortly before emplaning for Delhi.Regarding the protest against the appointment of legislator Asabuddin as the Parliamentary...

26-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Show yourself some love girls, suggests Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin

Actress Kalki Koechlin, an avid traveller, considers it important that in between engagements related to work and family, women must take a break from the madness before monotony sets in.Kalki often takes time off and keeps her daily life lively by indulging...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Richa Chadha tight-lipped on book, American mini-series

Richa Chadha

Actress Richa Chadha is tight-lipped about the buzz that she will soon turn novelist and that she has bagged a role in an American mini-series. She says she prefers to share details on projects when everything is in place.According to reports, Richa has been...

26-Mar-2017 Jammu

Hockey JK organizes State Hockey Championship 2017

Deputy Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly Nazir Ahmed Khan Gurezi today said sports are essential in everyone’s life especially for students as these bring physical and mental fitness to the person. Everyone should involve in the sports activity even if it...

26-Mar-2017 Jammu

Road connectivity ushers socio-economic development : Kavinder Gupta

Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today said Jammu and Kashmir needs quality infrastructure for development and progress and road communication is indispensable for marching towards developed and globalized society.The Speaker said this while...

26-Mar-2017 Pulwama

LS Bye-elections : CEO reviews poll preparedness in Pulwama

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, Shantmanu, today chaired a meeting here to review the preparedness for the forthcoming by-polls for the 3-Anantnag Parliamentary constituency in the Pulwama district.The meeting was attended by District Election Officer,...

26-Mar-2017 Shopian

CEO reviews arrangements for Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency

Chief Electoral Officer, Shantmanu, today convened high level meeting held here at Circuit House Shopian to review bye-poll arrangements for 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency, including Wachi and Shopian constituencies of Shopian District as well.District...

26-Mar-2017 Srinagar

People have no expectations from PDP now : Ghulam Ahmad Mir

Stating that ruling dispensation led by PDP has lost the people’s trust in true sense, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Mr. G.A. Mir has urged upon the people defeat the divisive & politics of exploitation on the part of ruling dispensation,...

26-Mar-2017 Pulwama

Kashmiri youth not misguided but disenchanted : Tassaduq Hussain Mufti

Asserting that the only legacy he has inherited from his father was the dedication and passion to work for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti Sunday reached out to the youth of state assuring that he would struggle for their cause.“Some People...

26-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Srinagar is our heart, remains our focus : Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti

Terming Srinagar as the heart of Kashmir Valley, PDP President and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said the city has remained and would continue be in the focus of her Party’s developmental agenda for the State.Addressing the Party workers of Batmaloo and...

26-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Two militants killed in Awantipora : Police

Two militants were killed by police in Padgampora Sunday afternoon when they fired on an escort of top police officials who were returning from Awantipora from Pulwama town police said.One militant managed to escape from the spot.Director General of Police...

26-Mar-2017 Abu Dhabi & Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Zayed University observes Earth Hour

In efforts to combat climate change, save the planet for future generations, and improve on energy savings, Zayed University celebrated the Earth Hour by turning off the lights in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses for one hour between 8:30 pm until 9:30...

26-Mar-2017 Ludhiana

‘Rabb Da Radio’ will connect your Heart and Soul

'Heart is the God's very own radio; it will always catch the right station.'  Family, love, hatred and faith in God will make your heart take the right decisions. That is the essence of Rabb Da Radio, produced by Manpreet Johal and Vehli Janta Productions...

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

Two days Sports Day organised at UGI

Universal Group of Institutions organised Sports Day at its campus .More than 300 students of 6 colleges participated in kabbadi, volleyball, long jump, shot put and athletics 100,400, 800,1500 mts races for boys and girls. Sports day begin with flag March .All...

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

Graduation ceremony held at Oakridge International School

Oakridge International School conducted Graduation for Primary classes with full zeal and zest. Besides   memories and experience at school was shared by some students .On this moment tiny tots also got chance to showcase their hidden talents as budding...

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

Aryans Group organizes a workshop on Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical department of Aryans College of Engineering (ACE) organized a Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAE) session at its campus on “Energy conservation and Emerging train technology.” Mr. Anup Kacker, Head, North India, SAE was the Chief Guest and Mr....

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Denims are universal favourite apparel : Masaba Gupta

Fashion designer Masaba Gupta, who has collaborated with an ongoing Denim Festival here, says denims are loved the world over.The Denim Festival at the High Street Phoenix here, is exhibiting the evolution of denims in collaboration with Masaba and other brands...

26-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Proud to witness, be part of new age Indian cinema : Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who will next be seen in the forthcoming movie "Naam Shabana", says she is proud to be part of the changing phase of Indian cinema where women-centric films are becoming a reality."When I entered the film industry, it was going through...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Contribute to New India, Narendra Modi tells people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India was marching from "Swaraj to Su-raj" and urged the 125 crore people to contribute towards creating a "New India".In his monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat', Modi exhorted all Indians to fight black money and...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Kate extremely intuitive, emotional : Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

Actress Kate Winslet is "an extremely intuitive and emotional person", apart from being a master in her craft, says John Downer, director of documentary "Snow Chick - A Penguins Tale".Winslet has narrated the documentary -- which tells the story of an emperor...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

'Over 70 percent of country's water aquifers are overdrawn'

At 76 million, India has the largest number of people living without access to safe water in the world, and experts warn of a looming crisis as over 73 per cent of the country's aquifers are being overdrawn."About 73 per cent of the ground water aquifers...

26-Mar-2017 London

Over 30 injured, houses collapse in UK gas explosion

More than 30 persons were injured when several houses collapsed in a suspected gas explosion in Britain, the media reported on Sunday.Houses shook and windows were smashed late Saturday night in the blast -- described as sounding like an earthquake -- which...

26-Mar-2017 Dhaka

Six killed in blasts in Bangladesh

At least six persons, including two police officers, were killed in two explosions in Bangladesh's Sylhet city, police said on Sunday.More than 40 others were injured in the blasts on Saturday near a militant hideout in the city, some 240 km from capital...

26-Mar-2017 Chennai

Ram Gopal Varma trashes Pawan Kalyan's film, personal life

Ram Gopal Varma has earned the wrath of actor Pawan Kalyan's fans after the filmmaker went on to criticise the star's latest Telugu outing "Katamarayudu", while also targeting his personal life and family.In a series of late-night tweets on Saturday, Varma...

26-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA mission to study cosmic material between stars

NASA has announced plans to launch a balloon-borne observatory to study the emissions from the cosmic material found between stars, known as the interstellar medium.This data will help scientists determine the life cycle of interstellar gas in the Milky Way...

26-Mar-2017 Chennai

Arvind Swami completes shooting for 'Sathuranga Vettai 2'

Actor Arvind Swami on Sunday said he has completed shooting his portion in upcoming Tamil crime thriller "Sathuranga Vettai 2".The film's shooting has been going in Malaysia over the last couple of weeks."The shooting of SV2 is now complete, for me. Thank...

26-Mar-2017

'Katamarayudu' tells why Pawan Kalyan is known as Power Star

They don't call Pawan Kalyan a 'Power Star' for nothing. Right at the start of his rumbustious new film, he stamps his foot angrily to the ground, the way that minister must have when he got pissed off with the flight purser, and a fleet of rugged cars in...

26-Mar-2017 Kolkata

'Repurposing' malaria drug to treat castrate-resistant prostate cancer

Tapping into the trend of repurposing old approved drugs to treat totally different diseases -- a strategy that led to the development of Viagra, researchers at IIT-Kanpur have shown how a malaria drug can be used to tackle drug resistance in metastatic prostate...

26-Mar-2017 Kolkata

See myself competing for batsman's slot in Team India : Dinesh Karthik

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has consistently been amongst the runs in the domestic circuit, is now eyeing a batsman's slot in the national team, knowing all too well that it was far from easy to displace Wriddhiman Saha and Mahendra Singh Dhoni from their respective...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

People always want to watch popcorn entertainment : Rajat Kapoor

It is an understatement that mainstream Hindi cinema is eating up the market for independent content, says actor-filmmaker Rajat Kapoor.Rajat, who balances his professional life by working in Bollywood films as well as independent cinema, also pointed out...

26-Mar-2017 Chennai

Sudha changed me as actor : Venkatesh

Venkatesh says working with director Sudha Kongara in forthcoming Telugu sports drama "Guru", which is slated for release on March 31, changed him as an actor.A remake of "Saala Khadoos", the film features Venkatesh as a washed-up boxing coach.Talking about the...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Gionee A1 smartphone : Delight for selfie-lovers

At a time when margins are razor-thin in the fast-growing domestic smartphone market, any new device faces the challenge of not only meeting consumer expectations but also offering that something extra to stay in the race for at least one quarter.Keeping...

26-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA's Juno probe set for fifth close flyby of Jupiter

NASA said its Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday.At the time of closest approach, Juno will be about 4,400 km above the planet's cloud tops, moving at a speed of about 57.8 km per second relative to the...

26-Mar-2017 Gurugram

Punjab Grill Tappa, a 'fun' take on a classic favourite

Giving a new twist to a classic is sometimes tolerated, even enjoyed, and sometimes met with harsh criticism. But the Punjab Grill Tappa, an offshoot of the famous North Indian Punjab Grill restaurant chain, is sophisticated and vibrant but still maintains...

26-Mar-2017

Lawmakers and gallant rescuers: Kipling's other child heroes

Mowgli, the wolf-raised child in a central Indian jungle, and Kim, the orphan drawn into the "Great Game", may be his most enduring child characters, but Rudyard Kipling is responsible for other irrepressible young heroes too. Changing literary politics have,...

26-Mar-2017 Dhaka

6 killed, scores injured in blasts in Bangladesh

At least six persons, including two police officials, were killed and over 40 were injured in two explosions on Saturday near a militant hideout in Sylhet city, some 240 km from capital Dhaka, local police said.Sylhet Metropolitan Police Additional Deputy...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

AAP government failed to fulfil poll promises : Amit Shah

Accusing the AAP government in Delhi of corruption, the BJP on Saturday said they has failed to fulfil any of its poll promises even after remaining in power for over two years.Addressing a party rally at the Ramlila Maidan here ahead of municipal corporation...

25-Mar-2017 Ahmedabad

Two killed, 10 injured in communal violence in Gujarat

Two persons were killed, one of them in police firing, and 10 others injured while around 50 houses were ransacked and set ablaze along with many vehicles following a communal clash in a village in Gujarat's Patan district on Saturday evening, police said.Patan...

25-Mar-2017 Gwalior

India's borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh to be sealed : Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the country's borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh will be sealed to stop infiltration of terrorists and refugees.Speaking at the passing out parade of the Border Security Force (BSF) at Tekanpur in Gwalior...

25-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Pakistan starts border fencing with Afghanistan : Army chief

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Saturday that the country has started fencing the border with Afghanistan in a move to stop the cross-border movement of the militants.Security officials have long been complaining that the Pakistani militants,...

25-Mar-2017 Miami

Venus Williams, Kerber advance to third round at windy Miami Open

American Venus Williams and Germany's Angelique Kerber both advanced in windy conditions at the Miami Open tennis tournament, earning victories in second-round matches that ended in the wee hours of Saturday.With strong gusts making every rally an adventure and...

25-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

CM Exhorts Party Colleagues To Set Example By Giving Up Red Beacons

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged all his colleagues in the Punjab Congress to set an example for others by voluntarily giving up their red beacon lights, in line with their commitment to the people of the state as part of the party’s...

25-Mar-2017 Gorakhpur

Aditya Nath promises no bias on religion; no harassment of couples

Promising that there will be no bias in the name of religion and caste, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday also assured that couples would not be harassed by anti-Romeo squads in the state.The 44-year-old BJP leader said that National Green...

25-Mar-2017 Lucknow

Swachh Bharat will be a top priority : Yogi Adityanath

 The Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer meeting the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on March 25, 2017.

The Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, today declared that the goals and targets of the Swachh Bharat Mission are of top priority to the new government in the State. He made this declaration when a Central government team led by the Secretary,...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

President of India inaugurates ‘World Conference on Environment’

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the inauguration of the ‘World Conference on Environment’, organised by the National Green Tribunal, in New Delhi on March 25, 2017. The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Shri Arun Jaitley and the Chief Justice of India, Shri Justice J.S. Khehar are also seen.

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the ‘World Conference on Environment’ organized by the National Green Tribunal in New Delhi today (March 25, 2017). Speaking on the occasion, the President welcomed the fact that conservation has...

25-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Railways to save Rs 41,000 cr on energy costs : Suresh Prabhu

Indian Railways aims to save Rs 41,000 crore (over $6 billion) on electricity expenses by switching over to solar energy over the next 10 years, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Saturday.He said the Ministry of Railways had prepared 'Mission 41K'...

25-Mar-2017 Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Following NGT directions to ban illegal abattoirs : Aditya Nath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday said he was only following the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to close down illegal slaughterhouses in the state."In the past couple of years, NGT had given directions many times that...

25-Mar-2017 Ajmer

Jamiat's efforts to unite Muslim sects gathers pace from Khwaja land

The BJP's stunning victory in Uttar Pradesh and the elevation of firebrand Hindutva leader Aditya Nath Yogi as state Chief Minister appears to have lent an added urgency to efforts to unite different sects of the Muslim community, from the land of Sufi saint...

25-Mar-2017 Kolkata

India will have to bat really well without Kohli : Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said India will have to bat out of their skin in the absence of injured skipper Virat Kohli to gain an upper hand in the ongoing fourth and final cricket Test against Australia in Dharamsala.Australia posted 300...

25-Mar-2017 Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims to get Rs 1 lakh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday in his first speech after taking up the reins of the state announced his government will provide Rs 1 lakh aid to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims."Those who want to go on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar...

25-Mar-2017 Kolkata

No BJP hand in Narada sting probe : S.S. Ahluwalia

Rubbishing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations, senior BJP leader S.S. Ahluwalia on Saturday claimed his party has no hand in the ongoing Narada sting investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation."An order was given by the (Calcutta)...

25-Mar-2017 Damascus

16 killed in Syria airstrikes

At least 16 civilians were killed and 50 injured in airstrikes on a Syrian town on the outskirts of the country's capital, according to a war monitoring group.The United Kingdom-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the aerial bombings...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Golmaal Again' best set I've been on : Parineeti Chopra

Actress Parineeti Chopra says working in Rohit Shetty's "Golmaal Again" is a matter of honour for her."We are having loads of fun shooting 'Golmaal Again'. It is the best set I have ever been on. Rohit and his entire 'Golmaal' gang is just mad. The film is big,...

25-Mar-2017 Lucknow

Yogi may be senior in age, but still backward in work : Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi, saying he "may be senior in age but is still backward in work".Akhilesh also said the SP will come back to power in the state in 2022."He may be senior...

25-Mar-2017 Srinagar

To protest against withholding of their salaries

The casual labours and daily wagers of Public Health Engineering (PHE) on Saturday locked down the Chief Engineer’s office here to protest against the government for ‘failing to release their salary from past several months’.Notably, the Chief Engineer was...

25-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

TMC honoured for making best officers of Merchant Navy

In Merchant Navy while roaming world one gets chance to make best career. Master mariner and commodities billionaire Capt Harinderpal Singh (Harry) Banga while honouring TMC Foundation Head Neeraj Kumar said that it’s difficult to find good mariners all...

25-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Cycle rally to create road safety awareness held in Srinagar

To encourage people to move towards eco-friendly modes of transport and to create road safety awareness, a cycle rally organized by Traffic Police City Srinagar under its Civic Action Programme was held here today.As many as 350 children from various schools...

25-Mar-2017 Anantnag

Election observers review preparedness in Anantnag constituency

Nominated Election observers today convened a meeting here to review preparedness for upcoming Anantnag Parliamentary constituency bye-polls.On the occasion, observers, Navdeep Rinwa, Sahab Singh, Om Narayan Singh, Pramod Kumar Gupta and Mahendra Pratap were briefed...

25-Mar-2017 Jammu

Priya Sethi meets flower growers of Jammu province

Minister of State for Tourism, Floriculture and Culture, Priya Sethi today said that the government, in its endeavor to increase the commercial aspect of Floriculture for revenue generation, would soon come up with a fresh policy envisaging added incentives and...

25-Mar-2017 Jammu

Priya Sethi reviews Jammu Mahotsav-2017 arrangements

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today laid stress on ensuring adequate representation of the rich and diverse cultural heritage in the upcoming Jammu Mahotsav-2017.The Minster...

25-Mar-2017 Jammu

Sham Choudhary convenes public grievance redressal camp at Suchetgarh

Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today interacted with the residents of Bidipur, Dablehar, Rangpur, Maira, Khepad, Kotli Galabana and Agra Chak during a public grievance redressal camp in Suchetgarh.The public grievance camp...

25-Mar-2017 Doda

DDC inaugurates Kissan Mela cum Exhibition

District Development Commissioner, Bhupinder Kumar, today inaugurated Kissan Mela cum Exhibition organized by Agriculture Department.During the programme, awareness about modern agricultural techniques was created among the farm women groups and farmers from...

25-Mar-2017 Jammu

Secretary Horticulture visits fruit plant nurseries

Secretary Horticulture Department, M.H. Malik accompanied by Director Horticulture, Bhawani Rakwal and Chief Horticulture officer, Y.K. Keasr today inspected three Government Fruit Plant nurseries at Akhnoor and Khour Blocks of district Jammu.The Secretary directed...

25-Mar-2017 Samba

DC reviews arrangements for Purmandal Mela, launches cleanliness drive

Deputy Commissioner, Sheetal Nanda, reviewed arrangements for three day Purmandal Mela commencing from 26th March in a meeting held, here today.ADC Tilak Raj Sharma, CEO Surinsar Mansar Development Authority Vikas Gupta, Additional SP Raja Adil Hamid, Executive...

25-Mar-2017 Kupwara

JKSWDC holds ‘Mega Awareness Camp-cum-Loan Mela’ at Kupwara

In an endeavor to sensitize women beneficiaries about the benefits of the schemes being implemented by Jammu and Kashmir State Women's Development Corporation, a Mega Awareness Camp-cum-Loan Mela was organized today at Town Hall Kupwara sponsored by National...

25-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Time to catch up with latest technological innovations : VC

Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi said academic and research institutions cannot remain oblivious to catching up with latest technological innovations.Addressing two-day national-level seminar ‘Electronic Devices, Systems and Information...

25-Mar-2017 Srinagar

To stop patient referrals, promote pooling of doctors : DAK

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) President, Dr G M Mir has said that there is a dire need of pooling and rationalisation of medicos and paramedics in peripheries so as to improve health care services in district hospitals.In a statement to CNS,   president...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Working to improve nightlife in Delhi : Kapil Mishra

In what may turn out to be a good news for the capital's dwellers, Minister of Culture and Tourism Kapil Mishra has said he believes in improving the city's nightlife and that attempts are underway in this direction."One thing missing in Delhi is a vibrant...

25-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

It's a dream come true for me, says debutant Kuldeep Yadav

After forcing Australia to huff and puff to his left-arm wrist spin, debutant Kuldeep Yadav on Saturday acknowledged that it was a "dream come true" when he helped India bundle out the hosts for 300 in their first innings of the fourth and final cricket Test...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Give Yogi a chance, say panelists at Culture conclave

It was an awkward moment of sorts when the panelists at a culture conclave were suddenly asked to share their perspectives on newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi.Titled "Culture and Nationalism," the panelists included former diplomat...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Feeling beautiful begins with feeling confident : Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was on Saturday officially announced as a newly appointed global ambassador of beauty brand LOréal Paris, joining the likes of Jane Fonda, Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan."I've always believed...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

VHP reiterates demand for law to construct Ram temple

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Saturday reiterated its demand for the enactment of a law to facilitate the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.VHP Working President Pravin Togadia said he was sure Prime Minister...

25-Mar-2017 Pouni (Reasi)

Connecting far-flung habitations Govt’s top priority : Ajay Nanda

Minister of State for Finance and Planning Ajay Nanda laid the foundation of 75 meter long Bridge work on Pouni-Thorni road here today.The bridge with length of 75 meters would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 2.83 crore under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak...

25-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali reviews functioning of FCS&CA Deptt

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali Saturday chaired a meeting to review the functioning of the Department.During the meeting, Director FCS &CA, Kashmir, Tasaduq Jeelani presented a detailed...

25-Mar-2017 Jammu

Kavinder Gupta reviews Navratras arrangements at Bahu Fort

Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta today visited Bahu Fort and took stock of the arrangements put in place for the Navratras.The Speaker took a threadbare review of the arrangements and directed the concerned to make coordinated efforts for the smooth...

25-Mar-2017 Jammu

CEO issues schedule of revision of Panchayat Electoral Rolls

The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has issued the schedule for revision/updation of Panchayat Electoral Rolls-2017. As per a notification issued by the CEO, the draft publication of Panchayat Electoral Rolls-2017 was made today. The draft Electoral...

25-Mar-2017 Budgam

CEO reviews poll preparedness at Budgam

Chief Electoral Officer, Shantmanu, today convened a meeting here to review poll preparedness for Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency in the district.District Election Officer (Deputy Commissioner), Budgam, Mir Altaf Ahmad, briefed the meeting about the arrangements...

25-Mar-2017 Srinagar

APSCC condemns attack on religious place at Khampora Sarai

All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) on Saturday condemned the ‘attack’ on religious place at Khimpora Sarai area of Chadoora.APSCCC chairman, Jagmohan Singh Raina said, “It is unfortunate that some elements had tried to smash the donation box and...

25-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Syed Ali Geelani reiterates call for election boycott

Syed Ali Geelani

Reiterating boycott call for upcoming bye-election, Syed Ali Geelani said that people in Jammu & Kashmir are striving for right to self-determination. Urging people to exhibit persistence with the movement, Geelani said, “We need to be optimistic, show wisdom...

25-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Stop hiding behind turncoats, PDP tells NC

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday cautioned that turn coats are on prowl to vitiate the atmosphere of tranquility in the state and are striving to give communal color to the forthcoming democratic exercise in Kashmir Valley.PDP’s Srinagar district president...

25-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Anganwadi workers protest against Govt

Scores of Anganwadi workers on Saturday staged protest against the government for ‘failing to release their honorarium from past six months’.The women protesters who assembled at Srinagar’s Pratap Park were chanted slogans like ‘we want justice’. They were...

25-Mar-2017 Srinagar

3 days on, MGNREGA employees continue to protest against Govt

On the third consecutive day, the association of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) employees on Saturday continued to protest against the government for ‘failing to regularize them from past several years’.The members of MGNREGA...

25-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Congress-NC holds joint election meetings in Shangus, Khanabal

Describing the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections as an opportunity for the people to defeat the fascist forces in the Country, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (President) G.A. Mir, who is contesting Lok Sabha Elections from Anantnag Parliamentary constituency has...

25-Mar-2017 Pulwama

Will work for JK’s sustainable development : Tassaduq Hussain Mufti

Making a strong case for sustainable development of Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today said the biggest asset of the State is its natural beauty and precious resources...

25-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Need to defend universities as free spaces : Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that there is an urgent need to defend the intellectual freedom of the Indian universities, according to an official statement."In a period of rampant distrust of matters intellectual, there is an imperative need...

25-Mar-2017 Lucknow

So far, only anti-Romeo squads, brooms in UP : Akhilesh Yadav

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a dig at the new state government, saying only "anti-Romeo squads and clean-up drives" have been witnessed so far.The SP leader accused the new government of targeting officials of a certain...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

BJP is the party to reckon with : Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said all political parties except the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were disintegrating and their leaders were abandoning them to join the BJP."BJP has been winning elections after elections after 2014 and parties...

25-Mar-2017 Chennai

Prudent about acting as well as business career : Pranitha Subhash

Pranitha Subhash

Actress Pranitha Subhash, who successfully juggles her acting as well as business career, says she is very prudent when it comes to both her professions.On Saturday, she announced the opening of her investment venture Bootlegger, a vintage pub's second 7000...

25-Mar-2017 New York

10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids' heart health

Encouraging your children to engage in as little as 10 minutes a day in high-intensity physical activity could help them reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, researchers say.The findings showed that replacing light-intensity...

25-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Bengal not utilising health funds from Centre properly : Sambit Patra

Sambit Patra

The national spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party Sambit Patra on Saturday accused the West Bengal government of not properly utilising the funds provided for health schemes by the Centre."The Centre is providing sufficient health fund to West Bengal...

25-Mar-2017 Gwalior

Borders will be sealed : Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the country's borders will be sealed.Rajnath said this while taking part in the passing out parade of the Border Security Force (BSF) at Tekanpur in Gwalior district. "The BSF is discharging its responsibilities...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax, BJP criticises

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday promised to abolish residential house tax if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the civic polls in the national capital, drawing criticism from Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.Kejriwal promised to abolish residential...

25-Mar-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Tejaswi Yadav dares Yogi Adityanath to ban liquor in UP

Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Saturday dared new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to ban liquor and set up an "anti-Daru squad" on the lines of the much hyped anti-Romeo squad."Liquor is dangerous, it pollutes health and society....

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Marketing is all about storytelling: Indo-British author Vish Dhamija

Marketing is all about storytelling, says London-based writer of Indian origin Vish Dhamija, who once aspired to be a doctor and then a lawyer and who today successfully combines the career of a digital marketer with that of a bestselling author, having churned...

25-Mar-2017 Beijing

10 die in China mine accidents

At least 10 persons were killed in two separate incidents at neighbouring gold mines in China's Henan province, authorities said on Saturday.Thick smoke engulfed a pit at Qinling gold mine of China National Gold Group in Lingbao city on Friday, trapping...

25-Mar-2017 United Nations

Outgoing UN peacekeeping head praises Indian, South Asian troops

The outgoing head of peacekeeping operations, Herve Ladsous, has praised the quality of troops from India and other South Asian nations and the sacrifices they made in the UN missions.Speaking at his farewell news conference on Friday, Ladsous said the South...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Data suggest Congress not doing as badly as it seems

The Congress partys humiliating defeat in the recent assembly elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and the assembly constituency of its Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, are symbolic of its present condition.The party is going through one of its worst slumps...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Espionage genre needs responsible handling : Shivam Nair

Films on intelligence agencies attract the audience for their thrilling content, but the subject needs to be handled responsibly, says Shivam Nair who has helmed the forthcoming movie "Naam Shabana"."Naam Shabana" is a spin-off on "Baby", which told a gripping...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Is your hair summer ready?

Summers are a great time to be out in the sun, feel the sand under your feet and soak in the warm summer breeze but its not just skin that needs to be protected in the scorching weather but also hair. One can follow some do it yourself remedies like hot oil...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Anil Kapoor is a delight to work with : Neha Sharma

Actress Neha Sharma, who will be seen in a special role in the upcoming film "Mubarakan", says working with veteran actor Anil Kapoor is a delight."Anil Kapoor is a delight to work with. The one thing that I admire most about him is his warmth... He makes it...

25-Mar-2017 Chennai

Actress Shwetha Srivastav flaunts baby bump

Popular Kannada actress Shwetha Srivastav on Saturday flaunted her baby bump and she was proud of it."My curvy bumpy ride. Baby bump," Shwetha tweeted.She also posted a picture in which she appears to be visibly happy.Shwetha is married to Amith Srivastav and...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Phillauri' mints Rs 4.02 crore on opening day

"Phillauri", a romantic comedy film featuring Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma, minted Rs 4.02 crore on its opening day.Set in Phillaur, Punjab, the Anshai Lal directorial tells the story of Kanan (Suraj), who is persuaded by his friends and family...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Yogi Adityanath should do 'gas-releasing' asana : Twinkle Khanna

Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his rather off-the-cuff remarks on "women's protection", author-columnist Twinkle Khanna on Friday suggested that he needed to do a yoga 'asana' which eases "releasing gas".At the India Today...

25-Mar-2017 Chennai

Ravi Teja in Telugu remake of 'Bogan'

Director Lakshman on Saturday confirmed that actor Ravi Teja will star in the yet-untitled Telugu remake of his latest Tamil outing "Bogan"."It's true guys. Ravi Teja sir in Telugu remake of Bogan," Lakshman tweeted.Ravi Teja, who is busy wrapping up Telugu film...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Where art is a learning, therapy and creative hub

A magnificently elegant interior dotted with all things artistic -- surreal paintings, graffiti and moving quotations etched on its walls -- houses, to the wonder of many, young and enthusiastic children happily learning tidbits of art. And from whom?...

25-Mar-2017 Chennai

'Pellichoopulu' Tamil remake titled 'Pon Ondru Kanden'

The Tamil remake of last year's Telugu indie hit "Pellichoopulu" has been titled "Pon Ondru Kanden" and it will star Vishnu Vishal and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles, a source said."The title has been finalised as 'Pon Ondru Kanden'. The shooting will...

25-Mar-2017 Toronto

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat ups stroke risk

Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown.The study showed that although survivors of childhood brain tumours -- the second most common type of cancers...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Congress' problems begin and end at the top

Few people will believe that the former External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's exit from the Congress and entrance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be a great loss for the former and a considerable gain for the latter. Like the similar floor-crossing...

25-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook to begin testing GIF button for comments

Social media giant Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that will allow users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments."Everyone loves a good GIF and we know that people want to be able to use them in comments. So we are about to start testing...

24-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

BJP march to Telangana assembly against Muslim quota foiled

Police arrested BJP leaders to foil their march to Telangana assembly on Friday to protest the state government's move for hiking the quota for Muslims in jobs and education.Tension prevailed near the assembly as police stopped the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

24-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

New Punjab assembly's first session begins

The first session of the newly-elected 15th Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) of Punjab began here on Friday.Pro-tem Speaker Rana K.P. Singh administered the oath to some newly-elected members while the remaining ones in the 117-member house will be administered...

24-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Don't react "peevishly" to constructive advice : Parkash Singh Badal

Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here today that there was no reason for  Chief MinisterCaptain Amarinder Singh to react so " peevishly" to the SAD-BJP asking him not to link the Congress   poll promise of loan waiver with a central...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Poetry is my statement to life : Gulzar

Noted poet and Bollywood lyricist Gulzar says writing lyrics is his profession, but writing poetry is his statement to life."Lyrics is commissioned work, it is my profession. But poetry is my statement to life. Something that I feel, I know, something that...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

There is no alternative to UN : Shashi Tharoor

Former Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said in the current global set-up, there is no alternative to the United Nations (UN)."There is no alternative to the UN and I definitely believe that it can improve," Tharoor said here while...

24-Mar-2017

'Phillauri': An astutely woven saga

On the face of it, "Phillauri" is the story of a reluctant groom guided by a ghost who helps him overcome his fears about marriage.Set in Punjab, "Phillauri" starts off as a simple story about an NRI Punjabi boy Kanan (Suraj Sharma) who returns to India...

24-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Under Rahane, India will still be in very good hands : Steve Smith

With India's regular skipper Virat Kohli's participation in the deciding final cricket Test still under the cloud following a shoulder injury, Australia skipper Steve Smith on Friday backed vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane's abilities to lead the hosts in the...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Protect witnesses in rape case against Asaram : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday directed Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments to provide "adequate security" to the witnesses in the alleged child rape case against godman Asaram Bapu."State of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana will provide full protection to the witnesses...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Indian equities close with gains, banks stocks surge

Healthy buying in banking stocks and a strong rupee pushed the Indian equity markets higher on Friday, leading the key indices to close with gains for the second consecutive trade session."Markets continued to rally with the BSE Sensex rising by 89 points. The...

24-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

RSS, BJP working towards Hindu rashtra : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused the BJP and RSS of going ahead with their agenda of turning a secular India into a "Hindu rashtra" as well as violence and communal polarisation in some states.He said both the Bharatiya Janata Party...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

Kashmir won’t survive without Kashmiriyat : Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today said detaching from its roots wouldn’t help Kashmir to grow on socio-cultural arena.Speaking during 2-day international workshop on...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Chander Prakash Ganga calls on Union Minister of State for Finance

A high level delegation led by Industries Minister Chander Prakash Ganga today called on Union Minister of State for Finance Arjun Meghwal and discussed with him J&K’s industrial profile with focus on implementation of GST Regime.During the meeting,...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Deepika Padukone not planning to leave Bollywood for Hollywood

Actress Deepika Padukone, who made her debut in Hollywood with "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" this year, says working in the West is an extension of her creativity and talent, adding that she will never forget her roots."I am very well aware of my home and my...

24-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Supreme Court must first give verdict on Ayodha issue : Sitaram Yechury

The Supreme Court cannot absolve itself of its responsibilities on the Ayodhya issue and has to first come out with a verdict in the case, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Friday.It is not correct for the apex court to suggest an out-of-court...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' crosses Rs 100 crore mark in India

Actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan-starrer romantic comedy film "Badrinath Ki Dulhania" has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic box office.The Shashank Khaitan directorial, which released on March 10, collected Rs 100.74 crore till Thursday, read...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Hoping to get back to 'Padmavati' set soon : Shahid Kapoor

Actor Shahid Kapoor says he is looking forward to begin work soon on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati", the sets of which were vandalised twice by fringe elements opposing the film's content."I am hoping to get back on set. And I am hoping that people will...

24-Mar-2017 Chennai

Hamsa Nandini's special cameo in NTR's next film

Actress Hamsa Nandini, most known for her appearances in item songs, has landed a cameo in the upcoming yet-untitled Telugu outing starring Jr. NTR, a source said."Hamsa will be seen playing a supporting character. Although it will be a cameo, the role has some...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Panasonic to launch 'intelligent' smartphones on March 27

In a bid to provide great experiences to consumers, Panasonic India is set to launch two smart intelligence-based smartphones on March 27 in the country.The company on Friday sent out media invite for the event that reads "a new conversation around smartphones...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

Info Department, WWF-India release Earth Hour video for JK

Director Department of Information and Public Relations Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary and Head, WWF-India State Office, J&K Dr Pankaj Chandan today released a special awareness video on Earth Hour for Jammu and Kashmir.The video was released at a function organized...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

3-day Children’s Literature Festival begins at Jammu

In a first, J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages and National Book Trust of India today organized Children’ s Literature Festival which is scheduled to run for three days.The festival was inaugurated by noted writer, Chatter Paul who also presided...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

Official panel to oversee Cable TV digitization in JK

The Government today constituted the State Level Monitoring Committee to oversee the progress of Cable TV digitization in Jammu and Kashmir.According to an order issued by Financial Commissioner, Information Department, Mr B B Vyas, the 5-member Committee...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

Jammu all set to celebrate Mahotsav : Priya Sethi

Stressing upon the need for the promotion of tourism in Jammu, Minister of State for Tourism, Education, Culture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today convened a high level meeting to review the arrangements put in place for the celebration of Jammu Festival...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

Sham Choudhary assures sufficient irrigation facilities to farmers

Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today informed the progressive farmers and members of J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans (SABDK) that the desilting works on main Ranbir canal and its distributaries are going...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

Quality of work benchmark for development projects : Kavinder Gupta

Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta today said that all development works being executed in the state are being implemented with focused attention on high quality and accountability.The Speaker said this while addressing a public meet on the...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

First Lady chairs Annual General Body Meeting of ASHI

Usha Vohra, First Lady and President of ASHI, chaired the Annual General Body Meeting of Association for Social Health in India (ASHI), J&K Branch, at the Raj Bhavan here today.The General Body held extensive discussions to identify new projects and activities...

24-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Lack of vaccination responsible for surge in flu cases : DAK

Amid the surge in flu cases that is hitting children especially hard, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that lack of vaccination is responsible for increase in influenza-like illness.President DAK and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement...

24-Mar-2017 Srinagar

SMC employees back tainted officials, observe strike

A day after anti-graft body Vigilance Organization Kashmir arrested five SMC officials on charges of corruption, the employees of Srinagar Municipal Corporation observed a strike alleging that field workers of the Corporation are being targeted without...

24-Mar-2017 Srinagar

NC-Cong alliance symbolises deceit, treachery’

Asserting that Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah were the main reasons behind the mess state was in, Peoples Democratic Party Friday said that the National Conference – Congress alliance symbolises deceit and treachery in Jammu and Kashmir.“The alliance has...

24-Mar-2017 Panaji

Goa will be India's first beggar-free state : Manohar Parrikar

Goa will strive to become India's first beggar-free state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said in his budget speech on Friday."We will conceive a full fledged rehabilitation centre for beggars and a rehabilitation centre for destitutes," Parrikar told the...

24-Mar-2017 Chennai

3 Tamil films to be screened at New York film fest

Three unreleased Tamil films "Merku Thodarchi Maalai", "Oru Kidayin Karunai Mani" and "Sigai" will be screened at the 17th edition of New York Indian Film Festival.The fest will take place from April 30 to May 7.Viewfinder (VFC), an independent film consulting...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Can't take suo moto action against MP for assault : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday said that "suo moto action" cannot be taken against Shiv Sena member Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting an airline staffer, but stressed that "no MP is allowed to misbehave with anyone"."No one is allowed to misbehave...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Oppo F3 Plus smartphone : Brave front camera

China-based Oppo has done well in India, capturing 8.6 per cent market share in 2016, and the company has progressively shifted its strategy towards the premium end of devices.Betting on the selfie culture across the country, the company is now looking to tempt...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Redouble efforts to eliminate TB : Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked all stakeholders to redouble their efforts in eliminating tuberculosis."Happy to learn that World Tuberculosis Day is being observed on March 24. TB continues to be one of the major health challenges in India," Mukherjee...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Time I spent on the Ganges will stay with me forever : Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman, who was on a working trip to India last year, terms his experience of being in the country "settling". The Oscar-winning screen legend says memories of the time he spent on the Ganges will forever remain with him."I was fascinated by India....

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Not just 'Adarsh Bhartiya Nari', Sita was a warrior : Amish Tripathi

He is the author of the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history -- "The Shiva Trilogy" -- and his last book, "Scion of Ikshvaku", was the biggest literary blockbuster of 2015, all of which have together sold over 3.5 million copies.Now,...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Darshan sought psychologist's help for 'Mirza Juuliet' role

Actor Darshan Kumar, whose next release is "Mirza Juuliet", says he needed to speak to a psychologist to get into the mind of his character in the movie.Talking about it, he said in a statement: "Mirza is a complex character, he has been through a lot very...

24-Mar-2017 Washington

I'm President, and you're not : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has defended some of the most controversial claims of his young political career in a wide-ranging interview with Time magazine."I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right... I guess I can't be doing so...

24-Mar-2017 Dhaka

10 dead in Bangladesh road accident

At least 10 persons were killed in Bangladesh and several others injured early on Friday as a truck veered off a road in the Mymensingh district, a police official said.All victims died on the spot around 122 km from here, while four others were left injured,...

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

Spruce Up The Skills To Meet The Changes In Media Scenario-Varun Roojam

Varun Roojam, DIPR Punjab in the maiden meeting with the officials of Public Relations Department in the Committee Room, GMADA, here today, said that the officials should ensure proper propagation of Government policies and decisions to the grass root level...

24-Mar-2017

Block the Sun Damage

Astaberry Biosciences, leading manufacturer of herbal ayurvedic cosmetics has launched Papaya Sunscreen Crème with SPF 30 which works as a skin brightening formula and heals dark spots and pigmentations.Added with Papaya as an active ingredient, this Sunscreen...

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

Graduation Day Celebrations at Gian Jyoti Global School

Gian Jyoti Global School celebrated ‘Graduation Day’ for their tiny tots today at its campus in Phase-2, Mohali. The ceremony was attended by all Pre Nursery, Nursery and Kindergarten students along with their parents. Mrs. Ranjeet Bedi, Principal, Gian Jyoti...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Received support from Mumbai Police to shoot 'Daddy': Arjun Rampal

National Award winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, whose forthcoming film 'Daddy' is based on gangster turned politician Arun Gawli, says Mumbai Police was quite supportive during the film's shooting.However, the actor is little worried about the certification...

23-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Would be happy if Advani becomes India's President : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she would be happy if BJP's veteran leader and Lok Sabha member L.K. Advani is elected as President of India.She, however, declined to make comment whether her party...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Separatist leaders' arrest to add fuel to fire : Farooq Abdullah

National Conference (NC) President and candidate for Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll in Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that the detention of separatist leaders will precipitate an already volatile situation in Kashmir.Abdullah was addressing an...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Initiate SOPs for prevention of vector-borne diseases : Anil Baijal

Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday directed that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) be put in place for preventing vector-borne dengue and chikungunya diseases in Delhi.He issued these directions in a meeting held to review the preparedness to deal...

23-Mar-2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Zayed University signs MoU with Urban Arts Projects

Zayed University (ZU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Urban Arts Projects (UAP), a global company curating and constructing public art projects recently at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi campus.The MoU came to reinforce collaboration with UAP...

23-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000 cr revenue in next two years

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is expecting to touch Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next two years with its expansion plan towards the eastern and western parts of India, a company...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Prakash Javadekar Briefs on Smart India Hackathon 2017

Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar today interacted with the media here in New Delhi about the ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ which has already been launched in collaboration with i4c, MyGov, Persistent Systems, NASSCOM and Rambhau...

23-Mar-2017

Capability of ISRO to Launch Satellites

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has the capability of launching  1700 kg to Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit (600 km) and has proven its versatility in launching multi-satellite/multi-orbit missions as well as lunar (Chandrayaan-1) and interplanetary...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Target of tripling Nuclear Power Capacity

The Government, in July 2014, had announced tripling of the then existing capacity of 4780 MW in the next ten years. With the commencement of commercial operation of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), Unit-1 (1000 MW) in December 2014, the installed...

23-Mar-2017 Agartala

Resolve issues with Bangladesh, Tripura CM urges Centre

Ahead of the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India early next month, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday urged the Centre to resolve all disputes and issues pending with the neighbouring country."Resolve the disputes and issues...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

SC working on less-paper petitions : Chief Justice

The Supreme Court is taking steps to curtail paper-based work to the minimum and making the task of justice delivery easier as well as faster.In the course of hearing of a case on Thursday, Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar said that in a matter of a few...

23-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Giving MP ticket to K.D. Singh was blunder : Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee

After police initiated a case against the Alchemist Chief and Trinamool Congress MP K.D. Singh for allegedly cheating investors, West Bengal Chief Minister and party's supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said giving him a ticket was a "blunder"."Giving a ticket...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Policy to tackle NPAs coming very soon : Arun Jaitley

The government will shortly announce measures to deal with the major problem of banks' non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, that it has drawn up in consultation with the RBI, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday."In the next few days, you...

23-Mar-2017 Kolkata

BJP-RSS targeting Bengal due to disappointment : Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the RSS is targeting her state due to "disappointment" stemming from a string of poll defeats."Why are you worried? There is no need to be excited. This is a result of disappointment. They have lost...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Star kids are always under scrutiny : Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit

Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene, who doesn't belong to a filmy background, feels that star kids are always under scrutiny."It is a little difficult to be an outsider... to come into the industry and make a name for yourself. But I think even for the star kids, it's...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

BJP turned civic bodies into dens of corruption : Dilip Pandey

Dilip Pandey

The AAP on Thursday accused the BJP of turning the three civic bodies in Delhi into "dens of corruption" and turning the national capital into a "garbage dump".The ruling Aam Aadmi Party also said that the north, south and east municipal corporations, in...

23-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Cheteshwar Pujara backs Virat Kohli as a 'great leader'

Ahead of the deciding fourth and final cricket Test against Australia, starting on Saturday, Indian middle order mainstay batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday said the mind games played by the Kangaroos won't work with the side led by Virat Kohli.Hailing...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Shraddha Kapoor was juggling between 'two worlds'

Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who was shooting for two films -- "Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai" and "Half Girlfriend" -- says it was difficult for her to juggle between the two characters.She was shooting for the biopic "Haseena..." where she is essaying the role...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Airtel to acquire Tikona's 4G business for Rs 1,600 crore

Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced it has entered into an agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire the latter's 4G business, including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for around Rs 1,600 crore, a...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Petroleum under GST, but will apply after states agree : Arun Jaitley

Petroleum products, which will be within the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) slated to be implemented from July 1, would, however, continue to be taxed as per the current taxation regime until the GST Council agrees on applying GST to these products,...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

We stand by demonetisation; 'shock' was needed : Arun Jaitley

Asserting that the government fully stood by its November 8 demonetisation, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the decision was needed to "shock the shadow economy" running parallel to the country's economy.Responding to a lengthy debate in the...

23-Mar-2017

'Life': Suspenseful and thrilling

A fantasy sci-fiction, "Life", is a simple, engaging outer-space horror thriller that occasionally shows sparks of brilliance in an otherwise ordinary fare.In many ways it is similar to the 1979 released "Alien". Director Daniel Espinosa's film is the...

23-Mar-2017 Jammu

Media can change public perception about generic medicines : Bali Baghat

Minister for Health and Medical Education Mr. Bali Baghat today said media can change people’s perception and motivate them to purchase generic drugs, which are available at affordable prices.The Minister was speaking at a function organized under Pradhan Mantri...

 

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