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18-Aug-2017 Chennai

Vijay's 'Mersal' gets Twitter emoji

Tamil superstar Vijay's upcoming Tamil action film "Mersal" will be the first south Indian film to get an emoji on Twitter.Vijay announced the news on his Twitter account on Friday."'Mersal' emoji from tomorrow. All the songs to have the emoji as well," Vijay...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Samsung A5, A7 prices cut ahead of festive season

South Korean tech giant Samsung has cut prices for its bestselling ‘Galaxy A5 and A7 smartphones (both 2017 variants) ahead of the festive season in India.'Galaxy' A5 (Rs 26,900) and A7 (Rs 30,900) would now cost Rs 22,900 and Rs 25,900, respectively.The phones...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley asks states to reduce VAT on petroleum products

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday urged states to reduce VAT on petroleum products due to concerns regarding the rise in input costs due to the transition to GST regime."The letter by Finance Minister to Chief Ministers highlights the concern being raised...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Xiaomi Mi Max 2: Affordable phablet for content consumption

After launching three smartphones in India till May this year, Chinese technology giant has unveiled the upgraded version of its last year's phablet 'Mi Max'.Much like its predecessor, 'Xiaomi Mi Max 2' has a 6.44 screen but a bigger battery. Playing its cards...

18-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab Police try to catch up as gangsters run amok on social media

With gangsters in Punjab openly using social media platforms to highlight their criminal activities, challenging each other and the law enforcers, and updating their status even from inside prisons, the Punjab Police have finally woken up to the need to tackle...

18-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Bihar flood toll reaches 119

Nearly one crore people have been affected by the Bihar floods that have claimed 119 lives so far, an official said on Friday.The Bihar disaster management department official said over 98 lakh people in 1,532 panchayats under 139 blocks in 16 districts have...

18-Aug-2017

'VIP 2: Lalkar': High on drama, low on emotions

This film suffers from sequel fatigue but unlike its prequel, this is not really an underdog story.Taking off from where it left in its prequel, the 2014 released "VIP", it is the tale of the jobless, yet conscientious engineer, Raghuvaran (Dhanush).He is...

18-Aug-2017

'Bareilly ki Barfi': An endearing rom-com worth tasting

"Bareilly ki Barfi" is a sweet and delectable romance which begins on a predictable and somewhat placid note, but takes on an interesting hue owing to the sudden twist the tale embarks upon and turning into a love triangle.Bitti Mishra (Kriti) is the only child...

18-Aug-2017 Chennai

Challenging to make space film within commercial set up : Shakti Rajan

Director Shakti Soundar Rajan, who is currently busy with the post-production work on Tamil cinema's first space film "Tik Tik Tik", says it was challenging for him to explore the genre within the commercial cinema format."In this genre, to crack a story that...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'For insulting PM, Manohar Parrikar should lose Goa by-polls'

Accusing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of "insulting" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, NDA-ally Shiv Sena on Friday "prayed" for his defeat in the upcoming assembly by-poll which he is contesting.It also took strong umbrage at Parrikar's reported statement...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Kunal Kapoor's 'The Sweet BreakUp' is all about mithai without sugar

As the festive season approaches, celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor has loads of good news for those who complain that Indian mithai is overly sweet and high on calories. He's been able to eliminate the sugar and yet keep the taste and the science involved in...

18-Aug-2017 Kolkata

Is Congress-Trinamool moving towards an alliance in Bengal?

Is West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Congress moving towards an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls? The chain of recent events could be a pointer to this, but leaders of both parties are still hedging their bets with polls still far...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Of mystery, spying and ghosts

Flick through a mysterious tale around a killer who has terrorised the residents of Chicago; read a thrilling book featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon; go through a collection of classic ghost stories; and, finally, a searing,...

18-Aug-2017 Chennai

Tamil lyricist Madhan Karky pens first Telugu song

Known for penning popular Tamil songs such as "Enamo Aedho", "Ladio" and "Mei Nigara", popular lyricist Madhan Karky on Friday said that he has written his first Telugu song for upcoming Mahesh Babu starrer "Spyder"."Penned my first Telugu song for ‘Spyder'....

18-Aug-2017 Chennai

No clarity yet on release of Nenjam Marappathillai'

Filmmaker Selvaraghavan on Friday said he is still unsure about the release of his highly anticipated Tamil horror-thriller "Nenjam Marappathillai", which was originally scheduled to hit the screens last year."Deeply touched by all your queries about release of...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Haven't thought about styling for films : Anavila Misra

Designer Anavila Mishra of the brand Anavila says she enjoys the process of creating collections and has not thought about styling in films."We have actually worked on looks of one of the leading ladies, who is coming... I can't reveal that right now but I love...

18-Aug-2017 New York

Facebook to reduce video clickbait from News Feed

After Facebook launched three updates earlier this year to reduce clickbait content on its platform, the company has announced two more updates to limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed.Video clickbaits are those posts that have fake video-play...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Gaurav Jai Gupta's show, a burst of fabrics

Designer Gaurav Jai Gupta's show that was supported by the Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade departments made a strong fashion statement with a variety of fabrics that had its characteristic touches on clothes.Gupta's show for his label 'Akaaro' was an innovative...

18-Aug-2017 Mogadishu

Six injured in landmine blast in Somalia

At least six people were injured following a roadside landmine explosion outside a restaurant here in Somalia's Wardhigley district, the media reported.The mine went off on Thursday evening targeting people who were seated at the front side of a coffee...

18-Aug-2017 Barcelona

13 killed, 100 injured in Spain attack, IS claims responsibility

The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for an attack in which a van ran over pedestrians here in Las Ramblas boulevard. At least 13 persons were killed and more than 100 injured.Confirming the death toll, Head of Catalonia's Regional Interior...

17-Aug-2017 Mogadishu

US air strikes kills 7 Al-Shabaab militants

The US military confirmed that its special forces conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia on Wednesday night, killing seven Al-Shabaab fighters.The US Africa Command (Africom) said on Thursday that the joint operation with Somalia security forces...

17-Aug-2017

Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides

At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said.The number could grow as search and rescue operations are ongoing and over...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Army chief Bipin Rawat to visit Ladakh

Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat will on Sunday begin a three day visit to Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, which saw a scuffle and stone-throwing between Indian and Chinese troops, informed sources said.Gen. Rawat will review the security in the area, and also grant...

17-Aug-2017 Panaji

Goa's Catholics not apprehensive about beef ban : Manohar Parrikar

Goan Catholics are not apprehensive about the beef ban issue in the state's Goan context, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.He was responding to a query if in course of his campaign for the Panaji by-poll, Catholic voters had expressed their...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

I am firmly in saddle, asserts Devendra Fadnavis

Categorically dismissing all speculation, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday asserted that he will continue in his post "till Delhi beckons.""There are reports that I am shifting to New Delhi. I want to say that there is no such plan, at least...

17-Aug-2017 Shopian

Three held, arms, ammunition seized in J&K

Three persons were arrested in Jammu & Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday and recovered arms and ammunition from them, police said.The arrests and the seizure were made by a joint army and police team in Sumbal area of Bandipora, a police officer...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Not the first time Goel got DDA land : Saurabh Bharadwaj

Saurabh Bhardwaj

In the wake of media report on Union Minister Vijay Goel being an alleged beneficiary of DDA land allotment, the AAP on Thursday said it was not the first time that he was recepient of such favours from the authority.The party said it will launch a daily...

17-Aug-2017 Noida

Cultural Extravaganza Celebrates the Spirit of New India Movement

The cultural extravaganza celebrating the spirit of New India Movement in the ongoing ‘SankalpParva-Sankalp Se siddhi’ (Attainment through Resolve) - a Sankalp Sandhya was organised by the Ministry of Culture today at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra Auditorium...

17-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Ensure justice to common man – SAD Patron and President tell Cong govt

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal and president Sukhbir Singh Badal today took asked the Congress government to ensure justice to the common man as well as political opponents, saying rule of law seemed to have vanished in the State which had...

17-Aug-2017 Kolkata

Bus services resume in flood-hit Bengal

Bus services to and from northern West Bengal, which is reeling under floods, resumed on Thursday even as the situation continued to be "serious" in certain districts, a minister said."Bus services have resumed today (Thursday). At least 24 buses are plying...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

NHAI launches mobile App MyFASTag and FASTag Partner

The Chairman, NHAI, Shri Deepak Kumar launching the Mobile App My FASTag and FASTag Partner, in New Delhi on August 17, 2017.

National Highways Authority of India launched two mobile Apps – MyFASTag and FASTag Partner in New Delhi today, to facilitate the availability of FASTags for Electronic Toll Collection.  Speaking on the occasion the NHAI Chairman Shri Deepak Kumar said the...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Dr. Harsh Vardhan Launches “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” Campaign

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, launched the “Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali” campaign, here today.  Addressing a gathering of about 800 children from schools of Delhi and NCR, the Minister impressed upon the...

17-Aug-2017 Jammu

Upgraded Passenger Terminal Building of Jammu Airport Inaugurated

The upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu Airport was inaugurated by Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir today. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Raju, said, “We...

17-Aug-2017 Accra

M.J. Akbar kicks off 'Namaskar Africa 2017' in Ghana

India has a different approach in its developmental relationship with other countries as it believes in sharing knowledge without any hidden agenda, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said at the opening of a two-day "Namaskar Africa 2017" India-West...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Equities close marginally higher; IT stocks keep sentiments buoyed

After a volatile day of trade, the key Indian equity indices on Thursday closed on a flat note though continuing their streak of gains for the third consecutive session on the back of healthy buying in IT, Teck (technology, media and entertainment) and metal...

17-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

In a first, Mithila Paag featured on postal stamp

The central government has for the first time issued a postal stamp featuring Mithila Paag (turban) in recognition of the age-old cultural symbol."Stamping the cultural identity and heritage of Mithila Paag by the postal department is a great honour to Mithilanchal...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Acer launches 'Predator Helios 300' gaming laptop in India

Taiwanese electronics giant Acer on Thursday launched the 15.6-inch Full-HD gaming laptop, Predator Helios 300, in India that will be available at a starting price of Rs 1,29,999 on Flipkart from Friday.The two variants of the laptop feature overclockable NVIDIA...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

MSI launches three gaming laptops in India

Taiwan-based hardware manufacturer MSI on Thursday launched three gaming laptops -- 'GT75VR Titan', 'GE63VR' and 'GE73VR Raider' -- in India.'GT75VR Titan' is priced at Rs 324,990, while 15-inch 'GE63VR' and 17-inch 'GE73VR' of 'Raider' series are priced at Rs 149,990...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

India faces threat from inside, not outside : Dr. Farooq Abdullah

Attacking the BJP-led central government, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that India faces threat from within and not from outside."We don't face any threat from outside, whether it is China and Pakistan. We are capable of handling...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Rajkummar Rao doesn't have any bad habits : Ayushmann Khurrana

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says his "Bareilly Ki Barfi" co-star Rajkummar Rao doesnt have any bad habits."He doesn't have any bad habit. He is a good boy. He is a typical ‘Raja-beta' -- a good boy, focused, doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, doesn't have non-vegetarian,...

17-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Tejashwi Yadav demands CBI probe into Rs 1,000 cr scam

Bihar's Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam, in which government funds were transferred to private accounts between 2005 and 2013 when BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was the Finance Minister."It...

17-Aug-2017 Bagaha/Purnea (Bihar)

Thousands living under open sky in flood-hit Bihar

Sundari Devi and her family of seven, including an elderly mother-in-law and children, are struggling to survive along an elevated road here for the last three days.Authorities have failed to provide them a polythene or plastic sheet. Their roof is the sky.Sundari...

17-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

‘Jora 10 Numbaria’ Team Releases The Music Of The Film

When a man decides that he will do things the way he wants, nobody can stop him and if he owns the power he is unstoppable. Film ‘Jora 10 Numbaria’ is based on four P’s that is Politics, Power, Police and Punjab. The film is produced by Amardeep Singh Gill...

17-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Matter Of Injustice By Sarpanch With Tehal Singh

Rajesh Bagha

The Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission acting on a complaint by one Tehal Singh S/o Ajaib Singh R/o Village Bawali Khurd, Tehsil Khamanon, District Fatehgarh Sahib has directed the Deputy Commissioner Fatehgarh Sahib to probe the matter and send a...

17-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Chief Secretary, B B Vyas review implementation of AMRUT in JK

Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Thursday chaired the State Level High Power Steering Committee (SLHPSC) meeting here to review the status of implementation of AMRUT in J&K and to approve DPRs cleared by State Level Technical Committee (SLTC).The Committee took...

17-Aug-2017 Kupwara

Zaffar Ali reviews progress on Tribal Sub Plan in Kupwara

Vice Chairman Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zaffar Ali today conducted an extensive tour of Kupwara to review progress of various development works and Action Plan under Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub Plan (SCA to TSP) in the district.District Development...

17-Aug-2017 Kishtwar

Bali Baghat chairs Kishtwar DDB review meeting

Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Baghat, who is also the chairman of District Development Board Kishtwar, today chaired a DDB review meeting.The Chairman reviewed the implementation of decisions taken in the board meeting besides taking stock of...

17-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Chairman Legislative Council constitutes House Panels for 2017-18

Chairman, J&K Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali has constituted various Department Standing Committees (DRCs)/House Committees for the year 2017-18.As per the notification issued by the Council Secretariat, the DRC-I has been constituted under the Chairmanship...

17-Aug-2017 Baramulla

Chief Justice visits Baramulla, takes stock of functioning of courts

Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed today visited Baramulla and inaugurated Conference Hall and Lawyers Chambers at the District Court Complex here as well as new complex of Munsiff Court at Boniyar.Minister for Law and Justice Abdul...

17-Aug-2017 Srinagar

I am representing students in Govt : Syed Altaf Bukhari

Stressing that welfare of students remains a top priority of his Government, Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today  said that his role is to defend and represent the interests of the students. The Minister made these remarks during the...

17-Aug-2017 Leh

Governor visits Ladakh Garrison, Briefed by 14 Corps Commander

Governor N.N. Vohra visited 14 Corps Hqrs, Leh, where he was briefed by Lt. Gen PJS Pannu, Corps Commander.Lt. Gen. Pannu briefed Governor about the overall situation along the LoC and LaC which fall within the Area of Responsibility of this Corps and also about...

17-Aug-2017 Leh

Governor participates in Special National Integration Camp at Leh

Governor N.N.Vohra today visited Leh to participate in the Special National Integration Camp (SNIC) organised here by the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Directorate of J&K. About 200 NCC cadets from various parts of the country are participating in this SNIC....

17-Aug-2017 Bandipora

ADC flags-off walkathon at Bandipora

A walkathon comprising hundreds of students, teachers, traders and government officials was flagged-off by Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora at S.K Sports Stadium here today.The walkathon was aimed to disseminate awareness among general public regarding...

17-Aug-2017 Kulgam

ADDC Kulgam inaugurates Net Ball tournament

Additional District Development Commissioner today inaugurated 3 days Inter District Net Ball under 17 & 19 tournaments here in the Sports Stadium Kulgam. The programme was organized by District Youth Services and Sports department Kulgam.The tournament saw...

17-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Tourism Deptt organizes FAM tour of travel agents to CITH Rangreth

In a bid to promote farm tourism, the department of Tourism (Kashmir) today organized a FAM trip of the Valley’s tour operators and houseboat owners to Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH), Rangreth.Director CITH Desh Beer Singh along with...

17-Aug-2017 Srinagar

ill-equipped, understaffed Dept deal with fires

With increase in fire incidents, the Fire Department of Jammu and Kashmir is ill-equipped to handle fire incidents in the state.There has been rising incidents of fire in the state. Every day, the fire incidents get reported across the state. The Jammu and...

17-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Pulwama shuts against Ayoub Lelhari killing

A spontaneous shutdown was observed in Pulwama district against the killing of Lashkar-e-Toiba District commander Ayub Lelhari who was killed in an brief gunfight with forces on Wednesday afternoon.Shops and other commercial establishments were closed...

17-Aug-2017 Jammu

Mahila Congress protest against price rise

Scores of activists of Mahila Congress under the leadership of Pradesh Mahila Congress president Indu Pawar, held protest demonstration outside Press Club of Jammu against ‘unprecedented’ hike in the prices of essential commodities.The protesting activists...

17-Aug-2017 Budgam

Chadoora shuts for 4th consecutive day

After the killing of Hizb Commander Muhammad Yasin Itoo alias Mehmood Ghaznavi, police have arrested scores of youth mostly students from different parts of Chadoora town in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, locals told news agency CNS.Ghaznavi, a resident...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

BJP, RSS trying to change Constitution : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a stinging attack on the Modi government and the RSS, accusing them of trying to change the Constitution, and urged all opposition parties to fight them unitedly."After independence, (Jawaharlal) Nehruji,...

17-Aug-2017 San Francisco

Facebook shuts down chat platform used to 'harass' employees

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shut down an anonymous online chat platform in late 2016 after it was increasingly used to talk about the US presidential candidates and 'harass' the company's employees, media reported on Thursday.Initially launched in 2015 for employees...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Don't want to alienate elder people: Masaba on youth friendly brand

Masaba Gupta's designs are perhaps more relatable to the young crowd, given the edgy and quirky look. The designer agrees, but says she makes sure not to consider a certain age group in mind while making collections."We are a very youth friendly brand, but...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Ajith's charisma is mind-blowing : Dhanush

Actor Dhanush has praised southern star Ajith, saying his charisma in the upcoming film "Vivegam" is mind blowing."Amazing 'Vivegam' trailer. Ajith sir's charisma is mind blowing. Can't wait. Max rage," Dhanush tweeted on Thursday.Directed by Siva, "Vivegam"...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Ashwiny, I have a very mature understanding : Nitesh Tiwari

"Dangal" fame director Nitesh Tiwari says the understanding between him and his director wife Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is very mature.Asked if there is any sense of competition between the them professionally, Nitesh said: "We are working together from many years...

17-Aug-2017

'Partition: 1947': Partially riveting

Internationally released as "Viceroy's House", this film gives us a glimpse of life during the tumultuous period before the emergence of India and Pakistan as independent nations in 1947.Based on two books and inspired from true events from her own family history, director...

17-Aug-2017 Los Angeles

Deepika Padukone out of Forbes' list of highest paid actresses

Deepika Padukone

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has dropped out of Forbes magazines World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2017 list, which is led by Hollywood actress Emma Stone.Deepika, who was 10th in the 2016 list, has not been included this year despite having made her Hollywood...

17-Aug-2017

'Partition: 1947': Serves up delicate but powerful drama

At the end of Gurinder Chadha's breathtakingly beautiful parable on political propensity, we are told that the director's grandmother was one of thousands of victims of the savagery that followed the Partition of India into two sloppy badly-cut halves.Thankfully,...

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Real JD-U is led by Sharad Yadav : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The faction led by Sharad Yadav is the "real" and secular JD-U while the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is "completely drowned in the BJP", senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Thursday.Speaking at the 'Save Composite Culture'...

17-Aug-2017 London

High-intensity exercise may help combat diabetes risk

Indulging in high-intensity interval training may be an efficient, effective way of reducing the risk of developing diabetes, especially among women.Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose) and...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Bareilly Ki Barfi' is warm, delightful : Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar has praised the film "Bareilly Ki Barfi" and hs lauded the performances by actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao."'Bareilly Ki Barfi' is warm, funny and delightful... The performances are superb! Dialogues have many laugh...

17-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards the Moon and Mars -- and now have their sights on Venus.But ISRO is yet to develop a satellite-based early warning system (EWS) for landslides like the one that buried 50 people...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Perfect time to experiment on digital platform : Shamita Shetty

Shamita Shetty

Actress Shamita Shetty, who is making her debut in the digital world of entertainment with a web series titled "Yo Ke Hua Bro", says this is the perfect time to experiment with the platform."I had not planned to work in a web series, but everything is digital...

17-Aug-2017 Chennai

Would like to spread positivity through cinema : Dhanush

From a reluctant actor to a multi-faceted artist, Dhanush has come a long way in his 17-year-old career. Basking in the success of his latest Tamil release "VIP 2", he says he would like to spread positivity, love and hope through his movies.Dhanush recalls:...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

'A Gentleman...' has 'doable' action : Sidharth Malhotra

Actor Sidharth Malhotra says hand-to-hand combat techniques have been used for the action sequences in his forthcoming film "A Gentleman: Sundar Susheel Risky", and they are all doable.Sidharth, who will be seen as Risky Rishi, uses the hand-to-hand combat...

17-Aug-2017 Handwara

Handwara district hospital turned into hub of medical agents

Government District Hospital Handwara has been running in rough weather as doctors In the hospital are allegedly turning the health centre into a hub of medical agents and ‘touts who reportedly work for them and take the patients to private laboratories and other...

17-Aug-2017 Bandipora

Gunfight breaks out in Gurez forests

An encounter raged between militants and army in forest area of Gurez sector in North Kashmir's Bandipora district. Official sources told news agency GNS that Army had launched a massive search operation yesterday evening at Dhurmut forest area at Kundalwan...

16-Aug-2017 Caracas

37 die in clash between inmates, police at Venezuelan prison

At least 37 people were killed and 14 law enforcement personnel wounded when armed inmates resisted authorities' attempt to impose order at a prison in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas, officials said."The deaths occurred during a seizure of the Amazonas...

16-Aug-2017 Manila

32 killed in one day in Philippines war on drugs

Police in the Philippines said that 32 drug suspects had been killed in a span of 24 hours in one of the bloodiest days since President Rodrigo Duterte launched an initiative last year to fight the narcotics trade.Police officers killed 32 suspects and arrested...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

India may use only LEDs for lighting by 2019 : Piyush Goyal

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that India may become first country in the world to use only LED products for lighting needs by 2019."India will probably become the first country in the world to use 100 per cent LEDs for its lighting needs by...

16-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Today's youths understand fabric: Ritu Kumar

Ace designer Ritu Kumar, who has been an epitome of handloom fashion in India, says that the current generation of Indian youth definitely understands fabric but the only thing they doesn't understand is that why "it needs to be complicated"."We tried and...

16-Aug-2017 Hyderabad

Big B to team up with Chiranjeevi in 'Uyyalawadaa'

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will join hands with actor Chiranjeevi in his upcoming multi-lingual historic drama "Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy", based on the life of a popular freedom fighter from Kurnool."Amitji is officially on board. He plays a pivotal role but...

16-Aug-2017 Kolkata

Will like to continue superb form : Mohammed Shami

India pacer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday sounded ecstatic after their historic 3-0 Test whitewash of Sri Lanka, saying the team is eager to continue their rich vein of form going into the One-Day International (ODI) series.Shami had a total haul of 10 wickets...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

There is an undeclared Emergency on media : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Congress on Wednesday said there is an "undeclared Emergency" on radio, television and newspapers in the country, after reports that public broadcaster Prasar Bharati had censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar."I...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Government should stop bullets, brickbats : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his observations on the Kashmir issue in his Independence Day speech, the Congress on Wednesday said "brickbats and bullets" should stop coming from the government and BJP's side and they should start the dialogue...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

No confusion about figures by PM in I-Day speech : Arun Jaitley

In a bid to silence critics, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said there was no confusion in figures given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on black money deposited in banks after demonetisation.He said the...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Contrary stands by PM, RBI on black money recovered : Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Congress on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the "contrary stands" being taken by him and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on the total amount of additional and black money that came back into the banking system after demonetisation."There...

16-Aug-2017 Beijing/New Delhi

Amid Doklam row, India, China discuss border peace after Ladakh scuffle

As a tense military standoff in Doklam entered the third month, senior Indian and Chinese army officers discussed another border row on Wednesday, a day after troops of the two countries scuffled and threw stones at each other in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh...

16-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Nothing has changed after 'Dangal': Sanya Malhotra

Sanya Malhotra

Actress Sanya Malhotra, who came into the limelight with her role as Aamir Khan's daughter in "Dangal", says she is still the same even after the film became a hit, and that the limelight has not made her a different person.The actress was here to walk for Lakme...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Suresh Prabhu launches key railways projects

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday launched several services and projects to enhance infrastructure and to make rail travel more comfortable.The minister through video conferencing laid the foundation stone for the construction of "Gaya Bypass" in Bihar.According...

16-Aug-2017 Dharamshala

Back Stabbing Will Not Be Tolerated : Virbhadra Singh

Back stabbing will not be tolerated at all and the persons involved in such activities will not be spared. Everybody in the state knows the persons who have been working against the interests of the Congress party and the Govt. in Himachal Pradesh.This was...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi meets crew of Navika Sagar Parikrama

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Six women officers of the Indian Navy who are due to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel INSV Tarini, in New Delhi on August 16, 2017. The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba is also seen.

Six women officers of the Indian Navy, who are due to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel, INSV Tarini, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. They will begin...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Non-fuel retail to widen petrol pumps' revenue base: Dharmendra Pradhan

The government is considering enhancing the revenue base of state-owned oil companies' petrol pumps by allowing them to offer pharmaceuticals, groceries and other such products for sale.According to Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan,...

16-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Healthy buying in index heavyweights lifts Indian equities

The key Indian equity indices on Wednesday continued with their second consecutive session of gains to close on a higher note as healthy buying was witnessed in index heavyweights such as ITC, HDFC, Tata Motors and Hindustan Unilever (HUL), among others.Besides,...

16-Aug-2017 freetown

400 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

At least 400 people have been confirmed dead and 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding in the Sierra Leone capital, officials said on Wednesday.President Ernest Bai Koroma declared seven days of mourning while pleading for "urgent...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Government has sympathies with home buyers : Arun Jaitley

The government on Wednesday said it has full sympathy for those who have booked flats with housing promoters and it is their right to get the houses for which they have paid money.When asked in this regard at a media briefing after the cabinet meeting, Finance...

16-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

PM Modi dividing the country: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "dividing" the country by allowing the BJP cadres to "beat up Dalits and kill minorities"."PM Modi has been busy dividing the country. He allows his party people to beat...

16-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Archana Puran Singh replaces ill Sidhu on 'The Kapil Sharma Show'

Actress Archana Puran Singh has replaced Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on "The Kapil Sharma Show" for a few episodes after he couldnt make it to the set due to ill health."It feels weird sitting on Sidhu ji's chair as we all are so used to seeing...

16-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Won't direct till I'm totally thrilled with story : Subhash Ghai

 Subhash Ghai

Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says he will not return to directing movies unless he is "totally thrilled" with a story.Ghai last directed "Kaanchi: The Unbreakable", which released in 2014."I shall not direct a movie till I am totally thrilled with a story which is new...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC appoints panel to examine 241 cases

The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a panel headed by two of its former judges to examine the justification for closure of 241 anti-Sikh riot cases probed by the Special Investigation Team.A bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice...

16-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

Rahul Gandhi inaugurates Indira Canteens in Bengaluru

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated Indira Canteens here for the poor, saying even the "poorest and the weakest in the city cannot go hungry"."Many people in Bengaluru live in huge houses, drive rich cars and for them food is not an...

16-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Language no more a barrier anywhere: R. Madhavan

R. Madhavan

Actor R. Madhavan feels that language in no more a barrier in the world of cinema."Language is no more a barrier -- not just between Bollywood and the southern industry, but between Hollywood, Bollywood, Tollywood and everywhere possible, because people are...

16-Aug-2017 Chennai

'VIP 3' definitely on the cards: Dhanush

Actor Dhanush on Wednesday confirmed the third part in the "VIP" franchise is on the cards and that he will return to act in it.Basking in the success of "VIP 2", Dhanush at the success meet event here said the third part is in the offing."We will definitely...

16-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Won't stop talking about issue of open defecation : Akshay Kumar

 Akshay Kumar

Actor Akshay Kumar, whose latest movie "Toilet: EK Prem Katha" has surpassed Rs 80 crore at the box office since its release, says he will not stop talking about the issue of open defecation, which the movie deals with.Akshay on Tuesday took to Twitter to...

16-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Mooh bola beta' SRK visits Dilip Kumar

Shah Rukh Khan paid a visit to veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who calls the superstar his "mooh bola beta".The visit came after the 94-year-old returned home following a week long stay at the Lilavati Hospital here for kidney related problems.The veteran actor's...

16-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti chairs 6th meeting of SDMA

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today stressed on adopting community based Disaster response and involving local institutions while framing responses to emergencies.Chairing the 6th meeting of State Disaster Management Authority here today, the Chief Minister...

16-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Veterinary faculty, Police officers’ deputation meet Chief Minister

A deputation of members of Faculty of Veterinary Sciences of SKUAST-K met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today.The deputation apprised the Chief Minister about the level of veterinary sciences education in Kashmir and the research activities carried...

16-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti launches citizen’s portal of Crime Branch

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti launched the citizen’s portal of the Crime Branch of J&K Police here today.Congratulating the J&K Police for launching the portal, the Chief Minister hoped that it would bring in lot of ease to people in their relations...

16-Aug-2017 Bhadarwah (Doda)

Info deptt organizes cultural prog on I-Day

A Cultural Programme was organised by the Department of Information & Public Relation here at Dak Banglow to mark the Independence Day celebrations.The scintillating show was attended by a large number of civil society members and officers and officials...

16-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Critical care ambulances to be deployed in JK hospitals soon

A meeting of the Committee on Estimates of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLA Mohammad Ashraf Mir to review the functioning of Health and Medical Education Department.Threadbare discussions were held...

16-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Abdul Haq reviews preparations for Solid Waste Management in rural areas

Minister for Rural Development Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq today reviewed the preparations of waste Management in rural areas at a joint meeting of the Rural Sanitation, Rural Development Department and National Rural Livelihood Mission at Sher-e-Kashmir...

16-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Syed Altaf Bukhari reviews education scenario in Baramulla

The Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, today convened a meeting to review the education scenario of district Baramulla.The meeting was attended by MLA Baramulla, Javaid Hassan Baig, MLC, Gulam Nabi Monga, Law Secretary, Abdul Majid Bhat,...

16-Aug-2017 Bandipora

Abdul Gani Kohli pays obeisance at Nangabaji Malangam shrine

Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli today visited Malangam here and paid obeisance at the shrine of Hazrat Rasul Shah popularly known as Baba Nangabaji Sahab.The Minister offered prayers at the shrine and prayed for the peace...

16-Aug-2017 Srinagar

J&K Bank rehabilitates family of deceased Ratnipora girl

J& K Bank today followed the earlier exemplary action of terminating its employee found involved in the unfortunate incident at B.U. Ratnipora on July 28th with fulfilment of commitment to rehabilitate the deceased girl’s family by extending a financial...

16-Aug-2017 Srinagar

DAK urges use of HPV vaccine to prevent cancers

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today urged parents to get their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) that would prevent several types of cancers.With cancer cases on rise in Jammu and Kashmir, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement...

16-Aug-2017 Pulwama

LeT militant killed in Pulwama

Top militant of Lashkar-i-Toiba Ayub Lalhari was killed in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.Reports said that Army party from 55 RR had laid an ambush in Bandarpora area and as soon as a vehicle passed through the road, they fired upon it killing LeT commander...

16-Aug-2017 Samba

Four die in Samba road accident, Legislator assaulted by enraged mob

A student was among three people killed in a road accident in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.The accident took place when a mini bus they were travelling in rolled down on the road in Samba district, said an official.He said the bus was...

16-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Funding case:NIA raids 12 locations in Srinagar, north Kashmir

India’s National Investigation Agency Wednesday conducted fresh raid over a dozen location in Central and North Kashmir. The raids were conducted with regard to alleged funding case as separatists are being accused of getting funds from different quarters to...

16-Aug-2017 Handwara

People protest against staff members of Medical Aid Centre, Handwara

Neither the pharmacist nor the Multi-purpose Female Health Workers (MPFHWs) posted at the facility had turned up for duty at 11:45 am when the above picture was clicked by a man accompanying his ill wife.Several patients had to wait for hours together as the...

16-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Red Cross Initiates First Aid Training For Punjab Vidhan Sabha Staff

First Aid Training to the staff of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Secretariat today initiated at Punjab Red Cross Bhawan, Sec 16-A, Chandigarh by the Indian Red Cross Society, Punjab State Branch. This training programme was initiated with the efforts of Avinash Rai...

16-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab farmlands inundated, Irrigation minister busy in sand mining

Punjab Bharatiya Janata party today asked the state Irrigation minister Rana Gurjit to focus on his department rather than sand mining. In a press conference here today at Chandigarh State president BJP Punjab & Union Minister Vijay Sampla flanked by National...

16-Aug-2017 Shimla

Delegation of Himachal Gaddi Union meets Virbhadra Singh

A high level delegation of  Himachal Gaddi Union led by state President Advocate Joginder Paul Kapoor met Chief  Minister Virbhadra Singh  today at Dharamshala. The delegation handed over a memorandum of demands to the Chief Minister and...

16-Aug-2017 Bratislava

4,000-year-old dagger found in Slovakia

An ancient dagger almost 4,000-year-old from the Bronze Age was accidentally found in Hlohovec town of Slovakia, the media reported on Wednesday.A fresh graduate named David found the antique by chance during a grill party near the Vah river, which runs...

16-Aug-2017 Bangalore

Columbia Clinic launched at Embassy TechVillage in Bangalore

Over the last two decades there has been an alarming rise in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, asthma and respiratory diseases and cancers in India, especially among the urban population. According to statistics, every year, roughly 5.8 million...

15-Aug-2017 Isru (Ludhiana)

Independence Will Be Protected At Any Cost : Brahm Mohindra

“Indian Independence was achieved with the martyrdom of countless freedom fighters who shed their lives for librating their motherland from the clutches of foreign rule. This independence would be protected at any cost and eternal memory of our great martyrs...

15-Aug-2017 New York

Both sides to be blamed for Charlottesville violence : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump blamed both neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups and leftist demonstrators who confronted them for the weekend violence in Charlottesville in the state of Virginia."You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group...

15-Aug-2017 Lisbon

12 killed as tree falls during religious fest in Portugal

Twelve persons were killed and 50 others injured when a large tree fell on people celebrating the Roman Catholic Feast of the Assumption outside the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira.Regional Health Secretary Pedro Ramos on Tuesday said that a minor...

15-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

Bengaluru records heaviest August rainfall since 1890

Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180mm rainfall in barely three hours, the heaviest downpour in August since 1890, an official said.The heavy rain wreaked havoc across the city, crippling normal life, flooding roads and houses in many localities and...

15-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

Toll in Nepal floods rises to 120

The toll in Nepal's floods soared to 120 as the disaster caused havoc mostly in the country's southern plains in the Terai, officials said on Tuesday.According to Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs, 35 people were still missing while 39 were injured in the...

15-Aug-2017 Agartala

No economic independence even after 70 years : Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said that though Indians attained independence 70 years ago, they were yet to gain economic independence due to faulty policies pursued by powers that be since 1947."India got independence 70 years ago. Indians...

15-Aug-2017 Freetown

286 bodies recovered in Sierra Leone mudslide

At least 286 bodies have been recovered from a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone's capital, officials said.A total of 286 bodies were brought to a local hospital on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying. Head of Operation of the Sierra...

15-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Returning from I-Day function, minor raped in Chandigarh

The Chandigarh Police have registered a case of rape after a complaint from a girl that she was sexually assaulted by a man while returning home after attending the Independence Day function at her school here on Tuesday, police said.The victim, aged 12-13...

15-Aug-2017 Dhaka

29 killed as floods ravage Bangladesh

At least 29 people have died in the last few days in floods caused by heavy rainfall in Bangladesh, officials said.The floods have affected almost a third of the country, said Reaz Ahmed, Director General of Bangladesh's Disaster Management Department,...

15-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Government to make 20 universities 'world class': Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore to transform 20 universities into "world class" educational institutions.In his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort here, Modi said the...

15-Aug-2017 New Delhi

India celebrates 71st Independence Day -- peacefully

India on Tuesday celebrated its 71st Independence Day peacefully, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that "goli" (bullet) and "gaali" (abuse) cannot resolve the Kashmir problem.Millions poured out of their homes to take part in events big and small...

15-Aug-2017 Itanagar

Arunachal has traversed a long journey from NEFA : Pema Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh has traversed a long journey from the days of North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) to being a union territory and now completing three decades of existence as a state of the Indian Union, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said on Tuesday.However, he said...

15-Aug-2017 Kullu

Five killed as Himachal bus falls into gorge

Five persons were killed and nine others injured on Tuesday when a government bus parked on a roadside rolled down into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, police said.The driver was standing near the bus along with the conductor when the parked...

15-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

101 canteens to feed poor in Bengaluru from Wednesday: Siddaramaiah

To make Karnataka hunger-free and provide food at affordable rates to the labour class and poor migrants, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday announced that the state government would open Indira canteens across Bengaluru on Wednesday."I am happy to...

15-Aug-2017 BHOPAL

Madhya Pradesh celebrates 71st Independence Day

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday unfurled the tricolour here on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day, officials said.The Chief Minister took part in a colourful programme in Motilal Nehru Stadium here. He also inspected...

15-Aug-2017 Dehradun

Independence Day celebrated in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday unfurled the national flag and led the 71st Independence Day celebrations in the state.He also administered an oath for maintaining moral values to government officials and employees.Governor Krishan Kant...

15-Aug-2017 AIZWAL

Mizoram's flagship programme helped farmers : Lal Thanhawla

The Mizoram government's flagship programme, New Land Use Policy (NLUP), has brought development to the state and prosperity to the farmers, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said in his address at the Independence Day function here on Tuesday."The NLUP has changed...

15-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Don't have anymore 'chocolate boy' left in me: R. Madhavan

Be it "Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein", "Tanu Weds Manu" or his TV show "Sea Hawks", actor R. Madhavan, fondly remembered for essaying the role of a lover boy on screen, says he would now do age appropriate romance as he does not have a "chocolate boy" left...

15-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Modi's I-Day speech 'most disappointing' : Anand Sharma

The Congress on Tuesday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech as "most disappointing" and slammed him for being "insensitive" towards the deaths of over 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital last week.The party also said that Modi's...

15-Aug-2017 Kolkata

West Bengal celebrates colourful I-Day

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour and oversaw a colourful parade here on Tuesday as West Bengal joined the nation in celebrating the 71st Independence Day.The main function at the arterial Indira Gandhi Sarani (erstwhile Red Road) was attended...

15-Aug-2017 Poonch

Syed Basharat Bukhari inspects fruit plant nursery Poonch

Minister for horticulture Seyed Bashrat Ahamad Bukhari today visited fruit plant nursery Poonch- a basic public sector nursery for multiplication of good quality plant material for distribution among the farmers.The Minister was accompanied by DDC Tariq Ahmad...

15-Aug-2017 Jammu

Dy CM attends Janamashtami Celebrations at R S Pura

Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today attended a function organised by the locals to celebrate Janmashtami here at R.S Pura.Member Legislative Assembly R S Pura Dr Gagan Bhagat was also present on the occasion.Addressing the people, Deputy Chief Minister...

15-Aug-2017 Jammu

Speaker Kavinder Gupta attends series of I-Day functions

Speaker, Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today attended series of functions organised by the locals in various parts of Gandhi Nagar constituency to celebrate Independence Day.The Speaker exchanged greetings with the people, unfurled...

15-Aug-2017 Poonch

Syed Basharat Bukhari hoists tricolour in Poonch

The Independence Day celebration witnessed enthusiastic participation of people from all walks of life across border district Poonch.The main function was held at sports stadium where Minister  for horticulture, Seyed Bashrat Ahmed Bukhari  unfurled...

15-Aug-2017 Doda

Chering Dorjay hoists tricolour in Doda

At Doda,The 71st Independence Day was celebrated   with great zeal and patriotic enthusiasm at Doda.The main function was held at Sports stadium where   Minster for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay unfurled the tricolor and inspected...

15-Aug-2017 Ramban

Sham Lal Choudhary hoists tricolour in Ramban

At Ramban , Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary unfurled the national flag to mark the Independence Day Celebration. The function was attended by a large number of people. The Minister took the salute at the march past comprising...

15-Aug-2017 Kishtwar

Sunil Sharma hoists tricolour in Kishtwar

At Kishtwar,  Like in other parts of the country, the 71st Independence Day was celebrated with national spirit and enthusiasm in Kishtwar.The chief guest, Minister of State for Transport, PWD (R&B), Revenue, Rural development and Panchayati Raj...

15-Aug-2017 Udhampur

Sajad Gani Lone hoists tricolour in Udhampur

At UDHAMPUR, The 71st Independence Day was celebrated with great patriotic fervor at Udhampur where Minister for Social Welfare, ARI and Trainings and Science and Technology Sajad Gani Lone – the Chief Guest unfurled the National flag in the premises of...

15-Aug-2017 Kathua

Choudhary Lal Singh hoists tricolour in Kathua

At KATHUA,The 71st Independence Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm, patriotic zeal and fervor at Kathua.The main function was held at District Sports Stadium,   where Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh  hoisted...

15-Aug-2017 Reasi

Bali Bhagat hoists tricolour in REASI

At REASI, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat unfurled the national flag at the Independence Day function   held here at sports stadium.The celebration was marked by patriotic fervor and   zeal with participation of large number...

15-Aug-2017 Samba

Chander Parkash Ganga hoists tricolour in Samba Samba

 At Samba, The Independence Day was celebrated with great patriotic fervor across the border district of Samba. The main function was organized at Rani Suchait Singh Stadium where Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga hoisted the National...

15-Aug-2017 Gurez

Dy Speaker hoists National Flag at Gurez

Deputy Speaker Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi hoisted National Flag at Police Station Gurez today.On the occasion, a large number of people and officers of the border sub division were present....

15-Aug-2017 Jammu

Priya Sethi joins series of Independence Day celebrations in Jammu

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi today attended series of Independence Day functions organized by social and political organizations across Jammu city.The Minister hoisted...

15-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Tricolour unfurled at JK House

The Principal Resident Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir, R K Gupta unfurled the National Flag at Jammu and Kashmir House here to mark the 71st Independence Day.A contingent of Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police presented the march past on the occasion. The...

15-Aug-2017 Kargil

Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan hoists tricolour in Kargil

At Kargil, Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan unfurled the national tricolor at Khree Sultan Chow Sports Stadium and took salute at an impressive march past comprising of the contingents of JKP, NCC, Civil and Army...

15-Aug-2017 Shopian

Zahoor Ahmad Mir hoists tricolour in Shopian

At Shopian, Minister of State for Forest, Ecology & Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative & Fisheries, Zahoor Ahmad Mir unfurled the national flag and took salute on the march past comprising contingents of CRPF, various wings of...

15-Aug-2017 Ganderbal

Asiea Naqash hoists tricolour in Ganderbal

At Ganderbal, Minister of State for Health, Medical Education, Asiea Naqash hoisted the national flag at Madre-Meharban Stadium and took salute at the march past presented by the contingents of J&K Police, IRP, CRPF, J&K Fire and Emergency Services.Addressing...

15-Aug-2017 Kulgam

Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi hoists tricolour in Kulgam

At Kulgam, A colourful function was held at District Police Lines to commemorate the 71st Independence Day during which Minister of State for Hajj & Auqaf, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi unfurled the tricolour and took salute at the march past presented...

15-Aug-2017 Bandipora

Abdul Ghani Kohli hoists tricolour in Bandipora

At Bandipora, Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Abdul Ghani Kohli unfurled the National Flag, inspected the parade and took salute on the March Past presented by the contingents of JKP, IRP, CRPF, Fire & Emergency Services, Home guard,...

15-Aug-2017 Budgam

Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura hoists tricolour in Budgam

At Budgam, Minister for Agriculture Production, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura unfurled the national flag, inspected the parade and took salute at the march past presented by JKP, JKAP, Home Guard , CRPF and contingents of school children at Sports Stadium Budgam.District...

15-Aug-2017 Kupwara

Abdul Haq Khan hoists tricolour in Kupwara

At Kupwara, Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq hoisted the National Flag at District Police Lines, inspected the parade and took salute at combined march past presented by the contingents of JKP, JKAP, CRPF, Home...

15-Aug-2017 Pulwama

Haseeb Drabu hoists tricolour in Pulwama

At Pulwama, Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment, Dr Haseeb Drabu hoisted the national flag at District Police Lines, Pulwama inspected parade and took salute of the march past presented by the contingents of J&K Police, CRPF, Forest Protection...

15-Aug-2017 Baramulla

Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari hoists tricolour in Baramulla

At Baramulla, Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari unfurled the tricolor at a grand function held at District Police Headquarters to mark the day. He inspected the parade, took salute on the march past presented by contingents of JKP, IRP,...

15-Aug-2017 Anantang

Abdul Rehman Veeri hoists tricolour in Anantnag

At Anantnag, Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri unfurled the national flag and took salute at the march past presented by the contingents of JKP, JKAP, Home...

15-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Chief Minister hosts At Home

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti this afternoon hosted ‘At Home’ in connection with the celebrations of 71st Independence Day.Chairman, Legislative Council; Haji Anayat Ali; Council of Ministers; judges of the High Court; MPs; Chief Secretary, B. B. Vyas; Director...

15-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Separatists are subjected to psychological torture by NIA

Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday said that those arrested by NIA are subjected to psychological torture. While strongly condemning their solitary confinement, the leadership said that Shabir Ahmed Shah, Ayaz Akbar,...

15-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Police foil Rasheed’s Black Day march

Amid restrictions, a  large number of AIP volunteers carried out a march with black flags in their hands and chanting pro-plebiscite slogans, from Er. Rasheed’s residence at Jawahar Nagar to mark the black day on eve of India’s Independence Day.Protestors...

15-Aug-2017 Srinagar

August 15:Strike affects normal life

Amid a complete shutdown called by Joint Resistance leadership, August 15 functions across Kashmir passed off peacefully while Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was used for surveillance in and around Bakshi Stadium.Shops and business establishments in Srinagar...

15-Aug-2017

Independence Day celebrated with enthusiasm in Himachal Pradesh

71st  Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety throughout Himachal Pradesh. Functions were organised at State, District and Sub-Divisional levels to mark the occasion. Unfurling National Flag, impressive march-past by contingents of...

15-Aug-2017 Gurdaspur

Chief Minister Amarinder, Singh Confers State Awards To 45 Persons

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Independence Day, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder, Singh conferred state awards to 45 persons for their valuable contribution to the society and dedicated services.The awardees included social and religious...

15-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Independence Day celebrated at Raj Bhavan

Governor N. N. Vohra hoisted the National Flag at a ceremony held at Raj Bhavan here today morning, as part of the Independence Day celebrations.On this joyous occasion the Governor and the First Lady greeted the assembled officers and staff of the Raj Bhavan...

15-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti welcomes PM’s Kashmir remark

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has welcomed the remark of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi about Kashmir during his Independence Day address today.The Prime Minister had said that not with bullets and abuse (goli aur gaali) can the issues of Kashmir be resolved...

15-Aug-2017 Srinagar

CM Mehbooba Mufti addresses Independence Day Parade at Bakshi Stadium

Exuding confidence in the country’s institutions, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today hoped that these institutions would continue to deliver justice to the people of Jammu & Kashmir, in the historic perspective of the State, as they have done in the past.Addressing...

15-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Be proud of your religious, ethnic identities : Jagdish Singh Khehar

Supreme Court Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar on Tuesday said every citizen should be proud of his or her religious and ethnic identify while being equally proud of their Indian identity."Everyone should be proud of his religion and ethnicity and this is...

15-Aug-2017 Mumbai

CBFC is a confused organization : Pahlaj Nihalani

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is a confused organization, says its former chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani, who insists its guidelines do not stipulate that films should not be cut.During his tenure, which was cut short last week, Nihalani had...

15-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

6.5 mn hit by floods in Bihar, over 40 dead

More than 6.5 million people have been affected by floods in Bihar, that have claimed the lives of over 40 people so far, washed away thousands of huts, badly damaged buildings, roads, bridges and standing crops worth crores, officials said on Tuesday.Bihar...

15-Aug-2017 Ranchi

Jharkhand celebrates Independence Day

Independence Day celebrations took place across Jharkhand amid tight security.Chief Minister Raghubar Das hoisted the tricolour at the Morabadi ground here.Speaking on the occasion, Das enumerated his government's efforts in different sectors."We have undertaken...

15-Aug-2017 Jaipur

Rajasthan celebrates I-Day

Rajasthan on Tuesday celebrated the 71st Independence Day with traditional enthusiasm and fervour throughout the state.Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje unfurled the national flag at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here and highlighted the policies of her government in...

15-Aug-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha celebrates I-Day despite Maoist-threats

Undeterred by the Maoists' threat, Odisha celebrated the 71st Independence Day amid gaiety and camaraderie with much patriotic fervour on Tuesday.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoisted the national flag at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg here.Around 54 troupes, including...

15-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

Karnataka celebrates Independence Day

Independence Day celebrations took place across Karnataka on Tuesday, with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unfurling the tricolour and inspecting a guard of honour here.About 6,000 people joined Siddaramaiah in singing the National Anthem at the Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw...

15-Aug-2017 Rampur (Shimla)

Virbhadra Singh announces four percent DA to employees and pensioners

While presiding over the 71st State Level Independence day celebration function at Rampur in Shimla district, Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh announced Dearness Allowance of four percent to State Government employees and pensioners from January, 2017 to...

15-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi calls for 'New India' free of terror, communalism

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing the Nation on the occasion of 71st Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort, in Delhi on August 15, 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a "New India" that will be free of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption as he urged those wielding the gun in Kashmir to join the mainstream so that the Kashmir problem is solved through "embrace".Addressing...

15-Aug-2017 Palakkad (Kerala)

RSS chief raises flag at Kerala school

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday unfurled the Indian tricolour at a government-aided school here despite being told by authorities that political personalities were not permitted do this.The District Collector and police had told the Karnakeyamen School...

15-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Maharashtra celebrates 71st Independence Day with patriotic fervour

Maharashtra on Tuesday celebrated the 71st Independence Day with patriotic fervor though the commemorations were marred due to heavy rains that lashed some parts of the state including Mumbai and the coastal Konkan region.Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis unfurled...

15-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Haryana, Punjab celebrate I-Day

Patriotic fervour gripped Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday as they marked the country's Independence Day.From Gurugram in Haryana to Gurdaspur in Punjab, Independence Day celebrations including cultural programmes were held with the participation of thousands of...

15-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Won't compromise on corruption, governance : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday reiterated his commitment to good governance and battling corruption as he hoisted the national flag on Independence Day here on Tuesday.The Janata Dal-United leader told people that Bihar was on the path of justice-laced...

15-Aug-2017 Tirupati

Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu hoists tricolour in Tirupati

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu hoisted the national flag in this temple town on Tuesday to mark the 71st Independence Day celebrations.At the main official function held at Tarakarama stadium, the Chief Minister reviewed the colourful parade.He...

15-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Hope Modi's advise covers security forces too : Omar Abdullah

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that the Kashmir problem cannot be resolved by "abuse" and "bullets" will be applicable to security forces too."Actually he (Modi) said the Kashmir issue will...

15-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi keeps his I-Day speech 'short'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Tuesday from the Red Fort here on Independence Day was his shortest so far in the last four years.During his last Mann Ki Baat -- a monthly radio programme, Modi said he had received letters from people complaining...

14-Aug-2017 Washington

Donald Trump orders probe into China's trade practice

US President Donald Trump has directed the US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to examine the so-called China's intellectual property practices, despite worries about potential harms to China-US trade ties."Ambassador Lighthizer, you are empowered...

14-Aug-2017 New Delhi

President Ram Nath Kovind end address with 'Vande Mataram'

In a first, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday ended his maiden address as the first citizen to the nation on the eve of the 71st Independence Day with "Vande Mataram", preceded by "Jai Hind".Kovind's two immediate predecessors -- Pranab Mukherjee and...

14-Aug-2017 Aden

17 Yemeni civilians killed in roadside bomb blast

Yemeni civilians were killed and seven others injured in a roadside bomb blast in the country's southern province of al-Dhalea on Monday, a police official told media.The blast occurred in Qatabah district of al-Dhalea province when civilian vehicles running...

14-Aug-2017 Patna/New Delhi

JD-U suspends 21 rebels in Bihar, says no split in party

Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Monday suspended 21 members, including former Minister Ramai Ram, for "anti-party activities" after they backed Sharad Yadav, who has opposed the party's tie-up with the BJP.At the same time, the party denied there...

14-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Sanjay Dutt recites shlokas in 'Bhoomi'

Actor Sanjay Dutt will be heard reciting a few Sanskrit shlokas in his upcoming film "Bhoomi".The untitled song is an edgy devotional number sung by Sanjay and Ajay Gogavale from the popular music duo Ajay-Atul.The song, composed by Sachin Jigar, is inspired...

14-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Nearly 2 million affected by floods in Bihar

Nearly two million people have been affected by the floods in Bihar, including thousands who have been forced to evacuate from their homes, officials said on Monday.Over one million people were affected in the worst-hit districts of Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea...

14-Aug-2017 Gurugram (Haryana)

Nitin Gadkari launches several highway projects to decongest NCR

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday inaugurated two National Highway projects in Gurugram aimed at decongesting the National Capital Region and also laid the foundation stone for two new projects.The Minister inaugurated a four-lane...

14-Aug-2017 Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

I am not in race for CM's post : Ahmed Patel

Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who shocked the BJP with a win in the Rajya Sabha election, has ruled out being the Chief Ministerial candidate in the Gujarat assembly elections later this year and said the party has not applied its mind to the issue yet."I will...

14-Aug-2017 Gurugram, Haryana, India

Manohar Lal Khattar launches M6 Cyberknife robotic system in Gurugram

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday inaugurated north India's first M6 Cyberknife robotic system at the Artemis Hospital here, saying that it will be a huge contribution towards the healthcare system in the region.M6 Cyberknife Radio surgery...

14-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Sahara Group's jewel 'Aamby Valley' put up for auction

In a major setback to Subrata Roys' Sahara Group, the Bombay High Court on Monday put up its prestigious Aamby Valley city properties in Maharashtra for public auction.The Official Liquidator of the High Court has set a reserve price of Rs 37,392 crore...

14-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Equities recover from 5-week lows, global cues lift sentiments

After five consecutive sessions of losses, the key Indian equity indices on Monday recovered from their five-week lows on the back of broadly positive global cues, coupled with healthy buying in metals, consumer durables and capital goods stocks.The Nifty50...

14-Aug-2017 London

Yang Jiayu wins China's second gold, Felix wins 11th world title

Yang Jiayu won the women's 20km race walk to earn China their second gold medal at the IAAF World Championships while American Allyson Felix took her 11th world career gold medal.Usain Bolt, who suffered a shock injury in the men's 4x100m relay, stole the...

14-Aug-2017 New Delhi

PM must apologise for Gorakhpur deaths in I-Day speech : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologise to the nation during his Independence Day address for "deliberate criminal negligence" on part of the government that led to the death of over 60 children in a hospital in...

14-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Will give Chainsmokers an edgy Indian flavour : Designer Neeta Lulla

A kurta with a bomber jacket -- that's the fusion style that veteran Indian designer Neeta Lulla is planning to create for the widely popular American DJs The Chainsmokers, who are set to debut in India next month.Lulla is hoping to create an edgy yet...

14-Aug-2017 Chennai

Taapsee Pannu very sensible, passionate actor : Mahi Raghav

Filmmaker Mahi Raghav, who originally didn't expect Taapsee Pannu to sign his forthcoming Telugu horror comedy "Anando Brahma", says he finds her to be a very sensible and passionate actor."When I had pitched the story, 'Pink' had not released and I was hopeful...

14-Aug-2017 Kandy (Sri Lanka)

India thrash Sri Lanka in 3rd Test, sweep series

India thrashed Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs on the third day of the third and final Test match to sweep the series 3-0 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Monday.Chasing the first innings deficit of 352 runs after being asked to...

14-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Congress denies Priyanka Gandhi will be 'Working President'

The Congress on Monday denied as "entirely false and baseless" a news report that Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may be named the party's Working President.Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the report was...

14-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley reviews FDI policy in various sectors

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday held a meeting with other ministers and government officials for a review of the current Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy, informed sources said.Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Power Minister Piyush Goyal,...

14-Aug-2017 Kabul

25 militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 25 Taliban militants were killed and 10 wounded as fighting for the control of Mirza Olang district in Afghanistan continued on Monday, an official said."Some strategic areas have been re-taken in Mirza Olang and mop-up operations backed by air...

14-Aug-2017 Poonch

Syed Basharat Bukhari chairs DDB Poonch review meeting

Minister for Horticulture, Sayed Bashrat Ahamad Bukhari today chaired a meeting to review the progress of development works approved by District Development Board (DDB) Poonch.The Horticulture Minister, who is also the chairman of DDB Poonch, also reviewed implementation...

14-Aug-2017 Jammu

Dr. Nirmal Singh reviews status of mega developmental projects

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh today reviewed the status of mega developmental projects being executed in Jammu here at a high level meeting.Deputy Chief Minister directed Divisional Commissioner to review the progress of ongoing projects on...

 

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