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16-Jan-2018 Shimla

Jai Ram Thakur releases calendar of Giriraj Weekly

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur released the official calendar of Giriraj Weekly of Information and Public Relations Department here today.The Chief Minister said the Giriraj weekly played an important role in disseminating the policies and programmes of the...

16-Jan-2018 Mohali

Captain Amarinder Singh Announces MoU For Stpi Startup In Mohali

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today announced the signing of a MoU for setting up a Startup in STPI’s incubation centre in Mohali, where the state government has proposed India’s biggest government-supported Startup HubThe MoU has been signed...

16-Jan-2018 Shimla

SJVN donates One crore towards CMRF

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was presented a cheque of rupees one crore by Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) towards Chief Minister's Relief Fund here today by its Chairman cum Chief Managing Director Nand Lal Sharma.Chief Minister while thanking the SJVN said...

16-Jan-2018 Shimla

Dr. Rachna Gupta takes oath as HPPSC member

Governor Acharya Devvrat administered oath of office and secrecy to Dr. Rachna Gupta as member of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission in a simple but impressive ceremony held at Raj Bhavan, today. Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur was also present on...

16-Jan-2018 Chandigarh

‘Happy Raikoti’ to present next mega-hit party song, ‘Peg Sheg’

Gone are the days when people were confined to one task, but now everybody believes multi-tasking is need of an hour. Everyone is experimenting with their skills in Punjabi music industry these days as a singer is a lyricist also, a lyricist is an actor as...

16-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Enjoy Healthy Snacking with Veggie Nachos from Cornitos

This Republic Day, celebrate the spirit of patriotism with your friends and family by enjoying the Veggie Nachos from Cornitos. The flagship brand of Greendot Health Foods Pvt Ltd., 250 grams packs of Tri Color Veggie Nachos will make this occasion more special....

16-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Center gives nod to Kishtwar Airstrip: Dr. Jitendra Singh

The Center government has given nod to establishment of an Airstrip in Kishtwar to enhance air connectivity in the district.The much awaited Kishtwar Airstrip aimed at to ensure regional connectivity on subsidized rates has got approval here today at a high...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

Govt frames District Level Task Force to monitor e-PDS

Government has constituted District Level Task Force to implement end to end computerization and installation of Point of Sale devices under e-PDS project in the districts.On the direction of Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

Unified Headquarters holds meet, CM chairs

The Unified Headquarters held its meeting here today with Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti in chair.The meeting took a review of the overall security scenario in the State including the situation obtaining in the areas along the borders.Deputy Chief Minister,...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

Priya Sethi for encouraging rural sports in JK’s sports structure

Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Culture, Priya Sethi stressed on the need of encouraging rural sports like Kabaddi in state’s sports structure which has good potential and scope  in Jammu and Kashmir.The Minister was speaking during the inaugural...

16-Jan-2018 Pulwama

DDC Pulwama inaugurates free coaching prog for civil services

A 4-month  free coaching programme for civil services prelims cum mains -2018 was inaugurated by District Development Commissioner Pulwama here today.Speaking on the occasion District Development Commissioner Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Dar said that...

16-Jan-2018 Srinagar

Dir Agriculture Kashmir reviews work on Saffron Park

Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi impressed upon the concerned officers & agencies to expedite  work on state of art and one of the largest saffron park in Asia to be completed at an estimated cost of Rupees 37 crore.While reviewing...

16-Jan-2018 Bandipora

Information Deptt organizes literary programme in Bandipora

District Information Centre Bandipora today organized an inter-district literary function here today in which various literary and cultural forums participated.Forums like Bazmi-i- Shabaan Bandipora, Halk-e-Adab Hajin, Literary Forum Bandipora, Majlis-i-shabaan...

16-Jan-2018 Bandipora

DDC B'pora reviews progress under CM’s commitments

District Development Commissioner Bandipora, Sajjad Hussain today convened a meeting to review the progress of various development works committed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during her outreach programme and timelines fixed by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir,...

16-Jan-2018 Srinagar

DC inspects facilities available at CRC Srinagar

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Tuesday visited the Composite Regional Centre (CRC) here to inspect the facilities available for the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities there.During his visit, the DC interacted with the patients...

16-Jan-2018 Shopian

DDC Shopian reviews R-Day celebration arrangements

To review the arrangements for ensuing Republic Day- 2018 celebrations, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Shopian, Mohammad Aijaz here today.Senior Superintendent of Police Shopian, Shriram Ambarkar,  Additional...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

Justice Masoodi meets Governor

Justice Hasnain Masoodi, Chairperson, Selection-cum-Oversight Committee, Juvenile Justice Act, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Justice Masoodi briefed Governor about the progress so far achieved and the constitution of 22 Juvenile...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

Vice-Chairman JKPCC meets Governor

Khalid Jehangir, Vice-Chairman, J&K Projects Construction Corporation Ltd (JKPCC), called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Sh. Jehangir briefed the Governor about the functioning of the Corporation and the steps being taken to supply...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

Prof. Bhasin meets Governor

Prof. Anju Bhasin, Vice-Chancellor of the Cluster University of Jammu, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Governor observed that the successful functioning of the Jammu and Kashmir Cluster Universities would significantly augment the...

16-Jan-2018 Srinagar

India heading towards Hindu Rashtra and fascism : Syed Ali Geelani

India is heading towards Hindu Rashtra and fascism, said Syed Ali Geelani, saying that recent statement of BJP leader Surinder Singh ,serves as an eye-opener and a big blow for all pro-Indian parties and their local henchmen.Commenting over the recent statement...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

Kashmir private hospitals putting patients’ lives at risk: DAK

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said private hospitals in Kashmir valley lack facilities and staff to deal with emergencies.That is putting lives of patients at risk,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communique.Private hospitals do not...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

Congress legislator accuses PDP Minister of corruption

After being accused of indulging in corruption in the implementation of a centrally-sponsored scheme, Jammu and Kashmir Rural Development minister Abdul Haq Khan offered to resign from the cabinet. The Minister was confronted by Congress legislator Viqar Rasool...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

Discussion on budget continues in Upper House

Several members of Upper House participated in discussion on Budget 2018-2019 on second day today and gave their valuable suggestions.   Participating in the debate, Ajat Shatru Singh, appreciated the government for presenting the people friendly budget...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

E-studio, mega seed unit at SKUAST-J: Chairman constitutes House panel

Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali today announced to form a House Committee to enquire into the alleged lapses in setting up of e-studio and mega seed unit in the SKUAST-J. The Chairman made the announcement while intervening during...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

Rs 3 cr released for upgradation of NTPHC Pahalgam : Bali Bhagat

Minister for Health & Medical Education Bali Bhagat today informed the Legislative Council that government has released Rs 3 crore for up-gradation of NTPHC Pahalgam.He said that the funds have been provided under National Health Mission (NHM) but work on...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

3263.46 MW power potential being tapped from 3 rivers : Asiea Naqash

Minister of State for Power, Housing and Urban Development, Asiea Naqash, while replying to a question of Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, informed that over 3263.46 MW power has so far been harnessed against 16475 MW potential of three major rivers of state as assessed...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

SMAS assistance being provided online : Sajad Gani Lone

 Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology Sajad Gani Lone informed the House that the cash assistance under State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS) is being credited directly into the individual bank accounts of the beneficiaries.Replying...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

No burden of enhanced rates on BPL families : Ch. Zulfkar Ali

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali informed the House that the enhancement of rates of foodgrains has not put any burden on the BPL households as they continue to get the ration on highly subsidized rates. He said after...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

Ladakh students witness LA proceedings

A group of students from Ladakh including Leh and Kargil witnessed the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly. Speaker, J&K, Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta welcomed the students in the House. He hoped that students will learn many new things...

16-Jan-2018 Jammu

PMDP size Rs 82453 cr : Haseeb Drabu

Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu informed the House that as on date the estimated size of the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) is Rs 82453 crore and the projects instituted under this package are at different stages of execution.The Minister...

16-Jan-2018 Patiala

Patiala Guy Rahul Kapoor debut in Bollywood with Vodka Diaries

Smart Guy from Patiala Punjab Rahul Kapoor is making his bollywood debut with action thriller Movie Vodka Diaries. His hard work paid off that took him to another level of success.  Rahul Kapoor is sharing screen with one of the best actors in the Bollywood...

15-Jan-2018

Prime Minister of Israel calls on the President

His Excellency Mr Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (January 15, 2018).Welcoming the Israeli Prime Minister, the President said that his visit to India is...

15-Jan-2018

Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore unveils the Khelo India Anthem

In an endeavor to encourage mass participation and promote excellence in sports, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports here today unveiled the Khelo India Anthem Commencing on January 31, 2018, the Khelo India School Games will be the first programme...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Exports rise in December, so does trade deficit

India's exports grew to $27.03 billion in December 2017 from $26.19 billion in November 2017 and $24.05 billion during the corresponding month of the previous year, official data showed on Monday.According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, exports during...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Education a solution to terrorism, global warming : Manish Sisodia

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said the solution to the menace of terrorism and global warming will be found through education only."The time has come when all Education Ministers put their heads together to assure the country that they...

15-Jan-2018 centurion

S. Africa reach 90/2 after Kohli lifts India to 307 on Day 3

South Africa reached 90/2 in their second innings after bowling out India's first outing for 307 runs on the third day of the second cricket Test at the SuperSport Park here on Monday.AB de Villiers (50) and Dean Elgar (36) were at the crease for South Africa,...

15-Jan-2018 trTripoli

Gunmen attack Libya international airport, kill 3

A group on Monday attacked Libya's Tripoli International Airport with heavy weapons, killing three people and injuring several others."The criminal militia known as Bashir al-Baqarah and all the criminals wanted by the Deterrent Force attacked the International...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

On 70th Army Day, India remembers martyrs, warns Pakistan

The 70th Army Day was celebrated across the country on Monday, with top political leaders and famous personalities paying tribute to troops who made the ultimate sacrifice and Army chief General Bipin Rawat sending out a strong warning to Pakistan on its...

15-Jan-2018 Baghdad

36 killed in Baghdad twin suicide bombings

At least 36 persons were killed and 91 others injured in twin suicide attacks in Baghdad early on Monday, medical sources told Efe news agency.The deadly attack, which was the bloodiest of its type to hit Iraq since February 2017, rocked Sahet al-Tayaran...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Army Chief warns Pakistan, talks about caution on northern border

Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat on Monday sent out a warning to Pakistan that India will scale up action if Islamabad continues supporting terror and infiltration of militants, while also stressing on the need to secure the northern border along China.On the...

15-Jan-2018 Gurugram (Haryana)

Gurugram guzzles over 4 lakh beer cans, 1.24 lakh liquor bottles daily

Gurugram - the Millennium City, on an average, consumes over four lakh beer cans and nearly 1.24 lakh bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) and country liquor (CL) daily through authorised vends, according to Haryana government data.And this figure does...

15-Jan-2018 Panaji

Investigate PM aide's visit to CJI, says Congress

The BJP is in turmoil following the press conference by the Supreme Court's four senior judges last week and its measure can be gauged by Prime Minister's chief aide's hurried visit to the Chief Justice of India's residence, a Congress leader said on Monday."To...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Now backup, restore Truecaller contacts to Google Drive

Popular communication app Truecaller on Monday launched "Truecaller Backup" feature for Android devices which allows users to backup and restore their contacts, call history, block list and settings to Google Drive."'Truecaller Backup' has been one of the most...

15-Jan-2018 Srinagar

G.A. Mir for immediate construction of Tunnels

Describing much awaited construction of Kapran Desa and  Sadhana Top Tunnel (Karnah) as important projects benefitting people directly, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir urged upon both State and Centre Govt to take immediate...

15-Jan-2018 Srinagar

Downtown turned into a military fortress : AAC

Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee (AAC) has expressed serious concern over the launch of cordon and search operations (CASO), door to door searches and unleashing of a “reign of terror” in downtown areas of Sher-i-Khaas after a gap of 17 years, saying...

15-Jan-2018 Srinagar

Uproar in assembly over army chief’s remarks, NC stages walkout

Uproar witnessed in the lower house of the J&K Legislative Assembly on Tuesday over the recent remarks of Army chief General Bipin Rawat on schools in the state.According to GNS correspondent, the opposition MLA and senior National Conference (NC) leader...

15-Jan-2018 Chandigarh

SAD condemns Manpreet Badal for lying on sacred occasion of Maghi

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today condemned finance minister Manpreet Badal for lying on the sacred occasion of Maghi at Muktsar by stating the Congress government had fulfilled 128 out of 428 promises made by it and asked him to specify the promises as...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates IWDRI 2018

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) here today. The two-day workshop is being organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Integrate public art in Delhi's development plan: Hardeep Singh Puri

The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Shri Hardeep Singh Puri releasing the publication at the “Public Art in Delhi - A Roundtable”, in New Delhi on January 15, 2018.

As the government envisages to develop Delhi as a world-class city, it is time to make public art an essential component of town planning, Union Minister of State for Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday."When we have resolved to further develop...

15-Jan-2018 Jammu

Several legislators meet Chief Minister, raise demands, seek redressal

Several legislators today met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today.The legislators apprised the Chief Minister about the developmental pace in their areas and brought many of the issues into her notice.The legislators who met Mehbooba Mufti included...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari attends 65th meeting of CABE

Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today put across an in-depth account of education sector   requirements of Jammu and Kashmir here at the 65th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE).The Meeting was chaired by Union...

15-Jan-2018 Jammu

Imran Raza Ansari calls for developing Sports culture among youth

Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services & Sports, Imran Raza Ansari today attended the valedictory event of North Zone Inter University Table Tennis Tournament organized by Directorate of Sports and Physical Education University...

15-Jan-2018 Gandhinagar

VHP protests against Togadia's 'arrest' in Ahmedabad

A group of around 50 VHP workers on Monday created a ruckus at a police station in Ahmedabad, alleging that the police, in connivance with their Rajasthan counterparts, have arrested their President Pravin Togadia in connection with a 10-year-old murder...

15-Jan-2018 Kolkata

BJP's two-wheeler rally resumes amid opposition by Trinamool

The two-wheeler rally by Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing resumed from the city on Monday after being stalled for two days by the court following the clashes between the rallyists and activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress activists on Friday.However,...

15-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Records are meant to be broken : Salman Khan

After setting the cash counters ringing and registering a collection of Rs 325.71 crore nett in India with "Tiger Zinda Hai", superstar Salman Khan hopes many more movies create records for Bollywood for the industry to flourish.According to "Tiger Zinda Hai"...

15-Jan-2018 Maharashtra

'21 Sarfarosh...' cast celebrates Army Day with soldiers

The cast and crew of "21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897" celebrated Army Day on Monday with soldiers of the Sikh regiment of the Indian Army.Actors Mohit Raina and Mukul Dev personally took the soldiers of the Sikh regiment on a tour of the set in Amgaon, where...

15-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Easing inflation, Q3 earnings optimism lift Nifty50 to 10,700-mark

Domestic macro-economic data indicating easing inflation, coupled with an optimism surrounding quarterly corporate earnings, pushed the key Indian equity indices to record high levels, with the NSE Nifty50 index crossing the 10,700-mark for the first time.The...

15-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Jacqueline Fernandez begins 'Allah duhai hai' song shoot

Jacqueline Fernandez

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has started shooting for the song "Allah duhai hai", a track repeated in instalments of the "Race" franchise.Jacqueline, who was also part of "Race 2", has started filming for the track for "Race 3", read a statement.The actress,...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Haryana a crime hub under Khattar : Randeep Singh Surjewala

The Congress on Monday condemned the rape of three girls in Haryana and said the state has become a "crime hub" under the Khattar government.The Mahila Congress will lead a delegation to Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki and also meet other authorities...

15-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerje urges people to extend cooperation to businessmen

Inaugurating the Rs 800 crore cement plant of JSW Group in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday appealed to people to "extend cooperation" to industries and treat businessmen as their "family members" so that industrialists...

15-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

50,000 artistes to get pension in Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a monthly pension of Rs 1,200 for 50,000 artistes in the state.Currently, 4,000 artistes are getting Rs 1,000 pension under Mukhya Mantri Kalakara Sahayata Yojana. The state government has now enhanced...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Lower food prices pull December WPI inflation to a three-month low

Lower food prices pulled India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to a three-month low of 3.58 per cent in December, official data showed on Monday.As per data furnished by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Wholesale Price Index...

15-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Music has always been my religion: Benny Dayal

Singer Benny Dayal, whose new romantic single "Sunwai" released on Monday, says music has always been his religion."Music has always been my religion. It's one thing that keeps me going in life. ‘Sunwai' is a lovely romantic track and one of the finest love...

15-Jan-2018 Lucknow

Two women killed in UP hospital fire

Two women patients were killed on Monday in a fire in a private hospital in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, police said.Both victims were from Budayun district and were identified as Mamta and Raj Bala.ll other patients and their attendants were rescued. The...

15-Jan-2018 Jammu

Chairman CII calls on Ansari

Representatives of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) J&K State Council headed by Chairman Rahul Sahai called on Minister for Information, Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Imran Raza Ansari here today. During the meeting, the Minister was apprised...

15-Jan-2018 Srinagar

Rampant misgovernance and administrative chaos order of the day : NC

National Conference on Monday said that rampant misgovernance and administrative chaos had become the order of the day in the State under the PDP-BJP Government as the people of the State were struggling for even essential services and commodities. Addressing...

15-Jan-2018 Srinagar

Housing for All:Sopore locals held protest against Urban Local Bodies

Locals from different areas of Sopore town in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district Monday staged a massive protest against Urban Local Bodies Department alleging that under Housing for All Scheme, they were sidelined even though every family paid Rs 1000 to the...

15-Jan-2018 Uri

5 infiltrators killed in North Kashmir

Police Monday claimed that five infiltrators from Jaish-e-Muhammad were killed in a joint operation in North Kashmir.  According to Army spokesperson, all the six infiltrators have been gunned down while search operation is underway.Jammu and Kashmir Police...

15-Jan-2018 Chandigarh

Punjab Govt Signs Mou With LOC For Setting Up Bio-Gas & Bio-CNG Plants

The Punjab government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd for setting up of bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the state, as part of the state’s concerted efforts...

15-Jan-2018 Mohali

National Youth Day celebrated at Gian Jyoti

Gian Jyoti Group of Institutions celebrated National Youth Day at its Campus. The Youth Day is celebrated in India on the birth anniversary of the great Indian personality Swami Vivekananda. It is also known as Yuwa Diwas. Swami Vivekananda was a great person...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

India, Israel sign nine agreements

Inda and Israel on Monday signed nine agreements, including in the areas of cyber security and oil and gas, following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu here.A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation...

15-Jan-2018 Rae Bareli

Rahul Gandhi gets warm welcome in Rae Bareli

Congress President Rahul Gandhi got a warm welcome in Rae Bareli in on his way to his Lok Sabha constituency Amethi.This was Gandhi's first visit to Amethi after becoming the party President.The Congress tweeted pictures of Gandhi "being warmly received" and...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Want something challenging as my next film : Ravi Udyawar

"Mom" famed director and ad filmmaker Ravi Udyawar says he wants something new and challenging as his next project.Mom" is a thriller about a woman who avenges a crime committed against her step-daughter.Asked if he would be making films in the same genre...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Chief Justice meets all judges in SC

All the judges of the Supreme Court met here informally on Monday, leading Attorney General K.K. Venugopal to claim that the crisis in the country's top court "has been settled"."There was an informal meeting in the morning (before the commencement of the...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Rajnath Singh hails Army's dedication, sacrifices

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday greeted the Army personnel and their families on the occasion of Army Day and said he salutes the force for its "dedication, discipline and supreme sacrifices"."Greetings and best wishes to all Army personnel, veterans...

15-Jan-2018 Lucknow

Congress-BJP trying to destroy BSP, Dalit movement : Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Monday accused the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of "deliberately and systematically" keeping the Dalits out of the national mainstream.The four-time Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also told the media here that the two...

15-Jan-2018

5 laws women need as urgently as ban on triple talaq

In its urgency to push through the Triple Talaq Bill, the government appears to have overlooked five criminal laws relating to women and marriage identified in 2015 by a government committee as needing immediate political attention.These are: Criminalising...

15-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Don't wish to work in TV shows : Shilpa Shinde

Popular television actress Shilpa Shinde, winner of "Bigg Boss Season 11", says that after the "bad experience" she had with "Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain", she does not want to act in television serials any more.Often, winning the reality television show has translated...

15-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Nation must back SC judges for speaking truth : Shiv Sena

The nation must back the four Supreme Court judges who have spoken up boldly in favour of justice and national interest, the Shiv Sena said on Monday.On January 12, four apex court judges alleged that "truth and democracy are being throttled in the Supreme...

15-Jan-2018 Mizoram

Drug abuse killed 65 in Mizoram in 2017

At least 65 persons, including 12 women, died in Mizoram last year due to drug abuse, an official said on Monday.The Excise and Narcotics Department official said 28 persons died due to heroin overdose and the rest due to abuse of various other narcotics.According...

15-Jan-2018 Jammu

Several members participate in Budget discussion

The Discussion on Budget proposal 2018-19 presented by Minister of state for finance Ajay Nanda, begin in the upper house today in which several members participated.Initiating the discussion, Surinder Ambardar, advocated for measures restoration of peace...

15-Jan-2018 Jammu

NFSA list being revised on regular intervals : Ch. Zulfkar Ali

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, informed the House that the list of NFSA beneficiaries is revised on regular intervals.While replying to a question of Surinder Mohan Ambardar, informed that the government constituted...

15-Jan-2018 Jammu

PHC Rohama to be upgraded as Model Health Centre: Bali Bhagat

Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat informed the House that the PHC Rohama is being developed as model Health Centre with maternity and child healthcare services.  He said a proposal has been submitted to the Planning and Monitoring...

15-Jan-2018 Ranchi

12 of a family killed in Jharkhand road accident

At least 12 persons of a family were killed in a road accident in Jharkhand, police said on Monday.The accident occurred in Gumla district late on Sunday.According to police, 16 persons were returning home in a three-wheeler after attending a function when...

15-Jan-2018 Mumbai

'Padmaavat' makers state disclaimers loud and clear via ad

The makers of "Padmaaavat", through front page advertisements in newspapers on Monday, listed disclaimers clarifying that it never had dream sequence featuring Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati, and that it is a movie every Indian will be proud of.The ad...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Some producers are killing film industry, says Ronnie Screwvala

Bollywood producer and entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala doesn't mince words to censure the practice of selling satellite rights and rights to a digital medium before a film opens in theatres.He says producers are "killing the industry" by adopting this business model,...

15-Jan-2018 Baghdad

16 killed in Baghdad twin bomb blasts

At least 16 people were killed and dozens others wounded on Monday in twin bomb explosions in downtown Baghdad, officials said.The attack took place in the morning when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at a crowded site near al-Tayaran Square...

15-Jan-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Orange passport will be discriminatory : Oommen Chandy

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday strongly condemned the proposed move by the Centre to come out with an orange colour passports for those who have not passed their Class 10 examination, calling it discriminatory."No way this proposal should...

15-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Rohit Roy a director I enjoyed working with : Shabana Azmi

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has praised Rohit Roy and said that he is not just a "pretty face" but also a director she enjoyed working with very much.Shabana on Monday, shared a still image from Rohit's 10-minute short film "Rice Plate", which was a part of...

15-Jan-2018 Srinagar

Kargil freezes at minus 20, Kashmir shivers in cold wave

Night temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley remained several degrees below the freezing point on Monday with Kargil town freezing at minus 20 degree Celsius."At minus 20 degree Celsius as the minimum temperature, Kargil was the coldest town in Jammu and...

15-Jan-2018 Uri(Baramulla)

5 militants killed in ongoing Uri operation

Army claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by killing five militants along LoC in Uri sector of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Monday.Army's Srinagar based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia told GNS that an infiltration bid was foiled by the...

14-Jan-2018 Samalkha

Voluntary Sewa Starts At Sant Nirankari Spiritual Complex Samalkha

In one of the greatest events in the history of the Sant Nirankari Mission, Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj inaguarated today voluntary service with a cut in the ground at Sant Nirankari Spiritual Complex between Gannaur and Samalkha on GT Road. ...

14-Jan-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says he is not racist

US President Donald Trump has said he was not a racist after he was criticized over his "sh**hole" characterisation of African countries."Nah, I'm not a racist. I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you," a report in the...

14-Jan-2018 Los Angeles

Toll in California mudslides rises to 20

The death toll in the flooding and landslide that last week hit Montecito, California - northwest of Los Angeles - rose to 20 on Sunday, with four people remaining missing, authorities said.Santa Barbara County authorities reported the finding of another...

14-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Shilpa Shinde wins the Bigg Boss Season 11

Bhabhiji famed television actress Shilpa Shinde won the reality show Bigg Boss 11 on Sunday. She gave a tough fight to actress and co-contestant Hina Khan.From social media to her friends in the industry, everyone flooded messages mentioning how they want Shilpa...

14-Jan-2018 centurion

Third day's morning session important for us : Ishant Sharma

India pacer Ishant Sharma on Sunday said the morning session of the third day's play against South Africa will be important for the team.Ishant, who bagged three wickets in the first innings, said it is crucial for the team that how skipper Virat Kohli and...

14-Jan-2018 Gurugram (Haryana)

Gurugram STF arrests four gangsters in Haryana

The Gurugram unit of Haryana Police's Special Task Force (STF) on Sunday said it has arrested four sharpshooters of gangster Manjeet Mahal's gang from Jhajjar near here.In its first achievement after being set up, the STF is headed by Inspector General of...

14-Jan-2018 Patna

26 villagers held for stone-pelting on Bihar CM's convoy

As many as 26 persons, including 10 women, have been arrested in connection with stone-pelting on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's convoy in Buxar district and a high-level probe is underway, an official said on Sunday."In the last two days, 26 persons...

14-Jan-2018 Jammu

Hope acrimony between India, Pakistan ends soon : Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said she hoped India and Pakistan will soon move away from acrimony and mistrust to a discourse of peace, harmony and friendship.Addressing a passing-out parade of 911 recruits of Jammu and Kashmir...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Full Court expected to resolve Supreme Court crisis

All 25 Supreme Court judges are expected to meet soon to resolve the crisis in the country's apex court after four senior-most judges complained against Chief Justice Dipak Misra over allocation of cases.Informed sources told IANS that a Full Court meeting...

14-Jan-2018 chennai

Tax base, digitization of economy expanding : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the tax payer base, tax collections and digitization of the economy are expanding following a series of measures taken by the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.In his address at the 48th...

14-Jan-2018 centurion

India post 183/5 after bowling out S. Africa for 335 on Day 2

Indian skipper Virat Kohli (85 batting) waged a lone battle to lift the struggling visitors to 183 for five in their first innings on the second day of the second cricket Test against South Africa at the SuperSport Park here on Sunday.The flamboyant Delhi right-hander...

14-Jan-2018 chennai

Jallikattu held in Madurai as part of Pongal festivities

Tamil Nadu's traditional Jallikattu or bull taming sport got off to a great start on Sunday as part of Pongal celebrations in Madurai district.After mass protests last year against banning the sport, Jallikattu was held following the passing of an ordinance...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Israeli PM arrives to Narendra Modi's warm hug on six-day India trip

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday set aside protocol to personally receive his Israeli counterpart and "friend" Benjamin Netanyahu with a warm hug as he arrived here on a six-day visit to step up growing trade as well as military and strategic ties between...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

BJP condemns Congress's 'Hugplomacy' video

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday condemned the meme video released by Congress that purportedly attempts to highlight the "awkwardness" in Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugging various world leaders, charging the opposition party with having lost...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Israeli PM

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who arrived here on a six-day visit to step up growing ties with India."Warm and engaging conversation on various aspects of our bilateral ties aimed at strengthening...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Nation stands with armed force veterans : Subhash Bhamre

The nation is proud of the selfless devotion to duty and the sacrifices made by the armed forces veterans and stands firmly with them, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said here on Sunday."The nation is proud of your selfless devotion to duty...

14-Jan-2018 Sri Muktsar Sahib

Manpreet Singh Badal Pays Tributes On Behalf Of Punjab CM At Maghi Mela

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Sunday announced several projects for the development of Muktsar, including construction of Railway over Bridge (ROB) on the Jalalabad Road, as well as upgradation of the stadium and the Panjab University Regional...

14-Jan-2018 Mandi

Makarsankranti at Tattapani to be district level fair : Jai Ram Thakur

The government is committed to promote religious tourism at Tattapani and to restore its lost glory. The matter regarding restoration of springs and ‘Bathing Ghats ’would soon be taken up both with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Sutlej Jal...

14-Jan-2018 Shimla

State level legal services camp organized at Sunni

H.P. State Legal Services Authority is collaboration with the Shimla District Legal Services Authority today organized a state level legal services camp at Sunni in Shimla district. Chief Minister  Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated the camp. While Chief Justice...

14-Jan-2018 Jammu

Sunil Sharma holds Public meet at Belichirana

Minister of state for Transport and R&B, Sunil Kumar Sharma toady held a public grievance redressal camp at Belichirana and Lower Batalab area of Jammu.People put forth many demands before the minister regarding proper road connectivity, construction of lanes...

14-Jan-2018 Kolkata

SC Judges might have had non-resolvable grievances : Mukul Mudgal

Retired Haryana and Punjab Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal on Sunday said maybe the four seniormost SC judges, who accused Chief Justice Dipak Misra recently of breaching rules in assigning cases to appropriate benches, had their reasons to do so."I am not directly...

14-Jan-2018 Mandi

Himachal to restore hot springs at Tattapani : Jai Ram Thakur

The Himachal Pradesh government is committed to promote religious tourism in Tattapani village on the Sutlej river bank in Mandi district and restore the natural hot springs there, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Sunday.The issue of restoration of...

14-Jan-2018 Jalalabad (Afghanistan)

17 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan

Seventeen militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) were killed when security forces' aircrafts targeted the terror group's positions in Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.The security forces, according to Attaullah Khogiani, the spokesman for the...

14-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Vipassana enables self-realisation through awareness : Ram Nath Kovind

Vipassana meditation purifies the mind and its practice leads to increased concentration, resulting in beneficial effects on the body and mind, and in turn to the entire society, President Ram Nath Kovind said here on Sunday.He said Vipassana comprises three simple...

14-Jan-2018 Mumbai

'Padmaavat' to release worldwide on January 25, makers confirm

After months of facing resistance, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" -- earlier titled "Padmavati" -- will hit the screens worldwide on January 25, the makers formally announced on Sunday.The filmmaker hopes the audience likes the movie, which he says is...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Agriculture top priority, GDP gains must reach farmers : Arun Jaitley

The agriculture sector is a foremost priority for the government and it wants to ensure that the gains of economic growth also reaches the farmers so as to be equitable, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday.With estimates indicating a fall in growth...

14-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Nadal, Djokovic, favourites at Australian Open, says Federer

After last year's inspirational five-set victory against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final, tennis great Roger Federer looked cool, calm and confident when he addressed the media on Sunday, just one day before the 2018 tournament gets underway.But...

14-Jan-2018 Washington

7.3 magnitude quake off Peru sparks tsunami fears

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake on Sunday hit the coast of Peru, sparking tsunami fears, according to the US Geological Survey.The massive quake hit 31km south-southwest of Acari in the Ring of Fire region, express.co.uk reported.The Pacific Tsunami Warning...

14-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Bringing people into cinema halls is tough : Arbaaz Khan

Arbaaz Khan, whose next home production is "Dabangg 3", says bringing the audience to the theatre to watch a film is becoming tougher with each passing year."Dabangg", which released in 2010 had a successful journey at the box office, leading its makers to...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Narendra Modi breaks protocol as Benjamin Netanyahu begins India trip

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday broke protocol to personally receive his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu with a hug as he arrived here to begin a six-day visit that will also take him to Mumbai and Gujarat.As Netanyahu and his wife Sara...

14-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Madhuri Dixit goes traditional for Marathi debut 'Bucket List'

Bollywood's evergreen beauty Madhuri Dixit flaunts a simple get-up in a sari in the first look of her Marathi movie debut "Bucket List".Madhuri unveiled the look via Twitter on Sunday. The poster features her dressed in a traditional green sari with a contrast blouse,...

14-Jan-2018 Lucknow

In UP, Akhilesh Yadav wakes up to challenge the BJP

Banished into political hibernation after a humiliating drubbing in the 2017 assembly elections, the Samajwadi Party (SP) of late seems to have got its voice and bearings back, led by its young leader and party chief, former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.After...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Google Doodle dedicated to Mahasweta Devi

Search engine Google on Sunday dedicated its doodle to noted author and social activist Mahasweta Devi on her 92nd birth anniversary.Born on January 14, 1926 in Dhaka in present day Bangladesh, Mahasweta Devi was a Bengali fiction writer who was honoured with...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

BCI delegation meets two SC judges on crisis

A seven-member delegation of the Bar Council Of India (BCI) on Sunday met two Supreme Court judges in an attempt to persuade them to resolve the crisis facing the highest judiciary.The delegation met Justice R.K. Agrawal and thereafter Justice A.M. Khanwilkar,...

14-Jan-2018 Jammu

Govt working to meet aspirations of people : Sham Lal Choudhary

Reiterating the commitment of Government to ameliorate the socio-economic conditions of people, the Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary said that several people friendly schemes for the welfare of common masses have been launched in...

14-Jan-2018 Jammu

KAS Officers hail Dr Drabu’s Employee-Friendly budget

Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services Officers Association has hailed the Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu for presenting an employee-friendly budget which has been acclaimed by the whole employee fraternity of the State.“We are equally grateful to the...

14-Jan-2018 Rajouri

Abdul Gani Kohli dedicates Health Sub Centre Kurliyan to people

Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli Sunday dedicated Health Sub Centre to the people at Kurliyan in Kalakote Constituency, here today.Addressing the large public gathering after declaring Health Sub Centre open, the Minister said...

14-Jan-2018 Jammu

Simula JK lifts CII-Corporate Cricket Trophy

Terming sports as an essential element in maintaining a balance between mind, body and soul, the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, today exhorted upon youth to espouse extracurricular activities for their personality development.The Dy CM said this after...

14-Jan-2018 Gulmarg

Tourism promotes interactions, removes misgivings : Mehbooba Mufti

Terming tourism as one of the best means to promote dialogue, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has said that it gives ample opportunities to people to know each other better and closely.Interacting with a group of tourists on the side-lines of a three day Snow...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

BCI delegation meets two SC judges on crisis

A seven-member delegation of the Bar Council Of India (BCI) on Sunday met two Supreme Court judges in an attempt to persuade them to resolve the crisis facing the highest judiciary.The delegation met Justice R.K. Agrawal and thereafter Justice A.M. Khanwilkar,...

14-Jan-2018

Nasser : Forgotten colossus of the Arab world

An abiding image of much of the Arab world now would be members of an indiscriminate and unconscionable violent Islamist terror group, but it was not always like that. A few decades ago, the model was a hugely charismatic and genuinely popular ruler (despite...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Bhangra not just about balle balle, hoye hoye : Bally Sagoo

In the 1990s, he won hearts with his re-worked version of "Chura liya" -- and hits like "Gur nalon ishq mitha", "Dil cheez" and "Tum bin" -- at a time when social media was nowhere in sight. British-Indian record producer Baljit Singh Sagoo, known better...

14-Jan-2018

The book that Trump dismissed reveals a President in crisis

"A f**king idiot", "A f**king moron", "A child", "A dope" and "Dumb as shit" are some of the descriptions of US President Donald Trump by White House staff in a new book, which the President himself dismissed as "a Fake Book, written by a totally discredited...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Modi, CBI theory on Chidambaram, Maran far-fetched : Congress

Congress leader S on Sunday said the "theory" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CBI that former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and then Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran did something in tandem in the Aircel-Maxis case is too far-fetched.In a tweet, the Congress...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Cold Sunday morning in Delhi

It was a cold Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 5.7 degrees celsius, two notches below the season's average, the Met Office said.The Met Office has forecast a clear sky during the day and shallow fog in the...

13-Jan-2018 Lisbon

8 killed in Portugal building fire

At least eight persons have been killed and over 50 injured in a fire that broke out at a two-storey building in Portugal, the media reported.The fire broke out on Saturday night in a building in Vila Nova da Rainha, 250 km from Lisbon, after a heating-boiler...

13-Jan-2018 Washington

NASA's cargo spacecraft back down to earth with heavy payload

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday after nearly four weeks in space.Dragon splashed down successfully about 10:37 a.m. EST (1537 GMT) west of Baja California, completing the second resupply mission to and from the...

13-Jan-2018 Sao Paulo

13 dead in Brazil vehicle pile-up

At least 13 people died and 39 others were injured in a five-vehicle traffic accident on an expressway alongside the municipality of Grao Mogol in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, officials said.The accident involved a car, a minibus, two...

13-Jan-2018 Kolkata

BJP protests outside Bengal police stations, Trinamool takes out rally

A day after clashes broke out between activists and workers of the BJP and West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, the former on Saturday organised rallies outside various police stations across the state to mark a protest.The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool...

13-Jan-2018 Akuluto (Nagaland)

Solve seven-decade-old Naga insurgency at earliest : T.R. Zeliang

Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Saturday said that solution to the seven-decade-old Naga insurgency must be finalised at the earliest."Solution to the protracted Naga political issue must be finalised at the earliest time possible for the sake of peace...

13-Jan-2018 Jaipur/Chittorgarh

Kshatriya women threaten 'jauhar' if 'Padmaavat' release not stopped

In a new twist to the ongoing controversy over release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie "Padmaavat", female members of Kshatriya community in Chittorgarh on Saturday threatened to perform "jauhar" (self-immolation) if the screening of the film is not stopped...

13-Jan-2018 Patna

Foreign made cigarettes worth Rs 65 lakh seized in Patna

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Saturday seized foreign-made cigarettes worth Rs 65 lakh from a train in state capital Patna, police said."DRI sleuths seized foreign made cigarettes from North East Express train at Patliputra Railway Station,"...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Digital delivery of scholarships removed middlemen : Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said digitisation of various scholarship deliveries to students has eliminated middlemen from the system.Stating that the Ministry of Minority Affairs had gone completely digital/online, Naqvi...

13-Jan-2018 Pyongyang

US trying to derail detente on Korean peninsula : N. Korea

North Korea on Saturday accused the US of trying to jeopardise the detente that is starting in inter-Korean relations by sending another nuclear carrier, USS Stennis, to the West Pacific.The US has also made it public it is deploying aircraft carrier USS Ronald...

13-Jan-2018 Udhampur

District admin Udhampur organizes traditional rural games

In order to promote Dogra culture and rural games, the District administration Udhampur in collaboration with Traditional Rural Games Foundation of India, an NGO, today organized  traditional Rural Games on the auspicious occasion of  Lohri.DDC...

13-Jan-2018 Rajouri

District Administration retrieves 1011 Kanals, started fencing

District Administration, Rajouri today initiated fencing and development of 1011 Kanal prime state land and Kahcharai land situated in close vicinity of town and prone to encroachments.In a recent field inspection it was revealed that some unscrupulous elements...

13-Jan-2018 Bengaluru

7 killed in bus accident in Karnataka

Seven people, including two women were killed and about 30 injured on Saturday, when a speeding state roadways Volvo bus fell into a dry culvert in Karnataka's Hassan district, said police."The incident occurred around 3.30 a.m. when the luxury bus fell into...

13-Jan-2018 Centurion

2nd Test: S. Africa pegged back by late Indian bowling show

India fought back late to reduce South Africa to 269 for six wickets in their first innings on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the SuperSport Park here on Saturday.Aiden Markram (94) and Hashim Amla (82) threatened India with signs of a prospective...

13-Jan-2018 Mumbai

BSE's India Inx lists IRFC's first green bond

BSE's India International Exchange (India Inx) on Saturday said it has listed Indian Railways Finance Corporation's (IRFC) first green bond on its global securities market.According to India Inx, the 10 year $500 million worth bonds issued by IRFC "are one...

13-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Pawan Hans chopper with seven crashes off Mumbai, 5 bodies found

At least five people were killed when a Pawan Hans helicopter with at least five top ONGC officials and two pilots on board crashed shortly after take-off from Juhu Airport here on Saturday morning, officials said.A massive sea and aerial search operation...

13-Jan-2018 Jammu

Priya Sethi dedicates Lohri celebration to the Girl Child

Minister of State for Education, Tourism and Culture, Priya Sethi today attended string of Lohri celebrations and dedicated the festival to the girl child.She said this Lohri shall be celebrated to encourage and celebrate the girl child with festivity adding...

13-Jan-2018 Jammu

Choudhary Zulfkar Ali greets people on Lohri

A function on the eve of Lohri was organized by Veenak Bazar Traders Association in which Minster for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali extended warm greetings to the people on the auspicious occasions...

13-Jan-2018 Jammu

Dy CM inaugurates JDA Park worth Rs. 57.29 lakh at Rajinder Nagar

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh dedicated a newly developed park to the people of Rajidner Nagar JDA Housing Colony at Bantalab, here today.Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, Minister of State for Housing & Power, Ms. Asiea...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Government misusing ED : P. Chidambaram

As the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided his and his son's residences, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday accused the government of misusing the probe agency and asserted that he would not bend or break and would "continue to speak and...

13-Jan-2018 Kochi

No constitutional crisis, only procedural problems : Justice Kurian

Justice Kurian Joseph, one of the four Supreme Court judges who revolted against Chief Justice Dipak Misra, on Saturday said there was no constitutional crisis in the apex court and the issues they had raised appeared to have been sorted out."We did this for...

13-Jan-2018 Srinagar

Two injured in army firing on Srinagar outskirts

Two persons were injured on Saturday in Srinagar district when soldiers fired at a vehicle, police said.A senior police officer said the incident took place in Shalteng area in the outskirts of the city."Army has said that they had inputs about movement...

13-Jan-2018 Hyderabad

Mohammad Azharuddin to take legal action against HCA officials

Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Saturday said he was contemplating legal action against the officials who prevented him from contesting elections to Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) despite BCCI giving the green signal.He told reporters that...

13-Jan-2018

Serving the unnerved should be our motto : Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has said that serving the unnerved should be the motto of working people like doctors and civil servants. Inaugurating a medical camp at Swarna Bharat Trust in Nellore today, he stressed on the need to help...

13-Jan-2018 Rajouri

Chaudhary Lal Singh conducts extensive tour of Basohli constituency

Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh today conductive extensive tour of Basohli constituency and laid foundation stone of several developmental woks.The Minister visited Jandore, Hote, tridwan- patyari, Hatali, raswo, Sowla, Dharnore,...

13-Jan-2018 Shopian

DDC Shopian reviews IPPI preparedness

District Development Commissioner Shopian, Mohammad Aijaz today convened a meeting of District Task Force to review the preparedness of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) campaign in the district.During the meeting, Nodal Officer informed the DDC about...

13-Jan-2018 Srinagar

Govt to develop state-of-art sports facilities in Kashmir : Div Com

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, who is also the head of Divisional Sports Committee, today convened a meeting to review the implementation of Special Package for development of Sports Infrastructure in all districts including Leh and Kargil...

13-Jan-2018 Rajouri

Soldier killed after India Pakistan Armies trade fire

A soldier was killed as the armies of India and Pakistan on Saturday exchanged fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.An army spokesman said that Pakistan Army initiated “unprovoked” firing on Indian Army posts in...

13-Jan-2018 Anantang

Clashes erupt in South Kashmir Army resorts to aerial firing

Clashes erupted in Walurhama Pahalgam area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district when Government Forces launched Cordon and Search Operation in the village.Reports said that village was brought under siege after Government Forces received inputs about the presence...

13-Jan-2018 Pulwama

Two labourers die of asphyxiation in Pulwama

Two labourers were found dead inside their rented room in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district this morning.The reason behind their death is due to asphyxiation.The deceased identified as Nisar Ahmed son of Ali Shah and Muhammad Ashraf son of Muhammad Haleem...

13-Jan-2018 Srinagar

Operation All Out :‘Killing militants not going to solve any problem’

Though ‘Operation All Out’ (OAO) has helped Security Agencies to eliminate a large number of militants including some top commanders, but the graph on ground has been showing an upward trend, indicating more youth have been joining militancy after the commencement...

13-Jan-2018 Jammu

KAS Officers hail Haseeb Drabu’s Employee-Friendly budget

Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services Officers Association has hailed the Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu for presenting an employee-friendly budget which has been acclaimed by the whole employee fraternity of the State.“We are equally grateful to the...

13-Jan-2018 Jammu

Kavinder Gupta celebrates Lohri with jail inmates

Speaker J&K legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta celebrated Lohri festival with the prisoners of District Jail Amphalla.He also inaugurated a retail outlet “Sudhar Bikri Kendra” for the marketing and sale of products manufactured by prisoners near District...

13-Jan-2018 Rajouri

Proud to be number one in PMUY Implementation : Ch. Zulfkar Ali

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs today said that state is proud to take lead over rest of the states in the country in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana with 75 percent target achievement.He informed that...

13-Jan-2018 Jammu

N. N. Vohra, First Lady celebrate Lohri with children and staff

A function on the eve of Lohri was organized at Raj Bhavan in which Governor N.N. Vohra and First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra joined the officers, staff and their families to celebrate Lohri.Governor and First Lady extended Lohri greetings and offered traditional...

13-Jan-2018 Samba

District Admn celebrates first Lohri of new born girls at Ghagwal

The District Administration today organised a colourful function titled “Kudiyan Di Lohri” at Government High School Ghagwal to celebrate first Lohri of new born girls from Ghagwal and Rajpura tehsils.The function was attended by Vice Chairman, J&K State...

13-Jan-2018 Reasi

RDD launches Photo exhibition at Reasi

A photo exhibition to showcase the schemes and achievements of Rural Development Department began here today with overwhelming participation of people thronging the event from various parts of the district.In the exhibition, photos of over 800 works of...

13-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Great time as art flourishes better under suppression : Vishal Bhardwaj

Accepting that the country is going through a difficult time in terms of freedom of expression, eminent Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj on Saturday said it is a good time for artistes as art and creativity flourishes better whenever there are attempts to suppress...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

BCI meeting on SC judges issue, says presser 'unfortunate'

Bar Council of India (BCI) Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said a meeting of the members is being held on Saturday evening, after which a delegation will meet Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and the four senior judges, who spoke against the CJI on Friday.Kumar...

13-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Every girl has a superpower : Yami Gautam

Actress Yami Gautam feels that every girl has a superpower that makes her strong and special.During the judging round of the OPPO Times Fresh Face Mumbai City Finale round late on Friday, the "Kaabil" actress said: "I am a huge fan of Wonder Woman and I have...

13-Jan-2018 Dehradun

Three killed as car falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Three persons were killed and as many injured after a car they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag, police said on Saturday.The accident occurred near Talla Mahad village on the Rudraprayag-Chaupada road late on Friday.According...

13-Jan-2018 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

Lohri Festival Celebrated at Rattan Group of Institutions

Rattan Group of Institutions celebrated Lohri festival in its premises with lots of fanfare. The cultural history of this festival centers about a Rajput tribe called Bhatti, during the reign of Akbar in the inhabited parts of Rajasthan, Punjab and Gujarat....

13-Jan-2018 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

Indo Global Celebrated Lohri with zeal

Indo Global group of colleges celebrated Lohri at the campus, where a huge bonfire was lit, later the celebration was followed by a colorful function to make it memorable , where children also  get opportunity  to  showcase their talents in...

13-Jan-2018 Shimla

Acharya Devvrat awards merit scholarships to 151 students of Himachal

Governor Acharya Devvrat conferred SJVN Silver Jubilee Merit Scholarship Awards upon 151 meritorious students of Himachal Pradesh during the award distribution ceremony organised by Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Foundation and HIMCON at Raj Bhawan today. He handed...

13-Jan-2018 Palghar (Maharashtra)

Two girl students die in Maharashtra boat capsize

Two teenage girls were killed and six others were missing after a boat carrying 40 students for a picnic capsized off the Dahanu coast in Maharashtra on Saturday, an official said.Hundreds of parents crowded the Parnaka Beach, wailing and crying as bodies...

13-Jan-2018 Lucknow

Four labourers choked to death in Lucknow

Four labourers sleeping in the basement of a hotel here were found dead on Saturday, police said.The labourers had lit a coal bonfire before sleeping, the police said which might have led to carbon monoxide poisoning as they asphyxiated due to the fumes from...

13-Jan-2018 Beijing

China launches land exploration satellite

China on Saturday launched a land resources exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert.A Long March-2D rocket carried the satellite into space, Xinhua news agency reported.The launch was the 263th...

13-Jan-2018 Singapore

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

Researchers have developed a cocktail of bacteria and cruciferous vegetables that can potentially turn into a targeting system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells.Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, after lung and prostate cancer.Although...

13-Jan-2018 Dubai

Kabir Khan directs sequel to campaign starring Shah Rukh Khan

Director Kabir Khan, who has helmed a campaign featuring Shah Rukh Khan, says he has always aspired to work with the superstar.Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) revealed the first short film of "2.0 #BeMyGuest" campaign on Saturday....

13-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal wants to start afresh at 2018 Australian Open

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has said the bitter disappointment of last year's narrow five-set loss to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final will not give him any extra motivation for this year's opening Grand Slam."It is impossible to be more motivated...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

I have always been a tomboy : Zareen Khan

Actress Zareen Khan, who will soon be seen performing action stunts in her upcoming film "One Day", says she has always been a tomboy."I have always been a tomboy. I'd love to do action films and that is the reason I took up this role because people have seen...

13-Jan-2018 kabul

26 militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 26 armed insurgents have been killed and 16 injured since Afghan security forces launched operations across the country over the past 24 hours, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday morning."The joint Afghan security forces also detained three...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Take note of what judges said, raise your voice : Yashwant Sinha

A day after four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court went public with their differences with Chief Justice Dipak Misra, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said it is "our bounden duty to take note of what the judges have said and raise our voice for...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

'Comedy of errors': P. Chidambaram on ED search at his residence

The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday searched the houses of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in Delhi and Chennai in connection with a money laundering case with the senior Congress leader saying he had anticipated the probe agency...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Siddaramaiah, Karnataka Congress leaders meet Rahul Gandhi

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, along with other senior Congress leaders of the state, on Saturday called on party president Rahul Gandhi at his residence.The meeting comes in the wake of a verbal duel between Siddaramaiah and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Congress questions Modi for sending his Principal Secretary to CJI

Congress on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi why he sent his Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra to Chief Justice Dipak Misra's residence here a day after four senior judges told the media that all was not well with the Supreme Court.Nripendra Misra...

13-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Box-office collection of 'Pad Man' doesn't matter to me : Akshay Kumar

Actor Akshay Kumar, who has delivered many Rs 100 crore films, says that box office collection of "Pad Man" doesn't matter to him.Akshay launched "Saale Sapne" song from "Pad Man" along with Sonam Kapoor and R. Balki at a special programme organised here by...

13-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Honoured that cinema brings nations together : Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan has been invited to meet the ambassadors of several countries, here and the megastar feels honoured that cinema can bring nations together."French Ambassador invites me to 'Bonjour India' a Ballet performance. American Consulate General invites...

13-Jan-2018

'Angyaathavaasi': Too cheesy to be ripped off from 'Largo Winch'

If I was the producer-director of the French film "Largo Winch" I wouldn't even bother to acknowledge this alleged wannabe "Winch" in Telugu, let alone point out the similarities between the two films.The French film is about an heir-apparent of a business...

13-Jan-2018 San Francisco

Google Play Store shuns 60 games infected with porn malware

Google has kicked out nearly 60 games, many of which were for children, from its Play Store after a security research firm found they were infected with a pornographic malware.Researchers from Israel-based Check Point Software Technologies reported that the...

13-Jan-2018 Jerusalem

Nagila : A vegan restaurant which oozes warmth and freshness

It's a restaurant that oozes warmth from the moment you step in. Run by a mother and daughter as if it is their home, Nagila offers several innovative vegan delicacies.Located in Jerusalem's Even Yisrael neighborhood, close to the iconic Machane Yehuda market,...

13-Jan-2018 Jaipur

'Padmaawat' ban a boon for Rajasthan Tourism!

The ban on the film "Padmaawat" in Rajasthan, it seems, is turning out to be a boon for tourism in the state. The Mewar region of the state -- home to the fabled queen Padmini, the subject of the movie -- has been witness to a phenomenal rise in tourist...

13-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Want Vikas Gupta to win 'Bigg Boss' finale: Manveer Gurjar

Manveer Gurjar

"Bigg Boss" season 10 winner Manveer Gurjar says that he wants Vikas Gupta to win the current season of Reality TV show.Manveer is debuting in Bollywood with "Aaj Ki Ayodhya" and during media interaction at the launch of the film, he said that he "wants to...

13-Jan-2018 Jaipur

Five of a family killed in Jaipur blaze

Five members of a family were killed on Saturday in a major fire that gutted their house in Jaipur in Rajasthan, police said.The owner of the house, Sanjeev Garg and his wife were in Agra in Uttar Pradesh when the blaze occurred.Initially there was confusion...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Indian Navy looking at more P-8I 'submarine killers': Admiral Lanba

The Indian Navy is considering the acquisition of more Boeing P-8I aircraft for surveillance and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), according to Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba.In an interview to the magazine 'India Strategic', Admiral Lanba said that air surveillance...

13-Jan-2018 United Nations

India major global player in fighting climate change : Antonio Guterres

India has taken on a major leadership role in fighting climate change when others are failing, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said."We have a very solid commitment to climate action," Guterres said on Friday. "We cannot be defeated by climate change...

13-Jan-2018 Mumbai

5 wrestlers, among 6 killed in Maharashtra road accident

Five wrestlers and a driver were killed in a major road accident in Sangli district of Maharahstra early on Saturday, police said.The accident took place around 1 a.m. when an SUV carrying the grapplers rammed headlong into an oncoming tractor carrying sugarcane.Five...

13-Jan-2018 Srinagar

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the city here on Saturday to prevent separatist-called protests against civilian killings during gunfights between security forces and militants.Prohibitory orders were imposed in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj...

13-Jan-2018

'Kaalakaandi' is trippy, enjoyable and revealing

For those who lament the lack of skilful scrrenwriting, "Kaalakaandi" is an earful and an eyeful. A feast for the senses, this beast of a film is hard to tame and even harder to define. Simmering on a slowburn, roasted at a temperature where the edges are...

13-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Gadkari to boycott Bengal business summit, says state BJP

West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Friday claimed Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari will not attend the Bengal Global Business Summit starting from next Tuesday as a protest against the attack on BJP workers by the ruling Trinamool Congress."There...

12-Jan-2018 New Delhi

DRDO Workshop & Exhibition on CBRN Defence Technologies

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat inaugurated a workshop and an Exhibition on CBRN Defence Technologies to showcase the Products and Technologies developed towards CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) threats at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi....

12-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Radha Mohan Singh seeks cooperation from ASEAN countries

Indian Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Friday said India and ASEAN countries faced similar agrarian challenges and sought their close cooperation to tackle them as a important part of the collaborative agenda.In his address at the 4th ASEAN-India...

12-Jan-2018 Bangalore

Parekh to build stronger Infosys, connect with founders

Terming the global software major a phenomenal company started by people with a great vision, newly-appointed Chief Executive Salil Parkeh on Friday exuded confidence in building a stronger Infosys."This is a phenomenal company, started by people with a great...

12-Jan-2018 Nellore

Uniting every section of society is nationalism : Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that uniting every individual irrespective of caste, creed and religion is nationalism.Addressing a gathering during Sankranti celebrations at Swarna Bharat Trust here, Naidu, quoting Swami Vivekananda, called...

12-Jan-2018 Kolkata

'Monsoon Wedding' has become a period film : Mira Nair

The critically-acclaimed "Monsoon Wedding" has become a period film in this day and age, its director Mira Nair said on Friday.Based on romantic entanglements during a traditional Punjabi Hindu wedding in Delhi, the 2000 release, which won the Golden Lion...

12-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Impatience also enables youth to think out of box : Narendra Modi

Youths impatience perhaps also ignites the young minds and make them think out of the box and do new things, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, which is marked as the National Youth Day."Some people say that today's youth does not have 'dhairya' (patience)....

12-Jan-2018 New Delhi

December inflation up 5.21%, November factory output jumps 8%

Continuing rise in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation rate over the five per cent-mark in December, and factory output jumped in November to grow by over 8 per cent, official data showed on Friday, putting paid to hopes of an RBI rate cut,...

12-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Deeply anguished with SC developments : Mamata Banerjee

Expressing deep anguish over the day's developments at the Supreme Court, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the developments have made "us really sad as citizens"."We are deeply anguished with the developments today about the Supreme Court....

 

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