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23-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee unveils Sister Nivedita's restored house

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday inaugurated the restored house of Sister Nivedita here to commemorate the Scots-Irish social worker's 150th birth anniversary.This comes ahead of Banerjee's London visit next month to unveil a Blue Plaque...

23-Oct-2017 New Delhi

New Education policy by December: MoS HRD Dr. Satya Pal Singh

Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh has said that the new education policy is in final stages and it would be announced in December. Inaugurating a 'National Academic meet' in Thiruvananthapuram today, Dr. Singh said the...

23-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Bengal BJP protests on dengue outbreak issue in Kolkata

West Bengal BJP leaders and workers on Monday protested against the dengue outbreak and criticised the state government for alleged lack of infrastructure to tackle the disease which, they claimed, had led to over 1,000 deaths.The protesters demanded that...

23-Oct-2017 New Delhi/Srinagar

Reinventing a futile wheel that has failed to move Kashmir

The government's ostentatiously "important announcement" on Monday to appoint an interlocutor for initiating a dialogue with "all stakeholders" is a redux of previous similar attempts that have failed to solve the festering problem of Jammu and Kashmir.Home...

23-Oct-2017 New York

High thyroid hormone levels may up irregular heartbeat risk

Individuals with higher levels of thyroid hormone in the blood are more likely to develop irregular heartbeat, suggesting that the levels could help identify individuals at risk for the condition, researchers say.Irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation occurs...

23-Oct-2017 New Delhi

BJP trashes as 'drama' Gujarat OBC leader joining Congress

Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday termed Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore joining the Congress and bribe allegation against the BJP "a drama".Calling the Congress a "drameybaz Party No 1" for presenting Thakore's...

23-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Telecom stocks, global cues push equity markets higher

Healthy buying in telecom and oil and gas stocks along with positive global cues lifted the Indian equity markets on Monday.The healthy off-take in the two sectors was led by Airtel and Reliance Industries. Consequently, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex)...

23-Oct-2017 Mumbai

I don't have a dream, I believe in destiny: Zaira Wasim

Zaira Wasim

The budding star of "Secret Superstar", actress Zaira Wasim, who turned 17 on Monday, says she does not have a dream to achieve. Instead, she believes that destiny will guide her way.Zaira, who hails from Kashmir, caught the attention of Bollywood buffs...

23-Oct-2017 Gandhinagar

Rahul Gandhi mocks at Modi, calls GST 'Gabbar Singh Tax'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday mounted a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as 'Gabbar Singh Tax' that has hit hard the country already nursing the wounds of demonetization."Ye jo inka GST hai, ye...

23-Oct-2017 Jammu

DDC inspects developmental projects in Kalakote

Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, conducted an extensive inspection of developmental works in Kalakote besides holding a public grievances redressal camp and review meeting.The DDC inspected work on Tribal Hostel, Community Hall and Shopping complex and directed...

23-Oct-2017 Katra

Priya Sethi emphasizes promotion of adventure tourism in Reasi

Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi today emphasized the officers to explore all possibilities for promotion of adventure tourism in Reasi district which has immense scope and potential in this specific tourism sector.The Minister, while chairing a meeting...

23-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Div com visits Kupwara

The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting of officers of divisional, district and sectoral officers to review the status of ongoing developmental works under different sectors in Kupwara district. The Divisional Commissioner...

23-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Contingent Paid Workers delegation calls on Syed Altaf Bukhari

The delegation of Contingent Paid Workers lead by former MLA Abdul Gaffar Sofi today called on Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and urged for the implementation of Minimum Wages Employment Act.On the occasion, President of J&K Contingent...

23-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Shehr-i-Khaas students second to none: Syed Altaf Bukhari

Impressed by various performances carried out by students at Girls Higher Secondary School Nawa Kadal, Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said the students of Shehr-i-Khaas are second to none when it comes to showcasing their talent.The...

23-Oct-2017 KATRA

17th science exhibition of Bhartiya Shiksha Samiti begins at Katra

Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today stated that science exhibitions and other project works being vital aspects of our education system develop scientific temperament in the students.The Dy CM, while addressing a gathering after inaugurating 17th science...

23-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

SKUAST-K’s 32nd University Council Meeting held

Governor N.N Vohra, Chancellor of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K), chaired the 32nd Council meeting of SKUAST-K, here at the Raj Bhavan today. Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Pro Chancellor of the...

23-Oct-2017 Gandhinagar

GST is Gabbar Singh Tax: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

The Congress got a boost with OBC leader Alpesh Thakore joining it in the presence of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi who attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation and GST, calling it a "Gabbar Singh Tax" that has ruined India's economy.Gandhi...

23-Oct-2017 London

Can antibiotic resistance be reversed?

Developing chemicals to slow down an enzyme that provides multi-resistance to antibiotics may be the key to reverse antibiotic resistance, results from twin-studies have suggested.Resistance to antibiotics is becoming increasingly prevalent and threatens to undermine...

23-Oct-2017 Damoh (Madhya Pradesh),

Man burnt to death for protesting daughter's molestation in MP

A 45-year-old man was burnt to death by three youths for filing a police complaint against one of them for molesting his daughter in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh District. The three have been arrested, police said.Narmada Sahu resident of Hata police station,...

23-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Madhur Bhandarkar meets Narendra Modi

National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence here."It was a courtesy and a casual meeting. It's great to interact with him always. We discussed general things. I have known him since he was the...

23-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Government's muscular approach over Kashmir has failed: P. Chidambaram

P. Chidambaram

Former Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that with the appointment of an interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir, the government has admitted that its "muscular approach" has failed in the state."From no-talks to talks-with-all-stakeholders is a...

23-Oct-2017 Mumbai

'Yaarana' still resounds among polity of the nation: Amitabh Bachchan

On completion of 36 years of "Yaarana" on Monday, megastar Amitabh Bachchan got nostalgic and said that the 1981 film still resounds among the polity of the nation."‘Yaraana' completes 36 years… What a time we had making this film… It was a scream… The...

23-Oct-2017 Chennai

Police complaint against 'Mersal' hero Vijay lodged in Madurai

A Madurai based advocate has filed a complaint against Tamil actor Vijay over the dialogues in "Mersal", said a police official."A complaint has been received against actor Vijay. An acknowledgement for receipt of the complaint has been issued. No first...

23-Oct-2017 Bhubaneswar

BJD has mastered art of corruption in Odisha : Prakash Javadekar

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in Odisha has mastered the art of corruption."The BJD government is 'praveen' (proficient) in corruption. The state government has promoted the chit fund scam in the...

23-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation, GST may impact wedding season business by 10-15%: Assocham

Demonetisation, along with recently introduced Goods and Service Tax (GST), may impact the business of upcoming wedding season, staring November, by 10-15 per cent, industry chamber Assocham said here on Monday.Wedding services like marriage garden/marriage hall booking,...

23-Oct-2017 Madrid

Kristina Mladenovic joins Top 10 WTA rankings

Romanian Simona Halep maintained the top spot of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday as Kristina Mladenovic of France joined the top-10 list.The 26-year-old Romanian star was followed by Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza.Czech Karolina...

23-Oct-2017 Madrid

Rafael Nadal continues at top of ATP rankings

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings released on Monday.Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, maintained the top spot, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer, reports...

23-Oct-2017 Lucknow

UP to promote religious tourism : Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh is committed to promoting religious tourism in the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday after undertaking a five-kilometre long 'parikrama' of the Kamadgiri temple at Chitrakoot.On the second day of his visit to Chitrakoot, Adityanath...

23-Oct-2017 Tokyo

Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc bags two-thirds majority

Prime Minister Shinzo Abes ruling coalition won a resounding victory in Sundays snap election, securing two-thirds majority in the Lower House that raises his chances of achieving a historic third term and his longtime ambition of revising the pacifist Constitution,...

23-Oct-2017 Kangra

Acharya Devvrat pays tribute to Police martyr ASI Amin Chand

Governor Acharya Devvrat today paid rich tribute to Police martyr ASI Amin Chand, during Police Commemoration Day function organised by Chandigarh Police at his native place at Lunj in Kangra district.The day is observed every year to pay homage to those police...

23-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

JK has huge employability potential: Prof. Amitabh Mattoo

Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo chaired the 3rd Working Group meeting for Operationalization of Knowledge Initiative with industrialists and educationists at SKICC here today.During the meeting, Prof. Mattoo said that Jammu and Kashmir State...

23-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Mir Zahoor Ahmad reviews progress of PHE schemes in Pampore Constituency

Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Cooperative, Mir Zahoor Ahmad reviewed the status of ongoing schemes in Public Health Engineering (PHE) sector in Pampore Constituency at a meeting of officers and engineers today....

23-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Mohammad Akbar Lone chairs PAC meeting

The Committee on Public Accounts (PAC) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly met here today under the Chairmanship of Mohammad Akbar Lone to review the functioning and examine the Audit Paras pertaining to Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA)...

23-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Asiea Naqash reviews dev works in Hazratbal Constituency

Minister of State for Health & Medical Education and Urban Development, and Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash today held a meeting to review various ongoing developmental works in Hazratbal constituency.Director Heath Services, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman, Director Tourism,...

23-Oct-2017 KARGIL

Tsering Dorjay holds public interactions at Zanskar

Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Tsering Dorjay, today said that the government is fully conscious of the problems and issues of people living in far flung corners of the State, and all out efforts are being made to ensure satisfactory and uninterrupted...

23-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Syed Altaf Bukhari visits Kashmir Cloth Mill

Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, today visited the Kashmir Cloth Mill at Zainakote Industrial Estate to inspect the manufacturing of schools uniforms for public schools here.The Minister was accompanied by Secretary School Education, Farooq...

23-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Senior citizens valuable assets for society: Dr. Nirmal Singh

Recognizing the contribution of senior citizens towards creating a progressive and prosperous society, Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh appealed the youth to learn from their experiences and expertise for taking the nation to greater heights.The Deputy CM...

23-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

DAK advises not to consume fish washed ashore in Jhelum river

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday advised people not to consume fish that had surfaced on the banks of Jhelum River in Srinagar.President DAK  Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement  said consumption of these fish could result in serious health...

23-Oct-2017 Pulwama

Tral areas shut against thrashing of Hizb militant’s family

Life was disrupted in South Kashmir’s Tral town due to shutdown against an army raid on a militant’s house and the subsequent thrashing of family members. From past couple of days, army has allegedly been raiding the houses of active militants in different...

23-Oct-2017 Kulgam

‘Politicians in South Kashmir feeling insecure: Abdul Majid Larmi

Appealing government to stop raiding the houses of militants, National Conference Monday said that these actions have not only created fear psychosis among political leaders and workers in South Kashmir but also local policemen are feeling scared to visit their...

23-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI

Modi led government appoints interlocutor for Kashmir dialogue

For the first time BJP after coming to power has appointed an interlocutor to hold talks with stake-holders of Jammu and Kashmir. The announcement was made by India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a press conference in Indian capital New Delhi. Rajnath...

23-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Jio to change from a hunter to farmer by 2018: Fitch Ratings

The new entrant in the telecom industry, Reliance Jio, is expected to shift its approach from a hunter to a farmer by 2018, said Nitin Soni, Director at Fitch Ratings."Right now they are hunting for a larger subscriber base, they already have about 139 million...

23-Oct-2017 Bengaluru

Centre's funds to states not charity: Siddaramaiah

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saying that states "opposing the idea of development" won't get support from the Centre, Karnataka Chief Minister on Monday said: "What the Centre gives states is their right, not charity."Referring to Modi's statements...

23-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Google 'investigating' Pixel 2 XL display burn-in problem

In a grim reminder of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle, now, people with review units of Google Pixel 2 XL are reportedly encountering display burn-in issues.Also called screen burn, this issue happens when there is a permanent discolouration on a portion...

23-Oct-2017 Gandhinagar

Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat, Thakore to join Congress

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrived here on Monday to take part in a rally organised by young Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore, who is joining the party in his presence.Thakore had on Saturday night announced he was joining the Congress, hours after...

23-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh gets priority among all neighbours : Sushma Swaraj

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Bangladesh gets priority among all of India's neighbours and bilateral ties were moving ahead at a fast pace.She also laid emphasis on investing in youth saying they are the future leaders of...

23-Oct-2017 New Delhi

'Abu Dhabi Week' to make its debut in India

In a bid to promote trade and tourism to the United Arab Emirates, the Abu Dhabi government's Department of Culture and Tourism has organised the first-ever "Abu Dhabi Week" in India.The week-long initiative to showcase the emirate's tourism, cultural heritage,...

23-Oct-2017 Tokyo

Five killed as typhoon Lan lashes Japan

At least five people were killed with transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as typhoon Lan lashed Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall on Monday.The typhoon, with an atmospheric pressure of 950 hectopascals at its centre and packing...

23-Oct-2017 Dubai

UAE launches programme for early detection of diabetes

The Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)has launched an early detection programme for diabetes throughout 10 of its primary health care centres in country.Launched on Sunday in co-operation with Johnson and Johnson, the move...

23-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation: Economy shaken, GDP hurt, trust in govt undermined

While the immediate impact of demonetisation was seen in the long queues outside ATMs and felt through acute cash shortage, its anniversary is an appropriate vantage point to assess the less visible and generalised effect on the economy of what was easily...

23-Oct-2017 Washington

Lewis Hamilton wins F1 US Grand Prix

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel led the opening five laps of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, but it was Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who went on to dominate the race, winning by 10 seconds with a time of one hour 33 minutes and 50.991 seconds.Vettel's teammate...

23-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Prabhas' look in 'Saaho' revealed on his birthday

 "Baahubali" star Prabhas, who turned 38 on Monday, gave his fans a gift -- the first look poster of multi-lingual action film "Saaho"."A big thanks for all the wishes and love. Here is a glimpse of 'Saaho' especially for you guys," Prabhas tweeted along with the...

22-Oct-2017 Chennai

'Mersal' producers open to delete controversial scenes

 Faced with stringent opposition from the Tamil Nadu unit of BJP over Tamil movie "Mersal", the film production firm Sri Thenandal Films on Saturday said it is willing to remove those portions that have "created misunderstanding".In a statement issued here,...

22-Oct-2017 Chennai

Well done: Rajinikanth to 'Mersal' team

Megastar Rajinikanth, who has been hinting at a political debut, has extended support to the team of controversial movie "Mersal" for addressing an "important topic"."Mersal", Tamil actor Vijay's Diwali release, is amidst controversy after the Tamil Nadu unit...

22-Oct-2017 Patna

Five women killed by a train in Bihar

Five women were killed by a passenger train in Bihar's Munger district on Monday, police said.The accident took place near Adalpur on the Jamalpur and Kieul rail section."Five women were crushed to death by the train while crossing the railway line," an official...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Virat Kohli rues poor batting by India

India skipper Virat Kohli rued that the hosts fell 30 to 40 runs short following a six-wicket loss to New Zealand in the first One-Day International here on Sunday.The Indian batsmen struggled against the Kiwi bowlers and could only manage a total of 280/8...

22-Oct-2017 Odense (Denmark)

Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth wins Denmark Open title

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth clinched his third Superseries title of the season as he crushed South Korean Lee Hyun II to win the men's singles title of the Denmark Open here on Sunday.Eighth seed Srikanth cantered to a 21-10, 21-5 win in just 25 minutes...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Kane Williamson praises teammates after New Zealand win

New Zealand captain Williamson heaped praise on his team after a comprehensive victory in the first One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.Needing 281 runs to win, New Zealand rode on a 200-run stand for the fourth wicket by Tom Latham and Ross Taylor...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Tom Latham, Ross Taylor guide Kiwis to victory

New Zealand rode on brilliant knocks from Tom Latham and Ross Taylor to a comprehensive six-wicket victory over India in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.The duo contributed a 200-run stand for the fourth wicket...

22-Oct-2017 Beijing

Negotiations helped end Doklam row : China

A top Chinese Army official on Sunday said negotiations with the Indian Army paved the way for the resolution of the Doklam stand-off in the Sikkim Sector on the India-China border."This year, India military crossed the borderline into China's territory....

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

How dare you! Farhan Akhtar to BJP spokesperson

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has taken a dig at BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao over his remarks that most Indian film stars have "very low IQ and very low general knowledge"."How dare you, sir?" an angry Farhan tweeted and tagged the BJP leader."And to all film...

22-Oct-2017 Ahmedabad

Government in state should be same as in Centre : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday tacitly warned people in his home state Gujarat about the possible pitfalls of picking a government of a party different from the one at the Centre.Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating a slew of projects, some...

22-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Hockey: India beat Malaysia to win Asia Cup for 3rd time

India underlined their continental supremacy as they overcame a fighting Malaysia 2-1 in the final here on Sunday to win the Asia Cup hockey championship for the third time.Ramandeep Singh (3rd minute) and Lalit Upadhyay (29th) scored for the 2014 Asian Games...

22-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Maybe I said no too much: Shamita Shetty on short film career

Actress Shamita Shetty says quantity of work was never a priority for her, and so she chose to be choosy. But in hindsight, she feels it's perhaps she said "no" too often that films stopped coming to her.Shamita made her film debut in 2000 with Aditya Chopra's...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Ajay Devgn beats Aamir Khan at the box office this Diwali !

Ajay Devgn has always been a dark horse whose potential is unlimited as he has been a versatile and intense actor beyond compare in Bollywood from his debut Phool Aur Kaante till his latest Diwali release Golmaal Again. The super successful Golmaal franchise...

22-Oct-2017 Handwara (Kupwara)

Militant killed in Handwara gunfight

A militant has been killed in an encounter with government forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday morning.“Acting on a specfic information a joint team of army’s 9 Para a Nd SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation in Hajin...

22-Oct-2017 SAMBA

BSF 173 Battalion organises Half marathon

The  BSF Battallian 173 today organised 'Half Marathon 2017'  at Panjtilla Head Quarter Samba in which 600 individuals from bordering villages of the Samba and Kathua besides Jawans of 80 BN BSF, 173 BN BSF and 97 BN BSF participated.The 10 km marathon...

22-Oct-2017 Rajouri

Bicentenary of Sir Syed’s Birth observed in Rajouri

To commemorate the bicentenary of Sir Sayed Ahmed Khan’s birth, the founder of Aligarh Muslim University, J&k Alig Society in collaboration with Himalyan Education Mission Society Rajouri, today organised a function at Himalayan Education Mission Degree...

22-Oct-2017 London

Diabetics at risk of postoperative cognitive issues

Researchers have found that older patients with diabetes may be at a higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) than those who are not diabetic.POCD is a major form of cognitive disturbance that can occur after anaesthesia and surgery."POCD...

22-Oct-2017 Dahej (Gujarat)

Economy strong, in right direction : Narendra Modi

The Indian economy's fundamentals are strong and the economy is headed in the right direction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.The Prime Minister said this at a public rally after dedicating a ferry service from Ghogha in Bhavnagar to Dahej in...

22-Oct-2017 Dhaka

India, Bangladesh review bilateral ties

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Sunday co-chaired the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee meeting here.They "reviewed various aspects of bilateral relations", the Indian High...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Amy Jackson wraps '2.0', in Canada to shoot 'Supergirl'

Actress Amy Jackson, who has wrapped work on Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer "2.0", is now in Canada to shoot a new episode for superhero action-adventure television series "Supergirl".And "that's a wrap for 2.0. The past two-and-a-half-years have been...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan wraps 'KBC 9', hopes love continues

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has finished shooting for reality game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati 9" and has thanked its team and audience for making it "another historic event in the history of the show"."KBC draws to an end," Amitabh posted on his blog...

22-Oct-2017 New Delhi

It's 2017, not 1817: Rahul Gandhi to Vasundhara Raje

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over her government's move to amend a law on probing public servants and steps to gag free speech, saying "it's 2017, not 1817".Madam Chief Minister, with all humility...

22-Oct-2017 Bhavnagar (Gujarat)

In poll-bound Gujarat, Modi opens Rs 650 cr ferry service

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated a Rs 650-crore roll on-roll off (Ro-Ro) ferry service that reduces travel time by six hours between Saurashtra and South Gujarat in the election-bound state.Addressing a gathering here after the inauguration,...

22-Oct-2017 Jammu

Bali Bhagat inaugurates upgraded Blood Bank in GMC

In the direction of further strengthening the health infrastructure, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat inaugurated the extension of Blood Bank in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu, here today.The upgraded blood bank was need...

22-Oct-2017 Jammu

Play proactive role in nation building : Sham Lal Choudhary to youth

Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today called upon the youth to learn from the sacrifices of the martyrs and play their role in nation building.The Minister was addressing the gathering during the concluding ceremony of Half Marathon...

22-Oct-2017 BARAMULLA

Syed Altaf Bukhari lays foundation of Degree College Rafiabad

Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today laid the foundation of Government Degree College Hadipora, Rafiabad in presence of MLA Rafiabad Yawar Dillawar Mir.The phase I of the institute will come up at the estimated cost of Rs 7.50 crore and will...

22-Oct-2017 Kargil

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali launches PMUY in Kargil

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme here at Kargil Auditorium through distribution of gas coupons among Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. The...

22-Oct-2017 Jammu

Jammu players to participate in World Speed Ball Championship: Div Com

Adding one more achievement in the state's sports profile, four Speed Ball players from Jammu and Kashmir will take part in 29th World Speed Ball championship to be held at Egypt from 25th October to 30th October, 2017.Divisional Commissioner, M.K. Bhandari...

22-Oct-2017 Jammu

Daljit Singh Chib inaugurates Paddy Procurement Centre

Vice Chairman, State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, Daljit Singh Chib, today inaugurated Paddy Procurement Centre at Jourian in Akhnoor.Rupesh Kumar Shah, Area Manager Food Corporation of India, Arun Mankothra Assistant Agriculture Extension Officer...

22-Oct-2017 Srinagar

SMC employees delegation calls on Asiea Naqash

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Asiea Naqash, Sunday met a deputation of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Employees Union who called on her here.The Minister, while interacting with the delegation, said that the employees of SMC should...

22-Oct-2017 Drass

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali visits Drass, Kargil

Minister for Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Department, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today interacted with various delegations at Drass, who met him and apprised him about the issues pertaining to the area.Chowdhary Zulfkar gave...

22-Oct-2017 Bhavnagar (Gujarat)

Narendra Modi inaugurates ferry service

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of the Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service, a first-of-its-kind project in India, calling it "a landmark occasion for entire South-East Asia".Describing it as his dream project, Modi said the...

22-Oct-2017

Demonetisation: Modi government shoots itself in the foot

Much of the efforts of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders to explain away the current economic slowdown as the result of "technical" glitches, as party president Amit Shah tried to do, or as teething troubles of demonetisation and the Goods and Services...

22-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Rohingya crisis: Can India play a role?

As Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's begins her visit to Bangladesh, experts are of the view that it is high time India mediated to find a solution to the burning Rohingya refugee crisis."I am optimistic (about Sushma Swaraj's visit) as India...

22-Oct-2017 Islamabad

Eight militants killed in Pakistan

At least eight militants were shot dead by security forces in Pakistan's Karachi city.On Saturday night, troops from the Pakistan Rangers and the counter-terror police department surrounded a building in Karachi where the terrorists were hiding, leading...

22-Oct-2017

'Mersal': Jai, Vijay (Tamil)

Vijay fans must be very happy.There are three Vijays in his new film, all shaped, contoured and moulded into red-hot come-see-about-me avatars. So, three stars for the eminently enjoyable new Vijay starrer -- one each for the three roles that the superstar...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

It's time to expose Bollywood's Weinsteins: Pahlaj Nihalani

Pahlaj Nihalani

Former censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani says people like Harvey Weinstein exist in Bollywood too, and need to be exposed.Weinstein, a popular Hollywood producer has been accused of sexual harassment or abuse by more than three dozen women, including several...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Father-son bond backbone of 'Rukh': Manoj Bajpayee

Actor Manoj Bajpayee, whose next big screen outing is "Rukh", says the relationship between a father and his son is the backbone of the movie.Manoj also held a special screening of the film, which is presented by Eros International and Drishyam Films, and...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Kalki Koechlin learnt how to change nappies for 'Ribbon'

Actress Kalki Koechlin, who will next be seen in "Ribbon" where she is playing a young mother of a newborn baby girl, took some training on how to take care of a baby including changing nappies, for her role.Kalki said that since she is playing a mother for...

22-Oct-2017 Washington

Donald Trump plans to release classified JFK documents

Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy "subject to the receipt of further information".Trump's announcement on Saturday comes before...

22-Oct-2017 Barcelona

Catalan parliament will respond to Spanish PM's measures: President

The President of Spain's Catalonia region said on Saturday he would convene a session of the regional Parliament to debate and decide a proper response to the measures announced earlier in the day by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.Carles Puigdemont...

22-Oct-2017 Istanbul

US cannot be called 'civilized' country : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he would not call the United States a "civilized country" after detention warrants were issued for his bodyguards over a brawl during his visit in May."If America issues detention warrants for my 13 bodyguards...

21-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Virat Kohli clarifies decision on keeping Ashwin, Jadeja out

India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday explained the reasons behind the decision to 'rest' top spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the limited overs squads, saying it's important to understand their workload and also create a stronger pool to...

21-Oct-2017 Dhaka

India rout Pakistan 4-0 to enter Asia Cup hockey final

India entered the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship after a thumping 4-0 win over arch-foes Pakistan in their final second-round clash here on Saturday.After the teams were deadlocked goalless at the half-time, India ran rampage with goals from Satbir...

21-Oct-2017 GGuwahati

No one will be allowed to distort Assam's map: Sarbananda Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday reiterated his government's position that the map of the state will not be allowed to be distorted at any cost and that the territorial integrity of the state will be protected.While speaking at a public...

21-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Haryana to release more water for Chhat puja: Manoj Tiwari

The Haryana government has assured it will release more water for two days during the Chhat puja next week, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari said on Saturday."I spoke with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and drew his attention towards the hardship...

21-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Security situation improving in J&K: Bipin Rawat

Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Saturday the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is improving and the recent action by militants only proves their frustration.Speaking to media on the sidelines of a function in which he presented the President's...

21-Oct-2017 Patna

Lalu Prasad 'ready to fight and defeat BJP' in LS polls

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday said he is ready to fight and defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the next Lok Sabha polls."I am not afraid of any one, I will directly fight against the BJP," Lalu Prasad said in his address at 130th...

21-Oct-2017 Chennai/New Delhi

Row over Tamil film 'Mersal' snowballs, Rahul Gandhi takes dig at Modi

 The controversy over critical comments on GST and Digital India in Tamil film "Mersal" snowballed on Saturday with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and party leader P. Chidambaram attacking the BJP over alleged attempts to muzzle criticism as BJP leaders...

21-Oct-2017 New Delhi

EC delaying Gujarat poll dates not a good thing: Sharad Yadav

Rebel Janata Dal-United MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday voiced concern over the Election Commission's decision to postpone announcement of the Gujarat poll date, saying it was "not a good thing" and would raise questions on the credibility of the poll panel.Speaking...

21-Oct-2017 Cairo

16 killed in Egypt road accident

At least 16 people were killed and nine others wounded on Saturday in a collision of several cars in a desert road near Assuit province in Egypt, said an official.A truck crashed with a private car which in turn caused the three more collisions in Assuit-Red...

21-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Smriti Irani links retweets on Rahul Gandhi's tweets to bots

 Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over the rise in the number of people retweeting his messages and sought to link this with twitter accounts in Russia, Indonesia and Kazakhstan.However,...

21-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Shammi Kapoor the original rebel star: Rishi Kapoor

On Shammi Kapoors 86th birth anniversary, his nephew and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor paid a tribute to the late actor on the social media and remembered him as the "original rebel star"."Happy birthday to the original rebel star, on his 86th, the late Shammi...

21-Oct-2017 Agra

Madhuri Dixit visits Taj Mahal with family

Madhuri Dixit-Nene visited Taj Mahal with her family. The actress says her "love affair with India goes on".Madhuri took to Twitter on Saturday to share a photograph in which the couple along with their two sons Arin and Rayaan, and other members of the family...

21-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Google Doodle puts spotlight on Nain Singh Rawat

About a century and half ago, a young Nain Singh Rawat who hailed from the Kumaon region of what is now in Uttarakhand, set out for a journey that no one had dared before -- to survey Tibet, a Google Doodle on Saturday highlighted.The terrain was tough, resources...

21-Oct-2017 Mumbai

My upbringing helps me find my voice, opinion: Kalki Koechlin

National award-winning actress Kalki Koechlin, who is known for voicing her opinions without mincing words, says her upbringing and cultural consciousness helped her to become an opinionated person.Whether it is on gender equality, against sexual abuse of women...

21-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi slams Modi over 'interference' in 'Mersal'

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the BJP's demand for removal of dialogues critical of the GST in Tamil movie "Mersal", asking him not to "demon-etise Tamil pride" by such interference."Mr. Modi,...

21-Oct-2017 RAMBAN

Dr Jitendra Singh reviews status of mega dev projects in Ramban

Union Minister of State for Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) (Independent Charge), PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today chaired a high level meeting to review the development...

21-Oct-2017 SAMBA

National Police Day observed at Samba

The National Police Day also known as Police Commemoration Day was observed by District Police Samba by organising an impressive tribute paying function. Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga was the chief guest. Rashpal Verma Vice...

21-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Governor inaugurates Youth Mela at SKICC

Governor, N.N. Vohra inaugurated ‘Srinagar Youth Mela’ organised by GOC XV Corps, at SKICC Srinagar here today. Governor was accompanied by First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra.       With the panaromic view of Dal lake encompassing the venue of the...

21-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Dr. Nirmal Singh pays homage to martyrs on National Police Day

Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh paid rich tributes to the police, army, para military force martyrs   who made supreme sacrifice for maintaining integrity and sovereignty of the nation, here today at the homage paying ceremony organised ...

21-Oct-2017 GULMARG

Syed Altaf Bukhari inaugurates sports festival 'Khizaan-e-Gulmarg 2017'

With an aim to promote golf among the students, the Gulmarg Development Authority in collaboration with Directorate of School Education (Kashmir) today organized an education-sports festival "Khizaan-e-Gulmarg 2017" in Gulmarg.The festival witnessed participation...

21-Oct-2017 JAMMU

108 new WSSs coming up in Jammu province

Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today directed the Executive Engineers of the department to complete the work on Water Supply Schemes within the fixed deadlines.The Minister issued directions while reviewing the physical and...

21-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

TASK holds 43rd AGM , Ambassadors’ Golf tournament in Nov: Dir Tourism

Travel Agents Society of Kashmir held its 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) here on Saturday during which it elected its members to Executive Committee. Mir Anwar, Bashir Karnai, Ather Yameen Narwari, Ali M Shangaloo, Waseem Gosani, Maqsood Badyari, Hanif Kawa,...

21-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Ambassadors’ Golf tournament in Nov: Dir Tourism

Travel Agents Society of Kashmir held its 43rd Annual General Meeting here on Saturday during which it elected its members to Executive Committee.Mir Anwar, Bashir Karnai, Ather Yameen Narwari, Ali M Shangaloo, Waseem Gosani, Maqsood Badyari, Hanif Kawa, Hafiz...

21-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

53 KM road length upgraded in Tral area: PWD

A road length of 53 KMs has been macadamized in Tral constituency of district Pulwama under the connectivity upgradation programme launched by the Government.Rebutting the news report published in a section of the press today, a spokesman of the Public...

21-Oct-2017 Rajouri

Health authorities reject rumors of dengue outbreak in Rajouri

Authorities in Health Department have rejected the rumors being spread in a section of social media regarding dengue scare in Rajouri and informed that all the requisite medical facilities are in place to deal with any emergent situation. A spokesperson of District...

21-Oct-2017 JAMMU

DC Jammu reviews Gurupurab arrangements

Deputy Commissioner, Jammu Kumar Rajeev Ranjan today chaired a meeting to review the arrangements for Gurupurab (Parkash Utsav) of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji being celebrated on November 4, 2017.Deputy Commissioner also discussed arrangements for Nagar Kirtan to...

21-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Div Com reviews status of Boulevard road 4-lanning project

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the progress of four-lanning project of the Boulevard road.During the meeting, the Divisional Commissioner was informed that additional 40 kanals of land will come under the prestigious...

21-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Justice Magrey, Justice Hanjura visit R S Pura Children’s Home

Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey - Chairman, Juvenile Justice Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court along with Justice M K Hanjura today visited Observation Home, Children’s Home and Nari Niketan at R S Pura to take stock of facilities being provided to the...

21-Oct-2017 Kabul

Toll in Afghan suicide attacks reaches 72

The toll in two suicide attacks that took place in Kabul and Ghor province has increased to 71 with 83 others injured, Afghan authorities said on Saturday.The Islamic State (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for the attacks that took place on Friday...

21-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

NAI assures assistance to JK for archiving of rare records

National Archives of India has assured to extend financial assistance and expertise to Jammu and Kashmir for archiving of records including rare scriptures.The assurance was given by Deputy Director National Archives of India, Dr Tassaduq Hussain, during his...

21-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Chander Prakash Ganga calls for timely completion of projects

Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga today reviewed the physical and financial progress of centrally sponsored schemes and works being executed by J&K SICOP under Prime Minister’s Development Package.Commissioner/Secretary Industries...

21-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali reviews implementation of Kupwara DDB decisions

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today chaired a meeting here at SKICC to review progress on various decisions taken during last District Development Board Kupwara meeting.The meeting resolved to pursue...

21-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

DIPR, CTD organize special GST workshop for newspaper managements

Department of Information and Public Relations in collaboration with the Commercial Taxes Department (CTD) Kashmir today organized a special familiarization session on Goods and Services Tax (GST) for newspaper managements at the Media Complex here.Director Information,...

21-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Commandant General Home Guards meets Governor

Dilbag Singh, IPS, Commandant General Home Guards, Civil Defence and State Disaster Response Fund called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Mr. Singh briefed the Governor about the preparedness of Home Guards in dealing with natural and man-made...

21-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

PDP BJP government has failed on all fronts : Ali Mohammad Sagar

National Conference on Saturday took out a protest rally against the PDP BJP government’s continuous failures in catching the culprits behind braid chopping incidents.The protest rally led by party general Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar marched out from party headquarters...

21-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Kashmir shuts against braid chopping incidents

Life was paralyzed across Kashmir due to separatist leadership sponsored shutdown call against unabated mysterious braid chopping incidents.Authorities had imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city to stop possible protests while shops and business establishments...

21-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Counter criticism with logical response: Kamal Haasan on 'Mersal'

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has come out in support of actor Vijays film "Mersal", which has come under attack from BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu over references to the Goods and Services Tax (GST).Haasan said those opposed to the film must "counter criticism with a logical...

21-Oct-2017 New Delhi

P. Chidambaram attacks BJP over deleting dialogues in 'Mersal'

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday attacked the BJP over its demand to remove dialogues in Vijay's Diwali release "Mersal" and sarcastically said that there could be laws for making documentaries which praise the government's policies.In his...

21-Oct-2017 Mumbai

In-form India face New Zealand in first ODI

On a roll after consecutive series wins against Sri Lanka and Australia, a confident India will aim to hunt New Zealand when they face-off in the opener of the three-match One-day International (ODI) series at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.The Virat...

21-Oct-2017

Ban on crackers: Saffron anaigst about judiciary

The Sangh Parivar is displeased with the judiciary. Its latest grouse is about the Supreme Court's ban on crackers.First off the block to express discontent was the Tripura governor, Tathagata Roy. Speaking as a Hindu since it would have been constitutionally...

21-Oct-2017 Kabul

Rockets fired in Kabul's diplomatic area

Three rockets were fired onto a diplomatic area in Kabul on Saturday, Afghan police and witnesses said."The attack occurred at around 6.10 a.m., and the rockets struck localities in Police District 10 and Police District 9," a witness told Xinhua news agency.However,...

21-Oct-2017 Brasilia

Brazil police arrests 108 in anti-paedophilia operation

Police in Brazil have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against paedophiles in Latin America, the media reported on Saturday.Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia, reports the BBC.On Friday, Justice Minister Torquato...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to maintain law and order

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a separatist-called protest shutdown against growing incidents of braid chopping."Restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar,...

20-Oct-2017 Washington

UN has not capitalized on its great potential : Donald Trump

The United States President said during a meeting here on Friday with the UN Secretary-General that that global body had not fulfilled its enormous potential but was beginning to do so.Donald Trump made his remarks at the White House Oval Office after a...

20-Oct-2017 Kabul

Nearly 70 killed in attacks in Afghanistan

Nearly 70 people were killed on Friday in a two suicide attacks on mosques in Afghanistan's capital and in the western province of Ghor, officials said.A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a mosque in a neighbourhood of Kabul predominantly populated...

20-Oct-2017 IIndore

36 injured in traditional 'Hingot Yuddha' in MP

Indoree traditional "Hingot Yuddha" (Hingot war), observed a day after Diwali, officials said.Of the injured, the condition of three is stated to be serious.Hingot war is an age-old tradition of residents of Gautampura area, about 59 km from Indore city. It...

20-Oct-2017

'Golmaal Again' Is Unbearably Unfunny

Half a star extra for this cold turkey of a comedy for not smashing expensive cars. Yes, folks. Rohit Shetty has actually made a "Golmaal" film without speeding cars crashing into one another.And that's about the sign of maturity you will see in this franchise...

20-Oct-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

'Ready for debate': Pinarayi Vijayan responds to Shah's challenge

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday hoped state BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekheran will motivate his party's National President Amit Shah for a creative debate on Kerala aiming for its further development.In his Facebook post, Vijayan said they had...

20-Oct-2017 Mumbai

'Secret Superstar' mints over Rs 4 crore on opening day

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim starrer "Secret Superstar" minted Rs 4.80 crore on Diwali, the makers said.The Advait Chandan directorial, which released on Thursday, revolves around a teenager named Insiya (Zaira), who dreams of becoming a famous...

20-Oct-2017 Kabul

30 killed in two Afghan mosque blasts

At least 30 people were killed and 45 others wounded after two suicide blasts ripped through mosques in Kabul and Ghor province, respectively, on Friday, the Interior Ministry said.In the Kabul attack, 20 worshippers were killed and 40 others wounded after...

20-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Air Quality in Delhi Better Compared to Last Year’: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the air quality in Delhi has been better compared to last year. Speaking to a media agency here today, the Minister said that the number of ‘Good’, ‘Satisfactory’ and...

20-Oct-2017 Vladivostok (Russia)

India, Russia tri-services exercise starts

The first India-Russia tri-services "Exercise INDRA 2017" started here on Friday with a glittering opening ceremony, with display of traditional martial arts and folk dances by the Indian troops and a flypast by four fighter aircraft of Russian Federation...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Three Kulgam residents held over 'militancy' links in Rajasthan

Three residents of Kulgam district of south Kashmir have been held from a railway station in Rajasthan over their alleged militant links after being tipped off by J&K Police, officials said.Officials of GRP told news agency GNS over phone that acting on...

20-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Would like to continue where we left vs Australia : Rohit Sharma

India batsman Rohit Sharma on Friday stressed that the team has clear intentions to continue the good form as they face New Zealand in the first of the three-match One-Day Internationals (ODIs) here on Sunday.India hammered Australia in the five-match ODI...

20-Oct-2017 Shimla

Himachal CM doesn't own avehicle, has more jewellery than wife

Congress leader and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday revealed he and his family has no vehicle but movable assets worth over Rs 9.5 crore.Interestingly, the octogenarian Congress leader owns jewellery more than his wife Pratibha...

20-Oct-2017 Panaji

Goa transport officials to be booked for littering : Manohar Parrikar

Transport officials responsible for dumping vehicle ownership documents and other semi-charred official files along a national highway, will be filed for littering and an enquiry has been initiated, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday."I have already...

20-Oct-2017 Noida

Noida girl falls into hot mix plant, dies

A 13-year-old girl met a gruesome end here on Friday when she tripped and fell into a hot mix plant used to construct a road and died within minutes, police said.The incident took place in the city's Chhajarsi area. The girl, identified as Gunjan, had...

20-Oct-2017 Panaji

No state role in FIR against poet, publisher : Manohar Parrikar

Under attack for allegedly targeting the author of a poetry anthology, "Sudhir Sukta", which is critical of Goa's elite Gaud Saraswat Brahmin caste, and scrapping the state award for which it was shortlisted, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said...

20-Oct-2017 Chennai

BJP's fireworks against Vijay for dialogues in 'Mersal'

Tamil actor Vijay's Diwali release "Mersal" has come under attack from BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu, one of whom has also sought to give a communal twist by raking up the actor's religion.The actor has been panned for his dialogues in the film that takes a dig...

20-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab Government Issues Fresh Guidelines To Check The Rise Of Dengue

In a bid to accentuate upon the rising menace of dengue and Chikungunya and to accelerate the health paraphernalia to check the virus in its early stages, the Health and Family Welfare Department today issued set of fresh guidelines to the Indian Medical...

20-Oct-2017 REASI

Ajay Nanda kick starts blacktopping work on Reasi-Baradari road

Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda today kick started macadamization work on vital Reasi-Baradari road link. The link road connects Reasi town with main Katra-Pouni road.The blacktopping of 3.4 km road   from IRP chowk would be completed...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Govt to provide 2.75 marla plots to dislocated urban poor families

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Friday convened a meeting to review the rehabilitation plan for dislocated urban poor families.During the meeting, it was revealed that the dislocated urban poor families on both sides of river Jhelum from Dubji...

20-Oct-2017 SAMBA

Chander Parkash Ganga listens to people’s issues at Nandpur

The Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash today toured Nandpur area in Vijaypur assembly constituency and attended a grievance redressal camp there.He was accompanied by DDC Sheetal Nanda, SSP Anil Magotra, ACD Sushil Attri, SDM Ravinder...

20-Oct-2017 KATHUA

6-day Football tournament concludes in Kathua

Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that Government is committed to create adequate infrastructure for promotion of sports. Government’s quest is to upgrade all stadiums on modern lines and hold mega sports events to bring...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Syed Altaf Bukhari releases maiden journal of 'JK Knowledge Initiative'

Minister of Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, today released the first journal of JK Knowledge Initiative - a group constituted to chalk out modalities for operationalization of Knowledge Initiative in Jammu and Kashmir.On the occasion, third issue of Higher...

20-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Annual Jhiri Mela from Nov 3; MLA Marh reviews arrangements

MLA Marh, Sukhnandan Kumar Choudhary today chaired a meeting to discuss the arrangements for   the annual Jhiri Mela commencing from November 3.The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, SSP traffic Nisha...

20-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Agriculture Deptt observes Vishawkarma Day

Department of Agriculture, Jammu observed Vishawkarma Day here at Government Agriculture Workshop, Jammu.Director of Agriculture, Jammu, Hari Krishan Razdan, was the chief guest on the occasion. Addressing the workers, employees and officers, Razdan said that the...

20-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Haryana Minister calls Taj Mahal a 'beautiful kabristan'

Joining the league of those making controversial statements on the Taj Mahal, senior Haryana Minister Anil Vij on Friday termed the marble monument as a "beautiful cemetery"."Taj Mahal ek khoobsurat kabristan hai," Vij tweeted on Friday.Vij, who is the cabinet...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Div Com reviews stock, supply position of Ladakh region

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting of officers to review the stock and supply position of Ladakh & Kargil regions.During the meeting officers informed the Divisional Commissioner that adequate stock of ration, LPG and...

20-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Dr. Nirmal Singh celebrates Diwali with security forces

Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh celebrated Diwali with security forces at Border Outpost (BoP) Garkhal in Akhnoor sector along the Indo-Pak International Border (IB) on Thursday.The Deputy Chief Minister was accompanied by his wife Mamta Singh and other...

20-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Dr. Nirmal Singh inspects development projects in Jammu, peripheries

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today visited different parts of Jammu and inspected pace of work on mega developmental projects underway in and around the winter capital.During his visit to Multi-tier Parking and Commercial Complex construction site...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Governor visits border areas in Gurez Valley

Governor N.N. Vohra, who visited the Gurez sector today, was briefed by the Brigade Commander, regarding the situation along the LoC.Governor was also briefed by Sajad Hussain Ganai, Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora and Sh. Sandeep Singh, SDM Gurez regarding the...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Governor releases “Tchope Sete Kath-Bath”

Governor N.N. Vohra, released “Tchope Sete Kath Bath”-conversation with silence – a book written by Dr. Satish Vimal who works for Radio Kashmir in Srinagar at the Raj Bhavan.Governor lauded Dr. Vimal’s initiative of writing a literary diary in Kashmiri and hoped...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Governor releases “Tobacco Control Laws and Measures”

Governor N.N. Vohra released “Tobacco Control Laws and Measures”, a booklet compiled by Sh. A.M. Mir, IAS (Retd.), Executive Director of J&K Voluntary Health and Development Association.Governor observed that this publication will make valuable contribution...

20-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Congress hits back at Modi over his Kedarnath shrine remarks

The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being "arrogant" over his remarks on redevelopment of the Kedarnath shrine after the flash floods of 2013, saying he has disrespected the people of Uttarakhand."By visiting Kedarnath today (Friday),...

20-Oct-2017

'Golmaal Again': Guffaws galore

When you go to watch a Rohit Shetty film, especially the "Golmaal" series, you expect magic on screen, not logic. The magic of entertainment, albeit, sans rationality."Golmaal Again", the fourth of the series, is a laugh-a-minute comedy about five orphans...

20-Oct-2017 Washington

Samsung heir's imprisonment is tragedy: Kwon Oh-hyun

The CEO of Samsung Electronics has said that the imprisonment of the tech giant's heir Lee Jae-yong was a "tragedy" for the company's future management.Kwon Oh-hyun, CEO and Vice President of Samsung Electronics, who announced earlier in October that he...

20-Oct-2017 Jalandhar

25 cloth shops gutted in Jalandhar fire

Goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a Diwali night fire that gutted nearly 25 shops in a cloth market in Jalandhar city, police said on Friday.No loss of life was reported in the fire.The fire in the Sudama cloth market near Jyoti Chowk in Jalandhar,...

20-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Vigilance Nabs Superintendent Of Panchayat Samiti For Accepting Bribe

State Vigilance Bureau, during its ongoing campaign against corruption today nabbed a superintendent of Panchayat Samiti red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 41000/-.Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said Balwan Gagat,...

20-Oct-2017 Los Angeles

Not just one Harvey Weinstein: Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra says people like controversial Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein are present across the world.Priyanka slammed Weinstein and spoke about women empowerment at the 2017 Marie Claire Power Trip earlier this week, reports marieclaire.com.Asked...

20-Oct-2017 Chennai

Eight die in Tamil Nadu bus stand roof collapse

Eight employees of the Tamil Nadu state transport corporation died while three were injured early on Friday when the roof of an old bus stand in Nagapattinam district collapsed, said police.The employees were sleeping in the rest room of the Poraiyar bus stand....

20-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Don't know if I'll become full-time actress in future: Zaira Wasim

Zaira Wasim

All of 16, the star of "Secret Superstar" Zaira Wasim says she isn't sure if she wants to become a full-time actress when she grows up.After her "Dangal" act, Zaira has won praises galore for her role in her latest movie "Secret Superstar", in which she...

20-Oct-2017 Bengaluru

Coffee can reduce diabetes risk

The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table.'Cafestol', a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice, according to a study...

20-Oct-2017 New Delhi

P. Chidambaram takes dig at EC for delaying Gujarat poll announcement

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday took a dig at the Election Commission (EC) for not announcing the Gujarat Assembly poll dates, saying it has "authorised" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "announce" the dates at his last poll rally this month."EC...

20-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Huawei WATCH 2: Ditch your phone for this smartwatch

As smartwatches slowly gain traction and begin to make an impact globally -- including in India -- Chinese technology firm Huawei has now launched WATCH 2.The Huawei WATCH 2 comes in Sports (4G) and classic variants, providing users more connectivity options....

20-Oct-2017

China began planning the 1962 war as early as 1959

When the final attack came on 20 October, the Indians found that the Chinese had cut all their telephone lines the night before. In preparation for the assault, the Chinese had also taken up positions on higher ground behind Indian defences and were thus...

20-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Now, Microsoft spots remote security flaw in Google Chrome

Microsofts Windows security team has discovered a remote security flaw in Google Chrome that can be exploited by hackers."Our discovery of 'CVE-2017-5121' indicates that it is possible to find remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in modern browsers. Chrome's relative...

20-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Don't just discuss sexual harassment when it's trending: Richa Chadha

 Richa Chadha

Actress Richa Chadha, who minces no words when she talks about social issues, says it's important for people to keep the discussion on about sexual harassment all the time, instead of only when it's "trending".The social media has been abuzz with a 'Metoo' campaign,...

20-Oct-2017 Washington

NASA extends Dawn mission at dwarf planet Ceres

NASA has approved a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been...

20-Oct-2017 Dehradun

Narendra Modi visits Kedarnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath ahead of its closure for the next six months. This is his second visit to the shrine this year.Modi was accompanied by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and other...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests

 Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent separatist-called protests against growing incidents of braid chopping in Jammu and Kashmir."Restrictions under section 144 of CrPc will remain in force in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R....

19-Oct-2017 Aden, Yemen

US airstrike kills 5 Al Qaeda militants in Yemen

At least five militants of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda branch were killed when a US drone strike hit their vehicle in the country's central province of al-Bayda on Thursday, a security official told Xinhua."The pilotless aircraft hit a vehicle belonging to...

19-Oct-2017 Islamabad

20 labourers injured in Pakistan attack

A hand grenade attack at a restaurant in Pakistan's Balochistan province has left 20 labourers injured on Thursday, the media reported.The labourers were dining at the restaurant in the coastal city of Gwadar when unidentified militants hurled hand grenades...

19-Oct-2017 Bengaluru

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah seeks GST exemption on handmade goods

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday urged the central government to exempt handmade products from Goods and Sales Tax (GST) regime."As handmade products are produced by millions of artisans across the country, imposition of GST on them is having...

19-Oct-2017 Mumbai

'Muhurat' trading: Global cues, profit booking subdue markets

Samvat 2074, marking the start of the Hindu New Year on Thursday, saw both key indices of the Indian equities markets recede as rise in geo-political tensions in the Korean peninsula along with fears of higher non-performing asset (NPA) levels of the domestic...

19-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Bhanu, Sonal are amazing to work with: Aishwarya Khare

Actress Aishwarya Khare, who will next be seen as Bulbul in TV show "Saam Daam Dand Bhed", says her co-stars Sonal Vengurlekar and Bhanu Uday are amazing people to work with.In the show, Aishwarya will be seen as a local girl waiting for her marriage to happen,...

19-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Proud of my struggle: Rannvijay Singha

Actor Rannvijay Singha, who came into limelight after winning the first season of TV show "MTV Roadies", says he feels proud of his struggle as an artist."I was 20 and I didn't have a portfolio and I use to travel by train. I had to struggle and I am proud...

19-Oct-2017 Patna

Lord Ram will punish BJP : Lalu Prasad

 RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said Lord Ram will punish the BJP as it has been doing politics in his name."It is wrong and unethical to play politics in the name of Lord Ram," the former Bihar Chief Minister told the media on the occasion of Diwali.Lalu...

19-Oct-2017 Mumbai

I don't take my stardom seriously: Dulquer Salmaan

Dulquer Salmaan

Malayalam film star Dulquer Salmaan says he does not take his stardom and success seriously. He concentrates on delivering his best on the movie front."Honestly, I do not take my stardom seriously, only work. I know my fans love me because of my work. Yes, if...

19-Oct-2017 Beijing

China tells US to stop being biased

China on Thursday told the US to shed its biased views about Beijing which it said is well justified to safeguard its interests and rights.Beijing was reacting to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks about America deepening ties with India to counter...

19-Oct-2017 SAMBA

Chander Parkash Ganga celebrates Diwali with CRPF personnel

The Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today celebrated the festival of lights -Diwali with the personnel of 38 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) stationed here at Smailpur.The Minister joined the celebrations in presence...

19-Oct-2017 Baramulla

GHSS Baramulla celebrates annual day

Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah today said that a strong and quality education system is the foundation stone of a great nation. He said that those nations who consolidated their education mechanism have excelled in every field.The Secretary said...

19-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

VC SKUAST-K calls on Governor

Prof. Nazeer Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, met Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan.Prof. Nazeer Ahmad briefed the Governor about the progress achieved...

19-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

IGP CRPF calls on Governor

Zulfiquar Hassan, Inspector General of Police (Operations) CRPF, called on N.N. Vohra, Governor, at Raj Bhavan.Sh. Hassan briefed the Governor about certain issues relating to the CRPF’s role and responsibility and the outcomes achieved in the past year. Governor...

19-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Diwali celebrated at Raj Bhavan

Governor N. N. Vohra and Lady Governor Mrs. Usha Vohra celebrated Diwali with Raj Bhavan officers, staff and security personnel at Raj Bhavan here today morning.On this joyous occasion Governor and Lady Governor greeted the assembled staff and distributed sweets...

19-Oct-2017 Handwara ( Kupwara )

‘I am neither Indian nor Pakistani proxy: Er: Rasheed

A large number of people participated in an anti braid chopping protest at Handwara led by AIP Supremo Er. Rasheed. Addressing the gathering at main Chowk Handwara Er. Rasheed appealed all the stake holders not to make Kashmir a hub of conspiracies and...

19-Oct-2017 Andaman and Nicobar

Raksha Mantri Celebrates Diwali with Andaman & Nicobar command

The Union Minister for Defence, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman celebrating the Diwali with troops and their families, at the Andaman and Nicobar Command, on October 18, 2017.

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman interacted with the troops and their families at Military Station Brichgunj on the occasion of Diwali .The Minister is on a two day visit to Andaman & Nicobar Command on 18 & 19 Oct 17.  Sitharaman was received...

19-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Protest continues against braid chopping

Mysterious braid chopping incidents continue to give sleepless nights to whole Kashmir populace while victims both young and elderly have been under massive mental stress. The increasing incidents have been sparking protests and even clashes in different parts...

19-Oct-2017 Gurez

Narendra Modi arrives in Kashmir, spends Diwali with soldiers at Gurez

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today celebrated Diwali with the soldiers of Indian Army and BSF in Gurez Valley near Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.Modi who arrived in Srinagar around 9:30 am directly flew to Gurez. He was there for nearly...

19-Oct-2017 Yangon

Huge fire severely damages historic hotel in Myanmar

A colonial-era luxury wooden hotel in Myanmar's Yangon city suffered severe damage in a massive fire that broke out on Thursday.The fire started around 3 a.m., in the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel and quickly engulfed the wooden building constructed mainly from...

19-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Fire strikes Kolkata high rise

A fire enveloped the 16th floor of a high-rise building here on Thursday, officials said.The blaze erupted around 10.30 a.m. on a Diwali day in the server room of the Jeevan Sudha building in Chowringhee, the city's central business district.As many as...

19-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide

West Bengal on Thursday plunged into religious fervour with simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations.A light spell of rain failed to dampen the spirits as devotees geared up for double celebrations this year, with Diwali and Kali Puja falling on the...

19-Oct-2017 Amritsar

Troopers along Punjab border celebrate Diwali

Border Security Force (BSF) troopers celebrated Diwali on Thursday along the border out posts of Punjab's international border with Pakistan.Reports of celebrations were reported in border areas of Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur and Fazilka districts.Celebrations...

19-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Google honours astrophysicist Chandrasekhar with doodle

Google on Thursday dedicated a special Doodle to mark the 107th birth anniversary of India-born US scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar who became the first astrophysicist to win the Nobel Prize for his treatise on the evolution of stars along with Willaim...

19-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers at LoC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated Diwali with soldiers deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.Official sources said Modi reached the Dawar Brigade headquarters of the Indian Army...

19-Oct-2017

Enjoyed every minute: Hema on 50 years in showbiz

Veteran actress and politician Hema Malini, who celebrates her golden jubilee in the Indian entertainment industry with her biography "Beyond The Dreamgirl", says she feels honoured to be a part of the film fraternity and has deftly spent every minute in showbiz.As...

19-Oct-2017 Mumbai

'Padmavati' celebrates India : Shahid Kapoor

Actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays the character of Raja Rawal Ratan Singh in forthcoming magnum opus "Padmavati", says the film celebrates India.Commenting on the continuous opposition by Rajput Karni Sena and others to the film, Shahid said: "All I can say is...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

BJP on 'Beta Bachao Abhiyaan', taunts Congress

Reacting to BJP attacking the Congress with Bofors case, the party on Wednesday said the "BJP is on a Beta Bachao Abhiyaan", referring to its President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, whose company's turnover saw a spurt allegedly from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore in a...

18-Oct-2017 Odense (Denmark)

Saina Nehwal, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Denmark Open

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy entered the second round, while B. Sai Praneeth and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were eliminated in the opening round of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here on Wednesday.Hyderabadi Saina,...

18-Oct-2017 Kolkata

31 dead, over 14,500 dengue cases reported in Bengal

The West Bengal government on Wednesday said as many as 31 people have died of dengue in the state while more than 14,500 have tested positive this year."As per the report till 4 pm, Wednesday, 14,693 people have been affected by dengue in West Bengal. The...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Attack on Taj aimed at re-writing history: CPI-M

Accusing the BJP rulers of Uttar Pradesh of having "a medieval communal mindset", the CPI-M has said that the vilification of the Taj Mahal by BJP leaders was part of a project aimed at re-writing history."Nothing exemplifies this attitude more than their attempt...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Prepared for all fights that come my way : Kangana Ranaut

National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, in whose name a 'Kanganatoo' hashtag is doing the rounds on social media in the wake of the 'Me too' campaign, says she will continue to speak against gender issues.'Metoo' is a global campaign on social media, with...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Will look into Michael Hershman's interview on Bofors: CBI

The CBI on Wednesday said it will look into the facts and circumstances mentioned in an interview of Michael Hershman, the first secret Bofors investigator of the Fairfax Group deployed by the Indian government."The agency has learnt of the matter pertaining...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Make Diwali prosperous for the underprivileged : Rajkummar Rao

Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao has urged Mumbai residents to contribute to share happiness and help brighten the Diwali festivities for the needy.Rajkummar, who has been promoting his movie "Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana" nowadays, said in a statement: "I believe that...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Shahid Kapoor next is 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu'

On the occasion of Diwali, actor Shahid Kapoor on Thursday announced the title of his upcoming film -- "Batti Gul Meter Chalu".The movie will be directed Shree Narayan Singh of the "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" fame."Let's celebrate the festival of light with...

18-Oct-2017 Washington

Donald Trump suggests he won't back bipartisan healthcare measure

US President Donald Trump raised doubts on Wednesday about his support for a bipartisan initiative to restore the ObamaCare subsidies he suspended last week in exchange for states' getting greater flexibility regulating health insurance under the Affordable...

18-Oct-2017 Tokyo

India urges pricing flexibility, review clause in LNG contracts

Given the transformation in the global LNG market into a situation of oversupply, India on Wednesday called for flexible terms for gas purchases, including the provision of a pricing review, "take or pay" terms and abolition of destination restriction clause...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

After 5-month wait, farm loans waiver begins in Maharashtra

Nearly five months after announcing waiver of farm loans, the Maharashtra government kickstarted the process on Wednesday as "Diwali gift" to the state's farmers. Rs 4,000 crore will be distributed among 840,000 beneficiaries in the first phase of the massive...

18-Oct-2017 Ayodhya

Ayodhya hosts grand 'Deepotsav', Adityanath attends

Chants of "Jai Shri Ram" echoed on the banks of the Saryu river as actors portraying the roles of Lord Rama and Sita arrived here on a chopper decked up to resemble the mythological Pushpak Viman - in a recreation of Lord Rama's return from 14 years of exile...

18-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Army chief reviews security scenario in Valley

Army chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday to review the security situation in the Kashmir valley, an official said.The Army chief was received by Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen. D. Anbu, and Chinar Corps Commander Lt. Gen. J.S. Sandhu.Gen...

18-Oct-2017 Washington

US considers arms sale to update Greece's F-16 fleet

US President Donald Trump has said his administration had informed the Congress of a potential arms sale to update Greece's F-16 aircrafts."This agreement to strengthen the Hellenic Air Force is worth up to 2.4 billion USD and would generate thousands of...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

PM’s interactions with Directors and Deputy Secretaries

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, interacted with around 380 Directors and Deputy Secretaries working in various departments and Ministries in the Government of India, in four groups. The interactions happened on various days in the month of October 2017....

18-Oct-2017 Kathua

Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates newly constructed Bhini Bridge

Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that time has come to gear up men and machinery for accelerating the pace of development in the Jammu and Kashmir and enable the people to reap maximum benefit from...

18-Oct-2017 Jammu

Farmers’ welfare among Govt’s top priorities : Dr. Nirmal Singh

Asserting that welfare of farmers was among top priorities of the government, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said   it has taken series of path-breaking measures for their benefit. “Setting up paddy procurement centres in the far-flung areas...

18-Oct-2017 GULMARG

Caddies golf tournament held at Gulmarg

The Department of Tourism Kashmir in collaboration with Gulmarg Development Authority Wednesday organised day-long caddies golf tournament at picturesque Gulmarg Golf Course.Thirty-five caddies from Gulmarg participated in the tournament which was teed off...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGARKATHUA

Chib inaugurates 6 paddy procurement centres at Kathua

Vice Chairman, Kissan Advisory Board, Daljeet Singh Chib today said that the state government was keen to enable the farmers to get due value of their produce and for this it has increased the number of procurement centres to facilitate the stakeholders.He...

18-Oct-2017 BANDIPORA

Written test for Jr Assistant posts in Judiciary on Oct 29 in Bandipora

According to the Principal District and Sessions Judge Bandipora, the written test of those candidates who have applied for the post of Junior Assistants in subordinate Judiciary, Bandipora, vide advertisement no. 323, dated 26.5.2017, shall be conducted on October...

18-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Kavinder Gupta for providing better road connectivity in rural areas

Emphasizing on better road connectivity in rural areas, Speaker Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today said that Government is making concerted efforts towards meeting this objective. “Government has laid full focus on development of ...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Hospitality & Protocol Deptt condoles Mir Zahoor Ahmad’s demise

A condolence meeting was held in the premises of Directorate of Hospitality and Protocol, wherein officers and officials of the Department expressed their grief and shock over the demise of Zahoor Ahmad Mir, an employee of the department.The staff members...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami chairs Environment Committee meeting

 A meeting of the Committee on Environment of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLA, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami to review the Dal-Nagin Lake conservation, management and rehabilitation plan.Legislators Mohammad...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Saif-u-din Bhat chairs Petitions Committee meet

A meeting of the Committee on Petitions of Legislative Council was held here today under the Chairmanship of legislator Saif-ud-Din Bhat to discuss and examine various petitions before the Committee.Legislators Ghulam Nabi Monga, Khursheed Aalam and Javid...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Naeem Akhtar visits JKPSC headquarters, reviews its needs

Promising all possible help to address the infrastructural problems of Jammu Kashmir Public Service Commission, Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today directed the officials to retrofit the three unused buildings of Sericulture department to be converted...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

SP Higher Secondary School celebrates Annual Day

Appealing for insulating education from politics, Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said that disturbing academics for serving political interests will lead the society into the perpetual darkness and threaten future of students.He appealed...

18-Oct-2017 ALBSCETE (SPAIN)

Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura meets Spanish agriculture officials

 Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today met with Spanish Agriculture officials here and sought their technical assistance and cooperation in the promotion of Kashmiri saffron at International level.The Agriculture Minister was accompanied by...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Prof. Soz calls on Governor N.N. Vohra

Prof. Saif-ud-Din Soz, senior Congress leader and former Member of Parliament and Union Minister, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Prof. Soz discussed with Governor issues relating to moving ahead on all fronts, besides providing...

 

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