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25-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Two militants killed, three soldiers injured in Kashmir

Two militants were killed and three soldiers injured on Sunday in fighting that erupted the previous day with an attack on a CRPF patrol that left a trooper dead, authorities said.After hours of fighting to liquidate the two militants holed up in the Delhi...

25-Jun-2017 Hamirpur

Virat Kohli should be boss of India team: Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur

Asserting that the captain's role is more important than that of the coach, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) President Anurag Thakur has called for skipper Virat Kohli being allowed full control over the Indian team.The Indian team, especially...

25-Jun-2017 Gulmarg

Seven killed in Gulmarg cable car accident

A family of four from Delhi and three locals were killed on Sunday when a tree uprooted by strong winds sent a gondola car cabin hurtling hundreds of meters down in Jammu and Kashmir after snapping the cable, authorities said.Police sources said several...

25-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Sports Minister Goel flags off third 'Slum Yuva Daud'

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel flagging off the 3rd Mega Slum Daud, in Delhi on June 25, 2017. The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Wrestler Sushil Kumar and other dignitaries are also seen.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel here on Sunday flagged off the third Slum Yuva Daud which aims to promote sporting culture among the youth living in slum areas.The marathon started from Kasturba Gandhi Polytechnic in Pitampura and ended at Pitampura Sports Complex...

25-Jun-2017 Bhubaneswar

Devotees throng Puri as annual Rath Yatra begins

A sea of devotees, undeterred by the heavy downpour, thronged the town of Puri for the world famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings that began on Sunday.Lakhs of people have congregated at the pilgrim town to witness Lord Jagannath,...

25-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Motherhood has been absolutely fantastic: Ayesha Takia

Ayesha Takia

Actress Ayesha Takia, who has a three-year-old son, named Mikail, with Farhan Azmi, says her journey as a mother has been a joy ride for her."It (motherhood) has been absolutely fantastic. It is such a self learning process because I had know idea that I could...

25-Jun-2017 Chennai

Prabhudheva thrilled about starring in silent film 'Mercury'

Prabhudheva

Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva, last seen onscreen in Tamil horror-thriller "Devi", is excited to be playing an antagonist for the first time in his career in upcoming Tamil silent film "Mercury"."It's an exciting project and I'm very thrilled. All I can say right now...

25-Jun-2017 Kathua

Lal Singh convenes public grievances redressal camp

Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Ch Lal Singh said that improving basic facilities is high on the agenda of present government and sincere efforts are being made to provide better road connectivity, clean drinking water, uninterrupted electricity...

25-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Aarambh' is a huge game changer: Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar has lauded new historical drama show "Aarambh", calling it a game changer in the Indian TV industry.Written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad of "Baahubali" and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" fame, "Aarambh", which went on air on Saturday, narrates the clash...

25-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Women face discrimination even in small decisions : Richa Chadha

 Richa Chadha

Actress Richa Chadha, who is playing a pivotal role in the upcoming web-series "Inside Edge", says that she feels discriminated against as a woman in Indian society.Asked if she experiences any gender-based struggle in the film industry, Richa told IANS: "No,...

25-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Can't wait to meet Siva, Ajith : Vivek Oberoi

Vivek Oberoi

Actor Vivek Oberoi, who will make his debut in the Tamil film industry with "Vivegam", says he can not wait to start shooting for the movie with director Siva and superstar Ajith.Vivek took to Twitter on Sunday to share that he has reached Belgrade, Serbia,...

25-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Tiger Shroff to pay tribute to Michael Jackson with performance

Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff, who is known for his dancing skills will be paying a tribute to the Late King of Pop Michael Jackson on his eighth death anniversary on Sunday in Pune with a live dance performance."People connected with him since he was a kid and...

25-Jun-2017 Lahore

Tanker blast kills 140 in Pakistan

At least 140 people have been burnt alive and dozens of others injured after an overturned oil tanker caught fire and exploded near Bahawalpur city in Pakistan's Punjab province, the media reported.The tanker overturned on Sunday morning and a large number...

25-Jun-2017 Leh

Union MoS Arjun Ram Meghwal calls for promotion of Ladakh products

A seminar on Laghu Udhyog Bharti (Micro, Medium & Small Scale Industries) was organized at Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra Leh the other day.Union Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal was the Chief guest on the occasion.Minister for Industries &...

25-Jun-2017 Srinagar

MHA Secretary meets Governor

Rina Mitra, Special Secretary, Department of Internal Security, accompanied by Sh. Gyanesh Kumar, Joint Secretary (J&K), Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here.The Governor discussed with Ms. Mitra a range...

25-Jun-2017 Jammu

Kavinder Gupta inspects MLA Hostel Jammu

Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta today inspected MLA hostel, Jammu and took stock of the amenities available to the Legislators residing there.As part of the visit, the Speaker inspected the mess area, kitchen, residence quarters and dispensary...

25-Jun-2017 Shopian

Choudhary Zulfkar Ali visits slain Constable Sabzar’s residence

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs and Information Department, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali early in the morning today on behalf of the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti visited the family of martyred constable Sabzar Ahmad Chak at district Shopian...

25-Jun-2017 Rajouri

Distt admn felicitates safai karamcharis, sanitation officials

District Administration, Rajouri today felicitated 120 Safai-karamcharis and sanitation officials of Municipal Committee Rajouri in a function attended by the safai-karamcharis and their families.Books, stationery items and ration was distributed among the families.District...

25-Jun-2017 Rajouri

Public asked to remove encroachments in 15 days

As per a notice issued here today by the district administration, the public in general and encroachers in particular have been asked to voluntarily remove encroachments from the acquired land of roads, markets, state and departmental land within 15 days....

25-Jun-2017 Islamabad

Toll in Pakistan twin bombings reach 67

The toll in the twin blasts that hit a market in Pakistan's Parachinar city has increased to 67, the media reported.According to a senior official, the toll increased after 22 people succumbed to their injuries on Saturday, reports Xinhua news agency.At...

25-Jun-2017 Washington

Narendra Modi arrives in US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here from Portugal on Sunday, on the second leg of his three-nation tour, that will also take him to the Netherlands."Touchdown! Wait is over, Celebrations begin! PM @narendramodi on US soil," the Indian Embassy in the...

25-Jun-2017 Bogota

Eight killed in Colombia mine blast

At least eight miners were killed following an explosion at a carbon mine in Colombia, the National Mining Agency has said.The blast occurred on Friday in Pueblo Viejo de Cucunuba, 90 km from capital Bogota, the Agency said on Saturday, Xinhua news agency...

24-Jun-2017 Beijing

15 killed, 120 missing in China landslide

Fifteen persons have been confirmed dead in a landslide in China's Sichuan Province on Saturday that buried more than 120 people from 62 homes.Rescuers had retrieved 15 bodies from the debris by Saturday night, the rescue headquarters said, Xinhua news agency...

24-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

475 kg drug haul at Bengaluru airport

A consignment of drug ephedrine, weighing 475 kg and valued at Rs 24 crore, was seized at the city international airport's air cargo complex by the Customs' central intelligence unit, said an official on Saturday."The drug was found in two of the 81 bags...

24-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

HUG Innovations raises Rs 33 cr at Hyderabad funding event

Technology startup HUG Innovations has raised $5 million (Rs 33 crore) at live instant funding of TiE-Hyderabad - The Guardian Angel held here on Saturday.Out of the 4 startups which pitched their idea to pin-up investors, HUG succeeded in raising the money in...

24-Jun-2017 Lisbon

Narendra Modi launches India-Portugal International StartUp Hub

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portugese counterpart Antonio Costa on Saturday launched the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) here to help in mutual capacity building, and enable connections between start-ups, investors, and incubators...

24-Jun-2017 Mumbai

My aim was not to make Arun Gawli a hero: Ashim Ahluwalia

National Award winning filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia, who is quite excited about his upcoming "Daddy", based on the real-life Mumbai gangster Arun Gawli, says he attempted to narrate the story from the perspectives of different people and viewpoints rather than humanising...

24-Jun-2017 Lisbon

India, Portugal to cooperate on startups, oceanography

Expressing surprise that no Indian Prime Minister has ever made a bilateral visit to Portugal, Narendra Modi said here on Saturday that both countries will cooperate in a number of areas, including startups, marine technology and oceanography.Modi and his Portuguese...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Forces launch siege around DPS, mobile internet blocked

Government forces on Saturday evening launched a cordon-and-search operation on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Pantha Chowk in outskirt's of Srinagar.Official sources told news agency GNS that the CASO was launched after Government forces suspected presence of militants...

24-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Islamophobia being spread in India : Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said Islamophobia was being spread in the country, resulting in incident of lynching of Muslims.Condemning the lynching of a 17-year-old youth on a train in Haryana, Owaisi said a hate atmosphere was being created."I...

24-Jun-2017 Beijing

120 missing in China landslide

A landslide in southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday damaged dozens of houses, with at least 120 people reported missing, officials said.Officials from Maoxian County said the incident occurred after a landslide hit Xinmo village around 6 a.m....

24-Jun-2017 Samba

Private schools should reach out to far flung areas : Syed Altaf Bukhari

Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, today called on the private schools to extend their reach to far flung areas of the State where there are less or no schools to cater to the children.“Private schools have covered larger part of urban education...

24-Jun-2017 Jammu

Govt keen to revive sports culture in JK : Choudhary Lal Singh

Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that substantial sports infrastructure has been created across the State by the Government to revive sports culture and provide talented youth with an opportunity to refine and showcase...

24-Jun-2017 Makkah (Saudi Arabia)

Plot to attack Grand Mosque at Makkah disrupted

Saudi Arabia Interior Ministry Saturday said that the country’s security establishment has disrupted a vicious plot to attack the Grand Mosque at Makkah- the holiest site in Islam.Quoting Saudi Arabia Interior Ministry, the Pakistan based news Daily ‘Dawn’...

24-Jun-2017 Jammu

Excise Deptt creates awareness on ‘Drug Abuse’ through paintings

Continuing its campaign to raise awareness among the students about the harmful effects of drug addiction, Excise Department today organized a painting and slogan writing competition on “Drug Abuse and Drunken Driving” at Ved Mandir, Bal Niketan in Jammu.More than...

24-Jun-2017 Reasi

MD, DDC visit proposed site of 25 MW HEP over Ans River

Managing Director Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC), Dr Shah Faesal and District Development Commissioner Ravinder Kumar today visited the proposed site of 25 MW Ans-I hydro electric project over river Ans.The officers were accompanied...

24-Jun-2017 Baramulla

Village Wagoora adopted under SAGY

District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today convened a meeting of officers to discuss the issues related to the development of village Wagoora which has been adopted by Member Parliament, Muzaffar Hussain Beigh under Sansad Adarsh...

24-Jun-2017 Baramulla

DM Baramulla chairs DLSCC meeting

A meeting of District Level Screening-cum- Co-ordination Committee (DLSCC) was held here today under the chairmanship of District Magistrate Baramulla, Dr. Nassir Ahmad Naqash.The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, Assistant...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

D&FCO suspends 76 drug licenses in Sgr

In order to curb the Psychotropic & Habit forming drugs in the market, the Drugs and Food Control Organization has constituted various teams to carry out comprehensive market checking of Drug Sale Establishment in district Srinagar.The teams were headed...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Batamaloo Traders Association calls on Div Com, highlights problems

A deputation of Batamaloo Traders Association led by President, Reyaz-ul-Islam Beigh today called on the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan and apprised him of the grievances being faced by the traders.The issues which were brought to the...

24-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Will soon start work on Jewar airport : Sidharth Nath Singh

The decks have been cleared for an international airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh after the centre's nod and the Uttar Pradesh government will soon start work on the project under the PPP mode, Cabinet Minister Sidharth Nath Singh said...

24-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Need population control law for communal harmony : Giriraj Singh

Union Minister Giriraj Singh has called for a population control law without which "communal harmony would be disrupted" while blaming "appeasement politics" for the declining Hindu population.The minister, known for making controversial remarks, said appeasement...

24-Jun-2017 New Delhi

NCR to get new international airport at Jewar

The National Capital Region (NCR) will get a new international airport in the next five years at Jewar, located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district, adjoining the national capital city of New Delhi.Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi announced that the...

24-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Imperfections make us more human : Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline Fernandez

For a personal photo shoot, actress Jacqueline Fernandez made a request to avoid usage of image correction applications or any touch up as she wanted to keep it natural. She says she believes in the power of imperfections."It is our imperfections that make...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Abdul Gani Kohli takes stock of availability of chicken, fish for Eid

Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli today held a meeting with the officers of Animal, Sheep and Fisheries Departments and took stock of the availability of chicken and fish stock on the eve of Eid-ul fitr.Addressing the meeting,...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura hosts Iftaar at Budgam

Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura yesterday hosted Iftaar at Sheikh-ul-Alam Hall, Budgam.A large number of guests from different walks of life attended the Iftaar.Legislator Saif-ud-Din Bhat, JK Cements Vice-Chairman Er Nazir Ahmad Yatoo,...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Deputy CM visits slain DSP’s residence

Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today visited the house of late DSP of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandit who  was killed while performing  his  duties  in the  Jamia Masjid area in the Old  City Srinagar during Shab-e-Qadr.He was...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

GST Implementation: Beigh chairs All Party Consultative Group meet

The All Party Consultative Group constituted by the state Government to evolve consensus over GST implementation in J&K met here this afternoon under the chairmanship of former Deputy Chief Minister and Member Parliament, Muzaffar Hussain Beigh.The members...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Northern Army Commander meets Governor

Lt Gen. Devraj Anbu, Northern Army Commander, accompanied by Lt. Gen. J.S. Sandhu, GoC XV Corps, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Governor and the Army Commander reviewed the situation along the IB, LoC and LAC in J&K and also...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

DG Railway Protection Force meets Governor

Surinder Kumar Bhagat, DG Railway Protection Force, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Sh. Bhagat apprised the Governor about the measures enforced by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) for protecting the railways assets and railway passengers...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Chief Minister and Governor discuss problems

Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister J&K, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.Governor and Chief Minister discussed issues relating to the continuing attacks on Police personnel, including the most gruesome massacre of Sh. Ayoub Pandith Dy. SP in the...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

JKAACL’s Ramadan special events conclude

A month long Ramadan Special Sufi and Qawaali events organized by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages concluded at Tagore Hall today.A poetry recitation programme was held on the concluding day of the event in which poets from across the valley...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

CRPF officer killed, two injured in Pantha Chowk militant attack

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was Saturday while two others sustained injuries after suspected militants attacked their vehicle in Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar.Sources said that three troopers were injured after militants opened indiscriminate...

24-Jun-2017 Kolkata

SSB seizes wildlife products worth Rs 2.47 cr, arrests one

The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Saturday said it arrested a smuggler from West Bengal's Alipurduar district and seized a consignment of wildlife products worth Rs 2.47 crore from his possession.One 540-gm rhino horn worth Rs 1.72 crore and a Tokay Gecko...

24-Jun-2017 New Delhi

20 AAP MLAs have no right to continue as lawmakers : Manoj Tiwari

The BJP on Saturday welcomed the Election Commission order rejecting 21 AAP legislators' plea to drop the office-of-profit case against them and said they have no moral right to continue as lawmakers.Of these MLAs, Jarnail Singh had resigned from the Rajouri...

24-Jun-2017 Lisbon

Narendra Modi arrives in Portugal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and the Netherlands.Modi's visit follows his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa, who traces his origin to Goa, to India in January...

24-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Kajol-Dhanush's 'VIP 2' is 'VIP 2 (Lalkar)' in Hindi

The makers of the Kajol-Dhanush starrer "VIP 2" have decided to use another title for the Hindi version of their movie titled "VIP 2 (Lalkar)".Since the comedy drama directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth features the two powerhouse performers - Kajol and Dhanush...

24-Jun-2017 Damascus

Eight civilians killed in Syria bombing

At least eight civilians were killed in bombing by US-led international coalition forces against the Islamic State terror group in Syria's al-Raqqa province, a UK-based war monitor reported on Saturday.According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

24-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Sports Minister Goel flags off second 'Slum Yuva Daud'

Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Saturday flagged off the second Slum Yuva Daud with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Arun Singh here.The marathon started from Cross River Mall, Karkardooma and ended at Yamuna Sports Complex. More than 5000...

24-Jun-2017 Kolkata

Playing in Wimbledon a dream come true : Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

Close on the heels of making the cut for the men's doubles main draw in Wimbledon this year, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan said it's a "dream come true" moment for him and he is all set to make a mark in his maiden stint in a Grand Slam tournament."It is a dream come...

24-Jun-2017 Kupwara

Eid Prayers Timing In Kashmir Valley

Islamabad (Anantnag): 7: 15 amChittergul: 9 AmUtersoo: 8: 30amShangus: 8:30 amNowgam: 8 amKhundroo: 8 40amAchabal: 9: 30Trohpu: 9: 15amTailwan: 9 amLarnoo: 10:30 amBuchoo: 9: 15amKokernag: 9 amHillar: 9 amMattan, Nambal: 9: 30 amRanipora: 9: 30 amDooru: 10 amVerinag:...

24-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

SAD-BJP blasts Manpreet Badal for engineering a fake loan waiver

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today blasted finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal for engineering a fake loan waiver which does not give any relief to poor farmers even as it asked him to tell Punjabis why he had played a cruel...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Congress refrains from GST meet, Says PDP BJP in a state of confusion

Congress today refrained from the meeting convened on GST in Srinagar today citing the reason as non-serious attitude of the Govt with regard to implementation of GST. The Party also blamed PDP BJP coalition for being in a State of confusion over GST, as a result,...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Yasin Malik arrested, sent to central jail Srinagar

Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik was today arrested by police and immediately shifted to central jail Srinagar.Police this morning cordoned the residence of JKLF chairman and arrested him.He was immediately sent to Srinagar...

24-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Police forms SIT to probe DySP’s lynching, Three more arrested

A day after the gruesome lynching to death of a police officer drew outrage across the valley, police today formed a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe the barbaric incident even as three more persons have been arrested by police.The DIG will form...

24-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Salman's 'Tubelight' gets dim opening

Superstar Salman Khans "Tubelight" seems to have started on a dim note, with a business of over Rs 20 crore on the day of its release.The Kabir Khan directorial, also featuring Salman's brother Sohail, child actor Matin Rey Tangu and Chinese actress Zhu Zhu, is...

24-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Working with Sridevi more than a dream come true: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, considered among the most accomplished contemporary actors, is himself an unabashed Sridevi fan.He had to pinch himself when he was offered "Mom" with the evergreen beauty."When I got a chance to work with Srideviji in 'Mom', I couldn't believe...

24-Jun-2017 Chennai

'Duvvada Jagannadham' mints Rs 33 crore on first day

Allu Arjun's Telugu action drama "Duvvada Jagannadham" aka "DJ" grossed Rs 33 crore on its opening day worldwide, its makers said on Saturday."This is one of the biggest openings for Allu Arjun. With Monday being a holiday, the film is expected to register...

24-Jun-2017

'Duvvada Jagannadham': Silly, predictable but fun

When you decide to watch Telugu commercial films, especially ones starring Allu Arjun and other stars in his league, it is said that one should leave logic and intellect behind and not nitpick.This formula applies to Harish Shankar's "Duvvada Jagannadham"...

24-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Sunil Grover made Salman Khan feel 'incompetent'

Superstar Salman Khan, who had done a promotional show for his film "Tubelight" with Sunil Grover, says he is the only comedian who is not doing comedy, but just immerses himself in a character and makes people laugh.Salman didn't go to Kapil Sharma's show, but...

24-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Working with Alia a big deal for me: Vicky Kaushal

"Masaan" actor Vicky Kaushal says getting an opportunity to work with versatile performer Alia Bhatt in "Raazi" is a "big deal" for him.The two actors have been cast together for Meghna Gulzar's directorial, backed by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions.Vicky...

24-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Products should have emotional connect too: Neil Foley

Designer Neil Foley feels storytelling has become an important aspect of product designing, and says the product should not only be functional to the consumer but establish a deeper emotional connect too."Design is a continuously changing and evolving process,...

24-Jun-2017 New Delhi

'American Gods' very relevant in Trump era, says English actor

In times of a "heated political climate" in the US, a show like "American Gods" which touches upon issues like immigration, sexism, racism and homophobia -- all of which have come into spotlight under Donald Trump's presidency -- is relevant, says its lead...

24-Jun-2017

Dalit for President : Tokenism wins

It's a no-brainer, for the result is known before the contest. The support which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been able to muster for its presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the electoral college will give him an easy ride to Rashtrapati Bhavan.Even...

24-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Of Yoga sutras, mystery and superstitions

Embark on an inspiring journey based on the ancient philosophy of Yoga Sutras, flick through the story of a newly married couple stuck in a mystery, read about the steady advent of modernity in a village where tradition and subversion coexist and learn a new...

24-Jun-2017 Washington

NASA CHESS mission to probe interstellar cloud

The third flight for the NASA-funded CHESS mission to probe how the interstellar cloud is structured is scheduled to take place on June 27.CHESS -- short for the Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph -- is a sounding rocket payload that will...

24-Jun-2017

A global tour of expressive words English needs

Marmalade, bikini, shampoo, garage, robot, honcho, banjo, and so on may seem English but have actually gathered from all over the world for there is no language it has not picked up words from. But maybe not fully. Say, one word only for those solving a practical...

24-Jun-2017 Dhaka

16 killed in Bangladesh road accident

At least 16 people were killed on Saturday when a truck carrying labourers veered off the road in Bangladesh's Rangpur district, police said.The accident occurred around 5.30 a.m., on the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway, bdnews24 quoted a senior police official as...

24-Jun-2017 Damascus

4 killed in rebel attack in Syria

At least four persons were killed and dozen others injured in a rebel-fired rocket attack on a crowded street in Syria's Aleppo, a media report said.The rocket slammed into the al-Furqan street on Friday as hundreds of people were preparing for the upcoming...

23-Jun-2017 Port of Spain

India vs West Indies: First ODI abandoned

The first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies here on Friday was called off due to incessant rain.Put in to bat, India were 199/3 in 39.2 overs before rain played the spoilsport. After the continuous rain, the match officials...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Pleased to get ratings like one, one and half but not in minus: Salman

Salman Khan's "Tubelight" is released this Friday did not go well with the critics but he is pleased as they did not give minus rating to film."The critics were really good. I was expecting minus 3 and minus 4 but they gave 1, 1.5 apparently, so i am very pleased,"...

23-Jun-2017 Vatican City

Must be meek to hear God's voice : Pope Francis

It is the "small" people, not the powerful ones who God calls and who are able to hear his voice, Pope Francis said on Friday, urging Catholics to "make yourself little"."The Lord loves us for our littleness and that is why he choses us. He choses the small...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Tubelight': Ram Gopal Varma could never make it

Faith, they say, can move mountains. The hero of Kabir Khan's latest and his most, "ummm", noble (if one can use that word without cynicism) film to date actually thinks he can move a mountain by just focusing hard on getting it right."Tubelight" is not a film...

23-Jun-2017 Beijing

3rd BRICS environment ministers meeting held in China

Environment ministers and senior officials of BRICS countries on Friday gathered in north China's Tianjin for discussions, pledging more efforts on sustainable development and pollution prevention.Senior environment officials from Brazil, Russia, India, China and...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

MP CM urges centre to increase onion procurement

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday urged Central government to extend the deadline of ongoing onion procurement to July 15 owing to bumper production in the state.He also asked for increase in the procurement quantity from current...

23-Jun-2017 Gurugram

Haryana now has a 'Trump' Village

Though it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been pushing for building toilets under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, it is US President Donald Trump who is getting publicity. At least in Haryana.A village in Haryana was on Friday dedicated to Trump, ahead of...

23-Jun-2017 Sydney

Shuttler Srikanth in Australia Open semis; Sindhu, Saina crash out

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals while the star duo of P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles quarter-finals at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Friday.Continuing...

23-Jun-2017 Islamabad

25 killed in northwest Pakistan blasts

At least 25 persons were killed and over 100 others injured as twin blasts ripped through a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.The attack took place at about 5.30 p.m., when a hand-grenade was hurled...

23-Jun-2017 Shimla

Shimla to have smart public transport : Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said promoting smart public transport, developing footpaths for pedestrians, eco-tourism and better management of natural springs will be the top priorities for restoring the glory of the state capital...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Now mobile banking complaints under ombudsman : RBI

Widening the scope of its Banking Ombudsman Scheme, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has included complaints relating to mis-selling and mobile banking in its purview for which compensation up to Rs 1 lakh can be awarded.The amended Scheme will come into force...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Selling pressure, caution over GST dent equity markets

The Indian equity markets closed in the red on Friday as broadly negative global cues, coupled with caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation and heavy selling pressure subdued investor sentiments.The wider Nifty of the National Stock...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

No party affiliations, will uphold dignity of office : Ram Nath Kovind

Asserting that he does not hold any political affiliations, NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pledged to uphold the dignity of the President's office and keep it above party politics."From the day I became the Governor of Bihar, I had no party...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Indian passports to be bilingual : Sushma Swaraj

The Union Minister for External Affairs, Smt. Sushma Swaraj alongwith the Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) and Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha releasing the commemorative postage stamp to mark the completion of 50 years of the Passport Act, in New Delhi on June 23, 2017. The Ministers of State for External Affairs, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh and Shri M.J. Akbar are also seen.

Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be given in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday."From now on, all Indian passports will be in Hindi and...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Deputation of Punjabi writers calls on Dy CM

A deputation of Punjabi writers and intellectuals called on Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh here today and called for introducing Punjabi language in school curriculum on the analogy of other local languages.Putting -forth the demand for introducing...

23-Jun-2017 Shopian

DDC Shopian visits Pinjura orphanage, interacts with children

District Development Commissioner, Shopian today held an interactive session with children of Government run Orphanage, Pinjura.The aim to organize the interactive session was to make the children feel that they are important and deserve equal attention and care....

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Srinagar, Jammu qualify under Smart City initiative

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that the announcement of Smart City status for Srinagar and Jammu will ensure the planned and holistic development of these capital cities so that they are replete with every modern facility of urban living.The...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti interacts with visiting journalists

Terming public outreach as the only way ahead, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today stressed on institutionalized dialogue process in the State to get it out of the difficulties of present times and bloodshed.Interacting with a group of journalists here who...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba condemns lynching of Dy SP Ayub outside Jamia Masjid Srinagar

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has strongly condemned the lynching to death of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mohammad Ayub Pandit by an unruly mob outside the historic Jama Masjid, Srinagar during the night long prayers of Shab i Qadr.Terming the incident...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Kashmir has been turned into a killing field : Yasin Malik

Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Mohammad Yasin Malik Friday said that Kashmir has been turned into a killing field where Indian occupational forces are killing humans at will and no one among human community seems to bother or feel pain.He said...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Syed Ali Geelani denounces sealing of Jamia Masjid

Syed Ali Geelani on Friday denounced sealing of Jamia Masjid, laying restrictions and placing resistance leadership under house arrest.It is unacceptable and unjustified, said Geelani and added that local administration is practically nonexistent while as...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Lailat-ul-Qadr observed with religious fervor

Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in the world observed Shab-e-Qadr or Lailat-ul-Qadr with the religious reverence in the intervening night of Thursday-Friday with lakhs of lakhs of Muslims offering night-long prayers.The night is considered to...

23-Jun-2017 London

Sarfraz advises women's team to play positively in World Cup

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Friday advised the national womens team to keep things simple and play positive cricket in the ICC Womens World Cup 2017, starting here on Saturday.Sarfraz, who recently guided the men's team to their maiden ICC Champions Trophy...

23-Jun-2017 Derby (UK)

India face England in Women's World Cup opener

India are expected to face a tough task when they take on hosts England on the opening day of the ICC Women's World Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday.India will bank on the experience of Mithali Raj, the world's second highest-capped batter behind Charlotte...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Can't understand why Congress opposing Kovind : Venkaiah Naidu

Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that he could not understand why the Congress was opposing NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind."Kovind is a good candidate. He is non-controversial, educated and experienced and has been...

23-Jun-2017

'Tubelight': Shines but with low voltage

Salman Khan had once said, "Cinema should always be in touch with the soil of the country. My films celebrate the heartland of India." And probably with "Tubelight", he tries to be true to his words. So, he has dedicated the film to the families and friends...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Police officer's lynching 'marks new low' in J&K : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the lynching of a senior police officer marked a "new low" in Jammu and Kashmir and it was "heartbreaking" to see the state "being pushed back several decades" due to the failure of the BJP-PDP government."The...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Working on 'Krrish' franchise incredible : Hrithik Roshan

Actor Hrithik Roshan says working on the "Krrish" franchise, which started eleven years ago, has been an incredible experience, and he hopes to go a long way with it.Released in 2006, Hrithik took the superhero avatar to take forward the story of 2003 film...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq calls officer's lynching 'brutal act'

Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday condemned the lynching of a senior police officer here as a "brutal act"."Deeply disturbed and condemn the brutal act at Nowhatta," the Mirwaiz tweeted about the Thursday killing of Deputy Superintendent...

23-Jun-2017 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit

In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.In the process, the Indian Space Research Organisation...

23-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Students moving to plains amid Darjeeling shutdown

Thousands of students studying in boarding schools here were being moved to the plains as the agitating Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) allowed a 12-hour window on Friday."We have given a 12-hour window from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., so that school authorities can ferry...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Will uphold dignity of Presidency : Ram Nath Kovind

Ram Nath Kovind

NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.After filing his nomination for the July 17 election, Kovind told the media here: "The President's post carries a lot of dignity....

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

My five decades in films went by in moments : Dharmendra

He is known as Bollywood's 'Yamla, Pagla, Deewana', but for long he was also seen as the macho hero of silver screen.Veteran actor Dharmendra says he feels he completed over five decades in showbiz in moments, and now wonders how it went by so soon."'Ek...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Salman Khan doesn't need rehearsals, he's a quick learner : Remo D'Souza

Choreographer-filmmaker Remo D'Souza, who has worked with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in various projects, says the actor doesn't believe in doing rehearsals as being a "quick learner", he likes to know his moves just a few minutes before the shoot."Salman comes on set...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

Rana Daggubati's 'Nene Raju, Nene Mantri' trailer released

The trailer of Rana Daggubati, Kajal Aggarwal and Catherine Tresa starrer Telugu political drama "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri" was released on Friday.It reveals that this could easily be Rana's most commercial role yet.Talking about the trailer, the film's director...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

My son is getting ready for acting debut : Ambika

Actress Ambika, who ruled the roost in the 1980s and 1990s in southern filmdom, says her son Ram Keshav is gearing up his acting debut."My son is getting ready. He could debut in Tamil or Malayalam. It's too early to divulge more information. I want to give...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

Statue of Balachander in his honour : Vairamuthu

National Award winning lyricist Vairamuthu, who will be erecting a statue of late legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, says it will be to honour the latter's memory for his priceless contribution to Tamil filmdom.This could be the first statue to be erected for...

23-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

AAP, Akali Dal legislators walk out of Punjab assembly

Upset over the treatment meted out to legislators by assembly staff on Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Shiromani Akali Dal members on Friday walked out of the Punjab assembly on the last day of the budget session.The AAP and Akali Dal legislators sought...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

Will inform when I decide : Rajinikanth on political entry

Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth, who is rumoured to be planning a political entry soon, said he has been in discussions with political leaders and will announce when things are finalised.However, he didn't clarify the purpose and nature of his meetings with political leaders."I...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

I'm what I am because of my mother : Sridevi

Actress Sridevi credits her upbringing and her mother for her successful career and everything that she has achieved so far.Asked about her relationship with her mother (Rajeswari), ahead of the release of her film "Mom", Sridevi said she credits her successful...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Saif's 'Kaalakaandi' to release on September 8

Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan's new film "Kaalakaandi" had been locked for release on September 8. He says the movie is fun, yet moving.The film's release date was announced by Cinestaan Film Company, read a statement.Directed by debutant Akshat Verma, writer of...

23-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Ramazan shopping keeps Hyderabad bright and alive at night

Traffic jams are a common sight in parts of Hyderabad, especially in the Old City, during peak hours every single day. But during the holy month Ramazan, the city witnesses traffic snarls throughout the night.It is chock-a-block well past midnight at the famous...

23-Jun-2017 San Francisco

Mark Zuckerberg unveils Facebook's new mission

Facebook's new mission is to give the people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, the social network's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook's updated purpose on Thursday at the social network's first Community Summit,...

23-Jun-2017

Exploring Kumaon through its art, craftsmanship and woodwork

It is not just an abode of natural beauty, snow-capped peaks and tourist destinations but the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand has got much more to it. And writer Manju Kak's latest book explores the region through its art, craft, craftsmanship and woodwork.Having...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Curbs to foil protests in Kashmir Valley

Authorities imposed restrictions in some areas in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after separatists announced post prayer protests in the Valley."Restrictions under Section 144 have been imposed to maintain law and order in areas falling under...

23-Jun-2017 Islamabad

Twin blasts rock market in Pakistan's north-west, 15 killed

Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.The first explosion took place as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Runki Goswami Dazzles Music Lovers With Spellbinding Performance

Making the state of Bengal proud, Delhi-based Music Director and singer Runki Goswami gave a scintillating live folk music performance held on Thursday June 22, at India International Centre. Runki’s phenomenal multilingual show was a pure and joyful celebration...

23-Jun-2017 Rio de Janeiro

21 killed in Brazil traffic pile-up

At least 21 people died in a traffic pile-up in Brazil's Espirito Santo state, officials said.The pile-up occurred near Guarapari on Thursday when a van transporting granite strayed into the oncoming lane and crashed into a bus, the Federal Highway Police...

23-Jun-2017 Geneva

Over 1,000 children killed in Iraq since 2014 : UN

More than 1,000 children have been killed in Iraq since 2014 when militants from the Islamic State seized the northern city of Mosul and entire swathe of the country, according to the Unicef.Another five million children need emergency aid, the United Nations...

23-Jun-2017 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

ISRO rocket lifts off with Cartosat, 30 other satellites

An Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Friday morning lifted off successfully with the country's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites (29 foreign and one Indian).The PSLV rocket standing 44.4 metre tall...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

MAJOR INITIATIVES IN THE BUDGET 2017-18

Rs. 1500 crore have been provided for debt waiver for farmers;Rs. 180 crore  loan to Sugar Cooperatives for payment  to cane growers;Rate of compensation for loss of crops (Kharaba) has been increased from Rs. 8000/- to Rs. 12000/- per acre;Free...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab CM Flays Rowdy Behaviour Of SAD, AAP In Assembly

Amid continuing ruckus and disruptions by both, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), in the Vidhan Sabha, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday lashed out at the opposition for their atrocious behaviour which smacked...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Capt Amarinder Singh Lambasts Badals For Abuse Of Assembly, Speaker

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has lambasted Akali leaders Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Badal over their shocking abuse of the high office of the Speaker and their open threats against him.Castigating the Badals for their unparliamentary language...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Opposition acted against the Code : Punjab Vidhan Sabha

A day after the budget session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, the Aam Aadmi Party and Lok Insaf Party tried to disrupt the proceedings of the house by hooliganism in the house and also scuffled with the security personal therefore they were expelled from...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Marshall's arm broken during scuffle by AAP legislators

AAP legislators today broke the arm of a Vidhan Sabha marshal and torn the buttons of the shirt of a women constable besides hitting on her shoulders while scuffling in the assembly during the the budget session today.In a written complaint in this regard...

22-Jun-2017 Washington

No recordings of talks with Comey : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump denied having recorded conversations with James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump fired last month."I have no idea whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations with James Comey,...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

UP gets 70,784 more houses for urban poor under PMAY(Urban)

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has approved construction of 70,784 affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs.3,528 cr for which central assistance...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Ministry of Textiles organizes training workshop on GST

The Ministry of Textiles organized a full-day training workshop on GST in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today, in which about 175 officials of the Ministry, its PSUs and members of Export Promotion Councils participated. The workshop was held in partnership with...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Uttarakhand and Haryana declared 4th and 5th ODF States in the country

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G), rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana have declared themselves as the 4th and 5th Open Defecation Free (ODF) States of India. The two today joined the league of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala, which were the...

22-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Free power connections for UP's urban poor

Below Poverty Line (BPL) card holders living in urban areas of Uttar Pradesh will be given free electricity connections, a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath decided on Thursday.Millions of poor people are likely to benefit from...

22-Jun-2017 Dubai

Pakistan eves should take inspiration from men's team : Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday advised the country's women's cricket team taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup in England, to emulate their male counterparts -- the newly-crowned Champions Trophy winners."My advice to the team would be...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

I am very choosy : Upen Patel

Actor Upen Patel doesn't agree with the bazaar buzz that Suneel Darshan's romantic musical mystery "Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha" is his come-back film to Bollywood. Maintaining that he has always been part of the Hindi celluloid world, he says that he is...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

Dream realised by working with Rahman : Sridevi

Bollywood actress Sridevi on Thursday said her dream to work with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman was finally realised with her coming Hindi suspense drama "Mom"."When Ravi and I started working on the project, we felt it'd be nice to have Rahman on...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

I still feel like a newcomer : Sridevi

It's been 50 years since actress Sridevi started acting and she says she stills feels like a newcomer before the release of her film.Having made her acting debut at the age of three, the 53-year-old star awaits the release of her latest film "Mom"."I don't...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

Language won't be a barrier for Jhanvi's debut : Sridevi

Actress Sridevi on Thursday said language won't be a barrier for her 19-year-old daughter Jhanvi when it comes to her acting debut.Asked if she would let Jhanvi make her acting debut with a Tamil film, Sridevi told reporters: "I don't think language will be...

22-Jun-2017 The Hague (Netherlands)

Bring software industries to Bengal : Mamata Banerjee to Bengali diaspora

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday appealed to the Bengali community here to bring software industries."Our young generation is in the software industry which is an important sector. We have IT parks and land is also available. We will...

22-Jun-2017 Port of Spain

Sanctity of dressing room should be maintained : Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday took a dig at former national team coach Anil Kumble's comments in his resignation letter, asserting that sanctity of the dressing room has to be maintained.Kumble, who put in his resignation on June 20, had offered a...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Gymnast Dipa focused on 2020 Olympics

Having recovered from a knee injury, star gymnast Dipa Karmakar is looking forward to doing well at next year's Asian Games even as she remains focused on her long-term goal of winning a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Karmakar, who finished in fourth place...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

APSCC protests against Govt order

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All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) Thursday staged protest against the government for failing to declare Punjabi as compulsory subject in schools.Scores of APSCC members assembled at Sanatnagar Gurudwara and marched towards the main road to press...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Meira Kumar -- soft-spoken leader dedicated to social justice

Meira Kumar

Named on Thursday as the nominee of the major opposition parties for the July 17 presidential election, Meira Kumar is a senior Congress and Dalit leader with long and varied political experience and a strong proponent of social justice and social equity.Soft-Spoken,...

22-Jun-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

Violence as farmers oppose land takeover for airport in Thane

At least 12 policemen and 12 protesters were injured and three police vehicles set ablaze as farmers' opposition to the takeover of land for a new domestic airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, police said.Taking serious note of the violence,...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit presidential battle

With 17 opposition parties on Thursday picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country's top constitutional post.Congress President Sonia Gandhi, earlier in the...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Equity markets trim gains as investors book profits

After trading at a fresh high for most of the day, the Indian equity markets on Thursday closed on a flat note as investors booked profits.Besides, weak global cues and heavy selling pressure in almost all sectors, led by oil and gas, metal and capital goods,...

22-Jun-2017 Kabul

29 killed as suicide bomber hits Afghan bank

At least 29 persons were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.The blast took place at about 12 noon outside a branch of a New Kabul Bank in the provincial capital Lashkargah,...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Story of Kailash Satyarthi deserves a biopic : Boman Irani

Actor Boman Irani feels people should be aware of the contribution that Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi is making to the society, and says that it would be a good idea to make a biopic on him.Boman is playing a character that takes inspiration...

22-Jun-2017 Paris

Usain Bolt to run 100m in Monaco for worlds preparation

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will feature in the 100 metre event at the IAAF Diamond League Monaco meeting, the organisers have confirmed.The meeting in the Municipality, slated on July 21, is the final Diamond League fixture before August's IAAF...

22-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath gives 147 students Rs 1 lakh, tablet for board results

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday felicitated 147 students with Rs 1 lakh and a tablet computer each for their excellent performance in the board exams this year.The students of the Classes 10 and 12 exams of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary...

22-Jun-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

12 Thane police men injured as farmers' protest turns violent

At least 12 policemen and four protesters were injured and a police van set blaze when farmers' opposition to the take-over of land for a new airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, the police said.Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh told...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Power tariffs will not rise with GST : Piyush Goyal

Power tariffs will not rise after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime gets implemented from July 1, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday."We don't foresee any upward impact on power tariffs from the GST," Goyal told the media here following...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Will satisfy everyone on cattle slaughter ban : Harsh Vardhan

Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the government "won't leave a single person unsatisfied" regarding new rules governing the sale of cattle for slaughter."This is a 50-year-old law and we followed the Supreme Court order while changing it. We are...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Shah Rukh Khan meets Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali met Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, while promoting his upcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal".On Thursday, Shah Rukh shared a photograph of himself along with Rupani and thanked him."Thank you...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Starting at Rs 32,999, much-awaited OnePlus 5 now in India

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday unveiled its most powerful device 'OnePlus 5' here that comes in 8GB variant featuring duel-lens camera system.OnePlus 5 will come in two variants -- 6GB RAM/64GB memory and 8GB RAM/128GB memory -- and will be available...

22-Jun-2017 Kabul

20 killed as car bomb targets Afghan bank

At least 20 people were killed and 55 injured in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.A spokesperson of Helmand province's Governor told Efe news that the suspected insurgent attack...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Fasting days and feasting nights at Delhi's buzzing Jama Masjid

The silence was broken by a siren, followed by an azaan -- a prayer call -- from the Jama Masjid. It was time to break the daylong fast.Minutes earlier, people had sat still with plates full of dates, fruits and snacks in front of them, uttering prayers...

22-Jun-2017 Patna (Bihar)

JD-U's Kovind support won't impact alliance : Tejaswi Yadav

The JD-U's decision to support NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will not have any impact on Bihar's ruling alliance, Deputy Chief Minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Thursday.Nitish Kumar on Wednesday extended his party's support to...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Love to be on stage than in recording booth : Armaan Malik

Singer Armaan Malik, known for hit songs like "Wajah tum ho", "Naina", and "Chaar Shanivaar", feels there is a "certain magic" in performing live and prefers to be on the stage than in a recording studio.The singer doesn't run down the idea of playback singing,...

22-Jun-2017 London

Sex can boost brain power in older adults

Staying busy in your bedroom even after age 50 could be good for your brain as researchers have found that older adults who have sex more frequently do better in brain function tests.The researchers found that those who engaged in more regular sexual activity...

22-Jun-2017 Pulwama

Militants killed in Kakapora encounter were new recruits

Two of the three militants killed in Kakapora encounter in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district had recently joined militant ranks while one of them was a two years old militant who had joined Lashkar-e-Toiba shortly after Udhampur attack in August 2015 that...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Tariq Karra accuses Govt of patronizing land grabbers

Congress leader and former Finance Minister Tariq Hamid Karra Thursday said that incumbent government has been leaving no stone-turned in harassing him mentally. He alleged that government has been patronizing and encouraging land grabbers. “Land grabbers on...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

June turns bloody : 42 persons lose life in Kashmir

During the current month 42 persons including 27 militants have been killed in more than 13 militancy related incidents in Kashmir Valley.Police sources reveal that in the first three weeks of the current month June this year, 27 militants, 8 policemen, 6 civilians...

22-Jun-2017 Pulwama

Three militants, a civilian killed in South Kashmir

Three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were killed in an overnight encounter with government forces in Kakapora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Thursday while a civilian also died in the post encounter clashes. Another civilian is battling life in the...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Congress lashes out at ‘competitive hooliganism’ of AAP-Akalis

Punjab Congress legislators today lashed out at the Aam Aadmi Party and the Shiromani Akali Dal for indulging into ‘competitive hooliganism’ inside the Punjab Vidhan Sabha where they, by turns, tried to jump the security cordon in an aborted attempt to assault...

22-Jun-2017 Samba

Chander Parkash Ganga inaugurates SSI under MSME

Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga, today inaugurated a Small Scale Industrial (SSI) undertaking under MSME.Member of Parliament, Shamsheer Singh Manhas, Deputy CEO KVIB, Santosh Saraf, District Officer KVIB, Paramjeet Singh among others...

22-Jun-2017 Jammu

Kavinder Gupta lays foundation stone for development of green spaces

Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, today laid foundation stone for development of green spaces on both sides of different nallas and  Irrigation canals in Ward No. 56 and 58 at Jeevan Nagar Jammu.MLC Vikram Randhava and officers...

22-Jun-2017 Jammu

Sham Lal Chowdhery reviews progress of ongoing schemes in Kathua

Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today convened a meeting with engineers of the department to review the status of ongoing works in Kathua, Bani and Basohli.Chief Engineer, I&FC Rajeev Gandotra, Chief Engineer, Ravi-Tawi Irrigation...

22-Jun-2017 Samba

Baba Chamliyal Mela symbolises cross-border harmony

The annual Baba Chamliyal Mela was organized with remarkable amicability and hospitality today at Chamliyal in Ramgarh tehsil on the Indo-Pak border. Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control,...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Syed Altaf Bukhari for preserving heritage character of Lal Chowk

Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today stressed on preservation of Lal Chowk’s historic legacy by evolving a comprehensive redevelopment plan that is in sync with its heritage values.The Minister made these remarks during a meeting convened...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Justice Hanjura meets Governor

Justice M.K. Hanjura, J&K High Court, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. The Governor discussed with Justice Hanjura issues relating to the more effective functioning of the sub-ordinate judicial system....

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

LMD penalized multinational company for violating labeling norms

The Legal Metrology Officer Circle-2 of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) Srinagar during a routine inspection of markets of city Srinagar found the Linc Pen Type Executive II Gel Pen in the packed form carrying a sticker for PKD (packing date).A challan...

22-Jun-2017 Shopian

DC Shopian reviews traffic decongestion plan

In the backdrop of representations received from various quarters regarding poor traffic management in the town, District Development Commissioner Shopian Mohammad Aijaz today convened a meeting of line departments and held a threadbare discussion in order...

22-Jun-2017 Budgam

DC Budgam unveils Annual Credit Plan

District Development Commissioner Muhammad Haroon Malik today chaired 59th District Level Review Committee Meeting to review the progress of line departments and banks with respect to the economic development of the District.Officers of the concerned Departments,...

22-Jun-2017 Ramban

DDC discusses arrangements for Eid-Ul-Fitr celebration

To review the arrangements for celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr and Shab-e-Qadar, District Development Commissioner, Tariq Hussain Ganai, convened a meeting of district officers, religious representatives and members of Beoparmandal here today.Detailed discussion...

22-Jun-2017 Ramban

DDC Ramban reviews functioning of District Hospital

District Development Commissioner , Tariq Hussain Ganai today visited District Hospital Ramban to take stock of  medicines and other paraphernalia in the hospital besides  quality of healthcare services  available to people.CMO Dr Saif-ud-Din,...

22-Jun-2017 Bandipora

DDC Bandipora reviews dev projects

District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review various development schemes taken up under R&B and Education sectors.Threadbare discussion was held during the meeting and it was informed that the...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Market checking intensified in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Baramulla

In run up to auspicious occasions of Shab-e-Qadar, Juma-tul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr, market checking was intensified in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Kupwara and Baramulla districts.In Srinagar, the enforcement squad of the FCS&CA Department conducted market checking...

22-Jun-2017 London

Breastfeeding may cut mother's heart attack risk

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother's heart attack and stroke risk later in life, according to new research.The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showed that women who breastfed their babies had about a 10 percent lower risk of developing...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Wouldn't have done 'Daddy' if look-test had failed : Arjun Rampal

National Award winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, who is getting a positive response for "Daddy", says getting the physical resemblance right for his forthcoming film, based on gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, was important for him.Arjun is the co-writer...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Andrea Tariang made an incomparable debut : Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu has wished her "Pink" co-star Andrea Tariang on her birthday and said that she made an incomparable acting debut last year.Taapsee on Thursday shared a photograph of herself with Andrea on Instagram and captioned it: "Happy Birthday to...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Shahid addresses FEMBoSA conclave, speaks about Electoral Best Practices

District Election Officer (Deputy Commissioner) Rajouri Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary delivered a lecture on Voter Education, Ethical Voting and Electoral Best Practices at the conference of Election Commissioners and officers from FEMBoSA (Federation of Electoral...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

JKPSC clarifies over selection of a candidate

The J&K Public Service Commission today clarified that the selection of Mr Burhan Ahad figuring at Sr No 31 in the selection list under Open category for the post of Assistant Professor (Botany) is purely based on merit.The JKPSC in a statement said...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Ministers felicitate people on Shab-e-Qader, Jummat-ul-Vida

The Council of Ministers has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Qadr.Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Minister for Rural Development,...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Union Cabinet Secretary reviews progress of DBT rollout

Union Cabinet Secretary, Pradeep Kumar Sinha today asked the states to ensure faster rollout of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) by taking up Aadhaar seeding in a mission mode. He called for setting time-lines to ensure cent percent seeding, which he said...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

Ronit Roy plays the baddie in 'Jai Lava Kusa'

"Udaan" and "Ugly" fame Ronit Roy has been roped in to play the antagonist in junior NTR starrer Telugu action drama "Jai Lava Kusa", a source said.The film will mark his Telugu debut."Ronit plays the villain. He has already started shooting and the team is...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

NITI Aayog to evaluate central schemes in UTs every quarter

The NITI Aayog will begin to evaluate quarterly performances of Union Territories (UTs) in the country with a focus on implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes.The process will kick off from July, with an evaluation of the April-June quarter. The Aayog...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

John Abraham shares first look of 'Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran'

Actor-producer John Abraham on Thursday shared the first look of his upcoming production venture titled "Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran".John on Thursday took to Twitter to share the first look, where the map of Pokhran is shown with John's face watermarked behind...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Border' was all about destiny : J.P. Dutta

Twenty years have passed since J.P. Dutta's iconic war film "Border" was released. It remains the work filmmaker J.P. Dutta is most closely identified with, although it isn't the finest film he has made.JP, always reluctant to speak about himself and his films,...

22-Jun-2017 Kupwara

Smooth ply of Traffic in Kupwara a main issue

It's a matter of fact that Traffic police is supposed to be the part of crowd and make  smooth ply of traffic. But here in Kupwara is a bit of complex case that  none of the traffic police personal  is seen within the main market or any hard...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Parkash Sigh Badal Visits AAP Legislators in Hospital

Former Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Sigh Badal today against the authorities in the Sector 16 for the utterly inhuman treatment being meted out to two AAP legislators  who had been admitted following serious injuries inflciuted on them by the watch...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Removal of turban triggers ruckus in Punjab assembly

Pandemonium prevailed inside the Punjab assembly on Thursday after a Sikh legislator from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged that his turban was taken off as marshalls pushed his party legislators out of the house.AAP legislator Pirmal Singh Dhaula came out of the...

22-Jun-2017

Reporting from Pakistan: Adventures in a mirror-image land?

The hardest border to cross is the one constructed or fostered in our minds. Though many Indians are quite fond of citing "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam", or the world being one family, the sentiment may not only stop at their western frontier but also doesn't prevent...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Nubia M2 Lite: Affordable selfie smartphone for millenials

Aiming to tap the millenials who wish to own camera-specific smartphones, manufactureres are now coming up with devices in sub-Rs 15,000 price band that house top-end camera specifications.One such Chinese company is Nubia that offers premium camera technology...

22-Jun-2017 Pulwama

3 militants killed, army officer injured in J&K

Three militants were killed and an Army Major was injured on Thursday in a gunfight between the holed up militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.The militants were killed in Kakapora area in a joint operation by the security...

21-Jun-2017 The Hague (Netherlands)

Mamata Banerjee appeals to Dutch investors to invest in Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to Dutch investors along with Italian and German industrialists to invest in the state.Addressing a business meet with VNO-NCW, the largest business chamber in the Netherlands, she said: "Come...

21-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Four held in Turkish currency racket in Bengaluru

Four persons, including a police constable, were arrested here for allegedly trying to sell Turkish lira equivalent to Rs 71 crore to two businessmen for Rs 27 lakh, said a top police official on Wednesday."On a tip off, the accused were trapped at a multiplex...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Celebrity endorsements won't help GST implementation : Manish Tewari

Congress on Wednesday said that celebrity endorsements are not going to help roll out or facilitate implementation of the upcoming GST as it evaded a direct reply whether megastar Amitabh Bachchan should refrain from acting as its brand ambassador as the party's...

21-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Three killed by lightning in UP

A teenager and two children were killed on Wednesday after being struck by lightning in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district, while ten people sustained minor injuries in the incident, officials said.The deceased were identified as Harshita (6), Vishnu (4)...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

HP Inc unveils Pavilion, Spectre convertibles with Windows Ink

In a bid to deliver customised experiences for millennials, HP Inc on Wednesday introduced a new range of powerful convertible notebooks that feature the unique Windows Ink capabilities.The portfolio comprises HP Pavillion x360 and HP Spectre x360 and will...

21-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Karnataka waives cooperative crop loans up to Rs 50,000

The Karnataka government on Wednesday announced waiving of crop loans of up to Rs 50,000 of over 22 lakh farmers from cooperative banks in the state."Crop loans of up to Rs 50,000 borrowed by 22,27,506 farmers from cooperative banks in the state will be...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Opposition parties to meet Thursday, Meira Kumar could be candidate

Meira Kumar

Unfazed by JD-U's decision to back NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, major opposition parties will meet here on Thursday amid indications that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar could be their nominee for the presidential election.Meira Kumar met...

21-Jun-2017 Kolkata/New Delhi

Karnan brought to Kolkata and sent to jail, SC refuses any relief

Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan was on Wednesday jailed, a day after he was arrested in the case of contempt but last-ditch efforts by his lawyers to get relief from the Supreme Court failed.The controversial judge, who was given six months...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

BCCI tried to mediate between Kumble, Kohli : Rajeev Shukla

Rajeev Shukla

Asserting that a new national team coach will be appointed before next month's Sri Lanka tour, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said board officials tried to resolve the differences between Anil Kumble...

21-Jun-2017 Novosibirsk (Russia)

Russia can take lead in Make in India for defence : Arun Jaitley

Russian companies which have had a long experience in working with India can take a lead role in participating in the Make in India programme, Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday."We have initiated a series of policy and procedural changes...

21-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Narendra Modi harps on yoga power as rain plays spoilsport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent some 20 minutes out in drizzle here on Wednesday doing yogic 'asanas' as lakhs of enthusiasts in various states stretched, twisted their bodies and performed breathing exercises on the third International Yoga Day.But moderate...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

What's link between Nadda and AIIMS scam accused officer : Ashutosh

The AAP on Wednesday demanded to know the connection between Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda and an IAS officer accused in a Rs 7,000 crore AIIMS scam.Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh said the CBI had told Delhi High Court that it was not getting documents...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Really challenging to make good commercial film : Harish Shankar

Filmmaker Harish Shankar, best known for delivering blockbuster Telugu films such as "Gabbar Singh" and "Subramanyam For Sale", believes it's really challenging to make a good commercial film."Writing and making commercial cinema is very challenging. You need...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti hosts Iftar at Srinagar

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, hosted an Iftar here this evening at SKICC.Around 1500 guests representing different walks of life attended the Iftar.Governor, N. N. Vohra; Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh;several Ministers; MLAs and MLCs; former legislators;...

21-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab Cooperative Bank organizes yoga camp

The Punjab State Cooperative Bank Ltd., Chandigarh today organized a yoga camp on the occasion of International Yoga Day in association with Indian Institute of Yoga in which the officers and employees of the bank and other people participated in large numbers....

21-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Nageswara Rao to be official spokesman of Vigilance Bureau

State Vigilance Bureau Chief Director-cum-ADGP Mr B.K. Uppal has nominated Director-cum-IGP Mr G. Nageswara Rao as official spokesperson of the Bureau. Stating this Mr Uppal said Mr Rao would brief the press/media in respect of matters pertaining to registration...

21-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Equities close flat on global cues, selling pressure in auto stocks

After a volatile day of trade, the Indian equity markets on Wednesday closed on a flat but marginally red note as negative global cues, outflow of funds and heavy selling pressure in automobile, metal, and oil and gas stocks subdued investors' sentiments.The...

21-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Films cannot change society but can start a dialogue : Kabir Khan

Kabir Khan focuses on political conflicts and how that affects humanity with most of his films like "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", "Ek Tha Tiger", "New York" and "Kabul Express". The filmmaker says though he is aware that a film cannot bring any change in a society,...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Made 'AAA' as a fan of Simbu : Adhik Ravichandran

Director Adhik Ravichandran says he made forthcoming Tamil action-drama "Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan" aka "AAA" as a fan of its lead star Simbu and his efforts paid off."As a hardcore fan of Simbu, I'm well aware how his fans would like to see him on screen....

21-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Mubarakan' trailer shows Anil Kapoor's mojo at its peak

Welcome to the mad mad world of Anees Bazmi's comedy capers where the plot curves and tapers into shapes that remind us of crunchy wafers.Anything and everything can happen here. You can get two Arjun Kapoors at the price of one. And you can get a priceless...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Was thrilled to see Vijay Sethupathi in different looks : Arumuga Kumar

Director Arumuga Kumar says as a fan of actor Vijay Sethupathi, he was thrilled to see him don different get-ups in the upcoming Tamil adventure comedy "Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren"."As his fan, I have always wanted to see him in different looks. I was thrilled...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Not doing any film with Vinayak : Rana Daggubati

Rana Daggubati

Actor Rana Daggubati on Wednesday clarified he hasn't signed any new film with filmmaker V.V. Vinayak.Reacting to rumours that he is teaming up with Vinayak for his next, Rana tweeted: "No. Why make up what I'm doing next? I'm on Twitter and will update you...

21-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Global cues, selling pressure pull equity markets lower

The Indian equity markets traded in the red during the mid-afternoon session on Wednesday, as negative global cues, a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in automobile, oil and gas, and IT stocks subdued investors' sentiments.At 12.45 p.m., the wider Nifty...

21-Jun-2017 United Nations

Stamps release, water puja, meditation mark Yoga celebrations at UN

The UN began the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations with the release of stamps, a water puja and meditations for peace in the world's most diverse gathering of nationalities, religions and races.More than 1,000 people, including permanent representatives...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Bari Brahmana Industrial Association calls on CM

A deputation of Bari Brahmana Industrial Association called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today.The deputation apprised the Chief Minister of many of their issues and concerns vis a vis the GST implementation in the State.Mehbooba Mufti told...

21-Jun-2017 Jammu

Jammu celebrates 3rd international Yoga Day

Despite heavy rains the mass yoga sessions organized by Department of AYUSH witnessed tremendous participation from Yoga practitioners, youth, students and elderly. Union Minister of State for Prime Minister Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister for Health...

21-Jun-2017 Samba

Awareness programme on central schemes organized

An awareness programme on central schemes was organized by Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, here today.Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga and Member Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma were the chief guest  on the occasion.Speaking...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

In a first, JK bags Annual National Award under MGNREGA

For the first time in the history of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the state, the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Jammu and Kashmir bagged the first National Award for effective initiatives under...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Abdul Haq reviews progress of Himayat Scheme in New Delhi with PIAs

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Abdul Haq today chaired a meeting of Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) under Himayat scheme to review the progress and implementation of the scheme.The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary RDD, Nirmal...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

CM reviews H&UDD functioning

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked for proper preservation of green spaces in the urban centres even as she reiterated her direction of time bound completion of projects.The Chief Minister was chairing a review meeting of Housing & Urban Development...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Principal Secy APD reviews implementation of ‘State Extension Work Plan'

Principal Secretary Agriculture Production Department (APD), Sandeep Kumar Nayak today chaired a meeting of Inter Departmental Working Group of ‘Sub Mission on Agriculture Extensions' (SMAE) to review the implementation of the State Extension Work Plan for 2016-17.The...

 

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