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22-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Army chief reviews security in Ladakh

Indian Army chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat on Tuesday reviewed the security in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, days after a skirmish took place between Indian and Chinese troops in the area, defence sources said.Rawat met troops, visited a few forward areas, and was satisfied...

21-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Book authored by SSP released in Srinagar

L. Mohanti IPS Addl. DGP Armed J&K joined by S.A Watali IPS IGP Armed/ IR Jammu, S.Ahfadul Mujtaba IPS IGP Armed/ IR Kashmir and other Senior Officers Monday released the book titled “Procedural Lapses/ Ambiguities Vis-à-vis Prosecution/ Acquittals”...

21-Aug-2017 Chennai

Desi Di - A pot-breaking Chennai restaurant

The newly-opened Desi Di is certainly a pot-breaking joint while trying to be a path breaker.So, what's a pot-breaker? Country matka chicken is one of the dishes on the menu and it is served in style. An aluminium tray holding rice bowls, a sealed mud pot,...

21-Aug-2017

The amazing tales of inventions that created and run the modern world

The i-Phone may seem the pinnacle of human endeavour, ingenuity and technological prowess -- but while Steve Jobs deserves the plaudits, the range of technologies making it possible were a collective effort, facilitated by a surprisingly unexpected benefactor.When...

20-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Food Festival inaugurated at J&K House

A Food Festival was inaugurated by Principal Resident Commissioners of J&K  and Tamil Nadu, R.K.Gupta, Jasbir Singh Bajaj and N. Muruganandam respectively at J&K Guest House Chanakya Puri, New Delhi today.This Food Festival has been organized...

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Indian fashion industry must embrace safety : Dusanj-Lenz

The Indian fashion industry needs to embrace the highest safety standards, says Suki Dusanj-Lenz, country co-ordinator for Fashion Revolution India.For this, India must first stop using chemicals that are banned in the rest of the world, she said, talking...

20-Aug-2017 New York

Facebook community rescues woman from swimming pool

A US woman stuck in a swimming pool was rescued by a Facebook group after she asked for help on the social media platform last week.According to a New York Daily News report, the 61-year-old Leslie Kahn was at the end of a swim in her backyard pool when...

19-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Time to include India in global fashion plan: Designer Manish Arora

Known for working with a riot of colours and psychedelic prints to produce quirky designs loved all around, ace designer Manish Arora says it is the time when India should not be separated from the world in terms of fashion as the customer has become global."I...

19-Aug-2017 San Francisco

Google adds 6-second video preview to mobile search

In a major update, search engine giant Google has added a six second video previews to its mobile search results, the media reported on Saturday.Google would use some of its machine learning capabilities to actually analyse the entire video and then decide...

19-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Instagram : The emerging photo gallery

A "cow mask" photography series uploaded on Instagram by 24-year-old photographer Sujatro Ghosh recently took the Internet by storm.Shot entirely on a mobile phone, the series features a woman wearing a cow mask posing at different iconic landmarks in...

19-Aug-2017

The dark secret of a double killing outside the FBI HQ

A gangland-style execution -- and the murderer's subsequent suicide -- right outside the FBI headquarters in Washington is witnessed by an extraordinary agent who is now tasked to solve it. But, while he cannot find any links between the two, comes another...

18-Aug-2017

Attacks on hospitals in warzones have far reaching consequences

Over the last two years, more than 100 medical facilities managed or supported by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been bombed in conflict zones around the world. That's almost...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Of mystery, spying and ghosts

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

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Haven't thought about styling for films : Anavila Misra

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

18-Aug-2017 New York

Facebook to reduce video clickbait from News Feed

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

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Gaurav Jai Gupta's show, a burst of fabrics

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

17-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Army chief Bipin Rawat to visit Ladakh

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

17-Aug-2017 San Francisco

Facebook shuts down chat platform used to 'harass' employees

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

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

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

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

16-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Today's youths understand fabric: Ritu Kumar

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

15-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Tricolour unfurled at JK House

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

15-Aug-2017 Kargil

Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan hoists tricolour in Kargil

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

15-Aug-2017

Independence Day celebrated with enthusiasm in Himachal Pradesh

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

15-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Haryana, Punjab celebrate I-Day

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

14-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Will give Chainsmokers an edgy Indian flavour : Designer Neeta Lulla

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

14-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Google announces voice search support for eight Indian languages

Google on Monday launched voice search support for eight additional languages spoken in India, allowing people to use their voice to dictate queries both in Gboard on Android and in Search through the Google App.The languages are Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada,...

13-Aug-2017 San Francisco

Google rolls out anti-phishing mechanisms for iPhone Gmail app

Google has rolled out its anti-phishing mechanisms for the Gmail app for iPhone users that will warn you about potential phishing attacks when you click on a shady link.Google said the new feature will take nearly two weeks before it is available everywhere.According...

13-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Post note ban, why were new Rs 500 notes late in coming?

Two days after the demonetisation on November 8 last year, the new 2,000-rupee note hit the market in good numbers but the new 500-rupee note took a long time in coming, putting millions of people in difficulty for days on end.Have you ever wondered why...

13-Aug-2017

Judging books by their names: A trip through tantalising titles

"Conquering kings their titles take.." begins a Christian hymn, but what about those of books that demand you take a second look at them for something inviting, intriguing, or even incongruous in their name. While an indirect, rather fanciful title is now the norm,...

12-Aug-2017 Panaji

Indian Coast Guard ship 'Shaurya' commissioned in Goa

Indian Coast Guard ship "Shaurya", the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), was on Saturday commissioned in Goa by Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan.The OPV, which draws 2,350 tonne and is propelled...

12-Aug-2017 Kolkata

'Number of slabs in GST will be reduced later'

The number of tax slabs in the Goods and Services Tax (GST)regime would be reduced with improvement in revenue, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said here on Saturday.With the exempted category, the existing tax...

12-Aug-2017 San Francisco

New update brings front flash to 'Google Camera'

The "Google Camera" application named has been updated to feature a selfie flash which is usually missing from the front cameras of most smartphones, the media reported on Saturday.As noted by Google, the latest version is designed to work on recent Nexus...

10-Aug-2017 Ganderbal

Awareness camp on GST held at Ganderbal

District Administration, Ganderbal today organized awareness-cum-interactive session on Goods and Services Tax in coordination with Department of Commercial Taxes at DC office Complex Ganderbal under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal.The DDC while...

06-Aug-2017 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

503 devotees including 78 women donate blood

With the blessings of Nirankari Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj, Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation organised a huge blood donation camp at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhavan Phase 6, Mohali, in the series of camps being organised in the country. 503...

04-Aug-2017 Samba

Interaction session on GST organized at Bari Brahmana

An Interactive awareness programme on ‘Goods and Services Tax’ was organized for the business establishments of in at Bari Brahmana, here today.It was the 6th major workshop conducted across the district by Commercial taxes department in collaboration with...

04-Aug-2017 Ramban

Union Jt Secretary reviews GST implementation in Ramban

Union Joint Secretary (JS), Department of Commerce, Sudhanshu Pandey today called upon the district administrations to train educated youth and traders to overcome the teething problems post Goods and Services Tax implementation in the state.He was chairing...

03-Aug-2017 Kazakhstan

Gen Bipin Rawat Meets C-in-C Land Forces, Kazakhstan

Gen Bipin Rawat is on a six day visit to Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. He met Commander-in-Chief Land Forces of Kazakhstan today and discussed with him various aspects of cooperation among the two armies. Both sides mutually agreed to take forward the joint...

03-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Army pays tribute to slain soldiers

Army paid homage to two of its soldiers who were killed in a militant ambush in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday morning.Major Kamlesh Pandey and Sepoy Tanzin Chultim were killed while a soldier Kripal Singh was wounded when militants attacked...

02-Aug-2017 Kolkata

28% GST detrimental to tourism industry : P.R.S. Oberoi

Hospitality major EIH Ltd, which runs hotels under 'Oberoi' and 'Trident' brands, on Wednesday said the new 28 per cent Goods and Services Tax rate for hotels charging over Rs 7,500 in room tariff will have an adverse impact on the industry."The announcement that...

02-Aug-2017 Mumbai

RBI forms group to improve marginal cost of lending rate system

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an internal group to study the marginal cost of lending rate (MCLR) system for commercial banks designed to improve monetary policy transmission, RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya said on Wednesday."The experience...

02-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Denomination curbed anti-India activists

“As per reports of agencies, the demonetization of bank notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 denomination resulted in significant positive impact on most theatres of violence in the country including stone pelting incidents in J&K. Since illegally held cash forms...

31-Jul-2017 Jammu

Awareness programme on GST held at Jammu

The district administration, Jammu organized awareness-cum-interactive session on Goods and Services Tax at Super bazaar Jammu under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Rajeev Ranjan.The DDC while interacting with stakeholders said that...

29-Jul-2017 Poonch

DDC inaugurates orientation program on GST

District Development Commissioner, Tariq Ahamad Zargar inaugurated a Workshop cum Orientation Programme on GST, here today.The programme was organized by Commercial Taxes Department in collaboration with district administration Poonch.During the programme, Assistant...

28-Jul-2017 Udhampur

Army Chief reviews security situation in J&K

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu visited White Knight Corps to review the operational preparedness and the prevailing security situation in the Corps Zone.The Army Chief was briefed by...

27-Jul-2017 Samba

Workshop on GST organized at Ghagwal

A workshop on Goods and Service Taxes was organized by Commercial Taxes Department in collaboration with district administration here today.The programme was attended by Vice Chairman OBC Advisory Board, Rashapul Verma, Additional District Development...

27-Jul-2017 Ramban

Ramban admin intensifies drive against power theft

District Administration, Ramban has intensified the drive against power theft and disconnecting illegal power connections.District Magistrate (DM) Ramban Tariq Hussain Ganai is personally monitoring the drive and so far inspections teams have charged a fine of...

27-Jul-2017 Udhampur

GST workshop held for DDOs at Udhampur

The Commercial Tax Department today organised a workshop for Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) to inform them about the Goods and Services Act - 2017.Deputy Commissioner Appeals Rakesh Magotra, CTO Narinder Singh, CTO Rakesh Sharma interacted with the...

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