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30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Dr Jitendra Singh launches e-Service Book of DoPT employees

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh launched Online Vigilance System of Board and below Board Level...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Grand Finale of ‘Smart India Hackathon-2017’

The Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon-2017 will be hosted on April 1 & 2, 2017 by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region at Girijananda Chowdhury Institute of Management & Technology (GIMT), Guwahati, along with All India Council for...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

PM reviews progress of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today reviewed the progress of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) – the Union Government’s flagship irrigation programme. The meeting was attended by senior officials from various concerned Ministries, besides...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Postage Stamp on ‘Cub Scouts’ released by Manoj Sinha

Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha today released a Postal Stamp on Cub Scouts to commemorate Centenary year of Cub Scouts in India and Abroad. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that Scouting aims to support young people in their physical, mental...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court reserves order on liquor outlets along highways

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a batch of petitions - both by some states and private parties - seeking modification of its order banning liquor vendors along national and state highways.A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar,...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Virat Kohli, Deepa Malik, Sreejesh receive Padma Shri

Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli, Paralympian Deepa Malik and hockey captain P.R. Sreejesh were honoured with the Padma Shri by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Thursday.Besides Kohli, Sreejesh and Deepa...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Tom Goldstein is founding dean of Jindal School of Journalism

Tom Goldstein, a distinguished American journalism educator, administrator and author, was on Thursday appointed founding dean of the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) at Sonepat in neighbouring...

30-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates care centres for cancer-hit children

Three dilapidated buildings of Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) on a 1.2 acre plot, transformed into a cheerful haven within a year for children undergoing cancer treatment and were inaugurated by Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari."This is the happiest moment...

30-Mar-2017 Mumbai

When you become successful, love becomes rare : Vikram Bhatt

Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who is presenting "Spotlight", a web series which talks about the dark side of Bollywood, says it's ironic that when a person isn't successful, he or she is surrounded by loving people and friends, but as a person climbs the ladder of success,...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India Yamaha launches BS-IV compliant two-wheelers

With the Supreme Court banning sale of non-BS-IV compliant vehicles, two-wheeler company India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd on Thursday said it has launched new variants of its motorcycles and scooters.In a statement here, the company said the newly launched models...

30-Mar-2017 Lucknow

What's in a name? A lot if you are Yogi Adityanath

What's in a name? Well, if you are Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, referred to as 'Maharaj-ji' by his disciples and followers, it means a lot. Or so it seems, as the way the name of the new Chief Minister is written has been changed three times...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

States should waive farm loans : Radha Mohan Singh

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday said states should consider loan waiver for farmers after the Congress in Lok Sabha demanded that the Centre announce the measure across the country.The issue was raised by Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia soon...

30-Mar-2017 Ghaziabad

Cobra trapped in motorcycle wheel rescued by wildlife activists

A black five-feet-long cobra, entangled in the front wheel of a motorcycle here, was rescued by a Wildlife SOS team on Thursday.The snake was currently under observation and would soon be released into its natural habitat, a Wildlife SOS official said.The...

30-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Indian equities close higher on derivatives expiry day

Amid volatility on the day of the March 2017 derivatives contract expiry, Indian equity markets closed on a bullish note for the third consecutive trade session on Thursday.On expiry of March 2017 series contracts in the futures and options (F&O) segment,...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Exposure like IPL, BBL missing in England : Ben Stokes

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has asserted that the exposure available in the Big Bash League (BBL) and the Indian Premier League (IPL) is missing in his native country.Stokes, who was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) for a whopping Rs 14.50 crore during...

30-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Would love to do reality shows : Nehha Pendse

Actress Nehha Pendse, who is seen essaying the role of a dominating boss in "May I Come In Madam?", says she would love to do a reality TV show."I would love to do reality shows -- be it dance or an action-packed show. All my life, I've always wanted to become...

30-Mar-2017 Jammu

Dr. S. P. Vaid reviews security arrangements ahead of PM visit

Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid has expressed satisfaction over the security arrangements put in place by security agencies in connection with Prime Minister’s visit to Udhampur on April 2.He stressed on maintaining close coordination among the...

30-Mar-2017 Ramban

MLA inaugurates renovated school lab

Member Legislative Assembly, Neelam Kumar Langeh, inaugurated renovated lab building at Government Higher Secondary School, here today.The building was renovated at a cost of over Rs.5.5 lakh provided by the MLA under Constituency Development Fund.Chief Education...

30-Mar-2017 Srinagar

LS bye-elections : Polling stations relocated in Srinagar

According to the District Election Officer Srinagar, polling stations within the assembly segments of district Srinagar have been relocated for the convenience of electorates .The polling stations in Hazratbal Assembly segment 1-Dagapora Anchar has been shifted...

30-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Dr. Farooq a proven failure : Adv Ab Haq Khan

Peoples Democratic Party Senior Leader and Minister Adv Ab Haq Khan today castigated Farooq Abdullah led National Conference as being the fountain head of all the miseries that this state is bearing the brunt of.Attributing chaos, corruption and confusion as...

30-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Vigilance Organization books several officials on corruption charges

Vigilance Organization registered a case against accused persons namely Ajaz Hussain Sahaf, the then Executive Engineer Irrigation Division Sumbal Sonawari, Mohammad Ramzan Genaie the then Head Clerk Irrigation Division Sumbal Sonawari, Tariq Ahmad Khan Sr. Assistant...

30-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Kamal concerned about steep price rise in domestic LPG

National Conference senior leader, Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal Thursday expressed his dismay at the steep increase in domestic LPG price making it more than double almost overnight while as BPL category is getting it at a much lower rate. This wide gap between...

30-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Ghulam Ahmed Mir appeals people to defeat Communal Forces

State Congress President Ghulam Ahmed Mir Thursday appealed people to defeat communal forces being encouraged by ruling People’s Democratic Party. He said that PDP has been dividing people to remain in power. Mir who is a joint candidate from Congress-National...

30-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Irrigation officers, officials of division Sumbal under vigilance net

Following the verification, the Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VoK) on Thursday registered a case against the then Executive Engineer, the then Head Clerk and others of Irrigation division Sumbal Sonawari.According to the statement issued to KNS, the officials...

30-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Govt creating hostile situation ahead of by-polls : Monga

Blaming the PDP-BJP government for creating hostile situation ahead of the Parliament by-elections, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Vice President and MLC G N Monga today said that present dispensation wants that voters should stay away...

30-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Unlike previous elections, Sikhs are free to vote : APSCC

All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) on Thursday said that unlike previous elections, the Sikh community wouldn’t support any party or individual in the parliamentary by-polls for Anantnag and Srinagar seats, slated to be held in next month.Addressing...

30-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Contractors’ lockdown CE R&B office

The contractors who had worked for the Roads and Building (R&B) department, Thursday staged protest against the authorities for ‘failing o release their payment’.The agitating contractors also locked down the Chief Engineer R&B’s office to mark a...

30-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

H.S Phoolka seeks permission to conduct 84 riots cases free of charges

AAP Leader and Leader of opposition H.S Phoolka has written to Bar Council of Delhi that he has been designated as Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly which has the status of Cabinet Minister and hence he has stopped his practise as an Advocate Completely.However...

30-Mar-2017 Jammu

IRP 15th Bn organizes sports meet

IRP 15th Battalion today organized a sports meet here at Government Middle School Gorkha Nagar Jammu under Civic Action Programme-2017. The programme was held under the guidance of PHQ J&K, ADGP Armed J&K, L. Mohanty,    IGP Armed/IR Jammu,...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Dy Speaker calls on Union FM

Deputy Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today called on the Union Minister for Finance and Defence Arun Jaitley and discussed the issue of development of road communication and infrastructure in the Border Areas of the state.The...

30-Mar-2017 Reasi

Cultural festival takes off at Reasi

Minister of State for Finance and Planning today emphasized the need for preservation and promotion of local cultural heritage, folk art and music for future generations.The Minister was addressing a huge gathering after inauguration of Reasi Cultural Festival...

30-Mar-2017 Jammu

Foundation of 50 MVA Grid Station laid at Reasi

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh said that sustained efforts are afoot to accelerate the pace of development in the State to provide people all modern facilities including  power and   provisions of modern housing and civic amenities.The Deputy...

30-Mar-2017 Jammu

AOC Jammu briefs Governor

Air Commodore S.K. Mishra, Air Officer Commanding, Jammu, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan, here today and briefed him about various important matters relating to activities of the Jammu Air Force Station.The Governor lauded IAF’s prompt and...

30-Mar-2017 Jammu

Sanatan Dharam Sabha delegation meets Governor

A delegation of the Shree Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Bhaderwah, led by Ved Kumar Kotwal, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.The delegation requested for the Governor’s personal intervention and help for the completion of Yatri Bhawan which...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

'Sachin, Rekha should resign from RS if not interested'

Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal on Thursday said Rajya Sabha members like cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actress Rekha should resign if they were not interested in attending the house.He was pointing to the continued absence of the nominated Rajya Sabha...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Virat Kohli and me completely different on field : Ajinkya Rahane

Indian middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who acted as a stand-in skipper for the fourth and final cricket Test match against Australia, said on Thursday that he is completely different from Virat Kohli who is feisty and expressive on the field.The Rising...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Films very important medium of communication : Shabana Azmi

Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi says change should be reflected through mainstream cinema as films are a vital medium of communication."Films are a very important medium of communication and I do think if change is to happen in society, then...

30-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

'Janatha Garage', 'Kirik Party' bag top honours at IIFA Utsavam 2017

Actor Jr NTR's Telugu action drama "Janatha Garage" and Rakshit Shetty starrer Kannada campus drama "Kirik Party" bagged top awards at the second edition of IIFA Utsavam here.The two-day event, backed by Fortune Sunflower Oil, honoured the best talent across...

30-Mar-2017 Mumbai

My mother is Divyanka Tripathi's fan : Sonakshi Sinha

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha and former actress Poonam Sinha, says her mother is a "huge fan" of actress Divyanka Tripathi and her TV show "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein".Sonakshi will next be seen as a judge alongside...

30-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Salman Khan wraps up Austria schedule of 'Tiger Zinda Hai'

Superstar Salman Khan has finished shooting the first schedule of "Tiger Zinda Hai" in scenic locales of Austria."Freezing journey comes to end as Salman Khan wraps first shooting schedule of 'Tiger Zinda Hai' in Tyrol, Austria," director Ali Abbas Zafar tweeted...

30-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Indian IT firms generating, not stealing, jobs in US : Sushma Swaraj

The Indian information technology (IT) companies operating in the US are generating jobs and not stealing jobs of the Americans, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday."We are not just talking with the US authorities (on H-1B visas), we...

30-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Sonu Nigam croons 'Sher-e-Punjab...' title track

Singer Sonu Nigam has recorded the title track for historical periodic drama "Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh". He says he felt empowered by the number and the lyrics."The song I sang for the show is the title track for the show 'Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja...

30-Mar-2017 Mumbai

I'm single right now : Rajat Barmecha

Actor Rajat Barmecha, who played the perfect boyfriend Kartik to the protagonist Meera Sehgal in the web series "Girl In The City", is yet to be committed to someone in real life.Rajat's character in the bindass' series is an aspiring chef who is easy-going,...

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