Updated on Jan 19, 2017 16:41:03

 

 

Home > National News

 

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister calls on PM

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Shri O. Paneerselvam, called on the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today.The ban imposed on Jallikattu by the Supreme Court came up for discussion. While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Delegation of Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals and academicians calls on PM

A delegation comprising Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals, academicians and other eminent people called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The delegation congratulated the Prime Minister on the steps taken by the Union Government for inclusive growth, socio-economic...

19-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

SAD Takes Pot Shots At Amarinder-Sidhu Duo

The Shiromani Akali dal today took pot shots at PPCC President  Capt Amarinder Singh and former MP Mr. Navjot Sidhu for praising each other and said that they should clear the confusion  from the minds of public as people are wondering their which...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

COAS Felicitates National Bravery Awardees

General Bipin Rawat, COAS, felicitated the awardees of National Bravery Award for year 2016 at South Block today.The awardees included 25 children (11 girls and 14 boys including 4 posthumous awardees) from states across the country. The awardees were involved...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Minister of State for Defence visits Republic Day NCC Camp-2017

The Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre has highly commended the role of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in propagating the ideals of secularism, national integration, selfless service and generating patriotic values amongst the youth of the...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Delhi Police chief Alok Kumar Verma appointed CBI director

The Union Government on Thursday appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma as the next Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.Verma, a 1979 batch officer of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, was appointed...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

No room for third party on Kashmir : India

Following reports that British parliamentarians were slated to debate a motion on the Kashmir issue, India on Thursday reasserted that there is no room for a third party on the issue."Our position on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir is very clear," External Affairs...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation : Nepal central bank in touch with RBI

Following the Indian government's demonetisation move, Nepal's central bank has been in touch with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for collection and deposit of old series Indian banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, a senior official said on Thursday."The Nepal Rastra...

19-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Sukhbir Badal branding NRIs as terrorists, we condemn it : Sanjay Singh

The AAP on Thursday condemned Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal for what a party leader said were "remarks branding the whole Punjabi community settled abroad as terrorists and accusing the AAP of getting funds from radicals".Addressing the Non-Resident...

19-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Have to be obsessive to play a character : Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who plays a Gujarati bootlegger in his forthcoming film "Raees", says whether he believes in the actions of a character or not, he understands its essence and becomes obsessive to portray the character to the best of his ability...

19-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Never wrote open letter to PM about Dawood : Sunil Grover

Actor-comedian Sunil Grover, the leading man and the only point of interest in the much-discussed Dawood Ibrahim satire "Coffee With D", says he never wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to nab the underworld don -- as was portrayed by the...

19-Jan-2017 Patna

Speeding truck kills 3 Jain pilgrims in Bihar

At least three Jain pilgrims were killed and four injured by a speeding truck in Gaya district of Bihar on Thursday, police said.A speeding truck hit a group of Jain pilgrims, who were walking on the side of the Grand Trunk road on the way to Gaya from...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar backs Jallikattu protests

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday backed the revoking of the ban on Tamil Nadu's controversial bull-taming sport -- Jallikattu -- describing it as "a game for which both the bull and the people are prepared well".The Supreme Court ban on Jallikattu...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

NIC India's technological bridge : Ravi Shankar Prasad

The National Informatics Centre (NIC) is the technological bridge of India and is best placed to lead the way for a Digital India, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Thursday."NIC is best placed to lead the way for a Digital India that the honorable...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Remove squatters, illegal parking under flyovers : Anil Baijal

Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday ordered the removal of encroachments and unauthorised parking under flyovers and near U-turns on Delhi roads to ensure smooth traffic in the city."Critical bottlenecks and congestion points (should) be identified...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Internet can't be allowed to be abused by a few : Ravi Shankar Prasad

Internet is one of the finest creations of human mind which can't be allowed to be abused by a few, Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.Speaking at the second Raisina Dialogue, organised here by the think...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Government weakening state-run insurance companies : CPI-M

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday accused the central government of weakening state-run general insurance companies through disinvestment, which it said is "not in the country's interest"."The CPI-M strongly opposes the clearance given...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

'Pop' goes the gourmet popcorn

Hot and fresh popcorns from hawkers has been a simple joy that people of all demographics have enjoyed for years altogether. In cinema halls, the butter-salt variety became a staple. But the popularity of gourmet popcorns -- picture Sweet ‘n Spicy Golden...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

CBI scared of Manish Sisodia : Arvind Kejriwal

A day after the CBI registered a preliminary inquiry against Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to probe irregularities in the 'Talk to AK' campaign, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed the agency is scared of the Deputy CM."Today (Thursday)...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

India to work closely with Asean for regional cooperation : V.K. Singh

Observing that Asean has evolved into a role model for regional cooperation, India on Thursday said it was working closely with it for building regional cooperation. Addressing the second edition of the international conference on 'Asean-India Cultural and Civilisational...

19-Jan-2017 Guwahati

Sarbananda Sonowal launches housing scheme for poor

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) to provide a secure house to every rural family.Sonowal formally launched the scheme at the Sarusojai Stadium here and said the initiative is a major step towards...

19-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Urjit Patel asks staff to 'zealously guard' RBI reputation

Following deep concern expressed by RBI employee unions over alleged government interference in the affairs of the central bank and opposition protests on the issue earlier this week, RBI Governor Urjit Patel has asked staff members to "zealously guard" the integrity...

19-Jan-2017 Imphal

Rajnath Singh promises more paramilitary forces for Manipur

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday promised more central paramilitary forces to Manipur which has been reeling under an economic blockade since November 1.Additional forces have already been rushed to Manipur to transport essential commodities from...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Centre has set CBI after Delhi government : Satyendra Jain

Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain said on Thursday the Centre has set CBI after the Aam Aadmi Party-led government to create sensation and disruption ahead of the Punjab assembly elections.He refuted the claim that his daughter Soumya Jain was given any pecuniary...

19-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab polls : No cake-walk for Badals this time

With the Punjab assembly polls turning into a three-horse race for the first time, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and deputy, Sukhbir Singh Badal, face the most serious electoral challenge of their careers.Unlike on earlier occasions, when...

19-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Farhan Akhtar doesn't have a story for 'Don 3': Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan thinks a new instalment in the "Don" franchise is possible, but says filmmaker Farhan Akhtar does not have a story ready for it yet.In an era of sequels where even before a film gets released, its sequel is announced, Shah Rukh...

19-Jan-2017 Shimla

Icy winds envelope Himachal Pradesh

Icy winds enveloped the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with most of the places recording sub-zero temperatures.Shimla saw a slight rise in night temperature. The morning temperature was 1.3 degrees Celsius, a marginal rise from Wednesday, the weather...

19-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Bountiful and 'snowful', winter reclaims its glory in Kashmir

Heaps of snow, razor-sharp icicles, the cackle of low-flying geese and the warmth of families huddled together to ward off the cold -- all these are markers of a great winter in Kashmir.The fear instilled by an unprecedented six-month-long dry spell is over....

19-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave continues in J&K

Intense cold wave conditions continued on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir with night temperatures remaining below the freezing point."Light rain and snow is likely during the next 24 hours, while a western disturbance also approaching the state is expected to...

19-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Contingent Paid Workers protest, demand regularization

The Contingent Paid Workers (CPW) of Education department on Thursday staged protests here appealing Education Minister Nayeem Akhtar to fulfill their demands including regularization.Shouting slogans the CPWs working as sweepers, watchmen and cooks in different...

19-Jan-2017 Hajin (Bandipora)

Militant killed in gunfight in North Kashmir

A militant was killed and an SOG man injured in an encounter in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday, police said.This is the second killing of a non-local militant in the area as on 10 January a Pakistani militant Abu Surag was...

19-Jan-2017 Kochi

MD JKTDC inaugurates IITM at Kochi

Managing Director J&K Tourism Development Corporation Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today inaugurated India International Travel Mart (IITM) being held at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium Kochi, Kerala from 19 to 21 January 2017.The aim behind participation in the...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Govt to facilitate cashless PDS by Dec 2017 : Ch. Zulfkar Ali

As a sequel towards facilitating state’s consumers in view of recent demonetization, the Jammu and Kashmir government will extend cashless Public Distribution System till December 2017 with installation of Point of Sales (PoS) machines on every Fair Price...

19-Jan-2017 Jammu

Good governance Govt's sole aim : Chaudhary Lal Singh

Minister for Forest Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh today visited Aik Depot of State Forest Corporation, directing officers to work for its fencing and beautification.The Minister said that such assets should be taken care of well and directed officers...

19-Jan-2017 Jammu

Dr. Nirmal Singh inaugurates interactive workshop under AMRUT

Dy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is a landmark initiative of the Union Government envisaging establishment of infrastructure that could ensure adequate robust sewerage...

19-Jan-2017 Jammu

ASKPC submits memorandum to Governor

A delegation of All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC) submitted a memorandum to the Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. In the memorandum the ASKPC has  sought Governor’s  intervention for vacation of encroachments from Kashmiri...

19-Jan-2017 Jammu

FC Agriculture reviews implementation of CSS

Financial Commissioner, Agriculture Production Department, Pramod Jain today chaired an  interdepartmental meeting to review the implementation of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) in the State.Director Agriculture Jammu A K Malhotra, Director Command...

19-Jan-2017 Jammu

Ajay Nanda visits GMC Jammu, Meets Chourakote accident victims

Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda, today visited GMC Jammu to enquire about the health of people injured in a tragic road accident at Chourakote on Gran-Tote road.He visited various wards of the hospital, interacted with the injured and assessed...

19-Jan-2017 Jammu

Interactive School Engagement Programme

To educate the future voters about the importance of vote in a democratic set up, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer, Shantmanu, today organized a programme titled ‘Interactive School Engagement’ at Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1.While addressing the students,...

19-Jan-2017 Jammu

Syed Basharat Bukhari reviews JTFRP implementation

Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari today chaired a high level meeting to review preparation and submission of detailed project reports under the World Bank funded Jhelum-Tawi Flood...

19-Jan-2017 Jammu

Budget Session-2017, LC Proceedings

The General Discussion on Budget for the year 2017-18 concluded in the Legislative Council today with various members expressing their views on different initiatives and proposals.Naresh Kumar Gupta urged for development of erstwhile Doda district on priority...

view more >>

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

Video Gallery