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26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Delhi to send 200 teachers on 'exposure trips'

The Delhi government on Sunday announced it will send 200 of its teachers on "exposure trips" to leading educational institutions in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.These teachers would visit various government and private schools, and non-governmental...

26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore for firemen's kin

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday met the family of one of the firemen who died while dousing a fire here and announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore.Hari Om, a Dwarka Sector 16 resident, along with his colleague Hari Singh Meena, died while extinguishing...

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Govinda to go live on TV

Actor Govinda will go live on the small screen through live voting-led singing TV show "Rising Star".Govinda will digitally connect with the show to promote his upcoming movie "Aa Gaya Hero". After the audition round, Govinda will announce names of the contestants...

26-Feb-2017 Shillong

17 killed in Meghalaya accident

At least 17 people were killed and 62 others critically injured on Sunday when a truck they were travelling in rammed into the concrete barricade along a road in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, police said.The overcrowded truck with over 70 people...

26-Feb-2017 Hyderabad

Venkaiah Naidu asks US to condemn Indian techie's killing

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asked US President and people to come out openly and condemn the killing of Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla, saying such racist attacks are not good for the US and the world.Terming...

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Aditi Sharma bonds with Ratan Rajput

Actress Aditi Sharma says she has formed a close bond with colleague Ratan Rajput, adding that she considers Ratan as her sister. According to sources, Aditi and Ratan met like long lost sisters when they had to shoot 'mahasangam' episode of "Gangaa" and "Santoshi"....

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Gurdas Maan praises talent of 'The Voice India...'

Punjabi singer-actor Gurdas Maan was in awe of the talent of the contestants of singing reality show "The Voice India Season 2", and feels they are blessed.The singer came on the sets of the show to promote his latest single which throws light on issues like...

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

I look up to Gurdas Maan : Vicky Kaushal

Actor Vicky Kaushal, who shot to fame with the film "Masaan", says Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan is his idol."I look up to Gurdas Maan. He's my idol. He gave me a note (Rs 500) once and since then I have saved it with me in my wallet. I have so much respect for...

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Vir Das garners four mn followers on Twitter

Actor-comedian Vir Das's Twitter account touched the four million-mark of followers on Sunday.Vir took to the micro-blogging site to share the news."Hey! Four million. Thanks guys," he posted.Vir is currently on world tour titled the Boarding Das World Tour. The actor,...

26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi hails ISRO's achivements, interceptor missile success

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday heaped praise on Indian scientists for launching 104 satellites into space in one go and for carrying out test of Ballistic Interceptor Missile.In the 29th edition of his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Modi said: "India...

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

'Coming Back' is catchy, edgy : Vikas Verma

Actor Vikas Verma says the script of his upcoming film "Coming Back", which also stars Arbaaz Khan, is very catchy and edgy.Vikas, who made his Bollywood acting debut with a negative role in "Yaariyan", said in a statement: "It ('Coming Back') is a thriller...

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Milap working on intense, dramatic scripts

Writer-director Milap Zaveri is working on two scripts, and hopes to strike the right chord with the projects. "Writing two scripts right now that are so intense and dramatic... loving it! Hopefully seeti-taali bhi bajegi aur Izzat bhi milegi (Hopefully, people will...

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

AbRam gets magic in SRK's life

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says his younger son AbRam brings magic in his life and makes it beautiful.The actor took to Twitter on Sunday to express his views, and share an image of AbRam.He posted: "My dream is to meet you... my magic... my affirmation that life...

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Hansal Mehta looks back at 'Aligarh' journey

As his film "Aligarh" on Sunday clocked one year since its release, filmmaker Hansal Mehta says he is overwhelmed with all the love that the film got."Last year, our labour of love hit the marquee. The love continues to pour in. One year of 'Aligarh',"...

26-Feb-2017 London/New Delhi

There's 'alliance of subversion' on Indian campuses : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said there is an "alliance of subversion" on certain Indian campuses and that the ultra-Left and separatists are speaking the same language.They must also allow others with different opinions to speak, he said while...

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

No one should instruct adults what to watch : Vikramaditya Motwane

Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, who has often locked horns with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says no one should instruct an adult what to watch.In the wake of denial of the CBFC certificate to "Lipstick Under My Burkha", Motwane told IANS: "There...

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Aamir Khan features as 'proud dad' in campaign

Superstar Aamir Khan, who has two sons and a daughter, is happy to feature in a TV campaign which is a tribute to "proud dads and their daughters".Created and directed by Nitesh Tiwari of "Dangal" fame, the brand film features Aamir as a small-town, middle-class...

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Karan Johar plays down Kangana Ranaut's nepotism remarks

Filmmaker Karan Johar says actress Kangana Ranaut's remarks about him promoting nepotism in the film industry doesn't hold true for him, adding that she made "sweeping statements" to make an impact.Kangana, known for her brazen honesty, took a dig at Karan when...

26-Feb-2017 Bengaluru

Record-breaking PSLV mission has a downside : Ex-ISRO chief

Buried in the flood of congratulatory messages that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) received after its recent space feat is one discordant note raising some concern.It is from none other than G. Madhavan Nair, the former chairman of the country's...

26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Campus politics hurting academic freedom?

The violent clashes between the right-wing ABVP and the Left-leaning student groups at Delhi University's Ramjas College are just a reminder of campuses turning into political battlegrounds, or are they also reflective of the premier educational institutions...

26-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Shah Rukh Khan denies he refused to work with Kangana Ranaut

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has denied reports that he didn't want to work with actress Kangana Ranaut in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.The superstar was expected to share screen space with Kangana. But he reportedly refused to do that. Asked about it, the "Raees"...

26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

India making efforts to be clean : Narendra Modi

Every citizen is making efforts towards a clean India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday."The government, society, institutions, organisations, citizens and in fact everyone is making some or the other effort towards cleanliness," he said in his...

26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Need to give women more importance : Narendra Modi

There is a need to give more importance to women with increased awareness and sensitivity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.In his radio address Mann Ki Baat, Modi said: "The whole world celebrates March 8 as Women's Day. In India, more importance...

26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

India is proud of ISRO's achievements : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday heaped praises on the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and said the country is proud of the space agency's achievements."India has created history by becoming the first country to launch successfully 104 satellites...

26-Feb-2017 Chennai

Alive to situation post merger of SBI associate banks : AIBEA

The merger of five associates of the State Bank of India not only has financial implications for the acquirer but it also positively and negatively impacts the staff unions, a top leader of the All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) said.The AIBEA...

26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Can't tolerate bullying : Kangana Ranaut

She was mocked for her accent and dress sense when she joined Bollywood and has often found herself in troubled waters for her outspoken nature. Actress Kangana Ranaut says she welcomes constructive criticism with open arms, but bullying is something she...

26-Feb-2017 Shillong

16 killed in Meghalaya accident

At least 16 people were killed on Sunday when a truck they were in rammed into the concrete barricade of a road in Meghalayas West Khasi Hills district, police said.More than 50 people were critically injured in the accident in Jdohkroh village, 11 km from...

26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Presidential Election : Joshi, Sushma among probables

Who will be India's next President? Initial discussions in the BJP have catapulted veteran party leader Murli Manohar Joshi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as top favourites.Informed sources, however, say the names of two other women politicians...

26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Very rewarding: Taapsee on watching 'Pink' with President

Actress Taapsee Pannu says watching her 2016 film "Pink" with President Pranab Mukherjee here was an experience that she will never forget, and it was "very rewarding".Taapsee and her co-star Amitabh Bachchan attended the special screening of the film at Rashtrapati...

26-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Allow small shops to open all days : Assocham

Industry chamber Assocham on Sunday urged the central government to ask states to enact laws to allow small and medium level shops to stay open all seven days.Noting that large shopping malls remain open through the week, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and...

26-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

SNCF Carry Out Country Wide Cleanliness And Tree Plantation Drive

Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation (SNCF) carried out a country-wide cleanliness and tree plantation drive on occasion of 63rd Birth Anniversary of Baba Hardev Singh Ji. This was briefed by Sh Sohan Singh Banga ji- Mukhi, Sector 15 area while addressing...

26-Feb-2017 Jammu

Speaker for providing better facilities at Mahamaya temple

Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta and Minster of State for Tourism Priya Sethi today took an extensive visit of Mahamaya temple, adjoining sites and reviewed the progress on implementation of Tourism Development Plan being executed...

26-Feb-2017 Srinagar

'Indian Army will regain the upper hand against terrorists in J&K'

The Indian Army has a major challenge in Jammu and Kashmir this year -- to bring down its casualties which saw a steep rise last year compared to previous years. Experts said that the changing tactics of the militants, which include attacks on military installations...

26-Feb-2017 Jammu

Dr Jitendra Singh launches 15 road connectivity projects under PMGSY

Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge) Prime Minister’s office, Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy & Department of Space, Dr Jitendra Singh launched 15 schemes under Phase-X...

26-Feb-2017 Jammu

Governor inaugurates Police-Public Mela

Governor N. N. Vohra and First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra inaugurated the 28th Jammu & Kashmir Police Public Mela at Police Sports Stadium, Gulshan Ground, here today. Mrs. Bharati Vaid, Chairperson, Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association, lady members...

26-Feb-2017 Srinagar

Hemant Kumar Sharma reviews functioning of Transport Department

Secretary Transport Department, Hemant Kumar Sharma, today chaired a meeting to take stock of functioning of various wings of the Transport Department.Regional Transport Officer Kashmir, ARTOs of Kashmir Division and other concerned attended the meeting.During...

26-Feb-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

UGI organized Kirtan to celebrate 9th Foundation Day

Universal Group of Institutions organise Kirtan to celebrate  9th Foundation Day  at its campus .At the moment message of peace and service of mankind was imparted. Students and their Parents paid obeisance and listened to the psalms and hymns enthusiastically...

26-Feb-2017 Kharar

Annual function organized at The Holy Wonder Smart School

The Holy Wonder Smart School celebrated Annual Function with glitz and glory. Chairman of the school Charan Singh Saini presided over the function. After melodious welcome song for the parents, deities Durga,Saraswati and Laxmi were invoked by the students....

26-Feb-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

Kirtan Darbar held at Gian Jyoti

Gian Jyoti group of Institutes & Gian Jyoti Global School jointly organize the Annual Kirtan Darbar at Phase 2 campus, Mohali   to seek the blessings of the Almighty  for the successful career of its students and for the ever advancement of...

25-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Six held for gangrape in Delhi

Delhi Police arrested six youths in connection with gang raped with a third year student of Delhi University in Faridabad.Police said on Saturday that the incident came to light on February 18 after the victim, 20, a student of PGDAV collage here in Nehru...

25-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Navy Chief to visit UAE, Oman

Indian Navy chief Sunil Lanba will on Sunday begin a five day official visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman, an official release said."The visit aims to consolidate bilateral naval relations with UAE and Oman, as also to explore new avenues for naval...

25-Feb-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Won't ever join politics, says Nitish Kumar's son

Unlike sons and daughters of other politicians in the country, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's only son, Nishant Kumar, says he has no interest in politics and he will never take the plunge."I have no interest in politics and I will not join politics. I...

25-Feb-2017 Deoria (Uttar Pradesh)

Don't believe the dreams spun by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah : Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday warned the people of Uttar Pradesh from falling for the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, alleging that they were dreaming of harming the state after winning the elections.The BJP only...

25-Feb-2017 Pune

Pune clashes not linked to Ramjas College controversy : CPI-M

A CPI-M leader on Saturday said that the clashes between activists of the party's student wing SFI and RSS-affiliated ABVP in the Savitribai Phule Pune University campus were not related to the ongoing controversy in Delhi's Ramjas College."This was an...

25-Feb-2017 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar to visit Mali, Congo

To strengthen Indias bilateral relations with Mali and Congo, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar will be visiting the two countries next week, an official said on Saturday.Akbar's visit to Mali will be from February 28 to March 4 March and...

25-Feb-2017 Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

Weeklong Shivratri festivities begin in Himachal

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday inaugurated the weeklong International Shivratri Mandi Fair in this town popularly known as "Chhoti Kashi".Speaking on the occasion, he announced a medical university would be set up here.Earlier, the...

25-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Haryana names college, Rs 50 lakh grant for killed Major

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced that a government college in the state would be named after Major Satish Dahiya, killed while fighting with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district earlier this month.Khattar, who met...

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