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21-Mar-2017

21-Mar-2017 Chennai

Rajinikanth wishes BJP candidate victory

Megastar Rajinikanth on Tuesday wished known Tamil composer and BJP candidate Gangai Amaran success in the by-election to the Tamil Nadu assembly from R.K. Nagar here.Rajinikanth met Amaran at his residence and wished him success in his new innings."Today our...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Yogi Adityanath meets Modi, discusses UP

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday and discussed several issues related to the state.The hour-long meeting between the two leaders was held at Parliament House.Precise details of what they discussed...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Suresh Prabhu Chairs Round Table Conference

Minister of Railways  Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu chaired the Round Table Conference on improving the Quality of Catering Services provided over Indian Railways. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Traffic Railway Board Shri Mohd Jamshed, other...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

IRS Officer Trainees call on the PM

168 Officer Trainees of the Indian Revenue Service (including two from the Bhutan Royal Service), today called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. The Officer Trainees interacted with the Prime Minister on a range of subjects, including the recent...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Call on PM by BIMSTEC National Security Chiefs

The National Security Chiefs of BIMSTEC Member States called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.The BIMSTEC National Security Chiefs appreciated the Prime Minister’s vision for BIMSTEC and thanked him for hosting the first ever meeting of the National...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Uma Bharti Calls for Strengthening River Water Co-Operation with Nepal

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has called for strengthening river water co-operation with Nepal. She stated this while Nepalese Irrigation Minister Shri Deepak Giri called on her in New Delhi today.Sushri...

21-Mar-2017 Shimla

People participation must to tackle water crisis : Governor

Governor Acharya Devvrat has underlined the need for active participation of common people in tackling the water crisis in an effective manner as the government schemes alone were not sufficient.He was speaking after inaugurating a Seminar on Water Conservation...

21-Mar-2017 Una

CM unfurls Monumental National Flag at Bharwain

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today unfurled the Monumental National flag at Bharwain in district Una today. A sum of Rs 13.65 lakh was incurred on this around 100 feet high flag by the Temple Trust Chintpurni.The Chief Minister also paid obeisance at Mata...

21-Mar-2017 Shimla

CM blames centre for delay in developmental works

While addressing public gathering at Dharamsaal Mantaan in Chintpurni assembly constituency  Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that it was wrong practice by the Governor of Manipur and Goa not to invite the single largest party to form the government...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Will rid UP of corruption, riots : Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said he will work to free the state of corruption and communal riots.Adityanath, a five-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member from Gorakhpur, told the Lok Sabha that he would curb anti-social elements...

21-Mar-2017 Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)

Alarmed over rise of 'jihadis' in Bengal : RSS

The RSS on Tuesday said it was seriously concerned over the rise of what it said were "jihadi elements" in West Bengal and flayed the state's TMC government for "patronising" anti-national elements.During its three-day National Council meet here, the Rashtriya...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Make law to build Ayodhya temple : Pravin Togadia

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia on Tuesday demanded a law to build the Ram temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh."The Centre must bring in a law to build the Ram Temple at Ayodhya," Togadia said in a statement here."The Ram...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Cash transaction limit proposed to be cut to Rs 2 lakh

In yet another move to curb black money in India, the government on Tuesday proposed a fresh ceiling of Rs 2 lakh on cash transactions, which is lower than the Rs 3 lakh proposed in Budget 2017-18.An amendment to this effect, was one among the 40 amendments...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Kumar Birla, Vodafone CEO call on Communications Minister

After announcing the largest merger in the Indian telecom space, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group that owns Idea Cellular, and Vodafone Group Plc CEO Vittorio Colao on Tuesday met Communications Minister Manoj Sinha here.According to...

21-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Pad Man' spreads awareness about 'shamed' subjec t: Twinkle Khanna

Writer and former actress Twinkle Khanna, who has turned producer with "Pad Man", says she is proud of being associated with a movie that brings the spotlight on a "shamed" subject like menstruation.The shoot of the film -- inspired by Arunachalam Muruganantham...

21-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Minister Sidhu on TV show: Punjab mulls legal options

The Punjab government is exploring legal opinion on the issue of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's appearance on a popular television comedy show after he became a cabinet minister in the Amarinder Singh government.Punjab Advocate General...

21-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Vikram Bhatt turns novel writer, explores 'intense romance'

Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who is debuting as a novel writer with "A Handful of Sunshine", has explored the world of intense romance in the book. The irony is, he says, is that the thought of love brings him pain instead of joy."When I think of love, I think of pain...

21-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Indian equities pare losses, close flat

Indian equity markets closed flat with marginal losses on Tuesday, with heavy selling pressure witnessed in healthcare, banking and automobile stocks.Substantial inflows of foreign funds, a strong rupee and broadly positive global cues helped the key indices...

21-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Vidya Balan wore unironed outfits in 'Begum Jaan': Designer Rick Roy

To add authenticity to her look for the forthcoming period drama "Begum Jaan", National Award winning actress Vidya Balan donned unironed outfits, says designer Rick Roy.The film sees Vidya play a brothel owner in a story of survival set against the backdrop...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Gionee launches selfie-focused A1 smartphone in India

Chinese smartphone maker Gionee on Tuesday launched a new selfie-focused smartphone in India that comes with a 16MP front camera with selfie flash and houses a 4,010mAh battery.While the pre-booking for A1 starts from March 3, the price of the device is yet...

21-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Raveen Thukral Appointed Media Advisor To Cm In Rank Of MoS

Raveen Thukral, a senior journalist who steered Captain Amarinder Singh’s media campaign in the recent assembly polls, has been appointed Media Advisor to the Chief Minister, in the rank of Minister of State (MoS).Mr. Thukral, who will formally take over his...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Yogi Adityanath's arrest changed him, claims upcoming book

Even as most people are still trying to come to terms with the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, an upcoming book on him and his Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) claims that his arrest in January 2007 changed him to a large extent.Yogi...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

'60s were a time of extraordinary cultural, social, political change'

The author of a romantic fiction that transports readers to the late 1960s sixties and subtly captures the little nuances of the time has said that 60s was an era of extraordinary cultural, social, political change."I grew up in the 1960s. It was a time...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

SC's advice on Ram temple is 'superb': Mahesh Sharma

Describing the Supreme Court's advice for an amicable settlement of the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute as "superb", Union Minister Mahesh Sharma hoped that it will pave the way for the construction of the Ram temple."It's a superb advice. There can't...

21-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Babri case is about title : Asaduddin Owaisi

Virtually ruling out an out-of-court settlement of the Ayodhya dispute as suggested by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, MP Asaduddin Owaisi said the case was about title."Please remember Babri Masjid case is about title which the Allahabad High Court wrongly decided...

21-Mar-2017 New York

No dilating required with this pocket-sized retina camera

A team of researchers has developed a cheap, portable camera that can photograph the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops.Made out of simple parts mostly available online, the camera's total cost is about $185."As residents seeing patients...

21-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Not chasing Hollywood dreams : Sonakshi Sinha

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is excited about performing alongside megastar Salman Khan in 'DA BANG - The Tour', says she is happy with her work in Bollywood and isn't seriously pursuing Hollywood dreams."I'm very content with the work I am doing here. But if...

21-Mar-2017 Chennai

'Baahubali 2' in IMAX will enhance hugeness, spirit : S.S. Rajamouli

Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli on Tuesday said the decision to release "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in IMAX format worldwide on April 28 will enhance the overall scale and spirit of the film."One of the reasons 'Baahubali' franchise got the attention of the viewers...

21-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Actors should choose impossible roles : Shah Rukh Khan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says as actors, it makes sense to do impossible roles and it doesn't matter even if one fails while trying to give it his or her best."Actors go for roles with possibility. Instead an actor should choose the impossible and give it his...

21-Mar-2017 Chennai

Ganesh Acharya choreographs special song in Duvvada...

Well-known choreographer Ganesh Acharya has been roped in to work on a special number featuring actors Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde for upcoming Telugu romantic-actioner "Duvvada Jagannadham"."The team shot a special number during their Dubai schedule. Ganesh Acharya...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court questions government over demonetised currency

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government why it did not exercise the legal option of letting people deposit the demonetised currency beyond December 31.Asking the government to explain why such a window was not given to those who could not adhere...

21-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Good content needs more publicity to be noticed : Kajal Aggarwal

Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who juggles between the southern and Hindi film industries, says content-driven films with no big stars need more publicity to gain visibility among the audience.She also says that without good publicity, audiences do not come into theatres,...

21-Mar-2017

Digital transactions recede, threaten 'Digital India'

The value of digital transactions nationwide declined marginally (1.5 per cent) to Rs 92.6 lakh crore ($1.4 trillion) in February 2017 from Rs 94 lakh crore in November 2016 ($1.42 trillion), according to representative data (provisional) on electronic payments...

21-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Don't act like God, Sunil Grover tells Kapil Sharma

Actor-comedian Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover from "The Kapil Sharma Show" seem to have mended their strained relationship after Kapil extended apology and said he was sorry if he had unintentionally hurt his co-star.Kapil was accused of allegedly hurting Sunil while...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

People and not EVMs should choose representatives : Mayawati

Bhaujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday alleged in the Rajya Sabha that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were tampered with in the just concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly elections."Representatives should be of people's choice and not that of EVMs," she...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

BJP hails SC advice for amicable settlement of Ayodhya dispute

The BJP on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court's advice for an amicable settlement of the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that a solution through friendly negotiations was the best way to solve the long-pending...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

32% Indian professionals land job via social networks : LinkedIn

Thirty-two per cent of professionals in India land a new job through social networks that help candidates access information about companies, their culture and opportunities at their fingertips, professional networking website LinkedIn said on Tuesday.The company...

21-Mar-2017 New York

New Facebook tool curbs sharing fake news

In a battle against fake news, Facebook has started to roll out a new tool that fact-checks the stories a user shares.According to a report in Telegraph on Monday, some users in the US saw a pop-up window appearing when they shared a story on their profile,...

21-Mar-2017 New York

Twitter to launch Live video API later this week

In a bid to make easier for media firms to post live video broadcasts, micro-blogging website Twitter will launch Live video application programming interface (API) later this week."The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Resolve Ayodhya dispute amicably : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the amicable settlement of the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute was a better course than on insisting on judicial pronouncement.A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

I value privacy : Anushka Sharma

Cricketer Virat Kohli shared a romantic Valentine's Day message with a photograph of Anushka Sharma, and then, on International Women's Day, he tagged her in a social media post. But the actress has always chosen to stay mum about their bond. She says she values...

21-Mar-2017 Anantnag

NC-Cong slams PDP for importing RSS into Kashmir

National Conference and Congress on Tuesday assailed PDP for importing RSS into Kashmir, saying that the politically sagacious people won’t allow the machinations of saffron social engineering to succeed in a pluralistic state like Jammu and Kashmir.“PDP stands...

21-Mar-2017 Srinagar

ICSC observes World Arbor Day

To generate awareness on the importance of plantation and to encourage more and more people to plant trees, a function was held here at Islamia College of Science & Commerce (ICSC) to observe World Arbor Day.As many as 160 saplings of different varieties...

21-Mar-2017 Jammu

Ghulam Hassan Mir meets Governor

G.H. Mir, former Agriculture Minister, called on Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Sh. Mir held discussions with the Governor about the obtaining security environment and certain issues relating to the forthcoming Parliamentary and Panchayat...

21-Mar-2017 Jammu

Vice- Chairman J&K Cements Ltd. meets Governor

Nazir Ahmad Yattoo, Vice Chairman J&K Cements Ltd. called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Mr. Yattoo apprised the Governor about his plans of making J&K Cements a profitable enterprise and providing employment to qualified youth.Advising...

21-Mar-2017 Jammu

Prof. Romshoo calls on Governor

Professor Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Head Department of Earth Sciences, University of Kashmir, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Prof. Romshoo discussed with the Governor issues relating to ongoing research projects focusing sharply on identified...

21-Mar-2017 Jammu

Agriculture Department convenes Workshop on Implementation of DBT

Directorate of Agriculture Jammu convened one day  Workshop on implementation of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Programme for assistance in Agriculture Sector which was chaired by the Director  Agriculture Jammu A. K. Malhotra here today.Inaugurating the...

21-Mar-2017 Kulgam

DDC Kulgam inspects facilities at District Hospital

District Development Commissioner, Kulgam, Mr. Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today kick-started another plantation drive at District Hospital Kulgam.On this occasion, 400 conifer saplings were planted in the compound of the hospital. It was said that the plantation target...

21-Mar-2017 Reasi

DDC chairs DLRC meeting at Reasi

District Development Commissioner Reasi Ravinder Kumar today chaired the District Level Review Committee (DLRC) meeting to review progress of the banks under various schemes.Speaking on the occasion, DDC stressed for concerted efforts of banks and government...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

JK Literary festival organized in Delhi

Sahitya Academy and Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages today organized Two Day Jammu and Kashmir Literary Festival at Sahitya Academy Auditorium, New Delhi.Speaking on the occasion, Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages...

21-Mar-2017 Jammu

Hind Samachar Group organizes relief camp

Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said terrorism has no religion and the people involved in carrying out heinous crimes against humanity need to be condemned by every section of the society.The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating...

21-Mar-2017 Jammu

Dr. S. P. Vaid supervises police recruitment process at Gulshan Ground

Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid has said that the use of latest gadgets and technology during the ongoing recruitment of Constables in JKP is yielding good results and the aspirants have shown their faith upon the recruiting agency.Dr. Vaid was...

21-Mar-2017 Jammu

Dr. S P Vaid lauds media-police camaraderie

Director General Police (DGP), Dr. S P Vaid has lauded the media-police relations, saying that the two institutions have been working in complete harmony and in a spirit of camaraderie amid challenging situations.“It is heartening that the media and the police...

21-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Nayeem Khan remembers Chattisinghpora massacre victims

Remembering the victims of Chattisinghpora massacre on their 17th anniversary, senior Hurriyat leader and Jammu Kashmir National Front chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan Tuesday demanded an impartial probe into the killings of 36 innocent Sikhs in March 2000.He said that...

21-Mar-2017 Srinagar

J&K a colony for India, Says Engineer Rasheed

Coming down heavily on Government Of India for treating J&K like its colony, AIP Chairman and MLA Langate Engineer Rasheed has said that how strange, shameful and horrible is the fact that India has not been able to construct even a durable so called National...

21-Mar-2017 Jammu

Gimmicks cannot fool people forever : Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami

Railway Loading and Unloading Workers Union held its 3rd conference on Tuesday at Railway Complex, Jammu.  Holding red flags, banners and placards in their hands and shouting slogans enthusiastically against the anti-people policies of both the governments...

21-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Killing of a Forest Ranger by Ikhwani’s

The court of Sub-Judge, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ganderbal has directed SSP Ganderbal to constitute a special investigation team and carry out proper investigation into the killing of a civilian by a government gunman in 1999. The court has also direct...

22-Mar-2017

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Minister of Railways Releases New Water Management Policy

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu released New Water Management Policy in Indian Railways and handed over GreenCo Certificates to Diesel Locomotive Works (Varanasi),  Perambur Carriage Workshop (Chennai), Lalaguda Carriage Workshop (Hyderabad). The certificate...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Dharmendra Pradhan met delegation from Neduvasal Village

Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, along with Minister of State (I/C) for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways ,Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan met with a delegation from...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

KENT RO debuts in Small Kitchen Appliance Segment

Fresh, hygienic and flavoured homemade pasta and noodles have never been so easy. Revolutionary and a must for every functioning kitchen, Kent RO Systems Ltd., one of the renowned healthcare brands in India launches KENT Noodle & Pasta maker.It can make...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Photograph is Information with Confirmation : Venkaiah Naidu

Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri M .Venkaiah Naidu has said that Photography as a communication tool was an influential medium to spread awareness and ensure Good Governance. Photographs along with Social Media had been a potent combination in...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Akshay Kumar has many similarities with my father : Bhushan Kumar

Producer Bhushan Kumar says Akshay Kumar is the best choice to play the role of his late father Gulshan Kumar because both have many similarities.At the song launch of Sonakshi Sinha's upcoming movie 'Noor' on Wednesday he said: "Akshay is the apt choice for...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

States advised to amend law to accommodate AYUSH system

The 3rd Conference of Health/AYUSH Ministers of States/UTs was inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in New Delhi today. The day long conference was organized by the Ministry of AYUSH to provide an opportunity...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Uttarakhand CM Rawat meets Narendra Modi, union ministers

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues related to state's development."The Prime Minister has asked me to adopt zero-tolerance policy on the issue of corruption," Rawat told reporters after...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Aadhaar may become only ID, vital to curb tax evasion : Arun Jaitley

Aadhaar may become the only identity (ID) card in future, while making it mandatory for filing of Income Tax returns is necessary to curb tax evasion and frauds, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday Replying to the debate on the Finance Bill in the...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

SBI-Mahila Bank merger on April 1 : RBI

The Bharatiya Mahila Bank will be merged with the State Bank of India on April 1, along with five associate banks, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Wednesday."All branches of Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) will function as branches of the SBI from April...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court summons Chief Secretaries of 10 drought-affected states

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Chief Secretaries of 10 States to be present before it for their failure to comply with its order to provide relief to the drought-affected areas of their states.While asking the Chief Secretaries to be personally...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Congress leader S.M. Krishna joins BJP

Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday joined the BJP and heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Krishna formally became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of party president Amit Shah. He left...

22-Mar-2017 Kolkata

BJP hits street demanding arrest of Narada-tainted TMC leaders

The West Bengal unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday organised a massive rally here demanding arrest of the Trinamool Congress leaders purportedly seen taking money in the Narada sting operation footage.The rally, led by state BJP President...

22-Mar-2017 Lucknow

Adiyanath bans pan, gutka in UP offices, allocates portfolios

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday banned chewing of 'paan' (beetal leaves), and consumption of tobacco and its products in all state government offices, hospitals and educational institutions and directed for ban on use of polythene.The...

22-Mar-2017 Patna

Prohibition main theme of Bihar Diwas

The three-day Bihar Diwas inaugurated by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday has prohibition as its main theme this year.The inauguration ceremony was attended by hundreds of people at the historic Gandhi Maidan here.The Bihar Diwas is celebrated to...

22-Mar-2017 Jaipur

Ajmer blast convicts get life term

A court here on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment both the convicts for the Ajmer Dargah bombing which killed three people in 2007.The Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court sentenced Devendra Gupta and Bhavesh Patel to life in prison....

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

I&PH Minister urges Union Government to increase funding in NRDWP

Irrigation and Public Health Minister Smt. Vidya Stokes addressing on the occasion of national workshop organized by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, GoI on “Water for All” at new Delhi today urged the Union Government to increase funding in National...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Culture shapes how we see the world : Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said culture can be an important element in dealing with the issues confronting humanity and can change the attitudes needed to ensure peace and sustainable development."A global crisis faces humanity, marked by increasing...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Water conservation an ongoing campaign : Suresh Prabhu

Marking World Water Day, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday launched a water management policy pledging to make Indian Railways greener and water efficient."I have always believed that celebrating an event for just a day will not do, one has...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Journalists not allowed to report truth : Sharad Yadav

Janata Dal(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said media organisations in the country are in the clutches of businessmen and "journalists are not free to report the truth".Participating in a debate in the Rajay Sabha on electoral reforms, Yadav said journalists...

22-Mar-2017 Panaji

Crackdown on drugs, late parties is priority : Manohar Parrikar

Goa Police has been told to crack down on drugs and late night parties where drugs are sold, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.Parrikar added that there would be no tolerance to crime against women."I have given clear instruction vis-a-vis...

22-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Amnesty International disappointed with probe in 1984 Sikh riots

International rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday said it was disappointed with the functioning of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to re-investigate closed cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots."The SIT has disappointed many who have struggled...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Indian equities slide on negative global cues

Indian equity markets on Wednesday slipped for the third consecutive trade session, as investors' sentiments were dented on the back of negative global cues, coupled with a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in automobile, consumer durables and banking stocks.The...

22-Mar-2017 Chennai

Dhanush has reintroduced me as hero : Raj Kiran

Veteran actor Raj Kiran, who plays the lead in upcoming Tamil drama "Power Paandi", said on Wednesday that he is happy to be reintroduced as hero.Talking to reporters here, Raj Kiran said: "After 27 years, Dhanush has reintroduced me as hero. I'm thankful to...

22-Mar-2017 Patna

Tejaswi Yadav taunts Modi for 'hollow' Bihar Diwas greetings

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for greeting people on "Bihar Diwas" without either according special category status or providing any special package to the state."It is a good thing that Modi has...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Tax collections will exceed Rs 17 lakh crore : Arun Jaitley

Despite the impact of demonetisation, Indian tax collections this fiscal will exceeed budgetary estimates, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.Replying to the debate on the Finance Bill in the Lok Sabha, Jaitley referred to an opposition member's...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Capt Amarinder Makes Courtesy Call On President

 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh called upon President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday evening. An official spokesperson described it as a courtesy call.Captain Amarinder met the President for the first time on Wednesday...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Centre not providing funds to buy VVPAT machines : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said that the Narendra Modi government was not providing funds to the Election Commission (EC) to buy VVPAT machines despite the apex court's orders, raising doubts about its intentions.Participating in a...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India wants terror-free ties with Pakistan : Pranab Mukherjee

India is committed to building ties with Pakistan in an environment free from terror and violence, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday.The President greeted the government and people of Pakistan on the occasion of their National Day (March 23).In...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

GoDaddy launches 'Website Builder' for small businesses in India

Global Web-hosting company GoDaddy on Wednesday launched a new mobile-friendly "Website Builder" in India to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow their ventures.The "Website Builder" features an integrated suite of online tools to help small businesses...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Was Modi aware of ISI hand in Kanpur derailment : Digvijay Singh

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday sought to know whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi was aware of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI's hand in the derailment of a train near Kanpur.Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ganagaram Ahir responded in the Rajya...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Salman Khan has always stood by me as friend : Raveena Tandon

Actress Raveena Tandon says superstar Salman Khan -- opposite whom she made her film debut with the 1991 entertainer "Patthar Ke Phool" -- has always stood by her in times of need when others turned their back.During an appearance on Zee Classic's "My Life My...

22-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Seven killed in Bengal road accident

Seven persons, including two kids and three women, died in a road accident on Wednesday when their car was crushed under a tanker in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said."Seven persons travelling in a private sedan died when their car was crushed under...

22-Mar-2017 Damascus

33 civilians killed in Syria air strike

At least 33 persons were killed during air raids, believed to have been carried out by the US-led international coalition, against a school sheltering displaced people in the Syrian province of al-Raqqa, a media report said on Wednesday.The Syrian Observatory...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Lava launches two Z series smartphones

Marking its entry into the mid-segment smartphone category, domestic mobile manufacturing company Lava on Wednesday launched Z25 and Z10 smartphones at Rs 18,000 and Rs 11,500, respectively.Lava Z25 sports 5.5-inch 2.5D-curved HD IPS display. The dual-sim device...

22-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Musharraf wanted 'underhand' deal in 2007 : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf offered him an "underhand" deal to form a joint government but he turned it down.Addressing the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentary committee on Tuesday,...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Lara Dutta to play single NRI mother in new film

Actress Lara Dutta Bhupathi in her second film production is set to portray the emotional journey of a single mother.For the yet untitled film, Lara is reuniting with Vinay Pathak who had also featured in her banner Bheegi Basanti Entertainment's debut movie...

22-Mar-2017 Washington

Facebook COO pens a self-help book

The first woman to serve on Facebook's board, who is now the Social media giants Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg has announced the release of her latest book, which focusses on finding meaning and happiness after an adversity.Titled "Option B: Facing...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Can't watch a film like an audience anymore : Suraj Sharma

Indian actor Suraj Sharma, who came into the limelight for his role in Ang Lee's "Life of Pi", says that being a student of films, he cannot watch any film like an audience anymore.The actor is excited about his debut Bollywood film "Phillauri", featuring Anushka...

22-Mar-2017 Agartala

India-Bangladesh joint army cycling expedition flagged off

The joint cycling expedition of India and Bangladesh armies aimed at reinforcing friendship among the two armed forces was flagged off in Agartala on Wednesday.The 11-day joint cycling expedition, which was flagged off by Gajraj Corps commander Lt. Gen....

22-Mar-2017 Chennai

'Power Paandi' trailer is heart warming, full of life

The theatrical trailer of upcoming Tamil drama "Power Paandi", which marks the directorial debut of actor Dhanush, is full of life.The two-and-a-half minute trailer released on Wednesday, introduces viewers to the film's title character Paandi, played by...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

The butt is blurred in 'Deadpool 2': Pahlaj Nihalani

The internet is going ballistic over Ryan Reynolds's butt shot in the trailer of "Deadpool 2" and how the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani has turned over a new leaf, but he is not biting the bait."The trailer that we've...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Government running away from debating key issues : Jairam Ramesh

The Congress on Wednesday accused the government of "running away" from discussion on important matters in the Rajya Sabha and urged the Chair to arrange discussion on Aadhaar identity card, which the government wants to use for various purposes.The issue...

22-Mar-2017 Panaji

Goa assembly clock running fast, Manohar Parrikar tells Speaker

With traffic snarls holding up legislators from making it to the Goa assembly's budget session inaugural on time, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday pointed out to newly appointed Speaker Pramod Sawant that the assembly clock was running four minutes...

22-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Don’t Waste Water, Punjab Cm Appeals To People On Water Day

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has appealed to the people not to waste a single drop of water but to use the best possible techniques to save this fast-depleting natural resource that is essential for the survival of humanity. In his Water Day...

22-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Rana Gurjeet sets at rest speculations about beacon light

Minister for Power and Irrigation Rana Gurjeet Singh today said that he was not opposed to removing of the beacon lights from the ministers’ vehicles. He also clarified that he was not using the beacon lights since the day it was decided by the cabinet to do...

22-Mar-2017 Kathua

Diversified farming, awareness key to boost income : Dy CM to farmers

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today inaugurated one-day district level  Exhibition- cum- Kissan Mela at New Fruit Mandi Kathua. The exhibition with theme “General awareness of farmers for profitable and sustainable farming” was organized under...

22-Mar-2017 Baramulla

Mega Kissan Mela–cum-Exhibition held in Baramulla

The Department of Agriculture, Kashmir, today organized a mega Kissan Mela–cum-Exhibition at Dak Bungalow in Baramulla. Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari, was the Chief Guest of the programme.Fifteen stalls were established for displaying...

22-Mar-2017 Jammu

MLA Sukhnandan inaugurates Exhibition cum Kissan Mela at Mandal

Member Legislative Assembly (MLA), Marh Constituency, Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar today inaugurated Exhibition-cum-Kissan Mela here at Mini Stadium, Bhure Chak, Mandal.The Mela was organized by Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) in collaboration...

22-Mar-2017 Jammu

Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami chairs Estimates Committee meet

A meeting of Committee on Estimates of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly was held here today. The meeting was chaired by Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami in absence of the chairman of the committee Mushtaq Ahmed Shah. Today’s meet was the last meeting of...

22-Mar-2017 Samba

Make sports essential part of life: Chander Parkash Ganga to youth

Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga stressed upon the youth to make sports an essential part of the life adding that sports is a best medium to channelize energies of youth in a right perspective besides saving them from being caught in...

22-Mar-2017 Jammu

World Water Day : ‘Save Water’ campaign from April 6

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is going to launch ‘Save Water’ campaign in Jammu and Kashmir from next month.Being part of nationwide movement, during the campaign NABARD would hold awareness campaigns to educate the people about...

22-Mar-2017 Jammu

DIG CRPF Nitu Bhattacharya calls on Governor

Nitu Bhattacharya, Deputy Inspector General, CRPF, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Ms. Bhattacharya presented to the Governor a copy of “My Life My Horizon” which she has written about the lives of 8 women achievers in different...

22-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Malaysian Islamic Scholars call on Chief Minister

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has impressed upon Islamic scholars to spread the true message and picture of Islam in the world so that the misgivings or misperceptions about Muslims are removed.Interacting with a group of Islamic scholars from Malaysia who...

22-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Saffron Rules 2017 discussed

In connection with the Draft Saffron Rules 2017, the Financial Commissioner, Agriculture Production Department, Pramod Kumar Jain, Wednesday chaired a meeting of agriculture officers of the Kashmir division here.Besides Director Agriculture, Kashmir, Showkat...

22-Mar-2017 Jammu

IRP-4th Bn organizes athletic meet

Indian Reserve Police 4th Bn Headquartered at APC Channi Himmat organized an athletic meet under Civic Action Plan at Jammu University. The meet was inaugurated by SSP Commandant IR- 4th Battalion, Rashmi Wazir.Speaking on the occasion, Rashmi Wazir stressed...

22-Mar-2017 Kulgam

DDC Kulgam launches plantation drive

District Development Commissioner Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today inaugurated plantation drive in the district by planting tree saplings at the premises of Government Degree College Kulgam. Held in collaboration with the Forest Department, as many as 400 deodar...

22-Mar-2017 Bandipora

DDC Bandipora kick-starts plantation drive

District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora, Sajad Hussain, today kick-started plantation drive organized by Social Forestry Department by planting saplings of conifer in the Government Degree Collage campus in Sumbal.Officers of Forest, Social Forestry...

22-Mar-2017 Shopian

DC Shopian chairs DLSCC meet

Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Manzoor Ahmad Qadri, today chaired a District Level Screening Cum Coordination (DLSCC) committee meeting here during which 13 cases were taken up in for discussion.The meeting discussed nine cases for SRO-43, three relief cases...

22-Mar-2017 Srinagar

FC Revenue reviews functioning of CAD Deptt

Financial Commissioner Revenue, Pramod Jain, today chaired meeting to take stock of functioning of the Command Area Development (CAD) Department and review progress of various ongoing projects sponsored under the CAD programme.The meeting was briefed in detail...

22-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Div Com Baseer Ahmad Khan reviews functioning of MED

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, convened a meeting to review the functioning of the Mechanical Engineering Department (MED), Kashmir, here today.The meeting was attended by the Additional Commissioner, Kashmir, Deputy Director Planning, Chief...

22-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Div Com Baseer Ahmad Khan reviews progress of plantation drive

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review the ongoing plantation drive in the Valley.Besides all Deputy Commissioners of the Valley and DC Kargil, who joined the meeting through Video Conferencing, Additional Commissioner,...

22-Mar-2017 Ramban

DDC reviews progress under district plan

District Development Commissioner Ramban, Mohammad Aijaz today convened a meeting to review the progress of various departments under District Plan and other schemes.ADC Angrez Singh Rana, CPO Uttam Singh besides all district and sectoral officer atteneded the...

22-Mar-2017 Poonch

ADC chairs DLRC meet

Additional District Development Commissioner, Dr Gurvinderjeet Singh chaired the DLRC meet to review the performance under Annual Action Plan.LDM Poonch, Rakesh Sudan informed the chair that during the last quarter there is an achievement of Rs 139.49 crore under...

22-Mar-2017 Srinagar

World Water Day celebrated in Srinagar

To highlight the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and to draw attention towards sustainable management of freshwater resources, a function was held here to celebrate ‘World Water Day’ in which Deputy Commissioner...

22-Mar-2017 Srinagar

CAPD employees stage protest in support of their demands

Hundreds of employees from Consumer and Public Distribution Department Wednesday staged a protest in support of their multiple demands at Direction Office here in Shaheed Gunj Srinagar. The protest rally was organized CAPD Employees Association led by its president...

22-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Mohammad Khurshid Alam demands waiver of Artsan Loan

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) district president & MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam has demanded waiver of Artisan Loans in the valley and  Srinagar in particular.While interacting a delegation of Artisans from Srinagar Alam said that Artisans are backbone...

22-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Painkillers increase risk of heart attack, stroke : DAK

With rampant overuse of painkillers in Jammu and Kashmir (JK), Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that painkillers increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.Calling for tighter control on these drugs, President DAK Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan in a statement...

22-Mar-2017 Srinagar

25 Years on : Srinagar family still searching for his ‘missing’ son

A family from old Srinagar city is still searching for their disappeared son who went missing 25 years ago after being arrested by Indian troopers in 1992.The 166 battalion of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) picked up Muhammad Sidiq Sofi of Khankah-e-Molah,...

22-Mar-2017

The incredible journey from Dalip Rana to The Great Khali

From living under circumstances where getting two meals a day seemed difficult, a man decided to fight against his destiny and overcome the hurdles to win the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) championship. This is the story of The Great Khali."The Man...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

From water consumers to conservers

Somewhere in a mountain village in the Himalayas, a woman folds a taro leaf into a cone, fills it with soil, and sows a seed. She waters her little cone with waste water from the kitchen, creating an enabling environment for the seed to germinate in, says a woman...

22-Mar-2017 New York

Twitter shut six lakh terror-related accounts in 18 months

Micro-blogging website Twitter has blocked more than six lakh terror-related accounts in last one and a half years, media reported.According to a report in CNET on Tuesday that quoted Twitter's 'Transparency Report', the micro-blogging site has suspended a total of...

22-Mar-2017

Vietnam sentences 9 to death for heroin trafficking

 A court in Vietnam has sentenced nine among 23 drug smugglers to death on charges of "illegal drug dealing, illegal possession of military weapons and no denunciation of crimes", a media report said on Wednesday.At the first instance trial that started...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Hoping to implement GST from July 1 : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that the government was hoping to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by July 1 after the enabling Bills get Parliament's nod in the current budget session."GST is the biggest reform in India. Hopefully,...

22-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA prepares 'futuristic' clock for space

In a key advance for safely navigating future human exploration of the solar system, NASA said it is set to send its next-generation atomic clock to space in late 2017.This clock will be smaller, lighter and magnitudes more precise than any atomic clock...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Need a block button for haters : Sunny Leone

Becoming a target of social media trolls isn't new for Sunny Leone, who got drawn into a controversy earlier this month when filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma wrote a distasteful tweet about her on International Women's Day. But the actress has a smart way to tackle...

22-Mar-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

Ata Dal scheme in the state will be continued : Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

People of Punjab has shown their affection and selected the congress govt. in the state under the leadership of Chief Minister Punjab Captain Amrinder singh. As such, to meet their expectations, govt. will work dedicatedly with policy and procedure. Now the...

22-Mar-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

Zero tolerance on corruption in the health department : Brahm Mohindra

The health department will not tolerate any kind of corruption at any level. Chairing his maiden meeting with the civil surgeons from across the state, Sh. Brahm Mohindra, health Minister Punjab today said that the Chief Minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder...

22-Mar-2017

Oshea brings Sun Shield Protection with SPF-20 Gel

Oshea Herbals, the leading manufacturer of herbal cosmetics has introduced Oshea UVSHIELD Sun Block Gel with SPF 20 which blocks the harmful appearance of UVA & UVB sun rays. The gel formula prevents skin from sun burn, tanning, hyper pigmentation, premature...

22-Mar-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

CGC Jhanjeri Organized World Water Walkathon

Chandigarh Group of Colleges Jhanjeri, organized a World Water Walkathon 2040 at phase 7, main market.  A large number of local residents joined the students of CGC in their walk at phase -7. The participants were carrying placards with various slogans like...

23-Mar-2017

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Received support from Mumbai Police to shoot 'Daddy': Arjun Rampal

National Award winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, whose forthcoming film 'Daddy' is based on gangster turned politician Arun Gawli, says Mumbai Police was quite supportive during the film's shooting.However, the actor is little worried about the certification...

23-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Would be happy if Advani becomes India's President : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she would be happy if BJP's veteran leader and Lok Sabha member L.K. Advani is elected as President of India.She, however, declined to make comment whether her party...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Separatist leaders' arrest to add fuel to fire : Farooq Abdullah

National Conference (NC) President and candidate for Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll in Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that the detention of separatist leaders will precipitate an already volatile situation in Kashmir.Abdullah was addressing an...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Initiate SOPs for prevention of vector-borne diseases : Anil Baijal

Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday directed that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) be put in place for preventing vector-borne dengue and chikungunya diseases in Delhi.He issued these directions in a meeting held to review the preparedness to deal...

23-Mar-2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Zayed University signs MoU with Urban Arts Projects

Zayed University (ZU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Urban Arts Projects (UAP), a global company curating and constructing public art projects recently at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi campus.The MoU came to reinforce collaboration with UAP...

23-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000 cr revenue in next two years

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is expecting to touch Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next two years with its expansion plan towards the eastern and western parts of India, a company...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Prakash Javadekar Briefs on Smart India Hackathon 2017

Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar today interacted with the media here in New Delhi about the ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ which has already been launched in collaboration with i4c, MyGov, Persistent Systems, NASSCOM and Rambhau...

23-Mar-2017

Capability of ISRO to Launch Satellites

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has the capability of launching  1700 kg to Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit (600 km) and has proven its versatility in launching multi-satellite/multi-orbit missions as well as lunar (Chandrayaan-1) and interplanetary...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Target of tripling Nuclear Power Capacity

The Government, in July 2014, had announced tripling of the then existing capacity of 4780 MW in the next ten years. With the commencement of commercial operation of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), Unit-1 (1000 MW) in December 2014, the installed...

23-Mar-2017 Agartala

Resolve issues with Bangladesh, Tripura CM urges Centre

Ahead of the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India early next month, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday urged the Centre to resolve all disputes and issues pending with the neighbouring country."Resolve the disputes and issues...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

SC working on less-paper petitions : Chief Justice

The Supreme Court is taking steps to curtail paper-based work to the minimum and making the task of justice delivery easier as well as faster.In the course of hearing of a case on Thursday, Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar said that in a matter of a few...

23-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Giving MP ticket to K.D. Singh was blunder : Mamata Banerjee

After police initiated a case against the Alchemist Chief and Trinamool Congress MP K.D. Singh for allegedly cheating investors, West Bengal Chief Minister and party's supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said giving him a ticket was a "blunder"."Giving a ticket...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Policy to tackle NPAs coming very soon : Arun Jaitley

The government will shortly announce measures to deal with the major problem of banks' non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, that it has drawn up in consultation with the RBI, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday."In the next few days, you...

23-Mar-2017 Kolkata

BJP-RSS targeting Bengal due to disappointment : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the RSS is targeting her state due to "disappointment" stemming from a string of poll defeats."Why are you worried? There is no need to be excited. This is a result of disappointment. They have lost...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Star kids are always under scrutiny : Madhuri Dixit

Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene, who doesn't belong to a filmy background, feels that star kids are always under scrutiny."It is a little difficult to be an outsider... to come into the industry and make a name for yourself. But I think even for the star kids, it's...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

BJP turned civic bodies into dens of corruption : Dilip Pandey

The AAP on Thursday accused the BJP of turning the three civic bodies in Delhi into "dens of corruption" and turning the national capital into a "garbage dump".The ruling Aam Aadmi Party also said that the north, south and east municipal corporations, in...

23-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Cheteshwar Pujara backs Virat Kohli as a 'great leader'

Ahead of the deciding fourth and final cricket Test against Australia, starting on Saturday, Indian middle order mainstay batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday said the mind games played by the Kangaroos won't work with the side led by Virat Kohli.Hailing...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Shraddha Kapoor was juggling between 'two worlds'

Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who was shooting for two films -- "Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai" and "Half Girlfriend" -- says it was difficult for her to juggle between the two characters.She was shooting for the biopic "Haseena..." where she is essaying the role...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Airtel to acquire Tikona's 4G business for Rs 1,600 crore

Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced it has entered into an agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire the latter's 4G business, including the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles for around Rs 1,600 crore, a...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Petroleum under GST, but will apply after states agree : Arun Jaitley

Petroleum products, which will be within the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) slated to be implemented from July 1, would, however, continue to be taxed as per the current taxation regime until the GST Council agrees on applying GST to these products,...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

We stand by demonetisation; 'shock' was needed : Arun Jaitley

Asserting that the government fully stood by its November 8 demonetisation, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the decision was needed to "shock the shadow economy" running parallel to the country's economy.Responding to a lengthy debate in the...

23-Mar-2017

'Life': Suspenseful and thrilling

A fantasy sci-fiction, "Life", is a simple, engaging outer-space horror thriller that occasionally shows sparks of brilliance in an otherwise ordinary fare.In many ways it is similar to the 1979 released "Alien". Director Daniel Espinosa's film is the...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Dr. Haseeb Drabu to head Empowered Committee of Finance Ministers

Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu has been appointed Chairman of the Empowered Committee of the Finance Ministers of the North Zone.According to a communiqué issued by the Inter-State Council Secretariat here, Dr Drabu will be heading the Empowered Committee...

23-Mar-2017 Jammu

Shaheedi Diwas : Sham Choudhary pays tributes to freedom fighters

Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today urged upon the youth to take inspiration from the supreme sacrifice of the freedom fighters and asked them to follow their footsteps to take the country on the path of progress.The Minister...

23-Mar-2017 Reasi

Govt won’t allow encroachment of forests : Choudhary Lal Singh

Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Choudhary Lal Singh today said the Government won’t compromise on encroachments, asserting that the violators would be dealt strictly under law.The Minister said this during his tour to Reasi district of Jammu region,...

23-Mar-2017 Jammu

Ramesh Arora chairs DRSC-II Meeting

A meeting of Department Related Standing Committee (DRSC-II) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council was held here today under the Chairmanship of Ramesh Arora to review the functioning of the Forest Department.Legislators, Showkat Hussain Ganai, Qaiser...

23-Mar-2017 Reasi

Govt following people centric approach : Ajay Nanda

Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda today said that the Government has adopted people centric approach which can be gauged from the enthusiasm and confidence reposed by the common in its policies and development plans.He said that regular feedback...

23-Mar-2017 Jammu

Chander Parkash Ganga for providing MUDRA Scheme to entrepreneurs

Stressing upon J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) functionaries to focus on providing “Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA) scheme” for the establishment of “start ups” and Entrepreneurial Ventures in Textile Sector to the entrepreneurs,...

23-Mar-2017 Jammu

Kavinder Gupta urges students to combat social evils

Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta today urged the youth to become socially aware and combat social evils plaguing the society.Kavinder Gupta was speaking at a function organized to pay tributes to Indian Freedom martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru...

23-Mar-2017 Jammu

Efforts afoot to preserve, propagate Sanskrit : Dr. Nirmal Singh

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that the necessary efforts are afoot to preserve and propagate Sanskrit as it forms the basis of the Indian civilization and thought.The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at the annual day function of Rashtriya...

23-Mar-2017 Jammu

South African Adventure specialist Heidi Muller calls on CM

South African Adventure specialist, Heidi Muller called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today.Muller explained to the Chief Minister about her various activities in adventure and expeditions across the world including her famed voyage Expedition...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

DM Srinagar issues instructions on use of vehicles during elections

District Magistrate Srinagar, who is also District Election Officer, today issued a number of instructions on plying of vehicles for election related works during Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency bye polls.According to these instructions, strict action shall...

23-Mar-2017 Kupwara

DSEK holds workshop for teachers in Kupwara

The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), in collaboration with District Administration, Kupwara, today held a day-long workshop-cum-training programme for cluster heads, zonal education officers, resource persons and educationists of the district...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Forest Deptt launches sale of conifer saplings

Urban Forestry Division, Srinagar, today launched a public sale of conifer saplings at PC Depot, Qamarwari here.The sale was inaugurated by the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan. Chief Conservator of Forests, Conservators of Srinagar Circle,...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Div Com reviews condition of city roads

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review the condition of roads in the Srinagar City.Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone, Chief Engineers of R&B, PHE and PDD, Commissioner SMC, GM BSNL, Deputy...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

FC Agriculture reviews functioning of CAD

Financial Commissioner (FC) Agriculture, Pramod Kumar Jain, Wednesday chaired meeting to take stock of functioning of the Command Area Development (CAD) Department and review the progress of various ongoing projects sponsored under the CAD programme.The meeting...

23-Mar-2017 Ramban

DDC reviews preparedness for IPPI 2nd round

District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz today convened a meeting of District Task Force Committee to review the preparedness for 2nd round of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) to be held from April 02.Chief Medical Officer, Dr Saifudin Khan...

23-Mar-2017 Baramulla

Digidhan mela arrangements finalized at Baramulla

In order to review the arrangements for upcoming Digidhan Mela to be observed on March 29, a meeting of officers of various departments was today held at Dak Bunglow, Baramulla, with District Development Commissioner, Dr. Nasir Ahmad Naqash, in chair.The...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Integrated farming to raise economic profile of farmers : Pramod Jain

Financial Commissioner Agriculture Production Department, Pramod Kumar Jain, today convened a meeting to review progress of various ongoing developmental works and centrally sponsored schemes of the Department in the Kashmir Division.Director Agriculture Kashmir...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Div Com orders immediate shifting of Dachigam Sheep Breeding Farm

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today called an emergency meeting to take stock of arrangements for shifting of Sheep Breeding Farm, Dachigam.Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Tasaduq Hussain Mir, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Poornima...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Srinagar to get football stadium as per FIFA norms

Bakshi Stadium is all set to be developed as a modern football stadium as per the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) norms at an estimated cost of Rs 48 crore.This was stated at a meeting convened by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Election ‘dramas’ nothing but ‘mockery’: Yasin Malik

Incarcerated Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik was Thursday brought to Khybar hospital for medical checkups from Srinagar central jail Srinagar, the JKLF spokesman said.In a statement to KNS, the spokesman said that Malik has...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Families of electrocuted PDD labors protest

The families of two PDD labours who were electrocuted on Mar 05, Thursday staged protest against the government for ‘failing to provide any compensation to them.’Notably, on Mar 05, one labour was electrocuted to death while another was critically injured,...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

ISM doctors demand full-time HOD

The ISM Doctors Association has bemoaned the growing indiscipline in the “headless” department of the Indian System of Medicine and urged the government to urgently appoint a full-fledged head of department to bring ISM back on the rails.“Every employee...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Syed Ali Geelani reacts Rajnath’s statement

Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani while reacting to the statement of the union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, said that India was not sincere about finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the Kashmir issue. He said the Indian government has...

23-Mar-2017 Pahalgam

PDP committed to welfare of masses : Rafi Mir

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) General Secretary and Vice Chairman JK Tourism Development Corporation Rafi Ahmad Mir today reiterated the commitment of his party to work for the welfare of masses.Addressing series of public and workers’ meetings to garner support...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Police foil MGNREGA employees protest

Police on Thursday foiled the protest march of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) employees and detained scores of its members after they tried to march towards Srinagar’s commercial Hub, Lal Chowk.They protesters including men...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Srinagar to get hi-tech multi-level parking soon

Work on first semi automatic multilevel car parking facility in the State which is being constructed in the erstwhile KMDA at Lal Chowk, Srinagar is nearing completion and is expected to be completed soon and shall be operational after the test trials which...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Police use teargas shells, batons to foil SBM employees protest

Police on Thursday used tear smoke shells and batons to disperse the Saakshar Bharat Mission (SBM) employees after tried to march towards Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti’s Gupkar residence.Chanting anti-government slogans, the protesting SBM employees were demanding...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Vigilance arrests 5 SMC officials on corruption charges

Besides other employees anti-graft body Vigilance Organization has arrested top five officials of Srinagar Municipal Corporation on charges of corruption.In a statement to CNS, Vigilance Organization said that it has arrested Muhammad Ashraf Warsi (Enforcement...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

From Jail, Malik shifted to Srinagar hospital for health check-up

JKLF Chief Yasin Malik shifted to Srinagar hospital for health check-up Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was on Thursday shifted to a private hospital in Srinagar for a medical check-up.Malik is presently being lodged in the central...

23-Mar-2017 Jammu

Manhas raised border land issue in RS

Member Parliament Shamsher Singh Manhas raised the issue of border farmers in Rajya Sabha in zero hour. Manhas made a fervent appeal to the Defence Minister that either the order of land vacation should be revoked or provide an alternate land to the farmers...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Police foil SBM teachers protest

Several teachers working under Saakashar Bharat Mission (SBM) were injured after police charged with canes when they were proceedings towards Gupkar based Chief Minister’s residence. Police stopped them near Polo View and used mild force to disperse them.Reports...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Protesting agriculture casual labourers demand regularisation

Casual labourers of Agriculture Department continued their protest here in Srinagar against the delaying tactics of government in framing the policy for their regularization.Hundreds of casual labourers assembled here in Press Enclave Srinagar and chanted slogans...

23-Mar-2017 Ganderbal

Delhi can’t resolve Kashmir unilaterally : Dr Farooq to Rajnath Singh

National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday reminded Home Minister Rajnath Singh that the issues in Kashmir cannot be resolved unilaterally by New Delhi and sought engagement with all shades of opinion in the Valley.“Putting Hurriyat leaders...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Foreign funds' inflows, short covering lift Indian equities

Huge inflows of foreign funds, coupled with positive global cues, and healthy buying witnessed in automobile, capital goods and oil and gas stocks lifted the Indian equity markets on Thursday.Breaking the streak of three consecutive sessions of losses, the...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Modi government legalizes political corruption : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Thursday accused the Modi government of creating "new avenues for large-scale money laundering" while claiming to be fighting corruption in public life."The Modi government has indulged in the height of duplicity to hoodwink the people of this...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Stopped drinking by first acknowledging I had a problem : Pooja Bhatt

Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who quit drinking on Christmas last year, says that a person can quit drinking by first acknowledging that there is a drinking problem.Present at 'Closeted conversations... Let's start Talking Again', a conference here for woman change-makers,...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

'EVMs don't make or break fortunes; voters do'

Dismissing doubts over the misuse of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said EVMs don't make or break fortunes, but voters do."EVMs don't make or break fortune; voters do," Prasad said while replying...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Undernutrition makes children susceptible to TB : Experts

With malnutrition or undernutrition accounting for nearly one third of all childhood deaths in India, it is also a major risk factor in children, especially those below the age of five, for developing tuberculosis (TB), experts have said.Tuberculosis is one...

23-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Youths, security forces clash in Srinagar

Stone pelting youths clashed with security forces on Thursday in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir against what they called "nocturnal raids" in Soura area of Srinagar.The youths flung stones in Anchar area, police said."Security forces handled the...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Farm loan waiver affects credit discipline : RBI

Echoing State Bank of India chief Arundhati Bhattacharya's views, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor S.S. Mundra on Thursday expressed concern over farm loan waiver affecting credit discipline."The RBI's views has always been that farm loan waiver affects...

23-Mar-2017 Ranchi

VHP demands closure of illegal abattoirs in Jharkhand

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday demanded that illegal slaughter houses flourishing in Jharkhand should be closed and sealed in line with neighbouring Uttar Pradesh."We also demand that beef should be banned in line with Maharashtra," said Pramod...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Adityanath as CM a step towards Hindu Rashtra : CPI-M

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS have taken "the most audacious step" to usher in a Hindu Rashtra by making Adityanath Yogi the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, the CPI-M has said."They have put in place, as Chief Minister of the biggest state of India,...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Cisco unveils first 'Made in India' product

Reaffirming its commitment to investing further in the country, global networking giant Cisco on Thursday unveiled its first 'Made in India' router which can be used by small and medium businesses (SMBs) across multiple industries.Unveiled in the presence of IT...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

No need to worry about H1B visa issue for now : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said there was no reason to worry about the curbs on H1B visas or the job security of Indian IT professionals working in the US for the time being as the Indian government is in talks with the US regarding this."Currently...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Censorship pointless in the age of internet : Anurag Kashyap

Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap believes that in a world exposed to the internet, censorship doesn't hold any meaning."To have some kind of censorship in the age of YouTube and Internet is pointless. It's not even what I think is right or wrong. What are you...

23-Mar-2017 Kutch (Gujarat)

Israeli expertise helps Kutch farmers grow dates

In the semi-arid Kutch region of Gujarat, Israeli experts have been training batches of Indian farmers in advanced agricultural practices to cultivate dates. The initiative, which is part of the bigger Indo-Israel Agriculture Project, is a further boost...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Oppo F3 Plus smartphone launched in India

Chinese smartphone company Oppo on Thursday launched a new smartphone Oppo F3 Plus in India that comes with dual front camera setup, including a 120-degree wide-angle group selfie camera.Priced at Rs 30,990, the first sale of F3 Plus begins April 1 across India...

23-Mar-2017 Washington

NASA to use laser communication for high-speed space 'internet'

In a step towards verifying the efficacy of laser communications for speedier data rates for connections between spacecraft and the Earth, NASA said it is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration mission.The Laser Communications Relay...

23-Mar-2017 Chennai

Excited about Bollywood debut, says Gautham Kurup

Actor Gautham Kurup, best known for his work in southern films such as "Thuppakki" and "Kandahar", plays a negative role in his Bollywood debut "Bhanwarey" and he is excited about it.Talking about the film, a sex comedy about premature ejaculation, Gautham...

23-Mar-2017 Chennai

Talks on for 'Appatlo Okadundevadu' Hindi remake : Sagar Chandra

Director Sagar Chandra says talks have been initiated for the Hindi remake of his last year's critically-acclaimed Telugu hit "Appatlo Okadundevadu"."I don't know for certain if the film will be remade in Hindi, but talks have been initiated. If things materialise,...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi asks BJP MPs from UP to focus on development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday cautioned BJP MPs from Uttar Pradesh to refrain from pressurising state officials and also asked them to focus on development of their region, sources said.Modi's remarks came during his meeting with parliamentarians...

23-Mar-2017 Las Vegas

Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people : Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, who has achieved superstar status after his role as a passionate jazz musician in "La La Land", says Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people but not the consequence of it.Gosling was a star attraction here at the Adobe annual summit...

23-Mar-2017 Basar (Arunachal Pradesh)

A taste of uniqueness for gastronomes in extreme northeast

Starting with the locally-famous "achin pinam" (spiced rice) to smoked beef platters, or the "amin" made out of rice cake and chicken, every dish cooked in Arunachal Pradesh's Basar town gives out a flavour of the hills and wilderness that surrounds the place.The...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Anushka, Diljit keep believing in the impossible : Shah Rukh Khan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised the forthcoming film "Phillauri" and has asked actors Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh "to keep believing in the impossible".Shah Rukh on Wednesday night took to Twitter to praise the cast, crew and the film. "'Phillauri'...

23-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

'Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate biography'

Unlike a politician or a royal, both of which he is, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh does not hold back on sharing information about himself. This is reflected in his just-released authorised biography."Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India ashamed of sexuality, physicality : Radhika Apte

Actress Radhika Apte, who has often been under the scanner for her "bold" approach in her films, says anything remotely associated with human body can turn out to be a problem in India -- a country that is "very ashamed of sexuality and physicality".Sex and...

23-Mar-2017 Alwar (Rajasthan)

I'm a survivor : Neha Dhupia

It has been over a decade since she made her foray into Bollywood after winning the Miss India crown in 2002. Neha Dhupia looks at her journey in awe and says she feels like a "survivor".Neha, who is currently seen as a gang leader in "MTV Roadies Rising",...

23-Mar-2017 New York

Facebook Live available to desktop users now

Facebook users can now go live directly from their desktops using their webcams and also broadcast gameplay from their computers.According to a Facebook blog post on Wednesday, Facebook live on desktops was earlier available for pages only, but now the status...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Nobody will back you if you're not talented : 'Phillauri' director

Anshai Lal, who is making his directorial debut with Anushka Sharma production's "Phillauri", says the film industry has been very kind to him. Citing examples of names like Maneesh Sharma and Shashank Khaitan, who have created a mark with their talent, he...

23-Mar-2017 Washington

Four killed in US shooting rampage

Four persons including a police officer were killed in Wisconsin, US, after a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three different locations and a dramatic standoff between police and the suspect, officials said.The suspect is in custody, the police...

23-Mar-2017 Chennai

My support is for no one : Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday said he has no plans to extend support to any party in the forthcoming crucial RK Nagar bypoll here."My support is for no one in the coming elections," Rajinikanth tweeted.Earlier this week, when popular composer and BJP candidate...

23-Mar-2017 Las Vegas

Adobe, Microsoft working together on artificial intelligence

Adobe and Microsoft are jointly working on artificial intelligence (AI) to offer better products and provide customers more automated, intelligence-based experiences, a top Adobe official said here.Brad Rencher, Executive Vice President and General Manager,...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Steelbird India Announces An Exclusive Tie Up With Bargy Design

Asia’s largest Helmet manufacturer, Steelbird Hi-Tech India limited, adding another feather to its glory enters into an exclusive tie up with the leading helmet graphic designers of the world, Bargy Design.Bargy Design was founded in 1987 by Fabio Castiglioni,...

23-Mar-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

Gian Jyoti observed World Water Day

Gian Jyoti Group of Institutes celebrated World Water Day at its Campus. Declamation contest, Poster making Competition under the theme save water was followed by many other activities in which students and staff members participated with full fervor and...

23-Mar-2017 Bangalore

CUMI inaugurates Composite Electro-minerals Facilities at Cochin

Carborundum Universal (CUMI), one of the leading players in the world in the area of Material Sciences and a part of the Murugappa Group, opened three new fusion plants at its Electromineral Complex at Cochin, today.With the new facilities – a Zirconia Bubble Fusion...

24-Mar-2017

24-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

BJP march to Telangana assembly against Muslim quota foiled

Police arrested BJP leaders to foil their march to Telangana assembly on Friday to protest the state government's move for hiking the quota for Muslims in jobs and education.Tension prevailed near the assembly as police stopped the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

24-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

New Punjab assembly's first session begins

The first session of the newly-elected 15th Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) of Punjab began here on Friday.Pro-tem Speaker Rana K.P. Singh administered the oath to some newly-elected members while the remaining ones in the 117-member house will be administered...

24-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Don't react "peevishly" to constructive advice : Parkash Singh Badal

Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here today that there was no reason for  Chief MinisterCaptain Amarinder Singh to react so " peevishly" to the SAD-BJP asking him not to link the Congress   poll promise of loan waiver with a central...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Poetry is my statement to life : Gulzar

Noted poet and Bollywood lyricist Gulzar says writing lyrics is his profession, but writing poetry is his statement to life."Lyrics is commissioned work, it is my profession. But poetry is my statement to life. Something that I feel, I know, something that...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

There is no alternative to UN : Shashi Tharoor

Former Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said in the current global set-up, there is no alternative to the United Nations (UN)."There is no alternative to the UN and I definitely believe that it can improve," Tharoor said here while...

24-Mar-2017

'Phillauri': An astutely woven saga

On the face of it, "Phillauri" is the story of a reluctant groom guided by a ghost who helps him overcome his fears about marriage.Set in Punjab, "Phillauri" starts off as a simple story about an NRI Punjabi boy Kanan (Suraj Sharma) who returns to India...

24-Mar-2017 Dharamshala

Under Rahane, India will still be in very good hands : Steve Smith

With India's regular skipper Virat Kohli's participation in the deciding final cricket Test still under the cloud following a shoulder injury, Australia skipper Steve Smith on Friday backed vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane's abilities to lead the hosts in the...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Protect witnesses in rape case against Asaram : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday directed Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments to provide "adequate security" to the witnesses in the alleged child rape case against godman Asaram Bapu."State of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana will provide full protection to the witnesses...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Indian equities close with gains, banks stocks surge

Healthy buying in banking stocks and a strong rupee pushed the Indian equity markets higher on Friday, leading the key indices to close with gains for the second consecutive trade session."Markets continued to rally with the BSE Sensex rising by 89 points. The...

24-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

RSS, BJP working towards Hindu rashtra : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused the BJP and RSS of going ahead with their agenda of turning a secular India into a "Hindu rashtra" as well as violence and communal polarisation in some states.He said both the Bharatiya Janata Party...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

Kashmir won’t survive without Kashmiriyat : Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today said detaching from its roots wouldn’t help Kashmir to grow on socio-cultural arena.Speaking during 2-day international workshop on...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Chander Prakash Ganga calls on Union Minister of State for Finance

A high level delegation led by Industries Minister Chander Prakash Ganga today called on Union Minister of State for Finance Arjun Meghwal and discussed with him J&K’s industrial profile with focus on implementation of GST Regime.During the meeting,...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Deepika Padukone not planning to leave Bollywood for Hollywood

Actress Deepika Padukone, who made her debut in Hollywood with "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" this year, says working in the West is an extension of her creativity and talent, adding that she will never forget her roots."I am very well aware of my home and my...

24-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Supreme Court must first give verdict on Ayodha issue : Sitaram Yechury

The Supreme Court cannot absolve itself of its responsibilities on the Ayodhya issue and has to first come out with a verdict in the case, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Friday.It is not correct for the apex court to suggest an out-of-court...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' crosses Rs 100 crore mark in India

Actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan-starrer romantic comedy film "Badrinath Ki Dulhania" has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic box office.The Shashank Khaitan directorial, which released on March 10, collected Rs 100.74 crore till Thursday, read...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Hoping to get back to 'Padmavati' set soon : Shahid Kapoor

Actor Shahid Kapoor says he is looking forward to begin work soon on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati", the sets of which were vandalised twice by fringe elements opposing the film's content."I am hoping to get back on set. And I am hoping that people will...

24-Mar-2017 Chennai

Hamsa Nandini's special cameo in NTR's next film

Actress Hamsa Nandini, most known for her appearances in item songs, has landed a cameo in the upcoming yet-untitled Telugu outing starring Jr. NTR, a source said."Hamsa will be seen playing a supporting character. Although it will be a cameo, the role has some...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Panasonic to launch 'intelligent' smartphones on March 27

In a bid to provide great experiences to consumers, Panasonic India is set to launch two smart intelligence-based smartphones on March 27 in the country.The company on Friday sent out media invite for the event that reads "a new conversation around smartphones...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

Info Department, WWF-India release Earth Hour video for JK

Director Department of Information and Public Relations Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary and Head, WWF-India State Office, J&K Dr Pankaj Chandan today released a special awareness video on Earth Hour for Jammu and Kashmir.The video was released at a function organized...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

3-day Children’s Literature Festival begins at Jammu

In a first, J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages and National Book Trust of India today organized Children’ s Literature Festival which is scheduled to run for three days.The festival was inaugurated by noted writer, Chatter Paul who also presided...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

Official panel to oversee Cable TV digitization in JK

The Government today constituted the State Level Monitoring Committee to oversee the progress of Cable TV digitization in Jammu and Kashmir.According to an order issued by Financial Commissioner, Information Department, Mr B B Vyas, the 5-member Committee...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

Jammu all set to celebrate Mahotsav : Priya Sethi

Stressing upon the need for the promotion of tourism in Jammu, Minister of State for Tourism, Education, Culture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today convened a high level meeting to review the arrangements put in place for the celebration of Jammu Festival...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

Sham Choudhary assures sufficient irrigation facilities to farmers

Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today informed the progressive farmers and members of J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans (SABDK) that the desilting works on main Ranbir canal and its distributaries are going...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

Quality of work benchmark for development projects : Kavinder Gupta

Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta today said that all development works being executed in the state are being implemented with focused attention on high quality and accountability.The Speaker said this while addressing a public meet on the...

24-Mar-2017 Jammu

First Lady chairs Annual General Body Meeting of ASHI

Usha Vohra, First Lady and President of ASHI, chaired the Annual General Body Meeting of Association for Social Health in India (ASHI), J&K Branch, at the Raj Bhavan here today.The General Body held extensive discussions to identify new projects and activities...

24-Mar-2017 Srinagar

Lack of vaccination responsible for surge in flu cases : DAK

Amid the surge in flu cases that is hitting children especially hard, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that lack of vaccination is responsible for increase in influenza-like illness.President DAK and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement...

24-Mar-2017 Srinagar

SMC employees back tainted officials, observe strike

A day after anti-graft body Vigilance Organization Kashmir arrested five SMC officials on charges of corruption, the employees of Srinagar Municipal Corporation observed a strike alleging that field workers of the Corporation are being targeted without...

24-Mar-2017 Srinagar

NC-Cong alliance symbolises deceit, treachery’

Asserting that Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah were the main reasons behind the mess state was in, Peoples Democratic Party Friday said that the National Conference – Congress alliance symbolises deceit and treachery in Jammu and Kashmir.“The alliance has...

24-Mar-2017 Panaji

Goa will be India's first beggar-free state : Manohar Parrikar

Goa will strive to become India's first beggar-free state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said in his budget speech on Friday."We will conceive a full fledged rehabilitation centre for beggars and a rehabilitation centre for destitutes," Parrikar told the...

24-Mar-2017 Chennai

3 Tamil films to be screened at New York film fest

Three unreleased Tamil films "Merku Thodarchi Maalai", "Oru Kidayin Karunai Mani" and "Sigai" will be screened at the 17th edition of New York Indian Film Festival.The fest will take place from April 30 to May 7.Viewfinder (VFC), an independent film consulting...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Can't take suo moto action against MP for assault : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday said that "suo moto action" cannot be taken against Shiv Sena member Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting an airline staffer, but stressed that "no MP is allowed to misbehave with anyone"."No one is allowed to misbehave...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Oppo F3 Plus smartphone : Brave front camera

China-based Oppo has done well in India, capturing 8.6 per cent market share in 2016, and the company has progressively shifted its strategy towards the premium end of devices.Betting on the selfie culture across the country, the company is now looking to tempt...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Redouble efforts to eliminate TB : Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked all stakeholders to redouble their efforts in eliminating tuberculosis."Happy to learn that World Tuberculosis Day is being observed on March 24. TB continues to be one of the major health challenges in India," Mukherjee...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Time I spent on the Ganges will stay with me forever : Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman, who was on a working trip to India last year, terms his experience of being in the country "settling". The Oscar-winning screen legend says memories of the time he spent on the Ganges will forever remain with him."I was fascinated by India....

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Not just 'Adarsh Bhartiya Nari', Sita was a warrior : Amish Tripathi

He is the author of the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history -- "The Shiva Trilogy" -- and his last book, "Scion of Ikshvaku", was the biggest literary blockbuster of 2015, all of which have together sold over 3.5 million copies.Now,...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Darshan sought psychologist's help for 'Mirza Juuliet' role

Actor Darshan Kumar, whose next release is "Mirza Juuliet", says he needed to speak to a psychologist to get into the mind of his character in the movie.Talking about it, he said in a statement: "Mirza is a complex character, he has been through a lot very...

24-Mar-2017 Washington

I'm President, and you're not : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has defended some of the most controversial claims of his young political career in a wide-ranging interview with Time magazine."I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right... I guess I can't be doing so...

24-Mar-2017 Dhaka

10 dead in Bangladesh road accident

At least 10 persons were killed in Bangladesh and several others injured early on Friday as a truck veered off a road in the Mymensingh district, a police official said.All victims died on the spot around 122 km from here, while four others were left injured,...

24-Mar-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

Spruce Up The Skills To Meet The Changes In Media Scenario-Varun Roojam

Varun Roojam, DIPR Punjab in the maiden meeting with the officials of Public Relations Department in the Committee Room, GMADA, here today, said that the officials should ensure proper propagation of Government policies and decisions to the grass root level...

24-Mar-2017

Block the Sun Damage

Astaberry Biosciences, leading manufacturer of herbal ayurvedic cosmetics has launched Papaya Sunscreen Crème with SPF 30 which works as a skin brightening formula and heals dark spots and pigmentations.Added with Papaya as an active ingredient, this Sunscreen...

24-Mar-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

Graduation Day Celebrations at Gian Jyoti Global School

Gian Jyoti Global School celebrated ‘Graduation Day’ for their tiny tots today at its campus in Phase-2, Mohali. The ceremony was attended by all Pre Nursery, Nursery and Kindergarten students along with their parents. Mrs. Ranjeet Bedi, Principal, Gian Jyoti...

25-Mar-2017

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

AAP government failed to fulfil poll promises : Amit Shah

Accusing the AAP government in Delhi of corruption, the BJP on Saturday said they has failed to fulfil any of its poll promises even after remaining in power for over two years.Addressing a party rally at the Ramlila Maidan here ahead of municipal corporation...

25-Mar-2017 Ahmedabad

Two killed, 10 injured in communal violence in Gujarat

Two persons were killed, one of them in police firing, and 10 others injured while around 50 houses were ransacked and set ablaze along with many vehicles following a communal clash in a village in Gujarat's Patan district on Saturday evening, police said.Patan...

25-Mar-2017 Gwalior

India's borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh to be sealed : Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the country's borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh will be sealed to stop infiltration of terrorists and refugees.Speaking at the passing out parade of the Border Security Force (BSF) at Tekanpur in Gwalior...

25-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Pakistan starts border fencing with Afghanistan : Army chief

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Saturday that the country has started fencing the border with Afghanistan in a move to stop the cross-border movement of the militants.Security officials have long been complaining that the Pakistani militants,...

25-Mar-2017 Miami

Venus Williams, Kerber advance to third round at windy Miami Open

American Venus Williams and Germany's Angelique Kerber both advanced in windy conditions at the Miami Open tennis tournament, earning victories in second-round matches that ended in the wee hours of Saturday.With strong gusts making every rally an adventure and...

25-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

CM Exhorts Party Colleagues To Set Example By Giving Up Red Beacons

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged all his colleagues in the Punjab Congress to set an example for others by voluntarily giving up their red beacon lights, in line with their commitment to the people of the state as part of the party’s...

25-Mar-2017 Gorakhpur

Aditya Nath promises no bias on religion; no harassment of couples

Promising that there will be no bias in the name of religion and caste, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday also assured that couples would not be harassed by anti-Romeo squads in the state.The 44-year-old BJP leader said that National Green...

25-Mar-2017 Lucknow

Swachh Bharat will be a top priority : Yogi Adityanath

The Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, today declared that the goals and targets of the Swachh Bharat Mission are of top priority to the new government in the State. He made this declaration when a Central government team led by the Secretary,...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

President of India inaugurates ‘World Conference on Environment’

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the ‘World Conference on Environment’ organized by the National Green Tribunal in New Delhi today (March 25, 2017). Speaking on the occasion, the President welcomed the fact that conservation has...

25-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Railways to save Rs 41,000 cr on energy costs : Suresh Prabhu

Indian Railways aims to save Rs 41,000 crore (over $6 billion) on electricity expenses by switching over to solar energy over the next 10 years, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Saturday.He said the Ministry of Railways had prepared 'Mission 41K'...

25-Mar-2017 Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Following NGT directions to ban illegal abattoirs : Aditya Nath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday said he was only following the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to close down illegal slaughterhouses in the state."In the past couple of years, NGT had given directions many times that...

25-Mar-2017 Ajmer

Jamiat's efforts to unite Muslim sects gathers pace from Khwaja land

The BJP's stunning victory in Uttar Pradesh and the elevation of firebrand Hindutva leader Aditya Nath Yogi as state Chief Minister appears to have lent an added urgency to efforts to unite different sects of the Muslim community, from the land of Sufi saint...

25-Mar-2017 Kolkata

India will have to bat really well without Kohli : Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said India will have to bat out of their skin in the absence of injured skipper Virat Kohli to gain an upper hand in the ongoing fourth and final cricket Test against Australia in Dharamsala.Australia posted 300...

25-Mar-2017 Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims to get Rs 1 lakh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday in his first speech after taking up the reins of the state announced his government will provide Rs 1 lakh aid to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims."Those who want to go on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar...

25-Mar-2017 Kolkata

No BJP hand in Narada sting probe : S.S. Ahluwalia

Rubbishing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations, senior BJP leader S.S. Ahluwalia on Saturday claimed his party has no hand in the ongoing Narada sting investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation."An order was given by the (Calcutta)...

25-Mar-2017 Damascus

16 killed in Syria airstrikes

At least 16 civilians were killed and 50 injured in airstrikes on a Syrian town on the outskirts of the country's capital, according to a war monitoring group.The United Kingdom-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the aerial bombings...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai