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10-Dec-2017

10-Dec-2017 Udhampur

6 killed in J&K road accident

Six persons have been killed and 12 injured in a road accident in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.The accident took place late on Sunday evening in Sarori village when the driver of the bus carrying a marriage party lost control over the vehicle and...

10-Dec-2017 Tehran

Iran ready to restore ties with Saudi : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran could restore its relations with Saudi Arabia should the kingdom end its "friendship" with Israel.Tehran would "have no problem" with Riyadh if it stops "bowing to Israel" and relies on itself, Rouhani...

10-Dec-2017 Sanaa

20 killed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen's Houthi depot

At least 20 Houthi rebels were killed on Sunday when Saudi-led coalition warplanes hit a missile depot in the Yemeni northwestern province of Hajjah, a Houthi security official told Xinhua."Nearly 20 fighters were killed and some others wounded in the targeted...

10-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Salman Khan enthrals Bollywood fans with 'Da-Bangg' tour in capital

It was an evening full of glitz, glamour and sheer entertainment as Bollywood's superstar Salman Khan gave a power-packed performance in the capital on Sunday through his 'Da-Bangg' tour.Salman was joined by a host of stars such as Sonakshi Sinha, Prabhudheva,...

10-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Congress dares Modi to order impartial probe into note-ban 'scam'

The Congress on Sunday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an impartial probe into the note-ban decision that the opposition party dubbed the "biggest scam ever and the largest money-laundering scheme"."In September 2016 (before demonetisation announced...

10-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Congress doing vote bank politics in Gujarat : Amit Shah

Accusing the Congress of indulging in "politics of caste and appeasement", BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the Congress decision to support Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani is a pre-planned move to take elections towards this purpose.He alleged that the...

10-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Cricketer Jasprit Bumrah's missing grandfather found dead

Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah's septuagenarian grandfather Santok Singh -- reported missing for two days -- was found dead here on Sunday.Ahmedabad police found the body near Dadhichi bridge on the Sabarati riverfront. Santok Singh, aged 75, was missing...

10-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Baseer Ali, Naina Singh win 'Splitsvilla X'

Baseer Ali and Naina Singh on Sunday emerged as the winners of dating reality TV show "Splitsvilla X".In the tenth season, Baseer partnered with Naina to fight the last battle against his best friends and contenders Priyank Sharma and Divya Aggarwal.With a...

10-Dec-2017 Dharamsala

1st ODI: Rohit Sharma blames batsmen for India's defeat

India captain Rohit Sharma blamed poor batting for the humiliating seven-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.The Indian batsmen put up with a pathetic show to be dismissed for a lowly total of 112 runs.Only three...

10-Dec-2017 Deodar (Gujarat)

Narendra Modi lying through the teeth : Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asserting that his words had ceased to carry weight since he was lying through the teeth on the promises made to Gujarat and the country.Addressing a serious of election...

10-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

HWL Final: Australia beat Argentina to clinch title

Drag-flicker Blake Govers struck two minutes from time as defending champions Australia edged past Argentina 2-1 to win the title in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.Govers struck to the left of Argentine goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi...

10-Dec-2017 Handwara(Kupwara)

Three militants killed on Sopore-Kupwara highway, Internet Snapped

Three militants have been killed in an overnight brief gunfight at Younsu on Sopore- Kupwara highway.A police officer told GNS that a Joint team of Army's 22 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned off Younsu area of Handwara at around 12:30 am following specific information...

10-Dec-2017 Srinagar

JKMBA celebrates International Mountain Day

Jammu and Kashmir Mountain and Biking Association in collaboration with Department of Tourism Sunday organized Cyclethon at the newly developed trails of the Shankaracharya Hills in which around 100 riders from different districts of the Valley participated.The...

10-Dec-2017 Jammu

Dr Samoon inspects infra dev works in Samba, Kathua Colleges

The Government has laid special focus on achieving equity, access and excellence in Higher Education through massive infrastructure upgrading and by introducing high employability ranking courses.“Government’s aim is to produce employable and competitive...

10-Dec-2017 Jammu

International Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) conference organized at Jammu

One Day International Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) Conference was organized by the Shia Federation Jammu in collaboration with All Ladakh Muslim Students Association Jammu (ALMSAJ) here at Karbala Complex, today.Religious scholar from Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatullah-ul-Uzma...

10-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Syed Altaf Bukhari reviews works at GHSS Jawahar Nagar, Rajbagh

The Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today visited two Government Higher Secondary Schools in Amira Kadal Constituency and took the firsthand appraisal of the ongoing construction works.On the occasion, the Minister was accompanied by...

10-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Syed Altaf Bukhari reviews winter preparedness

The Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today convened a meeting to review the overall winter preparedness with the heads of various department in Kashmir Division.The Meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad...

10-Dec-2017 Kargil

DLSA Kargil organizes National Lok Adalat

District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Kargil organized a National Lok Adalat under the chairmanship of Chairman District Legal Services authority (Principal District & Session Judge) Kargil, Sanjiv Kumar Bhagat at district court complex Kargil .A large...

10-Dec-2017 Kargil

DC Kargil reviews preparedness in wake of weather advisory

Keeping in view the advisory issued by the Divisional Administration regarding forecast of heavy snowfall and rains in Kashmir valley and Ladakh region from December 11, Deputy Commissioner and CEO LAHDC Kargil Haji Gulzar Hussain today convened a meeting of...

10-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

HWL Final: India overcome depleted Germany to pocket bronze

India toiled hard for a 2-1 win over a depleted but resilient German side in the bronze-medal playoff of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.S.V. Sunil (20th minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (54th, penalty corner) scored...

10-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Suchitra Pillai on cloud nine with award for 'The Valley'

Actress Suchitra Pillai, who won the Best Lead Actress honour at the Milan International Filmmaker Festival earlier this month, is ecstatic about the recognition.Suchitra couldn't make it to the festival, so the American indie movie's director Saila Kariat received...

10-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Why is Narendra Modi obsessed with Congress, wonders Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he could not understand Prime Minister Narendra Modis obsession with the Congress, despite his claims to have wiped the party out of India."On one side, Modiji says that he has wiped Congress out of India....

10-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Dilip Kumar treated for pneumonia

Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who will turn 95 on Monday, has been treated for the "mild pneumonia" he was suffering from and is much better now, said a family friend.Faisal Farooqui, a family friend of Dilip Kumar, took to the actor's official Twitter account,...

10-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Jiten Lalwani keen to showcase humorous side

Actor Jiten Lalwani, best known for his roles in shows like "Hasratein", "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" and "Pehredaar Piya Ki", says he is planning to produce a web series soon in the hope of showcasing his humorous side."I am planning to produce a web...

10-Dec-2017 Guwahati

Six elephants killed by speeding train in Assam

At least six elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding train in Assam's Sonitpur district early on Sunday, officials said.Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) officials said that the incident happened at 135 km marker between Balipara and Dhalaibeel...

10-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Banning liquor biggest example of practising secularism : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said banning liquor was the biggest example of practising secularism and urged the Congress and Left parties to announce such bans in the states governed by them."In all religions -- Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism...

10-Dec-2017 Dharamsala

Sri Lanka thrash India in first ODI

Sri Lanka dominated with both bat and ball to outclass India by seven wickets in the first One-day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.After opting to field, Sri Lanka rode on career best figures of 4/13...

10-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Two held at IGI airport with gold worth Rs 14 lakh

The CISF arrested two persons at the international airport here on Sunday on the charge of involvement in smuggling gold worth Rs 14 lakh, an official said.Shahnawaz had arrived from Abu Dhabi about an hour before his arrest at the Indira Gandhi International...

10-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Been granted all my wishes in this life : Shah Rukh Khan

Actor Shah Rukh Khan has nothing to ask for from life as he says all his wishes have been granted to him.During an 'AskSRK' session on Twitter, a fan asked the actor: "If you met a genie, what three wishes would you ask for?"Shah Rukh responded: "I think I...

10-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Congress leaders met Pakistani officials with Aiyar : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused a group of Congress leaders of meeting Pakistan's High Commissioner at party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's residence before the latter called him (Modi) "neech".Addressing an election rally at Sanand, Modi said...

10-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Smita Singh loving vacation time

Television actress Smita Singh, who has worked in shows like "Bhagyavidhaata", "Hitler Didi" and "Thapki Pyar Ki", is holidaying and loving it.She has been to various places in Australia, New Zealand as well as Hong Kong."People here are very nice and the way they...

10-Dec-2017 Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh)

MP to give malnourished tribals Rs 1,000 each for food

To check the increasing malnutrition levels among Saharia tribals in Madhya Pradesh, the state government has decided to provide people from the tribe Rs 1,000 per month each for food, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.The government already provides...

10-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Ready to play Amitabh Bachchan's father : Anil Kapoor

Actor Anil Kapoor, rumoured to be playing on-screen father to Salman Khan in "Race 3", says he is even open to playing dad to megastar Amitabh Bachchan in a film.Anil, who steered clear from commenting on the buzz, has featured in all instalments of the "Race"...

10-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Varun Dhawan meets Sasha Banks, Triple H

Actor Varun Dhawan was excited about attending here the WWE Live India where he met popular wrestlers Sasha Banks and Triple H."With the very beautiful and hard as nails Sasha Banks. Thanks for making sure there weren't any shadows," Varun wrote alongside...

10-Dec-2017 Mae Hong Son (Thailand)

Wonder why we are still called film industry : Amitabh Bachchan

In the digital age, megastar Amitabh Bachchan wonders why the movie world is still referred to as the "film industry"."Digital camera... That wonder in today's times allows us this liberty... There is now no film... As in celluloid film, like in the past,...

10-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested here on Sunday while leading a protest march.Malik, who had gone underground for two days, emerged in uptown Maisuma locality leading a group of protesters and began walking...

10-Dec-2017 Gurugram

Foreigners arrested for sex racket in Gurugram

Haryana Police on Sunday said they have arrested six women, including two foreigners, and a man for operating a sex racket from a spa here.After a tip, the police on Saturday night raided the Auwa Thai spa centre in the Central Plaza Mall on Golf Course Road...

10-Dec-2017 Jammu

Mehbooba Mufti appalled over Zaira's molestation

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said she was appalled to hear about the molestation of Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim on board a Delhi-Mumbai flight by a co-passenger.Any harassment or crime against women should be dealt with swiftly...

10-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Akshay Kumar wraps shooting for 'Gold'

The shooting for Reema Kagti's upcoming film "Gold" has concluded.Akshay on Sunday shared a video of himself jumping in joy and captioned it: "A good beginning makes a good ending... True story. It's a wrap for 'Gold', an incredible journey with a great...

10-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Anil Kapoor hosts season premiere of 'The Grand Tour'

Veteran actor Anil Kapoor hosted the season premiere of "The Grand Tour", a British motoring television series for Amazon Video."When you are offered the opportunity to host the Season Premiere of 'The Grand Tour', you say 'Yes Please'! Thank you Amazon India...

10-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Omar Abdullah seeks punishment for Zaira's alleged molestor

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday demanded punishment for the passenger who allegedly molested Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim on board a Vistara Airlines Delhi-Mumbai flight.Abdullah tweeted: "The passenger should be identified...

10-Dec-2017 Laharwalpora (Jammu and Kashmir)

Making a difference: Teenager's passion sets an example in Kashmir

Bilal Ahmad Dar, 18, is ready to start his daily journey into the Wular Lake, said to be Asia's largest fresh-water lake, early in the morning on a bitterly cold December day.For the last four years, this teenaged breadwinner of the family has been collecting...

10-Dec-2017

'Daddy's Home 2': A gooey Christmas pudding

It is important to understand that political correctness is not always the right route to take for escapist excursions while courting laughter. "Daddy's Home 2", which takes the rather engaging sparring game in the first film between two neighbouring dads...

10-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Jassie Gill unveils 'Guitar sikhda'

Punjabi singer-actor Jasdeep Singh Gill, better known as Jassie Gill, released his new single titled "Guitar sikhda" on Sunday.The Punjabi romantic number is about the hardships of a lover trying to impress his partner."'Guitar sikhda' is a beautiful Punjabi...

10-Dec-2017 Amreli (Gujarat)

Rural-urban divide over Hardik Patel among Patidar youth

Patidars, whose movement for job reservation has created a stir in Gujarat in the last few years, are a divided lot with youth in the rural areas appearing to be providing strong support to their leader Hardik Patil, while those in urban areas may not be that...

10-Dec-2017 San Francisco

Facebook testing new 'greetings' features

Facebook users will soon be able to send a variety of ‘greetings to interact with their friends in a unique way. Apart from 'Poke', now you can send a wink, a high-five, a hug and a wave.According to a report in The Nation, the options are under trial in Britain,...

10-Dec-2017

My Padmavati : Rajasthan's shame and a community's misplaced valour

My Padmavati is a four-year-old in rural India, possibly in the desert state of Rajasthan. She is lucky to be alive. She has escaped sex-selective abortion and female infanticide. But her fight has just begun. As she enters her teens she will face the outlawed...

10-Dec-2017

Reading replays: How some books always remain on our mind

There are many habits of fervently compulsive readers that can bemuse people around them, but among the most puzzling for their parents and friends would be to see them unwilling to let go of rising stacks of old favourites, in which they again get engrossed...

10-Dec-2017

Did Koyna quake set trend of opposing hydro projects?

December 11 is the 50th anniversary of the Koyna earthquake. The tremor claimed 199 lives and caused minor damage to the Koyna dam in Maharashtra and some houses in its vicinity -- but it is an event that affected science, society and engineering. Till the Koyna...

10-Dec-2017

Yoga for a healthy respiratory system

Smog, the choking threat which has landed the national capital in a pollution emergency, has been the cause of many respiratory problems in children and adults. When your daily commute feels like living on the edge, what are your other outdoor activities supposed...

10-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Macro-data, parliament session to steer equity indices

Upcoming macro-economic data points, coupled with the commencement of parliament's winter session and global cues, especially crude oil prices, are expected to determine the trajectory of the key equity indices in the coming week.According to market observers,...

10-Dec-2017 Mumbai

The world needs empathy : Swara Bhasker

Actress Swara Bhasker has said that it was sad to see the world ignoring the emotion of empathy."The one thing that the world needs right now is empathy. It's sad that we're ignoring this emotion," Swara said in a statement.With "TED Talks India Nayi Soch" --...

10-Dec-2017 Jammu/Srinagar

Cloud cover improve temperatures in J&K

Minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir improved on Sunday due to a cloud cover prompting authorities to fully prepare for heavy rains and snowfall from Monday night, according to the weather office.The office has forecast rains and snowfall for three...

11-Dec-2017

11-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Hardik's rally parallel to Modi clocks 52,800 Facebook Live views

In an election rally in BJP bastion Ahmedabad on Monday night that fetched a record 52,800 Facebook Live views, firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel once again exhorted the people to throw out the BJP from power."I am nobody here to say who to vote for...

11-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Srinagar gets season's first snowfall

Srinagar city received season's first snowfall on Tuesday as higher reaches both in the Jammu region and the Kashmir Valley received moderate snowfall."Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Pahalgam also received moderate snowfall," the Met said. Plains in the Jammu region have...

11-Dec-2017 United Nations

Human rights situation improves : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the overall human rights situation has improved over the decades but problems remain."Over seven decades, humanity has achieved considerable progress. People around the world have gained progressively greater...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

NTPC Director questioned in bribery case : CBI

The CBI on Monday said it has questioned the Director (Finance) of country's largest energy conglomerate NTPC Ltd here in connection with an alleged Rs 5 lakh bribery case in which he demanded the money for his trip abroad.Kulamani Biswal was questioned...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

DoPT trying to clear backlog of promotions : Dr. Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Monday said that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is trying to clear the backlog of promotions accumulated for several years.He was holding discussions with a delegation of Central Secretariat...

11-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad/Patan

Narendra Modi takes dig at Rahul Gandhi, says all GST issues resolved

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday ridiculed the Congress for criticising his government over problems caused by the Goods and Services Tax and demonetisation and claimed these issues had been resolved.He also took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.Modi...

11-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Sea-plane to ferry me for first time in India : Narendra Modi

 "At 9.30 (a.m.) tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, a plane will land on the waters right here at the Sabarmati Riverfront and fly Narendra Modi to land on the Dharoi dam waters (in north Gujarat)," the Prime Minister announced here on Monday evening."From there,...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

It is an honour to work for Congress and country : Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, who was on Monday elected the Congress party's President, thanked all for their support and good wishes and said "it is an honour for him to work for the party and the country"."A heartfelt thank you to everyone for the tremendous support and...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Candidate should not contest from two seats, EC tells Supreme Court

If the Election Commission has its way, politicians will no more be able to contest from two seats in elections.The poll panel on Monday told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not contest from two constituencies. The apex court sought the assistance...

11-Dec-2017 Agra

Only Hindi can unite India : Satyapal Singh

Hindi alone can unite India, Minister of State for HRD Satyapal Singh said here on Monday, after inaugurating an international auditorium named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.Addressing a gathering of linguists, foreign students and local...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Government realised fiscal deficit targets : Arun Jaitley

The government has realised its fiscal deficit targets and is on course to achieve it for the current year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at a pre-budget consultation meet here on Monday, even as economists present at the meeting suggested lowering...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Manish Sisodia bags Finest Education Minister award

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia was awarded the 'Finest Education Minister' award here on Monday by former President Pranab Mukherjee.Sisodia, also the Deputy Chief Minister, was presented the award at a national convention on education, The Fifth...

11-Dec-2017

Prof. Lalji Singh: A man of dreams, courage and commitment

Prof. Lalji Singh, who died after suffering a massive heart attack late on Monday night, worked single-handedly, without mincing any words, to present his vision of Indian biological sciences.He was a very straight-forward and to-the-point scientist, who would...

11-Dec-2017 Patna

RJD protests against Bihar's sand mining policy, calls for shutdown

The opposition RJD on Monday protested against the sand mining policy of the Bihar government which it said had led to an over two-fold increase in the price of sand, and called for a day-long shutdown on December 18.The new sand mining policy had resulted...

11-Dec-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab Players Continue To Shine In National School Games

The players from Punjab continue to shine at the 63rd National School Games events being held in different parts of the country. In the boxing events at Dehradun in U-17 category boys and girls from Punjab have won 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze.The Education...

11-Dec-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab State Commission For The Protection Of Child Rights

The Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has in a letter instructed the Director General of Police and the Chief Secretary to ensure that in the event of a protest/demonstration barricades must be erected on a side so as to make way for...

11-Dec-2017 Chandigarh

Sikander Singh Maluka appointed as new president of SAD Kisan Wing

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today appointed former cabinet minister and party Bathinda district president Sikander Singh Maluka as President of the SAD Kisan Wing. An official release here while quoting the SAD president said he was...

11-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Tourism department celebrates International Mountain Day

The department of Tourism Kashmir Monday celebrated International Mountain Day in which various films of adventure sports were shown to the participants during the day-long event.The Day was celebrated in collaboration with J&K Mountaineering and Hiking...

11-Dec-2017 Kupwara

DDC Kupwara reviews winter preparedness

The District Commissioner Development Kupwara today conducted a visit of Joint Control Room here at District Information Centre Kupwara, Mechanical Engineering Division and Sub District Hospital Kupwara to take stock of snow clearness preparedness and availability...

11-Dec-2017 Srinagar

PCB carries out major Anti-Polythene drive across Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir State Pollution Control Board today carried out major Anti-Polythene Drive across Kashmir province.A team of SPCB officials headed by Regional Director Kashmir Dr. Syed Nadeem Hussain and assisted by officials of SMC and Forest Protection...

11-Dec-2017 Jammu

IGP Jammu discusses R-Day celebration arrangements

Inspector General of Police Jammu S. D. Singh today convened a high level meeting to discuss the arrangements for ensuing Republic Day celebration 2018.The meeting was attended by Additional Commissioner Jammu Rehana Batul, DIG Jammu Rafiq-ul-Hassan, SSP Security...

11-Dec-2017 Jammu

Deputation calls on Dr. Nirmal Singh

The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today directed the officers of the revenue department to examine the cases of the 2009 left out Naib Tehsildars.The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with a deputation of 2009 left out Naib Tehsildars who called...

11-Dec-2017 Jammu

Dr. Nirmal Singh launches SAUBHAGYA in State

The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today launched SAUBHAGYA,(Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna), Prime Ministers initiative, which aims to provide free electricity connections to poor  people identified by the Socio Economic and Caste Census of 2011...

11-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Put halt over infighting among Muslims, Syed Ali Geelani urges OIC

Expressing deep sorrow over the killing and injuring of protestors in Jerusalem, the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday termed these killings as “terrorism and beastly act”. He also stressed on unity among Muslims and impressed upon the...

11-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Snow, rains break months-long dry spell in Kashmir; NH closed

People in Valley had a breather today on Monday after snowfall in higher reaches and rains in plains finally ended months-long dry spell in the region. Due to bad weather, Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for traffic in the evening.The MeT Department...

11-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Three LeT militants, lady killed in Handwara gunfight

Three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants and a civilian lady were killed in an early morning encounter in Handwara area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir.A police official told news agency GNS that acting on a specific input, the police along with Army’s 22 RR and...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President, PM Modi congratulates him

Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of the Congress, taking over from his mother who had helmed the country's oldest party for 19 long years.Prime Minister...

11-Dec-2017 Florence (Italy)

Virat Kohli weds Anushka Sharma in Italy

 Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma sealed their relationship with a wedding here amidst close family and friends on Monday."Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Delhi air quality to remain very poor despite drizzle

The air quality in the National Capital Region, which was overall "very poor" on Monday with "severe plus" in certain areas of the national capital, will not improve even after a drizzle due to high pollution, officials said.The India Meteorological Department...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Don't give us sermons on democracy : Ravi Shankar Prasad to Pakistan

After the Pakistan Foreign Office said India should stop "dragging" Islamabad into its electoral debate, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday retorted saying it should not give lessons to India on democracy as it is well known to the entire world how...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Ravi Shankar Prasad launches first NIC CERT

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology inaugurated the “NIC-CERT”, a setup of National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on 11thDecember 2017.During the...

11-Dec-2017

Visit of Chief of the Air Staff Birender Singh Dhanoa to Sri Lanka

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff is on an official visit to Sri Lanka from 11-14 Dec 17, to deliberate on matters of mutual interest related to regional security. During the visit, CAS would also review the Commissioning, Award...

11-Dec-2017 Jammu

PAC examines CAGs Audit Paras of Estates, H&P Deptts

A meeting of the Committee on Public Accounts (PAC) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLA, Mohammad Akbar Lone.The Committee examined the CAG’s Audit Papas pertaining to Estates and Hospitality &...

11-Dec-2017 Jammu

Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami chairs Environment Committee meeting

A meeting of the Committee on Environment of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLA, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami to discuss the consolidation of Committee report, 2017-18.The Committee reviewed the progress...

11-Dec-2017 Srinagar/ Jammu

Chief Secretary inspects highway upgradation, rail link project works

Expressing dismay over the sluggish pace of work on the upgradation of the arduous Banihal-Ramban stretch of Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the Chief Secretary, B B Vyas today asked the executing agency to immediately flag the issues hampering the work so that...

11-Dec-2017 Shopian

DDC Shopian reviews progress of dev works

To review the status of physical completion of construction of major projects in district Shopian, a meeting of officers and engineers was held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner Shopian, Mohammad Aijaz Asad here today at Mini Secretariat...

11-Dec-2017 Shopian

DDC Shopian inaugurates ECCE workshop

 The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian Mohammad Aijaz Asad today inaugurated the workshop on level first training of early childhood care education in Shopian.Among others, the workshop was attended by programme Additional Deputy Commissioner,...

11-Dec-2017 Srinagar

J&K bags ‘Best State’ award in Punjab Int’l Trade Expo

Punjab International Trade Expo PITEX 2017 declared the J&K State as the “Best State” for adapting the best policies for the betterment of the artisan community.The award was presented by Minster Department of Local Government, Tourism and Culture Punjab...

11-Dec-2017 Srinagar

MSME launches entrepreneurship dev programme

days entrepreneurship development programme started today here at the office of Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSME) development Institute.The programme was inaugurated by Sajid Naqash, CEO Tourism Development Authority, Doodpathri in the presence of SaheelAllaqband,...

11-Dec-2017 Agartala/New Delhi

Fate of over 10,000 Tripura government teachers remains uncertain

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred hearing in the case relating to 10,323 government teachers of Tripura, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following an apex court order, prolonging uncertainty regarding their fate.The Tripura government school...

11-Dec-2017 Shimla

12 killed in Himachal road accidents

Twelve people were killed in Himachal Pradesh in two major road accidents on Monday, police said.Six people were killed when their vehicle was caught in a landslide in Shimla district, while another six were killed when a private vehicle skidded off the road...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Why Javed Akhtar didn't write for 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'

Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar says he didn't write for Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" because he "thought the movies name was double meaning".Akhtar opened up about his decision when he became part of Shah Rukh's show "TED Talks India Nayi...

11-Dec-2017 Patan (Gujarat)

Narendra Modi slams Rahul GandhI for crony capitalism allegations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday came down heavily on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his relentless taunts of crony capitalism against his government, asserting that those who had not seen poverty speak in this language."You say something, may be it...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

What is BJP's relation with Max Hospital : Gopal Rai

Slammed the BJP for "opposing" cancellation of licence of Max Hospital here, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday asked what relationship does it have with the hospital."The way in which the BJP shamelessly stood behind Max Hospital yesterday, we want...

11-Dec-2017 Kolkata

Centre does not aid Bengal like other states : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Narendra Modi-led Central government of not aiding her state the way it aids the others as her government opposes its policies."The Central government does not provide necessary monitory support...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Positive global cues, IT stocks lift equity indices

Key Indian equity indices extended their gains for the third consecutive session on Monday as positive global cues, alongwith healthy buying in auto, IT and healthcare stocks, lifted market sentiment.On a closing basis, the wider Nifty50 of the National...

11-Dec-2017 Jammu

Peerzada Mansoor reviewsprogress of KVIB schemes

Vice Chairman Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB), Mansoor Hussain Suhrawardy has congratulated the officials of the board for achieving No. 1 position among Northern States for facilitating people about different schemes of board.This was stated by...

11-Dec-2017 Jammu

Rani Blowria chairs Ethics Committee Meeting

A meeting of committee of Ethics of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council was held under the Chairperson of MLC, Rani Gargi Blowria here today.The committee held threadbare discussions on various issues regarding the functioning of the Committee and the...

11-Dec-2017 Reasi

Ajay Nanda chairs RKS meeting

Minister of State for Finance and Planning Ajay Nanda, Chairman of Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS), today convened a meeting of Rogi Kalyan Samiti of District Hospital Reasi and approved funds for strengthening of hospital infrastructure.The meeting was attended by...

11-Dec-2017 Jammu

Priya Sethi inaugurates Inter-State Youth Exchange Programme

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Priya Sethi today inaugurated Inter State Youth Exchange Programme, “Ek Bharat Sherestha Bharat” being organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, J&K.Around 50 youth from Tamil Nadu and 50 from J&K...

11-Dec-2017 Jammu

Chander Parkash Ganga flags off 30 farmers for training tour

Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga, today flagged off a tour group of thirty farmers from Sarore for training on latest interventions in horticulture under the centrally sponsored schemes MIDH and ATMA.During the five-day tour, being organized...

11-Dec-2017 Pulwama

Abdul Haq reviews progress on CM's commitments in Pulwama

Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq on Monday chaired a meeting at Pulwama to review the progress made so far on Chief Minister's commitments to the people of the District Pulwama.DDC Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Dar briefed...

11-Dec-2017 Jammu

Chief Information Commissioner Ganai meets Governor

Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today and apprised the latter about the present state of functioning of the Commission and the work which was disposed of during the period...

11-Dec-2017 JAMMU

Dogra Sadar Sabha delegation meets Governor

A sixteen member delegation of Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS), comprising retired senior civil, police, military officers, serving academicians and other eminent persons, led by its President Sh.  Gulchain Singh Charak, former Minister, met Governor N.N....

11-Dec-2017 Patna

Forevermark Launches At Alankar Jewellers In Patna

Alankar Jewellers, a brand that hasset unmatched standards of quality and service have partnered with Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers Group of Companies, by launching the brand at their store in Patna.While Forevermark encompasses the promise...

11-Dec-2017 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

Indo Global colleges celebrated Human Rights Day

Indo Global Group of Colleges  commemorated Human Rights day. The purpose of the seminar was to highlight the significance of human rights. The seminar hall was packed to full capacity by the engineering, MBA and architecture students.After the welcome...

11-Dec-2017 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

Drawing & Painting Competition organized at Ashmah International School

Ashmah International School organized drawing & painting Competition .The theme of the activity was Winter Season. The children showcased their creative skills in colouring and came up with amazing work. The criteria for the judgement were neatness, full...

11-Dec-2017 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

Two days Annul Function concluded at Tiny Tots School

Two day gala event marked the 34th annual day at Tiny Tots Foundation School Phase 10  which concluded with a cast variety of programs. Small children welcomed the chief guest, Inderjeet Garewal ,head YPS Mohali kindergarten with lovely welcome songs....

11-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

175 cases of objectionable videos, 5,935 rapes in Odisha in 3 years

A total of 175 women have become victims of objectionable videos going viral in the last three years in Odisha, while 5,935 rape cases have been reported during the period, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told the assembly on Monday.Replying to a written...

11-Dec-2017 London

Anesthetics could affect plants too : Study

Plants react to anesthetics similar to the way animals and humans do, finds a study suggesting that they are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future.Anesthetics were first used in the 19th century when it was discovered that inhaling ether gas...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President

Rahul Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of the Congress, taking over from his mother who had helmed the countrys oldest party for 19 long years.The 47-year-old...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Movies best medium to educate children : Raveena Tandon

Actress Raveena Tandon believes films can be a learning experience for children.Raveena, who who was here for the inauguration of the third edition of Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) on Monday, said in a statement: "It is something...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Sushil Kumar to make PWL debut

Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will make his Pro Wrestling League (PWL) debut in the 74 kilogram weight category when the third season of the star studded tournament begins next month."I am extremely gratified with my debut in the PWL. Globally, the...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Sushil Kumar to make PWL debut

Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will make his Pro Wrestling League (PWL) debut in the 74 kilogram weight category when the third season of the star studded tournament begins next month."I am extremely gratified with my debut in the PWL. Globally, the...

11-Dec-2017 Patna

Congress has lost first phase of Gujarat election : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Congress has "lost" in Gujarat's first round of Assembly elections and its leaders were blaming Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) as the reason."Congress has lost in the first round and are not even thinking about...

11-Dec-2017 Srinagar

Two bank guards killed in militant attack in Kashmir

Two guards of Jammu and Kashmir Bank were killed on Monday when militants fired indiscriminately at a bank cash van in south Kashmir to loot the money, police said.Police said the exact amount of cash looted was yet to be ascertained.Police said the militants...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Raj Thackeray's son Amit engaged to Mumbai fashion designer

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray's son Amit was engaged to his longtime girlfriend and fashion designer Mitali Borude at a small ceremony here on Monday afternoon.The betrothal was held at a restaurant inside the Mahalaxmi Race Course, and attended...

11-Dec-2017 Lucknow

Arbaaz Khan lauds institution for empowering girls, women

Actor Arbaaz Khan has lauded Kripalu Mahila Mahavidyalaya for taking the lead in providing free education to thousands of poor and destitute girls from different regions and religions.Attending the annual function of the Mahavidyalaya at Kunda in Pratapgarh...

11-Dec-2017 Damascus

Vladimir Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria

Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria.The Russian leader made the announcement at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, reports the Independent.Accompanied by Defence Minister...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Candidate should not contest from two seats : EC tells Supreme Court

The Election Commission on Monday told the Supreme Court that a candidate should not contest from two constituencies as the court sought the assistance of the Attorney General in the matter.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

It's time to up my game : Bhumi Pednekar

Actress Bhumi Pednekar, known for movies like "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" and "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", says her next film "Son Chiraiya" will help her improve her game in Bollywood.Bhumi will feature in the movie with Sushant Singh Rajput."The prep is going great and...

11-Dec-2017 Chandigarh

Hockey has less commercial moments : Sandeep Singh

Former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh feels in comparison to cricket, hockey has less commercial moments.Singh says due to the introduction of new rules every year, the general public sometimes doesn't understand hockey."Hockey has less commercial moments....

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Google 'Posts' that brings results from verified users now in India

In a bid to give users timely updates from verified users such as celebrities and organisations directly from the source, Google on Monday announced the launch of "Posts" feature in India."To get started, do a Google search for the name you want to claim,...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

I have been an athlete since childhood : Urvashi Rautela

Actress Urvashi Rautela says fitness is very important for her to achieve goals in life. She also says that she has been an athlete since childhood and she loves running."Physical fitness is extremely important to me. Only if you are fit will you be able to...

11-Dec-2017 Washington

NASA's Kepler probe uses Google AI for latest discovery

NASA has said its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope made its latest discovery using machine learning from Google.The discovery will be announced at a media teleconference on December 14, NASA said.Besides NASA scientists, Christopher Shallue, Senior Software...

11-Dec-2017 Banaskantha (Gujarat)

Talk about Gujarat, not Pakistan : Rahul Gandhi to Narendra Modi

Hitting out at Narendra Modi for dragging Pakistan into the Gujarat elections, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that rather than talking about foreign countries in his election campaign speeches in Gujarat the Prime Minister should say something...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Should BJP go to any length to win Gujarat : P. Chidambaram

Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for levelling allegations against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Vice President Hamid Ansari during the Gujarat election campaign."Is winning an election so important...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Financial stability, inclusion go together : Bimal Jalan

Programmes of financial inclusion are part of the larger financial system, the stability of which is essential to the success of the inclusive initiatives, a former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor said on Monday.Noting that financial inclusion has to go hand...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Delhi government approves Rs 15 cr for Ring Road

The Delhi government on Monday approved Rs 15 crore to "strengthen" the stretch of Ring Road from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to Ashram here.The decision was taken at an Expenditure Finance Committee meeting chaired by Deputy Chief...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

There's nothing a woman can't achieve : Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has made her mark with films like "Pink", "Naam Shabana" and "Judwaa 2", says women can achieve anything with determination and strength."I've always followed the belief that there is nothing that a woman can't achieve if she is determined...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Adnan Sami, family meet Afghan Vice President Sarwar Danish

Afghanistan Vice President Sarwar Danish.Adnan says he discussed his upcoming film "Afghan - In Search of a Home" with Danish. "We had a delightful morning in Mumbai meeting the visiting Vice President. We discussed my upcoming film ‘Afghan' and he was most gracious...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

BB Ki Vines, Vidya Vox among top 10 creators of 2017 : YouTube

American singer Vidya Iyer (known as Vidya Vox), comedian-singer Bhuvan Bam aka BB Ki Vines and Nisha Madhulika, a vegetarian Indian YouTube chef, were among the top 10 creators of 2017, the Google-owned company revealed on Monday.The "YouTube Rewind 2017" report...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Meet Nizami Bandhu, the 'Rockstar Qawwali' singers

It is 8 pm on a chilly Thursday and the winter wind is howling outside. Yet there is hardly any space for latecomers on the cold marble floors inside the Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, where the stage is set for the Nizami Bandhu to render their soulful...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Concerned, happy for Janhvi Kapoori's debut, says mom Sridevi

Bollywood's ageless beauty Sridevi says she is going through mixed feelings of being concerned and happy about her elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor making her acting debut with the movie "Dhadak".Sridevi graced the red carpet of the Lux Golden Rose Awards here on Sunday...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Narendra Modi drags Gujarat poll campaign to its nadir : Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of resorting to "histrionics" and pulling the ongoing poll campaign for the Gujarat elections to "a new low".The critical ally of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party said that Modi "dug up the graves...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Women are fighters : Kareena Kapoor Khan on Zaira Wasim incident

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says women are capable of fighting out of every situation in life.Kareena spoke about women's strengths at the red carpet of the Lux Golden Rose Awards here in Mumbai on Sunday night. She was asked to comment on teenage actress Zaira...

11-Dec-2017

Enid Blyton's adventures get even more mouth-watering

Enid Blyton knew her mysteries. She also knew her muffins and meringues.In "Jolly Good Food", Allegra McEvedy -- chef, author and also co-founder of healthy fast food chain Leon -- decodes the quintessential and mouth-watering treats littered in Blyton's...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

My marriage to Dilip Kumar a perfect dream : Saira Banu

On thespian Dilip Kumar's 95th birthday, his evergreen wife Saira Banu, 22 years his junior, says her marriage to him has been a "perfect dream".Dilip Kumar is recuperating from a bout of pneumonia. On his special day, a stream of visitors began trickling...

11-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Google Doodle honours German physicist Max Born

The Google Doodle on Monday celebrated the 135th birth anniversary of German physicist and mathematician Max Born who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to the field of quantum mechanics.An atom is the smallest unit of matter and quantum mechanics...

11-Dec-2017 Handwara (Kupwara)

Handwara Gunfight : Woman killed during operation

A woman has been killed during a gunfight that broke out between Goverment forces and militants at Younsu area on Sopore-Kupwara highway last night.A senior Police official told GNS  that a joint team of forces cordoned off the Younsu area of Handwara...

12-Dec-2017

12-Dec-2017 Chandigarh

Deputy Speaker British Columbia Calls On Speaker Punjab

Deputy Speaker of British Columbia Legislative Assembly Raj Chouhan today called upon the Speaker Punjab Legislative Assembly Rana KP Singh to explore the possibility of establishing a mutual arrangement or partnership agreement between Legislative Assemblies...

12-Dec-2017 Seoul

S.Korea's Moon visits China to discuss Pyongyang

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday left for China on a four-day visit. He will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss the North Korean crisis and bilateral issues.Moon and Xi are set to hold their third summit on Thursday, when they...

12-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Don't know what being pure evil is : Adam Driver

Hollywood actor Adam Driver's villainous Kylo Ren might have managed to intimidate the audience with his brutal act and black cloak teamed up with a helmet. But he doesn't see his "Star Wars" character as the "bad guy", and says he doesn't know what being "pure...

12-Dec-2017 Washington

Mysterious bright spots indicate Ceres is no dead world : NASA

Far from being a dead world, the dwarf planet Ceres is an active and evolving world, indicate hundreds of bright areas that stand out in images NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned, say scientists.The surface of Ceres is otherwise dark."The mysterious bright...

12-Dec-2017 Washington

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions : Rex Tillerson

The US is ready to open nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea, without preconditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said."Let's just meet and let's talk about the weather if you want," he said on Tuesday at a policy forum in Washington, BBC reported.His...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Is going to temples forbidden : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked if visiting temples was forbidden, adding he felt very nice about it and prayed for the golden future of Gujarat."Is going to temples forbidden?" Gandhi asked when a reporter questioned him at a press conference...

12-Dec-2017 New Delhi

If you're a victim, come out and talk about it : Neha Dhupia

Neha Dhupia feels '#MeToo' -- the campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment -- is not only valid for people associated with the entertainment industry, but for everyone. The actress says a victim should not hesitate to share one's ordeal, and instead...

12-Dec-2017 Puri Pai (Thailand)

Women are taking over the world : Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is busy shooting for "Thugs of Hindostan" here, finds it admirable to see women working on the set, saying they are taking over the world.On his blog, Amitabh wrote: "Serenity not just in the woods and the skies above, but on the...

12-Dec-2017 Mumbai

My struggle has been with my acting profession : Soha Ali Khan

Actress Soha Ali Khan says her struggle has been with her profession as an actor.At the launch of her maiden book "The Perils of Being Moderately Famous" here on Tuesday, Soha was asked about the toughest chapter to write.She said: "The toughest chapter to write...

12-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Soha Ali Khan is a solid woman : Kareena Kapoor Khan

Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has described her sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan as a solid woman.Soha on Tuesday launched her first book "The Perils of Being Moderately Famous" here. In a rare picture perfect moment, the entire family, including Sharmila Tagore, Saif...

12-Dec-2017 Colombo

Jacqueline Fernandez opens her first restaurant in Colombo

Jacqueline Fernandez is excited about opening her first restaurant in her in her hometown Colombo.The Kaema Sutra restaurant will serve Sri Lankan cuisine. The Sri Lankan beauty, a popular name in Bollywood, on Tuesday shared on Instagram a photograph of herself...

12-Dec-2017 Nagpur

On 77th birthday, an ailing Pawar leads anti-government rally

After 37 years, veteran politician and National Congress Party President Sharad Pawar hit the streets on his 77th birthday on Tuesday, leading a massive 'Jan Aakrosh Halla Bol' procession, jointly with Congress and other parties, against the BJP-Shiv Sena...

12-Dec-2017 New Delhi

November inflation up at 4.88%, factory output growth dips

A sharp spurt in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation in November over the RBI's median level of 4 per cent, even as factory output growth in October contracted to 2.2 per cent, official data showed on Tuesday, even as industry called...

12-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

Modi eats Taiwanese mushrooms : Alpesh Thakore

OBC leader and Congress candidate Alpesh Thakore on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi disliked Gujarati food and was fond of Taiwanese mushrooms which cost Rs 80,000 a kg.Thakore also alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party's Gujarat leaders...

12-Dec-2017 New Delhi/Ahmedabad

BJP on 'secret' meet with Pakistanis, Modi asked about Nawaz 'biryani'

The opposition reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday of the 'biryani' served by then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in 2015 as the BJP harped on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs meeting with Pakistani diplomats.The Bharatiya...

12-Dec-2017 New Delhi

India, Australia hold first 2+2 dialogue

In a bid to boost their bilateral strategic partnership keeping the Indo-Pacific region in mind and to increase defence cooperation, India and Australia held their inaugural 2+2 Foreign Secretaries and Defence Secretaries Dialogue here on Tuesday.While...

12-Dec-2017 Jammu

Div Com reviews disaster management preparedness

Divisional Commissioner, Dr Mandeep K Bhandari reviewed the status of disaster management and preparedness plan being made by the respective district administrations of the division through video conferencing, here today.Detailed discussion was held on issues like...

12-Dec-2017 Jammu

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali chairs State Consumer Protection Council meet

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today chaired a meeting of State Consumer Protection Council to discuss the measures that need to be initiated for Protection of consumer interests with regard to...

12-Dec-2017 Jammu

Ramesh Arora chairs DRSC-IV meeting

A meeting of the Department Related Standing Committee (DRSC-IV) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLC, Ramesh Arora to review the overall functioning of Higher Education Department.Legislators, G N...

12-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Paper trail has bolstered voters' confidence : EC

Ahead of Gujarat's second phase elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday said that 100 per cent deployment of VVPAT machines in the state has "bolstered the voters confidence" in the electoral process.It added that "strict adherence to...

12-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Whatever PM said about Manmohan Singh is not acceptable : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he would not tolerate any kind of nasty language, referring to Mani Shankar Aiyar's "neech" remark against the Prime Minister, but added that whatever Narendra Modi had said about former Prime Minister Manmohan...

12-Dec-2017

Navika Sagar Parikrama - INSV Tarini departs from Lyttelton

The Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini left Lyttelton this morning (12 December 2017) for its onward journey to Port Stanley (Falklands). INSV Tarini had arrived at Lyttelton on 29 November 2017 after completion of second leg of its maiden voyage...

12-Dec-2017 Noida

'Roadies' most gender neutral place, say Neha, Rannvijay

Actress Neha Dhupia, who is returning as a gang leader with "Roadies Xtreme", describes the stunt-based reality show as the most gender neutral place to work, while Rannvijay Singha says girls need to be treated equal to men.Neha will be seen alongside popular...

12-Dec-2017 Gandhinagar

EC to seek explanation from BJP candidate mocking model code

The Election Commission on Tuesday said it will seek an explanation from BJP's Jamalpur-Khadia candidate Bhushan Bhatt after a video of him telling party workers to not to care about the model code of conduct or the poll panel went viral.A video of Bhatt,...

12-Dec-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

'S Durga' director slams IFFK, organisers hit back

After "S Durga" director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan on Tuesday hit out at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) for its "bad shape", the organisers of the gala questioned his changed opinion.Filmmaker Kamal, Chairman of the Kerala State Chalachitra...

12-Dec-2017 Jammu

Medical Employees Federation Jammu Province calls on Asiea Naqash

Minister of State for Health and Medical Education and Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash said that state government is committed to fulfill all genuine demands of the employees working in Health & Medical Education Department.The Minister was interacting with...

12-Dec-2017 Jammu

PUC examines Audit Paras of JKHPMC

The Committee on Public Undertakings of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today directed the higher authorities of Horticulture department to take all necessary steps to boost horticulture sector in the state.The committee said this during a threadbare...