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13-Jan-2017

'Haraamkhor': A tad amateurishly mounted

Designed as an art house film, "Haraamkhor", is a slice of life projecting the abuse of minor girls in rural India.With precisely two shots of dark clouds with a silver lining in an otherwise hazy skyline, the film does not offer any hope or resolution to the...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Cold continues to bite north India

If it was cold on Thursday, it was a shade warmer on Friday in parts of north India, though the entire region still continued to reel under cold wave conditions. Some hilly areas witnessed incessant snowfall and the Kashmir Valley literally lay in deep...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand is new Army Vice Chief

LT. General Sarath Chand on Friday took office as the Vice Chief of Army Staff, an official said.Before this posting as the Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCoAS), the General was commanding South Western Command.He will be filling the Vice Chief's post vacated...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Water management requires support of people : Uma Bharti

Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday stressed the need for participation of people in water resources management, saying "there is a need to convert 'Jal Kranti' (water revolution) into 'Jan Kranti' (peoples revolution)".Inaugurating the third edition...

13-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Shiv Sena, Congress, NCP blast Modi over Khadi panel calendar

The ruling ally at the Centre and in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena and the opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party on Friday sharply criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the manner in which his pictures replaced Mahatma Gandhi's photos in...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Delhi budget won't have Plan, Non-Plan segments : Manish Sisodia

The Aam Admi Party (AAP) government on Friday decided to do away with separate Plan and Non-Plan classification of expenditures from the next Delhi budget.The Delhi government's next budget would have only Capital and Revenue heads, according to a tweet...

13-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Disappointing earnings' guidance, weak rupee drag equities lower

Profit booking, coupled with a depreciating rupee and disappointing earnings guidance from an IT major, dragged the Indian equities markets lower on Friday.Besides, broadly mixed global indices and continued outflow of foreign funds subdued investors' sentiments.The...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Kashmiri landscapes come alive on Zargar Zahoor canvases

Splendid Kashmiri landscapes make up the bulk of Zargar Zahoor's output, characterized by firm draughtsmanship, tonal coherence and an impressionistic naturalism.The exhibition titled, "Chromatic Harmonies", curated by Uma Nair, is on at the Lalit Kala Akademi...

13-Jan-2017 New York

Brain protein behind depression in pregnancy

Low levels of a brain protein during pregnancy can cause depression in the mother and low birth weight in the baby, a study has found.The findings showed that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) commonly known to regulate moods, is also vital for the...

13-Jan-2017 Mumbai

No issues between Kangana Ranaut, me : Shahid Kapoor

Actor Shahid Kapoor has denied reports suggesting that he has issues with his "Rangoon" co-actor Kangana Ranaut and said he would "happily promote" the upcoming film with her."There are no issues between me and Kangana. I will be happy to promote the film...

13-Jan-2017

'Ok Jaanu': Hackneyed and superficial

A Gen-Y girl and boy meet, are physically attracted, become friends, live-in together, sans any commitment, then eventually fall in love and get married. Familiar? Extremely. Trite, oft-seen and offering nothing new. That in a nutshell, is what Shaad Ali's...

13-Jan-2017 Chennai

Long-time desire to work with Gautham Menon : Tamannaah Bhatia

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia, who has teamed up with Gautham Vasudev Menon for the yet-untitled Tamil remake of Telugu indie hit "Pellichoopulua", says it's been her long-time desire to work with the "Minnale" director.Gautham will be producing the remake, which...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Feel second film is like re-launch for me : Bhumi Pednekar

Bollywood actress Bhui Pednekar, who is currently busy shooting for her second film "Toilet- Ek Prem Katha", says the film is a "re-launch" for her in Bollywood."I have only done two films. So, I don't know how things are going to be ahead...specially for me,...

13-Jan-2017 Mumbai

I'm happy being single : Rakhi Sawant

Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant says she is happy being single for now but is ready to do another season of the reality show "Rakhi ka Swayamwar" to find her lucky man.Rakhi's friend and former model and actress Sofia Hayat earlier said that she wants her to get...

13-Jan-2017 Washington

Cubans to be treated like other migrants : Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has said that Cuban migrants will be treated the same way the US treats migrants from other countries, ending a longstanding practice that allowed undocumented Cuban migrants to remain and become permanent residents of the US.The Cuban government...

13-Jan-2017 Shimla

A week on, Shimla struggles to cope with record snowfall

As heavy snowfall has eluded this erstwhile summer capital of British India in recent times, the "snow manual" of the administration, followed since the Raj, has virtually been lying in cold storage.Then, suddenly, 83 cm of snow fell on January 7 and 8.And...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Don't like jokes on the handicapped : Satish Kaushik

Veteran actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik has been tickling the funny bone of audiences since the 1980s. He is in favour of making more sitcoms and comedy shows in India but is not an admirer of comedy that involves poking fun at someone's disabilities or physical...

13-Jan-2017 Udhampur

DDC reviews progress under NHM

District Development Commissioner Niraj Kumar convened a meeting of district Health Society to review the physical and financial progress made under National Health Mission.The DDC also reviewed the progress on implementation of   PC& Pre- natal Sex...

13-Jan-2017 Srinagar

DGP visits Budgam, reviews Law & Order; Addresses police personnel

Underscoring the need for bringing improvements in the functioning of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid has said that people friendly policing is our motto and all ranks of the force have to work together for the betterment...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

70 BJP councillors detained outside Kejriwal residence

Police on Friday detained around 70 BJP councillors from outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence while staging a protest.A BJP leader told IANS earlier that 120 councillors were arrested."We detained the protesters but let them go after half...

13-Jan-2017 Jammu

Haji Anayat reviews tourism promotion measures for Kargil

Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali chaired a high level meeting here today to review measures for promotion of tourism in Kargil.The meeting was attended by Secretary Tourism Department, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Deputy Commissioner Kargil,...

13-Jan-2017 Jammu

People will get improved basic facilities soon: Kavinder Gupta

Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today launched construction of lane/covering of drain at Digiana Camp here today.Speaker said that Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) will construct the lane/covering of drain at the estimated cost...

13-Jan-2017 Jammu

Libraries to become learning hubs for students

The Department of Libraries and Research is launching a maiden initiative to provide free learning, coaching and counseling facilities to the students appearing in NEET, JEE and CET.Launched on the initiative of Minister for Finance & Culture, Dr Haseeb...

13-Jan-2017 Jammu

VC, SMVDU meets Governor

Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, called on Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan here today.Prof. Jain briefed the Governor about the position regarding several important issues in the academic,...

13-Jan-2017 Jammu

Sajad Gani Lone meets Governor

Sajad Gani Lone, Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Mr. Lone briefed the Governor about the significant challenges, relating to the departments and agencies...

13-Jan-2017 Jammu

MLA Tral, other legislators meet CM, Put up demands, seek redressal

Member, Legislative Assembly, Tral, Mushtaq Ahmad Shah today called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and brought several issues of his constituency into her notice.Mr. Shah demanded construction of Tral-Pahalgam road via Bathnoor and Tral-Khrewa road via...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Will look into grievances of Lt. Gen. Bakshi : Army chief

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said he will look into the grievances of Lt. General Praveen Bakshi, the Eastern Army Commander who was superseded when Rawat became the Army chief.Bakshi, in his address to soldiers on New Year's Eve, had said there...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Need to make situation in J&K normal : Army chief

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir should return to normalcy as it was before the advent of militancy.Addressing a press conference ahead of Army Day, Rawat said 'indoctrination' of the youth was taking place...

13-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Disappointing earnings' guidance, weak rupee drag equities lower

Profit booking, coupled with a depreciating rupee and disappointing earnings guidance from an IT major, dragged the Indian equities markets lower on Friday.Besides, broadly mixed global indices and continued outflow of foreign funds subdued investors' sentiments.The...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Income Tax department harassing, will raid us : Raghav Chadha

The AAP said on Friday that the Income Tax department was harassing it and also planning to raid it ahead of the Goa and Punjab assembly elections on February 4.Aam Aadmi Party spokesman and treasurer Raghav Chadha told the media here that the Income Tax...

13-Jan-2017 Srinagar

‘Stop intimidating Jammu Muslims’

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairperson, Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday said that “RSS backed PDP-BJP rule” in Kashmir is promoting communalism.He said that intimidations to Muslims living in Jammu division are not acceptable to any Kashmiri.Malik in a...

13-Jan-2017 Kishtwar

Protest in Kishtwar against attack on Kathua Muslims

Kishtwar Muslim Shoura Committee held a protest on Friday against attacks on Muslims in Kathua by the goons of extremist Hindu organizations, RSS and BJP.The demonstration was led by Imam Jamia Masjid Kishtwar, Farooq Ahmed Kitchloo, after the congregational...

13-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Dastgeer Sahab (RA) Urs concluded

The annual Urs in the memory of Sufi Saint Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani (RA) concluded on Friday while thousands of devotees amid chill and shutdown offered congregational Friday prayers at Khanyar Srinagar.Shortly after the Friday prayers the holy...

13-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Shops, bank and post office gutted in Court Road blaze in Srinagar

In a massive fire incident, several shops, two banks and post office were damaged on Court road here in Srinagar on Friday morning.The fire has caused extensive damage to the building housing Punjab National Bank, some shops and a post office, reports said.An...

13-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Electricity shortage cripples business in Sadar Treasury

A rampant and long-term shortage of electricity has crippled the business at Sadar Treasury here in capital city Srinagar.    Those who visit the Sadar Treasury leave back without getting their work done as the Treasury faces acute power shortage."Our...

13-Jan-2017 Pulwama

SOG man injured in ‘militant’ attack

Unidentified gunman allegedly fired upon a cop, injuring him critically in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday.    Sources that a Special Operation Group man Nayeem Ahmed Bhat Belt Number 1278 was guarding the road in an armoured vehicle at Rajpora...

13-Jan-2017 Ganderbal

DDC Ganderbal inspects RDD works

District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Tariq Hussain Ganai, today visited Lar and Wakura blocks of the district to inspect various ongoing developmental works under Rural Development Department there.District Panchayat Officer Ganderbal, BDOs of Lar and...

13-Jan-2017 Budgam

DC Budgam reviews RDD works

District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Mir Altaf Ahmad, today convened a meeting to review implementation of various schemes being executed by Rural Development Department (RDD) in the district.Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD), CPO, BDOs, Assistant...

13-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Commissioner SMC reviews snow clearance arrangements

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone who is also holding the charge of Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation today convened a meeting of Municipal officers and Ward Officers to review the arrangements put in place for snow clearance in view...

13-Jan-2017 Srinagar

DSEK starts ‘Read Kashmir Library’ programme

Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) today started ‘Read Kashmir Library’ programme in all the 10 districts of the valley.The programme is being conducted by Pratham Education Foundation (PEF) in collaboration with Directorate of School Education Kashmir....

13-Jan-2017 Jammu

Dy CM compliments BOSE for declaring Class 10 results in record time

Complimenting the Education Department and J&K State Board of School Education (BOSE) for declaring the Class 10th results for Kashmir division in a record time of 7 days, the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh has extended his felicitations to the students...

13-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi clears Aujla as Cong candidate for Amritsar LS bypoll

Gurjit Singh Aujla has been nominated the Congress candidate for the February 4 by-poll to the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat in Punjab.Aujla’s candidature was on Friday officially approved by AICC president Sonia Gandhi.The Amritsar parliamentary seat was vacated...

13-Jan-2017 Jalandhar

Arvind Kejriwal takes out Road show in Jalandhar, gets rousing welcome

National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today got rousing welcome in the city, known as NRI Capital of Punjab, when he took out the road show here.Large number of people gathered near Paragpur village on National Highway...

13-Jan-2017 Raikot

Captain Amarinder Singh rules out total prohibition in Punjab

Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has ruled out total prohibition in the state, saying excise was the only major source of income for Punjab but made it clear Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has ruled out total prohibition...

13-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab Bans Jail “Mulaqaats” Three Days Prior To The Polling Day

The Punjab Home Department has issued instructions banning “mulaqaats” with prisoners in all Central, District and Sub-Jails in the State, three days prior to the polling date of 4th February, 2017. This follows a meeting of the top State Government Officials...

13-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Ludhiana small scale industry delegation backs Congress

A delegation of the Ludhiana small scale industry on Friday met Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh to extend their support to the party in the interest of industrial revival in the state once it forms the government.Captain Amarinder assured...

13-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Severe jolt for BJP as key Ludhiana leaders join Punjab Congress

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday received a severe jolt with veteran party leader and former state minister Satpal Gosain, along with several party leaders and supporters from Ludhiana, joined the Punjab Congress, which also witnessed the induction...

13-Jan-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

UGI celebrated Lohri with religious fervor

Lohri was celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm in the premises of Universal Group of Institutions. The mood on the campus was upbeat and the students were totally absorbed in the festive spirit of  Lohri. The program started with Lohri Poojan. The...

13-Jan-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

Indo Global Celebrated Lohri with zeal

Indo Global group of colleges celebrated Lohri at the campus, where a huge bonfire was lit, later the celebration was followed by a colorful function to make it memorable , where children also  get opportunity  to  showcase their talents in...

13-Jan-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

Shemrock School celebrates Lohri with great zeal

Shemrock School sector-69 congregated to celebrate Lohri at the school campus where a huge bonfire was lit. A colorful function was organized here today to celebrate the festival of Lohri.Chairman of the school A.S.Bajwa   lighted the bonfire. Students and...

14-Jan-2017

14-Jan-2017 Washington

SpaceX successfully launches rocket since September explosion

A Falcon 9 rocket of the SpaceX aerospace company had a successful lift-off from the launch pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base in the US, the company's first launch since a similar unmanned rocket exploded last September in Florida.The rocket,...

14-Jan-2017 Mumbai

'Dangal', Alia Bhatt win big at 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards

After setting new records at the box office, "Dangal" swept away the night's three of four major awards -- Best Actor, Film and Director while Alia Bhatt won the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Female) for her performance in "Udta Punjab".Attended by most actors...

14-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Navjot Sidhu is 100 per cent in Congress : Amarinder Singh

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was already a member of the Congress and will be contesting the assembly polls."He (Navjot Singh Sidhu) is 100 per cent in the Congress, and as Navjot...

14-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Hitler, Mussolini were also powerful brands: Rahul on Vij's comment

Hitting out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its Haryana Minister Anil Vij's comments on Mahatma Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said even "Hitler and Mussolini were very powerful brands"."Hitler and Mussolini were also very powerful...

14-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Surjit Singh Barnala: A gentlemanly, clean and popular politician

In the hurly-burly of Indian politics, one name that stood out for a clean political innings would be that of Surjit Singh Barnala.The tall politician from Punjab had the charm and a mild manner that endeared him to people and political personalities across...

14-Jan-2017 Patna

20 dead, many missing as overcrowded boat sinks in Ganga near Patna

At least 20 passengers were killed and many others were missing as a boat carrying 40 people capsized in the Ganga river near here on Saturday evening, officials said. Only eight people were rescued so far.The bodies of 20 passengers have been recovered,...

14-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Cold wave unabated over north India; more rain, snow predicted

Cold wave conditions continued to prevail over most of north India on Saturday with weather department officials predicting more rain and snow over the region in the next 48 hours to Monday evening.While the hill states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh...

14-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra concludes in Mumbai

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness' Chowpatty Temple took out the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra from Shivaji Park with the participation of nearly half a million devotees here on Saturday afternoon.ISKCON spiritual leader H.H. Radhanath Swami...

14-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Oops! Vin Diesel says Ranveer is Deepika's 'boyfriend'

They have kept mum about their relationship status, but actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone couldn't stop Hollywood star Vin Diesel from giving out their dating secret while he was on his maiden India trip.Diesel was here on a two-day trip to promote...

14-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Some elements trying to malign government on OROP : Subhash Bhamre

Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre on Saturday said that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government was committed to the welfare of ex-servicemen but "some elements" were trying to "malign the government" over One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue."I...

14-Jan-2017 Pune

I am ready for bulk of the responsibility now : Virat Kohli

India's new limited-overs cricket captain Virat Kohli is ready to take the majority of the responsibility and expects previous incumbent Mahendra Singh Dhoni to play more freely now he is not the skipper anymore."I have to take bulk of the responsibility now....

14-Jan-2017 Jammu

Sham Choudhary for training girls in self-defence

Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today urged the parents to take initiative for getting their daughters trained in the art of self-defence and martial arts so that they can protect themselves from unlawful elements in the society....

14-Jan-2017 Jammu

Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi inspects flood restoration works

Minister of State for Hajj and Auqaf, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, today visited various areas in the periphery of Tawi including parts of Gujar Basti, Thalwal which were left devastated by 2014 floods.The Minister inspected the protection work area of bund at...

14-Jan-2017 Srinagar

A R Veeri takes stock of snow clearance arrangements in Kashmir

Minister for Roads and Buildings, A R Veeri today convened a meeting to review the snow clearance and dewatering arrangements in view of snowfall and rain predictions in the State.The Minister directed the officers to keep their men and machinery ready and clear...

14-Jan-2017 Srinagar

South Kashmir Sports Festival concludes

Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid has said that sports create camaraderie among the youth and shake physique of the youngsters. It promotes mental development by creating high standards of discipline and maintaining physical fitness.Dr. Vaid was...

14-Jan-2017 Jammu

Govt bars hotels, restaurants from billing ‘Service Charges’

The Government has prohibited the hotels and restaurants from billing ‘Services Charges’ on customers.Following directions by the Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, the Department of Food, Civil Supplies &...

14-Jan-2017 Jammu

‘Dangal’ girl Zaira Khan calls on Chief Minister

Zaira Wasim Khan, the native girl from the State, who plays the role of wrestler Geeta Phogat in superstar Aamir Khan movie “Dangal” today called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti.The Chief Minister enquired from Zaira about her education and interest...

14-Jan-2017 Jammu

Demonstration camp on Micro-Irrigation Systems held under PMKSY

A demonstration of various Micro-Irrigation equipments and accessories covering Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation Systems was held at Krishi Bhawan Jammu for the technology dissemination among the concerned officers, technical staff and engineers of the department.Director...

14-Jan-2017 Jammu

Digi Dhan Mela to be held on 17 Jan

Deputy Commissioner  Simrandeep Singh today,  in a press conference, announced holding of Digi Dhan Mela, a government of India initiative by Niti Aayog, for incentivizing digitally enabled transformation , on 17th of January at 11:00 am.Highlighting...

14-Jan-2017 Udhampur

Inter–school competitions held to mark 28th Road Safety week

A series of activities like symposium, painting and debate competitions were organized by the Motor Vehicle Department to mark the ‘28th Road Safety Week’ here today.Students from various education institutions participated in different activities which...

14-Jan-2017 Samba

Road Safety Week celebrations conclude

A valedictory function was organised by Motor Vehicles Department as the District Level programmes under 28th Road Safety week concluded here today.Deputy Commissioner Samba, Sheetal Nanda was the chief guest on the occasion.SSP, Joginder Singh, ADDC,...

14-Jan-2017 Doda

MVD holds painting, debate competition

As part of ongoing celebration of 28th Road Safety Week-2017, a painting competition was organized by Motor Vehicles Department today at Boys Higher Secondary School Doda. A large number of students from different schools of the district participated in...

14-Jan-2017 Jammu

MP chairs Civil Defence Organization meet

A meeting of senior wardens of Civil Defence Organization Jammu was held here today under the Chairmanship of Member Parliament Shamsher Singh Manhas.Deputy Commissioner, Simrandeep Singh and other senior officers attended the meeting.Deputy Commissioner...

14-Jan-2017 Samba

LMD conducts surprise inspection, imposes fine worth Rs 30300

A team of Legal Metrology Department comprising Assistant Controller Ajay Verma and Inspector Narinder Makhnotra conducted inspection of various business establishments at Diani, Samba, Vijaypur, Bari Brahmana and adjoining areas and booked the defaulters.The...

14-Jan-2017 Shopian

DC Shopian stresses effective implementation of IPPI prog

Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Manzoor Ahamd Qadri, today conveyed a meeting of District Task Force to discuss modalities for effective implementation of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization Programme (Phase 1st) scheduled on January 29, 2017.The meeting was...

14-Jan-2017 Jammu

Vaid visits South Kashmir, reviews law and order situation

Stressing for attitudinal change to improve the public perception, Director General of Police, (DGP), Dr. S. P. Vaid has said that people’s role in effective policing would help to curb drug trafficking and other crimes in the State. He said that police has to...

14-Jan-2017 Jammu

Women have key role in societal renaissance : Nirmal Gupta

Chairperson, State Social Welfare Board (JKSSWB), Professor Nirmal Gupta today highlighted the role of women in shaping the future of our young generation into a civilized citizen. “The women have prime role in imparting high moral values among their wards encouraging...

14-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Road Safety Week: RTO holds blood donation camp

In addition to general awareness regarding road safety, a blood donation camp was organized by Regional Transport Officer, Kashmir here today as a part of ongoing 28th Road Safety Week. The camp was held at Parimpora Srinagar with the support of CMO Srinagar,...

14-Jan-2017 Kulgam

DLSCC meeting held at Kulgam

Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today chaired the District Level Screening-Cum-Coordination Committee (DLSCC) meeting here.The meeting was attended by Additional SP, ACR, representatives of security forces and other concerned.During the meeting,...

14-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Div Com reviews snow clearance preparedness

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today conveyed a meeting with R&B Engineers to review arrangements put in place regarding snow clearance in view of forecast of heavy snowfall on January 15-16 in the valley.The Divisional Commissioner directed...

14-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Div Com inspects Batamaloo General Bus Stand

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday inspected General Bus Stand Batamaloo to take stock the Bus stand.Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone who is also holding the charge of Commissioner SMC, SSP Srinagar, SSP traffic and other...

14-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Div Com reviews functioning of R&B department

The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today reviewed the functioning and progress R&B Department. He took stock of the work being carries on various roads projects besides construction of bridges in Kashmir division by R&B department...

14-Jan-2017 Bandipora

Bandipora police solves 3 kidnapping cases, 2 arrested

Bandipora police has solved three kidnapping cases in the shortest time and arrested two kidnappers.On 27th of December 2016, Police Station Pethkote received a complaint from Farooq Ahmad Lone son of Abdul Aziz resident of Badebait Mantirigam stating that his...

14-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Protest : Karnah residents demand construction of tunnel

The locals from Karnah and Teetwal areas of frontier Kupwara district Saturday staged protest here in Srinagar asking state government to construct a tunnel at the strategically important Sadhana Pass to remain connected with the Valley round the year.Scores...

14-Jan-2017 Rajpura

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann addresses mammoth rally at Rajpura

AAP MP from Sangrur and Chairman Election Campaign Committee addressed an impressive rally at Rajpura in support of party candidate Ashutosh Joshi.While addressing  the rally, Bhagwant Mann said that the Akali Dal and Congress have entered into a secret...

14-Jan-2017 Amritsar

Major jolt to Akali Dal as Upkar Singh Sandhu joines AAP

Ahead of the polls, Aam Aadmi Party got a shot in arm when former Amritsar President of Shiromani Akali Dal and Ex-Chairman PEDA Upkar Singh Sandhu joined the party during a press conference in Amritsar today in the presence of State Convener Gurpreet Singh...

14-Jan-2017 Jalandhar

Big jolt by AAP in Doaba region to Akali Dal and BSP

Aam Aadmi Party got a shot in arm today when the leaders of various political parties and organizations joined the family of Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of National Spokesperson and Incharge Punjab Affairs Sanjay Singh. In a huge set back to BSP ahead...

14-Jan-2017

'Live By Night': An engrossing period drama

Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, "Live By Night" is a period crime drama that is designed like an old school gangster film.Set in the 1920s post World War I, it is the tale of an honest policeman's son, Joe Coughlin, who returns home...

14-Jan-2017

Karan Johar's memoir lays bare all, reflects Bollywood's ambiguity

This much-anticipated memoir of filmmaker Karan Johar has been creating waves on social media after chapters describing his fallout with actress Kajol were leaked on Twitter -- and for candid talk about his sexual orientation.But contrary to the initial reports...

14-Jan-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha victim of central neglect : Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said the state has been a victim of central neglect and conspiracy in the Polavaram and Mahanadi projects."As you know the rivers, especially the Mahanadi, are the lifelines of Odisha. But Odisha has repeatedly...

14-Jan-2017 Kolkata

RSS not working against any community : Mohan Bhagwat

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday asserted the organisation is "not against anyone" but only working to unite and strengthen the Hindu community."We are not against anyone but only working to unite the Hindu community and to empower the Hindu society,"...

14-Jan-2017 Karachi

4 killed in Karachi rain

At least four people were killed in rain-related incidents when Pakistan's port city of Karachi received its first winter showers that brought down the temperature by 3 degrees Celsius, according to officials on Saturday.Many parts of the city experienced...

14-Jan-2017 Ambala

'Gandhi will gradually be removed from currency notes'

Anil Vij, a minister from Haryana, on Saturday sparked a fresh controversy, saying Mahatma Gandhi will gradually be removed from currency notes and that Modi is a bigger brand name than Gandhi."The day Gandhi came on the rupee, its devaluation started. Gradually,...

14-Jan-2017 London

Don't think your kids are obese, else they gain weight

If you think that your child is overweight, chances are that he or she may gain more weight as they grow up.According to a new study, parents' perception of their children as overweight could have unintended negative consequences on their children's health.Children...

14-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Less demand for regional language books at World Book Fair

The 44th edition of the World Book Fair might be seeing a good number of footfalls but stalls catering to regional languages are not getting sufficient visitors readers this year.Regional publishers said that because of the lack of readership, many of them...

14-Jan-2017 New Delhi

I'm not getting work in films : Mohnish Bahl

Actor Mohnish Bahl, who has been a part of the Hindi film industry for over three decades and was last seen on the big screen along with superstar Salman Khan in 2014, says the reason he has been away for over two years from films is because he is not getting...

14-Jan-2017

'xXx: Return of Xander Cage': Action-packed and noisy

This is the third film of the xXx franchise. After skipping the second edition -- State of the Union which was released in 2005 -- Vin Diesel who had featured in the original 2000 film returns in this action-packed spy thriller with pomp and panache.When...

14-Jan-2017 New Delhi

RBI's own figures indicate return of 15 lakh crore of banned notes

Despite the Reserve Bank of India dismissing reports that suggested 97 per cent of the demonetised currency had returned to the bank's coffers by December 30, its own weekly figures on "currency in circulation" indicate that this number is correct.These figures,...

14-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Khadi calendar imbroglio: Tushar Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi

The great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Tushar A. Gandhi, on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) diary-calendar controversy."PM models for polyvastra (polyesterene). Bapu (Mahatma...

14-Jan-2017 Shimla

Himachal shivers, more snow in store

An intense cold wave saw most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering on Saturday with Manali at a biting minus 6.8 degrees Celsius, a day after the state saw a long sunny day.The state might experience more widespread rain and snowfall in the next two days...

14-Jan-2017 Chennai

'PK' cinematographer for NTR's next

The makers of actor Jr. NTR's next yet-untitled Telugu project announced on Saturday that popular cinematographer C.K. Muraleedharan, best known for working in projects such as "PK" and "3 Idiots", is on board for the film.To be directed by Bobby, the film...

14-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Why are communal riots persisting post-partition

Author Naseera Sharma, named last month for a Sahitya Akademi Award, laments that communal riots are continuing despite the partition of the country in 1947, saying her writings aim to disperse the differences between Hindus and Muslims. She also added that...

14-Jan-2017 Chennai

I've never spoken against Jallikattu : Trisha Krishnan

Actress Trisha Krishnan, who recently faced the heat of angry protesters for endorsing PETA animal welfare's stand against Jallikattu, has clarified she never spoke against the ancient and popular bull-taming sport.The actress endorsed People for Ethical Treatment...

14-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave tightens grip over J&K

Intense cold wave condition continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as the minimum temperature here dipped further to minus 6.8 degrees Celsius, recording the season's coldest night so far.According to the weather office, another spell of rain and snowfall...

14-Jan-2017

Punjab polls: Will 'Rahu kaal' end for Congress?

Although two opinion polls have given different findings about which party will be the winner in Punjab, conventional wisdom is that the ruling Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine will have a hard time overcoming the anti-incumbency factor.The reason...

14-Jan-2017 Rome

Over 25,000 'lone' child migrants reached Italy in 2016 : Unicef

Some 25,800 unaccompanied minor migrants reached Italy in 2016, more than double the figure of 2015, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has said.The figure represented more than 90 per cent of a total of 28,200 children entering the country by sea in 2016, the...

15-Jan-2017

15-Jan-2017 Pune

First ODI: Centurions Virat Kohli, Kedar Jadhav star in India's win

Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav slammed quickfire centuries to steer India to a three-wicket victory over England in the first One-Day International at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.Chasing a difficult 351-run target, the hosts were...

15-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Eight picnickers dead, seven injured in Bengal road accident

Eight persons returning after a day-long picnic were killed and seven others were injured when their pick-up van collided head on with a truck in West Bengal's Nadia district on Sunday, police said.The accident occurred around 5.30 p.m. at Jugpur Bazar on...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Swaraj India launches 'Jawab Do Hisab Do' campaign

Swaraj India on Sunday launched a month-long 'Jawab Do Hisab Do' campaign in Delhi in which the common man will demand accountability and answers from the government and its representatives.The campaign would focus on the newly-floated party's preparations...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Mahesh Bhatt gives life lessons to Alia

Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt congratulated his 'little big girl' Alia Bhatt for her big win at the Filmfare Awards, and gave her some words of wisdom.Alia won the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Female) for her performance as a Bihari immigrant in "Udta Punjab"....

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Had lost faith in awards : 'Aligarh' co-writer

Actor Manoj Bajpayee's victory as the Best Actor (Male) at Filmfare Awards for "Aligarh" is a huge achievement for the LGBTQ community, says the movie's co-writer Apurva Asrani, who had "lost faith in awards"."I had lost faith in awards. But Manoj Bajpayee...

15-Jan-2017 Lahore

Rahul Dholakia helped me at every step : Mahira Khan

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan says working with National Award winning director Rahul Dholakia for her Bollywood debut project "Raees" was amazing.Mahira talked about her Bollywood debut project during a live chat session with...

15-Jan-2017 Patna

Death toll in Bihar boat tragedy is 25

The death toll in the boat tragedy here rose to 25 on Sunday as rescuers recovered four more bodies, officials said."With four more bodies found, including that of a 12-year-old girl, the number of dead has gone up to 25," Patna District Magistrate Sanjay...

15-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave continues as Kashmir Valley awaits rain, snow

Intense cold condition continued in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as the weather office forecast rain and snow during the next 24 hours till Monday."We are expecting moderate but widespread rain and snow in the plains and heavier precipitation in the higher reaches...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Baijal clears delimitation report of Delhi municipal wards

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal has cleared the delimitation report of municipal wards, an official said on Sunday."Lt Governor on Friday has cleared the report of delimitation of municipal wards and sent it back to the Urban Development Department of the Delhi...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Sports Minister Goel inaugurates 'Khelo India' competitions

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel inaugurated national level competitions under the Khelo India scheme at the S.P. Mukherjee Swimming Pool complex in the Talkatora Stadium here on Sunday.Besides swimming, various competitions of cycling,...

15-Jan-2017 Imphal

Manipur CM should resign for failure to end blockade : Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday demanded resignation of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh for his failure to end the ongoing economic blockade which has affected availability of essential commodities in the region.Javadekar...

15-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Six die in mad rush to board ship at Gangasagar

Six pilgrims, all women, died due to suffocation during a mad rush of the crowds to board a vessel at Kachuberia on their way home from Gangasagar fair after taking the holy dip, a minister said."Six aged women died at Kachuberia temporary hospital due to...

15-Jan-2017 Toronto

Toronto Punjabis head to India to campaign for AAP

Some 90 Punjabis of Indian origin from Canada's Toronto area are flying to Punjab to campaign for the AAP in the February 4 assembly election, a Canadian daily reported."I want to be a part of real change," said Surinder Mavi, a 31-year-old Brampton resident...

15-Jan-2017 Jammu

Congress to hold Protest Dharna near RBI on January 18th

Congress would hold a sit in “Dharna” in front of RBI Jammu on January 18, as part of the nation wide protest over  the issue of demonetization.A meeting of Executive Committee of JKPCC was held here today under the chairman ship of PCC Chief Sh. G.A. Mir...

15-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

BJP on Sidhu: Son turned out to be bad, mother remained the same

Punjab BJP today termed Navjot Singh Sidhu a ‘Kapoot’ (bad son) on his joining the Congress party. State BJP president, Vijay Sampla said, “Sidhu used to call BJP his mother. He betrayed his mother who gave him a political stage, name, fame- everything, made...

15-Jan-2017 Jammu

7th Police Martyrs Memorial Cricket tourney concludes

Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S.P Vaid has said that sports develop an ability to face adversity with poise and dignity besides enthusing a spirit of patriotism and sportsmanship among the youth.Dr. Vaid was speaking at the closing ceremony of 7th Police...

15-Jan-2017 Jammu

28th Road Safety Week: MVD organises valedictory function

Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) today organized valedictory function to mark the conclusion of 28th Road Safety Week-2017.During the programme, the participants who excelled in different events organized during the weeklong celebrations were felicitated.Pertinently,...

15-Jan-2017 Jammu

Samote deputation calls on FCS&CA Minister

Reaffirming focus of government towards development of rural belts, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali has said that the present dispensation has released adequate funds during the past 2 years for the development of Darhal...

15-Jan-2017 Jammu

Deputations, individuals call on Mehbooba Mufti

Several deputations who met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today thanked her for many of the decisions taken by her Government for the welfare of people. The deputations specifically thanked the Chief Minister for carving out separate administrative...

15-Jan-2017 Jammu

Save Water Campaign: Sham Choudhary flags off ‘Big Jammu Run’

Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today urged the people to assist the government in its initiatives of saving water and keeping the water resources clean.“Water conservation without the involvement of masses is not possible”,...

15-Jan-2017 Jammu

Naeem Akhtar for technology-driven upgradation of BOSE infrastructure

Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar today asked the Board of School Education (BOSE) to expedite the upgradation of its entire infrastructure to emerge as one of the best institutes in the country in terms of quality of services.While speaking at a meeting with...

15-Jan-2017 Jammu

Syed Basharat Bukhari chairs DDB review meeting of Poonch

To assess sector-wise physical and financial progress besides taking stock of implementation of decisions taken in previous Board meetings, Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Sayeed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari...

15-Jan-2017 Jammu

Ch. Zulfkar Ali lays foundation of LMD office complex at Narwal

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Choudhary Zulfkar Ali on Sunday laid foundation of Controller Office and Secondary Standard Laboratory Complex of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) here at Transport Nagar, Narwal.Speaking on...

15-Jan-2017 Jammu

MP, Legislators meet Chief Minister

Member, Rajya Sabha, Nazir Ahmad Laway called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today and apprised her about several issues of Kulgam district.Mr. Laway specifically demanded upgradation of 50 MVA grid station in the area to rationalise the electric...

15-Jan-2017 Kathua

28th Road Safety Week concludes at Kathua

The 28th Road safety week, with the theme “Your Safety, Secures Your Family-Be Cautious on Road”, concluded here today.During the week long campaign, various events including exhibitions, Nukkad Natak, symposium, medical checkup camps for commercial drivers,...

15-Jan-2017 Bandipora

28th Road Safety Week concludes at Bandipora

To mark conclusion of weeklong awareness campaign under 28th road safety week, a district level awareness programme was held today at SK Sports Stadium, Bandipora. Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Bandipora, M M Sofi was the chief guest on the...

15-Jan-2017 Srinagar

28th Road Safety week concludes

In connection with the 28th Road Safety Week celebration, a valediction function was held today at Institute of Hotel Management Srinagar to mark conclusion of the weeklong event.Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan was the chief guest on...

15-Jan-2017 Chandigarh

Harsimrat Kaur Badal Dares Aap And Congress

The Shiromani Akali Dal today dared Aam Admi Party and Congress to forge a pre poll alliance for the present assembly polls in the Punjab instead of working on a secret seat sharing arrangement and said that the unholy nexus between the two post poll partners...

15-Jan-2017 Bhopal

Children hit streets against police officer's transfer

Hundreds of children hit the streets in Katni town in Madhya Pradesh to protest the transfer of a police officer who unearthed a Hawala scam.The protests on Sunday, which continued for the sixth day, were staged to demand Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaurav...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

My fashion sense was quite outrageous : Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut is known for her film projects as well as her fashion sense. The actress says it was not a "conscious leap" to come forward as a style icon.The actress also said she has been experimental with her looks since her growing up days."I started as...

15-Jan-2017 Anantnag

Gunfight in Kashmir's Anantnag district

A gun battle erupted between security forces and militants on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.Police said that as soon as the security forces cordoned off Awoora near Pahalgam town following information about the presence of the militants,...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan not heading to Hollywood anytime soon

Amitabh Bachchan made his debut in Hollywood with 2003 film "The Great Gatsby", but he is not heading to the West anytime soon. The megastar says he has no offers from the foreign shores at the moment.Many Indian actors like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone,...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Indian hockey is back to top, feels British star Ashley Jackson

Britain's hockey star Ashley Jackson reckons that the new crop of Indian players can be lethal in the international stage and the recent success has only added to their confidence."I think it's safe to say with the senior team's performances over the past four...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Hope Navjot Singh Sidhu doesn't drown in 'sinking ship': Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday ridiculed cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for joining the "sinking ship" of the Congress."Navjot Singh Siddhu is a great colleague. I hope he doesn't get drowned in a sinking ship. India had tolerated Congress...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Hrithik Roshan was hands-on for 'Kaabil' : Resul Pookutty

Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty, who worked closely with Hrithik Roshan during the shooting of the Sanjay Gupta-directed "Kaabil", says the actor was keenly active in every department of the film."Hrithik was hands-on from the word 'go'. He was deeply...

15-Jan-2017 Kabul

Seven civilians die in Afghan bombing

Seven civilians were killed and two injured in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Sunday.A roadside bomb hit a civilian vehicle in Pachiragam district, Xinhua news agency quoted the Interior Ministry as saying.Taliban militants and other...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Winning Best Actress award for 'Neerja' truly special : Sonam Kapoor

Actress Sonam Kapoor says winning the Best Actress award for "Neerja" is special and that she will cherish the moment forever.Sonam won the Critics' Award For Best Actor (Female) for her performance in "Neerja" at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards here on Saturday...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Indian Army chief warns Pakistan

Warning Pakistan but without naming it, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Sunday that India desired peace but will give a befitting reply if peace was disrupted.Speaking at the Army Day function here, he also warned soldiers against using social media for...

15-Jan-2017 New York

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

Maintaining high levels of fitness through physical activity such as walking, jogging, swimming, or dancing may increase brain function and boost memory -- the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease - in older adults, researchers say.The finding showed that...

15-Jan-2017 London

Changing location may help bring changes in yourself

Want to make your New Year resolution successful? Try relocating, as it may help to overcome the things one wants to change in themselves, a new study says.The study showed that the time for successful habit change is not based on the calendar, but on big...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Don't air grievances on social media : Army chief

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday told soldiers not to air their grievances through social media.Addressing the Army Day function, he said: "A few colleagues are using social media to share their problems. It affects the morale of the jawans and thereby...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Dia Mirza to star in Sanjay Dutt biopic

Actress-producer Dia Mirza has joined the cast of actor Sanjay Dutt's biopic, being helmed by Rajkumar Hirani.Dia shared the news on Twitter, saying she is happy to be on board for the project.She posted: "The happiest place in the world is on a Rajkumar Hirani film...

15-Jan-2017

'Ok Jaanu': Better than Mani Ratnam's original

Welcome back, Shaad Ali. It was a Mani Ratnam remake that gave us Shaad, one of the sharpest, smartest directors in "Saathiya". It is another Mani Ratnam remake that brings Shaad back in form after a string of duds."Ok Jaanu" (ignore the yucky title) is smart,...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Army chief warns of 'power display' if peace disrupted

Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said India will display its power if peace on the border was disrupted.Speaking on the occasion of Army Day, he also called for the three services to work together to face future challenges."We want peace on the border....

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Shahid Kapoor hails 'cinema with content' after Filmfare win

Actor Shahid Kapoor was ecstatic after winning Best Actor (Male) at Filmfare for his performance in "Udta Punjab", and says more than any film, the trophy honours cinema with strong content.Shahid shared the award with Manoj Bajpayee for "Aligarh". The 62nd...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation fallout : ATM makers get a big boost in new orders

The government's November 8move last year to demonetise higher-denomination currencies was said to be aimed at tackling the issues of black money and counterfeit notes. But it has also uncovered the skewed ratio of ATM machines, as compared to the population,...

15-Jan-2017 London

Sulphuric acid clouds caused darkness, cold, killing dinosaurs

Millions of years ago, tiny droplets of sulphuric acid formed high up in the air after an asteroid hit the Earth, making it dark and cold for several years and resulted in the extinction of dinosaurs from the planet, a study has revealed.The study conducted by...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Priyanka Chopra sends out 'girl love' to Alia Bhatt

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who contributed to the #GirlLove campaign by popular Indo-Canadian online personality Lilly Singh, also known by her YouTube username IISuperwomanII, says she would like to give some girl love to the young actress Alia Bhatt.Priyanka,...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday finally joined the Congress after a meeting with its Vice President Rahul Gandhi here.Gandhi warmly welcomed Sidhu, a former BJP MP from Amritsar, into the party fold at his residence. Sidhu's wife had earlier joined the...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Why Uber is bullish on carpooling, ride-sharing for Indian roads

Getting "more people into fewer cars" has the potential to cut congestion and, therefore, pollution in urban cities. In India, carpooling and ride-sharing can actually improve urban mobility and global online cab-hailing app Uber has hit the ground running on...

15-Jan-2017 Chennai

Waiting to make it big in Tamil cinema : Jagapathi Babu

Actor Jagapathi Babu, who has been getting good reception for his role in Vijay-starrer latest Tamil actioner "Bairavaa", is hopeful that the film will help him make it big in Tamil filmdom."Even though I'm very busy in Telugu with some great offers, I'm yet...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Joy is the natural choice for every human being : Sadhguru

Who does not want joy? It is, after all, the "basic fabric" of life, the "natural choice" of every human being. And yet, it is only an "occasional visitor" in most of our lives. This is because, says world-renowned spiritual master Sadhguru, our bodies and...

15-Jan-2017 Brasilia

10 killed in Brazil's new prison riot

At least 10 prisoners were killed in Brazil's fifth prison riot this year, the media reported on Sunday.Police and military forces were deployed at the Alcacuz prison as a riot broke out between two gangs on Saturday night, the BBC reported.The wave of...

15-Jan-2017 Chennai

Suriya releases second poster of wife's 'Magalir Mattum'

Actor Suriya on Sunday released the second poster of his wife Jyotika-starrer upcoming Tamil drama "Magalir Mattum".Releasing the poster on his Twitter page, Suriya wrote Jyotika plays a character called Prabha.The colourful poster features Jyotika riding...

15-Jan-2017 Chennai

Love for 'Khaidi No 150' is overwhelming : Ram Charan

Thrilled with the response to his maiden production venture "Khaidi No 150", actor Ram Charan says the love the film has been getting from audiences is "overwhelming and humbling".What better way to foray into production than with 'Khaidi No 150'. The film is...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Quarterly results, GST meet to guide equities

Quarterly earnings results, coupled with government's efforts to build a consensus over the contours of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are expected to guide the trajectory of the Indian equity markets during the coming week.Besides, trends in the foreign funds'...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

J&K 'designpreneur' wants to style Priyanka Gandhi, Omar Abdullah

We don't need to be told we are empowered, we are born free," says a journalist-turned-designpreneur from Jammu and Kashmir who feels being a woman is her strength, is impressed by the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi dresses and wants to style politico-fashion...

15-Jan-2017 New York

20-minute exercise is all you need to be fit

If you can spare 20 minutes everyday for moderate exercise, it will stimulate your immune system and make you less prone to diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia, a new research has found.Scientists at the University of California (UC) in San Diego found...

15-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Cold wave continues as Kashmir Valley awaits rain, snow

Intense cold condition continued in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as the weather office forecast rain and snow during the next 24 hours till Monday."We are expecting moderate but widespread rain and snow in the plains and heavier precipitation in the higher reaches...

15-Jan-2017

The US statesman who out-argued the Devil and his curious career

Among the outstanding American statesmen (and one stateswoman) to never become President, Daniel Webster never let ambition, pride or popularity deflect him from his inalienable political principle: his country's preservation, even by tactical compromises...

15-Jan-2017 Shimla

Over 30 houses gutted in Himachal fire

More than 30 houses were gutted in a fire in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh early on Sunday, officials said.No casualties were reported as the blaze destroyed the wooden houses in Tangnu village, Deputy Commissioner of Police Rohan Thakur told IANS.More...

16-Jan-2017

16-Jan-2017 Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)

Rahul Gandhi accuses Modi of undermining RBI's autonomy

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of undermining the autonomy of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).The Gandhi scion said the central bank was not given due importance while implementing demonetisation.Speaking at...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Navjot Singh Sidhu refuses to comment on CM candidature

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has joined the Congress, on Monday deftly side-stepped questions on his possible chief ministerial candidature for Punjab."Gehu khet mai, beta pet mai, aur tum vivah ki phikar kar rahe ho (Wheat is in the fields, the child is...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Navjot Singh Sidhu betrayed Punjab by joining Congress: H.S. Phoolka

Senior AAP leader H.S. Phoolka on Monday accused Navjot Singh Sidhu of betraying the people of Punjab by joining the very Congress he used to flay for corruption and the anti-Sikh riots of 1984."Sidhu earlier said the Congress is 'corruption ki jamaat' (community...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

SC notice on plea for privacy regulations on WhatsApp, Facebook

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the central government's response on a plea seeking to put in place regulation to protect the privacy of the messages of WhatsApp and Facebook users.The court also issued notices to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Navy chief reviews 'Guard of Honour' by NCC cadets

Navy chief Sunil Lanba on Monday visited the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Camp here and reviewed a 'Guard of Honour' presented by the cadets in the run-up to Republic Day.Admiral Lanba reviewed the ceremony presented by the cadets drawn from all the three wings...

16-Jan-2017 Chennai

Sarath Kumar defends comments on Rajinikanth

Actor-politician Sarath Kumar says his recent comments about his friend and superstar Rajinikanth have been "misinterpreted".While speaking at the anniversary celebrations of his late friend, actor and political analyst Cho Ramaswamy's Thuglak magazine on Sunday, Rajinikanth...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Dr Jitendra Singh discusses tourism promotion plans for Shillong

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh discussed here today the tourism promotion plans for Shillong and...

16-Jan-2017 Chennai

'Khaidi No 150' crosses Rs 100 crore mark in opening weekend

Megastar Chiranjeevi's comeback Telugu film "Khaidi No 150" has struck gold at the box office. In its opening weekend at the ticket window worldwide, the film grossed a whopping Rs 106 crore.The figure was shared by the representative of the film, which released...

16-Jan-2017 Jammu

Uproar in J&K assembly over compensation to 2016 unrest victims

The Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes when opposition National Conference (NC) demanded clarification from the state government over the issue of compensation to the victims of 2016 valley unrest.National Conference legislator...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Dual control issue resolved, July 1 likely date for GST : Arun Jaitley

Declaring that the Centre and the states have agreed on a formula to resolve the issue of dual control under the proposed Goods and Services Tax regime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the coming July 1 appeared to be a "more realistic" option for...

16-Jan-2017 Bishkek

37 killed in Kyrgyzstan cargo plane crash

At least 37 people were killed when a cargo plane belonging to Turkish MyCargo Airlines crashed in a residential neighbourhood near Kyrgyzstans capital Bishkek, according to the emergency ministry.Initially, reports said the aircraft was of Turkish Airlines...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Will step down if asked : Sheila Dikshit

Congress party's chief ministerial candidate for Uttar Pradesh Sheila Dikshit on Monday said that she will step down if asked to.Her remarks came amid talks of the Congress likely entering into an alliance with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi...

16-Jan-2017 Patna

Bihar CM promises to punish those responsible for boat tragedy

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said action would be taken against officials found guilty of dereliction of duty in connection with the boat tragedy that claimed 24 lives."I have ordered an inquiry into the boat tragedy...,it is already going on,"...

16-Jan-2017 Mumbai

SRK has 'most enlightening' conversations with son AbRam

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently busy promoting his forthcoming film "Raees", says his conversations with his three-year-old son AbRam are the "most enlightening" for him.Shah Rukh on Monday morning shared a photograph of himself along with AbRam. In...

16-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Hrithik Roshan is a selfless actor : Yami Gautam

Actress Yami Gautam, who is sharing screen space with superstar Hrithik Roshan in the forthcoming film "Kaabil", said he is one of the most hardworking and selfless actors she has ever worked with.Talking about her experience of working with Hrithik, Yami told...

16-Jan-2017 Kolkata

TMC activists tried to damage my car : Babul Supriyo

Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Monday accused Trinamool Congress activists of attacking his carcade and trying to damage his car during his visit to Durgapur Steel Thermal Power station (DSTPS).The power station is in Supriyo's constituency in West Bengal's...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Schools should follow nursery admission guidelines : Manish Sisodia

After some private schools reportedly refused admission to children living in the neighbourhood, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said the schools were allotted land "practically free of cost" with some conditions and they should abide...

16-Jan-2017 Mumbai

'Haraamkhor' earns over Rs 1 crore in first weekend

The makers of crowd-funded film "Haraamkhor" are ecstatic after it registered an earning of over Rs 1 crore at the box office."Officially entered the Rs 1 crore club in three days for 'Haraamkhor' that we crowd-funded and self-released! Epic, profit, high...

16-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Mukesh Ambani urges youths to make this 'an Indian century'

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh D. Ambani on Monday urged the youths and students to help India realise its true potential and make this "an Indian century" with a humane touch, despite being surrounded by machines and...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Dangal girl Zaira says sorry for meeting Mehbooba

Kashmiri actress Zaira Wasim of "Dangal" fame on Monday posted on social media an apology for meeting J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti -- an action for which she had been subjected to vicious trolling -- but later withdrew the apologia after receiving unstinted support...

16-Jan-2017 Washington

I love Britain, my mother was crazy about the Queen : Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has said he loved Britain and that his mother was crazy about Queen Elizabeth II.Trump, in his first UK interview with former Justice Secretary Michael Gove for The Times, said on Sunday that his affection for the UK may...

16-Jan-2017 Washington

Barack Obama tells Americans not to 'underestimate' Trump

Outgoing US President Barack Obama in an interview to CBS on "60 Minutes" programme said that he doesn't think Donald Trump's "improvisational" campaign style will work well at the White House level, and warned Americans to not "underestimate the guy".Obama,...

16-Jan-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Mulayam should give his blessing to Akhilesh : Lalu Prasad Yadav

Congratulating Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on getting the cycle symbol of Samajwadi Party, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday advised SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to bless his son and mend broken bonds."I request Neta ji (Mulayam Singh Yadav)...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Supreme Court calls status report on SIT probe into anti-Sikh riots

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a comprehensive status report on the probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases being investigated by a Special Investigation Team (SIT).The SIT, set up in February 2015, is probing the cases that were earlier closed for...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi/Lucknow

Akhilesh Yadav wins 'cycle' war, alliance with Congress looks possible

In a development that may have deep ramifications on the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Monday recognised the faction led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as the Samajwadi Party and allotted it the 'cycle' symbol.Leaders...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Navjot Singh Sidhu threatens to 'expose' Sukhbir Singh Badal

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday threatened to "expose" Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for his alleged misdeeds."You do dhanda (business) by ruining the state. I'll tell the people in Punjabi how and to whom you sold the the state. "You...

16-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Hopes of healthy Q3 results, strong rupee lift equities

The Indian equities markets on Monday closed on a flat-to-positive note as hopes of healthy third-quarter (Q3) results and a strengthened rupee buoyed investors' sentiments.Besides, positive macro-economic data points like last month's Wholesale Price Index...

16-Jan-2017 Jammu

Naeem Akhtar flags off students’ exposure visit to ISRO

Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, and Minister of State for Education, Ms Priya Sethi, today flagged off an exposure visit of 44 students for Space Application Centre (SAC) at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) under Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyaan component...

16-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Javed Akhtar, Vivek Agnihotri question 'azadi' for Zaira

Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar and Bollywood director Vivek Agnihotri expressed their disappointment with individuals for trolling Kashmiri actress Zaira Wasim for meeting state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, and they even questioned the ideology of 'azadi' (freedom)...

16-Jan-2017 Kolkata

ATM withdrawal limit hike 'eyewash' : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday dubbed as an "eyewash announcement" the hike in daily ATM withdrawal limits announced by the RBI and demanded all restrictions be lifted.She maintained money is not available in banks."Government eye wash...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Fresh snowfall affects life in Kashmir, air, road traffic hit

Air and surface traffic was severely hit as Kashmir Valley on Monday received fresh snowfall. The fresh snowfall however broke the intensity of freezing cold and increased night temperature.A MeT official said the light snowfall started across Kashmir including...

16-Jan-2017 Jammu

Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, other legislators meet Chief Minister

Several legislators including Dy. Speaker, Nazir Gurezi today called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and brought the issue of promotions under reservation categories into her notice.The Chief Minister told the legislators that appropriate action on the...

16-Jan-2017 Jammu

Div Com conducts on spot review of R-Day arrangements

Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr. Pawan Kotwal conducted an on spot review of the arrangements being made for the Republic Day celebrations at M.A. Stadium, here today.Senior officers of various departments were present on the occasion.While taking stock of the...

16-Jan-2017 Jammu

Ch. Zulfkar Ali emphasizes energy conservation

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today said energy conservation is the responsibility of every citizen, as it is a pre-requisite for saving humanity from self-destruction.The Minister said this after...

16-Jan-2017 Jammu

FC reviews SLPMC of Sericulture Department

Financial Commissioner Agriculture Production Department (APD), Pramod Jain, chaired the meeting of State Level Project Monitoring Committee (SLPMC) of Sericulture Development Department here today.The FC reviewed the projects planned for development of Silk Industry...

16-Jan-2017 Kathua

Hiranagar Hockey Club lifts Young Heroes Memorial Hockey Tourney

Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Lal Singh, today described sports as key to channelize youth potential towards building a strong nation as the onus of creating a better world to live lies on this young force of the society.The Minister was speaking...

16-Jan-2017 Jammu

Chairman LC chairs BAC meet

A meeting of Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council was held here today under the chairmanship of Chairman LC, Haji Anayat Ali.It was decided in the meeting that general discussion on Budget 2017-18 will be held on 17th,...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Governor chairs the Shrine Board meeting

Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), presided over the 32nd Meeting of the Shrine Board held today.The meeting was attended by H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, Dr. (Prof.) Ved Kumari Ghai, Pt Bhajan Sopori,...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

24 halqas, villages of Devsar covered under SBM: Abdul Haq Khan

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq Khan today said that 24 halqas/villages were taken up under SBM in Devsar constituency.Giving the details, Minister informed the house that 8 villages were taken up under SBM scheme in Devsar block...

16-Jan-2017 Leh

Rs 35 cr released for restoring flood damages in Leh: Abdul Haq Khan

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq Khan replying on behalf of the Minister for Ladakh Affairs Department informed the House that the Government has released Rs 35 crore to restore the temporary and permanent damages caused by floods...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

54 habitations connected in Gulabgarh constituency: Abdul Rehman Veeri

Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri today said that under PMGSY as per code network, the connectivity to unconnected habitations is being provided.The Minister informed that 54 habitations have been connected so far out of the...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

136 ambulances being procured to increase medicare reach: Bali Bhagat

Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today said that the Government is in the process of procuring 136 ambulances for to meet the requirement in the field.The Minister assured that necessary resources including doctors and equipment will be...

16-Jan-2017 Poonch

Survey for Jammu-Poonch railway line underway: Abdul Haq Khan

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq on behalf of the Minister in-charge Planning and Development Department today informed the Legislative Assembly that efforts are being made to collate Poonch with rest of the country through a railway...

16-Jan-2017 Kupwara

Receiving Station Sogam being upgraded: Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi

Minister of State for Power Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi today said that 33/11 KV Receiving Station Sogam in district Kupwara will be upgraded from existing capacity of 6.3 MVA to 10 MVA to meet the local demand for electricity.Replying to a question by Qaiser Jamshed...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Forgive me for what I did: Kashmiri actor Zaira Waseem

The 16-year-old Kashmiri actor Zaira Waseem has  said it was not a ‘deliberate decision’ to hurt people’s sentiments, after she faced criticism for meeting the chief minister. Zaira also asked people not to consider her as a role model as she believed...

16-Jan-2017 Ganderbal

Durg-addict father kills baby, Police register murder case

Police on Monday arrested a man for allegedly tossing up her 11 months old baby girl on the wall during a scuffle with his wife in Bumloora village of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. The deceased baby was identified as Aleema Javaid.Locals residents quoting...

16-Jan-2017 Jammu

Er Rasheed forces FM to withdraw his remarks on Fruit Growers

In the assembly MLA Langate Er. Rasheed forced Finance Minister Dr. Hasib Drabu to apologise for his ‘insulting’ remarks to the representative of Fruit Growers who had met him in connection with their demands at Srinagar some time back.As soon as Dr. Drabu...

16-Jan-2017 Jammu

Every issue between PDP and BJP fixed: Ali Mohammad Sagar

Stating that ruling partners Peoples Democratic Party and Bhartiya Janata Party are not on the same page over several issues, National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar Monday said that he was shocked to hear from a BJP member that ‘every issue...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq pays tributes to slain militants

Paying tributes to Adil Ahmad Reshi, Abid Ahmad Sheikh, and Masood Ahmad Shah, the three youth killed in an encounter at Awoora village of Islamabad district, Hurriyat Conference (m) Chairperson, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday said that it is painful that for the...

16-Jan-2017 Anantnag

Three militants killed in South Kashmir

Thousands of people on Monday braved snow and cold to participate in the last rites of three militants killed in an encounter with government forces in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.Acting on specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in Awora...

16-Jan-2017 Kulgam

DC Kulgam assesses situation after fresh snowfall

Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, today visited Ashmuji, Qaimoh, Chimer and DH Pora areas of the district to monitor snow clearance measures and essential services availability after fresh snowfall in Kulgam At Kulgam town the DC directed the...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

DC Srinagar inspects ongoing snow clearance process

Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone today conducted an extensive tour of Srinagar city and inspected the ongoing snow clearance process.The DC visited Khanyar, Rainawari, Fatehkadal, Karanagar Pantha Chowk, Rawalpora, Batmaloo, Bemina and Eidgah...

16-Jan-2017 Anantnag

DC Anantnag reviews post snowfall situation

To ensure supply of basic amenities to the public in light of the fresh snowfall, the Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah today reviewed the snow clearance measures, stock of essentials, supply of drinking water, power and medicines.The...

16-Jan-2017 Kupwara

DC Kupwara reviews RD arrangements

The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara,G. M Dar today convened a meeting of officers of district administration, Police and other security agency to review the action taken report regarding the arrangements of forthcoming Republic day celebrations. On the occasion,...

16-Jan-2017 Budgam

DC Budgam reviews biometric coverage under Aadhar

Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mir Altaf Ahmad, today convened a meeting to review arrangements being put in place for biometric coverage of population under Aadhar scheduled to start soon in the district.ACR Budgam, Tehsildars, representatives of Vendor agency,...

16-Jan-2017 Imphal

BJP planning Congress-free Manipur : Prakash Javadekar

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar disclosed on Monday that the Bharatiya Janata Party is planning a Congress-free Manipur.The Human Resource Development Minister was talking to reporters in the BJP office here on the conclusion of his two-day visit to Manipur...

16-Jan-2017 Chennai

Nothing about our film is vulgar : Naveen Medaram

Director Naveen Medaram says his upcoming film "Babu Baga Busy", the Telugu remake of Gulshan Devaiah starrer "Hunterrr", is sensuous but not vulgar. He also said that it should not be confused for an erotic comedy."A lot of people misunderstood 'Hunterrr' for...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Captain Amarinder Singh contesting to help Badal win : Arvind Kejriwal

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh is also contesting from Lambi constituency to help Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal win, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.Amarinder Singh had "stabbed the people of Punjab in the back" by saying...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Tiger population booms in India's Terai region

Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring.The highest rise so far has been recorded in Uttarakhand's...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

(After 12) Tiger population booms in India's Terai region

Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring.The highest rise so far has been recorded in Uttarakhand's...

16-Jan-2017 New Delhi

This is homecoming for me : Navjot Singh Sidhu

A day after his formal induction into the party, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday termed his joining the Congress as his "homecoming" and launched a broadside against Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)."I am a born Congressman....