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15-Oct-2017

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Northeast emerging as new 'StartUp' destination: Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the Northeast is fast emerging as the...

15-Oct-2017 Shanghai (China)

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal , snatches Shanghai Masters title

Roger Federer defeated World No.1 Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Rolex Masters title here on Sunday.Second-seed Federer took 71 minutes to claim a 6-4, 6-3 victory over the Spaniard, who made errors and looked physically exhausted, reports Efe."It was a...

15-Oct-2017 Chennai

Raksha Mantri Made her Maiden Visit to CVRDE, Chennai

The Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden visit to Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi, Chennai, yesterday. Chairman DRDO & Secretary Department of Defence R&D Dr S. Christopher and Distinguished Scientist...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Women play multi-dimensional roles in agriculture: Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that government is giving preference to women under various policies such as organic farming, self-employment scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, etc. The Minister added that women...

15-Oct-2017 San Francisco

California wildfires toll reaches 40

The toll from massive wildfires raging across California has increased to 40 with thousands more ordered to evacuate from Santa Rosa city as a new blaze threatened the area, police said.The police said evacuations were ordered on Saturday for areas in northeastern...

15-Oct-2017 Washington

Issues with Iran, including oil payments, resolved: Arun Jaitley

Most of India's pending issues with Iran, especially those relating to payment for import of Iranian oil, have been resolved, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said."There were several pending issues with Iran, particularly relating to the oil payment. Most...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Bring real estate sector under GST, Manish Sisodia tells Arun Jaitley

Real estate sector should be brought under the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday.In a letter to Jaitley, Sisodia, who holds the Finance portfolio, said...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi mocks Narendra Modi after Trump's Pakistan statement

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy after US President Donald Trump praised Pakistan, acknowledging its help in securing the release of an American-Canadian family from the Haqqani terror network."Modiji...

15-Oct-2017 Mogadishu

Toll from Mogadishu truck bomb attack rises to 65

At least 65 people were killed when a truck bomb went off outside a hotel and market in the centre of the Somali capital of Mogadishu, security officials told EFE on Sunday.The bombing attack, which took place on Saturday, was the most deadly attack to...

15-Oct-2017 Washington

Never spoke of fiscal stimulus to revive growth : Arun Jaitley

There was never any talk by the Indian government about announcing a fiscal stimulus package for boosting the economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted."I have not used that phrase (fiscal stimulus). I said we will respond to situations and your fraternity...

15-Oct-2017 Imphal

Bees sting four children in Manipur, three die

Bees stung three children to death in Manipur's Tamenglong district, police said on Sunday.Four children had gone to a mountain vegetable garden near Taju Keiphun village on Saturday. The eldest, Lucky Rongmei, partially damaged a bee hive with his slingshot,...

15-Oct-2017 San Francisco

WhatsApp for Android beta version brings major updates

The newest Beta version of WhatsApp for Android has several updates, including a smaller app size and a feature that would notify the contacts when you change your number, a media report said.According to technology website Teknepolis, the latest package...

15-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab continues to reject BJP's 'Congress-mukt Bharat' rant

If Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah's 'Congress-mukt Bharat' (Congress-free India) campaign has hit a wall in any state, it is definitely Punjab.The unprecedented victory of the Congress, by over 1.93 lakh votes, over the Bharatiya...

15-Oct-2017

A timely work on black money and tax havens

Black money and tax havens are the flavours of the day or months. So a book on the subject comes at the right time. Just how much black money is there in India? According to the book's jacket, estimates vary from 10 to 20 percent of our GDP. Conservatively,...

15-Oct-2017 Gurdaspur

Big win for Congress in Gurdaspur LS by-poll; BJP defeated

Maintaining its winning streak from the assembly elections, Punjab's ruling Congress secured an emphatic win in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat on Sunday.Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar won by a margin of over 1.93 lakh votes, officials said. He polled over 4.99 lakh...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

BJP not interfering in EC's functioning : Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday dismissed charges that the BJP was interfering with the Election Commission's work and said it was the up to the poll panel to announce election dates in the state."We are not interfering in the announcement of election...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Raj Thackeray accuses Uddhav of horse-trading in BMC

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray on Sunday accused cousin Uddhav Thackeray and the Shiv Sena of "horse-trading", two days after six MNS BMC corporators defected to the Sena."These municipal corporators have been bought over by Shiv Sena....

15-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Taapsee Pannu starts shooting for 'Mulk'

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who is currently enjoying the success of "Judwaa 2", has now kick-started the shooting of filmmaker Anubhav Sinhas thriller film "Mulk" here.According to reports, Taapsee will play veteran actor Rishi Kapoor's daughter-in-law in the film...

15-Oct-2017 SYDNEY

Chris Hemsworth will do Bollywood film with great script

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is game for working in the Hindi film industry if he is offered a "great script".Asked if he is open to work in a Bollywood film, Hemsworth told IANS in a round table conference here: "Sure. I'd go where the fun is and then scripts...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Vidya at her best: B-Town lauds 'Tumhari Sulu' trailer

Popular Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Riteish Deshmukh have hailed the trailer of Vidya Balans upcoming movie "Tumhari Sulu" and said that the film will have the actresss best performance till date.The trailer of the film, directed...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Shah Rukh Khan my most handsome friend: Farah Khan

Ace choreographer and filmmaker Farah Khan has hailed Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and called him her "most handsome friend".Shah Rukh hosted a pre-Diwali bash at his home here. Farah took to social media to share photographs from the party, which...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Music has power to start a revolution : Raghu Dixit

Singer-composer Raghu Dixit says music has the power to bring people together, inspire them and start a revolution.When Dixit goes behind the microphone, he not only sings in Hindi but other languages like Kannada and Telugu as well. But sometimes artistes get slammed...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Ashwiny Iyer gem of a person: Kriti Sanon

On the occasion of filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwaris 38th birthday, actress Kriti Sanon has praised the "Bareilly Ki Barfi" director by calling her simple, loving and a gem of a person.Ashwiny, who is married to "Dangal" fame director Nitesh Tiwari, is also...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Would love to make women oriented film : Divya Khosla Kumar

Filmmaker Divya Khosla Kumar, who has made films like "Yaariyan" and "Sanam Re", says she would love to make women oriented films as women are now in every field and doing wonders."I would love to if I get an amazing script," said Divya. However, when it comes...

15-Oct-2017 SYDNEY

I can do straight roles in Bollywood: Mark Ruffalo

Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, popular for his onscreen character the Hulk, says though he cannot sing and dance, he can do performance-oriented roles in Bollywood.Ruffalo, whose career spans about three decades in Hollywood and who has been seen in popular entertainers...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Muse for poetry is floating all around us: Gulzar

Whether it is illustrative thoughts on the moon or the allegory of the window in a concrete jungle, celebrated wordsmith Gulzar brings them up in all his poetry. He says the mind of a poet should be well-versed with reality to give creative thoughts a voice...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Hema delighted over Modi's foreword to her biography

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini feels honoured that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has penned the foreword for her authorised biography "Beyond The Dreamgirl"."I am truly honoured that Narendra Modiji has penned the foreword," Hema tweeted on Saturday."Beyond The...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Vaani Kapoor doesnt consider herself 'fashionable' actress

Vaani Kapoor, who walked the runway for designer Payal Jain at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2018, says she is not one of the fashionable actresses in Bollywood."I don't think I am one of the fashionable actresses in Bollywood...

15-Oct-2017 Dhaka

India beat Pakistan 3-1 in Asia Cup hockey

India defeated Pakistan 3-1 to top Pool A of the Asia Cup at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.Chinglensana Singh (17th minute), Ramandeep Singh (43rd minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (45th) scored for India. For Pakistan, Ali Shan scored...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

'Judwaa 2' crosses Rs 200 crore mark worldwide

Actors Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu-starrer "Judwaa" has crossed the Rs 200 crore mark in 16 days, its makers said.Released on September 29, the David Dhawan directorial is a reboot of the 1997 Salman Khan-starrer "Judwaa".The action-comedy,...

15-Oct-2017 Patna

Shatrughan always there for 'India's biggest action hero' Modi

Actor and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha says he might have been absent from an event that was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here but he is always there for the country's "biggest action hero".Speculation is rife in political corridors on Shatrughan Sinha's...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

We are against cow vigilantism, attacks on Dalits : Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday said his government was against cow vigilantism despite ensuring protection for cows."We do not support those who commit violence in the name of 'gauraksha'. Action will be taken against those responsible," Rupani...

15-Oct-2017 Shimla

Congress minister joins BJP in Himachal

In a setback to the Congress in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram's son Anil Sharma, who was a sitting cabinet minister in Virbhadra Singh-led present government, has joined the BJP.Sharma's induction to the party would be announced...

15-Oct-2017 Kishtwar

DC Kishtwar visits Padder, listens to people’s issues

District Development Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana today called upon public to cooperate with the departments in removing bottlenecks hampering developmental works. He also warned that law shall take its own course against the persons involved in causing...

15-Oct-2017 Srinagar

JKSJA holds sensitization programme in Srinagar

In its endeavor to strengthen the Judicial, Administrative Institutions and improve necessary skills and efficiency of all stakeholders of Justice Delivery System, Jammu & Kashmir State Judicial Academy today organized One Day Sensitization Programme...

15-Oct-2017 Kupwara

Abdul Haq Khan lays foundation of 17 km road in Kupwara

Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj Law and Justice on Sunday laid foundation stone of 17 kilometre Khumriyal-Shumriyal-Dooniwari-Surigam road at an estimated cost of Rs 15 crore in Kupwara district.Fulfilling a long pending demand of about a dozen...

15-Oct-2017 Budgam

Naeem Akhtar visits Chrar-e-Sharief shrine

Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar, today directed the concerned to immediately start construction work on the Rs 12 crore drainage project surrounding the shrine of Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali (RA) at Chrar-e-Sharief here.The Minister issued these instructions...

15-Oct-2017 Jammu

Govt focused on JK’s holistic development: Kavinder Gupta

Speaker Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today said that the Government was focused on development of every part of the state, particularly upgrading of basic amenities and raising socio-economic status of people.He was speaking at a...

15-Oct-2017 Jammu

Dr. Nirmal Singh inaugurates JKPWWA Diwali Mela

Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today inaugurated two-day Diwali Mela being organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police Wives Welfare Association (PWWA) here at Gulshan Ground.It for the first time Jammu and Kashmir Police have organized a Diwali Mela at such...

15-Oct-2017 Samba

Upgrading connectivity Govt’s top agenda : Chander Parkash Ganga

Minister for industries and commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today reiterated that upgrading and expansion of surface connectivity was on top of government’s development agenda as road connectivity is a key to overall development.Interacting with the people after...

16-Oct-2017

16-Oct-2017 Washington

Obama didn't contact families of fallen troops: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump falsely asserted that his predecessor, Barack Obama did not contact the families of American troops killed in duty, the media reported.Trump was responding to a question about why he had not spoken publicly about the killing of...

16-Oct-2017 Chennai

Dr. Harshvardhan inaugurated Women Bio-tech Incubator

Union Minister of Science & Technology Dr. Harshvardhan inaugurated Women Bio-tech Incubator at Golden Jubilee Biotech Park for Women Society during IISF, 2017 in Chennai today in the presence of Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, Founder Chairman, Women Biotech...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Radha Mohan Singh reviews Pioneer Project CHAMAN

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that in order to provide strategic development to the horticulture sector, so as to increase farmers income, a pioneer project called CHAMAN, has been launched three years back by...

16-Oct-2017 Mumbai

'Padmavati' was exhausting experience: Deepika Padukone

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone says, though she feels fortunate to have portrayed a character like Padmavati, the filming was extremely exhausting for her.The actress was present at the book launch of Hema Malini's biography - "Beyond The Dream Girl", written...

16-Oct-2017 Washington

Cuba 'responsible' for diplomats' illness : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that he believed Cuba shall be responsible for the illness of the US diplomats working in the island country.The US President, however, did not provide any details or evidences supporting his accusation, Xinhua reported.Earlier...

16-Oct-2017 Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh)

Kedarnath disaster widow ties the knot in Vrindavan

The marriage of a young widow was solemnised in presence of around 500 widows at the historic 400-year-old Gopinath temple here on Monday evening. The event was sponsored by Sulabh International, an NGO working for sanitation and widows.Bride Vinita Devi...

16-Oct-2017 Islamabad

5 killed in drone attack in Pakistan

Five people were killed in a drone attack targeting a militant house in northwestern Pakistan late on Monday, a media report said.Reports said the attack took place in Kurram Agency in northwestern Pakistan bordering Afghanistan and four or six missiles were...

16-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Open to good ideas for lasting solution on Darjeeling : Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal government and some political parties from the troubled northern hills held the third round of talks on Monday to find a way out of the impasse, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying her dispensation was open to "considering good suggestions"...

16-Oct-2017 Moscow

Vladimir Putin signs decree to impose restrictions on Pyongyang

 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree to impose a number of bans on North Korea in compliance with the UN Security Council Resolution 2321, a post on Russia's legal document portal said on Monday.Russia will, most notably among other measures,...

16-Oct-2017 Chennai

India should recapture its scientific glory : Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said it was time to achieve new advancements in science and technology and India should recapture its past glory in these fields.Speaking at the concluding session of India International Science Festival-2017 (IISF),...

16-Oct-2017 Mumbai

I was told to create scandal to promote film: Nikkhil Advani

Bollywood filmmaker Nikkhil Advani, who recently produced Farhan Akhtar starrer "Lucknow Central", says the marketing team asked him to create a scandal involving Farhan to promote the film.The producer, who was present at a panel discussion along with two young...

16-Oct-2017 Chennai

Central plans offer women opportunities: Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister of Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan on Monday said two central programmes -- Start-up India and Stand-up India -- offer opportunities for women entrepreneurs.Speaking at the Women Scientist and Entrepreneurs Conclave at the "India International...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

EC intentionally delaying Gujarat polls to favour Modi : Ajay Maken

The Congress on Monday accused the Election Commission of "intentionally delaying" announcement of Gujarat assembly elections to favour Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, the party said, was afraid of defeat after the Congress's emphatic win in the Gurdaspur...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Clear picture of GST revenue after 3-4 months : Hasmukh Adhia

Acknowledging that compliance of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is still low, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Monday said a clear picture of revenue under the new indirect tax regime can be drawn only after three-four months."Most of the revenue that has come...

16-Oct-2017 Meerut

Invaders who wanted to wipe out Hindus built the Taj: BJP MLA

BJP leader Sangeet Som, known for his inflammatory speeches and accused of instigating the deadly Muzzafarnagar riots in 2013, has triggered a fresh row by saying the Taj Mahal, one of India's top tourist destinations, was built by "invaders" and was a "blot"...

16-Oct-2017 A Coruna (Spain)

31 killed in Portugal wildfires, 4 in Spain

Hundreds of wildfires ravaging the northwestern corner of the Iberian peninsula have killed at least 31 people in Portugal and four in Spain's Galicia region, officials in both nations said on Monday.Patricia Gaspar, a spokeswoman for Portugal's Civil Protection...

16-Oct-2017 Hyderabad

Will Modi stop hoisting flag at Red Fort : Asaduddin Owaisi

Flaying BJP leader Sangeet Som's remark that Taj Mahal was built by traitors, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday wondered if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hoisting the national flag on Red Fort.The Hyderabad MP said it was very unfortunate and...

16-Oct-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

UDF-called Kerala shutdown total and peaceful

A state-wide dawn-to-dusk shutdown on Monday called by the Congress-led UDF in Kerala against the "anti-people policies" of the state and Centre affected normal life, though it was largely peaceful.Shops remained closed and private buses did not operate....

16-Oct-2017 Gandhinagar

Amit Shah sets 150-plus target for Gujarat

BJP President Amit Shah on Monday made it clear that the party was seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain power in Gujarat, and set a target of 150-plus seats in the 182-member assembly.We want a victory by three-fourths majority....

16-Oct-2017 Ghaziabad

Talwars' lawyer had filed contempt plea against CBI court judge

The trial court judge holding the trial against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar -- charged with killing their daughter Aarushi and domestic servant Hemraj -- was biased against the defendants, so their lawyer Satyaketu Singh had filed a contempt petition against...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Sports gave me confidence, independence: Mithali Raj

India's inspirational women's cricket captain Mithali Raj feels that child marriage can be dealt with by introducing girls to sports which, she says, gave her huge confidence and made her a strong and independent woman."Society needs to liberate from the clutches...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

India to attract $10 billion investment in food processing sector

India is expected to attract investment of $10 billion in the food processing sector at the World Food India 2017 event next month, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Monday."With World Food India, the country is poised...

16-Oct-2017 Visakhapatnam

Indian Navy commissions INS Kiltan - 'silent killer on the prowl'

India's naval defence got a boost on Monday with the commissioning of the indigenously-developed anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan, nicknamed "silent killer on the prowl", which is capable of fighting in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.Defence...

16-Oct-2017 Visakhapatnam

Indian Navy commissions INS Kiltan - 'silent killer on the prowl'

India's naval defence got a boost on Monday with the commissioning of the indigenously-developed anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS Kiltan, nicknamed "silent killer on the prowl", which is capable of fighting in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.Defence...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Ashwini Kumar Choubey launches initiative to prevent wastage of food

Urging people not to waste food, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Choubey on Monday inaugurated the Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority, a new alliance of food recovery partners in the country aimed at addressing the problem...

16-Oct-2017 Agartala

BJP to intensify social media campaign in Kerala, Tripura

The BJP would intensify its campaign through the social media against the "misrule and vilence" in Left-ruled Kerala and Tripura, party General Secretary Ram Madhav said here on Monday."We will reinforce our campaign through the social media against the...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Poll alliance to be decided at CPI-M Congress : Sitaram Yechury

The CPI-M on Monday said it will decide the issue of aligning with the Congress at its 22nd party Congress to be held from April 18 to 22 next year in Hyderabad."Based on the Polit Bureau outline and the disccussions in the Central Committee, the Polit Bureau...

16-Oct-2017 Ghaziabad

Talwars free after four years, get warm welcome at home

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Monday evening walked out of the Dasna Jail here after four years, after being absolved of the charge of murdering their daughter and domestic help, to a warm welcome at Nupur's parental home.The couple came out of the...

16-Oct-2017 Gandhinagar

Congress only concerned with preserving dynasty : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the "corrupt" Congress of being concerned with only "preserving its dynasty" and challenged the party to fight elections on the issue of development."Communalism, casteism, dynastic rule, misleading the people...

16-Oct-2017 Bengaluru

7 killed as Bengaluru building collapses after cylinder blast

Seven persons, including two women, were killed when a two-storey building collapsed here on Monday after a cooking gas cylinder explosion, police said.One of the two women killed in the blast was pregnant, officials said.Two children, aged 12 and 3, were...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

September WPI inflation cools to 2.6% on lower food prices

Cooling of food prices helped ease India's annual rate of inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) in September to 2.6 per cent, official data showed on Monday, even as industry welcomed the numbers saying it had opened room for the RBI to cut interest...

16-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Two postage stamps mark Mumbai Airport's Platinum Jubilee

Two postage stamps have been issued to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the first flight piloted by the late J.R.D. Tata at the now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.It was on October 15, 1932 that the 28-year-old Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy...

16-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Cat fight talks outdated: Sonam Kapoor

Actress Sonam Kapoor is livid over gossip around an alleged 'cat fight' on the sets of her film "Veere Di Wedding", which features an ensemble of actresses including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania. Sonam's reaction came following a 'blind...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Delegation of J&K Wattan Parast Front meets Governor

A delegation of J&K Wattan Parast Front comprising Sh. Khalid Tufail, (President); Sh. Vikram Singh (Provincial Secretary); Sh. Peer Muzamil (Press and Publicity Secretary); Sh. Mohammad Younis (Central Zone President) and other Executive members of...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Chief Minister meets Governor

Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister, met Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today afternoon. Chief Minister and Governor discussed several important issues relating to functioning of courts and higher education institutions, time-bound implementation of road...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Kashmiri militants can surrender even during gunfights: Police

The Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Monday that surrenders by local militants will be accepted even if these are made during gun battles with security forces.Addressing the media with officials of the Army and the CRPF, Inspector General of Police Munir...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Handicraft promotion to address unemployment: Nizam-ud-Din Bhat

Vice Chairman for Handloom Development Corporation, Nizam-ud-Din Bhat today said that massive publicity drive and planned use of knowledge and resource for promotion of art and craft of the State can immensely help in meeting the challenge of unemployment...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Chief Secretary reviews progress of USB Rail Link Project

Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Monday chaired the 4th Apex Committee meeting here to review the progress of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project.Principal Secretary PDD, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner,...

16-Oct-2017 Jammu

Dr. Nirmal Singh chairs DDB Samba meeting

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, chaired a review meeting of District Development Board Samba, here today.Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash, MP Shamsher Singh Manhas, Vice-Chairman, State Board for Development of Scheduled Castes,...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Non-Gazetted employees of DIPR constitute Employees Welfare Union

The employees of Department of Information and Public Relations, J&K Government today held a first general body meeting for the welfare of the non-gazetted employees of the department.The meeting was convened to discuss various issues pertaining to the...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Braid-chopping: No lie-detector tests of victims: IGP Munir Khan

Police on Monday presented three alleged militants before reporters during a joint press conference organized by local police, Army and Para-military Central Reserve Police Force.While seeking information from general public about the alleged bank robbers,...

16-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Braid Chopping fallout:No let up in protests and clashes

With no let up in braid chopping incidents in Kashmir Valley, protests spark in many parts while life was paralyzed for several hours in Sopore and Pampore areas of Northern and Southern parts of Valley on Monday.Reports said that youth enforced a shutdown...

16-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Karbala tragedy a call for empathy : Molvi Imran Raza Ansari

Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari today said tragic episode of Karbala is a call for empathy and for standing up against injustice.The Minister was addressing a day-long congregation at...

16-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Choudhary Lal Singh releases book titled ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’

Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh, today released a book titled ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ authored by Engineer Suniya Gupta at a function held here this morning.Chief Conservator of Forests, Farooq Gillani, besides a large number...

16-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Kathak imbibed in Indian culture, needs patronage : Priya Sethi

Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Department of Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today said that Kathak is one of the ten major forms of Indian classical dances that is performed all over the world.This dance...

16-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has instructed the State Government, through a Circular, that the officers and officials connected with Special Summary Revision of Electoral rolls should not be transferred from their place of posting without prior...

16-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

15-day workshop on 'Documentary Filmmaking' concludes at Media Complex

Director Information and Public Relations, Muneer-ul-Islam today said the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) is diversifying its activities and has started organizing innovative and market-driven training programmes and workshops for the media...

16-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Measures afoot to revamp JK's walnut industry : Syed Basharat Bukhari

In bid to boost horticulture sector of the state, Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari today said that multi-pronged approach needs to be adopted for ensuring better yield, brand building and marketing of the walnut produces across the state.The...

16-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Finance Department for speeding-up expenditure to meet time-lines

The Finance Department has called for expediting the pace of expenditure by the Government Departments in view of early release of funds this fiscal in pursuance to the announcement by the Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu in his budget speech in the State...

16-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab Govt To Bring In Agricultural Policy In Next Assembly Session

The Punjab government on Monday announced a series of measures for the welfare of the farming community, including its decision to bring in a comprehensive Agricultural Policy for the state in the next session of the Vidhan Sabha.The announcements came during...

16-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Cabinet Approves Entertainment Tax On DTH, Local Cable Connections

The Punjab Cabinet, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, has approved levy of an entertainment tax by urban and rural local bodies on DTH and local cable connections.These local bodies will be eligible to impose and collect a nominal entertainment tax of Rs.5...

16-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Cabinet Okays Industrial And Business Development Policy 2017

In order to boost industrialization and revive economic activity in the state, the Punjab Cabinet today approved the new Industrial and Business Development Policy-2017, paving the way for fixing of industrial power tariff at Rs 5 per unit w.e.f November...

16-Oct-2017 Jhanjeri (S.A.S. Nagar )

CGC Jhanjeri organized Management Fest

Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhanjeri  organized  Management Fest “Vidwat 17 - The Masters of Management” at its campus . Activities ranging from HR Round Panel Discussion to Marketing Event Point of Purchase were organized which provided a platform...

16-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Sensex, Nifty touch record high

Better-than-expected macroeconomic data boosted investors' sentiment, which helped key Indian equity indices to touch a record high on Monday.The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) was trading 122.17 points or 0.38 per cent higher during the afternoon trade.The wider 50-scrip...

16-Oct-2017 Bengaluru

Bengaluru cylinder blast kills five

Four men and a woman were killed when a two-storey building collapsed here on Monday after a cooking gas cylinder exploded, police said.Two children aged 12 and 3 were among the seven others injured in the incident that occurred between 6 and 7 a.m. in Ejipura...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Being selective has not been easy, but worth it: Kunal Kapoor

 He is very selective when it comes to picking projects, but is not willing to ditch his personal beliefs for more work. Actor Kunal Kapoor says it is important as an actor to "be seen" but even more important to be part of work that one believes in.The...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Indo-American DJ wants to turn 'KSHMR in Kashmir' a reality

Indo-American DJ and record producer KSHMR, who is set for his maiden India tour starting here from October 20, is disappointed that his tour doesn't include a performance in Kashmir where his father is from. He hopes his dream to at least visit the valley comes true.KSHMR,...

16-Oct-2017

Averting the end of the world with a motley crew's help

Being with the cosmic forces of good is not always a happy situation for, at some time, you are going to be called in to save the world, while the gods will only render advice -- if they feel like it. Though your team has seven other brave warriors, it doesn't...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

TECNO i5 Pro: Decent smartphone with good camera, battery

Aiming to carve out a place for itself in India's highly competitive mid-range smartphone market, TECNO Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, has introduced TECNO i5 Pro that offers solid battery back-up and a fairly decent camera. The...

16-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Eight Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize

A boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized off the coast of Bangladesh, leaving eight dead and over 40 missing, a police official said on Monday."Bodies of four women and four children were recovered this morning. The exact time of the capsize is yet to...

16-Oct-2017 Washington

Planet Nine does exist in our solar system: NASA

 NASA believes a ninth planet does exist that might be 10 times the mass of Earth and 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune, debunking myths that the planet, dubbed 'Nibiru' by doomsayers, will end of the world.Konstantin Batygin, a planetary astrophysicist...

16-Oct-2017 New York

Keep an eye on him: Hillary Clinton on Vladimir Putin

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin still poses a significant threat to Washington, the media reported."Keep an eye on him, because he's not done," Clinton told CNN in an interview on Sunday.Clinton...

16-Oct-2017 Lisbon

3 dead as Portugal suffers over 400 forest fires

Three people were killed and over 20 others injured when wildfires hit central and northern Portugal.Two of the victims died in the town of Penacova, Coimbra district, while the third died in Serta in the Castelo Branco district, according to authorities,...

16-Oct-2017 abuja

6 killed in central Nigeria attack

The Nigerian Police has confirmed that six people were killed and scores others injured following a predawn attack in the central state of Plateau.Police on Sunday said that unknown gunmen, carrying sophisticated weapons, stormed the Taagbe village in the...

17-Oct-2017

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Anil Kapoor, Satish Kaushik act together after 15 years

Actors Anil Kapoor and Satish Kaushik, who have featured together in movies like "Woh Saat Din", "Mr India" and "Deewana Mastana", have once again faced the camera for "Fanney Khan". They say their chemistry remains the same."Shooting with pleasure with Anil...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan wraps '102 Not Out'

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has wrapped the shoot of "102 Not Out", which features him with his "Amar Akbar Anthony" co-star Rishi Kapoor."Withdrawal symptoms as another project comes to an end... Back just now from '102 Not Out... It's over, and now on...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Delhi HC misled by Chief Secretary: Rakhi Birla

The Delhi High Court's disapproval of contempt proceedings by the state Assembly against the Chief Secretary was because it was misled into believing "fallacious contentions" in the case, the Deputy Speaker said on Tuesday."Regrettably, the High Court was...

17-Oct-2017 Hussainiwala (Ferozepur)

At border, Rajnath Singh stresses for cordial ties with Pakistan

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that India wanted cordial and peaceful relations with Pakistan and "expected reciprocity" from Islamabad.The minister, who arrived at the Hussainiwala joint checkpost between India and Pakistan in Punjab's...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi dedicates All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today dedicated the All India Institute of Ayurveda, in New Delhi, to the nation. Speaking on this occasion, the Prime Minister congratulated the gathering on the celebration of Dhanvantari Jayanti as Ayurveda Divas. He...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Ashwini Kumar Choubey visits R&D facility, HLL, reviews activities

Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare visited the Research & Development facility of HLLL, an undertaking of the Health Ministry at AKKULAM, Trivandrum to review the innovative and useful research being undertaken by the...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

North Eastern Council to be reoriented: Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that the North Eastern Council (NEC) will...

17-Oct-2017 Jammu

Bali Bhagat visits dengue patients in SMGS,reviews facilities

Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today visited SMGS Hospital to review the preparedness to prevent and control spread of dengue besides taking stock of the facilities being provided to patients.To fight this vector-borne disease, the Minister...

17-Oct-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha student gang-raped in presence of fiance, 6 arrested

Close on the heels of sensational Koraput gang-rape case, a group of miscreants allegedly gang-raped a college student in presence of her fiance in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Tuesday.Six persons have been arrested for their suspected involvement...

17-Oct-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Stop political violence or you will be wiped out: Amit Shah to CPI-M

Winding up his party's campaign against the CPI-M, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday warned that Kerala's ruling party will be "wiped out" if the political violence in the state does not stop."Congress got finished because of corruption and the Left parties...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

'Why this Kolaveri Da?', Rahul taunts BJP over Jay Shah

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday taunted the BJP with comments on the controversy surrounding Amit Shah's son Jay alleging "state legal help" in his legal battle with a news portal."State legal help for Shah-Zada! Why this, why this Kolaveri Da?"...

17-Oct-2017 kabul

53 die as Taliban hit Afghan police centre

Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday left at least 53 people dead, including a provincial police chief, and over 150 wounded in a gory terror attack.Among the dead were included...

17-Oct-2017 Aligarh

AMU a good example of Indian nationalism: Pranab Mukherjee

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a perfect example of Indian nationalism and ethos, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday.Students from different religions, ethnicity, linguistic backgrounds and culture integrate and work together in productive...

17-Oct-2017 New York

This tool can better identify breast cancer risk

A machine learning tool can help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous with 97 per cent accuracy, an advance that may help reduce unnecessary surgeries, a study has revealed.High-risk breast lesions are biopsy-diagnosed...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Nifty50 at new high, despite profit booking and low volumes

Even as the general investors' sentiments were subdued on Tuesday, the key Indian equity index -- the NSE Nifty50 -- made marginal gains to close at a new high.According to market observers, low volumes and profit booking subdued investors' sentiments --...

17-Oct-2017 kabul

41 killed in Afghan Taliban attack

Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday killed at least 41 people including the provincial police chief and wounded over 200 others, officials said.The dead also included training...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Naval aircraft fails to find trace of 10 missing Indians

An Indian Naval patrol aircraft failed to find any more survivors of merchant ship Emerald Star that sank off the coast of Japan last week, even as 10 Indians are still missing.A P8-I maritime surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy on Monday joined the...

17-Oct-2017 Jammu

Bali Bhagat pays rich tributes to Maharaja Gulab Singh

Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat paid rich tributes to Maharaja Gulab Singh on the eve of his 225th birth anniversary.Remembering the Maharaja, the Minister said that his rule was a glorious period of Jammu and Kashmir Kingdom. He said...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

I try to keep myself free during festivals : Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says during festivals, he always tries to keep himself free to spend time with his family.Amitabh, who hosts popular game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC), greeted soldiers at the Wagah Border in an episode of the show.A soldier named...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Actors shouldn't have any image: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is happy that superstar Aamir Khan has played a quirky character in a never-seen-before avatar in "Secret Superstar", says actors should not be conscious about an image."I think actors shouldn't have any image. He (or she) should be able...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Women's changing image in cinema positive: Plabita Borthakur

Actress Plabita Borthakur, who featured in "Lipstick Under My Burkha", says the projection of a woman is quite progressive and positive in Indian cinema today."I think the image of a woman in cinema is changing. When we talk about image, it also includes her...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Kalki, Richa suggest firecrackers alternative through Diwali rap

Actresses Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chadha have turned rappers to suggest alternatives to firecrackers through a new track on Diwali.Sofia Ashraf, who is known for her series "Sista from the South" and the two actresses who will soon be seen in the film "Jia Aur...

17-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

2 Senior IAS Officers Transferred

The Punjab Government today issued Transfer/Posting of 2 senior IAS officers with immediate effect.Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson said that Mr. Satish Chandra transferred as Additional Chief Secretary Power and in addition Principal...

17-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

MARKFED Launches 'Kissan Kit' To Enhance Productivity Of Wheat Crop

In order to enhance the productivity of wheat crop in Punjab, Markfed has launched a 'Kissan Kit' consisting of entire range of Agro Chemicals required from sowing to harvesting of wheat. This kit was jointly launched by Sh. Amarjit Singh Samra, Chairman,...

17-Oct-2017 Shimla

Election department organises media workshop

State Level Media Workshop was organised by election department to sensitize media persons about EVM and functioning of VVPAT Machines here at Shimla today. Joint chief electoral officer Dr. Sonia Thakur said VVPAT is an independent verification system for...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Mehbooba Mufti meets Railway Minister Piyush Goel

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is in the national capital, called on the Railway Minister, Piyush Goel here today. She brought several issues of the State pertaining to Railways with the Union Minister and sought their early redressal.The Chief Minister...

17-Oct-2017 Kathua

Lal Singh inaugurates building of GDC Mahanpur

Jammu and Kashmir possesses unique and incredible natural wealth and cultural heritage, besides has huge potential for growth of various tourism sectors, including wellness, heritage, cultural, spiritual, wildlife, adventure and sports tourism.This was stated...

17-Oct-2017 Jammu

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali reviews status of WSSs in Rajouri

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali convened a meeting with engineers of PHE department and reviewed the status of various water supply schemes being executed in Rajouri district.The meeting was attended...

17-Oct-2017 Kargil

Syed Basharat Bukhari visits Kargil, reviews horticulture scenario

Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari Tuesday said the Government has undertaken a holistic programme to ensure sustainable development of horticulture sector in the State, besides formulating vision document to revamp the sector.The Minister said...

17-Oct-2017 Jammu

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali reviews stock supply position of Kerosene

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today chaired a meeting of officers to discuss measures for further streamlining of Kerosene supply and its rationalized distribution.While reviewing the procedure...

17-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Vehicle set on fire, TA men thrashed in Kangan

Agitated people thrashed three army soldiers and set their vehicle on fire after checking their identity cards at Akhal Kangan area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday.Eyewitnesses told news agency CNS that three Territorial Army personnel traveling...

17-Oct-2017 Poonch

MLA holds public grievances redressal camp

To listen to the demands and issues of the people of Dhara, Faitypour, Kainu , Morban and other adjoining areas of his constituency, Member Legislative Assembly Haveli Shah Mohammed Tantray along with officials of administration held a grievances redressal...

17-Oct-2017 Imphal

Dalai Lama arrives in Manipur

 Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Manipur.Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand received the Dalai Lama, who has been declared a state guest, at the airport.There was tight security...

17-Oct-2017 New York

Twitter, Instagram promoting 'extreme thinness': Study

Twitter and Instagram posts are increasingly celebrating "bonespiration" and "thinspiration", which encourage eating disorders, such as anorexia, a study has found.Researchers showed that there has been an alarming rise in the number of social media posts promoting...

17-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Demolish Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan also: Azam Khan

Taking a dig at BJP legislator Sangeet Som who called the Taj Mahal a blot on Indian history because it was built by foreign rulers, Samajawadi Party MLA Azam Khan on Tuesday said all "symbols of slavery" like Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan rules out pre-poll alliance with Congress

 A pre-poll alliance with the Congress is ruled out, says Kerala Chief Minister and CPI-M leader Pinarayi Vijayan, who appears not to completely rule out a tactical tie-up with it after the 2019 general elections to check the BJP.The Marxist leader also...

17-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Soldier accused of braid chopping, tension in J&K town

Tension gripped Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara town on Tuesday after the army rescued a soldier, whom people accused of being involved in a braid chopping incident.A large crowd built up in the area after he was rescued from a mob the members of which were ruthlessly...

17-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Taj Mahal important, doesn't matter who built it : Yogi Adityanath

In a move to stem controversy over the Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the 17th century marble mausoleum is an important tourist draw and it was immaterial who built it and for what reason."It does not matter who...

17-Oct-2017 Kochi

Ready to probe Kannur murders: CBI tells High Court

The CBI on Tuesday told the Kerala High Court it is ready to probe all the political murders that took place in Kannur in the past one year, officials said.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) counsel told this to the court, when a petition by a Kannur-based...

17-Oct-2017 Kabul

20 killed in Afghan suicide attack

At least 20 people were killed and over 160 others injured on Tuesday in a suicide attack next to a police training centre in Afghanistan's Paktia province, a senior official said.The casualties include training centre members, police personnel and civilians....

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

'The idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth'

 India's independence movement was built on the principle of non-violence but a new book by noted historian Upinder Singh, also the daughter of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, suggests that the idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth that Mahatma...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Work is on to link public health with ayurveda : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and said his government was focusing on integrating the public healthcare system with ayurveda and yoga."Ayurveda is not just a method of treatment. It...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Virat Kohli 'fanboy moment' with Arijit Singh

Ace Indian cricketer Virat Kohli says he had a fan-boy moment when he got a chance to meet singer Arijit Singh.Virat took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a photograph of himself along with Arijit and said the singer is an "amazing person"."Pure fanboy moment...

17-Oct-2017 Hyderabad

Five bodies found on Hyderabad outskirts

Bodies of five members of a family were found near Narsangi on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Tuesday, police said.The bodies of three women were found lying in the bushes while those of a man and a four-year-old child were recovered from a car parked off Outer...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Rishi Kapoor unveils 'Mulk' look

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has given his fans a glimpse into two diverse looks that he is sporting -- one for "Mulk" and another for "102 Not Out".Rishi, 65, is seen in a different haircut and a beard in "Mulk", directed by Anubhav Sinha."For all my fans, my...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Madhuri Dixit-Nene to make her Marathi acting debut

Bollywood's dancing queen Madhuri Dixit-Nene is set to feature in a yet untitled Marathi movie. She says the way the Marathi film industry has evolved makes her proud.It is a slice-of-life film that revolves around the journey of self-realisation of a woman (Madhuri)...

17-Oct-2017

Another kind of role: Tom Hanks' tales of common and uncommon lives

Known for frequently essaying ordinary, likable and good-natured characters facing extraordinary situations in his films, Tom Hanks brings the same aspect to his story-telling. A man is exhausted by his energetic girl friend-turned-girlfriend, the teenager...

17-Oct-2017 Ludhiana

RSS leader shot dead in Punjab

Unidentified assailants shot dead Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Ravinder Gosain on Tuesday in Punjab's Ludhiana, police said.Eyewitnesses told the police that Gosain was shot from close range by two motorcycle-borne assailants in Kailash Nagar area.He was rushed...

18-Oct-2017

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

BJP on 'Beta Bachao Abhiyaan', taunts Congress

Reacting to BJP attacking the Congress with Bofors case, the party on Wednesday said the "BJP is on a Beta Bachao Abhiyaan", referring to its President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah, whose company's turnover saw a spurt allegedly from Rs 50,000 to Rs 80 crore in a...

18-Oct-2017 Odense (Denmark)

Saina Nehwal, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Denmark Open

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy entered the second round, while B. Sai Praneeth and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy were eliminated in the opening round of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here on Wednesday.Hyderabadi Saina,...

18-Oct-2017 Kolkata

31 dead, over 14,500 dengue cases reported in Bengal

The West Bengal government on Wednesday said as many as 31 people have died of dengue in the state while more than 14,500 have tested positive this year."As per the report till 4 pm, Wednesday, 14,693 people have been affected by dengue in West Bengal. The...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Attack on Taj aimed at re-writing history: CPI-M

Accusing the BJP rulers of Uttar Pradesh of having "a medieval communal mindset", the CPI-M has said that the vilification of the Taj Mahal by BJP leaders was part of a project aimed at re-writing history."Nothing exemplifies this attitude more than their attempt...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Prepared for all fights that come my way : Kangana Ranaut

National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, in whose name a 'Kanganatoo' hashtag is doing the rounds on social media in the wake of the 'Me too' campaign, says she will continue to speak against gender issues.'Metoo' is a global campaign on social media, with...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Will look into Michael Hershman's interview on Bofors: CBI

The CBI on Wednesday said it will look into the facts and circumstances mentioned in an interview of Michael Hershman, the first secret Bofors investigator of the Fairfax Group deployed by the Indian government."The agency has learnt of the matter pertaining...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Make Diwali prosperous for the underprivileged : Rajkummar Rao

Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao has urged Mumbai residents to contribute to share happiness and help brighten the Diwali festivities for the needy.Rajkummar, who has been promoting his movie "Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana" nowadays, said in a statement: "I believe that...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Shahid Kapoor next is 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu'

On the occasion of Diwali, actor Shahid Kapoor on Thursday announced the title of his upcoming film -- "Batti Gul Meter Chalu".The movie will be directed Shree Narayan Singh of the "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" fame."Let's celebrate the festival of light with...

18-Oct-2017 Washington

Donald Trump suggests he won't back bipartisan healthcare measure

US President Donald Trump raised doubts on Wednesday about his support for a bipartisan initiative to restore the ObamaCare subsidies he suspended last week in exchange for states' getting greater flexibility regulating health insurance under the Affordable...

18-Oct-2017 Tokyo

India urges pricing flexibility, review clause in LNG contracts

Given the transformation in the global LNG market into a situation of oversupply, India on Wednesday called for flexible terms for gas purchases, including the provision of a pricing review, "take or pay" terms and abolition of destination restriction clause...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

After 5-month wait, farm loans waiver begins in Maharashtra

Nearly five months after announcing waiver of farm loans, the Maharashtra government kickstarted the process on Wednesday as "Diwali gift" to the state's farmers. Rs 4,000 crore will be distributed among 840,000 beneficiaries in the first phase of the massive...

18-Oct-2017 Ayodhya

Ayodhya hosts grand 'Deepotsav', Adityanath attends

Chants of "Jai Shri Ram" echoed on the banks of the Saryu river as actors portraying the roles of Lord Rama and Sita arrived here on a chopper decked up to resemble the mythological Pushpak Viman - in a recreation of Lord Rama's return from 14 years of exile...

18-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Army chief reviews security scenario in Valley

Army chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday to review the security situation in the Kashmir valley, an official said.The Army chief was received by Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen. D. Anbu, and Chinar Corps Commander Lt. Gen. J.S. Sandhu.Gen...

18-Oct-2017 Washington

US considers arms sale to update Greece's F-16 fleet

US President Donald Trump has said his administration had informed the Congress of a potential arms sale to update Greece's F-16 aircrafts."This agreement to strengthen the Hellenic Air Force is worth up to 2.4 billion USD and would generate thousands of...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

PM’s interactions with Directors and Deputy Secretaries

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, interacted with around 380 Directors and Deputy Secretaries working in various departments and Ministries in the Government of India, in four groups. The interactions happened on various days in the month of October 2017....

18-Oct-2017 Kathua

Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates newly constructed Bhini Bridge

Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that time has come to gear up men and machinery for accelerating the pace of development in the Jammu and Kashmir and enable the people to reap maximum benefit from...

18-Oct-2017 Jammu

Farmers’ welfare among Govt’s top priorities : Dr. Nirmal Singh

Asserting that welfare of farmers was among top priorities of the government, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said   it has taken series of path-breaking measures for their benefit. “Setting up paddy procurement centres in the far-flung areas...

18-Oct-2017 GULMARG

Caddies golf tournament held at Gulmarg

The Department of Tourism Kashmir in collaboration with Gulmarg Development Authority Wednesday organised day-long caddies golf tournament at picturesque Gulmarg Golf Course.Thirty-five caddies from Gulmarg participated in the tournament which was teed off...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGARKATHUA

Chib inaugurates 6 paddy procurement centres at Kathua

Vice Chairman, Kissan Advisory Board, Daljeet Singh Chib today said that the state government was keen to enable the farmers to get due value of their produce and for this it has increased the number of procurement centres to facilitate the stakeholders.He...

18-Oct-2017 BANDIPORA

Written test for Jr Assistant posts in Judiciary on Oct 29 in Bandipora

According to the Principal District and Sessions Judge Bandipora, the written test of those candidates who have applied for the post of Junior Assistants in subordinate Judiciary, Bandipora, vide advertisement no. 323, dated 26.5.2017, shall be conducted on October...

18-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Kavinder Gupta for providing better road connectivity in rural areas

Emphasizing on better road connectivity in rural areas, Speaker Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today said that Government is making concerted efforts towards meeting this objective. “Government has laid full focus on development of ...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Hospitality & Protocol Deptt condoles Mir Zahoor Ahmad’s demise

A condolence meeting was held in the premises of Directorate of Hospitality and Protocol, wherein officers and officials of the Department expressed their grief and shock over the demise of Zahoor Ahmad Mir, an employee of the department.The staff members...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

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 review the Dal-Nagin Lake conservation, management and rehabilitation plan.Legislators Mohammad...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Saif-u-din Bhat chairs Petitions Committee meet

A meeting of the Committee on Petitions of Legislative Council was held here today under the Chairmanship of legislator Saif-ud-Din Bhat to discuss and examine various petitions before the Committee.Legislators Ghulam Nabi Monga, Khursheed Aalam and Javid...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Naeem Akhtar visits JKPSC headquarters, reviews its needs

Promising all possible help to address the infrastructural problems of Jammu Kashmir Public Service Commission, Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today directed the officials to retrofit the three unused buildings of Sericulture department to be converted...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

SP Higher Secondary School celebrates Annual Day

Appealing for insulating education from politics, Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said that disturbing academics for serving political interests will lead the society into the perpetual darkness and threaten future of students.He appealed...

18-Oct-2017 ALBSCETE (SPAIN)

Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura meets Spanish agriculture officials

 Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today met with Spanish Agriculture officials here and sought their technical assistance and cooperation in the promotion of Kashmiri saffron at International level.The Agriculture Minister was accompanied by...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Prof. Soz calls on Governor N.N. Vohra

Prof. Saif-ud-Din Soz, senior Congress leader and former Member of Parliament and Union Minister, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Prof. Soz discussed with Governor issues relating to moving ahead on all fronts, besides providing...

18-Oct-2017 Mansa

Seven killed in Punjab road accident

At least seven people were killed and seven others injured in a collision between a Toyota Innova vehicle and a truck in Punjab's Mansa district on Wednesday, police said.The injured were rushed to the Civil Hospital in Mansa where two seriously injured...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Sheila Dikshit knew about bank scam : Saurabh Bhardwaj

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday said former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit knew about a 'scam' that happened in a city cooperative bank during her tenure but did not take any action.Addressing the media here, AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

BJP declares Himachal list, Prem Kumar Dhumal to contest from Sujanpur

Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will contest from Sujanpur in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections while state BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti will re-contest from Una, according to the BJP's list of candidates released on Wednesday.The BJP announced...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Artificiality in film makes it redundant: Imtiaz Ali

October 26 will mark a decade since "Jab We Met" released, but to many Bollywood buffs, it feels as fresh as ever. Director Imtiaz Ali says keeping a movie "pure" is important for it to be remembered.Imtiaz, whose last directorial "Jab Harry Met Sejal" failed...

18-Oct-2017 Beijing

China never seeks hegemony, expansion : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that Beijing will never seek hegemony or engage in expansion "no matter what stage of development it reaches"."China will never pursue development at the expense of others' interests and its development does not...

18-Oct-2017 Agartala

Not sure about northeastern terror camps in Bangladesh: BSF

There may be some camps of northeastern militants in Bangladesh but the Border Security Force (BSF) has no specific information about them, an official has said."Some camps of northeastern militants might be in Bangladesh but we have no specific information...

18-Oct-2017 Beijing

At CPC Congress, Xi Jinping promises world-class Chinese Army

 China's most important political event, the Communist Party Congress, opened here on Wednesday, with President Xi Jinping pledging to transform the country's armed forces into a world-class military to safeguard the country's sovereignty.In a three-and-a-half-hour...

18-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Facebook 'Building 8' head to quit just after 18 months

Regina Dugan, head of Facebook's secretive research lab "Building 8", is leaving the company, just after 18 months at the helm."Today I am announcing that early next year I will be leaving Facebook to focus on building and leading a new endeavour. I will be...

18-Oct-2017

'Secret Superstar': Emotionally engaging, entertaining

What one likes about Aamir Khan is that, with every act of his, he transcends as an actor. He surprises you by eerily getting into the skin of the character. With his various unconventional get-ups and demeanour, he makes you believe that he is the character...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Vidhu Vinod wants Kashmiris to watch 'Secret Superstar'

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who grew up in Srinagar, says young actress Zaira Wasim who is from Kashmir, has done a fabulous job in "Secret Superstar". He feels the audience there must watch the film to see the kind of talent the Valley has.Present at a special...

18-Oct-2017 London

Is the Booker prize losing its British character?

George Saunders victory marks the second year in a row that the Man Booker Prize has gone to an American author after it it began permitting authors from English-speaking countries other than the Commonwealth in 2014.Paul Beatty's "The Sellout," a dark satire...

18-Oct-2017 Islamabad

Imran Khan challenges arrest warrant in court

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday challenging the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan against him in a contempt of court case.Khan's counsel...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Don't know how to dance: Kalki Koechlin

Actress Kalki Koechlin, best known for her roles in films like "Dev.D", "Margarita with a Straw" and "Waiting", says she doesnt know dancing and had to do a lot of practice for the song "Nach Basanti" in her upcoming film "Jia aur Jia"."‘Nach Basanti' was scary...

18-Oct-2017 Kupwara

In Kashmir, two women combat menstrual taboo, unhygienic practices

Growing up in a society that stigmatises menstruation, two women social entrepreneurs in this border village of Jammu and Kashmir are battling the taboos attached to what is a routine biological process. They are not only creating awareness but also manufacturing...

18-Oct-2017 Chennai

Narendra Modi should accept note ban was wrong move: Kamal Hassan

Apologizing for supporting demonetisation, actor Kamal Hassan said he will again salute Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he also accepts that the note ban was a mistake.In an article in the Tamil magazine Anandavikatan, the actor said accepting and correcting mistakes...

18-Oct-2017 Beijing

China's GDP rises to over $12 tn in five years : Xi Jinping

China's gross domestic product (GDP) rose about $12.1 trillion over the past five years, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.Xi made the remarks in a report to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xinhua news agency reported."The...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal announces compensation for fire survivors

 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced Rs 25,000 each for families hose shacks were charred in a fire here a day ago.Around 80 shacks were gutted in a fire in the Batla House area on Tuesday afternoon.Kejriwal visited the area on Wednesday...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Media obsessed with link-up rumours: Jacqueline Fernandez

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who was romantically linked to her "A Gentleman..." co-star Sidharth Malhotra, is unfazed by link-up rumours and says media is obsessed with it.When "A Gentleman: Sundar, Susheel, Risky" released in August, more than the film, people...

18-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Two killed in UP road accident

Two persons were killed and 19 injured on Wednesday in Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh when two buses collided head-on, police said.The accident took place on the Delhi-Budayun road. Police said both buses were travelling at high speed.While one bus belonged to...

18-Oct-2017 Washington

Donald Trump celebrates Diwali, hails relationship with Narendra Modi

US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali at the White House by lighting a diya amid a gathering of leading members of the Indian American community and said he greatly valued his relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Trump's daughter...

18-Oct-2017 Imphal

There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists: Dalai Lama

There are no Muslim or Christian terrorists because terrorists are no more religious once they embrace terror, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday."People cease to be Muslim, Christian or any group the moment they became terrorists,"...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Salman Khan's Diwali gift to fans: ‘Tiger Zinda Hai' first look

 Salman Khan's piercing eyes catch the eye from the first look of his next movie "Tiger Zinda Hai".The superstar, who was praised for his action avatar in the 2012 film "Ek Tha Tiger", flaunts a revengeful demeanour in the first look of upcoming spy thriller...

18-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Sangeet Som's ignorance of history really monumental: Javed Akhtar

Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has lashed out at Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Sangeet Som's "ignorance of history" for calling the Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world, "a blot on Indian culture".In a video which surfaced and went viral on social...

18-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Five protesters injured in J&K firing

Five civilians were injured while they were protesting on Wednesday in a security forces firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.People in Wullerhama village were chasing an alleged braid chopper from trying to flee "in an army vehicle," an eyewitness...

18-Oct-2017 Islamabad

Seven policemen killed in Pakistan blast

Seven policemen were killed and 22 injured in an explosion in Quetta in Pakistan on Wednesday.The incident occurred in the Sariab Mill area on the Quetta-Sibbi Road, Dawn reported.Security sources claimed that a roadside bomb exploded just as a police vehicle...

19-Oct-2017

19-Oct-2017 Aden, Yemen

US airstrike kills 5 Al Qaeda militants in Yemen

At least five militants of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda branch were killed when a US drone strike hit their vehicle in the country's central province of al-Bayda on Thursday, a security official told Xinhua."The pilotless aircraft hit a vehicle belonging to...

19-Oct-2017 Islamabad

20 labourers injured in Pakistan attack

A hand grenade attack at a restaurant in Pakistan's Balochistan province has left 20 labourers injured on Thursday, the media reported.The labourers were dining at the restaurant in the coastal city of Gwadar when unidentified militants hurled hand grenades...

19-Oct-2017 Bengaluru

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah seeks GST exemption on handmade goods

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday urged the central government to exempt handmade products from Goods and Sales Tax (GST) regime."As handmade products are produced by millions of artisans across the country, imposition of GST on them is having...

19-Oct-2017 Mumbai

'Muhurat' trading: Global cues, profit booking subdue markets

Samvat 2074, marking the start of the Hindu New Year on Thursday, saw both key indices of the Indian equities markets recede as rise in geo-political tensions in the Korean peninsula along with fears of higher non-performing asset (NPA) levels of the domestic...

19-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Bhanu, Sonal are amazing to work with: Aishwarya Khare

Actress Aishwarya Khare, who will next be seen as Bulbul in TV show "Saam Daam Dand Bhed", says her co-stars Sonal Vengurlekar and Bhanu Uday are amazing people to work with.In the show, Aishwarya will be seen as a local girl waiting for her marriage to happen,...

19-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Proud of my struggle: Rannvijay Singha

Actor Rannvijay Singha, who came into limelight after winning the first season of TV show "MTV Roadies", says he feels proud of his struggle as an artist."I was 20 and I didn't have a portfolio and I use to travel by train. I had to struggle and I am proud...

19-Oct-2017 Patna

Lord Ram will punish BJP : Lalu Prasad

 RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said Lord Ram will punish the BJP as it has been doing politics in his name."It is wrong and unethical to play politics in the name of Lord Ram," the former Bihar Chief Minister told the media on the occasion of Diwali.Lalu...

19-Oct-2017 Mumbai

I don't take my stardom seriously: Dulquer Salmaan

Malayalam film star Dulquer Salmaan says he does not take his stardom and success seriously. He concentrates on delivering his best on the movie front."Honestly, I do not take my stardom seriously, only work. I know my fans love me because of my work. Yes, if...

19-Oct-2017 Beijing

China tells US to stop being biased

China on Thursday told the US to shed its biased views about Beijing which it said is well justified to safeguard its interests and rights.Beijing was reacting to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks about America deepening ties with India to counter...

19-Oct-2017 SAMBA

Chander Parkash Ganga celebrates Diwali with CRPF personnel

The Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga today celebrated the festival of lights -Diwali with the personnel of 38 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) stationed here at Smailpur.The Minister joined the celebrations in presence...

19-Oct-2017 Baramulla

GHSS Baramulla celebrates annual day

Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah today said that a strong and quality education system is the foundation stone of a great nation. He said that those nations who consolidated their education mechanism have excelled in every field.The Secretary said...

19-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

VC SKUAST-K calls on Governor

Prof. Nazeer Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, met Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhavan.Prof. Nazeer Ahmad briefed the Governor about the progress achieved...

19-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

IGP CRPF calls on Governor

Zulfiquar Hassan, Inspector General of Police (Operations) CRPF, called on N.N. Vohra, Governor, at Raj Bhavan.Sh. Hassan briefed the Governor about certain issues relating to the CRPF’s role and responsibility and the outcomes achieved in the past year. Governor...

19-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Diwali celebrated at Raj Bhavan

Governor N. N. Vohra and Lady Governor Mrs. Usha Vohra celebrated Diwali with Raj Bhavan officers, staff and security personnel at Raj Bhavan here today morning.On this joyous occasion Governor and Lady Governor greeted the assembled staff and distributed sweets...

19-Oct-2017 Handwara ( Kupwara )

‘I am neither Indian nor Pakistani proxy: Er: Rasheed

A large number of people participated in an anti braid chopping protest at Handwara led by AIP Supremo Er. Rasheed. Addressing the gathering at main Chowk Handwara Er. Rasheed appealed all the stake holders not to make Kashmir a hub of conspiracies and...

19-Oct-2017 Andaman and Nicobar

Raksha Mantri Celebrates Diwali with Andaman & Nicobar command

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman interacted with the troops and their families at Military Station Brichgunj on the occasion of Diwali .The Minister is on a two day visit to Andaman & Nicobar Command on 18 & 19 Oct 17.  Sitharaman was received...

19-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Protest continues against braid chopping

Mysterious braid chopping incidents continue to give sleepless nights to whole Kashmir populace while victims both young and elderly have been under massive mental stress. The increasing incidents have been sparking protests and even clashes in different parts...

19-Oct-2017 Gurez

Narendra Modi arrives in Kashmir, spends Diwali with soldiers at Gurez

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today celebrated Diwali with the soldiers of Indian Army and BSF in Gurez Valley near Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.Modi who arrived in Srinagar around 9:30 am directly flew to Gurez. He was there for nearly...

19-Oct-2017 Yangon

Huge fire severely damages historic hotel in Myanmar

A colonial-era luxury wooden hotel in Myanmar's Yangon city suffered severe damage in a massive fire that broke out on Thursday.The fire started around 3 a.m., in the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel and quickly engulfed the wooden building constructed mainly from...

19-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Fire strikes Kolkata high rise

A fire enveloped the 16th floor of a high-rise building here on Thursday, officials said.The blaze erupted around 10.30 a.m. on a Diwali day in the server room of the Jeevan Sudha building in Chowringhee, the city's central business district.As many as...

19-Oct-2017 Kolkata

Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide

West Bengal on Thursday plunged into religious fervour with simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations.A light spell of rain failed to dampen the spirits as devotees geared up for double celebrations this year, with Diwali and Kali Puja falling on the...

19-Oct-2017 Amritsar

Troopers along Punjab border celebrate Diwali

Border Security Force (BSF) troopers celebrated Diwali on Thursday along the border out posts of Punjab's international border with Pakistan.Reports of celebrations were reported in border areas of Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur and Fazilka districts.Celebrations...

19-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Google honours astrophysicist Chandrasekhar with doodle

Google on Thursday dedicated a special Doodle to mark the 107th birth anniversary of India-born US scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar who became the first astrophysicist to win the Nobel Prize for his treatise on the evolution of stars along with Willaim...

19-Oct-2017 Srinagar

Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers at LoC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated Diwali with soldiers deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.Official sources said Modi reached the Dawar Brigade headquarters of the Indian Army...

19-Oct-2017

Enjoyed every minute: Hema on 50 years in showbiz

Veteran actress and politician Hema Malini, who celebrates her golden jubilee in the Indian entertainment industry with her biography "Beyond The Dreamgirl", says she feels honoured to be a part of the film fraternity and has deftly spent every minute in showbiz.As...

19-Oct-2017 Mumbai

'Padmavati' celebrates India : Shahid Kapoor

Actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays the character of Raja Rawal Ratan Singh in forthcoming magnum opus "Padmavati", says the film celebrates India.Commenting on the continuous opposition by Rajput Karni Sena and others to the film, Shahid said: "All I can say is...

20-Oct-2017

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to maintain law and order

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a separatist-called protest shutdown against growing incidents of braid chopping."Restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar,...

20-Oct-2017 Washington

UN has not capitalized on its great potential : Donald Trump

The United States President said during a meeting here on Friday with the UN Secretary-General that that global body had not fulfilled its enormous potential but was beginning to do so.Donald Trump made his remarks at the White House Oval Office after a...

20-Oct-2017 Kabul

Nearly 70 killed in attacks in Afghanistan

Nearly 70 people were killed on Friday in a two suicide attacks on mosques in Afghanistan's capital and in the western province of Ghor, officials said.A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a mosque in a neighbourhood of Kabul predominantly populated...

20-Oct-2017 IIndore

36 injured in traditional 'Hingot Yuddha' in MP

Indoree traditional "Hingot Yuddha" (Hingot war), observed a day after Diwali, officials said.Of the injured, the condition of three is stated to be serious.Hingot war is an age-old tradition of residents of Gautampura area, about 59 km from Indore city. It...

20-Oct-2017

'Golmaal Again' Is Unbearably Unfunny

Half a star extra for this cold turkey of a comedy for not smashing expensive cars. Yes, folks. Rohit Shetty has actually made a "Golmaal" film without speeding cars crashing into one another.And that's about the sign of maturity you will see in this franchise...

20-Oct-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

'Ready for debate': Pinarayi Vijayan responds to Shah's challenge

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday hoped state BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekheran will motivate his party's National President Amit Shah for a creative debate on Kerala aiming for its further development.In his Facebook post, Vijayan said they had...

20-Oct-2017 Mumbai

'Secret Superstar' mints over Rs 4 crore on opening day

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim starrer "Secret Superstar" minted Rs 4.80 crore on Diwali, the makers said.The Advait Chandan directorial, which released on Thursday, revolves around a teenager named Insiya (Zaira), who dreams of becoming a famous...

20-Oct-2017 Kabul

30 killed in two Afghan mosque blasts

At least 30 people were killed and 45 others wounded after two suicide blasts ripped through mosques in Kabul and Ghor province, respectively, on Friday, the Interior Ministry said.In the Kabul attack, 20 worshippers were killed and 40 others wounded after...

20-Oct-2017 Vladivostok (Russia)

India, Russia tri-services exercise starts

The first India-Russia tri-services "Exercise INDRA 2017" started here on Friday with a glittering opening ceremony, with display of traditional martial arts and folk dances by the Indian troops and a flypast by four fighter aircraft of Russian Federation...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Three Kulgam residents held over 'militancy' links in Rajasthan

Three residents of Kulgam district of south Kashmir have been held from a railway station in Rajasthan over their alleged militant links after being tipped off by J&K Police, officials said.Officials of GRP told news agency GNS over phone that acting on...

20-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Would like to continue where we left vs Australia : Rohit Sharma

India batsman Rohit Sharma on Friday stressed that the team has clear intentions to continue the good form as they face New Zealand in the first of the three-match One-Day Internationals (ODIs) here on Sunday.India hammered Australia in the five-match ODI...

20-Oct-2017 Shimla

Himachal CM doesn't own avehicle, has more jewellery than wife

Congress leader and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday revealed he and his family has no vehicle but movable assets worth over Rs 9.5 crore.Interestingly, the octogenarian Congress leader owns jewellery more than his wife Pratibha...

20-Oct-2017 Panaji

Goa transport officials to be booked for littering : Manohar Parrikar

Transport officials responsible for dumping vehicle ownership documents and other semi-charred official files along a national highway, will be filed for littering and an enquiry has been initiated, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday."I have already...

20-Oct-2017 Noida

Noida girl falls into hot mix plant, dies

A 13-year-old girl met a gruesome end here on Friday when she tripped and fell into a hot mix plant used to construct a road and died within minutes, police said.The incident took place in the city's Chhajarsi area. The girl, identified as Gunjan, had...

20-Oct-2017 Panaji

No state role in FIR against poet, publisher : Manohar Parrikar

Under attack for allegedly targeting the author of a poetry anthology, "Sudhir Sukta", which is critical of Goa's elite Gaud Saraswat Brahmin caste, and scrapping the state award for which it was shortlisted, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said...

20-Oct-2017 Chennai

BJP's fireworks against Vijay for dialogues in 'Mersal'

Tamil actor Vijay's Diwali release "Mersal" has come under attack from BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu, one of whom has also sought to give a communal twist by raking up the actor's religion.The actor has been panned for his dialogues in the film that takes a dig...

20-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab Government Issues Fresh Guidelines To Check The Rise Of Dengue

In a bid to accentuate upon the rising menace of dengue and Chikungunya and to accelerate the health paraphernalia to check the virus in its early stages, the Health and Family Welfare Department today issued set of fresh guidelines to the Indian Medical...

20-Oct-2017 REASI

Ajay Nanda kick starts blacktopping work on Reasi-Baradari road

Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda today kick started macadamization work on vital Reasi-Baradari road link. The link road connects Reasi town with main Katra-Pouni road.The blacktopping of 3.4 km road   from IRP chowk would be completed...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Govt to provide 2.75 marla plots to dislocated urban poor families

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Friday convened a meeting to review the rehabilitation plan for dislocated urban poor families.During the meeting, it was revealed that the dislocated urban poor families on both sides of river Jhelum from Dubji...

20-Oct-2017 SAMBA

Chander Parkash Ganga listens to people’s issues at Nandpur

The Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash today toured Nandpur area in Vijaypur assembly constituency and attended a grievance redressal camp there.He was accompanied by DDC Sheetal Nanda, SSP Anil Magotra, ACD Sushil Attri, SDM Ravinder...

20-Oct-2017 KATHUA

6-day Football tournament concludes in Kathua

Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that Government is committed to create adequate infrastructure for promotion of sports. Government’s quest is to upgrade all stadiums on modern lines and hold mega sports events to bring...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Syed Altaf Bukhari releases maiden journal of 'JK Knowledge Initiative'

Minister of Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, today released the first journal of JK Knowledge Initiative - a group constituted to chalk out modalities for operationalization of Knowledge Initiative in Jammu and Kashmir.On the occasion, third issue of Higher...

20-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Annual Jhiri Mela from Nov 3; MLA Marh reviews arrangements

MLA Marh, Sukhnandan Kumar Choudhary today chaired a meeting to discuss the arrangements for   the annual Jhiri Mela commencing from November 3.The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, SSP traffic Nisha...

20-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Agriculture Deptt observes Vishawkarma Day

Department of Agriculture, Jammu observed Vishawkarma Day here at Government Agriculture Workshop, Jammu.Director of Agriculture, Jammu, Hari Krishan Razdan, was the chief guest on the occasion. Addressing the workers, employees and officers, Razdan said that the...

20-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Haryana Minister calls Taj Mahal a 'beautiful kabristan'

Joining the league of those making controversial statements on the Taj Mahal, senior Haryana Minister Anil Vij on Friday termed the marble monument as a "beautiful cemetery"."Taj Mahal ek khoobsurat kabristan hai," Vij tweeted on Friday.Vij, who is the cabinet...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Div Com reviews stock, supply position of Ladakh region

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a meeting of officers to review the stock and supply position of Ladakh & Kargil regions.During the meeting officers informed the Divisional Commissioner that adequate stock of ration, LPG and...

20-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Dr. Nirmal Singh celebrates Diwali with security forces

Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh celebrated Diwali with security forces at Border Outpost (BoP) Garkhal in Akhnoor sector along the Indo-Pak International Border (IB) on Thursday.The Deputy Chief Minister was accompanied by his wife Mamta Singh and other...

20-Oct-2017 JAMMU

Dr. Nirmal Singh inspects development projects in Jammu, peripheries

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today visited different parts of Jammu and inspected pace of work on mega developmental projects underway in and around the winter capital.During his visit to Multi-tier Parking and Commercial Complex construction site...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Governor visits border areas in Gurez Valley

Governor N.N. Vohra, who visited the Gurez sector today, was briefed by the Brigade Commander, regarding the situation along the LoC.Governor was also briefed by Sajad Hussain Ganai, Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora and Sh. Sandeep Singh, SDM Gurez regarding the...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Governor releases “Tchope Sete Kath-Bath”

Governor N.N. Vohra, released “Tchope Sete Kath Bath”-conversation with silence – a book written by Dr. Satish Vimal who works for Radio Kashmir in Srinagar at the Raj Bhavan.Governor lauded Dr. Vimal’s initiative of writing a literary diary in Kashmiri and hoped...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Governor releases “Tobacco Control Laws and Measures”

Governor N.N. Vohra released “Tobacco Control Laws and Measures”, a booklet compiled by Sh. A.M. Mir, IAS (Retd.), Executive Director of J&K Voluntary Health and Development Association.Governor observed that this publication will make valuable contribution...

20-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Congress hits back at Modi over his Kedarnath shrine remarks

The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being "arrogant" over his remarks on redevelopment of the Kedarnath shrine after the flash floods of 2013, saying he has disrespected the people of Uttarakhand."By visiting Kedarnath today (Friday),...

20-Oct-2017

'Golmaal Again': Guffaws galore

When you go to watch a Rohit Shetty film, especially the "Golmaal" series, you expect magic on screen, not logic. The magic of entertainment, albeit, sans rationality."Golmaal Again", the fourth of the series, is a laugh-a-minute comedy about five orphans...

20-Oct-2017 Washington

Samsung heir's imprisonment is tragedy: Kwon Oh-hyun

The CEO of Samsung Electronics has said that the imprisonment of the tech giant's heir Lee Jae-yong was a "tragedy" for the company's future management.Kwon Oh-hyun, CEO and Vice President of Samsung Electronics, who announced earlier in October that he...

20-Oct-2017 Jalandhar

25 cloth shops gutted in Jalandhar fire

Goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in a Diwali night fire that gutted nearly 25 shops in a cloth market in Jalandhar city, police said on Friday.No loss of life was reported in the fire.The fire in the Sudama cloth market near Jyoti Chowk in Jalandhar,...

20-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Vigilance Nabs Superintendent Of Panchayat Samiti For Accepting Bribe

State Vigilance Bureau, during its ongoing campaign against corruption today nabbed a superintendent of Panchayat Samiti red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 41000/-.Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said Balwan Gagat,...

20-Oct-2017 Los Angeles

Not just one Harvey Weinstein: Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra says people like controversial Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein are present across the world.Priyanka slammed Weinstein and spoke about women empowerment at the 2017 Marie Claire Power Trip earlier this week, reports marieclaire.com.Asked...

20-Oct-2017 Chennai

Eight die in Tamil Nadu bus stand roof collapse

Eight employees of the Tamil Nadu state transport corporation died while three were injured early on Friday when the roof of an old bus stand in Nagapattinam district collapsed, said police.The employees were sleeping in the rest room of the Poraiyar bus stand....

20-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Don't know if I'll become full-time actress in future: Zaira Wasim

All of 16, the star of "Secret Superstar" Zaira Wasim says she isn't sure if she wants to become a full-time actress when she grows up.After her "Dangal" act, Zaira has won praises galore for her role in her latest movie "Secret Superstar", in which she...

20-Oct-2017 Bengaluru

Coffee can reduce diabetes risk

The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table.'Cafestol', a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice, according to a study...

20-Oct-2017 New Delhi

P. Chidambaram takes dig at EC for delaying Gujarat poll announcement

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday took a dig at the Election Commission (EC) for not announcing the Gujarat Assembly poll dates, saying it has "authorised" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "announce" the dates at his last poll rally this month."EC...

20-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Huawei WATCH 2: Ditch your phone for this smartwatch

As smartwatches slowly gain traction and begin to make an impact globally -- including in India -- Chinese technology firm Huawei has now launched WATCH 2.The Huawei WATCH 2 comes in Sports (4G) and classic variants, providing users more connectivity options....

20-Oct-2017

China began planning the 1962 war as early as 1959

When the final attack came on 20 October, the Indians found that the Chinese had cut all their telephone lines the night before. In preparation for the assault, the Chinese had also taken up positions on higher ground behind Indian defences and were thus...

20-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Now, Microsoft spots remote security flaw in Google Chrome

Microsofts Windows security team has discovered a remote security flaw in Google Chrome that can be exploited by hackers."Our discovery of 'CVE-2017-5121' indicates that it is possible to find remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in modern browsers. Chrome's relative...

20-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Don't just discuss sexual harassment when it's trending: Richa Chadha

Actress Richa Chadha, who minces no words when she talks about social issues, says it's important for people to keep the discussion on about sexual harassment all the time, instead of only when it's "trending".The social media has been abuzz with a 'Metoo' campaign,...

20-Oct-2017 Washington

NASA extends Dawn mission at dwarf planet Ceres

NASA has approved a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been...

20-Oct-2017 Dehradun

Narendra Modi visits Kedarnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath ahead of its closure for the next six months. This is his second visit to the shrine this year.Modi was accompanied by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and other...

20-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests

 Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent separatist-called protests against growing incidents of braid chopping in Jammu and Kashmir."Restrictions under section 144 of CrPc will remain in force in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R....

21-Oct-2017

21-Oct-2017 SRINAGAR

Kashmir shuts against braid chopping incidents

Life was paralyzed across Kashmir due to separatist leadership sponsored shutdown call against unabated mysterious braid chopping incidents.Authorities had imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city to stop possible protests while shops and business establishments...

21-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Counter criticism with logical response: Kamal Haasan on 'Mersal'

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has come out in support of actor Vijays film "Mersal", which has come under attack from BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu over references to the Goods and Services Tax (GST).Haasan said those opposed to the film must "counter criticism with a logical...

21-Oct-2017 New Delhi

P. Chidambaram attacks BJP over deleting dialogues in 'Mersal'

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday attacked the BJP over its demand to remove dialogues in Vijay's Diwali release "Mersal" and sarcastically said that there could be laws for making documentaries which praise the government's policies.In his...

21-Oct-2017 Mumbai

In-form India face New Zealand in first ODI

On a roll after consecutive series wins against Sri Lanka and Australia, a confident India will aim to hunt New Zealand when they face-off in the opener of the three-match One-day International (ODI) series at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.The Virat...

21-Oct-2017

Ban on crackers: Saffron anaigst about judiciary

The Sangh Parivar is displeased with the judiciary. Its latest grouse is about the Supreme Court's ban on crackers.First off the block to express discontent was the Tripura governor, Tathagata Roy. Speaking as a Hindu since it would have been constitutionally...

21-Oct-2017 Kabul

Rockets fired in Kabul's diplomatic area

Three rockets were fired onto a diplomatic area in Kabul on Saturday, Afghan police and witnesses said."The attack occurred at around 6.10 a.m., and the rockets struck localities in Police District 10 and Police District 9," a witness told Xinhua news agency.However,...

21-Oct-2017 Brasilia

Brazil police arrests 108 in anti-paedophilia operation

Police in Brazil have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against paedophiles in Latin America, the media reported on Saturday.Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia, reports the BBC.On Friday, Justice Minister Torquato...

22-Oct-2017

22-Oct-2017 London

Diabetics at risk of postoperative cognitive issues

Researchers have found that older patients with diabetes may be at a higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) than those who are not diabetic.POCD is a major form of cognitive disturbance that can occur after anaesthesia and surgery."POCD...

22-Oct-2017 Dahej (Gujarat)

Economy strong, in right direction : Narendra Modi

The Indian economy's fundamentals are strong and the economy is headed in the right direction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.The Prime Minister said this at a public rally after dedicating a ferry service from Ghogha in Bhavnagar to Dahej in...

22-Oct-2017 Dhaka

India, Bangladesh review bilateral ties

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Sunday co-chaired the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee meeting here.They "reviewed various aspects of bilateral relations", the Indian High...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Amy Jackson wraps '2.0', in Canada to shoot 'Supergirl'

Actress Amy Jackson, who has wrapped work on Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer "2.0", is now in Canada to shoot a new episode for superhero action-adventure television series "Supergirl".And "that's a wrap for 2.0. The past two-and-a-half-years have been...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan wraps 'KBC 9', hopes love continues

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has finished shooting for reality game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati 9" and has thanked its team and audience for making it "another historic event in the history of the show"."KBC draws to an end," Amitabh posted on his blog...

22-Oct-2017 New Delhi

It's 2017, not 1817: Rahul Gandhi to Vasundhara Raje

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over her government's move to amend a law on probing public servants and steps to gag free speech, saying "it's 2017, not 1817".Madam Chief Minister, with all humility...

22-Oct-2017 Bhavnagar (Gujarat)

In poll-bound Gujarat, Modi opens Rs 650 cr ferry service

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated a Rs 650-crore roll on-roll off (Ro-Ro) ferry service that reduces travel time by six hours between Saurashtra and South Gujarat in the election-bound state.Addressing a gathering here after the inauguration,...

22-Oct-2017 Jammu

Bali Bhagat inaugurates upgraded Blood Bank in GMC

In the direction of further strengthening the health infrastructure, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat inaugurated the extension of Blood Bank in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu, here today.The upgraded blood bank was need...

22-Oct-2017 Jammu

Play proactive role in nation building : Sham Lal Choudhary to youth

Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today called upon the youth to learn from the sacrifices of the martyrs and play their role in nation building.The Minister was addressing the gathering during the concluding ceremony of Half Marathon...

22-Oct-2017 BARAMULLA

Syed Altaf Bukhari lays foundation of Degree College Rafiabad

Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today laid the foundation of Government Degree College Hadipora, Rafiabad in presence of MLA Rafiabad Yawar Dillawar Mir.The phase I of the institute will come up at the estimated cost of Rs 7.50 crore and will...

22-Oct-2017 Kargil

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali launches PMUY in Kargil

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme here at Kargil Auditorium through distribution of gas coupons among Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. The...

22-Oct-2017 Jammu

Daljit Singh Chib inaugurates Paddy Procurement Centre

Vice Chairman, State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, Daljit Singh Chib, today inaugurated Paddy Procurement Centre at Jourian in Akhnoor.Rupesh Kumar Shah, Area Manager Food Corporation of India, Arun Mankothra Assistant Agriculture Extension Officer...

22-Oct-2017 Srinagar

SMC employees delegation calls on Asiea Naqash

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Asiea Naqash, Sunday met a deputation of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Employees Union who called on her here.The Minister, while interacting with the delegation, said that the employees of SMC should...

22-Oct-2017 Drass

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali visits Drass, Kargil

Minister for Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Department, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today interacted with various delegations at Drass, who met him and apprised him about the issues pertaining to the area.Chowdhary Zulfkar gave...

22-Oct-2017 Bhavnagar (Gujarat)

Narendra Modi inaugurates ferry service

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of the Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service, a first-of-its-kind project in India, calling it "a landmark occasion for entire South-East Asia".Describing it as his dream project, Modi said the...

22-Oct-2017

Demonetisation: Modi government shoots itself in the foot

Much of the efforts of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders to explain away the current economic slowdown as the result of "technical" glitches, as party president Amit Shah tried to do, or as teething troubles of demonetisation and the Goods and Services...

22-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Rohingya crisis: Can India play a role?

As Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's begins her visit to Bangladesh, experts are of the view that it is high time India mediated to find a solution to the burning Rohingya refugee crisis."I am optimistic (about Sushma Swaraj's visit) as India...

22-Oct-2017 Islamabad

Eight militants killed in Pakistan

At least eight militants were shot dead by security forces in Pakistan's Karachi city.On Saturday night, troops from the Pakistan Rangers and the counter-terror police department surrounded a building in Karachi where the terrorists were hiding, leading...

22-Oct-2017

'Mersal': Jai, Vijay (Tamil)

Vijay fans must be very happy.There are three Vijays in his new film, all shaped, contoured and moulded into red-hot come-see-about-me avatars. So, three stars for the eminently enjoyable new Vijay starrer -- one each for the three roles that the superstar...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

It's time to expose Bollywood's Weinsteins: Pahlaj Nihalani

Former censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani says people like Harvey Weinstein exist in Bollywood too, and need to be exposed.Weinstein, a popular Hollywood producer has been accused of sexual harassment or abuse by more than three dozen women, including several...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Father-son bond backbone of 'Rukh': Manoj Bajpayee

Actor Manoj Bajpayee, whose next big screen outing is "Rukh", says the relationship between a father and his son is the backbone of the movie.Manoj also held a special screening of the film, which is presented by Eros International and Drishyam Films, and...

22-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Kalki Koechlin learnt how to change nappies for 'Ribbon'

Actress Kalki Koechlin, who will next be seen in "Ribbon" where she is playing a young mother of a newborn baby girl, took some training on how to take care of a baby including changing nappies, for her role.Kalki said that since she is playing a mother for...

22-Oct-2017 Washington

Donald Trump plans to release classified JFK documents

US President Donald Trump has said that he intends to allow the release of classified government documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy "subject to the receipt of further information".Trump's announcement on Saturday comes before...

22-Oct-2017 Barcelona

Catalan parliament will respond to Spanish PM's measures: President

The President of Spain's Catalonia region said on Saturday he would convene a session of the regional Parliament to debate and decide a proper response to the measures announced earlier in the day by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.Carles Puigdemont...

22-Oct-2017 Istanbul

US cannot be called 'civilized' country : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he would not call the United States a "civilized country" after detention warrants were issued for his bodyguards over a brawl during his visit in May."If America issues detention warrants for my 13 bodyguards...

 

 

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