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19-Jun-2017

19-Jun-2017 Srinagar

The Month Of Blessings at the edge

Ramadhan is the nineth month of the Islamic calendar, and the month in which the Quran was revealed. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset....

19-Jun-2017 Panaji

Coconut palm to conferred state tree status soon : Manohar Parrikar

The coconut palm, which was controversially shorn off its tree status in Goa last year, may well become a tree, in fact a state tree, a few months from now, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday.Nearly a year after the then BJP-led coalition government...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Delhi government launches online 'Job Fair Portal'

Delhi Employment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday launched an online 'Job Fair Portal', through which job seekers can register themselves for private jobs.Noting that in the last job fair, thousands lined up for 50 to 60 jobs, he said: "From now on, companies...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Law to preserve Ganga after due consideration : Uma Bharti

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday said a law to protect Ganga river will be brought in only after thorough consideration and refused to comment on the penal provisions in the draft statute."We are minutely studying the draft law. It is a...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Ram Nath Kovind meets Narendra Modi

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, who was named as NDA's Presidential candidate, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence on Monday evening.BJP President Amit Shah was also present in the meeting.Earlier, Kovind thanked the Prime Minister and the Bharatiya...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Dark horse Ram Nath Kovind is NDA Presidential candidate

Playing the Dalit card, the BJP on Monday threw a surprise by nominating Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA choice for the President's post, stunning the opposition which accused the ruling party of unilateralism.Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

New Energy Conservation Building Code launched by Piyush Goyal

The new Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) 2017 prescribing energy performance standards for new commercial buildings to be constructed in India was launched by Power Minister Piyush Goyal at an event here on Monday."I have recommended that all new...

19-Jun-2017 United Nations

UN headquarters lit up with animated yoga asana show

An animated yoga asana show lit up the iconic glass face of the UN headquarters on Sunday ahead of the Third International Yoga Day (IYD) celebrations in New York this week.Actor and activist Anupam Kher, who turned on the light show, said: "It's great,...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Bhojpuri actress Anjali Shrivastava found hanging at home

Well-known Bhojpuri actress and model Anjali Shrivastava was found dead at her Andheri west residence, police said here on Monday.According to police, Anjali's family members from Allahabad had been trying to call her since Sunday night, but she did not respond...

19-Jun-2017 Anantnag

Anantnag shuts on the death anniversary of Qazi Nisar

Complete shutdown was observed in south Kashmir Islamabad on Thursday to commemorate the 23rd death anniversary of prominent pro-freedom and religious scholar Dr Qazi Nisar Ahmad. The call for shutdown was given by Ummat-I-Islamia head and son of the slain leader...

19-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti visits slain SHO’s family

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited the family of slain SHO, Feroz Ahmad Dar at Sangam to personally extend her sympathies to the bereaved family.The Chief Minister spent time with the parents, wife and two kids of the slain Police officer and shared...

19-Jun-2017 Srinagar

20 Rescue Teams (MRTs/ ARTs) to be deployed

Governor N.N Vohra, Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) today reviewed the arrangements to be made for providing rescue facilities in case of any emergent situation during the forthcoming Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017. Chairman was informed by Shri Umang...

19-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Tassaduq Mufti for sustainable mining practices in JK

Coordinator Chief Minister's Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, today took cognizance of grievances originating due to indiscriminate mining and called for making concerted measures to curb the menace of illegal mining in the State.During the meeting with Director...

19-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Editors’ delegation calls on Choudhary Zulfkar Ali

A delegation of editors of the small and medium newspapers today called on the Minister for Information, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali discuss various issues related to the advertisement support for the newspapers...

19-Jun-2017 Srinagar

J&K Handicapped Association meets Governor

A delegation of the J&K Handicapped Association, Srinagar, led by Sh. Abdul Rashid Bhat, President of the Association, called on Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.The delegation’s demands included provision of an ambulance for physically...

19-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Chairman NHAI meets Governor

Yudhvir Singh Malik, Chairman National Highways Authority of India, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Sh. Malik briefed the Governor about the to-date status of both the on-going as well as the proposed road and highway projects in Jammu...

19-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti meets Governor N.N. Vohra

Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister J&K, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today and briefed him about the consultations which had been done and the action under way to finalise the GST framework. Pointing to the consequences of continuing delay in...

19-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Differently-abled youth gets specialised scooter from CM

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today distributed a specialized scooter to a differently abled person here today.Bilal Ahmad Wani, lost his right leg some years ago, rendering him virtually incapacitated. He had met the Chief Minister recently who assured him...

19-Jun-2017 Jammu

DIG IRP holds interactive session with 15th Mahila Battalion

Deputy Inspector General of Police IRP, Vijay Kumar, held an interactive session with the officers and officials of IRP-15th Battalion here today.SSP (Commandant), Anita Sharma, highlighted the achievements of the battalion.Kumar appreciated the women staff...

19-Jun-2017 Kathua

DC chairs Zila Sainik Welfare Board meeting

Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar, chaired the annual meeting of Zila Sainik Welfare Board here today.Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dr Bharat Bhushan, Zila Sainik Welfare Board officer Col. Y.S Andotra, Adm. Commandant Basohli B.K Suri, CMO, CEO, DTO, Head...

19-Jun-2017 Reasi

DIC organises debate on “Girl Child Education”

District Information Centre (DIC) organized debate on the topic “Girl Child Education” besides presenting a cultural programme here today.Head Master of host school Dhyan Singh was the chief guest on the occasion while Shanker Singh, retired teacher and a prominent...

19-Jun-2017 Shopian

DDC Shopian reviews functioning of RD

The District Development Commissioner Shopian today chaired a meeting of Revenue officers to take a detailed review of functioning of the Revenue Department in the district.The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Ahsan Mir, Assistant Commissioner...

19-Jun-2017 Jammu

Div Com for launching drive against artificial ripening of fruits

Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr. Mandeep Kumar Bhandari today directed the Controller, Drugs and Food Control Organisation (D&FCO), J&K to conduct inspection drives in all districts of Jammu and seize artificially ripened fruits.Controller, Drugs and...

19-Jun-2017 Ramban

Tariq Ganai assumes charge as DC Ramban

Tariq Hussain Ganai today assumed charge as Deputy Commissioner Ramban.While interacting with the employees of the office, the DC impressed upon them to adopt a coordinated approach to achieve goals set for development of the district besides mitigating public...

19-Jun-2017 Rajouri

19 officers appointed as Executive Magistrates in Rajouri

State Government today appointed 19 officers of Rajouri as Executive Magistrates on accepting a proposal submitted by the District Magistrate Rajouri earlier on June 5, 2017.The step was taken to have a vibrant machinery of magistracy for coordination with...

19-Jun-2017 Dubai

Never heard of NDA presidential candidate Kovind : Mamata Banerjee

Expressing surprise at the BJP's decision to name Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA's presidential candidate, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday claimed she has never heard of the nominee and termed it a "not so mature" move."I have not...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Not against Kovind's nomination : Mayawati

Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday said her party will not oppose Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind's candidature as presidential nominee unless the opposition announces a popular Dalit name."We are not against Ram Nath Kovind's nomination....

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Happy to bring smile to people's faces : Jayashree Venkataramanan

Actress Jayashree Venkataramanan, who plays the role of Kaajal Bhai in new TV show "Hum Paanch Phir Se", feels pleased to be able to add value to audiences lives through her shows."Hum Paanch Phir Se", a new entertainer by BIG Magic, is a remake of renowned...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Sensex at new high; global cues, banks stocks lift equity markets

Cheered by positive global cues and healthy buying in banking, metal and capital goods stocks, the Indian equity markets surged on Monday, the 30-scrip Sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE closing at another fresh high.The Sensex closed at a new high of 31,311.57...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Simplicity of story made me sign up for 'Aamad' : Saqib Saleem

Actor Saqib Saleem, whose short film "Aamad" released on Monday, says it was the simple plot of Neeraj Udhwani's directorial that made him sign up for the project.The short film released on Terribly Tiny Talkies, a channel on YouTube."Aamad" is a short film...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Unassuming Ram Nath Kovind has risen from ranks

A man of humble origin and a low-profile leader, Ram Nath Kovind emerged the dark horse in the presidential race and, if elected, will be the second Dalit President of India.Born in Paraunkh village in Kanpur rural of Uttar Pradesh two years before Independence,...

19-Jun-2017 Beijing

BRICS cooperation will usher new golden decade : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that the BRICS cooperation will be more productive and usher in a new "golden decade".Xi made the remarks while meeting the heads of delegations from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa who are in Beijing to attend...

19-Jun-2017 Beijing

No difference between good and bad terrorists, India tells BRICS

Without naming Pakistan, India on Monday said there is no difference between good and bad terrorists and urged BRICS member countries to step up the fight against terrorism.China said it was also "a victim of terrorism" and was taking part in the global initiatives...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Bollywood incomplete without Karan Johar : Saif Ali Khan

Actor Saif Ali Khan says Bollywood is incomplete without the presence of filmmaker Karan Johar.Saif will join Karan to host the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in New York next month.The actor, who was present here on Monday...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Wage Board: Newspapers have to implement award in full : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has directed that the Majithia Wage Board recommendations on wages for newspaper employees have to be "implemented in toto" and managements could not cite lack of funds for avoiding payments.It also said in its judgment on Monday that there...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Ram Nath Kovind will be exceptional President : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind will make an "exceptional" President and continue to be a strong voice for the poor and the marginalised communities.Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah earlier named Bihar...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

Case registered for bribing voters : K. Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday told the state assembly that a case has been registered against the persons who allegedly indulged in bribing voters in the R.K. Nagar by-elections.Palaniswami said the case has been registered as per the...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Angreji Beat' was not recorded formally : Gippy Grewal

Punjabi actor-singer Gippy Grewal, who is busy promoting his single "Car Nach Di", says the hit number "Angreji Beat" that he churned out in collaboration with rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh in 2011, was not recorded formally."Honey Singh loved it so much that he...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Small screen has to be gender-balanced : Apara Mehta

Actress Apara Mehta, who famously played Savita Mansukh Virani in the iconic Hindi television show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", says there should be a balance between men and women in small screen entertainers.Asked if she feels the small screen is too...

19-Jun-2017 London

Pakistan a serious contender for 2019 World Cup, feels Shahid Afridi

After Pakistan clinched their maiden ICC Champions Trophy crown, former skipper Shahid Afridi on Monday rated his side as one of the serious contenders for the 50-over World Cup title, to be played in England and Wales in 2019.On Sunday, Pakistan outclassed...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Never felt overshadowed by Salman bhai : Sohail Khan

Actor Sohail Khan, who will be seen with his superstar brother Salman Khan in the forthcoming movie "Tubelight", says he never felt overshadowed by his sibling on screen.In "Tubelight", they are playing on screen brothers.Asked if he had any pressure to match...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Dining must be delightful experience : Gauri Khan

Interior designer Gauri Khan, who has lent her creativity to a new restaurant here, says she believes that dining must be a beautiful experience with the right ambience and setting."Dining should be a delightful and a beautiful experience," Gauri said in a statement.She...

19-Jun-2017 Lisbon

Portugal fights deadliest wildfire, 62 dead

Portugal on Monday struggled to control the deadliest wildfire in its history that has devastated the central region of Leiria, with officials putting the death toll at 62.The fire, which began on Saturday afternoon, ignited in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Short films are quicker, to the point : Bhumi Pednekar

Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who has featured in a short film themed on love and lust, says the advantage in the format is that they are quicker and to the point.The short film is helmed by Zoya Akhtar.Asked if she feels short films are a better way to connect with...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

Proud, honoured to have worked with Kajal : Rana Daggubati

Actor Rana Daggubati on Monday said he is proud and honoured to have worked with Kajal Aggarwal in upcoming Telugu political drama "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri".Kajal turned 32 on Monday."Congrats Kajal Aggarwal on your 10 years in cinema and on reaching the milestone...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Moto C Plus launched in India at Rs 6,999

Targeting the budget segment, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Monday launched Moto C Plus in India at Rs 6,999 which is an addition to it 'C' series smartphone.The device will be on sale on Flipkart from June 20.The smartphone sports 5-inch IPS HD display and is powered...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

I only offered 'Rambo' to Tiger Shroff : Siddharth Anand

Siddharth Anand, who is directing the Indian remake of Hollywood's iconic film "Rambo", says he only approached Tiger Shroff for the title role as the talented and spirited young actor was the "apt choice" to fill in Sylvester Stallone's shoes."I was certain I...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Xiaomi launches new gadgets in India

Introducing the first ever Mi Wi-Fi repeater in India, Chinese tech major Xiaomi on Monday launched an array of gadgets, including "Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini", 10,000mAh Mi Power Bank 2 and 20,000mAh Mi Power Bank 2.Compatible with popular router brands, "Mi Wi-Fi...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi attends BJP Parliamentary Board meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived at the BJP headquarters to attend the party's Parliamentary Board meeting called to discuss and select the party's candidate for the July 17 presidential election.Modi was welcomed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

19-Jun-2017 London

New 3-in-1 blood test to aid precision prostate cancer therapy

Opening the door to precision medicine for prostate cancer, researchers have developed a three-in-one blood test that could tell which men would benefit from a class of new drugs, detect early signs of resistance and monitor cancer's evolution over time.The...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Virat is easiest, inspiring person to work with : Nandita Mahtani

Designer Nandita Mahtani, who is styling Indian skipper Virat Kohli for past five years, says he is one of easiest and inspiring persons to work with as he knows what looks good on him and is always open to try something different."As his stylist since the past...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

85% diabetics see amputations in their lifetime

Eighty-five per cent of diabetics see amputations in their lifetime due to lack of appropriate treatment, data released during a national conference on diabetics here has revealed.Currently 15 per cent of of India's diabetic population suffers from ulcers in their...

19-Jun-2017

Start-up Boom: Evolution of successful entrepreneurs in India

Prior to economic liberalisation, the Indian business scenario was dominanted by family-based companies or people opting for government jobs, instilled with the notion of being financially secure. There was very little or no success in being an entrepreneur....

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Never scared of experimenting with my roles : Richa Chadha

Bollywood actress Richa Chadha, who is playing a pivotal character in web series "Inside Edge", finds the digital entertainment platform powerful and says that as a creative person, she never fears to experiment.The story of "Inside Edge", Amazon Prime Video's...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

My kids are thrilled about my role in ‘Kaala' : Eswari Rao

Actress Eswari Rao is extremely tight-lipped about her character in superstar Rajinikanths upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala", but she says her kids and family are thrilled for her."My kids are really happy for me and so is my family. They are thrilled that...

19-Jun-2017

Hillary Clinton's second Presidential bid : An autopsy

It was an election she had been preparing long for and was favoured to win to become the first woman heading the world's most powerful democracy. But as American voters confounded experienced but "establishment" candidate Hillary Clinton - and experts -...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

Ram Charan shoots amid tough conditions for ‘Rangasthalam'

Actor Ram Charan is braving tough conditions and shooting longer hours for upcoming Telugu rural-based romantic-drama "Rangasthalam", a source said."It has been the toughest schedule to shoot actually! The call times are all before sunrise and we are wrapping...

19-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Aamir Khan, Dhanush, Junior NTR win at Sankarabharanam Awards

In the inaugural edition of Sankarabharanam Awards, actors Aamir Khan, Junior NTR and Dhanush have won top laurels, the organisers announced on Monday.The award ceremony will take place here on Tuesday.Sankarabharanam Awards, formed in honour of filmmaker...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

Can't comment on Mahesh Babu's project : Pooja Hegde

Actress Pooja Hegde, who is rumoured to have been signed on for Mahesh Babu's next yet-untitled Telugu film, says she cannot comment about the project at the moment.Asked if the rumours are true, Pooja told IANS: "I can't comment on it at the moment."The project,...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Haven't put Bollywood in backseat : Amyra Dastur

Actress Amyra Dastur says she wants to balance work between Bollywood and south as she loves both the industries."I want to balance both (Bollywood and southern film industry) of them. Everything is becoming way more global. We have seen a lot of south remakes...

19-Jun-2017

'Cars 3': A delightful coming-of-age film

This third edition of the franchise, from Pixar, which first appeared in 2006 is comparatively better than its predecessor released in 2011. While the scope and spectacle of "Cars 2" made it feel impersonal and hollow, "Cars 3" is a considerably more focused...

20-Jun-2017

20-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Hyderabad Wi-Fi project launched with 1,000 hotspots

Hyderabad on Tuesday took a step towards developing into a Smart City with the launch of 1,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots.The Telangana government in collaboration with telecom service providers launched the Hyderabad City Wi-Fi Project, or Hy-Fi, which offer 30 minutes...

20-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Kovind's life dedicated to Dalits' welfare: Harsh Vardhan

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday met NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind and said his life was dedicated to the welfare of the Dalits."Kovindji's life has been dedicated to service of the Dalits, and those deprived of development....

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Spider-Man is one superhero I always wished to play: Tiger Shroff

Actor Tiger Shroff, who is the voice of Spider-Man in the Hindi version of "Spider-Man: Homecoming", says it is one superhero character he always wanted to play."I can't express enough my excitement to be the voice of my childhood superhero Spider-Man in Hindi....

20-Jun-2017 Chennai

Navy's first indigenous-built floating dock launched

India's first indigenous-built floating dock for the Indian Navy was launched at shipyard here on Tuesday, signalling a a milestone in Indias quest for self-reliance in shipbuilding, a defence statement said.As per traditions, Yard 55000, was launched by Anjali...

20-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Yoga connecting the world : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that yoga was acting in a big way to bond people and the global community.Speaking at the third edition of the International Yoga Day here, Modi pointed out how the UN had accepted his proposal in record time...

20-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Education Sector Set To Get A Boost With First Budget : Aruna Chaudhary

"The first budget of the Captain Amarinder Singh led government would provide a huge boost to the education sector". This was disclosed in a statement here today by the Education Minister, Punjab, Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary after the presentation of the first budget...

20-Jun-2017

Victory for gutsy Pakistan and Kohli's diplomacy

The present crop of Pakistani cricketers may or may not care to know when their team last beat India. All they will now say is that the Indians will not forget the pasting they got in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final.India otherwise have an envious record...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Cabinet to take a call on Air India : Jayant Sinha

Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Tuesday said that the NITI Aayog's recommendation on the future of national passenger carrier Air India has been presented to the Union cabinet which will take a call on it.According to the Minister of State for Civil Aviation,...

20-Jun-2017 London

Bowlers failed India, reckons off-spinner Harbhajan Singh

Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday blamed the bowlers for India's dismal show in the Champions Trophy final cricket match against Pakistan at The Oval here.Pakistan, despite their strength in the bowling department, posted a mammoth 338/4 after being...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Reality shows bridge the gap between people : Remo D'Souza

Ace choreographer and filmmaker Remo DSouza, who has appeared as a judge on various reality shows, feels that such type of shows give a platform to people to showcase their talent to the world and bridges the gaps between them."India is diverse in all aspects...

20-Jun-2017 Damascus

45 IS militants killed in Syria

At least 45 Islamic State militants were killed in the Syrian city of al-Raqqa, a UK-based war monitor reported on Tuesday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that most of the militants were killed in airstrikes carried out by the US-led...

20-Jun-2017

Is RBI's hawkish stance hurting India's growth prospects?

The role of interest rate in Indias growth is grossly underplayed. The movement of interest rates has been strongly linked to episodes of high growth and slowdowns in the last few decades.There are two major puzzles of the Indian economy that have been surprisingly...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Prabhas is really cool, down to earth : Varun Dhawan

Actor Varun Dhawan has praised Southern star Prabhas and has labelled him as a "cool and down to earth" individual.Varun on Tuesday shared a photograph of himself along with the "Baahubali: The Conclusion" star. In the image it can be seen that the "Main Tera...

20-Jun-2017 Los Angeles

'The Mountain...' shooting was much harder than 'Titanic' : Kate Winslet

Actress Kate Winslet says that working in her forthcoming movie "The Mountain Between Us" was harder than working for her career-making role in "Titanic"."This was much harder than Titanic because we really were at 10,000 feet and it really was -38 degrees Celsius....

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Shiv Sena supports Kovind; to go with NDA after 15 years

After keeping ally BJP in suspense for 24 hours, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind was a "good choice" and extended full support to his candidature for the July 17 election.The Sena, however, reiterated that Sena's "first...

20-Jun-2017 Mogadishu

Somalia: 17 killed in Al-Shabaab bomb attack

At least 17 people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Somalia's capital on Tuesday in an attack that was claimed by the Al-Shabaab terror group.The explosion took place outside a government office in Wadajir district, and several ambulances attended...

20-Jun-2017 Lucknow

PM inaugurates development initiatives in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

The Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi today inaugurated building of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, dedicated 400KV Lucknow-Kanpur D/C transmission line and distributed sanction letters to the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Norms on no-fly list in July : Jayant Sinha

Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Tuesday said rules for a national no-fly list "are being finalised" and will be issued next month.According to the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, the norms on the list will be issued in the first week of July. The minister...

20-Jun-2017 New Delhi

When RSS loyalist Kovind said Islam, Christianity are alien to India

"Islam and Christianity are alien" to India, NDAs Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind said seven years ago when he was just appointed a BJP spokesperson.Kovind, then a little known BJP leader, addressed a press conference at the BJP headquarters here on...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Equities trim gains, foreign funds' outflow subdues sentiments

Prolonged outflow of foreign funds and selling pressure on banking and FMCG stocks wiped off the morning gains and led the Indian equity markets to close on a flat-to-negative note on Tuesday.However, positive European markets and healthy buying in consumer durables,...

20-Jun-2017 Beijing

Indians, Chinese perform yoga at Great Wall

About 150 yoga enthusiasts practiced various poses of India's ancient physical discipline at China's iconic Great Wall on the eve of International Yoga Day.It made for a spectacular sight when young yoga lovers, mostly Chinese and wearing red T-shirts which...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Abdul Rehman Veeri for augmenting JK’s power distribution network

Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri today stressed the need for augmentation of power distribution network in the state.The Minister was speaking at a high level review meeting of various schemes of Power Development...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Canadian delegation calls on Dr. Nirmal Singh

A high level visiting delegation from the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi called on the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh here today.The delegation was led by Gillian Frost, Councilor and Head, Political and Economic Programme and Garry Anderson.The...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Mir Zahoor Ahmad for amending recruitment rules of A&SH Deptts

Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad, today held a meeting with the officers of Animal and Sheep Husbandry (A&SH) Departments to discuss the issues related to Non-Gazetted Recruitment...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura visits slain constable Tasveer’s family

Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, today visited the family of slain constable, Tasveer Ahmad Dar at Surasyar Budgam to extend sympathies to the bereaved family.He also gave away Rs 1 lakh from Chief Minister’s Special Fund to the bereaved family...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

NIFT to start functioning from July 31: Chander Prakash Ganga

Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga Tuesday convened a meeting to discuss issues regarding the opening of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) campus and the development of infrastructure for the institute’s permanent campus...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Govt to launch PMFBY soon : Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura

Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today announced that Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) will be soon launched in Kashmir valley after it was successfully launched in Jammu region.Reviewing an ICAR Regional Committee state level meeting,...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Chering Dorjay reviews SCARDB functioning

A review meeting of Jammu and Kashmir State Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development (SCARD) Bank was held here today under the chairmanship of Minister for Co-operatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay.During the meeting, the Minister was briefed...

20-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Abdul Haq Khan calls on Union Rural Development Minister

Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, law and Justice Abdul Haq today called on Union Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar to seek inclusion of snow clearance job under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA).The...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Dr. Nirmal Singh hosts Iftaar at Srinagar

People from different walks of life joined the Iftaar hosted by Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, here last evening.Ministers, Legislators, officers of civil and Police administration, besides members of the media fraternity and prominent citizens and...

20-Jun-2017 Jammu

Viraj Kala Kendra, Information Deptt organize Kavi Sammelan

Viraj Kala Kendra in collaboration with Department of Information and Public Relations organized a Kavi Samelan on the eve of International Yoga Day in which Speaker Legislative Assembly; Kavinder Gupta was the chief guest.Speaking on the occasion, Kavinder...

20-Jun-2017 Udhampur

DC Udhampur finalizes Eid arrangements

Deputy Commissioner, Niraj Kumar, today convened a meeting of district officers and prominent citizens of the district to finalize arrangements for Eid-ul-Fitr.During the meeting, the DC directed the concerned departments to ensure uninterrupted water and power...

20-Jun-2017 Samba

DC Samba finalizes preparations for Amarnathji Yatra 2017

Deputy Commissioner, Sheetal Nanda, today chaired a meeting to finalize arrangements being put in place for smooth conduct of Amrnathji Yatra 2017.The meeting was attended by Additional District Development Commissioner, Vivek Sharma, SSP, Anil Magotra, Additional...

20-Jun-2017 Poonch

DDC finalizes arrangements for Eid, samagam at Gurudwara Dheri Sahib

Deputy commissioner Tariq Ahmad Zargar along with concerned officers today visited Poonch Eid -Gah and held a brief interaction with its committee members to take stock of arrangements for Eid.For ensuring adequate facilities for Eid prayers, DC instructed...

20-Jun-2017 Kathua

DDC reviews functioning of FCS&CA, Legal Metrology & Food Safety

District development commissioner, Ramesh Kumar held a detailed review of FCS&CA department here today.AD FCS&CA, Ajay Salaan, Assistant Controller Legal Metrology, Jaideep Singh, Food Safety Officer, Tehsil Supply Officers and store keepers were present...

20-Jun-2017 Jammu

Heli service for Shri Mata Machail Yatra to be cheaper this year

The rates for helicopter services from Gulabgarh to Machail and back have been substantially reduced for the upcoming Machail Yatra scheduled to be held from August 1st to 31st.Pilgrims who are above 12 yrs of age  shall have to pay Rs. 1550 while the...

20-Jun-2017 Rajouri

Arrangements for forthcoming festivals discussed at Rajouri

Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, discussed arrangements being made by different departments for Shab-e-Qadr, Jumat-ul-Wida and Eid-ul-Fitr, at a meeting of officers that he chaired here today.Issues pertaining to power and water supply, market...

20-Jun-2017 Rajouri

PSGA cum RTI awareness camp organised at Thanamandi

District Administration, Rajouri organized a public grievance redressal and awareness camp on Centrally Sponsored Schemes, Public Service Guarantee Act and Right to Information Act at Thanamandi here today.District Development Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary,...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Ramadhan fest at Kashmir Haat draws huge response

The Ramadhan festival being held at Kashmir Haat, Srinagar has been drawing huge response from the people.Organized by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages under the supervision of Department of Culture, the aim of holding the festival was to relive...

20-Jun-2017 Reasi

DDC reviews development works in Reasi

District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar, today chaired a meeting to review the pace of developmental  works and implementation of welfare schemes in the district.Threadbare discussion was held on status of development projects, their stage-wise...

20-Jun-2017 Kishtwar

DDC reviews EID arrangements at Kishtwar

District Development Commissioner, Ghulam Nabi Balwan, today convened a meeting of all the district officers to review arrangements for upcoming festival of Eid.SSP Sandeep Wazir, CPO Yasir Balwan, ACR Mohd Sayeed, ACD Garbhi Rashied, representatives from Army,...

20-Jun-2017 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

Aryans College celebrates 3rd International Yoga Day at its Campus

3rd International Yoga Day was celeberated one day before the Yoga Day enthusiastically with the participation of team members of various departments including Aryans College of Engineering (ACE), Aryans Business School (ABS), Aryans Institute of Management...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Traffic Police Srinagar issues route plan for Shab-e-Qadr

On the eve of celebrations of Shab-e-Qadr falling on the intervening night of 22/23rd June 2017, followed by Jumat-ul-Vida, Traffic Police City Srinagar issues the route plan for the vehicles carrying devotees to Holy Shrine at Hazratbal from North, South...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Make road-map for implementing GST in state public : Monga to Govt

Stating that they won’t allow any compromise on Jammu and Kashmir’s financial autonomy and special status, JKPCC Vice President and MLC G N Monga today asked the Government to make its road-map for implementing the GST in the state public.“In the All Party Meeting...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

EJAC (3rd front) protests against Govt

Jammu and Kashmir Employees Joint Action Committee (Third front) Tuesday staged protest against the government for ‘failing to release the wages of casual labours and adopting pick and choose policy under SRO’.The protesting EJAC members assembled at Srinagar’s...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

LAWDA demolishes illegal structures along Dal Lake

Continuing its anti-encroachment drive, the Enforcement wing of the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) demolished several illegal structures along the Habak, Nishat, Mirza Bagh Nigeen, Mugal Mohalla Lalbazar and a structure at SKICC which were raised...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

JKPAAA protests against Govt, Says all the promises proved hoax

All Jammu and Kashmir Polytechnic Academic Arrangement Association (PAAA) of Technical Education department Tuesday protested against the government at Srinagar’s press Enclave.The protesters carrying the banners and placards reading slogans and demands...

20-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Govt has to take a call on GST implementation : Muzaffar Hussain Baig

Member of Parliament and senior PDP leader, Muzaffar Hussain Baig Tuesday said that he is not part of any All Party Committee on holding consultations on extending Goods and Services Tax to the state.Baig said that he has not received any letter from the Government...

20-Jun-2017 California

Indian Delegation at 2017 BIO International Convention

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) BIO 2017 is being held in the San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego from 19th June t0 22nd June, 2017. The Indian delegation taking part in the BIO 2017, is being led by Shri Y S Chowdary, Minister of State...

20-Jun-2017 Chennai

Launch of L&T Yard 55000 (Floating Dock – FDN 2)

The first indigenously built Floating Dock (FDN-2) for the Indian Navy was launched today (20 Jun 17) by Smt Anjali Deshpande, wife of Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, AVSM, VSM, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition at an impressive ceremony at Larsen...

20-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

After silence of shock defeat in Punjab, AAP finds its voice again

Although many in the political sphere had written off the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab after it failed to match up to the hype and expectations of winning the assembly elections in Punjab earlier this year, things are turning out to be different.The party,...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Borivali Ka Bruce Lee' is 70 percent complete : Ayesha Takia

Actress Ayesha Takia, who is busy promoting her new video song 'Zindagi Tujhse Kya Karen Shikvey', says that her comeback film "Borivali Ka Bruce Lee" is 70 percent complete." 'Borivali Ka Bruce Lee' is 70 percent complete. It's a very cute film just like the...

20-Jun-2017 Chennai

'Oopiri' earned me respect as a filmmaker : Vamsi Paidipally

Filmmaker Vamsi Paidipally says his critically-acclaimed bilingual drama "Oopiri", which won him his first Filmfare Award, earned him lot of respect and helped him find his inner happiness.At the 64th Filmfare Awards southern edition last week, Vamsi was awarded...

20-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Writers from Pakistan, Sri Lanka find publishing haven in India

Indian publishing houses are fast becoming the preferred choice of writers from the neighbouring countries, with an increasing number of manuscripts from Pakistan and Sri Lanka doing well in India.Yet, it is a tale of many contrasts. Many of the manuscripts...

20-Jun-2017 Greater Noida (UP)

Gurugram woman gangraped in moving car in NCR

A 35-year-old woman was picked up from Gurugram in Haryana and allegedly gangraped in a moving car. She was later dumped in Greater Noida area of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday morning, the police said.The assault took place in the National Capital Region, apparenetly...

20-Jun-2017

Making a nation with tracks : The Railways' impact on India

In these days of low-budget airlines, it is only thought a common, time-taking mode of travel. But given Mahatma Gandhi, the Kakori conspiracy, the Partition refugees' trains, Godhra, or even films from "Aradhana" to "Dilwalwe Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" and...

20-Jun-2017 Chennai

Surviva song sets new benchmark for Tamil music streaming

The first single "Surviva", released on Monday, from Ajith Kumars upcoming Tamil spy thriller "Vivegam" has set new benchmark in the music streaming space in Tamil filmdom.Released directly on Saavn, the music streaming portal, instead of Youtube, the song...

20-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Museum with a difference: Tracing 4,500-year history of toilets

Full of strange facts and objects, our museums and history books carry some very interesting stories from bygone times. But one peculiar piece that doesn't find space anywhere is about a French monarch's struggle with constipation that led him to have a commode...

20-Jun-2017

Being Indian: Challenge of bringing up 'Desi' children abroad

The many aspects of everyday Indian life -- history, culture, language, family relationships and marriage -- that we in India tend to take for granted are often major issues of contention for NRIs living overseas - an estimated 30 million of them spread...

21-Jun-2017

21-Jun-2017 The Hague (Netherlands)

Mamata Banerjee appeals to Dutch investors to invest in Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday appealed to Dutch investors along with Italian and German industrialists to invest in the state.Addressing a business meet with VNO-NCW, the largest business chamber in the Netherlands, she said: "Come...

21-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Four held in Turkish currency racket in Bengaluru

Four persons, including a police constable, were arrested here for allegedly trying to sell Turkish lira equivalent to Rs 71 crore to two businessmen for Rs 27 lakh, said a top police official on Wednesday."On a tip off, the accused were trapped at a multiplex...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Celebrity endorsements won't help GST implementation : Manish Tewari

Congress on Wednesday said that celebrity endorsements are not going to help roll out or facilitate implementation of the upcoming GST as it evaded a direct reply whether megastar Amitabh Bachchan should refrain from acting as its brand ambassador as the party's...

21-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Three killed by lightning in UP

A teenager and two children were killed on Wednesday after being struck by lightning in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district, while ten people sustained minor injuries in the incident, officials said.The deceased were identified as Harshita (6), Vishnu (4)...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

HP Inc unveils Pavilion, Spectre convertibles with Windows Ink

In a bid to deliver customised experiences for millennials, HP Inc on Wednesday introduced a new range of powerful convertible notebooks that feature the unique Windows Ink capabilities.The portfolio comprises HP Pavillion x360 and HP Spectre x360 and will...

21-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Karnataka waives cooperative crop loans up to Rs 50,000

The Karnataka government on Wednesday announced waiving of crop loans of up to Rs 50,000 of over 22 lakh farmers from cooperative banks in the state."Crop loans of up to Rs 50,000 borrowed by 22,27,506 farmers from cooperative banks in the state will be...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Opposition parties to meet Thursday, Meira Kumar could be candidate

Unfazed by JD-U's decision to back NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, major opposition parties will meet here on Thursday amid indications that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar could be their nominee for the presidential election.Meira Kumar met...

21-Jun-2017 Kolkata/New Delhi

Karnan brought to Kolkata and sent to jail, SC refuses any relief

Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan was on Wednesday jailed, a day after he was arrested in the case of contempt but last-ditch efforts by his lawyers to get relief from the Supreme Court failed.The controversial judge, who was given six months...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

BCCI tried to mediate between Kumble, Kohli : Rajeev Shukla

Asserting that a new national team coach will be appointed before next month's Sri Lanka tour, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said board officials tried to resolve the differences between Anil Kumble...

21-Jun-2017 Novosibirsk (Russia)

Russia can take lead in Make in India for defence : Arun Jaitley

Russian companies which have had a long experience in working with India can take a lead role in participating in the Make in India programme, Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday."We have initiated a series of policy and procedural changes...

21-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Narendra Modi harps on yoga power as rain plays spoilsport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent some 20 minutes out in drizzle here on Wednesday doing yogic 'asanas' as lakhs of enthusiasts in various states stretched, twisted their bodies and performed breathing exercises on the third International Yoga Day.But moderate...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

What's link between Nadda and AIIMS scam accused officer : Ashutosh

The AAP on Wednesday demanded to know the connection between Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda and an IAS officer accused in a Rs 7,000 crore AIIMS scam.Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh said the CBI had told Delhi High Court that it was not getting documents...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Really challenging to make good commercial film : Harish Shankar

Filmmaker Harish Shankar, best known for delivering blockbuster Telugu films such as "Gabbar Singh" and "Subramanyam For Sale", believes it's really challenging to make a good commercial film."Writing and making commercial cinema is very challenging. You need...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti hosts Iftar at Srinagar

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, hosted an Iftar here this evening at SKICC.Around 1500 guests representing different walks of life attended the Iftar.Governor, N. N. Vohra; Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh;several Ministers; MLAs and MLCs; former legislators;...

21-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab Cooperative Bank organizes yoga camp

The Punjab State Cooperative Bank Ltd., Chandigarh today organized a yoga camp on the occasion of International Yoga Day in association with Indian Institute of Yoga in which the officers and employees of the bank and other people participated in large numbers....

21-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Nageswara Rao to be official spokesman of Vigilance Bureau

State Vigilance Bureau Chief Director-cum-ADGP Mr B.K. Uppal has nominated Director-cum-IGP Mr G. Nageswara Rao as official spokesperson of the Bureau. Stating this Mr Uppal said Mr Rao would brief the press/media in respect of matters pertaining to registration...

21-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Equities close flat on global cues, selling pressure in auto stocks

After a volatile day of trade, the Indian equity markets on Wednesday closed on a flat but marginally red note as negative global cues, outflow of funds and heavy selling pressure in automobile, metal, and oil and gas stocks subdued investors' sentiments.The...

21-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Films cannot change society but can start a dialogue : Kabir Khan

Kabir Khan focuses on political conflicts and how that affects humanity with most of his films like "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", "Ek Tha Tiger", "New York" and "Kabul Express". The filmmaker says though he is aware that a film cannot bring any change in a society,...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Made 'AAA' as a fan of Simbu : Adhik Ravichandran

Director Adhik Ravichandran says he made forthcoming Tamil action-drama "Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan" aka "AAA" as a fan of its lead star Simbu and his efforts paid off."As a hardcore fan of Simbu, I'm well aware how his fans would like to see him on screen....

21-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Mubarakan' trailer shows Anil Kapoor's mojo at its peak

Welcome to the mad mad world of Anees Bazmi's comedy capers where the plot curves and tapers into shapes that remind us of crunchy wafers.Anything and everything can happen here. You can get two Arjun Kapoors at the price of one. And you can get a priceless...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Not doing any film with Vinayak : Rana Daggubati

Actor Rana Daggubati on Wednesday clarified he hasn't signed any new film with filmmaker V.V. Vinayak.Reacting to rumours that he is teaming up with Vinayak for his next, Rana tweeted: "No. Why make up what I'm doing next? I'm on Twitter and will update you...

21-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Global cues, selling pressure pull equity markets lower

The Indian equity markets traded in the red during the mid-afternoon session on Wednesday, as negative global cues, a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in automobile, oil and gas, and IT stocks subdued investors' sentiments.At 12.45 p.m., the wider Nifty...

21-Jun-2017 United Nations

Stamps release, water puja, meditation mark Yoga celebrations at UN

The UN began the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations with the release of stamps, a water puja and meditations for peace in the world's most diverse gathering of nationalities, religions and races.More than 1,000 people, including permanent representatives...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Bari Brahmana Industrial Association calls on CM

A deputation of Bari Brahmana Industrial Association called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today.The deputation apprised the Chief Minister of many of their issues and concerns vis a vis the GST implementation in the State.Mehbooba Mufti told...

21-Jun-2017 Jammu

Jammu celebrates 3rd international Yoga Day

Despite heavy rains the mass yoga sessions organized by Department of AYUSH witnessed tremendous participation from Yoga practitioners, youth, students and elderly. Union Minister of State for Prime Minister Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister for Health...

21-Jun-2017 Samba

Awareness programme on central schemes organized

An awareness programme on central schemes was organized by Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, here today.Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga and Member Parliament, Jugal Kishore Sharma were the chief guest  on the occasion.Speaking...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

In a first, JK bags Annual National Award under MGNREGA

For the first time in the history of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the state, the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Jammu and Kashmir bagged the first National Award for effective initiatives under...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Abdul Haq reviews progress of Himayat Scheme in New Delhi with PIAs

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Abdul Haq today chaired a meeting of Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) under Himayat scheme to review the progress and implementation of the scheme.The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary RDD, Nirmal...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

CM reviews H&UDD functioning

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked for proper preservation of green spaces in the urban centres even as she reiterated her direction of time bound completion of projects.The Chief Minister was chairing a review meeting of Housing & Urban Development...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Sunil Sharma reviews functioning of operational units of SRTC

Minister of State for Transport, Sunil Sharma, today convened a meeting here today to review functioning of all Operational Units of State Road Transport Corporation and its workshops in the Kashmir Division.   Sharma, who is also Chairman SRTC, said that...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Asiea Naqash for creating wider awareness about worker welfare schemes

Minister of state for Health and Medical Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Social Welfare Asiea Naqash today stressed on wide awareness of Workers Welfare schemes for the benefit of the labour class.She was speaking at awareness cum cheque distribution...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Syed Altaf Bukhari inspects flood protection works in Srinagar

Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today conducted an extensive tour of Srinagar city to take the firsthand appraisal of ongoing dredging operation on flood spill channel.The Minister was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Farooq...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Prof. Amitabh Mattoo meets N.N. Vohra

Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Advisor to the Chief Minister, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today.Prof. Mattoo briefed the Governor about the recent initiatives to meet the Challenge of Knowledge and some of the other steps underway for advancing the...

21-Jun-2017 Jammu

3rd International Yoga Day observed across JK

The 3rd edition of International Yoga day was celebrated across Jammu province with great vigor and enthusiasm. At Udhampur, a large number of people participated in special yoga classes organized by district administration in collaboration with different...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Syed Altaf Bukhari reviews ongoing works under RMSA, SSA

The Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today convened a meeting of officers to review the ongoing construction works under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).During the meeting, the Minister was informed...

21-Jun-2017 Anantnag

Chief Secretary reviews Yatra arrangements at Pahalgam

Chief Secretary BB Vyas convened a meeting to review the preparations for smooth conduct of Annual Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, 2017 at Pahalgam Club, here today. Principal Secretary Home Department RK Goyal, DG Police Dr SP Vaid, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir...

21-Jun-2017 Jammu

Amarnath Yatra-2017: DDC Jammu reviews arrangements

District Development Commissioner, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan today convened a meeting to review the arrangements for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra.The meeting was attended by ADC, Arun Manhas, officers of concerned departments and representatives of religious and social organizations.DDC...

21-Jun-2017 Rajouri

Mega awareness camp organized at Thanamandi

District Administration, Rajouri  organised a public grievances redressal and awareness camp on Centrally Sponsored Schemes , Public Service Guarantee Act and Right to Information Act apart from welfare schemes for students, women, children, militancy affected...

21-Jun-2017 Ramban

DDC Ramban convenes introductory meet

District Development Commissioner, Tariq Hussain Ganai convened an introductory meeting with the district and sectoral officers here today.ADDC, Ravinder Kumar Sadhu, ADC Angrez Singh Rana, PO ICDS Ashok Pandita, ACR, Vevaik Puri, CPO, Uttam Singh, CMO, CEO,...

21-Jun-2017 Jammu

Div Com interacts with civil society members

Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari today convened a meeting with representatives of civil society and sought their cooperation in maintaining peaceful environment in the region.IGP, Jammu SD Singh Jamwal, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu Kumar Rajeev...

21-Jun-2017 Shopian

DDC Shopian reviews implementation of developmental schemes

The District Development Commissioner Shopian, Mohammad Aijaz, today convened a meeting to review the implementation of various schemes under Rural Development, IWMP, NRLM, YSS and Sericulture Departments.Chief Planning Officer, Assistant Commissioner Development,...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

KCCI not to allow implementation of GST in its present form

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) has resolved that it would not allow the implementation of GST in the State in its present form as it compromises the financial autonomy and special status of the State and for that purpose Chamber will take all...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

GST implementation a conspiracy to appease hidden masters : KTMF

Accusing the ruling People’s Democratic Party led government of playing dirty politics over the implementation of GST in the state, the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation President Muhammad Yasin Khan has said the sinister designs behind this controversy...

21-Jun-2017 Sopore

Two Hizb militants killed in North Kashmir encounter

Two local militants were killed in an overnight encounter in North Kashmir’s Apple town Sopore.The encounter broke out at a Sopore hamlet Pazalpora where a few day’s back, suspected militants had target the army garrison with a grenade, inviting sharp reactions...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

My son is the light of my life : Dhanush

Actor-filmmaker Dhanush on Wednesday said his younger son Linga, who turned seven on Wednesday, is the light of his life and is responsible for all the happiness in his life."Happy, happy birthday my baby Linga. Light of my life. Miss being next to you my love. Thank...

21-Jun-2017 San Francisco

Impossible to weed out hate content completely : Facebook

With the growing debate around spread of violence and crime-related content on Facebook, a top executive of the social media giant has said that it is impossible to completely weed out such content from the platform."Our policy is zero tolerance -- that doesn't...

21-Jun-2017 Ahmedabad

Amit Shah joins Ramdev's yoga event aimed at world records

BJP chief Amit Shah joined thousands of people here on Wednesday doing pranayam, yoga and meditation at a mass demonstration led by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who was eyeing world records on the International Yoga Day.However, rain played a spoilsport and prevented...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Working on 'DJ' has been fulfilling : Pooja Hegde

Actress Pooja Hegde, last seen in Ashutosh Gowarikers "Mohenjo Daro", says she had a fulfilling experience while working in the upcoming Telugu entertainer "Duvvada Jagannadham" aka "DJ"."I thoroughly enjoyed shooting for ‘DJ' and the experience has been very...

21-Jun-2017 Ahmedabad

Ramdev guides through massive yoga event in Ahmedabad

Thousands of people performed yoga at the sprawling Gujarat University grounds here early on Wednesday despite light showers in what was claimed to be the world's biggest congregation exercising together.Led by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, BJP President Amit Shah, Gujarat...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

How the author saved herself with ten-minute yoga routine

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushing yoga on the global stage, the ages-old vedic practice is now gaining international recognition. However, there are many who want to practice yoga but aren't sure how to go about it."The 10 Minute Yoga Solution" (HarperCollins/...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Partnership with captain Kohli was untenable : Anil Kumble

Acknowledging the rift with captain Virat Kohli, legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble on Tuesday decided against continuing in his post as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.In a statement posted on his Twitter handle, Kumble said that the partnership with the...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

ReT’s protest against delay in salaries

The Rehber-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers on Wednesday staged protest against the government for ‘failing to address the woes of teachers’.Hundreds of ReT teachers assembled at Srinagar’s Press Enclave and chanted slogans like ‘we want justice’.According to KNS...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Association of ISM doctors anguish over delay in salaries

Association of ISM doctors (AID) are up in arms against the administration for ‘failing to release their salaries from past two months’.The president of the association, Dr Muhammad Jamaal told KNS that the salaries of the employees working in the ISM department...

21-Jun-2017 Sopore

HM commander among two militants killed in Sopore

Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants including a district commander were killed in an encounter with police and security forces in Pazalpora area of Sopore in Baramulla district today early morning.Police spokesman in a statement to KNS said that acting on a...

21-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Sikhs protest against Govt for ignoring Punjabi language

A day after government declared Kashmiri, Dogri and Bodhi as compulsory subject in schools, Sikh community representatives said that decision is totally based on vote bank politics and is a humiliating attack on the Punjabi language.The Sikh community...

21-Jun-2017 Kupwara

A Female Teacher is absent from past 10 months in Kupwara

Goldy Dhar a  government Teacher by profession hails from Gurgoun India was a faculty member at SSA primary school Khabanad Zangli Area of North Kashmirs District Kupwara.She is absent from her  daily duty from last 10 Months without any  officially...

21-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Magma offers 100 Scholarships to Under Graduate students

The student scholarship scheme “M-Scholar” was introduced by Magma Fincorp Ltd., leading BFSI entity, in 2015. During the past two years, Magma has awarded 50 scholarships in each year and already has 99 students availing the scheme, which include 39 students...

21-Jun-2017 San Francisco

Leveraging AI, Cisco unveils 'network of the future'

Global networking major Cisco has unveiled new "intent-based" networking solutions that were developed with significant inputs from its Global Development Centre in Bengaluru and represent a "significant breakthrough in enterprise networking".The new networking...

22-Jun-2017

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

MAJOR INITIATIVES IN THE BUDGET 2017-18

Rs. 1500 crore have been provided for debt waiver for farmers;Rs. 180 crore  loan to Sugar Cooperatives for payment  to cane growers;Rate of compensation for loss of crops (Kharaba) has been increased from Rs. 8000/- to Rs. 12000/- per acre;Free...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab CM Flays Rowdy Behaviour Of SAD, AAP In Assembly

Amid continuing ruckus and disruptions by both, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), in the Vidhan Sabha, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday lashed out at the opposition for their atrocious behaviour which smacked...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Capt Amarinder Singh Lambasts Badals For Abuse Of Assembly, Speaker

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has lambasted Akali leaders Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Badal over their shocking abuse of the high office of the Speaker and their open threats against him.Castigating the Badals for their unparliamentary language...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Opposition acted against the Code : Punjab Vidhan Sabha

A day after the budget session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, the Aam Aadmi Party and Lok Insaf Party tried to disrupt the proceedings of the house by hooliganism in the house and also scuffled with the security personal therefore they were expelled from...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Marshall's arm broken during scuffle by AAP legislators

AAP legislators today broke the arm of a Vidhan Sabha marshal and torn the buttons of the shirt of a women constable besides hitting on her shoulders while scuffling in the assembly during the the budget session today.In a written complaint in this regard...

22-Jun-2017 Washington

No recordings of talks with Comey : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump denied having recorded conversations with James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump fired last month."I have no idea whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations with James Comey,...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

UP gets 70,784 more houses for urban poor under PMAY(Urban)

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has approved construction of 70,784 affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs.3,528 cr for which central assistance...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Ministry of Textiles organizes training workshop on GST

The Ministry of Textiles organized a full-day training workshop on GST in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today, in which about 175 officials of the Ministry, its PSUs and members of Export Promotion Councils participated. The workshop was held in partnership with...

22-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Free power connections for UP's urban poor

Below Poverty Line (BPL) card holders living in urban areas of Uttar Pradesh will be given free electricity connections, a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath decided on Thursday.Millions of poor people are likely to benefit from...

22-Jun-2017 Dubai

Pakistan eves should take inspiration from men's team : Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday advised the country's women's cricket team taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup in England, to emulate their male counterparts -- the newly-crowned Champions Trophy winners."My advice to the team would be...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

I am very choosy : Upen Patel

Actor Upen Patel doesn't agree with the bazaar buzz that Suneel Darshan's romantic musical mystery "Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha" is his come-back film to Bollywood. Maintaining that he has always been part of the Hindi celluloid world, he says that he is...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

Dream realised by working with Rahman : Sridevi

Bollywood actress Sridevi on Thursday said her dream to work with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman was finally realised with her coming Hindi suspense drama "Mom"."When Ravi and I started working on the project, we felt it'd be nice to have Rahman on...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

I still feel like a newcomer : Sridevi

It's been 50 years since actress Sridevi started acting and she says she stills feels like a newcomer before the release of her film.Having made her acting debut at the age of three, the 53-year-old star awaits the release of her latest film "Mom"."I don't...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

Language won't be a barrier for Jhanvi's debut : Sridevi

Actress Sridevi on Thursday said language won't be a barrier for her 19-year-old daughter Jhanvi when it comes to her acting debut.Asked if she would let Jhanvi make her acting debut with a Tamil film, Sridevi told reporters: "I don't think language will be...

22-Jun-2017 The Hague (Netherlands)

Bring software industries to Bengal : Mamata Banerjee to Bengali diaspora

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday appealed to the Bengali community here to bring software industries."Our young generation is in the software industry which is an important sector. We have IT parks and land is also available. We will...

22-Jun-2017 Port of Spain

Sanctity of dressing room should be maintained : Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday took a dig at former national team coach Anil Kumble's comments in his resignation letter, asserting that sanctity of the dressing room has to be maintained.Kumble, who put in his resignation on June 20, had offered a...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Gymnast Dipa focused on 2020 Olympics

Having recovered from a knee injury, star gymnast Dipa Karmakar is looking forward to doing well at next year's Asian Games even as she remains focused on her long-term goal of winning a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Karmakar, who finished in fourth place...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

APSCC protests against Govt order

All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) Thursday staged protest against the government for failing to declare Punjabi as compulsory subject in schools.Scores of APSCC members assembled at Sanatnagar Gurudwara and marched towards the main road to press...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Meira Kumar -- soft-spoken leader dedicated to social justice

Named on Thursday as the nominee of the major opposition parties for the July 17 presidential election, Meira Kumar is a senior Congress and Dalit leader with long and varied political experience and a strong proponent of social justice and social equity.Soft-Spoken,...

22-Jun-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

Violence as farmers oppose land takeover for airport in Thane

At least 12 policemen and 12 protesters were injured and three police vehicles set ablaze as farmers' opposition to the takeover of land for a new domestic airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, police said.Taking serious note of the violence,...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit presidential battle

With 17 opposition parties on Thursday picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA's Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country's top constitutional post.Congress President Sonia Gandhi, earlier in the...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Equity markets trim gains as investors book profits

After trading at a fresh high for most of the day, the Indian equity markets on Thursday closed on a flat note as investors booked profits.Besides, weak global cues and heavy selling pressure in almost all sectors, led by oil and gas, metal and capital goods,...

22-Jun-2017 Kabul

29 killed as suicide bomber hits Afghan bank

At least 29 persons were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.The blast took place at about 12 noon outside a branch of a New Kabul Bank in the provincial capital Lashkargah,...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Story of Kailash Satyarthi deserves a biopic : Boman Irani

Actor Boman Irani feels people should be aware of the contribution that Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi is making to the society, and says that it would be a good idea to make a biopic on him.Boman is playing a character that takes inspiration...

22-Jun-2017 Paris

Usain Bolt to run 100m in Monaco for worlds preparation

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will feature in the 100 metre event at the IAAF Diamond League Monaco meeting, the organisers have confirmed.The meeting in the Municipality, slated on July 21, is the final Diamond League fixture before August's IAAF...

22-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath gives 147 students Rs 1 lakh, tablet for board results

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday felicitated 147 students with Rs 1 lakh and a tablet computer each for their excellent performance in the board exams this year.The students of the Classes 10 and 12 exams of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary...

22-Jun-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

12 Thane police men injured as farmers' protest turns violent

At least 12 policemen and four protesters were injured and a police van set blaze when farmers' opposition to the take-over of land for a new airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, the police said.Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh told...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Power tariffs will not rise with GST : Piyush Goyal

Power tariffs will not rise after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime gets implemented from July 1, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday."We don't foresee any upward impact on power tariffs from the GST," Goyal told the media here following...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Will satisfy everyone on cattle slaughter ban : Harsh Vardhan

Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the government "won't leave a single person unsatisfied" regarding new rules governing the sale of cattle for slaughter."This is a 50-year-old law and we followed the Supreme Court order while changing it. We are...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Shah Rukh Khan meets Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali met Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, while promoting his upcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal".On Thursday, Shah Rukh shared a photograph of himself along with Rupani and thanked him."Thank you...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Starting at Rs 32,999, much-awaited OnePlus 5 now in India

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday unveiled its most powerful device 'OnePlus 5' here that comes in 8GB variant featuring duel-lens camera system.OnePlus 5 will come in two variants -- 6GB RAM/64GB memory and 8GB RAM/128GB memory -- and will be available...

22-Jun-2017 Kabul

20 killed as car bomb targets Afghan bank

At least 20 people were killed and 55 injured in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.A spokesperson of Helmand province's Governor told Efe news that the suspected insurgent attack...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Fasting days and feasting nights at Delhi's buzzing Jama Masjid

The silence was broken by a siren, followed by an azaan -- a prayer call -- from the Jama Masjid. It was time to break the daylong fast.Minutes earlier, people had sat still with plates full of dates, fruits and snacks in front of them, uttering prayers...

22-Jun-2017 Patna (Bihar)

JD-U's Kovind support won't impact alliance : Tejaswi Yadav

The JD-U's decision to support NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will not have any impact on Bihar's ruling alliance, Deputy Chief Minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Thursday.Nitish Kumar on Wednesday extended his party's support to...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Love to be on stage than in recording booth : Armaan Malik

Singer Armaan Malik, known for hit songs like "Wajah tum ho", "Naina", and "Chaar Shanivaar", feels there is a "certain magic" in performing live and prefers to be on the stage than in a recording studio.The singer doesn't run down the idea of playback singing,...

22-Jun-2017 London

Sex can boost brain power in older adults

Staying busy in your bedroom even after age 50 could be good for your brain as researchers have found that older adults who have sex more frequently do better in brain function tests.The researchers found that those who engaged in more regular sexual activity...

22-Jun-2017 Pulwama

Militants killed in Kakapora encounter were new recruits

Two of the three militants killed in Kakapora encounter in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district had recently joined militant ranks while one of them was a two years old militant who had joined Lashkar-e-Toiba shortly after Udhampur attack in August 2015 that...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Tariq Karra accuses Govt of patronizing land grabbers

Congress leader and former Finance Minister Tariq Hamid Karra Thursday said that incumbent government has been leaving no stone-turned in harassing him mentally. He alleged that government has been patronizing and encouraging land grabbers. “Land grabbers on...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

June turns bloody : 42 persons lose life in Kashmir

During the current month 42 persons including 27 militants have been killed in more than 13 militancy related incidents in Kashmir Valley.Police sources reveal that in the first three weeks of the current month June this year, 27 militants, 8 policemen, 6 civilians...

22-Jun-2017 Pulwama

Three militants, a civilian killed in South Kashmir

Three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were killed in an overnight encounter with government forces in Kakapora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Thursday while a civilian also died in the post encounter clashes. Another civilian is battling life in the...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Congress lashes out at ‘competitive hooliganism’ of AAP-Akalis

Punjab Congress legislators today lashed out at the Aam Aadmi Party and the Shiromani Akali Dal for indulging into ‘competitive hooliganism’ inside the Punjab Vidhan Sabha where they, by turns, tried to jump the security cordon in an aborted attempt to assault...

22-Jun-2017 Samba

Chander Parkash Ganga inaugurates SSI under MSME

Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga, today inaugurated a Small Scale Industrial (SSI) undertaking under MSME.Member of Parliament, Shamsheer Singh Manhas, Deputy CEO KVIB, Santosh Saraf, District Officer KVIB, Paramjeet Singh among others...

22-Jun-2017 Jammu

Kavinder Gupta lays foundation stone for development of green spaces

Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, today laid foundation stone for development of green spaces on both sides of different nallas and  Irrigation canals in Ward No. 56 and 58 at Jeevan Nagar Jammu.MLC Vikram Randhava and officers...

22-Jun-2017 Jammu

Sham Lal Chowdhery reviews progress of ongoing schemes in Kathua

Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today convened a meeting with engineers of the department to review the status of ongoing works in Kathua, Bani and Basohli.Chief Engineer, I&FC Rajeev Gandotra, Chief Engineer, Ravi-Tawi Irrigation...

22-Jun-2017 Samba

Baba Chamliyal Mela symbolises cross-border harmony

The annual Baba Chamliyal Mela was organized with remarkable amicability and hospitality today at Chamliyal in Ramgarh tehsil on the Indo-Pak border. Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control,...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Syed Altaf Bukhari for preserving heritage character of Lal Chowk

Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today stressed on preservation of Lal Chowk’s historic legacy by evolving a comprehensive redevelopment plan that is in sync with its heritage values.The Minister made these remarks during a meeting convened...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Justice Hanjura meets Governor

Justice M.K. Hanjura, J&K High Court, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. The Governor discussed with Justice Hanjura issues relating to the more effective functioning of the sub-ordinate judicial system....

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

LMD penalized multinational company for violating labeling norms

The Legal Metrology Officer Circle-2 of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) Srinagar during a routine inspection of markets of city Srinagar found the Linc Pen Type Executive II Gel Pen in the packed form carrying a sticker for PKD (packing date).A challan...

22-Jun-2017 Shopian

DC Shopian reviews traffic decongestion plan

In the backdrop of representations received from various quarters regarding poor traffic management in the town, District Development Commissioner Shopian Mohammad Aijaz today convened a meeting of line departments and held a threadbare discussion in order...

22-Jun-2017 Budgam

DC Budgam unveils Annual Credit Plan

District Development Commissioner Muhammad Haroon Malik today chaired 59th District Level Review Committee Meeting to review the progress of line departments and banks with respect to the economic development of the District.Officers of the concerned Departments,...

22-Jun-2017 Ramban

DDC discusses arrangements for Eid-Ul-Fitr celebration

To review the arrangements for celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr and Shab-e-Qadar, District Development Commissioner, Tariq Hussain Ganai, convened a meeting of district officers, religious representatives and members of Beoparmandal here today.Detailed discussion...

22-Jun-2017 Ramban

DDC Ramban reviews functioning of District Hospital

District Development Commissioner , Tariq Hussain Ganai today visited District Hospital Ramban to take stock of  medicines and other paraphernalia in the hospital besides  quality of healthcare services  available to people.CMO Dr Saif-ud-Din,...

22-Jun-2017 Bandipora

DDC Bandipora reviews dev projects

District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review various development schemes taken up under R&B and Education sectors.Threadbare discussion was held during the meeting and it was informed that the...

22-Jun-2017 London

Breastfeeding may cut mother's heart attack risk

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother's heart attack and stroke risk later in life, according to new research.The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showed that women who breastfed their babies had about a 10 percent lower risk of developing...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Wouldn't have done 'Daddy' if look-test had failed : Arjun Rampal

National Award winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, who is getting a positive response for "Daddy", says getting the physical resemblance right for his forthcoming film, based on gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, was important for him.Arjun is the co-writer...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Andrea Tariang made an incomparable debut : Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu has wished her "Pink" co-star Andrea Tariang on her birthday and said that she made an incomparable acting debut last year.Taapsee on Thursday shared a photograph of herself with Andrea on Instagram and captioned it: "Happy Birthday to...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

JKPSC clarifies over selection of a candidate

The J&K Public Service Commission today clarified that the selection of Mr Burhan Ahad figuring at Sr No 31 in the selection list under Open category for the post of Assistant Professor (Botany) is purely based on merit.The JKPSC in a statement said...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Ministers felicitate people on Shab-e-Qader, Jummat-ul-Vida

The Council of Ministers has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Shab-e-Qadr.Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Minister for Rural Development,...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Union Cabinet Secretary reviews progress of DBT rollout

Union Cabinet Secretary, Pradeep Kumar Sinha today asked the states to ensure faster rollout of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) by taking up Aadhaar seeding in a mission mode. He called for setting time-lines to ensure cent percent seeding, which he said...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

Ronit Roy plays the baddie in 'Jai Lava Kusa'

"Udaan" and "Ugly" fame Ronit Roy has been roped in to play the antagonist in junior NTR starrer Telugu action drama "Jai Lava Kusa", a source said.The film will mark his Telugu debut."Ronit plays the villain. He has already started shooting and the team is...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

NITI Aayog to evaluate central schemes in UTs every quarter

The NITI Aayog will begin to evaluate quarterly performances of Union Territories (UTs) in the country with a focus on implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes.The process will kick off from July, with an evaluation of the April-June quarter. The Aayog...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

John Abraham shares first look of 'Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran'

Actor-producer John Abraham on Thursday shared the first look of his upcoming production venture titled "Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran".John on Thursday took to Twitter to share the first look, where the map of Pokhran is shown with John's face watermarked behind...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Border' was all about destiny : J.P. Dutta

Twenty years have passed since J.P. Dutta's iconic war film "Border" was released. It remains the work filmmaker J.P. Dutta is most closely identified with, although it isn't the finest film he has made.JP, always reluctant to speak about himself and his films,...

22-Jun-2017 Kupwara

Smooth ply of Traffic in Kupwara a main issue

It's a matter of fact that Traffic police is supposed to be the part of crowd and make  smooth ply of traffic. But here in Kupwara is a bit of complex case that  none of the traffic police personal  is seen within the main market or any hard...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Parkash Sigh Badal Visits AAP Legislators in Hospital

Former Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Sigh Badal today against the authorities in the Sector 16 for the utterly inhuman treatment being meted out to two AAP legislators  who had been admitted following serious injuries inflciuted on them by the watch...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Removal of turban triggers ruckus in Punjab assembly

Pandemonium prevailed inside the Punjab assembly on Thursday after a Sikh legislator from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged that his turban was taken off as marshalls pushed his party legislators out of the house.AAP legislator Pirmal Singh Dhaula came out of the...

22-Jun-2017

Reporting from Pakistan: Adventures in a mirror-image land?

The hardest border to cross is the one constructed or fostered in our minds. Though many Indians are quite fond of citing "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam", or the world being one family, the sentiment may not only stop at their western frontier but also doesn't prevent...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Nubia M2 Lite: Affordable selfie smartphone for millenials

Aiming to tap the millenials who wish to own camera-specific smartphones, manufactureres are now coming up with devices in sub-Rs 15,000 price band that house top-end camera specifications.One such Chinese company is Nubia that offers premium camera technology...

22-Jun-2017 Pulwama

3 militants killed, army officer injured in J&K

Three militants were killed and an Army Major was injured on Thursday in a gunfight between the holed up militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.The militants were killed in Kakapora area in a joint operation by the security...

23-Jun-2017

23-Jun-2017 Port of Spain

India vs West Indies: First ODI abandoned

The first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies here on Friday was called off due to incessant rain.Put in to bat, India were 199/3 in 39.2 overs before rain played the spoilsport. After the continuous rain, the match officials...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Pleased to get ratings like one, one and half but not in minus: Salman

Salman Khan's "Tubelight" is released this Friday did not go well with the critics but he is pleased as they did not give minus rating to film."The critics were really good. I was expecting minus 3 and minus 4 but they gave 1, 1.5 apparently, so i am very pleased,"...

23-Jun-2017 Vatican City

Must be meek to hear God's voice : Pope Francis

It is the "small" people, not the powerful ones who God calls and who are able to hear his voice, Pope Francis said on Friday, urging Catholics to "make yourself little"."The Lord loves us for our littleness and that is why he choses us. He choses the small...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Tubelight': Ram Gopal Varma could never make it

Faith, they say, can move mountains. The hero of Kabir Khan's latest and his most, "ummm", noble (if one can use that word without cynicism) film to date actually thinks he can move a mountain by just focusing hard on getting it right."Tubelight" is not a film...

23-Jun-2017 Beijing

3rd BRICS environment ministers meeting held in China

Environment ministers and senior officials of BRICS countries on Friday gathered in north China's Tianjin for discussions, pledging more efforts on sustainable development and pollution prevention.Senior environment officials from Brazil, Russia, India, China and...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

MP CM urges centre to increase onion procurement

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday urged Central government to extend the deadline of ongoing onion procurement to July 15 owing to bumper production in the state.He also asked for increase in the procurement quantity from current...

23-Jun-2017 Gurugram

Haryana now has a 'Trump' Village

Though it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been pushing for building toilets under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, it is US President Donald Trump who is getting publicity. At least in Haryana.A village in Haryana was on Friday dedicated to Trump, ahead of...

23-Jun-2017 Sydney

Shuttler Srikanth in Australia Open semis; Sindhu, Saina crash out

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth entered the men's singles semi-finals while the star duo of P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal crashed out of the women's singles quarter-finals at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Friday.Continuing...

23-Jun-2017 Islamabad

25 killed in northwest Pakistan blasts

At least 25 persons were killed and over 100 others injured as twin blasts ripped through a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.The attack took place at about 5.30 p.m., when a hand-grenade was hurled...

23-Jun-2017 Shimla

Shimla to have smart public transport : Virbhadra Singh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday said promoting smart public transport, developing footpaths for pedestrians, eco-tourism and better management of natural springs will be the top priorities for restoring the glory of the state capital...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Now mobile banking complaints under ombudsman : RBI

Widening the scope of its Banking Ombudsman Scheme, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has included complaints relating to mis-selling and mobile banking in its purview for which compensation up to Rs 1 lakh can be awarded.The amended Scheme will come into force...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Selling pressure, caution over GST dent equity markets

The Indian equity markets closed in the red on Friday as broadly negative global cues, coupled with caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation and heavy selling pressure subdued investor sentiments.The wider Nifty of the National Stock...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

No party affiliations, will uphold dignity of office : Ram Nath Kovind

Asserting that he does not hold any political affiliations, NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pledged to uphold the dignity of the President's office and keep it above party politics."From the day I became the Governor of Bihar, I had no party...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Indian passports to be bilingual : Sushma Swaraj

Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be given in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday."From now on, all Indian passports will be in Hindi and...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Deputation of Punjabi writers calls on Dy CM

A deputation of Punjabi writers and intellectuals called on Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh here today and called for introducing Punjabi language in school curriculum on the analogy of other local languages.Putting -forth the demand for introducing...

23-Jun-2017 Shopian

DDC Shopian visits Pinjura orphanage, interacts with children

District Development Commissioner, Shopian today held an interactive session with children of Government run Orphanage, Pinjura.The aim to organize the interactive session was to make the children feel that they are important and deserve equal attention and care....

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Srinagar, Jammu qualify under Smart City initiative

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that the announcement of Smart City status for Srinagar and Jammu will ensure the planned and holistic development of these capital cities so that they are replete with every modern facility of urban living.The...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti interacts with visiting journalists

Terming public outreach as the only way ahead, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today stressed on institutionalized dialogue process in the State to get it out of the difficulties of present times and bloodshed.Interacting with a group of journalists here who...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba condemns lynching of Dy SP Ayub outside Jamia Masjid Srinagar

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has strongly condemned the lynching to death of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mohammad Ayub Pandit by an unruly mob outside the historic Jama Masjid, Srinagar during the night long prayers of Shab i Qadr.Terming the incident...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Kashmir has been turned into a killing field : Yasin Malik

Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Mohammad Yasin Malik Friday said that Kashmir has been turned into a killing field where Indian occupational forces are killing humans at will and no one among human community seems to bother or feel pain.He said...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Syed Ali Geelani denounces sealing of Jamia Masjid

Syed Ali Geelani on Friday denounced sealing of Jamia Masjid, laying restrictions and placing resistance leadership under house arrest.It is unacceptable and unjustified, said Geelani and added that local administration is practically nonexistent while as...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Lailat-ul-Qadr observed with religious fervor

Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in the world observed Shab-e-Qadr or Lailat-ul-Qadr with the religious reverence in the intervening night of Thursday-Friday with lakhs of lakhs of Muslims offering night-long prayers.The night is considered to...

23-Jun-2017 London

Sarfraz advises women's team to play positively in World Cup

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Friday advised the national womens team to keep things simple and play positive cricket in the ICC Womens World Cup 2017, starting here on Saturday.Sarfraz, who recently guided the men's team to their maiden ICC Champions Trophy...

23-Jun-2017 Derby (UK)

India face England in Women's World Cup opener

India are expected to face a tough task when they take on hosts England on the opening day of the ICC Women's World Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday.India will bank on the experience of Mithali Raj, the world's second highest-capped batter behind Charlotte...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Can't understand why Congress opposing Kovind : Venkaiah Naidu

Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that he could not understand why the Congress was opposing NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind."Kovind is a good candidate. He is non-controversial, educated and experienced and has been...

23-Jun-2017

'Tubelight': Shines but with low voltage

Salman Khan had once said, "Cinema should always be in touch with the soil of the country. My films celebrate the heartland of India." And probably with "Tubelight", he tries to be true to his words. So, he has dedicated the film to the families and friends...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Police officer's lynching 'marks new low' in J&K : Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the lynching of a senior police officer marked a "new low" in Jammu and Kashmir and it was "heartbreaking" to see the state "being pushed back several decades" due to the failure of the BJP-PDP government."The...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Working on 'Krrish' franchise incredible : Hrithik Roshan

Actor Hrithik Roshan says working on the "Krrish" franchise, which started eleven years ago, has been an incredible experience, and he hopes to go a long way with it.Released in 2006, Hrithik took the superhero avatar to take forward the story of 2003 film...

23-Jun-2017 Srinagar

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq calls officer's lynching 'brutal act'

Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday condemned the lynching of a senior police officer here as a "brutal act"."Deeply disturbed and condemn the brutal act at Nowhatta," the Mirwaiz tweeted about the Thursday killing of Deputy Superintendent...

23-Jun-2017 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit

In yet another multiple satellite launch, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.In the process, the Indian Space Research Organisation...

23-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Students moving to plains amid Darjeeling shutdown

Thousands of students studying in boarding schools here were being moved to the plains as the agitating Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) allowed a 12-hour window on Friday."We have given a 12-hour window from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., so that school authorities can ferry...