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21-Apr-2017

21-Apr-2017 Srinagar

JKLF protests against ‘oppression on students’

Reacting over the statements made by BJP leaders including Ram Madhev and Parkash Ganga, Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday said “everything devilish is possible from the people whose forefathers took inspiration from...

21-Apr-2017 Islamabad

Over 400 militants surrender in Pakistan's Quetta

At least 434 militants have layed down arms in Quetta, the capital city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday.The Geo TV said that a ceremony was held in Balochistan assembly to mark the inclusion of the militants in the national mainstream.Chief...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

C-DOT’s Public Data Office, PDO will take internet to the masses

The Union Minister for Communications Manoj Sinha said that present day telecommunication and networking is expanding its boundaries and voice based network are getting changed to data oriented networks. Speaking at the India-EU ICT Standardisation conference...

21-Apr-2017 Kabul

At least 50 Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack

At least 50 Afghan troops were killed on Friday and around 70 others were injured when a group of Taliban insurgents launched an attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, a military official said.Ten Taliban militants were also killed, an Afghan Army...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Congress will win 208 seats in MCD polls : Ajay Maken

Congress' Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken said on Friday that the party will win 208 of 272 seats in the municipal elections according to an internal survey.Talking to reporters here, Maken said the party had conducted an intensive campaign for Sunday's municipal...

21-Apr-2017 Kolkata

CBI working as pet mouse : Mamata Banerjee

Slamming the BJP-led central government for "targeting" her party and putting leaders behind bars, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is acting like a "pet mouse"."The CBI is acting like a pet mouse....

21-Apr-2017 Kolkata

'Refrain from announcements, fatwas hurting people'

Md. Nooruddin, President of the West Bengal unit of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), on Friday said all communities should refrain from issuing "fatwas" or "announcements" that talk about hurting people or demeaning them socially."Giving fatwas about hurting...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Prakash Javadekar Exhorts for Ethical Practices in Medical Profession

Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar has exhorted upon young Doctors to go for ethical practice in their profession and perform that duty with passion. He said only passionate work can bring satisfaction in life. Shri Javadekar...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

PM presents awards, addresses civil servants on Civil Services Day

Describing this day as one of “rededication,” the Prime Minister said that civil servants are well aware of their strengths and capabilities, challenges and responsibilities. He said conditions prevailing today are quite different from about two decades ago, and...

21-Apr-2017 Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh)

13 burnt alive in MP fire

Thirteen persons were burnt alive on Friday when a fire broke out in the premises of a cooperative society in Chhindwara district, a senior Madhya Pradesh official said."The fire broke out when people had queued up during the distribution of kerosene and food...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Exploring the alchemy of clay

When a faculty member of the School of Planning and Architecture here decides to hang up her boots and probe hidden embers of firing and glazes and clay constructions, it becomes more than a mere pilgrim's journey.Artist Manjari Sharma's affair with stoneware...

21-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Little actions can save substantial amount of water : Farhan Akhtar

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who has joined a social campaign to create awareness among the masses to save water on the eve of World Earth Day, says that from taking a shower to washing clothes, people can save water for the future.The campaign titled ‘Mission Blue'...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Navy successfully test-fires land-attack BrahMos missile

The Indian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a BrahMos land-attack supersonic cruise missile from a naval ship, putting India into an exclusive global club.So far, the Navy had fired only anti-ship version of the BrahMos."The Navy successfully undertook...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

EU High Representative calls on Narendra Modi

Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday and discussed issues of mutual interest."Prime Minister Modi and Mogherini discussed regional and global developments...

21-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Harjit Singh Sajjan meets Haryana CM, Canada keen on investment

Canada has evinced keen interest in investing in Haryana in civil aviation, skill development, education, defence, and smart city projects, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday.Khattar was speaking to the media after visiting Canadian Defence Minister...

21-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Indian equities slip on foreign funds outflow, selling pressure

Foreign funds' outflow, coupled with a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in healthcare, FMCG and automobile stocks, subdued the Indian equity markets on Friday.Besides, caution prevailed over the ongoing fourth quarter results season.The wider 51-scrip Nifty...

21-Apr-2017 Vijayawada

14 killed as truck ploughs into villagers in Andhra

At least 14 persons were killed and 24 injured when a truck rammed into a group of villagers standing outside some shops in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said.The speeding truck hit an electric pole, before ramming into roadside shops...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Women need a voice to become Superwomen : Youtuber Lilly Singh

With more than 11 million subscribers on video streaming site YouTube, Canadian-born Lilly Singh -- who traces her roots to the Punjab and would be quite over the moon if paired with Bollywood star Ranveer Singh -- is quite a sensation. Hailed by her followers...

21-Apr-2017 Panaji

No need to condemn Swamy's beef statement : Shripad Naik

Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik on Friday said that there was no need to condemn the statements made by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy and a senior VHP leader against beef-eating practice in Goa.He however also said that eating customs should not be forced on...

21-Apr-2017 Imphal

Tribal developmental fund to be probed : Jual Oram

Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram on Friday said funds released so far for the development of tribal areas in Manipur will be probed.Talking to reporters here, the minister said: "In my next visit, it will be examined whether the field position justifies the...

21-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Neha Kakkar launches original Punjabi song

Singer Neha Kakkar, known for remixes like "Kala chashma" and "Kar gayi chull", has launched a new original Punjabi song.In a meet and greet session at the office of Hungama, a digital media entertainment company, she unveiled the track "Ring" on Thursday.Commenting...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Gulmarg adjudged best Mountain destination, JK tourism gets award

Popular skiing destination and world’s highest golf course Gulmarg was adjudged as best mountain destination in the country with Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department getting prestigious award in Mountain category here today.Union Tourism Minister, Dr Mahesh...

21-Apr-2017 Rajouri

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali exhorts medicos to prescribe generic drugs

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali exhorted upon medical fraternity to prescribe generic medicines to the patients besides asking Health Department to raise mass awareness regarding 68 drugs under Central government’s...

21-Apr-2017 Kathua

DC rolls out PMFBY implementation plan

District Administration Kathua today rolled out plan for successful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY), in the district.During a meeting convened here today the Deputy Commissioner called upon the banks and insurance companies to have focused...

21-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Div Com reviews functioning of Valley Educational Institutions

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review functioning of Educational Institutions in the Valley.Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Director Higher Education, Director School Education, Deputy...

21-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Div Com reviews progress of 4-lanning of Boulevard Road

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the progress of 4-lanning project of the Boulevard Road.Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, IGP, Chief Engineers of PWD, PDD, PHE and UEED, Director...

21-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Offer unconditional support to Mehbooba : Er Rasheed to Omar Abdullah

While condemning utterances of BJP leaders, MLA Langate Er Rasheed Friday suggested Omar Abdullah to offer yet again his unconditional support to Mehbooba Mufti rather seeking dismissal of her government as the nefarious designs of BJP will ultimately hit...

21-Apr-2017 Jammu

Don’t defend the indefensible : Altaf Bukhari to Ram Madhav

Taking a strong exception to the ‘War and Love’ statement made by Mr. Ram Madhav, Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said the statement seems to be a move aimed at legitimizing a crime that is internationally abhorred under covenants of human...

21-Apr-2017 Doda

Road accident claims four human lives in Doda

In a deadly road accident, at least four persons were killed while five others were critically wounded after a vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell downhill near Khelleni in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Friday morning. One...

21-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Protests and clashes in parts of Kashmir after Friday prayers

On the call of joint Resistance leadership, protests were staged in different parts of Kashmir Valley against the use of force on the students. In wake of the call, large contingent of police and Para-military Central Reserve Police Force personnel were...

21-Apr-2017 Jammu

Ram Madhav meets Governor

Ram Madhav, BJP National General Secretary, met Governor N.N. Vohra today afternoon.Sh. Madhav discussed security environment related issues with the Governor and the initiatives under consideration for hastening the developmental process and promoting peace...

21-Apr-2017 Jammu

Governor suggests Action Plan for promoting sports in the State

Consequent to recent discussions with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti regarding the importance of providing adequate opportunities to the youth of J&K, Governor N. N. Vohra has written to her to suggest that the State Government’s Sports Policy should be reviewed...

21-Apr-2017 Jammu

DGP’s special award for meritorious wards of police personnel

Jammu and Kashmir Police today sanctioned grant of DGP’s special reward for the wards of serving Police personnel who have secured above 80% marks in the annual examination of class 10th and class 12th during the academic session 2015-16 out of Central Police...

21-Apr-2017 Jammu

Cash awards for outstanding JKP sports persons awarded

Director General of Police, Dr S P Vaid today sanctioned cash reward along with Commendation Certificate Class 1st in favour of those J&K Police Sports personnel who have performed exceptionally outstanding at National and International  arena for year...

21-Apr-2017 Jammu

JKAACL organizes ‘Sufi and Qawwali Evening’

Renowned Qawwali singers of Bollywood, Kun Faya Kun song acclaim, the Nizami Bandhu today enthralled the audience at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu with their mesmerising performance.The Nizami Bandhu were performing at the ‘Sufi and Qawwali Evening’ organised by Jammu...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

AICTE begins online registration of JK students under PMSSS

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has started the process for registration of students from Jammu and Kashmir for Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS).The online registration under PMSSS for academic session 2017-18 will...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Shashaa Tirupati feels great to be Shraddha's voice

It wasn't long ago when the audience saw Shraddha Kapoor grooving to "The humma song", sung by Shashaa Tirupati. Now the actress is back with the same voice for the upcoming film "Half Girlfriend", and the singer feels great if people like to hear her as...

21-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee urges regional parties to unite against BJP

Describing the political situation in the country as "terrible", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday reinforced her message to all the regional parties to come together to corner the Bharatiya Janata Party."I am giving the message to all the regional...

21-Apr-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

UGI organized seminar on Startup India and Stand Up India

Universal group of Institutions organized seminar on start Up India and stand Up India to motivate students to become businessman instead of job seeker. Harvinder Mavi, seasoned Entrepreneur, Founder SouvNear.com, Director & Co Founder Agilyst Inc, and Rajneesh...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Can't order UK to return Kohinoor : Supreme Court

Refusing to monitor government efforts for getting the Kohinoor back to India from the United Kingdom, the Supreme Court on Friday said the court cannot order the diamond's return or say that the UK should not auction it."We are quite surprised as to how an Indian...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

itel Mobile launches 'Wish A21' at Rs 5,390

itel Mobile, part of Chinese mobile manufacturer Transsion Holdings, on Friday launched a new smartphone "Wish A21" at Rs 5,390."The device offers specifications and capabilities superior to basic entry-level 4G smartphones within similar price points," said...

21-Apr-2017 Mumbai

'Noor' special for sisters Prakriti, Sukriti Kakar

Sonakshi Sinha-starrer "Noor" is special for the twin sisters Prakriti and Sukriti Kakar as for the first time they have sung two different songs for the same film.Composed by Amaal Malik, "Hai zaroori" has been sung by Prakriti and "Jise kehte pyaar hai" by...

21-Apr-2017 Vijayawada

10 killed as truck rams into shops in Andhra

At least 10 people were killed and more than 20 injured when a truck rammed into shops in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district on Friday, police said.The speeding truck hit an electric pole before ramming into roadside shops on Puthalapattu-Naidupeta Road...

21-Apr-2017 Chennai

Regret to have made hurtful comments : 'Baahubali' actor Sathyaraj

Actor Sathyaraj on Friday expressed the deepest regret over comments he made against Kannadigas nine years ago during the Cauvery row and appealed for the smooth release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in Karnataka.Over the last week, Pro-Kannada organisations...

21-Apr-2017 Bhubaneswar

'Kasturi crisis' will be resolved : Bidhya Devi Bhandari

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Friday assured that she would take up the shortage of 'kasturi' (musk collected from a stag's navel) with her country's government.Kasturi, an aromatic substance, is an essential commodity used in rituals at the Puri...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Government must be enabler, not regulator : Narendra Modi

Stressing the importance of competition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that with changing dynamics, the government needs to change its role from being a regulator to an enabler."Things have changed vastly in the last 15-20 years. Earlier, government...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

I'm a prolific traveller : Gul Panag

Actress Gul Panag says she is a prolific traveller and prefers organised and stress-free travelling."I am no longer a bagpacker...My early student days when I used to travel I did a lot of bagpacking. I preferred planned holidays (now). I do a lot of driving...

21-Apr-2017

'Noor': Says so much without seeming to say anything

Though I couldn't relate to her endless boozing and snoozing, Noor Roy Choudhary as played by Sonakshi Sinha, is someone I've known in passing. And that's I would keep her if I met her. At a safe distance."Noor" is not one of the best films on journalistic...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Ensure safety of Kashmiri youths : Rajnath Singh to states

Condemning the attack on Kashmiri students in Rajasthan's Mewar University , Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday appealed to all state governments to ensure safety of Kashmiris."I appeal to all the chief ministers to ensure safety of Kashmiri youths. No...

21-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

Singapore win turning point for my career : Sai Praneeth

B. Sai Praneeth, the latest among Indian shuttlers to make their mark in the international arena by winning his maiden Super Series title, believes that this could be a turning point for his career.He won the Singapore Open on Sunday by defeating Kadambi...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

'Baahubali 2...' team off to Dubai to promote film

The cast and crew of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion " including actors Prabhas, Rana Daggubatti and Anushka Shetty along with director S.S. Rajamouli will be descending upon Dubai to unveil the film in a promotional event on April 25 at Roxy Cinemas, City...

21-Apr-2017

The other detectives of Baker Street - and their chilling cases

On the foggy streets of gaslit, late-19th century London, evil is again afoot. Inmates of a women's ward in a leading hospital are dying in suspicious circumstances, while boys from the street are disappearing and some reappearing in a mysterious, nocturnal...

21-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Athiya Shetty launches Coach store in capital

Actress Athiya Shetty looked no less than a diva in a black knee-length outfit when she visited the capital to launch the new store of New York-based brand Coach.Coach Inc. known for modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, celebrated the launch of the...

22-Apr-2017

22-Apr-2017 Bengaluru

India will welcome Apple if it comes : Ravi Shankar Prasad

India would welcome Apple to make its iconic iPhones in the country where a lot of big firms were already making mobile phones, said Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday."A lot of big mobile phone manufacturing companies have come, and if Apple...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Earth Day-2017: Nature's warning - mend ways now or be doomed

Even as the world celebrated the 48th Earth Day on Saturday, over a hundred farmers from drought-hit Tamil Nadu were seen protesting in the national capital along with the skulls of their kin, who chose to kill themselves as deficit rains for the fourth year...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Look who's talking, says Smriti Irani on Rahul's Narendra Modi tweet

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comment on civil servants, provoking Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani to tweet: "Look who is talking about being overrated."Responding to Modi's caution to...

22-Apr-2017 Agra

Hindutva outfits protest ban on coloured scarves at Taj

Even as preparations for the annual three-day Urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan beginning on Sunday go on apace, the controversy relating to the entry of visitors with saffron-coloured scarves threatens to disturb the fragile communal peace here.Officials...

22-Apr-2017 Dehradun

Writers denounce nationalism, target ruling establishment

The country's leading writers and intellectuals denounced nationalism and targeted the central government for propagating hate among the masses on the concluding day of a literature festival here on Saturday.In what was an absolute one-sided discussion,...

22-Apr-2017 Tura (Meghalaya)

Heavy rain leads to flood-like situation in Meghalaya

Heavy rain since Friday night has led to a flood-like situation in the low-lying areas in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, an official said on Saturday.Though no loss of life has been reported so far, around 20 persons have been displaced following...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Key member of inter-state gun suppliers' gang held in Delhi

A key member of an inter-state gun suppliers' gang has been arrested here along with a cache of firearms, which was to be delivered to a contact in the national capital, police said on Saturday.Rajpal Singh, 35, was arrested on Wednesday evening after...

22-Apr-2017 Jammu

World Earth Day observed in Jammu

The Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing organized a function to mark World Earth Day in which students and faculty of Department of Botany and Department of Biotechnology University of Jammu participated. Ex. Principal Chief Conservator...

22-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Two books released in Kashmir University

Kashmir’s literary world came alive on Saturday when two books published by well-known writers Z.G. Muhammad and Dr Javaid Iqbal were released amid a gathering of Kashmiri literary giants at Kashmir University.The book release function was organized by Kashmir...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Rajnath Singh launches 'Oorja' CAPF football meet

The 'Oorja' CAPF Under-19 men's and women's football tournament was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Saturday.The tournament, scheduled to begin on May 1 in every state and union territory, will involve around 12,500 players and 1200...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Daredevils in IPL tie

Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 tie at a jampacked Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.Asked to bat first by the visitors, Mumbai posted 142/8 in their allotted 20 overs and then produced a superb...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Barkha Shukla Singh Singh joins BJP

A day after she was expelled from the Congress, Barkha Shukla Singh joined the BJP on Saturday.Singh, a former Chief of the Delhi Commission for Women, joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of its national Vice President and Delhi in-charge Shyam...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Now, protesting TN farmers drink urine

Protesting in the national capital for over a month, Tamil Nadu farmers on Saturday drank their own urine to draw the Centre's attention to the drought in their state and other demands.On Friday, they had collected their urine in plastic bottles and threatened...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

I have never gone by box office formula : Subhash Ghai

National-Award winning filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who is hosting a special screening of his yesteryear classic "Karz", says as a director he was always driven by passion and did not follow any box office formula for the success of his films.Asked what drives him to make...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Canadian Defence Minister visits Western Naval Command

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on Saturday visited the Western Naval Command here as part of his ongoing tour of India.He interacted with its commander, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra and others and was given a conducted tour of the Indian Navy's indigenous...

22-Apr-2017

Crowded international calendar is causing problems for IPL

The 10th Indian Premier League (IPL) season has been dominated by uncapped Indian youngsters, more precisely the batsmen. They have also made up for the loss of top overseas as well as Indian players through injury.Almost all the squads for the Champions...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Good people who left AAP will return : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said he was confident that "good people" who left the AAP will return to its fold."I always regret when people leave," the Aam Aadmi Party leader told IANS."I have always said that I am always hopeful that good...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Larger coalition no answer to check Modi : Arvind Kejriwal

Merely forming a larger coalition of opposition parties cannot help check Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.The Aam Aadmi Party leader said in an interview that issues affecting people were more important than...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Cleanse Mumbra of terror to save India : Shiv Sena

Expressing concern over a suspected Islamic State sympathiser's arrest in Mumbra town in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said the Muslim-dominated town should be cleansed of "Islamic terror" elements to save the country.The party said the town was on the...

22-Apr-2017 Bangalore

Hockey : Sreejesh says players mentally tougher ahead of big season

India's men's hockey team captain P.R. Sreejesh believes that they have grown mentally to handle tough situations as they begin a crucial season ahead with the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia, scheduled to begin from April 29.The tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia...

22-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Life has changed since six-wicket haul : Yuzvendra Chahal

India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Saturday said life has changed since his historic six-wicket haul against England in the third T20 International earlier this year, adding he feels more responsible now."My life has...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

I fear tampering with EVMs in MCD polls too : Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday he fears "5 to 10 per cent" EVM tampering in Delhi's civic polls and urged people to vote heavily for the AAP to defeat this.In an interview, the Aam Aadmi Party leader also accused the Modi government of trying...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Praying to God shouldn't disturb others : Javed Akhtar

Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar says that worshipping God and praying to him is good, but it should not disturb others.Akhtar, who was awarded the "best poet, lyricist and scriptwriter" in Bollywood at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 here on...

22-Apr-2017 Chennai

Blessed to have worked with Prabhudheva : Sayyeshaa

Actress Sayyeshaa on Saturday said she considers herself blessed to have worked with choreographer-filmmaker Prabhudheva in her upcoming Tamil directorial debut "Vanamagan".Prabhudheva was roped in to choreograph Sayyeshaa's introduction song 'Damn Damn' in...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

I don't promote dating apps : Nehha Pendse

Actress Nehha Pendse, who is currently seen as Sanjana in TV show "May I Come in Madam", says she is not fond of dating apps and feels it is a waste of time.In the upcoming episode of the show, Sanjana will be seen going on a blind date with Saajan (Sandeep...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Swara Bhaskar understands director's vision : Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has praised actress Swara Bhaskar and says that she understands a filmmaker's vision.Swara and Ashwiny worked together in the comedy drama film "Nil Battey Sannata". The movie completed one year of its release on Saturday. Ashwiny,...

22-Apr-2017 London

Researchers discover new cause of high blood pressure

Researchers have discovered a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.In a study published in the journal JCI Insight, the researchers named the new cause as Connshing syndrome which is linked to the overproduction...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

My socio-political awareness reflects in my work : Farhan Akhtar

Filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar says as a creative person, he has a socio-political consciousness and that reflects in his work.Asked about the importance of social awareness in being a creative person, Farhan told IANS here: "As a citizen, the social fabric that we are...

22-Apr-2017 New York

Liver carcinogen traced to sunflower seeds

Researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin which has the potential to cause live cancer.In the study published in the journal PLoS ONE, the team of scientists documented frequent occurrence of aflatoxin -- a toxin produced...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Tiger's passion for healthy lifestyle is admirable : John Abraham

Actor John Abraham has praised actor Tiger Shroff and says he admires his assion for active and healthy lifestyle.John and Tiger met on the sets of Garnier's latest campaign. John says he had a great time working with the "Baaghi" star for the new project...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Hema Malini, Aishwarya, Shoojit Sircar bag Dadasaheb awards

Veteran actress- politician Hema Malini along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and Zeenat Aman bagged the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 that took place, here.Mumbai witnessed Bollywood stars and music giants grace the prestigious...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi urges for clean, green planet

Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Earth Day is an occasion to reiterate a firm resolve to keep the planet clean and green."Earth Day is a day of gratitude to mother earth," Modi said."It is our duty to live in harmony with the plants, animals...

22-Apr-2017 Washington

India a major driver of emerging economies' growth : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that emerging economies have become increasingly important, accounting for more than 75 per cent of global growth, and that India has been a major driver of global economic growth.Jaitley said India's growth is expected to...

22-Apr-2017 Lucknow

New Uttar Pradesh DGP takes charge, warns criminals

Senior IPS officer Sulkhan Singh took charge as the 66th Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.The 1980-batch officer, soon after taking over the reins of one of the biggest police forces, warned criminals to mend their ways and asked...

22-Apr-2017 Budgam

‘Mudzilla Car Race’ organized in Kashmir

For the promotion of adventure tourism, ‘Mudzilla Car Race’ was organized in Ompora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday.  This two day event was organized by Kashmir Off-Roads in collaboration with Jammu Kashmir Tourism Department.Hundreds...

22-Apr-2017 Jammu

Governor felicitates Supporters and Sponsors of Red Cross Mela 2017

Governor N.N. Vohra, President of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), J&K, felicitated civil, State and Central Police Forces, Army, Industry and civil society members who have been providing unstinting support to the Red Cross movement  and contributed...

22-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Mehbooba Mufti pitches for declaring Srinagar, Jammu as CNG cities

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today pitched for declaring Srinagar and Jammu as CNG cities in view of the future needs even as she also sought execution of work at fast pace on the Bathinda-Jammu–Srinagar Gas Pipeline and increase in the quota of subsidized...

22-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Asiea Naqash visits Hazratbal, reviews Mairaj-ul-Aalam arrangements

Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash, today visited Hazratbal shrine to review the arrangements put in place by the divisional administration for upcoming auspicious occasion of Mairaj-ul-Aalam.Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Officers of...

22-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Hi-tech integrated mushroom centre to be functional in May : Dir Agri

Director Agriculture Kashmir, Showkat Ahmad Beigh, today inspected the mushroom-cum-demonstration training centre at Lalmandi Srinagar to take stock of its progress.Mushroom Development Officer, senior officers of the Department and other concerned were also...

22-Apr-2017 Jammu

82nd Jammu University Council Meeting Held

Chairing the 82nd meeting of the University Council at the Raj Bhawan, Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University of Jammu observed that J&K State has the privilege of hosting 9 State and Central Universities, NIT, IIM, IIT, SKIMS, IIIM, Medical and...

22-Apr-2017 Udhampur

Gram Sabha at Panchayat Tikri held, works worth Rs 138 lakh approved

Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj today convened a Gram Sabha at Panchayat Tikri, here today.MLA Udhampur Pawan Kumar Gupta, Secretary Rural Department  & Panchayati Raj  Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, Director Rural Sanitation Jammu  M.M...

22-Apr-2017 Doda

Bali Bhagat inaugurates Accidental Hospital at Khellani Doda

Minister for Health & Medical Education Bali Bhagat today inaugurated the newly constructed Accidental Hospital at Khellani in presence of MLA Doda Shakti Parihar.The building has been constructed by JKPCC under project authority Director Health Jammu at...

22-Apr-2017 Jammu

Sports can transform youth outlook : Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura

Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today said the energy of the youth must be spotted and channelized through various sports activities.The Minister said this while inaugurating 2-Day Volleyball Tournament at Gurha Mundian, Hiranagar. The tournament...

22-Apr-2017 Jammu

Several deputations call on Education Minister

Minister for Education, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari, today sought people's cooperation in the implementation of far-reaching initiatives brought in by the government to take the education sector in the State to new heights.The Minister was interacting with various...

22-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Traffic route plan issued for Mairaj-ul-Alam

In connection with the celebrations of Mairaj-ula-Alam falling on April 24/25, 2017 with the following Friday on April 28, the Traffic Police Department has issued a detailed route plan for vehicles carrying devotees to the Holy Shrine at Hazratbal, where...

22-Apr-2017 Jammu

Pro-police, welfare schemes to change dynamics of police deptt : DGP

Director General Police, Dr S. P Vaid has approved water purifiers for all the police stations across Jammu and Kashmir, as part of initiatives underway to further improve the living conditions of police personnel.The DGP has been personally monitoring welfare...

22-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Div Com reviews City Traffic Management Plan ahead of Durbar Move

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review the Traffic Management Plan (TMP) for Srinagar city ahead of scheduled bi-annual shifting of Durbar Move to capital Srinagar.IGP Kashmir Zone, Additional Divisional Commissioner...

22-Apr-2017 Reasi

Self-styled ‘Gau Rakshak’ group assaults nomad family in Reasi

Police on Saturday arrested four members of a self-styled ‘Gau Rakshak’ (cow vigilante) group from Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir after they assaulted a nomad family when they were moving with their livestock on Thursday night. A nomad family comprising...

22-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Assault on nomads in Jammu shocking, unacceptable : Mian Altaf Ahmed

National Conference on Saturday lashed out at the PDP-BJP Alliance for patronizing hooliganism and vandalism in the State and said the attack of a family of nomads in Talwara, Jammu was shocking and unacceptable. Strongly condemning the incident, Senior National...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Acharya Devvrat calls on Prime Minister

Governor Acharya Devvrat called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Friday late evening at New Delhi.In his courtesy call, the Governor also discussed various developmental issues pertaining to the State....

22-Apr-2017 Bangalore

20 year old gets a fresh lease of life at Manipal Hospitals

Manipal Hospital scripted a rare surgery to give new lease of life to 20-year old Rekha. She was suffering from a genetic disorder called Mucopolysacharidosis which is a group of metabolic disorders caused by the absence or malfunctioning of lysosomal enzymes...

22-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

AAP to start ‘Punjab Yatra’ to identify issues of people of Punjab

Aam Aadmi Party is going to start ‘Punjab Yatra’ in state to identify the issues of public importance that can be raised in the Punjab vidhan sabha during the session. Addressing the media at Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh AAP MLA and leader of opposition in...

22-Apr-2017 Jakarta (Indonesia)

1st ‘India Indonesia Energy Forum’ held in Jakarta

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal and H.E. Mr. Ignasius Jonan, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia met on 20th April, 2017 for the 1st ‘India Indonesia Energy Forum’,...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Growing clamour for Governor's rule in J&K : P. Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram said on Saturday there is a growing clamour for Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir."Glad more people have realised PDP-BJP (Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata party) government is a disaster," Chidambaram said...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Varun Dhawan eats mindlessly : Rapper Badshah

Rapper Badshah says his friend and actor Varun Dhawan is a foodie and eats mindlessly."There are lots of secrets (about Varun). He is a foodie on the contrary, a lot of people think... He eats mindlessly, he does not know how much he is eating. I'm being honest....

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

I personally love azaan : Kangana Ranaut

Actress Kangana Ranaut says that she personally loves azaan and respect all the religious activities and places.The actress, who seemed to be unaware about the Sonu Nigam-azaan controversy, was asked to comment on it and replied: "I can't speak for anyone but...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Opposition unity not easy now : Sheila Dikshit

It is not easy for now to forge a united opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi but a challenge to him will emerge in 2019, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit says.The Congress leader also said in an interview that the country's oldest...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

There's nothing like coming back home : Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has returned to India after wrapping up the shooting of the second season of popular American TV series "Quantico", says there is nothing like coming back home."Wherever in the world I go.There is nothing like coming home. Thank...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Proud to be part of 'Pink': Kirti Kulhari

Actress Kirti Kulhari, who was honoured for her performance in the 2016 film "Pink" at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017, says she is proud and grateful to be a part of the movie."I am grateful to the audiences who have appreciated 'Pink' and supported...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Saiyami Kher receives Dadasaheb Phalke award

Actress Saiyami Kher, who made her Bollywood debut in Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra's film "Mirzya", received the best debut award at the Dasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017.Saiyami was feted with the award on Friday night.After receiving the award the, she said:...

22-Apr-2017 Reasi

Four cow vigilantes booked in J&K for attacking goatherds

Four members of a self-styled 'gau rakshak' (cow vigilante) group were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district after they attacked and injured a nomadic family of five, police said here on Saturday.Five persons, including a nine-year-old girl, were...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

I'm happy on red beacon ban : Hema Malini

Veteran actress Hema Malini, who attended Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 on Friday, says that she is happy with Indian government's decision to ban red beacons from vehicles."It's a great move. I am really happy with Indian government's decision of...

22-Apr-2017

Turning Ataturk's Turkey upside down, Erdogan to visit Delhi

When Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in New Delhi on April 30, he will find in his host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, something of a kindred spirit. Both aspire for absolute power.The April 16 referendum has removed constraints Erdogan was...

22-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Rochelle Rao and I understand each other very well : Keith Sequeira

Actor Keith Sequeira, who is in a relationship with actress Rochelle Rao, says they understand each other well and she doesnt have any problem with his "Love Ka Hai Intezaar" co-star Sanjeeda Sheikh."Rochelle and I understand each other very well. We were...

22-Apr-2017

Babri demolition case may bring out skeletons in BJP's closet

Just when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was hoping for success across the board from panchayats to parliament, the revival of the case against some of its leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case of 1992 has raised the possibility of revealing the party's...

22-Apr-2017

Of Oppenheimer and the Bhagwat Gita

In the midst of heightened posturing by North Korea over a potential thermonuclear war Saturday April 21 is the 113th birth anniversary of Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a father of the first atomic bomb in 1945.While an actual thermonuclear war may not come...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Filmmakers now open to pushing strong content : Sonali Bendre

She made her debut in Bollywood in 1994 with "Aag" and later contributed to films like "Duplicate", "Hum Saath Saath Hain", "Sarfarosh" and "Kal Ho Naa Ho". Actress Sonali Bendre, who has been in the industry for over two decades, says filmmakers are now...

22-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Do your bit, save the planet : Google's Earth Day Doodle

Do your bit and make a huge difference to saving Earth, the only known object in the universe known to harbour life, suggests Google's Earth Day Doodle on Saturday.Do small things like eating less meat, opting for carpooling, and unplugging unused electronic...

22-Apr-2017 Kishtwar

Two killed in J&K landslide

Two persons were killed and two others were injured on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district when a landslide hit a vehicle they were travelling in, police said.The landslide hit the vehicle at Drabshalla village here."The injured have been shifted...

23-Apr-2017

23-Apr-2017 Budgam

Mudzilla 4x4 Autocross Concludes

After a stupendous response on both the days (22nd-23rd), Mudzilla 4x4 Autocross Challenge, organized by Kashmir Off Road in collaboration with J&K Tourism, had its grand finale today.The first of its kind mud autocross event to be held in the region,...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi urges BJP CMs to focus on development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states to make development their main plank and use technology for its better implementation, sources said.The Prime Minister's remarks came here at a meeting of Bharatiya Janata...

23-Apr-2017 Jammu

Opposition settling foreigners in Jammu : Dr. Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on Sunday accused opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir for allowing foreigners to settle in Jammu.Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party's state executive committee meeting in Doda district, he asked party...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

TN CM K. Palaniswami meets the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday met with protesting farmers from his state at the Jantar Mantar and assured help.The farmers have protested here for the past 40 days and demands loan waivers, drought relief packages and formation of a Cauvery...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Three-year action agenda presented at NITI Aayog meet

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Sunday presented a draft of the three-year action agenda for the nation's development at the planning body's Governing Council meeting here.The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog Vice Chairman...

23-Apr-2017 Kolkata

Kailash Satyarthi given P.C. Chandra award

Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi was on Sunday presented the P.C. Chandra Purashkar (award) for his global crusade against child slavery and exploitative child labour.The 63-year-old Satyarthi was handed over a citation, a trophy and a...

23-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Subhash Ghai has done a lot for the industry : Simi Garewal

Simi Garewal, who is still remembered for her negative character in Subhash Ghai's "Karz", says that the filmmaker has done a lot for this industry."Subhash sir is so talented and he has done alot for the industry. Starting with direction, then starting Mukta...

23-Apr-2017 Ranchi

Eight die as bus skids off road in Jharkhand

Eight persons were killed and more than 40 others injured on Sunday when a bus carrying a wedding party met with an accident near state capital Ranchi, police said.The bus ferrying more than 80 persons was moving to Patratu from Nagari locality of Ranchi when...

23-Apr-2017 Jammu

Martyrs of Karbala will continue to guide us : Molvi Imran Raza Ansari

Minister for Sports, IT and Technical Education, Imran Raza Ansari today said that the sacrifice of martyrs of Kabala has added such a spirit in Islam that will continue to guide Muslims till the very end of this world.Ansari was speaking during a religious gathering...

23-Apr-2017 Doda

Sunil Sharma takes stock of Batote-Doda Road

Minister of State for Transport and R&B, Sunil Kumar Sharma today convened a meeting to discuss various measures for immediate repair of sliding road at Kuligad Drabshalla.DDC Doda, Bhupinder Kumar, DDC Kishtwar, Ghulam Nabi Balwan, SSP Doda, Shabir Khatana,...

23-Apr-2017 Doda

Abdul Ghani Kohli inaugurates Veterinary clinical laboratory at Doda

Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli today inaugurated the district veterinary clinical laboratory and residential quarters in presence of MLA Doda, Shakti Raj Parihar.The laboratory has been constructed at a cost of rupees 11.26...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Consider advancing budget to January, Narendra Modi urges states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December and said that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for...

23-Apr-2017 Chennai

Prabhas's next film titled ‘Saaho'

The makers of actor Prabhass next film announced on Sunday that the film has been titled "Saaho", and it will be made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.In an official statement, UV Creations, makers of the film, announced that after playing the title role in "Baahubali"...

23-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

VB conducts surprise checking of Grain Markets

Punjab Vigilance Bureau on the instructions of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh formed special teams and conducted surprise checking of grain markets around the state to monitor ongoing wheat procurement process besides ensuring that farmers did not face...

23-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Rana Gurjeet Rubbishes AAP Charges Of ‘Conflict Of Interest’

Punjab Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh today rubbished the charges of the Aam Aadmi Party that his holding the power portfolio amounted to conflict of interest.“If an agriculturist can become an agriculture minister, if a doctor can become...

23-Apr-2017 Jammu

KU holds 77th Council meeting

Chairing the 77th University Council meeting here at the Raj Bhavan, Governor N.N. Vohra, Chancellor, University of Kashmir, urged the Vice Chancellor Prof. Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi to maintain continued focus on high teaching standards, quality research and strengthen...

23-Apr-2017 Jammu

Govt to fine-tune Criminal Justice System : Abdul Haq Khan

The government is going to improve the criminal justice system in the state by fine tuning the investigation process, improving infrastructure and deputing dedicated Police officers for investigation.This was stated by Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati...

23-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Protect Jammu Muslims or face consequences in Kashmir : Er Rashid

Warning of direct consequences if government fails to act against cow vigilantes, MLA Langate Er Rasheed has sought stern action against the goons who attacked a nomad family in Reasi. In a statement issued to KNS, while reacting sharply to the incident Er Rasheed...

23-Apr-2017 Kupwara

Kupwara residents ‘forced’ to drink polluted water

Residents of Kupwara district Wednesday have accused the Public Health Engineering department of failing to provide the town clean drinking water.The residents said that around 22000 persons in Kupwara town are served tap water from a polluted water stream.“We...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

I'm work in progress : Prateik Babbar on battle with drug addiction

Prateik Babbar has come to terms with all the complications of his life, and says he has fought the demons of substance abuse. But the actor says he is still "work in progress", and wants to write a book about his struggle to inspire people who are going through...

23-Apr-2017 Washington

Arun Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday.The issue was raised by Jaitley during...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

‘Ramratan' almost done : Daisy Shah

Actress Daisy Shah says that after she completes her eastern tour with superstar Salman Khan and others, she will shoot for the final song of her upcoming film "Ramratan".Talking about the romantic comedy film "Ramratan", Daisy told IANS in an email interaction:...

23-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Sonakshi Sinha can do things I never could : Shatrughan Sinha

Veteran actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha says that by acting in "Noor" his daughter and actress Sonakshi Sinha has proved that she can do things that he never could.Shatrughan doesn't watch all the films of his daughter. But he did see her latest release...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

No need for law to penalise levy of service charge : Ram vilas Paswan

Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram vilas Paswan on Sunday ruled out a legislation to penalise hotels and restaurants in the country for levying service charge on customers.Paswan said enough awareness on the issue and public demand were required...

23-Apr-2017 Sanaa

5 soldiers killed in Yemen explosions

Five soldiers were killed and 20 others injured in two explosions at military barracks in Yemen's Aden city, security officials said on Sunday.The explosions in Aden, which is a provisional capital for the government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Daisy Shah finds kissing a stranger 'very awkward'

Actress Daisy Shah played a bold role in the 2015 erotic thriller "Hate Story 3". But she will never get into that genre again as she finds kissing a stranger very awkward.Asked what kind of characters she will never play on screen, she told IANS in an email...

23-Apr-2017 Washington

Arun Jaitley for urgent World Bank, IMF quota reforms

The World Bank needs to decide the issues of Selective Capital Increase (SCI) to reflect the increasing weight of Developing and Transition Countries (DTCs) and General Capital Increase (GCI) to expand its annual lending, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

GST consensus exemplar of cooperative federalism : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday applauded Chief Ministers of states for setting aside ideological and political differences for a consensus on the GST regime which he said will "go down in history as a great illustration of cooperative federalism".In...

23-Apr-2017 Dharmanagar (Tripura)

BJP will oust Left in Tripura : Ram Madhav

The BJP on Sunday vowed to oust the Left from power in Tripura in the 2018 assembly elections "to script history".Addressing the BJP state executive meeting here, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram Madhav said: "We will surely win the 2018 elections, ending...

23-Apr-2017 Chennai

Mohanlal revisits ancestral home after three decades

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal turned nostalgic after paying a visit to his ancestral home after over three decades."A revisit to my ancestral home, Elanthoor Punnakkal after 32 years. While sitting on the veranda reminiscing those nostalgic memories," Mohanlal...

23-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Priyanka Chopra enjoys mini 'Dil Dhadakne Do' reunion

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is back here after wrapping up her international projects, spent some time with the "Dil Dhadakne Do" team, including actor Ranveer Singh and filmmaker Zoya Akhtar.The actress says it was great catching up with her friends from the...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Indian Army's BRO loses civil infra projects due to delays

The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting not only in delays but also huge...

23-Apr-2017 Chennai

Was fascinated by superheroes as a kid : Prabhas

Actor Prabhas, ahead of the release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in which he plays a superhero-like character, says he grew up as a fan of popular superheroes such as He-Man and Superman."Even though I was very fond of superheroes such as He-Man and Superman...

23-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Ram Gopal Varma takes dig at National Film Awards

Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma made snide remarks at National Film Awards, saying superstar Aamir Khans decision to skip all award events points out at the losing relevance of the system in India.The director, who often gets embroiled in controversies due...

23-Apr-2017 Chennai

Regina excited about ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna'

Actress Regina Cassandra, who has teamed up with debutant Dileep Prakash in the upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Hare Rama Hare Krishna", says she didnt have any qualms about working with a newcomer as the script got her excited."It's a script with difference....

23-Apr-2017

Angels, demons, the Apocalypse - and the human will

Are good or evil intrinsic in humans or does free will play a role? Does destiny guide our actions or do they instead stem from the choices we make? These questions are the basis of most religious thought and a major part of philosophy -- where they may...

23-Apr-2017 New Delhi

'White Crane...' a poignant cry for Tibetan freedom

He was the first Tibetan to be admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons but could re-visit his beloved "mystic" homeland only in 2007, four years before he died aged 79, to find it had "withered away not so much from Communist Chinese genocide...

24-Apr-2017

24-Apr-2017 Washington

Mexico border wall very important tool to stop drugs : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said that the border wall with Mexico is a "very important tool" for preventing the entry of illegal drugs into this country."The Wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Food Ministry favours 25% hike in tur import duty : Ram Vilas Paswan

Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said his ministry was in favour of hiking import duty on tur dal from existing 10 per cent to 25 per cent in the interest of farmers.After meeting Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis,...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Centre not imposing any language on anyone : Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday denied as incorrect the perception that the Centre is imposing Hindi language on others, maintaining that the government has only notified the recommendations of a parliamentary panel."I was pained to read in a section...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Stuntmen should get equal respect at award shows : Akshay Kumar

Stunt artists and choreographers should be accorded as much respect as heroes at every award ceremony, actor Akshay Kumar said on Monday.Introducing a special insurance scheme for all stunt artistes working in Hindi film industry, he said: "I am a stuntman...

24-Apr-2017 Auckland

101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold in 100m event

Indian Man Kaur, 101, won the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games here on Monday. Hailing from Chandigarh, Man Kaur was the lone contender in the 100-years-and-over event which she completed in a minute and 14 seconds.She...

24-Apr-2017 Kabul

5 killed in Taliban attack near US base in Afghanistan

Five persons were killed and eight injured in a suicide car bombing, claimed by Taliban militants, near a US-operated military base in Afghanistans Khost city on Monday, police said."The bomber struck a security checkpoint outside Chapman Camp, a foreign...

24-Apr-2017 Damascus

7 civilians killed in Syria bombing

At least seven civilians, including one child, were killed in a bombing by unidentified military warplanes on a market in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in the north, said a British war monitor on Monday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Higher global indices lift Indian equities

Higher European and Asian indices along with a strengthened rupee lifted the Indian equity markets on Monday.The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 98.55 points or 1.08 per cent to 9,217.95 points.The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Arjun Kapoor, Anil Kapoor are fun to work with : Neha Sharma

Actress Neha Sharma says that it was great fun to work with actors Arjun and Anil Kapoor in their upcoming film "Mubarakan"."I am working with Anil Kapoor for the first time and it was a lot of fun to work with him and even Arjun. The shooting is finally done...

24-Apr-2017 San Francisco

Odisha activist wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Indian environmental activist Prafulla Samantara was on Monday announced as the Asia recipent of the Goldman Environmental Prize for championing the cause of Odidha's Dongria Kondh tribals and safeguarding their land and culture.Samantara, the sixth Indian...

24-Apr-2017 Madrid

Serena Williams regains top spot in tennis rankings

United States tennis icon Serena Williams has returned to the top of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings, released on Monday, with 7,010 points.Germany's Angelique Kerber dropped to the second position. Czech Karolina Pliskova came in third,...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Raveena Tandon bats for women's safety

Actress Raveena Tandon has batted for safety of women and says that steps need to be taken aggressively against those who are guilty of harassing women.The actress on April 22 shared a clipping of a newspaper and captioned it: "To some of those who found 'Maatr'...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

'Raabta' pays tribute to DDLJ

The lead pair Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon of the upcoming film "Raabta" paid tribute to the 1995 blockbuster "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ) by recreating one of its scenes featuring superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol at a railway station.In...

24-Apr-2017

Rannvijay Singh will be the new face of The Spartan Poker

Popular actor/ TV host and youth icon, Rannvijay Singh has joined hands with The Spartan Poker, country’s leading and most popular poker gaming portals as their first brand ambassador.Poker as a game has thrived in India and has certainly swept the youth off...

24-Apr-2017 New York

Banks may have to swallow losses to resolve NPA issue : Arun Jaitley

Banks may have to take "haircuts" - swallow losses - as one of the measures to resolve the sector's problem of non-performing assets (NPA) and this is a top priority for the government, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here Monday.Speaking at the...

24-Apr-2017 Patna

More tourists visited Bihar despite prohibition : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said prohibition in Bihar had not affected the state tourism sector as the number of visitors, both domestic and from abroad, had registered an increase.He dismissed as "baseless and useless propaganda" reports and...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Take my National Award if I don't deserve it : Akshay Kumar

Actor Akshay Kumar, who has been criticised for bagging the prestigious National Film Award earlier this month, says after working for 25 years in Bollywood if people still think that he doesn't deserve the honour, they can take it away.Akshay was named the...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

IAF inducts Su-30 MKI into frontline 221 Squadron

The Indian Air Force on Monday inducted its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft into the 221 Squadron, 'Valiants', at its base in Punjab, enhancing the IAF's capabilities, an official release said.Su-30 MKI is a state-of-the-art all-weather multi-role fighter...

24-Apr-2017 Raipur (Chhattisgarh)

Maoists massacre 26 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh

In one of the deadliest attacks, 300 to 400 heavily armed Maoists, women included, ambushed a CRPF contingent in a forested patch in Chhattisgarh on Monday, killing 26 troopers and escaping with their AK-47 assault rifles.Six Central Reserve Police Force...

24-Apr-2017 Hyderabad

'Gau Rakshaks' committing acts of terror : Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said "Gau Rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) are committing acts of terror against innocent people and warned that continued attacks will stoke anarchy in the country.The Member of Parliament alleged that the Bharatiya Janata...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

I have got my DNA test done : Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Monday released a new video in which he says that he has got his DNA test done to know his religion and discovered that he is a 100 percent artist.Nawazuddin took to Twitter to release the 55-seconds video, where the actor was...

24-Apr-2017 Jaipur

Cow vigilantism will cause more violence : Vasundhara Raje

Twenty-three former bureaucrats have urged Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to arrest those who killed a Muslim farmer and warned that unchecked cow vigilantism will lead to "large-scale violence"."Very disturbed" by the April 1 lynching of a dairy farmer...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Art in any form should not be suppressed : Sonakshi Sinha

After Padma Shri winning singer-composer Kailash Kher voiced his disagreement on Sonakshi Sinha's performing at pop star Justin Bieber's maiden concert in India, the actress says that "secure artistes would always encourage others to grow their skills".Her...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Ricoh India launches new DSLR camera at Rs 88,584

Imaging company Ricoh India Ltd on Monday launched its new mid-class DSLR camera "PENTAX KP" for Rs 88,584.The dustproof and weather-resistant camera features a new-generation "APS-C- sized CMOS image sensor" supported by 24.32 effective megapixels and a top...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

LG brings flagship G6 to India with bold display format

Kicking off an era of premium smartphones with the 18:9 screen aspect ratio, South Korean giant LG on Monday launched G6 in the Indian market at Rs 51,990.Initially launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February, the 18:9 format offers...

24-Apr-2017

Drawing ancient history : The co-creator and preserver of Asterix

The world's most famous French warrior nearly had his career cut short when his writer died midway through one of his adventures but fans of Asterix the Gaul have much to thank the artist for ensuring the popular series (111 translations and 11 films of...

24-Apr-2017 New York

High BP drug could treat skin cancer

Researchers have discovered by accident cancer-fighting properties in a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure.The drug carvedilol can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer, the findings showed."What began as an experimental...

24-Apr-2017 Bhubaneswar

Fake currency totalling Rs 3.5 lakh seized

Fake currency notes with a face value of Rs 3.5 lakh have been seized and two persons detained in Odisha's Sonepur district, police said on Monday.The two were going towards Sonepur from Boudh carrying Rs 2 lakh in Rs 2,000 denomination and Rs 1.5 lakh in...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

No rift in BJP-PDP alliance : Ram Madhav

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday refuted claims of any rift in the BJP-PDP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir and said that his party will extend support to the state government.BJP General Secretary and party in-charge of northeastern states and...

24-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Shraddha ages in 'Haseena...'

Actress Shraddha Kapoor has given a glimpse of her younger and older looks in the upcoming film "Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai" in which she plays underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar."Younger and older. Thank you Apoorva Lakhia (director) for...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Dialogue need of the hour : Mehbooba Mufti

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today strongly pleaded for initiating dialogue in Jammu & Kashmir to get the State out of   the clouds of uncertainty, violence and bloodshed. She also sought compensation to the State for the losses it is suffering...

24-Apr-2017 Doda

Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurates community centre at Doda

Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and Former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad today inaugurated the newly constructed Community centre at main market Doda.The building has been constructed under MPLAD scheme funded by Mr. Azad and completed...

24-Apr-2017 Jammu

79th Rajya Sainik Board Meeting Held

The Annual Meeting of 79th J&K Rajya Sainik Board followed by 64th meeting of State Managing Committee for Flag Day Fund was held at Raj Bhavan, Jammu, under the Chairmanship of Governor N.N. Vohra.Governor appreciated the efforts put in by Sainik Welfare...

24-Apr-2017 Jammu

Veterinary Hospital to be setup at Dhuno : Abdul Gani Kohli

Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli today said a Veterinary Hospital will be set up at Dhuno in Nagrota area.Minister said this while addressing people at a public grievances redressal camp at Dhuno here today.The Minister said...

24-Apr-2017 Samba

Chander Parkash Ganga hands-over financial assistance to beneficiaries

Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga has said that the government is committed to uplift the underprivileged and downtrodden sections of the society adding that several welfare measures have been launched by centre and the state government...

24-Apr-2017 Jammu

Abdul Haq takes stock of ongoing work on Humhama CFC

Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq, today inspected the ongoing construction of Panchayat Bhawan and Common Facilitation Centre (CFC) at Humhama in Budgam district and called for its timely completion.The Minister directed...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

ECI team reviews Anantnag bye-poll preparedness, security situation

A high level team of Election Commission of India (ECI) today reviewed Anantnag Parliamentary bye-poll preparedness and assessed security situation through video-conferencing.Deputy Election Commissioners, Umesh Sinha and Sandeep Saxena, besides Director...

24-Apr-2017 Jammu

Team ‘Jammu Mahotsav-2017’ expresses gratitude to people of Jammu

The organizers of ‘Jammu Mahotsav-2017’ thanked the people of Jammu for their massive participation and making the event a great success.While addressing a press conference here today, Director Atlas Events- the Event Management company- Amar Farukh said...

24-Apr-2017 Jammu

DIG inaugurates Volley Ball tournament

DIG Jammu-Samba-Kathua Range Ashkoor Ahmed Wani today inaugurated a Volley Ball tournament at Boys Higher Secondary School Akhnoor organized by Range Police Headquarters Jammu under Civic Action Programme (CAP) 2016 -17 in memory of Shaheed Dy. SP Gulbadan...

24-Apr-2017 Jammu

Refresher Training programme for Engineers of SSA organized

A first of its kind two-day refresher training for Engineers of Sarva Shisha Abhiyan was organized by the directorate of Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan, J&K at the Institution of Engineers in Jammu. 98 Junior Engineers (JEs) and Assistant Engineers (AEs) have...

24-Apr-2017 Udhampur

Blood donation camp organized at Nirankari Bhawan

One day blood donation camp was organized by Red Cross Society in collaboration with District Health Society and Nirankari Charitable Foundation here today.Chief Medical Officer, Dr. K.C Dogra, inaugurated the blood donation camp in presence of Zonal Incharge,...

24-Apr-2017 Budgam

DDC Budgam reviews SSB exam preparedness

The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Mir Altaf Ahmad, today convened a meeting to review preparations for smooth conduct of upcoming Graduate Level Examinations to be conducted by the Service Selection Board (SSB).SSP Budgam, CEO, ZEOs, Principals...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

‘Mehbooba fails to plead case of Kashmiris’

Expressing disappointment over Mehbooba Mufti’s much talked meeting with Prime Minister and Home Minister, MLA Langate, Er. Rasheed has said that Mehbooba Ji has yet again failed to put things in right perspective and plead the genuine cause of Kashmiris.In his...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Govt being vindictive towards Dal inhabitants : NC

National Conference on Monday lashed out at the PDP-BJP Government for being vindictive towards Dal dwellers and inhabitants in the face of massive flooding in the areas and said PDP was hell-bent to torment the inhabitants as a punishment for voting against...

24-Apr-2017 Pulwama

Militants shot dead PDP District President Pulwama

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) District President for Pulwama Advocate Abdul Gani Dar was critically injured after suspected militants opened fire on him in Pinglan area of the south Kashmir district.Abdul Gani who is a senior PDP leader was on way to Srinagar...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

GoI ready for talks over Kashmir : Muzaffar Beigh

Senior People’s Democratic Party leader and Member Parliament Muzaffar Hussain Beigh Monday said that due to ‘lack of interest’ from Pakistan Hurriyat Conference is not ready to hold talks with Government of India. He said Government of India is ready to engage...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Clashes between police and students disrupt life in city centre

A week after the opening of educational institutions in Valley, student of SP Higher Secondary school on Monday clashed with police in Kashmir capital Srinagar. Eyewitnesses said that a large number of students from SP Higher Secondary School came out...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

CSCC hold meeting over problems being faced by employees

A meeting of Civil Secretariat Coordination Committee was held on Monday under the Chairmanship of Ghulam Rasool Mir.Maqbool Hussain, President of Lower Grade Employees Union also participated.Threadbare discussions were held in general with particular...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Dilapidated roads from Palpora-Kukroosa irks residents, commuters

Dilapidated roads from Palpora to Kukroosa village of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district continued to irk commuters and the pedestrians as the authorities have failed to macadamize the roads despite assurances.Inhabitants living in the areas as well the commuter passing...

24-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Acute water scarcity hits Langate villages

The residents of Mawer Langate areas of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district are up in arms against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department for ‘failing to provide adequate water supply in their villages from past two weeks’.Accusing the authorities for...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Mehbooba Mufti meets Narendra Modi, stresses on Kashmir dialogue

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday a conducive atmosphere was needed for restoring order in troubled Jammu and Kashmir, soon after she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the worsening security situation in the state."We held discussions on various...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Don't legalise prostitution but at least address it : Gauahar Khan

Whether prostitution should be legalised or not in India has been a long standing debate, but actress Gauahar Khan, who has just featured as a sex worker in "Begum Jaan", feels at least the issue has to be addressed if not legalised.There are umpteen number...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Attack on policemen, shows 'jungle raj' in UP : Sitaram Yechuri

Expressing outrage over right-wing outfits attacking police stations in Agra, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said there was a 'jungle raj' (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh."BJP MPs and MLAs are leading mobs to attack police stations in Uttar Pradesh....

24-Apr-2017 London

Facebook not arbiter of truth : Sheryl Sandberg

Responding to the criticism that Facebook has been facing over dissemination of fake news on the platform, the social media giant's Chief Operating Officer (COO) has said that the company is not an "arbiter of truth".Speaking at BBC Newsnight, Sheryl Sandberg said:...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

This instagram page will have you yearning to travel by train again!

Indian Railways -- one of the world's largest railway systems that runs over 12,500 trains every day -- is more than just the country's transport lifeline. For the 23 million passengers who use it daily, it is almost a way of life -- with a unique charm and...

24-Apr-2017 Noida

Haven't played myself onscreen, but would love to : Huma Qureshi

She has portrayed various characters onscreen in films like "Gangs of Wasseypur", "Ek Thi Daayan", "Dedh Ishqiya" and "Jolly LLB 2", but actress Huma Qureshi says she is waiting for a film where the character she plays "resembles" her."There are times, when...

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

Gain Jyoti Group of Intuitions Bids Farewell Passing out students

The students of Gian Jyoti Group of Institutions organised farewell party for outgoing students. Various Cultural items were staged on this occasion. The function began with lighting of the lamp by  chairman Gian Jyoti J.S.Bedi . While speaking at the...

25-Apr-2017

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

TV shows are stuck in a rut : Soni Razdan

Actress-filmmaker Soni Razdan, who has been in the industry for over three decades, feels that Indian films are moving ahead with new ideas but this can't be said about the country's TV shows.The wife of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and mother of actress Alia Bhatt is returning...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Will celebrate 5 years of cancer-free life soon : Manisha Koirala

Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, who made her debut with Subhash Ghai's "Saudagar" informed media that she will be celebrating 5 years of her cancer-free life soon."I will soon complete 5 years of cancer-free life, which I will be celebrating," said Manisha...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

More Green Heroes for brighter future : Abhishek Bachchan

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, who was present at the Green Heroes Film Festival happening here expressed his concern over our environment and said that having more Green Heroes will ensure a bright future."The greatest joy after watching these wonderful films...

25-Apr-2017 Agra

Record 1,000 metre-long offered on 362nd urs of Shah Jahan

A record 1,000-metre-long ceremonial chadar was offered on Tuesday at the graves of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his Empress Mumtaz Mahal on the 362nd Urs of the builder of the immortal memorial to love here.While one end of the chadar was at the southern...

25-Apr-2017 Siliguri

Amit Shah launches BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari

BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's house, and knocked on the doors of the locals here as part of an intensive booth-level mass contact programme in Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India -- in northern...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates 47th Foundation Day of HUDCO

The Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 47th Foundation Day of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO) today and said that HUDCO is playing an important role in taking financial inclusion...

25-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Capt Amarinder Decides To Ban Use Of Plastic In Punjab

The Punjab government has decided to ban the use of plastic in a bid to conserve its deteriorating environment.A notification to this effect will be issued after a formal approval by the state cabinet on the decision taken on Tuesday at the Local Government...

25-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

2 PPS Officers Transferred

The Punjab Government today issued Transfer/Posting of 2 PPS officers with immediate effect. Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson said that Mr. Amarjit Singh has been posted as SP, Headquarters, Railways, Patiala and Mr. Balwinder Singh, has...

25-Apr-2017 Islamabad

14 killed in Pakistan land mine blast

At least 14 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a land mine in Kurram agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said.Local authorities said the van ran over the anti-tank mine on the roadside when it was travelling in Godar area of Kurram agency,...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Fiscal deficit to be reduced to 3 per cent by 2019 : NITI Aayog

The NITI Aayog on Tuesday said it has proposed to reduce the fiscal deficit be brought down to three per cent of the GDP by 2018-19.It has also set the target for the revenue deficit to be reduced to 0.9 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2019-20.The...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Need to tax agricultural income : NITI member

Noted economist and NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy on Tuesday said there was a need to expand the tax base by bringing agricultural income under the tax ambit.He said there was also a need to eliminate exemptions on personal income tax.Talking to reporters...

25-Apr-2017 Cooch Behar (West Bengal)

Mamata Banerjee urges Centre to look for alternative options to Teesta deal

Claiming that a water sharing deal on Teesta river with Bangladesh may jeopardise the daily lives of North Bengal residents, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would have no problems in providing water to the neighbouring country provided...

25-Apr-2017 Siliguri

Bengal not letting central schemes percolate down : Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday alleged that the West Bengal government was not letting the benefits of central developmental schemes percolate down to the grassroots."The Bengal government is not letting (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi ji's schemes to percolate...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Khadi gives employment to people : Rajesh Pratap Singh

Ace fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, known for using handloom in his creations, says a product like Khadi gives employment to a lot of people and thus, should be encouraged.Earlier this month, the designer was seen giving makeovers to youngsters using...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi, Nepal PM discuss bilateral ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday discussed India-Nepal ties with his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda over telephone."The Prime Ministers discussed recent developments in India-Nepal relations, including the recently concluded highly...

25-Apr-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

Interactive wall climbing course launched in Thane

An interactive wall climbing course with ropes has been launched in this suburb of India's financial capital Mumabi to engage children in interesting physical activities instead of their going into gaming arcades and amusement parks.The facility launched...

25-Apr-2017 Cooch Behar (West Bengal)

Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over Aadhar-like system for cows

Continuing her tirade against the Modi government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the move to have an Aadhaar-like identity system for cows."Just see... Now cows need Aadhar cards. Then what cards will be needed for children who need...

25-Apr-2017 Agartala

Centre not against tribal laws : P.P. Chaudhary

The Modi government is not against tribal customary laws but also favours a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), Union Minister P.P. Chaudhary said on Tuesday."The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)-led government is not against traditional or customary laws of the tribals...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Global cues, rupee lift equities; Nifty above 9,300 points

Positive global cues along with a strengthened rupee lifted the NSE Nifty to its new record high of over 9,300 points and the BSE Sensex to its highest closing level in almost three weeks.The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) touched a...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India, Armenia sign 3 agreements

India and Armenia on Tuesday signed three agreements after Vice President Hamid Ansari held a bilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan."Vice President reviews entire gamut of bilateral relationship with Prime Minister of Armenia;...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Chhattisgarh CM, BJP had deal with Maoists : Digvijaya Singh

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday stirred a controversy by reiterating that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and the BJP had a "deal and understanding" with the Maoists in the state.He called for talks with all stakeholders to bring Maoist...

25-Apr-2017 Mumbai

Majid Majidi shoots at CST Station

Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi was spotted shooting at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) Station here for his upcoming film "Beyond The Clouds".The Oscar nominated filmmaker was shooting a special film sequence, read a statement from the makers of the film....

25-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

SAD castigates Manpreet Badal for giving green signal to mafia raj

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today castigated finance minister Manpreet Badal for giving a clean signal for political mafia raj in Punjab by stating that one needed to be in politics to do business in the State.In a statement here, former finance minister...

25-Apr-2017 Jammu

Second Review of Swachh Iconic Places held at Katra

The second review meeting of the Swachh Iconic Places Scheme of Government of India was held at Kakryal here today.  Governor N.N. Vohra; Sh. Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation;...

25-Apr-2017 Katra

Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Water ATMs at Katra

As part of Swachhta initiative, Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchyati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar today inaugurated water ATMs at Katra.Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda, Union Secretary Drinking...

25-Apr-2017 Jammu

Abdul Gani Kohli seeks inquiry into Reasi Incident

Minister for Animal Husbandry, Sheep and Fisheries Abdul Gani Kohli has directed the civil and Police administration Reasi to inquire into the recent incident in the district and take action against the culprits.The Minister said no such incident can be tolerated...

25-Apr-2017 Jammu

Choudhary Lal Singh tours Chenab Valley, inspects forest areas

Minister for Forest, Environment & Ecology Choudhary Lal Singh today conducted extensive tour of Chenab valley and inspected the plantation work at Sheikhwan in Doda and planted conifer saplings there. He also held meetings with the officers of Forest Department...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

DAK bats for mohalla clinics in Kashmir

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today pitched for “mohalla clinics” in Kashmir that would offer healthcare to people at doorstep.President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that mohalla clinics would bring healthcare delivery services to underserved...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Chief Secretary takes stock of Durbar Move arrangements in Srinagar

Chief Secretary, B R Sharma, today reviewed the arrangements made in connection with the annual Durbar Move from Jammu to the summer capital Srinagar with the opening of offices scheduled on May 8.The Chief Secretary took a first-hand appraisal of the arrangements...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Director Estates reviews Durbar Move arrangements, allotment status

Director Estates, Dr Ghulam Nabi Itoo today reviewed the arrangements made by the Department in connection with the annual Durbar Move.The meeting was held at Civil Secretariat here with officers of the Estates Department, PDD, PHE, SMC and Security wing present.The...

25-Apr-2017 Jammu

Farooq Shah chairs BoDs meet of Food Craft Institute

The Secretary Tourism and Floriculture, Farooq A Shah today chaired the Board of Directors (BoD) meeting of Food Craft Institute here.The other members MD JKTDC and Director Tourism Jammu were represented by GM Jammu and Joint Director Tourism Jammu besides...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

I am targeted for being Muslim, says Engineer Rasheed

Narrating the episode of the ‘shameful’ incident of Government disallowing him from entering Pir Panchal region and deported him back from Bafiyaz, legislator Er. Rasheed in a press conference at Srinagar on Tuesday targeted state DGP and Chief Secretary and said...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Mehraj-ul-Alam observed with religious fervor

Mehraj-ul-Alam was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of devotees thronged the shrines and masjids and offered prayers five times in the day.The biggest congregation of the Mehraj-ul-Alam function was held at Hazratbal...

25-Apr-2017 Baramulla

KNS organizes blood donation camp at SDH Pattan

Kashmir News Service (KNS) in collaboration with Sub District Hospital Pattan and District hospital Baramulla Tuesday organized a blood donation camp at SDH Pattan.The hospital employees, students and volunteers donated their blood in the camp.Block Medical...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Syed Ali Geelani condemns re-arrest of Masarat Alam

Strongly condemning the re-arrest of senior Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam Bhat, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani alleged that it is “State Terrorism and disgrace for their judicial system.Syed Ali Geelani expressed his deep concern over the deteriorating...

25-Apr-2017 Srinagar

Maisuma shuts against detention of a local youth

A complete shutdown was observed on the third fourth consecutive day on Tuesday in Maisuma area of Srinagar against the continuous detention of a local youth allegedly under Public Safety Act (PSA).The authorities had slapped the fifth PSA against the...

25-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Manjinder Singh Sirsa takes oath in Punjabi language as MLA

Newly elected MLA of Rajouri Garden Manjinder Singh Sirsa today took oath in Punjabi language as Member of Delhi legislative Assembly. Hon’ble Speaker of Assembly Mr. Ram Niwas Goel administered oath to Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who won April 9 Election of...

25-Apr-2017 Chandigarh

Amarjit Singh Samra Assumes Charge As Punjab MARKFED Chairman

Former Punjab Revenue and Rehabilitation Minister Amarjit Singh Samra on Tuesday took over as Chairman of Markfed in the presence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.Captain Amarinder felicitated Samra on his appointment as Chairman of the Asia's largest...