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10-Oct-2018

10-Oct-2018 Chandigarh

“The Gypsy Trail” A Book Written By Lily Swarn Unveiled

The Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, V.P. Singh Badnore formally unveiled the book “THE GYPSY TRAIL – Travels and Travails of an Army Wife” authored by Mrs. Lily Swarn wife of a retired Col. S.S.Swarn at Punjab Raj Bhawan Chandigarh.Talking...

10-Oct-2018 Landran

Anshul Issar from CGC Landran wins Nationwide AWS Educate Challenge

Anshul Issar, 4th year CSE student from CGC Landran has won the all India level AWS Educate Challenge 2018. He was felicitated by Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE during an event at New Delhi. Anshul is among the top three winners of this challenge organised...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

I didn't take name of Modi or BJP, clarifies Nitin Gadakari

A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP of making tall promises to come to power -- as shown in a purported video -- Union Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadakari on Wednesday described it as a baseless report. He said he...

10-Oct-2018 Hyderabad

KCR afraid of Modi's popularity: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao advanced the Telangana Assembly polls as he was afraid of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity.Addressing an election meeting in Karimnagar, he said the Assembly elections...

10-Oct-2018 Bikaner

Congress won't make false promises : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday promised to poll-bound Rajasthan that if elected, the Congress chief minister would go to all sections of society to know their 'mann ki baat' and not make "false promises."Gandhi was addressing the party's 'Sankalp...

10-Oct-2018 Chandigarh

Canadian opposition leader meets Amarinder Singh

Canadian opposition leader Andrew Scheer met Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Wednesday.The Leader of Opposition in Canada's House of Commons met Amarinder Singh at the Chief Minister's residence and appreciated the role and contribution of hardworking...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Government yet to 'invent' justification for Rafale : Rahul Gandhi

In the wake of Supreme Court seeking details from the government about the decision making process of the Rafale deal, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the "processes to justify his decision...

10-Oct-2018 San Francisco

WhatsApp 'fixes' bug that let hackers break into video calls

WhatsApp has understood to have fixed a bug in its Android and iOS mobile app that allowed the hackers to let the app crash during incoming video calls.According to a report in ZDNet on Wednesday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which has over 1.5 billion users, fixed...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Mahagathbandhan' a failed idea: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday termed opposition parties' plan to form a 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) as a "failed idea," saying they want a weaker government at the Centre.Interacting with the Bharatiya Janata Party workers from five Lok...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Notification of E-Flow for Ganga is a Significant Step : Nitin Gadkari

The Central Government today notified the minimum environmental flows for River Ganga that has to be maintained at various locations on the river. Environmental flows are the acceptable flow regimes that are required to maintain a river in the desired environmental...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Vijay Goel inaugurates the Online Assurances Monitoring System

Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics & Programme Implementation, Shri Vijay Goel, inaugurated the Online Assurances Monitoring System(OAMS), developed by the Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. This system has made the...

10-Oct-2018 Katra

KATRA: Navratra festival begins amid religious fervor, festivity

The annual Navratra Festival today commenced with a ‘Shobha Yatra’ here in the holy town of Katra located in the foothills of Trikuta Mountains.The yatra was inaugurated by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma who is also the Chairman of the Navratra...

10-Oct-2018 Jammu

Secretary Horticulture reviews implementation of development schemes

Secretary Horticulture Department, Manzoor Ahmed Lone today reviewed the implementation of horticulture development schemes here at a meeting attended by Chief Horticulture Officers/District and Divisional level officers of Jammu division. Director Horticulture...

10-Oct-2018 Pulwama

DDC Pulwama reviews implementations under PMKKKY

Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Dar today convened a meeting to discuss the modalities for the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) in the district.PMKKKY is a new programme meant to provide for the welfare of areas...

10-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Navin Chaudhary discusses financial restructuring of JKSPDCL

Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Navin Kumar Chaudhary, today convened a meeting of officials of Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Limited (JKSPDCL) to discuss the financial restructuring of the Corporation.The meeting was attended...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

JK bags 3 national awards for POSHAN Abhiyaan

Jammu and Kashmir today walked away with three awards for activities under PoshanMaah observed from 1 September to 30 September 2018 throughout the country under Poshan Abhiyaan (Nutrition Mission).In J&K several activities were carried out under POSHAN...

10-Oct-2018 Srinagar

HPC clears 315 languishing projects worth Rs 812cr for funding

The second meeting of the High-Powered Committee (HPC) constituted for ensuring assured funding of languishing projects to complete them in set timeframe was held here today. The meeting was chaired by Principal Secretary, Finance, Navin K Choudhary, who...

10-Oct-2018 Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

Mahatma Gandhi’s thoughts are of eternal value : M. Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Mahatma Gandhi’s thoughts are of eternal value and would be relevant irrespective of the times. He was addressing the 34th Convocation of the Gandhigram Rural Institute in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu...

10-Oct-2018 Pollachi, Tamil Nadu

Skill development should be a continuous process: M. Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that skill development should be a continuous process and the innovations must help making the lives of people better. He was addressing the gathering at the Valedictory of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Minister demands speedy sanction of projects worth Rs. 799 lakhs to HP

Health and Science and Technology Minister Vipin Parmar met Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan at New Delhi today and urged for speedy sanction of projects worth Rs. 779 lakhs to the state already submitted to the government of India.He...

10-Oct-2018 Shimla

Workshop on role of media in disaster risk management held

A one-day workshop on the role of media in disaster risk management was organised here today by the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) which was chaired by Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue Manisha Nanda.Speaking on the occasion, Manisha Nanda...

10-Oct-2018 Srinagar

30% polling recorded in Phase-II: CEO

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, Shaleen Kabra this evening said that overall 30% polling was witnessed in the Phase-II of Municipal Polls-2018 across J&K today.Kabra said in Jammu division 76% polling was witnessed in 214 wards that went to...

10-Oct-2018 Srinagar

KCCI delegation calls on B B Vyas

A delegation of newly elected office-bearers of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) today met Advisor to Governor BB Vyas here.Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary was also present during the interaction.The Deputation while discussing...

10-Oct-2018 Srinagar

K Vijay Kumar visits Dachigam National Wildlife Park

Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today stressed upon the officers to effectively work for strengthening and improving the functioning of the Forest department and its allied wings. He said there is a need to take collective efforts in protecting and preserving...

10-Oct-2018 Srinagar

B B Vyas directs timely supply of essentials to Ladakh region

Advisor to the Governor B B Vyas Wednesday convened a meeting to review the stock and supply position of essentials for Ladakh region.The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry...

10-Oct-2018 Landran

CGC Jhanjeri organized Annual Techno-cultural

Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhanjeri is organized its Annual Techno-cultural Fest.As many as 8,000 students from several institutes of tricity participated in this function. Cabinet Minister Balbir SinghSidhu was Chief Guest at the moment.The fest was full of...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Supreme Court seeks details of Rafael deal decision making process

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to disclose the details of the decision making process for the purchase of 36 Rafael fighter jets in a ready-to-use condition.A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice...

10-Oct-2018 Washington

Considering several locations for summit with Kim : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he is considering three or four locations for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and joked that he would no doubt like to visit the magnate's luxurious Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida."It (the...

10-Oct-2018 United Nations

Had excellent cooperation with Haley : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his "deep appreciation for the excellent cooperation and support" of US Ambassador Nikki Haley, who earlier handed in her resignation at the White House.The Secretary-General's spokesman, Stephan Dujarric,...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Congress asks Akbar to come clean or resign

The Congress on Wednesday asked former Editor and Union Minister M.J. Akbar to either come clean in the wake of sexual harassment charges against him or step down as a Minister. It also sought an independent probe into the charges against him."He should...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

3 of family found murdered in house

A couple and their 16-year-old daughter were found murdered with stab wounds in their house here early on Wednesday, police said. Their son was found injured.Mithilesh and Siya, a couple in their 40s, and their daughter Neha were found dead in south Delhi's...

10-Oct-2018 Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh)

Train derails in UP, 6 dead

Six persons were killed on Wednesday when nine coaches and the engine of an Express train heading to Delhi from Malda in West Bengal derailed in Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.More than 60 people were also injured when the New Farakka Express...

10-Oct-2018 Solan

Governor directs scientists for intensive research on natural farming

Governor Acharya Devvrat while presiding over the 15th meeting of the Senate of Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni today gave directions to the scientists to research intensively on natural farming.He said the scientists...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Punjab Rocks at 'Poshan Maah Awards-2018'

The Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister, Punjab, Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary has congratulated 'Team Punjab' for the stupendous success in bagging awards in 4 categories at the POSHAN MAAH awards ceremony held in New Delhi today. The minister...

10-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Cinema has its own language: Shahnaab Alam on producing Assamese film

Unconventional story ideas backed by some renowned names of the film industry has taken regional cinema to new heights. But still few biggies of the industry consider Hindi films as the safe bet and refrain from investing in regional films. Unlike such circumspect...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Pungency is the key in mustard oil

Mustard oil has a unique pungent flavour and aroma -- it tingles your throat and gives you a buzz in the nose. This is the essential characteristic of mustard oil and yes, it certainly is something of an acquired taste and makes it pharmacologically a healthy...

10-Oct-2018 Chennai

The journey of 'Vada Chennai' began in 2003: Dhanush

Actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who awaits the release of Tamil gangster drama "Vada Chennai", said the film's journey began in 2003 and that he is blessed to have been part of this project even though it took long to materialise."Vada Chennai", directed by National Award-winning...

10-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Cinema not a Bible to teach people to be good humans: Gulzar

Veteran writer-filmmaker Gulzar says cinema is not like a Bible which will teach people to be good human beings, but it is rather a mirror which reflects society.Gulzar was interacting with the media at the launch of Bhavani Iyer's debut novel "Anon" on Tuesday...

10-Oct-2018 Mumbai

We should look into harassment cases seriously: Kay Kay Menon

Actor Kay Kay Menon says cases of sexual harassment need to be dealt with seriously.The actor, who is gearing up for his debut web series "The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family", interacted with the media at a special show here on Tuesday.The #MeToo movement...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

I've always been the hero of my life: Gauahar Khan

Model-actress Gauahar Khan is proud of the decisions that she has taken so far and considers herself to be the hero of her life.As a model, she has walked for various designers, including Manish Malhotra. She has shown her acting skills in films like "Rocket Singh:...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Rana Daggubati emphasises on need for literature in films

Actor-producer Rana Daggubati says there is a huge appetite for cinema, but very few people understand that if there is a need for cinema then there will also be a need for literature. And if literature is not taken as the base of films, then it would be "very difficult"...

10-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Have faced harassment in Bollywood and south film world: Amyra Dastur

With actress Tanushree Dutta opening the floodgates for the #MeToo movement in India, leading to several celebrated names coming out to speak about their unsavoury experiences, actress Amyra Dastur says she has been a victim of "harassment" at the hands of...

10-Oct-2018 Mumbai

'Kalank' is going to be a wonderful film: Sonakshi Sinha

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is busy shooting for her forthcoming film "Kalank", says that the Abhishek Verman directorial is going to be a wonderful film.Sonakshi was interacting with the media at the launch of Yes Bank's Football Legends Cup here on Tuesday.Conceptualised...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Every sixth person in India needs mental-health help

India is standing on the threshold of a mental health epidemic with a greater number of people affected by mental health issues in the country than the entire population of Japan.According to 2015-16 National Mental Health Survey (NMHS) survey, every sixth...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Avoid fried food, smoking, alcohol to prevent acidity

Amidst the hectic schedule of day-to-day life, we often neglect common digestive problems such as acidity. Considering these digestive problems to be minor, we either ignore or tend to treat them by ourselves.Acidity can cause heartburn -- a burning sensation...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core: Decent entry-level smartphone (Tech Review)

The competition is hot among the smartphone players to offer the best in the low-price segment in India. Keeping this in mind, Samsung India has brought its first Android Go smartphone "Galaxy J2 Core" in the affordable segment.Android Oreo (Go) is essentially...

10-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Sensex, Nifty jump on value buying, hopes of upbeat earnings

Key equity indices jumped on Wednesday, as investors piled into beaten-down stocks amid expectations of robust corporate earnings for the second quarter ended September.The S&P BSE Sensex vaulted over 400 points, while the NSE's Nifty surged 135 points...

10-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Twitter kills ability to create 'Moments' on mobile

Twitter has announced killing the ability to create "Moments" within the iOS and Android apps because it was apparently not seeing a lot of use of the feature that essentially gives users a way to stitch multiple tweets together to tell a story.Making Moments...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

OPPO F9 Pro: It's more about innovative design

Chinese handset maker OPPO is among those credited with starting the selfie craze in India. The effort paid off well and OPPO has since been refreshing its "F" and "A" selfie-smartphone series from time to time.The smartphone player has now brought the popular...

10-Oct-2018 Chennai

Want to be the new ball bowler who can bat too : Deepak Chahar

Aiming to cement his place in the national team in white ball cricket -- a Herculean task by his own admission -- young India pacer Deepak Chahar wants to be counted as a new-ball bowler who is also handy with the bat."I can bat too. I was drafted in as a replacement...

10-Oct-2018 Shanghai

Novak Djokovic powers into third round in Shanghai Masters

World number 3 Novak Djokovic breezed into the third round of ATP Shanghai Masters on Tuesday, beating Jeremy Chardy of France in straight sets 6-3, 7-5.The 14-time Grand Slam champion, who received bye into second round, broke twice at the first set and held...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

WADe Asia, the Biggest Architecture & Design event led by Women

The recently concluded WADe Asia 2018 at the Hotel Pullman New Delhi ended with brimming smiles, delighted faces, new associations, refreshed relations, massive networking among the veterans and the newbies, and an elevated stature for the feminism in architecture,...

11-Oct-2018

11-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Diana Penty proud of India's #MeToo movement

Actress Diana Penty has come out in support of women who are speaking about their sexual harassment experiences, saying she is proud of today's women as it takes immense courage to talk about such issues.I am proud that the #MeToo movement has kick-started....

11-Oct-2018 Amritsar

Buying is now compulsory from GeM portal from March-Kush Tyagi

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Department of Industries & commerce, PunjabWith support of Textile Manufacturers Association (TMA)organized atrainingcum awareness session on Government-e-Marketplace (GeM) at Amritsar today. Addressing the session,...

11-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Manan’s ‘martyrdom’ has ended 10-month persecution, says father

The death of Manan Bashir Wani, top Hizbul Mujahideen commander of north Kashmir, might be a big achievement for the government forces, but for his family his “martyrdom” means an end to ten months of alleged persecution at the hands of government forces....

11-Oct-2018 Chennai

Education must inculcate values, morals & ethics: M. Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India,M. Venkaiah Naidu has stressed on the need to provide education that inculcates values, morals and ethics. He said that Education is not just accumulation of knowledge from textbooks and quoted Albert Einstein saying that education...

11-Oct-2018 Chandigarh

END of ‘ENDS’ in Punjab

As a part of Tandarust Punjab Mission, Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration, Punjab Kahan Singh Pannu has re-issued a circular prohibiting sale of E-Cigarettes and even Heat –not- Burn (HNB) devices.Giving details, Commissioner Drugs Administration...

11-Oct-2018 Chandigarh

Punjab Police solves Patiala blind murder case, two arrested

In a major breakthrough, the organized crime control unit (OCCU) of Punjab Police has solved the sensational murder of Darbara Singh Seona  (r/o 21 No. Phatak Road, Patiala) who was shot dead  on 12-09-2008 by unknown assailants. A case of murder...

11-Oct-2018 Leh

Governor meets various delegations on his maiden visit to Leh

Governor, Satya Pal Malik today undertook his maiden visit to Leh to review the scope of ongoing developmental activities in the region. He was accompanied by Advisor Sh. B.B Vyas, Sh. K Vijay Kumar, Sh. Kurshid Ahmad Ganai, Chief Secretary Sh. B.V.R. Subrahmanyam...

11-Oct-2018 Srinagar

First annual cardiac conference held at SKIMS

“Save Heart Kashmir” - a doctor's forum aiming at providing timely, integrated and acute cardiac care to patients suffering from life threatening cardiac diseases all across the state by utilizing social media as means of communication and medical networking...

11-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Animal, Sheep Husbandry Deptts to fill 450 vacancies in next 3 months

Animal and Sheep Husbandry Departments will fill 450 class 4th vacancies through a special recruitment drive within three months.The decision was taken by the Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries and Transport departments, Dr Asgar Samoon at a high-level...

11-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Secretary Cooperative for establishing Super Bazaars at District Level

Secretary Social Welfare, Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone today directed the officials to explore the possibility for establishing Super Bazaar Cooperative Stores in every district so that people are benefited and additional employment avenues...

11-Oct-2018 Srinagar

JK Editors Forum delegation calls on Director Information

A delegation of JK Editors Forum (JKEF) Thursday called on Director, Information and Public Relations, Tariq Ahmad Zargar and discussed various issues concerning the newspapers and other periodicals in the state.The delegation comprised Co-Convener JKEF...

11-Oct-2018 Jammu

Secretary APD reviews implementation of Farmers’ Welfare Schemes

Secretary Horticulture and Agriculture Production Departments, Manzoor Ahmad Lone today reviewed the progress of implementation of various, centrally and state sponsored, Farmers’ Welfare Schemes of Agriculture sector in a meeting here at Agriculture Complex,...

11-Oct-2018 Jammu

Visits Central Record, Single Window room

Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today visited the Central Record Room, GoleGujral, Jammu to review the implementation of Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) in the State.The Divisional Commissioner took a detailed briefing...

11-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Dr Pawan Kotwal takes stock of digitization of revenue records

Financial Commissioner Revenue, Dr Pawan Kotwal convened a meeting to take stock of digitization of revenue records here today.While terming the digitization of old revenue records as the dream project, he said it is through this process that the legacy data can...

11-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Operationalization of New Colleges: Navin Choudhary reviews modalities

Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary today chaired a high-level meeting to work out modalities for operationalization of newly sanctioned colleges and to examine feasibility of location for these colleges.The meeting was attended by Commissioner...

11-Oct-2018 Rajouri

DDC Rajouri holds public grievances redressal camp at Budhal

District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today convened a public grievance redressal camp here at Budhal.Residents of Kotranka, Khawas,Targain Gabar Rajanagar and adjoining areas raised several issues pertaining to road connectivity, electricity...

11-Oct-2018 Ganderbal

DDC Ganderbal discusses Pandach-Beehama Road Project Rehabilitation

The District Development Commissioner Ganderbal,Dr Piyush Singla today reviewed the rehabilitation process of Pandach-Beehama Road Project.The meeting was attended by Assistant Commissioner Revenue Ganderbal, Executive Engineer R&B Ganderbal, Tehsildar...

11-Oct-2018 Baramulla

DC Baramulla flags off mobile testing lab

Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today flagged off Mobile Testing Laboratory in presence of Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Baramulla here from the office complex, as part of the 10 days long drive being launched by the Department of Food...

11-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Manan killing is no success: Er Rasheed

Condemning the use of force on protesters at Shartgund Bala and adjoining areas in Langate today, MLA Langate Er Rasheed has said that those calling the killing of Scholar turned militant Dr Manan Wani a big success are living in fool’s paradise.In a statement...

11-Oct-2018 Handwara (Kupwara)

Manan Wani along with associate killed in North Kashmir gun battle

Scholar turned Hizbul Mujhadeen Commander Manan Wani has been killed in a fierce gunfight with Government Forces here in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Besides, Manan another local militant identified as Ashiq Ahmed Zargar, a resident of Tulwari Langate was...

11-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Vipin Singh Parmar demands Ayurveda institution on pattern of AIIMS

Health Minister Vipin Parmar called on Union Minister of State for Ayush Shripad Yasso Naik at New Delhi on Wednesday evening.He urged the Union Minister to sanction an Ayurveda institution on the pattern of AIIMS for Himachal Pradesh. He said that there was...

11-Oct-2018 Shimla

Himachal gets five awards for outstanding work in nutrition campaign

Social Justice & Empowerment Minister Dr. Rajiv Saizal today said that Himachal Pradesh had been given five awards in different categories for outstanding work under the nutrition campaign.He said that these awards were given to the state by Vice Chairman...

11-Oct-2018 Shimla

Review meeting for proposed President visit to HP held

A meeting was held here today under the Chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Dr. Shrikant Baldi make necessary arrangements for the proposed visit of the President of India Ram Nath Kovind to Kangra and Shimla...

11-Oct-2018

Cataract management has evolved to refractive surgery

Cataract is caused due to the opacification of the natural lens in the eye, leading to cloudy vision. It is a common occurrence in the elderly -- and a commonly performed surgery across the world. The management of cataract has evolved recently from a stage of...

11-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Sonakshi Sinha turns into 'black diva' at LMIFW

Day one of the Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 has come to a close with Bollywood glamour as actress Sonakshi Sinha walking down the ramp for ace duo designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna.The "Dabangg" star dazzled the runway on Wednesday...

11-Oct-2018 Mumbai

'Meri Jung' changed my life: Anil Kapoor

Actor Anil Kapoor says it was the 1985 film "Meri Jung" which changed his life.Anil on Thursday took to Twitter to thank veteran lyricist and screen writer Javed Akhtar and filmmaker Subhash Ghai for giving him the opportunity to work in the film."Do you remember...

11-Oct-2018 Mumbai

'Badhaai Ho' my cleanest film: Ayushmann Khurrana

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says his forthcoming film "Badhaai Ho" is his "cleanest film" so far as earlier he has worked in movies around some taboo subjects of society.Ayushmann interacted with the media here as the makers of "Badhaai Ho" hosted a baby shower...

11-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Never give up: Suniel tells son Ahan Shetty

As his son Ahan Shetty gets set to start shooting his debut film, veteran actor Suniel Shetty has shared some words of wisdom for him."Congratulations Phantom! A new journey begins today my baby. No matter how you feel. Get up. Dress up. Show up. Scream,...

11-Oct-2018

'First Man': A slow, immersive character-driven film

Based on the book "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" by James R. Hansen, this film directed by Damien Chazelle looks into the life of the astronaut and the legendary, successful, space mission Apollo 11, that led him to become the first man to walk...

11-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Want to do an action film: Manushi Chhillar

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar says if she gets an opportunity to work in the film industry, she would love to do a project in the action space."I would like to do an action movie, and in which I am doing the action. I don't want to be a damsel in distress....

11-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Give girls a chance at everything, urges Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who features in a Youtube video launched on International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday, says girls must be given a chance to follow their dreams and they will do everything.The video is aimed at generating awareness around the importance...

11-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Parenting is where the reward, love and care is: Soha Ali Khan

Actress Soha Ali Khan says since she became a mother, she has developed more respect for her own mother and thinks that parenting is where the real reward, love and care is.Soha interacted with the media at a special screening of a Touch Of Care campaign by...

11-Oct-2018 Los Angeles

Amber Heard looks back at tough time with Johnny Depp

Actress Amber Heard looked back at the time when she raised her voice about the physical and emotional abuse by her former husband and actor Johnny Depp all alone.Female stars from Hollywood came together to commemorate a year since the #MeToo movement that...

11-Oct-2018 Mumbai

#MeToo fallout: Aamir Khan steps away from film

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Wednesday stepped away from a film, as "someone" associated with it has been accused of sexual misconduct.Aamir and his wife Kiran Rao, who run production company Aamir Khan Productions, issued a statement late on Wednesday."Two...

11-Oct-2018 Mumbai

I'm huge Carolina Marin fan: Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu says she is proud to have Spanish badminton superstar Carolina Marin in her team Pune 7 Aces for the fourth edition of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL)."I am so happy and proud to have Carolina in my team. I'm a huge fan, not...

11-Oct-2018 Sydney

Sydney match could decide Bolt's footballing future

Former Olympic sprint star Usain Bolt is expected to make his first start as a professional footballer on Friday evening, when the Central Coast Mariners take on Macarthur South West United in a charity fixture here.Although he made his debut on the wing for...

11-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Facebook to bring Safety Check to 'Workplace' early next year

To help organisations locate their people in a crisis, Facebook is planning to introduce the Safety Check feature in "Workplace", the social network's messaging service for businesses."With Safety Check, if a crisis arises, organisations can identify who...

11-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Sensex plummets 800 points, Nifty below 10,300 as volatility rules

India's key equity indices plummeted in afternoon session on Thursday after a feeble recovery early on, as concerns about global growth and expectations of ever-tighter interest rates in the United States roiled markets across the world.The S&P BSE Sensex...

11-Oct-2018 New Delhi

PM is corrupt, must go : Rahul Gandhi on further Rafale revelations

Turning up the heat on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called him "corrupt" and asked him to quit following revelations that inclusion of an Indian private defence partner was an "imperative and...

11-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Nokia 3.1 Plus, reloaded 8110 now in India

Ahead of the festive season, Finnish company HMD Global that makes Nokia smartphones on Thursday launched Nokia 3.1 Plus at Rs 11,499 that will be available in India from October 19.The smartphone features 6-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and sports...

11-Oct-2018 Hisar (Haryana)

Haryana court convicts self-styled godman Rampal for murders

A court in Haryana's Hisar town on Thursday convicted self-styled godman Rampal in two cases of murder. He has been in prison since November 2014.The quantum of punishment would be announced on October 16 and 17.The two cases against the controversial...

11-Oct-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Woman kills self after husband dies in Bihar

A young woman committed suicide by jumping from the roof of a reputed private hospital here on Thursday after her husband died there, police said.According to police, Sanoj Kumar, husband of Priti Devi, was admitted to the hospital with infection in his...

11-Oct-2018 Sydney

Inaction makes sexual harassment survivors feel disempowered : Study

Many young women and girls in Delhi, Kampala, Lima Madrid and Sydney feel unsafe due to increasing incidents of abuse and harassment, a global study has found, that also pointed at society's indifference and inaction which disempowers the survivor."Constant...

11-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Titli makes landfall in Odisha, crosses coast

Very severe cyclonic storm Titli which is being referred to as a Category 2 hurricane, made landfall in Odisha's Gopalpur on Thursday with surface winds reaching 126 kmph, the Met said. There has been no casualty yet.Heavy rains were dumped in at least eight...

11-Oct-2018 Canberra

3 dead in Java quake, another 7.0 jolts Papua New Guinea

Two major quakes hit Indonesia and Papua New Guinea located in the Pacific Ring of Fire on Thursday, killing at least three people in Java.An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter struck off the coast of the islands of Java and Bali in Indonesia killing...

11-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Titli: Nearly 3 lakh people evacuated in Odisha

As many as 3 lakh people have been evacuated in Odisha on Wednesday in view of severe cyclonic storm Titli, which is likely to hit the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast on Thursday morning.The people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas in Ganjam, Puri,...

11-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Kejriwal should remove Gahlot : Vijender Gupta

Hours after Income Tax sleuths carried out searches at 16 residential and business premises of Delhi Cabinet Minister Kailash Gahlot and his family members in the national capital and Gurugram, the BJP on Wednesday demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to...

11-Oct-2018 Ghaziabad

AAP worker burnt to death by live-in partner, say police

An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker, who was found charred to death in a car in Ghaziabad on Friday last, was killed due to jealousy over his flourishing business of organising gay parties in Delhi and elsewhere, police said on Wednesday.Talking to the media,...

11-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Youth held for killing parents and sister in Delhi

Hours after triple murders in a south Delhi locality, a first-year polytechnic student was arrested on Wednesday by Delhi Police for murdering his parents and sister in a fit of anger."The accused has been identified as Suraj, 19. He was arrested after he...

11-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Prachi Tehlan is all praises for co-actor Tarun Arora

Who can forget Anshuman - the guy who broke Geet’s heart in the 2007 blockbuster Jab We Met. The film won a lot of appreciation and so does the character of Anshuman which was played by Tarun Arora. The news of this hour is, Tarun will be soon seen sharing...

11-Oct-2018 Chandigarh

Punjab-Canada Ties To Be Strengthened: Kewal Singh Dhillon

Canadian Leader of Official Opposition Andrew Scheer today called on and visited Senior Congress Leaser and Punjab Congress Vice-President Kewal Singh Dhillon at his residence,along with Tim Uppal (MP), Bob Saroya (MP) and his key political aides such as Vikram...

12-Oct-2018

12-Oct-2018 Jalandhar

World renowned Life-Coach Gaur Gopal Das inspired LPU Students

World renowned Life-Coach Gaur Gopal Das reached Lovely Professional University, today, where he inspired mammoth congregation of LPU  students at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium. Winner of the title 'Ideal Young Spiritual Guru’, presently ISKCON Monk,...

12-Oct-2018 Katra

DGP visits Katra, Reviews security at Bhawan in view of Navratras

Director General of Police J&K Shri Dilbag Singh, IPS visited Katra and took stock of the security measures in view of Navratra festival which attracts  huge rush of pilgrims at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine.The Director General of Police was accompanied...

12-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Prince Alois of Liechtenstein calls on the President

HSH Prince Alois of Liechtenstein called on the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (October 12, 2018).Welcoming Price Alois to India, the President said that his visit is very special as the two countries are celebrating the...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

I strongly believe women are shaping our society: Pradeep Sarkar

Having made his debut as a feature film director with "Parineeta", filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar gave women a strong representation on-screen -- much more than many of his contemporaries -- even before the wave of 'female-centric' films started in Bollywood. He...

12-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Give answers on Rafale instead of whataboutery, Congress tells BJP

Dismissing the ruling BJPs latest bid to defend the Rafale deal, the Congress on Friday demanded that the Modi government give "factual answers about irregularities in the deal instead of indulging in whataboutery".Soon after Railways Minister Piyush Goyal accused...

12-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi a serial liar: Goyal on Rafale charges

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his party of repeatedly "spreading falsehood and lies" over the Rafale deal and called him a "serial liar".Addressing a press conference here, he said, "We have been witnessing...

12-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Attack on migrants BJP conspiracy, sack Rupani: Congress

The Congress on Friday alleged that the attacks on north Indian migrants in Gujarat was in pursuance of a conspiracy by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to hide its failures both at the Centre and the state and demanded the sacking of Chief Minister Vijay...

12-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Truth needs to be told for change: Rahul on MeToo

Speaking on the MeToo movement, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the truth needs to be told loud and clear in order to bring a change."It's about time everyone learns to treat women with respect and dignity. I'm glad the space for those who don't...

12-Oct-2018 Shimla

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decisions

The State Cabinet in its meeting held here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur decided to cancel the memorandum of understanding (MoU) and implementation agreement signed on 5 June, 2006 with M/s Himalayan Ski Village Limited for...

12-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Modi government systemically derailed RTI : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused the Modi government of systematically derailing the RTI Act and asserted his partys commitment towards resisting governments further attempts to dilute the law."In the UPA years, the RTI was a powerful instrument...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

#MeToo complaints against Sajid Khan: Family, co-workers upset

As multiple women came out to share their #MeToo experiences with Sajid Khan, the Bollywood director stepped down from his project "Housefull 4", actor Akshay Kumar cancelled its shoot, and Sajid's family members Farah Khan and Farhan Akhtar expressed disappointment...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Heartbreaking time for family : Farah Khan on Sajid's #MeToo cases

Choreographer-director Farah Khan says she and her family are heartbroken with sexual misconduct allegations against her brother, director Sajid Khan.Farah on Friday tweeted: "This is a heartbreaking time for my family. We have to work through some very difficult issues. If...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

'Jalebi': An old-fashioned sweet tale of romance

"Unki mohabbat kamal ki hoti hai, jinka milna muqadar mein nahi hota". This line is twice reiterated in the film and that is what sums up director Pushpdeep Bhardwaj's "Jalebi".Adapted from the 2016 released Bengali film called "Praktan", and designed in a...

12-Oct-2018 New Delhi

I'm not going to stop working: Neha Dhupia

Actress and soon-to-be-mother Neha Dhupia, who will be seen as the host of FOX Life show "Styled by Neha", says that pregnancy, for her, never meant that she will stop working.She says that though there is nothing compared to the love she has for her child and...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Farhan 'disappointed' over #MeToo accounts against Sajid

Actor-filmmaker-singer Farhan Akhtar says he is shocked to read accounts by multiple women who faced sexual misconduct by his cousin and director Sajid Khan.Farhan on Friday took to Twitter to condemn the behaviour of the "Housefull" director, who is the son of his mother's...

12-Oct-2018 Hyderabad

2nd Test: Chase, Holder propel Windies to 295/7 on Day 1

West Indies rode on excellent half centuries by Roston Chase and skipper Jason Holder to recover from a middle order collapse and post a healthy 295/7 against India at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Kashmir shuts to mourn Scholar turned militant Manan Wani

The killing of scholar turned militant sparked a valley wide shutdown on Friday while curfew like situation prevailed in Lolab and adjacent area of Kupwara district.All the shops, business establishments, and educational institutions across Kashmir remained...

12-Oct-2018 Shimla

Natural farming can change destiny of country : Acharya Devvrat

Governor Acharya Devvrat called upon the people to adopt natural practice in agriculture field as by adopting zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) they could change the destiny of the country.He was speaking after inaugurating five-day long training camp on natural...

12-Oct-2018 Shimla

A Delegation of Gujarat calls on Governor

A delegation of Gujarat led by Home Minister Pradip Sinh Jadeja called on Governor Acharya Devvrat at Raj Bhavan today along-with MP and few MLAs from Gujarat.On behalf of the Government of Gujarat, they invited the Governor to visit Gujarat on the occasion...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Commissioner Secy Labour & Employment calls on Governor

Commissioner Secretary Labour & Employment, Sh. Saurabh Bhagat called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today.The Secretary briefed the Governor about activities and programmes being undertaken by the department in the state. He also informed the Governor...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Commissioner Secy Forest calls on Governor

Commissioner Secretary Forest, Ecology and Environment, Sh. Manoj Dwivedi, today called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan.During the meetings, discussions were held regarding the on-ground progress made by the department in implementation of schemes and projects.Sh....

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

NC delegation meets Governor

A 5 member delegation of the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference led by its General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today. The delegation comprised Sh. Abdul Rahim Rather, Sh. Chowdhary Ramzan, Sh. Saifullah Mir...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Workshop on educational evaluation, paper setting concludes

A five-day workshop on educational evaluation and paper setting concluded today at JKBOSE Bemina here.The workshop was organized by JKBOSE in collaboration with RIE Ajmer, NCERT in which 60 key resource persons (Lecturers/Masters/Teachers) from different...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Sheetal Nanda chairs maiden STAC meet on Solid Waste Management

Secretary Rural Development Department and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda, today chaired the maiden meeting of State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) for solid waste resource management under Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBMG) here.Secretary said that after...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Govt to supply 5000 poultry birds to address shortage in Ladakh

Government today said that 5000 poultry birds would be supplied to Ladakh region to address the poultry shortage during the winters.This was decided by Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Department Dr Asgar Samoon during a review...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Khurshid Ahmed Ganai for improving quality of education

Assuring all possible support from Government, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today urged on academics, intellectuals and private school managements to improve the quality of education.The Advisor said this in his meeting with a delegation of All J&K...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

B.B. Vyas chairs 82ndBoD meeting of JDA

Advisor to the Governor, B B Vyas today chaired 82ndBoard of Directors meeting of the Jammu Development Authority (JDA).Financial Commissioner Housing and Urban Development, KB Agarwal, Commissioner Secretary Revenue, Shahid Anayatullah, VC, JDA, Pawan Rathore,...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

B.B. Vyas calls for better packaging, marketingof JKIL products

Advisor to the Governor B.B. Vyas Friday stressed for better packing and labelling of various products manufactured by Jammu and Kashmir Industries Limited (JKIL) to boost their marketability.This was stated by the Advisor during the 155th Board of Directors...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone reviews construction of 20 hostels for ST students

Secretary, Social Welfare, Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, today chaired a meeting of officials of Tribal Affairs Department to review the construction of hostels for Schedule Tribes (ST) students in various districts of the State.The meeting...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

13 more One-Stop Centres for Women to be established in JK

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has approved 13 new One-Stop Centres (OSC) for Women for J&K.According to Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, the news OSCs shall be established in Samba, Udhampur, Poonch,...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Secy PHE reviews action-plan for completion of languishing projects

As many as 221 languishing Water Supply Schemes have been sanctioned with an estimated cost of Rs 459 crores across the State under the special dispensation to be funded through Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC).The...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Manan Wani represents passion for dignity, freedom: Yasin Malik

Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday in a statement said that slain militant Manan Bashir Wani represents the passion for dignity and freedom.The spokesman said that in Manan’s words “Kashmiris don’t feel dignity in...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Offering funeral prayers in absentia not a crime: Er Rasheed

Appealing Aligarh Muslim University Administration not to harass Kashmiri students, AIP President Er Rasheed has said that offering funeral prayers in absentia is not a crime under any law.In a statement issued today, Er Rasheed condemned AMU’s decision to suspend...

12-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Facebook to allow up to 250 people on group chat

Social networking giant Facebook is rolling out the ability for members of Facebook Groups to launch group chats that, up to 250 members could join, the media reported."Facebook Groups" gives the 1.4 billion active users of the app a platform to collectively...

12-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Instagram testing 'tap-to-advance' feature to browse through posts

Facebook-owned photo-messaging platform Instagram is testing "tapping" as a replacement of scrolling through posts on the platform, the media reported.The company is testing the tap-to-advance feature to navigate between posts in the Explore section of the app."We're...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Sensex, Nifty rebounds 2% on value buying and stable rupee

The key equity indices gained over two per cent during the mid-afternoon session of the trade on Friday rebounding from the losses made after wide-sell off in the global markets which plunged the domestic markets by two per cent on Thursday.Except for IT...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Sajid Khan steps down as 'Housefull 4' director

Filmmaker Sajid Khan on Friday said he is stepping down as director of "Housefull 4" amid allegations the he indulged in sexual misconduct with multiple women.At least two actresses and a female journalist came out about their unpleasant experiences with Sajid...

12-Oct-2018 Los Angeles

I was falsely accused: Depp on 'Fantastic Beasts...' row

Actor Johnny Depp says he was falsely accused in a controversy surrounding his casting in J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald".The Oscar-winning actor takes on the role of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the sequel after doing a...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

#MeToo effect: Akshay Kumar cancels 'Housefull 4' shoot

Amid sexual harassment allegations against director Sajid Khan and actor Nana Patekar, actor Akshay Kumar has called off the shooting of "Housefull 4"."I have just landed back in the country last night and reading all the news has been very disturbing. I...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

I should make more films to find my signature: Sriram Raghavan

Sriram Raghavan, who has received a positive response from the audience and critics alike for his just released thriller "Andhadhun", says he should be making more films to find his signature because otherwise he feels like a debutant in each of his films.Raghavan,...

12-Oct-2018 Kapurthala

Large format film “Everest” Re-launched at Science City

Science City has become the   harbinger of Science in the Region today and any talk on science is incomplete without mentioning the name Science City . Science City is an autonomous body which is achieving its core objectives  through its commitment...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

‘Movers and Shakers’ needs a big comeback: Sherrin Varghese

Sherrin Varghese, the seasoned professional from the Indi-pop generation produces & performs Live Electronica, Bollytronica, & original Indie music to keep his audience hooked, is one of the members of the most celebrated boy band from the early 2000s.Catching...

12-Oct-2018 Shimla

NHPC contributes rupees one crore towards CM Relief Fund

Managing Director of National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) presented a cheque of rupees one crore to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Executive Director of NHPC AK Singh and MK Goel were also present on the occasion.Jai...

12-Oct-2018 Shimla

Home Minister of Gujrat calls on Chief Minister

A delegation of Gujrat led by Home Minister Pradip Sinh Jadeja met Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here today. MP of Fatehpur Devasi, MLA's Neema Acharya, Seema Mohili and Jagdish Panchal were also present in the delegation.The Chief Minister honoured the...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Govinda shines again in 'Fry Day'

At last, Govinda has a blast. And so, I must confess, do we. "Fry Day" is a surprisingly palatable marital comedy with some really funny throwaway lines, and of course the actors' comic timing which goes a long way in supplanting a certain sparkle to even...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

You will never see anything like 'Tumbbad' again

What on earth is this? This... this?magnificent creature masquerading as a movie haunts your senses for long after the closing images of raging destruction in the stunning finale.Little wonder that the incredible Anand Gandhi who created -- no, I won't use...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

'Helicopter Eela': Choppy ride, unreasonably stylised

At its core, "Helicopter Eela" is a film dedicated to mothers and their dreams. A sweet premise. But...Rebelliously over determined and unreasonably stylised, is how one would describe director Pradeep Sarkar's "Helicopter Eela", which is based on a Gujarati...

12-Oct-2018 Mumbai

'FryDay': Slapstick but entertaining

"FryDay" is as slam-bang and preposterous as any slap stick comedy you can name except that it offers wholesome entertainment without getting too offensive.The plot revolves around a hard working but ineffective salesman Rajiv Chabra (Varun Sharma) who is unable...

12-Oct-2018 Trichy/Mumbai

Air India plane survives disaster after hitting wall

Passengers and crew on board an Air India Express flight from Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu to Dubai escaped a disaster early on Friday when the aircraft's wheels hit the airport's outer wall while taking off.Although parts of the Boeing B737-800's undercarriage...

12-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

Cyclone Titli triggers flood-like situation in Odisha

Heavy rains triggered by the Titli severe cyclonic storm has caused flood-like situations in several districts of Odisha on Friday.The situation remains vulnerable, especially in Ganjam, Rayagada and Gajapati districts where the remote areas have been cut...

12-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Separatist-called shutdown over Ph.D scholar killing hits valley

Life across the Kashmir Valley was affected by a separatist-called shutdown on Friday protesting the killing of a Ph.D scholar-turned-militant commander in a gunfight in Kupwara district.Separatist conglomerate Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) led by Syed...

12-Oct-2018 Jakarta

UN chief visits Indonesia quake, tsunami survivors

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday visited the survivors of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi killing 2,073 people.Accompanied by Indonesia's Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Guterres examined the damage...

12-Oct-2018 Miami

Hurricane Michael toll reaches 6

The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the US mainland, rose to six, with authorities warning that the toll could further increase as search and rescue efforts continue.Now a tropical storm with winds of...

13-Oct-2018

13-Oct-2018 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

272 students awarded degrees on 10th Convocation held at NIPER SAS Nagar

“It is a red letter day, signifying the culmination of all your hard work and dedication. Your parents would be proud of your achievements and I wish you all the very best. You are all privileged to have studied at NIPER, Mohali that was established to provide...

13-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Need to step up efforts to manage electronic waste : Harsh Vardhan

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday the government was trying to ensure better management of electronic waste but the implementation was tardy."The government is trying to understand to ensure better management of e-waste, but things...

13-Oct-2018 New Delhi

2 criminals held over Delhi bank robbery, killing cashier

A day after robbers gunned down a bank cashier and looted over Rs 3 lakh from a bank in the national capital, the Delhi Police on Saturday arrested two out of the six criminals from Haryana's Sonipat, a senior police officer said."The accused have been...

13-Oct-2018 Bhubaneswar

12 feared dead in landslide in cyclone-hit Odisha

The Odisha government on Saturday rushed a team of rescuers after local media reported that 12 persons, including five children, lost their lives while four others were missing due to a landslide in Gajapati district.The incident occurred in Barghara village...

13-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump: Will act if Saudis behind journalist's disappearance

US President Donald Trump on Saturday warned that his administration would inflict "severe punishment" on Saudi Arabia if the kingdom was found to have played a part in the disappearance of dissident journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.Trump...

13-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal should immediately dismiss Gahlot, Jain : Manoj Tiwari

Describing the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi as "most corrupt", the BJP on Saturday demanded dismissal of its cabinet Minister Kailash Gahlot over the alleged tax evasion of Rs 120 crore."Kejriwal government is the most corrupt government in the history of...

13-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Farhad Samji replaces Sajid Khan as 'Housefull 4' director

Farhad Samji will take over the reins as director of "Housefull 4" after Sajid Khan stepped down from the role amid sexual misconduct allegations against him."'Housefull 3' director Farhad Samji will now direct 'Housefull 4'," a spokesperson for production...

13-Oct-2018 Kochi

Superstar Mohanlal under fire from actresses

The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA), led by super star Mohanlal, came under fire on Saturday from the Women's Collective in Cinema (WCC) over the way the kidanpping case of an actress is being handled.The WCC was formed last year by women drawn...

13-Oct-2018 New Delhi

From lawyers to B-town, #MeToo gets strong support from all quarters

From two Mumbai-based lawyers volunteering to provide legal aid to victims of sexual harassment and assault, to Bollywood personalities like Swara Bhasker and Malaika Arora coming out in the open to support women who have shared their experiences, the current...

13-Oct-2018 Rajpura

Aryans Group holds its 8th Annual Convocation

Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh held its 8th Convocation at Aryans Campus situated on Chandigarh-Patiala Highway, Near Chandigarh. Advisor, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Prof Rajive Kumar was the Chief Guest on the occasion...

13-Oct-2018 Jammu/Srinagar

Third phase of J&K municipal polls ends peacefully

Voting for the third phase of municipal polls ended peacefully on Saturday in Jammu & Kashmir's Samba, Srinagar, Anantnag and Baramulla districts, with an overall turnout of 16.3 per cent.Samba district recorded the highest voter turnout of 81.5 per cent...

13-Oct-2018 Patiala

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurates PMKK Patiala

The Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) Patiala today where  1000 students will get free training in skill Development every year in the multiple courses like Hair Stylist,...

13-Oct-2018 Shimla

State Government sends two teams to help Shepherds

Chief Secretary B.K Agarwal informed that State government had sent two teams to help stranded shepherds at Bara Bhangal in district Kangra. He  said that the team which was left from Baijnath on Friday had reached Holi and today the team have left for...

13-Oct-2018 Doha

Qatar Opens First Visa Centre Abroad

Under the mandate of the Ministry of Interior, State of Qatar, the first Qatar Visa Center (QVC)  was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Rashid bin Shafea Al-Marri, ambassador of the State of Qatar in Colombo last Thursday.On behalf of Qatari government,...

13-Oct-2018 Pulwama

Thousands attend funeral of Hizb militant Shabir Ahmad in Pulwama

Thousands of people today participated in the funeral of Hizbul Mujahideen militant killed in an encounter with government forces in Babgund area of this district.Reports reaching news gathering agency Global News Service said that hundreds of people marched towards...

13-Oct-2018 Jammu

Khurshid Ahmad Ganai reviews progress on Jammu Ropeway project

Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today reviewed the progress on prestigious Jammu Ropeway Project during his visit to the construction site. He also took a ride from Bahu to Mahamaya.Managing Director JK Cable Car Corporation, Shamim Ahmad Wani besides...

13-Oct-2018 Jammu

Skilled Youth key to faster economic growth : Khurshid Ahmad Ganai

Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today urged the youth to take advantage of the immense resources and schemes launched by the government to accelerate economic growth.  He asked them to explore opportunities in traditional skills and new age technologies...

13-Oct-2018 Baramulla/Kupwara

CEO NITI Aayog visits Aspirational Districts Baramulla, Kupwara

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant today visited north Kashmir districts of Baramulla and Kupwara to take stock on implementation of various schemes under Aspirational Districts Programme.He was accompanied by Joint Secretary NITI Aayog,...

13-Oct-2018 Srinagar

63rd Meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board held

The 63rd meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was held at the Raj Bhavan here today under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shrine Board.The meeting was attended by Dr. S. S. Bloeria, Dr. Ashok Bhan, Mr. H. L. Maini,...

13-Oct-2018 Srinagar

63rd Meeting of SMVDSB

The 63rd meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was held at the Raj Bhavan here today under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shrine Board.The meeting was attended by Dr. S. S. Bloeria, Dr. Ashok Bhan, Mr. H. L. Maini,...

13-Oct-2018 Srinagar

State Information Commissioner calls on Governor

Mohammad Ashraf Mir, State Information Commissioner, called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today and apprised the latter about the present state of functioning of the Commission and the work which has been disposed of.Governor discussed with Sh. Mir,...

13-Oct-2018 Srinagar

CEO, NITI Aayog meets Governor

Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog accompanied by Rakesh Ranjan, Joint Secretary, NITI Aayog, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today.Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring Department Rohit Kansal was also present in the meeting.During the...

13-Oct-2018 Srinagar

2-Day Orientation Training Prog on Juvenile Justice System at SKICC

Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Justice Gita Mittal today called for serious efforts to strengthen the Juvenile Justice (JJ) mechanism in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure protection of children with law conflicts. She strongly advocated for implementation...

13-Oct-2018 Srinagar

B B Vyas for expending initiatives under Housing, Urban Development

Advisor to Governor, B B Vyas directed officers to ensure that the various developmental initiatives being undertaken by the Government in the Housing and Urban Development sector are completed within the stipulated time involving proper utilization of funds...

13-Oct-2018 Srinagar

11.11 lakh Individual Household Latrines constructed in 4 yrs

Jammu and Kashmir has achieved cent percent coverage under Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBMG) with the construction of 11.11 lakh individual household latrines in a span of four years.This information was given at the State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)...

13-Oct-2018 Srinagar

5 Milk Villages to be set up for ST population : Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone

Secretary, Social Welfare, Cooperatives and Tribal Affairs, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, chaired a meeting of officials of Tribal Affairs Department to review the progress of construction of Milk Villages for Scheduled Tribes (ST) in the State.The meeting was attended...

13-Oct-2018 Srinagar

63rd meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board held

The 63rd meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was held at the Raj Bhavan here today under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shrine Board.The Board approved enhancement of Group Accidental Insurance cover for the pilgrims....

13-Oct-2018 Jammu

Director Agriculture distributes Bee Colonies among Bee keepers

Director Agriculture Jammu, H. K. Razdan, distributed 130 numbers of Bee Colonies among the Bee Keepers of Ramban and Banihal under the Apiculture Convergence Project, Ramban (State Sector Plan).Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture advised the Bee-Keepers...

13-Oct-2018 Jammu

DDC Jammu reviews preparedness to tackle Dengue

District Development Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar today reviewed the preparedness of different departments to tackle with Dengue in the district.DC was informed by the health authorities that a total 56 cases have been reported in the state this year out...

13-Oct-2018 Budgam

Snow clearance preparedness meeting held in Budgam

A meeting under the chairmanship of Additional District Development Commissioner Budgam Khurshid Ahmad Sanaie was convened here today to review the preparedness to be made for pre and post-snowfall across the district Budgam.Speaking about preparedness...

13-Oct-2018 Shopian

DDC Shopian takes snow-clearance preparedness on Mughal road

District Development Commissioner, Shopian, Owais Ahmad today visited Mughal Road and took stock of the road conditions, snow clearance and availability of food and shelter for the stranded passengers and vehicles.In the wake of an early snowfall this year, DDC...

13-Oct-2018 Ganderbal

DDC reviews functioning of colleges in Ganderbal

The District Development Commissioner, Ganderbal Dr Piyush Singla today reviewed the functioning of Degree College Kangan and Government Polytechnic College Hatbura Ganderbal here.The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning, Principal Degree College...

13-Oct-2018 Poonch

DDC asks telecom operators to improve connectivity in Poonch

Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav today directed the telecom service providers to immediately restore and improve the mobile phone network connectivity in the district to avoid further inconvenience to the local subscribers.The DC was speaking at a meeting...

13-Oct-2018 Pulwama

Militant killed in Pulwama encounter, another injured

A militant was killed in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday morning.Reports said that after receiving inputs about the presence of at least three militants in Dalipora Babgund area of Pulwama district, the government forces brought the hamlet...

13-Oct-2018 Chandigarh

Food Safety teams put on high alert- Kahan Singh Pannu

As a precautionary measure against sale of substandard sweets in the ensuing festive season, Food Safety teams have been put on high alert. They have been directed to maintain constant vigil on the bulk sale and purchase of milk and milk products, especially...

13-Oct-2018 kabul

12 killed in Afghan election rally blast

At least 12 people were killed after a blast ripped through an election campaign rally in Afghanistan's Takhar province on Saturday, officials said.The motorcycle bomb was detonated in the afternoon targeting the campaign rally of Nazifa Beg Yusufi, a candidate...

13-Oct-2018 Raipur

Congress's Ramdayal Uike joins BJP in Chhattisgarh

In a major setback for the Congress in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, the state party's Working President and a key tribal leader Ramdayal Uike joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday.Uike, a four time MLA, joined the BJP in Bilaspur in presence of...

13-Oct-2018

"Me-too" movement a bad omen for BJP

There are several reasons why the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is palpably uneasy about the "Me-too" movement against the sexual harassment of women at the workplace, especially when Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar is in the line of fire....

13-Oct-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

22 killed in Indonesia flash floods, landslides

At least 22 people including children were killed and 15 others wounded as flash floods and landslides struck West and North Sumatra provinces of Indonesia, officials said on Saturday.The disaster also destroyed 48 houses while evacuation and search operations...

13-Oct-2018 Kathmandu

Storm kills 9 climbers on Nepal mountain

Nine climbers, including five South Korean nationals, who were part of a trekking expedition, were killed after a snowstorm destroyed their base camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal, the police said on Saturday.Wangchu Sherpa, Managing Director at Trekking...

13-Oct-2018 Miami

Hurricane Michael kills 17 in US

The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the US mainland, has increased to 17, with coastal Florida cities damaged beyond recognition, and homes, businesses and agriculture torn or swamped from Georgia to...

13-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Don't make #MeToo movement a joke : Aishwarya Dewan

Actress Aishwarya Devan, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film, "Kaashi In Search Of Ganga" has cautioned against making the #MeToo movement into a joke.Aishwarya interacted with media on Saturday in support of the #MeToo Movement but she...

13-Oct-2018 Jaipur

Women have found a voice with #metoo movement, says Robin Barnes

Robin Barnes, a renowned jazz singer from New Orleans, is in Jaipur to attend the 3-day MTV India Summit.During her maiden visit to India, Barnes, also known as the songbird of New Orleans, spoke with IANS on Friday on a lot many issues ranging from #metoo...

13-Oct-2018 Jaipur

It's all blown out of proportion, says Usha Uthup on #Metoo movement

At a time when the #MeToo movement is gaining momentum in India, renowned singer Usha Uthup expressed her sadness at the entire episode.Uthup was in Jaipur to attend the MTV India Music Summit.Speaking to IANS on Friday, she said, "I am quite sad about...

13-Oct-2018 Mumbai

There's a shade of red for every Indian woman : Sabyasachi Mukherjee

National Award-winning fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee says red is one of the best suited and versatile colours for all Indian women."There is a shade of red for every Indian woman that goes from very bright red to very dark red depending on the complexion...

13-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Women deserve benefit of doubt : Fardeen Khan

Actor Fardeen Khan has come forward to support the #MeToo campaign by saying that women who are accusing men of sexual harassment deserve the benefit of doubt. However he also said that proper investigation needs to be done as it can destroy the career and...

13-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Alok Nath has got the notoriety he strongly craved for

The rape allegation against Alok Nath by writer-director Vinta Nanda comes as no surprise to those who were privy to the goings-on during the shooting of the marathon serial "Tara" shown on Zee. It was a first-of-its-kind on satellite television and we were...

13-Oct-2018 Washington

Trump hails Turkish court's decision to free US pastor

President Donald Trump welcomed on Friday's decision by a Turkish court to release US pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested two years ago on terrorism charges."PASTOR BRUNSON JUST RELEASED. WILL BE HOME SOON!," the president wrote on Twitter after learning of...

13-Oct-2018 Itanagar

Connectivity biggest challenge for Arunachal : Pema Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday said the biggest challenge for Arunachal is connectivity."The state has great potential in the fields of tourism, hydropower and agriculture-horticulture sectors, but they are not exploited fully due to lack...

13-Oct-2018 Hyderabad

Umesh's fifer helps India bundle Windies for 311

Pacer Umesh Yadav picked his second five-wicket haul as he cleared the tail to bundle West Indies for 311 on the second morning of the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday.Resuming at 295/7, West Indies could add just 16 runs...

13-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Have worked to provide security to working women : Narendra Modi

Describing the benefits of various schemes including the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday claimed his government has worked towards providing security to females working on night shifts and removing problems faced by...

13-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Hope #MeToo campaign doesn't fizzle out: Mouni Roy

Actress Mouni Roy, who is busy shooting for her forthcoming film "Made in China", is hoping that the #MeToo campaign which has gathered momentum in the country doesn't fizzles out like other important issues.Mouni was interacting with the media at the Bombay...

13-Oct-2018 Mumbai

There's lot of pretence, false allegations: Sussanne Khan on #MeToo

Interior designer and entrepreneur Sussanne Khan has taken a neutral stance on the #MeToo campaign by saying that women shouldn't make false allegation on an individual without any legal evidence.Sussanne Khan was interacting with the media when she attended...

13-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Kajol's over-the-top Eela act

Seen worse, for sure, this story of an over-possessive mother and her stifled son has some glorious moments of remonstration, repartee and rumination between Kajol and that engaging young Bengali actor Ridhi Sen. In this loose and baggy adaptation of a Gujarati...

13-Oct-2018 Mumbai

I have never misbehaved with a woman: Luv Ranjan

Director Luv Ranjan has denied sexual misconduct allegations against him, saying he has never misbehaved with a woman.He has, though, apologized if his actions made someone uncomfortable.Ranjan has been accused by an anonymous actress of making her uncomfortable...

13-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says he'll ask Saudi king about Khashoggi

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he plans to speak with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2."I will be calling...

13-Oct-2018 Lagos

Pipeline explosion kills 19 in Nigeria

A pipeline explosion in early hours of Friday had killed at least 19 people in two villages of Osisioma local government area of Abia state in southern Nigeria, a para military body said.Benito Eze, state commander of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence...

13-Oct-2018 Pulwama

Miitant killed, two others escape in Pulwama

The militant killed in an encounter with government forces at Babagund in Pulwama has been identified as Shabir Ahmad Dar alias Masoli of Samboora. Official sources told GNS said that a joint team of army, SOG and CRPF had laid an ambush following a tip...

14-Oct-2018

14-Oct-2018 New Delhi

#MeToo: DCW urges victims to report sexual crimes, creates email ID

The Delhi Commission for Women on Sunday urged the victims of sexual crimes to report their cases to the police and the women's panel, creating a dedicated email ID to receive such complaints."It has taken a lot of courage for women and girls to narrate...

14-Oct-2018 Jalandhar

Dazzling Start For Global Kabaddi League In Jalandhar

One of the biggest sporting extravaganzas of the country, the maiden Global Kabaddi League under aegis of ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ today began with a great pomp and show as the Sports Minister Punjab Mr Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi inaugurated this mega sporting...

14-Oct-2018 Kapurthala

Sainik School students shine in country and abroad : Om Prakash Soni

Students of the Sainik School, a pride of Punjab, have brought accolades for the Punjab and with their achievements, they shine like a star in country and abroad. This was stated by Punjab Education Minister Om Prakash Soni, who presided over the Awards Distribution...

14-Oct-2018

Ghanaian Movie Bad Luck Joe Makes Waves Even Before Its Release!

It’s history in the making as after several years a Ghanaian based movie is releasing in India and this film is highly anticipated in India for several reasons. The Comedy Drama movie Bad Luck Joe has Ghanaian actors Chris Attoh, Sika Osei, Michelle Attoh...

14-Oct-2018 Reasi

Navratra Festival enters 4th day

The All India Devotional Song Competition continued attracting huge crowd for the fourth consecutive day of the Navratra Festival 2018.Famous Celebrity Singer, Manu Vandana, winner of the Awaaz Punjab Di contest, enthralled the audience with his performance....

14-Oct-2018 Srinagar

TRI to play key role in tribal research : Secy Tribal Affairs

Secretary, Social Welfare, Tribal Affairs & Cooperatives, Farooq Ahmad Lone today visited the construction site of J&K’s maiden Tribal Research Institute (TRI) coming up at Khimber, Harwan on the outskirts of Srinagar.He was accompanied by Director Tribal...

14-Oct-2018 Hyderabad

Virat Kohli hopes batsmen replicate home form in Australia

Heaping praise on his bowlers, India skipper Virat Kohli asked his batters to replicate their home form in Australia next month."I'm really happy to see these guys fit and hungry. It's up to the batsmen to do the rest of the job. I think this game was tougher...

14-Oct-2018 Hyderabad

2nd Test: India crush West Indies by 10 wickets, seal series 2-0

India registered their tenth consecutive Test series win at home as Virat Kohli's men crushed the West Indies by 10 wickets in the second and final cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday.Once again, it was a cakewalk for India...

14-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi concerned as activist fasting for Ganga hospitalised

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday expressed concern over the deteriorating health of Gopal Das, who is on a fast for the conservation of river Ganga and currently in a hospital.Das was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh,...

14-Oct-2018 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar calls charges wild and false, mum on quitting

Giving no indication of resigning from the government, Union Minister M.J. Akbar, who is facing charges of sexual harassment and wrongdoing by around a dozen women journalists, on Sunday called the allegations "false, wild and baseless" and vowed to take legal...

14-Oct-2018 Ludhiana

Aate Di Chidi’ is the story of long-forgotten Punjabi heritage

Finally, the most awaited movie of the year ‘Aate Di Chidi’ is about to release. As only a few days are left to its release, the makers of the film organized a press conference regarding the film in Ludhiana on 14th October 2018. The whole star cast of the film,...

14-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Training Program on Juvenile Justice concludes at SIKCC

Speakers at the concluding session of the 2-day Orientation Program Sunday said there needs a collective effort for effective implementation of Juvenile Justice in the state.The orientation program was organized by Juvenile Justice Committee of J&K High Court...

14-Oct-2018 Srinagar

52nd GB meeting of SSH Kakryal

Advisor to Governor, Member Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Body of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH) Kakryal, B. B. Vyas Sunday stressed that the facilities in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical facilities needs to be enhanced...

14-Oct-2018 Srinagar

NITI Aayog CEO hails impressive performance by Baramulla, Kupwara

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant has hailed the impressive progress made by district Baramulla and Kupwara in upgradation of basic amenities for the people under the Aspirational Districts Programme.Kant conducted an extensive tour of...

14-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Abdul Gani Vakil calls on Governor

Abdul Gani Vakil, former Minister, called on Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan today. Sh. Vakil, extending his warm greetings on his maiden meeting with the Governor, informed him of the pressing problems being faced by the local population.The Governor...

14-Oct-2018 Srinagar

Governor calls to engaging JK’s youth effectively

Governor Satya Pal Malik today said that the most important stakeholders in the peace process is JK’s youth and it is essential to engage them regularly and effectively to give impetus to peace and development in Jammu and Kashmir.The Governor said this while...

14-Oct-2018 Shimla

'POSHAN Abhiyan': A milestone in making Himachal healthy

'POSHAN Abhiyan' is proving effective in Himachal Pradesh to get rid of the problem of  malnutrition. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched this campaign from Jhunjhunu District of Rajasthan on March 8, 2018. In the first phase of the campaign Chamba,...

14-Oct-2018 Rajpura

Top Lawyer KTS Tulsi applauded Aryans Law Students for E-munshi App

Senior Supreme Court Advocate & Rajya Sabha Member, KTS Tulsi applauded the students of Aryans College of Law and Aryans College of Engineering for their joint project “eMunshi- Advocate Diary” App which would be very helpful for the lawyers, Munshi’s etc...

14-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Punjab government fails to punish killers of Sikhs : Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday criticized the Punjab government for not acting against the killers of two Sikhs who died during protests against the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib three years ago.Krishan Bhagwan Singh and Gurjit Singh died...

14-Oct-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

15 dead in Turkey accident

At least 15 people were killed on Sunday when a truck carrying illegal immigrants overturned in western Turkey, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.The truck skidded off the road and plunged into a ditch in Izmir Province, Xinhua news agency quoted Anadolu...

14-Oct-2018 Sofia (Bulgaria)

Bulgaria defeat Cyprus 2-1 to top Nations League group

Bulgaria fought back from a goal down to beat Cyprus 2-1 at home in the UEFA Nations League.The visitors took the lead shortly before half time when Grigoris Kastanos hit a bouncing right-footed shot in after a good cut-back from Andreas Avraam on Saturday night.Bulgaria...

14-Oct-2018 New Delhi

M.J. Akbar calls charges 'baseless', to take legal action

Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Sunday described the allegations of sexual harassment against him as "false, baseless and wild" and said he will take appropriate legal action."Accusations without evidence have become a viral fever among some sections. Whatever...

14-Oct-2018 New Delhi

#MeToo : M.J. Akbar returns home, says will issue statement

Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar, accused of sexual harassment by several women journalists, returned to India on Sunday and said he will issue a statement over the allegations.Replying to a volley of questions from reporters gathered...

14-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Break silence over Akbar, Congress tells Narendra Modi

The Congress on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence over his ministerial colleague M.J. Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment."It is a question of women's dignity, security and safety. It was expected that the Minister...

14-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump defends separating immigrant families at border

US President Donald Trump has defended his administration's policy of separating families that arrive in the country illegally, saying the fear of separation was an effective deterrent.Trump was addressing reporters on Saturday outside the White House as...

14-Oct-2018 Sanaa

17 killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen's Hodeidah

At least 17 passengers fleeing escalating war in Yemen's war-torn port city of Hodeidah were killed on Saturday when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit two buses near a security checkpoint, a provincial hospital official said.The airstrike hit the buses...

14-Oct-2018 kabul

16 killed in 2 attacks on Afghan election campaigns

At least 16 people were killed Saturday and 36 wounded in two attacks against Afghanistan's ongoing parliamentary election campaign ahead of next week's vote, authorities told Efe.The first attack occurred in Takhar province in the country's northeast,...

14-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Lust is replacing love on-screen, says Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has helmed films like "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" and "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham", says showcasing old world romance on-screen today is no longer viable.In conversation for Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films Perfect Strokes with Anupama...

14-Oct-2018 Mumbai

I'm looking for more versatility in work : Sanya Malhotra

She made her Bollywood debut with a commercially successful film like "Dangal", and has since acted in films that have established an image far away from a quintessential Hindi film heroine. The actress says she wants to remain versatile as a performer rather...

14-Oct-2018 Chennai

Over 200 members of Carnatic music community raise voice on #MeToo

As many as over 200 members of the Carnatic music community from across the world on Sunday came together to express that sexual harassment, abuse and assault must not be tolerated, and that it is time for the "deafening silence" to be broken.A note from...

14-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Hip hop community witnessing more artiste breakouts : Raftaar

Rapper Raftaar says the hip hop community is growing in India with an increasing number of artiste breakouts."The hip hop community is witnessing more and more artiste breakouts, inspired by the hip hop movement in the West and the impulse to express through...

14-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Relatives are the real creeps : Tahira Kashyap on #MeToo

As the #MeToo movement has gained momentum in India, writer-director Tahira Kashyap, Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana's wife, says sometimes, relatives can be the "real creeps".The 35-year-old, who dealt with sexual harassment in childhood, revealed her...

14-Oct-2018 Hyderabad

RGV finds Naidu-lookalike for film on NTR

Well-known director Ram Gopal Varma says he has found a person who resembles Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.The filmmaker, who had on Saturday announced Rs 1 lakh reward for tracing the man, said a Rohit Mutyala has found the lookalike.In his...

14-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump considers lifting sanctions on Turkey after US pastor freed

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will take a look at US sanctions on Turkey and will consider whether to lift them after the American missionary Andrew Brunson was freed this Friday after two years in prison imposed by the Turkish justice system.Questioned...