Mauritius PM arrives to attend Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, R-Day parade in Mumbai

New Delhi, Jan 20: Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth arrived here on Sunday on a week-long visit India to attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas celebration at Varanasi and also attend the Republic Day parade on January 26 in Mumbai. Acc...

DRI seizes 1996 gms of gold from passenger at RGIA

Hyderabad, Jan 20 : Officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Hyderabad seized 1996.70 grams of gold, worth about Rs 66.27 lakh from an air passenger at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad near here in the we hours ...

Omar requests Nitish to protect burial ground of Medieval Kashmir ruler in Bihar

Srinagar, Jan 20 :Reacting to reports that burial ground of exiled Yusuf Shah Chak, who ruled Kashmir from 1579 to 1586, is under ‘threat’ from landgrabbers in Bihar, National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Sunday requested Chief Mi...

Pak Rangers again violates ceasefire on IB, BSF retaliates

Jammu, Jan 20: In a yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Sunday fired unprovoked along International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu region. Meanwhile, BSF troops effectively retaliated to ...

Get ready for total lunar eclipse, Supermoon on Sunday evening

NEW DELHI /Jan /20: Super Blood Wolf Moon will be seen on January 20 and 21. This includes a total lunar eclipse, super blood moon and a "Wolf Moon". A "super moon" occurs when the moon is especially close to earth, while a "wolf moon" is the tradit...

2 Naga Sadhus Detained By Kumbh Police After They Thrash Pilgrim

Prayagraj, Jan 20: Two Naga sadhus were detained by Jhunsi police after they beat up a pilgrim inside their camp in the Kumbh Mela area. Police said here on Sunday that they had detained two Naga sadhus on Saturday night when they beat up a pilgrim...

Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi certified UA

New Delhi, Jan 20 : 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi ', the much awaited film directed by Kangana Ranaut, has been awarded a 'UA' certificate by the Censor board, trade sources said on Sunday. The sources said that 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhans...

J&K imports genetically modified Trout fish seed from Denmark after 119 years

Srinagar, Jan 20 : First in India, Jammu and Kashmir have imported genetically modified Rainbow Trout Seed from Denmark after 119 years to boost annual production from 500 to 5000 tonnes over the next five years. Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep a...

Cold Sunday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 20 : It was a cold morning in the national capital on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said. The maximum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 25.9 degree...

Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS

New Delhi, Jan 20: BJP President Amit Shah was on Sunday discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here where he was admitted after contracting swine flu. "It's a matter of joy, happiness that our President Amit Shahji h...

Despite snow prediction, one-way traffic continues on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Jan 20 :Despite weather warning which could affect surface and air traffic, Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic on Sunday. Howe...

Himachal sees increase in temperature, snow in store

Shimla, Jan 20 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw an increase of temperatures one to six degrees above the normal on Sunday due to clouds, but the Met Office has forecast widespread rain and snowfall later in the day. "There are chances of wides...

Apna time aayega': Underground rappers ahead of 'Gully Boy' release

New Delhi, Jan 20 :"Apna time aayega" is a catchphrase from a "Gully Boy" song that is resonating with underground or street rappers, who hope to grab more spotlight for their talent of "asli hip-hop" once the Bollywood film hits the silver screen. ...

Mexico oil pipeline blast: Death toll rises to 73

Mexico City, Jan 20: The number of people killed in an explosion at a ruptured oil pipeline in Mexico's central Hidalgo state has increased to 73, Governor Omar Fayad said on Sunday. "So far there have been 73 killed," the official said. The inc...

Preparations in full swing for Bengal Global Business Summit held on Feb 7 & 8

Kolkata, Jan 20: Preparations for the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) 2019, scheduled for February 7 and 8 at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, New Town, are on in full swing. Bengal Global Business Summit is the annual flagship event organi...

Kerala to revise list of women who prayed at Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20: Stung by widespread criticism over the numerous errors in the list of women who prayed at the Sabarimala temple, the Kerala government has decided to re-prepare the list. A council of state government had presented the...

Rain predicted as temperatures rise in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 20 : The maximum and minimum temperatures rose at most places in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday even as the Met department predicted rainfall over some parts of the region in the next 72 hours. Maximum temperatures at most places ...

Postgraduate student found dead in Gurugram institute

Gurugram, Jan 20 : A postgraduate student of Management Development Institute (MDI) was found dead on Saturday in the campus of the institute here under mysterious circumstances, police said. The deceased has been identified as Juniad Taaz, 23, a...

Weather slightly improves in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Jan 20: The weather slightly improved in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday with an increase in the minimum temperatures due to a nightlong cloud cover, the weather office said. "The minimum temperatures improved due to nightlong cloud cover....

BBBP to be made mass movement: DDC Kishtwar

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 19: District Development Commissioner, Angrez Singh Rana today chaired a meeting with district officers regarding finalization of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” district Action Plan. Nodal Officer for BBBP Scheme, Anoop Kumar briefed...

Republic Day celebrations: Div Com visits SK Stadium; constitutes disaster management team

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 19: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today visited Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium Sonwar to review the arrangements put in place for the celebrations of 70th Republic Day in the capital city. During his visit, the Div C...

Deputy Mayor, SMC calls on Advisor Sharma, discusses issues of civic Corporation

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Deputy Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Sheikh Imran along with a group of corporators today called on the Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma and brought several issues of the corporation to his notice for their...

Advisor Sharma visits Keediyan-Gandiyal bridge, AIIMS site

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma today visited Keediyan-Gandiyal bridge site in Kathua and inspected the arrangements being made for the inaugural event of the said bridge by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Ni...

Advisor Ganai stresses on preservation, promotion of state’s folk art form

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today stressed for promoting and preservation of state’s folk art form including renowned 'Band Pather'. The Advisor was addressing inaugural function of National Folk Play "Aka Na...

Mega projects sanctioned for Chenab valley districts: Dr. Jitendra Singh

GOOL (RAMBAN), JANUARY 19: Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh today said that development of hilly and for flung ...

Rajouri FOB organises Awareness Programme on Swachhta Action Plan (SAP)

RAJOURI, JANUARY 19: On second day of the three day long awareness campaign, Regional Outreach Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, organized a day long programme on Swachhta Action Plan (SAP) here at Government Higher Secondary School...

DSEK refutes news: No disruption reported in winter tutorials

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 19: Refuting a news item appearing in a section of press, Director School Education, Kashmir today clarified that the decision to engage permanent teaching faculty in winter tutorials to replace the academic arrangements was ...

Delegation of J&K Sikh Youth organization meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: A delegation of J&K Sikh Youth organization led by its Chairman S. Amanjeet Singh, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Highlighting some issues particularly pertaining to Sikh Community, the delegation de...

SKUAST-TAJ delegation meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: A delegation of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Teaching Association Jammu (SKUAST-TAJ), led by its President Dr. Vikas Sharma, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. The ...

DEO Kishtwar calls for stepping up SVEEP activities

KISHTWAR, JANUARY 19: Deputy Commissioner (DEO) Angrez Singh Rana today called for stepping of awareness activities in rural areas under the under Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme to mobilize them for...

G M Saroori meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: Sh. G. M. Saroori, former Minister and Ex-MLA, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Saroori apprised Governor about the developmental scenario of Inderwal Constituency. Sh. Saroori requested Governor f...

Delegation of Sarpanchs from Turtuk meets Governor

JAMMU, JANUARY 19: A delegation of Sarpanchs from Turtuk (Nobra) area led by Sh. Ghulam Hussain, Social Activist, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. The delegation expressed their gratitude for the free, fair and peaceful...

SDRF celebrates 7th raising day

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 19: The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) Saturday celebrated its 7th Annual Raising Day here at its Provincial Headquarters. The NDRF team headed by Dy Commandant NDRF 7thBn stationed at SDRF Hqrs Srinagar also joined a...

DDC Pulwama reviews implementation of Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme

PULWAMA, JANUARY 19: District Development Commissioner Ghulam Mohammad Dar today reviewed the implementation of Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme in the District here at a meeting. The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner/District P...

Div Com conducts extensive city tour; inspects ground zero preparations

SRINAGAR, JANUARY 19: In the run-up to predicted snowfall, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today conducted extensive city tour to review on ground the preparations made for snow clearance, availability of essential commoditie...