Conference

  • J&K floods: India shouldn't make it a prestige issue and take UN's help, says Hurriyat 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Amidst reports that the United Nations has extended help to the flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the government should take their help. "If the UN has said that they are willing to help, we appeal to the Government of India to not...
  • Egypt to host Gaza reconstruction conference on October 12 6 days ago

    Cairo: Egypt will host a donors conference on the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip on October 12 in Cairo following the recent conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant movement Hamas, the Egyptian foreign minister said on Tuesday. The announcement carried on the state news agency came after Norway's foreign minister...
  • MoS Home Rijiju to attend world reconstruction meet in Washington 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will attend the second World Reconstruction Conference being organised by World Bank in Washington DC from September 10 to 12. Rijiju will lead the Indian delegation for the meet and would be a panelist for the opening plenary on the...
  • J&K: NC leader kicks party worker, PDP calls it act of desperation September 3, 2014

    One of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's close confidantes, National Conference Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani lost his cool during a convention in Ganderbal and was seen kicking a party worker repeatedly. The incident angered his party workers. Many are now threatening to boycott the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. ...
  • J&K: National Conference leader Nasir Aslam Wani repeatedly kicks a party worker in Ganderbal September 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's close confident and Provincial President of National Conference Nasir Aslam Wani lost his cool on Wednesday and kicked a party worker in Ganderbal during a party's convention. "Wani lost his cool and came down from the stage and repeatedly kicked a party worker. His action...
  • J&K: Uproar in Assembly over role of PDP leader in land grabbing case August 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Pandemonium over the alleged involvement of Sartaj Madni, a senior leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in land grabbing forced the speaker to adjourn the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Friday. Speaker Mubarak Gul adjourned the session amid allegations and counter-allegations between the ruling National Conference (NC) and...
  • Moderate Hurriyat claims government removed its Facebook page August 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday claimed that authorities have removed its Facebook page, saying the Government's move was "despotic". Government officials, however, said they were not aware of Hurriyat's page being removed from the social networking site. "The way in which Government is now imposing restriction on social media sites...
  • J&K: NC trying to sell stars in last bid to retrieve ground, says PDP August 17, 2014

    Srinagar: In the wake of populist measures taken by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, opposition PDP on Sunday said that the ruling NC had "wasted" six years in power and was now trying to "sell moon and stars" to the people in its last bid to retrieve some...
  • Subrata Roy shifted to conference room of Tihar Jail August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A number of people including the staff of Sahara chief Subrata Roy on Tuesday visited him at the conference room of Tihar jail which has been declared "special jail" for negotiations with potential buyers of his overseas hotels to raise Roy's bail amount of Rs 10,000 crore. Sources in...
  • SC allows Sahara chief Subrata Roy to shift to conference hall in Tihar August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In slight respite for Sahara chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Friday allowed him and two other directors of the firm to shift from the barracks of Tihar jail to a conference hall in the prison's vicinity. The court gave 10 working days from August 5 to Sahara...
  • CWG 2014: Sushil Kumar wins India's third wrestling gold in Glasgow July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: Sushil Kumar led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show in the Commonwealth Games winning three of the five gold medals on offer here Tuesday. Amit Kumar and teenager Vinesh Phogat also bagged gold medals while Rajeev Tomar settled for the silver medal in what was a...
  • Congress-NC end alliance in J&K, to contest Assembly polls alone July 20, 2014

    Srinagar: The Congress and the National Conference (NC) alliance is headed for a split in Jammu and Kashmir with the Congress clarifying its stand that it will fight alone in all 87 seats in the state assembly polls. "It is better not to depend on other party like we did...
  • News 360: 189 Dutch, 44 Malaysians killed on MH17 flight July 18, 2014

    There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians, 12...
  • Bill Clinton visits 'Akshaya Patra's' kitchen, serves food to students July 16, 2014

    Former US President Bill Clinton visited the kitchen run by an NGO which provides food to a large number of children at government schools as part of the mid-day meal scheme. Clinton and his delegation were warmly received by the members of the NGO 'Akshaya Patra' at their kitchen at Jagatpura...
  • Bill Clinton to travel to India this month July 4, 2014

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton will travel to India this month during which he is expected to visit Lucknow and Jaipur and focus on critical issues, including global health, improved access to medicines, climate change and economic development. Clinton will travel to India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and...
  • Hurriyat calls for bandh ahead of PM Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir today July 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday on his first visit to the state since assuming office. But even before he gets there, there's already a controversy brewing. The Hurriyat has called for a bandh while the Grand Mufti has opposed the NDA government's...
  • Will retire from politics if BJP gets majority in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar July 2, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said he would retire from politics if BJP gets a majority in Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. "The day BJP gets majority in Jammu and Kashmir (Assembly elections), I will take retirement from active politics and go into hibernation," Omar...
  • Google I/O 2014: Android 5.0, smart home gadgets, wearable devices expected to be announced at the event June 25, 2014

    San Francisco: An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference, which begins Wednesday in San Francisco. In recent years, the conference has focused on smartphones and tablets, but this year Google's Android...
  • MoS Home to lead Indian team in disaster conference in Bangkok June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will lead the Indian delegation to 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction to be held in Bangkok beginning Sunday. India will showcase the steps taken by the Government in evacuating nearly a million people during the cyclone 'Phailin' that...
  • Kochi Metro to hold conference on June 17 June 14, 2014

    Kochi: Kochi Metrol Rail Ltd is holding a round table Conference on Property Development Initiatives to ascertain the views of developers and investors on June 17. KMRL has identified eight major station locations for property development, including Aluva, Kalamassery, Kaloor, Ernakulam South and the state government has given 17 acres...
  • Google Fit: Google developing health data service; likely to be announced later this month June 14, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Inc is developing a service that will combine information from health apps and personal fitness devices, in another competitive move against Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, Forbes reported. The new service, to be called Google Fit, will make its debut at the Internet company's developer conference later...
  • J&K: NC's motto is public service, says Farooq Abdullah June 10, 2014

    Srinagar: National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said that his party would continue with its mission of public service and was committed to addressing grievances of the people in an effective manner. "The motto of the National Conference is to put the interests of the common man above power...
  • I didn't want to make 'The Godfather', but I needed the money, it was a job: Francis Ford Coppola June 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: It is considered the most famous gangster movie but director Francis Ford Coppola has revealed that he was initially reluctant to adapt Mario Puzo's 'Godfather'. Coppola shared some interesting anecdotes about his career as a writer-director-producer during the Producers Guild's Produced By Conference in Burbank. The director's many initial films...
  • HealthKit: Apple's new iOS 8 fitness app will collect, analyse users' health data June 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple Inc took the wraps off a mobile application that can collect and analyse users' health data, part of a suite of new features outlined for its computing and mobile software, at its annual developers' conference on Monday. Called "Healthkit," it will pull together data such as blood pressure...
  • WWDC 2014: Apple announces iOS 8, OS X Yosemite; no mention of iWatch yet June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple at its annual developers' conference on Monday announced the new versions of its software - iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, which run Apple's mobile devices and Mac computers, respectively. Apple's Mac operating system gets a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in...
  • Apple WWDC 2014 highlights: OS X Yosemite, iOS 8 June 3, 2014

    Apple's developers conference WWDC 2014 begins with the discussion about two new platforms - OSX and iOS. Here are highlights from the five-day conference that begins on Monday. - "This is a milestone year for this conference. It's the 25th year." -"We've got people from more countries than ever before," says...
  • Apple WWDC 2014: What to expect at Apple's big event today June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple on Monday kicks off its developers conference, where the focus will be on software in iPhones, iPads, iPods and Macintosh computers with scant hope for the next big thing. In trademark style, Apple has remained mum about what it will unveil at the keynote presentation opening a sold-out...
  • NC to bounce back with renewed vigour: Farooq Abdullah May 31, 2014

    Terming the outcome of the recent Lok Sabha polls as a wake-up call, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said his party would convert its defeat into strength and bounce back with renewed vigour. "History stands testimony to the fact that the NC has resurrected itself as a vibrant force...
  • Article 370 a closed chapter, no power can abrogate it: J&K Congress May 31, 2014

    Jammu: Amidst a row over Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz on Friday said it is a closed chapter as "no power on earth can abrogate it". "There is no need to hold debate on Article 370. For Congress party, it is a closed chapter and there...
  • Even founder of Jana Sangh endorsed Article 370: National Conference May 29, 2014

    Jammu: Raising its pitch over Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the state's ruling National Conference today claimed the constitutional provision had full endorsement of even Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the founder of Jana Sangh, BJP's earlier avatar. "This constitutional proviso had full endorsement of even Shyama Prasad...