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  • Unsung heroes of Indian agriculture 2 hours 28 minutes ago

    Crystal National Agri awards 2014 is a unique initiative that honours people who have made a significant difference to the agriculture ecosystem in India. ...
  • Change is the common theme as Jammu and Kashmir gets ready to vote in first phase 12 hours 58 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Along with the cold and icy winds blowing across Jammu and Kashmir, its voters are also expecting a change in government which they hope will bring in development and end the "corrupt" regime of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Across several constituencies of north Kashmir which will vote on November 25...
  • Two day National Foundry Conclave from Nov 27 16 hours 13 minutes ago

    Coimbatore: The 7th Edition of National Foundry Conclave, a biennial event, will begin here from November 27 with the focus on best practices required for strengthening the foundry industry as a whole. The theme of the two day conclave is "in Pursuit of Knowledge" and proposed to focus on knowledge and...
  • US plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars 17 hours 39 minutes ago

    Washington: The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress. The plan to spend $24.1 million represents a small fraction of...
  • PDP riding high on Mehbooba Mufti's charisma in J&K Assembly elections 19 hours 38 minutes ago

    Sonawari: It is election fever in Jammu and Kashmir and with just two days to go for the first phase of polling, campaigning is on in full swing. Mehbooba Mufti, the engine behind the People's Democratic Party, has moved across the dusty constituency of Sonawari. She is greeted by people...
  • Cut off from India for 6 months due to snow, Gurez set to vote in large numbers in Jammu & Kashmir elections Yesterday

    Gurez: Situated bang on the Line of Control separating India and Pakistan, the enchanting and sparsely populated constituency of Gurez is going to vote in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir elections on November 25. Nestled among high mountains and with Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on three sides, Gurez...
  • J&K: CM Omar Abdullah refutes Modi's allegations of corruption Yesterday

    Kishtwar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday refuted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations of corruption in the state. Omar questioning Modi's allegations said, "Had we actually been corrupt would people give us so much support?" Modi in his election rally asked people of Jammu and Kashmir to punish...
  • Afghanistan signals Kabul's focus on ties with Pakistan, China 2 days ago

    United Nations: Reflecting the new Afghanistan government's high priority on reconciliation with the Taliban, ending conflicts and curbing terrorism, Kabul's Ambassador to the UN Zahir Tanin signalled Kabul's focus on relations with Pakistan and China, which it feels can help it in these tasks. The visit of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani...
  • Watch: Mad celebrations by Ivory Coast fans put players, crowd safety in danger 3 days ago

    Violent scenes greeted Ivory Coast's qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday evening. Fans entered the pitch on the final whistle and a group of them them pulled down the crossbar and few of them attempted to steal striker Gervinho's shorts. Ivory Coast are assured of their qualification for...
  • Omar Abdullah asks BJP to clarify stand on Article 370, thanks Centre for flood relief aid 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) to clarify its stand regarding Article 370. "BJP needs to come clear on Article 370. They are talking one thing in Jammu and another in Kashmir. When Modi Sahib comes to Jammu for a rally, hope...
  • Defending champions Nigeria miss out on African Cup 4 days ago

    Nigeria won't get the chance to defend their title at the African Cup of Nations next year after drawing 2-2 at home to South Africa on Wednesday to miss out on the finals on the last day of qualifying. Ivory Coast, Ghana and Mali left it late, but managed to qualify...
  • Five dead after Western New York gets year's worth of snow in four days 4 days ago

    New York: An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where five people died and residents, some stranded overnight in cars, braced for another pummeling expected later on Wednesday. Winter-hardy Buffalo and the surrounding area was pummeled by the storm that dumped...
  • Modi proposes 'Digital India project', focus on the need to be tech-savvy 5 days ago

    Samabula (Fiji): Not just education, but today's youth need to be tech-savvy to take on the world, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a gathering at the Fiji National University. The PM promised among other things, double scholarship to Fijian students studying in India. Insisting on the need to...
  • Key Rajapaksa ally quits Lanka's ruling coalition 5 days ago

    Colombo: In a blow to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a key ally pulled out of the ruling coalition on Monday in protest against his refusal to give up virtually unlimited powers, a day before he was likely to announce snap presidential polls. Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) or National Heritage Party...
  • NC colluding with BJP to keep PDP out of power in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Accusing the National Conference (NC) of colluding with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to keep her party out of power in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti urged people to stop the saffron party's invasion of Jammu and Kashmir in connivance with its allies. "Seeing a...
  • Burdwan blast probe: NIA arrests a Myanmar national for alleged role in organising terror camps 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a Burmese national Khalid Mohammed from Hyderabad for his alleged involvement in the Burdwan blast case probe. The Burmese national is allegedly an IED maker belonging to the Rohingya Muslim solidarity group. He is believed to have have organised terror camps along...
  • PM Modi calls for global strategy to tackle terrorism 6 days ago

    Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said a comprehensive global strategy and a resolve to isolate "those who harbour terrorists" was needed to fight terrorism that is changing in character and expanding its reach. "Terrorism has become a major threat for us all. In India, we have seen its face...
  • Modi, Abbott hold talks, seek enhanced economic partnership 6 days ago

    Canberra: India and Australia on Tuesday sought early conclusion of negotiations for a comprehensive economic partnership agreement and a closure on the civil nuclear deal as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Tony Abbott held talks. After the two leaders held talks, India and Australia signed five pacts on social...
  • Australia will not be at the periphery of India's vision but at the centre of its thought: Modi in Canberra 6 days ago

    Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Australia will not be at the periphery of India's vision but at the centre of its thought, as he called for closer bilateral security cooperation and a comprehensive global strategy to tackle the menace of terrorism. "We have to deepen our bilateral...
  • Mehboob Beg has left the NC in the past; move is not surprising: Ali Mohammad Sagar 1 week ago

    National Conference leader Ali Mohammad Sagar said that Mehboob Beg had left the NC in the past as well. "This move is not surprising. We will not be affected; the party will move on," said Ali Mohammad Sagar. ...
  • Our community will vote for PDP, will not allow communal divide in J&K: Sikh group 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Asserting that the members of the Sikh community will vote for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) said nobody will be allowed to divide the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir on communal lines. Accusing the coalition National Conference (NC) and Congress government of discriminatory against...
  • NC, PDP supporters clash in Kashmir 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Supporters of ruling National Conference and opposition PDP on Sunday clashed in Sonawari Assembly segment of Bandipora district in Kashmir where campaigning is taking place for the state polls. The clashes broke out between rival supporters of two political parties in Asham area of Bandipora district this evening, resulting in...
  • J&K poll: Over 67 per cent candidates in phase 1 school dropouts 1 week ago

    Srinagar: More than 67 per cent candidates for the five Assembly segments of the Valley going to polls in the first of the five-phased elections in Jammu and Kashmir have had only school education or less. An analysis of the affidavits filed by the candidates for these constituencies reveals that out...
  • J&K polls: Omar's National Conference gets a jolt as Mehboob Beg quits party 1 week ago

    Srinagar: In a major setback to ruling National Conference ahead of the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, veteran leader and former Lok Sabha MP Mehboob Beg on Sunday quit the party and extended unconditional support to his PDP rival Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Beg, son of National Conference stalwart Mirza Afzal...
  • NCW Chairperson to look into Bangalore jail case on Monday, says office doesn't work on weekends November 15, 2014

    Bengaluru: Despite shocking revelations emerging from inside the Bangalore Central jail, the chairperson of the National Commission for Women has drawn the ire of female activists for saying that her office will only react to the case on Monday as it does not function during the weekends. NCW Chairperson Lalitha...
  • Dia Mirza, Shyam Benegal, Sania Mirza kickstart National Children's Film Festival November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The first edition of the National Children's Film Festival began here today on children's day with a glittering ceremony attended by acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal, actress Dia Mirza and tennis star Sania Mirza. The three-day event was inaugurated by Union Minister of Finance and Information and Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley. Dia,...
  • President gives awards to 20 children for exceptional achievement November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With a medal, a commemoration letter and a pat of encouragement on their shoulders, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday handed the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement to 20 talented and brave children on the occasion of Children's Day. Among the awardees at the function which was held...
  • Government promises more funds to states for prison reforms: Rajnath Singh November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday promised to provide more funds to all states for modernisation of prisons as condition of most of the jails in the country are "miserable". Addressing a seminar on prison reforms, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said all recommendations on prison reforms made...
  • Former Congress minister, 2 National Conference leaders join PDP November 14, 2014

    Jammu: Ahead of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, veteran Congress leader and former minister Chaudhary Garu Ram and two senior National Conference leaders on Friday joined the Peoples Democratic Party. Ram along with senior National Conference leaders from South Kashmir-Ghulam Qadir Tak and Peerzada Abdul Hamid joined the PDP in...
  • National housing scheme named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel November 13, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu announced that the central government has prepared a blueprint for the new urban housing scheme, to be called 'Sardar Patel National Housing Mission'. "Our PM Narendra Modi gave us a target to provide houses to all the citizens by 2022. I...