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PM promises steps to boost domestic defence industry


Bengaluru, Feb 18. Expressing confidence that India would emerge as a major global centre for defence industry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today promised conducive business environment for domestic as well as foreign players, including a discrimination-free tax system. Read More »

Gujarat: 10 more deaths recorded due to swine flu


New Delhi Ten more casualties have been reported in Gujarat due to the swine flu outbreak, taking the total death toll in the state over 100. Meanwhile, over 150 new cases were reported in the state in the past 24 hours. The total number of such cases this year has now climbed over 1,000. The swine flu toll in Maharashtra ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Dayananda Saraswati


New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday paid tributes to Hindu reformer and Arya Samaj founder Dayananda Saraswati on his birth anniversary and said his emphasis on social reforms made him a “personality ahead of his time”. “Tributes to the great Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji on his birth anniversary. Dayananda Saraswati ji made a remarkable contribution to education. His emphasis ... Read More »

UN Security Council seeks to choke off Islamic State funds


United Nations The UN Security Council is set on Thursday to adopt a resolution aimed at choking off millions of dollars in earnings from oil sales, antiquities trafficking and ransom payments to the self-described Islamic State group. Russia drafted the first outline of the measure, which reaffirms the council`s resolve to confront the threat posed by the jihadists who overran ... Read More »

Swine Flu: Toll crosses 100 in Rajasthan, 40 in Maharashtra


New Delhi The swine flu toll in Maharashtra and Rajasthan has reached 100 and 40 respectively. According to reports, six deaths have been recorded in Mumbai due to the H1N1 virus outbreak while five more casualties were reported in Rajasthan on Tuesday. A total of 205 swine flu cases have been recorded in Maharashtra, according to the state authorities, while ... Read More »

Delhi CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal to meet PM tomorrow


New Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party decimated the rivals in the Delhi Assembly election, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and invite him for the swearing-in ceremony at Ramlila Maidan on February 14. “We had sought time from the Prime Minister, Kejriwal will be meeting him tomorrow at 10.30 AM. He will also extend ... Read More »

Uttar Pradesh mulls over running buses on bio-fuel


Lucknow The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has readied a blue print to run state-owned buses on bio-fuel, an official said Wednesday. Sources said the plan is being explored by the state government in association with a Swedish company. Officials said a team from Sweden is likely to arrive in the state capital within the next few days ... Read More »

Malaysia cartoonist arrested for criticising Anwar ruling


Kuala Lumpur One of Malaysia`s best-known political cartoonists has been arrested for sedition over a Twitter posting that criticised the jailing of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, the artist`s wife said Wednesday. Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque — better known as Zunar — was arrested Tuesday night, hours after Anwar was jailed for five years in a politically charged sodomy case. “Of course ... Read More »

INAUGURATION OF IFTDA’S OFFICE (The Indian film and Television Directors’ Association )

Kuku Kohli Rajkumar Santoshi, David Dhwan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Anil Sharma, Rohit shetty, Vinod Pande, Shashi Ranjan and Ashok Pandit at the IFTDA office at Andheri

Mumbai ,By Kabir Ali  The Indian film and Television Directors’ Association  acquired our new spacious office with the backing of the esteemed Executive Committee, cooperation & heartiest good wishes of members. David Dhawan, Madhur Bhandarkar,  Rohit Shetty, Ashoke Pandit, Raman Kumar, Kuku Kohli, Ramesh Talwar, Rajkumar Santoshi, Anil Sharma, Ashwini Chaudhary, Vinod Pande, Satish Kaushik, Mehul Kumar, Rakesh Kumar, among many ... Read More »