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Canada sets 2017 immigration target at 300,000

Ottawa: The Canadian government said it will welcome 300,000 immigrants into the country next year to help drive economic growth as the country grapples with an aging demographic. After tabling his annual report in Parliament, Canadian Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum told reporters on Monday that the new number “lays the foundation for

J-K govt sets up skill development body

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir government has given its nod for setting up a ‘Skill Development Mission Society’ in the state to bring all departments undertaking such activities under one umbrella. The approval was accorded by the state cabinet which met under Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here yesterday. “To bring all departments undertaking skill development

​Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor on the sets of Yaadon Ki Baaraat

Taylor Swift sets sight on Zac Efron?

Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift, who broke up with actor Tom Hiddleston just last week, has now reportedly started taking interest in actor Zac Efron. “Swift has been talking about him non-stop since her breakup with Tom. She’s always said she feels a strong connection to Zac, but could never act on it because they’ve

Fire on ‘Badho Bahu’ sets

Mumbai: A fire broke out on the set of TV entertainer “Badho Bahu” here. The cast and crew of the &TV show managed to escape without injuries. The incident happened on Tuesday when some lights that are being used for shooting, exploded. Reality TV star Prince Narula, who has made his fiction show debut with

US swimmer Ledecky sets world record in women’s 800m freestyle

Rio de Janeiro: Swimmer Katie Ledecky of the United States has set a world record in women’s 800m freestyle event at the Rio Olympics. Ledecky completed the distance in 8 minutes 04.79 seconds here on Friday, reports Sputnik. The previous world record (8 minutes 06.68 seconds) was also set by Ledecky in January this year.

India sets up textiles training centre in Nigeria

New Delhi: India has set up an apparel training centre in Nigeria to promote skill development in the textiles sector of the West African nation, an official statement here said on Friday. “This is a first of its kind centre in Nigeria set up in partnership with the government of Nigeria,” the Indian Commerce Ministry

Big Breaking: Paramour sets woman on fire in Gidderbaha, 80 per burnt

Gidderbaha: Paramour sets woman on fire at his mobile shop in Gidderbaha. Judicial magistrate reached hospital to record statement of the victim. Doctors claim the condition critical as woman got 80 percent

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China sets up first dark sky reserve

Beijing: China launched its first “dark sky reserve” for astronomical observation in the Tibetan prefecture of Ngari, bordering Nepal and India, officials said on Thursday. The reserve covers an area of 2,500 sq.km and aims to limit light pollution by stepping up protection of dark-sky resources for education and tourism development, the China Daily reported.

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HC sets July 31 deadline for govt on beach safety measures

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed Maharashtra government to make all the beaches in the state safe by July 31 by posting life guards and providing warning signals and watchtowers, while observing that many lives have been lost in the past. These measures might help in preventing cases of drowning and saving precious lives

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HC sets July 31 deadline for govt on beach safety measures

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed Maharashtra government to make all the beaches in the state safe by July 31 by posting life guards and providing warning signals and watchtowers, while observing that many lives have been lost in the past. These measures might help in preventing cases of drowning and saving precious lives