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  • Growth of Gujarat stunted under Modi, says Scindia

    Ahmedabad : Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sturday said the growth rate of Gujarat has halved under the leadership of Chief Minister Narendra Modi. “Before 1985, Gujarat under Congress chief ministers like Amarsinh Chaudhary, Madhavsinh Solanki and Chimanbhai Patel had posted annual growth rate of 16 per cent. With the present government, the growth rate has been stranded at eight per cent,” Scindia said The Youth wing also launched a “Vikas

  • Don’t think myself as number one actress: Deepika Padukone

    Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone does not think that she is the number one heroine and says box- office collections do not matter much to her, says PTI.
    Last year, Deepika delivered four back-to-back hit films – Abbas Mustan’s ‘Race 2’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ with Ranbir Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Chennai Express’ and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Ram Leela’.
    When asked if

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  • Bohras from around the world pour into city

    Mumbai: Members of Dawoodi Bohra community from 40 countries and various parts of the country came to the city on Saturday for the funeral of their Spiritual leader Dr Syedna Mohammad.
    Ismail Kaeriwala, a resident of Dubai after receiving the news on Friday rushed to the city with his wife and three kids. However, he could only make it to the city early in the morning on Saturday. Ismail said, “Despite getting the

  • Time

    Smoking Alcohol: The
    Dangerous Way People Are Getting Drunk
    To get drunk, people are getting creative. But a new form of drinking, known as “smoking” alcohol, has doctors concerned. Whatever happened to taking shots? Any sort of excessive drinking is dangerous, be it via beer bongs or pouring shots into the eye socket. But now some drinkers are taking it even further and “smoking” alcohol. The questionable practice, which has potentially scary consequences, has

  • History Comes to fore

    Historical serials have rarely been mass audience’s favourite shows. A. L. CHOUGULE analyses what makes Jodha Akbar as second most popular daily and Maharana Pratap Sony’s number one show in mass entertainment space (more…)

  • Thai protesters continue march despite deadly blast

    Bangkok : Defiant Thai protesters on Saturday marched through the capital vowing to continue their campaign to oust beleaguered premier Yingluck Shinawatra, blaming the government for a blast at a rally that killed one person and wounded dozens. 

  • Italian marines to request formal chargesheets from SC, says diplomat

    Rome : Lawyers of the two Italian marines facing trial for murder in India will Monday ask India’s Supreme Court for formal police charge sheets, Rome’s envoy in the case has said. “There will not be an immediate decision from the Supreme Court but it will have to indicate when it will rule on the request,” said diplomat Staffan

  • The Art of Ageing: Planning For A Comfortable Old Age

    With inputs from medical and financial experts, and a list of resources, The Art of Ageing is an essential and practical resource for the elderly as also for the young who want to ensure a comfortable and happy older life.  (more…)

  • Kamal takes action

    He is not a man to take things lying down and now he is up in arms against the Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners Association. Yes, Kamal Haasan has filed a complaint with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for what he sees as restrictions on the release of his film, ‘Vishwaroopam’, in theatres. His novel experiment of offering his

  • Right Action?

    Right Action is an expression of Universal Good and Truth. It signifies action springing from the soul. It is the outcome of an unveiled spiritual perception, writes VILOO H. ADAJANIA. (more…)

  • Do read The New York Times

    Each week we will get you some of the top stories that international papers and websites reported. Just in case you have been busy. (more…)

  • Dynasty politics in Sena, as Aditya takes control

    In the last few weeks, the Shiv Sena youth leader, Aditya Thackeray, seems to have come of age and taken charge of the party that has been seeing intense internal rivalry and found itself in the thick of a public scandal recently. The party has faced immense flak after the misbehaviour of its legislator,Vinod Ghosalkar and his Corporator son Abhishek with two Sena women leaders, Corporator Sheetal Mhatre and the

  • Honour For Chennai

    Of course, Chaennai can thank Amma for its tremendous progress. But what prompted New York Times to include Chennai as one of the 52 places to visit in 2014? V GANGADHAR finds out (more…)

  • No Nominations: Vikramaditya Unfazed

    When ‘Lootera’ was released last year, everyone went gaga over the film, calling it a masterpiece, a lyrical poem and many other praise-worthy terms. However, its absence from most awards rosters,is baffling. The film has not even a mention in nominations except for Sonakshi Sinha in the Best Actress category – an award she didn’t win either, allegedly leaving her

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  • Fast News

    Militants kill five bus passengers
    Kokrajhar: Four youth from Bihar were among five Hindi-speaking people shot dead after being pulled out from a bus by NDFB militants last night in Assam’s Kokrajhar district. Three others, also from Bihar, were injured, police said. They were identified as Papu Kumar Singh (25), Shamsher Mantri (20) and brothers Ahot Bihari (20) and Raj Bihari (19). The militants stopped the bus coming from Siliguri in West Bengal