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    UPA caused losses worth crores of rupees in coal: Javadekar

    Bhopal: Stating that Rs 80,000 crore has been raked in through auctioning of 14 coal blocks, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the previous UPA government had caused losses worth crores of rupees. “…the government has auctioned just 14 and earned a revenue of Rs 80,000 crore. The UPA government … 140 coal blocks and not a single penny came to the government coffers… which shows that the country had suffered loss

  • Mahesh Bhatt launches debut novel at World Book Fair

    New Delhi: Acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says his debut novel ‘All That Could Have Been’, which is based on the screenplay of his forthcoming film ‘Hamaari Adhuri Kahaani’, is about the new-age woman. Set in present-day Mumbai, Bastar and Dubai, the book is a story about a woman named Vasudha and it chronicles her relationships.

  • Swine Flu

    218 patients being treated for swine flu in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: As many as 218 patients are being treated for swine flu in Maharashtra, while 48 patients are on life support, according to an official statement here. A statement issued by the Joint Director of Health Services today said that 88 patients have succumbed due to the virus. Seventy-four new swine flu patients were detected today, taking the total number of patients in Maharashtra to 752, the statement said.

  • U K Sinha keeps markets guessing on trading on Budget day

    Mumbai: Sebi is yet to take a call on opening stock markets on Budget day, which falls on a Saturday, its chairman UK Sinha said today. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the first full Budget of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on February 28 amidst heightened expectations that the government will go for major reforms.

  • AAP backs Aarey Colony residents opposing felling of trees

    Mumbai: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has rallied behind residents of Aarey Colony in suburban Mumbai who are opposed to tree-felling for the Metro 3 project, according to an official party statement issued here today. An AAP statement said that the proposed felling of 2,298 trees in Aarey Colony, which is the only green cover left in Mumbai, is not in the city’s interest since it harms the environment. “The party feels that the

  • AAP leades in DeElhi_Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal’s Janata Durbar leaves some smiling, few frowning

    Ghaziabad: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s three-day public meeting concluded, with many of the visitors expressing satisfaction after a patient hearing but a few being irked at not getting an audience with him. Most of the 1,000-odd people had come to apprise Kerjiwal about their problems. But there were some who felt peeved at the preference being given to some VIP visitors over the Aam Aadmi (common people).

  • B.K. Loshali

    CG finds Loshali reply ‘unsatisfactory’, orders board of inquiry

    New Delhi: The Coast Guard today ordered a “board of inquiry” against its North West Region Chief of Staff DIG B K Loshali after finding his reply “unsatisfactory” to a showcause notice on his remarks that he had ordered blowing up of a Pakistani boat. On Tuesday, Loshali had contradicted government’s claim that the crew on an intruding Pakistani boat had set it ablaze. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, the Ministry and the Coast

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    Understanding General Insurance

    KIRAN HARWANI explains the factors that are covered under the general insurance segment.

  • Nadda reviews preparedness against AES, Japanese Encephalitis in UP

    Lucknow: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on Friday met with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and discussed the state’s preparedness with respect to the annual epidemic of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE).

  • Two Maoists arrested in Khunti

    Khunti (Jharkhand): The Jharkhand Police has arrested two Maoists from Khunti district and recovered cash from them. The left wing extremists were arrested on Thursday while en route to delivering extortion money to the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI). The Maoists had allegedly collected the money by threatening local traders, businessmen and shopkeepers.

  • Madan Mitra

    Saradha scam: HC asks WB govt to file affidavit on Madan Mitra

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today directed West Bengal government to file an affidavit stating its position on why Madan Mitra would remain a minister despite being in remand following his arrest in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. A division bench, comprising Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Joymalyo Bagchi, admitted a PIL seeking removal of Mitra as West Bengal Transport Minister due to his being behind the bars since December

  • Whiplash

    Movie Review: Whiplash – Grim study about the pursuit of  jazz greatness

    Cast: J.K. Simmons, Miles Teller, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist
    Director: Damien Chazelle
     We are born listening to the  rhythmic  beat  of our mother’s heart  inside our mother’s womb.  Soon, our developing little ears begin to hear the sound of our own heartbeat.  Some of us  want to hang on to those sounds

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    Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM on Feb 22

    Patna: Nitish Kumar will take oath as chief minister of Bihar on February 22, ending weeks of political uncertainty in the state. Kumar, who held half an-hour long meeting with Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at the Raj Bhavan here, told reporters that he will take oath as chief minister of Bihar on February 22 at 5 PM. He said the Governor had asked him to prove majority on the floor of the house

  • Obama’s chopper to have India-made cabin

    Bengaluru: US President Barack Obama will soon fly in a new helicopter whose cabin has been made in India. US helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky had entered into an agreement with TATA Advanced Systems in 2009 for the manufacture of cabins for the company’s S-92 helicopters, which is used by a number of VVIPs in the world including the US President.

  • Katara case: HC refuses early hearing of Vikas Yadav parole plea

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today declined early hearing of a parole plea moved by Vikas Yadav, serving 30 years jail term without remission for the murder of Nitish Katara, saying the application if taken after one month will not make any difference. Justice A K Pathak refused to hear the plea early, even as Vikas’s counsel Sumeet Verma contended that his client was “suffering” as his right under Article 14 (equality

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    Rupee up by 12 paise against US dollar, closes at 62.22

    Mumbai: Bucking the weak trend in Indian shares, the rupee today closed with a gain of 12 paise against the American currency at 62.22 on selling of dollars by banks and exporters. Forex traders said participants bet against the dollar ahead of talks between Greece and Eurozone on bailout terms.