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  • Muttiah Muralitharan

    Muttiah Muralitharan pleads for Herath recovery time

    Sydney: Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan pleaded today for key spinner Ranjana Herath to be kept on ice for the World Cup quarter-finals after suffering a nasty injury to his finger. The 36-year-old Herath needed four stitches in the spinning finger of his left hand after he tried to stop a full-blooded drive from England’s Jos Buttler in Wellington on Sunday. Sri Lanka won the match by nine wickets and with the 1996 champions almost assured

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    I don’t believe in VIP culture: Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: A day after traffic policemen stalled movement of public vehicles to make way for his convoy, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today expressed regret for the inconvenience caused to people and insisted that he shuns VIP culture. Traffic policemen outside the venue of a function at NSCI club here stopped vehicles of the public to make way for the CM’s convoy yesterday. Members of the club were even denied entry as the CM

  • Sensex - Nifty high

    Sensex surges 185 points; capital goods stocks rally

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday surged 185.54 points or 0.63 percent in the early session ahead as capital goods stocks surged.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 51.35 points or 0.58 percent up at 8,953.20 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 29,533.42 points, was trading at 29,547.04 points

  • Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal ends title drought with Argentina win

    Buenos Aires: Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months, beating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 to win the Argentina Open. Nadal’s triumph was his first since he won a ninth French Open title at Roland Garros last June. His 46th career claycourt title is the second-most all-time behind the 49 of Argentina’s Guillermo Vilas. It was Nadal’s 65th career crown on all surfaces, moving him into sole possession of fifth place on the Open Era

  • Dayanidhi Maran, Kalanithi Maran

    Aircel-Maxis case: Maran brothers appear as accused, move bail

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran today appeared as accused before a special 2G court in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal case. The Maran brothers appeared before Special CBI Judge O P Saini in pursuance to the summons issued against them and moved their separate bail pleas on which the court asked CBI to respond on March 16. “Put up for reply on bail application on March 16…” the court

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    BJP clarifies Sayeed’s separatist statement

    Jammu : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday clarified the controversial statements made by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s controversial statement regarding the elections, praising the security forces for the successful conducting of polls in the state. Sayeed had earlier stoked a controversy by stating that the Hurriyat, Pakistan and militants had allowed a conducive atmosphere for the recently held assembly polls in the state.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee down 8 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee lost 8 paise to Rs 61.91 against the dollar in early trade today on the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to appreciation of the US currency overseas. Sustained demand for the dollar from importers also weighed on the local currency but a higher opening in the domestic equity market limited the rupee’s losses, forex dealers said. The rupee had slid 8 paise to end at 61.83 on Friday due to month-end dollar demand from importers

  • fake currency notes

    Police bust fake currency and drug racket in J-K

    Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) : The police has busted a fake currency and drug racket in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. According to the Mendhar Sub Divisional police officer, Surinder Kumar Chowdhary, the authorities had been receiving inputs of circulation of fake currency. Several check-points were set up to inspect passers-by. Chowdhary said that the police had found five suspicious men sitting in an SUV, who did not respond to police queries properly. “The border

  • Sushma Swaraj, Jean Asselborn

    Sushma Swaraj to meet Luxembourg Foreign Minister

    New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday will meet Luxembourg Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn in the national capital. Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin took to twitter to share the information. “India-Luxembourg Foreign Ministers to meet today. Minister @SushmaSwaraj to discuss higher level of investments with Jean Asselborn,” he posted. India and Luxembourg enjoy close and friendly relations, rooted in shared commitment to democratic values, rule of law

  • bill, Loksabha

    Government to introduce six important bills in Lok Sabha today

    New Delhi : The Government on Monday will introduce six bills to replace a set of six Ordinances on different issues, in the Lok Sabha. The Coal Bill, the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill and the Andhra Pradesh re-organisation Amendment Bill will be placed later in the day, while the Insurance Bill will be placed on March 3. The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2015 and the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Amendment Bill, are also

  • Cylinder

    Cooking gas prices hiked by Rs five per cylinder

    New Delhi: The government has hiked the price of non-subsidised liquefied petroleum gas by Rs. five per cylinder. The revised cost of a 14.2 kg cylinder in Delhi now stands at Rs 610. The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) revise non-subsidised LPG prices on the first of every month based on average imported cost and rupee-dollar exchange rates.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates 50-MGD water treatment plant in Delhi

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has inaugurated a 50-million gallon water treatment plant in the Dwarka Sector 16 area of the national capital. “The water treatment plant will help as its capacity is 50 MGD. We will try that Haryana gives more water, we will talk to them. This is also a big achievement,” said West Delhi MP, Pravesh Verma. “In Delhi around 50 percent people get drinking water from tanks.

  • Pleasant weather won’t last long

    Mumbai :  The last few days have been a virtual delight for Mumbaikars, long used to hot and sultry weather almost throughout the year. In fact, the weather has been so good in the City that people are even comparing it to the idyllic Mahabaleshwar. However, it may not last long. Following unseasonal showers, temperatures in the city are likely to go up in the coming days, according to the weather department.

  • VVIP racism in the heart of Mumbai

    Mumbai :  An event at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) stadium that was attended by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis became a spoiler for hundreds of Mumbaiites on Sunday evening as it caused a traffic jam of over an hour.

  • The Original Czar is Back

    New Delhi :  It is one of the most intriguing power plays in the country – where the usual political divide vanishes in thin air. The elections to the office-bearers of the richest sports body in the country – the Board for Control of Cricket in India – usually is a well settled formal affair. But this time, in wake of the Srinivasan affair, the much delayed Annual General Meeting (AGM) could

  • Day 1 as CM: Mufti praises Pak for polls

    New Delhi :  Soon after being sworn-in as chief minister of the BJP-PDP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir in front of a galaxy of BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and party president Amit Shah, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed gave ample indications of his political intent showering praise on Pakistan and the Kashmiri separatists.

  • MGM College to play crucial role in formulation of TBI guidelines

    Indore : The biggest government medical college in the State, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, is all set to play its role as Indian government has finally decided to formulate guidelines for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the lines of the USA.

  • Doc says on PS face ‘nothing you can change’

    Indore : Highlighting the grievances of government doctors during a symposium here at MGM Memorial Medical College, an ophthalmologist from Gwalior looking straight into the eyes of Principal Secretary (medical education) Ajay Tirkey said nothing he could do to improve health services in the state until the existing system is done away with.

  • Rains bring the chill along, woollens out

    Indore : Chilly weather gripped the city following a bout of rains on Saturday and Sunday and it spoiled the weekend of most of Indoreans. Some preferred to stay indoor to ward off cold-wave, others hit the roads and reached their favourite food destinations across the city.

  • People to pay more for house construction

    Indore : It is a bad news for those who want to construct new houses. After 2 per cent hike in the Service Tax, construction of a house worth Rs 10 lakh would now cost Rs 5,000 more.

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