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  • Jaipur inspired Didi to paint Kolkata in blue and white

    Kolkata : The move to give Kolkata the distinctive blue-white signature theme has earned brickbats from opposition parties, prompting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to back her decision on Wednesday by giving example of the famed ‘Pink City’, Jaipur.

  • Danve to quit union ministry

    Mumbai : Union minister of state for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Raosaheb Danve has made it clear that he would be quitting the union cabinet on Thursday.

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    US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech

    Montreux (Switzerland) : Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, US and Iranian negotiators resumed work on Wednesday on an agreement meant to crimp Iran’s atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief.

  • ‘Time Tree of Life’ sheds new light on evolution

    New York : Researchers from Philadelphia-based Temple University, including an Indian-origin scientist, have assembled the largest and most accurate tree of life calibrated to time, revealing that life has been expanding at a constant rate, reports IANS.

  • The Repairman

    BCCI’s newly-elected secretary and BJP MP Anurag Thakur to focus on mending of Indian board’s battered image  (more…)

  • Relief for cops who framed scientist

     Thiruvananthapuram : The Kerala High Court on Wednesday dismissed a single-bench order directing the state government to take action against three police officers, now retired, who had falsely implicated and arrested ISRO official S. Nambi Narayanan in a non-existent espionage case.

  • Govt has failed on all fronts: Tatkare

    “The Act that  prohibited cow slaughter had been there for long. I don’t know what the need  is to have a new  legislation.” Sunil Tatkare Maharashtra unit chief, NCP (more…)

  • New BCCI chief wants proper conduct of IPL

    We would have to make certain that the IPL which would be starting shortly, is conducted in a proper way. My first priority is to ensure that the image of the BCCI is restored Jagmohan Dalmiya BCCI president (more…)

  • 32 killed in Ukraine coal mine blast

    Kiev : At least 32 miners were killed in an explosion at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region, the speaker of the Ukrainian parliament said on Wednesday, according to  IANS.

  • Jwala-Ashwini progress; Kashyap crashes out

    Birmingham : India’s ace men’s singles shuttler P Kashyap crashed out in the first round even as men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri-B Sumeeth Reddy and women’s doubles duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa registered hard-fought wins to progress to the second round of the All England Open badminton championships on Wednesday.

  • Disabled boy writes Board exam with feet

    CHHINDWARA (MP): A mishap took away Saifi’s both hands but not his zest to go ahead in life as he decided to write his 10th board exams with his  feet at Penchvalley Excellence School centre on Wednesday. Saifi belongs to a middle-class family and his father owns a shoe shop in the town. In future, he wants to do a govt job and lead a self-sufficient life on his own terms.                      -Agencies

  • Rlys takes steps for a safer Holi

    Mumbai: In a bid to ensure that your commute on the suburban locals is safe on the day of Holi, the stations will be manned with armed men from the Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF). In addition, to ensure that injured people get immediate help, first-aid centres will be set up across all the suburban stations on Western Railway by the Railway Protection Force (RPF).

  • China to hike defence budget by 10 per cent

    Beijing : Notwithstanding its slowing economy, China is set to hike its defence expenditure by around 10 per cent, posting a double-digit annual increase in its proposed military spending for the fifth year in a row.

  • Simran wins

    Mumbai : The top two seeds, Simran Singh from Mumbai and Nashik’s Smit Toshniwal easily advanced to Girl’s under-15 quarter-final round  of the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship – 2015 (West Zone leg).

  • Rohan, Vatsal make quarters

    Mumbai : Vatsal Ponda and Rohan Jambusaria registered contrasting wins to enter the quarter-finals, in the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation Open Break Billiards Tournament on Wednesday.

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