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  • CM spends night in farmer’s house

    Mumbai : Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spent Tuesday night at a farmer’s house in a small village, Pimpri Buti, in Vidarbha’s Yavatmal district, where he held discussions about the causes behind farmers’ suicides and possible ways to stop the same.

  • Another rhino killed in  Kaziranga

    GUWAHATI: Poachers have killed yet another one-horned rhino, the sixth this year, inside the heavily-protected Kaziranga National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Forest guards on Wednesday found a rhino carcass from the Burhapahar range of the park. The rhino had bullet injuries and its horn was taken away by poachers. Park officials suspect that the animal was killed on Tuesday night.

  • Govt pitches for rating upgrade

    Rate cut by the RBI shows that the central bank and the govt have an identical view on the economy, CEA Arvind Subramanian said (more…)

  • Rahul powers ONGC into last-eight

    Mumbai : A slick all-round performance from Rahul Terwatia, scoring a half ton and a five for, ensured last year’s runners-up ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation) cruise to an emphatic 113 runs victory against State Bank of Hyderabad in a concluding Group ‘C’ league match of the Rs 12 lakhs prize-money 11th All India Dr. D.Y. Patil T20 Cup, organised by the D.Y. Patil Sports Academy, under the auspices of the Mumbai Cricket Association

  • Satellite launch put off due to anomaly

    BENGALURU: The launch of India’s fourth Navigation Satellite, IRNSS-1D, scheduled for March 9 from Sriharikota, has been deferred after an anomaly was found in one of the telemetry transmitters of the spacecraft. Workhorse PSLV-C27 rocket was to have launched the satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Rangarajan: Expected RBI to wait till April for rate cut

    New Delhi : Surprised over the timing of RBI’s rate cut, former central bank governor C Rangarajan said the Union Budget was not a good enough trigger for easing of rates and he had expected RBI to wait till next month.

  • US woman assaulted, in hospital

    VRINDAVAN: An American woman missing from this town since February 27 has been hospitalised after she was found lying on a road in a state of shock with bruises all over the body. The unnamed 43-year-old woman from California appeared to be heavily intoxicated and was shouting that she had been raped. The woman, believed to be a Sri Krishna devotee, came to Vrindavan on February 26 for Holi celebrations. She was

  • Hamilton hungry for more F1 wins

    I like to race. The 2015 cars are going to be evolutions of last year’s cars, so it’ll be the same people that we were racing with last year Lewis Hamilton  Mercedes driver (more…)

  • Sensex tops 30k on RBI rate cut, ends in red on profit-booking

    Mumbai : A surprise rate cut by RBI powered the Sensex to cross the historic 30,000 mark but sustained selling across sectors dragged down the benchmark by a sharp 213 points at close, snapping a four-day Budget rally. The initial excitement proved to be short-lived as investors, both domestic and foreign, started booking profits after the 850-point rally in previous four sessions.

  • The repairman – Anurag Thakur

    New Delhi : Cleaning up the battered image of the BCCI, taking international cricket to new venues around the country and ensuring that India play more Tests top the priority list of newly-elected Board Secretary Anurag Thakur.

  • Snowden willing to return home

    Moscow : Edward Snowden, the ex-analyst in the National Security Agency (NSA), has been a political refugee in Moscow for nearly two years, but wants to return back to his native US on the condition that he is guaranteed a fair trial, his Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said on Tuesday.

  • FB develops artificial intelligence test

    New York : Facebook has developed a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software, reports PTI.

  • Shoulberg conducts swimming clinic

    Mumbai:  Two times US Olympic Swimming Coach – Richard Shoulberg conducted a clinic for Elite Swimmers and offered his guidance to these potential champions from India. Later, he addressed ‘Swim Parents’ and guided them on the role they can play to mold the swimming careers of their children. He will be also doing what he loves the most i.e. spending time with young swimmers, mostly beginners and guiding and motivating them by

  • Adani Power, Usha Martin bag mines    

    New Delhi : Adani Power bagged Jitpur mine in Jharkhand while Usha Martin won Brinda and Sisai mines in the same state in the second tranche of coal mine auction that began on Wednesday. “Usha Martin is the highest bidder at (Rs) 1804 for Brinda and Sasai coal block,” Coal Secretary Anil Swarup tweeted.  Brinda and Sasai coal mines have total extractable reserves of 25.40 million tonnes (MT). Brinda and Sasai are two

  • Smeared with Holi colours,  2 MPs told to leave LS

    NEW DELHI: Two BJP members entered the Lok Sabha chamber with ‘gulal’ smeared on their faces, prompting the Chair to politely turn them away. Jagdambika Pal and another BJP member entered the House with ‘gulal’ (dry colour powder) smeared on their faces when the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill was being discussed in the House. Though Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai did not make any observation, he was clearly heard telling his aide, “It

  • Cash might replace items of education for civic pupils

    Mumbai: Municipal schoolchildren in the city will get money instead of educational items, with the BMC contemplating the same to avoid the corruption that occurs in the distribution system.

  • Govt Finds Holding A Joint Session Too Risky

    NEW DELHI :  The Government is worried over the passage of the controversial land acquisition Bill and other Bills to replace the Ordinances because of a jolt it got on Tuesday when the Opposition forced an amendment on the failure to get back black money in the official motion of thanks to the President for his address to the joint session.

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