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  • Modi

    Over 10,000 sign up in first 24 hrs for Modi’s reception in US

    Washington: Over 10,000 people have signed up in the first 24 hours of opening of the registration process to attend the community reception for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Silicon Valley on September 27. Modi is scheduled to address Indian-Americans at the popular SAP Centre in San Jose.

  • Maha CM asks MMRDA to expedite rehab of affected slum dwellers

    Mumbai: Maharshtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today directed Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to expedite the process of rehabilitation of slum dwellers on the Anik-Panjarpol link road. About 1,800 to 2,000 slum dwellers have reportedly lost their homes due to the Eastern Freeway project that connects South Mumbai to Chembur.

  • Suicide

    Maha: Girl attempts suicide after her obscene video goes viral

    Mumbai: A minor girl in Marathwada region of Maharashtra has attempted suicide after an obscene video clip featuring her went viral on social media, police said. “Relatives of the girl have said the culprits who made the clip, used it to blackmail her,” Latur’s Additional SP Lata Fad said.

  • FTII

    Students hold protest in Mumbai over FTII issue

    Mumbai: Extending support to agitating students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune, several students today staged a protest outside Mumbai University’s suburban Kalina campus here. Students shouted slogans against BJP member and TV actor Gajendra Chauhan, who has been appointed as the chairman of the institute, and against the “wrong policies of the government” in the protest, held outside the main entrance of Mumbai University campus.

  • Etihad to rejig ticketing structure to offer more choices to flyers

    New Delhi: Gulf carrier Etihad Airways, which holds 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways, today said it will rejig its ticket pricing structure to offer customers multiple choice during bookings, besides implementing a new baggage policy from next month. The new fare structure, which provides more choice and clarity, would come into effect from September 14, Etihad Airways said in a release.

  • Onion

    Onions turns dearer, prices likely to go up further

    New Delhi: With onion prices across the country on the upswing, the common man is feeling the pinch. Onion prices crossed the Rs 70 per kg mark at many places with most people complaining that the government was not doing enough to contain the price rise.

  • GST Bill

    Govt to ensure reasonable GST rate: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Government is trying to keep proposed GST rate “as reasonable as possible” to ensure success of the new indirect tax regime and better growth of the economy, a top Finance Ministry official said today. “Effort of government is to make tax rate reasonable, as reasonable as possible. High tax rate do not achieve the objective of GST,” Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das said at an Assocham event here.

  • Alia Bhatt will think of Shadi ka laddo at age of 32

    Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt, who launched the trailer of her childhood friend Anushka Ranjan’s debut film “Wedding Pulav”, says 32 is the right age to get married.

  • Huang Xingguo

    Tianjin mayor owns responsibility for blasts

    Beijing : The mayor of China’s Tianjin city has accepted responsibility for the fatal warehouse blasts on August 12 that claimed 114 lives and injured over 700 others, a media report said.

  • Caratlane eyes Rs 1,500-cr rev by March 2020; to add 20 stores

    New Delhi: Caratlane, which sells jewellery online as well as through physical stores, today said it is aiming to garner revenues of Rs 1,500 crore by March 2020. The Chennai-based firm, which has 10 physical stores across seven cities, is looking at ramping up its online and offline presence to boost sales. “By fiscal 2019-20, we are looking at revenues of Rs 1,500 crore. We are witnessing strong traction across both online and

  • ISIS

    29 injured in Egypt blast, IS claims responsibility

    Cairo: An Islamic State (IS) terror group affiliate on Thursday claimed responsibility for a massive car bomb explosion that occurred earlier in the day north of Egypt’s capital, Cairo. According to the interior ministry, the attack was carried out by the Ansar Beit el Maqdis terror group in Shubra El-Kheima district, Al Ahram reported. “A car blew up after the driver suddenly stopped in front of the state security building, exited the

  • Vodafone

    Vodafone launches dedicated helpline for senior citizens

    Kolkata: Vodafone India today launched a dedicated helpline for senior citizens and door-step assistance for the physically impaired. The helpline number is: 9830198301. Launching the service, Vodafone business head (Kolkata & West Bengal) Anand Sahai said the company has reached two crore subscriber base in West Bengal representing a major milestone for the company which thus established a leadership position in terms of subscribers and revenue marketshare.

  • Tomatoes

    Tomatoes may cause gout to flare up

    Melbourne: Scientists have for the first time found a biological basis to back the belief of some people who maintain that eating tomatoes may cause their gout to flare up.

  • Life term to Pak national for ‘waging war’ against India

    New Delhi: A Pakistan national convicted for conspiring to wage war against the India has been awarded life imprisonment by the Delhi High Court. Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Mukta Gupta handed down the jail term to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant Shahid Gafoor, holding that he and three others — Bashir Ahmed Ponnu, Fayaz Ahmed Lone and Abdul Majeed Baba, had “conspired knowingly to facilitate the commission of a terrorist act and have carried

  • CBI sends Lalit Modi documents to Interpol

    New Delhi: The CBI has sent documents related to former IPL boss Lalit Modi, being probed for alleged money laundering in conduct of the T-20 cricket tournament, to Interpol for issuance of a Red Corner Notice against him. “All necessary documents in the case being probed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) has been sent to the Interpol for issuance of the notice,” official sources said.

  • Airstrikes, Pakistan, terrorist

    43 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes

    Islamabad: At least 43 suspected militants were killed on Thursday during airstrikes in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, an official statement said. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, 28 terrorists were killed in Shawal area and 15 in Gharlamai, Dawn online reported. The recent strikes come two days after the military said it had eliminated at least 65 militants on Monday in the air raids conducted in North Waziristan and Khyber Agency. According

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    I have not hiked my fee: Varun Dhawan

    Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan, who has delivered hit films like “Badlapur” and “ABCD 2” this year, has refuted rumours that he has hiked his fees for his forthcoming projects.