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    Drashti’s warrior avatar inspired by Aishwarya

    Mumbai: Actress Drashti Dhami, who will be seen as a warrior in the TV show “Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani”, says that her look was inspired by “Jodhaa Akbar” star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

  • Ritu Karidhal - Scientist ISAC & ISRO Speaker at TEDx Gateway 2015

    The best example of Indian talent is making of MOM: Ritu Karidhal

    You have been one of the contributors to the Mars Orbiter Mission launched by the Indian Space Research Organization. What feelings came to you on the day the Orbiter took its assigned place? What was the significance of this mission?  How does this carry forward?

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    Tiger is an inspiring actor, says Jacqueline Fernandez

    Mumbai: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez is all praise for her “A Flying Jatt” co-star Tiger Shroff and termed her experience of working with the actor as “inspiring”. Directed by Remo D’Souza, “A Flying Jatt” features Tiger as a super hero and Jacqueline as his leading lady. “He is very focused. It is inspiring to work with him. ‘Flying Jatt’ is a different and interesting script. It’s great to be working with Remo. I am

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    Central Railway to run special trains for Mahaparinirvan Diwas

    Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) will run 11 special trains from Nagpur and Solapur to Mumbai to clear the extra rush of passengers travelling here on the death anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, commemorated as ‘Mahaparinirvan Diwas’ on December 6. A large number of Ambedkar’s followers will throng the Chaitya Bhoomi at Dadar here to pay homage to the Bharat Ratna.

  • Maha Speaker rejects privilege motion against Shobha De

    Mumbai: In a relief for Shobha De, Maharashtra Assembly Speaker has rejected a privilege motion against the author for her remarks against mandatory screening of Marathi films in mulitplexes that had drawn the ire of Shiv Sena. An official from the state Legislature said Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagde found no relevance of De’s comments with the proceedings of the House, and thus decided to reject the motion for which Shiv Sena MLA Pratap

  • Will support AAP if 2014 Lokpal Bill tabled: Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi: Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav today said if the AAP government tables the 2014 Delhi Janlokpal Bill in the Assembly, it will not only congratulate the Arvind Kejriwal dispensation but will also join them in protest in case the Centre blocks the legislation. Yadav asked the Arvind Kejriwal dispensation what were the “compulsions” for not tabling the 2014 Janlokpal Bill.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    2014 rally case: HC denies Kejriwal exemption from appearance

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today refused to exempt Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from appearing before a magistrate court here tomorrow on a complaint lodged against him in connection with a rally last year. In March last year, the complaint was lodged against Kejriwal for holding a rally in suburban Mankhurd here without prior and requisite permissions from traffic police.

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    Suspended Maharashtra police officer discharged in model rape case

    Mumbai: Suspended Maharashtra Deputy Inspector General of Police Sunil Paraskar, accused of molesting and raping a city-based model, was today discharged by a sessions court here. “The court has discharged Paraskar from the (2014) case,” said Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat. Gharat also said that he will file an appeal in the Bombay High Court, challenging the order.

  • Forex reserves down by USD 750.2 mn to USD 351.615 bn

    Mumbai: Country’s foreign exchange reserves reduced by USD 750.2 million to USD 351.615 billion in the week to November 27, due to decline in foreign currency assets, according to RBI data. In the previous week, the reserves had fallen by USD 149.7 million to USD 352.365 billion.

  • Drought

    Central team visits Kalahandi drought-affected areas

    Bhawanipatna (Odisha):An inter-ministerial team from the Centre today visited the drought-affected areas at Bhawanipatna, Narla and Kesinga blocks in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, official sources said today. The four-member central team, led by K S Srinivasan, Joint Secretary to the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, interacted with farmers and villagers to take stock of the extent of the crisis.

  • Give free bus ride to stranded people in Chennai to return to native places: HC

    Madurai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today directed Tamil Nadu government to take steps to enable the people stranded in Chennai due to floods to go to their native places in buses free of cost. Justice V.Ramasubramanian and Justice N.Kirubakaran were hearing an oral mention made by advocates Muthukrishnan and Rajagopalan who said that people were struggling to go their native places and it had become very expensive to go

  • No pre-poll alliance with Cong in Assam: AIUDF chief Ajmal

    New Delhi: AIUDF, which has significant base in Assam’s Muslim-dominated districts, today ruled out any pre-poll alliance with Congress for the coming assembly polls but said it is open to joining hands with all secular parties after the election. Chief of All India United Democratic Front Badruddin Ajmal said he is working for a Bihar-type grand alliance (minus Congress) in Assam which may include AGP, Trinamool Congress, JD-U and a few minor regional

  • Chennai picks up pieces of life

    Chennai: Chennai city and suburbs today started picking up crumbs of life with flood waters receding in several areas but lakhs of people continued to suffer from lack of supply of essentials including water, power, milk and food items. Tragedy stuck a noted private hospital when 18 patients were said to have lost their lives when a sudden black out on Wednesday caused snapping of oxygen supply in the ICU.

  • Cut yourself a piece from the best cake shops in Mumbai

    Smooth, rich, sinful and decadent is the world of desserts. The mighty cake is the king of them all that rules the dessert dynasty by flaunting its airy, spongy, bouncy base and lathered in fresh cream. With different shapes, sizes and flavors, cakes are a favorite any time of the day. Our city has an exquisite list of places that have inculcated this king of desserts in their daily fare. And to meet your

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    RCom to sell mobile towers to Tillman, TPG to cut debt

    New Delhi: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Ltd has signed a non-binding pact to sell its cellular towers to private equity firm Tillman Global Holdings LLC and TPG Asia Inc in an estimated Rs 30,000 crore deal to pare debt. RCom, which has 43,379 towers across India, intends to use the proceeds to cut net debt by 75 per cent — from Rs 39,894 crore to under Rs 10,000 crore.

  • Vada Pav seller donates Rs 20,000 to CM Relief Fund for farmers

    Mumbai: A Vada Pav seller here has donated Rs 20,000 to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund for drought-hit farmers in Maharashtra. CM Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday praised the gesture of Mangesh Ahiwale. “In a great gesture of humanity, a Vada Pav seller Mangesh met me and contributed Rs 20,000 for the CM Relief Fund,” the CM tweeted.

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    Domestic oil explorers should boost output: Pradhan

    Jaipur: Domestic oil exploration and production (E&P) companies should adopt a radical approach to boost output and achieve energy security, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today. “For the past three years, our domestic crude production is static. A radical approach is urgently required to boost our domestic output,” Pradhan said.