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  • Drive to stop child begging launched

    Ujjain: District Woman Empowerment Department has launched a drive to curb the menace of child begging from the city. The department has constituted a joint team of 11 members and launched the drive on Monday. The team includes Child Protection officer Ritesh Baghel, Chetna Mogia of Special Juvenile Police Unit. They visited Mahakal Mandir, Harsiddhi, Mangalnath, Chintaman Ganesh and Kaal Bhairav Mandir area. The team found 4 girls and a boy from

  • DMK seeks to rebuild bridges with Congress

    Chennai : Proving right that elections make strange bedfellows, ahead of next year’s Assembly polls, the DMK in Tamil Nadu is keen on patching up with the Congress more than a year after the two parties parted bitterly, ending a decade-long political alliance.

  • Govt to explore foreign models on CBFC revamp

    New Delhi : As it plans a complete revamp of the way the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) works, the Information and Broadcasting ministry is also planning to explore the models that are followed in other countries like the US.

  • BMC to re-examine allotment of plots to Metro in special meet

    Mumbai : While the improvements committee was supposed to decide the fate of 17 plots in prime locations of the city to be leased out to Metro, it has put the discussion on hold and decided to conclude the issue in a special meeting of officials from the BMC, the MMRC and corporators in January.

  • New contagious form of cancer discovered

    Melbourne : Contagious cancers may not be as rare as thought, say scientists who have discovered a second transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils – small dog-sized ferocious carnivores found in the Australian island state of Tasmania, reports PTI.

  • Police invoke MCOCA against gangster Ashwin Naik

    Mumbai : The Dadar Police on Tuesday levelled Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA) charges against the wheelchair-bound gangster Ashwin Naik and eight of his accompolices who were arrested last week for allegedly extorting Rs 50 lakh from a city-based builder.

  • India likely to grow at 7-7.5% in 2016, says Kaushik Basu

    “Roughly it is in a ballpark of the kind of figure. We (World Bank) have given over 7 per cent or somewhere between 7 and 7.5 per cent which no matter whether the top-end of it or bottom end of it. ,”     Kaushik Basu / World Bank Chief economist (more…)

  • A panic button for women in distress!

    New Delhi: For women in distress, police help will soon be available with just the press of a finger on their phone as Union minister Maneka Gandhi has managed to get mobile phone companies on board for providing panic buttons in handsets by March next year that will send emergency alerts.

  • Congress Darshan Article – Blasphemous indeed!

    This is sheer sacrilege, isn’t it? A rather strong critique of the Nehru-Gandhi family in a journal published by the Congress Party in Mumbai has hugely embarrassed the Gandhis, resulting in the summary dismissal of the editor. The Mumbai Congress Chief, Sanjay Nirupam, has himself come under attack following the controversy, with his rivals in the party demanding his removal.

  • 1 dead, 8 hurt in Bhiwandi bldg collapse

    Mumbai : A two storey dilapidated building collapsed in Bhiwandi township’s Tandel Mohalla, killing one and leaving eight people injured. The incident happened around 5 am when all the family members were asleep.

  • Fast-track rape cases, urge parents of Nirbhaya

    New Delhi: The parents of the December 16 gang-rape victim, who on December 29, 2012 died at a hospital in a Singapore hospital where she had been airlifted for specialised treatment, said on Tuesday that rape cases must be fast-tracked, and rapists be executed for the rarest of rare crimes.

  • Bow (L)ed To Defeat

    Aussies thump Windies by 177 runs to claim series

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Distressed Indians in Saudi: Swaraj gets embassy report

    New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said she has received a report from the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia about some distressed nationals in Dubai who spent more than a fortnight in a bus after being duped by a placement agency.

  • Soon, free Wi-Fi at BKC for 30 mins

    Mumbai : By mid-2016, when you walk into the plush business district at Bandra-Kurla Complex, you will be able to access high speed Internet via Wi-Fi hotspots. This feature is part of the ‘Smart BKC’ project of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

  • Arun Jaitley

    Many sovereign funds keen to join NIIF: Jaitley

    New Delhi : Following the first meeting of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said proposals of participation, including by major sovereign funds across the world, were being considered for forming the corpus of the Rs.40,000-crore fund.

  • Seaweed capsule may help diabetics lead needle-free life

    Tokyo : Scientists have developed a novel capsule made from seaweed extract for preserving insulin-producing pancreatic cells, offering hope to diabetic patients to lead a needle-free life, says PTI.

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