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    Trump to unveil plan for combating IS

    Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is slated to lay out his strategy on Monday for defeating the Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist organisations.

  • Usain Bolt creates athletics history at Rio Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: Star Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt wrote his name in the history books, winning his third consecutive Olympic title in the men’s 100 metre event at the Rio Games here.

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    PM Modi greets nation on Independence Day

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of 70th Independence Day, just ahead of his third address to the nation from the historic Red Fort.

  • Mahad bridge mishap: SUV found with 2 bodies; toll now 28

    Mumbai: The joint operation of naval divers and NDRF team on Sunday extricated the wreckage of commercial SUV Tavera, with two bodies trapped inside, that went missing after the Britishera Mumbai-Goa bridge collapsed due to heavy downpour during predawn hours of Aug 03.

  • Agents used code words to conceal Hiranandani kidney racket

    Mumbai: The agents involved in Powaibased Hiranandani Hospital’s organ harvesting racket used codified languages to conceal their tortuous acts, said sources. Most of the code words are being commonly used like ‘rajma, delivery boy, chef, cooking food, grocer, etc’.

  • Harassed by wife, Kandivali man commits suicide

    Mumbai: A 27 year old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence following harassment from his wife and her relatives. The deceased has been identified as Nagsen Waghmare, who worked in a private company at Kandivali. A case of abetment of suicide has been registered by the father of the deceased, Sandipan, who alleged in his FIR that Waghmare was regularly harassed by his wife, who is a school teacher. The case has been registered

  • SGNP land poses problem for Virar-Alibaug multi modal corridor

    Mumbai: Four years after the Virar-Alibaug multi modal corridor was approved by  Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the project is in limbo on account of problems in acquiring forest land from Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Borivali.

  • Ministers asked to inaugurate projects as a formality: Prabhu

    Mumbai: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government as the most transparent one, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said agreements are made first and ministers as a formality are asked to inaugurate projects.

  • Send Pakistan envoy back to Islamabad in 24 hrs: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Following Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit’s provoking statement on Kashmir, the Shiv Sena on Sunday asserted that the former should be sent back to Islamabad within 24 hours.

  • Devendra Fadnavis buys veggies from weekly market

    Mumbai: It was an amusing scene at forecourt of Vidhan Bhavan here on Sunday with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis haggling with sellers at Sant Shiromani Shri Savta Mali Athavda Bazar that he inaugurated earlier in the morning.

  • ‘Take action to curb crime against kids, women’

    Thane: Voicing concern over the increasing cases of atrocities on women and children, Legislative Council Deputy Chairman Manikrao Thakre on Sunday said the government will be asked to take stern measures to curb such incidents.

  • Bombay HC imposes Rs 25K fine on woman for filing ‘frivolous’ PIL

    Mumbai: Observing that people should not rush to courts to file cases in profusion under the garb of public interest, the Bombay High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 25000 on a woman for filing a “frivolous” public interest litigation which espouses private interests.

  • Local Crime Branch cops feted for remarkable probe

    Bhayandar: A team of personnel attached to the Local Crime Branch (LCB) unit of the Thane (rural) police were felicitated on Friday by SP Dr Mahesh Patil for their exemplary feat in cracking two crucial  cases in the Mira Road division including the sensational murder of a 20-year-old collegian in Bhayandar (east).

  • Lama begs to pay court fine after petition against Mohenjo Daro

    Mumbai: In a jaw-dropping incident in the city, Akashaditya Lama, a small-time Bollywood director has hit the streets to collect Rs 1.5 lakh by begging from people and ironically from beggars, just to pay the hefty fine being slapped by Bombay High Court.

  • Retired teacher earns PhD at the age of 85

    Mumbai: The quest for knowledge has no age limit and Dhule-born Prakash Bandre, who earned his PhD at the age of 85, is a testimony to the fact. Bandre, who was a school teacher, recently received his doctorate from the North Maharashtra University and is probably the oldest person in the country to achieve a doctorate degree.

  • ‘Doctors should be freed from verifying documents of transplants’

    Mumbai: The recent arrest of five doctors from Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai has sent shock waves in the medical fraternity of the city. Doctors are up in arms against the rules that govern transplant surgery which hold them responsible for verifying the documents related to the case. Upset over these arrests, several medical associations have even approached the state government and have demanded a change in these rules so that doctors do

  • Islamic preacher held in Kerala for alleged ISIS links

    Mumbai: Islamic preacher Mohd Hanif, who was arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch late night on Friday from Kerala for his alleged ISIS links, was brought to Mumbai and produced before a local court that has sent him to police custody till August 20. Hanif, who hails from Kambalakkad in Wayanad, is accused of radicalising 11 of the 21 persons from Kerala who have gone missing and are suspected to have joined the IS.

  • Kidney transplants will continue minus paperwork: Doctors

    Mumbai: Doctors associated with organ transplants have said that they will not stop carrying out these surgeries but will not be associated with any part of the activity that requires them to verify documents related with the case.