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  • Make 2,700 in solid waste dept permanent, Bombay HC tells civic body

    Mumbai: Upholding the decision of the Industrial Tribunal, the Bombay High Court has directed the Birhanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to treat 2,700 employees, working in the civic body’s Solid Waste Management department, as permanent staffers. The HC has also directed the BMC to extend the benefits and status of permanent workers to these employees ‘retrospectively’ from the date of completion of 240 days of service from their dates of joining.

  • British councils secretly spied on public for 5 years

    London: British councils conduced mass covert surveillance on citizens over the course of five years for crimes ranging from dog fouling to pigeon feeding, the media reported.

  • ‘Dangal’ Box-office collection: film crosses Rs 100 crore mark in opening weekend

    Mumbai: The festive season is truly celebratory for the “Dangal” team as the Aamir Khan starrer sports drama, which released two days ahead of Christmas, surpassed the Rs 100 crore mark on its opening weekend at the box office. According to its makers, the film also registered the “biggest single day collections ever in India” on Sunday.

  • Bangladesh lose to New Zealand by 77 runs in first ODI

    Christchurch,  Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round performance (59, 3/69) went in vain as Bangladesh went down to New Zealand by 77 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match cricket rubber at the Hagley Oval here on Monday.

  • Thank you for your music: B-Town pays tribute to George Michael

    London: George Michael, who gave the music world evergreen tracks like “Last Christmas” and “Careless whisper”, may have left the world but his work will always keep his spirit alive in the heart of his fans, say Indian film celebrities, many of whom grew up listening to the singer-songwriter’s famous tunes.

  • In Pictures: Ravi Dubey’s birthday bash!

    Ravi Dubey’s birthday bash was a rocking affair at Versova in Mumbai. Ravi celebrated his birthday with a big bang with all his friends and almost the entire TV industry being present to shower their joyful blessings on him and be a part of the cheerful party.

  • Now wolverine-style self-healing, stretchable material

    Los Angeles: Scientists have developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive material that can be electrically activated to power artificial muscles and used to improve batteries, electronic devices and robots.

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    New passport rules cut out the red tape

    Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj deserves appreciation for the humane manner in which she has been handling her responsibilities. Her concern and reaching out to Indians in distress abroad has set a high benchmark for service. It is therefore no surprise that she has sought to streamline, liberalise and ease the process of issue of passports in a manner which has become her trademark. She has, on the basis of a committee’s recommendations,

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    Shivaji memorial– appeasement politics

    The Maharashtra BJP has, apparently, succeeded in its efforts to appropriate the credit for the Shivaji Maharaj Memorial which at 192 metres is slated to be the tallest monument in the world to be built at an astronomical cost of Rs 3,600 crore. The memorial, planned to be built in the middle of the Arabian Sea, off Mumbai’s coast will be a showpiece for the Fadnavis government in Maharashtra and will give the BJP