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  • Notes ban: ED arrests Surat-based Kishore Bhajiawala under PMLA

    Surat: The ED today said it has arrested city-based financer Kishore Bhajiawala on money laundering charges and for allegedly using 1,000 fake IDs to illegally convert Rs 1 crore in old notes into new post demonetisation.

  • 50 top Obama officials to work for Trump administration

    Washington: About 50 top officials who have been working in outgoing US President Barack Obama’s administration will continue serving in those positions for Donald Trump’s incoming government, future White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Thursday.

  • Proud to commute sentences of 330 inmates, says Obama

    Washington: Outgoing US President Barack Obama has said that he is “proud” to cut short the sentences of as many as 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes, arguing that they deserved a second chance.

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    BJP welcomes J-K assembly resolution to bring back Kashmiri Pandits to Valley

    NewDelhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday hailed the resolution passed by the Jammu and Kashmir assembly to bring the Kashmiri Pandits back in the Valley, asserting that the decision would give legitimacy to the Kashmiri Pandits to come back to their home state.

  • Donald Trump and the US media must make up

    True to expectations, the Donald Trump presidency in the United States is starting on a stormy note. His first interaction with the media as President-elect was not the best example of cordiality. He mockingly referred to the popular TV channel CNN as ‘fake news’ and refused to take questions from a reporter of that channel. He described outgoing President Barack Obama’s much-hyped healthcare programme as a ‘disaster’ and said he would scrap it when

  • Time for Supreme Court to defuse Jallikattu rallies

    It is doubtlessly a setback to restoration of normalcy that the meeting of Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to persuade the latter to bring in an Ordinance to nullify the effect of the Supreme Court’s ban on the sport of Jallikattu has ended in a whimper. While thousands of emotionally-charged people in Tamil Nadu were waiting with hopeful anticipation for the ban to be made non-functional there is

  • UP elections: An unpredictable affair

    All parties and combinations have their own strengths and weaknesses, their own voter bases and also large numbers who will vote strategically against them. All kinds of methods will be used to win over support. In the 2014 elections it was a combination of the Modi effect and religious polarisation that did the trick for the BJP. This time round the latter will not work and the Modi effect has somewhat worn off. It

  • Hyderabad police probe rape allegations against producer Karim Morani

    Mumbai : After Bollywood producer Karim Morani was booked for rape charges on January 10, now the Hyderabad police have begun verifying the veracity of the allegations levelled against him by the Delhi-based 25-year-old woman.

  • Bombay HC okays auction of Vijay Mallya’s plane

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Service Tax Department to complete the auction process of the private luxury airbus of former liquor baron Vijay Mallya. The HC also granted a total of 10 weeks time to the department for completing the auction.

  • Bhopal: Rest assured, say RTO, traffic police; Parents unconvinced

    BHOPAL: Regional Transport Office (RTO) and traffic police have assured for strict adherence to Supreme Court guidelines regarding fitness of the school buses in Bhopal after 20 school children were killed in a road accident at Etah district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday morning.

  • Bombay HC pulls up city Collector for sealing Eros Cinema

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Thursday pulled up the Mumbai city Collector and other authorities for sealing the historic Eros theatre building and has directed it to immediately break open the seal from the premises.

  • Bhopal: Most parents feel insecure till their child is back safely from school

    BHOPAL: Over 20 school children died and three dozen were injured in a tragic road accident on Thursday morning in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh. The accident took place in Aliganj town, where a private school bus collided head-on with a speeding truck. And this is not an isolated case. We routinely hear and read about accidents involving school buses. Accidents can and do happen but the million dollar question is whether

  • Meet Priyanka Barve, Firoze Khan’s real life Anarkali

    The movie Mughal-E-Azam comes alive again in Feroz Abbas Khan’s magical musical, from Manish Malhotra’s costumes to mind boggling sets, it is a production that will take your breath away, transforming you to a bygone era. We speak to a star in the making Priyanka Barve, debuting as Anarkali, on her journey so far.

  • Bhopal: All 27 government doctors in Sehore put in their papers

    BHOPAL: All 27 doctors in Sehore have submitted their residents protesting against the misbehavior with Dr Dharmendra Singh Suman. The Bharatiya Janata Party too has issued notice to its leader and former district panchayat president Jaspal Singh Arora for misbehaving with the doctor and using abusive language. Human Rights Commission (MPHRC), responding to a memorandum submitted to it by Sehore doctors, has asked collector and superintendent of police (SP) to take legal

  • Bhopal: SC upholds cancellation of admissions of 871 dental students

    BHOPAL: The Supreme Court, on Thursday, upheld the decision of the Dental Council of India cancelling the admissions of 856 BDS students, who were admitted in private colleges of the state without appearing in any admission test.   The additional director of medical education, Dr Sashi Gandhi said that 871 students were given admissions on the basis of class 12 marks. The students from the year 2014 are under the scanner. The colleges