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  • Mumbai: Justice to Kopardi rape & murder victim, else future rallies will be violent, says Father

    Mumbai: Participants of Wednesday’s silent rally were permitted to speak only to the media. Walking with determination to get their message across to maximum number of people, the Marathas feel there are a lot of misconceptions of their identity. Majority of the community is poor and is forced to work as labour because they do not benefit unlike the OBC members. Moreover, members of their community suffer and usually it

  • Chinese threats must be taken seriously

    China’s belligerence in the wake of the standoff between the Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam on the China-Bhutan-India tri-junction has tended to go too far. Its latest missive, while rejecting India’s suggestion for a simultaneous withdrawal of troops to end the standoff wondering what New Delhi would do if it (Chinese troops) “enter” Kalapani region in Uttarakhand or Kashmir is extremely high-handed. For 50 days that the standoff has been on

  • Maharashtra, RERA, MahaRERA, buyers, allottees, agents, RERA experts

    Bhopal: Ban registry: Rera V-C; not done, asserts PS

    Bhopal: Within a few months of its constitution, the state Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) seems to be on a confrontation course with the government.

  • Over-hyped Patel win, but whither party?

    The pot-boiler win by Congress heavyweight and party president Sonia Gandhi’s prime protégé Ahmed Patel, trouncing the BJP nominee by half a vote after the Election Commission (EC) declared two BJP votes invalid because the candidates had shown their ballot papers to BJP chief Amit Shah is good news for Congress after a long time. The hype that media created around the contest had raised it to the level of a highly

  • Legalise work permits for immigrants

    Hatred against immigrants is not peculiar to India alone. But it is at its peak when economic conditions are harsh, and a local population looks unkindly at people who are perceived to be snatching away jobs from locals. Moreover, the shrill cry against immigrants is a surefire way of winning political support.

  • Centre must tread warily on Kashmir

    With the separatists unmasked by revelations of funding received by them from across the border and media exposes on the huge wealth most Hurriyat leaders amassed while paying mere lip service to the cause of the Kashmiri people, gradually the tide is turning in Kashmir. This could well be reversed if the Centre commits the folly of serving to the people an issue to fight for, shoulder to shoulder with the separatists

  • Saira Banu on Dilip Kumar’s discharge: This has been a miracle

    Mumbai: Terming the whole ordeal as a ‘nightmare’, wife and veteran actor Saira Banu says Dilip Kumar’s discharge from Lilavati Hospital is nothing less than a miracle. “It seemed like a nightmare. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to God. This has been a miracle. The doctors, nurses and fans have all made this possible. I am so excited that I cannot even speak. I am thankful to all of

  • Maratha Protests: Security up, medical help provided to needy marchers

    Mumbai: The Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai on Wednesday went largely smoothly with heavy bandobast on the roads, efficient handling of rail traffic and medical attention to ailing protestors. In a bid to ensure the smooth movement of traffic in the city several diversions were made by the traffic police and a few arterial roads were blocked. Since a large number of people were expected to participate in the rally,

  • Dead languages can also come alive!

    New Delhi: It was perhaps Shakespeare’s fault. In his play Julius Caesar, a conspirator, reporting the intention of a likely sympathiser, admits he could not understand him as “it was Greek to me”. Some genius later added Latin to the phrase and these two significant languages began to be dismissed as archaic and obscure. But are they?

  • Kerala HC quashes civic body order against Dileep’s multiplex

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court today quashed an order of a local body directing closure of a multiplex owned by Malayalam film actor Dileep for allegedly using high-power generator without necessary licence. Allowing a petition by Dileep’s brother, Justice K Vinod Chandran held that the Municipal Council of Chalakudy in Thrissur district had no authority to pass the order directing closure of the “D Cinemaas”.

  • Maratha Protests: Quota must for GenNext, say participant-protesters

    Mumbai: A horde of people commenced marching from Wednesday morning onwards towards Azad Maidan, saffronising Mumbai as marchers came together at different points to Byculla, the starting point of the rally. Participants had come with high hopes, as the seat of the state power is in Mantralaya, Mumbai. Hoping to hear something positive on getting reservations for Marathas, rally participants told their stories of struggle as compared to the communities

  • Maratha Kranti Morcha: Maharashtra government backs quota, sets no deadline

    Mumbai: The Marathas have sent out a loud message to the government with a massive silent march attended by several lakh protestors. In the short-term, though, the men, women and children went back with a bunch of assurances from the Fadnavis regime.

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    Marathas take Mumbai by storm

    Mumbai: The massive Maratha rally in the city ended on a positive note but without any concrete assurance on reservation in jobs and educational seats, the major demand of the community. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, however, made several announcements benefiting the Maratha students and informed a visiting delegation that efforts for handing out stringent punishment to culprits in the Kopardi rape have been taken up by his government.

  • Ahmed Patel’s dramatic win: Lessons for Congress and BJP

    Gandhinagar: What was supposed to be a political coup by Amit Shah in his home turf Gujarat ironically turned into a massive morale booster for the Congress when Ahmed Patel, political advisor to AICC president Mrs Sonia Gandhi, pulled off a stunning victory in the Rajya Sabha elections.

  • Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj

    Idea of Good Governance

    Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.. Laurence Sterne A statement that’s heard nowadays very often in conversations about any political issue is: “Governemnt has no right to enforce morality on other people.” Isn’t it ironical that one section of society keeps on saying that something is immoral, and the other side will claim that it doesn’t matter, that the government should not be in the business of

  • Prime Minister Modi wants azadi from garibi, bhrashtachar & berojgari !

    New Delhi : During a special Monsoon session and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the historic Quit India Movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed members of the Lok Sabha. In his 20-min speech, Modi recalled the extraordinary sacrifice of the freedom fighters in making successful the Quit India Movement of 1942, which started from Mumbai against the British Colonial rule in India. Modi called upon all the political parties

  • Shehbaz Sharif set to replace Nawaz as PML-N chief

    The formal decision would be taken later this week in Lahore in meeting of the PML-N. Though Nawaz still holds sole authority to appoint anyone to any post but he consults party before major decisions.

  • BJP, CPI(M) trying to flare up unrest in Darjeeling: Mamata Banerjee

    Midnapore (WB) : The indefinite shutdown in the hills Darjeeling is on for a straight 56 days over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state, which is being spearheaded by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. While, there’s no quick solution in sight, political parties, nevertheless have been mudslinging over the issue. West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has accused opposition BJP and CPI(M) of trying to flare up unrest in the Darjeeling hills and

  • Car rams into soldiers outside Paris, 6 injured

    Paris : French police launched a manhunt today after a car rammed into soldiers near their barracks outside Paris, injuring six people, two of them seriously.

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