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  • Bangladeshi forces close in on militant hideout in Dhaka

    Dhaka: Bangladesh’s elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) early on Tuesday cordoned off a building here in the capital, where suspected militants were holed up, a media report said.

  • Nuclear Crises: Donald Trump talks with South Korean, German leaders about North Korea

    Washington, The White House said that US President Donald Trump talked with South Korean and German leaders over phone on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. The White House on Monday said Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to use “all means at their disposal” to maximize pressure on North Korea, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Mumbai: End of the line for ‘One Rupee Clinics’

    Mumbai: Just as people had begun lining up at the One Rupee Clinics at various Central Railway stations, these are likely to meet an untimely death. The conflict between various authorities has resulted in this drastic move of closure of clinics, which has proved beneficial for Mumbaikars, especially the poor and needy,

  • BRICS Summit, a chance to expose Pakistan again: Congress

    New Delhi: Congress leader Meem Afzal believes that an important step has been taken against exposing terrorism in Pakistan in the BRICS Summit today after a joint declaration condemned terrorism and included Pakistan-based terrorist organizations in it. “It will be an important step if the five nations sign on the resolution and work towards it. There is a chance to expose Pakistan again,” he told ANI.

  • Now, nothing to obstruct your view from Kamla Nehru Park

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) wants to restrict the height of high-rise buildings up to 21.35 metre for all upcoming projects so as to preserve the panoramic view of Mumbai Backbay and Marine Drive from Kamla Nehru Park situated at Malabar Hill.

  • Rahul Gandhi to visit Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will make a one-day visit to Nanded and Parabhani in Marathwada, on September 8. These districts have recorded highest number of farmer suicides since January 2017. He will hold a ‘Sangharsh Rally’ at Parbhani where he is likely to target the NDA government at centre and state for the anti-farmers’ policy.

  • Happy Teacher’s Day: Google marks the day with its doodle

    New Delhi: Google Doodle has turned its logo into a colourful virtual classroom to celebrate Teacher’s Day today. The ‘g’ in the centre of the Google logo appears to be a teacher while the other alphabets look like attentive students. In the background, there’s a slideshow of different subjects such as mathematics, music, geography, science, environmental studies and so on.

  • Mumbai: Domestic help hangs self in Andheri

    Mumbai: A 21-year-old domestic help allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his servant quarters in Andheri recently. The deceased, who was from Uttar Pradesh, was identified as Bablu Ramprasad Paswan. His elder brother had got him the job with the Agarwal family in Lokhandwala two months, said police.

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    Mumbai: MBMC election losers take winners to court

    Bhayandar: Around 15 candidates who lost the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) polls have knocked on the doors of the judiciary by filing election petitions citing issues like incomplete submissions, intimidation, incorrect declaration of assets and criminal cases against the winners.

  • Mumbai University initiates Online Grievance Redressal portal for results

    MUMBAI: The Mumbai University has set up an online grievance redressal portal for results. The university has started a website for students who have doubts or complaints regarding their results where students can submit their queries regarding the online process, on priority basis and the university will try to resolve student’s grievances. “More than 500 complaints in the disposal of commerce course have been resolved. In addition, the university will strive to

  • Swiss President Doris Leuthard is ready to be mediator to resolve N Korean nuclear crisis

    London: Swiss Confederation President Doris Leuthard has said that Switzerland is ready to be the mediator to help resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Leuthard said that Swiss troops were deployed on the demarcation zone between South Korea and North Korea and the country had a long history of neutral diplomacy, the Independent reported.

  • Unable to switch subjects, FYJC students are in a fix

    Mumbai: Students opting for First Year Junior College (FYJC) admissions are in a fix since they have been denied the option of changing subjects. Once students have been allotted a seat in the first preferred college, they can’t cancel their admissions which takes away their option of selecting subjects or switching streams.

  • Maharashtra: Eknath Khadse suffers legal setback in DA case

    Mumbai: In a jolt to former revenue minister Eknath Khadse, the Bombay High Court on Monday rejected his plea seeking dismissal of the petition filed by activist Anjali Damania and five others against him accusing him of amassing disproportionate wealth.

  • South Korea warns North Korea: Navy holds major live-fire drills

    Seoul, South Korea’s navy held major live- fire drills today to warn the North against any provocations at sea, it said, two days after Pyongyang’s biggest nuclear test to date. The drills, conducted in the East Sea (Sea of Japan), involved the 2,500-tonne frigate Gangwon, a 1,000-tonne patrol ship and 400-tonne guided-missile vessels, among others, the Navy said in a statement.

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    With eye on Assembly polls, Shiv Sena looks to strengthen organisation

    Mumbai: With an eye on the 2019 assembly polls, the Shiv Sena has decided to look inwards and strengthen the party from the grassroots. The party will hold meetings with Shiv Sainiks in the forthcoming days across the state. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, while addressing party leaders and sampark pramukhs, warned that if they would be sacked from the organisation if they failed to perform.

  • Teachers Day 2017: Tv celeb thankful to their teacher’s contribution!

    In India Teacher’s Day is celebrated on 5th of September as a tribute to the contribution made by the teachers towards the community. Since 1962 the day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, a great teacher and a staunch believer of education, known for his contribution towards the education system of India.

  • US must walk the talk on North Korea

    It is disheartening that North Korea is refusing to see reason. Its successful testing of a hydrogen bomb meant to be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile is a challenge to the US and the world at large close on the heels of its audacious flying of a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload over Japan. Clearly, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has gone berserk and is ready to put the

  • Indian diplomacy wins at BRICS

    It is a measure of India’s growing clout and acceptability among nations that the declaration adopted at the BRICS summit in Xiamen on Monday has explicitly named Pakistan-based terror groups Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed and called for joint BRICS action against terrorism. Clearly, this is a major victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India and a huge setback for Pakistan which has been persistently refusing to accept that these are terrorist organizations. India has

  • Decide Peter Mukherjea’s plea afresh, Bombay High Court to special court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the special court to decide afresh the plea of former media baron Peter Mukherjea, who has sought copies of the diaries maintained by Khar police officers. He had sought diaries of officers, who arrested accused turned approver Shyamvar Rai, in the Arms Act case in 2015.