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    Mumbai Police officers to be specially trained to fight cyber crime

    Mumbai: Mumbai police have taken a power-packed initiative to train its officers to deal the burgeoning threat of digital crime. A senior officer told the Free Press Journal that this training will help officers to ‘expedite the detection of cyber crimes’ and ‘enhance the conviction rate.’

  • Bhopal: Chouhan govt doing nothing for tribals, says Uike

    Despite Central government pumping in lots of money to improve socio-economic status, tribals in Chhindwara and Hoshangabad are still devoid of schools, clothes and food, said National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) vice-president Anusuiya Uike on Friday. She was speaking to reporters in the city after a three day tour of the state, especially the tribal dominated areas. The NCST team comprised of national president Nand Kumar Sai, Uike, state president and

  • Bhopal: Post GST, state revenue tumbles 43%

    Bhopal: The Central Government might be singing paeans to the GST but the fact is that the new tax regime has come as nothing short of a catastrophe for both the Central and the state governments.

  • Mumbai: Bengaluru DJ murdered in Kashimira

    Bhayandar: Playing the role of a mediator to intervene a quarrel between inebriated friends cost a 26-year old youth his life during the wee hours on Friday. The deceased, who has been identified as Novesh Bhujanga Shetty (26), was employed as a DJ at a hotel in Bengaluru and had come to celebrate Diwali with his parents who stayed in the Anand Nagar area of Dahisar (east).

  • Mumbai: Garib Nagar slum-dwellers allege high handedness by BMC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) undertook a demolition drive at Behrampada Garib Nagar slum area on Thursday, which led to a major fire. Slum dwellers alleged that the civic corporation started the demolition of their shanties before the completion of two days’ notice period given to them to vacate their houses.

  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath fire-fights on Taj Mahal issue

    It is a matter of some relief that better sense has prevailed on the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought to undo the damage caused on the Taj Mahal issue by the non-inclusion of the world-famous monument in the State government’s list of tourist attractions and by some obnoxious statements by a party legislator Sangeet Som. Not only has Adityanath visited what is one of the world’s seven top

  • Judicial activism fuels a fresh tussle

    The judicial activism debate has a tendency to re-surface time and again with no solution to the conundrum. The latest salvo has been fired on behalf of the Centre by its new attorney-general, K.K. Venugopal, who said in a charged debate in the Supreme Court on Thursday that the top court has acquired vast powers and that it has become the  “world’s most powerful court.”

  • Gauri Lankesh echo in Malta scribe killing

    It could have been the murder of Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore all over again. Lankesh had won the Anna Politovskaya award for speaking out against right-wing Hindu extremism, championing women’s rights and opposing caste-based discrimination.

  • Hinduism and the challenge of Hindu Rashtra

    Around 2,000 Dalits in Gujarat recently abandoned Hinduism. Former UP Chief Minister and head of the Dalit-centered Bahujan Samaj Party, Mayawati has said that she will leave Hinduism and embrace Buddhism if the atrocities on the Dalits did not cease. The immediate outburst may be due to her declining political fortunes. But the social environment for the outburst is created by the anti-people policies followed by the Modi Government. For example, the

  • Mumbai: Self-test to check if one is a ‘paedophilic’

    Mumbai: Now, one can self-test if he/she has the symptoms of a “paedophilic”, merely by going through an online assessment. This test will not only ascertain if one is paedophilic but also help one cure it by providing counselling as well as clinical solutions.

  • Mumbai: Private college students preferred for PG medical admissions

    Mumbai: The head of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has written a letter to the state government expressing his concerns over the Government Resolution (GR) that allows bonded candidates to appear for Post Graduate (PG) courses.

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    Can’t force patriotism, says Vidya Balan on national anthem in theatres

    New Delhi: Actor Vidya Balan today voiced her opinion on the controversy over playing the national anthem in theatres, saying patriotism cannot be forced. “I don’t think the national anthem should be played before the films. You are not in school where you start the day with the national anthem,” said Balan, while speaking at an event here.

  • Mumbai: Man harassed, threatened by cops because of broken car plate number

    Mumbai: An entrepreneur, Jayneel Sheth (35), has submitted a complaint to Datta Padsalgikar, Mumbai Police Commissioner, and Amitesh Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Traffic Police, seeking action against errant traffic officials for harassing him and his family. He said they coaxed him to give a bribe since their car number plate was broken.

  • Supreme Court nod to new norms for worship at Ujjain temple

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday gave its nod to new norms for worship at the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, directing temple authorities to use only RO (Reverse Osmosis) water for ‘jal abhishek’ of the Shiva lingam.

  • Mumbai University postpones semester examinations for students of PG courses

    Mumbai: Students studying post graduate (PG) courses affiliated to the Mumbai University (MU) are now relieved as their first semester examinations are postponed by almost one month. This move has come after principals, teachers and students raised their concerns about the lack of time for preparation as the examinations were scheduled for the first week of November.

  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to play peace maker in ‘Ram Temple’ dispute in Ayodhya

    New Delhi/Ayodhya: In an interesting development in the run up to the general elections, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation, has reportedly been approached by members of the two feuding groups — the Nirmohi Akhada and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board — to play the peacemaker in the simmering Ram Mandir dispute.

  • Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain

    Barcelona: Catalan lawmakers on Friday voted to declare independence from Spain, as Madrid vowed to “restore legality” and quash the region’s secessionist bid. Within 40 minutes of the regional parliament in Barcelona passing a resolution to “declare Catalonia an independent state in the form of a republic”, the Spanish Prime Minister responded, imposing direct rule on the region.  He also urged “all Spani-ards to remain calm”. ‘‘The rule of law will restore