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    Couple held accepting Rs 1 cr ‘extortion’ from Mah IAS officer

    Mumbai: The Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) of Thane Police caught red-handed a private detective and his wife from their rented house in Dombivali while accepting Rs 1 crore “extortion money” from a suspended IAS officer, a top police official said today.

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    Kartik Purnima: Significance, legends, tithi and all you need to know

    Kartik is the eighth lunar month in the Hindu calendar which coincides with October or November in the Gregorian calendar. The fifteenth lunar day or Purnima of Kartik month is called as Kartik Purnima and is considered as one of the holiest months. It is also called as Tripuri Purnima and Tripurai Purnima. For Hindus, Kartik holds a special significance as in this month both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are worshipped. The day

  • Four NGOs booked for multi-crore toilet scam

    Patna: Cases were filed on Friday against two Bihar government officials and four NGOs for misappropriating government funds to the tune of over Rs 13.50 crore meant for construction of toilets in the state capital, a senior official said.

  • Glide bomb successfully tested, to be inducted soon

    New Delhi: The government said today that an indigenously developed light weight ‘Glide’ bomb has been successfully tested in Chandipur in Odisha, marking a major milestone in developing such weapons.

  • Poor supply set to disappoint iPhone X lovers in India

    New Delhi: As Apple introduced its much-awaited iPhone X in India on Friday, one thing was clear from the very beginning. Only a few iPhone X lovers — including those who pre-booked the device — were set to hold a unit as retailers and online players were handed over a thin supply of the Rs 89,000 device (starting price) on Day 1.

  • Ittefaq: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    A reboot of the B.R. Chopra produced, Yash Chopra directed song-less original starring Rajesh Khanna, Nanda and Iftekhar in lead roles, this Abhay Chopra (grandson of B. R Chopra) directed debut effort is a gamey make-believe thriller minus the suspense and gravitas that so endeared the original. Of course, the original too had inspiration in the 1965 Hollywood film ‘Signpost to Murder’ – so that too wasn’t an original after all.

  • Loving Vincent: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    His film-maker grand-nephew Theo van Gogh was shot and stabbed to death on an Amsterdam street by a jihadist. What about the titular post-Impressionist artist himself? This beautiful, exclusively hand-painted tribute to the great Vincent Van Gogh suggests the troubled Dutch painter was murdered. The general perception is Van Gogh died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1890 in France.

  • Ribbon: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Good intentions don’t necessarily make for great cinema even if it does infuse the narrative with sincerity and realism. Rakhi Sandilya’s effort is one such. This story of a young upwardly mobile couple grappling with an unexpected, accidental pregnancy and its long-term aftermath (that could well spell trouble for their togetherness), is a little too wayward and sometimes even contrived, to be entirely believable.

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    Kartik: Significance of the holiest Hindu month

    Kartik is the eighth month of the Hindu calendar, which usually overlaps with October or November in the Gregorian calendar. The month is considered one of the holiest months and it is believed that it is the month of awakening the soul with meditation and celebration. Observing fasts in the month is glorified in the Puranas. Padma Purana describes Kartik month as Krishna’s favourite month. People observe fast in this month to discard

  • Dina Wadia fought a long legal battle for Jinnah House

    Mumbai: The seafront bungalow on Malabar Hill built by Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah was at the centre of a prolonged battle between his daughter Dina Wadia and the Indian government.

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    India Street Bazaar comes to Mumbai this weekend

    To mark India’s 70 years of Independence Mumbai’s Artisans gallery is hosting ‘India Street Bazaar’, a touring exhibition from Scotland that compares Scotland’s textile industry and India’s thriving crafts. The design exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of events exploring slow fashion and design collaboration. The project is named after India Street, where a nineteenth-century factory in the West of Scotland which was once the biggest producer of Turkey Red fabrics

  • Udbhavam: Mythic deliberations

    What: ‘Udbhavam’, mythic deliberations is an exhibition of recent paintings by well-known artist Arpitha Reddy. There are 28 exquisite communicative paintings displayed here. Governor of Maharashtra, C. Vidyasagar Rao, will be inaugurating the exhibition. Eminent artist from Mumbai Prabhakar Kolte will be the chief guest for the occasion. Arpitha Reddy is a unique and remarkable artist. When voices of rootlessness have become uncomfortable realities of life; she chooses to delve

  • Sex scandals that shocked Bollywood: Shahid-Kareena, Bipasha-Amar Singh, and others

    Bollywood is glamorous and glittery from outside. But, the inner world of the industry has some dark secrets. And one of the secrets is casting couch. Many actors and actresses have spoken openly about it and shared their experiences. If we go deep inside the internet, a number of scandals and secrets will come to that fore, which will put you in great shock. From Bipasha Basu to Shiney Ahuja and Shahid-Kareena,

  • New Amfi chief sees industry clipping at 20-25% CAGR till 2020

    Mumbai: Veteran banker and bond market specialist NS Venkatesh, who took over as the Amfi chief late last month, expects the industry to continue to grow at a compounded annual rate of 20-25 per cent over the next three  years given the deepening financialisation of the economy.