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    BMC passes interim open spaces policy, activists oppose

    Mumbai: The general body of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has passed an interim policy for the city’s open spaces, allowing citizen groups, NGOs and private organisations to maintain the city’s open spaces for eleven months.

  • Lucknow to get first woman mayor in 100 years

    Lucknow: Breaking the glass ceiling, the city of Nawabs, Lucknow, will create history on Sunday by electing its first-ever woman mayor in 100 years. All the parties have fielded female candidates after the Lucknow mayoral seat was reserved for women.

  • 184 killed in militant attack on Egypt mosque

    Cairo: At least 184 worshippers were killed and 125 others injured when militants struck a mosque during Friday prayers in Egypt’s restive North Sinai region, in the deadliest terror attack in the country.

  • Vasco da Gama-Patna Express derailment: 3 dead, Yogi announce compensation

    New Delhi/Allahabad/Bhubaneswar: At least three passengers were killed and seven others injured after 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express jumped the track on Friday near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh. In another incident, 14 wagons of a goods train loaded with coal derailed in Odisha’s Khurda Road.

  • India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1: India lose KL Rahul early, finish at 11/1; trail by 194 runs

    Nagpur: India lost opener Lokesh Rahul to end the opening day of the second cricket Test at 11/1 after bowling out Sri Lanka for 205 in the final session at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium here on Friday. Opener Murali Vijay (2 not out) and No.3 Cheteshwar Pujara (2 not out) were at the crease when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day.

  • Drop in career did not affect me, says Vivek Oberoi

    New Delhi: Vivek Oberoi ventured into Hindi filmdom with “Company” and featured in films like “Saathiya”, “Omkara” and “Yuva”, followed by a dull period in his career with movies like “Kyun…! Ho Gaya Na” and ” Kisna”. The actor says it did not bog him down as he treated the moment as part of a roller-coaster ride.

  • Huma Qureshi meets Indian woman’s team captain Mithali Raj

    While cricket has been a religion in India, the sport has often been associated with only men in the country. However, slowly breaking myths and stereotypes, the Indian women’s cricket team is gaining fame and so is their captain Mithali Raj. In fact, Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi, who is a big fan of the sport, recently fulfilled her wish when she met the captain of the

  • Helicopter Crash in Mumbai

    Hyderabad: Kiran trainer aircraft of Indian Air Force crashes; woman pilot safe

    Hyderabad: A woman trainee pilot of Indian Air Force (IAF) ejected safely as an aircraft on a routine training mission crashed near here on Friday, officials said. The crash occurred few minutes after the IAF Kiran aircraft took off from Air Force Station, Hakimpet on the city outskirts.

  • Amarinder Singh writes to Arun Jaitley on GST on food preparations

    Chandigarh: Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has written to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking immediate withdrawal of 5 per cent GST on food stuff in containers intended for free distribution to the economically weaker sections of the society.

  • Only Ram temple, nothing else at disputed site in Ayodhya, says Mohan Bhagwat

    Udupi (K’taka): RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today made a strong pitch for building the Ram Temple on the disputed site at Ayodhya, saying only the mandir would come up there and not any other structure. Addressing the “Dharma Sansad”, a congregation of 2,000 Hindu saints, mutt heads and VHP leaders from across the country at this small temple town here, he said there should be no ambiguity that Ram