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    Indore: Energy conservation inevitable for sustainable development

    Indore: An interactive session over “solar chai” on “Learning to conserve energy for sustainable development” was organised at Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development on National Energy Conservation Day on Thursday.

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    Rajkummar Rao bags IFFM’s Asia Rising star award

    New Delhi: Actor Rajkummar Rao, who has been on an award-winning spree, has added another trophy to his shelf by bagging the Variety Asia Rising star honour at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFMIFFM) in Macau.

  • Mumbai: Govandi police play Santa, to bring cheer to Ghodeshwar family

    Mumbai: In a rather moving gesture, Govandi police played Santa Claus to the family of Sharda Ghodeshwar (45) by donating Rs 17000 to them. Ghodeshwar was killed after a Gulmohar tree fell on her while she was sitting on a bench near Diamond Garden at Chembur on December 7.

  • Mumbai: Five-day-old baby abandoned near public lavatory at Govandi

    Mumbai: A five-day-old baby boy was found abandoned near a public lavatory at Govandi on Thursday late night. The baby was found near a public toilet at Service Ghatkopar-Mankhurd link road. The infant was wrapped in a cloth and left behind by an unknown person. Kaushalya Awhad (45) who was passing by the area spotted the child. She immediately made a phone call to the Deonar police who reached the spot immediately

  • US: Republicans release final bill on tax reform plan

    Washington: US Republicans from both houses of Congress have revealed their joint bill for the biggest overhaul of the country’s tax system in 30 years. The plan brings the US corporate tax rate down to 21 per cent from the current 35 per cent. The top individual income tax drops to 37 per cent from 39.6 per cent.

  • Mumbai: Abortion gone wrong, family moves court

    Mumbai: A tragedy has occurred in the life of 26-year-old Deepa Yashwant, who remembers having aborted her child in June at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, (Sion).  However, on December 11, Deepa gave birth at Nair Hospital to her third child, whom they named ‘Magic’. Since the boy survived a medical abortion, the family thought it the most befitting to name him ‘Magic’.

  • I have your back 100 per cent, Trump tells FBI

    Washington, US President Donald Trump has said he supports the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “100 per cent”, less than an hour after criticising the agency. During a speech at the FBI National Academy’s graduation in Virginia, Trump heaped praise on the agency, saying it was full of “great people”, BBC reported on Friday.

  • South Mumbai building collapse: 3 dead, 1 still missing as roof slab collapses in Zaveri Bazaar

    Mumbai: The roof slab of a five storeyed Maharashtra Housing Development Authority (MHADA) building named Shimpi Chawl at Zaveri Bazaar collapsed on Friday afternoon at 1.30 pm. According to Mahesh Narvekar, Chief of Mumbai Disaster Management cell after the slab collapse incident reported the fire brigades immediately rushed to the spot.

  • Narendra Modi-Rahul Gandhi

    What poll result would mean for Modi & Rahul

    Exit polls released by various news organisations and survey agencies on Thursday after the second phase of elections in Gujarat came to an end have indicated that the BJP is likely to retain power for the sixth consecutive term. In Himachal Pradesh, exit polls have predicted a clear win for the BJP where the party will wrest power from the Congress. If the exit poll predictions come true when actual results are

  • Bhopal: Tribal art, food, ornaments and literature enchant visitors

    Bhopal: Tribal food, paintings, ornaments, art works, literature, books and discourses are a major attraction at the ongoing three-day Tribal Literature Festival – 2017 being held at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS).

  • Maharashtra: 25 rifles, 19 guns seized near Nashik; three held

    Nashik: In what is considered the biggest haul since 2006 in the state, police in Maharashtra’s Nashik arrested three men and seized a large cache of arms from a vehicle near a toll plaza on the Agra-Mumbai highway early on Friday, an officer said. The seizure, effected near the Chandwad Toll Plaza, included at least two dozen rifles, 19 guns, including two foreign-made revolvers, and more than 4,100 live cartridges, said an

  • Tackling ‘criminal’ lawmakers speedily

    It is heartening that the Supreme Court has given the green signal for the Centre’s scheme to set up special courts to exclusively deal with 1,581 criminal cases pending against Members of Parliament and members of State Legislative Assemblies. The Narendra Modi government deserves to be commended for this worthy move. The apex court’s directive to the Centre to allocate Rs 7.8 crore to the states for setting up these special courts

  • Exit polls projections point to BJP win

    It would be foolhardy to regard exit poll results as sacrosanct in surmising the actual result of elections, but when a whole host of such polls point in one direction, it must set one thinking. Going by the exit poll projections of six major poll prediction agencies, the Gujarat and Himachal assembly elections, which concluded recently, seem to be going BJP’s way. A marginally reduced majority for the BJP is on the

  • If BJP doesn’t focus on state, it’s of no use: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Friday said Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray, in his remark on the alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has tried to convey that if the Devendra Fadnavis-led government was not doing any work in the interest of Maharashtra, then it was of no use.

  • Deepotsav in Ayodhya

    A lingering, rankling sense of injustice

    The character and direction of the Indian state changed for ever 25 years ago this month when the Babri Masjid was destroyed on December 6, 1992. Some see that demolition as a signal for the future. It would be accurate also to call it a repudiation of centuries of Muslim control and a warning that Hinduism is getting ready to come into its own as part of Narendra Modi’s populist vote-catching strategy.