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    Mumbai: CR and WR to run special trains on New Year’s Eve

    Mumbai: Both Central Railway(CR) and Western Railway (WR) will run 12 special trains post-midnight on January 1 on the New Year’s Eve. Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relation Officer, Central Railway said, “Like every year, this year too there will be special trains on the Main and Harbour line so that people do not get stuck due to lack of public transport.”

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    Maharashtra State health dept proposes Rs 250 cr as medical emergency insurance

    Mumbai: Under the ambitious project of the state government of accident insurance, apart from road accident victims other types of medical emergency cases like acid attack victims, building collapse, agricultural mishaps would be included in it. The state health department has proposed a budget of Rs 250 crore for the medical emergency insurance where accident victims would be provided Rs 30,000 for the first 48 hours of treatment.

  • Christmas Day charade by ISI

    Pakistan has again confirmed, that is, if such a confirmation was needed, that it is an uncivilised, inhuman State. The ugly charade it staged to orchestrate a false narrative that it had allowed the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav only exposed its lack of manners in conducting international affairs. Let us not delude ourselves that Pakistan was motivated by any humanitarian concerns in agreeing to allow Jadhav’s mother and wife to

  • The future of jobs: Is India prepared?

    In the first week of December 2017, a leading legal and consultancy firm, Nishith Desai Associates, announced a webinar on “Will drones ever fly in India?”.  This author could not attend the webinar, but the question raised was pertinent.

  • Maharashtra state government to present annual budget in Winter Session from 2018

    Mumbai: The state government is planning to present the annual budget in December from next year onwards. Girish Bapat, minister for Parliamentary Affairs said next winter session would be considered as budget session. The new system will be followed immediately after the union government will implement it. He stated the officer who is responsible to spent the allocated budget, if fail to perform, would hold responsible and it should be noted in

  • Churning process is on in Tamil Nadu

    It is no secret that Sasikala and  her clan’s recorded assets have  gone up manifold in the years  that Jayalalithaa was at the  helm and that Dhinakaran used  that amassed wealth to  part-finance the hugely-expensive election campaign in the  R K Nagar by-election.

  • Parliament witnesses ruckus over Anant Kumar Hegde’s ‘drop secular’ remark

    New Delhi: Parliament witnessed much ruckus on Wednesday as the Opposition sought removal of Minister of State for Skill Development Anant Kumar Hegde (49) from the Union Ministry for his comments at a public meeting that the government would soon amend the Constitution to remove the word “secular” from its preamble.

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    Mumbai: State-run schools facing financial crisis due to lack of govt support

    Mumbai: Schools run on the basis of financial aid provided by the government are facing a financial crisis as the allocation of funds has been reduced. The grants given to these schools are reduced by half which has led to lack of teachers in reputed private aided schools of the city. These funds are allocated by central government and then distributed in states by respective state government.

  • Maharashtra: Draft bill to criminalise doctor’s “commission practice” ready

    Mumbai: The draft law, which will make the alleged “cut/commission practice” among doctors — referring patients to other medical practitioners and laboratories for tests – a criminal offence, will be tabled in February. If the Bill cruises through, Maharashtra will be the first state to pass such a law.

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    Uttar Pradesh government moves to withdraw 8 political cases against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government kicked up a political storm on Wednesday by initiating the withdrawal of 20,000 ‘political cases,’ including eight against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. One of these cases relates to breach of prohibitory orders in 1995. In this matter even a non-bailable warrant was issued against him when he was the Gorakhpur MP.

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    ​Understanding Conflict Resolution

    ​Most of us dread a conflict situation in our life, because it makes us uncomfortable and stressful. As a result, we learn to avoid, suppress or withdraw from conflict or even act as though it doesn’t exist. The conflict in human life begins from the time the infant is yet in its mother’s womb. Whether it would be a male or a female baby, a prodigy or a dunce, a veritable beauty

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    Sedition case in Delhi court against Manmohan, others

    New Delhi : A Supreme Court lawyer on Wednesday moved a city court to book former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former vice-president Hamid Ansari and others under Section 120-B, 121-A and 124(A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for alleged sedition for a conspiracy hatched with Pakistan on December 6 “to destabilise the present government and effect the Gujarat poll.”

  • Cook, Broad silence critics

    Melbourne : Alastair Cook hit a long- awaited century and Stuart Broad snapped up four wickets as England’s much-maligned old guard finally enjoyed a day to remember in the Ashes series on Wednesday.

  • Man dies at Max Hospital, family alleges negligence

    New Delhi : The family of a 58-year-old man, who was taken to Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh on Christmas Day for treatment of a heart condition, has alleged that he died due to the hospital’s negligence, a charge the upscale facility has denied.

  • No hard feelings, says Broad as wickets return

    “You’ve got to say your opinion, you’ve got to be critical at times and I deserve criticism after the Perth Test defeat for sure. I am not going to hold any grudges or get too disappointed if people slag me off because at the end of the day in 15 years’ time I might be doing the same, not six months.” Stuart Broad..

  • Vijay Shankar to lead TN

    Chennai : All-rounder Vijay Shankar will lead Tamil Nadu in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 cricket tournament to be held at Vishakhapatnam and Vizianagaram from January 8 to 14. The state selection committee picked the team after two practice games among the probables here. Vijay had led the state to victory in Hazare and Deodhar Trophy last season.

  • Andaz-e-Doodle: Google’s tribute to Ghalib on his 220th anniversary

    New Delhi : Mirza Ghalib’s couplets were remembered for their timelessness and depth on his 220th birth anniversary on Wednesday, as romantics paid rich tributes to the legendary poet while search giant Google honoured him with a Mughal-themed doodle.