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  • US molestation victim thanks Goa Police, invokes #MeToo

    Panaji: Emphasising on the significance of the #MeToo campaign, a US tourist, who had complained of molestation during her vacation in Goa in a Facebook post, has thanked the police for swiftly arresting the suspect, hours after she uploaded her travails on social media.

  • Google removed 7 lakh malicious apps from Play Store in 2017

    San Francisco: Google removed over seven lakh malicious apps from Play Store in 2017 that violated its policies – 70 per cent more than the apps it took down in 2016 — the company said on Wednesday.

  • Australian Bernard Tomic has ‘huge wake-up call’, wants to return to tennis

    Sydney: Australian tennis bad boy Bernard Tomic said he had a “huge wake-up call” after taking part in a reality TV show, leaving the programme early to return to the sporting world. Tomic, 25, has been pilloried for his poor attitude during a season to forget in 2017 where he admitted he was bored, and earlier this month missed out on the AustralianOpen after losing in the qualifiers.

  • Won’t need fresh equity till second half FY2019: MHFC

    Micro Housing Finance Corporation (MHFC) has been operational for over a decade. The vision of the company is to service low-income groups who have home-owner aspirations and whose professions or income levels are largely ignored by the mainstream companies. Effectively, it has initiated low-cost housing finance before it became a buzzword. Madhu Menon, Co-Founder and Director, discusses the current position and nuanced nature of their business in a chat with

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    Sensex falls 124 pts ahead of budget, weak global cues

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex dropped below the 36,000-mark by falling over 124 points in early session today as participants trimmed positions ahead of the Union budget amid fresh outflow by foreign funds.

  • Happy Birthday Amy Jackson: An intriguing journey from Miss Teen World to Bollywood star

    British actress and model Amy Jackson turns a year older today. She began her career at the age of 16, where she won the Miss Teen World competition award in 2009. Then, she started acting not only in Bollywood, but regional films as well. After Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, she is one who has made it to the movies in the West, and landed herself a role in the hit superhero series, Supergirl.

  • Facebook bans cryptocurrency ads on its platforms

    San Francisco: Facebook has banned ads that promote initial coin offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and binary options trading from its platforms, including Instagram, Audience Network and Messenger.

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    ‘Race 3’ makers add pole dance in film

    Mumbai: Impressed by actress Jacqueline Fernandez’s pole dancing skills, the makers of “Race 3” have included one number featuring the dance form.

  • MEA reverses its decisions; no orange-coloured passport

    New Delhi: Reversing its earlier decisions, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday announced that it would not issue a separate orange-coloured passport to people requiring emigration check and would continue printing personal details on the last page of the booklet.

  • Donald Trump hails ‘new American moment’ in State of Union address

    Washington: A bullish US President Donald Trump has proclaimed a “new American moment” as he delivered his maiden State of the Union speech. In his address to Congress from the Capitol Hill, he told lawmakers: “There has never been a better time to start living the American dream.”

  • Bhopal: Lukewarm response leaves artisans high and dry

    Bhopal: It is 4.30 pm and Govind Ram from Rajasthan is still awaiting his first customer of the day at his stall at Lokrang – a signature five-day festival of state culture department organised every year on Republic Day. This is the 33rd edition of the event.   Govind who has brought a range of short and long ‘kurtis’ from his native state doubts whether he will be able to cover the expenses

  • Bhopal: Bhanpur trenching ground troubled us no end, say residents

    Bhopal: The local residents living around trenching ground where fire created smog in the old city area have become apprehensive. A fire which broke out in Bhanpur trenching ground caused smoke that enveloped localities for several kilometers.

  • Delhi: Minor boys molested in two separate incidents

    New Delhi: Two cases of sodomy of as many minor boys came to light on Tuesday. In one of the cases, police said a class 9 student of a government school in Delhi’s Uttam Nagar area was being sexually assaulted by four classmates for past one year.

  • Bhopal: MLB College turns a perfect host, suspends classes for ABVP event

    Bhopal: Government Maharani Laxmi Bai Girls Post Graduate College kept academic activities suspended for two days so as to ‘host’ ABVP convention on its campus. While the students might be at loss as no classes were conducted for all these days, the college administration, however, managed to make an earning as they charged rent from ABVP for using their premises. All classes were suspended in the college on January 27 and January

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    Thane: Man gets life imprisonment for murdering four-year-old boy

    Thane: A local court today awarded life imprisonment to a man for murdering a four-year-old boy in 2015. District and Sessions Judge R N Bawankar also slapped a fine of Rs 8,000 on the convict Mohammad Salim Khan after holding him guilty under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) of the Indian Penal Code.