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  • Mumbai: Local train coach catches fire near Dadar station, no injuries reported

    Mumbai: A major incident was averted on Friday night after the motor coach of a local train caught fire near Dadar station. The presence of mind of commuters, who first noticed the smoke, proved a blessing and no casualties were reported. Nonetheless, when the commuters noticed that the motor-coach was emitting smoke, all hell broke loose. It was all panic stations and the train was halted between Dadar and Parel.

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    BMC Budget 2018: BMC presents Rs 27,258 crore budget, with focus on health and education

    Mumbai: The civic budget presented by civic chief Ajoy Mehta on Friday is a bag of mixed goodies. On one hand, the budget has increased by 8.42 per cent, with an impetus to education and health. However, the flip side is that the BMC coffers are empty. For the first time the civic body will dip into Fixed Deposits (FDs) worth Rs 3000 crores for big projects like Coastal Road and Goregaon Mulund Link Road

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    Sahaja Yoga Meditation is simple and unique

    Sahaja Yoga is spreading silently. Beneficiaries of this meditation practitioners in India and various countries have been making special efforts spread the message of love to as many members as possible in many ways. Positive impact of Sahaja Yoga meditation can be experienced by 5-10 minutes regular meditation in the morning and before going to bed. In Her discourse on distinction between ‘Meditating’ and ‘Being in Meditation’, Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala

  • BigBasket receives US$300m funding boost from Alibaba

    Mumbai : Online grocer BigBasket has raised $300 million in a new funding round led by Chinese e-tailer giant Alibaba and others. The company plans to use the money to build farmer networks, expand deeper into existing cities and hire new hands, the company said, adding it employs 16,000 currently.BigBasket operates in 30 cities and claims a monthly run-rate of Rs 200 crore. This is expected to increase to Rs 500 crore

  • ‘First match win will give us momentum’

    Durban : India captain Virat Kohli on Friday said that the six-wicket victory in the first one-dayer against South Africa will give his side the momentum in the remainder of the six-match series.

  • Budget did not cause market fry, says Govt

    New Delhi : The government on Friday denied that the Union Budget, presented a day earlier, was the reason for the market crash of over 800 points, but  conceded that there could be “some anxiety” that triggered it.

  • Air India likely to be divested by year-end

    New Delhi : The government expects to complete the privatisation of Air India by year-end and the winning bidder is likely to be known by the end of June, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said on Friday. The debt-laden carrier, which is staying afloat on taxpayers’ money, would be put up for sale as “four different entities”, while private players can have at least 51 per cent stake in the airline.

  • Hindalco Q3 net up 17 pc on firm aluminium prices

    Mumbai : Aditya Birla Group flagship Hindalco Industries on Friday reported a 17 per cent jump in standalone net at Rs 376 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, boosted by firm aluminium prices and cost efficiencies. “Our net increased 17 per cent due to firm aluminium prices, by-product realisation and cost effective operations during quarter. We also witnessed 10 per cent jump in demand for both aluminium and copper,” company’s

  • Punjab, Haryana win in Khelo India hockey

    New Delhi : Punjab and Haryana overpowered their rivals to notch up their second consecutive victories in the girls’ hockey competition of the Khelo India School Games at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Friday.

  • Kuldeep Yadav hails mentor Dhoni

    Durban : Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav has credited MS Dhoni for his success in his first outing on South African soil, saying the former skipper eased 50 per cent of his workload by giving useful advice from behind the stumps.

  • Pravin Amre resigns from MCA

    Mumbai : Former India player Pravin Amre has tendered his resignation from the managing committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) after being appointed as the Head of Talent Hunt for IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils.

  • FM must hear all sides before targeting cryptos

    Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. With the total market capitalisation of the cryptocurrency universe at more than $500 billion, many are wondering whether these digital currencies represent that big idea. Non-believers in cryptocurrencies have a standard answer: Blockchain is the big idea. Digital currencies are a bubble.  It is important to highlight the importance of decentralisation in the world of blockchain and how cryptocurrencies are a

  • ‘Sharia marriages must be recognised under UK law’

    PM  May commissioned the review of Sharia Councils in a bid to understand and act on concerns that women are being unfairly treated by so-called courts that do not operate under British law.

  • Telecom sector eyes $100b investments

    New Delhi : The telecom sector should be able to address global requirements and attract investments of about $100 billion by 2022 under the new policy in works, as per suggestions made by sector regulator Trai on Friday.

  • We lacked substantial partnerships: Du Plessis

    Durban : South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has blamed lack of substantial partnerships as the main reason behind his side’s six-wicket loss to India in the opening ODI of the six-match series, here.

  • US Prez Trump accuses Justice Dept, FBI of a ‘pro-Democrat bias’

    Washington : US President Donald Trump on Friday accused the Justice Department and FBI of a “pro-Democrat bias”, saying their top leadership had “politicised” the investigation against the Republicans. “The top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicised the sacred investigative process in favour of Democrats and against Republicans – something which would have been unthinkable just a short time ago. Rank & File are great people!”

  • Trump likely to ok release of secret memo defying FBI  

    Washington : US President Donald Trump is set to approve the release of a controversial memo accusing the FBI of abusing its surveillance tools during its probe into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, setting up a clash with the intelligence agency.

  • fiscal discipline took backseat in budget: Cornell economist

    Washington : Fiscal discipline has taken a backseat in the latest annual Union Budget which contains many tinges of populism, noted Indian economist Eswar Prasad said on Friday. Prasad, a professor of trade policy at the prestigious Cornell University, said there were no major measures in the budget that could stimulate private investment. “Fiscal discipline has taken a backseat in this Budget, which contains many tinges of populism, as was to be

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