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    NIA arrests man wanted in several serial blast cases

    New Delhi: A man wanted for his alleged involvement in serial blasts in various parts of the country has been arrested by the NIA, an agency statement said today.

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    Lawyer counters UIDAI, tells Supreme Court can’t open account without Aadhaar

    New Delhi: A senior lawyer today told the Supreme Court that he was not allowed to open a fixed deposit account without the Aadhaar number, while challenging the UIDAI for maintaining that authentication of the 12 digit unique national identifier was not required for every transaction.

  • ‘Ae Watan song’ launch: Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal launch first song from their upcoming film ‘Raaz’i

    On Wednesday afternoon, Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal launched ‘Ae Watan’ – a song from their upcoming film Raazi. The song is sung by Arijit Singh, composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and is written by Gulzar. The song highlights the journey of Sehmat (Alia Bhatt) from India to Pakistan as she gets married to Vicky Kaushal in Pakistan. It depicts Sehmat’s love for her country.

  • Lalu’s son Tej Pratap gets emotional after engagement with Aishwarya; tweets ‘Miss You Papa’

    Son of former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi has finally got engaged to former transport minister Chandrika Rai’s daughter Aishwarya. It was a close ceremony as only family and friends were invited, but Tej Pratap was emotional and missed his father Lalu and he expressed his emotions on Twitter and wrote ‘Miss you papa’. RJD chief Lalu is in jail after he was found guilty of misusing crores of

  • “How can anybody do such heinous act against a living form of Mata”, says Mehbooba Mufti on Kathua incident

    Kakriyal: Terming the Kathua rape incident as “alarming”, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed anguish that “a living form of the Mata” has been treated so cruelly in the land where girls are worshipped as incarnation of Goddess Durga. Addressing the 6th convocation at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University here today, the chief minister said the heinous act of the perpetrators “has shocked us as a society” and showed that the

  • Police to conduct checks of noise levels at 3 Mumbai metro sites: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed the police to conduct checks at three spots where construction work for the Mumbai Metro III project is on to ascertain if noise pollution norms are being violated. A division bench of justices A S Oka and Riyaz Chagla gave the direction while hearing a batch of petitions seeking strict implementation of the noise pollution rules.

  • Supreme Court asks Jay Shah, web portal ‘The Wire’ to try to settle defamation case

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked Jay Shah, son of BJP president Amit Shah and ‘The Wire’ and its scribes, to try to amicably settle the criminal defamation case lodged by the former against the news portal and others. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also extended its interim order that had asked the Gujarat trial court not to proceed with the defamation case against the portal and its journalists,

  • Have cracked the idea for ‘OMG – Oh My God!’ sequel: Umesh Shukla

    Director Umesh Shukla says a sequel to the hit 2012 comedy “OMG – Oh My God!” is on the cards and the team has already started working on it. The satirical comedy-drama, based on a Gujarati stage-play, starred Paresh Rawal as an atheist who sues God after an earthquake destroys his antique shop. The film, which explored the themes of religion and superstition, also had Akshay Kumar play modern-day Lord Krishna.

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    Simmba: Ranveer Singh’s character similar to Ajay Devgn’s Singham? Rohit Shetty clarifies

    After giving blockbuster with ‘Golmaal Again’, Rohit Shetty is all set to bring a full-fledged entertainer with Ranveer Singh starrer ‘Simmba’. After giving the tough cop film with Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Singham’, Rohit Shetty is set for another cop drama which will be out and out entertainer. The film will star Saif Ali Khan‘s daughter Sara Ali Khan.

  • Meghalaya: Bomb thrown at the residence of Patricia Mukhim, The Shillong Times’ editor

    Shillong: Two unidentified men hurled a petrol bomb at the residence of Patricia Mukhim, the editor of English daily The Shillong Times, in Meghalaya’s Umpling area, the police said today. Mukhim escaped unhurt in yesterday’s attack as the petrol bomb missed the glass panes of her bedroom by a few inches, East Khasi Hills SP Davis Marak said.

  • Prince Charles and Narendra Modi visit the Science Museum, see pics

    London: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prince Charles at an exhibition on Indian science and innovation here on Wednesday. Modi welcomed Prince Charles at “Illuminating India: 5,000 Years of Science and Innovation” at the Science Museum here, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

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    Chidambaram asks BJP to explain stand on Raja’s remarks

    Chennai: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday asked the BJP to make its stand clear on the statement of its Tamil Nadu leader H. Raja, calling DMK MP Kanimozhi an illegitimate child of party chief M. Karunanidhi.

  • 60-year-old farmer commits suicide in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: A 60-year-old debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by hanging from a tree in his field in Parbhani district of Marathwada region, police said today. Shivaji Rodage, who was a resident of Ravalgaon village in Selu tehsil, ended his life by hanging from a tree with a rope yesterday, a senior police official said. The incident came to light when his family members went to the farm to search for Rodage, who was