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    Maharashtra: Try for pre-poll alliance with Shiv Sena, Devendra Fadnavis tells BJP leaders

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today asked the BJP office-bearers to try for a pre-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena for the state and general elections slated for next year, a senior BJP leader said today. The two parties, constituents in the state government, had mounted an acrimonious campaign for the Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll which was held on May 28. The BJP won the seat with its candidate Rajendra Gavit defeating

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    Mumbai Rains: It is pouring in the city, check out the first visuals

    Though the Meteorological Department predicted for heavy rainfall later this week, Mumbaikars were in for a surprise as it rained in the most parts of the city today. Heavy rains with strong winds brought the much needed relief. Meteorological Department had earlier said monsoon is likely to reach Maharashtra and Goa in the next two days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today, with a private weather forecasting agency predicting sustained heavy rains later

  • Maharashtra: Konkan Railway undertakes measures to ensure smooth monsoon services

    Mumbai: Konkan Railway today said it has implemented various measures to ensure smooth flow of services on the section during upcoming monsoon season. It has completed all the planned safety works on its route from Kolad (after Roha station on Central Railway) to Thokur (before Mangalore station). “About 770 personnel will be patrolling the Konkan Railway route during the monsoon and vulnerable locations will be patrolled round-the-clock, besides stationary watchmen will be deployed

  • PM Modi to address World Environment Day event tomorrow

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow address an event marking the World Environment Day whose theme this year is combating plastic pollution. He will also visit the exhibition set up on the occasion at the Rajpath lawns. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is ‘beat plastic pollution’. India is the global host nation for the 43rd edition of the event.

  • NITI Aayog releases national strategy on Artificial Intelligence, identifies 5 focus areas

    New Delhi: NITI Aayog has identified five sectors — healthcare, agriculture, education, smart cities and infrastructure and transportation — to focus its efforts towards implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) to serve societal needs. The government’s think-tank on Monday unveiled its discussion paper on national strategy on AI which aims to guide research and development in new and emerging technologies.

  • Jordan PM Hani Mulki resigns after tax protests, new leader appointed

    Amman: Jordanian King Abdullah II on Monday appointed former Education Minister Omar Razzaz as the new Prime Minister after the resignation of Hani Mulki from the top post following nationwide protests. Embattled Prime Minister Mulki submitted resignation to King Abdullah II after major protests were held across the country, with tens of thousands of demonstrators calling for the sacking of the government over a controversial income tax reform bill, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Heat wave declared across Kashmir

    Srinagar: A heat wave has been declared across Kashmir as the maximum temperature was recorded at 34.4 degrees Celsius, 8.1 degrees Celsius above normal, with no signs of respite from the unusually high temperatures in the next few days. Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday recorded the hottest day of this year so far at 35 degrees Celsius.

  • Ankit Saxena’s murder: Months after murder Saxena family hosts Iftaar for communal harmony

    Ankit Saxena was stabbed to death 4 months ago by the family of his Muslim girlfriend in west Delhi’s Raghubir Nagar, his father Yashpal Saxena organised an iftaar gathering for 200 people to send out a message of love and peace. Back then when attempts were made to communalise the young man’s death, Mr Saxena’s appealed to all was not to make any “inflammatory statements”.

  • Railways working on increasing speeds of all long distance trains

    Kolkata: The Indian Railways is working on increasing the speeds of all long distance passenger trains by 25 km per hour by 2022 which will reduce travel time considerably, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said here today.

  • Veere Di Wedding: Swara Bhasker not shaken by trolls

    Whether it is the series of suspiciously identical tweets lashing out at her for doing a sequence of self-pleasuring in “Veere Di Wedding” or for her contradictory opinions on Pakistan expressed on two different platforms, actress Swara Bhasker is getting slammed and she is taking it on her chin as usual.

  • Seven newly-appointed judges of Madras High Court sworn in

    Chennai: Seven newly-appointed judges of the Madras High Court were sworn in today. Chief Justice Indira Banerjee administered the oath of office to them. With this, the total strength of the Madras High Court has reached 63 out of the sanctioned strength of 75.

  • Gaurav Sareen was slapped 10 times for Krishna Chali London

    Gaurav Sareen was slapped 10 times to get a perfect shot for one of the episodes of the show “Krishna Chali London”. “The entire scene was shot on a trolley in a way so that the slap couldn’t be hidden, it seemed perfect only after 10 slaps though the redness on my cheeks stayed for a long time,” Gaurav said.

  • Apara Mehta excited about her comeback

    Apara Mehta has been roped in for upcoming fantasy TV show “Qayamat Ki Raat”. Apara, who famously played Savita Mansukh Virani in the iconic Hindi television show “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”, is excited about the role.