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  • Official asked us not to attend Rahul Gandhi’s program: Farmer who lost his son in police firing last year

    Mandsaur: A farmer who lost his son in police firing during the agitation last year today alleged that a government official asked him not to attend a condolence meet where Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was to be present. The official, however, denied the allegation. Gandhi yesterday attended a condolence meet at Pipliya Mandi in the district on the first anniversary of six farmers’ death in police firing. He also addressed a rally.

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    Mumbai Metro: Judicial Committee denies MMRC any permission for night-time work

    Mumbai: A two-member judicial committee today refused to pass any order allowing the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) to carry out construction work round the clock at the Cuffe Parade in south Mumbai as part of the Metro line III project. The committee, comprising Justices S M Kemkar and B R Gavai, today said the MMRC could approach the regular court seeking permission. The high court had, in December last, restricted the MMRC

  • Congress President Rahul Gandhi to be in Mumbai on June 12 for court hearing

    Mumbai: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be in Mumbai on June 12 to attend a court hearing in connection with a defamation case filed against him. Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam said that Gandhi would be present in Bhiwandi court at 11am on June 12 and would later meet the party’s booth-level workers.

  • Sampark se Samarthan: Amit Shah meets Olympian Balbir Singh in Chandigarh

    Chandigarh: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah met hockey legend Balbir Singh at his residence in Chandigarh on Thursday as part of the party’s ongoing ‘Sampark se Samarthan’ initiative. Shah was accompanied by the BJP’s Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher and others.

  • Shiromani Akali Dal will always be a BJP ally: Sukhbir Singh Badal

    Chandigarh: Rubbishing rumors of parting ways between the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Thursday that his party is a permanent ally of the BJP.

  • Centre ready to hold talks with right-minded people in J&K: Home Minister Rajnath Singh

    Srinagar: The Centre is ready to hold talks with all “right-minded” people in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan, but the neighbouring country should stop terror activities emanating from its soil, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. He said if Pakistan is unable to stop terrorism from its soil on its own, it should take India’s help.

  • Government floats tender to set up 5 lakh wi-fi in panchayats for Rs 4,000 cr

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom has floated tender to install over 5 lakh wi-fi hotspots across gram panchayats with an estimated cost of Rs 4,000 crore. “This document intends to outline a high level approach for implementation of Wi-Fi hotspots or any other suitable broadband technology at every gram panchayat (GP) covered under the BharatNet program of Bharat Broadband Network Limited,” the tender document said.

  • Imran Khan’s wife Reham Khan allegedly claims Wasim Akram used his late wife to fulfil his sexual fantasies

    In a yet to be released book by Reham Khan ex-wife of former cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan has sparked a big controversy. Reham Khan has reportedly shared intimate details of her and her ex-husband the book also talks about the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran khan is the leader of. In an interview with CNN18 Reham said that her former husband used to sought sexual favours. She also said that

  • Afghanistan vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I at Dehradun Stadium: LIVE Cricket Score, Match commentary, updates

    Afghanistan with a lead of 2-0 is all set to hit a hatrick against Bangladesh if they win the third and final T20I game. Rashid Khan with 7 wickets in two T20Is has proven to be a huge asset for the Afghanistan team. Bangladesh can only play for pride now as they have no chance of winning the series. This win would certainly give Afghanistan a lot of confidence ahead of the India Test.

  • Coast Guard interceptor boat commissioned

    Mumbai: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) today commissioned an interceptor boat- ICGS C-439- at the Naval Dockyard here. The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) C-439 was commissioned by Additional Director General K Natarajan, Coast Guard Commander of Western Seaboard, an official statement said.

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    Plastics ban in Gujarat may kill over 2000 SMEs: Gujarat Plastic Manufacturers Association

    Vadodara: The plastics industry in Gujarat is expecting to face a crisis after the ban, with over 2000 SMEs on the verge of closure in several cities, according to the Gujarat Plastic Manufacturers Association (GPMA). “Over 2000 SMEs will be on verge of closure due to plastic ban in several cities including Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot in the gujarat, and around 50,000 people may lose employment due to this ban,” Alpesh Patel, president

  • Mukesh Ambani salary capped at Rs 15 crore for 10th year in a row

    New Delhi: Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani has kept his annual salary from company Reliance Industries capped at Rs 15 crore for the tenth year on the trot. Ambani has kept salary, perquisites and allowances and commission together at Rs 15 crore since 2008-09, forgoing almost Rs 24 crore per annum.