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  • Mob thrashes couple travelling together on bike in Assam; force them to marry

    Guwahati: In a case of moral policing, a mob waylaid an unmarried couple going on a motorcycle and assaulted them for travelling together, police said today. The incident went viral on social media following which two persons have been arrested. The mob waylaid the couple in their 20s and assaulted them at Pukhurpur village in Rongjuli area on June 19.

  • Meghalaya: Congress MLA Martin M Danggo resigns; party loses ‘single largest party’ tag in state

    Shillong: The opposition Congress lost the status of the single largest party in Meghalaya Legislative Assembly after one of its MLAs, Martin M Danggo, quit his membership in the House. It has effectively left the Congress strength to 20, equal to that of the ruling National People’s Party (NPP), which is running a coalition government in the north-eastern state with the BJP and some regional parties.

  • Skoda to take driver’s seat in Volkswagen group’s journey in India

    New Delhi: German automobile major Volkswagen group today announced a major rejig in plans for the Indian operations giving group firm Skoda the responsibility for the market here. Under its ‘India 2.0’ project, all models designed and produced locally in the future will be based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform and Skoda Auto will launch a volume segment model based on sub-compact MQB A0 platform by 2020, Skoda Auto said in a statement.

  • IIFA 2018: Oops! Varun Dhawan pokes fun at Kartik Aaryan, sarcastically calls him the ‘BIGGEST STAR’

    IIFA 2018 has kicked off with a bang! Bollywood’s biggest celebs have already reached the venue in Bangkok. Press conference presiding as one of the biggest award functions of the industry has kicked off and here is the highlight of the event. So, Karan Johar, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Arjun Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, among others were at the dais for the press

  • This is what Sonam Kapoor Ahuja will name her baby

    Sonam Kapoor, a self-confessed feminist, courted controversy after she decided to add her husband’s surname. Soon after, Anand Ahuja added an extra ‘S’ for Sonam in his full name and together, they positioned themselves as a the quintessential new age ‘woke’ couple. Now we hear that the couple are keen on their kids having both their names. Talking about the same Sonam stated that she and Anand had a

  • Abhiram Daggubati’s father Suresh Babu finally breaks his silence on Sri Reddy casting couch claims

    Casting couch controversy jolted entire Tollywood industry, actress Sri Reddy who came on camera and named top celebrities from the industry who lure newcomers for a role in the film if they compromise. Sri also named producer Abhiram Daggubati, who used to exploit her sexually. But there was no comment from Abhiram, but after several months father of Abhiram and producer Suresh Babu has opened about the issue. During an interview with

  • Sensex soars 257 points in see-saw trade

    Mumbai: The Sensex rebounded over 257 points to close at 35,689.60 while the NSE Nifty went past the 10,800-mark in volatile trade today, with institutional investors lending crucial support. Sentiment was buoyed after data showed that foreign portfolio investors (FPIs), who had been net sellers for the past several sessions, were back to buying mode on the domestic bourses yesterday.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch number of projects in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh tomorrow

    Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here tomorrow on a one-day visit during which he will launch several development projects, an official said today. Modi will dedicate the Mohanpura Irrigation Project in Rajgarh district to the people of the state and also inaugurate several other projects, including an urban transport scheme named ‘Sutra Seva” in Indore, a public relations officer (PRO) said.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Wary of hacks, teams get serious on cybersecurity

    Bronnitsy: Fearful of data breaches and keen to avoid embarrassing images surfacing in the home of ‘kompromat’, several teams at the World Cup in Russia have enforced rigid guidelines to shield their players from hacks. Whereas in past tournaments teams went to extraordinary lengths to keep the paparazzi at bay, the stars of Russia 2018 have a more high-tech approach to guarding their privacy.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Russian man who groped female reporter apologises

    Berlin: A Russian football fan apologised today for groping and kissing a German TV correspondent during a live telecast from the World Cup.”I offer you most profound apologies,” he told Colombian journalist Julieth Gonzalez Theran in a video call that was shown by broadcaster Deutsche Welle. “I acted carelessly and did not think that I would cause you confusion and shock,” added the fan, who declined to give his name.

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    BCCI finally clears players’ central contract payments 

    New Delhi, The central contracts of the Indian cricketers were finally cleared by the BCCI at the Special General Meeting (SGM) here today, ending a period of uncertainty ahead of their long tour of the UK. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) had announced the revised players’ contracts on March 7 but BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary had refused to sign them saying it needed the General Body’s