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    Lokmanya Tilak death anniversary: Mumbai’s tribute to the Lokmanya 

    Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was one of the first and strongest advocates of ‘Swaraj’, meaning ‘self-rule’. He was the one who coined the phrase ‘Swarajya is my birthright and I shall have it!’ He was the first leader of the Indian Independence Movement and was called as ‘The father of the Indian unrest’ by the British colonial authorities. During his lifetime, he had been tried thrice -1897, 1909 and 1916 – of

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    Lack of medical facilities in Railways: Something ‘terribly wrong’, says Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that there was something “terribly wrong” with the Railways which has failed to provide adequate medical facility in trains and stations resulting in deaths of passengers in some cases. Even the Railways has last week admitted in Lok Sabha that over 1,600 passengers died on board trains in the past three years.

  • Delhi government delinks Aadhaar and social welfare pensions

    New Delhi: The Delhi government today approved a proposal of its Social Welfare Department to do away with the requirement of Aadhaar and linking bank accounts with the 12-digit biometric identity for availing of welfare schemes such as old-age and other pensions.

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    Maratha quotas must stand legal scrutiny: Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday made it clear that the state government is committed to giving job and academic reservations to the agitating Maratha community but only if it stands legal scrutiny. “If it’s a matter of only giving reservations, we can promulgate an ordinance today, but it will be dismissed by the courts. We have to complete all the legal formalities before it can be properly resolved,” Fadnavis

  • Vijay Mallya to be kept at Mumbai’s Arthur road jail, one of India’s best: Officials

    New Delhi: Mumbai’s Arthur road jail, where fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya would be kept after extradition from the UK, was one of the best in the country, Home Affairs Ministry officials said today. The prisons in India were as good as in any other country in the world and prisoners’ rights were fully protected in Indian jails. Mallya’s apprehension about threat to his life was “misleading”, a Home Affairs Ministry official

  • IAS officers transferred; Maharashtra Sadan gets new chief

    Mumbai: In a minor reshuffle, the Maharashtra government today transferred three IAS officers and appointed one of them as the new Resident Commissioner of the state in New Delhi. Sham Lal Goyal, a 1985-batch IAS officer, has been appointed Resident Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary, Maharashtra Sadan, New Delhi, in place of Abha Shukla, an official said.

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    Contemplating to take biometrics details of over 40L people excluded from draft NRC: Centre to Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Centre today told the Supreme Court that it is contemplating taking biometrics details of over 40 lakh people, whose names did not figure in the final NRC draft in Assam, to avoid their influx to other states on false identity. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman was told by Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for Centre, that some states, including West Bengal, have fears

  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses in a colourful dress for magazine cover; See pic

    The ravishing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has featured on the cover of a magazine. The actress is looking extremely gorgeous in the colourful dress and Eiffel Tower can be spotted in background. The Devdas actress can be seen striking an intense pose for the camera. Adding to the perfect stance, the loose straight hair, and dewy makeup complimented her fresh look perfectly.

  • Hyderabad: 32-year-old man sends his own porn video to wife to prove he is not impotent

    Hyderabad: The 32-year-old man, Vibavasu, based in Hyderabad was getting divorced by his wife. During the court proceedings man’s wife claimed that he was impotent. This angered Vibavasu, he made a pornographic video of himself with another woman and sent it to his wife’s parents to prove his wife wrong.

  • I can’t be a pure actor if I feel insecure: Rajkummar Rao

    Acting is the “art of giving” for him and Rajkummar Rao says he would not be truthful to this belief if insecurities overpower him as a performer. Rao is the man of the moment in Bollywood with back-to-back projects and while he calls his routine “hectic”, he is not complaining.

  • Want people to talk about me respectfully: Jimmy Sheirgill

    In an industry where being a star is considered a career high, Jimmy Sheirgill says he was never bothered about becoming the number one actor and always focused on giving his best as a performer.“I remember going to a gurudwara when I got “Maachis” and saying ‘Lord, I am new to this place and I don’t know about stardom, but just make sure I am not a bad actor’. That is all

  • DMK President M. Karunanidhi to have extended stay in hospital

    Chennai: DMK President M. Karunanidhi will have to be remain in the Kauvery Hospital here for an extended period owing to age related health issues including altered liver function, the hospital said on Tuesday. In a statement issued on the 94-year-old veteran politician, the hospital said: “Although there has been resolution of the condition which led to his hospital admission, an extended period of hospitalisation will be necessary due to age related overall

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    Vijay Mallya denies allegations of money laundering

    London: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Tuesday denied money laundering allegations against him on arrival at London’s Westminster court for the final hearing in his extradition case. “The allegations of stealing money or money laundering are all completely false. I am in the hands of the court and I hope it will all end,” the 62-year-old told reporters.

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    Never surrendered to the idea of being a hero: Anil Kapoor

    New Delhi: Anil Kapoor says he never chased stardom in his 35-year-long journey in cinema and rather saw it as the by-product of being a versatile performer. The 61-year-old actor, whose first lead role was in 1983 film “Woh Saat Din”, says he never succumbed to the idea of a conventional “hero” as his aim was to be recognised as a performer.

  • Shabana Azmi aims for a healthy, fun and joyous entertainment

    Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi feels actresses nowadays are moving away from the “I will remain silent” mode through their films and the grip of patriarchy is becoming loose in current times. She also feels that art should be used as an instrument for social change and one should make it healthy, fun and joyous rather than “crude and vulgar”.

  • Ramdas Athawale eyeing Shiv Sena’s Mumbai South Central seat for 2019 elections

    Mumbai: Dalit leader and Union minister Ramdas Athawale today said he would contest the 2019 general elections from the Mumbai South Central seat, currently held by the Shiv Sena. The Union Minister of State for Social Welfare and Empowerment made the remarks at a meeting of his Republican Party of India (Athawale) at his suburban Bandra residence here.

  • Reliance Industries Ltd topples TCS with market-cap crossing Rs 7.51 lakh cr

    Mumbai: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Tuesday surpassed Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in terms of market capitalisation (market-cap) in India. At closing, the market-cap of Reliance Industries on the BSE stood at around Rs 7.51 lakh crore, against the Rs 7.43 lakh crore worth of market-cap of Tata Consultancy Services.

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    Are Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas going to feature in a song together?

    Earlier today it was reported that Priyanka has been cast opposite Chris Pratt for Universal Pictures’ Cowboy Ninja Viking and it is also believed that she and Nick will be seen together in a song. Hindustan Times quoted its source as saying,”Nick is thinking of doing a song with Priyanka”. Priyanka and Chris reportedly got engaged this month. Priyanka is also reported to sing in the music video. “She’ll not just feature in