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  • Wimbledon 2018: Andy Murray withdraws from tournament due to hip injury

    London: British tennis ace Andy Murray announced that he will not participate in the Wimbledon due to a hip injury. In a Facebook post, Murray wrote, “It is with a heavy heart that I’m announcing that I’ll be withdrawing from Wimbledon this year.”

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    No Entry! Senior citizens to decide if they want to allow children, grandchildren in their house

    Mumbai: In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court has said no one can force their parents, mostly senior citizens, to allow their children and grandchildren to stay in their house. The HC held it as an ‘exclusive’ right of the senior citizens to decide if they want to allow their children and also grandchildren, to enter their house.

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    MBMC apathy: After 25 years of service as conservancy staff, 177 beneficiary families still wait for homes

    Bhayandar: More than seven years after the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) rolled out a project under the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Shramsafalya Avas Yojana, to provide free houses to conservancy staff who have put in 25 or more years of service, 177 beneficiary families are still awaiting with their fingers crossed even as 20 workers have already passed away with the dreams of owning a home in their eyes.

  • Hockey Champions Trophy: India lose to defending champions Australia in final

    Breda: India suffered a penalty shootout heartbreak in the Hockey Champions Trophy final for the second consecutive time as they lost 1-3 (1-1) to defending champions Australia here on Sunday. Blake Govers put Australia ahead in the 24th minute. India equalised through Vivek Sagar Prasad’s strike in the 43rd minute to end 1-1 at the regulation 60 minutes of play.

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    Mumbai plane crash: UY Aviation claims it had all necessary approvals

    Mumbai: Two days after the husband of the co-pilot of the small plane which crashed in Ghatkopar questioned the air-worthiness of the ill-fated plane belonging to the UY Aviation, the company on Sunday said that all “necessary” requirements and “approvals” were in place.

  • Mumbai Plastic Ban: No ban on plastic packaging material used for products to sale outside state through e-commerce

    Mumbai: In a relief to e-commerce companies, plastic packaging material used for products intended for sale outside Maharashtra through e-commerce will be allowed, stated a June 30 government notification. However, plastic packaging material used for products intended for sale within Maharashtra through e-commerce shall be allowed for three months from July 1 onwards.

  • Bandra police stop Aadhaar meet at National College; organisers allege harassment

    Mumbai: Even as the 12-digit Aadhaar number is progressively restricting our individual liberties, a public hearing on Aadhaar, as a part of Break Aadhaar Chains campaign, was allegedly stopped by Bandra Police at National College Conference Hall in Bandra on Saturday. While alleging police harassment, the organisers also claimed that they had to shift their venue at the eleventh hour to Peasants and Workers Party office in Mahim.

  • Mumbai: Worli Fort, Dadar beach are the new clean-up targets

    Mumbai: Armed with a pair of gloves and a troop of 20-odd regular volunteers sometimes it even goes beyond 100 , 27-year-old Chinu Kwatra heads out every weekend, to clean up the filth generated in tonnes by us earthlings, at Worli Fort and Dadar beach.

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    Daily Horoscope for Monday, July 2, 2018

    Want to know what’s in store today for you? Read our Daily Horoscope by Nilikash P. Pradhan, and find out what your Sun Sign says about the day that will be.

  • Nothing to panic on the economy

    For the first four years of his term, the rupee was stable, global oil prices moderate, foreign funds  poured into debt and equity markets and investment projects, and inflation was more or less under control while the twin deficits were cause of not much concern. No longer, though. Now that Modi is in the penultimate year of his five-year term, and a tough parliamentary election lies ahead next year, things on the

  • Behind weak rupee is a vulnerable external sector

    The Indian Rupee is falling. We are within striking range of Rs 70 to the US dollar. In intraday trade, the currency touched an all-time low of Rs 69.10 in the last week of June. The nosedive has raised alarm as the rupee becomes the worst performer among currencies. There are many questions from every corner and some answers from Union Minister Piyush Goyal, who has cited “external factors” for this fall.

  • Indo-US relations: A roller-coaster ride

    The Indo-US diplomatic relations have always been on a roller-coaster ride. From the time of the Jawaharlal Nehru regime, various US administrations have adopted different policies to deal with India vis-à-vis the neighbouring Pakistan and later China. As a result, even during the thick of our friendship era, both the nations never nursed the relationship of mutual trust and confidence. Therefore, international experts take Indo-US relations on event-to-event basis and are reluctant

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    Bombay High Court lets off acid attacker after he marries victim

    Mumbai: In a Bombay High Court judgement that seems as if it is straight out of a Bollywood film, a man, who was serving life imprisonment for throwing acid on his ex-girlfriend, has been let off after he discharged the ‘honourable’ act of marrying the acid attack victim and even offered to donate his skin for the girl to undergo plastic surgery.

  • Delhi: 11 of family found dead in Burari, tantrik angle suspected

    NEW DELHI: In a macabre incident, 11 members of a family were found dead – some of them blindfolded and hanging from an iron grill in the ceiling — at their home in Delhi on Sunday. There is no clarity yet whether it was a mass suicide or a suicide-cum-murder. One theory is that one of the dead could have killed the others and later committed suicide. The police have registered a