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    Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, July 4, 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.

  • maharashtra, maharashtra traders, apmc, professional tax, GST, APMC market, Vashi

    Success of GST in one year

    Long years ago when the Value Added Tax was first introduced, the traders were up in arms, protesting that it would have a disruptive impact all around. Yet, after the initial glitches, VAT was successfully implemented, everyone got used to it. Ahead of the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax on July 1 last year, there were similar voices, warning that its introduction would prove a disaster, that the country was

  • Rape capital doesn’t need ostrich approach

    You read with a mixture of alarm and scepticism, the poll report by the London-based Thomson Reuters Foundation that India is the most dangerous country in the world for women, beating Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

  • Teach Pakistan a lesson for exporting terror

    India has been tolerating Pakistan-sponsored terror for far too long. It is time we put our foot down and show Pakistan that enough is enough. Not just Pakistan but the world at large has begun taking India’s diatribes against the neighbour for acts of terror as routine. We are being taken for granted.

  • As lynchings rise, government tells WhatsApp to curb spread of misinformation

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday directed WhatsApp to immediately take steps to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and explosive messages”, saying the social media platform cannot evade its responsibility, amid a spate of lynching cases purportedly triggered by posts circulated on such popular messaging apps.

  • Mumbai: Amid heavy rain, double-decker bus crashes into overhead railing near Vakola

    Mumbai: It was the Tuesday jinx. The roof of a BEST double-decker bus was partly sliced off when it rammed into an overhead barricade near Vakola junction, further adding to the traffic chaos. However, no casualty was reported as the upper deck was empty. It remained unclear why the driver was not able to gauge the distance between the overhead barrier and the top deck of the vehicle.

  • Yogi Adityanath government proposes new dress code for madrassa students, to put an end to kurta-pyjama wardrobe

    Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh can’t be bothered with such mundane matters as governance. It has more important things up its sleeve – the latest being the proposed new dress code for students studying in madrasas affiliated to the State Madarsa Board. On the pretext of carrying out the much touted reforms in madrasa education, the government plans to do away with the white kurta-pyjama that the Muslim students are

  • Mumbai bridge collapse: Fisherwomen’s fresh fish catch ruined due to suspension of services at Andheri station

    Mumbai: A dozen fisherwomen were among the lakhs of commuters adversely affected by the suspension of services at Andheri station after the road overbridge (ROB) collapse. Not only were they stranded at Andheri station for over six hours but they suffered a loss of almost Rs 75,000 because the fresh catch they were carrying — ‘tambyachi macchi, vavyachi macchi, prawns and pomfret — to sell at Vasai Pachu Bunder rotted away.

  • Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, Tri-series Match 4: FPJ’s dream XI prediction for Zimbabwe and Pakistan

    After facing defeat in 2nd match, Pakistan is now set to face Zimbabwe in 4th match of the T20I three-nation tri-series. The two teams faced each other in the 1st match of the series. Fakhar Zaman’s 61 along with Asif Ali’s quickfire 41 propelled Pakistan to a challenging 182/4. In reply, the home team failed to secure a good start and could only manage to score 108. However, Pakistan lost their second

  • Mumbai: Usual blame game begins over Andheri bridge collapse, rains add to Mumbaikars misery

    Mumbai: On Tuesday morning, the city was shaken up by yet another horror – the news of the collapse of a foot overbridge at Andheri. The sad part was that — as had happened in the wake of the Elphinstone bridge stampede — this time too, the two main authorities, the BMC and the Western Railway, were engaged in a shameless blame game.  Each passing the buck to the other.

  • A different perception of the situation changes from being serious to hilarious

    You see the signboard ‘Beware of Dog’ on someone’s gate. Your perception is that there is a huge dog guarding the house. Imagine taking that sign and putting it outside your Boss’s office door. Now you have a different perception of the situation changes from being serious to hilarious. Similarly, if you change the frame of a picture, it may appear different to you. The frame may cause the picture to look

  • Mumbai Crumbling: Series of mishaps throw life of Mumbaikars out of gear

    Mumbai: The city woke up to a series of mishaps – the collapse of a road overbridge near Andheri station, fire at a ticket counter at Mira Road station and a double-decker bus crashing into an overhead railing near Kalina University – on Tuesday, all of which combined to throw the life of Mumbaikars out of gear.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden edge past Switzerland to enter World Cup quarter-finals

    St Petersburg: Winger Emil Forsberg’s second-half strike helped Sweden beat Switzerland 1-0 to enter the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup after a gap of 24 years. It was a brilliant neck-and-neck affair till the 66th minute when Forsberg scored the goal, after which Switzerland failed to display the same energy and thus lost the issue.

  • BJP welcomes Cong defector with ministerial berth in Guj

    Gandhinagar : The Congress suffered a setback when disgruntled senior Congress leader in Gujarat Kunvarji Bavalia on Tuesday resigned from the party and the state Assembly, joined the BJP and within minutes was inducted in the Vijay Rupani cabinet as a cabinet minister.

  • Govt open to discuss RBI’s power over regulating PSBs: Goyal

    Mumbai : Finance minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the government is open to discuss the issues that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had raised recently over the lack of powers in regulating state-run lenders.

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    Forsberg nets winner, enter quarters after 24 years