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    Centre’s MSP hike historic move towards doubling farmers’ income: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Nagpur, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today hailed the Centre’s decision to raise the MSP of kharif crops and described it as a “historic and great step” towards doubling the farmers’ income. Talking to reporters here, Fadnavis thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for fulfilling the promise of giving farmers’ minimum support price 1.5 times higher than the production cost. He said the announcement of increase in MSP of all major crops for

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    Suresh Prabhu expects 20 pc export growth in June

    New Delhi: India’s exports are growing at a healthy rate and may record about 20 per cent growth in June, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. He said the ministry is working on a detailed strategy to push the shipments. “In May, our exports went up by almost 20 per cent and it looks like in June also, it (rate of growth) will be close to 20 per cent,” he

  • Two directors of online gambling firm held in Haryana

    Mumbai, The cyber wing of Mumbai Crime Branch has arrested two absconding directors of an online gambling company, from Gurugram in Haryana, police said today. The accused- Ramesh Chourasia (56) and his son Anchal Chourasia (30)- both directors of Gameking India Pvt Ltd were arrested by the crime branch on Monday, a senior police official said. The duo hails from Tardeo in central Mumbai and Anchal is a software engineer by profession,

  • Maharashtra: MLC stages protest against Sambhaji Bhide by ‘selling’ mangoes

    Nagpur: NCP legislator Prakash Gajbhiye today came to the Vidhan Bhawan dressed like right-wing activist Samabhaji Bhide and carried a basket of mangoes. Bhide had recently claimed that childless couples were blessed with children after eating mangoes from his farm. He is also an accused in the January 1 Bhima-Koregaon caste violence case.

  • Mumbai plane crash: Prelim report in ‘few’ days says BJP lawmaker Kirit Somaiya

    Mumbai: BJP lawmaker Kirit Somaiya today said that the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) is likely to submit its preliminary report on the Ghatkopar plane crash in the next “few” days. Somaiya, who represents Mumbai north east parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha, also said that the full report is expected to take about six months.

  • Mumbai: A day after Andheri bridge collapsed, FOB connecting Elphinstone-Parel stations becomes operational

    Mumbai, Suburban train commuters at the Elphinstone Road-Parel stations here got a big relief as the Western Railway today threw open a 73-metre-long foot-over bridge (FOB). Work on the 6-metre-wide FOB was initiated on September 29 last year, the day on which a stampede at Elphinstone Road FOB staircase killed 23 people. The FOB connects Parel station and new platforms of Parel Terminus.

  • Goa CM Manohar Parrikar backs PM Modi’s claim on job creation

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion on job creation, saying credit for jobs created by state governments and private sector should also be shared with the Central government.

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    Bullet train like a ‘magic train’ which may not materialise: Rahul Gandhi

    Amethi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre today, claiming that the much talked about bullet train project was like a “magic train” which may not materialise. Targeting the Narendra Modi led government at the Centre, Gandhi also said that despite an issue like Doklam on the border, the prime minister was seen sitting on a swing with the Chinese president.

  • Marko Stankovic, Diego Carlos to continue with FC Pune City

    Pune: Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City on Wednesday announced it was retaining Austrian midfielder Marko Stankovic and Brazilian forward Diego Carlos for the 2018-19 season. Speaking on bringing back Marko and Diego, FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel said: “Marko is a solid midfielder, his control in the midfield and decision making during the game is impressive.

  • Lucknow University closed after teachers attacked inside campus

    Lucknow: Lucknow University was today closed till further orders after over a dozen teachers including the Proctor were attacked inside the campus by outsiders claiming themselves to be Samajwadi Party workers, varsity officials said.

  • Tata-Mistry case: NCLT order deferred to July 9

    Mumbai: The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) today deferred to July 9 its judgement on a petition filed by Cyrus Mistry challenging his ouster as chairman of the Tata Sons group.

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    Warangal: 11 people charred to death in fireworks factory explosion

    Hyderabad: Eleven people were killed when a fire broke out in a firecracker manufacturing unit-cum-warehouse in Telangana’s Warangal Rural district on Wednesday, police said. Five others were injured in the incident that occurred in the Bhadrakali firecracker unit in Koti Lingala, near Warangal town.