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  • Italy eyes to host 2026 Winter Olympic Games, Winter Paralympic Games

    Rome: Italy is considering bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympic Games, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) has said. The candidate cities are Cortina d’Ampezzo, Milan and Turin. CONI will decide between them at its next national council meeting, according to the ANSA news agency.

  • Mumbai: Pujari gang attacks with ‘chili powder’ on police escort team

    Mumbai: A constable was attacked by two members of Suresh Pujari gang on Monday at the 37th Metropolitan court while he was escorting the goons for remand. According to the police, they sprinkled chilly chutney powder on the police escort team and later punched one of the constables in a bid to escape.

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    Bombay High Court seeks data of medical students passing every year

    Mumbai: In an attempt to find out the reason for availability of lesser number of doctors serving tribal communities living in remote areas of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to submit a data spelling out the exact number of students, who crack the medical exams each year.

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    TYBA and TYBCOM Results: Mumbai University claims to have declared results on time but students slam it for delay

    Mumbai: Even though there was a delay of over a month in declaring the results of the Third Year of Bachelor’s in Arts and Commerce, the Education Ministry on Tuesday patted its own back claiming to have declared all the results within the ‘deadline’. Students, however, have slammed the ministry for delaying the results since this has caused some of them to miss opportunities to pursue further education in universities outside Maharashtra.

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    Mumbai economic offences; CBI arrests two from Ajmer

    Jaipur: Two persons have been arrested by the CBI from Ajmer in connection with a case related to economic offences in Mumbai, police said on Tuesday.  Those who were arrested have been identified as Anil Kumar Toshniwal and Anil Kumar Sharma, Ajmer police said. It was a case related with economic offence lodged under relevant sections including 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 120 (B)

  • State Bank of India faces loss of Rs 136 cr; CBI registers 3 cases

    New Delhi: The CBI has registered three separate cases of banking fraud against three Mumbai-based companies for an alleged banking fraud that caused a cumulative loss of over Rs 136 crore to State Bank of India, officials said here on Tuesday.

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    Due to heavy Mumbai rains, Civic hospitals witness 60 percent drop in patients at OPDs

    Mumbai: Major civic-run hospitals on Tuesday witnessed a 60 per cent drop in the number of patients visiting Out Patient Department. A senior doctor said that people were avoiding coming to hospital since they are scared of getting infected or getting stuck in trains. Hundreds of patients, especially those who live in far-off areas, had to cancel their plans. On a daily basis, JJ Hospital receives around 4,000 patients on OPD and

  • Mumbai rains death toll: 62 killed so far since June in state

    Nagpur: Maharashtra minister Chandrakant Patil on Tuesday informed the state Legislative Assembly that 62 people have died so far in rain-related incidents in the state from June 1. He said 63 animals also lost their lives in different parts of the state in rain-related incidents.

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    2019 Lok Sabha Poll prep: BJP bulletin to counter Opposition’s propaganda

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will again focus on the use of social media to win the 2019 Parliament and state assembly elections. The party’s national president, Amit Shah, imparted his ‘mantras’ on how to use social media in three ways during his visit to Pune on July 7.

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    Mumbai Rains: Tuesday’s rain breaks 3-year record

    Mumbai: For the third day in a row, heavy rainfall continued to pound the city on Tuesday, leading to waterlogged roads, traffic jams, delayed flight, train and bus services. The city recorded its highest single-day rainfall since 2015. Since Sunday morning, Mumbai has recorded 100 mm rain every day for the past three days. In the 24 hours starting from 8.30am on Monday, Santacruz recorded 184.3mm rain (very heavy), which is the

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    Bombay HC seeks report on action against illegal school vans, buses

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to initiate action against vehicles ferrying school students, without following the law.  The high court has asked the government to submit an ‘action taken’ report on July 17.

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    Mumbai Rains: Several long-distance trains cancelled or diverted on Western Railway

    Mumbai: As heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai, suburban services were suspended on a section of the Western Railway (WR) due to waterlogging on tracks and several long-distance and inter-city express trains have been delayed or cancelled. Premier trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani have been cancelled. As per latest updates by the Western Railway twitter account, New Delhi-Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express has been cancelled as has the Mumbai Central-Hazrat Nizamuddin August Kranti

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    Mumbai Rains: Despite late local services, CR claims train running on time

    Mumbai: Torrential rains hit Mumbai for the fourth consecutive day, disrupting road and rail traffic. Suburban services on all three lines were affected by to waterlogging on the tracks, making office-goers late to work. Central and Harbour line services were badly hit by waterlogging on the tracks at Sion and Sandhurst Road stations. Suburban services on Central Railway line were running 30-40 minutes late. Trains between Kalyan and Thane were delayed by

  • Dipa Karmakar assures her best at Asian Games

    Delhi: On returning to India after clinching gold at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Challenge, gymnast Dipa Karmakar expressed her gratitude to her coach for his support and assured to give her best at Asian Games.

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    Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, July 11, 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.

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    Mumbai Rains: How 2,000 passengers stranded on Shatabdi and Vadodara Express were rescued

    Mumbai: It’s usually a 6-hour 20 minute-long journey, but for in the passengers travelling on Vadodara Express 12928 on Tuesday, it was a nightmare they will never forget. They were stranded in the train since 4 am on Tuesday due to incessant rains that have hit Mumbai and the surrounding areas. Stuck without air-conditioning, food or water, it was the kindness of residents of Shivam society in Nallasopara (east), who gave them

  • Deplorable politics in India

    The vote-bank politics seems to take a heavy toll of decent values and principles. Failure of one party to exploit the baser instincts of voters can only result in another equally unprincipled rival to take advantage and walk away with the election. Some such thing is happening in the Hindi heartland as the country nears another round of State and parliamentary elections.

  • Ensure zero tolerance to vigilante violence

    Two ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government are in the eye of a storm for hobnobbing with a mob undeterred by the law. On his part, the Head of Government had affirmed last year in 2017 that “violence in the name of vigilantism is unaccepetable”. The opposition demanded Modi sack both minister of State with independent charge of micro, small and medium enterprises Giriraj Singh and minister of State for civil