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    More the merrier in silly season

    In many countries of the West, there exists a ‘silly season’, the time most natives pack their bags and go off on their sacrosanct summer holidays. It is also a time, Parliament goes into recess and there is a break from politics. In official India, holidays are regarded as avoidable luxuries, best reserved for inescapable family obligations. However, there is an undeclared silly season that coincides with the high summer, the school

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    Mumbai Rains: CR’s plan to reduce waterlogging on tracks, could lead to flooded roads

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars are faced with a Hobson’s choice: Either they endure trains stalled on waterlogged tracks or brave waterlogged roads. Waterlogging is chronic on the railway tracks at Kurla, Sion, Matunga, Sandhurst Road and other Central Railway (CR) stations, resulting in havoc and service disruption. This season, so far, trains have been proceeding very slowly or have halted in their tracks between these stations, causing immense delays.

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    Delhi: Data belongs to individuals, not companies, says TRAI

    New Delhi: Data belongs to individual users, TRAI has said, urging strong safeguards against misuse. It has further suggested that consumers be given the right to choice, consent and to be forgotten to safeguard their privacy. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Monday released its recommendations on privacy, security and ownership of data in the telecom sector, wherein it has said that each user owns his/her personal data stored with entities

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    Bombay HC fines deputy sarpanch with Rs 5 lakh for not accepting daughter

    Mumbai: The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court recently imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on a deputy sarpanch at Paithan district, for not accepting one of his own daughters and misleading the court. The deputy sarpanch had refused to accept his fourth child, as he wanted to contest elections without being disqualified.

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    Sambhal: One more accused arrested for burning woman resisting gang-rape

    Uttar Pradesh: The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested one more accused in the Sambhal district case, where a woman was charred to death for resisting gangrape. Yesterday, the police arrested two of five accused in the matter. Superintendent of Police, Sambal district, RN Bhardwaj had yesterday confirmed the news of the arrest and said the investigation is underway.

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    Bombay High Court let off man convicted for raping and killing minor girl

    Mumbai: In an unusual ruling, the Bombay High Court recently let off a man, convicted for raping and killing a minor girl. The court, while acquitting the man, said he was only sleeping ‘peacefully’ besides the six-year-old victim’s dead body. A division bench of Justices Bhushan Gavai and Sarang Kotwal held that there are chances someone else would have raped the minor girl and disposed her body in the convict’s hut.

  • BJP MLA Kisan Kathore forged documents of senior bureaucrat R A Rajeev, claims Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kisan Kathore forged documents of senior bureaucrat R A Rajeev for registration of Sagav Vividh Karyakari Seva Sahakari Society (multi-purpose service cooperative society) in Thane district, according to Shiv Sena leader Prabhakar Patil,  who had filed a query under the Right To Information (RTI) Act. Bureaucrat  Rajeev has confirmed his consent was not taken before making him a member of the society and has  said the

  • Goa: Drinking alcohol in public will cost a heavy fine

    Panjim (Goa): Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced that the government would soon be issuing a notification regarding imposing a heavy fine on drinking alcohol in public. “Mind you, there will be a heavy fine if you are found drinking (in public) from the month of August. We’re issuing a notification very soon. I intend to do it before August, so that we can implement it from August 15,” Parrikar said

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    Milk protest turned violent as tankers vandalised in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The ‘milk’ protest of the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana veered out of control on the first day itself with activists disrupting supply to all major cities across the state, including Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. It is understood that activists vandalised milk tankers at numerous places and sent them back from other venues. They also emptied the tankers and performed ‘milk abhishek.’ All this in solidarity with farmers who supply milk and are

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    Mumbai witnesses third suspect of leptospirosis death in Worli

    Mumbai: The city has recorded its third death, suspected to have been caused by leptospirosis. However, senior civic heath official maintain that the cause of death of the 17-year-old, a Worli resident, will be confirmed only after the epidemiology death review committee report is submitted. According to doctors, the teen had been toiling for a long time in rainwater on July 8 near the Bandra-Worli sea link, after which he was detected

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    Trump-Putin Summit! US and Russian President pledge fresh start to their troubled relations

    Helsinki: President Trump stood next to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Monday and publicly challenged the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election, wrapping up what he called a “deeply productive” summit meeting with an extraordinary show of support for a leader accused of attacking American democracy, reports the New York Times.

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    Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Pakistan to file second counter-memorial in ICJ today

    Islamabad: Pakistan will file its second counter-memorial in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday, on the conviction of retired Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism.

  • “Other girls are prettier and more talented than me!”, says Jhanvi Kapoor

    You throw her a curve ball, and she will turn that to her advantage, that is Jhanvi Kapoor for you. Late Sridevi’s daughter who debuts with Dhadak thrives on challenges and makes her fears her strengths. Watch out for this lady, writes Shubarna Mukerji Shu

  • France celebrate World Cup glory

    Paris  : The World Cup-winning French team arrived on Monday night for a victory parade on the Champs Elysees following their triumph in Moscow that sparked wild celebrations nationwide.


    New Delhi : The ambitious smart cities mission of the government has “failed to make remarkable progress” as only 5 per cent of the proposed projects are completed so far, according to Anarock Property Consultants.