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  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth win at World Championship

    Nanjing: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth notched up comfortable victories over their respective opponents to make an impressive start at the BWF World Championship here today. Saina, who won a silver and bronze in the earlier editions of the championship, defeated Turkey’s Aliye Demirbag 21-17 21-8 in the second round to set up a pre-quarterfinal clash with 2013 champion Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand. The Olympic medallist Indian had received

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena seeks Dadasaheb Phalke award for Sulochana

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has demanded prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for veteran actress Sulochana. The party MLC Neelam Gorhe has written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis requesting him to recommend the 90-year-old’s name for the country’s highest award in cinema.

  • `Kajari’ fest begins in Mumbai tomorrow; ministers to attend

    Mumbai: Folk singers will regale audience at a 15-day-long festival celebrating `Kajari’, a form of semi -classical singing popular in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, that begins here from tomorrow. Ministers from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will attend the event.

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    REET level 2 results announced on; Follow these steps to check

    Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers level 2 (REET) results have been declared one the official website The result was on hold after after a petition was filed in Rajasthan alleging paper leak. But now the ban has been revoked and result is released. As many as 9.80 lakh candidates had applied for the examination. The examination was conducted on February 11, 2018.

  • Infrastructure growth jumps to 7-month high of 6.7 percent in June

    New Delhi: Growth of eight core sectors expanded to 7-month high of 6.7 per cent in June due to better performance by cement, refinery and coal segments,  as per official data released today. The eight sectors, which also include fertilisers, steel, natural gas, electricity and crude oil, had expanded by 1 per cent in June last year. The previous high rate of growth was recorded in November 2017 at 6.9 per cent.

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    Government seeks Parliament nod for Rs 980 cr equity infusion into Air India

    New Delhi: The government today sought Parliament’s approval for Rs 980 crore as supplementary grant for equity infusion in Air India which is grappling with financial crunch. The amount is part of the total gross additional expenditure of Rs 11,697.92 crore, for which approval has been sought from the Parliament.

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    Judge Loya case: Supreme Court rejects review plea filed by Bombay Lawyers Association

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking review of its April 19 verdict that had held that Special CBI judge B H Loya had died of “natural causes” on December 1, 2014, and had rejected PILs seeking a SIT probe into the death, questioning their motive. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud did not

  • Maharashtra: All eyes on BJP as two civic bodies go to poll tomorrow

    Mumbai: Elections to two civic bodies in Maharashtra are being watched with keen interest in political circles as their results are likely to throw up new leadership equations among parties, especially the BJP, at the local level. Polling for the 78-member Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation (SMKMC) and the Jalgaon Municipal Corporation (JMC) will take place tomorrow and counting is scheduled for August 3.

  • First posters of ‘Paltan’ unveils the Army squad

    Mumbai: The first look posters of upcoming Bollywood war film ‘Paltan’ was unveiled on Tuesday. Film Critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and treated fans with the poster.

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    Supreme Court overrules its 21-yr-old verdict on tax exemption notification

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has overruled its 21-year-old verdict and held that benefit of any ambiguity in notification related to tax exemptions must be interpreted in favour of the State. In 1997, the apex court had said that in case of any ambiguity in a tax exemption provision or notification, it must be interpreted so as to favour the assessee claiming the benefit of such exemptions.

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    Why no action against unauthorised bungalows? Bombay High Court asks Raigad collector

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed the Raigad collector to explain why no appropriate action was taken against unauthorised private bungalows, including one of fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi, constructed along a beach in Alibaug. A bench of justices A S Oka and R I Chagla also directed the sub-divisional officer concerned to file an affidavit stating why he had failed to carry out demolition or other remedial measures against such bungalows,

  • Pothole-free roads is the bare minimum Maharashtra govt can do for people: Bombay HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said it was the Maharashtra government’s “constitutional obligation” to ensure pothole-free roads and it was the bare minimum it could do for its citizens. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and Riyaz Chagla was hearing a PIL filed by lawyer Owais Pechkar, raising the issue of bad condition of roads and potholes between Panvel and Goa on NH-66 every

  • BWF World Championship 2018: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth progress, Pranaav-Sikki Reddy down

    Nanjing (China): Indian stars Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective matches at the Badminton World Championships here on Tuesday. Saina defeated Aliye Demirbag of Turkey in straight games to enter the third round of the women’s singles category. Saina fought off a brave effort from her Turkish opponent to cruise to a 21-17, 21-18 victory in just 39 minutes.