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  • Union cabinet approves bill restoring arrest provision in SC/ST act

    New Delhi: Under attack from the opposition, dalit groups and its allies, the Modi government on Wednesday decided to restore a provision of the SC/ST Act allowing arrest of an accused without preliminary enquiry or prior approval that was recently struck down by the Supreme Court.

  • Who’s catch was that! Rahane drops Keaton Jennings and Virat’s expression says it all; Watch video

    The opening Test of between England and India at Edgbaston is currently underway with first few overs were intense. England captain Joe Root won the toss and without any hesitation decided to bat first. However, for the visitors the start turned out to be quite tricky as players looked nervous and one of them was Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane was fielding at the slip cordon and failed in

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    Maharashtra: Shirdi civic official booked on corruption charge, says ACB official

    Shirdi: A case was registered today against a Shirdi civic body official and his wife on charge of allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income, an ACB official said. Shirdi Municipal Council chief accountant Murlidhar Desale and his wife Rekha allegedly amassed properties worth Rs 17,30,618 between December 1994 and December 2010, the Anti-Corruption Bureau stated in a release.

  • Amar Singh praises Modi, hints he is open to joining BJP

    Lucknow: Former SP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh today kept alive speculation over his joining the BJP, pointedly praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hinting that he was open to the possibility. “I am not making any attempt (to join the BJP). I like Modiji and I am standing in support of him,” he told PTI when asked about his chances of joining the ruling party.

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    Jogeshwari land case: Mumbai Congress seeks probe against BMC chief Ajoy Mehta

    Mumbai: The Congress demanded today a probe against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner after the civic body lost the court case of a plot worth Rs 500 crore in a suburb here. It also sought an investigation into the ‘mysterious’ death of a BMC worker associated with the case.

  • Congress condemns Mamata Banerjee’s ‘civil war’ remark

    New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on Mamata Banerjee for criticising Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) final draft, Congress Assam Chief Ripun Bora on Wednesday said that the West Bengal Chief Minister should not provoke for a civil war.

  • Armed Forces face shortage of over 9,000 officers: MoS for Defence

    New Delhi: The Indian Army, the Navy and Air Force are facing a shortage of more than 9,000 officers, the government said on Wednesday. The Indian Army alone is short of 7,298 officers, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. He said the Army has an authorised strength of 49,933 officers but as on January 1, 2018 it had only 42,635.

  • See pic: Hardik Pandya’s ‘No 1 Love’ is Dinesh Karthik, this is what wife Dipika Pallika has to say

    India’s thrilling Test tour of England has started with 1st Test at Birmingham. One player who impressed greatly till now on the tour is India’s all-round sensation Hardik Pandya, who managed to impress with both, bat and ball in T20Is to win in series decider at Bristol by taking 4 wickets and unbeaten 33 runs. But not only on the field, Pandya always manage to impress off the field with his social media

  • TRAI Announces 5G Spectrum Pricing, Recommendation for Next Auction

    Telecom regulator TRAI has recommended rules and prices for the next round of spectrum auction which will include radiowaves for 5G mobile services. The regulator has recommended that base price for bidding should be higher of the two figures – 80 percent of the average valuation of spectrum band in the licensed service area or the price realised in the October 2016 auction.

  • UP-based company found illegally supplying ayurvedic drug with viagra

    Mumbai: A company based in Uttar Pradesh has allegedly been found illegally supplying two ayurvedic medicines containing a drug commonly used in Viagra, according to the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Aurangabad division of the FDA seized stocks worth Rs 16,000 during a raid on a supplier recently, a senior official of the FDA said.

  • London’s historic India Club saved from demolition

    London: The India Club in London, a hub for Indian nationalists in the UK during the Indian independence movement in the 1930s and 40s, has been saved from demolition after the city council panel refused to give permission to bring the historic building down to make way for a luxury hotel.  Westminster City Council’s planning committee has refused permission to Marston Properties, the building’s freeholders, to demolish the Club housed within the Strand Continental

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    Thane: 40 injured as state transport bus overturned in Saphala

    Thane (Maha): Around 30-40 passengers were injured today when a state transport bus they were travelling in overturned in Saphala in Thane district, police said. The bus was headed towards Saphala village from Tembikhoda village, they said.

  • Pakistan Supreme Court asks government how 2 top generals were allowed to take up foreign employment

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court today asked the government how it allowed two former top army generals to take up jobs abroad despite a law barring officers from accepting employment for two years post-retirement, according to a media report.  Hearing a case of dual nationalities of Pakistan government employees, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, observed that former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif and Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant

  • Mumbai’s art-deco furniture take centresatge in online auction

    Mumbai: India’s rich design history will be reflected in Saffronart’s annual design sale as 59 lots of furniture from across the country will be up for grabs in an online auction. The announcement was made by Saffronart, a leading player in art market, which said that the sale will take place on August 8 and 9.