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    Maharashtra: 3 held for attack on BJP MP’s car, SC/ST Act invoked

    Mumbai/Dhule: Three persons have been arrested in connection with yesterday’s attack on the vehicle of BJP MP Heena Gavit outside the district collectorate in Maharashtra’s Dhule district. Gavit, who represents tribal-dominated Nandurbar Lok Sabha constituency, had escaped unhurt in the attack, allegedly by Maratha protesters. She was sitting in the car when the protesters broke its windshield.

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    Bail racket busted, 6 arrested in Thane

    Thane: With the arrest of six people, police today claimed to have busted a major racket involving fabrication of documents and arranging guarantors to obtain bail for arrested persons from courts here in Maharashtra.

  • Congress demands inclusion of laws on atrocities against SC/STs in Constitution’s 9th Schedule

    New Delhi: The Congress today demanded that the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act be included in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution to insulate it from legal challenge. A bill to amend the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, to overturn the Supreme Court order that laid down certain safeguards in the law to prevent atrocities against people of scheduled castes and tribes, was introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday.

  • Congress leader Shashi Tharoor wades into another row with comments on PM’s headgear

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has plunged headlong into a fresh row with remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi donning “outlandish” Naga and other headgear on his trips but refusing to sport a Muslim skull cap, comments the BJP dubbed as insulting to the people of the North-East.

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    Maharashtra: NDA constituent seeks statutory amendment for Maratha quota

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sangram Party, a constituent of the NDA in Maharashtra, today demanded a Constitutional amendment to increase the existing 52% reservation in the state to accommodate the Marathas under the OBC category. Shiv Sangram leader and MLC Vinayak Mete said the state government should organise a special session of the state legislature and pass a resolution to this effect, which could be submitted to the Central government.

  • Jay Soni excited about his theatre debut

    “Sasural Genda Phool” actor Jay Soni says he loves to watch plays and is excited to make his theatre debut with the Hindi adaptation of the Gujarati play “Blind Date”, which will be staged in Mumbai on August 12 and August 19.

  • Honoured to play N. Chandrababu Naidu in ‘NTR’ biopic: Rana Daggubati

    Rana Daggubati, who will be seen playing the character of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in the “NTR” biopic, says he honoured to play the role. Rana took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of himself along with Naidu and captioned it: “What an honour it is to play the role of the Honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrbabu Naidu in the ‘NTR’ biopic. Thank you sir

  • Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao’s paranormal experience

    “Stree” director Amar Kaushik says actors Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao faced lot of strange experiences while shooting the horror comedy. During a night shoot, the locals of Chanderi — a town in Madhya Pradesh — warned the team about not shooting at a street, which has been abandoned. Due to the tight schedule, the team went ahead, but faced several issues.

  • Vaani Kapoor opens up about her struggles and striving to make it big in Bollywood

    Vaani Kapoor , who made her film debut with Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput starrer 2013 romantic comedy “Shuddh Desi Romance” and later signed a three-film deal with the Yash Raj Films, says that she is yet to reach a point where she can say that she has made it big in Bollywood. “I haven’t made it big yet,” Vaani said when asked if she wants to talk about the hurdles

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    Twitterati wants Swara Bhasker to resign, but for what? Read to know

    Seems like Twitterverse has got no chill as it has now targeted Bollywood diva Swara Bhasker in a hilarious way, and for an unusual reason. A Twitter user created a new account named ‘Prime Minister Swara Bhaskar’ (@ReallyPMSwara) and her fans are losing it. The bio of the page read as ‘Honorary Prime Minister of India. Parody account.’ Swara retweeted a lot of the posts from the parody account, one of which

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    Maharashtra bus accident: Cops to question lone survivor

    Mumbai: Police will question the lone survivor of the July 28 bus accident in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, in which 30 people were killed, but “not as an accused”, a senior official said today.

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    Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill: Transport strike on August 7; Auto, buses,metro services likely to be hit

    One day transport strike will be organised on August 7, vehicles including private buses, autorickshaws, taxis, freight vehicles and most of the KSRTC buses, will stay off the road on Tuesday. All India Motor Transport Organisation has demanded withdrawal of proposed Motor Vehicle (MV) Amendment Bill. The bill has been passed by Lok Sabha, but pending in Rajya Sabha.

  • Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down after 12 years; twitterati can’t help but get emotional; Read here

    Indra Nooyi, the chief executive officer of PepsiCo Inc has decided step down from the role. Ramon Laguarta will be taking her place. The announcement was made by PepsiCo stating that “Laguarta will take over from Nooyi on October 3 and will also join the board.” Nooyi, was the part of the company for 24 years, She will continue as the chairman of the board till early 2019.

  • Sumeet Vyas confirms getting engaged to Ekta Kaul, wedding in September

    Sumeet Vyas has found love again. After separating from actress-wife Shivani Tanksale last year, he has been dating TV actress Ekta Kaul for over a year. Sumeet rose to fame with his web series ‘Permanent Roommates’ and was also a part of ‘Veere Di Wedding’, where he played the character of Kareena Kapoor’s fiancé. And now according to Bombay Times, Sumeet is engaged to Ekta, “Ekta is a beautiful person. I decided to pop the

  • Rajan Nanda Demise: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and others pay last respect; See pics

    Shweta Bachchan Nanda‘s father-in-law and Chairman of Escorts Group, Rajan Nanda, passed away. He was the husband of late superstar Raj Kapoor’s daughter Ritu Nanda. Actor Ranbir Kapoor‘s sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahani took to Instagram to confirm the news of the demise of her ‘uncle Rajan.’ “You were are & will always be a legend! Thank you for all the love always – will miss you so much uncle – until we