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  • Mumbai youths throw chilli powder in cop’s eyes for being hauled up

    Mumbai: Saki Naka Police arrested two young men late on Sunday for allegedly attacking a traffic constable, Samiullah Bhaldar, 54, by throwing chilli powder in his eyes. Bhaldar, who was on duty near Saki Naka on Thursday afternoon, saw two youths, Shamsuddin Karia, 21, and Naseer Baig, 20, driving rashly and proceeded to stop them and issued a stern warning. Enraged that Bhaldar had embarrassed them, the duo rushed off, returned with

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    Mumbai: Cops stopped MNS leaders from bringing outside food to multiplex

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Sandeep Deshpande and 15 party workers were stopped from entering a multiplex in Phoenix Mills at Lower Parel as they were carrying outside food on Monday. The MNS has alleged that police supported the management of PVR, instead of going by the state government’s order which said movie goers would be allowed to carry outside food inside multiplexes from August 1.

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    Maharashtra MP Heena Gavit attack: Nandurbar protest clamps down

    Mumbai: Nandurbar clamped down in protest on Monday, following the attack on Member of Parliament Heena Gavit in her home constituency. During the Maratha reservation protests, Gavit’s car was attacked outside the office of the Dhule collector, after which the Navapur and Nandurbar talukas were shut down. Gavit escaped without injury but was shaken. The attackers had climbed on the bonnet and shattered the windshield while Gavit was in the car. This

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    Maharashtra: Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant questions, why not change the SC order on 50 per cent reservation in jobs?

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena, which has supported reservation to Marathas, on Monday said the government should take steps to enhance reservation in jobs beyond the 50 per cent ceiling. Participating in the debate on SC/ST (Protection of Atrocities) Bill, 2018, Shiv Sena MP Arwind Sawant said the government had brought a legilstation to restore “dilution” of the SC/ST Act following Supreme Court verdict. It should do the same on the verdict putting a

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    Mumbai: City has 383 dangerous public toilets, most dangerous toilets are in M-west Chembur

    Mumbai: As many as 383 of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-run public toilets across 20 wards of the city were found to be in ‘hazardous’ condition. Civic chief Ajoy Mehta had ordered an investigation after two people were killed as the floor of a public toilet caved into the septic tank at a chawl in Bhandup on April 28.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Congress leader Ashok Chavan accuses Maharashtra CM Fadnavis of being ‘pathological liar’

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) pulled out all the stops in its onslaught against the Devendra Fadnavis-led government on Monday. MPCC president Ashok Chavan accused Fadnavis of being a ‘pathological liar.’ “This chief minister has consistently misled the citizens of Maharashtra on farm loan waivers, Maratha and Dhangar reservations and other pertinent issues. How can one rely on his latest assurance on Maratha resevation,” Chavan told reporters in Nanded.

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    Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, August 7, 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.

  • Poll with EVMs alone

    The Opposition parties now want to abandon electronic voting machines for exclusive paper balloting. They claim EVMs are manipulated and unreliable. By implication, they question the impartiality and fairness of the Election Commission of India. Most strident in this regard are the Congress Party and the Aam Aadmi Party. Others are muted, though they have not openly endorsed faith in the ECI. Losers invariably blame for defeat. When the Aam Aadmi Party

  • Assam NRC List: What lies ahead for missing 4 million?

    The final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a document meant to weed out foreigners from Assam, was published last week with the names of over 2.89 crore included in it. However, over 40 lakh people, nearly 10 per cent of the state’s population, were left out from the draft. The purpose of the NRC was to identify ‘genuine Indians’ living in Assam and detect the ‘illegal migrants’. A question

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    Deepika Padukone’s comment on Ranveer Singh’s post will raise your eyebrows; check out

    New Delhi: Ranveer Singh and rumoured girlfriend Deepika Padukone‘s cute comments on each other’s social media posts always grab a thousand eyeballs. The ‘Gully Boy’ star today posted a dapper image of himself on Instagram, he wore an ink blue suit in the photo and captioned it as, “Monday Blues?”. Apart from a number of fans showering love on his picture, Ranveer’s

  • Assam NRC List: Showing nation’s concerns to citizens first

    During the various fierce discussions on the draft report of the National Register of Citizens in Assam, some angry MPs warned that the stateless status of nearly 40 lakh people presently resident in the state would escalate into a global problem.

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    Assam NRC List: Supreme Court to hear matter regarding NRC draft today

    New Delhi: Amid political slugfest over Assam’s National Register for Citizens (NRC) draft, the Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the matter. The second final draft, which was released on July 30, included names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants in Assam. It left out names of nearly 40 lakh people.

  • Indian Army to give its high-breed cows to government departments for Rs 1,000 per animal

    New Delhi: The Indian Army couldn’t get any private buyers for 22,000 cows of high-yielding breed it owns in an auction, following the defence ministry’s decision to close down all 39 military farms across the country. Started in 1889 by the British, these farms on which the Army spends Rs 300 crore a year, have become redundant as the milk supply is no more dependent on them. Since there were no takers for

  • Maratha quota stir: CM Devendra Fadnavis briefs PM Narendra Modi on reservation issue

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and discussed issues related to the state. Fadnavis said during the meeting, he apprised the PM on various issues related to Maharashtra. The meeting comes in the backdrop of the ongoing agitation in Maharashtra by the Maratha community for reservation in government jobs and education.

  • Maharashtra: 17 lakh state government employees to go 3-day strike from today

    Mumbai: Driven on the back foot on the festering Maratha reservation issue, the Maharashtra government has to fend off trouble from another quarter: nearly 17 lakh state government employees will be going on a 3-day strike from Tuesday to demand immediate implementation of the 7th Pay commission award.

  • Veteran Congress leader R K Dhawan passes away at 81

    New Delhi: R K Dhawan, a close confidant of Indira Gandhi and known to be part of her inner circle during the Emergency years, died here this evening at a local hospital. He was 81. He breathed his last at the B L Kapur hospital around 7 pm, sources close to the family said.