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  • Bihar shelter home case: CM Nitish Kumar blames ‘system’, rejects demand for minister’s resignation

    Patna: Crime has taken backseat to caste in the Muzaffarpur shelter home mass rape case. There has been clamour for the resignation of the social welfare minister, Manju Verma, whose husband is reported to have visited the shelter home. However, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ruled out her resignation, primarily because she belongs to the influential OBC — Kushwahas.

  • National Handloom Day 2018: 8 Mumbai markets for fabrics on a budget!

    Textile has a deep rooted connection in making Mumbai to be known as the financial capital of India. The textile industry was a one of its kind modern sector that was a catalyst for commercial growth. The maximum city was said to have over 100 cotton mills. But the unfortunate Great Bombay Textile strike of 1982 led to the shutdown of most of these mills. Fast forward to the present and as

  • guru purnima

    Guru, the Self

    Physical perception is a perception in contrast; it is a contrast of light and shadow. All objects of perception are finite bodies that are illuminated by light. Where there is only pure light, and there is nothing illuminated by it, there is no physical perception. The Guru is pure light.

  • Rabindranath Tagore’s death anniversary: 7 movies based on Gurudev’s works

    Rabindranath Tagore was an immensely talented poet, essayist, writer, spiritualist, painter, educationist, and novelist. He has aced every field he has stepped in. He was the first non-European to be felicitated with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. His works have been translated in many languages and serve as an inspiration to the millions even today. It has been 77 years since his death, but his legacy lives on through his

  • Ishant should define his role – Glenn McGrath

    New Delhi : Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath feels Ishant Sharma needs to figure out his role in the Indian team, observing that he has been more of a workhorse than a strike bowler.

  • Reliance Communications looks to seal Rs 25K-cr asset sale by Aug-end

    New Delhi : Debt-ridden Reliance Communications (RCom) is looking to complete the sale of its business assets worth Rs 25,000 crore by the end of this month and has also agreed to pay Rs 550 crore towards settlement to telecom gearmaker Ericsson by September-end. RCom in a regulatory filing said that it has “agreed to pay a settlement amount of Rs 550 crore to Ericsson on or before September 30, 2018”.

  • Lankan visa exemption soon for Indian tourists

    Colombo : Indian tourists visiting Sri Lanka may soon be exempted from visa requirement as the government is mulling granting visa free entry to visitors from countries like India and China, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said on Monday.

  • Hindustan Unilever adds ‘Adityaa Milk’ to ice cream portfolio

    New Delhi : FMCG Hindustan Unilever (HUL) on Monday said it has signed an agreement with Vijaykant Dairy and Food Products (VDFPL) and its group company to acquire ‘Adityaa Milk’ brand ice cream and frozen desserts and front-end distribution network across geographies for an undisclosed sum.

  • Don’t compare Hardik Pandya with Kapil Dev, says Sunil Gavaskar

    New Delhi : Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday rubbished comparisons between Kapil Dev and Hardik Pandya, saying the legendary all-rounder is a once-in-a century cricketer and cannot be compared to anyone. Batting great Gavaskar was not at all amused when asked about the tendency among some experts to compare the two.

  • Ben Stokes lost control in street brawl: Bristol Crown Court in southwest England

    Bristol : England cricketer Ben Stokes lost his self-control and knocked two men unconscious in a street fight last September, a court heard on Monday as his trial for affray began. Stokes, acting in “revenge, retaliation or punishment”, was involved in a “sustained episode of significant violence”, prosecutor Nicholas Corsellis told a jury at Bristol Crown Court in southwest England.

  • James Anderson survives injury scare

    London : Veteran England paceman James Anderson has survived a major injury scare while playing golf alongside pace colleague Stuart Broad, who shared the video of the freakish incident.

  • Bangladesh seal T20 series with 19-run win vs Windies

    Lauderhill (US) : Bangladesh withstood a withering assault from Andre Russell to complete a series-clinching 19-run victory on the DLS Method over the West Indies in the rain-affected deciding final fixture of their three-match T20 International Series.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind to give NSE jubilee celebrations a miss

    New Delhi : President Ram Nath Kovind will not be attending the silver jubilee celebrations of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) due to his “busy schedule”, according to the bourse. The leading exchange is organising a function to mark the silver jubilee celebrations here on August 8. In a statement, the NSE said the President’s office has communicated his inability to grace the silver jubilee celebrations “due to his busy schedule”.

  • India ‘A’ poised for big victory

    Bengaluru : Pacer Mohammed Siraj (4-18) produced another fiery spell, pushing India ‘A’ towards a big win against South Africa ‘A’ on day three of the first unofficial Test.

  • Mirabai doubtful starter for Asian Games: Coach Vijay Sharma 

    New Delhi : World Champion Mirabai Chanu’s participation at the Asian Games appears doubtful with India chief coach Vijay Sharma recommending that she must pull out of Jakarta event to be fit for the Olympic qualifiers, later this year.

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