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    Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, August 8, 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.

  • Kill this Referendum 2020

    Expect no change in India policy once Imran Khan takes over as the prime minister of Pakistan. No, not even a wee-bit, bar a slight change in rhetoric. Prime ministers come and go but the India policy of Rawalpindi-Islamabad establishment remains constant. Indeed, Pak army chiefs come and go but anti-India animus alone informs Pakistan’s approach towards this country. It is one long constant since the founding of the separate Islamic State

  • Karunanidhi: A colossus in Dravidian politics

    Muthuvel Karunanidhi was one of the last links to the Dravidian movement that ushered in the rise of backward classes in politics and the end of Congress rule in Tamil Nadu five decades ago on the plank of social justice.  A five-time Chief Minister, the 94-year-old Karunanidhi, who strode the public life of Tamil Nadu like a colossus, also played a key role in national politics when he aligned with Indira Gandhi

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    Throwback 90s: Aishwarya Rai, Milind Soman, Arjun Rampal and other 90s supermodels walk ramp on one platform; watch video

    Internet is a fascinating place and you never know what you find on it. While it is a treasure trove of memories, one never ceases to get intrigued by the content available on it. Recently we came across a video of a fashion show organised by a clothing Pierre Cardin and it had all the 90s supermodels walking on the ramp together. The enviable entourage includes Madhu Sapre,

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    Perception battle not going Congress way

    For all the hoopla over the Opposition gaining ground for the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the perception battle is still heavily loaded in favour of the BJP. If the BJP loss in byelections in some states and the failure to form a government in Karnataka despite being the single largest party were indicative of a limited trend reversal against the BJP, the ignominious defeat of the combined Opposition in the no-confidence

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Maratha Kranti Morcha to go ahead with tomorrow’s ‘Bandh’, will aim for ‘peaceful’ protest

    Mumbai: The Maratha Kranti Morcha on Tuesday gave hints that it will go ahead with the proposed Maharashtra ‘bandh’ on August 9 even as the Bombay High Court urged restraint upon agitators till the quota issue was resolved. Morcha coordinators from across the state are to meet in Aurangabad on Wednesday to decide on the nature of the shutdown, said sources.

  • LOL! ‘Our’ Imran Khan’s response at being mistaken for Pakistan’s PM-in-waiting is hilarious

    Bollywood celebs have been victims of social media drama, but nothing like this one yet. Bollywood actor and Aamir Khan’s nephew Imran Khan has been receiving emails congratulating him on his victory in the recent Pakistan elections. We all know how Twitter can be a funny place where there are several spam handles that can be misleading. In this case, a chunk of social media users mistook the actor as the newly

  • China bans ‘Winnie the Pooh’ film over comparisons to President Xi Jinping

    Beijing: So, the Chinese government is petrified of Winnie the Pooh, a cartoon caricature? It would seem so, as Chinese censors have banned the release of “Christopher Robin”, an animated film adaptation of a story about “Winnie the Pooh.” They have apparently taken offence at the character’s comparison to President Xi Jinping. In fact, ‘Winnie the Pooh’ has become a light-hearted way for people across China to mock their President, the Guardian

  • Jyotiba & Savitribai Phule

    Maharashtra government recommends Bharat Ratna for Mahatma Phule, Savitribai

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has recommended to the Centre to confer the Bharat Ratna posthumously on the renowned 19th century social reformers, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and his wife Savitribai, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Tuesday. He made the announcement while addressing a conference of Rashtriya Other Backward Castes Mahasangh in Mumbai.

  • Maharashtra govt employees strike: Hospitals cancel routine surgeries as medical, nursing students join strike

    Mumbai: On the first day of the 3-day state-wide agitation by Class 3 and Class 4 government employees, hospitals were virtually paralysed. All routine operations and surgeries had to be postponed. Hospitals had to resort to Plan B — asking medical and nursing students to provide the necessary assistance to patients and their families. Owing to lack of manpower, Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy (JJ) Hospital may have to postpone routine surgeries for three days

  • Karunanidhi passes away: Sun sets on Dravidian politics, a man who never got tired of politics

    Chennai: When M Karunanidhi was in his early teens, he and his friend decided to swim across the Kamalalayam tank in the Thiagarajaswamy Temple in his native Tiruvarur. Half way through, his friend was tired and suggested to Karunanidhi that they should swim back. But the young Karunanidhi turned down the suggestion saying, “We have come half-way. We just need to cross the remaining half distance to reach the other end, instead of returning to

  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa 4th ODI: FPJ’s dream XI for Sri Lanka and South Africa

    It was a dominating performance by the Proteas as they have taken an unassailable lead of 3-0 over hosts Sri Lanka in the series. For the hosts, their sad story continues and they must be worried about their ruining performances and inability to perform at a crucial stage. As seen in the last 3 ODIs, Sri Lanka’s batting line failed to fire, sometimes misfired. Coming to 4th game, Sri Lanka will look

  • Activate the Cycle of Good Karma

    What is the opposite of love? The opposite of love is not hate. It is apathy. It is indifference. Today, people are becoming increasingly indifferent to the needs of those around them. While advising his nephew, Billy, American novelist Henry James said, “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind.

  • Lack of appropriate data to measure job sector a concern: Kaushik Basu, former chief economist of the World Bank

    Kaushik Basu, former chief economist of the World Bank and former chief economic adviser to the Indian government, said lack of jobs is a concern but more concerning is that India does not have appropriate data and tools to measure the sector. Basu, who was in the city to deliver a lecture on ‘The Story of India’s Economy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’, also touched upon other concerning areas for the country. In

  • ‘Makes more sense to play five bowlers than extra batsman’ – Bharat Arun

    New Delhi : Playing an extra batsman in the second Test against England will be a “conservative move” with the Lord’s pitch looking more bowler-friendly than Edgbaston, feels India bowling coach Bharat Arun. India lost the first Test by 31 runs and the second Test will start at the ‘Home of Cricket’ from Thursday.