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    Mumbai: Aaditya Thackeray urges union HRD minister to bring preschools under RTE

    Mumbai: Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray, in a letter addressed to Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Human Resources Development, urged the government to bring pre-primary admissions under the purview of the Right To Education (RTE) act. He also demanded a law to cover pre-primary education which would include minimum quality and safety norms for pre-primary schools. He further stated forced donations and parent interviews (on the basis of economic strata or education)

  • Mumbai don Dawood Ibrahim’s Amina Mansion sold for Rs 3.51 crore

    MUMBAI: Fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim’s ancestral property, Amina Mansion also known as Masulla building, at Pakmodia street in Bhendi Bazaar went under the hammer on Thursday. The property, which was put up for auction, was sold to the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) for Rs 3. 51 crore.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Mumbai remains silent; unrest in Marathwada, Nashik

    Mumbai: The organisers of Sakal Maratha Kranti Morcha had, on Wednesday, made clear their plans for a peaceful bandh for the city of Mumbai on Thursday. The circular of dos and dont’s and the issuance of ‘a sit-in dharna’ call was a strong indicator of things to come. But traumatised by the incidents of violence that marked the previous morcha of July 23, many schools and colleges voluntarily remained shut.

  • Thousands turn up to bid adieu to Major Kaustubh Rane

    Bhayandar: Chants of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai… Kaustubh Rane Amar Rahe” filled the air as thousands, most of whom had not even heard of Major Kaustubh Prakash Kumar Rane, till a couple of days ago, walked behind his coffin as Mira Road gave its martyr a hero’s farewell.

  • Lodha Group in trouble? Wadala’s ‘New Cuffe Parade’ home-buyers knock on HC doors

    Mumbai: One of the renowned and leading construction companies, the Lodha Group, owned by Maharashtra’s ruling party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Mangal Prabhat Lodha, New Cuffe Parade Project at Wadala truck terminal is embroiled in controversies. Although the construction company claims to provide luxurious amenities on its website and brochures and states that the flats are ready for possession, but on ground the realty is different.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Agitators protest peacefully at suburban collector’s office

    Mumbai: The Maratha agitators in Mumbai gathered outside the suburban Collector office at Bandra east on Thursday morning. The protests were peaceful in a rather cheerful mood. The participants sang songs against the BJP and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The agitators chanted slogans demanding reservations. The protest lasted for three hours and the agitators handed over a letter of their demands, which they requested to be handed over the CM.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Should Marathas be included under the OBC quota?

    Mumbai: Maratha organisations, under the umbrella of the Sakal Maratha Samaj, have successfully called for a bandh twice in the past three weeks, demanding reservation for the community in government jobs and educational institutions. But the issue has not been yet sorted out, as the ball is now in the court of the State Backward Class Commission (SBCC). Now, it is the responsibility of the state government to award reservation to the

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    Triple Talaq Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

    New Delhi: The much-debated Triple Talaq Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Friday a day after Union Cabinet approved an amendment to the bill. On Thursday, the Cabinet proposed three changes in the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill, 2017-first, only the victim, a blood relation or relation by marriage are allowed to lodge FIR in the case, second, the case can be dropped if husband and wife agree

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    PM Narendra Modi to address farmers, entrepreneurs on World Biofuel Day

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday attend an event and address a diverse gathering at Vigyan Bhawan to mark World Biofuel Day. The gathering will include farmers, scientists, students, entrepreneurs, government officials, and legislators during the event, said a government statement on Thursday.

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    Daily Horoscope for Friday, August 10, 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.

  • Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election: A shot in the arm for NDA

    Yet again, the obstacles in the way of the so-called Mahagathbandhan came to the fore when the Congress candidate for the post of deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha, B K Hariprasad, was defeated by the ruling combine’s Harivansh Narayan Singh. How serious is the blow to the Congress in particular can be realised from the fact that the Opposition is in a majority in the Rajya Sabha. Whether the Congress overplayed

  • Assam NRC List: Fanning a communal divide over ‘aliens’

    Inadvertently, the Supreme Court has handed the BJP a convenient issue for exploitation in the forthcoming elections. It is the judiciary’s call for updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam which is bound to add zest to the BJP’s campaign against illegal immigrants, enabling it to accuse its political opponents of having done nothing to evict them in order to use the “aliens” as their vote bank.

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    Government wants last word on judges

    The BJP government has sent a message to the judiciary that by securing an absolute mandate from the people, it has the right to decide who will enter the Supreme Court. So, by denying Uttarakhand chief justice K M Joseph his rightful seniority, the Modi government has emulated late prime minister Indira Gandhi who allegedly emasculated the judiciary.

  • Delhi: 26-year-old drug addict held in connection with kanwariyas vandalising car

    New Delhi: A 26-year-old man was arrested today, 48 hours after a group of kanwariyas, vexed over a car driver allegedly hitting one of them, vandalised the vehicle in west Delhi. The incident took place on Tuesday on a stretch of a busy road near Moti Nagar metro station causing a traffic snarl and forcing some of the commuters to take a detour.

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    Mumbai: BMC to spend Rs 2 crore on pens, erasers for its wards and departments

    Mumbai: The civic corporation plans to purchase stationery worth Rs 2 crore for 2018-2020 from its designated contractor for all its wards and departments. The stationery would include ballpoint pens, box files, pencils, erasers, notebooks, plastic trays and other miscellaneous items.