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    Pakistan leader calls Lalu Prasad Yadav as Imran Khan’s political mentor

    Islamabad : Downplaying Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech in the National Assembly, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah on Sunday said that the former’s address did not match the stature of a premier of the country.

  • Mumbai potholes: Make action taken report on bad roads public, state to civic bodies

    Mumbai: All the civic bodies in Maharashtra will now have to make public the action taken report (ATR) on the poor condition of roads within three weeks from the date of receiving complaints from public in this regard. The decision taken by the state government is applicable to all the municipal corporations, councils, the MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority), MSRDC (Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation), CIDCO (City and Industrial Development Corporation)

  • Bakri Eid 2018: Will be more stringent in granting permits for animal slaughter, BMC to Bombay HC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which invited the ire of the Bombay High Court earlier this week over its “erroneous” online mechanism to grant permission for animal slaughter for Bakra Eid, on Sunday it told the court that henceforth, it will be more stringent while granting such permissions online.  In an affidavit filed before a bench of justices AS Oka and RI Chagla, the civic body submitted that the idea of

  • Multiple earthquakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island, five dead

    Mataram: Multiple earthquakes — including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor — have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least five people and setting off fresh waves of panic.

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    Raj Thackeray’s son Amit takes up Ganesh mandals’ cause with CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Keeping up with the Thackeray clan’s penchant for taking the plunge into politics, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackerays son Amit Thackeray (25) has finally taken the plunge into active politics. Taking up the issue his father raked up recently, the Thackeray scion on Saturday led a delegation of Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals from Girgaum to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) denying permissions to erect

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    Good news for Dhangars as Bombay HC declares Gowari community an ‘independent tribe’

    Mumbai: The recent ruling delivered by the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court declaring the Gowari community as an “independent tribe” has not only brought good news for the Gowaris in Maharashtra, but also for the Dhangars. The detailed judgment passed by a bench headed by Justice Ravi Deshpande has brought a ray of hope for the Dhangars — the community which is usually involved in cattle grazing.

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    Daily Horoscope for Monday, August 20, 2018

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  • Imran Khan takes charge as Prime Minister of Pakistan

    Pakistan, on Saturday, acquired a new prime minister in cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. Without doubt, the rakish playboy cricketer of yesteryears  owes his rise to the Pakistani army. In a country which officially practices a rather fundamental version of Islam, Khan’s freewheeling attitude to life, which barely squared with various religious edicts, underline the hypocrisy ingrained in his elevation. The permanent government in Rawalpindi is capable of doing what it wants. In the

  • Death penalty for child rapists must stay

    The Supreme Court has rightly upheld the death penalty because India cannot furnish free shelter, food and education to child rapists, terrorists and dissolute murderers. They must be sent to meet their Maker who alone knows why some human beings were born notwithstanding the United Nations insisting that the death penalty should be gradually reduced in all member countries until the utopia of its complete abolition is reached.

  • The meaning of the falling Rupee at 70

    When the exchange rate between the US dollar and the Indian rupee crossed 70, the headlines screamed “the rupee hits an all time low”. There is melodrama in such headlines, mostly fuelled by the rhetoric of political parties. It is implied that when the rupee “weakens” against the dollar, it is a loss of national prestige and of economic power. Perhaps, even the word “weakens” is a giveaway. For how can a

  • Mumbai: Major goof-ups by BMC in new DP plan, marks plots in sea, nullahs

    Mumbai: The BMC, while earmarking its new development plan (DP) plots, has made major goof ups. As per the DP, at least six plots around Haji Ali have been designated in the sea. Besides, two plots with a city survey number have been earmarked in the sea along Madh Island, while some plots in Mahul and Oshiwara have been designated in nullahs.

  • Atal’s ashes immersed in Ganga at Har ki Pauri

    Haridwar : The ashes of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were on Sunday immersed in the Ganga at Har ki Pauri here by his family members amidst chanting of vedic hymns with thousands joining in as the urn was carried in a flower-bedecked truck.

  • Lateral entry: Over 6000 apply for 10 joint secy posts in govt

    NEW DELHI: Over 6,000 candidates have shown interest in 10 posts of joint secretaries in the central government offered to private sector specialists as part of the Modi government’s bid to bring in fresh talent in bureaucracy, officials said on Sunday.

  • Rahul’s love Mani is back, says BJP

    NEW DELHI: The BJP on Sunday took on Rahul Gandhi over the revocation of suspension from his party of Mani Shankar Aiyar, who had used objectionable language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it exposed the Congress chief and his “love for a person of many controversies”.

  • UPA delivered highest decadal growth: Chidu

    New Delhi : Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday said that back series calculation of GDP proved that UPA I and II governments led by the Congress (2004-2014) delivered the highest decadal growth of 8.13 per cent since independence.

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    SC restores honour of Army veteran who led Op Blue Star

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has restored the honour of an Army veteran who was among the officers who led the Operation Blue Star in 1984 and upheld a decision to exonerate him of charges of alleged misconduct and award him a rank of Lieutenant Colonel post-retirement.

  • Mumbai: WR demands Rs 2 crore from BMC for repair work Gokhale Bridge at Andheri

    Mumbai: The Western Railway has demanded approximately Rs two crore from the BMC for undertaking the repair work on the Gokhale Bridge at Andheri, which had caved in recently. This amount will go towards carrying out heavy repairs on the steel girder, pathway and the pre-stressed concrete on the bridge. The railway officials also said the contractors for the repair work will not be finalised unless the civic body coughs up the money,