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    Onam 2018: Significance, rituals and all you need to know about the harvest festival

    Onam is the annual festival celebrated by Malayalis across the globe. It falls in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam, which is usually August-September in the Gregorian calendar. The festival marks mythologies related to the Mahabali, Vamana, Kashyapa, and Parashurama. It is celebrated with numerous events that include Vallam Kali (boat race), Pookkalam (flower rangoli), Kummati Kali (mask dance), Pulikali (tiger dance), Onathallu (martial arts), and Atthachamayam (folk songs and dance), among

  • SBI expects Q1 GDP growth at 7.7 pc

    New Delhi: The country’s GDP is expected to grow by 7.7 per cent in the April-June quarter on the back of pick up in leading indicators like cement production, sale of vehicles and bank credit, a report by SBI said. SBI has based its assessment on its Composite Leading Indicator (CLI), which takes into account 18 major macro-economic indicators. “The CLI is signalling that the economic activity for Q1 FY19 has picked up

  • Government imposes restrictions on import of bio-fuels

    New Delhi: The government has imposed restriction on import of bio-fuels including ethyl alcohol and other denatured spirits, bio-diesel, petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude, through an amendment in import policy.

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    Pune: Minor girl kills herself for being sexual harassed by few youth

    Pune: A teenage girl died today while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Baramati in Pune district, days after she allegedly attempted suicide over sexual harassment, the police said. The 16-year-old girl had allegedly consumed a poisonous substance at her residence in Songaon village, over 100 kms from Pune, on August 11, a Baramati police official said.

  • Kerala Floods: Cochin airport to open on August 29

    Kochi: The Cochin International Airport, shut on August 15 due to floods, will reopen on August 29, it was announced on Wednesday. The airport had said on Tuesday that it would resume operations on August 26.

  • India vs England: When it comes to preparation, Virat is similar to Tendulkar: Shastri

    Nottingham: Virat Kohli’s passion is unmatched and his game sense could only be compared to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, feels Indian team’s head coach Ravi Shastri. Kohli has so far scored 440 runs with two hundreds in three Tests as India made a comeback with a 203-run win in the Trent Bridge game. “He (Kohli) is very passionate about the game. He loves batting. He loves to do the hard yards. His work

  • Love Sonia posters out! Freida Pinto, Mrunal Thakur stand out among other star casts

    After creating a buzz in Los Angeles and winning hearts in London, the makers of ‘Love Sonia’ have released three posters of each of its characters. ‘Love Sonia‘ is based on human trafficking and prostitution. The movie is based on hard-hitting story of a 17-year-old girl who risks her life to rescue her sister from cruel human trafficking network across India, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. In the posters,

  • Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents CPL 2018 Match 14 LIVE streaming: When and where to watch in India

    In the match 14, Jamaica Tallawahs will take on Barbados Tridents with an aim to get back on winning ways. The Tallwahas have lost two back-to-back games and are struggling. On the other hand, the Tridents are looking good with one win and one loss. They had a good start against the Warriors in the opener, however, lost the last game by 38-runs to St Lucia Stars. Both the teams have strong

  • JAM vs BAR CPL 2018: FPJ’s dream XI prediction for Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents

    Eyeing to get back on winning ways, Tallawahs will take on Tridents in the 14th game. Both teams have played nine matches against each other in the history of CPL with the Tallawahs leading the scoreline 5-4. The Tallawahs are placed third in the standings. After getting off to a good start, looks like they are losing their way with back-to-back defeats. Glenn Phillips is looking in good touch and David Miller

  • Maharashtra: Water stock in dams rises to 60 percent of total capacity

    Mumbai: With the monsoon getting more active in the last seven days, the water stock in dams in Maharashtra has increased to around 60 per cent of the total storage capacity. There are 3,264 dams in Maharashtra with a total storage capacity of 1,720.09 TMC (thousand million cubic feet). With heavy rains in the last one week, the stock is at 1,119.13 TMC as of August 21, against 1,037.88 TMC on August 13,

  • India vs England 3rd Test: People stopped believing in us, but we believed in ourselves, says skipper Virat Kohli

    Nottingham: Indian captain Virat Kohli today said that his team never stopped believing in their abilities even though a lot of people had given up on them after back-to-back defeat against England in the first two Test matches. The comprehensive 203-run win in the third Test kept India alive in the five-match series and Kohli was effusive in his praise of his players for believing in themselves.

  • LIC recruitment 2018: Notification for 300 Asst, Associate and asst manager posts released; Apply at

    LIC Housing Finance Limited (LICHFL) has started accepting the applications for the posts of Asst, Associate & Asst Manager. The eligible candidates can apply to the post on or before September 06. A notification regarding the same has issued and the recruitment process will be done on the basis of online examination and interview. Further, selected candidates will have to undergo a medical examination. Interested candidates can apply through the official

  • Now, Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashish Khetan quits, week after Ashutosh takes similar decision

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashish Khetan on Wednesday announced his resignation from the party, a step that comes a week after another leader, Ashutosh, took a similar decision. “Early this year I made my decision to quit active politics after much deliberation and in consultation with family and close friends. However, since both the party and the government were beset with a series of crises, I waited for an opportune

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    Husband’s kin not to be roped in marital cases, if crime not made out: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The relatives of a husband should not be roped in cases of matrimonial disputes and dowry deaths unless specific instances of their involvement in the crime is made out, the Supreme Court has held. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao also cautioned the courts to be careful in proceeding against “distant relatives” of the husband in such cases.