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  • 4 million refugee children unschooled: UN

    Geneva: Barely three fifths of child refugees are receiving a primary school education and the number who do not attend school has jumped by 500,000 in the past year to reach four million, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. “Education is a way to help children heal, but it is also key to rebuilding their countries,” said Filippo Grandi, the head of the UN refugee agency UNHCR. “Without education, the future of

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    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis approves Bandra-Versova sea link

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today approved the construction of projects including Bandra-Versova sea link, a new lane on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and third bridge on Thane creek at Vashi. Chairing a meeting of infrastructure projects committee of his cabinet, the CM asked them to undertake the construction work within a month.

  • Asian Games 2018: India’s schedule at Day 12 of the Games; Where to watch Live

    Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson, who completed a gold-silver combo in the men’s 800m event, will look to repeat their performance in the men’s 1500m final on Thursday, August 30, Day 12 of the Asian Games 2018. Similarly, the Indian men’s team will be inspired by the way the women reached the final when they face Malaysia in the men’s semifinal at 4 pm IST. Seema Punia is another medal prospect in

  • Meghan Markle’s wedding dress to go on display in UK

    London: The famous silk gown worn by Meghan Markle that had a selection of flora, including an Indian lotus, in its veil when she married Prince Harry in May is to go on public display at Windsor Castle. The famous Givenchy dress, designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller for the French fashion house, will be on display complete with the Duchess of Sussex’s five-meter-long veil.

  • RSS, Modi crushing voices of dissent, say activists

    New Delhi: A large number of activists, writers and representatives of Left-affiliated organisations on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for “intimidating and crushing” the voices of dissent.

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    Gautam Navlakha slams his arrest as ‘political ploy’ by government to target dissent

    New Delhi: Civil liberties activist Gautam Navlakha, arrested for suspected links with Maoists, today alleged that the case against him was a “political ploy” of the government to target dissent. Navlakha was arrested by the Maharashtra Police yesterday along with four other Left-wing activists for alleged unlawful activities.

  • Bhima Koregaon Violence: NHRC says SOP not followed in arrests of activists, issues notices to Maharashtra government and DGP

    New Delhi/Mumbai: The NHRC today issued notices to the Maharashtra government and the state’s police chief, saying “it appears” that standard operating procedure was not properly followed in the arrests of five activists and this may amount to a violation of their human rights. The Maharashtra chief secretary and the director general of police have been asked to submit a ‘factual report’ in the matter within four weeks.

  • Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore come together – here’s what they are up to

    Shah Rukh Khan is known for endorsing many brands from watches to fairness creams to hair oil. But the superstar turned unconventional for the ad campaign for the skincare brand Lux. The Fan actor has been associated with Lux for years together now and has also been a part of many of their initiatives, award functions etc. Rekindling his association with the brand, here’s a glimpse of the Lux stars coming together

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

    Barbados Tridents will clash with Jamaica Tallawahs at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Thursday. This match will start 5:30 am (IST). Tallawahs are second on the CPL 2018 points table and would be looking to keep their position same. After three losses on the bounce, Jamaica Tallawahs got back to winning ways against St Lucia Stars on Sunday.

  • Dabholkar killing: CBI plea seeking Sharad Kalask’s custody rejected

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court today rejected CBI’s plea seeking the custody of Sharad Kalaskar, one of the accused arrested by Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad in connection with the seizure of explosives and arms earlier this month. The central agency yesterday sought Kalaskar’s custody to question him in connection with the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune in August 2013.

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

    Barbados Tridents will clash with Jamaica Tallawahs at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Thursday. This match will start 5:30 am (IST). Tallawahs are second on the CPL 2018 points table and would be looking to keep their position same. After three losses on the bounce, Jamaica Tallawahs got back to winning ways against St Lucia Stars on Sunday.

  • Demonetisation achieved its objectives quite substantially: Finance Ministry

    New Delhi: The government today said demonetisation of high-value currency notes in November 2016 achieved the objectives “quite substantially”, even as the RBI report outlined that 99.3 per cent of junked notes came back to banks. Talking to reporters here, Economic Affairs Secretary S C Garg said objectives of the note ban, like checking black money, terror financing, promoting digital transaction and weeding out fake currency notes have been achieved.

  • RJD president Lalu Prasad to surrender before CBI court tomorrow

    Ranchi: RJD president and fodder scam convict Lalu Prasad is scheduled to surrender before a CBI court here tomorrow, upon expiry of his provisional bail. Prasad, who reached here from Patna today, was directed by the Jharkhand High Court to surrender before the CBI court by August 30.

  • Asian Games 2018: Swapna Barman breaks new ground, becomes first Indian heptathlete to win gold

    Jakarta: Swapna Barman today created history by becoming the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold here, a feat he achieved despite competing with pain due to a toothache. The 21-year-old Barman logged 6026 points from the seven events competed for two days. En route the title, she won the high jump (1003 points) and javelin throw (872 points) events and finished second-best in shot put (707 points) and long

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    Too perfect for a remake: Shahid Kapoor thought about ‘Arjun Reddy’

    Shahid Kapoor says when he was approached to star in the Hindi version of Telugu blockbuster “Arjun Reddy” he felt there was no need to remake the film as the original was “too perfect”. Shahid will be playing the lead in the film and the actor said the arc of the character excited him and he decided to come on-board the project.

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    Great coincidence: Radhika Apte on being ‘omnipresent’ on Netflix

    Radhika Apte, who is being trolled for frequently featuring in the Indian projects of Netflix, doesn’t think her association with the streaming platform has been long and that the three series getting released around the same time was just a coincidence. Radhika had three releases — “Lust Stories”, “Sacred Games” and “Ghoul” — this year on Netflix.

  • ‘I get scared easily’, says Shraddha Kapoor

    Shraddha Kapoor may or may not be the one scaring people in “Stree”, but the actor says she herself gets scared easily. Her upcoming film, a horror-comedy, is based on the urban legend of Nale Ba, about a witch who knocks on people’s doors at night.

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    Confirmed! Kapil Sharma to return on TV with new show this Diwali; details inside

    The king of comedy Kapil Sharma is all set to make a comeback with the new season of The Kapil Sharma Show. From a long time Kapil is on a break after his last show Family Time With Kapil Sharma went off air abruptly and he slipped into depression. According to Indian Express report, The comedy king will be back with the new season of The Kapil Sharma Show this Diwali (November

  • Website blocks woman for creating an account after finding her surname offensive; Twitterati relate to the problem

    SB Nation sports journalist, Natalie Weiner, was blocked by a website for creating an account.  Natalie then took a snapshot of the website which shows her last name offensive. She uploaded the screenshot on social media, and surprisingly, many people joined her and said they have faced the same problem and she is not the only one.