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  • Asian Games 2018: Japan basketball players suspended after buying sex

    Tokyo: Four Japanese basketball players kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex will be suspended for a year, officials said Wednesday. Japan Basketball Association chief Yuko Mitsuya told reporters the players would be barred from official tournaments for a year, adding their action “damages the honour and trust of Japan’s sporting world”. They would be allowed to take part in training, however, Mitsuya added. The players were spotted in a notorious red

  • Manto: This is how much Rishi Kapoor and Javed Akhtar charged for Nandita Das’ film

    Mumbai: Celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Gurdas Maan and Javed Akhtar didn’t charge a penny for actress-filmmaker Nandita Das’ forthcoming film “Manto”. She says there is more to life than money. Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays the late Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto in the film, offered to do it just for “Re 1 largely for Manto and little bit” for Nandita.

  • Not part of anti-AAP brigade, says Ashutosh

    New Delhi: Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Wednesday accused AAP of using his surname for caste politics, only to clarify just two hours later that he has been misunderstood and he is not part of the ‘anti-AAP brigade’.

  • PMO received over 12,500 RTI applications in 2016-17, highest since 2012: Report

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office received over 12,500 RTI applications during 2016-17, highest since 2012, according to an official data. There has also been an increase in number of appeals filed by citizens, aggrieved over initial response to their applications from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), it said.

  • Asian Games 2018: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announces Rs 75 lakh award for archer Muskan Kirar

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced an award of Rs 75 lakh for Muskan Kirar, a member of the women’s compound archery team that won a silver medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta. Chouhan said that, Kirar, a resident of MP’s Jabalpur district, has made the state proud with her achievement at the 18th Asian Games, currently underway in Indonesia. Kirar is a member of the MP State Archery

  • Cabinet approves additional 2% hike in DA; to benefit 1.1 crore employees, pensioners

    New Delhi: The Cabinet today approved additional 2 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR), a move that will benefit about 1.1 crore central government employees and pensioners, an official release said. The impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be Rs 6,112.20 crore per annum and Rs 4,074.80 crore in the financial year 2018-19 (8 months from July, 2018 to February, 2019).

  • MGR Centenary celebrations to be held on September 22 and 30: Tamil Nadu government

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government today said the MGR Centeneray celebrations in Kanyakumari and Chennai, earlier postponed due to “administrative reasons,” will be held on September 22 and 30, respectively. The centenary celebrations of late Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, fondly addressed as MGR, was held last year in all districts of the state except these two, a Government Order said.

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    Amitabh Bachchan is terrified to work with Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone; here is his shocking reason

    We can’t possibly imagine veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan to be intimidated of anyone in the film indsutry to work with. Being in the film fraternity even at the age of 75, the actor still holds command and has earned it over the years. Despite his magnificent aura, the mega star revealed that he is scared to work with the young guns of Bollywood like Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and the

  • 99.3% of junked Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes returned to banks: RBI

    Mumbai: As much as 99.3 per cent of the junked Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes have returned to the banking system, the RBI said today, indicating that just a miniscule percentage of currency was left out of the system after the government’s unprecedented note ban aimed at curbing black money and corruption. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which has taken an awfully long time to count the currency that was returned

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    While RK Studio goes on sale, another former property of Raj Kapoor being transformed into peace monument

    Amid RK Studio’s sale, Raj Kapoor’s former property near Pune, a farmhouse at Loni Kalbhor, is set to become a dome, being created by educationist Vishwanath Karad, Mumbai Mirror reports stated. This memorial will reportedly have 52 statues of some prominent personalities across the world, including Mahatma Gandhi, Gautam Buddha, Albert Einstein, Sant Tukaram, Isaac Newton and others.

  • US President Donald Trump accuses Google of rigged search results about him

    Washington: President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other US tech companies of rigging search results about him “so that almost all stories & news is BAD” – and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is “taking a look” at whether Google should face federal regulation. Google is pushing back sharply, saying Trump’s claim simply wasn’t true: “We never rank search results to manipulate political sentiment.”

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    ‘Mitron’ has nothing to do with PM Narendra Modi, says director Nitin Kakkar

    Mumbai: Director Nitin Kakkar, best known for “Filmistaan”, says his next directorial venture “Mitron” has nothing to do with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  It was the PM who made ‘Mitron’ popular in his public addresses. “Our film is about friendship and is set in Gujarat, so the costumes, sets, dialogues are led by the backdrop, similarly friends in Gujarati are called mitra