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  • British couple on honeymoon hires special train to Nilgiris

    Coimbatore: A young couple from England became the first to charter the special train, introduced by Southern Railway, for a one-way trip from Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam, to spend their honeymoon in the hills. Graham William Lynn (30) and Silviya Plasic (27), who got married recently, paid around Rs 3 lakh to travel by the train to the iconic Nilgiris hills, railways sources said.

  • Bhima Koregaon violence: Vernon Gonsalves’s son says charges against his father are false

    Mumbai: The son of Vernon Gonsalves, one of the five activists arrested for alleged Maoist links, Saturday rejected the police charges against his father and termed them as “laughable”.Vernon Gonsalves, a Mumbai resident, is one of the prominent activists and lawyers whose homes were raided by the Pune Police on August 28 on suspicion they had links with Maoists. He and four others were later arrested. His son Sagar Gonsalves said charges against

  • Miss Universe 2018: Mumbai girl Nehal Chudasama to represent India

    Mumbai: Nehal Chudasama from Mumbai was crowned the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Miss Universe 2018 at a star-studded grand finale event here on Friday night. She will compete at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Bangkok in December.

  • British man jailed for not sharing Facebook password

    London: A British man suspected in the murder of a school girl has been sent to jail for refusing to share his Facebook password with police investigating her death, the media reported. Stephen Nicholson was jailed for refusing to share his Facebook password with police, which they claimed obstructed their investigation into the stabbing of 13-year-old Lucy McHugh on July 26 this year, the Independent reported, late on Friday.

  • Jain monk Tarun Sagar dies at 51; PM Modi, President Kovind expresses condolences

    New Delhi: Jain monk Tarun Sagar passed away at a temple here early on Saturday after a prolonged illness, an official said. He was 51. Sagar, who was suffering from jaundice and other ailments, breathed his last at around 3 a.m. at the Radhapuri temple here, a temple official told IANS. President Ram Nath Kovid and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over his demise.

  • Asian Games 2018: Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar win gold for India in bridge competition

    Jakarta: India won a gold medal in the bridge competition of the 18th Asian Games with Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar clinching the top honours in the men’s pair event, here on Saturday. The 60-year-old Pranab and 56-year-old Shibhnath finished at the top after scoring 384 points in the finals. The Chinese pair of Lixin Yang and Gang Chen won the silver with a score of 378 and the Indonesian combination of Henky Lasut

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    Bihar: Inmate of Aasra shelter home dies in hospital, two others missing

    Patna: A 27-year-old inmate of a shelter home for mentally challenged women died at a hospital here Friday, a day after two other women went missing. Anamika, an inmate of the Aasra shelter home here, was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition Thursday, Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) Superintendent Rajeev Ranjan Prasad told PTI.

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    Akshay Kumar not part of Arjun N Kapoor’s new ventures, confirms Studio Five Elements

    Mumbai: Newly launched Studio Five Elements’s producer Arjun N. Kapoor, who is gearing up to produce five films, has confirmed that actor Akshay Kumar is not a part of any of them. Kapoor was interacting with the media at the launch of Studio Five Elements along with Prerna Arora, Ahmed Khan and Shaira Khan on Friday here.

  • Dahi Handi 2018! 5 must-visit places to witness Dahi Handi in Mumbai

    Dahi Handi celebration is one of the biggest festivals in Mumbai and people from different parts of Maharashtra come to the city to take part in it. As we all know, Dahi Handi is celebrated with full spirit but there are some places where the level of excitement for Dahi Handi is on a whole different level. Groups who form long human pyramids and break Dahi Handi get crores of rupees in

  • Asian Games 2018: Amit Panghal beats reigning Olympic champ to win boxing Gold

    Jakarta: Amit Panghal (49kg) on Saturday became only the eighth Indian boxer ever to claim a gold medal at the Asian Games with a stunning tactical win over reigning Olympic and Asian champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the summit clash here. The 22-year-old Army man, the only Indian to make the finals, prevailed 3-2 against the more fancied Dusmatov, who had beaten him in a split verdict in last year’s world championships.

  • Manikarnika: Sonu Sood questions Kangana’s competence as a director, after she accuses him of being sexist

    Mumbai: Sonu Sood is not a part of Kangana Ranaut-starrer “Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi” anymore and the actor said he decided to leave the project because of scheduling conflicts and not due to the “gender of the director”. On Friday, after the 45-year-old actor announced his exit from the historical drama, Kangana had said that he decided to quit the project because she was directing the reshoots and patchwork. “He vehemently denied

  • It’s all Serena in all-Williams US Open clash 

    New York: Serena Williams turned her 30th career meeting with her sister Venus into a one-woman showcase, reaching the US Open fourth round with a 6-1, 6-2 victory. Reluctantly rising to an occasion neither sister enjoys, Serena said she played her best match since she returned in March, more than six months after giving birth to daughter Olympia last September 1.

  • UGC NET 2018: Registration for December 2018 exam begins; apply at ntanet.nic.in

    The National Testing Agency (NTA) has begin registrations for the UGC NET December 2018 exams. Candidates who want to apply can register at ntanet.nic.in. The NTA has taken over from the CBSE for conducting the UGC NET examination from this year. The exam will be held from December 9 to 23 in two shifts. From this year, NET will be conducted twice a year, the first one from December and the second