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  • Alastair Cook hits farewell ton, Root scores hundred as England extend their lead to 404

    London: Alastair Cook scored 147 in his final innings in company of skipper Joe Root, who was back in form with a three figure mark as England reached 364 for 6 at tea on the penultimate day of the fifth Test.England now enjoy an overall lead of 404 runs and the 259-run stand for the third wicket between Cook and Root (125) killed the contest.

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    Hartalika Teej 2018: Significance, legend, rituals, tithi and all you need to know

    Hartalika Teej is observed during Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. The day comes a month after Hariyali Teej and a day before Ganesh Chaturthi. On Hartalika Teej, idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are made with sand and are worshipped for marital bliss. Women stay vigil all night chanting hymns of Shiva and Parvati. The fast is also known as ‘Nishivasar Nirjala Vrat’ and is observed by

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    HDFC VP Siddharth Sanghvi murdered over robbery: Mumbai police

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police has said the Vice-President of private lender HDFC Bank Siddharth Sanghvi was killed in a robbery attempt. His body was found on Monday from adjoining Thane, five days after he was reported missing. Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhinash Kumar said the police have arrested a private driver, Sarfaraz Shaikh, for the murder which shook the banking and corporate circles last week.

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    Maharashtra: 6 held for abducting three Rajasthan-based businessmen

    Thane: Six persons, including a policeman, were arrested in Maharashtra’s Thane district for allegedly abducting three Rajasthan-based businessmen and demanding a ransom of Rs 1 crore, police said Monday. Police said that businessmen Devanand Vardani and Rounak Saini, hailing from Udaipur in Rajasthan, are directors in a firm that gives loans against property.

  • Maharashtra: 3 school buses targeted in Pune during ‘Bharat Bandh’

    Pune: Three buses of a private school here were stoned and damaged Monday during the ‘Bharat Bandh’called by the Congress and various other opposition parties,the school management and police said. However, no one was injured in the incident that took place early morning in Undri area when the buses were on their way from the Caelum High School to pick up the students. Following the incident, the school was closed for the

  • Maharashtra: ‘Bandh failed to evoke good impact in Maha as Sena was not consulted’

    Mumbai: The ruling Shiv Sena has said the Congress’ Bharat bandh Monday failed to generate desired impact in Maharashtra because the Uddhav Thackeray-led party was not “consulted” over the protest, a day after the Sena spurned the Congress’ demand to support the shutdown. Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar (Shiv Sena) said the bandh was observed only in half of Maharashtra.

  • ‘I always start blind’, says Anurag Kashyap about his filmmaking process

    More than a decade and over a dozen films later, Anurag Kashyap’s filmmaking process remains the same — start a movie “blindly” and find it’s voice along the way being unsure of the outcome. Kashyap says he has always tried to find his films in the process. “I know a lot of filmmaker friends of mine who have figured their film out before they go to shoot. Shooting is execution for them.

  • Actress-producer Dia Mirza, revelling in the success of "Sanju", says she wants to make a biopic on the life of eminent painter Amrita Sher-Gil.

    Desire to pen book on India’s unsung conservation heroes: Dia Mirza

    Actor-environmentalist Dia Mirza, who could soon pen a new book on the “unsung” foot soldiers of conservation in India, said here that her literary tastes have evolved over the past years. Speaking at the launch of a poetry collection, Dia said she has “a deep desire to write a book on the unsung heroes of India, who are on the frontier of, or are the foot soldiers of, conservation”. “The book will

  • Never felt I have failed: Govinda

    He ruled the box office in the ’90s and early 2000s but Govinda has not been able to recreate that success for quite some time now. Despite this, the actor says he does not feel he has failed as a performer.

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    Guest on popular TV show dies during live telecast

    Srinagar: In a shocking incident, a guest on a popular regional Doordarshan TV show died during live telecast on Monday. Rita Jatinder, a known educationist and writer, was answering questions about her life and achievements on the channel’s ‘Good Morning J&K’ show when she suddenly collapsed, shocking the two anchors and scores of viewers. The 86-year-old woman was later declared dead. The producers of the widely watched TV show were unable to

  • Supreme Court seeks report from district judge on trial in Babri Masjid demolition case

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday sought a report in sealed cover from a lower court judge on how he intended to complete the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case involving BJP veterans L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti within the April 2019 deadline. A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Indu Malhotra also issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea of trial court

  • Kerala church sex scandal: Jalandhar Bishop ‘innocent soul’, says Missionaries of Jesus

    Kochi: Calling the rape accused Jalandhar Bishop an “innocent soul”, the Missionaries of Jesus on Monday claimed that the protesting nuns in Kochi were being guided by external forces. In a press statement, the Missionaries of Jesus claimed that the rape allegations on Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, were totally baseless.

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    Petrol at Rs 89.97 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani

    Parbhani: Petroonl prices on Monday shot up to Rs 89.97 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani, the highest in India, an official said. Parbhani District Petrol Dealers Association (PDPDA) President Sanjay Deshmukh told IANS that while petrol was nearly touching the psychological barrier of Rs 90 per litre (at Rs 89.97), diesel prices stood at Rs 77.92 on Monday. The other highest centres include Nanded where petrol sold at Rs 89.78 per litre and diesel

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