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  • Cabinet approves scheme on remunerative crop prices

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved more pro-farmer initiatives ahead of the 2019 general elections. The government will have a new umbrella scheme that will also allow private players to procure crop produce at remunerative prices. The new scheme, “Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan” (PM-AASHA), was approved at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Manohar Parrikar may dissolve Goa Assembly, Congress writes to Governor

    Panaji: Opposition Congress in Goa wrote to Governor Wednesday, expressing fear that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may dissolve the Assembly as he is “losing grip” over allies and facing intra-party politics. In a letter to governor Mridula Sinha, Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said in such a scenario, the Congress should get a chance to form the government, and the Assembly should not be dissolved before its term is over.

  • Govt floated fresh tenders to buy 100 combat aircraft: Congress

    Nashik: Amid the Rafale deal row, senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan has claimed that the government last month floated international tenders to buy around 100 medium multi-role combat aircraft. Adani Defence Systems and Technologies Limited signed an agreement with Swedish defence giant Saab for the supply of the aircraft, Chavan claimed.

  • Satish Kaushik turns travel agent

    Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik has won hearts with his impeccable comic timing and versatile appearances on screen. As fans of Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s 2007 directorial, Namaste London, are waiting for the film’s next instalment, Namaste England, the veteran is also excited about receiving feedback for his performance in the movie.

  • I’m open to playing a strong negative character: Luv Sinha

    After war drama “Paltan”, actor Luv Sinha wants to challenge himself as an artiste and says he would like to explore darker and complex themes with his projects. “I’m happy that whoever has seen ‘Paltan’ is appreciating my portrayal of Shri Attar Singh. I believe in giving every role my best and being honest towards the character,” Luv said.

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    ‘Sui Dhaaga’ is a full on family entertainer: Anushka Sharma

    Anushka Sharma, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film ‘Sui Dhaaga’ says that her film will be a full on family entertainer. ‘Sui Dhaaga’ is based on the ‘Make in India’ campaign launched by the government in 2014, which was aimed at promoting the country’s indigenous textile industries.

  • Ayushmann Khurrana says he likes to take up unconventional films

    Ayushmann Khurrana says his latest “Badhaai Ho” will ignite curiosity and laughter in people as it revolves around an old couple becoming parents again. The comedy-drama features Ayushmann as the son of an elderly couple who find out they would be turning parents for the third time.

  • Google expands Neighbourly app to five Indian cities

    New Delhi: Tech giant Google Wednesday said it is expanding its ‘Neighbourly’ app — which aims to help people source local information from their neighbours — to five more Indian cities, including Ahmedabad, Coimbatore and Mysore.

  • Sebi to seek power to intercept calls, messages of serious economic offenders

    New Delhi: To bolster its evidence-gathering mechanism, watchdog Sebi is considering seeking powers from the government to intercept calls and electronic communications of those suspected of serious economic offences like insider trading. Acting on recommendations made by a high-powered committee on fair market conduct, the capital markets regulator has prepared a proposal for its board to seek these powers by making necessary amendments in the concerned laws and regulations, a senior official said.

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    Maharashtra cabinet approves sops for institutions of eminence

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra cabinet Tuesday approved several sops for setting up institutions of eminence deemed to be universities (IEDUs). The cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, gave its in-principle approval to the proposal during a meeting held here.

  • Mumbai: TISS gay community slams personal attack by student on queer member

    Mumbai: Days after the Supreme Court legalised consensual gay sex, the LGBTQ community of Mumbai- based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has alleged that a student passed certain unpleasant remarks against one of its members.Such a behaviour does disservice to the cause of creating a safe space for students, the ‘Queer Collective’ group of gay members at the TISS said in a statement issued Tuesday.

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    Maharashtra: Man commits suicide after killing estranged wife

    Nagpur: A 47-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after shooting his estranged wife dead here Tuesday, police said. The incident took place around 11 pm in Dattaraynagar locality in the city.”The couple, Ravindra Nagpure and his wife Meena (40), had certain domestic issues between them and both of them were living separately. They had two children,” an official of Sakkardara police station said.

  • Ruckus at BHU, 10 students detained

    Varanasi: Students of two hostels at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) created a ruckus on Wednesday as they clashed over mess food being forcibly eaten by unauthorised inmates, police said. The Aiyyar and Birla hostel groups did not just engage in verbal spats but also vandalised varsity property and damaged many vehicles, a police officer told IANS.

  • CCEA approves 100% electrification of railway tracks

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved 100 per cent electrification of rest of the 13,675 km of the broad gauge tracks at an estimated cost of Rs 12,134 crore. The decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing the press conference, Goyal said, “The Prime Minister is aiming to make the Indian Railways more