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    August 2018: A month, when the Universe drastically lost its sheen

    Very rarely there comes a year or a month that lingers on to your memory longer than usual, for all the good or the bad reasons. This very last day of August was the one of its kind. It had the power to silence three of the most influential energies we experience in our life – oratory, peace and laughter.

  • Mumbai stampede: Improve punctuality of trains to reduce crowding, say Activists

    Mumbai: A month after the stampede on the bridge at Elphinstone Road station, railway activists have stressed the need to improve punctuality of trains to reduce crowds. The activists also raised the need to fasten the pace of infrastructure works related to widening of bridges for commuters.

  • Strains ease ahead of Nepal PM Oli’s maiden visit to India

    Kathmandu : An unexpected lifting of the nearly six month-long border blockade with India and back-to- back high-level visits by Indian and Nepalese officials have cleared the decks for the much-awaited visit of Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli to India beginning February 19.

  • Sons duty-bound to maintain mother:HC

    Madurai:  The Madras High court on Thursday said as per ‘dharma’, sons are duty-bound to maintain the mother and directed one of the sons of a woman, settled in Canada and earning Rs.three-lakh a month, to provide her Rs 15,000 a month. Disposing of a criminal revision petition filed by the first son of the woman, Pon Devaki, Justice S Vimala of the Court’s Madurai Bench, said the “right of the mother

  • NIA announces cash reward for info on Udhampur ultras

    New Delhi : The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the terror strike on a BSF convoy case in Jammu and Kashmir last month, on Saturday announced cash reward on information leading to the arrest of six Lashker-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists who were part of a larger conspiracy behind the attack. Abu Dujana (LeT terrorist), a Pakistani resident, Adil Sher Gujri alias Abu Baqa, Ashiq Hussain Bhat alias Obiada and

  • Get birth, death certificates online from next month

    Mumbai : Expanding its e-services interface, Maharashtra government is all set to bring the process for issuing caste, birth and death certificates online from next month.

  • Cabinet expansion might take place by month-end

    Rastriya Samaj Party leader Mahadeo Jankar and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader Raju Shetti would visit Delhi over weekend to have a meeting with BJP chief Amit Shah. Jankar, and SSS leader Sadubhau Khot, might be inducted in the cabinet (more…)

  • Obama plays Muslim card, hosts Iftar at White House

    Washington : US President Barack Obama has said Americans stand united in rejecting the targeting of any religious group as he opened the White House to Muslim Americans for a traditional Iftar dinner during the holy month of Ramzan.

  • The Glories Of Purshottama Month

    17 Narada paid his obeisances to Narayana and prayed, “Oh Lord of the demigods, Oh ocean of mercy! Oh master of creation, You are all truthful, the essence of all truths. I offer my obeisance’s unto You. “Oh Lord! In this material world all living entities are busily engaged in sense gratification. They have all forgotten the ultimate goal of life. Therefore please explain something which will be helpful both for householders and

  • Factory output rises to 2-mth high; inflation edges up too

    Output of capital goods segment, a key barometer of investment demand, rose 11.1% in April. Consumer Price Index rose to 5.01% in May, primarily due to high prices of vegetables, pulses and transportation and communication (more…)

  • Veterans prepared for long fight over OROP

    New Delhi : Miffed with government over their long-pending demand for one-rank-one-pension (OROP), armed forces’ veterans are prepared for a long fight by launching an agitation next month.

  • Clarke wary of ‘revitalised’ Windies

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke urged his side to be cautious against a revitalised West Indies in the two-Test next month.

  • Slain Arab teen was ‘burnt alive’

    Ramallah : A Palestinian teenager, whose abduction and murder sparked three days of violent protests, was burned alive, according to initial post-mortem findings reported by Palestinian media on Saturday, according to AFP.