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Revealed! All about India’s longest IT raid that inspired Ajay Devgn’s upcoming movie ‘Raid’

The trailer of the film ‘Raid‘ starring Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz is already out and if you’ve seen it, it will give you a clear idea of what the film is all about. ‘Raid’ is the story of the longest-running Income Tax raid in the history of India. Inspired by a true case, ‘Raid’...

22 Feb 2018 12:57 pm
Pakistan, China behind illegal immigration in northeast: Army Chief Bipin Rawat

New Delhi: Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has said that Pakistan and China are behind illegal immigration in the northeast. He made this statement while addressing North East Region of India Bridging Gaps and Securing Borders Summit in New Delhi on Wednesday. “Migration from Bangladesh is due to two reasons. One, they are running out...

22 Feb 2018 12:45 pm
CM Manohar Parrikar arrives in Goa, likely to present state budget

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar arrived here on Thursday after he was discharged from Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital where he was hospitalised since February 15 for a pancreas-related ailment. Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo told reporters at the state Assembly complex, that Parrikar landed at Goa’s Dabolim International Airport at around 11.40 a.m., and headed for...

22 Feb 2018 12:44 pm
What was he thinking? Man jumps into lion’s enclosure in Kerala zoo, watch video

Thiruvananthapuram: A 33-year-old man on Wednesday jumped into the enclosure of a lion but was pulled out unhurt, thanks to the timely intervention of guards at the zoo here. Though he tried to provoke the animal and moved close to it, the zoo guards rushed to the enclosure and dragged him out after diverting the...

22 Feb 2018 12:32 pm
Shocking! Was Ram Gopal Varma’s adult film ‘God, Sex and Truth’ shot in 5-star hotel in Hyderabad?

Mumbai: In more trouble for Ram Gopal Varma, claims are now emerging that his adult film ‘God, Sex and Truth’ was allegedly shot in Hyderabad, and not in any European city. According to the report, a women activist has proof that RGV has filmed the movie in a 5-star hotel in Hyderabad. A couple of...

22 Feb 2018 12:23 pm
Mumbai: The postman could be visiting your home again, but not to deliver letters

Soon, the postal department will be serving summons in criminal cases from the police. Maharashtra’s home department in an affidavit filed in the Bombay High Court has said that after receiving a formal proposal from the postal department the modalities will be finalised. According to a report in Hindustan Times, a meeting was held on...

22 Feb 2018 12:22 pm
Gaurav Chopra’s ex Narayani Shastri has THIS to say about the just-married actor’s relationship with Mouni Roy

Mumbai: Following the marriage of Gaurav Chopra, his ex-girlfriend Narayani Shastri has revealed some interesting aspects of Gaurav and Naagin actress Mouni Roy’s relationship. In an interview with SpotboyE, Narayani also stated that she was supposed to go for the wedding, but due to work commitments, she couldn’t grace the event. Further, she said that...

22 Feb 2018 12:16 pm
Mumbai Crime: Cops hunt for man who created fake FB profile of woman as sex worker, threatened rape

A 26-year-old woman has lodged a complaint against an unidentified man for creating fake profiles on Facebook and sending objectionable photos on WhatsApp. The social media account, which was created, claimed that she is a sex worker. The man also posted some morphed photos and also threatened to rape her. The police are currently hunting...

22 Feb 2018 12:08 pm
Mumbai: Adani Group expresses interest in operating stumbling Monorail

Mumbai: In some good news for the much-maligned and malfunctioning Mumbai Monorail, the Gautam Adani-owned Adani Group has shown interest in operating the trouble-making 19-km-long Mumbai Monorail corridor between Chembur and Jacob Circle (Mahalaxmi), officials from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) confirmed. UPS Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA confirmed that Adani Group has written...

22 Feb 2018 11:59 am
Blackmail trailer: Irrfan Khan’s film takes a case of infidelity and turns it on its head literally, watch

The much-awaited trailer of Irrfan Khan-starrer ‘Blackmail‘ is out. The film raises the question, “What will you do if you catch your partner cheating on you”? The trailer begins with a scene where Irrfan realises that his wife is cheating on him. But instead of getting violent against her or her lover, he comes up...

22 Feb 2018 11:55 am
You won’t believe where India ranks in Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017

New Delhi: India has been ranked 81st in the global corruption perception index for 2017, released by Transparency International, which named the country among the “worst offenders” in terms of graft and press freedom in the Asia Pacific region. The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption,...

22 Feb 2018 11:48 am
Fire breaks out at Crude Distillation Unit in Kochi Refinery, no injuries

Kochi (Kerala): Fire broke out at a Crude Distillation Unit in Kochi Refinery, on Thursday morning. The flames have been controlled, and no casualty reported, said officials here. Refinery has been shut temporarily. More details are awaited.

22 Feb 2018 11:46 am
India vs South Africa 2nd T20Is: Waiting for chances is tough, it works on your mind, says Manish Pandey

Centurion: Indian batsman Manish Pandey says he has endured a tough time waiting for his sporadic chances, asserting that he has what it takes to be a regular pick in the star-studded middle order if given a longer rope. Pandey, who scored 79 not out off 48 balls in the second T20 International here which...

22 Feb 2018 11:37 am
Nirmal Jain, Chairman, IIFL Group: Despite taxes, long-term Indian market story remains intact

Nirmal Jain, Founder and Chairman, IIFL Group, deciphers the Budget 2018 and shares the outlook on the roadmap ahead. What is your take on the budget as far as Equity and Capital market is concerned? Most market participants were focused primarily on long-term capital gains tax. We saw a significant price correction in small and...

22 Feb 2018 11:31 am
Union Budget 2018-19: All that you need to know about it

The Union Budget 2018-19 has focused majorly on boosting agriculture, affordable housing, infrastructure, healthcare, insurance and education sectors while leaving the basic income tax rates and the slabs unchanged. With the GDP forecast pegged at 7.4 per cent for 2018, the Budget announced a slew of changes, which included a reintroduction of long-term capital gains...

22 Feb 2018 11:24 am
Race 3: Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez wrap up Bangkok schedule

Earlier this month, the Race 3 cast headed to Thailand, Bangkok to begin the second schedule of their action entertainer. The cast including Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, director Remo D’souza and Daisy Shah were some of them who reached Bangkok for the second schedule shoot. While the song shoot details have been kept...

22 Feb 2018 11:22 am
Rajiv Kumar, MD, Universal Sompo General Insurance: Major growth will come from semi-urban, rural areas

Rajiv Kumar, MD and CEO, Universal Sompo General Insurance (USGIC), shares inputs on newer grounds for growth How has the company’s journey been so far? Our company has strategically created a niche position for itself in the insurance space by balancing our efficiencies and rural networking via our associated bank partners. BANCASSURANCE remains our key...

22 Feb 2018 11:22 am
Hey Kareena Kapoor Khan, your bestie Malaika Arora Khan wants you to STOP gossiping

Neha Dhupia’s Vogue BFFs is gaining more popularity with every episode as our favourite celebrities are turning up the heat with their candid confessions. While Sonakshi Sinha and Manish Malhotra gave us some inside gossip about Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s love lives, Rani Mukerji and Sabyasachi also kept us engaged with their light and...

22 Feb 2018 11:16 am
Union Budget 2018-19: A comprehensive overview of insurance sector

In the aftermath of the Union Budget 2018-19, experts from the sector highlight how factors like increase in per capita income and demographic factors such as growing middle class, young insurable population, growing awareness along with initiatives made by the government would be additive to general insurance growth in the years to come The Union...

22 Feb 2018 11:15 am
PNB Scam: ED seizes 9 luxury cars of Nirav Modi, Rs 94 crore assets of Modi, Mehul Choksi

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday seized nine cars belonging to jeweller Nirav Modi and his companies, in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. The cars seized by the agency include a Rolls Royce Ghost, a Porsche Panamera, two Mercedes Benz GL 350 CDIs, three Honda cars, a Toyota Fortuner...

22 Feb 2018 11:15 am
Baaghi 2 trailer: 3 Things we did NOT like about the Tiger Shroff – Disha Patani starrer

Makers of Baaghi 2 just dropped the trailer of the Tiger Shroff – Disha Patani starrer and we must admit that we have mixed feelings about it. While we appreciate that Tiger has got leaner and meaner with this flick and has some real cool moves up his sleeves, we still are not quite impressed...

22 Feb 2018 11:10 am
Amitabh Bachchan starts following Congress leaders on Twitter, triggers speculation

New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has started following some senior Congress leaders on Twitter of late, triggering speculation over his sudden interest in the party that he was once close to and had later drifted away from. After following Congress president Rahul Gandhi and the party’s official Twitter handle, he began following senior party...

22 Feb 2018 11:02 am
Ex-Times Now Anchor Shaheen Dawood joins iRealities as ‘Lead Content Producer’

Shaheen earlier worked with prominent companies like Turner International India and Romedy Now before joining Discovery Communications, where she was introduced to iRealities As Lead Content Producer, Shaheen manages a team of 100 animators  Mumbai, February 21, 2018: Former Times Now entertainment anchor Shaheen Dawood is now heading a large animation team at iRealities, one of...

22 Feb 2018 10:54 am
Mahindra Xylo, NuvoSport, Verito Set To Be Discontinued?

Preparing for the upcoming BSVI emission and safety norms, Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) is likely to discontinue its low performing models such as the NuvoSport, Verito sedan & Vibe and the Xylo in the next couple of years. As the homegrown automaker looks forward to invest in volume products these vehicles are unlikely to get the technology upgrade owing to their meagre...

22 Feb 2018 10:45 am
Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal was spotted at Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s event in Mumbai

New Delhi: A convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal, who was active in the banned International Sikh Youth Federation, posed with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Trudeau at an event in Mumbai on February 20, during the Canadian first family’s visit to India. Jaspal was also invited for a formal dinner with the Canadian...

22 Feb 2018 10:29 am
Mumbai HSC exams: Students with Learning Disability, Physical Disability facing shortage of writers

Mumbai: Students with Learning Disability (LD) and Physical Disability (PD) appearing for Class 12 have been facing problems in the board examinations as they are unable to find writers. These students have been queuing at the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) office at Vashi to seek permissions from the state...

22 Feb 2018 10:10 am
Indore: Chaos in ITI as 4,000 aspirants turn up for 300 jobs

Police called in to control situation; recruitment drive extended by a day Indore: Chaos erupted in placement drive at Industrial Training Institute on Wednesday as nearly 4,000 candidates turned up on the campus against 300 posts on offer in a corporate company. Police had to be called in to control the situation as aspirants staged...

22 Feb 2018 10:07 am
Ujjain: Time for Vikram University to pull up its socks as ragging complaints surge by the day

Junior students appeal to UGC helpline to take action, two cases noted Ujjain: Seemingly unaware about indiscipline among its own students, the Department of Pharmacy of Vikram University (VU) suddenly woke up on Wednesday, with four junior students lodging separate complaints of ragging against seniors to the anti-ragging helpline of UGC. It was for the...

22 Feb 2018 10:03 am
Ujjain: Three city students get top ranks in CS foundation exams

Ujjain: The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has declared results of the CS foundation exams, in which three students of Achievers Academy scored All India ranks. Kaushiki Sikarwar was ranked 5th scoring 362 marks out of 400, Ameesha Kothari was ranked 19th scoring 334 out of 400 and Harsha Khatri ranked 23 scoring...

22 Feb 2018 9:59 am
Ujjain: Dial 100 rescues woman kidnapped by auto driver

Ujjain: The vigilant and alert team of Dial 100 stopped a serious crime from occurring in the city when they rescued a woman from kidnappers on Tuesday night. Rekha Jaat, 24, had come to city on Tuesday to pay obeisance. While waiting for an auto to go to Nanakheda bus stand at Hariphatak over bridge...

22 Feb 2018 9:57 am
Indore: Post inauguration, MYH takes month to connect oxygen line with BMT unit

Oxygen supply shut for 45 minutes, but patients spared of difficulties Consumer welfare council lodges plaint with CM for hospital not following norms Vice president, Consumer Service Welfare Council Indore: Woken up a month after official inauguration of bone marrow transplant (BMT) unit by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital, the biggest...

22 Feb 2018 9:55 am
Ujjain: Seminar on State level leadership begins today

Ujjain: A two day seminar on ‘State level political leadership in India: patterns, trends, challenges and opportunities’ will be organised by the Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research (MPISSR), on Thursday and Friday. The seminar is being sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. According to seminar convener Yatindra Singh...

22 Feb 2018 9:54 am
Ujjain: National Drama festival begins tomorrow

Ujjain: The Ujjain-Indore National drama Festival 2018, organised by Abhinav Rang Mandal with the help of the Culture Department of the Union Government and district administration will be held from February 23 to March 1. According to Abhinav Rang Mandal president Sharad Sharma, dramas will be presented in the city on February 23, 24 and...

22 Feb 2018 9:53 am
Indore: Medical students oppose proposed bridge course

Invite citizens to join protest rally today Indore: Indian Medical Association (IMA)’s Medical Students Network (MSN) will stage demonstration against the proposed bridge course by the government for permitting alternative medicine practitioners to practice modern medicine on Thursday. The students will also take out a rally from MGM Medical College to Nehru Statue in protest....

22 Feb 2018 9:50 am
Ujjain: Country’s first cleanliness robot ‘CLEAN O’ gets into the act

Robot developed by MIT students to spread ‘clean message’ at all wards Ujjain: The first cleanliness awareness robot of the country ‘CLEAN O’ collaborated by the Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) and Mahakal Group of Technology (MIT) was inaugurated on Wednesday by mayor Meena Jonwal and MIT chairman, Praveen Vashishth.  This robot will go to all...

22 Feb 2018 9:41 am
Indore: High Court empowers IMC to remove illegal hoardings from railway properties

Clarifies Railways can place advertisements or other communications only on platforms Indore: Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday ruled that Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has right to remove all illegal hoardings and advertisements displayed on properties belonging to Railways, except for those on platforms, in Indore municipal limits. The ruling came on...

22 Feb 2018 9:40 am
Black Panther: CBFC muted ‘Hanuman’ reference to avoid hurting any kind of religious sentiments

Marvel’s Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman in the lead is breaking cultural barriers and box office records. The film is not only dominating US box office but is even doing well at India box office. While the film is breaking records, Indian audience had to miss a certain reference in the film due to CBFC....

22 Feb 2018 9:40 am
Indore: MPPSC releases model answer sheet, invites objection

Indore: Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) on Wednesday released model answer sheet of state civil service preliminary examination-2018 and invited objection on it. PSC prelims-2018 was held on February 18 at 669 centres across the state. Candidates who had taken exam had claimed that two questions carried wrong options as answer. After declaration of...

22 Feb 2018 9:38 am
Ujjain: Legitimate demands of pensioners must be met immediately: Pensioners’ association

Ujjain: A divisional convention of pensioners was organised on Tuesday, by Ujjain pensioners association at Narsing Ghat seeking redressal of legitimate demands of pensioners. The convention was presided over by journalist Anil Singh Chandel. Joint secretary Sureshchandra Upadhyay was  chief guest of the programme. In his address, Chandel said it was time the Government seriously...

22 Feb 2018 9:37 am
Ujjain: ‘Sneh sammelan’ concludes at government Madhav College

Ujjain: The concluding ceremony of the programme, ‘sneh sammelan’ was organised at Government Madhav Arts and Commerce College on Wednesday. This was followed by a prize distribution ceremony. Chief guest, collector Sanket Bhondve addressing students stated that “it is indeed a matter of pride to be a student of Madhav College”. The collector advocated hard...

22 Feb 2018 9:37 am
Indore: Gang dealing in illegal arms busted, 4 arrested

13 country-made weapons, 7 live cartridges seized Indore: In a joint operation, Indore crime branch and Dhar police arrested four persons in Dhamnod on Wednesday and claimed to have busted a gang involved in manufacturing of illegal arms. Thirteen illegal arms, seven live cartridges and material required for manufacturing weapons were recovered. According to reports,...

22 Feb 2018 9:35 am
Humans of Indore: Living happily on cusp of hope and despair

Indore: Every problems turn into an experience and lesson, when one continues to fight the battle without giving up hope. With her persistent efforts in living well, 55-year-old homemaker Manju Jhawar battled a special type of blood cancer while managing her family obligations and finances. Sharing her story, Manju said, “About five years back, my...

22 Feb 2018 9:32 am
Rs 100 crore loan scam: DRT issues recovery warrant against 2 city bizmen

Indore: Amid PNB and Rotomac loan scams, Debt Recovery Tribunal has issued recovery warrant against two city industrialists. The two have defaulted on loans worth more than Rs 100 crore. A recovery inspector visited their premises on Tuesday but both were found absconding. DRT Court Jabalpur’s second recovery officer Manish Shrivastava had issued recovery warrant...

22 Feb 2018 9:30 am
Ivanka Trump to attend Olympics Closing Ceremony with US delegation

Washington: Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, will lead the US delegation to attend the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea on Sunday, the White House has said. Ivanka, also Trump’s advisor, was scheduled to have dinner on Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at his office...

22 Feb 2018 9:27 am
Indore: Gamblers’ den busted; 15 nabbed, Rs 1.20 Lakh cash seized

Indore: A team of crime branch busted a gamblers den in an apartment in Sajan Nagar area on Tuesday. The police have also arrested 15 gamblers from the spot and seized Rs 1.20 lakhs and pack of cards from their possession. Police said “Acting on a tip-off, we raided Shelam Apartment in Sajan Nagar with...

22 Feb 2018 9:27 am
Cyber crime biggest challenge for police: DGP Rishi Kumar

DIGs, SPs of all eight districts under Indore division meet to address rising crimes in region Indore: Director general of police Rishi Kumar on Tuesday said that the biggest challenge police had been facing was the increasing cases of cyber crime. However, the police are taking all the necessary measures to control the crime and...

22 Feb 2018 9:25 am
Supreme Court to hear plea by Kerala Haj Committee challenging Centre’s guidelines

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear the plea filed by Kerala Haj Committee challenging the Centre’s guidelines in Haj pilgrim selection. On February 19, the Committee had filed a plea challenging Centre’s guidelines. The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to file a reply as to what are the states and their...

22 Feb 2018 9:24 am
Indore: Youth held for sending obscene messages to cousin sister

Indore: A team of ‘We Care For You cell’ on Wednesday arrested a 21-year-old youth for sending obscene messages to his cousin. The accused was teasing and abusing the victim over being angry on her after a dispute. According to police, “A married woman had lodged a complaint with us that his cousin Chahat Jaiswal...

22 Feb 2018 9:21 am
US President Donald Trump meets Florida school shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers

Washington: US President Donald Trump met survivors and families of the victims that were killed in the Florida school shooting and suggested that teachers and staff members should be provided with arms to avert such massacres, the media reported. Trump’s comment came during a White House “listening session” on Wednesday which was attended by families...

22 Feb 2018 9:21 am
Supreme Court to hear Kerala Love-Jihad case today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear the Kerala Love-Jihad case. On Wednesday, the Apex Court had refused to adjourn Thursday’s hearing in the case. Hadiya’s father had requested Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra to defer the hearing scheduled to be on February 22, but it was not allowed by the...

22 Feb 2018 9:19 am