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Centre should enact a comprehensive law against lynching in Monsoon session: CPI (M)   

New Delhi: The CPI(M) today demanded the enactment of a comprehensive law in the current Monsoon session of Parliament against lynching to meet the Supreme Court direction. The Supreme Court yesterday had asked Parliament to consider enacting a new law to effectively deal with incidents of mob lynching, saying “horrendous acts of mobocracy” could not...

18 Jul 2018 3:20 pm
K L Rahul , Ajinkya Rahane were not looked after properly; M S Dhoni must do more: Sourav Ganguly

New Delhi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly has slammed the Indian team management for not “looking after” two of its best batsmen, K L Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane, saying constant experimentation in the middle-order is hurting the “top-heavy” side. Ganguly, speaking after India’s loss in the three-match series against England at Leeds yesterday, said India are over...

18 Jul 2018 3:20 pm
Shah Rukh Khan, who was on a family vacation, returns to Mumbai for Zero

Shah Rukh Khan along with his family went on a fun filled trip to Barcelona and picture of the same went viral on Instagram. While Gauri Khan recently shared a glimpse of her New York trip where she is bonding with her daughter Suhana, let us tell you that hubby Shah Rukh Khan is in...

18 Jul 2018 3:18 pm
Video! Salman Khan takes out free time for self, chills in Dubai’s mall; apparently nobody recognises him

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan can select any spot for vacation on this entire planet, but the actor seems to be in love with Dubai. Recently, Salman was spotted chilling in Dubai’s luxury mall. He was seen walking around the mall with his bodyguard. He was dressed in black denim and sporting cap. Salman even took...

18 Jul 2018 3:17 pm
Dhadak is a cut above mainstream Bollywood cinema that ‘glorifies’ class divide, says Janhvi Kapoor

New Delhi: She is set to make her debut with “Dhadak”, the Hindi adaptation of critically-acclaimed Marathi film “Sairat” that explored the themes of caste divide and honour killing, and Janhvi Kapoor says the movie is a cut above mainstream Bollywood which has mostly “glorified” the conflict. Janhvi, daughter of late actor Sridevi, says the...

18 Jul 2018 3:15 pm
MiG 21 fighter jet crashes in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh; No injuries reported

Shimla: A MiG 21 fighter jet crashed in a village in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh today, police said. The fighter jet crashed in Mehra Palli village under the Jawali police station, Kangra Superintendent of Police (SP) Santosh Patial said. It is not immediately known if the pilot ejected safely. Two IAF helicopters have landed...

18 Jul 2018 3:13 pm
Sotteville athletics meet: Indian Javeline thrower Neeraj Chopra bags gold

New Delhi: India’s star javelin-thrower Neeraj Chopra have clinched the gold at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France. Neeraj, who had won the gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games earlier in 2018, threw 85.17 metres to bag the gold medal with a massive margin late on Tuesday in Sotteville-les-Rouen of the Normandy region....

18 Jul 2018 3:11 pm
Our functioning completely paralysed despite Constitution bench verdict, Delhi government tells Top Court

New Delhi: Amid an ongoing tussle with Lt Governor Anil Baijal, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the Delhi government was paralysed because it could not transfer or post bureaucrats. Senior Congress leader and advocate P. Chidambaram, appearing for the Delhi government, told a bench of Justice A.K....

18 Jul 2018 3:10 pm
See Pics! Bhumi Pednekar’s birthday eve celebrations — Karan Johar to Varun Dhawan, these celebs were in attendance

Gorgeous Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar celebrates her 29th birthday today. The actress took no time establishing herself in the film industry with super hit movies like ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’. Her debut performance in 2015’s ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ was charming and commendable. She has consistently received praise for her acting and her fashion sense....

18 Jul 2018 3:09 pm
Mumbai: Matunga station foot over-bridge closed for public after cracks found

Mumbai: A foot over-bridge (FOB) connected to the Matunga railway station on the Central Railway has been shut for public after cracks were found in it, civic officials said. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) decided to close this FOB for people last week. “The Matunga (west) FOB connected to the railway station was shut for...

18 Jul 2018 3:03 pm
Sri Reddy was asked for proof on sexual harassment allegations, this was her shocking answer

Telugu actress Sri Reddy shot to limelight after her claims on casting couch in South film industry. The actress has alleged top celebrities of being involved in casting coach. Earlier, in a series of Facebook posts, she alleged that AR Murugadoss, Raghava Lawrence and Srikanth sexually exploited her. And now in an interview with a...

18 Jul 2018 3:02 pm
Watch ‘Bhasoodi’ song: Hina Khan sets temperature soaring with her killer dance moves

‘Bigg Boss 11’ runner-up Hina Khan is back with her debut music video titled ‘Bhasoodi’ and she is looking damn hot. In the video, Hina can be seen in a complete glam avatar and has set the temperature soaring with her stunning dance moves. Hina’s debut music video ‘Bhasoodi’ is sung by Sonu Thukral, who...

18 Jul 2018 2:57 pm
Priyanka Chopra Turns 36! Anil Kapoor to Madhuri Dixit, Bollywood celebs wish birthday girl; read tweets

New Delhi: As Priyanka Chopra turned 36 on Wednesday, celebrities showered love and blessings on the global star. From Anil Kapoor to Madhuri Dixit Nene to wrestler Babita Phogat, celebrities flooded social media with adorable birthday wishes. Here’s what they tweeted: Anil Kapoor: Happy Birthday @priyankachopra!!! Seeing you demolish stereotypes & break glass ceilings everywhere...

18 Jul 2018 2:54 pm
Milk Strike in Maharashtra: All you must know about dairy farmers’ protests

Due to protests led by dairy farmers, the milk supply is severely hit in major cities of Maharashtra. The daily farmers, under the leadership of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatan (SSS) and Maharashtra Kisan Sabha (MKS), are protesting across Maharashtra since Monday, over a sharp fall in wholesale milk prices. Protesting farmers and leaders claimed that milk...

18 Jul 2018 2:52 pm
I’ve always looked up to Rajkummar’s work: Mouni Roy

Mumbai: Mouni Roy is set to play Rajkummar Rao’s wife in the upcoming film “Made in China”, and the actress of “Naagin” fame says he is a tremendous actor. “I think Rajkummar is a tremendous actor and I have always looked up to his work. I can’t wait to start working with him. I am...

18 Jul 2018 2:48 pm
Revealed! Dhadak stars Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter’s educational qualification

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter’s debut film is all set to hit the silver screen this Friday. The on-screen pair has been busy for the past couple of weeks doing several promotional activities. An adaptation of the Marathi film Sairat, Dhadak already has fans buzzing about the pair even before its release. But did you...

18 Jul 2018 2:39 pm
This was Kavi Kumar Azad aka Dr Hathi’s last scene for ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’; Watch It

Fans of ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ (TMKOC) were shocked after knowing about the sudden demise of Kavi Kumar Azad, popularly known as Dr. Hathi. Azad was a part of show TMKOC, which has a large fan base in the country owing to its content related to social life. Azad died after he suffered a...

18 Jul 2018 2:38 pm
Shocking! This is how Angad Bedi’s ex Norah Fatehi’s reacted to his marriage with Neha Dhupia

Actor and model Angad Bedi shocked everyone in May with his private wedding ceremony to actress Neha Dhupia. The Bollywood couple announced their marriage on May 10 via a sweet post on Instagram. Best decision of my life.. today, I married my best friend. Hello there, husband! @angadbedi ❤ A post shared by Neha Dhupia (@nehadhupia)...

18 Jul 2018 2:31 pm
Maharashtra TET 2018 answer keys to be released soon at mahatet.in, here’s how to check

The Maharashtra Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET or MAHATET) answer keys 2018 for the exam conducted on July 15 will be released soon on the official website. Once released, the candidates who appeared for the exam will be able to check their MAHATET 2018 answer keys on the official website, mahatet.in. The Maha TET exams was...

18 Jul 2018 2:28 pm
WOW! After Gold and Brahmastra, Mouni Roy to play Rajkummar Rao’s wife in ‘Made In China’

Not too long ago we had reported that Dinesh Vijan is gearing up for a quirky comedy Made In China. It was also reported that Rajkummar Rao will be essaying the role of the male lead, after which it was revealed that Mouni Roy will be playing the female lead in the film. Raj plays...

18 Jul 2018 11:55 am
SBI Clerk Prelim results 2018 likely to be declared today; check on sbi.co.in

New Delhi: The results of SBI Junior Associate (JA) Clerk Preliminary examination 2018 (SBI Clerk Prelim exams 2018) are likely to be released today by State Bank of India (SBI). Although no official statement has been given by the SBI, information available on various portals suggests that the SBI Clerk Prelim exam 2018 results is...

18 Jul 2018 11:50 am
News Alert! Delhi High Court directs JNU not to take any coercive steps against Kanhaiya Kumar

Delhi High Court directs JNU not to take any coercive steps atleast for two days against Kanhaiya Kumar, who was fined in connection with a sedition case,matter deferred to July 20 — ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2018 Supreme Court to hear the Delhi Government petition pertaining to service, transfer and postings under it, on July...

18 Jul 2018 11:47 am
Amitabh Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s father-daughter act is touching; watch video

Amitabh Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda have come together for the very first time on screen and the ad video is out now! It was surprising to see Shweta finally make her screen debut after so many decades and that too with her doting papa! The ad for a jewellery brand starts with her guiding...

18 Jul 2018 11:47 am
Has BJP started Taliban in Hinduism, asks Shashi Tharoor

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who earlier triggered a controversy after his “Hindu Pakistan” comment, has once again hit out at the BJP-led Centre and questioned whether they are trying to start Taliban in Hinduism. “They are asking me to go to Pakistan. Who has given them the right to decide that I am not...

18 Jul 2018 11:38 am
Sridevi wanted Janhvi Kapoor to become a doctor; guess who came to her rescue

Late Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor is just a couple of days away from sizzling on-screen with her debut film Dhadak opposite Ishaan Khatter. The film is the Hindi remake of Marathi blockbuster Sairat. Janhvi, who has pursued acting at an early age, was always supported by her parents in chasing her dreams, but in reality...

18 Jul 2018 11:38 am
Happy Birthday Bhumi Pednekar! Your style is as bold and unconventional as your movie choices

She is a quintessential outsider who has carved a niche for herself in the big bad world of films with her unconventional roles. She charmed her way into our hearts right from her debut film, Dum Laga Ke Haisha in 2015. Bhumi garnered accolades, not just for her performance but also for her marvellous and...

18 Jul 2018 11:37 am
United State: Roman Catholic order reaches USD 1 million settlement over sexual abuse   

Boston: A Roman Catholic order has agreed to pay USD 1 million to eight people who say they were sexually abused by two priests in Massachusetts. The Boston Globe reports attorney Mitchell Garabedian said yesterday the settlement with his clients and the Order of Saint Augustine was decided last month. The Augustinians say they settled...

18 Jul 2018 11:29 am
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s little lad Taimur has his own way of enjoying Mumbai Rains; see pics

After a long stay in London the Nawab family is back in Mumbai and little Taimur is back at being a paparazzi favourite. The Chhote Nawab is not new to making headlines for his stunning looks and style statements, all thanks to mom Kareena. With the rains making it hard to play outdoors, Taimur knows...

18 Jul 2018 11:23 am
ONGC board approves exiting Pawan Hans, to sell 49 percent stake  

New Delhi/Mumbai: The board of ONGC has approved exiting helicopter service provider Pawan Hans by selling its entire 49 per cent stake as it looks to cut debt and consolidate resources in core oil and gas business, officials with direct knowledge of the development said. Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) wants its interest to...

18 Jul 2018 11:20 am
Both BJP and Congress should come together to ensure equality to Indian women: Centre to Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday put forth a “new deal.” In a letter to the Gandhi scion, Prasad said that both the BJP and the Congress should...

18 Jul 2018 11:16 am
Richa Chadha becomes face of Save the Elephants campaign

Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadha has become the face and voice of the Save the Elephants campaign by animal rights organisation PETA. An international organisation, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, with the help of Richa, has sent a letter to the Odisha Chief Minister to seek its support for the campaign. Richa will take on...

18 Jul 2018 11:11 am
Salman Khan’s blackbuck poaching case: Jodhpur Court hears plea against actor’s conviction

Jodhpur: A district court today began hearing Bollywood superstar Salman Khan‘s plea against his conviction by a trial court, which had handed him a five-year jail sentence in a blackbuck poaching case. The star is on bail after the trial court convicted him on April 5 for killing two blackbucks in Kankani village near here...

18 Jul 2018 11:06 am
Ujjain: Police confiscate truck carrying 2000 pieces of raw cow leather

Ujjain: A police team comprising crime branch and Mahakal police station officers, during a search operation caught a truck carrying cow leather on Tuesday. Police seized the truck near Mullapura railway crossing and recovered 2000 pieces of raw cow leather during the search operation from inside the truck. They seized the truck along with three...

18 Jul 2018 11:02 am
Ujjain: Hindu organisations condemns Nagda murder case, demand police action

Ujjain: Office bearers of Hindu organisations unanimously condemned inaction on the part of the police in the Hitesh Chouhan murder case and demanded immediate action against the accused. The office bearers of organisations gheraoed police station on Tuesday. Hindu Jagaran Manch state vice president Bherulal Tank led the other organisation members and told SP Sachin...

18 Jul 2018 11:01 am
Ujjain: Akhand Hindu Sena call for shutdown on Thursday

Ujjain: Akhand Hindu Sena, whichhas been demanding that Ujjain be given the ‘holy city’ status for long, has called for a shutdown on Thursday. Sena members said Ujjain has been considered a religious city since ancient times and it is also popular around the world as a spiritual and religious destination. Millions of devotees visit...

18 Jul 2018 10:59 am
Ujjain: Mahila police TI to raise MP, MLA misbehavior issue before higher officials

Ujjain: Mahila police Town Inspector (TI) Savita Katare will take up with higher officials the issue of misbehavior by MP Chintamani Malviya and MLA Mukesh Pandya with police staff, on the day of the Jan Yatra. MP Chintamani Malviya and MLA Mukesh Pandya allegedly had a heated discussion with Mahila police TI Savita Katara on...

18 Jul 2018 10:58 am
Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE Updates! Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm after protest by TDP MPs

With the Monsoon Session of the Parliament kick-starting today, the Centre and Opposition would be looking forward to debates over a long pending list of bills and a slew of relevant issues. The monsoon session, which concludes on August 10, will have 18 sittings amid much-expected drama in both the houses – Rajya Sabha and...

18 Jul 2018 10:54 am
This American model breastfeeds baby on catwalk; stirs debate

Miami: An American model has made a splash by breastfeeding her baby daughter on a Miami catwalk — no small gesture in a country where many women still feel uncomfortable nursing in public. Walking the runway at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit show on Sunday, Mara Martin stepped out in a sparkling gold bikini while breastfeeding...

18 Jul 2018 10:52 am
UP: Two under-construction buildings collapse in Greater Noida; 3 killed, many feared trapped

Noida: Two buildings collapsed in Greater Noida, killing at least three persons and trapping several others under the debris, officials said today. A six-storey under-construction building fell on an adjacent building in Shah Beri village under the Bisrakh police station last night. The second building also collapsed under the impact. At least 12 labourers were in...

18 Jul 2018 10:45 am
Mumbai Potholes: Marine Drive police arrests 6 MNS workers for digging near Mantralaya

Mumbai: Hours after ransacking the public works department office in Navi Mumbai, workers from Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) damaged the pavement outside Mantralaya in south Mumbai as a protest against the poor condition of roads across Maharashtra. The Marine Drive police have arrested six MNS workers for digging up the concrete tiles used...

18 Jul 2018 9:22 am
Mumbai: BMC needs tuition from Mantralaya to kill rats within a week

Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials need to take lessons from the Maharashtra government, especially from ‘babus’ sitting in Mantralaya, on how to kill lakhs of rats within a week. These babus in March this year had employed a ‘non-existent’ pest control company to kill nearly 319,400 rats within just seven days. The civic officials, however,...

18 Jul 2018 9:21 am
Maratha leaders to not allow CM Devendra Fadnavis perform pooja at Pandharpur

MUMBAI: Accusing the Maharashtra government of failing to act on their demands, Maratha leaders on Tuesday said they would not allow CM Devendra Fadnavis perform annual pooja at Lord Vitthal temple in Pandharpur. A special pooja is performed every year at the Vitthal-Rukmini temple in Pandharpur town in Solapur district. As per convention, the CM...

18 Jul 2018 9:19 am
Indore: McDowell’s whisky worth Rs 60 lakh seized

Indore: A team of state excise department seized liquor worth Rs 60 lakh which was being carried from city to Nemawar in a truck on Tuesday. The department officials have arrested a person who was taking the liquor illegally. He is being questioned about the consigner and consignee. Additional district excise officer Santosh Kushwah told...

18 Jul 2018 9:19 am
Indore: Road accidents decrease by 33 percent in city

Indore: If the figures released by city police are to be believed, the city roads are getting safe for commuters as the road accidents have decreased by about 33 percent this year. Police released comparative figures of three years on Tuesday. DIG Harinarayanachari Mishra said city’s population is 27 lakh and 20 lakh vehicles are...

18 Jul 2018 9:17 am
Indore: 3 more dengue patients traced

Indore: With frequent fluctuation in temperature and humidity level creating favourable condition for mosquito breeding, the cases of vector-borne diseases are going up. Three more dengue patients were traced on Tuesday. With fresh cases, the number of dengue patients in city has reached 36.  Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programmed (IDSP) nodal officer Dr Asha Pandit said...

18 Jul 2018 9:16 am
Thane: Rural police arrest 17 people for allegedly holding captive three cops

Mumbai: The Thane rural police arrested 14 persons for allegedly holding captive three policemen for hours and beating them up. The accused persons also include two women. The incident took place early morning on Tuesday in a residential colony at Mira Road. Police sources said that the Thane police control room received a call complaining...

18 Jul 2018 9:15 am
Bombay HC to train public prosecutors to deal with kids as witnesses or victims

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to train and sensitise public prosecutors to deal with children, who depose in courts as either witnesses or victims. The HC has also asked the government to consider the possibility of directly video recording the testimony of children, to avoid compelling them to physically...

18 Jul 2018 9:15 am
Indore: Over 10,000 transporters to join strike on July 20

Indore: Truck owners and those associated with transport business in the city will join the nation-wide strike called by all India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) on July 20. There are 10,000 truck operators and about 2,000 truck owners in the city. The strike has been called after government failed to address its long pending problems....

18 Jul 2018 9:14 am
Indore: Free the trees from guards when they grow

Indore: Guarding is essential to protect children, animals and trees but there comes a time when everyone grows and needs freedom to thrive and blossom. Fifty three year-old government officer Rajendra Singh and wife Chanchal Kaur, a former nurse, are on a mission to free trees of their guards. It all started when couple passing...

18 Jul 2018 9:13 am
Digvijay is among Old Guards dropped, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday constituted the Congress Working Committee, the party’s highest decision-making body, in which the Old Guard still dominate – the likes of AK Antony, Ahmed Patel, Ambika Soni, Motilal Vora, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Anand Sharma and Kumari Selja. However, some stalwarts have been dropped, prominent among...

18 Jul 2018 9:11 am