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  • Petrol touches Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra's Parbhani

    Parbhani (Maharashtra): Petrol prices on Tuesday breached the psychological barrier of Rs 90 and touched a scorching Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra's Parbhani - a new record in India, an official said.Parbhani District Petrol Dealers Association (PDPDA) President Sanjay Deshmukh told IANS that...

  • Great films on India being made only by foreigners: Anupam Kher

    Toronto: Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher wonders why great films on India are being made only by foreigners.In Toronto for the premiere of Australian director Anthony Maras' debut feature film 'Hotel Mumbai' based on the September 2008 terror attacks, Kher said: 'This is fascinating that the...

  • HC rejects Sonia, Rahul's plea against Income Tax notice

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi's plea challenging the Income Tax notice seeking tax reassessment for the financial year 2011-2012.The order of a bench came while hearing the plea of Rahul, Sonia Gandhi and her party...

  • Double standards in BJP-RSS respect for Gandhi: Ramachandra Guha

    New Delhi: Historian Ramachandra Guha, who has penned a monumental 1,100-page biography of Mahatma Gandhi, says that he finds double standards in the respect that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), accord to the Father of the Nation...

  • Bring petrol, diesel under GST: Karnataka CM

    New Delhi: Amid protests over rising fuel prices in the country, Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said the petroleum products should be brought under Goods and Services Tax (GST), adding his government would think over reducing cess on diesel and petrol.He said the cess imposed...

  • Prashant Kishore not to campaign for anyone in 2019

    Hyderabad: Election strategist Prashant Kishore on Sunday said he would not campaign for anyone in the 2019 elections as he wants to go back to the grassroots. He said he had worked enough with the leaders and would now like to go to grassroots and work with people. He also denied media reports...

  • Respecting the environment crucial to rebuilding a safe Kodagu

    Bengaluru: Heavy, incessant rainfall is a fact of life for the people of Kodagu (the erstwhile Coorg district) in Karnataka. 'For the old-timers here in Coorg, the last few months of rain was nothing new. None of us were really expecting such incredible damage to happen though,' said Pavita...

  • Fuel price hike: Petrol hits record high of Rs 80.50 in Delhi

    New Delhi: The high cost of global crude oil and a weak rupee took the petrol price in Delhi to a record Rs 80.50 per litre on Sunday.The diesel price in Delhi rose on Sunday by 10 paise to Rs 72.61 per litre. The prices of both petrol and diesel have been rising for around a week now.In the other...

  • Osaka receives trophy in tears, amid audience boos

    New York: The young Japanese Naomi Osaka, champion of the US Open, received her trophy with tears before the booing of the public, which favoured the American Serena Williams.The Japanese, only 20 years old and 20th seed, defeated Williams 6-2 and 6-4 as the American lost control during the match....

  • Serena Williams points at sexism in controversial defeat in US Open final

    New York: Former world number one Serena Williams was the centre of all attention at Flushing Meadows despite having lost the US Open final to young Japanese rising star Naomi Osaka (6-2, 6-4) in a match mired in controversies and penalties.Wiliams, who failed to clinch her seventh US Open title...

  • Alibaba's Jack Ma to announce succession plan, not retirement

    Beijing: Jack Ma, Alibaba Group Holding's co-founder and executive chairman is set to announce a succession plan on Monday on his 54th birthday and said that he would not retire immediately, the South China Morning Post reported.This development comes a day after the New York Times reported...

  • White House narrows search for anonymous op-ed writer

    Washington: White House aides have narrowed down their search for the anonymous author of the New York Times op-ed that alleged an internal resistance to President Donald Trump in his own administration, an informed sources told CNN.Trump is still 'obsessed' with finding the person, though he is...