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  • Goa government finally admits Parrikar suffering from pancreatic cancer

    Panaji: Months after both the Goa BJP and the state administration refused to disclose Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's ailment, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday finally admitted he was suffering from pancreatic cancer.The dmission came amid relentless demands from the opposition...

  • Dhoni dropped from T20I squad; Parthiv, Rohit back for Oz Tests

    Pune: Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Friday dropped from the Indian T20I squads for the three-match rubber against the West Indies and also the subsequent three T20I matches against Australia.Rohit Sharma will lead India in the upcoming T20I series against the Windies with regular...

  • G.D. Agrawal death: Agrawals slam Modi for 'exploiting' Ganga river

    Mumbai: The Agrawal community on Monday slammed the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'exploiting' the Ganga river issue for political purposes and not fulfilling its promise to clean up the holy river in the past over four years.In a letter to Modi, Akhil Bharatiya Agrawal Sammelan...

  • Nobody could mess around with me, get away with it: Lata Mangeshkar

    Mumbai: Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar believes every woman must be given the dignity she deserves. In the midst of the #MeToo wave in India, she says nobody could mess around with her and get away with it.Excerpts from the interview:Q. Congratulations. Your sister Meena's biography 'Mothi Tichi...

  • Railways to use 'green' composite sleepers

    New Delhi: Aiming to become more eco-friendly, Indian Railways has decided replace wooden sleepers with composite sleepers that are not only lighter but also stronger.'The Railways has decided to use the composite sleepers in a limited way. It is being used mainly on girder bridges,' a senior...

  • 2nd Test: Shaw's 50 propels India to 80/1 at lunch

    Hyderabad: India got off to a decent start, reaching 80/1 at lunch after pacer Umesh Yadav starred with the cherry, taking his second five-wicket haul to bundle the West Indies out for 311 within the first hour of the second day of the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on...

  • You will never see anything like 'Tumbbad' again

    Film: Tumbbad; Starring: Sohum Shah, Mohd Samad, Director: Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi; Rating: **** ½(4 and a half stars)What on earth is this? This... this…magnificent creature masquerading as a movie haunts your senses for long after the closing images of raging destruction in the stunning...

  • Obama Foundation launches initiative for girls' education

    Chicago: Former US first lady Michelle Obama announced on Thursday a new initiative aimed at empowering adolescent girls around the world through education.'An educated girl can lift up her family, her community, and her country,' said Michelle Obama as she launched the program on behalf of the...

  • IKEA to invest Rs 2,000 crore in its Bengaluru store

    Bengaluru: Swedish furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories retailer IKEA would invest Rs 2,000 crore in setting up and expanding its store in this tech hub in 2020, a top official said on Thursday.'As Karnataka is a priority for us, we are investing Rs 1,000 crore in setting up our...

  • Shekhar Kapur makes short film on water crisis

    New Delhi: Shekhar Kapur's 'Paani' might not have seen the light of the day, but that hasnt deterred him from making a film on water crisis.The filmmaker has collaborated with WaterAid to create a short animation 'Brides of the Well', adapted from a story written by Kapur himself. It highlights...

  • Daughter Shweta helps Big B choose right scripts

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda is a great help to him when it comes to choosing the right script to act in.Amitabh addressed the media at the launch of Shweta's debut novel 'Paradise Towers' here on Wednesday.He said Shweta is opinionated and a...

  • Cabinet approves Rs 2,044 cr for bonus to around 12 lakh railway staff

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 2,044.31 crore for 78 days productivity linked bonus to about 11.91 lakh non-gazetted railway officials. The announcement was made by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while addressing a press conference here after a Cabinet meeting...