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1993 blasts: Salem, Karimullah get life, death for 2 others

A Mumbai court on Thursday awarded death sentence to Tahir Merchant and Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan and life imprisonment to extradited gangster Abu Salem in the 1993 serial blasts case. Besides Salem,......

Sanjay Dutt released from Yeravada jail

Actor Sanjay Dutt was released from Pune's Yeravada jail on Thursday morning. Dutt's lawyer Satish Maneshinde visited Yeravada jail at around 8.30 am with the relevant papers and delivered them to......

Mayawati sworn in as Uttar Pradesh chief minister

Ushering in single-party rule after 14 years, BSP chief Mayawati assumed reins of power on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh, heading a 50-member jumbo ministry inducting several persons from the upper......

Court issues warrants against Salem aides

On a Central Bureau of Investigation plea, a TADA court on Wednesday issued non-bailable warrants against Abdul Qayoom and Aziz Bilakhiya, absconding accused in 1993 bomb blast case and close......

'93 blasts: CBI seeks warrant against absconders

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday moved a Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act Court in Mumbai to seek non-bailable warrants against Abdul Qayoom and Aziz Bilakhiya,......

Box Office: A Gentleman, Babumoshai get poor opening

The hits and misses of the week. A Gentleman, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, Sniff and Qaidi Band saw poor openings at the box office despite the long three-day weekend. The idea to release films......

Box Office: Bareilly Ki Barfi gets poor opening

The hits and misses of the week. Last week's release Bareilly Ki Barfi meets with a poor opening at the box office. A solo Hindi release with limited screens, the film picks up marginally on......

Box Office: Toilet: Ek Prem Katha opens well

The hits and misses of the week. The box office collections of Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha picks up with each passing day and with more holidays to follow, it should become a hit......

Box Office: Jab Harry Met Sejal flops

The hits and misses of the week. Shah Rukh Khan's Jab Harry Met Sejal was riding on high expectations when it released last week. Unfortunately, bad reviews killed its box office chances, and it......

Box Office: Mubarakan gets a poor opening

The hits and misses of the week. Despite good reviews, Mubarakan had a poor opening at the box office. It improved on Saturday and doubled its Friday figures on Sunday but that may not be enough......

PCB rejects proposal to relax ban on tainted umpire Ghauri

'No leniency should be shown to any umpire if he is found even remotely connected to unethical or corrupt practices.' The Pakistan Cricket Board rejected a proposal to relax by six months the......

Two Sri Lankan umpires suspended for match-fixing

Sri Lankan umpires Sagara Gallage and Maurice de La Zilwa, who were caught in a television sting operation willing to fix cricket matches for money, have been suspended for 10 and three years......

Muralitharan calls for life ban on spot-fixers

Anyone involved in spot-fixing should be banned for life, former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan said on Saturday, days after six umpires were provisionally suspended for allegedly agreeing......

ICC suspends umpires caught in sting operation

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday suspended the six umpires caught in a TV sting, which alleged that they were willing to fix Twenty20 matches, pending the completion of an......

Ex-umpire Hair not surprised by fixing claims

Former ICC elite panel umpire Darrell Hair is not at all surprised by the allegations of fixing against match officials, and said such rumours started doing rounds since the birth of the cash-rich......

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