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Govt must treat Rashtrapati Bhavan with respect

I was flying back from Mumbai to Delhi on 30 January, and Ashok Desai, the former attorney general of India, was in the next seat. I cannot quite recall how the conversation veered around that way......

9 standing ovations and a sea of applause: How Modi was received at the Capitol

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his over four-hour visit to the US Capitol established a personal rapport with top lawmakers and seems to have won over his critics. IMAGE: Prime Minister......

The child who died fetching water

Yogita Desai, 12, died of 'cardio pulmonary arrest' after she collapsed on her way home while fetching water. Sachin Kengar, 9, drowned while filling water from a well. Will the deaths of these......

Drought-hit Beed: 11-yr-old dies fetching water from well

In the second drought fatality in a span of two days, an 11-year-old boy died while fetching water from a well in drought-hit Beed district of Marathwada on Thursday. Sachin Gopinath Kedar of Veeda......

Child dies while fetching water in drought-hit Marathwada

A class 5 girl student died of heat stroke on Tuesday after repeated trips to nearest hand pump in drought-hit Beed district of Maharashtra. The unfortunate incident occurred when Yogita Ashok......

China stocks jump again as emergency measures bite

The plunge in China's previously booming stock markets has created a major headache for President Xi Jinping Chinese stocks rose strongly for a second day on Friday, buoyed by a barrage of......

Now we know why Fadnavis wanted Pardeshi

If it was true that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis held up the flight to Newark to ensure that Praveen Singh Pardeshi, the state principal secretary, was on board, he had at least one......

Economists tell PM to work for high growth, predictable taxes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday picked the brains of leading economists in the first meeting of the newly-constituted NITI Ayog, where they asked the government to work towards high growth,......

PM to seek budget inputs from experts at NITI meeting

In the first meeting of NITI Aayog on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with eminent economists and experts across sectors inviting suggestions on the upcoming budget. Finance......

Of PMs and their pet economists

Economists who get too close to prime ministers eventually come to grief after their boss is defeated, say T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan If you look at the list below, not one of the economists who......

Thank God, Amitabh couldn't say no to Hrishi-da

'Hrishi-da often voiced his disenchantment with Bachchan's Angry Young Man persona -- the 'maara-maari', the growth of sidelocks; he even said directors were killing Amitabh the actor and turning......

Deewar, Ram Lakhan, Kaminey: Bollywood's BEST brothers

Bollywood has told many tales about 'Brothers' over the years. Whether separated at birth, contending for the same girl, wrangling over Maa!!!! or taking down a common enemy, Hindi film brothers......

This week's biggest release: Salman Khan

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: With Salman Khan's jail sentence suspended by the Bombay high court today, Bollywood celebrities were over the moon as their......

'People liked that Amol Palekar wasn't Superman'

'Everybody is concerned only with 100 crore films... If our starting point is going to be "How much money will it make? Will it go into the 100 crore club?" then I am not interested.' Amol Palekar......

Birthday Special: The Best of Amol Palekar

We celebrate the brilliant actor by looking back at his classic works. In the 1970s, Bollywood was identified with towering superheroes single-handedly taking on mighty villains, rescuing the......

BCCI a mutually beneficial society, has done nothing for cricket: SC

'Out of 29 states, 11 were going without a single penny and zero funds.' 'You (BCCI) are practically corrupting the person by not demanding explanation in spending of huge money.' IMAGE: BCCI......

Ranji Roundup: Baroda thrash Punjab by an innings & 116 runs

IMAGE: Railways's Saurabh Waraskar celebrates against Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. Photograph: PTI Baroda inflicted a massive innings and 116 runs defeat on Punjab on the back of an......

Ranji Roundup: Gurkeerat shines as Punjab thrash Andhra

FILE IMAGE: Virender Sehwag hits out. Photograph: Getty Images Off-spinner Gurkeerat Singh Mann registered his career best bowling figures as Punjab defeated a sorry-looking Andhra by seven......

Rain ruins Day 1 in Rajasthan-Bengal Ranji match at Eden

Rajasthan were treading cautiously at 102 for three before rain played spoilsport on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group A match against Bengal at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.......

Full text of the Justice Lodha IPL verdict

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha. Photograph: PTI Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the Indian Premier League for two years for betting activities of their key officials,......
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Tourism firm operator held for cheating inPune

Pune city police arrested a man operating a tourism firm for allegedly duping several people to the tune of lakhs of rupees by giving them false... ...

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Gold soars, oil shudders after British vote to exit EU

By Pratima Desai LONDON (Reuters) - Gold clocked up its biggest daily gain since the 2008 financial crisis on Friday as Britain's vote to leave... ...

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Britan votes to leave EU in historic referendum

As Britain voted to become the first state ever to withdraw from EU, Cameron's epitaph could be sealed after six years in power. ! 1 New Update... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/brexit-drama-enters-final-stretch-which-way-will-things-finally-swing/liveblog/52880334.cms
The Rajan syndrome

Illustration: Keshav The outrage following Raghuram Rajan's decision to leave the RBI in September reflects the degree to which India's... ...

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Here's how Firstpost saw it

One of the biggest questions surrounding Raghuram Rajan's decision not to pursue a second term as RBI governor is: Did he jump or was he pushed?... ...

http://m.firstpost.com/politics/subramanian-swamy-vs-raghuram-rajan-heres-how-firstpost-saw-it-2851522.html

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