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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......

Ceramic capital Morbi overflows with Patidar anger

‘Modi and BJP have fooled us enough by creating a Hindu-Muslim divide. Our anger is about jobs and farmers getting a good price, but Shah needs to be taught a lesson for betraying us.’......

Modi: Gujarat election, fight between Vikasvaad and Vanshvaad

'I had expected them to fight this election on the issue of development, but they are not doing that.''Now they have decided to belittle Gujarat's development.' Prime Minister Narendra D Modi on......

SC asks EC to take call on AIADMK poll symbol by Nov 10

The Supreme Court on Friday granted time till November 10 to the Election Commission to decide the claims over the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's two-leaves election symbol by the......

NOTA to stay in Guj RS polls; SC rejects Congress plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Election Commission's notification allowing none of the above or NOTA option in the ballot paper for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls on a plea of......

Deadline to deposit junked notes ends today

The 50-day deadline to deposit the old Rs 500/1,000 notes in banks comes to an end on Friday but the cash crunch and queues before ATMs are likely to continue for some more time as currency......

Economists in India: Endangered species?

The pipeline for well-qualified and experienced policy economists at senior levels of government has broken, leading to a growing dearth of suitable candidates for top economist positions, says......

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,......

Neetu Chandra, Sharman Joshi at Neeraj Vora's prayer meet

Bollywood actor, writer and director Neeraj Vora, known for films like Satya, Phir Hera Pheri and Daud, passed away on December 14, after being in coma for over a year. He was 54.......

PIX: Kajol, Rishi Kapoor attend Reema Lagoo's funeral

Veteran actress Reema Lagoo's death came as a shock to everyone. Her last rites were held at the Oshiwara crematorium, in the wester suburbs of Mumbai, on Thursday afternoon. While Aamir Khan, his......

The MOST MEMORABLE roles of Pran

On Pran's birth anniversary on February 12, we look back at some of his splendid work. This article was first published in July 2013. Art and reality cross paths to produce some incredible......

PIX: Shah Rukh parties with Madhur Bhandarkar

Director Madhur Bhandarkar bought himself a swanky four-bedroom house in the posh Khar suburb of Mumbai and invited his friends to celebrate with him. A look at the pictures.   Shah Rukh......

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......

Ranji Trophy round-up: Reddy's ton keep Hyderabad afloat against Delhi

A round-up of all the Ranji Trophy matches played on Monday Hyderabad: Opener Akshath Reddy (107) hit a much-needed century as Hyderabad grabbed a slender 23-run lead after being asked to......

Ranji round-up: Delhi in control against Hyderabad

A round-up of all the Ranji Trophy matches played on Sunday IMAGE: Vidarbha batsman Ramaswamy Sanjay celebrates his century during the Ranji Trophy match against Himachal in Nagpur, on Sunday.......

Ranji roundup: Mumbai facing huge defeat in 500th game

IMAGE: Baroda's Swapnil Singh celebrates after scoring a century against Mumbai on Day 3. Photograph: PTI Mumbai: Swapnil Singh broke an eleven-year jinx as he scored his maiden first class......

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai trounce Odisha for first win of season

IMAGE: Mumbai's players celebrate victory over Odisha. Photograph: PTI Mumbai registered their first victory of the season, thrashing Odisha by 120 runs in a Group ‘C’ Ranji Trophy......

Ranji roundup: Mumbai in command, HP fight back

FILE IMAGE: Mumbai's players celebrate a wicket during a Ranji Trophy match. Photograph: PTI Bhubaneshwar: Siddesh Lad's strokeful 117 and the bowlers' superb showing put Mumbai in the driver's......
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Gujarat Congress eyes unorganized workers to make inroads into urban votes

Congress party is now mobilizing unorganized workers to revive its fortune in urban areas. After launching Gujarat unit of All India Unorganized... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/ahmedabad/report-gujarat-congress-eyes-unorganized-workers-to-make-inroads-into-urban-votes-2602584
Congress is trying to overhaul its Odisha unit. But it might be too late

Continuing the process of overhauling its organisational structure, the Congress on Friday replaced Odisha's general secretary in charge BK... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/politics-news/congress-is-trying-to-overhaul-its-odisha-unit-but-it-might-be-too-late-106025.html
Students preparing software solutions for Statistics Dept

When thousands of youngsters at 28 nodal centres across the country started working for 36 hours non-stop to develop digital solutions for the... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/667567/students-preparing-software-solutions-statistics.html
Rahul Gandhi appoints Ashok Gehlot as Congress Gen. Secy.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday appointed Ashok Gehlot as All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary In-charge, Organisation,... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/rahul-gandhi-appoints-ashok-gehlot-as-congress-gen-secy-118033000808_1.html
Devendra Fadnavis has tough tasks this week

Left parties along with various social organizations gathered under the leadership of Prakash Ambedkar for Elgaar March on Monday to demand the... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-bhima-koregaon-devendra-fadnavis-has-tough-tasks-this-week-2598113

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