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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......

Try to find a peaceful solution to Naxal problem: SC to govt

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre and Chhattisgarh government to find a peaceful solution to the Naxal problem in the state and adopt a "pragmatic" approach towards life. A bench of......

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......

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,......

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......

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......

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......

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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experts call coupons at toll booths stupid

No matter which way you look at it, it is a measure of the lack of planning behind the demonetisation move that the union government is being... ...

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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... ...

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Govt steps up printing of new Rs 500 notes; Chidambaram lashes out

Highlights 09:52 (IST) Chidambaram predicts massive fallout of demonetisation According to CNN-News18 , former Finance Minister and... ...

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Opposition fails to force government on back foot

Prime Minister Modi gets a boost fighting black money as poor see it as anti-rich. IMPRESSION -MATTERS Let there be no confusion. If the BJP... ...

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