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PM's 'media handler' starts attending office

Jagdish Thakkar, retired officer of the Gujarat information service, has started attending the South Block office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The order to appoint him in the media department......

How government neglect caused the Himalayan tsunami

Himanshu Thakkar and Parineeta Dandekar reveal how government actions and neglect created such massive disaster from a natural phenomenon in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is facing a truly humungous,......

PM's talk on restoring Ganga promises nothing: Expert

Expressing displeasure at the prime minister's speech on the issue of the Ganga river basin, Himanshu Thakkar says that such sermons from the Centre have come and gone hundreds of times without......

River experts miffed at being ignored on Ganga revival plan

  Were river experts excluded from IIT consortium on the Ganga River Basin Management Plan? Rashme Sehgal reports. Why were India’s leading river experts including a group of......

Why the future of environment looks so bleak

Prakash Javadekar’s one year as India’s minister of state (independent charge) of environment, forests and climate change has been an unmitigated disaster, says activist Himanshu......

'Markets mirror economy's performance'

Dinesh Thakkar, chairman and managing director, Angel Broking, tells Business Standard the heady pace of markets could trigger selling. Excerpts:Do you expect the Sensex to cross an all-time......

'Broking biz doing well,but investors circumspect'

Dinesh Thakkar, MD, Angel Broking, explains in an interview that retail investors' participation in the equity market is falling, but the share of organized players in broking business is......

India's San Storm creates ripples abroad

The Thakkar-promoted San Motors has found export markets in Malta (south of Italy), Cyprus, Bahamas and the UK for its sole offering, Storm, after its deal with UB Breweries fizzled out.Placed as......

Street cheers end of tax terror

Yearns for more in terms of comprehensive tax policy for FPIs, permanent body to prevent relapsesA sense of relief has set in among foreign investors as the government moves all out to eliminate......

Time to look at rate-sensitive stocks

Experts feel select companies in banking, automobiles, financial services & real estate will gain from lower interest rates Dalal Street cheered the Reserve Bank’s surprise 50 basis points......

Spotted: Anil Kapoor in Mumbai

Reader Nikhil Mhatre's friend Nupesh Thakkar met Anil Kapoor at J W Marriott, Juhu, in suburban Mumbai.If you encounter/meet/see film or television personalities and take a photograph or a video of......

When Salman broke his commitment

We asked readers to send us the funniest Bollywood bloopers they spotted.ReaderKetan Thakkar shares with us ablooper that he spotted in the movie Wanted.Throughout the film,Salman keeps on saying......

'I slow danced with Michael on You are not alone'

Piya Thakkar was one lucky fan who got to dance with Michael Jackson when he toured Mumbai in 1996 as part of his HIStory tour.Only 15 years old then, Piya-- now 28-- can remember the night vividly......

Saarthi girl moves on

Remember Jhalak Thakkar, the lady who replaced Neha Devi Singh as Bhoomi in Saarthi? After Saarthi went off air in February, Jhalak took a short break. The actress is now back in a new......

'Writers and directors will be the focus of Jaipur film fest, not stars'

The sixth Jaipur International Film Festival will see 156 films from 90 countries screened at the festival. The sixth Jaipur International Film Festival is all set to begin on February 1 in the......

Bajrang eyes gold at 2012 Olympics

Asian Games gold-medallist rower Bajrang Lal Thakkar is a happy man to have finally got new boats after taking part in the last month's Guangzhou mega-event with second-hand equipment and said this......

Gujarat beat Mumbai by three wickets

An unbeaten 87 by middle order batsman Bhavik Thakkar and his 47-run unfinished eighth-wicket partnership with Rohit Dahiya helped Gujarat beat Mumbai by three wickets in a thrilling Ranji one-day......

Spotted: Geoffrey Boycott in Durham

Reader Dr Pratish Thakkar sent us this picture from Durham. 'I met and chatted with Sir Geoffrey Boycott, after a match in Durham. He was very kind, signing autographs and posing for photographs.......

Thakkar leads Mumbai's reply

Bhavin Thakkar struck his maiden Ranji Trophy ton as Mumbai set themselves up for a befitting response to Bengal's massive first innings score on the third day of the Elite group 'B' cricket......

Sanjay Thakkar and team triumph

How difficult is it to find your way from Andheri to Thane? Ask those who participated in the Gulf Foster A Child Rally on Sunday. They will tell you that it is not as simple as it may sound,......
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Police rescues 15 from prostitution

The police has arrested four from Grant Road area and one from Thane for allegedly running a prostitution racket in their respective areas. A total... ...
Street cheers end of tax terror

A sense of relief has set in among foreign investors as the government moves all out to eliminate their concerns on taxation. True to his word,... ...
Gold imports in Gujarat dip by 80%

AHMEDABAD: Lack of demand, high prices in international market and availability in local markets led to less than five metric tonnes (MT) of gold... ...
Your child's schoolbag may actually weigh less

City schools to redesign curriculum, change timetable and provide lockers to reduce the burden carried by kids to school every day There's been a... ...
India's Nightcrawlers

By: Anu Prabhakar and Bhavya Dore They hardly ever sleep. They are always on the lookout for shocking footage that can be sold and shared. Armed... ...

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