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24 held in Assam doctor assault case: CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday that 24 people have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a doctor at a medical facility in Hojai district following the death of a......

Assam govt tables bill to abolish state-run madrassas

The Assam government on Monday tabled a bill in the Legislative Assembly to abolish all state-run madrassas by converting them into general schools from April 1 next year.  ......

Mumbai lawyer's killer who jumped parole arrested

A watchman, who was convicted for murdering lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha in 2012 and jumped parole over 18 months ago, was arrested by Mumbai police from Jammu and Kashmir, a senior......

New parole norms leave Maharashtra govt trapped

A week after formulating stringent guidelines for granting parole to the convicts, Maharashtra government appears to be in a dilemma with reports of some convicts at Yerwada central prison near......

No parole to be granted to rape, murder convicts in Maharashtra

Convicts serving jail sentence for crimes like rape, murder and dacoity in Maharashtra will henceforth not get “regular” parole. Those convicted for offences like rape, rape and murder,......

Mini in name, max in power and appeal

Why is the Mini the only “lifestyle” auto badge that seems to be growing and staying strong? Pavan Lall finds out. Photographs: Kind courtesy, BMW Ten years after it drove into India,......

The feud over Indian Readership Survey

The return of Indian Readership Survey numbers has met with a silent response. Does it mean that the feud over IRS will continue?After almost two years without any readership numbers, nobody......

ABP Group sells Businessworld magazine

The ABP Group on Thursday sold Businessworld magazine to Anurag Batra and Vikram Jhunjhunwala for an undisclosed amount. Batra and Jhunjhunwala have bought Businessworld from ABP on behalf of some......

ABP to buy out STAR from TV news venture

Media giant Ananda Bazaar Patrika is parting ways with the Rupert Murdoch-controlled STAR Group, after months of discontent over editorial and other strategic issues.The two have been operating the......

Cracks in STAR-ABP ties

Besieged media baron Rupert Murdoch may have to face new challenges - not just in the UK but in the key Indian market as well.After eight years of joint operations in news television, the......

Benegal struggles to find producers

Veteran director Shyam Benegal is having a tough time finding producers for his ambitious project Spy Princess in the recession hit film industry. The film has been adapted from a book of the same......

Mushtaq Ali: Chahar almost takes hat-trick but Rajasthan loses to Vidarbha

IMAGE: Deepak Chahar's heroics (four wickets in an over) went in vain as Rajasthan went down by 1 run. Photograph: BCCI Medium-pacer Deepak Chahar followed up his hat-trick in the final......

Hazare: Maharashtra beat Himachal Pradesh by three wickets

Azim Kazi produced a timely half century to guide Maharashtra to a thrilling three-wicket win over Himachal Pradesh in a Group B match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, in Vadodara, on Sunday. After......

Ranji roundup: Mumbai on the verge of early exit

IMAGE: Shreyas Iyer is bowled by Akshay Wakhare. Photograph: PTI Vidarbha piled up a mammoth 511 in their first essay and then reduced Mumbai to 169 for six on the second day of their Elite Group......

Ranji roundup: Mumbai's Dube shines in drawn match

IMAGE: Shivam Dube hits out during his quickfire half-century against Baroda. Photograph: PTI Former champions Mumbai claimed three points against Baroda after their four-day Elite Group A Ranji......

Ranji roundup: Delhi destroy Railways, Karnataka crush Assam

  A summary of all the Ranji Trophy results from the matches played on Tuesday New Delhi: Delhi spinners Manan Sharma and Vikas Mishra took an hour to grab the remaining four wickets as the......

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