Jun 14

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BMC notice to remove Sachin’s art installation on Marine Drive

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sent a notice to RPG Art Foundation asking it to remove an art installation–which serves as a tribute to legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar– at the Marine Drive here. According to civic officials, the notice was served on the foundation yesterday giving it a day’s ultimatum for uninstalling the

Wanted man arrested with drug

Kolkata: A man, wanted in connection with several criminal cases, was arrested with four kg charas here, police said today. Acting on an information from the special section port division (SSPD), Kolkata Police sleuths arrested Joy Prakash (36) from the Chandpal Ghat area last night, a senior police officer said. Police was looking for Prakash,

Hard Rock Cafe celebrates 45th Founder’s Day

New Delhi: Rock music-themed restaurant chain Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating its 45th Founder’s Day on Tuesday in its outlets all over the world. To celebrate the chain’s inception, Hard Rock Cafe outlets in India will revel as the clocks turn back to its birth year 1971 to treat guests to exciting offers commemorating the

Mexican police kill eight gunmen in shootout

Ciudad Victoria (Mexico): Police killed eight gunmen who attacked them on a road in northern Mexico and they seized six high-caliber rifles and a grenade launcher after the shootout, authorities said. The federal officers were on patrol on a road in the town of San Fernando, in the violence-plagued state of Tamaulipas, when armed civilians

BCCI Working Committee to meet in Dharamsala

Mumbai: The Working Committee of theCricket Board is to meet in Dharamsala on June 24 to take stock of matters, including appointment of the Indian team’s head coach. Although BCCI sources said “it’s the normal agenda” (about ratification of decisions taken by various sub committees), the all-powerful panel is expected to rubber stamp the identification

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FIR against teacher for killing monkey

Sambhal (UP): A teacher shot dead a monkeyroaming on his terrace and soon an FIR was registered against him by agitated villagers in Sadiranpur. Musharraf Hussain shot a monkey yesterday, who died immediately, police said today. On complaint of villagers an FIR was registered against the teacher and the body of the monkey was sent

Minor girl raped in UP

Muzaffarnagar: A six-year-old girl wasallegedly raped by a youth and was later found in an unconscious condition at Sujru village here, police said. According to the complaint, the girl was kidnapped and taken to a spot near a vacant house where she was raped. A case has been registered against the youth and victim has

2 killed, 20 injured in bus accident

Kadapa (AP): At least two persons werekilled and 20 passengers injured today when a state transport bus fell into a valley in the wee hours here, police said. The Kadapa-bound Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) bus coming from Bengaluru hit a protection wall on Guvvalacherevu ghat road in the district and then fell

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Assam forest officer arrested for graft, animals skins seized

Guwahati: In a major operation, the anti-corruption sleuths have recovered about Rs 2 crore in cash and parts of wild animals, including tiger and deer skins, from two residences of a divisional forest officer (DFO) of Assam. The government suspended the officer with immediate effect, anti-corruption investigators said. They said Mahat Talukdar, the DFO of

A priest tried to molest me as a child: Bobby Brown

New York: Bobby Brown was afraid to tell hismother a priest attempted to molest him as a child, because he was afraid of how she would react. The former “New Edition” star was temporarily placed in child services after his mother was arrested. The social service agency was run by a Catholic charity and one

City to witness finale of ‘Mrs Punjab 2016’ in August

Ludhiana: 9 to 9 Entertainments and Rotary Club Ludhiana are jointly organising ‘Mrs Punjab 2016’ to promote women empowerment and talent from household of Punjab. Finale of the show will be held on August 6 here. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Parminder Singh and Jaswinder Singh, both organisers of the show, said Mrs

CP Aulakh joins office after five-day leave

Ludhiana: Commissioner of Police (CP), Jatinder Singh Aulakh has joined the office again on Monday after the five days leave. In the absence of Aulakh, IG Jalandhar range Lok Nath Angra was posted as officiating police commissioner of Ludhiana. According to information, Aulakh had taken five days leave for personal work but the speculations were

Sugar futures gain 0.42% as demand picks up

New Delhi: Riding on strong demand from bulkconsumers in the spot markets, sugar prices rose 0.42 per cent to Rs 3,790 per quintal in futures market today as participants built up fresh positions. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, sugar for delivery in October month rose by Rs 16, or 0.42 per cent to

Wheat futures rise 0.41% on tight supply

New Delhi: Wheat moved up by 0.41 per cent toRs 1,701 per quintal in futures trade today as speculators built up fresh positions, triggered by tight stocks in the spot markets on fall in supplies from producing belts. At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, wheat for delivery in June month rose by Rs 7

Akali leaders protectors of drugs racket in Punjab: Rahul Gandhi

Jalandhar/New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday flayed the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal leaders in Punjab and said they were the “protectors of drugs business in the state”. “Akali Dal leaders are the protectors of the drug business in Punjab. If we come to power, we’ll finish the drugs problem in one month,”

Maha Government’s portal “Aaple Sarkar” not effective: Gandhi

Mumbai: Former Central InformationCommissioner Shailesh Gandhi is miffed with the functioning of Maharashtra Government’s website that seeks to address public grievances, saying it had “no real intention” of bringing transparency and establishing direct connect with people. Three months after taking charge, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in January 2015 had launched “Aaple Sarkar”, a website, with

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School principal arrested for raping minor student

Agartala: The principal of a primary school in Tripura has been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl student, police said here on Monday. The accused, 36, is a principal of a private school in Kanchanpur and allegedly raped the nine-year-old girl student several times at his residence in the school complex since October last

Granthi arrested for attempt to rape, murder 15-year-old girl at Kapurthala

Kapurthala: A granthi of a gurudwara of village Sikri in Begowal, Kapurthala was arrested for killing a 15-year-old girl after attempting rape with her, on Monday. The accused granthi has been identified as Bhupinder Singh residing inside the Gurudwara of Sikri. While revealing the incident, SSP Kapurthala, Rajinder Singh said that the victim went to

Idea of censor board is ridiculous: Mihir Joshi

New Delhi: Amid the fracas over “Udta Punjab”, which was granted an ‘A’ certificate with 13 cuts, Mumbai-based musician and TV anchor Mihir Joshi — who himself ran into trouble with CBFC last year over his song “Sorry” — says the idea of a censor board in India is “ridiculous”. In 2015, the Central Board

Probe will look into all aspects of Mathura violence: CM

Mathura: UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadavtoday said the judicial inquiry into the Mathura incident will look into all aspects of violence that broke out during the anti-encroachment drive early this month and assured the families of the two slain police officers of all help. “I hope the judicial inquiry will look into all aspects of