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Cisco unveils first 'Made in India' product

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Reaffirming its commitment to investing further in the country, global networking giant Cisco on Thursday unveiled its first 'Made in India' router which can be used by small and medium businesses (SMBs) across multiple industries. Unveiled in the presence of IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the router, which will cost less than $1,500, is one o...

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Maharashtra medicos agitation escalates, pay cuts threatened

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) The three-day mass Casual Leave by resident doctors in Maharashtra's government hospital escalated with 40,000 medicos of the Indian Medical Association joining their protest on Wednesday. The state government meanwhile served an ultimatum till 8 p.m. of Wednesday asking doctors to resume duties failing which they could face a six-month pay cut. We have gi...

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Eijaz Khan gains 10 kg weight for TV show

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actor Eijaz Khan has put on weight to play Mukhi in new TV show Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaage. The character is a matured man who had to take up a lot of responsibility at a very young age. So he had to look older than his age. Additionally, in the village that I stayed, a lot of men were not lean but on the slightly heavy side, Eijaz said in a statement. Eijaz we...

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Shardul Pandit joins 'Kuldeepak'

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Shardul Pandit, best known for his roles in shows like Kitani Mohobbat Hai 2 and May I Come in Madam?, has been roped in to play a Gujarati character named Devang in the upcoming socio-thriller TV show Kuldeepak. Shardul will be paired with Keerti Nagpure in the show. I think I have a connection with Gujarat because I keep getting roles in shows tha...

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Maharashtra farmers to observe 'fast' on Sunday

Yavatmal (Maharashtra), March 18 (IANS) Marking the 31st anniversary of the first recorded farmer's suicide on March 19, 1986, lakhs of farmers in Maharashtra will observe a one-day 'fast' on Sunday, an activist said here on Saturday. It was exactly 31 years ago that a farmer, Sahebrao Karpe and his entire family comprising wife and four minor children, ended their lives owing to unpaid ...

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Adityanath's appointment indicates BJP pursuing Hindutva politics: Opposition

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Opposition parties on Saturday criticised the BJP after it announced Yogi Adityanath's name as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, saying it was pursuing the politics of Hindutva. Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha said the decision sent out an unambiguous message that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pursuing the policy of polarisation. There is...

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Negotiations still on with EEU for FTA

Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Negotiations are continuing to conclude the free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), said Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge) here on Thursday. She also said as per the quick estimates, Indian exports in February 2017 stood at $24.5 billion up from $20.8 billion during the corresponding...

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'Chalo Nagpur' event brings women's movement to civil society

Nagpur, March 10 (IANS) Two days after International Women's Day, women from different rights groups around the country came together here today to mark their protest against Hindutva, caste-based and patriarchal violence against women and other marginalised communities. Adivasi, Muslim, Dalit, queer and disabled women, as well as students and sex workers, attended the event -- called Ch...

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DU professor Saibaba gets life term for Maoist links

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), March 7 (IANS) Suspended Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba and four others - who had been earlier convicted on charges of having Maoist links - were on Tuesday sentenced to undergo life imprisonment by the Sessions Court here, officials said. The wheelchair-bound English teacher of Ram Lal Anand College in Delhi, Saibaba, 47, was arrested from the capital ...

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Rebel faction of Goa RSS is back home

Panaji, March 6 (IANS) In a ghar-wapsi of sorts, members of a breakaway Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) faction in Goa on Monday unanimously dissolved the rebel unit and announced their collective re-entry back into the Sangh. Addressing the media on Monday in Panaji, now-former rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar, however, said that their re-entry into the RSS fold did not mean that he...

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Imposition of Sanskrit a Nagpur conspiracy: Assamese groups

Guwahati, March 2 (IANS) Two days after the Assam cabinet decided to make Sanskrit a compulsory subject in schools, several social and students groups and political parties on Thursday vocally opposed the move and termed it as a conspiracy planned, managed and monitored from Nagpur -- where the RSS is headquartered. Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) came out against imposi...

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Defence Ministry seeks CBI probe in Army exam paper leak

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Defence Ministry has sought a CBI inquiry in the leak of an Army recruitment exam paper, sources said here on Thursday. According to sources, the Defence Ministry is of the view that the Central Bureau of Investigation should probe the February 26 leak of the question paper of the Army Recruitment Board exam, leading to the exam in Pune zone being counterman...

22 days ago
Eight Post Office Passport Seva Kendras to open in Maharashtra

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DoP) on Tuesday decided to open eight Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSKs) in Maharashtra, an official release said. The second batch of POPSKs will be started in Aurangabad, Beed, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Ghatkopar, Mumbai North Central and Mumbai South Central. These w...

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Policy for producing coal-based methanol soon: Gadkari

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said the government is planning to frame a policy for production of coal-based methanol. According to Minister of Road, Transport Highways and Shipping Gadkari, the policy, once framed, has a potential to generate employment for 25 lakh people. India has a surplus of coal, so we have plan to extract methanol from coa...

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Army paper leak: Students were answering papers in a Goa bar

Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) Three of the 18 persons arrested from across Goa and Maharashtra in connection with the army exam paper leak were picked up from a bar in North Goa's Anjuna village, police said on Sunday. Some students were answering the illegally obtained question paper in the early hours on Sunday, police sources said. The trio was arrested by officials of the Crime Branc...

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Centre frames infrastructure policy to check challenges of urbanisation

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) To address the emerging urbanisation challenges, the government has come out with an infrastructure policy to promote living close to mass public transport corridors like metro, monorail and bus rapid transit, an official statement said on Sunday. The Urban Development Ministry has formulated a National Transit Oriented Development Policy which will be discussed ...

25 days ago
Smith, O'Keefe power Australia to victory

Pune, Feb 25 (IANS) Inspired by an all-round effort, Australia ended India's 19-match record unbeaten streak after thrashing the hosts by a mammoth 333 runs within three days of the opening Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. Playing his first Test in the sub-continent, left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe turned out to be the dark horse, taking six wickets in...

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Fragmented opposition aids lotus bloom in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) After the outcome of elections to 10 major civic bodies, including the country's biggest and richest, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, the Maharashtra political landscape now resembles one huge lake full of blooming lotuses -- the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) symbol. The BJP showed huge appetite for success as it gulped down one civic body after the other, in...

27 days ago
BJP sweeps Maharashtra civic polls, neck-to-neck with Shiv Sena in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena on Thursday finished neck-to-neck and were engaged in a tussle on Thursday to control India's richest and biggest civic body, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation. While the Shiv Sena emerged on the top with 84 seats, the BJP was a close second at 82, and claiming the support of at least four independents, announced it woul...

27 days ago
BJP triumphs in Maharashtra civic polls, close finish in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena on Thursday finished neck-to-neck and were engaged in a tussle on Thursday to control India's richest and biggest civic body, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation. While the Shiv Sena emerged on the top with 84 seats, the BJP was a close second at 82, and claiming the support of at least four independents, announced it woul...

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