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AI investigates operational negligence, de-rosters pilots

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) National passenger carrier Air India on Tuesday said that it is investigating an incident of gross operational negligence on its Kolkata-Mumbai flight which had to land at Nagpur, as the aircraft's landing gear was not retracted after take-off. The pilots were de-rostered after the incident was reported. Investigation is on, said airline spokesperson Dhananjay K...

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Angry with selective activism in Bollywood: Madhur Bhandarkar

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is sad that the film fraternity did not express solidarity with him while his forthcoming movie Indu Sarkar was mired in controversy. The film, based on the Emergency era, has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Revising Committee with U/A certificate, two cuts and one disclaimer, and ...

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Bhandarkar relieved as 'Indu Sarkar' gets U/A certificate, 2 cuts

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is happy that his film Indu Sarkar has finally been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Revising Committee with U/A certificate, two cuts and one disclaimer, which he says haven't taken the essence of the movie away. However, he is disappointed that nobody from the film fraternity raised their voice over the cont...

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Zonal Cultural Centres to promote traditional, folk art

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In an attempt to protect, preserve and promote various forms of traditional art and folk art, the government has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCC) across the country, said the Ministry of Culture on Monday. With headquarters at Patiala, Nagpur, Udaipur, Allahabad, Kolkata, Dimapur and Thanjavur, the initiative would implement a number of schemes such as ...

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Galle stadium brings good memories, says Ashwin

Galle, July 24 (IANS) Ahead of playing his 50th Test cricket match here, Indian star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday recalled his 10-wickets haul against Sri Lanka in 2015 at Galle International Stadium here and said the venue brings good memories. I did really well last time in 2015. It is like a dream come true. It was some sort of moment of satisfaction for me because I was ...

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Is India really prepared for war, asks Thackeray

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Expressing serious concern over the continuing tensions on India's borders with Pakistan and China, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Monday wondered whether the country is really prepared for war. Jammu and Kashmir, which was peaceful for the past 10 years, is up in flames since the killing of Burhan Wani. China is outright issuing threats to us. Are we real...

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Maharashtra opposition fails to project united front

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra opposition on Sunday failed to project a united front a day before the start of the assembly's monsoon session, with the Nationalist Congress Party skipping the customary combined opposition meeting convened by the Congress. Instead of the usual joint media briefing on the opposition strategy to corner the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena com...

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State panel raps Fadnavis government for delay in financial aid to farmers

Nagpur (Maharashtra), July 22 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a state-government panel on Saturday questioned the massive delays in disbursing Rs 10,000 'immediate relief' as part of a farm loans waiver scheme announced to protesting farmers over a month ago. The Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalambi Mission (VNSSM) Chairman Kishore Tiwari has said that con...

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Panel demands accountability for delay over farm loan waivers

Nagpur, July 22 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a state government panel on Saturday questioned the massive delays in disbursing Rs 10,000 immediate relief as part of a comprehensive farm loans waiver scheme, announced over a month ago. Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalambi Mission (VNSSM) chairman Kishore Tiwari has said that contrary to claims made by th...

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Maharashtra cheers President-elect Kovind

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Top political leaders from Maharashtra cutting across party lines on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the new President of India. Governor C.V. Rao, congratulating Kovind, wished him a successful tenure in the service of the people, in a message. Wishing Kovind a very fruitful tenure, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that it si...

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Maharashtra cheers Kovind's victory

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Top political leaders from Maharashtra cutting across party lines on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind for being elected the 14th President of India. Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao and Bharatiya Janata Party state President Raosaheb Patil Danve wished the President-elect a successful tenure in the service of the people, while Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said ...

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Don't commit suicide, bereaved children tell peasants

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Urging the government for steps to make farming economically viable, 40 children -- whose farmer fathers have committed suicide -- on Tuesday appealed to peasants not to take the extreme step that has devastating effect on their families. Wisened beyond their years by the personal tragedies and resultant emotional turmoil, these 40 youngsters now dream of becomi...

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'Indu Sarkar' row: Bhandarkar asks Rahul Gandhi to take action

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on Monday urged Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to take action against the local Congress party workers, who are sending threats to the director regarding the release of his forthcoming film Indu Sarkar. Bhandarkar was forced to cancel the promotional activities of his film in Nagpur and Pune last week after r...

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Chef Kunal Kapur endorses fruit brand

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Celebrity chef-restaurateur Kunal Kapur is set to front ads of US-based fruit company Stemilt Growers. IG International, a fresh fruit importer, has roped in the chef as brand ambassador for a year in order to generate awareness amongst people regarding the fresh fruits of Stemilt, Washington's tree fruit company. Kapur said in a statement: Fruits are a st...

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Can I have my freedom of expression: Bhandarkar to Rahul Gandhi

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who had to call off the press conference of his forthcoming film Indu Sarkar in Nagpur, has asked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi if he can have his freedom of expression. Bhandarkar also had to cancel the promotional activity of his forthcoming film Indu Sarkar on Saturday in Pune after receiving threats fro...

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Maharashtra pays spot compensation for acquired land

Thane (Maharashtra), July 15 (IANS) For the first time in India, spot payment was made for acquired land with the Maharashtra government transferring money electronically to the farmers whose lands were taken for the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway. In the past two days, the state government acquired land from farmers in Nagpur and Thane districts for which the agreements were signed and regist...

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Maharashtra rocked by three beef-related incidents

Nagpur/Pune, July 13 (IANS) Maharashtra was rocked by three beef-related incidents in which a Muslim youth was beaten up in Nagpur and four persons were arrested in two separate incidents for transporting the banned meat in Pune, officials said on Thursday. A youth, Salim Ismail Shah, was waylaid by an angry mob of self-styled cow vigilantes in Bharsingi village in Nagpur on suspicion he...

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Massive racket at fuel stations busted in Maharashtra

Thane (Maharashtra), July 12 (IANS) In a major crackdown, the Maharashtra Police have busted a multi-crore-rupee international scam involving siphoning off fuel by petrol vendors in the state and arrested 23 persons, an official said on Wednesday. The racket involved replacing the oil marketing company's Integrated Circuits (IC) with unauthorized ICs made by the accused and implanting th...

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Jharkhand issues last warning to senior IAS officer

Ranchi, July 12 (IANS) A senior IAS official in Jharkhand, who was appointed Commissioner of the North Chhotanagpur Division, has been served with a final warning for not accepting the new post. According to a letter issued by the Department of Personnel, Administrative Reforms and Rajbhasha, as per its notification on June 13, the then Panchayati Raj Secretary Vandana Dadel was transfer...

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Cabinet okays posts of directors for three new AIIMS

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the creation of three posts of directors for three new AIIMS in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra. The Cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Cabinet has approved the creation of three posts of directors in the pre-revised scale of Rs 80,000 (fixed) (plus NPA ceiling limit Rs 85,...

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