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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena first off blocks to set pace for poll race

    With just two days to go before candidates start filing their nominations for the upcoming Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, sentiments in the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were that the elections would be contested solo. However, officially, neither party drew the curtains on the possibility of an alliance. While the Sena, in an aggressive stance, finalised...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Raees review: Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui brighten up the screen, film doesn't

    Raees Director: Rahul Dholakia Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mahira Khan, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub Rating: 2/5 A boy with humble beginnings sets up an empire by smuggling contraband. All he has going for him are his wits and insatiable ambition. He has a loyal sidekick, a brother, almost. As he grows powerful, he makes rivals. He wants to head...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Beware of 'officials' eyeing your bank details in Mumbai: Six credit card fraud cases registered

    The Azad Maidan police has registered six cases of credit/debit card frauds this year. All six victims received telephone calls from people posing as bank officials and tricking them into revealing their card details. According to the police, this modus operandi - vishing - was used to withdraw Rs1.06 lakh from their bank accounts. According to...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Mumbai school teachers don't want election duty as boards, polls clash

    The upcoming civic polls will clash with the orals and practical papers of the SSC and HSC board exams. Teachers' groups, worried about the exam schedule being delayed, on Tuesday met education minister Vinod Tawde asking him to exempt teachers from election duties and limit the use of schools as polling stations. The higher secondary certificate (HSC) internal...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Trump speaks to PM Modi for the first time as US President, has a 'great conversation'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump discussed India-US ties in a phone call late on Tuesday that was their first conversation after the new US head of state took office. They first spoke in November just after Trump's election win. Though details were awaited, an official described the call as a "great conversation". It was...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    From land abroad, bonus on MSP, to 20 lakh jobs: Akalis woo farmers, youth

    The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) unveiled a raft of doles to woo farmers and the youth in its manifesto for the February 4 Punjab assembly polls, released here on Tuesday. It promises to acquire 1 lakh acres of land abroad - including the US and Canada - to settle Punjabi farmers, and also to financially assist students eager to study abroad. Closer home, it promises...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Punjab polls: CM Badal gets EC notice for 'provocative' speech against AAP

    Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal was issued a notice by the returning officer (RO) for violation of the poll code in Sultanpur Lodhi on Tuesday for a "provocative" speech against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at a January 20 rally. At that rally, held in support of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Upinderjit Kaur, Badal had said, "Kuch Aam wale leader...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Rafael Nadal faces Milos Raonic challenge in Australian Open quarterfinal clash

    Rafael Nadal will have to find a way to defuse the booming serve of Milos Raonic when they face each other in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Wednesday. The chances of a ninth Grand Slam final between the old rivals - Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer - have dramatically improved after the shock exits of top seeds Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic put the...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    US President Donald Trump signs order reviving Keystone, Dakota pipelines

    US President Donald Trump signed two orders on Tuesday to move forward with construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental policies in favor of expanding energy infrastructure. Trump campaigned on promises to increase domestic energy industry production and before taking office indicated he supported...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Four-year-old girl kidnapped from Gurgaon's Sushant Lok rescued from Agra, two held

    The police rescued a four-year-old girl from Agra in Uttar Pradesh and arrested two persons on charges of kidnapping her. A case of kidnapping was filed at Sushant Lok police station on January 20. The accused worked as labourers in a building where the child's father is employed as a mason in Sushant Lok-1. The police said the girl is fine and she was...

    • 8 hrs ago

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