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Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar resigns from Congress

Mumbai, Sept 10: Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar on Tuesday said she had resigned from the Congress party, which she joined in March this year.

Urmila cited “petty in-house politics” in the Congress as a reason for her quitting the party.

“My political and social sensibilities refuse to allow vested interests in the party to use me as a mean...

Encounter specialist, who was once sacked for alleged Dawood gang links, to contest polls on Shiv Sena ticket

Mumbai, Sept 10: Encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma is all set for a new inning and contest the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly polls. Last month, he had applied for VRS, which has been approved by the Maharashtra government.

Sharma, who is currently a Senior Inspector of Police, eading the Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane police, will be relieved in the...

Economy falling into deep abyss of recession: Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi, Sept 10: Hitting out at the Modi government, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said the economy is falling into a "deep abyss" of recession and asked when will the dispensation "open its eyes".

Her remarks come amid the opposition's criticism of the government after growth in the last quarter slipped to 5 per...

35-year-old techie dies of heart attack after spat with traffic cop

Noida, Sept 10: A city resident has alleged that his 35-year-old son died of heart attack at a hospital after an altercation with the traffic police over a suspected violation.

The Noida Police said the incident took place on Sunday evening in Ghaziabad and the traffic police personnel involved were from that district.

The 35-year-old...

US moon mission successful as they launched on ‘Ekadashi’: Ex-RSS activist

Pune, Sept 10: Space scientists in the US succeeded in their 39th attempt to send their craft to the moon because they had launched it on "Ekadashi", former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activist Sambhaji Bhide said on Monday, days after India's lander Vikram of the Chandrayaan 2 mission lost contact while it was nearing the moon's surface.

Bhide,...

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Indo-Pak tensions 'less heated' now than 2 weeks ago: Trump

Washington, Sept 10: The relationship between India and Pakistan is "less heated" now than what was two weeks ago, United States President Donald Trump has said, reiterating his offer to help the two South-Asian neighbours only if both of them want.

The comments by Trump came two weeks after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on...

Chinmayanand raped, physically exploited me: Shahjahanpur student

Shahjahanpur, Sept 9: The postgraduate student, who had leveled harassment charges against Swami Chinmayanand, on Monday alleged she was raped by the BJP leader who also physically exploited her for one year.

Addressing media persons here, she claimed that the Shahjahanpur police was not registering the rape case.

"Swami Chinmayanand raped me and even exploited me physically for...

Urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi’s priceless handwritten notes, poems found at scrap shop

Mumbai, Sept 9: A bunch of priceless handwritten letters, diaries, nazm, and black and white photographs of legendary Urdu poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi were found at a scrap shop in Mumbai, and has been bought by an NGO for just ₹3,000 for preserving it.

Mumbai-based Film Heritage Foundation, a not-for-profit NGO, found these items recently amid a dump of newspapers...

Time to say goodbye to single-use plastic: PM at UN event

Sept 9: Greater Noida: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a global boycott of single-use plastic at a United Nations event here on Monday.

"I think the time has come for the world to say Good Bye to single use plastic", said Modi as the hall resonated with claps.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing...

ISRO continues efforts to restore link with 'Vikram'

Bengaluru, Sept 9: Not losing hope, the Indian Space Research Organisation continued to make all-out efforts to establish a link with Chandrayaan-2's 'Vikram' lander, now lying on the lunar surface after a hard-landing.

Vikram, with rover 'Pragyan' housed inside it, hit the lunar surface after communication with the ground-stations was lost during its final descent, just 2.1 km above...