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JK govt employees' salaries stopped for not having toilets at home
"It is shameful and depicts the government in a bad light...government employees' behaviour and way of living should serve as an example in the society for others to follow," an official said.

Polls for 6 Maharashtra Legislative Council seats on May 21
The EC statement said that the notification for the polls will be issued on April 26 while the last date for filing nominations would be May 3.

Death for rape of children below 12: Cabinet approves ordinance
The move comes in the wake of public outrage over the Kathua rape-and-murder case where the victim was a minor.

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says democracy in danger
Sinha had last year launched a scathing attack on the Modi government, describing demonetisation as “an unmitigated economic disaster” and slamming the implementation of GST.

'Why people of Rahul Gandhi's constituency crying for basic amenities?'
After the BJP came to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started the practice of telling the people of the country the work done in a year.

Mysuru Maharaja launches restoration work of heritage Fort High School
The maharaja said that he was saddened by the dilapidated condition of the school building, which has the distinction of being the first high school in the erstwhile princely State of Mysore.

Sushma Swaraj embarks on two-nation visit
The External Affairs Minister will participate in a ministerial-level meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), where India became a full member in 2017.

PM Modi arrives in India, received by Sushma Swaraj
The Prime Minister was received by External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj. He visited three countries including Sweden, the UK and Germany.

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Union Cabinet clears ordinance on death penalty to child rapists
In the wake of outrage over the brutal rape and murder of a minor in Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday approved an ordinance to allow courts to pronounce the death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age.

BJP will rid Rae Bareli of 'parivarvad': Amit Shah
Taking his party's fight against the Congress to the Gandhi family's pocket borough, BJP president Amit Shah today said his party would rid Rae Bareli, the Lok Sabha constituency of former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, of 'parivarvad' and take it on the path of development.

Has Trump tamed North Korea's Kim Jong-un?
US President Donald Trump may be on the cusp of a historic foreign policy triumph after North Korea announced on Saturday that it will suspend nuclear tests and missile launches immediately and shutter a site used to conduct nuclear tests.

IPL live: Quick blows dent Kolkata Knight Riders
Follow all the live IPL Score updates from the 18th Match of IPL 2018 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab on Times of India

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Mumbai serial blasts convict Abu Salem's parole rejected, marriage on hold
Navi Mumbai Commissioner on Saturday rejected 1993 Mumbai blasts case convict Abu Salem's parole application which he applied for his marriage.
BJP will rid Rae Bareli of Gandhi 'parivarvad': Amit Shah
The BJP preisdent said Rae Bareli voted for top Congress leaders but had not witnessed development since Independence.
Polls for six Maharashtra Legislative Council seats on May 21
The Election Commission added that the term of office of one of these members would end on May 31 while it would end on June 21 for the other five members.
Railways operating ratio indicates failure of its management: Chidambaram
In a series of tweets, Chidambaram asked what was the operating ratio of the Railways in 2017-18 and would it be the worst ratio in recent years.
Three arrested for betting on IPL matches in Uttar Pradesh
Five mobile phones and Rs 1,200 were also seized. The accused were identified as Sachin, Ahlawat, and Shehzadi, police said.
Union cabinet approves ordinance for death penalty for rape of children
The Ordinance mandates that there would be stringent punishment for rapists of children below 12 years of age with minimum 20 years of jail term and maximum punishment being death.
Fire breaks out at BJP president Amit Shah's meeting venue in Uttar Pradesh 
The fire, which was brought under control in short time, broke out due to an electrical short-circuit near the media enclosure, officials said.
Cabinet approves Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018
The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on March 12 but could not be passed due to the logjam in Parliament over various issues.
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Tejashwi Yadav, Sharad Pawar among star campaigners for Congress in Karnataka Assembly election
Congress welcomed Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa's move to contest against state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, should the latter fight from another seat in North Karnataka.

TN education minister promises to revise textbook asking girls to sit properly, not wear 'provocative dress'
The chapter in Class 8 science book says to avoid sexual abuse, girl students should not wear provocative dress and take care of the way they sit.

Accused in rape, murder of 5-month-old in Indore was infant's maternal uncle
Police in Indore have arrested Naveen Rage Marathe, 45, in connection with the incident.

Entire Congress party from Raebareli joining BJP with me, says former MLC Dinesh Singh
Dinesh Singh, former Raebareli Congress MLC joining the BJP, has claimed that the entire Congress party from here is switching parties along with him.

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Momina Mustehsan on Ali Zafar's alleged sexual harassment: #MeToo needs an #ImSorry from offenders
Pakistani singer Momina Mustehsan said that the perpetrators of sexual harassment and assault should own up to their mistakes and apologise unconditionally.

CRPF jawan gunned down during Naxal encounter in Maoist-infested Sukma district
Police today said combing operations were underway in the area.

Missing Latvian tourist's body found mutilated, without head along riverbank in Thiruvananthapuram
According to the complaint lodged by the deceased's sister, she had skipped morning yoga the day she went missing, left the resort at 8:30 am and took an auto to Kovalam. She was last seen around 11.30 am

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Opposition Meet Today on CJI Impeachment Motion. But Can it be Done?

Opposition Meet Today on CJI Impeachment Motion. But Can it be Done?India has never faced a single case of a judge being impeached, so how difficult would it be for the CJI? News18 takes you through the case, procedure and previous examples of similar motions.



In Pics: Kareena, Karisma, Saif Celebrate Babita Kapoor’s Birthday

In Pics: Kareena, Karisma, Saif Celebrate Babita Kapoor’s BirthdayThe Kapoor Khandan celebrates Babita Kapoor’s 70th birthday



Abu Salem's parole application to get married rejected by Navi Mumbai Commissioner; gangster is serving life term

Abu Salem's parole application to get married rejected by Navi Mumbai Commissioner; gangster is serving life termGangster Abu Salem's plea for a parole of 45 days to get married for a second time has reportedly been rejected by authorities on Saturday morning.



Indian Railways Made its Least Ever Profits in the Last Financial Year. Here's What it Means

Indian Railways Made its Least Ever Profits in the Last Financial Year. Here's What it MeansOperating ratio is an indicator of the financial health of Railways. It shows how much the Railways spends to earn a rupee. An operating ratio of 98.5% essentially means that the Railways spent 98.5 paisa to earn 100 paisa (Re 1) in the last financial year.



Swati Maliwal refuses to end fast despite Centre starting process to include death penalty in POCSO Act

Swati Maliwal refuses to end fast despite Centre starting process to include death penalty in POCSO ActAs the movement drew more crowd, with nearly 1,000 people participating in the protest programme led by Maliwal on Friday, her fast has become ground for much politicking and a rallying point for anti-BJP voices.



Kerala Artist's House Attacked Over Her Protest Paintings on Kathua Rape Case

Kerala Artist's House Attacked Over Her Protest Paintings on Kathua Rape CasePalakkad resident Durga Malathi alleged that some unidentified people threw stones at her house on Thursday night and managed to damage a parked vehicle.



SC dismisses plea by Dawood's-family, orders seizure of his properties

SC dismisses plea by Dawood's-family, orders seizure of his propertiesThe SC has dismissed a plea by Dawood Ibrahim's family challenging attachment of 'their' properties in Mumbai worth crores, most of which have allegedly been acquired with the gangster's ill-gotten wealth.Two residential properties belonging to Dawood were registered in his mother Amina Bi's name, and five in sister Hasina Parkar's name.The court has now ordered the Center to seize them.



Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals Sehwag

Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals SehwagKolkata, April 20 (IANS) Virender Sehwag was the first to know about then coach Greg Chappell's infamous e-mail against Sourav Ganguly during the 2005 Zimbabwe tour, the dashing former India opener revealed on Friday. "So Greg was writing his email and I was sitting next to him.



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Cabinet approves Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018 that allows confiscating properties of escapees
The provisions of the ordinance will apply for economic offenders who refuse to return, persons against whom an arrest warrant has been issued for a scheduled offence as well as wilful bank loan defaulters with outstanding of over
5-day heat wave, dust storm warning across the country
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an all-India weather warning predicting heat wave conditions in some parts of the country and thunderstorms and windy conditions in other parts over the coming four days.
SBI releases job notification at sbi.co.in, to recruit over 2000 POs
The online registration has begun. The aspirants can now visit the bank's official portal to register themselves. The last date for applying is May 13, 2018.
CG Chhattisgarh Police Recruitments 2018: Admit cards for Constable DEF released at cgpolice.gov.in
The Chhattisgarh Police has released the admit cards for the entrance test of Constable DEF on its official website cgpolice.gov.in. The online application for the exam was released in January 2018. A total of 2259 vacancies have
CLAT 2018 Admit Cards delayed, expected on April 26 at clat.ac.in
The admit cards for Common Law Entrance Test or CLAT is expected to be released on  April 26, 2018 on it's official website clat.ac.in. Earlier, the admit cards or hall tickets were supposed to be released on April 20, 2018, but
Rape of minors and women getting more publicity now, says BJP MP Hema Malini; sparks row
The actress' comments came amid massive protests across the country over the recent string of rape crimes against minors and women 
Yashwant Sinha ends all ties with BJP, says taking `sanyas` from party-politics
He made the announcement at an event in Bihar's Patna. He was attending an event 'Rashtra Manch' which was venued at Patna's SKM Hall.
Cabinet approves ordinance to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age
In case of rape of a girl aged under 16 years, the minimum punishment to be awarded has been increased from 10 years to 20 years, which is extendable to life imprisonment. 
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Are leg-spinners most successful bowlers in IPL history? Kapil Dev thinks so
'Every team has their leg-spinner. Even a bowler like Ravichandran Ashwin, he likes to bowl more leg spin than off spin,' says Kapil.

Cabinet approves Ordinance to seize properties of fugitive economic offenders
Ordinance seeks to confiscate properties of economic offenders - like Nirav Modi- who have left the country to avoid facing criminal prosecution

Virender Sehwag reveals how he exposed Greg Chappell's vile intentions to Sourav Ganguly in 2005
Viru makes a stunning revelation about former India coach Greg Chappell.

Student Of The Year 2: Tiger Shroff announces the end of first semester at Saint Teresa
Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday wrap up the firs tschedule of SOTY 2...

Such cases are given more publicity these days: BJP MP Hema Malini on crimes against women and minors
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hema Malini on Saturday said the number of crimes reported against women and minors might be rising due to the recent publicity it has gathered.

Big blow to Modi, he will lose one vote: Twitter jokes about Yashwant Sinha quitting BJP
Bhartiya Janata Party leader Yashwanth Sinha on Saturday announced that he is putting an end to his political career.

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Sat Apr 21 2018  Australian Dollar 50.8130
Sat Apr 21 2018  British Pound Sterling 92.7644
Sat Apr 21 2018  Canadian Dollar 51.8941
Sat Apr 21 2018  European Euro 81.3670
Sat Apr 21 2018  United States Dollar 66.2252

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Gold plunges to Rs 32,390; silver declines by Rs 180 per kg
Snapping its three-session rising streak, gold recorded a steep fall of Rs 240 to Rs 32,390 per 10 grams at the bullion market here today due to weak

Silver futures decline to Rs 40,431 per kg
Silver prices softened by 0.50 per cent to Rs 40,431 per kg at the futures trade as participants trimmed their positions owing to a weak trend overse

Profit-taking, weak global cues pull gold futures down to Rs 31,453
Gold prices went down by 0.46 per cent to Rs 31,453 per ten grams at the futures trade owing to a weak global trend and profit-booking by speculator

Gold slips as US rate hike hopes, easing political tensions weigh
Silver off 2-1/2-month highs hit in previous session; Platinum off three-week highs

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What do Indian parents tell their children about rape?
With so much news around rape and murder, how do parents explain these events to their children?

Gujarat riots: India court overturns Maya Kodnani conviction
A court overturns a 28 year jail sentence for senior BJP party member Maya Kodnani over the 2002 riots.

UK apologises for torn India flag in anti-Modi protests
The protests were sparked by two recent incidents of rape in India that outraged the country.

India rape crisis: Twitter users rally round hunger striker
Indian Twitter users rally around hashtag "daughter in danger" in support of Delhi women's commissioner.

Why this India priest carried an 'untouchable' into a temple
The dramatic gesture made headlines because Dalits have historically been denied entry into temples.

Meesha Shafi: Pakistan actress says pop star Ali Zafar harassed her
Reluctant Fundamentalist actress Meesha Shafi says singer Ali Zafar sexually harassed her.

India video reunites man with family after 40 years
A former Indian soldier who disappeared in 1978 finds his family after they spot him on YouTube.

Indian Premier League: Chennai Super Kings charter train to Pune for fans
IPL side Chennai Super Kings charter a special train to take fans over 1,000km to Pune for their latest 'home' match

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Indian accused of smuggling fake journalists into Australia
An ABF liaison officer had flagged the group to Australian authorities as potential "non-genuine travellers" during a stopover in Thailand.

NRI entrepreneur wins 'Business Personality' award in UK
Joginder Sanger, Chairman of Mastcraft Group and Chairman of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, received the award during the Eastern Eye Asian Business Awards ceremony.

Where are India's dollar millionaires fleeing?
The highest number of millionaires leaving their country of origin is from India. 23,000 millionaires have left India since 2014. In 2017, it was 7,000.

Indian American-led team chasing information leakers at Facebook: Report
"But you get on their bad side and all of a sudden you are face to face with [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg's secret police," the employee told The Guardian.

Why Indians will be Dubai’s top foreign realty investors
Some developers offer a post-handover extended payment plan wherein an investor could get the keys of the property after paying on average 50% of the price.

Prince Charles appoints Indian-origin steel tycoon as UK skills ambassador
GFG Alliance companies, including Liberty House and SIMEC, currently support 1,300 cadets from 26 schools across Britain to participate in the scheme, with a target of 5,000 students by next year.

Indian-origin officer is Scotland Yard's new counter-terrorism chief
Neil Basu, currently the Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner, will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations.

Stranded in Kuwait, Indian kids are nobody’s children
There are several housemaids from the two Telugu states, who are saddled with children and babies.

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Change in structure delays panchayat polls in Arunachal Pradesh
The five-year term of the last elected panchayat in the State expired on April 13
Congress will not apologise for using ‘saffron terror’ tag due to ‘vote bank’, says Amit Shah in Rae Bareli
Raising the Mecca Masjid blast case in the Congress bastion of Rae Bareli, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday dared its chief Rahul Gandhi to apolo
Union Cabinet approves Ordinance for death penalty for rape of girls under 12 years
The criminal law amendment ordinance seeks to amend the IPC, the Evidence Act, CrPC and the POCSO Act
Yashwant Sinha quits BJP
Not going to join any other political party, the former Union Minister said.
14-year-old raped in Uttar Pradesh, three arrested
A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a village here by two youths, who have been arrested, police said on Saturday. The girl was allegedly lure
Odia made mandatory for signages in Koraput dist from May 15
The administration in Odisha’s Koraput district has decided to make it mandatory for shops and commercial establishments to display signboards and h
Oil spill: TN Govt begins disbursal of compensation to fishermen
The Madras High Court had last week directed the Tamil Nadu government to disburse the amount within four weeks.
Yadgir BJP district unit president’s wife attacked
The Kodekal police have registered a case against two unidentified persons for allegedly attacking Shilpa Maganur, wife of BJP district unit presiden
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India’s A.T.M.s Are Running Out of Cash. Again.
The shortage, caused by government policies, poses a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was also responsible for India’s last cash crisis.

Fixing the ‘Involuntary Housewife Visa’
Why is President Trump so determined to prevent spouses of H-1B visa holders from living the American dream?

‘Men Treat Us Like We Aren’t Human.’ Indian Girls Learn to Fight Back.
Women and girls by the hundreds are taking free self-defense courses taught by the New Delhi police, as the country combats sexual assault.

Freight Train Kills 4 Elephants in India, Including a Calf
As mining and development projects shrink the country’s forests, animals in search of food have been forced to wander farther from their natural habitats.

A Young Girl’s Rape in India Becomes a Crisis for Modi
Politicians have resigned, the Supreme Court has stepped in and opposition leaders are trying to push the prime minister into a corner.

In India, Farmers Face a Terrifying Crisis
The Indian governments and elites have ignored the deepening rural economic distress.

Want to Sell Fighter Jets to India? Make Them There
India, the world’s top importer of weapons, wants to develop its local industry. U.S. companies are offering technology and new factories to win deals.

An 8-Year-Old’s Rape and Killing Fuels Religious Tensions in India
Hindu nationalists are rallying to the defense of men accused in the death of a young girl. They say the police can’t be trusted because some are Muslim.

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TS POLYCET 2018 Exam Over; Result Expected On April 28
The Department of Technical Education, Government of Telangana concluded the TS POLYCET 2018 examination today.
Home-Alone Women In Japan Have A New Protector: A Shadow Boxing Tough Guy
Behind the apartment's curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in.
Control Your Emotions And Resume Classes: Jammu And Kashmir Minister
Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday advised students protesting over the Kathua rape-murder case to control their emotions and resume their classes.
'Apologise Unconditionally': Ali Zafar Told By Another Pakistani Singer
"Still waiting for you to respond Ali Zafar," tweeted Momina Mustehsan
Twitter Suffers Second Outage in a Week
For the second time this week, Twitter users around world on Friday faced difficulties in sharing their thoughts on the microblogging platform.
Fire Breaks Out At Amit Shah's Uttar Pradesh Meeting Venue In Rae Bareli
A minor fire broke out at the venue of a public meeting of BJP president Amit Shah, triggering panic and commotion in the audience.
When and Where To Watch SunRisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings Live
IPL 2018 SRH vs CSK: The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team will aim to extend their winning run when they face the Kane Williamson-led team at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Huawei's New Voice Assistant to Be Inspired by 'Her' Movie
Huawei wants its next AI-powered voice assistant to be more aware of human emotions.
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Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week

Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway WeekNew Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nushrat Bharucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively. The Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) hosted the tenth season of India Runway Week (IRW) at The DLF Place Saket, New Delhi.



Why are many celebs shy of speaking up on issues like child rape?

Why are many celebs shy of speaking up on issues like child rape?Barring a few, the Indian film industry has remained largely mute on the spate of savage crimes against women and children in the country. Shouldn't celebrities from the entertainment world, who have such a powerful and influential voice, speak up? Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar speak up as they've done in the Jammu child rape case.



IOB inks information utility pact with NeSL

IOB inks information utility pact with NeSLIndian Overseas Bank (IOB), one of the leading public sector banks, on Friday entered into an agreement for information utility services with the National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL). The NeSL became India's first information utility (IU) for bankruptcy cases under the 'Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016' in October 2017. With this agreement, the IOB branches will be able to provide high-quality, authenticated information about debts and defaults; which will have more transparency in maintaining the list of borrowers, debtors, creditors and loan defaulters.



We consider our neighbours as relatives but one of them doesn't listen: Rajnath Singh

We consider our neighbours as relatives but one of them doesn't listen: Rajnath SinghUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday hinted at Pakistan's reluctance to maintain friendly relations with India. While addressing a gathering in Diu, Singh said, "We always want to maintain good relations with our neighbouring countries. We consider all our neighbours our relatives. However, one of them doesn't listen. But they will have to listen some day. All international forces are putting pressure on them."



Big reforms made India fastest growing major economies globally: Garg

Big reforms made India fastest growing major economies globally: GargWashington, April 21 (IANS) The major reforms undertaken by the Indian government for raising economic growth and maintaining macroeconomic stability have made the country one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, said Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA). Garg was addressing the Special Event hosted by US-India Strategic Partnership Forum on 'Indian Economy: Prospect and Challenges' in Washington D.C on Friday.



Is cash crunch affecting printing machinery business?

Is cash crunch affecting printing machinery business?When asked about whether the alleged cash crunch in the country is also affecting the printing machinery business, deputy managing director Sangam Khanna from Komori, the company which is among the top two companies worldwide engaged in providing currency printing machines, said that their business supplies the equipment as and when asked by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).



Indian filmmakers scout locations in southern France

Indian filmmakers scout locations in southern FranceMumbai, April 21 (IANS) Five representatives from the Indian film industry are currently on a five-day tour of the Occitanie region in southern France to explore possibilities for shooting movies.



From 'sui-dhaaga' to sustainable fashion: Rural women weavers find new identity

From 'sui-dhaaga' to sustainable fashion: Rural women weavers find new identityNew Delhi, April 21 (IANS) What happens when women from "silai schools" in rural India up the ante under the expert guidance of fashion designers? Consumer durables company Usha International Ltd, in collaboration with IMG Reliance, has launched Usha Silai, an ethical and sustainable fashion label which has clothes sewn by women from Usha Silai School and mentored by designers. The label is a movement to eliminate gender disparity and bring rural women into the world of high street fashion garment construction.



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IPL MVPI: Shane Watson zooms to the top
\Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji present the best performing players in IPL-11 in Rediff.com's Most Valuable Players ratings.

Impeachment: The Pawar Factor
Some lawyers in the Congress argued against upsetting the judiciary.It was a tongue lashing from Sharad Pawar that spurred the Congress and other parties to go ahead with their move.

Cabinet okays ordinance to award death for rape of children
The Union cabinet also decided to put in place measures for speedy investigation and trial of rape cases.

Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, will work to 'save democracy'
He said he will not join any party but will work to unite all non-BJP parties.

It's a wrap for Ishaan-Janhvi's Dhadak!
What is keeping the stars busy?

Grand debut! Ranbir, Deepika come together for Manish Malhotra
The ninth edition of Mijwan was a night to remember.

EMIs shouldn't exceed 35% of net income
Also build a contingency fund equal to 9 to 12 months of expenses.

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