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22 June, 2017 11:51 AM Day of retirements for New Zealand: Black Caps lose Luke Ronchi, Jeetan Patel on same day

Earlier, wicket-keeper batsman Ronchi announced his retirement. New Delhi: It turned out to be a day of retirements for New Zealand cricket team. Hours after Luke Ronchi announced his retirement from international cricket, Jeetan Patel also called his time. A report in stuff.co.nz claimed that Patel, 37, confirmed his international retirement, saying 17

21 June, 2017 11:39 AM Loan waiver amount insufficient: Kumaraswamy

JD(S) leader and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has welcomed the Chief Minister’s decision to waive farm loans, but described the amount to be waived off per farmer as insufficient. He told presspersons at Athani in Belagavi district that the government’s decision was timely, but it was not enough. Other States including Congress-ruled Punjab 18

21 June, 2017 12:07 AM Scolding team for Champions Trophy debacle hastened Anil Kumble’s departure

LONDON/MUMBAI: Many well-wishers of Indian cricket would have been tempted to give a piece of their mind to the team after its 180-run loss to arch-rival Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final. Coach Anil Kumble did so, but in the process, his already-fractured relationship with the squad reached a point of no return. The players, some of whom were already 29

19 June, 2017 3:05 PM Ram Nath Kovind: Why BJP's presidential pick may face Supreme Court test after election

The BJP has sought support from Opposition parties including the Congress. But given the reaction of CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, a contest looks imminent despite Amit Shah expressing hope that Ram Nath Kovind will be elected the 14th President of India unopposed. Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind will, in all likelihood, succeed Pranab Mukherjee 24

18 June, 2017 5:53 AM Indian-origin pharmacist jailed for illegally selling drugs in UK

LONDON: An Indian-origin pharmacist who stole almost 5,000 pounds worth of prescription drugs and then sold them on the street has been jailed for one year by a UK court. Niren Patel had appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court and pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud by abuse of a position of trust, possession with intent to supply a Class B drug and five counts 37

16 June, 2017 4:13 PM Presidential poll: Pranab Mukherjee's heir will have Narendra Modi's signature

BJP is within striking distance of getting a President elected who will be completely of non-Congress stock. For the first time in post-independent India, BJP will be electing a President, with or without the help of parties opposed to it ideologically. To cut a long story short, the three-member Committee formed by the BJP to form consensus is a ruse to see what the Opposition 23

16 June, 2017 9:59 AM Shiv Sena to recommend M.S. Swaminathan's name if BJP not ready for Bhagwat

Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said that party chief Uddhav Thackeray is likely to to suggest the name of the chairman of National Commission on Farmers (NCF) M.S. Swaminathan` for the post of president to Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, if the latter is not ready for Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat 23

16 June, 2017 5:29 AM Used to spend 10-11 hours reading: AIIMS topper

Nishita Purohit, the first rank holder in AIIMS’s MBBS entrance exams, took entrance coaching lessons from Kota-based Allen Institute, after completing her class 10 from Essar International School in Hazira, Surat. She secured her higher secondary education from Pragati Public Senior Secondary School in Kota. About her entrance preparations, Nishita 34

15 June, 2017 9:25 AM 'Daddy' Director Ashim Ahluwalia: I don't enjoy safe movies

For his 'Miss Lovely' - a film exploring the world of C-grade cinema - the censors had initially ordered 157 cuts. Now his upcoming drama 'Daddy' delves in to the life of the Big Daddy of Mumbai mafia Arun Gawli. Director Ashim Ahluwalia said safe films are just not his calling. "There are always risks in the kinds of films I like to make. I don't enjoy 18

15 June, 2017 3:03 AM India faces Rs 3 lakh cr farm loan waivers-16 times 2017 rural roads budget

loan waivers have led to a rise in non-performing assets of banks, especially public-sector banks A waiver of this scale could pay for the 2017 rural roads budget 16 times over or pay for 443,000 warehouses or increase India’s irrigation potential by 55% more than the achievements of the last 60 years. While such waivers could provide succour for 32.8 million 35