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BJP reworks poll strategy to take on SP-BSP
A senior party strategist admitted the SP-BSP was banking on converting 2019 election into a ‘forward backward’ election to defeat the BJP.

View: It won't be easy for an SP-BSP alliance to take on the BJP in 2019
Uttar Pradesh, India’s electoral bellwether state, is as capable of bruising political egos as it is unamenable to simple political math.

Sasikala's husband M Natarajan passes away
Natarajan was admitted to Gleneagles Global hospital on March 16 with severe chest infection.

Trump Org. partner in India accused of bilking investors
The documents focus on two deals, one for 78 acres in the small town of Bhiwadi, about 30 miles from Gurgaon, and another for 37 acres of land in Gurgaon.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah looks to rebrand himself as South sikandar
Siddaramaiah’s recent Facebook post on Kannada pride and more devolution of tax money to the Southern states have gained a lot of traction.

Congress asks Amit Shah, Yeddyurappa to clear stand on Lingayat minority status
Congress's communications incharge Randeep Surjewala said the issue should not be linked with elections or the political process.

Modi government caused Rs 40,000 crore loss in Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi, who has raised questions over the Rafale fighter jet deal with France, tweeted that the Modi govt caused a loss of Rs 40,000 cr to the exchequer.

Demonetisation has led to tax terrorism: Yashwant Sinha
Though demonetisation failed to meet any of the stated objectives, the government had won the "perception battle", Sinha said.

Karnataka govt okays separate religion status for Lingayats, seeks Centre's nod
The State Cabinet on Monday accepted the recommendation of an expert committee to accord ‘religious minority’ status to the numerically strong and politically-influential Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat community.The state government will soon notify “religious minority” status to “Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats (believers of Basava philosophy)?”?under section 2(d) of the Karnataka State Minorities Act, 1994.Addressing reporters after the cabinet meeting, which lasted for four hours and witnessed a heated debate on the issue, Law Minister T?B?Jayachandra said the sta

Separate religion tag for Lingayats: BJP says Siddaramaiah playing with fire
The BJP on Monday slammed the Karnataka government for its decision to recommend separate religion status for Lingayats, accusing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of "playing with fire for vote back politics". Party general secretary in-charge of Karnataka P Muralidhar Rao accused the state's ruling Congress of practising a "divide and rule" policy. "Congress carrying 'Divide and Rule' legacy of Britishers in India. Siddaramaiah ji is playing with fire for vote bank politics. Why has Congress done this before elections? Why haven't they done it 4 years back?" he said in a tweet. In a significant mo

Minority tag: Siddaramaiah takes calculated risk ahead of polls
With the decision to accord separate religion status to Lingayats despite stiff opposition from various quarters, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah appears to have taken a calculated risk ahead of the elections. The move is aimed not only at pleasing Lingayats, who were considered traditional BJP supporters, but to ensure split in the community, which is said to be the largest in terms of population. But the million dollar question is: Will Siddaramaiah, who has been entrusted with the responsibility of bringing the party back to power, succeed in his game plan? A section of leaders within the rulin

Govt trying to divide society, destroy Basava ideals: BJP
The state BJP on Monday accused the ruling Congress of trying to divide society by according separate religion status to Lingayats. "This is a devious and sinister design on the part of the Congress government ahead of the elections...The BJP stands for the united society consisting of Veerashiva and Lingayats as both are same and there is no difference at all in any respect," the BJP stated in a release. The state government has said that Lingayats are eligible for reservation only under 3B category which they are already enjoying. This has been done to safeguard the interest of minority comm

Rambhapuri seers warns of waging religious war
Rambhapuri Mutt seer Prasanna Renuka Veerasomeshwar Shivacharya Swami on Monday warned of waging a religious war if the Congress government recommended granting of minority religion status to Lingayats.Speaking to reporters he said: "We've clarified our stand that Veerashaiva and Lingayat are one and the same. Members of the expert panel, headed by retired high court judge H N Nagamohan Das, have identified with Lingayat faith. About 95 % of the people have rejected the proposal to accord the status of independent religion to Lingayat faith." "There is a greater responsibility on the shoulder

Sexual harassment case: JNU students protest against police 'inaction'
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, who took a protest march to the Vasant Kunj police station today demanding professor Atul Johri's arrest in an alleged sexual harassment case, accused the men in uniform of "inaction" in the matter. "Four days after eight women students came forward with sexual harassment complaints against the professor, no action has been taken against him and just one FIR has been lodged," Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) vice-president Simone Zoya Khan said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-west) Milind Dumbere said they were dealing with t

CBI charges ex-CMD, five senior officials of Canara Bank
The CBI filed a charge sheet against a former chairman-cum-managing director of Canara Bank, R K Dubey, and five senior bank officials in a Rs 68.38 crore loan default case. Besides Dubey, those named in the charge sheet are the then executive directors Ashok Kumar Gupta and V S Krishnakumar, deputy general manager Mukesh Mahajan, chief general manager T Sreekanthan and assistant general manager Upendra Dubey. A private firm, Occasional Silver Company Ltd, and its directors Kapil Gupta and Raj Kumar Gupta have also been named in the charge sheet filed in Tis Hazari court in Delhi. In the FIR r

Nitish backs Paswan's stand on BJP allies
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday backed LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan statement that "Sabka saath, sabka vikas" should not only become a mere slogan but it should be implemented on the ground as well. Paswan, a key National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally, had on Sunday expressed his displeasure over the way the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had been treating its alliance partners. "After the bypoll result, the top BJP leadership should ponder over what went wrong in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Why a large section of people, particularly Dalits and minorities, have turned against the BJP? T

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China trying to ‘outflank’ India’s positions with road in Doklam?
China’s road and other military infrastructure construction in the Doklam area near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction continues to cause concern in the Indian security establishment, with People’s Liberation Army now trying to circumvent Indian troop positions with an road axis in the region.

Pak protests as pilgrims denied visas for Ajmer
Diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan intensified on Monday with Islamabad protesting against the denial of visas to over 500 pilgrims seeking to visit Ajmer Sharif and India saying “prevailing circumstances” and absence of security clearances were the reasons for its decision.

Kejriwal says sorry to Gadkari, Sibal’s son
A Delhi court acquitted Delhi CM Kejriwal in two defamation cases — one filed by Union minister Nitin Gadkari and the other by advocate Amit Sibal, son of Congress leader Kapil Sibal — after he tendered written apologies. Kejriwal had earlier apologised to Akali leader B S Majithia.

Bring 4 crore workers under welfare laws, says SC
In a bid to ensure relief to more than four crore construction workers, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to treat them as formal sector employees by bringing them within the ambit of social welfare laws and provide benefits like paid maternity leave, provident fund and minimum wage.

Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan dies aged 74
M Natarajan, husband of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, died at 1:30am on Tuesday, a release from Gleneagles Global Health here said.

Indian doctors doubt new global diabetes norms
?Medical practitioners here in India feel the guidelines which recommend relaxing blood sugar targets will, not only lead to serious complications in diabetics, but also confusion in treatment protocol, advising that these should be ignored for Indians.

PM in denial about threat of unemployment: Rahul
A day after he launched a highly personal attack on PM Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi targeted Modi again on Monday and said he was in denial about the threat of “mass unemployment” and his “acche din” claim would take a beating.

Karnataka clears minority status for Lingayats
In a political gamble close to the assembly polls, the Siddaramaiah government decided on Monday to declare Lingayats as a religious minority and include the Veerashaivas who follow Basavanna as a group within the community. The move is expected to have a huge impact on the assembly polls.

Amid washout fears, fate of no-trust bid uncertain
The sense within the government was TDP and YSRC were seeking to turn the forum of Parliament into a tool to address their respective political compulsions.
Banks board boss Vinod Rai puts Finance Ministry in the line of fire
In what may be its first public show of displeasure, the Vinod Rai-led Banks Board Bureau on Monday expressed its disappointment with the Finance Ministry.
At first port of call, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao gets West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee's endorsement for Federal Front
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s ambition to spearhead a ‘political alternative’ in the national stage is beginning to take shape.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar punch at BJP ministers
After RJD won the recent by-elections in Araria, Singh had courted controversy by saying the district will become a hub of terror.
ED challenges acquittal of 2G spectrum case accused in Delhi High Court
The Enforcement Directorate on Monday filed its appeal in the Delhi High Court against the acquittal of former telecom minister A Raja and others in the 2G spectrum case.
CBI, Haryana, Centre get Supreme Court notice on Junaid Khan lynching case
The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre’s response on a plea seeking CBI probe into the Ballabhgarh mob lynching case.
Chhattisgarh: Maoists kill contractor, torch vehicles
The outlawed CPI (Maoist) killed a contractor on Monday and torched four heavy vehicles engaged in road construction work near Kuatpal.
Northeast tourism on Centre’s mind
With a view to attract more tourists towards the Northeast, the government has signed four agreements for creating hospitality micro-entrepreneurs across key destinations in the region.
Don't let VHP's Ram Rajya Rath Yatra enter Tamil Nadu, four lawmakers tell EPS govt
The yatra began in Uttar Pradesh on February 13, and was scheduled to end in Rameshwaram.

JNU sexual harassment case: After student protests, police file 8 FIRs against Prof Johri
JNU students, after a protest march against a professor accused of sexual harassment, stormed police barricades in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area after police's lethargic approach on the matter.

After TDP's exit, Lok Sabha MP Raju Shetti resigns from NDA
Earlier N Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party had walked out of the alliance.

Maharashtra minister tries to convince Anna Hazare not to start Satyagraha, fails
Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan tried to convince Anna Hazare not to go for the Satyagraha keeping in mind his age and health but failed.

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In Karnataka, Lingayats clash with Veerashaivas after state govt's nod for religious status
Veerashaiva followers clashed with members of the electorally influential Lingayat community Monday in a district in northern Karnataka, as Chief Minister Siddaramiah's government prepares to recommend religious status for Lingayats to the Narendra Modi government. 

Nitish Kumar says BJP persuaded JD(U) to contest Bihar bypolls
Nitish added that its ally BJP made strong demands and was the sole reason behind JD(U)'s participation in bypolls.

Shatrughan Sinha showers praise on Congress leaders, keeping an eye on BJP
BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Monday showered praise on Congress leaders in a thread of tweets, and appeared to warn his own party of "turbulent times" ahead.

Missing Malaysian Airlines Plane MH370 Found? This Australian Mechanical Engineer Claims he Has Located Bullet-Riddled Debris

Missing Malaysian Airlines Plane MH370 Found? This Australian Mechanical Engineer Claims he Has Located Bullet-Riddled DebrisAustralian mechanical engineer Peter McMahon, who claims to be a crash investigator, has said that he has located MH370 wreckage close to Round Island just north of Mauritius.

Andhra Pradesh's special status doesn't matter, development funds do: Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan

Andhra Pradesh's special status doesn't matter, development funds do: Jana Sena founder Pawan KalyanThe demand for special status for Andhra Pradesh is not an emotional one but driven by practical needs. The state needs more funds from the Centre.

Del Potro Bounds Up ATP Rankings After Beating Federer

Del Potro Bounds Up ATP Rankings After Beating FedererFormer US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro climbed two places to sixth in the ATP rankings released on Monday after he defeated Roger Federer in the Indian Wells final.

Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: SC admits CBI plea against Talwar acquittal

Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: SC admits CBI plea against Talwar acquittalThe top court accepted the petition filed by Hemraj's wife Khumkala Banjade who had challenged the decision of the Allahabad High Court acquitting the Talwars in the highly controversial murder case of Aarushi and Hemraj.

Kerala Prof Compares Hijabi Girls to Ripe Melons in Sexist Remarks

Kerala Prof Compares Hijabi Girls to Ripe Melons in Sexist RemarksJauhar Munnavir, from Farook Training College said Muslim girls expose their chest like “sliced melons”.

Naqvi offers 'chadar' at Ajmer shrine on Modi's behalf

Naqvi offers 'chadar' at Ajmer shrine on Modi's behalfNaqvi offers 'chadar' at Ajmer shrine on Modi's behalf

Muslim Women Stage Silent Protest Against Triple Talaq Bill in Lucknow

Muslim Women Stage Silent Protest Against Triple Talaq Bill in LucknowThe protest was organised by the women wing of All India Muslim Personal Law Board. The IT cell of women wing of AIMPLB also stated that they will be waging a war against the Triple Talaq Bill on social networking platforms as well.

Hindu Mahasabha`s calendar says Qutub Minar is `Vishnu Stambh`, Mecca is `Mahadev Mandir`
While this is not the first time that Hindu Mahasabha has attempted to put out its own understanding of India's cultural heritage, that it has renamed a long list of monuments in the calendar has irked many.
Water crisis to worsen in India by 2050, warns UN report
While ground water resources will face even greater pressure in north India, south and central India will experience high levels of risk from poor water quality in its river basins by 2050. 
Members of Lingayat and Veerashaiva communities clash in Karnataka`s Kalaburagi
Scenes of joy and despair were seen across the state soon after a state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah okayed the religion based on the suggestions of Nagamohan Das committee. 
RSS considers Hindutva, not Hinduism, as the only narrative: Mohan Bhagwat
There is no differentiation in Hindutva, and there is no meaning in saying our or their Hindutva, said the RSS chief.
F-16 jet production in India will be exclusive: Lockheed
"We plan to introduce two new words into the lexicon of international fighter aircraft manufacturing: 'India' and 'exclusive'."
Rahul Gandhi to kick-off 3rd leg of political tour in poll-bound Karnataka
Karnataka Assembly elections 2018 are expected to be held in May
Noted Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh passes away
Kedarnath, best known for his poetry collection titled Akaal Mein Saras, was a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award (1989)  and Jnanpith Award (2013). 
CBSE Class 12 mathematics exam 2018: 4 important tips to de-stress and stay calm
Four last-minute tips that'll help you glide through the exam calmly:
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Gold futures slip 0.16% on global cues

Amid weak cues from overseas markets, gold prices moved down by 0.16 per cent to Rs 30,175 per 10 grams in futures trade today after participants trimmed positions.

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Silver futures fall 0.21% on overseas cues

Silver prices fell 0.21 per cent to Rs 38,277 a kg in futures trade today as speculators cut positions amid a weak trend overseas. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delivery in May move

The Kashmiri property rows that date back to British India
Families are still fighting to prove they own property lost when British India was partitioned.

Indian man's fight to save whale sharks
An Indian man has made it his mission to save whale sharks off the coast of Gujarat.

India lauds Dinesh Karthik's victorious cricket innings
The cricketer scored 29 runs off eight balls, snatching the Nidahas Trophy from Bangladesh.

India singer Daler Mehndi convicted for smuggling migrants
Daler Mehndi was convicted for trafficking people, disguised as members of his dance troupe, abroad.

Irrfan Khan: Bollywood actor has rare tumour
Irrfan Khan has acted in over 100 films, including Slumdog Millionaire and The Amazing Spider-Man.

Key regional party quits India PM Modi's alliance
The regional party has said that the alliance was unsupportive of its ambitions and plans.

Pierce Brosnan says India mouth freshener brand 'cheated' him
Pierce Brosnan tells Indian officials a mouth freshener brand misled him about its harmful effects.

India wild elephant saved in dramatic rescue
The animal was found stuck at one of the barrages on the Ganges river in Uttarakhand state.

The lurking danger on the Marina
Watch towers, life guards can help reduce drowning deaths, say police officers
Gutkha still being sold, claims Stalin
<p>DMK working president and Leader of the Opposition M.K. Stalin on Monday alleged that gutkha was still being sold in various parts of the State. This was evident from the fact that the police were
Gold worth ?1 crore seized at airport in 2 days
<p> Two persons have been arrested at the Chennai airport for attempting to smuggle in 3.6 kg of gold worth ?1.1 crore and foreign currency worth ?12 lakh. </p><p>On Monday, Sikkandar Samsudeen, who c
Will wait till March 29 for CMB, says OPS
Dismisses Stalin’s suggestion on voting against BJP govt.
Prohibitory order issued in Tirunelveli
<p>With various political parties announcing protests against the entry of the <em>Ram Rajya Rath Yatra, </em>organised by the Vishva Hindu Parishad, into Tirunelveli district, Collector Sandeep Nandu
Techie held for attacking woman
He also morphed her pictures, posted them on social media for spurning his love
Youth dies of cardiac arrest while trekking
Victim hailed from Tamil Nadu
Stalin demands ban on VHP’s rath yatra in T.N.
Says it will disturb peace and communal harmony
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Mortar Shell Kills 5 Members of a Family in Kashmir
Fighting has worsened between Pakistan and India in Kashmir. On Sunday, a mortar shell tore through a home in the Indian-controlled portion of the region, killing five members of a family and wounding others.

Uber’s New Rival in Australia: An Indian Upstart
Ola hopes to become a rare consumer technology firm in India that breaks away from home and grows in a well-to-do market where it can charge more.

Indian Children’s Book Lists Hitler as Leader ‘Who Will Inspire You’
A publisher came under fire for featuring the dictator as one of 11 world figures said to have “devoted their lives for the betterment of their country and people.”

The Creative Couple Bridging the Worlds of Hospitality and Embroidery
Naina Shah and Abhishek Honawar work between New York and India: she in fashion, he in hospitality. Next, they will team up on their own design studio.

Palliative Care Film Challenges Stereotypes About Opioids
“Hippocratic,” a documentary about Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, who helps India’s dying, shows the desperate need for the same drugs maligned for causing overdoses.

Indian Court Grants Bail to Kashmiri Photographer Held on Terrorism Charge
Kamran Yousuf, a photographer, was granted bail after a court said the Indian authorities had failed to submit enough evidence to detain him.

We Can Stop the Poaching of Big Cats. Here’s How.
Wild populations of cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, lions and tigers have fallen at alarming rates. We need to act fast.

Contemplating Yoga Around the World
Andy Richter photographed around the world to present a diverse look at an ancient practice.

19-Year-Old Went Missing In Himachal, Body Found In 100 Metre Deep Trench
The body of a 19-year-old trekker, who had gone missing three days ago, was today found in a deep trench in Dharamshala, the police said.
After The Battle: Aid, Gunfire And Looting In Syria's Afrin
A day after Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies seized control of Afrin, a Turkish aid group started distributing relief supplies in the town centre on Monday, but residents continued to...
Infant Girl In Rajasthan Branded With Iron Rod To Cure Cold, Hospitalised
A four-month-old girl was hospitalised in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district where she was branded with an iron rod to cure her of a severe cough and cold, police said.
Trump Expected To Hit China With $60 Billion In New Tarrifs, Say Sources
The Trump administration is expected to unveil up to $60 billion in new tariffs on Chinese imports by Friday, targeting technology, telecommunications and intellectual property, two officials briefed...
VK Sasikala's Husband M Natarajan Dies At 74 In Chennai
Jailed AIADMK chief VK Sasikala's husband M Natarajan died at a hospital in Chennai after multiple organ failure, according to news agency ANI. The 74-year-old was admitted to Gleneagles Global Health...
Sex Racket In Gurgaon Mall's Spa Centre Busted, 9 Arrested
Nine people were arrested on Monday for allegedly running a sex racket at a mall in Gurgaon, police said.
Self-Driving Car Industry Faces Critical Test After First Death
The death of a woman in Arizona struck by a self-driving car with no human control, the first fatality involving a fully autonomous vehicle, is an event the nascent industry has long dreaded and comes...
9-Year-Old Wanted Video Game Controller From Sister, So He Shot Her: Cops
A 13-year-old girl in Mississippi has died after being shot by her 9-year-old brother over a fight about video games, police say.
Sebi exempts government from making public offers in six PSBs

Sebi exempts government from making public offers in six PSBsMumbai, March 20 (IANS) Securities market regulator Sebi has "exempted" the central government from making open offers for its proposed acquisitions of additional shares of six public sector banks (PSBs).

16 Korean automobile ancillaries exchange MoUs with AP govt

16 Korean automobile ancillaries exchange MoUs with AP govtSixteen Korean automobile ancillaries exchanged MoUs with the Government of Andhra Pradesh, bringing in a total investment of $737 million (?4,790 crores) and have committed employment to 6,583 people. Apart from 534 acres at Erramanchi, the companies will establish units at Gudipalli (71 acres) and Ammavarupalli (138 acres). "Only last month, I was at the project site of Kia Motors for the Framework Installation Ceremony, and was very happy to see significant progress of the project," said the Chief Minister at the MoU signing. Kia Motors, along with the auto ancillaries from South Korea is the largest FDI in India in recent times. The ancillaries will supply to Kia Motors to cater to the plant's initial capacity of 3 lakh vehicles per annum. "I hope that by next March, all of you would have set base, so that you will be in sync with the production plan of bringing out the first car then. I am also keen to see more Korean investments come into our state following you, and set up a South Korea Township", he said. "I am confident that this establishment will help build a big automotive ecosystem, and strengthen the ties between AP and South Korea." The Chief Minister also spoke about the Backward Areas Ultra Mega Integrated Automobile Projects Policy, and the presence of more than 100 auto component manufacturers including Isuzu Motors, Hero Motors, Ashok Leyland, Apollo Tyres, Bharat Forge and others. "Make AP your second home, as the chosen area for the auto-cluster, Anantapur, is strategically located close to Bengaluru and is a part of two of the state's main industrial corridors," he said.

India's domestic air passenger traffic up 24% in February

India's domestic air passenger traffic up 24% in FebruaryNew Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose to 1.07 crore in February 2018 -- up 24.14 per cent -- from 86.55 lakh in the corresponding month of 2017, official data showed on Monday.

Denim revolution: Experiment with sustainable variants

Denim revolution: Experiment with sustainable variantsNew Delhi, March 19 (IANS) From futuristic denim technology brands like e-indigo, chrome chord, hybrid chinos to handloom ones like ikat, denim is witnessing a revolution in terms of design aesthetics and accessibility to cater to the "evolving" mentality of the customers. Arvind Ltd, a textile to retail and brands conglomerate, along with Invista, an integrated producer of fibres, displayed some of the variants of this wardrobe staple through its exclusive denim collection named aGravity' at its annual event Arvind Festive 2018 here. "Sustainability is the need of the hour and keeping this in mind, many brands are opting for sustainable options.

NCLT benches must be in proportion to firms in region: SBI

NCLT benches must be in proportion to firms in region: SBINew Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) adjudicating on insolvency cases requires superior infrastructure that allows NCLT benches to be set up in proportion to the state-wise number of companies active in the region, state-run State Bank of India said on Monday. While the Central government has set up 11 benches of the NCLT, there are currently about 11 lakh active companies, according to the latest SBI Ecowrap report authored by Chief Economist Soumya Kanti Ghosh.

Who is your Instagram Favourite- Deepika, Virat or Priyanka?

Who is your Instagram Favourite- Deepika, Virat or Priyanka?Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has the 'Most Followed Account' and cricket star Virat Kohli has got the 'Most Engaged Account' on Instagram, according to the Instagram Awards which have been announced for the first time in India. Alia also got a 'milestone plaque' with Shraddha Kapoor in recognition for building a community of 20 million followers.

ISL: Chennaiyin coach Gregory signs 1-year contract extension

ISL: Chennaiyin coach Gregory signs 1-year contract extensionChennai, March 19 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC on Monday announced that head coach John Gregory has signed a one-year contract extension with the club. Under his leadership, the club finished second in the league stage of the competition and overcame FC Goa by a 4-1 aggregate victory in the semis. The first English coach to win the ISL trophy, Gregory led the side to an eight-match unbeaten run that culminated in a 3-2 victory over Bengaluru FC in the final, thus securing qualification to the 2019 AFC Cup.

IPL: KKR begin pre-season training

IPL: KKR begin pre-season trainingKolkata, March 19 (IANS) Sans skipper Dinesh Karthik, two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday began their first practice session ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season at the Jadavpur University second campus ground in Salt Lake here.

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'Yogi's national stature is growing despite bypolls setback'
'After Modi, Yogi is the most popular face of Hindutva, but it's too early to say that he is someone who could succeed Modi.'

How to make more money when markets are volatile
Apart from SIPS and STPS, value- averaging can help investors make more money, says Devangshu Datta.

'This is the beginning of the federal front': KCR after meeting Mamata
Rao had recently said a non-Congress and non-BJP front should be formed in the country

How DK became a match winner
'People didn't associate Dinesh with hitting sixes. He had the ability to hit fours and the odd six, but hitting sixes (regularly) is one aspect of the game we have really worked hard on.'

Pak woman admits meeting 'idol' Shami, claims no monetary deals made
Alishba's name surfaced in the controversy after the Indian pacer's wife Hasin Jahan alleged that he could have a relationship with the Pakistani woman.

Kejriwal's string of apologies continues, latest to Gadkari and Sibal
Kejriwal had earlier tendered an apology to Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia for having levelled "unfounded" allegations related to involvement in drugs trade against him.

Will Meghan Markle follow this special diet before the Royal wedding?
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate was "obsessed" with it before her wedding

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Tourist season! North Western Railway right on track to meet summer rush
Sources said that NWR prepared a list of routes where there is heavy rush and based on that the frequency of trains or number of coaches has been increased accordingly.

Gujarat university postpones exams by a few days
This decision was taken after some students had made representations to delay the exams by few days

Would have supported motion if it was for a bigger cause: Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena MLA Sunil Prabhu stated in state assembly that Sena would have supported no-confidence motion against Modi government if it is brought for a larger national interest

14K new cases of leprosy in state until Jan: Health Minister Deepak Sawant
Sawant informed the assembly that a campaign and survey was conducted in a few districts for leprosy in 2015 in which over 4 crore people were tested and almost 1.6 lakh were found to be suspected cases.

No takers for Maharashtra's land pooling plan
RTI application has revealed that not even a single private landowner has opted for land pooling scheme for giving up their land for Expressway but all have opted for money in exchange for the land.

Jaipur: Cost hurdle comes in way of 'Smart Corridor'
The project has come as a variation to the original agreement between Jaipur Development Authority and the contractor firm.

School threatens to bar kids from exams if fee not paid in Ghatlodia
The problem is with the Supreme court order. The court has allowed schools to charge provisional fees but has not cleared the definition of provisional fees

Demands of Koyna Dam Project Affected Persons to be met in 3 months
The Koyna Dam project affected persons (PAP) will be relieved to learn that the state government has decided to prepare a plan within the next three months to fulfil their pending demands.

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