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Department of Telecom acts on call drops, to audit service quality

Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The department of telecom will undertake special audit to assess the coverage and quality of service of all mobile operators in the metro cities to assess the gravity of problem to call drops.

Centre gets Rs 75,441 crore in fuel tax

The government’s revenue collection from taxes on petrol and diesel rose to Rs 75,441 crore in 2014-15, a rise of over 60 per cent from 2012-13, the Parliament was informed on Friday.

Eagle gives Prince Charles a scare

Prince Charles had a close encounter with an eagle when the bird, a military mascot, nearly clipped the royal heir with its massive wings.

'Hindu terrorists' coined by UPA, weakened India's stand on terrorism, says Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

Terrorism is terrorism, it has no religion, no caste, says Home Minister in Lok Sabha

Ishant Sharma needs to work harder at nets: Courtney Walsh

Ishant Sharma

West Indies pace legend Courtney Walsh feels that Indian speedster Ishant Sharma needs to work harder in the nets in order to iron out his flaws and achieve consistency.

Goa Cabinet grants pardon to Francisco Miccky Pacheco

The Goa Cabinet has moved a resolution granting pardon to jailed Nuvem MLA Francisco Miccky Pacheco, who was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for slapping a government servant in 2006.

Government kept tabs on Net, social media

The Maharashtra government actively kept tabs on the Internet and social media to ensure that hate messages on platforms like Twitter and Whatsapp did not stir up passions, besides maintaining a close

Gold edges up on scattered buying; silver remains weak

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Gold prices edged up by Rs 10 to Rs 25,100 per ten grams

Raina, 10 years and counting

Suresh Raina

India batsman Suresh Raina on Thursday completed a decade in international cricket and said he was happy with way his career has progressed so far.

Punjab is back in the headlines with a brutality reminiscent of the violent Eighties. In the early hours of July 27, three gunmen dressed in Army uniforms struck at Gurdaspur.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.