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US, North Korea hold secret talks

A group of former US diplomats held closed door talks at the weekend with senior Pyongyang officials even as international efforts gather pace to further isolate N.

Bhayandar couple attempt suicide to protest demolition of their home

A couple attempted suicide to protest a demolition drive initiated by the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) against illegal structures on government-owned plots in Ganesh Dewal Nagar, which

Activists hail Supreme Court order on women entering Haji Ali

A file photo of Haji Ali

Activists and petitioners demanding equal rights for women to enter Haji Ali dargah have welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision ordering access for both at all times.

‘Anars cause 8 out of 10 burn cases during Diwali’


An independent study conducted by a private hospital shows that most burn cases during Diwali occur when bursting the flowerpot cracker, or ‘anar’.

3 major projects to be sanctioned before budget

Three major city projects — the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) III, Panvel-Diva-Vasai corridor and the CST-Panvel elevated corridor — are set to get sanctioned in November, December and January

Bombay HC junks PIL on organ transplant sans cop nod

The HC said it was aware of kidneys being sold since 1989.

The Bombay high court on Monday disposed of a public interest litigation (PIL) which sought direction to state authorities for framing fresh rules for organ transplants involving close relatives such

18 held in driving license racket at Mira Road

The Thane traffic police (rural) has busted a Mira Road based racket that provided fake driving licences to auto-rickshaw drivers.

Cops grill 4 pals of mastermind

Police searches at four of Thakkar’s residences in Ahmedabad have drawn a blank.

A Thane police team, which is in Ahmedabad to investigate the fake call centre scam in which US nationals were extorted in the name of their tax and immigration authorities, has detained four friends

MoD to pay Rs 5 lakh to woman for compulsorily retiring her

The Bombay high court has directed the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to pay Rs 5 lakh as compensation to a 62-year-old woman who used to work with

ATS seeks information of ‘ISIS men’ from US, UK


The state ATS has written to authorities in the US and the UK seeking details of the social media accounts of four arrested terror suspects, as part of its probe into the case involving a Parbhani-bas

The fallout of the trans-border raids in an active “hot peace” environment between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir is always unpredictable, because there are just too many imponderables.

It is hard not to recall the great relief the country felt when news came around September 29 midday that the Indian Army had sent its commandos across the Line of Control (LoC) to take out “launchpad