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Rs 643.84 crore spent on promotion of Sanskrit in 3 years: Government data
Avatar A concerted bid to promote Sanskrit as a classical Indian language appears to top the Centre's agenda, the Union ministry of culture's latest figures suggest. The government spent Rs 643.84 crore on the promotion of Sanskrit in the last three years, 22 times the combined spending of Rs 29 crore on t
16 Feb 2020 04:31  

Maharashtra farm loan waiver scheme link redirects to Candy Crush portal
Avatar In what looks like a case of deliberate tampering, a link for farm loan waiver in Maharashtra is taking people to the Candy Crush Saga online portal when clicked on. A message sent to farmers by the Maharashtra Agriculture Department on January 18 carried a link that said - 'For more information abo
23 Jan 2020 12:45  

From Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Amit Shah: Tracing legacies of former BJP chiefs
Avatar Jagat Prakash Nadda on Monday was elected unopposed as the 11th national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party. A former ABVP functionary and an ex union minister, Nadda took over from Amit Shah, who served as party president from 2014 and is also the union Minister for home affairs. Shah himself
21 Jan 2020 12:34  

Jhund teaser: Amitabh Bachchan fashions a soccer team out of a crowd, watch
Avatar The first teaser of Amitabh Bachchan starrer Jhund is out. The first teaser gives us a feel of the narrative from the word go. In a voice-over, the heavy baritone of Amitabh informs: "Jhund nahi kahiye sir, team kahiye. team (Call them a team, not a crowd)." In the Jhund teaser, we see a band of boy
21 Jan 2020 11:56  

‘If Amit Shah wants.’: Sanjay Raut on Maharashtra-Karnataka border issue
Avatar Citing the Centre's revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut has said that Belgaum border dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra can be resolved if Union home minister Amit Shah wants. "If Home Ministry can resolve Kashmir issue and abrogate
19 Jan 2020 11:36  

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Tanhaji crosses Rs 100 cr: Ajay Devgn’s 5th consecutive film to enter the club, ends Saif Ali Khan’s dry spell
Avatar Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, the 100th film of Ajay Devgn's career, has made a century at the box office. The film has also become 2020's first Bollywood film to collect Rs 100 crore at the box office. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh broke the news on Twitter as the film barged into the Rs 100 crore
15 Jan 2020 15:50  

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior 1st Day Box Office Collection: अजय देवगन की फिल्म ने पहले ही दिन कमा लिए इतने करोड़
Avatar अजय देवगन, काजोल और सैफ अली खान की फिल्म 'तानाजी द अनसंग वॉरियर' शुक्रवार को रिलीज हुई थी। फिल्म को दर्शकों और क्रिटिक्स से जबरदस्त अच्छा रिस्पॉन्स मिला है और इसी बीच फिल्म के पहले दिन की कमाई भी सामने आ गई है। ट्रेड एनालिस्ट रमेश बाला की रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक, फिल्म ने भारत ने पहले दिन 16 करोड़ तक की
11 Jan 2020 12:51  

Nehha Pendse on changing her name after wedding: ‘Proud to be Shardul’s wife, couldn’t wait to change my name’
Avatar It was all fun and frolic when actor Nehha Pendse Bayas tied the knot with her businessman beau Shardul Singh Bayas, with whom she was in a live-in relationship with, in Pune on January 5. They had a traditional Maharashtrian style wedding which was attended by family members and a few actors from M
07 Jan 2020 11:26  

Maha drama not yet over, say all parties
Avatar Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday termed his nephew Ajit Pawar's decision to ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) an act of indiscipline, and said Ajit and other legislators of the party who switched sides will attract provisions of the anti-defection law. Stressi
24 Nov 2019 02:19  

Lata Mangeshkar to stay in hospital for now, ‘her condition is stabilising’
Avatar Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar is still undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of a Mumbai hospital. According to doctors while her condition is stabilising, she would be kept on ventilator for a few days for observation. "She is undergoing treatment for pneumonia and considering her age,
12 Nov 2019 11:03  

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Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar raging on the false allegation of Congress, says, 'Are you ashamed'?
Avatar Mumbai: The NCP has not yet received the Congress' letter of support since Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari invited to form the government. When the journalist questioned NCP leader Ajit Pawar about this, he attacked the Congress itself. Journalist asked, Congress alleges that NCP is dela
12 Nov 2019 12:14  

App offers audio clips, quizzes to Class 10 students
Avatar To make learning interesting for students, Balbharti - the state's publishing bureau - has introduced audiovisual content to go with its textbooks. The pilot project, which is currently being tested for Class 10 students, is likely to be implemented for all classes in the coming months. On its offic
28 Oct 2019 00:24  

Ramdas Athawale said a big statement about Shiv Sena, read here
Avatar On Saturday, Ramdas Athawale, a minister in the NDA government and president of the Republican Party of India (RPI), said that the BJP should seriously consider the Shiv Sena demand. In order to form the government, it should give the post of Deputy Chief Minister to the Shiv Sena for at least five
27 Oct 2019 10:23  

Assembly elections: Voting continues in Maharashtra and Haryana, PM Modi appeals to vote
Avatar Mumbai: Voting for Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections has started at 7 am on Monday. With this, by-elections are being held for 51 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats in 18 states of the country. Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi has tweeted and appealed to the voters to cast their votes. PM Mo
21 Oct 2019 08:53  

Antennas, rukavats, Chayageet, foreign films and memories of DD
Avatar It's 1982. Black-and-white images flicker in a darkened living room in Vasai. Pre-teens are raptly watching East European girls doing gymnastics at the Asian Games. And the hot topic of discussion is how brilliant these performances would look in colour. A couple of years later, we know. We watch Sh
19 Oct 2019 16:12  

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Uddhav Thackeray calls meeting to prevent rebellion among Shiv Sainiks for alliance with BJP
Avatar Mumbai: Nothing has been decided yet for the bifurcation of seats in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -Shiv Sena for Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019, which has caused a ruckus in the Shiv Sena. Many Shiv Sena leaders have started showing rebellious attitude. In Shivsena, leaders of many district
01 Oct 2019 09:45  

दिग्गज एक्टर विजू खोटे का निधन, 'शोले' में 'कालिया' बनकर जीता था दर्शकों का दिल
Avatar बॉलीवुड के दिग्गज अभिनेता विजू खोटे का 78 वर्ष की आयु में निधन हो गया। उन्होंने मराठी फिल्मों के साथ-साथ अन्य भाषाओं में भी उल्लेखनीय काम किया था। विजू खोटे को फिल्म शोले में 'कालिया' के बेहद लोकप्रिय किरदार के लिए जाना जाता है। उन्होंने अपने डायलॉग, 'सरदार मैने तुम्हारा नमक खाया है' ने दर्शकों का ब
30 Sep 2019 10:36  

Mumbai’s many tongues and linguistic swagger
Avatar It is possible to speak any language peppered with some broken English or Hindi-like words to get one's way around in Mumbai. It is possible to live, work and play here without knowing Marathi, the language spoken by the largest number of Mumbaiites. Some would call it the mother language of the cit
19 Sep 2019 01:48  

Aarey tree cutting row: BMC tree panel split wide open; 2 experts resign
Avatar Two experts from the civic body's 18-member tree authority resigned on Saturday, as the row over the panel's approval to cut 2,185 trees at Aarey Colony for constructing the Metro-3 car shed further escalated. The tree authority comprises five external experts and corporators from the BJP (4), Shiv
01 Sep 2019 01:16  

Parents, teacher protest razing of school building in Kalyan
Avatar Around 2,500 students, parents and teachers gathered outside Pawshe Marathi Madhyamik Vidyalaya in Hanuman Nagar, Kalyan (East), on Wednesday to protest the demolition of the school building. Officials from the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) had come to inspect the building, as per the
22 Aug 2019 00:28  

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Nick Jonas congratulates wife Priyanka Chopra for her production Paani’s National Award win: ‘So proud’
Avatar American singer Nick Jonas took to Twitter Saturday morning to congratulate wife Priyanka Chopra. Her production, Marathi film Paani, won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film on Environment Conservation on Friday. "So proud of Priyanka Chopra and the entire Purple Pebble Pictures team for t
10 Aug 2019 10:09  

Amitabh Bachchan shares pics of Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya, says ‘Happiness is the smile on progeny’
Avatar Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who often shares photos of his family, posted pictures of daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai and granddaughter Aaradhya on Twitter Monday morning. The actor retweeted the photos originally shared by a fan and wrote, "Happiness is the smile on progeny," with heart emojis.In the pic
29 Jul 2019 10:11  

Bday Special: Know how Uddhav Thackeray who is art and environment lover became Shiv Sena chief
Avatar Uddhav Thackeray is an Indian politician who heads the Hindu nationalist party Shiv Sena. He is the son of Balasaheb Thackeray, who founded the Shiv Sena. Earlier, he handled a Marathi daily 'Saheam' of the Shiv Sena. He also manages the party's election activities. When the party succeeded in the e
27 Jul 2019 07:07  

22-year-old jumps into sea to save youth in Mumbai, drowns
Avatar In three separate incidents in the city, two drowned, one has been declared missing and one was rescued on Saturday. Mumbai Police said Javed Khan, 22, drowned near Marine Drive while trying to save an unidentified youth who was swept away during high tide. In Navy Nagar, Sahil Shaikh, 14, was pulle
06 Jul 2019 23:33  

Malaal’s Meezaan Jaffery on comparisons with Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor: ‘It’s weird but a big compliment’
Avatar When the trailer for Meezaan Jaffery's debut film, Malaal was released, all anyone could talk about was how much he looked like the 'lovechild' of Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor. He had the former's long and wispy hair and the latter's goofy mannerisms. But ask him about it, he believes there is a
03 Jul 2019 14:26  

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Now Supreme Court's decision will be available in these 6 regional languages against English
Avatar New Delhi: The Supreme Court judgements will soon be available in Hindi as well. By the end of this month, the apex court's judgment will be available not only in English but also in six regions, including Hindi. The top court website is currently available only in English. These will be available o
03 Jul 2019 15:42  

Bigg Boss 13: Salman Khan is charging Rs 31 crore per weekend, say reports
Avatar Actor Salman Khan, who is set to return as the host for the upcoming season of Bigg Boss, is reportedly going to get Rs 31 crore per weekend for his appearance. Salman returns as the show's host for the tenth time this year. A KoiMoi report claimed that Salman's fees for this season will be "Rs 31 c
23 Jun 2019 18:13  

Grazia Millennial Award 2019: Deepika Padukone, Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday stun at the red carpet, win awards. See pics
Avatar Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Radhika Apte, Shobhita Dhulipala, Vicky Kaushal, young stars Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday, were at their stylish best as they walked the red carpet at the Grazia Millenial awards 2019 in Mumbai on Wednesday. Deepika graced the red carpet in a green dress. She recei
20 Jun 2019 09:28  

These questions of ' general knowledge ' should be remembered for participating in competitive exams
Avatar 1. Which newspaper was extracted by Bal Gangadhar Tilak to promote nationalism? Ans: Kesari. 2. What era of culture is concerned? Ans: Sardar Bhagat Singh. 3. Who looted the Somnath temple in 1025 ad? Ans: Mohammad Gjanabi. 4. Who wrote the Tugnamama? Ans: Amir Khusro. 5. The notion of listening and
07 Jun 2019 20:36  

Kin of founding members recall Prabhat Film Company’s cinematic brilliance
Avatar June 1 this year marked 90 years since the iconic Prabhat Film Company was established. For the uninitiated, some of the best Marathi films such as Ayodhyecha Raja, Sant Tukaram, Sant Dnyaneshwar, Manoos and Shejari, among others, were produced by the now-defunct cinema giant.Kin of the founding mem
02 Jun 2019 01:53  

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State to reward fishermen for cutting nets to release shark
Avatar A group of fishermen in Raigad who accidentally caught a 25-foot-long whale shark and cut their nets to set it free last month may receive ₹25,000 from the state as compensation for their damaged equipment.The incident took place on April 3, when fishermen from Bharadkhol village in Shrivardhan enco
21 May 2019 04:48  

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Yavatmal hopes its ground reality will change this time
Avatar In the past five years, life hasn’t changed much for farmers from Yavatmal district, which is now infamous for farmer suicides and water scarcity. The district, which goes to polls on April 11, is a part of the Yavatmal-Washim Lok Sabha constituency where Sena’s two-term sitting MP Bhavana Gawali is
08 Apr 2019 01:05  

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Shiv Sena woos north Indians in Thane constituency
Avatar Ahead of next month’s Lok Sabha elections, the Shiv Sena is diluting its ‘sons-of-the-soil’ stance and attempting to warm up to the city’s north Indian, Gujarati, Marwari and Jain communities. In an attempt to strike a chord with the north Indian community, Yuva Sena chief and Sena leader Aaditya Th
22 Mar 2019 01:04  

MNS leader Avinash Jadhav attacked hotel owner on live streaming on Facebook
Avatar Thane: MNS leader Avinash Jadhav and his goons physically assaulted a hotel owner in Virar and also did a Facebook Live to boast about it. In the video which is going viral on social media, the MNS leader can be seen brutally thrashing the owner. Jadhav thrashed Raju Shetty, the hotel owner, for not
13 Feb 2019 12:49  

We were clear about exploring regional at the very inception: Ashish Chowdhry
Avatar Ashish Chowdhry has joined hands with close family friend and entrepreneur Deepa Pardasany to start a new venture, Hindustan Talkies. The production house will start off with regional cinema by co-producing Marathi movie ‘Mauli’ starring Riteish Deshmukh along with Jio Studios and Mumbai Film Compan
08 Dec 2018 16:58  

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