Drug peddler files I-T returns for Rs 40 lakh, lands in police net

Labourers turn out to be crorepati drug peddlers

BENGALURU: A 34-year-old migrant construction labourer who declared Rs 40 lakh as his annual income and filed his income-tax returns was arrested for peddling drugs. Koramangala police seized 26 kg of ganja and Rs5 lakh cash from Rachappa Ranga, who had come from Pushpapura, Chamarajanagara 12 years ago now resides off Kanakapura Road. His associate, Srinivas, 47, a Chandapura resident, was arrested, while his ganja supplier Sashu, is at large. Rachappa, a matriculate, came under the police scanner a few months after he filed Income-Tax returns, declaring Rs 40 lakh…

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Kolkata: 36 killed as bus plunges into Murshidabad creek

A Malda-bound bus fell into a canal in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Monday.

BEHRAMPORE: Thirty-six people died after a bus plunged 25 feet into a creek from a bridge in Daulatabad, 12 kilometres from Murshidabad district headquarters Behrampore, early on Monday. Most of the dead were state government employees, primarily schoolteachers. One was a WBCS probationary officer on his way to join duty at Samshergunj in Murshidabad. The bus careened off the bridge while trying to avoid a last-minute, head-on collision with a truck. Witnesses said the driver was speaking on his phone while driving and refused to heed repeated pleas by passengers…

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India has 21 million ‘unwanted’ girls, says Economic Survey as it turns ‘pink’

Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian holds a copy of the annual Economic Survey 2017-18 that was tabled in Parliament on Monday.

The pink-coloured Economic Survey document tabled by finance minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Monday recommended that India must confront the societal metapreference for a son, observing that the adverse sex ratio of females to males has led to 63 million “missing” women. The colour of this year’s survey cover, presented by chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian, was chosen as a symbol of support for the growing movement to end violence against women, which spans continents. The Survey highlighted a phenomenon of son metapreference which involves parents adopting fertility “stopping…

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Tearful Roger Federer toasts ground-breaking 6th Australian Open triumph

Roger Federer

Roger Federer broke down in tears of celebration after winning his 20th grand slam title with a record-equalling sixth Australian Open final triumph. Federer beat a spirited Marin Cilic 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 3-6 6-1 under the roof at Rod Laver Arena in over three hours to set a fresh benchmark in men’s tennis. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were eliminated at Melbourne Park amid fitness worries, while Andy Murray did not start the tournament at all, but Federer’s serene rule over the game goes on, although any suggestions that…

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Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to win Australian Open, maiden Grand Slam title

Wozniacki beats Halep to win Australian Open

A determined Caroline Wozniacki held firm to shake off a tenacious challenge from Simona Halep, edging a classic Australian Open final 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 to claim her first grand slam title on Saturday. After a captivating tussle played out in stifling humidity at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena, the Dane stood firm in a see-saw final set to claim the thriller when Halep wavered on serve. “It’s not easy to talk now but first of all I want to congratulate Caroline, she played amazing…. It’s been a great tournament to…

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Shami Picks Five as India Thrash South Africa by 63 Runs to Maintain Unbeaten Run at Wanderers


Johannesburg: A finger on the mouth as he shut the South African supporters was all that was required from skipper Virat Kohli as India made it 2 wins and 3 draws from 5 Test matches at the historic Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday. Kohli and boys had come into the game with the visitors never having lost a Test at the venue and they kept the unbeaten run intact, despite the hosts preparing a fast and bouncy wicket that had pundits calling it unplayable and dangerous all through the…

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Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer flies into final as Hyeon Chung retires


Hyeon Chung had won before he lost. He had done enough before stepping on court to prove himself as a player which perhaps made it easier to walk from the court, even if walking was not that easy at all. Chung was forced to retire in the second set of the semi-final against Roger Federer with blisters that made it hard to move.Mind you, by that stage he was already thoroughly losing – he was 5-2 down and about to lose the second set after losing the first set 6-1 and so it made…

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ଜୋହାନେସବର୍ଗ ଟେଷ୍ଟ: ୨ୟ ପାଳିରେ ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଆଫ୍ରିକା ୧/୧୭


ଜୋହାନେସବର୍ଗ: ଭାରତ ଓ ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଆଫ୍ରିକା ମଧ୍ୟରେ ୩ଟି ମ୍ୟାଚ୍‌ ବିଶିଷ୍ଟ ଟେଷ୍ଟ ଶୃଙ୍ଖଳାର ଶେଷ ମୁକାବିଲା ଜୋହାନେସବର୍ଗର ଓ୍ଵାଣ୍ଡରର୍ସ ଷ୍ଟାଡିୟମରେ ୩ୟ ଦିନ ଭାରତ ୨ୟ ପାଳିରେ ୨୪୭ ରନ୍‌ ସଂଗ୍ରହ କରିଛି। ଫଳରେ ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଆଫ୍ରିକାକୁ ବିଜୟ ପାଇଁ ୨୪୧ ରନ୍‌ ଲକ୍ଷ୍ୟ ମିଳିଛି। ଜବାବରେ ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଆଫ୍ରିକା ଗୋଟିଏ ଓ୍ଵିକେଟ ହରାଇ ୧୭ ରନ୍‌ ସଂଗ୍ରହ କରିଛି। ମାତ୍ର ୫ରନ୍‌ରେ ଆଡେନ ମାର୍କମ ୪ ରନ୍‌ ସଂଗ୍ରହ କରି ମହମ୍ମଦ ସାମିଙ୍କ ବଲ ଠିକ୍‌ ଭାବରେ ସମ୍ମୁଖୀନ ହୋଇ ନପାରି ପାର୍ଥିବ ପଟେଲଙ୍କୁ କ୍ୟାଚ ଦେଇଥିଲେ। ମୁରଲି ବିଜୟ ଓ ଟିମ୍‌ ଇଣ୍ଡିଆର ଅଧିନାୟକ ବିରାଟ କୋହଲିଙ୍କ ଯୋଡ଼ି ଭାରତ ପାଇଁ ୧୦୭ଟି ବଲରୁ ୪୩ ରନ୍‌ ସଂଗ୍ରହ କରିଛନ୍ତି। ପୂର୍ବରୁ ଭାରତ ୧୯୪ରନ୍‌ରେ ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଆଫ୍ରିକାର ସମସ୍ତ ଓ୍ଵିକେଟ ନେଇଥିଲା। ପ୍ରଥମ ପାଳି…

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This is the Only Theatre in Madhya Pradesh Screening Padmaavat

Bhopal: Despite Supreme Court’s order to release Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat across India, the film is facing a tough time in Madhya Pradesh. Only one theatre in the state Miraj Cinema in Balaghat town has screened the movie on Thursday. Other theatre owners in the state have refused to screen the film in order to respect ‘public sentiments’ and due to unavailability of prints from the distributors. Miraj Cinema, a single screen theatre in Balaghat, around 430 km from Bhopal, screened four shows of the movie on Thursday…

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Indian colts storm into semifinals


Title contender India justified its top billing as it clinically decimated Bangladesh by 131 runs in their quarterfinal to set up a mouth-watering last-four clash with arch-rival Pakistan in the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Friday. The Prithvi Shaw-led team outclassed its next-door neighbour with consummate ease, scoring 265 and then bundling out the host for a paltry 134 in 42.1 overs. “The boys really executed the plans well as we have practised in the net session. Really looking forward to the contest against Pakistan,” skipper Shaw said after…

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