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Smriti puts varsity chiefs under scanner

Friday, 22 August 2014 | Deepak Kumar Jha | New Delhi

Smriti puts varsity chiefs under scanner

Appointments in Central institutions, IITs improperly made, rules violated by UPA: HRD Min The Modi Government will review all appointments made by the UPA dispensation during its ten-year rule to top posts in Central Government educational…

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Vivacity

Cool it off

Friday, 22 August 2014 | Karan Bhardwaj | New Delhi

Cool it off

The Ice Bucket Challenge, which took the Internet by storm, has caught the fancy of Indian celebs. By Karan Bhardwaj So what does it take to have an ice bath and show it off on…

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Sports Bytes

Broad to undergo knee surgery

Thursday, 21 August 2014 | IANS | London

Broad to undergo knee surgery

England pacer Stuart Broad will be undergoing knee surgery next month ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in a statement Wednesday said Broad, who suffered a broken…

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POTPOURRI

'Gunday' Ranveer, Arjun to endorse Royal Stag

Thursday, 21 August 2014 | IANS | New Delhi

'Gunday' Ranveer, Arjun to endorse Royal Stag

“Gunday” stars Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor have been roped in by Seagram's Royal Stag as their ambassadors. Royal Stag is the flagship brand from Pernod Ricard India and the actors will star in a new…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

HCL Technologies launches CTO Straight Talk

Thursday, 21 August 2014 | PTI | Bangalore

HCL Technologies launches CTO Straight Talk

HCL Technologies Ltd today announced the launch of CTO Straight Talk - an editorial platform for product engineering professionals. "CTO Straight Talk is a unique forum.... The purpose of this forum is to bring global CTOs…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Botox could help treat stomach cancers!

Thursday, 21 August 2014 | IANS | Washington

Botox could help treat stomach cancers!

Scientists have suggested that Botox, the popular wrinkle eraser, could also be effective in treating stomach cancers. Through their study, the scientists have shown how the drug slows cancer growth by eliminating the signals sent…

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Avenues

Taking the middle path

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | TS Krishnakumar | Washington

Taking the middle path

If the top management is defined as strategists then middle management represents the executors. These managers are valuable knowledge assets in any organisation, says TS Krishnakumar The role of the middle manager has always been crucial…

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India Abroad

Iran links Iraq role to lifting of Western sanctions

Thursday, 21 August 2014 | AFP | Tehran

Iran links Iraq role to lifting of Western sanctions

Iran is ready to join international action against jihadists in Iraq provided the West lifts crippling sanctions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on today. His comments followed a call by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius…

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SHOW TIME

Raj sorely missed

Sunday, 17 August 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Tehran

Raj sorely missed

Singham Returns Starring: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amole Gupte, Dayanand Shetty, Anupam Kher Rated: 6/10 They are back — Rohit Shetty with his tribute to Mumbai Police, and Ajay Devgn with his aata majhi satakli kind of…

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BOOK REVIEWS

Modi’s metaphysical musings

Sunday, 18 May 2014 | KK SRIVASTAVA | Tehran

Modi’s metaphysical musings

A Journey: Poems of Narendra Modi Author: Translated by Ravi Mantha Publisher: Rupa, Rs 295 KK SRIVASTAVA dissects poems written by Narendra Modi and concludes that the collection, evocative and poignant, once afloat on the surface will bring…

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Will Shastri rescue team, make things better?

Friday, 22 August 2014 | J Akshay | Bangalore

Now, Ravi Shastri will ‘oversee and guide’ the Indian cricket team during the limited-overs leg of the England tour. This is an interesting development. Shastri has no coaching experience and has led the team in…

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Sunday Edition

The think tank challenge

17 Aug 2014 | Uttam Kumar Sinha / Rajiv Nayan | Bangalore

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STATE EDITIONS

Weak monsoon takes toll on cotton, maize crops

22 Aug 2014 | Uttam Kumar Sinha / Rajiv Nayan | Bangalore

Weak monsoons this year did not have much impact on sowing of paddy in the food bowl of the country — Punjab and Haryana — though the input cost of paddy growers went up significantly for watering the crop. However, weak monsoon severely affected the sowing of cotton and maize this year...

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SOUND BITES

When Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan went to Vidarbha, he was booed by farmers, not BJP workers. The Congress needs to introspect.

Maharashtra BJP leader | Vinod Tawde

If your devotion is pure, you need not require any synthetic orchestration. Even without instrumentation you can create magic.

Well-known singer | Kailash Kher

We aren’t encroaching on the Chief Minister’s powers. We are implementing the AP Reorganisation Act. We are strictly going by the Act.

Union Home Minister | Rajnath Singh
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