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Varanasi’s revamp pact inked in Kyoto

Sunday, 31 August 2014 | IANS/PTI | Kyoto

Varanasi’s revamp pact inked in Kyoto

Focus on preserving heritage, building smart cities; Defence cooperation set to be intensified Varanasi, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents in the Lok Sabha, will be developed into a ‘smart city’ by using the experience of…

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Vivacity

There’s more to mezze

Saturday, 30 August 2014 | Divya Kaushik | Kyoto

There’s more to mezze

We didn’t know that there are more than 50 varieties of desserts and almost 60 kinds of salads in the Arab cuisine until me met chef Ali Alhaj. He tells Divya Kaushik about lesser-known delicacies…

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Sports Bytes

World Cup is all that matters, not rankings: Clarke

Sunday, 31 August 2014 | IANS | Melbourne

World Cup is all that matters, not rankings: Clarke

Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke feels all that matters is winning the World Cup and not the rankings. Australia are currently the No.1 ranked ODI team followed by India and South Africa in the second…

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POTPOURRI

Britney Spears' ex banned from contacting her?

Sunday, 31 August 2014 | IANS | Los Angeles

Britney Spears' ex banned from contacting her?

Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend David Lucado wants to have one last conversation with the singer, but her team, led by father Jamie Spears, is reportedly blocking him from contacting her. Lucado is reportedly telling friends that…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Govt to hike IFCI stake to 51 per cent, infuse Rs 60 crore

Sunday, 31 August 2014 | PTI | New Delhi

Govt to hike IFCI stake to 51 per cent, infuse Rs 60 crore

Government plans to hike its stake in IFCI Ltd to 51 per cent by infusing Rs 60 crore in the country's oldest financial institution. Even though the government had a majority shareholding in the term lender,…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

New delivery vehicle holds promise against AIDS

Sunday, 31 August 2014 | IANS | New York

New delivery vehicle holds promise against AIDS

Scientists have developed a sensory tested drug delivery vehicle that can protect women against the spread of sexually transmitted infections during unprotected intercourse. The semi-soft vaginal suppository is made from the seaweed derived food ingredient…

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Avenues

Rise in white collar jobs

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | Dhananjay Bansod | New York

Rise in white collar jobs

India has been uniquely positioned to leverage changes that have arisen due to globalisation. We are one of the largest producers of engineers, management graduates and technically qualified staff. With demand for better skills mounting…

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India Abroad

Indian-American scholar to explore Dinosaur extinction

Saturday, 30 August 2014 | PTI | Houston

Indian-American scholar to explore Dinosaur extinction

An Indian-American scholar has won the prestigious 'Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award' which includes a grant to study the causes behind Dinosaur extinction. Sankar Chatterjee, a Horn Professor of Paleontology and Curator at the Museum…

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SHOW TIME

Very convincing

Sunday, 31 August 2014 | SHALINI SAKSENA | Houston

Very convincing

Raja Natwarlal Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick, Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon, Deepak Tijori Rated: 6/10 Those who are tired of watching Emraam Hashmi movies because all they appear to have is a series of kisses, Raja Natwarlal…

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BOOK REVIEWS

Modi’s metaphysical musings

Sunday, 18 May 2014 | KK SRIVASTAVA | Houston

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

Supreme Court should have gone beyond advising

Saturday, 30 August 2014 | Kanishka Pathak | Dhanbad

This refers to the editorial, “Sage advice from SC” (August 29). The Supreme Court's decision to deliver the sagely advice that it is upon the Prime Minister of India to select his or her council…

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Sunday Edition

Solving the Mistry

31 Aug 2014 | ANANYA BORGOHAIN | Dhanbad

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STATE EDITIONS

Sun beats down on Punjab, Haryana as rain plays truant

31 Aug 2014 | ANANYA BORGOHAIN | Dhanbad

With monsoon playing truant in the plains of Punjab and Haryana, hot weather conditions prevailed at most places in the two States on Saturday. Hisar in Haryana sizzled at a high of 40C, up three notches from normal...

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SOUND BITES

No one can disarm Hamas. The weapons of the resistance are sacred, and we will not accept that they be on the agenda of future negotiations.

Hamas chief —Khaled Meshaal

There is something to enjoying the engagement period, whether it's three months, one year, two, three, four, five… Who knows! Enjoy it.

Hollywood actor —Jennifer Aniston

Shahid Afridi is a senior player and aggressive. If the board decides to replace Misbah, then Afridi is best to lead Pakistan in the World Cup.

Pakistani cricketer —Shoaib Malik
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