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PM comes to RS but Opp spoils the day

Friday, 19 December 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

PM comes to RS but Opp spoils the day

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to the Rajya Sabha, he sat, he heard and left. But his presence failed to resolve the four-day deadlock with the Opposition insisting on holding a “conditional” debate on…

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Vivacity

Smart choice

Friday, 19 December 2014 | Divya Kaushik | New Delhi

Smart choice

Earning money is not enough. Pass outs from IITs and IIMs want to be their own bosses, contribute to the Indian economy with unique ideas and create platforms and opportunities for the lesser-privileged, says Divya…

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Sports Bytes

Sania and I have a strong relationship: Malik

Friday, 19 December 2014 | PTI | Karachi

Sania and I have a strong relationship: Malik

Pakistan cricket's senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik insists that he is having a happy married life with Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and that there are no differences or problems between the couple. "Even now I…

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POTPOURRI

Can't host 'Bigg Boss 8' from January 2015: Salman

Friday, 19 December 2014 | IANS | Mumbai

Can't host 'Bigg Boss 8' from January 2015: Salman

Superstar Salman Khan, who has been hosting the reality show "Bigg Boss 8" for the past several seasons, has confirmed that he won't be able to anchor the last four episodes of the show's "Weekend…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Aus encourages SMEs to explore business potential in India

Friday, 19 December 2014 | PTI | Melbourne

Aus encourages SMEs to explore business potential in India

In a bid to tap massive potential of India's rail, dairy, water and health sectors, Australian government is encouraging its Small and Medium Enterprises to do business in the country to boost economic linkages between…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Blood groups A, B, AB at higher diabetes risk

Friday, 19 December 2014 | IANS | London

Blood groups A, B, AB at higher diabetes risk

Compared to individuals with blood type O, women with blood groups A, B and AB are at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study has found. "Our findings support a strong relationship between…

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Avenues

Outsourcing career

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | Pioneer | London

Outsourcing career

A vast domestic market, availability of low-cost and highly skilled workers and general economic growth have given a boost to BPOs and KPOs. To help build a workforce that can perform future leadership roles, transformational…

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India Abroad

Richard Verma to be sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

Friday, 19 December 2014 | PTI | Washington

Richard Verma to be sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

Richard Rahul Verma will be sworn-in as US Ambassador to India tomorrow, becoming the first Indian-American to hold the post. Verma, 46, was confirmed by the US Senate by a voice vote last week. Secretary…

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SHOW TIME

Battle has begun in style

Sunday, 14 December 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Washington

Battle has begun in style

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Staring: Ian Mckellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom Rated: 5.5/10 Hobbit this time is less…

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Books

Remapping Indian history

Sunday, 14 December 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | Washington

Remapping Indian history

The Way Things Were Author : Aatish Taseer Publisher : Pan Macmillan, Rs699 We not only have a political opinion but also information; the private and the political aren’t separate entities in India. All we need is…

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Pakistan must introspect and discard India-phobia

Friday, 19 December 2014 | KV Seetharamaiah | Hassan

It is outrageous and ridiculous that terrorist Hafiz Saeed has blamed India for the Peshawar attack. Does the Taliban take instructions from India? Pakistan is reaping what it has sown over the years by promoting…

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Sunday Edition

Window to the Middle East

14 Dec 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | Hassan

One of the most read and beloved novelists across the globe, with over 38 million copies of his books sold in more than 70 countries, Khaled Hosseini speaks to ANANYA BORGOHAIN, and shares about his glorious journey that started more than 11 years back and contemplates how it has changed him at the same time Khaled Hosseini left Afghanistan when he was 11, but a sense of belonging towards the…

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STATE EDITIONS

Real estate projects get fillip

19 Dec 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | Hassan

The construction work on subleased Tata Steel lands will resume soon following Jharkhand High Court directive paving the way for it. Several projects of malls, multi-storied marketing complex and hotels that were in halfway for the past more than a year or so in the steel city are now hopeful of completion...

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SOUND BITES

It (the disruptionist conduct of Opposition in Rajya Sabha) is arrogance of numbers and not arrogance of the Government.

Union Minister | Arun Jaitley

I'm ready for performance-oriented films. I feel the time has come for me to make the switch. Earlier, I was establishing myself.

Bollywood actor | Sonakshi Sinha

Government is pushing through Bills and wants them passed. We have no issues with their passage, but they should have been discussed.

Congress leader | Mallikarjun Kharge

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