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Pak spikes SAARC connectivity pacts

Thursday, 27 November 2014 | PTI | Kathmandu

Pak spikes SAARC connectivity pacts

India says we have already initiated process with Nepal There was no thaw in the strained Indo-Pak ties at the 18th SAARC summit here on Wednesday with India ruling out any structured meeting between Prime Minister…

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Vivacity

A ten-year tenor

Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Shrabasti Mallik | Kathmandu

A ten-year tenor

It has been a decade since The Neemrana Music Foundation has been producing staged versions of operas in India. Taking forward the tradition popularised by the late Francis Wacziarg, Priya Wacziarg is planning a gala…

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Sports Bytes

I am targeting a World Cup return: Harbhajan

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | PTI | New Delhi

I am targeting a World Cup return: Harbhajan

Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own showing in the domestic circuit and is keen to make a…

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POTPOURRI

'Taarak Mehta...' launches campaign to promote Clean India

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | IANS | New Delhi

'Taarak Mehta...' launches campaign to promote Clean India

The team of popular light-hearted family show “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma” has launched a digital initiative to promote the Clean India campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The show's entire team was part of…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

IT industry creates more jobs than public sector: Murthy

Thursday, 27 November 2014 | IANS | Bengaluru

IT industry creates more jobs than public sector: Murthy

The burgeoning Indian IT industry had over taken the state-run public sector in job creation, Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy said Wednesday. "The IT industry, especially its software sector, has over taken public sector undertakings (PSUs)…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Tamil Nadu bans poultry from Kerala

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | IANS | Chennai

Tamil Nadu bans poultry from Kerala

The Tamil Nadu government Wednesday banned import of poultry from Kerala as a measure to prevent the spread of bird flu in the state, a government release said. A decision to this effect was taken at…

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Avenues

Funding your child’s education

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Nimesh Shah | Chennai

Funding your child’s education

Higher education in foreign countries can burn a hole in your pocket. But there is way around it. Apart from an education loan, there are various other avenues available for parents to explore. Nimesh Shah…

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India Abroad

Richard Verma's confirmation hearing as India envoy set for Dec 2

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | IANS | Washington

Richard Verma's confirmation hearing as India envoy set for Dec 2

The Senate Foreign Relations committee has scheduled the confirmation hearing of Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma, President Barack Obama's nominee to be US Ambassador to India, on Dec 2. If confirmed by the full Senate, Verma,…

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SHOW TIME

A happy movie

Sunday, 23 November 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Washington

A happy movie

HAPPY ENDING Staring: Govinda, Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D'Cruz, Ranvir Shorey, Kalki Koechlin Rated: 6/10 Happy Ending is quite a hip and happy movie, breezy about that crazy little thing called love. And no, before you jump to…

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Books

Analysing the game-changing year

Sunday, 23 November 2014 | RAJESH SINGH | Washington

Analysing the game-changing year

2014: The Election that Changed India Author: Rajdeep Sardesai Publisher: Penguin, Rs599 While Rajdeep Sardesai’s book is largely about the successes and failures of principal protagonists Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, it also deftly manages to provide an…

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mamata and Owaisis are two sides of same coin

Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Manish Garg | Via email

This refers to the editorials, “Irresponsible conduct” (November 25) and “Larger communal spread” (November 25). Both indicate different aspects of the same issue. In the case of Ms Mamata Banerjee, we have seen how her…

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Sunday Edition

18th SAARC Summit: Seizing the opportunity

23 Nov 2014 | Nihar R Nayak | Via email

There is renewed enthusiasm amongst the SAARC leaders over India’s positive pronouncements of its role in the region. This will give SAARC a new lease of life...

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STATE EDITIONS

Hi-tech cctv cameras to be istalled at Vidhan Sabha by State police

27 Nov 2014 | Nihar R Nayak | Via email

To further strengthen the security of state Legislative Assembly, state policewould install hi-tech close circuit cameras at sensitive points of the Vidhan Sabha premises, including the galleries. "At present Vidhan Sabha has 108 CCTV cameras and we are going to install more inside the premises and all entry and exit points...

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SOUND BITES

We still feel the pain of 26/11. Let us work together to fulfil the pledge we (SAARC countries) have taken to combat terrorism and trans-national crimes.

Prime Minister | Narendra Modi

We encounter a general impression of weariness and ageing of a Europe which is no longer fertile and vibrant.

Catholic Church head | Pope Francis

We could not have concluded the US-India Civil nuclear deal without the contribution of Rich (Richard Rahul) Verma. He never forgot his roots.

Prominent India-American | Swadesh Chatterjee

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