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Didi lets her police loose on BJP team

Friday, 31 October 2014 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Didi lets her police loose on BJP team

Makra village in trouble-torn Birbhum district continued to be out of bounds for politicians as the West Bengal Police on Thursday arrested a Central team of senior BJP leaders and parliamentarians, led by party vice-president…

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Vivacity

The pied piper of Israel

Friday, 31 October 2014 | Shrabasti Mallik | Kolkata

The pied piper of Israel

Shye Ben Tzur’s compositions seamlessly blend Indian sounds with Western music. While here, he chatted with Shrabasti Mallik about his connection with the Sufi gharana of Ajmer, Hebrew traditions and his forthcoming album For Shye Ben…

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Sports Bytes

We are submitting final report on November 3: Justice Mudgal

Thursday, 30 October 2014 | PTI | New Delhi

We are submitting final report on November 3: Justice Mudgal

The Supreme Court appointed probe commission headed by (Retd) Justice Mukul Mudgal will submit the final report to apex court on the IPL-6 betting and spot-fixing scandal, on November 3. "We will be submitting the final…

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POTPOURRI

Sharman, Shweta to appear in 'Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai'

Thursday, 30 October 2014 | IANS | Mumbai

Sharman, Shweta to appear in 'Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai'

Actor Sharman Joshi and Shweta Kumar, who are playing important roles in "Super Nani", will make a guest appearance in the “Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai” TV show. As the movie deals with women's empowerment,…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Rubber Board focuses on North East to increase production

Thursday, 30 October 2014 | PTI | Agartala

Rubber Board focuses on North East to increase production

The Rubber Board is now focusing on the North-East for further extension of rubber cultivation to meet the growing demand in the country, a top official today said. "Now we are looking at the north eastern…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Air fresheners may poison indoor air: study

Thursday, 30 October 2014 | PTI | Washington

Air fresheners may poison indoor air: study

Cleaning products and air fresheners, which provide a pleasant smell to your house, may also spike indoor aerosol levels and hamper the quality of air, a new study has warned. "Some of the same chemical reactions…

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Avenues

Social media job trends

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | Team Avenues | Washington

Social media job trends

From a content specialist to a dating and career counsellor, the social media platform is buzzing with jobs tailormade for Gen Next. Team Avenues lists the endless possibilities in this field The year 2014 has seen…

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India Abroad

Sikh Gurdwara vandalised in Australia

Thursday, 30 October 2014 | PTI | Melbourne

Sikh Gurdwara vandalised in Australia

A newly built Sikh Gurdwara has become target of anti-islamic slurs after it was vandalised and painted with obscene messages in Australia's Perth city. The multi-million dollar Gurdwara in Bennett Springs was painted with the…

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SHOW TIME

All-nonsense roller-coaster

Sunday, 26 October 2014 | Meenakshi Rao | Melbourne

All-nonsense roller-coaster

Happy New Year Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah, Jackie Shroff Rated: 6/10 Will it make money? Yes, big time! Does it make sense? No, none at all. But then,…

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BOOK REVIEWS

Modi’s metaphysical musings

Sunday, 18 May 2014 | KK SRIVASTAVA | Melbourne

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

Maharashtra gets a fresh start with a new regime

Friday, 31 October 2014 | J Akshobhya | Mysore

Corporator at 21 years, Mayor at 26 years and now Chief Minister-elect at 44 years, Mr Devendra Fadnavis has always been an early starter. Despite his lack of experience and the fact that he doesn't…

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Sunday Edition

Games, Guts, Glory

26 Oct 2014 | Novy Kapadia | Mysore

Many lesser-known Indian athletes from rural or semi-rural backgrounds made a mark in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Novy Kapadia traces their journey, and analyses India’s overall performance in the competitive event There were two welcome subtexts in India’s overall performance at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games...

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STATE EDITIONS

SOUND BITES

I can tell you, on record and on camera, that those comments (against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu) don't reflect the US position.

White House Press Secretary | Josh Earnest

I was offered every other city but I said no. If I can't have Kolkata as a football team then I will not play football for life.

Bollywood star | Shah Rukh Khan

We do not subscribe to the view that women should form part of the military component of peace-keeping missions.

Indian envoy to UN | Bhagwant S Bishnoi

POLLS

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