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Black cash, key Bills to heat up Winter Session

Monday, 24 November 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Black cash, key Bills to heat up Winter Session

The Winter Session of Parliament beginning Monday could see a great deal of fireworks with the Government being determined to pass several key legislations that form the cornerstone of its economic agenda and the Opposition…

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Vivacity

Who’s afraid of Manto?

Monday, 24 November 2014 | Rupinder Kaur | New Delhi

Who’s afraid of Manto?

Director Kuljeet Singh’s play Kujh Afsaney presented a collage of four stories by Saadat Hasan Manto. It raised questions on issues pertaining to creative freedom. Rupinder Kaur reports Pulping Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative…

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Sports Bytes

Hamilton admits hardly sleeping the night before

Monday, 24 November 2014 | IANS/CMC | Abu Dhabi

Hamilton admits hardly sleeping the night before

Newly crowned Formula 1 World champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed he hardly slept the night before the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which he eventually won to clinch his second drivers' title. The 29-year-old Briton entered…

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POTPOURRI

Justin Theroux warned by future father-in-law

Sunday, 23 November 2014 | PTI | London

Justin Theroux warned by future father-in-law

Former 'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston's father has reportedly ordered Justin Theroux to be more considerate of his daughter's feelings and desire to get married. The 45-year-old actress' father John Aniston shares her frustration that they have…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

India needs more banks, but bigger banks too: Citi India CEO

Sunday, 23 November 2014 | PTI | Mumbai

India needs more banks, but bigger banks too: Citi India CEO

As RBI readies for licensing of some niche-segment banks, global banking giant Citibank's India chief Pramit Jhaveri said there is a room for larger number of banks in the country, but it also needs…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Sound training can help brain ignore distractions

Sunday, 23 November 2014 | PTI | Washington

Sound training can help brain ignore distractions

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new brain training approach that uses sounds to allow ageing brains to ignore distractions. Distractibility, or the inability to sustain focus on a goal due to attention to…

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Avenues

For a fertile career

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Dr Shobha Gupta | Washington

For a fertile career

It’s estimated that globally between 60-80 million couples suffer from infertility every year, of which probably between 15- 20 million are in India alone, says an ICMR bulletin. This indicates that the country needs…

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India Abroad

Nepal Police gun down 'most wanted' Indian criminal

Sunday, 23 November 2014 | PTI | Kathmandu

Nepal Police gun down 'most wanted' Indian criminal

An Indian national, who was in the most wanted list of Nepal Police, has been killed in an encounter in southern Nepal, police said. Sahasran Khan of Maharajganj district, Uttar Pradesh, was killed in an encounter…

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SHOW TIME

A happy movie

Sunday, 23 November 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Kathmandu

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 | Kathmandu

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

Pakistan is not keen on dialogue with India

Monday, 24 November 2014 | M Ratan | New Delhi

This refers to the report, “Will consult Kashmiri leaders before talks with India: Sharif” (November 21). Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's latest statement, underlining his insistence on having prior consultations with Kashmiri separatists before resuming peace…

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Sunday Edition

18th SAARC Summit: Seizing the opportunity

23 Nov 2014 | Nihar R Nayak | New Delhi

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

SOUND BITES

President Obama is honored to be going to India in January as the chief guest for Indian Republic Day. It's a sign of our close friendship.

Senior US official | Ben Rhodes

I was scared before the release of Lage Raho Munnabhai. We weren't getting distributors as they felt the film was boring.

Film-maker | Rajkumar Hirani

Pakistan remains open to the resumption of bilateral dialogue with India. Onus is on India to create conducive environment.

Pakistan's Prime Minister | Nawaz Sharif

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