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Bengal Police on NIA radar

Saturday, 25 October 2014 | Rakesh K Singh/ Saugar Sengupta/Omer Farooq | New Delhi/Kolkata/ Hyderabad

Bengal Police on NIA radar

The NIA has concluded that the two persons killed in the Burdwan blast on October 2 were Bangladeshi citizens, Shakil Ahmed and Suvon Mondal, who were preparing the IEDs for supplying them to Bangladesh and…

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Vivacity

The homecoming

Saturday, 25 October 2014 | Divya Kaushik | New Delhi/Kolkata/ Hyderabad

The homecoming

American actor Kal Penn is excited about the new indie movement in India. While he was in Mumbai to promote his film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, he chatted with Divya Kaushik about his interest…

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Sports Bytes

Advani enters World Billiards points format final

Friday, 24 October 2014 | PTI | Leeds

Advani enters World Billiards points format final

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani performed on expected lines, making a clinical entry into the World Billiards Championship final of the 150 up points format section, here today. Eyeing his 11th world title, Advani outplayed countrymate…

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POTPOURRI

'Happy New Year' gets bumper opening: Trade experts

Friday, 24 October 2014 | IANS | New Delhi

'Happy New Year' gets bumper opening: Trade experts

Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Happy New Year” arrived Friday and it has been tagged as “fully masaledaar entertainer”, “blockbuster written all over it” and “visually appealing”. “Happy New Year”, which also stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan,…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Infra consulting firms demand exemption from service tax

Friday, 24 October 2014 | PTI | New Delhi

Infra consulting firms demand exemption from service tax

Infrastructure consulting firms have requested the government to exempt them from service tax at par with contractors and concessionaires. "The government-funded infrastructure projects are impeded by discrimination against the consulting engineering companies by levy of service…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Ebola vaccine doses could reach Africa by mid-2015: WHO

Friday, 24 October 2014 | AFP | Geneva

Ebola vaccine doses could reach Africa by mid-2015: WHO

Ebola vaccine trials could start in west Africa in December, with hundreds of thousands of doses potentially being rolled out by mid-2015, the World Health Organisation said today. "All is being put in place to start…

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Avenues

How to bell the CAT

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Sai Kumar Swamy | Geneva

How to bell the CAT

With less than a month for the CAT 2014, many aspirants tend to commit common errors in their preparation that bears hard on them. Sai Kumar Swamy lists out some pointers that one must keep…

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India Abroad

Kerry lits diya to celebrate first ever Diwali at State Dept

Friday, 24 October 2014 | PTI | Washington

Kerry lits diya to celebrate first ever Diwali at State Dept

Amidst chanting of Vedic mantras and lighting of the traditional 'diya' by none other than US Secretary of State John Kerry, Diwali – the festival of lights - was celebrated for the first time at…

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SHOW TIME

Film of the week

Sunday, 19 October 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Washington

Film of the week

The Judge Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio Rated: 7.5/10 This is the movie of the week — a gripping drama around the coming together of an estranged father and son — father, a…

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BOOK REVIEWS

Modi’s metaphysical musings

Sunday, 18 May 2014 | KK SRIVASTAVA | Washington

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

Kissinger hasn't changed, only his priorities have

Saturday, 25 October 2014 | Subhash Bhagwat | Via web

This refers to the article, “Hate-India icon has a change of heart” (October 22) by Rajesh Singh. There is even more to Mr Henry Kissinger than his books or past actions. Mr Kissinger now is…

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Sunday Edition

Pakistan’s Kashmir gambit

19 Oct 2014 | Col Vivek Chadha (retd) | Via web

It is clear that India is in a position to manage status quo in J&K. It is also evident that Pakistan is in no position to alter it...

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STATE EDITIONS

SOUND BITES

The chilling reality of Ebola should motivate us to safeguard society and take action. It is not somebody else's problem; it's ours.

Microsoft co-founder | Paul Allen

TV has changed now. The content has become more relatable. It has taken a leap from loads of make-up to simpler looks.

Actor | Sudha Chandran

I'm particularly grateful for Nisha (Desai Biswal), especially because she's making really critical efforts for South and Central Asia. She is tenacious.

US Secretary of State | John Kerry

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