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Diwali break for Maha politics

Thursday, 23 October 2014 | TN Raghunatha/Deepak Upreti | Mumbai/New Delhi

Diwali break for Maha politics

The ice between the two erstwhile saffron alliance partners the BJP and Shiv Sena has been broken with the latter making the first move towards mending fences and expressing its readiness to be part of…

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Vivacity

Guiding Light

Thursday, 23 October 2014 | Pioneer | Mumbai/New Delhi

Guiding Light

Diwali is not just about celebration and decoration. For some, the festival is an opportunity to add cheer to the lives of the lesser-privileged Shovana Narayan (Danseuse) I would light up my life by seeing people illuminate…

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Sports Bytes

Loughborough becomes latest ICC-accredited testing centre

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | PTI | Dubai

Loughborough becomes latest ICC-accredited testing centre

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University has been accredited as a testing centre for suspected illegal bowling actions. Loughborough now joins Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cricket Australia's National…

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POTPOURRI

Parineeti finds Ranveer's bald look hot

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | IANS | Mumbai

Parineeti finds Ranveer's bald look hot

Ranveer Singh has shaved his head for his role in "Bajirao Mastani" and his "Kill Dil" co-star Parineeti Chopra is raving about his bald look. "He is looking hot in his new look. There are very…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

SBI launches mPassBook facility on its smartphone application

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | PTI | Mumbai

SBI launches mPassBook facility on its smartphone application

The nation's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) launched a facility called 'mPassBook' today, on its 'State Bank Anywhere' mobile application, for its retail banking users. Launching the facility, SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya, said that…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Teenage self-harm linked to problems in later life

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | PTI | London

Teenage self-harm linked to problems in later life

Those who self-harm as teenagers are more at risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems as adults, according to the largest study of its kind in the UK. Researchers at the University of Bristol,…

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Avenues

How to bell the CAT

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Sai Kumar Swamy | London

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

Indian, Chinese film firms to jointly produce "Kungfu Yoga"

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | PTI | Beijing

Indian, Chinese film firms to jointly produce

Prominent film production firms of India and China today announced their first joint venture to make a new co-production called "Kungfu Yoga" which could feature top Hollywood stars like Jackie Chan. This is the first…

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SHOW TIME

Film of the week

Sunday, 19 October 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Beijing

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 | Beijing

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

Rise of ordinary worker to the State's top post

Thursday, 23 October 2014 | PN Saxena | New Delhi

This is with reference to the report, “Backroom boy comes upfront” (October 22). Sixty-year-old Manohar Lal Khattar will be the first BJP Chief Minister of Haryana. An organisational man, he is a first-time MLA. He…

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Sunday Edition

Pakistan’s Kashmir gambit

19 Oct 2014 | Col Vivek Chadha (retd) | New Delhi

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

Govt sanctions order for four new police stations

23 Oct 2014 | Col Vivek Chadha (retd) | New Delhi

The state Government on Wednesday sanctioned four new police stations for Ghaziabad and Meerut districts. Briefing mediapersons here on Wednesday, Home Secretary Kamal Saksena said the Government cleared three new police stations for Ghaziabad and one for Meerut district...

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SOUND BITES

We cannot become a generation lost. I ask all countries all around the world: Let us say no to wars. Let's say no to conflicts.

Nobel laureate | Malala Yousafzai

I just want him (estranged husband) to be happy. I don't care whom he goes out with and I don't know whom he's dating.

Reality TV star | Kris Jenner

I am not keen to return to Maharashtra. I am happy in New Delhi. But I'll follow the party leadership's order.

Union Minister | Nitin Gadkari

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