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Will rid ‘region’ of terror, thunders Sharif

Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Agencies | Peshawar

Will rid ‘region’ of terror, thunders Sharif

Pakistan lifts moratorium on death penalty for terrorists Shaken by the Taliban terror attack in which 148 people, including 139 schoolchildren, were killed in Peshwar on Tuesday, Pakistan on Wednesday pledged to announce a “national plan”…

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Vivacity

Nothing left to imagine

Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Karan Bhardwaj | Peshawar

Nothing left to imagine

Poor writing standards, a lack of ideas and fall in demand have led to the death of fiction in literature. Writers and publishers tell Karan Bhardwaj why non-fiction is, therefore, flying off shelves If we ask…

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Sports Bytes

Don't think Sarita was given a big penalty: Vijender

Thursday, 18 December 2014 | IANS | Kolkata,

Don't think Sarita was given a big penalty: Vijender

Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh Thursday said the International Boxing Association (AIBA)'s decision to ban female pugilist L. Sarita Devi for a year was not a big penalty and the punishment will pass swiftly. …

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POTPOURRI

'Khamoshiyan' was my 'Haunted 2': Vikram Bhatt

Thursday, 18 December 2014 | IANS | New Delhi

'Khamoshiyan' was my 'Haunted 2': Vikram Bhatt

Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt says he had originally written "Khamoshiyan" to make a sequel of 2011 "Haunted - 3D". "Khamoshiyan was my 'Haunted 2’. I wanted to make it as the sequel to ‘Haunted’,” Vikram said…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

SC rejects plea challenging Coal Ordinance

Thursday, 18 December 2014 | IANS | New Delhi

SC rejects plea challenging Coal Ordinance

The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a plea challenging the ordinance on coal blocks, providing for retrospective recovery of a levy of Rs. 295 per metric tonne of extracted coal and linking its payment as a…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Two pieces of fruit a day help fight depression: Study

Thursday, 18 December 2014 | IANS/EFE | Sydney

Two pieces of fruit a day help fight depression: Study

Eating at least two pieces of fruit like apples daily helps in preventing depression, especially in middle-aged women, according to a study published Thursday by Australian scientists. The study, in which some 6,000 people participated,…

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Avenues

Outsourcing career

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | Pioneer | Sydney

Outsourcing career

A vast domestic market, availability of low-cost and highly skilled workers and general economic growth have given a boost to BPOs and KPOs. To help build a workforce that can perform future leadership roles, transformational…

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India Abroad

India-born mentally ill man sentenced in Britain

Thursday, 18 December 2014 | IANS | London

India-born mentally ill man sentenced in Britain

An India-born man residing in Britain has been sent to a mental hospital with a no-time limit restriction order under the Mental Health Act for killing his wife in 2009, media reported. Harjinder Pal, 34,…

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SHOW TIME

Battle has begun in style

Sunday, 14 December 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | London

Battle has begun in style

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Staring: Ian Mckellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom Rated: 5.5/10 Hobbit this time is less…

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Books

Remapping Indian history

Sunday, 14 December 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | London

Remapping Indian history

The Way Things Were Author : Aatish Taseer Publisher : Pan Macmillan, Rs699 We not only have a political opinion but also information; the private and the political aren’t separate entities in India. All we need is…

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

One conversion can't be better than the other

Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Manoj Parashar | Via web

This refers to the article, “The sordid politics of religious conversions” (December 17) by Rajesh Singh. A major controversy over the conversion of hundreds of Muslims to Hinduism by a saffron organisation in Agra has…

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Sunday Edition

Window to the Middle East

14 Dec 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | Via web

One of the most read and beloved novelists across the globe, with over 38 million copies of his books sold in more than 70 countries, Khaled Hosseini speaks to ANANYA BORGOHAIN, and shares about his glorious journey that started more than 11 years back and contemplates how it has changed him at the same time Khaled Hosseini left Afghanistan when he was 11, but a sense of belonging towards the…

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STATE EDITIONS

Bachchans acquire land in UP

18 Dec 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | Via web

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan have again acquired agricultural land in Uttar Pradesh. This time the Bachchans purchased approximately 1...

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SOUND BITES

It (the disruptionist conduct of Opposition in Rajya Sabha) is arrogance of numbers and not arrogance of the Government.

Union Minister | Arun Jaitley

I'm ready for performance-oriented films. I feel the time has come for me to make the switch. Earlier, I was establishing myself.

Bollywood actor | Sonakshi Sinha

Government is pushing through Bills and wants them passed. We have no issues with their passage, but they should have been discussed.

Congress leader | Mallikarjun Kharge

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