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War on financial untouchability

Friday, 29 August 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

War on financial untouchability

Modi launches Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, 1.5-cr bank accounts opened across India in one day A record 1.5 crore bank accounts were opened across the country in a single day on Thursday as Prime Minister…

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Vivacity

Independent voice

Friday, 29 August 2014 | Pioneer | New Delhi

Independent voice

Jessica Alba talks about snubbing nudity in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For and says there’s a line she would’ve never crossed Originally, why did you decide to take on the role of Nancy…

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Sports Bytes

Saina crashes out of World Badminton Championship quarters

Friday, 29 August 2014 | PTI | Copenhagen

Saina crashes out of World Badminton Championship quarters

India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships after suffering a straight game defeat at the hands of top seed Li Xuerui of China, here today. The seventh-seeded Saina was no…

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POTPOURRI

'Mary Kom' is tax free in Maharashtra

Friday, 29 August 2014 | IANS | Mumbai

'Mary Kom' is tax free in Maharashtra

National Award winning actress Priyanka Chopra's much-awaited movie "Mary Kom", the story of a determined girl who makes it big in the world of boxing, has been declared tax free in Maharashtra a week before…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Nokia to offer maps for Samsung's Tizen-based handsets

Friday, 29 August 2014 | PTI | New Delhi

Nokia to offer maps for Samsung's Tizen-based handsets

Telecom gear maker Nokia has partnered Samsung to provide its maps and location services to Tizen-powered smart devices by the Korean electronics giant. The Finnish firm's location-based services arm HERE will also provide solutions to…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

New method to diagnose malaria faster

Friday, 29 August 2014 | IANS | London

New method to diagnose malaria faster

Finnish researchers have claimed to develop a new system for diagnosing malaria infection faster. The method is based on computer vision algorithms similar to those used in facial recognition systems combined with visualisation of only…

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Avenues

Rise in white collar jobs

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | Dhananjay Bansod | London

Rise in white collar jobs

India has been uniquely positioned to leverage changes that have arisen due to globalisation. We are one of the largest producers of engineers, management graduates and technically qualified staff. With demand for better skills mounting…

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India Abroad

Mallika Sherawat discusses women's rights at UN

Friday, 29 August 2014 | PTI | United Nations

Mallika Sherawat discusses women's rights at UN

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat highlighted the sufferings of women in India at the 65th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference, saying strong implementation of laws is required and men should be part of the solution to end…

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SHOW TIME

Rani steals the show

Sunday, 24 August 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | United Nations

Rani steals the show

Mardaani Starring: Rani Mukerji, Tahir Bhasin, Jisshu Sengupta Rated: 6.5/10 Mardaani is an entirely gripping film on a raging social issue from the start to the end and it scores on all counts — from the engaging story,…

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BOOK REVIEWS

Modi’s metaphysical musings

Sunday, 18 May 2014 | KK SRIVASTAVA | United Nations

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

A generational change in leadership within the BJP

Friday, 29 August 2014 | Abhijit Roy | Jamshedpur

This refers to the report, “BJP metamorphosis: Troika steps back” (August 27). Finally, the generational transformation of the BJP is complete. In the sunset years of their illustrious political careers, veteran leaders LK Advani and…

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SOUND BITES

Haryana Janhit Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi had six MLAs and all of them have joined the Congress. He is a general without an army.

BJP spokesperson | Shahnawaz Hussain

Investors (in Singapore) took a lot of interest in Bengal. Even those who had left the State are willing to return. The door of industrialisation has opened.

West Bengal Chief Minister | Mamata Banerjee

I am not against Asian people, but a lot of them come from an environment where they have no comprehension of road rules.

Australian MP | Vaughan Johnson
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