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Bill on boundary pact with B’desh set to pass

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Bill on boundary pact with B’desh set to pass

After the standoff between the Government and the Opposition derailed the passage of several key legislations in the Budget Session, the deck was cleared on Tuesday for passing of the Land Boundary Agreement Bill. But…

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Vivacity

No holds barred

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 | Karan Bhardwaj | New Delhi

No holds barred

While Sunny Leone hopes society would be less discriminatory towards her, Ram Kapoor, her co-star in Kuch Kuch Locha Hai, expects the Censor Board to be more mature in certifying movies. Karan Bhardwaj reports You could…

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Sports Bytes

BAI joins move to oust IOA chief Ramachandran

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 | PTI | New Delhi

BAI joins move to oust IOA chief Ramachandran

The move to oust Indian Olympic Association President N Ramachandran appears to be gathering steam as Badminton Association of India also joined the chorus today in demanding a No Confidence Motion against him by calling…

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POTPOURRI

I'll not do fiction TV shows: R. Madhavan

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 | IANS | Mumbai

I'll not do fiction TV shows: R. Madhavan

R. Madhavan has shown his talent on the small screen in the past, but the actor says he will not do more fiction shows on TV. "I will not do fiction shows on TV. I…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Coal scam: Court to consider CBI's charge sheet tomorrow

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 | PTI | New Delhi

Coal scam: Court to consider CBI's charge sheet tomorrow

A special court is likely to tomorrow pronounce its order on consideration of CBI's charge sheet filed in a coal scam case against industrialist Naveen Jindal, former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao,…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

New test detects twice as many cases of ovarian cancer

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 | PTI | London

New test detects twice as many cases of ovarian cancer

A new screening test can detect twice as many women with ovarian cancer as conventional strategies, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found in the largest trial of its kind. The new method uses a statistical…

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Avenues

Design today for better tomorrow

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 | Deebashree Mohanty | London

Design today for better tomorrow

The start-up culture in India is spreading like wildfire with young entrepreneurs looking to tap every sector of human living. Deebashree Mohanty talks to Sandeep Kumar from floorspace.in, who says that the interior design industry…

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India Abroad

UK revokes visas to 2 right-wing activists

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 | PTI | London/Thiruvananthapuram

UK revokes visas to 2 right-wing activists

Britain has revoked visas issued to two prominent members of organisations with right-wing leanings from Kerala after the Indian community in the UK complained against their visit. Sasikala Teacher, Chairperson of Hindu Aikya Vedi (United Hindu…

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SHOW TIME

Chhota Chetan, bada flop

Sunday, 03 May 2015 | Deebashree Mohanty | London/Thiruvananthapuram

Chhota Chetan, bada flop

Nach Baliye 7 has started off on a very thanda note. The celebrities are not really top line actors on TV or elsewhere. The format is too confusing and, last but not least, the three…

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Books

Trail of Blood Money

Sunday, 03 May 2015 | Kumar Chellappan | London/Thiruvananthapuram

Trail of Blood Money

God’s Bankers Author : Gerald Posner Publisher : Simon and Schuster, Rs899 The Vatican has a number of skeletons in its cupboards, ranging from money laundering, drug trafficking, sex scandals and paedophilia. Gerald Posner investigates the death…

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Even best land law won’t solve all farmer woes

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 | Niladrinath Mohanty | Via email

This refers to the article, “Opposition is milking the agrarian crisis” (May 5) by Sandhya Jain. Even after a favourable land acquisition law is enacted, farmers may still suffer crop damage due to the vagaries…

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Sunday Edition

Hallway to the past

03 May 2015 | CHANDAN MITRA | Via email

The innocent charm of queuing up for tickets at a cinema hall, eventually procuring one at triple the price from the ubiquitous tout, and coming out to the foyer for a cigarette during the interval will never be back. All that will remain is the nostalgia, writes CHANDAN MITRA Delhi encapsulates all stages of urban evolution in India — ancient, medieval, modern and post-modern...

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STATE EDITIONS

State cabinet aloows use of contigency’s fund for Nepla relief

06 May 2015 | CHANDAN MITRA | Via email

Ensuring availability of funds for extending help to quake hit Nepal the state cabinet has empowered Uttar Pradesh government to utilize state’s contingency funds for this purpose. The decision was taken a meeting held here on Tuesday...

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SOUND BITES

Studies indicate a link between the polar atmospheric processes and the Indian monsoon intensity. A comprehensive understanding of the Arctic is of special importance to us.

Union Minister | Harsh Vardhan

I want to help my brother and sister be the best they can be, and me being someone they can look up to, is definitely a part of that.

Pop sensation |Justin Bieber

While distributing cheques, I asked a lady if she recognised the PWD Minister, the Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha or me. She did not recognise anyone.

UP Chief Minister |Akhilesh Yadav

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