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It’s a riot a day in Uttar Pradesh

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | PNS | Lucknow

It’s a riot a day in Uttar Pradesh

In Rampur, trivial bike accident leads to communal flare-up; 3 killed, 12 injured With Western Uttar Pradesh already in the grip of communal frenzy, a petty dispute in Rampur triggered a major clash between members of…

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Vivacity

Cook up a storm

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Pioneer | Lucknow

Cook up a storm

A recent telecommunication company’s advertisement stirred a debate on gender equation and social stereotypes She stands as a perfect example of the boss who often exhibits a devil may care attitude when it comes to meeting…

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Sports Bytes

President congratulates CWG medal winners

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | IANS | New Delhi

President congratulates CWG medal winners

President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday congratulated Indian sportspersons who have won medals at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, an official statement said. Mukherjee congratulated Jitu Rai, Gurpal Singh, Gagan Narang and Vikas Thakur for winning…

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POTPOURRI

Fans want to see Sherlock, Dr Watson as gay lovers in show

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | PTI | London

Fans want to see Sherlock, Dr Watson as gay lovers in show

Sherlock and Dr Watson in the new hit TV series 'Sherlock' should become gay lovers, suggested fans to the makers. The characters of Sherlock and Dr Watson, played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman respectively, share…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Flipkart raises $1 bn funding; drops plans to go public

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | PTI | Bangalore

Flipkart raises $1 bn funding; drops plans to go public

India's largest e-Commerce firm Flipkart today said it has raised USD 1 billion (over Rs 6,000 crore) in fresh funding from a group of investors, the largest so far in the fiercely competitive online shopping…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

No Eid holiday for Bengal health workers

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | IANS | Kolkata

No Eid holiday for Bengal health workers

With encephalitis claiming over 100 lives in northern West Bengal this year, all leave of public health workers has been cancelled for a month, a minister said Tuesday. She added that awareness drives have been…

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Avenues

New ways of learning

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Pioneer | Kolkata

New ways of learning

Montessori to inquiry-based and experiential way of teaching has taken the primary education segment in India by storm. Deebashree Mohanty explores what is the big advantage of this modern way of teaching over the traditional set-up.…

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India Abroad

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | IANS | Colombo

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 50 Indian fishermen for illegal poaching in its waters, a navy official said Tuesday. The official said that majority of the Indian fishermen were arrested off Point Pedro in…

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SHOW TIME

Lacks the kick

Sunday, 27 July 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Colombo

Lacks the kick

Kick Starring: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Rated: 4.5/10 Jai Ho! Sallu bhai is all for Being Human, and now in the most aggressive way — through his movies. This is the second one of…

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BOOK REVIEWS

Modi’s metaphysical musings

Sunday, 18 May 2014 | KK SRIVASTAVA | Colombo

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

Debate over child labour cannot be one-sided

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | TT Sakaria | Delhi

This refers to the article, “When rights and laws matter less” (July 28) by Kailash Satyarthi. The author has criticised the Bolivian Government for its decision to allow child labour and argued that poverty should…

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Sunday Edition

Home away from home

27 Jul 2014 | Pioneer | Delhi

SOS Homes for Tibetan children has around 1,000 kids who are either orphans or their parents are in Tibet, says Ritu Pandey It’s a short walk from the Mall Road to Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy. But in contrast to the incessant chatter that surrounds me on Mussoorie’s most prominent landmark, silence rings aloud on the Academy Road...

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STATE EDITIONS

Centre to States: Self-attestation, not affidavits needed

30 Jul 2014 | Pioneer | Delhi

Following Punjab’s footsteps, the Central Government has asked all the States to do away with affidavits for Government-related work and promote self-attestation of documents. Punjab has already introduced these administrative reforms and have eliminated the need of affidavits for Government work and has brought in the self-attestation of documents providing major relief to the citizens...

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SOUND BITES

The Congress has failed to learn any lesson from its Lok Sabha defeat in Haryana. Somebody has to bell the cat, so I decided to resign.

Haryana Power Minister —Ajay Yadav

I don't think there's any pressure on fathers to balance anything in their lives when it comes to parents being at work.

Actor —Elizabeth Banks

We hope to be able to find the magic formula by which the violence in Gaza could cease for a long enough period to try to find that sustainable ceasefire.

US Secretary of State —John Kerry
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