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Lanka says sorry to PM, Jaya

Saturday, 02 August 2014 | Pioneer News Service | CHENNAI

Lanka says sorry to PM, Jaya

The Government of Sri Lanka on Friday extended an “unqualified apology” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for an objectionable article which was posted earlier in the day on…

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Vivacity

In the company of verses

Saturday, 02 August 2014 | Karan Bhardwaj | CHENNAI

In the company of verses

Noorul Hasan took 20 years to translate 50 poems penned by Meena Kumari. He tells Karan Bhardwaj that the legendary actress escaped the tragedy of her life through her compositions No one could have described the…

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Sports Bytes

Don't know what India did in 5 days after Lord's win: Gavaskar

Friday, 01 August 2014 | PTI | New Delhi

Don't know what India did in 5 days after Lord's win: Gavaskar

Severely critical of the Indian cricket team's poor show against England in the third Test, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said the old habit of getting complacent after a big win seems to have affected the…

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POTPOURRI

Jai, Veeru - Bollywood's best onscreen friendship: Survey

Friday, 01 August 2014 | IANS | New Delhi

Jai, Veeru - Bollywood's best onscreen friendship: Survey

Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra's camaraderie as Jai and Veeru in cult film "Sholay" has been voted the best example of onscreen friendships in Bollywood, in a new survey. International Friendship Day falls Sunday, and ahead…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

India and US to collaborate on aviation safety

Friday, 01 August 2014 | IANS | New Delhi

India and US to collaborate on aviation safety

India and the US Friday entered into an agreement to establish an aviation security equipment testing and evaluation programme as part of their strategic partnership. The agreement was inked between the US Trade and Development…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

NHRC notice to Delhi government over medical negligence

Friday, 01 August 2014 | IANS | New Delhi

NHRC notice to Delhi government over medical negligence

The National Human Rights Commission Friday issued notice to the Delhi government over reports of medical negligence leading to a child's birth outside a government hospital here. The commission took suo motu cognizance of media…

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Avenues

New ways of learning

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Pioneer | New Delhi

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

Obama nominates Indian-American as district court judge

Friday, 01 August 2014 | PTI | Washington

Obama nominates Indian-American as district court judge

US President Barack Obama has nominated yet another Indian-American counsel to the key post of US District Court judge for Washington DC. Announcing Amit Privardhan Mehta's nomination along with other judiciary posts, Obama said, "I…

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SHOW TIME

Lacks the kick

Sunday, 27 July 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Washington

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 | Washington

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

Re-building relations with Washington, Vajpayee way

Saturday, 02 August 2014 | Ganapathi Bhat | Akola

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's uncanny diplomacy came to the fore when he let go the US visa row without a fuss. He knew well that as the leader of the world's leading democracy, his time…

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Sunday Edition

Home away from home

27 Jul 2014 | Pioneer | Akola

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

Use of plaster of Paris banned

02 Aug 2014 | Pioneer | Akola

Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board has banned the use of plaster of Paris in the making of idols and laid down the green guidelines to ensure eco-friendly celebration of upcoming festivals. The Board chairman N Baijendra Kumar has directed the collectors of all the districts to discourage the use of plaster of Paris in the idol making as it is not eco-friendly...

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SOUND BITES

I can tell you that our response to any such act (Pakistan's beheading of Indian soldiers) will be more than adequate. It will be intense and immediate.

Chief of Army Staff | Gen DS Suhag

I don't think we played good cricket. England pacer Moeen Ali bowled well, but we also allowed him to bowl well.

Indian cricket captain | MS Dhoni

Most of the military aid US gave to Pakistan never went to counter-insurgency. It went into buying equipment to fight India.

Former US envoy to Afghanistan | Ronald Neumann
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