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5.7% GDP promises Achchhe Din ahead

Saturday, 30 August 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

5.7% GDP promises  Achchhe Din ahead

Boosting the hope of economic revival within 100 days of Modi coming to power, India’s economic growth rate has for the first time risen to touch a two-and-half year’s high of 5.7 per cent for…

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Vivacity

There’s more to mezze

Saturday, 30 August 2014 | Divya Kaushik | New Delhi

There’s more to mezze

We didn’t know that there are more than 50 varieties of desserts and almost 60 kinds of salads in the Arab cuisine until me met chef Ali Alhaj. He tells Divya Kaushik about lesser-known delicacies…

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Sports Bytes

Errani beats Venus Williams in US Open third round

Saturday, 30 August 2014 | IANS | New York

Errani beats Venus Williams in US Open third round

Thirteenth seeded Sara Errani of Italy defeated Venus Williams 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (7-5) to advance to the US Open round of 16 here. Williams had beaten Errani in straight sets in all three of their previous…

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POTPOURRI

I'm not a drug addict: Keira Knightley

Saturday, 30 August 2014 | IANS | Los Angeles

I'm not a drug addict: Keira Knightley

Actress Keira Knightley believes she must have coped with being famous because she has avoided becoming a drug addict, despite shooting to fame at a young age. The 29-year-old shot to fame as a teenager in…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Good response to Jan Dhan scheme in Agra

Saturday, 30 August 2014 | IANS | Agra

Good response to Jan Dhan scheme in Agra

Long queues were seen at banks in Agra to open accounts under the new Jan Dhan scheme and the response from the "under-privileged" section of the society was surprising, an officials said Saturday. P.N. Agarwal, a…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

New tool maps how drug abuse affects brain

Saturday, 30 August 2014 | PTI | Washington

New tool maps how drug abuse affects brain

Scientists have developed a laser-based imaging tool to map how drug abuse disrupts blood flow to the brain. A new method for measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the brain could help doctors and…

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Avenues

Rise in white collar jobs

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | Dhananjay Bansod | Washington

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

Indian-American scholar to explore Dinosaur extinction

Saturday, 30 August 2014 | PTI | Houston

Indian-American scholar to explore Dinosaur extinction

An Indian-American scholar has won the prestigious 'Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award' which includes a grant to study the causes behind Dinosaur extinction. Sankar Chatterjee, a Horn Professor of Paleontology and Curator at the Museum…

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SHOW TIME

Rani steals the show

Sunday, 24 August 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Houston

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 | Houston

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

Supreme Court should have gone beyond advising

Saturday, 30 August 2014 | Kanishka Pathak | Dhanbad

This refers to the editorial, “Sage advice from SC” (August 29). The Supreme Court's decision to deliver the sagely advice that it is upon the Prime Minister of India to select his or her council…

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SOUND BITES

No one can disarm Hamas. The weapons of the resistance are sacred, and we will not accept that they be on the agenda of future negotiations.

Hamas chief —Khaled Meshaal

There is something to enjoying the engagement period, whether it's three months, one year, two, three, four, five… Who knows! Enjoy it.

Hollywood actor —Jennifer Aniston

Shahid Afridi is a senior player and aggressive. If the board decides to replace Misbah, then Afridi is best to lead Pakistan in the World Cup.

Pakistani cricketer —Shoaib Malik
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