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Weather withers sunny hopes

Monday, 30 March 2015 | Moushumi Basu/Khurshid Wani | New Delhi/Srinagar

Weather withers sunny hopes

The summer may be here, but the impact of two consecutive systems of Western Disturbances is expected to cause unseasonal rainfall, thunderstorms and squalls in several parts of northern and central India. While dark clouds…

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Vivacity

A cut above

Monday, 30 March 2015 | Shrabasti Mallik | New Delhi/Srinagar

A cut above

Sanjhi, the traditional paper craft of Mathura, is on a revivalist curve as fashion and interior designers are using the motif in modern creations. By Shrabasti Mallik The legend has it that Radha used ancient paper…

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Sports Bytes

Sardar charged up to face Australia in hockey meet

Monday, 30 March 2015 | IANS | New Delhi

Sardar charged up to face Australia in hockey meet

Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh on Monday said the team is looking forward to meeting world champions Australia in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5…

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POTPOURRI

Downey Jr asks fans for charity for ill children

Monday, 30 March 2015 | IANS | Los Angeles

Downey Jr asks fans for charity for ill children

Actor Robert Downey Jr is requesting all his fans to attend the world premiere of Marvel's “Avengers: Age of Ultron" and help his charity to donate for children who are suffering from terminal illnesses. The 49-year-old…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Govt warns of action if telcos miss full MNP deadline

Monday, 30 March 2015 | PTI | New Delhi

Govt warns of action if telcos miss full MNP deadline

The government will take action against telecom operators if they miss the May 3 deadline for rolling out the full mobile number portability, a top official said today. "We have given them (telecom operators) sufficient time…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Exercise outweighs negative effects of air pollution

Monday, 30 March 2015 | IANS | London

Exercise outweighs negative effects of air pollution

If you avoid morning walks owing to fears related to the bad quality of air, start afresh as researchers from University of Copenhagen have found that exercise can outweigh the harmful effects of air pollution. …

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Avenues

Future of IB Board

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | Pramod Sharma | London

Future of IB Board

The focus of the International Baccalaureate pedagogy is on ‘how to learn’ rather than ‘what to learn’. With the rising trend of IB Board in India, the number of schools offering an international curriculum will…

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India Abroad

Malaysian police investigates death threats to Ravi Shankar

Monday, 30 March 2015 | PTI | Kuala Lumper

Malaysian police investigates death threats to Ravi Shankar

Malaysian police is investigating a letter purportedly sent by the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group, threatening to kill Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who was in Penang over the weekend. Inspector-General of Police…

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SHOW TIME

Action impossible

Sunday, 29 March 2015 | Deebashree Mohanty | Kuala Lumper

Action impossible

The gunman Starring: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance Rated: 4/10 From the very start, you expect a nail-biting action film with the best men on the job. But 15 minutes to the movie, one cannot…

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Books

Gearing up for combat

Sunday, 29 March 2015 | Pravin Sawhney | Kuala Lumper

Gearing up for combat

China’s Military Power Authoir: GD Bakshi Publisher: KW Publishers, Rs 980 It is undecided but certain that China will attack India. Given the names associated with this book, it is fair to presume that the Indian Army does…

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Vajpayee is a Bharat Ratna in every way

Monday, 30 March 2015 | Shailendra Kaul | Lucknow

The Bharat Ratna for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was long overdue and would, probably, not even have materialised had the BJP not formed a Government at the Centre. I had the opportunity to…

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Sunday Edition

The film adventures of Chetan Bhagat

29 Mar 2015 | Gautam Chintamani | Lucknow

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STATE EDITIONS

State orders probe into PCS exam leak scam

30 Mar 2015 | Gautam Chintamani | Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh government ordered inquiry in the alleged leak of the UP Provincial Civil Services (Preliminary) examinations in the state on Sunday. The decision came after aspirants alleged the same and created ruckus outside different exam-centers in Lucknow Kanpur and other districts...

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SOUND BITES

It's in everyone's interest that a deal on the nuclear programme gets done. But it has to put the bomb beyond Iran's reach.

British Foreign Secretary | Philip Hammond

The BJP-led NDA Government is trying to divide the country on religious lines by terrorising the minorities.

CPI General Secretary | S Sudhakar Reddy

We don't want to play politics (on flood situation). It has been only seven months, and again the people are face to face with another tragedy.

NC leader | Omar Abdullah

POLLS

Should India react to the Pak ceasefire violation or the two countries should talk to each other to stop violation ?

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