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NCC ‘scouts’ trouble, takes bite out of snack allowance

Sunday, 21 December 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

NCC ‘scouts’ trouble, takes bite out of snack allowance

A Delhi Government official posted in Delhi Directorate of NCC (National Cadet Corps) has smelt a scam in the refreshment money given to each NCC cadet enrolled with the city schools. The official has…

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Vivacity

Social network

Saturday, 20 December 2014 | Karan Bhardwaj | New Delhi

Social network

The Israeli documentary Neighbourhood will open the Delhi International Film Festival today. Its director Ilan Yagoda tells Karan Bhardwaj that his movie is a sweet reminder of a time when people would spend hours chatting…

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Sports Bytes

Rishika, Rutuja move ahead in ITF women's qualifiers

Saturday, 20 December 2014 | IANS | Pune

Rishika, Rutuja move ahead in ITF women's qualifiers

Rishika Sunkara scored an easy straight set win over Arthi Muniyan, while Pune’s Rutuja Bhosale had to make a rally from one set down to beat Vasanti Shinde to move into the second round of…

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POTPOURRI

Balloons, jugglers, acrobats weave mesmerising spell at ISL closing show

Saturday, 20 December 2014 | IANS | Mumbai

Balloons, jugglers, acrobats weave mesmerising spell at ISL closing show

Football-shaped balloons were released into the night sky, ball jugglers displayed their silken skills and acrobats showcased feats of extraordinary ability and balance before a capacity crowd at the D.Y. Patil stadium here during the…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Vinod Rai roped in to make Indian Railways transparent: Prabhu

Saturday, 20 December 2014 | IANS | Panaji

Vinod Rai roped in to make Indian Railways transparent: Prabhu

Former scam-busting Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai has been roped in by the Indian Railways to evolve a transparency mechanism for the functioning of the ministry and its operations. "I have asked our…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Cells that facilitate tumour growth identified

Saturday, 20 December 2014 | IANS | Washington

Cells that facilitate tumour growth identified

A recent study has identified the population of white blood cells that tumours use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system. The results mark a turning point in cancer immunology and provide the foundation…

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Avenues

Outsourcing career

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | Pioneer | Washington

Outsourcing career

A vast domestic market, availability of low-cost and highly skilled workers and general economic growth have given a boost to BPOs and KPOs. To help build a workforce that can perform future leadership roles, transformational…

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India Abroad

Indians awaiting execution freed after blood money payment

Saturday, 20 December 2014 | IANS | Riyadh

Indians awaiting execution freed after blood money payment

Three Indians in Saudi Arabia convicted for a compatriot's murder have been saved from execution after an Indian businessman paid nearly half a million Saudi riyals (nearly $133,200) in blood money on their behalf, media…

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SHOW TIME

PK lacks OMG moments

Sunday, 21 December 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Riyadh

PK lacks OMG moments

PK Staring: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla Rated: 5/10 PK is an idea whose time has, sadly, long gone and the only thing new here is Aamir Khan’s complete and…

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Books

Recollections of a President

Sunday, 21 December 2014 | Pranab Mukherjee | Riyadh

Recollections of a President

The Dramatic Decade Author : Pranab Mukherjee Publisher : Rupa, Rs595 India’s President Pranab Mukherjee remembers the formative years of the Janata Party and addresses the fragments and disagreements the…

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

States must cooperate to get GST regime soon

Saturday, 20 December 2014 | SC Agrawal | Delhi

This refers to the reformative step the Union Cabinet has taken by clearing the constitutional amendment Bill on Goods and Service Tax not only aimed to raise revenue and boost growth, but also to ensure…

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Sunday Edition

The M-World

21 Dec 2014 | Gautam Chintamani | Delhi

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STATE EDITIONS

Just like mother!

21 Dec 2014 | Gautam Chintamani | Delhi

We all have uncles and aunts who have certain distinctive qualities by which we know them and remember them. As we see them from our childhood, the impression they form on our minds remains almost the same even when we grow up...

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SOUND BITES

Story of repeated postponements, adjournments (in Lakhvi case) is well-documented. The move to grant bail has taken this saga to another level.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson | Syed Akbaruddin

I am under no pressure. I will try to bowl the way I used to. The only difference is, there will be some difference in my action.

Pakistani cricketer | Saeed Ajmal

He (Palestinian President) doesn't understand that his authority in the West Bank will be overturned by the Hamas like it was done in Gaza.

Israeli Prime Minister | Benjamin Netanyahu

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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