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United LS raps Pak for Lakhvi bail

Saturday, 20 December 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

United LS raps Pak for Lakhvi bail

In a show of unity, the Lok Sabha on Friday rallied behind the Government in passing a unanimous resolution condemning the decision of a Pakistani court to grant bail to Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) terrorist and 26/11…

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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

Battle has begun in style

Sunday, 14 December 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Riyadh

Battle has begun in style

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Staring: Ian Mckellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom Rated: 5.5/10 Hobbit this time is less…

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Books

Remapping Indian history

Sunday, 14 December 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | Riyadh

Remapping Indian history

The Way Things Were Author : Aatish Taseer Publisher : Pan Macmillan, Rs699 We not only have a political opinion but also information; the private and the political aren’t separate entities in India. All we need is…

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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

Window to the Middle East

14 Dec 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | Delhi

One of the most read and beloved novelists across the globe, with over 38 million copies of his books sold in more than 70 countries, Khaled Hosseini speaks to ANANYA BORGOHAIN, and shares about his glorious journey that started more than 11 years back and contemplates how it has changed him at the same time Khaled Hosseini left Afghanistan when he was 11, but a sense of belonging towards the…

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STATE EDITIONS

Three-day membership drive of BJP starts

20 Dec 2014 | Ananya Borgohain | Delhi

The first day of the crucial three-day membership drive of Bharatiya Janata Party started on Friday with leaders staying put in the booths and motivating people to become primary members of the party. “The response on the first day was very good...

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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

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