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Efforts on war-footing to tame U’khand forest fire

Efforts on war-footing to tame U’khand forest fire

Monday, 02 May 2016 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi/Dehradun/New Tehri

As the unprecedented forest inferno spread to 13 districts of Uttarakhand destroying 2,269 hactares of forest, the Centre on Sunday deployed Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters and 6,000 personnel comprising National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), forest staff and volunteers to...

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Non-subsidised LPG, non-PDS kerosene, jet fuel rates hiked

Sunday, 01 May 2016 | IANS | New Delhi
Non-subsidised LPG, non-PDS kerosene, jet fuel rates hiked
State-run oil marketers on Sunday hiked prices of non-subsidised cooking gas, non-PDS (public distribution system) kerosene and aviation turbine fuel (ATF), following their increasing petrol and diesel prices late on Saturday night. The price of non-PDS...

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Sports Bytes

Atletico Madrid's Godin, Carrasco given medical clearance

Sunday, 01 May 2016 | IANS | MADRID
Atletico Madrid's Godin, Carrasco given medical clearance
Spanish football club Atletico Madrid confirmed on Sunday that Uruguayan defender Diego Godin and Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco have been given medical clearance after recovering from their injuries. Godin and Carrasco took part on Sunday morning...

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India Abroad

Sikh art exhibit to spread awareness about identity in US

Sunday, 01 May 2016 | IANS | New Delhi
Sikh art exhibit to spread awareness about identity in US
Even 15 years after 9/11, Sikhs in the US feel they are more likely to face profiling, bigotry and backlash than the average American because of the two symbols of their distinct identity - beard...

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Beware of poor quality eye makeups, say doctors

Sunday, 01 May 2016 | IANS | New Delhi
Beware of poor quality eye makeups, say doctors
With the rise in number of blepharitis -- a chronic eye condition -- cases among young females in India, ophthalmologists have cautioned against the usage of adulterated eye makeup products available in the market. According to...

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The ink of love

The ink of love

Monday, 02 May 2016 | Shrabasti Mallik

This Mother’s Day, affection comes with tattoos. By Shrabasti Malik Mikesh was 18 when he got his first tattoo done, a lightening bolt. The tattoo artist remembers him saying that it was because of his love for Harry Potter and recalls him squirming in pain with every touch of the needle. Mikesh’s mother stood by him all the while, holding his hand. Ten years later, today, Mikesh walks through the doors of the studio with his mother. But this time,...

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SOUND BITE

  • Smita Patil was gentle but stronger than anything you could ever encounter in a woman. Truly a gift we lost we never should have.
    Actor | Amitabh Bachchan
  • The CBI raided my house the day after the FIR was filed. They have not spoken to me since in the last three years. I cannot fight the perception battle.
    Air Chief Marshal (retd) | SP Tyagi
  • She (Hillary) will go down easier than any of the people we just beat. You are going to have an unbelievably good result in November.
    US presidential hopeful | Donald Trump

Avenues

  • Break ke baad

    More and more housewives are returning to work after a long career break, thanks to expanding career choices and family...

  • It’s in fashion

    Being a designer is one of the most obvious professions in the fashion world but aptitude and ability can open...

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Moulding the idea of India

GITA PRESS Author- Akshaya Mukul Publisher- HarperCollins, Rs799 Akshaya Mukul’s Gita Press will doubtlessly prove to be a seminal reference book on the role of the Hindu...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Salman can attract brand endorsement for athletes

    Monday, 02 May 2016 | Shreyans Jain | Delhi
    This refers to the editorial, “The people’s ambassador” (April 29). The appointment of Bollywood actor Salman Khan as India's goodwill ambassador by the Indian Olympic Association is welcome as this will not only arouse public enthusiasm in games, but will also attract brand endorsements for athletes. However, it is...

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