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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

Saina crashes out of World Badminton Championship quarters

Friday, 29 August 2014 | PTI | Copenhagen

Saina crashes out of World Badminton Championship quarters

India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships after suffering a straight game defeat at the hands of top seed Li Xuerui of China, here today. The seventh-seeded Saina was no…

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POTPOURRI

'Mary Kom' is tax free in Maharashtra

Friday, 29 August 2014 | IANS | Mumbai

'Mary Kom' is tax free in Maharashtra

National Award winning actress Priyanka Chopra's much-awaited movie "Mary Kom", the story of a determined girl who makes it big in the world of boxing, has been declared tax free in Maharashtra a week before…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Fiscal deficit touches 61.2% of BE in July-end

Friday, 29 August 2014 | PTI | New Delhi

Fiscal deficit touches 61.2% of BE in July-end

The fiscal deficit touched 61.2 per cent of full year Budget Estimates or over Rs 3.24 lakh crore in end July. During the April-July period of 2013-14 fiscal, the deficit was 62.8 per cent of…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

New method to diagnose malaria faster

Friday, 29 August 2014 | IANS | London

New method to diagnose malaria faster

Finnish researchers have claimed to develop a new system for diagnosing malaria infection faster. The method is based on computer vision algorithms similar to those used in facial recognition systems combined with visualisation of only…

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Avenues

Rise in white collar jobs

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | Dhananjay Bansod | London

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

Mallika Sherawat discusses women's rights at UN

Friday, 29 August 2014 | PTI | United Nations

Mallika Sherawat discusses women's rights at UN

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat highlighted the sufferings of women in India at the 65th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference, saying strong implementation of laws is required and men should be part of the solution to end…

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SHOW TIME

Rani steals the show

Sunday, 24 August 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | United Nations

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 | United Nations

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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