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LG gets jolt, schools get admission autonomy

Saturday, 29 November 2014 | Iknoor Kaur | New Delhi

LG gets jolt, schools get admission autonomy

Ending a year of confusion over nursery admissions, the Delhi High Court on Friday quashed Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung’s point system stating that private-unaided schools can set their own criteria for nursery admissions. The court said…

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Vivacity

Share the platter

Saturday, 29 November 2014 | Shrabasti Mallik | New Delhi

Share the platter

The Palate Fest showcases organic products which range from food and drinks to breakfast cereals and energy bars. Dieticians, health freaks and parents are making a beeline. Shrabasti Mallik reports Nilufer N Dhondy finds…

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Sports Bytes

Real Madrid make offer for Brazilian Silva

Saturday, 29 November 2014 | IANS | Rio De Janeiro

Real Madrid make offer for Brazilian Silva

Spanish football club Real Madrid are in talks to sign highly rated Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva in the January transfer window, according to media reports. The Spanish club has offered 12 million euros for the 21-year-old,…

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POTPOURRI

Katie Price fragile post breast surgery

Saturday, 29 November 2014 | IANS | London

Katie Price fragile post breast surgery

Singer Katie Price returned here looking fragile following a breast reduction surgery that she underwent in Belgium. The surgery was Price's Christmas gift to herself, reports dailymail.co.uk. Price was so upbeat about going under the knife that…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Ireland to repay 9 billion euros IMF loans by year end

Saturday, 29 November 2014 | IANS | Dublin

Ireland to repay 9 billion euros IMF loans by year end

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said Friday his country will repay 9 billion euros ($11 billion) of the bailout loans it owed to the International Monetary Fund(IMF) by the end of the year. "On Monday Ireland…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

1.1 million HIV infections in children prevented: UNICEF

Saturday, 29 November 2014 | IANS | United Nations

1.1 million HIV infections in children prevented: UNICEF

An estimated 1.1 million human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among children under the age of 15 have been prevented between 2005 and 2013. According to data released by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Friday ahead of…

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Avenues

Funding your child’s education

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Nimesh Shah | United Nations

Funding your child’s education

Higher education in foreign countries can burn a hole in your pocket. But there is way around it. Apart from an education loan, there are various other avenues available for parents to explore. Nimesh Shah…

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India Abroad

Sri Lanka Navy rescues Indian fishermen

Saturday, 29 November 2014 | PTI | Colombo

Sri Lanka Navy rescues Indian fishermen

At least three Indian fishermen have been rescued by the Sri Lankan Navy off the northern coast, a top Naval official said today. Naval spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said the boat of the fishermen had broken down…

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SHOW TIME

A happy movie

Sunday, 23 November 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Colombo

A happy movie

HAPPY ENDING Staring: Govinda, Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D'Cruz, Ranvir Shorey, Kalki Koechlin Rated: 6/10 Happy Ending is quite a hip and happy movie, breezy about that crazy little thing called love. And no, before you jump to…

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Books

Analysing the game-changing year

Sunday, 23 November 2014 | RAJESH SINGH | Colombo

Analysing the game-changing year

2014: The Election that Changed India Author: Rajdeep Sardesai Publisher: Penguin, Rs599 While Rajdeep Sardesai’s book is largely about the successes and failures of principal protagonists Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, it also deftly manages to provide an…

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Cricket safety in focus after Hughes's death

Saturday, 29 November 2014 | NR Ramachandran | Chennai

The death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes in Sydney, days after he was hit by a bouncer on the head, is really tragic. His death has taken the cricket world by shock. The world of…

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Sunday Edition

18th SAARC Summit: Seizing the opportunity

23 Nov 2014 | Nihar R Nayak | Chennai

There is renewed enthusiasm amongst the SAARC leaders over India’s positive pronouncements of its role in the region. This will give SAARC a new lease of life...

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STATE EDITIONS

Tough triangular fight for Ghatshila seat

29 Nov 2014 | Nihar R Nayak | Chennai

Ghatshila, one of the prominent Assembly seats of East Singhbhum district, has emerged as the hot seat of Kolhan. The ST reserved seat is heading to witness a triangular fight this time...

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SOUND BITES

Persecution of Christian is the worst it has been since Christianity's earliest days. In Iraq, for example, barbaric, indescribable things are being committed.

Catholic community head | Pope Francis

There will be zero tolerance towards any violence or law-breaking incidents that may be planned as part of protests (by the Islamists).

Egypt's Interior Minister | Mohamed Ibrahim

The National Democratic Alliance Government has historic steps in its first six months in office to pull the country out of policy paralysis.

BJP president | Amit Shah

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

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