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Only development is agenda: BJP

Monday, 22 December 2014 | Pioneer News Service | Chennai/ New Delhi

Only development is agenda: BJP

BJP chief Amit Shah says conversion row won’t deflect Modi Govt’s focus Against the backdrop of the controversy surrounding the re-conversion bid by some Sangh Parivar outfits, the BJP leadership on Sunday asserted that nothing would…

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Vivacity

Right click

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 | Team Viva | Chennai/ New Delhi

Right click

The defining trends for 2015 will include context-based computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), fashionable wearables, mobile computing and optimised cloud solutions, technology experts tell Team Viva If 2014 was the year of big change in…

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Sports Bytes

India clinch gold in Under-16 Chess Olympiad

Monday, 22 December 2014 | PTI | New Delhi

India clinch gold in Under-16 Chess Olympiad

Top seeds India bagged the gold medal in the World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad at Gyor in Hungary in a tight contest today. India beat Turkey 3.0-1.0 in the 10th and final round to clinch the…

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POTPOURRI

I do films, if I like script: Aamir Khan

Monday, 22 December 2014 | IANS | Mumbai

I do films, if I like script: Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan, whose "PK" has opened to rave reviews and roaring box office success, says he chooses a film on the basis of the script and not box office prospects. "PK", which came out Friday,…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Prabhu allays privatisation fear, seeks private investment

Monday, 22 December 2014 | PTI | New Delhi

Prabhu allays privatisation fear, seeks private investment

In the backdrop of railway unions voicing stiff opposition to any possibility of privatisation in the rail sector, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today allayed the apprehension, saying there should not be any misgiving on it. "The…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Drugs for bone loss may help prevent uterine cancer

Monday, 22 December 2014 | IANS | Washington

Drugs for bone loss may help prevent uterine cancer

Women who consume medicines commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions halve the risk of developing uterine cancer compared to women who do not use such drugs, shows a study. Previous studies have shown…

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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 get new passport, visa centres in Saudi Arabia

Monday, 22 December 2014 | IANS | Riyadh

Indians get new passport, visa centres in Saudi Arabia

Outsourcing agency VFS Global will open three new centres in Saudi Arabia to facilitate better passport, visa and consular services for Indians, a media report said Monday. "We are pleased to announce the commencement of…

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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

Opposition to blame for Rajya Sabha disruption

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 | NS Rajan | Bangalore

This refers to the editorial, “Politics of disruption” (December 22). The editorial correctly highlights the sinister designs of some Opposition parties led by the Congress to deliberately stall Rajya Sabha proceedings. It is a pity…

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Sunday Edition

The M-World

21 Dec 2014 | Gautam Chintamani | Bangalore

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STATE EDITIONS

BJP counter-attacks UP govt on Conversion row

23 Dec 2014 | Gautam Chintamani | Bangalore

Questioning how Prime Minister Narendra Modi was responsible for conversions in Uttar Pradesh the state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that it was state government’s that had led to such a fuss in the country. “It is high time that state government should realize its responsibility and act accordingly...

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SOUND BITES

I have been given a mandate for five years and not just one year. If I could not do anything in rest of the period, I would quit myself.

Rajasthan Chief Minister | Vasundhara Raje

You had promised incentive to farmers for their produce. You did not say you will launch ghar wapsi (conversion) campaigns.

JD(U) leader | Sharad Yadav

Conversion is not an issue with the party. There are some political forces and leaders, who are disturbed over the BJP's victory.

Union Minister | Nitin Gadkari

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