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BJP moves EC to rein in UPA

Sunday, 20 April 2014 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi

BJP moves EC to rein in UPA

Citing the Naval Chief’s appointment “made in undue haste,” the BJP on Saturday moved the Election Commission urging it to direct the Congress-led UPA dispensation to put all major decisions on hold till a new…

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Vivacity

A very old man with enormous wings

Saturday, 19 April 2014 | AP | New Delhi

A very old man with enormous wings

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted engaging fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast One of the most…

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Sports Bytes

RCB win toss, elect to field against MI

Saturday, 19 April 2014 | PTI | Dubai

RCB win toss, elect to field against MI

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier league match here today. Teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (capt), Parthiv Patel (wk), Nic Maddinson, Yuvraj Singh, AB…

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POTPOURRI

Gwen Stefani to replace Christina Aguilera on 'The Voice'?

Saturday, 19 April 2014 | PTI | Los Angeles

Gwen Stefani to replace Christina Aguilera on 'The Voice'?

Singer Gwen Stefani is reportedly in talks to replace Christina Aguilera as a judge on the seventh season of hit reality series 'The Voice'. The 44-year-old No Doubt vocalist is apparently close to signing up to…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

India's forex reserves rise to $309.44 bn

Saturday, 19 April 2014 | IANS | Mumbai

India's forex reserves rise to $309.44 bn

India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves rose by $2.79 billion to $309.44 billion for the week ended April 11, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed. There was a sharp jump in foreign currency assets. According to the…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

'Smart' device that engineers cells to kill cancer

Saturday, 19 April 2014 | IANS | New York

'Smart' device that engineers cells to kill cancer

In a path-breaking discovery, biologists have created a new technology for modifying human cells to create therapeutics that could travel the body and selectively target and kill cancer cells without disrupting healthy cells. This device is…

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Avenues

Victory lab

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 | Aruna Singh | New York

Victory lab

The Indian healthcare segment is growing leaps and bounds thus opening up new avenues for laboratory technicians. The role of a technician is not limited to the medical field alone. They are taking up administrative…

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India Abroad

Body of Indian national to be flown back for funeral

Saturday, 19 April 2014 | PTI | Kuala Lumpur

Body of Indian national to be flown back for funeral

The body of Indian national Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu, who was killed in a car accident alongside his employer Karpal Singh, will be flown to India today for funeral after special prayers here. Michael, 39, and…

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SHOW TIME

The great divide

Sunday, 20 April 2014 | MEENAKSHI RAO | Kuala Lumpur

The great divide

2 States Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ronit Roy, Amrita Singh, Revathy Rated: 6/10 Two States will beget two very strong opinions — the overwhelming one will be that it is too slow, too long and too personal.…

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BOOK REVIEWS

Singh was never King

Sunday, 20 April 2014 | Rajesh Singh | Kuala Lumpur

Singh was never King

Crusader or conspirator? Author: PC Parakh Publisher: Manas Publications, Rs 595 The Accidental Prime Minister Author: Sanjaya Baru Publisher: Penguin, Rs 599 Two devastating accounts, one by PC Parakh and the other by Sanjaya Baru, have hit where it hurts…

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Media demonises Modi, leaves others untainted

Saturday, 19 April 2014 | Hariharmani | Via web

This refers to the article, “Modi wave is turning the media tide now” (April 17) by Gautam Mukherjee. There has been a deliberate distortion of the incidents of violence in Gujarat in 2002. There have…

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Sunday Edition

India’s Chinese unease

20 Apr 2014 | G Parthasarathy | Via web

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STATE EDITIONS

Heat, dust play spoilsport in electioneering

20 Apr 2014 | G Parthasarathy | Via web

Gruelling heat casts adverse impact over campaigning in tribal-dominated Khargone Lok Sabha constituency where a straight fight is on the cards between the Congress and the BJP. Though, defying heat and dust, candidates are toiling hard to woo electorate of this reserved (ST) constituency where eight candidates are in the fray...

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SOUND BITES

The court has obliged me to dedicate part of my time to people in need. I'm happy. I have always helped people.

Former Italian Prime Minister —Silvio Berlusconi

I have had five stress fractures and still haven't cut down on pace. And, I don't think I ever will.

Indian cricketer —Varun Aaron

We support Burma's reforms, but without effective Government intervention, violence in Rakhine could worsen.

US envoy to UN —Samantha Power
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