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Didi lets her police loose on BJP team

Friday, 31 October 2014 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Didi lets her police loose on BJP team

Makra village in trouble-torn Birbhum district continued to be out of bounds for politicians as the West Bengal Police on Thursday arrested a Central team of senior BJP leaders and parliamentarians, led by party vice-president…

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Vivacity

The pied piper of Israel

Friday, 31 October 2014 | Shrabasti Mallik | Kolkata

The pied piper of Israel

Shye Ben Tzur’s compositions seamlessly blend Indian sounds with Western music. While here, he chatted with Shrabasti Mallik about his connection with the Sufi gharana of Ajmer, Hebrew traditions and his forthcoming album For Shye Ben…

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Sports Bytes

Younis leads Pakistan charge against sloppy Australia

Friday, 31 October 2014 | AFP | Abu Dhabi

Younis leads Pakistan charge against sloppy Australia

Younis Khan continued to dominate sloppy Australia as Pakistan reached 405-3 at lunch on the second day of the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Younis furthered his third consecutive century in…

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POTPOURRI

Taylor Swift not looking for love

Friday, 31 October 2014 | IANS | Los Angeles

Taylor Swift not looking for love

Love and romance are not a priority for singer Taylor Swift. She says she isn't interested in dating anyone right now. Swift seems to be at peace with her life, and she doesn't enjoy it…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

'350 national highways to have electronic toll plazas by Dec'

Friday, 31 October 2014 | PTI | New Delhi

'350 national highways to have electronic toll plazas by Dec'

As many as 350 toll plazas on national highways across the country will adopt the electronic tax collection method from December 31, resulting in savings worth Rs 34,000 crore, Union Minister of Road Transport and…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Why scratching makes an itch worse

Friday, 31 October 2014 | IANS | Washington

Why scratching makes an itch worse

Scratching an itch only makes it worse but you cannot resist that urge to scratch more? Blame it on the brain. According to a research, scratching causes the brain to release a hormone called serotonin…

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Avenues

Social media job trends

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 | Team Avenues | Washington

Social media job trends

From a content specialist to a dating and career counsellor, the social media platform is buzzing with jobs tailormade for Gen Next. Team Avenues lists the endless possibilities in this field The year 2014 has seen…

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India Abroad

Sikh group criticises compensation to kin of 1984 riot victims

Friday, 31 October 2014 | PTI | New York

Sikh group criticises compensation to kin of 1984 riot victims

A Sikh rights group has criticised India's decision to give Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims, saying compensation cannot be a substitute to the prosecution of…

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SHOW TIME

All-nonsense roller-coaster

Sunday, 26 October 2014 | Meenakshi Rao | New York

All-nonsense roller-coaster

Happy New Year Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah, Jackie Shroff Rated: 6/10 Will it make money? Yes, big time! Does it make sense? No, none at all. But then,…

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BOOK REVIEWS

Modi’s metaphysical musings

Sunday, 18 May 2014 | KK SRIVASTAVA | New York

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

Maharashtra gets a fresh start with a new regime

Friday, 31 October 2014 | J Akshobhya | Mysore

Corporator at 21 years, Mayor at 26 years and now Chief Minister-elect at 44 years, Mr Devendra Fadnavis has always been an early starter. Despite his lack of experience and the fact that he doesn't…

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Sunday Edition

Games, Guts, Glory

26 Oct 2014 | Novy Kapadia | Mysore

Many lesser-known Indian athletes from rural or semi-rural backgrounds made a mark in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Novy Kapadia traces their journey, and analyses India’s overall performance in the competitive event There were two welcome subtexts in India’s overall performance at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games...

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STATE EDITIONS

SOUND BITES

It's unfortunate that Sardar Patel, who dedicated his life for the unity of India, faced criticism and suffered hurdles in his political career.

Prime Minister —Narendra Modi

It is the law of diminishing returns. Unless you want to be a perennial host, there is nowhere to go but down.

Actor —Amy Poehler

The decision of the Swedish Government to recognise a Palestinian state is deplorable and strengthens the extremist elements.

Israeli Minister —Avigdor Lieberman

POLLS

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

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