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The historic handshake

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have become the first sitting US President and North Korean leader to meet — a historic development that comes after a year of exchanging threats. But is the summit a false dawn or will it spell real peace? The first ever summit meeting between a sitting...

Biksthang:The blessed land

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

Biksthang is an experience of a lifetime; it needs to be told, says Somen Sengupta A copy of the newspaper that I picked from NJP station that morning was read and reread till 6 pm in that kingdom of silence. Outside my well-furnished accommodation, the world was sunk in a...

A world of tax competitiveness

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | in Agenda

THIN DIVIDING LINE Author- Paranjoy Guha Thakurta Publisher- Penguin, Rs 599 This book is an eye-opener on how the world gets away with illicit funds gathered through the manipulation of rules regarding tax. It talks about tax havens, tax residency, tax competitiveness, and more, writes Gautam Mukherjee There are a plethora of almost...

A glimpse of Shivaji

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | in Agenda

Shivaji: The Great Maratha Ranjit Desai HarperPerennial, Rs 799 This book breathes life into the enigmatic and often misunderstood character of Shivaji, writes KUMAR CHELLAPPAN Ranjit Desai wrote Shriman Yogi, a novel based on the life and times of Shivaji, the Maratha emperor, in 1968. But readers had to wait till 2017...

Debate ensues over ‚Äėone nation, one poll‚Äô proposal

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Yet again, speculations have started over elections. They had persisted for four years — on whether or not the Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections would be held simultaneously. Recently, the Uttar Pradesh Government sent its consent to the Central Government on ‘one nation, one election’. The UP Government had formed...

Culture Lane

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

An ovation for anti-Trump speech The actor Robert De Niro won a standing ovation at Sunday night’s Tony awards in New York for attacking the president. Appearing on stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, De Niro declared: “I’m gonna say one thing. F**ck Trump.” As the applauding audience rose...

Oddlyenough

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Kim Jong-Un impersonator questioned in Singapore A Kim Jong Un lookalike was detained and questioned upon his arrival in Singapore on Friday, days before a summit between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump. The Hong Kong-based impersonator, who uses the name Howard X, is in the city-state for summit-related...

A Spiritual Journey

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | VV SUNDAR | in Agenda

In the vast cities and metros where thoughts as well as the environment are being rampantly polluted, this book is a must-read, writes VV SUNDAR Since the ancient times, the mystic appeal and spiritual charms of India have drawn seekers from many parts of the world. It is fascinating that so...

Briefly speaking

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

tea towels can cause cancer Using tea towels more than once could be putting households at risk of food poisoning, a new study suggests. Researchers examined 100 towels that had been used for a month. Their work uncovered that e.coli was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple...

AFTER THE FATE MANIFESTS

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

We must not start questioning God and His ways each time we are hit by bad luck. We only reap what we sow, writes AJIT KUMAR BISHNOI God becomes active if we are linked with Him just like an elder in the family gets busy. I am referring to misfortune. Why?...


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Schoolchildren get info on benefits

22 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Observing the Yoga Day, the school students of Sharda Vihar School performed Yoga postures on Thursday. Observing International Yoga Day 750 students of the school got information about Yoga and students were informed about the benefits of Yoga were...

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