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Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

George Washington’s hair found in book A New York state college said an inventory of its library’s archival collections led to an unusual discovery — a lock of George Washington’s hair. Union College said archivists going through materials at Schaffer Library discovered the first US President’s hair in an envelope tucked...

Culture lane

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Dev in a ‘modern take’ on Copperfield Dev Patel is set to star in The Personal History of David Copperfield, a reworking of Charles Dickens’ novel from The Thick of It creator, Armando Iannucci. According to Variety, Patel will take the lead in the film, which “will offer a modern take...

culture lane

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Scorsese’s epic take on the Romans His epic saga Vikings has become one of the world’s most popular television shows, even boosting tourism in Scandinavia. The Tudors enjoyed similar success. Now Michael Hirst, the British screenwriter, is joining forces with Hollywood director Martin Scorsese, to make a series about a joint...

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Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Japan public school under fire over Armani uniform A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school fees are already burdening young parents. Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza shopping district has announced plans to introduce the new uniform option,...

Democracy and the courts

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | Miniya Chatterji Lilaramani | in Agenda

What can we do to introduce reforms in India’s judicial system to avoid prosecution of innocents? What is the role of media? Last week in the United States, President Donald Trump threatened to release a memo written by the Republicans that accused the FBI of abusing its powers. It blames the...

Culture Lane

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

George Orwell’s son to star in musical George Orwell’s son is to star in a new musical inspired by The Road To Wigan Pier, written and performed by the people of Wigan. Richard Blair, who was adopted by Orwell six years before his death in 1950, will perform as the narrator...

Oddlyenough

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Bar seeking return of mannequin ‘employee’ A Florida bar is asking for the public’s help finding a missing “employee” — a battered mannequin dubbed “Cheryl” by workers. Wyatt Lawless, owner of Beer Punx in the Flagler Village area of Fort Lauderdale, said security footage shows a man surveying the bar before...

culture lane

Sunday, 04 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

No DNA for becoming President: Oprah Oprah Winfrey said she is not interested in running for President, in comments published this week that were made before the current wave of speculation that followed her speech at the Golden Globes. Over the years, Winfrey’s popularity has frequently prompted conjecture that she could...

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Sunday, 04 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Ninja Turtle visits museum to view his namesake’s art The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York celebrated its Michelangelo exhibit by having a special guest — Nina Turtle Michelangelo — inspect his namesake’s works. The Met posted photos to Twitter showing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Michelangelo — or at least...

culture lane

Sunday, 28 Jan 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Ed Sheeran to marry childhood friend Singer Ed Sheeran has shared news of his engagement and added that “our cats are chuffed as well”. The musician revealed he and girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are engaged on Instagram. Sharing a photograph of them together with his more than 18 million followers, Sheeran wrote:...

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23 Jun 2018 | PNS

MCD still waiting for HC order on encroachment Dehradun: Days after the High Court ordered the officials to remove encroachment from different areas of Dehradun like markets, streets and footpaths in four weeks, the officials concerned said on Friday that they were still waiting for the order to come. They, however, assured that they would execute the order once they get a copy and read it thoroughly...

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