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India and Vietnam: Honing soft power synergy

Sunday, 17 Dec 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

With a rich historical past, India and Vietnam are now honing synergy in the cultural domain through a series of initiatives, such as exchange programmes for artists, academics, journalists, farmers, and Parliamentarians India-Vietnam relations are not recent; the two countries have a long historical past dating back to the millennia, the relevance of which has never been lost in the evolution process of the modern times. The current narrative of the bilateral ties — in which economic and security dimensions dominate...

Cong fires salvo at poll surveys

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Congress on Saturday ridiculed the pre-poll surveys by the Opposition parties, terming them fake and an attempt to mislead people through malicious campaigns. Haroon Yusuf, Arvinder Singh Lovely and Raj Kumar Chauhan — three senior Ministers in the Delhi Government — launched a broadside against the parties’ survey results being...

UP hooch tragedy toll climbs to 37

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | IANS | Lucknow | in Sunday Pioneer

With 15 more deaths reported early Saturday, the toll rose to 37 in the illicit liquor tragedy in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district, making it one of the worst hooch tragedies in the State, police said. Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav suspended 10 people, including the district excise inspector Om Prakash...

CA considered India relation more important than us: Punter

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | PTI | Melbourne | in Sunday Pioneer

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels country’s cricket board let him and the entire team down during the 2008 ‘Monkeygate’ controversy, saying that CA officials acted as if the relationship with India mattered more than the national players. In fresh excerpts of his autobiography ‘At The Close of Play’ published by...

Truck helper electrocuted in Ghaziabad

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | SP Singh | Ghaziabad | in Sunday Pioneer

In a freak incident, a helper atop a truck was electrocuted in Ghaziabad. The incident occurred on Friday midnight when the helper came in contact with a high-tension livewire. He had climbed to the roof of the truck for a nap. The truck was parked near Rathi Steels Limited and...

UPA undermined youth power: Modi

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | Nayan Dave | GANDHINAGAR | in Sunday Pioneer

A ccusing the Congress of current plight of the youth, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that had the Congress thought of it two decades back with concrete roadmap to utilise power of youth in nation building, the situation of young people in the country might have been different. Speaking...

Clean SVEEP by EC to solve voter apathy

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The youth in the Capital have not only caught the fancy of the political class but the Election Commission of India (ECI) too finds them an effective tool to achieve their goal — maximum participation of voters during the polls. As voters’ turnout on polling day tends to ebb despite...

K’taka Cong strategy to counter Modi in place

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | PTI | Bangalore | in Sunday Pioneer

The ruling Congress in Karnataka on Saturday said it has formulated a strategy to counter BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the State. Dismissing any ‘Modi effect’, KPCC president G Parameshwara said the party would conduct booth-level awareness campaigns on the achievements of UPA I and II Governments. “The BJP...

Vijender bows out on mixed day

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | PTI | Almaty | in Sunday Pioneer

Shiva, Nanao in last-16; Singh exits in second round Shiva Thapa and comeback-man Thokchom Nanao Singh entered the pre-quarters but it was curtains for the experienced Vijender Singh, who bowed out after an intense second-round contest on a day of mixed fortunes for India at the World Boxing Championships here on...

Singles

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | Pioneer | in Sunday Pioneer

Sangwan banned for 18 months New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pradeep Sangwan was on Saturday slapped with an 18-month ban from cricket after being found guilty of consuming a banned anabolic steroid by the BCCI’s Anti-Doping Tribunal. The ban on the 23-year-old Delhi cricketer has been imposed with retrospective effect...

M Ambani, BP chief Dudley term NaMo visionary, youth icon

Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | PNS | Gandhinagar | in Sunday Pioneer

Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Mukesh Ambani termed Narendra Modi as inspiration for youth at the convocation ceremony of PDPU. Ambani who chairs the board of PDPU praised the Gujarat CM for emphasising about education’s critical role in self development. Chief Executive of Europe’s second largest oil company BP,...


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‘Universities need to take fresh look at curricula’

17 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

The universities need to take a fresh look at their curricula as well as pedagogy while promoting research works, suggested the Governor Krishan Kant Paul while addressing scholars and faculty members during the convocation ceremony of the DIT University here on Saturday. Terming the universities as ‘gloried colleges’ in absence of any research activity, he said that excellence and quality are a must for education...

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