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Democracies in the Dragons Show

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Dr Ashutosh Misra | in Agenda

Since there are only 4,000 people of Chinese ancestry in India, China faces a demographic disadvantage in pushing its influence operations in India, unlike in the US and Australia, which have a large Chinese diaspora and have no history of direct military conflict with the country, making them more susceptible China’s influence operations (IO) have stirred up a global storm, more so in democracies, exploiting their openness to make deep inroads. It is silent, sinister, and deeply disturbing, and has accorded...

Briefly Speaking

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

got a pet? it’s good for mental health According to a study published in BMC Psychiatry, your pet may be good for health. The researchers suggest that pets provide benefits to those with mental health conditions. According to the researchers, there is increasing recognition of the therapeutic function pets...

Astroturf | Shiva is existence personified

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

The week gone by witnessed another Mahashivaratri. On this day, believers have a date with Lord Shiva. The devout fast the whole day and offer prayers to Lord Shiva, seeking His grace for fulfilment of their desires. If one’s desires could be fulfilled so easily, there would have been no...

Lending NiMo

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | SUNDAY PIONEER | in Sunday Pioneer

Nirav Modi’s diamond dreams have ended in a Rs 11,300-crore bank scam, turning his sparkling life into a fugitive’s on the run. SUNDAY PIONEER tells you all you need to know of the man and the biggest bank fraud he is accused of having orchestrated in history, shaming even mega...

‘I speak when & if there’s a need’

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | SHALINI SAKSENA | in Sunday Pioneer

Talktime| Arijit Singh He needs no introduction. In town recently on his first India Royal Stag Mega Music Tour, the man with the golden vocals Singh talked to Shalini Saksena about how this trip for him meant only to reach out to his fans This is your first India tour. What made...

For that perfect cuppa

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | SHALINI SAKSENA | in Sunday Pioneer

Maranda Barnes tells Shalini Saksena what it takes to make that perfect cup of tea from the finest blends from across the globe Tea, a drink with jam and bread. Or so sang Julie Andrews in the movie Sound of Music. The words conjured up an image — an afternoon in...

‘I’m vivacious by nature’

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | SHALINI SAKSENA | in Sunday Pioneer

SUKHWINDER SINGH, famous for singing Chaiyya Chaiyya, is busy preparing to release three music videos. He tells SHALINI SAKSENA that despite being an entertainer, he has a responsibility towards music What is keeping you busy these days? Right now, I am very busy with releasing three music videos. It is a very...

Pour a dram & raise a toast

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | SHALINI SAKSENA | in Sunday Pioneer

Let’s get thinking, talking and trying whisky, says SHALINI SAKSENA The minute one hears the word ‘Scotch’ an image comes to mind. A cold winter English countryside, a gentleman sitting on a leather arm chair with a Foxhound at his feet and logs burning in the fire place. The gentleman enjoys...

Money laundering: ED attaches land worth `115 cr of Chennai co

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday said it has attached land worth Rs 15 crore of a Chennai-based company in connection with its money laundering probe related to a bank fraud case. The agency said it issued orders, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), for provisional attachment of 10.46 acres...

Jaitley to visit Saudi Arabia for Joint Commission Meeting today

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will go on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to co-chair the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting (JCM). The JCM will be held at Riyadh, and the delegation leaves tonight, an official statement said on Saturday. On February 18, Jaitley along with his counterpart from Saudi...

Air Odisha takes wings; launches maiden flight

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | PTI | Ahmedabad | in Sunday Pioneer

Air Odisha on Saturday launched its maiden services under the regional connectivity scheme Udan with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurating the first flight to Mundra from here. The Bhubaneswar-based carrier, mandated to fly on 50 regional routes, had received its scheduled commuter operator (SCO) permit from the aviation regulator DGCA...


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Historic day for sportspersons of C'garh : Raman

18 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday dedicated to the people of the State an interntional standard 'Swami Vivekananda Stadium' built at a cost of Rs 17 crore at Kota in Raipur. After inaugurating the stadium, the Chief Minister had a look at various facilities at the stadium...

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