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‚ÄėAssault‚Äô on police driver: Action against Kerala ADGP

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi | in Sunday Pioneer

In a swift move intended at stemming the protests brewing in the State police force against certain top officials’ ‘feudalistic’ practice of persecuting policemen and camp followers by using them as house servants, the Kerala Government on Saturday removed ADGP Sudesh Kumar, whose daughter was the other day booked for...

Love at first swipe? The wild world of digital dating

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | AAKASH AGGARWAL | in Agenda

In this day and age, digital love may be the Twenty20 avatar with many takers, and classic love may be a version not found easily. But Aakash Aggarwal thinks one should swipe cards, not love The problem with love today is that it is available in all customised sizes and can...

The great game, again?

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | Deepak Kumar Jha | in Agenda

The Trade Game Amiya Chandra Pentagon Press, Rs 1,095 There’s quite a conflict brewing within Central Asia, with China, Russia, and India as the stakeholders. From the point of view of security as well as trade, it can have everlasting implications for the parties involved, writes DEEPAK KUMAR JHA The book delves briefly...

India's first newspaper

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | in Agenda

HICKY'S BENGAL GAZETTE Andrew Otis Tranquebar, Westland, Rs 899 This book takes a plunge into the story of the making of India’s first newspaper, writes GAUTAM MUKHERJEE Does history repeat itself in the media, just as it does in politics and governance? What are the origins of India’s particularly vibrant freedom of...

Nitish Kumar trying hard to prove he’s the boss in Bihar

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The JDU says there might be several faces in the NDA, but in Bihar, the only face is that of Nitish. No BJP leader is denying this, but sources say the JDU is now demanding the old formula of seat sharing. The party is said to be pressing for 25...

The difficulty of thinking long term

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | Miniya Chatterji Lilaramani | in Agenda

For the hungry, oppressed, ambitious, and ignorant, climate change is a remote quandary that will affect only future generations and not urgent enough to be able to think and act collectively for our shared future At the time of the uprising in 2011 against Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, I was living...

Culture lane

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

I didn’t assault women: Freeman Morgan Freeman has said any suggestion he assaulted women or created an unsafe workplace is false but apologised to anyone he may have upset, after media reported that women have accused him of inappropriate behavior or harassment. The accusations against the Oscar-winning actor are the latest...

Oddlyenough

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Cynthia Nixon campaign email misspells Ithaca The gubernatorial campaign of actress and activist Cynthia Nixon learned a hard lesson about New York state geography when it misspelled the name of the city of Ithaca in an email to supporters.The Democrat’s campaign repeatedly spelled the city “Ithica” in Friday’s email, which invited...

Downloading God

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | Sant Rajinder Singh | in Agenda

It is easy to get distracted by irrelevant thoughts and get distanced from God. What if He was like a downloadable software, asks SANT RAJINDER SINGH Receptivity is a state in which we download God into ourselves. We can compare it with the way a computer downloads information. Unfortunately, instead...

Craving for humanness

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Agenda

The technological sophistication, the mechanical life style, the race for perfection, the search for formula 1, that is the best way of life has sapped humanness out of human beings. And slowly but painfully human beings are realising this. Given the fact that the essence of human beings is humanness,...


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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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