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The Power of Trans

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | SHALINI SAKSENA | in Sunday Pioneer

SHALINI SAKSENA speaks to transgenders at the 5th Hijra Habba held in the Capital recently wherein members of the community came together to showcase their talent and spread the message that all citizens are equal This is the first time that I am inside a shopping mall. I am from a...

‘Judi Dench & I share a good sense of humour’

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | SHALINI SAKSENA | in Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | Ali Fazal Riding high on the success of Victoria and Abdul, Fazal speaks to Shalini Saksena about working with Dame Judi Dench and how he once wanted to be a pilot You are busy shooting for a project. Can you tell us about it? I am shooting for Amazon Prime....

The deep pocket Diwali

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Sangeeta Yadav | in Sunday Pioneer

From lavish hampers and limited edition handmade porcelain sculptures of Lord Ganesha, to silver puja thalis, SANGEETA YADAV reports on the many other high-end gifting options at jaw-dropping prices this Diwali The art of gifting has become bigger and better with a world of luxury at your disposal. From theme-based gifting...

‘I wish to play Anupam Kher's son'

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | SHALINI SAKSENA | in Sunday Pioneer

The UAE-born Indian Taaha Shah has become the talk of the town for his recently released movie Ranchi Diaries. Shah talks to SHALINI SAKSENA about sharing screen space with Anupam Kher How did you get Ranchi Diaries? Some films fall into your lap, and that’s what happened with Ranchi Diaries. Sattiwik (director...

Mistress of sweet trade

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | SANGEETA YADAV | in Sunday Pioneer

Chef Eureka Araujo, from Academy of Pastry Arts, talks to Sangeeta Yadav about winning the Pastry Queen India contest of 2017 and how she is an inspiring female patisserie After winning the title of Pastry Queen India 2017, how are you preparing for the Ladies World Pastry Championship at Italy? I...

IndusInd Bank to buy micro fin co BFIL on share-swapping deal

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Madhusudan Sahoo | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

IndusInd Bank will acquire country's one of the largest microfinance players, Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd (BFIL), and the transaction is expected to be completed in the next 10 months. The Board of Directors of IndusInd Bank Ltd and BFIL on Saturday approved the merger deal of two companies through a...

India has high growth potential for next 2 decades, says Jaitley

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley believes that India, aided by the series of structural reforms now being carried out, should have the potential to grow at a “reasonably high level" over the next couple of decades. With India now having emerged as “one of the most open, globally-integrated economies” of the world,...

BIS Act comes into force from Oct 12, says Govt

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

The much-awaited Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act has come into effect from October 12 with a provision to bring more services and products like jewellery under the mandatory standard regime. Parliament had in March 2016 passed the law to replace the BIS Act of 1986. The consumer affairs ministry finalised...

Scrap-based steel plants proposed by Steel Ministry

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

The Government on Saturday announced the proposal to set up scrap-based steel plants in the northern and western part of the country. “The steel ministry proposes to set up steel plants with scrap as the raw material in various parts of north and west India," Chaudhary Birender Singh said here. The...

NCLT okays withdrawal of RCom, Aircel merger deal

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

The National Company Law Tribunal has approved the withdrawal of merger deal between Reliance Communications and Aircel, as per a regulatory filing. “The National Company Law Tribunal, Mumbai Bench (NCLT) has passed orders dated October 13, 2017 approving withdrawal of the Scheme of Arrangement between the Company, Reliance Telecom Limited...



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Women power to rule lower judiciary in Jharkhand

19 Oct 2017 | SUMAN K SHRIVASTAVA | Ranchi

There may be glaring gender disparity in the top courts, including Supreme Court and various high courts in the country, but Jharkhand is all set to get gender balance in appointment of judges in subordinate judiciary at the entry level. Of the 46 candidates recommended by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) a few days back to be appointed as Civil Judge (Junior division), earlier known as Munsif Magistrates, 22 are...

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