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Little wonder called Chhoti

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Shalini Saksena | in Sunday Pioneer

SHALINI SAKSENA chats up a young girl from Bihar whose work with the downtrodden Musahar community in her small hamlet has won her a Swiss Award She may be just 20 but the work that this high caste Rajput girl from Bihar is doing for the low caste Musahar (rat eaters)...

‘Pritam Da is my favourite composer’

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Shalini Saksena | in Sunday Pioneer

28-year-old Amit Mishra who shot to fame with his song Bulleya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil talks to SHALINI SAKSENA about his journey thus far Tell us about your musical journey. I was part my school choir. That was the starting stage for me. I grew up listening to a lot...

‘I can’t imagine life outside of dance’

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Shalini Saksena | in Sunday Pioneer

Ashley Lobo, who has been invited to become a part of Belgian Bal Moderne Movement at the Gateway of India, talks to SHALINI SAKSENA about his life’s philosophy What’s keeping you busy these days? I am preparing for the contemporary piece performance in Canada that is coming up this month. Then there...

Weeklynatter

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Pioneer | in Sunday Pioneer

‘TIGER ZINDA HAI SHOT IN CHALLENGING WEATHER’ From filming in cold weather of Austria to the hot climate of Liwa desert in Abu Dhabi, director Ali Abbas Zafar says the upcoming film Tiger Zinda Hai has been shot in extremely challenging weather conditions. “The film required a certain scale of desert in...

PM raps criticism, praises biz ranking

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | PNS | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

Refuting all criticism over World Bank's India’s ‘ease of doing business’ ranking, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he hardsold India as an investment destination. “India has improved 42 ranks on the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ ranking in a short span of three years, which was a...

‘India offers golden opportunities for global investors’

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

India offers ‘golden opportunities’ for global investors in sectors such as infrastructure, transport, agriculture and food processing, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday. Not only the country is going to offer a world class infrastructure in highways in two years, waterways and agriculture are also undergoing massive reforms that...

Some more archaic laws can be further simplified: India Inc

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

With the Government taking out about 1,200 laws off the statute books, India Inc on Saturday said some more ‘archaic and outdated’ laws can be further simplified. Speaking at an event here, President of industry body CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Shobana Kamineni also said if some best practices are...

Foundation for poverty-free India to be laid by 2022: Niti

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | PNS | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

Niti Aayog in a presentation on Saturday said the foundation for freedom from six problems -poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism - will be laid by 2022 when India celebrates 75 years of Independence. The presentation published on its website “made a detailed case for making development a mass movement...

Fraudulent trade: Sebi slaps Rs 55L on 5 individuals

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

Markets regulator Sebi has imposed a total penalty of Rs 55 lakh on five individuals for indulging in synchronised trading in the scrip of Shreeyash Industries. According to an order dated October 31, the regulator has levied the fine after noting that the trades done by the individuals were in...

‘India to be high middle income eco by 2047’

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Days after it gave India a 30 place jump in its ease of doing business ranking, the World Bank on Saturday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and reforms push by the Government will catapult the country to high middle income economy in 30 years. It credited India’s ‘extraordinary’...


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Charges filed against 592 in PMT 2012 case

24 Nov 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against 592 accused persons, including promoters of three private medical colleges from Bhopal - JN Choksey, chairman of LN Medical College, SN Vijaywargiya of People's Medical College and Ajay Goenka of Chirayu Medical College - and one from Indore - Suresh Singh Bhadoriya of Index Medical College, in the MPPEB scam. In the charge-sheet, four MPPEB officials, three persons...

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