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Sarita’s knockout punch to injustice!

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 | Amit Chaudhary | Incheon

Since Wednesday morning, there were murmurs that Laishram Sarita Devi, who was denied a sureshot victory over South Korea’s Jina Park in the semi-final on Tuesday, might not come for the medal ceremony of the women’s lightweight (57-60 kg) boxing event in protest against the great injustice done to her. However,…

AIBA mulls Punishment

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

Sarita now faces punishment with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) initiating its “disciplinary action process” to look into her refusal to accept the medal. A decision will be made immediately after the Asian Games, an AIBA release said. “The incident looked like a well-planned scenario by her (Sarita) and her team,…

Amid gloom what glitters is Mary

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 | Amit Chaudhary | Incheon

The five-time world champion Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom became India’s first woman boxer to win a Gold medal at the Asian Games when she beat Kazakhstan’s Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight (48-51kg) final at the Seonhak Gymnasium here on Wednesday. The London Olympics bronze medalist was playing in her first big…

Centre powers e-rickshaws back on track

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

E-rickshaws will now be allowed to ply after the Centre on Wednesday recognised them as special category three-wheeled vehicles with a maximum speed of 25 km per hour. The Government also limited the maximum number of passengers that can be ferried by the e-rickshaws to four. Although the Ministry of…

No reprieve for Amma, bail plea posted for Oct 7

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 | KESTUR VASUKI | BANGALORE

Jailed AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa will have to stay in prison for at least six more days as the Vacation Bench of the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday posted for October 7 hearing on her pleas for suspension of the sentence and immediate bail in the Disproportionate Assets case. The former Tamil…

David Attenborough comes to Corbett tigers’ rescue

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 | Moushumi Basu | New Delhi

Celebrated wildlife broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and UK-based World Land Trust (WLT) have partnered with the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) to save tigers in the Corbett Reserve in Uttarakhand. This will be done by restoration of the crucial Chilkiya-Kota corridor connecting Corbett Tiger Reserve and Ramnagar Forest Division in…

BJP banks on Modi whirlwind rallies

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi

The BJP is counting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s charisma to capture power in Haryana and Maharashtra, which will go to polls on October 15. Modi will launch a whirlwind 10-day campaign on October 4 and will address 34 rallies in the two States. Party’s senior leaders LK Advani and Murli…

Cheetah leaps to death, 3 Army officers breathe last

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

A Cheetah light utility helicopter of Army Aviation Corps crashed in Bareilly Cantonment on Wednesday soon after take-off killing all three on board. The helicopter was undergoing test flight and had done one sortie and landed safely. The mishap took place when the helicopter took off for the second sortie…

DP Yadav sharing dais with BJP chief stokes criticism

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 | PNS | New Delhi

The appearance of West UP mafia don DP Yadav at BJP election rallies in Haryana and sharing of stage with party president Amit Shah has raised eyebrows in political circles. Yadav reportedly flew with Shah in the latter’s helicopter and attended meetings in Ambala city, Tohana and Bhiwani.Yadav was quoted saying…

Chalein Saath Saath, declare Obama & Modi

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 | S. Rajagopalan | Washington

Vision statement vows to make US-India ties a model for the world Striking an instant bond, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi capped their very first meeting on Monday with a resolve to transform US-India partnership into a model for the rest of the world. “Chalein Saath Saath: Forward…

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The Shah’s Regime

28 Sep 2014 | ANANYA BORGOHAIN

Naseeruddin Shah’s memoir is a detailed bildungsroman set in the India of the 1960s and 1970s. He is rivetingly honest and quintessentially minces no words...

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STATE EDITIONS

Preparations on for Vijaydashmi

02 Oct 2014 | ANANYA BORGOHAIN

The effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarna and Meghnad are being prepared on a war footing in the city. This year, the effigy of Ravana at Parade Ground will be 60-feet while those of Kumbhakarna and Meghnad would be 55-feet and 50-feet respectively...

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SOUND BITES

India will not join any coalition against terrorism. But the US and India have agreed on need to deal with travellers of terrorism.

External Affairs Ministry Joint Secretary | Vikram Doraiswami

I can take as much as pressure as possible. Diamonds are made because of pressure. If I fail, I will try again.

Bollywood star | Hrithik Roshan

I have nothing against Modi. But, if there was a 'Modi wave' in Maharashtra, BJP would not have asked him to hold so many rallies.

Shiv Sena chief | Uddhav Thackeray
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