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Friday, 24 Mar 2017 | Agencies

Juggling betwixt two worlds Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who was shooting for two films —Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai and Half Girlfriend — says it was difficult for her to juggle between the two characters. “Haseena (Dawood Ibrahim’s sister) and Riya Somani in Half Girlfriend are two very different characters. Since I was...

A slice of Vietnam

Friday, 24 Mar 2017 | Ankita Jain

Refreshing flavours of the cuisine, use of distinctive herbs and warm spices will tingle your taste-buds and give you a fulsome feel. By Ankita Jain You always look forward to promotions of international cuisines at hotels and restaurants curated by expert chefs simply because you know you are most likely to...

On a Thai high

Friday, 24 Mar 2017 | Ankita Jain

Although Dao offers authentic Thai delicacies, it has a certain twist of flavour perhaps to cater to the Indian palate. By Ankita Jain With its low ambient lighting, wood-panelled tapestries, walls dotted with Chinese urns and intricate carvings, the décor at Dao throws light on Thailand’s traditional craftsmanship in wood. It...

‘The summit is in your mind’

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Ankita Jain

Leading an all-woman expedition to Mt Everest base camp, Bachendri Pal tells us how mountaineering is all about team-building and self-confidence. By Ankita Jain When she climbed Mount Everest, she was a relatively unknown mountaineer but as soon as Bachendri Pal became India’s first woman to reach the summit of the...

‘I want to be Shah Rukh Khan’

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Unnati Joshi

Actress Swara Bhaskar tries to make sense of the so-called feminine wave in Bollywood. By Unnati Joshi Swara Bhaskar has made her presence felt in the industry and can now comfortably push boundaries, her latest completely turning the image of the legendary songstress Anarkali on her head. As Anaarkali of Aarah,...

All is well?

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

The confusion over The Kapil Sharma Show refuses to end. In what has emerged as television’s biggest spat in recent times, Sunil Grover has strongly hinted that he has quit the show while the show’s host, Kapil, is still trying to get the ace comedian back in the fold. Kapil...

‘Dream of Har Ghar Jal by 2030’

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

Government allocates Rs 25,000 crore to tackle problems of arsenic and fluoride in drinking water in four years The government recently launched a national water quality plan on arsenic and fluoride to provide safe drinking water to about 28,000 affected habitations in the country by March 2021 with an outlay of...

NHPC declares interim dividend

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydro power company and a ‘Mini Ratna’ category-I enterprise of the Government of India has paid an interim dividend of Rs 1402.21 crore to Government of India for the financial year 2016-17. The dividend payout bank advice for an amount of Rs 1402.21 crore was presented...

EPCH declared winner in grade show category

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

A new feather is added in cap of Rakesh Kumar, executive director — EPCH when he was awarded “The Iron Man” of the exhibition industry for 2016 during exhibition excellence awards held at India Expo Centre and Mart. To provide the recognition to true champions of the exhibition industry,...

Robot to clean NTPC Dadri solar panels

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 | Pioneer

The robotic dry cleaning of solar panels (Modules) has been implemented at NTPC Dadri in association with NETRA, the Centre for R&D in NTPC for the first time in India which enables saving water and manpower” said SK Sinha, group general manager, NTPC Dadri . Sinha further said that the integrated...

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UPward and forward

19 Mar 2017 | Rajesh Singh

Is the marginalisation of the two caste-based parties in Uttar Pradesh a harbinger of change — from identity politics to the politics of development? If we take the 2014 and 2017 elections together, that does seem to be the suggestion, writes RAJESH SINGH Understanding an election result as monumental as that of Uttar Pradesh is akin to unravelling a deep thriller plot. The why, when, where, how and what — this...

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CM carries out minor reshuffle

25 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi carried out a minor reshuffle in five ministers on Friday. A government spokesman said that Labour minister Swamy Prasad Maurya has been given additional charge of Co-ordination ministry while he has been divested of Urban employment and poverty alleviation and the charge of these ministries have been given to Urban Development minister Suresh Khanna...

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