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Sunday, 25 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

British driver hands officer Simpson driver’s license A driver in England presented a fake driver’s license featuring a character form The Simpsons at a traffic stop, police said. Thames Valley Police shared a photo of the driver’s license featuring the name “Homer Simpson” along with an image of the cartoon patriarch...

Culture lane

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Obamas ‘in talks’ for Netflix series With The West Wing’s liberal utopia now 12 years off our screens and House of Cards abruptly curtailed, television-loving political anoraks could be forgiven for feeling a little underserved. But help may be on its way in the form of liberal deities Barack and Michelle...

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Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Penguins mess with camera, appear to pose for selfie A pair of penguins were captured on camera appearing to pose for a selfie in Antarctica after one of the aquatic birds discovered the filming device. The footage, filmed at the Auster Rookery near Australia’s Mawson research station, was shared on Twitter...

Ethics and the distribution of wealth

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Miniya Chatterji Lilaramani | in Agenda

Fair distribution of profits can only happen when economic development is not just driven by the whims of individuals, but instead is balanced with institutional checks and balances On one hand, India offers one of the most tiresome conditions in the world for business — if done ethically. Yet on the...

culture lane

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

13 Picasso works bought for £113m A London art adviser has spent more than £110m bulk buying 13 works of art by Picasso on behalf of unnamed wealthy clients. Harry Smith, executive chairman and managing director of the art advisory firm Gurr Johns, bought four Picasso works, including a 1937 portrait...

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Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Business owner seeks to lure thieves with job offer A New Zealand business owner posted security camera photos of thieves who broke into his premises along with a unusual message for them — a job offer. Tim Smith, owner of Smith Crane & Construction Ltd. in the Harewood area of Christchurch,...

Culture lane

Sunday, 04 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Michelle memoir to be called Becoming Former US first lady Michelle Obama has announced the name of her anticipated memoir. Becoming will be published globally in 24 languages on November 13 by Penguin Random House, which acquired world publishing rights to both Michelle and Barack Obama’s memoirs in a deal rumoured...

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Sunday, 04 Mar 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Atlanta airport jokingly offers flights to Wakanda Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is getting into the Marvel movie spirit by jokingly offering flights to Wakanda — the fictional country from Black Panther. The airport tweeted out a digitally altered image of gate T3 showing its destination as Wakanda, the kingdom ruled by...

Fifty million... and more

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Miniya Chatterji Lilaramani | in Agenda

Corporations in India have a rather long journey to make on understanding the gender gaps and giving the attention and resources the discrepancies deserve in order to be eliminated Saadia Zahidi’s new book launched this month is called Fifty Million Rising. It is an apt title for the work of a...

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Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

George Washington’s hair found in book A New York state college said an inventory of its library’s archival collections led to an unusual discovery — a lock of George Washington’s hair. Union College said archivists going through materials at Schaffer Library discovered the first US President’s hair in an envelope tucked...

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Vajpayee’s death: Schools to remain shut today

17 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

All private and Government schools will remain closed today as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee passed away after prolonged illness at AIIMS in Delhi on Thursday...

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