Footsie

A recent confidential communication between two top aides of the Dalai Lama reveals plans for coordination with China.

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Mid-Day Meal

The method of preparation and the dishes have been designed to ensure maximum nutritional content.

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Bangla Influence

Ashraf from Bangladesh says the ‘vote guests’ are referred to as jamais in the border areas of West Bengal.

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Kickback Dust
On December 11, 2007,  Bakshi boarded KLM Flight 872 for Amsterdam.

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Every year, around 700 pedestrians lose their lives while trying to cross the roads in the national capital.

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Power Wars
In a meeting last week, State Power Minister Satyendar Jain directed officials to come up with a proposal by June

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Music Concerts
I believe that with such events, there is a certain kind of identification of culture, which is hard to distinguish at present.

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Saintly Mission
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is packing to fly to the Vatican to attend Mother Teresa’s canonisation in September.

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Subculture
Their kitchen is a happy place.

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Trend
Innovation is the new mantra in fashion retail.

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Metal
As a vehicle of culture, music is a freeway to indulge in one’s imaginative powers for Kunal, the organiser of Domination.

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Designer Store
The much sought-after fashion address, Defence Colony, is getting more and more flagship stores of big-ticket designers.

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Banking
Amaara, north India’s first breast milk bank, was launched at Fortis La Femme, a specialised hospital for women and newborns.

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Brain-Brawn
The organisation is planning to rope in intellectuals who are in sync with its ideology to propagate its message across fields.

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Juveniles
Aadhaar is a 12-digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India.

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Rail Diplomacy
The move, however, is not a unilateral one, and has been introduced on the request of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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Red Corridor
Given the slow pace of progress, the government is planning to extend the mission by another three years.

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Love's Labour
Modi government could soon replace the Union labour minister from Telangana.

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Fraternity Fumes
The university has reasoned that the director, who is a permanent staffer, has been counselled and sent back to repose faith among students.

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Thumbs Up
As NDA government completes two years in the office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got a thumbs up from people.

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To attract young lawyers for providing legal aid to poor and marginalised people, NALSA will increase their fees.

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Tobacco
In Nagaland, tobacco is the new headache which has taken children in its grip.

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Bullfight
Chief Minister slams DMK on granite quarrying, water issues and Jallikattu.

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Political Legacy
It’s a battle royale in Tura where the departed king is still fresh in the minds of voters.

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Rebels
Curiously, among the four segments, winners in three seats had CPI(M) candidates as their nearest rivals.

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Campaigning
At the end of his long and winding roller coaster tirade, Oommen Chandy and his Cabinet colleagues would be shredded.

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Success
Stalin was the only senior politician who came to meet us at the time of floods.

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Cry for Water
Industries, including a soft drink major, guzzle underground water while commoners struggle in drought-hit Kerala

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Life for Cows
Cows in India will soon glow in the dark. Or at least their collars will.

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Secrets
The booklet gives details of alleged corrupt deals of Naidu during his two-year rule of present Andhra Pradesh.

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Danseuse
From a sense of excitement about something important one’s going to attempt, also rises strains of anxiousness

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GOVERNANCE
The government ahead of its second anniversary cracks the whip as an official note identifies 18 delayed reforms.

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TRANSPORT
The ministry has called for restructuring of land acquisition cells and implementing agencies for rigorous monitoring.

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POLITICS
Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel stressed the fact that the money taken by the leaders were ‘bribe’ and not donation.

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CAB
The government blamed app-based unlicenced taxi service operators for abusing the process of law.

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TEMPLE
Perhaps it is the only village in the country where such huge numbers of Shiva Lingams are found.

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EDUCATION
The overall performance of the Delhi schools was, however, below the national average in these subjects.

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RSS
A religious census by an RSS-inclined think-tank found that number of Indians not stating their religion is on the rise.

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Tribal Affairs
The tribals claim that some families received a fraction of the promised compensation, while most got nothing.

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DEFENCE
India may have to forego Rs 1,500 Cr paid for the preliminary design of the $25 billion aircraft project with Russia.

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Environment
Environment ministry keeps key political decisions pending to facilitate industrial groups and clear their projects.

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Celeb candidate
Sreesanth, who helped India win the maiden World T20 in 2007, says entering politics is a different kind of pressure.

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ODD-EVEN
During winters, the avg breakdown of DTC buses per day comes to around 450 but during summers it rises to more than 750.

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Poll MANIFESTO
The party also promised to introduce yoga and meditation courses from Class VI onwards.

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human issues
Against this background, it is surprising that the 1st global summit on humanitarian issues will only be held this year.

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CAMPAIGN
A candidate needs a minimum of Rs 1 crore to make his presence felt in the Assembly constituency in the state.

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POLITICS
The BJP’s celebratory 2nd anniversary mood could be dampened with the Bill stalled by an antagonistic Congress party.

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TAX
The cost of collection of cess on jute was more than the tax collected by the government in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

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CRIME
Talapad Navaganbhai alias Shankar (54), arrested recently by the Vijayanagar police, lived in Hosakerehalli.

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LAW & ORDER
The ministry will ensure that the mechanism of commercial disputes is easy, accessible and less time consuming.

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GREEN DELHI
There is no maintenance of the roads and dirty, muddy and unkept roads are pure shame after all the taxes we pay.

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JALLIKATTU
The leaders of the group admit that they would lose in the election, but are confident of skewing the results.

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E-BOOKS
With readership shifting rapidly towards e-books, libraries in Delhi are struggling to survive.

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LAW & ORDER
Names recommended by HC got stuck during the intervening period between the NJAC’s constitution and its decimati  on.

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POLICE
The commissioner has issued a direction to expedite the procuring of 53 stallions.

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CONGRESS
If sources are to be believed, one of the constituencies that all factions are eyeing is Mylapore in Chennai.

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BJP
Various outfits come three days prior to the filing of nomination papers. BJP released the list of 25 candidates.

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WATER
Officials sprinkled two tankers of precious water on a muddy road which he and his convoy had to take to avoid dust from rising.

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SANITATION
According to a govt survey last year, about 70,000 households, mostly living in slums and open areas, do not have IHTs. 

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AIR INDIA
All that Air India wanted to do was save its 20-year-old ‘baby’ from turning into a useless scrap.

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WATER
Mineral water companies exploit drought-like situation; IIT-M study finds low-income families spend 15% of wages on water

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PHOTOGRAPHERS
Bharat Matrimony, a match-making website, hired photographers as employees on salaries ranging from `30,000-`60,000.

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SOLAR POWER
As per the Central Electricity Authority data, Delhi gets 2 per cent of total power from renewable energy sources.

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FASHION
Grand Hyatt Residencies in Gurgaon teamed up with designer Charu Parashar to showcase the property.

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WATER
The water crisis in Telangana has become a boon for mineral water companies whose sales are zooming up.

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BRAVEHEARTS
K Sukumaran is indignant as he hands you the well-thumbed, palm-sized discharge book.

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