MODI'S RECORD

NDA’s record so far has had more hits than misses from economy to foreign policy.

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MODI'S AGENDA

From the Independence Day speech to 1.8 crore bank accounts opened in one day under the Jan Dhan Yojana, it has been a well-laid out agenda.

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ILLEGAL MINING

Justice MB Shah Commission on Jharkhand scoops out colossal irregularities and infighting between Jairam Ramesh and Jayanthi Natrajan

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ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
Tired of exercising clout indirectly by manipulating village votebanks, several prominent khap leaders are now joining political parties with the hope...

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MAHARASHTRA ASSEMBLY POLLS
Shinde heads Congress’ manifesto committee which will prepare the document that highlights the party’s achievements and future plans.

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MAHARASHTRA
Prakash Ambedkar, president of Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh has emerged as the face of the third front in Maharashtra after Ramdas Athawale-led Republican...

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KERALA
Kerala government will look at ways to compensate it by mopping up more non-tax revenue and will also hook luxury segments.

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POLL TALK
Rajiv Pratap Rudy, tells Kiran Tare that BJP is working out a power-sharing formula with its oldest ally.

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INTERVIEW
Parliamentary Affairs and PWD Minister, Haryana, Randeep Surjewala tells Harpreet Bajwa that despite in-party disagreements and the anti-incumbency fa...

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DELHI POLICE
Delhi Police constables are the very backbone of the police force in the capital. Yet they are poorly paid and forced to live in pathetic conditions.

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TELANGANA
BJP looks at gaining new ground, while beleaguered Cong looks at covering lost ground in Telangana.

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INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
To cut through red tape, the government is creating an online portal to grant project clearances needed from Central ministries and states.

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CUISINE
Drizzling of extra virgin oilve oil later, the pizza is ready to be slipped into the burning chambers of the newly created woodfire oven at QBA in Con...

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WORLD OF GAMING
The source of that high comes from a sense of accomplishment, and the result is for all to see at Khoj Studios, as it presents its new show, intertwin...

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CHETTINAD FOOD
The guests were treated to exquisite Chettinad food in a sit-down dinner, served in traditional Chettinad style.

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TELANGANA
Telangana government, which is busy with reconstruction of Telangana, is yet to come out with its plan for construction of Telangana Bhavan.

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MODEL HUNT
You can expect an Elite model to become the next super star, a commercial gem or an haute couture model.

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DANCE RECITAL
Through her latest rendition, Bhavana Reddy wants to emphasise on an Indian’s ability to be both a global citizen as well as be routed in their cultur...

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FOOTBALL
Former national captains Bhutia and Vijayan think practising and playing with foreign stars in Indian Super League will improve domestic footballers.

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INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE
India will follow England, Denmark, Scotland, Hungary, Serbia and Belgium in the list of countries the Swede has played in, but Djordjic is far from t...

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PERFORMANCE
The narrative takes mundane themes from everyday life and turns them into humorous situations.

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NaMo
Over 20 Projects worth Rs 42,000 crore have been cleared before Assembly poll dates are announced. Expect another dozen worth over Rs 2 lakh crore soo...

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HARYANA- BYPOLLS
While the BJP is cashing on the Narendra Modi factor, Congress has launched an ad blitzkrieg

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MUNDE
While Pankaja acquires skills in strategy & diplomacy, Pritam is set to join politics with a bang

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BJP-MULAYAM
Winning the coming UP polls may be a prestige issue for BJP but it is one of survival for SP

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BIHAR-BYPOLLS
The bypolls, necessitated after the election of some MLAs to the Lok Sabha and resignation of others, are being viewed as the “semi-final” before the ...

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PRANAB MUKHERJEE
Often called a ‘walking encyclopaedia’, his book from the early years to a watershed moment in Indian history, 1984, is ready for print

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KERALA
The timing of the meeting between Modi and the Cardinal is significant amid rumours of Kerala Congress leader K M Mani joining BJP.

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TARGET BYPOLLS
Ahead of the dates for the Assembly elections being announced, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a foundation-stone laying mission in the poll-bound ...

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DTC
High-cost, upkeep and frequent breakdowns make DTC’s red AC buses a liability

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DUSU ELECTIONS
Delhi University Students’ Union elections are round the corner in September, and the student wing of political parties are using every opportunity to...

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SARADHA SCAM
Investigations reveal main accused Sudipto Sen funded terrorist outfits in Bangladesh through a TMC Rajya Sabha MP

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DRDO
The fast-vanishing pool of scientists was highlighted by DRDO chief Avinash Chander last week to PM Modi and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, resulting ...

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MAOIST
Maoists are making forays into the state, the focus being on the three districts of Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur

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DESTINATION-SINGAPORE
The Chief Ministers from five states are vying to attract maximum investments

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PM-US
Hectic preparations are on among the people of the Indian-American community to pull off the unprecedented address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at ...

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CJI
At a time when the Apex Court is reeling under the burden of over 65,000 pending cases, the position of the Chief Justice of India will also witness e...

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ON TIME
Thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Central government offices are on the track to shun that typical ‘sarkari’ image, where babus come late, leave...

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KCR
A far cry from his days as a agitator, Telangana CM K C Rao is proving to be a fine administrator

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LIQUOR
The glass of liquor will run empty in Kerala. People are writing odes to the alcohol-drenched sunsets over dry throats and plain banana chips.

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CASTESIM
A secret that is not known to the outside world is that the two gyms in Vellore are run on caste lines.

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VINAY PRABHAKAR SAHASRABUDDHEv
BJP’s newly appointed vice-president Vinay Prabhakar Sahasrabuddhe is an activist-researcher at the core.

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HEALTH
Health is one of the departments of the Maharashtra government that has delivered to expectations.

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HARYANA
For the forthcoming Haryana Assembly elections, eight political parties are in the fray and between them have thrown up as many as 18 leaders with asp...

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TOURISM
Is the Kerala tourism pie big enough for everyone to eat? Also, could so much expansion cause a breakdown of the state’s fragile eco-friendly tourism ...

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IDFC
IDFC is in a sweet spot as infrastructure lender poised to grow into a universal bank. India can become a preferred global destination for investments...

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PHOTOGRAPHY
Artiste Jyotica Sikand’s choice of jewellery is as specific as her choice of photographical themes.

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ART
Christie’s, the Art and Auction House, is taking the works of modern and contemporary artists to New York in September this year.

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DESIGNER HANDBAGS
It was a high-tea soiree hosted at Khan Market’s newest adda Townhall by Divya Gurwara of Bridal Asia and Townhall’s Kitty Kalra.

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JAZZ
Award-winning ​ ​guitarist Adil Manuel and Jazz pianist Ronojit Chaliha will be jamming with Abhinav Khokhar on bass and Kartikeya Srivastava on drums...

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SINGAPORE STREET FOOD
It has been a few days since Chef John Chye, sous chef at Singapore’s Marriott Hotel, flew down to New Delhi’s JW Marriott to present a signature Sing...

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WELCOME TO AWESOMENESS
Located in Connaught Place, the restaurant is one of the biggest in terms of spaces in the circle, if not the whole of central Delhi.

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Politics
With Amit Shah’s new young team, the BJP is laying the groundwork for the next General Elections. The coming Assembly polls will prove the mettle of a...

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Neo-liberal
The ruling NDA, which is trying to occupy the culture space hitherto dominated by the liberals and the left, is even adopting those who were ignored b...

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Maharashtra
CM tilts the community rallying behind the BJP in Congress’ favour by not introducing LBT.

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Haryana
Vijay Sankalp Yatra flagged off by Shah will focus on “the misrule of the Congress” in the last 10 years.

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Najeeb Jung
Though Jung announced some 25 projects worth Rs 2,000 crore, the report card of the announced tasks presents a dismal picture.

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Battle of States
The next General Elections have already started for the BJP, with the battle of the states led by the party’s new president Amit Shah.

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Law Enforcement
Imagine his surprise when a Delhi Police constable receives a direct request from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for details.

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Pakistan
MI had been tracking Asif’s trail for the last six months following a tip off that several Muslim youth in the region were in touch with ISI.

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Modi's Vision
The PM was talking about adopting one village in every district of the country and converting them into a model village.

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I-Day Speech
The omission of Pakistan from Modi's speech was especially stark as just a couple of days ago, he had accused Pakistan of proxy war.

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Ajit Pawar
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar is likely to be the worst affected by the ongoing agitation by Dhangar community demanding ST status.

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Electoral Battle
As the nation again prepares for by-elections in newly vacated seats, parties from last polls watch from sidelines.

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Gurdwara
Already, gurdwaras abroad do not come under the control of SGPC and different countries have their own management bodies.

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Himalayas
The Indian Army is painting the snow-covered Himalayas in its chivalrous green colour, thanks to the army’s green revolution initiatives in Ladakh.

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Cafe
It was by observing their hospitality culture that I began to formulate my own ideas of what I wanted to do.

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Cinema
Titled From Both Sides of the LoC, it is in collaboration with the Pakistan High Commission. Films like Khuda Ke Liye and Bol.

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Foreign Politics
In the last three months, 13 top US officials have landed in New Delhi, seeking traction on multi-billion deals on defence to exports

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BJP
The BJP National Council meet was a celebration of victory, the rewarding of Amit Shah and a call for battle in the upcoming Assembly polls

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Modi's Mission
The PM has taken over the reins of BJP’s campaign in the state. Moving a step towards making India Congress-free, he has rolled out a campaign strateg...

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Defence
Each member of John Kerry entourage reflected the strategic role they would play in the overall dialogue.

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Khaps
At a recent Maha Khap meeting in Hansi, members of more than two dozen khaps deliberated on whether to support a party in the upcoming polls, or put u...

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Raj Thackeray
Raj’s announcement that he would contest the poll had enthused party workers, but only for a short time.

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Punjab
Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will not campaign for party candidate Harminder Singh Jassi but also for his wife Preneet Kaur who i...

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Navy
A major hurdle for the Navy is to get the land vacated of its existing establishments, belonging to the Army

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CPI(M)
Cash-strapped party hunts for congress meet venue as most states back out

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ISIL
ISIL material is available in Hindi, Urdu and other languages for the self-indoctrination of the gullible.

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Parliamentary Standing Committee
The next hurdle for the NDA after the passing of the fiscal budget is constituting the parliamentary standing committees.

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Finance
“To improve our reach, we will have to collaborate with bank networks, so our financial services converge at delivery point”

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Goa Mining
Panel also reveals modus operandi of scamsters ranging from under-invoicing to evasion of transit passes.

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DMK
While a restless Stalin, the heir apparent, is seemingly running out of patience regarding his coronation, the aged DMK patriarch is unwilling to give...

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RBI
The minister is expected to tell the apex bank to be more proactive in promoting financial inclusion and boosting growth.

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Royal Family
Wadiyars of Mysore blow the bugle to get back property being controlled by the govt and land mafia.

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Restaurant
Love for Food opens new door for three people who plans to open up a restaurant, with an exquisite style.

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Comedian
Nitin Gupta called Thought Experiments, he unleashes all coyness to come to stage with zero reluctance to say things as they are.

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Dance
For Uma her eye is the expression of the rhythm in lyrics and poetry in music, Her movements display a fluidity that’s both graceful and refined.

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Multiplex
There are only eight movie screens for every one million Indians. Multiplex owners are trying to seize the opportunity by building snazzy new theatres...

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Commonwealth Games
Jwala Gutta notched up a hat-trick of sorts and created history by winning medals in successive Commonwealth Games in badminton for India

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Silver Medal
Glasgow Games Silver Medallist Sharath says nothing equals winning medals for the country

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Squash
“It is a great feeling to bag the gold. The thought hasn’t yet sunk in. We were confident and played great squash.”

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Game Lost
When a big team like Netherlands could lose 1-6 in the World Cup final at their home ground, we should not be utterly disappointed.

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Glasgow
He lost in the last eight in the Olympics, world championship and All England.

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The Bridal Week
Post the India Couture Week, it’s now the turn of India Bridal Fashion Week that has designers showcasing opulent wedding wear.

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Gagan Narang
The Asian Games will be tough, the biggest challenge will come from the Chinese and of course there are other shooters who can cause an upset. But I t...

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Noodles
Veena stands on a pedestal in the kitchen, with a speaker in one hand and an instruction sheet in the other. No matter how big or small the promotion ...

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Bridal Wear Show
Ashima-Leena’s Bridal Wear show had many perks like super model Ujjwala Raut and post show cocktail.

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POLITICS
As the possibility of polls very much in the air, the latest to enter the race for Delhi’s throne is the e-rickshaw—with the BJP taking the three-whee...

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MEN'S DISCUS
Vikas Gowda’s third attempt ensured gold medal for India in men's discus clearing 63.64m in challenging conditions.

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CIVIL SERVICES
The moot issue is that of equal pay for all those who clear the Union Public Service Commission examinations and join the various services.

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PRITHVIRAJ CHAVAN
A senior state minister said the party can save face in the polls only if it breaks away from Nationalist Congress Party.

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HARYANA
Voters in Haryana will be spoilt for choice this coming Assembly election as a host of new parties promises to spice up the electoral battle.

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GYMNASTICS
A bronze is what Dipa Karmakar had won as tears ran down her face, but it was a historic one as she is the first Indian to do so.

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
A preliminary audit report of the CAG reveals that despite series of natural disasters every year NDMA is yet to install emergency communication syste...

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AAP
Whoever said it’s all about location, could well have been talking about the Aam Admi Party and its current dilemma over a space for its office.

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E-RICKHAW
The e-rickshaw menace is only the latest in a long line of competitive politics that has taken a toll on Delhi.

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CHEF
Paani Poori, Dahi bhalla, Aloo Tikki, Paranthe, Lassi, Masala Chai, Kulfi, Langcha—you name it and you’ll have it on your table.

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COURT
The gazette includes some lawyers who indulge in procuring litigations arising from subordinate courts like High Courts and Tribunals.

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IAS LOBBY
A bureaucrat from the Indian Postal Service has likened the IAS lobby’s attempts to maintain its superiority as far as pay packets are concerned to ca...

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LTTE FILM
The movie in the making, believed to portray the 12-year-old Prabhakaran jr as a hero, handling weapons, has raised the hackles of Tiger supporters.

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LEBANESE FLAVOUR
Fouad Abdel Malak and Chef Maroun Chedid launched Zizo at Zorba in Sultanpur, it saw a lot of excitement.

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DEAD TIGERS
Authorities have a strange problem, a show-cause notice has to be sent to LTTE, but there is no address.

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DALBIR SINGH
General Dalbir Singh’s message on the first day of office to the troopers along the LOC in J&K facing Pakistan was aggressive and to the point.

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FOOD MARKET
Taking the bull by its horns, Arora realises he is operating in a market that is exploding with exciting choices everyday.

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POLICY MATTERS
Not taking his victory for granted, the man and his party are gluing the existing gaps with the government with new policy.

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MAHESH BHATT
After the roaring success of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s theatrical adaptation of the movie Arth, he saw the same potential for his 1989 film Daddy.

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POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE
First-time MPs from the southern states of India bring with them their distinct experiences, perspectives and issues faced by people.

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BYPOLLS
The August 21 bypolls for Patiala Urban and Talwandi Sabo Assembly constituencies appear to be no cakewalk for the ruling BJP-SAD.

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BHUPINDER SINGH HOODA
Congress leaders in the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Haryana are looking for greener pastures.

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HARYANA GURDWARA
Haryana BJP president Ram Bilas Sharma tells Harpreet Bajwa that the alliance with HJC is on for now and the final decision rests with the party high ...

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DRAMA
The good part is that you can one of sexual power, proverbial midlife crisis, humour and drama, or all of the above.

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EXHIBITION
The Lalit New Delhi gears up for My Best Friend and Me, an exhibition bringing you choices from the world of fashion and lifestyle.

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FASHION
Raakesh has over the years made a mark in designing evening and cocktail wear that spells sensuality and bling in equal proportion.

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DELHI COPS
Skeletons are tumbling out of Delhi Police’s cupboard as corruption, discrimination, favouritism, vested interests and rackets afflict the country’s b...

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UDDHAV THACKERAY
Before his maiden test, Uddhav Thackeray looks transformed. Now diplomatic and responsible, he has connected with the grass root.

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FIRST TIME MP
The 16th Lok Sabha has the highest number of first-time MPs in 30 years—314. Coming from different regions and parties, these parliamentary newbies ar...

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INDIAN DEFENCE
The top brass is in praise of NDA’s decisive attitude towards Indian defence.

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MGNREGA
Re-modelled version to sharply define scope, eligibility, use of funds and construction activities permitted under the rural employment scheme.

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UNAUTHORISED
Over the years, “space crunch’’ forced the powerful Foreign Office that sits next to PMO add on “ugly eyesores in South Block”.

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MANMOHAN SINGH
From the list of gifts retained by Singh, it seems either the former PM or someone in his household has an affinity for argent. Several of the gifts a...

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BJP
Saffron party junks plans of contesting solo, woos Bishnoi’s HJC with promise of Union cabinet berth and other sops.

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ROYAL BATTLE
The seat fell vacant after sitting MLA Capt. Amarinder Singh became the Member of Parliament from Amritsar in the last Lok Sabha elections.

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VINOD TAWDE
I want to ask Sharad Pawar, who is NCP’s face? They also have adopted our concept of collective leadership.

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PLANET DELHI
To construct these sub-cities, the authority requires 27,000 hectares of land, which is expected to house around 60 lakh people.

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DELHI POLICE
Verma, a 1979 batch IPS officer, took up the investigation into various cases of alleged corruption in Delhi Police and dug into them to get to the ro...

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MISSING
As per the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) letter and details running into seven pages, Meenu G Krishnan, a 1980 batch IRS officer who was ...

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ARAVIND GUPTE
Gupta is making a separate team of tech-savvy experts to handle the IT-related work in the government.

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BHUPINDER SINGH HOODA
The Sikhs of Haryana had been demanding their right to manage their shrines for 15 years, and it was Harbans Singh Dachar who started this movement.

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The poor storage of water in reservoirs is due to less monsoon rainfall. However, officials are hopeful that the situation would improve once rains pi...

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ARUN JAITLEY
The Defence Ministry’s decision under the Modi administration has more to do with the austerity measures of the government than any “anti-media” senti...

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FOR WRONG REASONS
The team from the ministry was apparently “stunned” by the glitches in the handling of the artefact and about the manner in which the lapse had been h...

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FINANCE
For the election of 15 members in the committee on Public Undertakings from Lok Sabha, 21 nominations were received and subsequently seven members wit...

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SONIA GANDHI
The only place the party is looking up is, paradoxically, in Parliament itself—even though the Leader of Opposition issue has been cause for some humi...

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SIDDARAMAIAH
The troubled Karnataka CM has to get poll-battle ready, as his leadership is at stake.

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SORCERER
The autopsy revealed a broken spinal cord and severe internal bleeding. Haseena's body was weakened with limited food for several weeks.

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KITCHEN TRENDS
The lack of any markings against the new items, however, make it difficult to spot them immediately, but the chef has an explanation for the same.

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FOLK
Shopping opportunities will be aplenty too, as a number of handicrafts will be on display for sale.

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BEATS
Friday nights are when Delhi’s mature and sophisticated crowd likes to party and we saw the same at the Smokeys.

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MEENA KUMARI
A build-up to the launch of the book has been the Meena Kumari Film Festival that started on July 9 and will conclude on her birth anniversary, August...

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ART
It’s a great platform for individual artists to get recognitions and for Literacy India to gather some funds for larger good,” says Jyoti  Kalra, foun...

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VIOLENCE
Dangerous air corridors, civil wars and terrorism make the threat loom larger for the world, including India.

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MAHARASHTRA POLL
Smaller parties like Shiv Sena and NCP are not running shy of arm-twisting their bigger partners like BJP and Congress into giving more seats.

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TRAGEDIES
The SA-17 Buk 2 missile, which is suspected to have downed the ill-fated MH17 on July 17 over Ukraine is known to NATO countries as the ‘‘Grizzly’’.

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BJP
Amit Shah, the man who calls the shots in the BJP seems to beleive the party can take a shot at winning the elections, if sources are to be belived.

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KHAN AND DIDI
State ambassador loses shine as documentaries featuring Shah Rukh to be scraped, Mamata to rope in folk singers for fresh propaganda

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HARYANA
The house divided and barely three months in hand, it will be tough for the party to grab power for the third consecutive time.

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SUNIL TATKARE
I have written to the Chief Minister to call a meeting of the coordination committee. The first point I made was we should decide the election policy.

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DUSHYANT CHAUTALA
In the Lok Sabha elections, the electorate voted for Narendra Modi as PM and in the Assembly elections, the people will vote for Om Prakash Chautala a...

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DIFENCE MINISTRY
Military demands more purchasing power to procure equipment in conflict-hit areas as defence panel bats for stricter monitoring, checks

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LOOPHOLES
Other deficiencies observed by the internal audits include procurement in excess of entitlement and incorrect assessment of requirement

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TALKS WITH DRAGON
Dialogue with the dragon for an alternative route to the Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrimage has been going on for long

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UKRAINE
We understand fully that Russian federation has a special friendship with India. But, nevertheless, we feel that good friends will tell one another of...

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CONGRESS
He has urged the party high command to affect a complete systematic change. Panned by many, the senior leader may get his way.

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GURU GRANTH SAHIB
The Akal Takht allows the printing to first take place either in the US or Canada.

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VAIDIK
Dr. Ved Prakash Vaidik shot to national fame with his tweeted picture, schmoozingw ith with India’s Enemy Number One —the Mumbai 26/11 mastermind Hafi...

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ESPIONAGE
Due to poor pay and high risks involved, the domestic intelligence agency is facing a shortage of over 7,000 professionals.

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DHOTI WAR
The Tamil Nadu chief minister vows to enact legislation in the Assembly to uphold the dhoti culture in the state and raps the DMK for not acting on t...

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BRAVEHEARTS
Though she was shattered, the brave girl gathered courage to discuss it with her friends and decided to look for the prime accused before approaching ...

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KERALA
Migrant workforce from North Indian states dominating various skilled and unskilled labour sectors in the state is no more news.

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OFFTRACK
At tea stalls in Soolakkarai village near Virudhunagar, the benches are reserved for caste Hindus. Scheduled Caste customers can sip the brew only sea...

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CHEF
The latest offering from that kitchen is a basic and intermediate cooking course that will cover all the essential techniques and skills that will ena...

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PHOTOGRAPHY
Out of the many works on display, that of Scott Barlow and Monica

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FEROZABAD EXPRESS
Old world charm was highlight of Anju Modi’s collection. Dhotis paired with embellished silk jackets were a refreshing innovation.

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FASHION
Champagne flowed and the spirits were perked up just before the opening show.

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TOAST
Natasha Nanda, Malvika Poddar, Mila Oberoi, Tanisha Mohan, Anna Tryc-Bromley, Pooja Burman among others were a part of the evening.

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AMIT'S CALCULATIONS
How the Number Two plans to deliver the poll-bound states to his Number One.

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TRAI
Though expected to sail through in the Lok Sabha, BJP will find it tough to find legal sanctity for Nripendra Mishra’s appointment in RS.

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BRICS
It will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s debut on the international stage.

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BOKO HARAM
Riding on Dawood Ibrahim’s well-oiled network in the country, some militants from the brutal Nigerian outfit have already joined the drug cartel to ra...

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THE SOPAHOLIC
With an annual outgo of more than Rs. 4,000 crore for various populist schemes, the BJD government has bitten off more than it can chew

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UNOFFICIAL GUJARATI
Being a Gujarati, Modi gets lot of communication and representations in the language of his home state and even from Gujaratis settled abroad.

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DELHI BJP
Upadhyay was to take office in the presence of Jaitley, Vardhan and Delhi BJP in-charge and Member of Parliament Prabhat Jha.

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DANGEROUS SCHOOLING
Seventy per cent of the schools in Delhi run without a valid fire safety certificate, putting the lives of most of the city’s 35 lakh schoolchildren i...

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BUDGET
Compounding the problem of shortage of time is the fact that the standing committees are yet to be constituted.

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GROUNDED BABUS
The circular, which has asked the babus to furnish 19-point details, categorically stated that all points needed to be addressed satisfactorily, “fail...

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AMIT SHAH
Amit Shah, who remains an outsider to Delhi’s Durbar culture, is not known for making flamboyant media appearances.

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YOGA
According to the official, the response to the first yoga camp held at the Samaj Sadan on Pandara Road in Delhi was good.

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SARADHA CHIEF
Sen had “connections with influential politicians, bureaucrats and police officials”. While interrogating Sen, CBI officials asked him why he had fled...

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ARMY
Another ugly spat has erupted in the Army over claims to a top post.

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SIDDHU GOVERNMENT
Karnataka CM manages to hold fort thanks to a weak high command.

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NEYMAR AND AYURVEDA
A team of Ayurvedic doctors submitted a report to CM Oommen Chandy, outlining the treatment procedure.

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MONEY GAME
“I have only spoken the truth that reflects the harsh reality in politics today. MLAs demand money to vote in Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council elec...

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NAIDU VS KCR
Not known for taking things lying down, Telangana CM is on war path against his Andhra counterpart, who he sees being favoured by Centre

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CHEF
What makes the event interesting is the inclusion of bespoke menus that have been priced attractively.

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YANKEES
Cut to the present, the American Independence Day, July 4, which is a day of revelry, gives an opportunity to indulge in iconic American foods like ho...

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ON STAGE
With this new play, she has used their ideas and her ingenuity to present a story of a thousand-year-old tiger with long, white eyebrows, and with spe...

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WEAVES
Sumeet  Nath and Ajay Nath of the Raj Group played great hosts and took pains in explaining the objects of art to the guests. Seen at the evening were...

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SUFI GUITAR
The young performer who enthrals audiences at different venues at least seven times a month, loves every genre of music, but says learning blues and j...

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FOODIES
While Glenlivet flowed in plenty, a special starter menu had been created by Oberoi which included recipes from the book to treat the guests at the bo...

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CLICKED
Colour, culture and customs fascinate Kaynat like nothing else. She grew up watching her father clicking hundreds of pictures and then explaining the ...

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BACK HOME
As nurses arrive back from Iraq, it’s all praises for government and kind words for their captors.

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ENTRIES AND EXITS
The NDA ministers’ walk to the corridors of power wasn’t as difficult as moving to their new addresses in the heart of Delhi.

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BUDGET 2014
The hot debate in Parliament is over the Congress’ claim on the coveted post. It has almost taken away the focus from other key issues.

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CONFLICT
R&AW inputs warn against possible Shia-Sunni clashes in the country during Ramadan; fear online propoganda may fuel violence.

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RIVER WATER ROW
Rains nowhere in sight, and water levels receding in the dams, newly formed Telangana and Andhra Pradesh squabble over sharing of Krishna river water.

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POLICING
They promise to be with you for you always.

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BJP
A month is a long time in politics. Even after getting massive mandate in the last Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is keeping its organisation well-oiled...

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NITIN GADKARI
Union Minister for Road Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari is taking centrestage on the shaky Maharashtra dais.

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RAIL BUDGET
NDA’s maiden Rail Budget to be presented on July 8 will aim at a complete makeover and to improve the health of the cash-strapped Indian Railways, the...

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TRIMMED COVER
Ministers and VVIPS travelling with long security cavalcades may soon be a rare sight in Punjab.

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POLICE STORY
A number of police stations in the national capital are running out of temporary and ramshackle structures, much to the consternation of the forces.

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SALARY OR PASSPORT
As many as 73 workers who returned from Kirkuk in Iraq claimed that it was a “living hell”. They described their living conditions as nothing short of...

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RAFALE DEAL
The most important reason for delay has been the long-winding negotiations, particularly on the life cycle costs aspect of the Rafale offer

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BJP AND CONGRESS
BJP has seized the issue and going full blast to put the Siddu government on the mat.

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WOMEN IN POWER
The top women ministers of the Narendra Modi government are in super-active mode to meet challenges and solve them in the fastest possible manner.

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BHUPINDER SINGH HOODA
Ideological differences often occur within the party but there is no dispute or factionalism. The Congress will form the government in the state for t...

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TWO STATES
The battle, it seems, has only intensified after the birth of Telangana on June 2.

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RAGA
At a recent three-day state leadership camp, a few youth leaders minced no words in terming the Gandhi scion’s reforms as ‘Tughlaqian’.

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MIGRATION
A graveyard in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, has been home to some 400 migrant families for the last 25 years. Their life revolves around the graves as chi...

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SUSHMA SWARAJ
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wanted to understand the immediate needs of Indian missions in strategically important countries.

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LADIES FIRST
Precise and stolid. Nirmala Seetharam is Narendra Modi government’s ‘official’ interface with the industry, trade bodies and foreign dignitaries comin...

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SMRITI IRANI
I am not here to fix the blame for the past; I am here to fix the course for the future.

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DELHI UNIVERSITY
As DU and UGC fought a tough battle trying to retain their respective power, DU Executive Council member Aditya Narayan Mishra accuses the UGC of atta...

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SOCIAL MEDIA
Besides the childlike joy of telling each other of the number of followers they made, there is also a fear of coming under direct watch of the PMO.

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CONGRESS
Shunned by a wary Left, ignored by regional players and lacking strength of numbers, the Grand Old Party struggles to find allies in the Parliament an...

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PIYUSH GOYAL
Goyal is confident that his government will remain focussed on the expansion of India’s power generation and will make adequate coal available for pow...

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SCAM HOLD
The cabinet expansion, which was scheduled to take place after the General Elections, has been put on hold due to the scam in which the names of many ...

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DEFENCE DEALS
‘‘One aspect of the procurement culture that the Jaitley-led Ministry intends to change is the number of tables that a file with the purchase proposal...

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JDS
The dissatisfaction in the party was so much that Kumaraswamy had to take party legislators to Sri Lanka for a three day “introspection’’meet to douse...

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MUSIC
Nothing has changed since then. Rehearsing to perform now at Moonshine Café & Bar, he says, he still feels butterflies in his stomach, but the adulati...

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PLAY
The play has been liberating for many women, as the central theme of the play has always been the vagina as a tool of female empowerment.

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HAPPENING IN TOWN
Besides some of his new songs, Kamal says he will be singing his popular Bollywood numbers like Ishq

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TOWN HOUSE CAFE
The launch hosted by Priyank and Akshay was a packed affair. The café has a Baroque feel about it with rich amber lighting. It’s huge with multiple ba...

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SIDDHARTH MALHOTRA
Delhi lad Siddharth was mobbed by the girls at the movie promo and the coy Shraddha enjoyed all the drama with much amusement.

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DELHI UNIVERSITY
he cut-offs, which will be decided on the basis of 2012-2013 academic year, will go high as around 2.7 lakh students have applied for 54,000 seats in ...

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MISSION YAMUNA
Poisoned by effluents and human waste, challenged by inadequate treatment plants and bureaucratic infighting, the Yamuna is dying despite `8,136 crore...

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REAL ESTATE
In the last five years, there have a couple of attempts from the PMO to garner more space in South Block from MEA, but they had been rebuffed successf...

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THE PRESENTATION
Some are taking mock Q&A sessions while others are regularly getting briefed by junior officers on each and every project of the ministry to come out ...

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GOING GREEN
For the first time in India, solar energy will be used to power the trains and about 30 coaches of DEMUs deployed as local trains around Delhi will b...

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VILLAGE OF CHANGE
Bibipur in the state’s khapland Jind is unique in many ways. It is a village where men are not allowed to drink liquor and the panchayat funds are reg...

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PHONE EXCHANGE SCAM
Hansraj Saxena is a bitter man. A confidant of media mogul Kalanidhi Maran, Saxena is no longer the darling of the Maran brothers—Kalanidhi and former...

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TAKING CHARGE
Holds meetings, mohalla sabhas with party workers to win back people’s support

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As the sweeping insurgency led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spreads its tentacles, the clock is ticking on the fate of the 40 Indian ...

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FUND TRANSFERS
Intelligence reports say that Netherlands-based organisations were found to be aiding NGOs to assist insurgent groups in the Northeastern states

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PRESSURE FOR CHANGE
With difficult assembly elections ahead and state units simmering in rebellion, the old crisis managers of the Congress party, A K Antony, Ahmed Patel...

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CURTAINS DOWN
The political sojourn of former Tamil cinema queen Khushbu Sundar has now come to a grinding halt, with the actor quitting the DMK on June 16.

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MOUNTING CRISES
The BJP is undergoing a difficult transition from being a vociferous opponent to getting used to the high perch of the ruling party.

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SUBCULTURE

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WRITERS SPACE
Solitude is not a luxury, but a necessity for creativity. But for creative women, often held in house arrest by domestic chores, it’s a luxury they ca...

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LANGUAGE OF RESURRECTION
Beleaguered as he is after successive electoral debacles, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi was desperately looking for a miracle to salvage the party and r...

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SHOWBIZ
As if politics wasn’t entertainment enough. After a slump in the real estate sector, Maharashtra politicians are now turning to the entertainment indu...

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CONSERVING HERITAGE
Last year, a 1,000-year-old Yogini sculpture stolen from a temple in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh returned to India from Paris owing to the mag...

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HASH TAGGED
The Defence Ministry, led by Minister Arun Jaitley is preparing to see the days of spectacular #FF and get tweeting. It is giving up on the cautious s...

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CULTURE CONFLICT
The Kerala Jacobite Church, one of the oldest and most Indianised Christian sects, is facing a sartorial identity crisis—how much Indian is the Wester...

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REVIVING YAMUNA
The three-member team that was sent by L-G Najeeb Jung to Ahmedabad has prepared a report regarding the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project.

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FASHION
On Thursday evening, the Australian High Commissioner, Patrick Suckling, launched a leading Aussie label, Easton Perarson, to the Indian fashionistas ...

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COMFORT FOOD
For newly opened Indigo Deli, a popular restaurant from Mumbai, however, maintaining the highest quality standards has always been the priority.

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CLASSICAL ART
It’s one thing to take a private class to learn a musical instrument, but quite another when, at your behest, ace ustads and top-notch musicologists g...

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This is a game played out every five years in the corridors of Parliament House. Like any global sporting event, everyone is trying to score over the ...

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HAUTE COUTURE
The annual India Couture Week is three weeks away and Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) announced the selected couturiers who will be part of the...

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POWER WARS
Jobless senior leaders muddy the waters over a fresh Congress supported AAP government. The Gandhis say no. AAP is open to it. The BJP waits and watch...

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FACING EVICTION
Former Home Minister in the Rajiv Gandhi cabinet Buta Singh, who was governor of Bihar from 2004, returned to Delhi in 2006 with his grand gubernatori...

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100 DAYS AGENDA
The ministers in the Narendra Modi government seem to be redefining hard work to meet the 100 days agenda and bigger milestones.

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SCAM
The illegal telephone exchange that was run out of the residence of Dayanidhi Maran when he was the Union Telecom Minister in the UPA government has n...

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GOING FOR THE KILL
A violent poacher has been wreaking havoc in the area, killing elephants, attacking forest staff and intimidating villagers.

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