The New Indian Express - The Sunday Standard - RSS Feed from The New Indian Express en Copyright 2012 The New Indian Express. All rights reserved. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:39:19 +0530 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:14:30 +0530 The Sunday Standard CM's Man Friday Saves The Day Chief Minister Siddaramaiah appears to have mastered the art of survival by winning key persons from rival camps thus effectively neutralising his rivals. The latest such move by the CM is winning over Energy Minister DK Shivakumar (DKS), once a camp follower of former External Affairs Minister SM Krishna. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:28 +0530 Judicial Transparency: Dinakaran's case Vs Manjunath's Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:28 +0530 Time Out on Fireworks Show at Golden Temple To check growing air pollution during Diwali, authorities at the Golden Temple in Amritsar have decided to reduce the duration of the hour-long fireworks show to 15 minutes. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:27 +0530 Post-poll, Cong Talks Revamp, BJP Recruitment Drive When counting of votes in Maharashtra and Haryana take place on Sunday, the victor and vanquished will not be reacting in the manner expected. The exit polls projections, though still needing to be proved right, have taken the sting out of the results, pushing the story to the ‘what next’ level and an emerging bi-polarity. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:27 +0530 Caught on Wrong Foot, DD Sets House in Order Embarrassment has a bright side, too, as proved by the renovation effort planned for the drab His Master’s Voice public broadcaster Doordarshan. Gaffes like using footage of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in place of Narendra Modi’s on the latter’s US visit, calling Anantnag in Kashmir Islamabad and such priceless gems later, I&B minister Prakash Javadekar has decided that a revamp is in order. With the arrival of each new government in Delhi, DD gets a ritualistic face lift. This time, an expert group will be constituted to monitor content 24/7. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:27 +0530 Caste, Community Determining Factors In Maharashtra, other than Gopinath Munde’s daughter Pankaja, the other chief ministerial hopefuls are the 44-year-old state party chief Devendra Fadnavis, Eknath Khadse and Vinod Tawde, third time Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly. Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who addressed over 100 rallies, has denied that he is in the chief ministerial contest. If BJP gets a clear majority in both states, Modi will take the call on who becomes the CM. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:26 +0530 Govt Crackdown on Chinese Crackers a Dud The desi spark has gone. With barely four more days to go for Diwali, neither the Public Service Advertisements on illegal crackers nor the crackdown on illegal Chinese fireworks promised by the Centre has materialised Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:26 +0530 Bengal Madrasas: Fearsome Gardens of Terror Plots Investigations into Burdwan bombings point to nearby Simulia Madrasa which is revealed as a terror training camp Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:25 +0530 Bipolar Vote Swing in Haryana and Maharashtra Gives BJP Poll Swagger After a brief low phase following the not-so-encouraging by-election results, the swagger is back within the BJP. With the exit polls predicting a comfortable win for the saffron party in the Congress-ruled Maharashtra and Haryana, BJP is looking at the emerging trend with elation.  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:25 +0530 More from Malls this Diwali Malls know the art of enticing customers the best. Going beyond regular deals and discounts, DLF Promenade brings you a decked up space that welcomes you, as the festive cheer follows. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:24 +0530 Chinese Smartphones a Security Threat, says IAF China-based leading smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, which recently marked a successful entry into the Indian market, is allegedly a security threat. It has been accused by the Indian Air Force (IAF) of sending user data to remote servers located in China. Simply put, it is a charge that amounts to spying. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:24 +0530 Celebrating Friendship Year 2014 supposedly is the ‘year of friendship and exchange’ between India and China, and part of it is the Hong Kong Harbin Ice Festival. Indian Art, Culture and Heritage Fiesta will be part of the festival from November 1-10, 2014, to bring Indian cultural awareness to the people of Hong Kong and China. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:23 +0530 Cheer for Charity knows how to make a difference. Its Gift A Smile initiative is one such way. As it adds 15 new NGOs and extends reach to many more cities. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:23 +0530 Time for a Theatrical Tribute Meticulously weaving in powerful dialogues, lyrical poetry, soulful songs and thoughtful choreography, a musical play titled Parchhayiyaan comes as a tribute to the legendary song writer and poet, Sahir Ludhianvi. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:23 +0530 Kaun Banega Mukhyamantri In Maharashtra and Haryana, contests for the chief minister’s chair has begun as parties calculate alliances and numbers even as the BJP mulls the joy of a solo performance. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:22 +0530 Couple Caters to Customised Choices Each day is nothing short of an adventure for Karan Talwar, the Managing Director of Kitchen Kraft Luxury Catering Co, a company offering bespoke catering services this Diwali. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:22 +0530 Raising a Toast to a Year of Luxury It is now more than a year that JW Marriott Hotel flung open its five-star deluxe environs at the Aerocity to Delhiites. Sushil Gupta and his son Sandeep Gupta  of Asian Hotels West Limited hosted a lavish first anniversary bash to celebrate the occasion. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:22 +0530 Aussie Indians Seek to Recreate Madison Magic PM Narendra Modi will address over 15,000 overseas Indians at Australia’s largest indoor venue on November 17 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:21 +0530 When British Raj Made Money from India on Diwali Historical records show that a British government official had banned Chinese crackers in 1932, but commercial interests triumphed Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:21 +0530 God Or Not, the Show Must Go On “Render unto Caesar”, seems to be Modi Government’s policy when it comes to secularism.  Making it clear that using religious events as a means for minority appeasement is passé, Modi Government has refused to grant  the Catholic Church’s demand to revise the dates of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, on the ground that it would clash with the decennial exposition of St Francis Xavier’s.  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:20 +0530 Illness Dogs Delhi Advocates Work pressure leads to high stress levels among lawyers, reveals study Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:10:20 +0530 Swadeshi PM Fills Gap By Banking on Videshi Men to Deliver Economic Idea of India Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0530 De-iconisation of a Few Icons is an Urgent Task Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0530 Denial, Delusion, Decimation; Congress in Blunderland Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0530 Bringing Back Black Money Shouldn't be Just Bluster Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0530 Is Winning Elections All That Matters in Democracy? What About Values and the Rules of Conduct? Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0530 Sartaj Aziz Bares His Ancient Fangs Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0530 One Can Satisfy Need, But Never Greed Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0530 Whozzat Principle Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0530