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Finally, Indian economy turning the corner

Monday, 25 May 2015 | Navin Upadhyay | New Delhi

Finally, Indian economy turning the corner

A year after the Modi Government assumed office, the economy seemed to be warming up like a long distance runner — who consigned to the sideline of obscurity for ages — has been suddenly given…

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Vivacity

Sounds cool!

Monday, 25 May 2015 | Shrabasti Mallik | New Delhi

Sounds cool!

After EDM and reggae, music forms like soul, trip-hop and acid house are making their way into the Delhi music scenario. The popularity of these experimentative sounds is largely due to the growing number of…

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Sports Bytes

Twitter records over 350 million live impressions of IPL 8

Monday, 25 May 2015 | PTI | New Delhi

Twitter records over 350 million live impressions of IPL 8

Social networking site Twitter has recorded over 350 million live impressions during the recently-concluded eighth edition of the Indian Premier League. According to data, Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) fans led the Twitter conversations this season, roaring…

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POTPOURRI

'Piku' crosses Rs. 100 crore mark worldwide

Monday, 25 May 2015 | IANS | Mumbai

'Piku' crosses Rs. 100 crore mark worldwide

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar's slice-of-life family entertainer "Piku", a beautiful tale of a father and a daughter's relationship, has collected Rs.100 crore worldwide. Featuring megastar Amitabh Bachchan along with Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan, "Piku", which…

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BUSINESS & FINANCE

Will review reports of higher MSG in Maggi noodles: Paswan

Monday, 25 May 2015 | PTI | Mumbai

Will review reports of higher MSG in Maggi noodles: Paswan

The government will review reports about the presence of "higher" level of lead and a food additive in Nestle's Maggi noodles, Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today. "We will review the…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Brain size influences survival

Monday, 25 May 2015 | IANS | London

Brain size influences survival

The ones with the biggest brains could indeed be the fittest to survive in this world as researchers have found that in times of crisis, even fish with larger brain sizes have an advantage…

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Avenues

FINGERTIP PREP for IIT

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Partha Halder | London

FINGERTIP PREP for IIT

The JEE (Advance) exam is on May 24 and aspirants would have completed their course several times over. But for those who are giving this test for the first time, it is important to not…

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India Abroad

Indian-origin voters played decisive role in UK polls: Survey

Monday, 25 May 2015 | PTI | London

Indian-origin voters played decisive role in UK polls: Survey

Indian-origin voters in the UK played a decisive role in Prime Minister David Cameron-led Conservatives winning the elections, with one million ethnic minority votes going in his favour, a post-poll survey said. The Conservatives won a…

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SHOW TIME

Kangana all the way

Sunday, 24 May 2015 | MEENAKSHI RAO | London

Kangana all the way

Tanu Weds Manu Returns Starring: R. Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill, Deepak Dobriyal Rated: 7.8/10 If Tanu Weds Manu was a delight, this one is a delightX2. And that’s because there is KanganaX2. Both of the two Kanganas…

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Books

When the past meets the present

Sunday, 24 May 2015 | Ankita Arora | London

When the past meets the present

David Nicholls’s Us, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014, is the story of a family showing signs of utmost strain while its members take turns at dwelling on the fringes of either intimacy or…

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Separatists deserve jail, not Indian passport

Monday, 25 May 2015 | Sagar Singh | New Delhi

This refers to the report, “No passport for Geelani for now” (May 22). The Union Government’s refusal to process separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's incomplete passport application (unpaid fees, missing biometric details and photographs)…

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SOUND BITES

The Iraqi forces, defeated by IS fighters in Ramadi, were not outnumbered. They showed no will to fight.

US Defence Secretary | Ashton Carter

It was a good toss to lose. When Dhoni (CSK skipper) said he would like to bowl first, I was a little happy inside.

Mumbai Indians captain | Rohit Sharma

Unity among political parties and party cadres is necessary to bring down the non-functioning AIADMK regime.

DMK leader | MK Stalin

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