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How the government is smothering dissident NGOs

Muzzling NGOs is unbecoming of a democracy. Self-confident democracies encourage, indeed applaud, the involvement of citizens’ associations, including NGOs, in social and political......

Election 2014: Modi versus Macaulay's ghost

The post-mandate comments that ‘darkness has descended on India’ show the kind of opposition Narendra Modi has to overcome. It is this aspirational India that is attempting to throw......

The Great Escape: India's unsung war heroes

Three Indian Air Force fighter pilots held as Prisoners of War in a jail in Rawalipindi made a heroic escape. They reached as far as the Pak-Afghan border in Pakistan’s Wild West -- within......

Astra missile debuts from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter

A fighter aircraft’s lethality in air-to-air combat is governed by the air-to-air missile that it carries. Since the Independence, the Indian Air Force has mounted French, Russian and British......

Will the soldiers at the Siachen Glacier get to vote?

The Election Commission must ensure that soldiers, paramilitary forces and railway employees who work outside their home states are given proper avenues to cast their votes, says Colonel Anil A......

Confirmed: UK rail enquiries India-bound

A leaked document from British private rail companies has confirmed that the National Rail Inquiries Service is shifting to India as part of the call centres relocation process.By next summer all......

Soon, take a hovercraft over Yamuna to the Taj

The government also wants to build floating hotels and helipads to increase tourism along rivers. Cleaning the famed Yamuna may require a secondary sewage line and cost Rs 4,000 crore (Rs 40......

Tata Steel faces tough choices in Europe

Tata Steel last fortnight announced it has initiated talks with Geneva-based Klesch Group to sell its European long products business. The assets include Scunthorpe steelworks, an engineering......

Dholera: Modi's pet project back on the fast track

Armed with green nod and fund infusion, Gujarat govt getting ready to issue tenders to build infrastructure at the mega investment regionA casual visitor might miss the small sign along the highway......

Chennai among top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2015

Image: Kathipara Junction, Chennai. Photograph, courtesy: Pratik Gupte/Wikimedia Commons Chennai has been named among the top 10 cities to visit this year by a leading global travel guide with the......

Review: Godzilla is back with a bang!

Director Gareth Edwards delivers a satisfactory reboot of the iconic monster movie, says Sukanya Verma. Few feelings compare to the raw thrill of witnessing a man versus beast spectacle on......

Abhijeet Sawant assaulted after road mishap

Indian Idol star Abhijeet Sawant was beaten up by an irate crowd in Mumbai after his friend and reality show participant Prajakta Shukre rammed her car into a scooter injuring two teenagers,......

The highlight of Endhiran/Robot

After Mani Ratnam's bilingual film Raavan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen in another bilingual called Endhiran in Tamil, and Robot in Hindi. The film is one of the most-awaited films of the......

Making Music, Raja-style

What is really left to say of a man who practically redefined Tamil cinema music?Starting from the seventies, he has composed more than 4500 songs (and still counting), worked on more than 900......

How Robert Pattinson is related to Dracula!

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Twilight actor Robert Pattinson is related to Vlad-the Impaler, the Transylvanian leader who served as the......

How father's mantra guided Hamilton to become World Champion

'Who would ever have thought it of us Hamiltons turning up at the track in the first year in karting, the only black family there' Hamiton's granddad moved to London to find work on London......

Pietersen accuses scribe of reporting 'complete and utter lies'

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reportedly slammed reports that team director and head coach Andy Flower was so fed up with the enigmatic batsman's attitude that he had issued a 'KP or him'......

Games security stayed in shadows, kept focus on sport

From ordinary police on the beat to the shadows of Britain's security establishment, the sighs of relief are almost audible. Terrorism is an act of theatre, an adage goes, but thanks to firm and......

Strike threats loom over London Games

Strikes by train drivers and passport officials threaten major disruptions to the London Olympics, prompting the government to warn unions on Thursday that they risked public anger if the......

Britain may call in more troops to police Games

Britain may have to call up yet more soldiers to police the Olympic Games, the government said on Wednesday, after a failed private sector recruitment drive left an embarrassing hole in security......
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Q. Which four British cities have underground rail systems?
Nauty:  A.  more

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Q. What is the specialty of 08-09?
Sigma:  A. London, Glasgow, Tyne & Wear and Liverpool. more

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Q. We should not forget that British had done many good things to India? See the roads, rail network, highways, dams they constructed and forests they preserved in the past? See the education they brought to India? See the buildings and bridges, built by them which are used for Court, Colleges etc. They taught us English? Without English where we would have been? Many say their aim was to create clerk, but can you tell me without good knowledge of English, anybody become a Manager? So you cannot say they created only clerks, but good Managers also? Without English, would you have got job in Silli
Rajesh:  A. 70 Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem. 1264 The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din...... more

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Q. what is the specialty of 04-03?
Hitler:  A. many countries are prospering even without learning English, like Japan,Europe,America. We have slave mentality and do not work hard, that is our...... more

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Q. What does RMS on British liners stand for?
Anil Garg:  A. A few Events of 04-Mar 51 Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth). 306 Martyrdom of...... more

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A lapse in memory politics

Bangalore, Dec. 27: The puzzling question is why Mamata Banerjee did not think about it before a Congress counterpart did so down south. Homage... ...

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It is still the economy, stupid!

If 2014 was the year of politics, 2015 will have to be the year of the economy. And, if this has to happen, it is necessary that we have a correct... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Make-in-India-It-is-still-the-economy-stupid/articleshow/45664408.cms
Word Psmiths In The City

Book Jacket On My Sleeve Krishna Prasad , Editor-in-Chief, Outlook : We live in interesting times, when the reading habit is growing, when... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/article/Word-Psmiths-In-The-City/292930
Fixing the CIA a novel approach

By The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. Could an outsider best reform the CIA in the wake of... ...

http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/12/26/review-fixing-the-cia-a-novel-approach/
THE ROYAL COMMONER

This descendant of the Darbhanga dynasty of Bihar believes that historians have ignored the good deeds of her ancestors. The 33-year-old says that... ...

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