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PM raises turban ban issue with French president

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has conveyed Indian "sensitivities" regarding the ban on wearing turban in France to French President Francois Hollande, who has assured him that he would ask the......

'My contact with S Asians was through movies'

Priscilla Uppal, award-winning poet, novelist, literary critic and professor of English at York University, was amongst the five Indian/Indo-Canadian writers invited to the 12th Blue Metropolis......

'Lord Krishna existed. School texts are wrong'

Did Krishna exist? Most certainly, says Dr Manish Pandit, a nuclear medicine physician who teaches in the United Kingdom, proffering astronomical, archaeological, linguistic and oral evidences to......

Brazil: Pele, Ronaldinho, Samba

"So how is your Spanish?" ask my friends in India when I talk to them from my current location -- Brazil. "Why Spanish?""Aren't you now in Latin America, in Brazil, the land of football, Samba, and......

Quebec vote throws up divide

Teaching of world religion in schools and Quebec's Liberal government's decision asking new non-French-speaking immigrants to pledge to learn the language have become issues in the Quebec election......

How much diversity is too much?

For French carmaker Renault, diversity -- men and women, young and old, engineers and non-engineers, different nationalities -- means increased creativity, imagination and performance. "Whenever we......

The business of Christmas

Every Christmas is a sharp reminder of Goldsmith's lines in She Stoops to Conquer about the indigent world being clothed out of the trimmings of the vain.Yet, in spite of abhorrent consumerism,......

A United States of Europe?

Last week the political elites of Europe took a momentous decision by converting what had hitherto been a treaty bound association of nation sates into a constitutional political entity, which......

A continental fare at the Kerala film fest

It apparently has become a staple of the season in Thiruvanathapuram -- a little winter fog, a much-hyped Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (as though the wall-to-wall, year-round ads on TV for gold......

Just why am I a champion of Slumdog?

As we were planning this weekend's Academy Award-viewing plans, I mentioned them to my 5-year-old twins, Durga and Krishna. "Oscar Award?" asked Krishna, "is that when they give awards for......

Read this before you watch Elizabeth

Before the British Raj, before hill-stations and the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, before Gandhi and an empire on which 'the sun never set' -- there was Queen Elizabeth I of England. She ruled for......

Hellboy scares Scooby Doo away!

Violence-soaked films, including The Passion Of The Christ, dominated the box office led by the supernatural thriller Hellboy. The comic saga revolves around a satanic boy rescued from the Nazis......

What's hot in New York?

How does one decide what to see at a film festival? At the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival, it was possible for journalists to see films from 8.30am till 10pm. Even then many......

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Q. the term fourth estate refers to
Sanjay Palsodkar:  A.  more

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sigma
Q. What is the specialty of 27th Aug?
Sigma:  A. The term Fourth Estate refers to the press, both in its explicit capacity of advocacy and in its implicit ability to frame political issues.',...... more

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Iqbal Seth
Q. "World Tourism Day ! Where one can find Charter Cathedral ????
Iqbal Seth:  A. 479 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/world-tourism-day--where-one-can-find-charter-cathedral-/24098033/answers/26291644

khabardar
Q. what was the Battle of Ayn Jalut ?
Khabardar:  A. The French medieval Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres (French: Cathdrale Notre-Dame de Chartres) is a Latin Rite Catholic cathedral located in...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-was-the-battle-of-ayn-jalut-/23029028/answers/24098188

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Goan priest appointed auxiliary bishop of Ranchi

PANAJI: Pope Francis has appointed Goan priest Fr Theodore Mascarenhas, belonging to the Missionary Society of St Francis Xavier (Society of... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Goan-priest-appointed-auxiliary-bishop-of-Ranchi/articleshow/38101717.cms
Topless activists on trial over Notre Dame protest

French prosecutors want activists who bared their breasts in Notre Dame Cathedral to pay thousands of euros in fines for damages. Nine activists... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/topless-activists-on-trial-over-notre-dame-protest-news-others-ohjsJgfecjafg.html
French financier to head Vatican bank

The Vatican has chosen a French financier to become the new president of its bank, which is overhauling the way it operates after a series of... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/french-financier-to-head-vatican-bank-news-others-ohjq9Jfghbggh.html
Major Vatican bank shake-up to be announced

Vatican City: Cardinal George Pell is expected to announce a restructure of the Vatican bank that will see the scandal plagued institution spin... ...

http://www.ucanindia.in/news/major-vatican-bank-shake-up-to-be-announced/25457/daily
New Central Africa Fighting Kills 20 as French Minister Visits

France's defence minister Tuesday urged rival factions in the Central African Republic to reach a truce as peacekeepers reported fresh fighting... ...

http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/new-central-africa-fighting-kills-20-as-french-minister-visits-555182?pfrom=home-rightnow

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