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Rewind: PHOTOS of the week gone by

Here’s a collection of images of the past week. A flood victim talks with relatives as he sits on a boat while being evacuated with his family from his flooded house, following heavy rain in......

Religious groups in US look at new pope with expectation

Welcoming the election of Pope Francis I, religious organisations hope for interfaith dialogue and harmony among the world’s diverse religions. George Joseph reports Hindu and Muslim......

Meet John Brennan, the new CIA chief

US President Obama will nominate his counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan, who was involved in the planning of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden, as the new chief of the Central......

'He spoke to us as if he knew us for a long time'

President Barrack Obama, who November 15 visited Staten Island, the New York City borough devastated by Superstorm Sandy, met with members of the St George Orthodox Church, which was partially......

Dominant stand in US: 'Pak behaving like rogue state'

There are two perspectives in the United States government vis--vis the imbroglio in South Asia, one of which holds that the problem really is about India-Pakistan relations, and the other is that......

Is RBI fighting the wrong war?

No one should cavil at the new repo rate of 7.25 per cent (up from 6.75 per cent earlier), since inflation is at 9 per cent. Still, in a week when the Reserve Bank of India has said that......

Egypt crisis takes toll on markets; Sensex plunges!

The Bombay Stock Exchange's benchmark index -- Sensex -- plummeted by over 300 points in opening trade on Monday as panicky fund managers and retail investors gave into selling pressure for the......

Lufthansa to fly Airbus A380 on India route

Germany's full service carrier Lufthansa Airlines plans to operate an Airbus 380 on India route from winter this year, a senior airlines official said. Lufthansa received its first Airbus 380 (out......

Ratan Tata among American Academy Fellows

One of India's leading industrialist and two Indian American researchers have been elected as members of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata......

Why a four-day work week doesn't work

Who wouldn't want a four-day work week?You.It sounds great: Employees get a longer weekend and, some argue, save money on commuting costs, while companies save money on electricity. But there are......

Review: Inside Llewyn Davis is another Coen triumph

Inside Llewyn Davis is a fantastic film, feels Raja Sen.1961. The sixties but not quite The Sixties just yet. America had indeed picked up a revolutionary new guitar but was only beginning to learn......

Look who's turning 50 with Sridevi this year!

If last year was special owing to a sensational comeback in English Vinglish, this year marks another milestone for the elegant and beautiful Sridevi.  One of Bollywood's longest......

Oscars Winners at a Glance: The Artist wins 5 awards

The 84th Annual Academy Awards have been announced. Here's a quick glance at the winners, listed in bold:Best Picture The ArtistThe DescendantsExtremely Loud & Incredibly CloseThe HelpHugoMidnight......

BAFTA announces 2012 nominees

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe joined Great Expectations actress Holliday Granger as the young actors announcedthe 2012 British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) nominations this......

Review: Go watch the last Harry Potter movie!

Sumit Bhattacharya feels Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is a must-watch film, but yet, a prisoner of past mistakes. Post YOUR reviews here! Do you know that feeling inside your stomach......

Maxwell still the Most Valuable Player in IPL-7

So 52 games have already been played in the Indian Premier League this season. Here are the Most Valuable players and some random observations by Purnendu Maji and Srinivas Bhogle. When you......

Simmons hits IPL-7's first ton to keep Mumbai's hopes alive

Lendl Simmons smashed a scintillating 61-ball 100 to guide Mumbai Indians to a morale-boosting seven-wicket win over table toppers Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League in Mohali. -......

FA Cup: Hull City, Charlton advance to quarter-finals

Goals from Curtis Davies and Robert Koren earned HullCity a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 replay win at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday. Charlton Athletic lifted some......

NBA: Heat burn down Bulls in season-opening win

The Miami Heat got their NBA championship rings, watched a video tribute to last season's record-setting campaign and then went out and showed why they are still the team to beat. Playing host to......

O'Grady Olympic medals under threat by doping admission

Australian cyclist Stuart O'Grady could be stripped of his Olympic medals after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs at the 1998 Tour de France. O'Grady, who retired this week, told a......

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Q. Is glamour of professional heavy weight boxing on the decline after retirement of greats like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Forman, Mike Tyson, etc? Your views?
Good Citizen:  A.  more

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Q. which veteran bollywood actor was banned from entering Pakistan by former Pak President Pervez Musharraf....why???
Good Citizen:  A. Feroz KhanLahore: A drunk Feroz Khan got into a fight with the anchor of a party in Pakistan late last night. The party at Lahores Royal Palms, was...... more

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Q. What is your personal view on the boxing promoter Don King? Is he really a larger than life talented promoter or do u feel he built himself up by financially screwing over boxers under his wing?
Ashok Sharma:  A. DONALD "DON" KING (BORN AUGUST 20, 1931) IS AN AMERICAN BOXING PROMOTER PARTICULARLY KNOWN FOR HIS HAIRSTYLE AND FLAMBOYANT PERSONALITY....... more

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Q. There are some 15 different weight categories in boxing---- from fly weight to heavy weight. But none has the glamour of heavy weight. What according to you is the reason for this?
A Moin:  A. Sir, the Mayweather Vs De La Hoya was middleweight, and that is boxing's single highest earning event! But then heavyweight titles take precedence...... more

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Q. most favourite line -to seduce
Good Citizen:  A. How to Seduce a WomanFrom Apply Now,Your Guide to Dating.FREE Newsletter. Sign Up Now!See Her PerspectiveOkay guys, listen up and listen up good. I...... more

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Cheers and tears from winners and losers in Scotland referendum

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Ang Lee To Direct "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"

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