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How star-power plays out on the streets of Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu, the alternative to one Dravidian party has been another, and for one actor-politician CM, there is another. Their initial popularity may owe to their filmi charisma, but their......

Thank God 2014 is over!

The year 2014 easily earns for itself the title of annus horribilis, says Malavika Sangghvi.I guess the nicest thing you could say about 2014 is that it is getting over.  Seriously, a......

JK governor calls PDP, BJP for parleys on govt formation

Amid continuing suspense over formation of new government in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N N Vohra on Friday invited the People’s Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party, the......

Suspense continues over government formation in J&K

Government formation in Jammu and Kashmir remains a puzzle with the Bharatiya Janata Party looking for a partner among the state's mainstream parties but the National Conference has ruled out a tie......

Suspense over government formation continues in J&K

Suspense over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir following the hung verdict in the assembly elections continued on Wednesday as the People’s Democratic Party, the single largest party,......

6 events that shook Global Inc in 2014

2014 was a tough year for corporates across  the world. Image: Two elephants fight during a traditional festival in Boko, Assam. Photograph: Utpal Baruah/Reuters What a fateful year! In......

Nadella in India for first holiday as Microsoft boss

For Microsoft so far, Nadella has proved a Santa Satya Nadella is in the country to spend his first Christmas with his family after taking up the top job at Microsoft. While it is largely a......

Planning Commission is dead, long live the new Plan!

The Plan Panel was set up by a simple government resolution in March 1950 had withstood many political and economic upheavals. Image: Era of Planning Commission. Photograph: PTI   It has......

Indian markets worst Asian performers in Dec

Foreign institutional investors, which have invested Rs 1,03,224 crore ($17.09 billion) so far in 2014, have sold equities worth nearly Rs 2,500 crore in the past five trading sessions alone, data......

What does zero inflation mean for the Indian economy?

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers published last Friday and the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) numbers released on Monday both point to a rapid decline in the rate of inflation, far faster than......

First Look: Ravi Teja's Power

Ravi Teja plays a cop in Power which releases on September 5. The film is produced by Rockline Venkatesh, a well-known Kannada producer now making a foray into Telugu cinema. The director is K S......

Review: Meaghamann is a power-packed action thriller

Director Magizh Thirumeni's Meaghamann is an intense thriller that sheds light on the deadly war between powerful drug cartels and the police, says S Saraswathi. Magizh Thirumeni of......

Review: Nagaravaridhi Naduvil Njan is a letdown

Nagaravaridhi Naduvil Njan does not bring any festive cheer, writes Paresh C Palicha. Sreenivasan has been a lucky mascot for many new directors whose films he has scripted or......

Review: Kayal is compelling love story

Director Prabhu Solomon's Kayal is heartrending tale of love set in the backdrop of the brutal tsunami of 2004, says S Saraswathi. Though director Prabhu Solomon has been in the......

How Mohammed Rafi regained his confidence

Mohammed Rafi, one of the finest playback singers to have worked in Bollywood, would have turned 90 today, December 24.To mark the occasion, we reproduce veteran film journalist Raju......

Nishikori powers to victory over Murray at Tour Finals

Kei Nishikori of Japan plays a forehand against Andy Murray during their round robin match during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images......

Good, bad and ugly: Indian cricket had it all in 2014

Rohit Sharma celebrates after getting to hundred in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Photograph: BCCI From Rohit Sharma's record breaking double century in One-Day......

How Afghan women's cricket is crushed by bombs, threats, tradition

‘Afghanistan's cricket board does not support cricket for women, even though I have 3,700 girl cricketers’ Many Afghan cricketers learn the game as a refugee in Pakistan ‘(The......

Five talking points for sport in 2014

'From the FIFA World Cup finals to the spot-fixing scandal that rocked Indian cricket, we pick the key sporting events on the 2014 calendar 1. Football World Cup Football fans arrive before the......

5 best sports performances of 2014

As the curtain comes down on 2014, here's a look at the five best performances over the last 12 months. And, guess what? Two Indians figure in the list! Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to......
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Q. JAI SHRI RAM IN BURDWAN WB DURING INTERROGATION IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THERE WERE PLANS TO BLOW NETAJI AIRPORT IN KOLKATTA AND OTHER 20 PLACES DURING DUSSHERA AND BAKREED FESTIVALS BUT CM AND TMC LEADERS ARE OPPOSING INVESTIGATION BY NIA ONLY DUE TO VOTE BANK POLITICS HOW LONG SUCH LEADERS WILL CARE FOR THEIR POWER AT EXPENSE OF SECURITY OF PEOPLE?
Ramesh Agarwal:  A.  more

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Ramesh Agarwal
Q. JAI SHRI RAM IN BURDHWAN(WB) DURING PREPARING BOMBS BLAST TOOK PLACE KILLING 2 AND INJURING FEW AND IED,LIT.OF SIMI,ALQAIDA AND PHOTOGRAPH AND LITERATURE OFJAWHIRI DREADED TERRORIST LEADER OF PAK.WERE FOUND BUT INSTEAD OF INFORMING NIA MUSLIM SP OF THE PLACE TOOK ALL AND DESTROYED TO REMOVE EVIDENCES, PLACE WAS HOUSE OF TMC POWERFUL LEADER AND OFFICE WAS ALSO THERE IT SEEMS WB HAS BECOME SAFE HEAVEN FOR TERRORISTS DUE TO MAMTA GREED OF MUSLIM VOTES,IS IT NOT SHAMEFUL THAT FEW LEADERS ARE READY TO PLAY WITH SECURITY OF COUNTRY FOR MUSLIM VOTES?
Ramesh Agarwal:  A. before all BJP STATE Govt opposed NTCT , they feared central govt can blame them any time due to politics ,same thing tmc govt is fearing there is...... more

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Q. which is the first hindi movie to have two intervals.
Uttar:  A. its the most shameful act but then Indian politicians are capable of doing anything to please their vote bank more

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Q. china has sent their second level team to Incheon for Asian games and still they are outplaying everyone there. why can't we too produce players of such capacity, caliber, potential, strength in magnitude ?????
Pathline Channel:  A. Movie Review: NEW YORK Is Brilliant ', STARRING John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Irfaan Khan and others. DIRECTION Kabir Khan STORY...... more

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Gadchiroli guardian min Raje Ambrish for image makeover of dist

Nagpur: Guardian minister of Gadchiroli Raje Ambrishrao Maharaj, also holding portfolio of tribal development, claimed that his priority would... ...

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AMBITION

~ arpa ghosh SHEIKH Moinuddin leaned his bicycle against the mud wall of his house. In Karhachapa village of Dakkhindinajpur, his house was a... ...

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THE 'YES WE KNOW' THINGS ABOUT CALCUTTA

In the silence of a cold night several longitudes away, rana bose pens memories of a city of 40 years ago YES, they made the soggiest rum... ...

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Gogoi rues failure on youth

Guwahati, Dec. 27: Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today admitted that the Congress had failed to attract the youths into its fold while the BJP... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1141228/jsp/northeast/story_19265020.jsp
The 10 most surprising sports moments of 2014

The Best Rugby Tackle Award The friendly neighbourhood streaker has been an on-and-off presence in international cricket matches for a while... ...

http://www.sunday-guardian.com/young-restless/games-people-play-the-10-most-surprising-sports-moments-of-2014

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