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Backtracking on her earlier decision, (or rather doing a U-turn as is the norm these days), HRD minister Smriti Irani has allowed German to be taught as a third language in lieu of Sanskrit. Smriti said this was a goodwill measure after Germany trounced Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final in front of a packed [...]

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Hockey India is determined to not let the Pakistani hockey players off the hook with mere suspensions and official reprimands. In addition to calling off bilateral and trilateral engagements with Pakistan, Hockey India president Narinder Batra has demanded that the two suspended players, Muhammad Tousiq and Amjad Ali, along with coach, Shehnaz Sheikh, appear on [...]

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In a stunning development, India’s IT services giant, Infosys, has surpassed the likes of Facebook by making a mammoth Rs 6 crore annual pay package offer to an IIT-Kharagpur Computer Science student, Rakesh Kapur, during campus recruitment. However, the idea was apparently a marketing gimmick gone wrong – the Infy HR team was confident that [...]

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The Indian Association of IT and other white collar workers, a quasi-union body that caters to the interests of salaried, office going, cubicle dwelling, laptop hugging workers, has demanded that access to social media sites, Gmail, Cricinfo and other ‘timepass’ sites during officer hours be enshrined as a fundamental right, and accorded the same sanctity [...]

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Dear Marketing Maven, The moment I first saw you, I knew you were different. In the midst of a tumultuous chaotic nation, I found, meandering purposelessly, an independent soul. Look at his tousled crop of curly hair! Look at his fierce unwillingness to introspect! My heart skipped a beat, and I whistled under my breath as I [...]

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With Spicejet’s debt and unpaid dues mounting – the beleaguered airline owes vendors, airports, and lessors about Rs 1,600 crore – promoter Kalanithi Maran has tapped liquor baron and failed airline entrepreneur, Vijay Mallya, as a consultant to tide through a stressful period. The move has left business analysts puzzled since Spicejet is going through [...]

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There was jubilation and celebration recently in Kerala, the home state of two individuals who were conferred sainthood at a special ceremony by the Vatican. Pope Francis declared Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia Eluventhinkal as Saints. Canonization requires a series of miracles to occur and it is subsequently recognized by the Vatican. While [...]

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TN supremo J.Jayalalitha has been deposed after a court order. Subsequently O.Panneerselvam has taken over as the CM. He has not moved into the CM’s office and has been trying very hard to be the CM, without being the CM. Tougher days are ahead of him, as he needs to handle an assembly session and [...]

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With even the Modi sarkar now getting accused of executing cute little U-turns on a number of pre-poll, high on rhetoric, low on substance poll promises, the term ‘U-turn’ is now a much bandied about phrase in the Indian political lexicon. Given its wide currency and applicability to all political personalities and ideologies, whether secular [...]

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Responding to the Supreme Court’s urgent call for clarity, a team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Science, India’s premier scientific research institution, has developed a mathematical model based on quantum mechanics principles, which predicts the state of Mr. N. Srinivasan at any given moment. Dr. Viru Sahasrabuddhi, a theoretical physicist at IISc who led the [...]

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