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Now a new network space for art collectors in India

Art collectors in India, unlike in the west, are still a fledgling tribe. Now a new initiative by the India Art Fair, formerly known as the India Art Summit, is helping collectors hone their knowledge and stay in the loop round the year. The Collectors’ Circle aims to increase awareness and nurture younger collectors through a series of talks, conferences, ...

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New legislators declare election expenses well below limits

Even as the April-May assembly elections in five states saw a record amount of cash seized, the newly elected legislators have declared their expenses as being well below the limits set by the Election Commission, an electoral and political research organisation says. The new legislators in the Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala assemblies have shown their election ...

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Tune in to UP’s human radio

“It’s 4.15 in the morning…time for the weather report,” crackles a loudspeaker perched atop a temple here. For the next 30 minutes, the voice dispenses several useful nuggets of information, including train schedules and local news, a pattern not broken for the last two decades. An efficient community radio service? Actually, it’s a 59-year-old lab chemist. Meet Raj Narayan Mishra, ...

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India returning to high growth path, says Pranab Mukherjeee

Assuring American investors that India was firmly set on a continuous reform path, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjeee has said that with recent “major steps” India is back on its high 8.5 plus percent growth path. “That does not mean that we are returning to growth path without problems,” he told a India-US business forum Monday with US Treasury Secretary ...

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Train to Pakistan

It’s Sunday morning. The Bhagat ki Kothi railway station here is ready to receive its weekly train from Pakistan. Stall owners outside are stocked with food and drinks of all hues and tints; they know the 250-odd passengers must be hungry and thirsty. Unlike the better known Samjhauta Express that links Lahore and Delhi, the Thar Express — named after ...

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Demand-supply mismatch jacking up Delhi University cut-offs

Even as admission-seekers in Delhi University (DU) look to find their way through chaos and disappointment, educationists feel the 100 percent cut-off marks set by Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) for a course indicates a demand and supply crunch in the education sector. “From the number of students who seek admission to well-known courses in famous colleges, it is ...

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UAE keen on cultural, economic ties with India

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is eager to keep all channels of communication and cooperation open with India, especially in the cultural, humanitarian and economic field, says a limited Indian edition book by a former Indian envoy to the Emirates. “India and the UAE in Celebration of a Legendary Friendship”, whose 5,000 copies were published by Indian Impressions, is to ...

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Farmers jubilant, but Mamata government has long haul ahead

Mahadeb Das is elated. Having spearheaded the Trinamool Congress’ agitation against land acquisition for Tata Motors’ small carmaker plant in Singur, he is now counting the days when he will get back the nine bighas (0.3306 acre) of family farmland allegedly taken against his will by West Bengal’s erstwhile Left Front regime. Not only Das, about 2,000 other farmers of ...

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Farmers jubilant, but Mamata government has long haul ahead

Mahadeb Das is elated. Having spearheaded the Trinamool Congress’ agitation against land acquisition for Tata Motors’ small carmaker plant in Singur, he is now counting the days when he will get back the nine bighas (0.3306 acre) of family farmland allegedly taken against his will by West Bengal’s erstwhile Left Front regime. Not only Das, about 2,000 other farmers of ...

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Through ponds, Agra to clean up the highly polluted Yamuna river

Uttar Pradesh officials have devised a novel method to clean up the highly-polluted Yamuna river: excavate 10 ponds to store waste water that was hitheto flowing into the river from 19 drains, treat this and then use it to create clusters of greenery along the river. “This project envisages a series of 10 ponds along the river to store drain ...

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Karnataka, the most corrupt state?

From being a well-governed state, proud of its capital Bangalore hailed world over as an IT powerhouse, Karnataka is now being tagged as the “most corrupt” state in the country. As if this was not enough, the state is also becoming a butt of ridicule because the Bharatiya Janata Party’s first chief minister in southern India, B.S. Yeddyurappa, wants gods ...

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India’s solar mission visionary

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission launched by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last year has positioned India “to become a global leader in the growth of concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies,” according to a new report. This is, however, subject to the mission being “implemented in a pragmatic manner” and initiation of new measures “aimed at assisting Indian companies through ...

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A woman’s journey from hunger to the legislature Shiva Kumari

From a small hut in a remote village in East Godavari district to the Andhra Pradesh legislature, Anguri Lakshmi Shiva Kumari has come a long way. The 32-year-old Dalit woman, who had to discontinue her school education because of utter poverty, is today a member of the Andhra Pradesh legislative council, the upper house of the state legislature. Overcoming all ...

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How Kashmir valley managed its peace

Peace finally appears descending on the Kashmir Valley with a huge rush of domestic and foreign visitors as officials claim that the Pakistan game plan of “orchestrating street protests” has been punctured with “not a single” violent agitation this year so far. Security officials in Jammu and Kashmir say that the year 2011 has until now been “most peaceful” – ...

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