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Arvind Panagariya set to be first Niti Aayog vice-chairman

Pedestrians walk past the new signboard of Niti Aayog in New Delhi on Friday. 		 	— G.N. Jha

With the indication coming from the high ups in the government that the newly-formed Niti Aayog will start functioning from the next week, sources said, noted economist Arvind Panagariya is tipped to

Clerics seek removal of scenes

Bajrang Dal activists protest against the Aamir Khan-starrer PK in Jammu on Monday. 	— PTI

Even as Hindu organisations continue to demand a ban on Aamir Khan starrer PK for its alleged anti-Hindu content, Muslim clerics are also seeking removal of controversial scenes from the film.

Bombay High Court orders inquiry against Bandra police

The Bombay high court recently directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Zone 9, to conduct an inquiry against a Bandra police station officer after the court suspected that he had got a fresh

File status of case before NHRC, Delhi high court tells Somnath Bharti

The Delhi high court on Monday asked AAP leader Somnath Bharti to apprise it about the final outcome of the proceedings before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in the matter of his controve

For the love of frames

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The third edition of the Dharamsala International Film Festival (DIFF) in McLeod Ganj, from October 30 to November 2, will open with director and actor Rajat Kapoor’s brilliant Aankhon Dekhi, the story of 55-year-old Bauji, played by Sanjay Mishra, who lives with his joint family in Old Delhi in a cramped space hiding his aspirations and resentment. DIFF, the love child of long-time residents of Dharamsala, filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, aims to showcase the best of independent cinema in the small Himachal town, and encourage local filmmaking.

ONGC shoot out Indian Oil in title clash

Oil and Natural Gas Commission got the better of formidable Indian Oil Corporation 4-3 (2-2) via the penalty shootout, in the final of the all-India public sector men’s hockey tournament in Amritsar on Sunday.

Kaushik hundred in Modern School win

Madhav Kaushik on Monday became the first player to score a century in the USA Pears-Daredevils School Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament this season. His 102 (62 balls, 5x4, 5x6) helped Modern School, Barakhamba Road, rally from 17/2 to 192/4.

Manipur school prevail

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Mohammed Siraj scored five goals, including a hat-trick, as Manipur’s North Eastern English School thrashed Wellham Boys School, Dehradun, 5-1 in the Under-17 competition of the Subroto Cup inter-school football tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.

What are these paintings made of?

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These paintings by Aaron Johnson are made of socks and are called sock paintings. Johnson uses crusty, old, ragged socks in the most creative and effective manner possible to turn them into a medium of expression for his 3-dimentional artworks.

Foxx foxed by Bollywood playback

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Prashant Rai, who is lucky enough to share screen space with Jamie Foxx, shares his experience of working with the powerhouse actor who plays the villain Electro in The Amazing Spiderman 2.

When William Blake published his The Tyger in 1794, he carefully replaced the usual “i” of “Tiger” with a “y” in order to suggest the extraordinariness of the apocalyptic beast.

Official visits by heads of state or government are like vital surgical operations — if you come out of the operation theatre alive and are back in your room, it is deemed a success.