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Last updated: Sunday, December 21, 2014 11:12:18 PM

'Lima did not safeguard interests of less developed nations like India'
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) And the fissure nothing but deepened yet again! This is how experts would like to sum up the outcome of the 2014 Lima climate change talks where the developed and the developing countries supposedly sat across the table to strengthen the global partnership in combating climate change - that instead resulted in its dilution.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:12:15 AM

Bangladesh president's delayed arrival leads to Taj Mahal chaos
Agra, Dec 21 (IANS) Hundreds of tourists who had purchased entry tickets to visit the Taj Mahal were left in the lurch, when they had to return without being able to view the monument due to the delayed arrival of the Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:12:14 AM

The play that inspired Bollywood, revived Indian drama (Column: Bookends)
Have you ever wondered how Indian films, especially the Bollywood variety, came to be song-and-dance spectacles, mostly featuring two people falling in love, getting separated by circumstances/families/rivals but after heart-tugging vicissitudes, living happily ever after? For this, you can commend (or castigate) a shy Urdu poet of the mid-19th century who not only resurrected drama as an Indian literary genre after centuries, but in his play, integrated five subcontinental cultural traditions and provided a sterling example of the "Ganga-Jamuna tehzeeb/sanskriti".

Sunday, December 21, 2014 9:52:12 AM

Criminals flee with Ghaziabad official's car
Ghaziabad, De Dec 21 (IANS) Two unidentified criminals fled with a primary education officer's car. The incident occurred late Saturday near the passport office here.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 9:26:11 AM

ISL champions Atletico de Kolkata pocket Rs 8 crore
Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Atletico de Kolkata not only laid their hands on the coveted Indian Super League (ISL) trophy, but also pocketed Rs 8 crore as champions' prize money, while their marquee player Luis Garcia was adjudged the tournament's most exciting player.

Sunday, December 21, 2014 1:06:10 AM

Two students killed in Mathura road accident
Mathura, Dec 20 (IANS) Two B.Tech students of the GLA University were killed and another seriously injured in a road accident in this Uttar Pradesh town Saturday, police said.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:34:03 PM

Mamata congratulates Athletico, says ISL 'great morale booster'
Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday heaped praises on maiden Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata for their spectacular win and lauded the initiative for taking the sport to the grassroots.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:10:09 PM

Faster highways, more waterways to come: Gadkari
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The central government aims to construct 30 km of highways every day in the next two years, and has also asked the industry to invest in development of inland waterways in the country, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said Saturday.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:00:09 PM

Money in elections root cause of corruption: ex-CEC Quraishi
Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Money generated from scams has begun to play a role in the polling process in India while the need for funds for election is the root cause of corruption, former chief election commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Saturday.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 10:58:04 PM

MPs, journalists bat for children's right to good health
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The second annual 'Batting for Life' Twenty20 cricket match between MPs and journalists was held Saturday where Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda called for making a "healthy India" along the lines of a "clean India".

Saturday, December 20, 2014 10:54:03 PM

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