Category Archives: Plot in India

Dear Chetan Bhagat: I quit my job and became a writer because of you

Dear Chetan, First things first. Let me get a few confessions out of the way. I have not read any of your books and yet I have seen your popularity and sales figure soar with every title you come up … Continue reading

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Dear Chetan Bhagat: I quit my job and became a writer because of you

Dear Chetan, First things first. Let me get a few confessions out of the way. I have not read any of your books and yet I have seen your popularity and sales figure soar with every title you come up … Continue reading

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5-year-old girl shot at Peshawar attack despite Taliban instructions not to …

Khola Altaf, five, was killed in massacre during her second day at school She was the youngest of the 132 children to be shot dead in the slaughter Militants contacted commanders to ask when to detonate suicide vests Given constant … Continue reading

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Parl panel recommends "vertical growth" in cities like Delhi

New Delhi: Recommending vertical growth as the way forward for cities like Delhi, a Parliamentary panel has expressed disappointment that despite the creation of numerous master plans, no Indian city has managed to stay ahead of the urbanisation curve. In … Continue reading

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Orissa govt cancels allotment of plots, houses under discretionary quota

In a bold administrative move, the Naveen Patnaik government Thursday decided to cancel around 6,000 irregular allotment of houses and plots in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack since January 1, 1995. Quoting report by senior IAS officer Taradutt-headed taskforce, chief secretary G … Continue reading

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How technology can prevent food waste in developing countries

Up to 40% of food produced in the developing world is wasted before it reaches the market, according to figures from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). With the number of middle-class consumers predicted to rise to three billion … Continue reading

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Now, Bihar govt to give free land to landless urban SC/ST families

In yet another important decision to woo Mahadalits, the Jitan Ram Manjhi government has decided to give free land to urban scheduled caste and scheduled tribe families to build homes. The state government has already been giving three decimal land … Continue reading

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CM, Uddhav to decide on memorial site

MUMBAI: After a high-level meeting to discuss the memorial to Bal Thackeray, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is expected to take a decision on the site in consultation with Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray. “We examined four places for the … Continue reading

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Beyond the tragedy in Pakistan is the knowledge that nothing will change

KARACHI – On Tuesday night, as the death toll from the Peshawar attack continued to rise, I texted my mother, who turned 55 this week, that we should probably cancel our dinner reservation. The country’s cinemas announced that they were … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s 9/11

‘Someone screamed at us to get down and hide below the desks,” he said, adding that the gunmen shouted “Allahu Akbar” before opening fire. “Then one of them shouted, ‘There are so many children beneath the benches, go and get … Continue reading

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