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What's in a name: an American 'Duke', an English 'French'

"Names are not always what they seem", so said a certain Mark Twain. And his words seem to ring true at the 19th World Boxing Championships here, where a 'Duke' is turning out for the Americans, a 'French' is part of the English team, the Russians have their ... Business Standard, 2 months ago
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Shah Jahan built the Taj in gratitude

'After it was finished, Shah Jahan visited the Taj only twice.''There is a letter from Aurangzeb to him after a visit, reporting that the dome was leaking and needed to be fixed.''Shah Jahan wasn't bothered: He had moved on to designing his next project, Shahjahanabad,' reveals Aakar Patel. To what can we attribute the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to demote the Taj Mahal as a tourist attraction? Bigotry? Stupidity? Forgetfulness? It is not easy to say, though given the atmosphere and ...
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Reports of my retirement are greatly exaggerated: James Woods

Veteran actor James Woods is not retiring from entertainment business.The 70-year-old Oscar-nominated actor, known for movies such as "Once Upon a Time in America", "Ghosts of Mississippi" and Disney's "Hercules", took to Twitter to clear the air around his ...
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Meet the 98-yr-old who just passed his Masters in Economics

Two years short of scoring a century, Raj Kumar Vaishya has majored in economics to know why China suddenly devalued its currency, how to provide relief to people from rising prices and why the country has failed to solve problems like poverty and joblessness.M I Khan from Patna tells his inspiring story. IMAGE: These days, Vaishya is writing a book on how to reduce poverty. He says after earning the post-graduate degree, he now feels more confident. Photograph: M I Khan. 'Aging is a ...
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Bankruptcy Law will not be able to solve the NPA problem in the banking sector. Here's why

The liberal market columnists in the pink papers have been praising the Modi government for bringing in an exit policy or the Bankruptcy Code in the country. In one such column that appeared in a leading financial daily on Sunday (17 September) a senior ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago
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