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  • 'The Treasure Of Kafur' becomes unputdownable towards the end 19-03-2014 12:40 AM

    Last year, I'd read Aroon Raman's The Shadow Throne. I remember finishing it in a single sitting. It was an impressive debut and the book was an instant bestseller, which I feel it truly deserved. I had added his name in my list of to-be-watched-out-for authors and I was very...
  • 'Be Careful What You Wish For' leaves you craving for Archer's next book 18-03-2014 11:58 PM

    After a year long wait and pondering on various permutations and combinations about what will happen to the characters after finishing the third book (Best Kept Secret) in The Clifton Chronicles series, I laid my hands on 'Be Careful What You Wish For' as soon as it got released worldwide....
  • New PAN allotment norms put on hold; old procedure to continue 30-01-2014 10:24 PM

    New Delhi: New norms for issuance of PAN card requiring verification of original documents have been put on hold with the Finance Ministry on Thursday announcing that the existing procedure will continue. "The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to keep in abeyance the decision to change the...
  • I-T dept puts stringent rules for allotment of new PAN cards 29-01-2014 07:46 AM

    Mumbai: The I-T department has put in stricter rules to curb misuse of PAN card. It has notified new procedures for verifying personal and proprietary data of an individual or entity for allotment of new PAN cards. Stringent proof of identity will be required from now on. It will also...
  • New PAN card to cost Rs 105 28-01-2014 04:33 PM

    New PAN cards issued by the Income Tax department will cost Rs 105, including taxes. The I-T department has recently notified new procedures for verifying personal and proprietary data of an individual or entity for allotment of new PAN cards. The step, sources said, has been taken in order to...
  • 'Pan Parag' under scanner for Rs 20 crore excise duty evasion 28-01-2014 04:03 PM

    The manufacturer of 'Pan Parag' masala has come under the scanner of revenue department for allegedly evading excise duty worth over Rs 20 crore. A case has been registered against the Baroda manufacturing unit of Pan Parag India Ltd by excise department officials for the alleged evasion, official sources said...
  • I-T dept makes original documents mandatory PAN allotment 24-01-2014 06:41 PM

    Applicants for Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) will have to produce original documents of proof of identity, address and date of birth for verification at the time of applying. "The procedure for PAN allotment process will undergo a change with effect from February 3, 2014," the finance ministry said in a...
  • Indians hungry for good documentaries: Filmmaker Pan Nalin 20-12-2013 05:23 PM

    Chennai: Indian audiences are 'hungry for good documentaries' and an increasing number of filmmakers here are showing a keen interest towards the genre. But a cohesive network to produce and promote documentaries is missing in the country, says filmmaker Pan Nalin. "Indian filmmakers are waking up to documentary filmmaking, but...
  • Assembly elections: Some winners yet to disclose PAN details 08-12-2013 05:50 PM

    They have won at the hustings but a few of the victorious candidates do not seem to have a permanent account number (PAN). As the election results pour in from the four states of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh, some of the winners have not declared their PAN numbers...
  • 10-day-old girl in Rajkot gets a PAN card 03-11-2013 08:16 AM

    Rajkot: A ten-day old girl in Rajkot has become one of the youngest Permanent Account Number (PAN) card holders in the country. According to the girl's father Apoorva Modi and mother Ashiniben Modi, their daughter Aahna Modi, who was born on October 21, 2013 has got the PAN card number....
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black lift Pan Pacific Open trophy 28-09-2013 06:58 PM

    Tokyo: Sania Mirza continued her impressive run as she captured her fourth title of the season and 18th overall with Cara Black of Zimbabwe, recording a come-from-behind win over Liezel Huber and Hao Ching Chan to lift the Pan Pacific Open trophy, on Saturday. The unseeded slayers of the top...
  • Kvitova downs Kerber to take Tokyo title 28-09-2013 01:54 PM

    Tokyo: Czech Petra Kvitova overcame a second set meltdown to dispatch Angelique Kerber 6-2 0-6 6-3 in the final of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Saturday to claim her 11th WTA tour title. The 2011 Wimbledon champion sealed victory on her fourth match point when Kerber could only...
  • Kvitova, Kerber advance to the final of Pan Pacific Open 27-09-2013 05:05 PM

    Tokyo: Petra Kvitova rallied to defeat Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) and advance to the Pan Pacific Open final on Friday. Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the other semi-final. Kerber leads the head-to-head series 2-1, with all of the matches being...
  • Venus advances to semis at Pan Pacific Open 26-09-2013 04:21 PM

    Tokyo: Venus Williams beat Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3 to advance to the Pan Pacific Open semi-finals for the first time on Thursday. Williams, whose previous best in Tokyo was the quarter-finals in 2004, broke the 19-year-old Bouchard with a forehand down the line to go up...
  • Venus Williams advances at Pan Pacific Open 25-09-2013 05:06 PM

    Tokyo: Venus Williams rallied from a set down on Wednesday to defeat Simona Halep of Romania 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. Williams, making her first appearance in the Tokyo tournament since 2009, broke serve to go up 5-3 in the second set at...
  • Bouchard advances at Pan Pacific Open 25-09-2013 12:19 PM

    Tokyo: Eugenie Bouchard of Canada upset sixth-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open. Bouchard, making her debut in the Tokyo tournament, broke Jankovic to go up 5-2 in the second set and then held serve to win the...
  • Venus Williams reaches third round at Pan Pacific Open 24-09-2013 06:27 PM

    Tokyo: Venus Williams upset top-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open. Williams, making her first appearance in the Tokyo tournament since 2009, took advantage of six-double faults by Azarenka, who struggled with her game from the outset at Ariake...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova advances at Pan Pacific Open 24-09-2013 01:47 PM

    Tokyo: Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia beat third-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Pan Pacific Open. Kuznetsova, a two-time grand slam winner, hit seven aces in the match and will next face 15th-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania. Cirstea beat Japanese wildcard...
  • Kerber advances to third round at Pan Pacific Open 23-09-2013 05:59 PM

    Tokyo: Angelique Kerber of Germany advanced to the third round of the Pan Pacific Open by beating Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-0, 6-1 on Monday. The fifth-seeded Kerber took advantage of five double-faults to defeat Torro-Flor at Ariake Colosseum. In other second-round matches, seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Belinda...
  • Ivanovic advances to 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open 23-09-2013 04:54 PM

    Tokyo: Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Monday with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Annika Beck of Germany. The No. 11-seeded Ivanovic lost the first game of each set but bounced back with six straight games to beat Beck at Ariake...
  • Serena Williams pulls out of Pan Pacific Open 19-09-2013 12:52 PM

    Tokyo: World No.1 Serena Williams of the United States has pulled out of the upcoming Pan Pacific Open in Japan. Serena said she had played through the summer and needed more time to recover from fatigue, adding she was disappointed at withdrawing from the event, reports Xinhua. Earlier last week,...
  • Buenos Aires: Argentine woman sells 11-year-old daughter for freezer 03-09-2013 01:05 PM

    In a shocking incident, an Argentine mother allegedly sold her 11-year-old daughter in exchange for a freezer. Thirty-year-old Pabla Cesarina Monzon Aldana reportedly swapped her daughter to a neighbour for the kitchen appliance and several other household items, police said. The girl, who is now in protective custody, was then...
  • Delhi: Complainant in Navy sex assault case arrested for forgery 27-07-2013 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: The complainant in the Kerala Navy sex scandal case has been arrested by the Delhi Police over an alleged credit card fraud. The woman had allegedly forged naval documents to get a credit card. However, Sujata Sahoo's lawyer has alleged witch hunt against the accused. He told CNN-IBN...
  • Pan and Kim put Asia on the map at US Open 15-06-2013 12:16 PM

    Ardmore, Pennsylvania: Amateurs Pan Cheng-tsung of Taiwan and South Korea-born Michael Kim kept the flag flying high for Asia with stunning performances in difficult conditions at the U.S. Open on Friday. Pan birdied two of his first nine holes to lie joint third at level par midway through the weather-delayed...
  • Gandhi's 'Gram Rajya' unrealistic in current age: Tharoor 31-05-2013 02:44 PM

    Panaji: Mahatma Gandhi's concept of a village-centric development model was an "unrealistic" goal in the current age of globalisation and communication, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said on Friday. "There is something which is not realistic about Gram Rajya. Mahatma Gandhi spoke about Gram Rajya,...
  • A toy train of memories and the empire in Calcutta 30-05-2013 12:28 PM

    The Skinning Tree by Srikumar Sen is in part a school story, reminiscent of school novels like Tom Brown's School Days; of a boy who is sent away from a pampered existence with an elite and affluent family his family to a boarding school which is not exactly an abode...
  • West Bengal bans manufacture, sale of gutka, paan masala 01-05-2013 06:06 AM

    Kolkata: Waking up to the threats and consequences of high rate of tobacco consumption in the population, the West Bengal government has imposed a ban on the manufacture, sale of gutka, pan masala or any other product containing tobacco or Nicotine. The ban comes into effect on Wednesday till next...
  • Get Aadhaar to obtain PAN card now 07-04-2013 09:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Unique Identification (UID) Aadhaar number will soon be a "valid" proof of identity and address to obtain a PAN card. A proposal for inclusion of Aadhaar in the existing list of valid proof of identification and proof of address for allotment of PAN was sent to the...
  • SC questions states on delay in pan masala ban 04-04-2013 03:48 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed 23 states and five union territories to file status report on the implementation of the notification issued by them banning the sale of gutka and pan masala containing tobacco or nicotine. The apex court bench of Justice GS Singhvi an Justice Kurien...