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Kolkata Fest – Christmas Bonhomie 2016

  (Note:  Isaac Gomes gives a peep into the Kolkata Christmas Festival which is a collaboration between the Government of West Bengal and the Archdiocese of Calcutta.  This Festival has been taking place for the last five years and is...

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Adversity bought out the best in Jayalalithaa

Jayalalithaa, 1948-2016 – December 07, 2016,  in the Hindu (Note: The moral of this article is that success and defeat are part and parcel of human life, but final triumph is only for the one who courageously confronts defeats as challenges...

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Chidambaram: seizure of notes is ‘biggest scam’

New notes in hoard’s hands? – Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram He also questioned the seizure of Rs 2,000 notes in a Delhi lawyer's chamber. (Note: If hoarders and black marketers can get new notes in lacks and crores, who are...

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Rs.7.92 lakh in new notes seized in Gurugram

IANS | Gurugram,  December 13, 2016, in the Statesman Kolkatta (Note: The complaint we have been hearing so far has been that new currency in high or low denominations were not available through proper channels like banks and ATMs. Then comes this...

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Bishop’s birth control remark sparks debate

Idukki’s Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil –  Dec 11, 2016, in Times of India Call for more birth control options (Eric Audras/Getty Images)  (Note: Birth control issue has always been a bone of contention in the Catholic Church. It was made acute by...

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Cashless or clueless?

Express News Service  |   Published: 11th December 2016 Bank employees train Finance Ministry staff on mobile banking and cashless transactions in New Delhi on Tuesday | PTI (Note: “A very good idea very badly implemented, hurting the poor, the most” is the...

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Abandoned House – Cardiac arrest of democracy?

Editorial | Published:December 9, 2016 in Indian Express Government, Opposition must heed President Mukherjee’s rebuke, L.K. Advani’s lament. (Arresting and hanging the deadly cancer of Black money is most commendable. Demonetization evidently is an effective tool of heart surgery. Modi and his...

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Decisive ruler who kept people’s faith

  In  DECCAN CHRONICLE., Published Dec 7, 2016. As an administrator, she could arrive at a considered decision after poring over the issue and then stick to it, come hell or high water. (Note: There are more than two sides...

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The Reluctant Actor and Politician

B Kolappan in the Hindu, December 6, 2016                       (Note: Jaya must have been a reluctant actor, initially, both in film and politics. But  people’s response to her performance in both the fields came as a natural  mass outburst,...

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Modi beats Trump, Putin to Top TIME Person of the Year poll

PTI | New York, December 5, 2016, in the Statesman, Kolkatta  (Note: Our honourable Prime Miniser Modiji has added another feather to his crown among world leaders. He has won the contest for the “TIME Person of the Year 2016,” by beating hollow Trump,...