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25 May, 2017 6:05 AM Make moderation process transparent

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on The problem today is that the school examination system has also become a victim of consumerism. In a social milieu that values marks more than the development of personality , it is not `learning' but `scoring' that gets glorified. Besides, when a system relies on elimination rather 47

2 February, 2017 1:36 AM Union Budget 2017 gives ‘Bharat’ a reason to smile; purchasing power set to soar in rural areas

Finance minister Arun Jaitley's largesse for rural areas, what with a total allocation of Rs 1,87,223 crore for rural, agriculture and allied sectors for FY18, the highest ever by any government, is sure to give a substantial push to the purchasing power of people in rural areas. Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s largesse for rural areas, what with a total 210

15 March, 2016 9:23 AM I am Vijay Mallya, so are you

One reason we are all talking about Vijay ‘Kingfisher’ Mallya is that he was flamboyant. He is not the worst offender India has seen in terms of bank loan default, but he was shiny and showy. The other reason, of course, is that we feel outraged. He disappeared with public money. Our money. The small, small amounts we ferret away for a rainy day. That money 219

25 December, 2015 9:46 AM Pope Francis urges return to simple values at Christmas

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis ushered in Christmas by urging the faithful to reject the materialism that pervades the gift-giving season, and to embrace "simple, balanced" values, as violence subdued festivities in the Holy Land. The pontiff, at his annual Christmas Eve Mass at Saint Peter's Basilica, called on Christians everywhere to push back against 72

25 December, 2015 9:46 AM Pope Francis urges faithfuls to reject materialism, embrace simple values

Francis was due to address his believers at Saint Peter’s Basilica around 1100 GMT for the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) message, traditionally an occasion to appeal for solutions to the world’s problems. He has much to contemplate as 2015 comes to a close, with Islamic State overrunning swathes of the Middle East, brutal sectarian conflicts 41

25 December, 2015 2:21 AM Pope Francis in Christmas homily denounces materialism

Pope Francis, in his annual Christmas homily, has warned the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics against being "intoxicated" by possessions . He called for more sobriety in a world obsessed by "consumerism and hedonism, wealth and extravagance", BBC reported. The Pope celebrated a Christmas eve Mass in St Peter's Basilica in front of about 10,000 people 19

29 November, 2015 10:36 PM 'The shoes are marching for us'

I came upon the display, which had the feel of a public art instillation in front of the Place de la République, not far from the site of the recent shootings. It was the perfect, somber response to the ban on mass protests ahead of the COP21 U.N. climate change talks. Handwritten messages on the shoes called for the world to abandon fossil fuels and avoid 57

29 October, 2015 12:06 AM Work for environmental protection: theologian

Protection of environment is the duty of every individual and ignoring this prime duty will be an unpardonable mistake to the posterity, Fr K.M. George, renowned theology scholar and Sopanam Academy director, has said. Fr George was inaugurating the ecology seminar organised by the Ecological Commission of the Malankara Orthodox Church in connection 35

22 September, 2015 4:11 PM After Warm Welcome in Cuba, Pope Francis Off to Somewhat Chillier US

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba: Pope Francis wrapped up his trip to Cuba Tuesday with a parting call for reconciliation, before departing the Caribbean island for what could be a slightly chillier reception in the United States. The pope, who played a key role in brokering the old Cold War foes' recent rapprochement, delivered mass Tuesday in the Cuban city of Santiago 77

19 September, 2015 10:45 PM In Cuba, Pope delivers veiled critique

Pope calls for world leaders to normalize relations (CNN)Pope Francis landed in Cuba on Saturday, quickly calling on the communist nation to "open itself to the world," while praising its recent restoration of diplomatic ties with the United States. Francis was greeted by President Raul Castro at Jose Marti International airport in Havana, where the pontiff 109