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Why publishers are finding it difficult to market Debut authors

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The effective marketing of a debut author’s book is often the most contentious and stressful aspect of modern publishing. It can throw perfectly cordial and sometimes even strong pre-publication-date relationships between an author and his publisher, editor, and agent, into complete disarray. It leads to bitter quarrels, blame-games, cancellation of future contracts, and, at times (although this is extremely rare), ...

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Is Naveen Patnaik worry about the 2019 Assembly elections?

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The Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision to hold its two-day national executive in Bhubaneswar, starting Saturday, seems to have been made keeping in mind the saffron party’s desire to make inroads into Odisha, which has been ruled for the past 17 years by the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal. Since 2014, almost all ministers of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government ...

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India-UK Economic & Financial Dialogue

The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Shri Arun Jaitley and the U.K. Chancellor of Exchequer, Mr. Philip Hammond at the India-UK Financial Partnership Presentation of Papers in New Delhi on April 04, 2017.

Global economy and policy  We welcome the strength of the economic outlook for both countries. Whilst economic confidence has increased and global growth is forecast to rise in 2017, we recognise that political risk and policy uncertainty in some parts of the world remain heightened and share concerns around policy space to respond to future shocks. The UK and India ...

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Concentrate on Harnessing Energy through Solar Power Plants

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Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena (Former Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India) Chairman In recent years, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, is motivating the state governments to harness the renewable energy resources particularly the solar energy. In this regard, recently I came to know from some news paper that, the Govt. of ...

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Holi is marked with much fun and fervour throughout the country

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Holi is marked with much fun and fervour throughout the country and other parts of the world. And while the festival brings much colour and joy into your life, skin and hair bear the brunt of it. That, however, does this mean that one should not celebrate the festival. And expert suggests that with some basics in place, one can ...

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Radio is You

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*F. Sheheryar When Neil Diamond crooned “reaching out, touching me, touching you” in that iconic song Sweet Caroline, he could as well be singing about radio. Radio, which reaches out across seemingly insurmountable geographical divides, touches countless lives and yet remains in the background. Like a good friend who never pries but steps in on a bad day with alacrity ...

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Steel Industry: Unshackling the Barriers to Growth

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*Chaudhary Birender Singh It has been over half a year now when I took charge of the Steel Ministry, from a worthy predecessor. My experience in this Ministry as also in the previous charge, has reaffirmed my view that our Government under the visionary leadership of Shri Narendra Modi is a cohesive, collaborative and progressive team. His single-minded goal of ...

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Scope of Wind Energy to Combat Global Warming

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Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena The civilized world of today needs energy in various sectors like transport, industries, agriculture and domestic. At present, a large amount of energy in different parts of the world is derived for these purposes from fossil fuels causing a lot of environmental pollution and global warming due to release of poisonous gases like carbon dioxide, ...

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Padma Awards 2017 Ordinary Indians with Extraordinary Capabilities

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*Nivedita Khandekar Karimul Haque and Nivedita Bhide have nothing in common. Neither education, family background, resources at disposal nor even geographical location, but one thing that both have common is their willingness to serve. There is very little chance that you may have met or read about Nivedita Raghunath Bhide, a social worker, associated with Kanyakumari-headquartered Vivekananda Kendra. Similarly, there ...

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India is in the midst of a major Digital Payment Movement

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*Amitabh Kant India is making an attempt to transition to a digital payment, less cash economy. Given that only a meagre percentage of our population pays taxes, the nation’s economy also grows as more and more transactions come under banking and taxation system through digital payments. Besides, corruption in public life and governance is oiled by cash, so as we ...

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