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Why Hawking never won the Nobel Prize

For legendary astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who redefined cosmology by proposing that black holes are mortal, the Nobel Prize for Physics remained elusive as his theory cannot be observed or......

The night television news died

Television channels were ready to plumb below rock bottom in their frenzied prospecting for TRP gold, says Shuma Raha. IMAGE: Sridevi's cortege makes its way through Mumbai's streets. Photograph:......

The Spy Who Came In From Lahore

'Were they two yaars of yesteryears brought together again by fate?''Were they two crafty spies hoodwinking each other?' wonders B S Prakash.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ News reports speak......

Karti Chidambaram raises interest in the Sheena Bora trial

TRPs have a better affinity for Karti Chidambaram and his alleged timely assistance to INX Media, the company Peter and Indrani once ran, than the more recent murder of a 25-year-old......

'He will live on in the hearts and minds of lakhs of devotees'

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other leaders condoled the......

The Skoda Rapid facelift is a good C-segment sedan

How good a proposition is the facelifted Rapid? Indian automobile website finds out. With the pre-facelifted Skoda Rapid, many could have argued that the car was nothing but a......

Taj takes another U-turn on branding

The multi-brand strategy could drive profitability to a 25% profit margin in the next five years from 17% now. IMAGE: The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Photograph: Kind courtesy......

Biggest challenge facing India's financial sector

The most pressing issue facing the financial sector is the rising stock of non-performing assets in the banking system, say Isha Agarwal & Eswar Prasad. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ India......

Highlights of the Union Budget 2018-19

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents the Budget for 2018-19 in Parliament on Thursday. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ Following are the highlights of his speech: No change in personal......

Will silver outperform gold in 2018?

Silver has a dual role - 60 per cent of the total silver produced is used for industrial purposes in the electrical & electronics segment and photovoltaic demand mostly for solar panels. Going by......

'Hindustaniyat will always be my forte'

'Our country has enough talent, writers and composers to create music.''The previous generation did their job and went.''I think we need to leave behind some things.' IMAGE: Mithoon with his awards......

'We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed'

Keeping it short and so sweet at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Host Jimmy Kimmel may have made sure the speeches remained short this year -- the shortest speech would win a Kawasaki jet......

'Till yesterday, you were glowing in your exalted place like a queen'

'The very fact that she survived her migration to Bollywood, where many young lives have been sacrificed or abandoned to the streets, bears testimony to her grit, determination and good fortune,'......

Jeetendra: Sridevi has gone so far away

'A fortnight ago, I met her and Boney.''We were laughing and joking and counting our blessings.' IMAGE: Jeetendra and Sridevi in Tohfa. Jeetendra and Sridevi did 18 films together. They starred in......

What Sridevi meant to 13-year-old me

Syed Firdaus Ashraf explains why the Bollywood legend will remain an eternal part of his life. IMAGE: Sridevi in Himmatwala. 1985. I was 13 years old. When I stepped out to play cricket one......

What caused Bolt's injury in his farewell race

'I think they were holding us too long in the call room. Usain was really cold. In fact Usain said to me ‘Yohan, I think this is crazy’. Forty minutes and two medal presentations before......

Football Briefs: Ronaldo strikes twice as Real beat Eibar

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field  IMAGE: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal against Eibar during their La Liga match at......

What next for India's young stars?

'It remains to be seen how much Prithvi Shaw's warriors go on to accomplish, but letting all the adulation go to their heads is the last thing you can expect.''Throughout its dominant streak in New......

Gambhir appointed Delhi Daredevils captain

'He left us as a #Captain and come back as our #Captain.' IMAGE: Gautam Gambhir celebrates scoring a half-century for Kolkata Knight RIders. Photograph: BCCI Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir......

What do you think of Dhoni's new avatar?

IMAGE: A screenshot of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's TV commercial for 'Snickers'. Mahendra Singh Dhoni first caught the nation's attention with his long locks, and by the looks of it has done it again!......
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Indian couple sentenced for human trafficking in US

An Indian couple in the US has been sentenced to a year's imprisonment on charges of human trafficking and labour exploitation of an illegal... ...
Recent Kashmir encounters turn focus on IS, al-Qaeda. Do they have support?

The Jammu and Kashmir Police sounds confident “there is no social approval to the radical Islamic State (IS), Daesh, or al-Qaeda groups in... ...
When Sanjay Dutt cried 3 years after his mother's death!

Sanjay Dutt had not cried when his mother Nargis died and for three long years, his wounds were festering when suddenly he got tapes of his mothers... ...
Health insurance policy is a must for women

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A mystic journey

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