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WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny

This week’s digest of stories that are weird and crazy! 1) People in Japan are taking wine baths and we want in   At the end of a hard day do you unwind with a glass of wine and a......

My childhood memories of Kalam Uncle

'I still remember back in 1971, the night they both got the news that Dr Vikram Sarabhai had died at his hotel in Kovalam, and rushing off with tears in their eyes.' Dr Madhuri Kurup remembers her......

Pall of gloom descends on Kalam's hometown

A pall of gloom descended on this island, the native place of former president A P J Abdul Kalam, as the news about his death reached his elder brother and other relatives in Rameswaram. A large......

SP leader requests Mulayam to nominate Yakub's widow as Rajya Sabha MP, suspended

Samajwadi Party leader Mohammed Farooq Ghosi has been suspended after stirring a controversy by requesting party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to nominate 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub......

Most parts of Kolkata submerged; water, power & traffic services hit

Heavy rainfall lashed south Bengal districts and disrupted normal life in state capital Kolkata, throwing road and rail traffic out of gear since early Saturday morning as most parts of the city......

How to read an economic survey well

A survey's design determines its findings; understanding the logic behind measurement is key to interpretation, says TN Ninan. Neilsen has put out its latest quarterly survey on the consumer mood......

How GM India sped away from Halol, unrest, and standstill

The temporary worker, in his late 40s, stands at the factory gate of General Motors India's Halol unit. He holds a steel lunch box and sports a helpless look. He pours his heart out on his current......

ITC chairman questions NGO funding

ITC chairman Y C Deveshwar said that foreign funded non-government organisations with vested interests were prodding the government to increase taxation on cigarettes, and consequently hurting the......

Micky Jagtiani among 10 richest Indians

Micky Jagtiani, owner of Landmark, the unlisted Dubai-based retail chain, has entered the list of 10 richest Indians compiled by Bloomberg. The net worth of Jagtiani is estimated at $6.6 billion,......

Apr-Jun fiscal deficit at 51.6% of Budget estimates

The fiscal deficit in the first three months of current fiscal stood at Rs 2.86 lakh crore or 51.6 per cent of Budget estimates for 2015-16. The fiscal situation during April-June 2015-16......

Spotted: Actress Ramya in Bangalore

Reader Girish met Kannada actress Ramya aka Divya Spandana at the Taj West End Hotel in Bangalore, and sent us a picture. He writes: 'I was among the few lucky ones to be invited for her......

Review: Jaanisaar music is strictly for lovers of classical music

The Jaanisaar soundtrack is worth a listen but it may not be everyone's cup of tea, writes Aelina Kapoor. The Jaanisaar soundtrack includes as many as 10 songs, all belonging to the period......

AbRam imitates dad Shah Rukh Khan's signature pose

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities:     Shah Rukh Khan's youngest son AbRam continues to impress everyone with his cute antics.  The superstar......

Review: Drishyam is a depressingly ordinary film

Several parts of Drishyam work but the film is more tackiness than craft, says Raja Sen. Some movies appear on our viewing doorstep carrying far too much baggage. Drishyam, for instance,......

Review: Pixels is a complete waste of time

Pixels could very well be the most unremarkable Hollywood film of the year, says Paloma Sharma. Have you ever wondered what would happen if old video games came to life, tried to destroy the world......

'I have always played in a responsible way for the Indian team'

The Indian team during a practice session. Photograph: PTI His batting form has not been the best of late but an unfazed Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has said he does not need to put......

Australia admits: We need to talk about Michael Clarke

Australian captain Michael Clarke look dejected after the Edgbaston Test. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images Another insipid display by a once great cricketer as his side slumped to an......

Australia A thrash India A by 10 wickets, claim series

Cameron Bancroft (right) of Australia A celebrates. Photograph: BCCI Failing to put up any fight against a rampaging Australia A, India A suffered a 10-wicket loss in the second......

Unmukt Chand named India A captain for tri-series

Unmukt Chand during a training session. Photograph: Getty Images Unmukt Chand has been appointed India A captain for the upcoming ODI tri-series involving Australia A and South Africa A......

'It's disappointing as Jimmy's record at Trent Bridge is brilliant'

England's James Anderson and Alastair Cook during nets. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters England would love to regain the Ashes in the next Test at Trent Bridge but the loss of leading bowler......
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The RSS today said the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon was dealt with humanely by the government by allowing his family access... ...

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Censor Board withdraws controversial list of cuss words

A controversial list of cuss words that was circulated by the Central Board of Film Certification soon after Pahlaj Nihalani took over as its... ...

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'I have always played in a responsible way for the Indian team'

The Indian team during a practice session. Photograph: PTI His batting form has not been the best of late but an unfazed Indian Test skipper Virat... ...

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We need to talk about Michael Clarke

Australian captain Michael Clarke look dejected after the Edgbaston Test. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images Another insipid display by a once... ...

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Australia A thrash India A by 10 wickets, claim series

Cameron Bancroft (right) of Australia A celebrates. Photograph: BCCI Failing to put up any fight against a rampaging Australia A, India A suffered... ...

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