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'30% of cast work on Statue of Unity completed'

  Nearly 30 per cent work on casting of the monumental bronze statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, billed as the world’s tallest sculptural work, has been completed, says noted artist......

The school dropout from Kerala who became Kyrgyzstan's military leader

Manavi Kapur profiles Sheikh Rafik Mohammed of Calicut, who has been appointed major general of the Central Asian country's military forces. IMAGE: Sheikh Rafik Mohammed, the chairman of Gammon......

Nationalism? What's that got to do with Trump and Brexit?

Nothing, according to Deepak Lal. He argues that the contemporary attempts to control immigration in the US and UK are not nativist. IMAGE: On a derelict building in Bristol, England, is a mural......

Master Diplomat, Malgudi Maestro, Mysore

R K Narayan's house has been preserved as a simple museum with his memorabilia, thanks to the imagination of a commissioner of Mysore, who stopped its sale by the author's successors to a property......

Sport is now as much about the game as money, tamasha, showmanship

Using a sledgehammer to fix some ills can cut down a game at its peak, warns Shekhar Gupta. As I left home reluctantly for the airport, I may have, in a nutty moment not unusual for sport-lovers,......

Will India gain if UK leaves European Union? Most unlikely

Minister of state in the Foreign and Commonwealth office in charge of India Hugo Swire said Brexit camp's claim that an exit from the EU would enable greater freedom of entry into the UK for......

The truth about India's highways

When Nitin Gadkari took charge as Road Transport and Highways Minister in 2014, he had set a target of constructing 40 km a day in two years. But construction at this point is a mere 16 km a day.......

Taj Exotica rolls out the red carpet for BRICS summit

Hotel Taj Exotica, which would be hosting heads of countries during the BRICS Summit in Goa this week, has renovated two prime suites where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President......

Adani's Australian project gets 'critical infrastructure' tag, and boost

India's energy major Adani's USD 21.7 billion (Rs 145,390 crores) Carmichael coal and mine project in Australia, bogged down by opposition from green groups, will be fast-tracked by the Queensland......

The game corporate India plays

How bridge keeps corporate India sharp and quick-witted.Ranjita Ganesan and Manavi Kapur report. As the India managing director of a German steelmaker that describes itself as the 'global leader......

'I still cry every time I watch Dangal's climax'

'When you are half decent looking, you want to look like yourself, especially in your first project. But it was important to do justice to the role, especially when it is such a big project.' ......

Review: Dangal is the perfect finish to 2016

The bar's been raised again, feels Sukanya Verma. A father takes out his two pre-teenage girls and tells them to eat all the golgappas they want one last time. From now on, they train to wrestle......

Why Aamir Khan has begun smoking again

Intensive training and meticulous planning have gone into the making of Dangal, Ranjita Ganesan and Dhruv Munjal find out. IMAGE: Aamir Khan with wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat at his daughter......

CWG: Two Indian officials arrested for assault in Glasgow

In a massive embarrassment for India, two senior officials of the India commonwealth Games contingent were arrested by the police in Glasgow on Saturday. IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and an......

'Teenager Malaika has potential to win more medals'

Olympic Gold Quest's chief executive officer Viren Rasquinha hailed 16-year-old Malaika Goel on her silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and believes the youngster has the potential to......

China's Zulpikar stands in way of Vijender's second title

IMAGE: India’s Vijender Singh. Photograph: PTI After a successful defence of his WBO Asia Pacific title, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will be in contention for a second belt when he......

Mary Kom juggles boxing and Parliament

‘I wish the day could be of 48 hours’ IMAGE: It was like racing against time, says MC Mary Kom. Photograph: PTI Comparisons of her dual role with a certain Manny Pacquiao only evoke......

Change in Olympic events will hit shooting's ecosystem: Narang

Unlike some of India's top pistol shooters, Gagan Narang is not ‘deeply saddened’ but ready to embrace it IMAGE: Gagan Narang. Photograph: Facebook Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan......
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Akhil Kumar

The very thought of retirement in sports is befuddling for seasoned boxer Akhil Kumar, who says he won't ever utter the 'R' word for himself. The... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/i-won-t-ever-be-called-retired-akhil-kumar-117021900438_1.html
Gambia's new president marks inauguration as nation cheers

Thousands gathered today for the ceremony marking the inauguration of Gambia's new president as this tiny West African nation celebrates wider... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/gambia-s-new-president-marks-inauguration-as-nation-cheers-117021800699_1.html
Akhil, Jitender set for 6 professional bouts this year

Set for a new innings in the professional boxing arena, former Commonwealth gold-medallist Akhil Kumar and his Asian medallist protege Jitender... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report-akhil-jitender-set-for-6-professional-bouts-this-year-2327183
Sharath Kamal subdues world no. 24 Yuto Muramatsu to enter India Open quarter-finals

He will meet familiar foe and Commonwealth rival Paul Drinkhall of England in the last eight match tomorrow. PTI | Last Updated: Saturday, February... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/other-sports/ittf-world-tour-sharath-kamal-subdues-world-no-24-yuto-muramatsu-to-enter-india-open-quarter-finals_1978506.html
CWYG medallist among 3 held with drugs

Commonwealth Youth Games silver medalist Harpreet Singh, who had won accolades in 2004 in discus throw at the games in Australia, was arrested on... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/delhi/report-cwyg-medallist-among-3-held-with-drugs-2326900

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