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PM aims for desi boost for India's military build-up

Excerpts from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the Combined Commanders Conference on board the INS Vikramaditya at sea, off the coast of Kochi.  IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra......

1986 moment: Will the seculars play it right this time?

'In the name of pluralism-secularism, the kind of politics that was pursued revealed to many that it was basically a favour to Muslim conservatism and communalism -- a politics of minority-ism,......

Trump sacks Secretary of State Tillerson; CIA chief to replace him

After a series of public spats, United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired his beleaguered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with Central Intelligence Agency Director......

Muslim role in Indian politics needs to be re-defined

'They must take the bull of conservatism within their own ranks by its horns as much as they need to speak out against the fallacies of the non-Hindutva (or 'Muslim-friendly') political forces as......

SC adopts new roster system, CJI to hear all PILs

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Thursday put in place a roster system for allocation of cases in the Supreme Court in what could be a move to address the grievances by four-senior most judges......

'Leading Economic Index for India increased 0.7% in May'

Confirming the solidifying of the economic outlook for India over the next few months, Conference Board Leading Economic Index for India has increased 0.7 per cent in May as seven of the eight......

How productive are workers in India, world? Find out

Global labour productivity growth is sluggish. The latest data from the Conference Board, a business-research firm, show productivity growth (measured by GDP per employed person) fell to 1.8 per......

India stares at trade war as Trump readies reciprocal tax

$5-billion worth of pharma exports would be in a tough place if tariffs are revised upwards. Trump signed two proclamations that levied 25% tariff on steel and 10% on aluminium. Illustration:......

How to protect your assets from spouse's bad loans

If the spouse is the guarantor of husband's business loans, banks can hold her liable for default.Here are ways to ring-fence her assets, says Tinesh Bhasin. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ In......

Why Indian Labour Conference has been postponed

At the 47th ILC, scheduled for February 26 and 27 in Delhi, trade unions and employers were to discuss key issues related to employment and social security coverage to workers The Union government......

Ready for Ishaan Khatter's Beyond The Clouds?

Like the posters? Do tell us in the message boards below. Even as Shahid Kapoor basks in the success of his latest release, Padmaavat, his younger brother Ishaan Khatter is looking forward to the......

Akshay Kumar postpones PadMan's release for Padmaavat

'I will be grateful to Akshay Kumar for a lifetime for what he has done.' Akshay Kumar has postponed the release of his film, PadMan, to avoid a box office clash with Sanjay Leela......

Rest in Peace, Uncle Shashi

'I will miss you calling me and saying "I am Shashi Kapoor" even when you were at the height of your stardom.'Gitanjali Gurbaxani remembers a dear friend. IMAGE: Shashi Kapoor with daughter......

Thank you for the laughs, Kundan Shah!

I am sad Kundan Shah is no more. I am sad he couldn't make the kind of films he wanted. But I am also grateful. He made me laugh. He made me cry. He made me believe in Hum Honge Kamyab and the......

On the sets of Kundan Shah's Dil Hai Tumhaara

Kundan Shah passed into the ages on October 7. We go on the sets of his 2002 film Dil Hai Tumhaara, and look back at the way the director made his movies.   Photograph: Arjun Rampal, Preity......

Brazil police stop US swimmers from boarding flight home

IMAGE: Ryan Lochte of the United States addresses a press conference. Photograph: Matt Hazlett/Getty Images. Federal police in Brazil stopped US Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger from......

I must know how to react next time, I will be careful: Shakib

'Many things happened that shouldn't have happened.' IMAGE: Bangladesh players and support staff celebrate after winning the match against Sri Lanka. Photograph: Bangladesh Cricket/Twitter Captain......

'Batsmen have to play smart in Cape Town'

Behardien is bullish about his side's chances in the 'virtual final' IMAGE: I reckon between 160 and 180 will be the ideal score, said South Africa's Farhaan Behardien. PHOTOGRAPH: CSA/Twitter.......

Football Briefs: No problem with Chelsea despite Conte row, says Mourinho

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho during the Premier League match . Photograph: Matthew Childs Livepic/Action Images via......

Here's why India may lose out on hosting Champions Trophy

ICC is fearing a revenue loss of at least $ 100 million if tax exemption is not granted for the mega tournamen IMAGE: Pakistan's players celebrate with the trophy after winning the 2017 ICC......
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Omar asks India-Pak to observe ceasefire; attacks PDP of not being sincere

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today called upon India and Pakistan to uphold the ceasefire on the Line of Control, saying... ...
No more personnel changes coming up, says White House amid sacking of top US officials

The White House is not planning any "immediate personnel changes" and is focused on work, chief of staff John Kelly has assured President Donald... ...

'Many things happened that shouldn't have happened.' IMAGE: Bangladesh players and support staff celebrate after winning the match against Sri... ...
After losing temper during Sri Lanka match, Shakib vows to do better in future

Captain Shakib Al Hasan has vowed to keep his emotions under control after heated altercations and ugly scenes marred Bangladesh's dramatic win... ...
At least 4 killed, 8 injured after newly built pedestrian bridge collapses near Florida International University

Florida officials said today that four people have been found dead in the rubble of a collapsed South Florida pedestrian bridge where the frantic... ...

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