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'Vijay Tendulkar was playwright of the millennium'

Dinesh Thakur is a veteran actor and directorwho heads theatre group Ank Production. He has done many of Vijay Tendulkar's plays. He speaks of the playwright who passed away on Monday.I first met......

'What rubbish': Rajnath on reports of being in UP CM race

Suspense continued on Wednesday over who will be the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, four days after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s resounding triumph in the key Hindi heartland state,......

When IT Act's Sec 66A was used to muzzle free speech

The Supreme Court of India struck down Section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday, deeming it 'unconstitutional'. Section 66A prescribed the punishment for sending 'offensive' messages through......

Manmohan Singh named member of Parliamentary panel on Finance

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is hailed as the architect of economic reforms in the country, is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, it was announced on Tuesday.......

Centre keeps away from row over Delhi Unversity's 4-year-course

As uncertainty mounted for students following the row over the four-year undergraduate programme of the Delhi University, the government on Monday made it clear that it will not intervene and......

Pharma crusader takes India's drug regulators to court

* Dinesh Thakur famous for exposing Ranbaxy safety problems* Bringing public interest suit against health ministry, regulator* The suit claims lax regulation, inadequate pursuit of breaches* Suit......

India's reaction myopic, irrational, says Ranbaxy whistle-blower

In the second of a three-part series, Ranbaxy whistleblower Dinesh Thakur tells Aziz Haniffa that a formal Congress hearing on spurious drugs from India is being sought. Part I: War on......

He BLEW the whistle on Ranbaxy and got Rs 268 crore

Dinesh Thakur, the whistle-blower who put Ranbaxy in the dock, was heading the company's information technology division for research and development (R&D) until eight years ago.Thakur, a Bachelor......

Why pharma companies sell sub-standard stuff in India

There are two pharmaceutical industries  in India -The first sells its produce in large volumes in quality-conscious United States, the gold standard, while the second sells chalta hai......

Ban on combination drugs: Knee-jerk reaction won't help

The government had formed a panel under Chandrakant Kokate to study over 6,000 combinations, of which it listed 963 as irrational. The government’s decision to ban 344 fixed-dose combinations......

Actor-director Dinesh Thakur passes away

Veteran theatre actor-director Dinesh Thakur, known for his character roles in Hindi films of the 1970s, passed away in Mumbai after prolonged illness.Thakur was suffering from kidney ailments and......

Birthday Special: The Best of Amol Palekar

We celebrate the brilliant actor by looking back at his classic works. In the 1970s, Bollywood was identified with towering superheroes single-handedly taking on mighty villains, rescuing the......

Kareena Kapoor turns 32!

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.Kareena Kapoor, whose new film Heroine is out in theatres now, celebrates her 32nd birthday today. The actress will spend the day with......

Ram Gopal Varma's 10 Best Films

Recently, Time magazine announced its list of the 100 greatest films of all time, and the eclectic selection includes five Indian films. While none would question the brilliance of the selected......

Aashirwad tugs at the heartstrings

Dinesh RahejaAll doting fathers of daughters: be forewarned. Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Aashirwad is bound to push you into bidaai mode and bring a lump to your throat.Hrishikesh Mukherjee must be......

Ranji round-up: Bengal set for first-innings lead against MP

A round-up of Ranji matches played on Friday Bengal looked set to take the first-innings lead as they restricted Madhya Pradesh to 363 for eight in their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match in New......

Ranji round-up: Captain Vinay stars as Karnataka thump Rajasthan

A round-up of Ranji Trophy matches played across India on Wednesday Captain R Vinay Kumar returned with an impressive nine-wicket haul in the match, including a fifer in the second innings, to......

Ranji round-up: Suryakumar Yadav stars for Mumbai, UP need 252 more to win

A round-up of Ranji Trophy matches played across India on Tuesday IMAGE: Maharashtra bowler Anupam Sanklecha celebrates after taking wicket of Vidarbha batsman Akshay Wakhare (left) during their......

Ranji round-up: Yuvraj hits brilliant ton as Punjab post record Day 1 score

A round-up of Ranji matches played on Thursday: Yuvraj Singh hammered Madhya Pradesh bowlers into submission with a superb knock of unbeaten 164, as Punjab posted a record 347 for 3 on the first......

DDCA secy wants BCCI to expel of Pro-Lodha officials in unit

In an explicable move, two joint secretaries of Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) have a written a letter to BCCI president Anurag Thakur seeking "expulsion of seven directors" including......
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Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel named captains in Deodhar Trophy, Harbhajan Singh in the mix

The Indian selectors on Monday named Rohit Sharma and Parthiv Patel as captains of the India 'Blue' and 'Red' side for the Deodhar Trophy... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report-rohit-sharma-parthiv-patel-named-captains-in-deodhar-trophy-harbhajan-singh-in-the-mix-2361561
Yogi could turn out to be a challenger to Modi

Yogi Adityanath has taken over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. But many, including those who voted for the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP )... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/politics-news/hindutva-s-new-poster-boy-yogi-could-turn-out-to-be-a-challenger-to-modi-55089.html
Gorakhnath head priest to shift to 5, Kalidas Marg, Lucknow

Always in saffron robes, the politician and priest Yogi Adityanath has been flitting between Parliament and the Gorakhnath Mutt for nearly two... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-gorakhnath-head-priest-to-shift-to-5-kalidas-marg-lucknow-2358480
how will UP CM Adityanath fit in with Modi's mantra?

After days of suspense, the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) leadership has sprung another surprise, appointing hardliner Yogi Adityanath as the... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/politics-news/sabka-saath-sabka-vikas-how-will-up-cm-adityanath-fit-in-with-modi-s-mantra-54979.html
Rajnath on reports of being in UP CM race

Suspense continued on Wednesday over who will be the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, four days after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/up-election-rajnath-rubbishes-reports-of-being-in-cm-race/20170315.htm

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