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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......

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......

All about Modi's PMO

Who are the men the prime minister relies on to execute his impressive agenda? Sheela Bhatt/ finds out. As expected, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has selected his office staff on the......

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: 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......

Duleep Trophy: Yuvraj, Gambhir, Raina named captains of teams

IMAGE: India's Gautam Gambhir during a India nets session at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on July 7, 2014. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images. Senior cricketers Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir......

IPL: Struggling Punjab face uphill task against table toppers Gujarat Lions

IMAGE: TheKings XI Punjab players during an IPL match. Photograph: BCCI Table-toppers Gujarat Lions will look to consolidate their position when they take on laggards Kings XI Punjab in an Indian......

Will Zaheer inspire Delhi to bounce back against Kings XI?

'It's just the beginning of the season, and I hope things will come along. Good things are in store' IMAGE: Delhi Daredevils coach Paddy Upton has a word with Zaheer Khan, Jean-Paul Duminy and......
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Kolkata, Oct 24 (IBNS): Celebrating the advent of the festive season and commemorating 30 years of Kantha Revival, Shamlu Dudeja, founder and chair... ...
Tough road for whistle-blowers in India

The snapping of Julian Assange's Internet access is the victory of the Obama administration over Ecuadorians. The restriction on Assange would mean... ...
Abdullah heroics helps holders Young Muslim FC enter final

NAGPUR: Fortune favours the brave and Young Muslim Football Club (YMFC). Backed by a full-throated support of a 12,000-strong crowd, YMFC... ...
Price gouging by Aspen in Italy; explosion at BASF; India acts on illegal Metformin exports

View: 728 This week, Phispers gets you news on illegal exports of Metformin in India, Hillary Clinton's stance on price gouging, a report's... ...
Live Cricket Score Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Round 3 - Day 1

RANJI TROPHY 2016-17 Hello and welcome to the live blog of Day 1 of the third round of Ranji Trophy clashes. We have Gokul Gopal (Karnataka vs... ...

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