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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......

Adityanath, 2 deputy CMs take oath as MLCs

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday took oath as member of the state Legislative Council, meeting the mandatory six-month deadline to get elected to either house......

2 SP, 1 BSP members quit UP Council; likely to join BJP

Two opposition Samajwadi Party and one Bahujan Samaj Party members on Saturday quit the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council causing a disquiet among opposition parties in the state. The development......

'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......

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......

Kohli rested for Sri Lanka ODIs, Rohit to lead India

IMAGE: India captain Virat Kohli. Photograph: BCCI India captain Virat Kohli was on Monday rested for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka but will play the third and final Test, starting in......

MVP: Kohli rules supreme yet again!

Virat Kohli, who recently became the fastest batsman in ODIs to score 9,000 runs, is the Most Valuable Player of the ODI series against New Zealand.Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji explain why the......

Hardik Pandya, MVP, India-Australia ODI series

The all-rounder is at the top of the MVP table more because of his batting than his bowling, note Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji. IMAGE: Hardik Pandya hits out. Photograph: BCCI The Most......

Can the Kiwis deny India seventh straight ODI series win?

New Zealand on threshold of rare series-win in India IMAGE: India’s leading pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, centre, celebrates teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealand's Martin Guptill in......

Desperate India face stiff Kiwi test in must-win Pune ODI

The No. 4 spot remains a concern for the team management with 11 batsmen being tried at that position since the 2015 World Cup. IMAGE: India coach Ravi Shastri, left, speaks to Mahendra Singh......
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Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh among Congress' star campaigners for Gujarat polls

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi are among the 40 star... ...

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Hardik Patel to make important announcement over Cong-Patidar deadlock

(Image tweeted by @HardikPatel__ Ahmedabad : The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) on Sunday said their main issue of concern, regarding... ...

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Hardik Pandya, MVP, India-Australia ODI series

The all-rounder is at the top of the MVP table more because of his batting than his bowling, note Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji. IMAGE: Hardik... ...

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Can the Kiwis deny India seventh straight ODI series win?

New Zealand on threshold of rare series-win in India IMAGE: India’s leading pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, centre, celebrates teammates after... ...

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India aim to avoid series defeat

Pune: After trailing 0-1 in the three match One-Day International (ODI) series, India will look to bounce back when the hosts take on a confident... ...

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