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He became India's first suicide bomber from Islamic State's training school

In August last year, Arif Majeed who hails from Panvel in Maharashtra, made the headlines as he was considered to be the first in the state to have joined the Islamic State. A civil engineer......

WATCH LIVE: First day of the winter session in Parliament

  Lok Sabha TV Rajya Sabha TV The winter session of Parliament is set to start off on a stormy note with the Opposition set to raise the 'intolerance' issue and press for a......

Patels and the politics of 'sensitive areas'

'When you read that for the first time, areas in Gujarat dominated by Patidars/Patels have been declared 'sensitive' for the civic polls that were held this week, you sit up and take note,' says......

Rohini Mohan wins 2015 Shakti Bhatt First Book prize

Rohini Mohan has bagged the Shakti Bhatt First Book prize 2015 for her book, The Seasons of Trouble. “The shortlist this year was diverse and spectacular, but we unanimously agreed to award......

The first photos of a planet being born

In a first, astronomers have captured the photo of a planet in making, located in a star 450 light years away from Earth. Artist's illustration of planets forming in a circumstellar disk like the......

Markets gather pace on first day of Dec F&O series; banks, metals rise

The Sensex closed higher by 170 points at 26,128 and the Nifty rose 59 points to end at 7,943. On the first day of December F&O series, Sensex and Nifty outperformed global peers on the back of......

'No big Indian IT company is headed by a woman'

Physical security for women, the first step towards getting them into factories and offices, is all but absent in most Indian cities, notes Kanika Datta. Image: In India, no ITeS company can......

Internet for all? Critical to fix these issues first

The Indian telecom market is highly competitive, and tariffs here are amongst the lowest in the world. As a result, the average revenue per user is around Rs 120 per month, or less than $2, also......

Ola announces boat service in rain battered Chennai

The boats will engage in rescue operations and provide food and drinking water in water clogged areas. In a first in the country, online taxi aggregator Ola has today announced that it has deployed......

To save Delhi, first neglect it

One reason why Delhi's growth remains phenomenal is because the capital city has had more money spent on its infrastructure - starting from the Asiad to the Commonwealth Games - than any other......

Nayantara and Vikram team up for the first time

A lowdown on what's happening in the Tamil film industry. Nayantara is on a roll. She's had three hits in a row: Thani Oruvan, Maya and Naanum Rowdy Dhan. Sources claim that the......

Aditya Chopra won't shoot in Paris?

Aditya Chopra's first directorial venture in seven years has hit a location hurdle. A sizeable part of Chopra's Befikre -- starring Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor -- was to be shot in Paris.......

PIX: Varun Dhawan, Vidya Balan, Riteish Deshmukh attend Marathi Filmfare Awards

The first edition of the Marathi Filmfare Awards were held on November 20 at the Kashinath Ghanekar Auditorium, Thane, suburban Mumbai. While celebs from the Marathi film industry turned up in......

Dev Patel: I have always felt like an outsider

'When I first came to Toronto, I came in my school shoes and had a blazer. I remember I was with Freida and someone said you can't put this guy next to her. He looks terrible.' How things have......

First look: Akshay Kumar's Airlift

A look at the top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: The teaser of Raja Krishna Menon's Airlift is out and the film's lead actor Akshay Kumar took......

Day-night Test, PHOTOS: Kiwis dismissed for 202 after Starc limps off

IMAGE: Australia's Mitchell Starc celebrates dismissing New Zealand's Kane Williamson LBW for 22 runs during the first day of the third cricket Test at the Adelaide Oval, in South Australia on......

Inaugural day-night Test marks Hughes' death anniversary

The first day of inaugural day-night Test match also marks the first death anniversary of Phil Hughes, who had died after being hit on the cricket field IMAGE:A photograph of Australian cricketer......

Ponting remembers Hughes on first death anniversary

IMAGE: Australia's Phillip Hughes and Ricky Ponting speak during a nets session. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images As the first death anniversary of former Australian batsman Phillip Hughes......

Number crunching: Ashwin finds his bunny in Van Zyl!

Off-spinner Simon Harmer took four wickets and pacer Morne Morkel three as South Africa shot out India for 215 in the first innings on the opening day of the third Test in Nagpur on Wednesday. -......

ECB to discuss abolishing toss to reduce home advantage

IMAGE: England captain Alastair Cook tosses the coin alongside Australia captain Michael Clarke ahead of the first Ashes Test. Photograph: Getty Images A proposal to abolish the pre-match......
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