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Yakub Memon to be hanged as President rejects his mercy plea

Yakub Memon's mercy petition was rejected on Wednesday night by President Pranab Mukherjee after the Modi government advised him on such a course. Barring any last-minute reprieve, Yakub Memon,......

'Taliban chief Mullah Omar is dead,' Afghan govt confirms

Taliban chief Mullah Omar is dead, the Afghan government announced tonight, "confirming" reports about the one-eyed extremist leader who ruled the country with an iron fist between......

Yakub verdict: SC constitutes 3-judge bench after split verdict

A three-judge bench was on Tuesday set up in the Supreme Court to decide the fate of Yakub Memon, the lone death row convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, after a two-judge bench was divided on his......

'Kalam never complained of the food, even when it was salty'

Staff working at the Rashtrapati Bhavan recount how the 11th president lived a simple lifestyle and always cared for them. The 340-room Raisina Hill marvel Rashtrapati Bhavan had been the abode of......

The adventures of Captain Courageous Kalam

A P J Abdul Kalam, 83, was a daring President who undertook a submarine sortie, flew a Sukhoi jet, visited the Siachen glacier, world’s highest battlefield and interacted with troops at......

Markets surge on rate cut hopes; Sensex zooms 400 points

The Sensex reclaimed the 28,000 mark and Nifty settled above 8,500, led by an upsurge in rate-sensitive stocks. The benchmark indices began the August F&O series in a spectacular manner on hopes......

Govt clears GST amendments, states to be compensated for 5 years

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the GST bill to compensate states for revenue loss for five years on introduction of the uniform nationwide indirect tax regime, as has been......

What keeps Indian companies from doing good?

Constantly evolving rules and anomalies over tax treatment have constrained corporate programmes in the first year that the government's CSR mandate has been in force. On the face of it, Maneka......

3 factors responsible for China's economic problems

China's short-term economic growth outlook is mediocre at best, and another year or two of deceleration is all but unavoidable. Does President Xi have the single-mindedness to bring it back on......

Volatility in gold makes jewellers a worried lot

The subdued demand is likely to reflect on the India International Jewellery Show Although the price of gold took a break from falling on Thursday, the continued volatility in bullion prices kept......

'I would like to interview Prime Minister Modi'

'My acting idol Robert De Niro is also my friend. There are many brilliant actors but it’s a huge deal for me to have Robert De Niro in my mail contacts.' Anupam Kher revisits the......

Rajinikanth's blockbuster Enthiran gets a sequel

A lowdown on what's going on in the Tamil film industry.   The sequel to Shankar's Rajinikanth starrer mega blockbuster Enthiran may soon become a reality.  According to latest......

Mohanlal teams up with Priyadarsan

A lowdown on all the goings-on in the Malayalam film industry. Priyadarshan is all set to direct Mohanlal in a film titled Ammu to Ammu. The shooting of the film is expected to start later this......

'During Masaan, I wasn't affected by burning corpses'

'The standing ovation in Cannes was a rare moment where I felt patriotic. I realised that the audience was not clapping for an individual but for the team that came from India with such a......

Meet the cute girl from Bajrangi Bhaijaan!

'Salman and I would play table tennis and drive an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) while shooting in Karjat. And he made me eat a lot of biryani!' Child actor Harshaali Malhotra shares her Bajrangi......

'I am not happy with India's schedule ahead of the first Test'

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images Not really impressed with the preparation that India will have going into the......

Are T20 Leagues threatening the future of bilateral series?

‘Attendances in most series have fallen and the revenues generated from these series are not growing’ Mumbai Indians players celebrate winning the IPL. Photograph: BCCI The......

Felix to run 400m and relays at World Championships

Olympic 200 metres gold medallist Allyson Felix has chosen to run the 400 metres at next month's world championships, her coach told Reuters on Wednesday. "We wanted to do both (the 200m and 400m)......

Captain Kohli trains with Dravid's India 'A' for SL test

Virat Kohli (right) speaks to India 'A' coach Rahul Dravid. Photograph: PTI The spotlight will be on Test captain Virat Kohli as India 'A' go into the second and final unofficial Test against......

South Africa to play four Tests in India; de Villiers set for 100th!

South Africa will play four Tests and five One-Day Internationals on their upcoming tour of India from September 29 to December 7. The 72 days' tour -- their longest ever to the sub-continent......
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Taliban releases audio of new leader

The Afghan Taliban on Saturday released an audio tape of Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who was elected the new leader of the insurgent group... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/492744/taliban-releases-audio-leader.html
Trying to bring back the Shine Tom Chacko

Shine Tom Chacko has made his first silver screen appearance after his controversial arrest for allegedly possessing narcotics, with Jayaraj... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150731/entertainment-mollywood/article/trying-bring-back-shine-tom-chacko
Why the West may miss the Taliban's Mullah Omar

Reports on Wednesday that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died will be rightly hailed by some as the demise of an American nemesis. But... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-why-the-west-may-miss-the-taliban-s-mullah-omar-2109993
Manisha, Divya play sisters but rivals in 'Chehere'

Manisha Koirala Mumbai, July 31 "Chehere" is likely to be actress Manisha Koirala 's first release almost three years after "Bhoot Returns" and... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a572410.html
12 PM Russian S300M Burevestnik Drone Set For Mass Production The Russian S300M Burevestnik (Stormbringer) UAV is scheduled for mass production next month

The Russian S300M Burevestnik (Stormbringer) UAV is scheduled for mass production next month. According to Russian Media, Moscow plans to... ...

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/13619/Russian_S300M_Burevestnik_Drone_Set_For_Mass_Production

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