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Spare a thought for Obama

'His popularity is still high; respect for his intellect and integrity is still discernible; but his long night may just be beginning,' says Ambassador B S Prakash.Illustration: Dominic......

'Only a nation that respects its women can become a global power'

'Where have we failed, as parents, teachers and leaders, that our children have forgotten all tenets of decent behaviour and respect for women?' President Pranab Mukherjee asks the nation on the......

Bush named among worst ever US Presidents

During his darkest hours, with his job performance approval rating hovering around 30 per cent, then United StatesPresident George W Bush frequently told his confidantes that that history would......

NRI scientist bags Jefferson Science fellowship

A Non Resident Indian scientist -- Dr Kalidas Shetty from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst -- is among the US State Department's first five Jefferson Science Fellows.Welcoming them at the......

A Hungarian invention that helped the British in WWII

Tracing the early life of the humble ballpoint pen to its present. IMAGE: Modern folks would not even think of the ballpoint pen as an innovation. It seems to be an inexpensive writing instrument,......

Where should you invest? Stocks or MFs?

The global financial sector is in turmoil, the Indian markets are volatile. Rupee is going down against the dollar.The investors are at a loss, they are groping for a solution.At this juncture, is......

Citi mulls board revamp

Battered Citigroup is considering restructuring its board after the departure of long time members Kenneth Derr and Franklin Thomas in the wake of criticism of its ability to supervise its......

Premji, Yunus among top 30 world entrepreneurs

Wipro chief Azim Premji and Bangladesh's micro-credit leader and Nobel Prize winner Mohammad Yunus are among the all time top 30 entrepreneurs identified by leading business magazine BusinessWeek.......

What you need to succeed

"The child is father to the man," the saying goes. Just so, the start-up is father to the large successful company. Now that I'm a venture capitalist, helping entrepreneurs build into their small......

Leonard Cohen passes into the ages

'We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries.' Visionary. Poet. Singer. Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has passed into the ages. He was 82. Cohen's label, Sony......

Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne, Jullianne Moore win

The 87th Annual Academy Awards have been announced. A quick glance at the winners, listed in bold: BEST PICTURE American Sniper  Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood The......

Birdman, Boyhood, American Sniper sweep Oscar 2015 nominations

The 87th Annual Academy awards nominations were announced by directors JJ Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón as well as Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, at the......

Lincoln leads BAFTA 2013 nominees

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln dominates the 2013 nominations for the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA). The American historical drama film earned 10 nominations including Best Film, Best Actor for......

Oscars 2011: Winners at a Glance!

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards have been announced. There were quite a few surprises and many more expected nods. Here's a quick glance at the winners, listed in bold:Best PictureBlack SwanMike......

Sports Shorts: Juventus win Coppa Italia; Monaco claim Ligue 1

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Thursday. Juventus win Coppa Italia to keep treble dream alive IMAGE: Mario Mandzukic of Juventus celebrates. Photograph: Stuart......

Chawrasia tied 30, Lahiri tied 51 after Rd 2 at Olympic golf

IMAGE: Golfer SSP Chawrasia of India. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images. An erratic SSP Chawrasia brought home a second successive even-par 71 to lie tied 30th while Anirban Lahiri carded......

Refugee athletes get sponsorship at Rio Olympics

Visa Inc, operator of the world's largest payments network, said on Wednesday it had signed sponsorship deals with all ten members of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) refugee team,......

Jayawardene, Afridi will be most experienced players at 2015 World Cup

Australia and Ireland submit provisional squad for the tournament Down Under, but do not release names. The UAE's Khurram Khan, at 43, will be the oldest player (born 21 June 1971) while Yodhin......

Analysis: The hits and flops of IPL 5

The fifth edition of the Indian Premier Leagueis over. Kolkata Knight Riders lived up to their top billing, outclassing Chennai Super Kings in the final to win their maiden IPL title. Purnendu Maji......

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