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When President Kalam doubled up as an IAF pilot

On June 8, 2006, President A P J Abdul Kalam became the first Head of State to fly a fighter plane, when he flew the Sukhoi-30 MKI at the Lohegaon Air Force Base in Pune. President Kalam, then 74,......

The monk who thinks Indians are his gurus

Can you find a world leader who has met generations of Indian politicians, most US Presidents, European head of States, several Popes, celebrated cricketers, Hollywood and Bollywood stars, some of......

ISIS a live threat, can't be ignored in Valley: Army

The terror group, Islamic State is a live threat that cannot be ignored in the Valley, the top Army officer said on Saturday. "The IS is a live threat that cannot be ignored. It is a cause of......

The mystery of how the Islamic State makes its millions

Not with standing the Western nations’ zeal to wage a war against the group, unless its source of funding is known and curbed, its rampage will likely continue, observes Sunanda K......

Return of awards a 'spontaneous' form of protest: President Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that the return of awards by writers and intellectuals was "evidently spontaneous" and a way of protest that has triggered a nation-wide debate on the issue of......

Varanasi villagers blame Coca-Cola for water scarcity

Central Ground Water Authority declared Arajiline block, where the bottling plant in located, as "over exploited" in 2011 Eighteen village councils in Uttar Pradesh are demanding a local Coca-Cola......

Drought-hit farmers are given sops to grow water-intensive crops!

"It is quite natural for our farmers to go for rice and cane when both power and water are almost free," said economist Gulati, adding that selling such produce abroad is like exporting "precious......

How Uber plans to beat competition

'We are the best in technology and we think we are no. 1 today based on our service.'     US-based cab aggregator, Uber, valued at $53 billion, is looking at more than 50 per cent market......

Indo-Pak cricket series to be a money-spinner for big hitters

India-Pak face-off saw brands pay up to Rs 20 lakh in last-minute spot buying, during the ICC Cricket World Cup. Image: Virat Kohli speaks to Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq. Photograph: Getty......

Why expansion of Infy's 2nd Bengaluru campus will be delayed

At present, Infosys has seating capacity for around 35,000 people across its facilities in Electronics City, including the main campus. Infosys Technologies’ plan for a second campus in this......

Time to have an adult as Censor chief

'I've always figured that it's the people who don't get laid enough, or well enough, who feel compelled to constrain and tear down anyone who looks as if they're having a good time,' says Mitali......

Is India ready for humour without punchlines?

'On Air with AIB seems to be becoming an increasingly exhausting show to sit through with each passing episode. While there are funny lines strewn all around, watching an On Air episode is like......

Shashi Kapoor's good looks helped launch Saeed Jaffrey's film career in India

'Once Attenborough had locked the shot, Jaffrey turned to Amitabh and told him in a very controlled but stern voice that he should never talk to an actor in between takes.' Aseem Chhabra remembers......

PHOTOS: Fans, players pay tribute to Phillip Hughes #63notout

IMAGE: Spectators pay tribute to former cricketer Phillip Hughes at eight minutes past four during Day 1 of the 3rd Test between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide Oval on Friday. Photograph:......

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......

Humiliated Blatter says, I'll fight for me and for FIFA

The suspended president of the international football body believes only FIFA Congress can bar him, not the Ethics Committee. IMAGE: Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he is not a FIFA......

Why the World Athletics boss is under fire again...

‘I did not lobby anyone on behalf of the Eugene 2021 bid’ ‘It smells and it has to be investigated’ IMAGE: President of International Association of Athletics Federations......

FIFA seeking life ban for UEFA president Platini

IMAGE: President of UEFA Michel Platini. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Former French football great Michel Platini, until recently seen as the man to lead soccer's governing body FIFA......
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APJ Abdul Kalam wanted to resign as President in 2006, says ex-secretary

BHUBANESWAR: The former press secretary of A P J Abdul Kalam said here on Saturday that he had thought of resigning as president in 2006 when the... ...
In a major blow to Goa, Russia strikes off India from safe travel destinations list

Russia also stated that the removal of Goa from the safe destination list is not because of terror attacks but due to the local incidents.... ...
Champions Tennis League is not just entertainment but also important for Indian tennis

Christmas seems to have arrived early for Indian tennis players. The Champions Tennis League is still in its infancy, but the competition is... ...
Training on dairy food designs begins at NDRI

KARNAL: A 21-day training programme in dairy food processing was inaugurated at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) on Saturday in which... ...
Working women feel safe in Coimbatore, says survey

COIMBATORE: The city is among top 10 cities in India preferred by women employees, states the India Skills Report 2016. This is not the first time... ...

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