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What Modi proved by his Silicon Valley visit

'If such is the ambition to effect change, India is a platform where an innovation can be tested on a scale unavailable in most places.' 'To take the simplest example, where else are hundreds of......

India's capital is Patna...

... that's what teachers are telling students in many Indian schools. The only way out is to make sweeping changes in the way we select and train our teachers, says Shyamal Majumdar. After media......

Memon was hanged not because he was a Muslim, but because he participated in mass murder

The tragedy is that, at least on social media, the narrative that was being lapped up by many Indian Muslims was that Yakub Memon was being victimised. The purveyors of this poisonous line of......

The soldier who became a legend

A fortnight after he became the face of the Indian soldier in the Kargil war, on July 8, 1999, Vikram Batra died. He was mortally wounded after fighting through the night while recapturing Peak......

Lalu-Mulayam-Mamata-Mayawati absence makes Sonia's iftar a political miss

Sonia Gandhi's iftar was meant to be a powerful show of unity of Opposition parties to take on the Modi Sarkar, but that was not to be... Sheela Bhatt/, who attended the iftar discovers......

Why India must NOT host the Olympics

In a country where there is no financial discipline, and poverty and corruption rule the roost, it will be unthinkable to spend Rs 50,000 crore on a two-week sports spectacle. So, should Delhi bid......

What makes these 10 companies the best to work for in India

Image: RMSI is India’s best company to work for. Photograph, courtesy: RMSI     Companies come in all kinds. There are some who keep a hawkish eye over its employees, banning......

First drive: Mini Cooper, an awesome hatchback money can buy

The MINI Cooper 5-door offers a blend of performance and practicality with the 1.5-litre diesel engine also being a frugal unit that will allow you to have fun on a daily basis, says Faisal Ali......

China's smartphone makers bet on cricket, Bollywood to conquer India

India is the world's third-largest smartphone market, but with just one in 10 people using such handsets still has huge growth potential.  Image: China's smartphone makers bet big on......

'Male directors are obsessed with movies about male bonding'

'We went around with the story, but no one came forward to finance it. They would say 'Who would want to watch this?' Or they would say 'Ek to ladka dal do is me.' We said no, we didn't want to......

Bangladesh to host Australia for first Tests in nine years

Bangladesh will host Australia for two Tests in October in the first series between the two countries in nine years, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Sunday. The tourists will play a three-day......

Pakistan confirm England series in UAE in late 2015

Pakistan will host England for a full series of Tests and limited-overs matches in the United Arab Emirates from next October, the country's cricket board confirmed on Wednesday. "We will be......

Sports Shorts: Pak govt gives nod for bilateral hockey series with India

Keen to revive bilateral ties with India, the Pakistan Hockey Federation is planning to host the country for a Test series and has got the government's clearance for it even though the dates are......

Asia Cup to go ahead in Bangladesh; Afghanistan added

The security concerns triggered by political unrest in Bangladesh notwithstanding, the country will remain the host of the Asia Cup next month, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC)......

England set to host India for five Tests; a first in half a century!

England has agreed to host India for five Test matches, the first time in 50 years, when the team lands in London for a long series, which will also include five ODIs and a Twenty20 International......
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Afridi criticises CA decision

Shahid Afridi, on Monday Karachi: Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has criticised Australia's decision to call off their Bangladesh tour... ...
Asian Ebola virus active in almost all states, says NIV study

Known as the Asian Ebola virus, the CCHF or the Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus, is now believed to be prevalent across the country. A study... ...
15 reasons to come back to Philadelphia, post-pope

After Pope Francis thrilled visitors in Philadelphia, the city is still brimming with energy and excitement. Now it's the jam-packed,... ...
Shahid Afridi Urges Subcontinent Teams to Show Unity and Counter Security Fears

Shahid Afridi was not happy with Australia cancelling their tour to Bangladesh. AFP Karachi: Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi criticised... ...
Coe asks India to promote school athletics

NEW DELHI: In his first official visit to a member country after assuming office in August, world athletics body IAAF chief Sebastian Coe on Monday... ...

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