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The life and times of the 'People's President'

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, fondly known as the 'People's President', was laid to rest in his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. The former president, who died of cardiac arrest in Shillong......

Floods, landslide devastate Bengal, Manipur, Odisha

There is complete mayhem in West Bengal, Manipur and Odisha with more than 70 dead A bridge is washed away by the flood water in Thoubal district in Manipur. Photograph: PTI Two days after......

PM may intervene, says Naidu as govt hopes to break Parliament logjam

Despite the monsoon session of Parliament being a near washout so far, the government hopes to resolve the impasse at an all-party meeting on Monday to pave the way for discussion on issues raised......

Nearly everyone is missing a sense of purpose in govt

When it came to power, the BJP was a government with a difference: it had a majority in the Lok Sabha. Frequently the party itself forgets this Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit......

Will Mullah Akhtar Mansour's election as chief lead to Taliban split?

There have been conflicting reports about whether Taliban’s supreme council was consulted or not on the election. A new leader could be named in his place Afghan Taliban's Supreme Council was......

Tough times for Indian IT sector, hiring slows down

While recruitment is falling, the capabilities needed to land an IT job are stiffening, notes Subir Roy. The Indian software industry is again at an inflection point; and, going by its history, it......

Interesting facts about the new owner of Financial Times

Nikkei is one of the largest media houses in Japan The Nihon Keizai Shimbun bought the Financial Times from Britain's Pearson group on Thursday in a $1.3 billion deal that brings together two......

Govt extended 'light hand-holding' to SpiceJet: Aviation Min

The government had extended "light hand-holding" to SpiceJet when it went through turbulent times, according to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju. The no-frills carrier, which was on the......

ETFs catch on, daily average value on NSE up 70 times

An ETF is a marketable security that tracks an index, a commodity, bond or a basket of assets like an index fund. In a sign of growing retail interest in exchange-traded funds, daily average......

Investors keen on India, need policy stability: Rothschild

India is fast re-emerging as a good business destination among foreign investors, but they need greater assurances for stability of taxation and other policies before they start making strategic......

PIX: Salman, Sonakshi, Karishma party with Arpita Khan

Check out the star arrivals.Several filmi friends of Salman Khan and family turned up to Arpita Khan Sharma's birthday bash in suburban Mumbai recently. While there were reports of cops disrupting......

Review: All Is Well has some good songs

All seems to be well with All Is Well. The film has taken its own time to reach the finishing line but fortunately for it, the music is doing some good talking, says Aelina Kapoor. It's such fun......

Review: Jaanisaar music is strictly for lovers of classical music

The Jaanisaar soundtrack is worth a listen but it may not be everyone's cup of tea, writes Aelina Kapoor. The Jaanisaar soundtrack includes as many as 10 songs, all belonging to the period......

AbRam imitates dad Shah Rukh Khan's signature pose

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities:     Shah Rukh Khan's youngest son AbRam continues to impress everyone with his cute antics.  The superstar......

Review: Drishyam is a depressingly ordinary film

Several parts of Drishyam work but the film is more tackiness than craft, says Raja Sen. Some movies appear on our viewing doorstep carrying far too much baggage. Drishyam, for instance,......

Record-breaking Finn regains mojo after tiding over 'dark times'

'Every cricketer goes through ups and downs... to come out the other side is a good feeling' 'Just nice to contribute to put us in a good position to win the game' England's Steven Finn celebrates......

It was time for England had to stand up and be counted...

‘I'm sure Australia will bounce back and put us under pressure at certain times’ ‘If we can go out there and show off our talent, guys go out and express themselves then we are a......

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 ready with back-up plan if India refuses to play: PCB

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that the PCB has been working on a back up plan if India refuses to play the bilateral series in the United Arab Emirates in......

Wrong on BCCI's part to continue Sreesanth's ban: Kerala CM Chandy

Throwing his weight behind tainted India pacer Shantakumaran Sreesanth, Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday said it is "wrong" on the Board of Control for Cricket in India's part to not......
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Flash floods strike Manipur, kills 20

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