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Surgical strike heroes honoured with Kirti, Shaurya Chakras

Nineteen soldiers of the 4 and 9 Parachute Regiment, the Special Forces units which undertook the daring cross-border surgical strike across the Line of Control, have been awarded gallantry......

The parachute who came to cover the biggest election in history

Two whole weeks after he landed on his feet in unfamiliar territory, Patrick Ward records what it is to be a parachute journalist in the chaos called India. Illustration: Uttam......

Death-defying daredevilry from around the world

Stunning photographs for daredevils in actions. Austrian parachuter Felix Baumgartner, who goes by the code name 'Base 502', prepares to jump from the arm of the Christ the Redeemer statue atop......

India's paratroopers meet their match in fog, traffic

India's elite Parachute Brigade, based in Agra, has of late practised two quick manoeuvres designed to test its readiness for quick armed intervention in India's immediate neighbourhood.......

Aero Awesome: Stunning display over Bengaluru skies

The big birds have flocked at the 11th edition of the international aerospace and defence exhibition -- Aero India 2017 -- at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru. One of the most sought......

Mallya's 'sweetheart deal' faces Sebi scrutiny

Such an exit arrangement is commonly known in the business parlance as 'golden parachute' or 'sweetheart deal' Vijay Mallya's Rs 515-crore (Rs 5.15 billion) 'golden parachute' to exit United......

Why was Cyrus Mistry shown the door?

Experts view this as a case of “failed experiment” in succession Going back to an insider with little experience probably backfired for the salt-to-steel Tata group. Four years after......

Juggernaut's funky experiment

Juggernaut’s mobile reading app could be a game-changer, says Nilanjana S Roy. Trade publishing in India boomed in the last two decades, but we have a bad case of bookstore lag. Most readers......

Crude slump may be boon for FMCGs

The Iran nuclear deal could have an unlikely fallout: Research and development expenditure of fast moving consumer goods companies could increase in FY16. The reason for this is falling crude oil......

Few tricks FMCG firms must learn from star performer HUL

HUL has the maximum number of Rs 2,000-crore or Rs 20 billion plus brands in the FMCG market. Others are slowly catching up. The fiscal gone by has seen Hindustan Unilever (HUL), the......

Make way for Indi toons

Cartoon characters created and developed in local animation studios are enchanting Indian kids like never before, says Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. It is fun time, says blue boy Kris (above) every time......

Trailer review: Ranbir enters a deliciously madcap world with Jagga Jasoos

Jagga Jasoos looks promising, and -- for the sake of children's cinema in India -- Raja Sen genuinely hope this film is a solid step forward. Director Anurag Basu has taken his own sweet time......

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......

The real Kishore Kumar no one knew

When Pritish Nandy interviewed Kishore Kumar for The Illustrated Weekly of India, Asia's oldest and most venerable magazine, it was a stunner. Posing with a skull on the Weekly's cover, the great......

Dhoni completes parachute jump at Army training

Mahendra Singh Dhoni does his first parachute jump from an Indian Air Force aircraft on Wednesday. Photograph: MS Dhoni/Facebook India’s One-Day International captain, also an honorary......

The most dangerous stunt ever!

Extreme sports legend Dean Potter died attempting parachute jump in Yosemite Dean Potter attempts parachute jump with friends. Photograph: Courtesy: deanpotter.com Rock climber Dean Potter and......

A Test of patience

Skydivers have parachutes to ensure they don't fall flat on their butts. Administrators have 'in retrospect'.'In retrospect', the ICC Test Championship, introduced in mid-2001, is a non-starter;......

Europa League semis: Villarreal jolt Liverpool late, Sevilla held

IMAGE: Villarreal's Adrian celebrates with teammates on scoring the late winner against Liverpool during their UEFA Europa League, semi-final, first leg match at the El Madrigal Stadium, in......

Dhoni hits back at his critics in style

'Cricket looks a bit easier on television than when we play it at the ground'  'Freedom of Expression' in India is used liberally by people when it comes to having an opinion......
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Make way for Indi toons

Cartoon characters created and developed in local animation studios are enchanting Indian kids like never before, says Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. It... ...

http://www.rediff.com/movies/special/make-way-for-indi-toons/20170325.htm
President honours surgical strike heroes with gallantry awards

Major Rohit Suri of the Parachute Regiment was conferred the second highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/india/president-honours-surgical-strike-heroes-with-gallantry-awards_1988493.html
SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth

A SpaceX reusable cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean safely, ending a mission to supply astronauts on the International Space Station,... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/spacex-cargo-ship-returns-to-earth-117032000086_1.html
Teacher of indigenous community in Canadian Arctic wins $1 million Global Teacher Prize 2017

Bear Grylls parachuted down to bring trophy into the ceremony hall while the announcement was made by an astronaut from the International Space... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-teacher-of-indigenous-community-in-canadian-arctic-wins-1-million-global-teacher-prize-2017-2359663
Libyan warplane downed striking jihadists in Benghazi

A fighter jet of forces loyal to a Libyan military strongman was shot down today as it attacked jihadist positions in Benghazi, a military source... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/libyan-warplane-downed-striking-jihadists-in-benghazi-117031800618_1.html

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