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The Hero of the Battle of Dograi

Lieutenant Colonel Desmond Hayde was awarded the Mahavir Chakra, the second highest honour in war-time, for winning one of the toughest battles ever fought by the Indian Army. In a brilliant and......

More Mukerjea please, we're starving

'You know, there's not much else happening other than the juicy murder story starring the TV mogul's trophy turned huntress wife,' says Mango Indian. MEDIA CIRCUS: As one talking head put it, the......

Aarushi's murder trial and a tale about India

'If the State does want to come after you, in India, it can do pretty much anything. And often it isn't as though the orders are coming from the President or prime minister, no, the systems have......

Indian-origin victims of July 7 terror attack honoured in London

Gill Hicks (second from right), a survivor of the July 7, 2005 London bombings, lays a flower as she attends a memorial event with her daughter Amelie to victims of the July 7, 2005 London......

Britain marks 10th anniversary of 7/7 London bombings

The threat from terrorism continues to be as real as it was ten years ago, but Britian will never cowed by it, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday as the country observed a minute's silence......

When meetings become your only work

India Inc's busy bees should stop treating back-to-back meetings as some kind of a macho badge of honour, notes Shyamal MajumdarCall any corporate executive you know and the common response from......

Modi's minimum government, maximum governance will work, here's how

Narendra Modi may discover that his admirable aim of Minimum Government, Maximum Governance would demand deeper institutional change than he bargained for, says Kanika Datta. The promise of Minimum......

As Maggi goes off menu, Nestle gears up for damage control

Maggi sales are estimated to have been hit severely since the news of the contamination broke out 10 days ago. All hands are on deck at Nestle India as it grapples with possibly its biggest crisis......

The man who ranks the world's best whiskies

The first Whisky Bible was published in 2004, and in the current edition over 4,000 whiskies have been tasted and evaluated. “ Image: Jim Murray says whisky tasting is a tough job.......

Beware of get-rich-quick tips

You might be bombarded with SMS advice, WhatsApp messages and online fast-money schemes. Here’s why one should avoid them.  “Have you ever traded in the stock market, sir?”......

What makes Shah Rukh feel 'beautiful'

A look at the top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities:  Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar The first song titled Gerua from Rohit Shetty's Dilwale was recently released......

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......

'I want the country to accept me as an actress'

'Human beings are voyeuristic by nature. We love to imagine some things. Like Salman and Katrina were ex-lovers, and are now working in Ek Tha Tiger. Oh my God, what must be going on......

Review: Brothers is so bad it should be disqualified

Brothers is loud, over-the-top and an exhausting watch, says Raja Sen. If the number of crucifixes in a film signify how pious it is, Brothers must have been shot in the Vatican. The characters --......

Review: Jaanisaar is tiring to watch

Jaanisaar will test your patience, cautions Paloma Sharma. Muzaffer Ali’s Jaanisaar is a cautionary tale of a film with a half-baked script and pretend patriotism.The film opens......

World Cup Blog: Forty-two games to find out the bleeding obvious

A selection of musings from around the cricket World Cup An Ireland fan poses with the replica of the World Cup. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images Four weeks. Forty-two matches. And what have......

Tendulkar's farewell Test: Relive the maestro's exit!

Sachin Tendulkar acknowledges the applause from the crowd after his final Test at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai in November 2013. Photograph: BCCI 'It's tough to find words to describe what the......

FIFA World Cup: 12 Tattoo Tales

Some of the best-known footballers are known for the tattoos they sport. They ink their arms, legs or torso with names of their loved ones, motivational quotes or random motifs. Their style......
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India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Prithvi II Missile

BALASORE(ODISHA): India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km,... ...
Check your cholesterol levels with 56g of walnuts daily

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Killers of Japanese national in Bangladesh thought to have sneaked into India

Two assailants allegedly linked to the Islamic State (Isis) responsible for the murder of Japanese agro-researcher Kunio Hoshi in Dhaka have... ...
Indo-Nepal Ties Take a Hit After Alleged 'Border Firing' Kills Three Nepali

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