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Why the battle for Sanskrit needs to be joined

'It is a great misfortune that the Nehruvian Stalinists of India have colluded with the grand project of demeaning and destroying Sanskrit.' 'Today, the number of Sanskritists in India is low, and......

Creating history for its own sake

'In a relationship that does not permit cricket, how can the prime ministers embrace and send a false message,' asks Ambassador T P Sreenivasan. Breakfast in Moscow, lunch in Kabul, evening tea in......

'The juvenile rapist is a threat to society, why release him?'

That it's the day his daughter was brutalised, raped and died as a result of her horrific injuries does not weigh heavily on Badrinath Singh. 'We remember her every single day. In fact, we try not......

WTF News! It's Weird, True and Funny

Here's your weekly digest of the craziest stories from around the world. 1) The shorter your skirt, the more discount this Chinese eatery will offer you Love wearing short skirts? A Chinese......

Stunning PHOTOS of a rare solar eclipse

Parts of the world on Friday witnessed a solar eclipse -- a rare phenomenon in which the sun is completely obscured by the moon. Die-hard eclipse junkies have flown in to the Faroe Islands, a......

Brexit: What's in store for Indian markets?

'Experts are not ruling out further pain as global factors cannot insulate India from the aftermath.' Investors around the world got a shock on Friday when the ‘unthinkable’ became a......

What led BJP towards this harakiri?

'You want a steady, confident, self-assured and highly skilful hand at the till.''It is a pity that the BJP has decided to deprive itself of such a hand at this politically sensitive time.''It is......

Apple's pressure-based screens promise a world beyond cold glass

By adding a more realistic sense of touch to its iPhone, Apple Inc may have conquered a technology that has long promised to take us beyond merely feeling the cold glass of our mobile device......

Can Nikhil Nanda turn around Escorts?

His plan revolves around new products, a renewed thrust on exports and some serious cost savings Nikhil Nanda (below left), the managing director of Escorts, loves to talk about the Empathy......

200 amazing years of rail transport

First electric locomotive. Photograph: Siemens Two hundred years after George Stephenson built the steam-powered Blucher, Open Knowledge pays tribute to 200 years of rail transport. ......

Review: The Jungle Book brings happiness, nostalgia and many other emotions!

Relive your childhood or enrich your kid’s but revisit The Jungle Book you must, stresses Sukanya Verma. Watching Disney’s live-action take on Rudyard Kipling’s The......

Why we should be glad Mad Max didn't win the Oscar for Best Picture

For starters, Mad Max: Fury Road is gloriously nuts, says Raja Sen. IMAGE: A still from Mad Max: Fury Road What is better than winning Best Picture? It sounds bonkers, I grant you, yet hear......

Golden Globes 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence win!

The 73rd Golden Globe awards have been announced. A quick look at the winners: The winner's names are in bold.   Best motion picture, drama Mad Max: Fury Road Carol The Revenant Room......

Review: Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 is too immature to be funny

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 contains some genuine belly laughs, and would have been perfect were it not for its feature-length running time, writes Raja Sen. Let’s start by setting the......

Review: Orange Mittai is a beautiful film

Orange Mittai has its sweet and sour moments, with just the right balance of humour and emotions, says S Saraswathi. Actor Vijay Sethupathi has never been afraid to experiment with......

Sports Shorts: Hoffman triumphs by one shot in Mexico

Charley Hoffman of the United States celebrates with his family. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images American Charley Hoffman, helped by some brilliant iron play down the stretch, clinched his first......

Charges pressed against Lochte by Rio police

IMAGE: USA's Ryan Lochte prepares prior to the Men's 200m individual medley. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images. US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been charged by Brazilian police for filing......

Brazil didn't mess up Olympics, nor did it make most of them

The enduring images of the Games will be not just the great sporting achievements - from US swimmer Michael Phelps' 28th Olympic medal to Usain Bolt's historic sprint 'triple triple' - but also the......

After Speedo, Ryan Lochte loses Ralph Lauren sponsorship

IMAGE: Ryan Lochte in action in the men's 200m Individual Medley heat during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lost all four of his......

PHOTOS: Rio bids a colourful goodbye to 2016 Games

IMAGE:  Dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images. A bit of melancholy and unbridled joy......
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Charges pressed against Lochte by Rio police

IMAGE: USA's Ryan Lochte prepares prior to the Men's 200m individual medley. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images. US swimmer Ryan Lochte... ...

http://www.rediff.com/sports/report/us-swimmer-ryan-lochte-to-be-summoned-to-testify-in-brazil/20160825.htm
Brazil didn't mess up Olympics, nor did it make most of them

The enduring images of the Games will be not just the great sporting achievements - from US swimmer Michael Phelps' 28th Olympic medal to Usain... ...

http://www.rediff.com/sports/report/brazil-didnt-mess-up-rio-olympics-nor-did-it-make-most-of-them/20160824.htm
Justice delivered in letter and spirit, says probe team head

Senior police officer HGS Dhaliwal, whose team cracked the 2009 Jigisha murder case, termed on 's sentence to the three accused as "justice... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-jigisha-ghosh-murder-case-justice-delivered-in-letter-and-spirit-says-probe-team-head-2247984
Encounter between cops and criminal gang injures three

Residents of outer Delhi's Rohini area on Sunday morning woke up to gun fire exchange between local cops and members of an alleged criminal gang.... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-delhi-encounter-between-cops-and-criminal-gang-injures-three-2247573
Morning News Call - India, August 19

To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/Indiamorning/MNC_IN_08192016.pdf FACTORS TO WATCH... ...

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