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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......

Vikram Batra's family unhappy with Modi exploiting his name

The family of Kargil martyr Captain Vikram Batra has taken exception to the repeated reference of his name and the slogan "Yeh Dil Maange More" (this heart yearns more), by BJP's prime ministerial......

Comic book to immortalise India's bravest men

Ahead of India's 69th Independence Day, a special comic book is all set to be released this week chronicling the life, valour and sacrifice of 21 awardees of the Param Vir Chakra, the nation's......

Sonia slams Modi for using martyr's slogan, says he only wants the chair

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for levelling "unfounded corruption charges" against her party and questioned as......

'Ramdev is like Salman Khan'

Nikhil Lakshman's vignettes from President Pranab Mukherjee's first At Home last week and thereafter. "Ramdev, a tiger?" asks the Opposition Stalwart whose public persona is usually grim and......

ABP Group sells Businessworld magazine

The ABP Group on Thursday sold Businessworld magazine to Anurag Batra and Vikram Jhunjhunwala for an undisclosed amount. Batra and Jhunjhunwala have bought Businessworld from ABP on behalf of some......

Global Technovator awards for 10 NRIs

Ten young under-40 innovators and entrepreneurs of South Asian origin will be given the Global Indus Technovators Awards at a ceremony at MIT on Monday.The ten have been recognised by the Indian......

9 Indians in MIT top innovators' list

It's been a good year for Indians abroad, with Bobby Jindal getting elected to the US Congress and steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal topping the UK rich list and many achievements by Indian scientists on......

Exclusive: SRK in Chak De India

Reader Lovenish Batra (inset) sent us some exclusive pictures of Shah Rukh Khan, on the sets of his new film, Chak De India, in Melbourne, Australia. The actor plays a hockey coach for a girls'......

Why we can never forget Kargil

Around April 1999, Pakistani infiltrators captured some Indianterritory in Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian Army fought for over fourmonths to reclaim the territory and lost around 450 soldiers in the......

Ash keeps Vivek company

Vivek Oberoi (Company, Saathiya) is apparently planning to produce a film. Rumoured to be based on the novel Azizunbai,the film isa love story between a courtesan and a rebel.Oberoi plays the lead......

Eternal love story progresses

The eternal love story progressesVickey LalwaniProducer, director and writer Akbar Khan recently completed a 16-day shooting schedule for his ambitious Taj Mahal -- An Eternal Love Story, with his......

Haryana wrestlers win 18 gold; Ghosal, Chinappa squash champs

Saurauv Ghosal of India. Photograph: Stanley Chou/Getty Images The seasoned duo of Saurav Ghosal and Joshana Chinappa expectedly walked away with the individual gold medals in squash even as......

Azlan Shah: Halappa captain, Sandeep, Sardara axed

Veteran forward Arjun Halappa has been appointed captain of the Indian team for next month's Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Malaysia even as drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and Sardara Singh......

Tirkey rues absence of Prabhjot in CWG team

Former hockey captain Dilip Tirkey said India would miss the services of experienced forward Prabhjot Singh in next month's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.The three-time Olympian, who was part of......

Centre drags Verma into IHF controversy

A day after taking shelter under former Sports Minister Uma Bharati's fiat on the Indian Hockey Federation controversy, the Centre on Wednesday did a near volte-face, saying that the minister's......

Field day for top seeds

Top seed Saurav Ghosal of Chennai and second seed Gaurav Nandrajog of Delhi sailed into the last eight stage (boys' under-19) with straight games victoriesin the Rs 300,000 Oil-Servo All India Open......
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With a history like this, Pakistan will ban anything based on reality

It's a globally wanted terrorist wanting Phantom to be banned today, it was a government agency which didn't like Agent Vinod yesterday, it could... ...

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Pillay doubles it up

As coach, former India captain guides team to title, a feat he achieved as a player in 2008. Dhanraj Pillay burst into a huge grin the moment Joga... ...

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How good times can end

OROP can be a turning point. A nationalist leader cannot alienate those who defend the country Your finance minister shall tell you that it will... ...

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An angry girl's letter to PM on OROP

Dear Mr Modi, How did you lose the plot so thoroughly? How did you not honour the promise to valiant soldiers that you had made? You are saying... ...

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