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The Flying Hero of the 1971 War

Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon is the only Indian Air Force warrior to be decorated with the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest award for gallantry. 'My admiration for his gallant action remains......

US and China: How India must play its cards

The US is in desperate need to conjure up an ideology-driven relationship with India, to enable it to boost its arms exports to the Indian market, says M K Bhadrakumar. As to what prompted the......

Is Osama dead more dangerous than Osama alive?

Will a dead Osama bin Laden be more dangerous than alive? There is no doubt that terrorist groups will confer martyrdom on him. After all, Islamic history is full of examples where martyrs......

IN PICS: Resounding support for Hazare's campaign

Sahim Salim writes an eyewitness account from Jantar Mantar, the spot which activist Anna Hazare has chosen for his hunger strike, demanding changes in the Lok Pal bill. People from all walks of......

India to soon unveil 5,000 km-range Agni missiles!

India is developing a 5,000 km-range Agni ballistic missile, Defence Minister A K Antony said on Monday. "India has reached an appreciable level of competence in missile technologies, with a......

US govt sues BoA for multi-year mortgage fraud

The US government has sued Bank of America for $1 billion on allegations of a multi-year mortgage fraud.In a complaint filed in a New York court, the Department of Justice alleged that from 2007......

Innovation: 1 lakh projects for low-cost solutions

A black box for automobiles, low-cost solar water heater, power generation from biogas using a bike, an improved apparatus for ultrasonography, etc are part of a treasure trove of projects......

India's highest paid IT company CEOs; Kurien leads

With an annual remuneration limit of Rs 10 crore (Rs 100 million), T K Kurien, the recently appointed chief executive officer of Wipro's information technology business, has become the highest paid......

12 global mega-cities set to boom by 2025!

Cities, the world over, are bursting at the seams. With urbanisation on the rise, urban populations have now outnumbered rural populations in many nations, and the 'exodus' shows no signs of......

GoM on corruption meets today to fast-track cases

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has convened the first meeting of the Group of Ministers on corruption later in the day which among other things would discuss steps to fast-track cases of......

Bollywood catches up with the Royal Wedding

It's Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding day, and everybody is talking, and tweeting about it. So how can Bollywood be left behind? Neha Dhupia wanted to catch the wedding on television......

Jayanth: I instantly connected with Love Aaj Kal

Jayanth C Paranji has directed stars in big films like Chiranjeevi (Bavagaaru Bagunnara), Balakrishna (Lakshmi Narasimha and Allari Pidugu), Akkineni Nagarjuna (Ravoyi Chandamama), Venkatesh......

Oscars 2011: Winners at a Glance!

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards have been announced. There were quite a few surprises and many more expected nods. Here's a quick glance at the winners, listed in bold:Best PictureBlack SwanMike......

Meet Nagarjuna, the commando!

Nagarjuna Akkinneni is looking fit in his latest film Payanam (Gaganam) where he plays a commando.  He tells Radhika Rajamani more about Radhamohan's bilingual -- Payanam......

Mariah Carey: I'm pregnant

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here! Mariah Carey has confirmed that she is pregnant and her baby with husband Nick Cannon is due this spring. 'Yes, we are......

Hamilton vows to close the gap on Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton is confident McLaren can close the gap on Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull after staging a stunning turnaround to finish second behind the world champion at the Australian Grand Prix on......

WC warm-up: SA thrash Zimbabwe by eight wickets

Backed by solid performances from the top order batsmen, title contenders South Africa scored a thumping eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe with 26.3 overs to spare in their first warm-up match of the......

Images: Sreedharan, Sudha lead India's gold rush

Top Indian long-distance runner Preeja Sreedharan clocked a personal best of 31:50:47 in the women's 10,000m final to clinch the country's fourth gold medal at the Asian Games in Guangzhou on......

Dress code @ Roland Garros: The risque factor

Paris is otherwise known as the fashion capital of the world. The women stars at the French Open, therefore, did not want to be left behind when it came to making their......

Venus dazzles as sun beats down in Paris

The sun beat down from a cloudless Parisian sky on Sunday as the French Open began with a sultry Venus Williams raising the on-court temperature and French favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga almost......

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Q. What was the very first film made?
:  A. The First Motion Picture Ever Made - The Horse In Motion (1878)An 1878 experiment by Eadweard Muybridge in the United States using 24 cameras...... more

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Q. What is the rarest item in the world?
Radha Kashyap:  A. RAREST SIGNATURE: With only 6 of them in existence William Shakespeare's signature is one of the rarest of all and is valued somewhere around $3...... more

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Q. name any three brands of whisky?
Ankit Shivam:  A. A. Aberfeldy , Aberlour , Adelphi , American Biker , Amrut , An Cnoc , Angus Dundee , Antiquary , Apples and Pears , Ardbeg , Armorik , As We Get...... more

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Q. Do you know how to use fire extinguishers ? Can you save lives with the help of a fire extinguisher,if you happen to see fire ?
Sushil Trivedi:  A. It is a mechanical device created for putting out fires. The history of the fire extinguisher goes back to the 19th century, when George William...... more

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Q. Do u get disturbed by any particular song?
Joyesh Chakraborty:  A. I loved almost all the songs I heard of few singers like Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison, Robbie Williams, Luther Van dross, Whitney Houston,...... more

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Ferguson Erupts Again; Obama Says US 'Has More Work to Do' on Race Relations

1 of 3 A police car burns on the street after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri November... ...

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BENGALURU: Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation/Incorporated (Lionsgate) reported revenue growth of 10.9 per cent to US$ 552.88 million in Q2-2015... ...

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When Venus makes a transit

Comment · print · T T T+· T- The Hindu It was Jeremiah Horrocks who predicted that Venus transits occurred in pairs that were eight... ...

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From Sania Mirza's 2014 Success to the Big Controversies; Indian Tennis Still has a Lot to Serve

Saketh Myneni and Sania Mirza won mixed doubles gold in the 2014 Asian Games. AFP Let's admit it. Personal problems take up a lot of media space... ...

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The House of Stories

Open Essay David Davidar is a novelist, publisher, editor and anthologist. He has been an attentive reader of Indian fiction for... ...

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