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Why INS Viraat was close to heart

Indian Navy's INS Viraat, the oldest warship in the world still in service, will sail into the sunset on Monday as the Naval Ensign and the Commissioning Pendent is lowered for the last time,......

Modi's road to Trump's heart

With Donald Trump the appeal has to be to his business instincts in which his personal interests seem to play a significant role, says former foreign secretary Ambassador Kanwal Sibal. IMAGE:......

Kulbhushan Jadhav files mercy petition to Pak army chief

Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav has sought clemency from the Pakistan Army chief over the death sentence handed down to him by a military court after his plea to an appellate court was rejected,......

Modi-Trump Summit: Truly historic step is unlikely

At no other time has a single meeting of the leaders of two democracies been so critical and hazardous.But Modi's recent actions and pronouncements and the Trump presidency's turbulence make it......

Navy signs $100-mn deal for maintenance of Boeing's P-8Is

Boeing also won a $4.5-billion contract for 10 C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, and will soon start delivery of $3 billion contracts to supply 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and 15......

RBI may soon allow interoperability of Post payment bank ATMs

India Post, the world's largest mail delivery network, is carving out a separate vertical to manage banking services, a move that will help it win RBI nod for interoperability of its ATMs with......

Thiruvananthapuram tops list of 30 new smart cities

Launched on June 15, 2015, the government proposes to develop 100 smart cities under the mission. Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh and Rajkot in Gujarat figured in the new......

Meet Subhash C Garg, the new DEA secretary

DEA is currently headed on an interim basis by Corporate Affairs Secretary Tapan Ray The Centre, late on Wednesday, announced a large-scale bureaucratic reshuffle. A notable announcement was of......

Building a 'Uber'culture

The cab-hailing firm needs to jettison its baggage of dysfunctional corporate and gender insensitivity, finds out Ritwik Sharma. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com In contemporary English,......

'The Indian consumer demands so much service'

'The toughest challenge is not to satisfy the luxury customer.''The toughest challenge is to satisfy the budget customer.' IMAGE: Rahul Pandit, right, managing director and CEO, Roots Corporation......

'I won't join politics'

'Today, moviegoers are in the 13 to 33 age bracket.''If people like us have to remain relevant, we have to make movies that cater to them,' Akshay Kumar tells Raghavendra Kamath and Dev......

PIX: Priyanka wins fans in London!

PeeCee's Baywatch tour ends in London. Baywatch has not got good reviews, but Priyanka Chopra has been aggressively promoting her first Hollywood movie like the star she is. After the premiere in......

An encounter with Brad Pitt: On screen and off it

'I don't give a f****. I am old enough now.''You just have to white-knuckle it and ride through it.''But really, who cares?''At the end of the day, just get on, feel the pain, embrace the suck.'......

Roger Moore: On Her Majesty's Service

In photos: Monali Sarkar remembers the longest-serving James Bond. Photograph: Peter Ruck/Getty Images The spy with Indian connections 'Roger Moore was a university by himself' 'The ultimate......

No need of a coach if Kohli thinks he is the boss: Prasanna

IMAGE: India captain Virat Kohli. Photograph: BCCI Former India off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna on Friday took a dig at Virat Kohli and said if the current skipper feels he is the boss of Indian......

Here's why top Windies players won't be in action against India

IMAGE: West Indies players. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters. Leading West Indian cricketers will prefer to play in lucrative Twenty20 tournaments around the world instead of representing......

PHOTOS: Nadal crushes Thiem to set up Wawrinka showdown

IMAGE: Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his semi final match against Dominic Thiem. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Rafael Nadal moved to within one victory of 'La Decima' at the French......

PHOTOS: Halep downs Pliskova to set up Ostapenko final

IMAGE: Simona Halep celebrates winning her semi-final match. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Romanian Simona Halep showed the full extent of her defensive skills to beat Karolina Pliskova......

No, no never! That's what Sakshi said about Bollywood

Sakshi aspires to be first woman wrestler to win Olympic medal twice IMAGE:  Sakshi Malik at the event. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com Aspiring to win another Olympic medal, Rio......
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BlackBerry misses forecasts; Q1 sales down 5% on weak software services biz

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Wal-Mart not considering a bid for Whole Foods - source

By Nandita Bose and Greg Roumeliotis (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is not actively considering making an offer for Whole Foods Market Inc , a... ...

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U.S. senators demand investigation of reports of torture in Yemen

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India, Russia sign protocol to step-up defence engagement

In a major move, India and Russia today agreed on a roadmap for ramping up bilateral defence cooperation and decided to conclude negotiations for... ...

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