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Saturday wraps up longest LS polls since 1951-52; Modi among contestants

Fifty-seven seats across seven states and the Union territory of Chandigarh will go to polls in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections on Saturday that include Varanasi, from where......

Will Modi's Patna Roadshow Bring The Votes?

Clad in a yellow kurta with a saffron gamcha around his neck, atop an open saffron coloured vehicle, he was greeted by loud chants of "Modi! Modi! Modi Zindabad! 400 Paar Is Baar" all along the......

LS polls: Meet the prominent contestants in fourth phase

The electoral fate of several prominent candidates like Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Union minister Giriraj Singh, Trinamool Congress' firebrand leader Mohua Moitra and All India......

Phase 4: Campaigning ends for 96 Lok Sabha seats, Andhra polls

Campaigning for May 13 elections in 96 Lok Sabha constituencies across 10 states and Union territories including all seats in Andhra Pradesh, where assembly elections are also being held......

BJP drops Varun Gandhi in UP, but fields Maneka

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday declared 13 candidates from Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha polls including actor Arun Govil, who played Lord Ram in popular TV serial Ramayan, from Meerut,......

US investor BlackRock slashes Byju's valuation by 95% to $1 billion

In November 2023, Netherlands-based tech investor Prosus NV marked down Byju's valuation to under $3 billion. Peerzada Abrar reports. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters BlackRock has again reduced......

India may not get to play a major role in reconstruction of Ukraine

Reconstruction efforts after the Russia-Ukraine war will be dominated by the heft of the membership of major nations across international organisations. Photograph: Viacheslav Ratynskyi/Reuters......

Ilker Ayci is first foreign-national to head Air India

Tata Sons on Monday announced the appointment of former chairman of Turkish Airlines Ilker Ayci as the chief executive officer and managing director of Air India. The Air India board met on Monday......

Ilker Ayci is first foreign-national to head Air India

Tata Sons on Monday announced the appointment of former chairman of Turkish Airlines Ilker Ayci as the chief executive officer and managing director of Air India. The Air India board met on Monday......

Modi needs to listen to good advice

Listening -- really listening -- to advisers in the government and outside would help.India has plenty of wise economists who have worked within the bureaucracy during previous crises, points out......

Bad Newz Coming Soon!

Kalki 2898 AD ended the first half of 2024 on a high. Now, one hopes for an encore in the second half of the year. Joginder Tuteja looks at the July releases in theatres.   Auron Mein Kahan......

'I am Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh!'

'I am a straight 3.0 version!' Photograph: Kind courtesy Tanishaa Mukerji/Instagram Tanishaa Mukerji started her acting career with a bang when she got to play a YRF heroine in her second film......

Looking At 1999: 25 Years Ago In Bollywood...

1999 in Hindi movies marked the end of a vibrant young decade and a gentle promise of electrifying new things to come in the new millennium. Where madcap masala still reigned supreme, morally......

Rasha: New Star Kid On The Block

After Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda and Khushi Kapoor, say hello to yet another star kid, ready to make her acting debut: Actress Raveena Tandon and film distributor Anil Thadani's daughter Rasha......

10 Must Watch Ram Gopal Varma Movies on OTT

Ram Gopal Varma's last few films were so cringingly bad that a new generation of film-goers might not even remember that he was once admired as a maverick, who marched to the music of his own drum,......

Can CSK fend off bottom-placed GT to bolster playoff chances?

IMAGE: CSK will look to strengthen their playoff chances with a win over hosts GT. Photograph: BCCI Despite being hit by the absence of key bowlers due to injuries as well as international......

IPL: Clash of new captains as CSK take on Gujarat Titans

IMAGE: Young openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill, known for their smooth and elegant shot-making, will be engaged in a battle of tactical supremacy. Photograph: BCCI It will be a test of wits......

Ranji Trophy: Jadeja powers Saurashtra to big win

A round-up of the Ranji Trophy matches on Monday. IMAGE: Dharmendrasinh Jadeja's match haul of 12/131 steered Saurashtra to a comfortable 218-run victory against Rajasthan. Photograph: BCCI......

Ranji Trophy: Pujara fails but Saurashtra poised for win; UP in command

IMAGE: Saurashtra's Cheteshwar Pujara fell for a duck in the 2nd innings of the Ranji Trophy Group A match against Maharashtra on Saturday. Photograph: BCCI Saurashtra are in sight of a victory......

IPL 2024: How The 10 Teams Stack Up!

IMAGE: Delhi Capitals Captain Rishabh Pant -- the first active player at an IPL players auction -- holds up the paddle to make a bid during the IPL 2024 auction in Dubai on Tuesday, December 19,......

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