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Author Sunjeev Sahota among Booker's 13 contenders this year

Indian-origin British author Sunjeev Sahota is among the 13 authors longlisted for the prestigious 2021 Booker Prize for fiction for his novel China Room, alongside Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro......

5 Assam cops killed in clashes at border with Mizoram

At least five Assam Police personnel were killed while defending the "constitutional boundary" of the state with Mizoram and more than 60 people injured, including an SP, as the festering border......

For Stan Swamy, life after death can be deemed rewarding

One unwanted fallout of Stan Swamy's death from the government's point of view will be the increased attention on those senior citizens who are still in jail on charges which are taking a long time......

Xi makes first visit to Tibetan town bordering Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese President Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Nyingchi, a strategically located border town close to Arunachal Pradesh, during his first visit to the politically sensitive region of Tibet......

Census 2021 will reveal actual number of Covid deaths

Whenever the Census operation resumes, it will capture the impact of Covid-19 to a large extent, including the extra-lethal second wave, reports Abhishek Waghmare.  IMAGE: Mass cremation of......

With 300 mn Indians in its fold, cooperative sector awaits big-bang reforms

Creation of a new cooperation ministry led by India's second-most powerful politician signals disruption, points to new farmer-friendly policies ahead of 2024 national polls. About 150 years ago,......

Vijay Mallya declared bankrupt by UK court

A British court on Monday granted a bankruptcy order against Vijay Mallya, paving the way for a consortium of Indian banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) to pursue a worldwide freezing order......

Cash-strapped Vodafone Idea gets nod for FDI up to Rs 15,000 crore

Cash-strapped telco Vodafone Idea’s proposal for investment of up to Rs 15,000 crore through foreign direct investment (FDI) has been approved by the Union government, according to officials.......

Choksi will 'only' return to Dominica to face trial when fit

Diamantaire Mehul Choksi will "only" return to Dominica to face trial for illegal entry into that country when a doctor "certifies" that he is fit to stand trial, the media there reported citing......

Cairn gets French court order to seize 20 Indian assets

In a setback to India, Britain's Cairn Energy Plc has secured a French court order to seize some 20 government properties in Paris to recover a part of the $1.7 billion due from New Delhi following......

Why Daniel Craig didn't do Rang De Basanti

'Daniel Craig was my first choice, but he requested if we could allow some time as he was also being considered to be the next James Bond.' IMAGE: Sonam Kapoor holds a copy of Rakeysh Omprakash......

10 Films that Amazed Me at Cannes

The 74th Cannes Film Festival ended with the jury -- headed by Spike Lee -- handing out awards to a number of international films from France, Iran, Finland, Israel, Norway, Japan and the US. But......

ROMANCE, HISTORY, FEAR: All on OTT

Thrillers, horrors and real-life inspired stories dominate the OTT scene this week. Sukanya Verma offers some suggestions for your watch list.   Anne BoleynWhere to watch? SonyLivLanguage:......

'Some of the best things in cinema are happening in India'

'Of the people here in Europe who have watched The Story of Film: A New Generation, the most talked-about clip is the one from Ram Leela.' IMAGE: Ranveer Singh in Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela.......

'Let them have a secret police to censor films!'

'That would once and for all teach all the film-makers of this country a fitting lesson!' *IMAGE: 'The idea of censoring films was instituted by the British our colonial masters who never trusted......

PICS: Schoolgirl scoops gold as Japan warms to the Games

IMAGE: 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya in action during the Olympics Skateboarding Women's Street final, at Ariake Urban Sports Park, Tokyo, on Monday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters Japan struck......

Mirabai brightens disappointing day for India

If only the shooters had found their targets, the story would have been so different! sighs Raj Kishore Mishra. IMAGE: Mirabai Chanu competes in the weightlifting women's 49 kg category in the......

Tokyo Games: An Olympics of many firsts for flagbearers

IMAGE: Gold-medal rower Mohamed Sbihi will be the first Muslim to carry the British flag at the Games, alongside sailor Hannah Mills. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images for British......

Power of two: When twins excelled on Olympic stage

IMAGE: Netherlands’ Sanne Wevers performs on the beam. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images With the Tokyo squads smaller than in prior Games, it is harder than ever to make it onto......

'COVID infection bubble already broken at Olympic Village'

IMAGE: A silhouette of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Athletes' Village in Tokyo on Monday. Photograph: Naoki Ogura/Reuters The so-called bubble to control COVID-19 infections at the Olympic......
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