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India-Pakistan: A New Beginning?

'No prime minister of India is averse to normalise relations with Pakistan, if it is possible to do so without altering our fundamental position on Jammu and Kashmir,' notes Ambassador T P......

Bihar police to use drones to go after liquor mafia

Five years after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar imposed total prohibition in Bihar, the liquor mafia continues to thrive, reports MI Khan. Kindly note the image has only been published for......

FULL TEXT: President's address to Parliament

Here's the full text of President Ram Nath Kovind's customary address to the joining sitting of Parliament on the first day of the budget session. Honourable Members, This joint sitting of......

KRN's life was a saga of surprises

'KRN's journey from a humble cottage in Uzhavoor to Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi was no less spectacular than that of Abraham Lincoln from the log cabin to the White House,' notes Ambassador T P......

Will Modi help the light-makers of Chandernagor?

2020 has dimmed the animated bulbs that create magical images and transform Kolkata into a mesmerising fairyland during Durga Puja, notes Payal Singh Mohanka.   IMAGE: Artisans arrange......

New tobacco law may hurt livelihood of millions of women

The proposed amendment to the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act puts the livelihooNewd of millions of women in jeopardy, according to a study. The new insertion (Section 10A(3)) makes it......

Will end of Bezos-Murthy's e-com JV hit Amazon's biz?

The end of the JV could see several small businesses running from pillar to post to reconfigure themselves and re-enter the market in their individual capacity. Last year in January at......

Homestays come to travellers' aid in Covid times

Intimate getaways offered in the form of homestays by hotels are proving to be the flavour of this extraordinary and difficult time. Not far from cities, they offer a pleasant respite from......

Modi announces Rs 20 lakh crore special economic package

The Rs 20 lakh crore package includes Rs 1.7 lakh crore package of free foodgrains to the poor and cash to poor women and elderly, announced in March, as well as the Reserve Bank's liquidity......

How Palanpur's diamond merchants conquered the world

'We did not know we would one day dominate nearly 70 per cent of the market.''Today, of 100 diamonds available for trade in Antwerp, 93 are cut and polished in India.'A fascinating excerpt from......

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Review

There's wisdom to be found in an unfairly treated man's short and sweet concluding words -- a nation is only as great as our appreciation of the people who make it great, notes Sukanya Verma. A......

Farewell, Major Saab

Major Bikramjeet Kanwarpal succumbed to COVID-19 on May 1.After retiring from the Indian Army, the major became a successful actor in films and television.An old friend salutes a wonderful human......

Bollywood's Diwali wishes!

What the stars wanted, this Diwali. Hema Malini: Diwali is my favourite festival. It means being with my family, dressing up in beautiful new clothes, making rangolis and eating mithai. There......

PIX: Shenaz Treasury's Kerala holiday

Stars go for the loveliest holidays -- exotic locations with a lot of adventure thrown in. So we decided to bring you their travels with a special series. Nargis Fakhri had a great holiday in......

PIX: Fans pay tribute outside George Michael's home

Tributes of flowers, candles and messages have adorned the gates and lawns of George Michael's country home in Oxfordshire, England, as fans poured in to say their last goodbyes to the iconic......

EPL round-up: Cardiff win 2-0 at Brighton in relegation duel

IMAGE: Cardiff City's Sean Morrison and Brighton's Glenn Murray vie for possession during their match at The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton on Tuesday. Photograph: Peter......

Football Extras: Klopp hails sensational result; Brighton reach FA Cup semis

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Virgil van Dijk. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters Liverpool manager Juergen......

Football friendlies: Spain hit Argentina for six as Isco grabs hat-trick

IMAGE: Spain's Isco celebrates with Sergio Ramos after scoring their third goal against Argentina at Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, during their international friendly on Wednesday. Photograph: Juan......

Sports Shorts: 'A dozen idiots cost Serbia home support'

Fans of Serbia confront the riot police during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match between Serbia and Albania. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters A senseless pitch invasion by Serbian fans in......
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