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Suvendu's fight against Mamata for political survival

A victory in Nandigram would not only establish him as one of the tallest BJP leaders in Bengal but would push him miles ahead of others in the chief ministerial race if the party is voted to......

The king who made his own calendar

Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh, was not just a poet, playwright, dancer and patron of the arts, says Payal Mohanka. He was a royal who hand-created his personal calendar. Wajid Ali Shah,......

Ground Zero report: How Bangladeshis infiltrate into India

The Ichhamati river. On the opposite bank is Bangladesh Taki in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district is the last Indian outpost on the border with Bangladesh. It is one of hotspots for......

MoD scraps plans for Raksha Udyog Ratnas

The Ministry of Defence has decided to retain decades-old barriers against allowing India's private sector a meaningful role in defence production. Minister of State for Defence Production MM......

List of military honourees

List of honours conferred upon individuals from the armed forces on Republic Day Ashoka Chakra Sr No Name Position 1 Major Dinesh Raghu Raman 34 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous) Kirti......

Why RBI will most certainly cut rate on June 6

There is a near consensus that at least a 25 basis points cut, if not 50, can be expected in the June policy. The fourth-quarter growth numbers have forced many analysts to weigh in on a definite......

The IIT entrepreneur with an idea bank!

As a kid, he dreamt of the impossible. When he saw Superman, he wanted to be like him and do whatever he did. At school, his teacher told him his ideas were good, but there is still a lot more to......

Of child labour and shattered dreams

Jyothi Ramulla Naga is 4 feet tall. From sunup to sundown she is hunched over in the fields of a cottonseed farm in southern India, earning 20 cents an hour. Farmers in the Uyyalawada region......

An example of branding wizardry

It is almost taken for granted that Shombit Sengupta will choose a French restaurant and he does. Royal Club in Bangalore's Leela Palace hotel only opens for dinner, but they happily accommodate......

Lok Sabha passes Budget amid protests

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday confirmed that the Union Budget and the Supplementary Grants commended to the Lok Sabha were passed by the voice vote amid loud protests by the......

Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors review

Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors, is not a great show, but an efficient one, notes Sreehari Nair. By the end of the second season of Criminal Justice, Kirti Kulhari subverts what can now be......

Bengalis feel we have lost a family member

'He always seemed one of us, part of the great aspiring middle class -- his values, his simplicity, even the intellectual snobbery which he could barely hide,' observes Mousumi Sengupta.......

Making Kangana look ROYAL

Have you seen these amazing behind-the-scenes pictures? Kangana Ranaut may be the face of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, but there has been an army to support her in the endeavour and make her......

Manikarnika Review: Thank you, Kangana!

Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi is one long action scene, notes A Ganesh Nadar. Bundele harbolo ke muh humne suni kahani thiKhoob ladi mardani who toh Jhansi wali rani thi. The poem we learnt in......

Ileana D'Cruz: What my movies taught me!

Enjoy our fascinating new series where film folk reveal what their movies taught them... Photograph: Kind courtesy Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram The petite and very pretty Ileana D'Cruz debuted in the......

Sports Shorts: India demolish Australia in Thomas and Uber Cup

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Monday IMAGE: Saina Nehwal in action. Photograph: Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images Indian men's and women's badminton teams expectedly......

Sports Shorts: Indian challenge ends in World chess

Gujrathi, Sethurman bow out IMAGE: S P Sethuraman. Photograph: Facebook Indian Grandmasters Vidit Gujrathi and S P Sethuraman bowed out of the Chess World Cup after defeats against Ding Liren of......

Chess World Cup: Vishy Anand, Gujrathi, Sethuraman advance

Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand made it to the second round but not without fumbling a little against Malaysia's International Master Li Tian Yeoh. IMAGE: Viswanathan Anand in action......

Vishy Anand returns to World Cup after 15 years

IMAGE: Viswanathan Anand. Photograph courtesy: Leuven Grand Chess Tour 2017 Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand set to return to FIDE World Cup after 15 years with an aim to seal a berth at......

Sports Shorts: Harikrishna holds Tomashevsky in FIDE Moscow GP

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Saturday IMAGE: Pentala Harikrishna. Photograph: Saimedia/Twitter Putting behind the disappointment of a loss in the last game,......

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