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BSF, Pak Rangers exchange sweets on Eid, 1st time since 2019

The Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday exchanged sweets at various points along the border on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, the first time since Pakistani side shunned the......

Apathy, fatalism or bravado? Why people are not following Covid norms

'People have developed a fatalistic attitude where they believe that anything can happen. They think, 'there's no medicine, no beds in the hospitals, what are we alive for?' And when you get that......

1971 War: A brave Dakota pilot's contribution

'We flew all missions in the first part of the war at low levels; that is at 300 to 500 feet above the ground.''These sorties were no doubt stressful since the pilots and crew had to look out for......

Leaders must lead, not go missing

Our government has failed the country on several counts.All this must change for India to redeem itself in six months, says Naushad Forbes. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi interacts......

COVID-19: 'Maharashtra is putting up a fight'

'But to see the effects of that, it will take a week or two more.' IMAGE: A health worker collects a swab sample at a railway station in Mumbai, March 17, 2021. Photograph: Francis......

Paytm earmarks Rs 50 cr for cashback offers

Digital payments firm Paytm has earmarked Rs 50 crore for rolling out a cashback program for consumers and merchants to celebrate six years of Digital India, the company said on Friday. Under the......

Govt assessing impact of 2nd COVID wave for possible stimulus

With the world's worst outbreak of COVID pandemic stalling a nascent economic recovery, the government has begun assessing the impact of the second wave of infections on different sectors and may......

Surat's textile hub weaves a revival story amid Covid-19

The nearly Rs 70,000 crore synthetic textile industry of Surat, which had come to a standstill during and in the immediate aftermath of the lockdown, is humming once again. Part I: Bumps galore,......

Auto sales in December saw double-digit rise

The growth momentum that started during the festival season is likely to sustain in the new year, reports Arindam Majumder. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters Indian automakers replenished......

Durable makers end 2020 at record low, sales down 30% amid Covid-19

The Rs 1.5-trillion-a-year industry has ended the year with a 30 per cent fall in sales because after a steady recovery in the festive season, multiple factors dashed its hopes of revival at the......

HIT JODIS of a DIFFERENT KIND!

Nothing succeeds like success, especially in Bollywood. Over the years, there have been many actor-director jodis who have entertained audiences film after film. Such has been their track record......

'I was scared, thinking I should not hit Salman Khan'

'Salman asked me if I would be open to playing a negative character.''I told him I would do even a single scene for him.' Whatever the reviews may say, Gautam Gulati is loving the reactions from......

Aditya Chopra's BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTERS

Aditya Chopra -- the movie mogul who heads one of Bollywood's top production houses, Yash Raj Films -- turns 50 on May 21. In an career spanning three decades, he has produced as many as 60 movies.......

The AMAZING life of Trisha Krishnan

Trisha Krishnan, who was last seen in the Tamil political-thriller Paramapadham Vilayattu and already has five films in the pipeline including a Malayalam action-thriller, turns a year older on May......

10 BIGGEST Holi Hits

Unlike Eid, Diwali and Christmas, Holi is yet to entice Bollywood film-makers to plan their big releases. This may have to do with the fact that for a major part of the day, theatres are closed as......

Deepika's journey: From a 12-year-old to India's Olympic medal prospect

Photograph: Kind courtesy World Archery/Instagram From being rejected as an emaciated 12-year-old kid, to throwing a challenge to prove herself in three months' time to India's top medal......

Meet India's boxing 'Nav Ratna' at the Tokyo Games

An unprecedented nine Indian boxers will be taking the ring at the Tokyo Olympics, conscious of the fact that medal expectations from them are at an all-time high. PTI takes a look at the five men......

Boxer Negi tests positive for COVID-19

IMAGE: Duryodhan Negi, who returned to the national training base in Patiala after the Diwali break, tested positive for the virus during the mandatory quarantine. Former national boxing champion......

Wrestlers Narsingh, Gurpreet and physio test positive

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Narsingh Yadav/Instagram Wrestlers Narsingh Yadav (74 kg Freestyle), Gurpreet Singh (77 kg Greco-Roman) and physiotherapist Vishal Rai have tested positive for the......

Agastya Hardik Pandya's first Diwali

Photograph: Kind courtesy Natasa Stankovic/Instagram   Serbian actor Natasa Stankovic, Hardik Pandya's partner, celebrated Diwali celebrations with Nalini and Himanshu Pandya, the......
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