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When A Param Vir Chakra Hero Retires

A salute to the youngest Param Vir Chakra awardee, Subedar Major (Honorary Captain) Yogendra Singh Yadav who has retired from the Indian Army. IMAGE: Subedar Major (Honorary Captain) Yogendra......

'It was amazing to salute the President'

'An officer had to command the regiment for the Republic Day parade -- and that officer happened to me.''It should not be viewed on the basis of gender,' says Captain Preeti Choudhary, the only......

'For 1,400 years India led the world in science'

'Indian science was perhaps more rational than the European science of the time.''Nobody tried or convicted Aryabhata just because he said Rahu-Ketu is nonsense.''Some Indians take the extreme view......

How I was awarded the Param Vir Chakra

'War is won by team work. War is won by sacrifices,' says Subedar Sanjay Kumar, Param Vir Chakra. IMAGE: Subedar Sanjay Kumar at the start of a Republic Day parade. Photograph: Kind courtesy......

Thapar among 12 asked to submit CVs: JNU admin

Former Jawaharlal Nehru University vice-chancellor Asis Datta, noted scientist R Rajaraman and historian Romila Thapar are among 12 emeritus professors whose CVs have been sought by Jawaharlal......

10 things to know about Gita Gopinath, IMF's new chief economist

On October 1 Indian-American Gita Gopinath was appointed chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. Announcing her appointment, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde hailed the......

Ratan Tata among American Academy Fellows

One of India's leading industrialist and two Indian American researchers have been elected as members of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata......

'Don't be afraid of new technology'

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called for a second Green Revolution at the Congress chief ministers' meeting in Nainital on Sunday.When he was presented the Padma Vibhushan in Mexico City last......

Sir Timothy, inventor of World Wide Web

A long time ago, in a world where George Michael was still considered cool and being gay implied you were happy about something, a man called Timothy John Berners-Lee decided to change the face of......

Golden Globes 2021: Moments to Remember

Remote red carpets, living room speeches and bicoastal hosting, the 78th Golden Globes ceremony offered a dreary glimpse of celebration in the time of pandemic. A far cry from its reputation of......

Kirk Douglas, Hollywood legend, dies at 103

Kirk Douglas, one of the great Hollywood leading men, who starred in movies like Spartacus and Champion, has died, according to his son, actor Michael Douglas. He was 103.  IMAGE:......

Oscar 2017: The 10 BIGGEST mistakes!

The 89th Annual Academy Awards will go down in history for this. Oscar wrongs are always worth arguing about. Here, according to Raja Sen, are this year’s biggest flubs.  Mistake #1:......

She's with Carrie: Debbie Reynolds, Hollywood icon, dies at 84

Actress Debbie Reynolds has died, just one day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher. IMAGE: Actress Debbie Reynolds with her daughter actress Carrie Fisher.......

Jackie Chan wins Oscar after 56 years of movie-making!

'After 56 years in the film industry, making over 200 films, I've broken so many bones, finally this is mine. I want to thank you, Hong Kong, such an incredible city, my hometown, my......

MSD@40: Dhoni's Awesome Journey

Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 40 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. One of India's most loved cricketers, MSD led India to three World Cup titles and the No 1 ranking in Test cricket. As the legend turns 40,......

Football Focus: Inter sign Sanchez from Man United

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field. IMAGE: Inter Milan's Alexis Sanchez celebrates. Photograph: Jennifer Lorenzini/Reuters Serie A club Inter Milan have signed......

Amre has conflict of interest; Vengsarkar, Shukla cleared

Praveen Amre's contention that there was no conflict as he joined the Delhi Daredevils coaching staff before the 2015 edition of the IPL and only subsequently became a managing committee member......

Vengsarkar to head selection committee

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday named former captain Dilip Vengsarkar chairman of the national selection committee. The decision was taken at the 77th Annual General Meeting,......

NRI gymnast fights back to win

"An unbelievable feeling. It truly is an experience I will cherish all my life." Those are the words of Kyle Fernandez, a member of the Oklahoma University (OU) 'Sooners' Men's Gymnastics team,......

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