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Trump presents PM Modi with US honour 'Legion Of Merit'

President Donald Trump has conferred the Legion of Merit, one of the highest military honours of the United States, on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating bilateral......

Pranab cremated with full state honours in shadow of pandemic

The nation bid farewell to 'Citizen Mukherjee', who was given a ceremonial send-off in accordance with COVID-19 protocol. IMAGE: Abhijit Mukherjee and Sharmistha Mukherjee, son and daughter......

At 19, he was awarded the Param Vir Chakra

'It is my duty to tell them about the brave soldiers who gave their lives for our land.''The free air of freedom that we breathe is because of men like them.' IMAGE: Subedar Major Yogendra Singh......

Why Manmohan is right on Savarkar

'Savarkar was the closest the RSS had to a freedom movement icon, however flawed.' 'Indira Gandhi wasn't going to gift him to them.''And a non-career politician like Dr Singh understands it.''It is......

Eminent scientist P M Bhargava passes away

Renowned scientist Pushpa Mitra Bhargava, the founder director of CSIR-Centre for Cellular Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, who returned his Padma Bhushan award two years ago in protest against the......

France bestows Chevalier de la Legion on Premji

Azim Premji, chairman of IT major Wipro, was conferred the highest French civilian honour for his outstanding contribution to developing the information technology industry in India, his economic......

Tribute to JRD Tata, an iconic businessman

"I do not want India to be an economic superpower. I want India to be a happy country." – JRD Tata One of India’s most enterprising businessmen, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was born......

China's $20 bn investment to transform India?

Read through the list of 16 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) signed between China and India during President Xi Jinping's state visit a fortnight ago and it is hard to pin down the $20 billion......

Rahul Bajaj honoured with France's highest award

France has awarded its highest civilian award, 'Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour', to Rahul Bajaj, Chairman of Bajaj Auto.On behalf of France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, French......

Importance of being Krugman

I read Paul Krugman's now much-reproduced column 'Gordon Does Good' in the online New York Times on the morning of October 13. A few hours later, I spoke to a colleague in Bonn and told her about......

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.......

Discovering the charming Soumitra Chatterjee

Soumitra Chatterjee -- one of the finest Indian actors of our time -- meant so much to Aseem Chhabra. IMAGE: Soumita Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore in Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar. He had a thick......

Kamal Haasan gets prestigious French honour

Maverick actor and filmmaker Kamal Haasan has added yet another feather to his illustrious hat.  He has been conferred the prestigious Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts Arts et Lettres (Knight in......

Ajay Devgn: My BIGGEST insecurity is...

'I have done a lot of films for friendship and whenever I have done that, I have suffered.' Ajay Devgn gets candid with Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar and Sonil Dedhia about his career, and......

Odd, curious, heartwarming: What Bollywood tweeted in 2014

From odd to heartwarming, the best of Twitter conversations in 2014.From Supreme Court allowing women to work as make-up artists in Bollywood to Mallika Sherawat talking about women's......

Rajinder Goel: He shone bright in Bedi's shadow

IMAGE: Rajinder Goel played 26 seasons of first-class cricket, with 750 first-class wickets. Photograph: Twitter There were few cricketers unluckier than Rajinder Goel and even fewer who had the......

Don Bradman's India connection

Although sounds strange, it's a fact that despite having legions of fans in India since he began striding the cricket world like a colossus, Don Bradman never toured this country irrespective of......

China organisers rapped over 'sold-out' stadiums

Despite a rampant home team and a legion of passionate fans, organisers of the Guangzhou Asian Games were embarrassed into issuing more tickets on Monday to bolster disappointing crowds. Promises......

'Cricketer of year award better late than never'

Better late than never! Those were the first words Sachin Tendulkar uttered after being declared ICC Cricketer of the Year 2010, at a glittering function in Bangalore on Wednesday. For a player......

I am no god, I just love playing for India: Sachin

Legions of fans may adore him as god of cricket but Sachin Tendulkar insists that he is only a mortal who loves playing for his country. "I'm glad so many people follow my career. But I am not a......
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