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Tejashwi shoots down rumours of Nitish switching sides

Amid speculation over political re-alignment in Bihar after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar attended an Rashtriya Janata Dal-hosted iftar, leader of opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Monday cautioned......

India's Omicron count goes up to 6,041

India registered 2,68,833 new Covid infections in a day taking the tally to 3,68,50,962, which includes 6,041 Omicron variant cases, according to the Union health ministry data on Saturday. IMAGE:......

India celebrates Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu with zest

Amid the shadow of the third wave of COVID-19, people of India marked different festivals across the country. People of the country celebrated Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Bhogi......

Yeh Hai India: It's Time For Lohri

Please click on the images for a look at the latest in our Yeh Hai India series: Capturing the events and moods across our incredible country. Yeh Hai India IMAGE: A man carries a large kite......

Citing Covid, Haridwar bans dip in Ganga on Makar Sankranti

Amid the continuous rise in Covid-19 cases, the Haridwar administration has banned devotees from taking a holy dip in the Ganga on Makar Sankranti, January 14. IMAGE: Har ki Pauri in Haridwar.......

When Jeff Bezos flew a kite in India

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who landed in India on Tuesday, immediately got into the festive spirit across the country by flying a kite, a feature of Makar Sankranti festival celebrated across western......

Melas, rallies and the problem of unemployment

If everyone had decent meaningful jobs, the rally maidans would be largely empty and, save for the Akhara babas and curious foreigners and the devout senior citizens, not very many would spare time......

Welcome to India's biggest junkyard mela

Images from the Bhanga Mela, India's only e-waste market.Text and photographs: Abhiroop Dey Sarkar For centuries Mandir bazaar, a nondescript locality about 80 kilometres south of Kolkata, has been......

Rajan's rate-cut message to Modi: Now fix the budget

The central bank is not statutorily independent from the government, but it enjoys broad autonomy in setting monetary policy.  Image: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (L) and RBI Governor......

Sikka meets Modi; dedicates $250 mn to innovate in India

Infosys chief executive officer Vishal Sikka on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disclosed that his company will spend $250 million (over Rs 1,500 crore) to fund innovations in......

Katrina-Vicky Celebrate First Lohri

The fact that Bollywood is made up of folks from all across India is evident from the fact they celebrate Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal with equal fervour. Please click on the images for a better......

Nagarjuna Is Not Afraid of Covid

'Nag feels his fans need all the laughter they can get during these traumatic times.' IMAGE: Nagarjuna and Chaitanya in Bangarraju. Photograph: Kind courtesy Akkineni Naga Chaitanya/Facebook.com......

It's Prabhas vs Rajamouli in January

Photograph: Kind courtesy Prabhas/Instagram With the theatres opening up in Maharashtra from October 22, the Fridays are getting busier with movie releases. The box office clashes have started,......

The Mahesh Babu-Prabhas-Venkatesh-Pawan Kalyan CLASH!

IMAGE: Mahesh Babu and Keerty Suresh in Sarkaru Vaari Paata. Photograph: Kind courtesy Keerty Suresh/Instagram What a Diwali release is to Bollywood, Makar Sankranti is to the Telugu film......

Will Rajamouli's RRR release on schedule?

IMAGE: Alia Bhatt in RRR. Photograph: Kind courtesy Alia Bhatt/Instagram S S Rajamouli's post-Baahubali opus, RRR, is finding its progress fettered by the pandemic. While Rajamouli is adamant......
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