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The Forgotten Hero of the Indian Air Force

Did Vinod Sehgal die in Tsangdgar or was he taken PoW to China?Why has the IAF kept so quiet for all these years, asks Claude Arpi. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com One of the greatest......

Women voters in Bihar are no longer a silent force

This was the first major election in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Obviously, the women of Bihar were not intimidated by the pandemic and came out in large numbers to vote.Rashme Sehgal......

Bihar polls: Big winners and losers

Here's how the biggies fared in Bihar elections 2020.  BIHAR 2020 Tej Pratap Yadav Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tej Pratap Yadav has won the Hasanpur seat by 21,139 votes. ......

1,230 migrants test Covid positive in UP, Barabanki new hotspot

With over 20 lakh migrant workers returning to Uttar Pradesh in last few days, the state, specially its eastern part, on Thursday saw a quantum jump in the COVID-19 cases, with overall 1,230 people......

I fear getting arrested: Journo on UP mid-day meal scam

'The Modi government is doing a good job but corrupt officers are siphoning off funds,' says journalist Pawan Kumar Jaiswal against whom an FIR has been filed for his video expose of school......

GST cut on Covid drugs, equipment, retained for vaccines

The GST Council on Saturday slashed tax rate on Covid-19 drugs such as Remdesivir and Tocilizumab as well as on medical oxygen and oxygen concentrators but ignored demands for reduction in taxes on......

GST meet on June 12 will discuss tax exemption on Covid essentials

Currently, 5 per cent is levied on domestically manufactured vaccines, while it is 12 per cent for Covid drugs and oxygen concentrators. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The Goods and......

How a 'realty mogul' lost its throne

A decline in the real estate sector, rising debt and the company’s alleged involvement in 2G scam caused damage to the business and its image. The government’s seeking to take over......

Monsoon news cheers firms with rural exposure

A third of FMCG sales and half of motorcycle sales come from the hinterlands The forecast of a normal monsoon this year has brought cheer to firms that have significant exposure to rural areas.......

Grab a bite at Subway in Rashtrapati Bhawan

A company executive said a recently opened museum at Rashtrapati Bhawan was the trigger for getting a restaurant in the complex as visitors come from far-flung places Rashtrapati Bhawan, the......

'Being Karan Johar is both an advantage and a disadvantage'

"For me, cinema must be an escape route. I believe the characters in my film must laugh and cry, fall in love, suffer heartbreak, go through an entire gamut of emotions. That's my world, and I......

Prabhas@41: 5 things to know

The Baahubali star turns a year older.Subhash K Jha cites 5 lesser-known facts about the shy colossus.   Photograph: Kind courtesy Prabhas/Facebook He's at the top of his game, but Prabhas......

PIX: Who did Kiara leave her birthday party with?

The lovely Kiara Advani turned 27 on July 31. Helping her celebrate were her friends from the industry.  It's a sweet birthday for Kiara Advani, who's basking in the success of her......

ReadersReviews: Article 15: '5 stars'

Anubhav Sinha's Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15 has been getting rave reviews from film critics and audiences alike. We asked readers to send in their reviews of the hard-hitting film.......

Look, who is partying with Sid Malhotra

Happy Birthday Sid! Sidharth Malhotra, who turned 33, hosted a birthday party for his friends.   Photograph: Kind courtesy Jacqueline Fernandez/Instagram Jacqueline Fernandez wishes Sidharth......

Ranji: Saurashtra's Jackson moves to Puducherry

'I  feel its the right time for me to move on and play as a professional in some other team or state.' IMAGE: Sheldon Jackson made his debut for Saurashtra in 2011 and scored 5634 runs in......

Sports Shorts: Srikanth, Sindhu approved for TOPS scheme

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Thursday IMAGE: PV Sindhu will be one of the beneficiaries of the TOPS scheme. The Target Olympic Podium Scheme is a flagship programme of the......

SC drops contempt, perjury proceedings against Anurag Thakur

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur on Friday got relief from the Supreme Court which dropped the contempt and perjury proceedings against him after he tendered an......

How young domestic players are benefiting from IPL...

IMAGE: IPL is a good platform for young domestic players, says Basil Thampi. Photograph: Facebook Kerala pacer Basil Thampi, who was picked up by Gujarat Lions for Indian Premier League 10, feels......

SC dismisses BCCI review plea against Lodha panel reforms

IMAGE: Board of Control for Cricket in India President Anurag Thakur, right, and BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke. Supreme Court has dismissed the BCCI's plea seeking a review of its July 18 verdict......

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