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Centre asks states to find 'unsung heroes' for Padma awards

The Centre has asked all states to set up special search committees to find out talented people who could be nominated for Padma awards but so far have been left out of consideration despite their......

Dr KK Aggarwal, former IMA president, dies of Covid-19

Eminent cardiologist and Padma Shri awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, who gained more prominence with his informative videos about COVID-19 on social media, has succumbed to the deadly virus, according to......

West Bengal: Is the Left on its deathbed?

The combined Left parties drew a blank in the polls to the assembly which they had run with an overwhelming majority for 34 long years, with their vote share dwindling to a mere 5.47 per cent in......

Former head of Mar Thoma Church Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom passes away

Former head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church and the longest-serving bishop in India Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom died of age-related ailments on Wednesday, a church spokesman said.  ......

Former J-K governor Jagmohan passes away

Former Union minister and Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan, whose tough measures as an administrator in various roles won him many admirers but also drew criticism from some quarters, passed......

How to build a world-class ventilator in 90 days, at one-third the cost

The start-up mentors debated if they could drive the price further down, but feared an even lower price would raise doubts about its quality, as was the case with the Tata Nano, reports Amrita......

104-year-old Chowgule Group to be split between siblings

The Rs 2,500-crore Chowgule Group announced a split on Thursday, with businesses being divided between siblings Vijay and Padma, the third generation of the Goa-based family. Illustration: Dominic......

Ratan Tata honoured for 'epitomising unity, peace'

Veteran industrialist Ratan Tata was conferred the title of "Global Visionary of Sustainable Business and Peace" by the Federation of Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerce (FIICC) for epitomising......

Why be afraid of businessmen owning banks?

Bad loans of PSBs are at Rs 20 trillion.Most of it is, I sense, due to corruption and behest lending.Nobody pays a price for this charade.Not the promoters, the bankers, RBI officials, finance......

How F C Kohli and TCS conquered the world

Shivanand Kanavi salutes the visionary IT leader F C Kohli who passed into the ages recently. IMAGE: Faqir Chand Kohli. All photographs: Kind courtesy Shivanand Kanavi   Part 1: The......

Bollywood celebrates Eid through its movies!

Eid-ul-Fitr has been celebrated in a big way in Hindi films. The films listed below, in fact, are those where the festival plays a pivotal plot point, observes Subhash K Jha.   Chaudvin Ka......

Actor Vivekh dies following cardiac arrest, cremated with police honours

Popular Tamil actor Vivekh, who won the hearts of millions of people with his sharp wit and was noted for his social work and promoting the cause of environmental protection, died in Chennai on......

Phalke Award for Rajini is votes for Kamal?

The very timing of the Phalke Award on Rajini now, days ahead of Tamil Nadu voting in the assembly election, may have taken away the seriousness and credibility attaching to the Centre's decision,......

When Madhuri, Rekha, Hema played a tawaif

Meena Kumari's Pakeezah and Rekha's Umrao Jaan epitomise the cinematic tawaif, a combination of poetess and seductress, steeped in the tragic metaphor of the candle that burns itself out while......

2020's 12 Lessons from Bollywood

Every year has its ups and downs. But pandemic-ridden 2020 was so hopeless and horrid, many would like to erase it altogether from the calendar if not memory. Bollywood couldn't escape its wrath......

Milkha Singh: An unmatchable romance with a near miss

IMAGE: One of independent India's biggest sporting icons was a tormented man but refused to let that come in the way of accomplishments which were unheard of in his era. Photograph: Todd......

India's sprint legend Milkha Singh passes away

IMAGE: Milkha Singh, who tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday and was shifted to the general ICU, is being closely monitored by a team of doctors. Photograph: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images One......

A Supernova called Dingko

Indian boxing got the first glimpse of Dingko's talent at the 1989 sub-junior nationals in Ambala where he became a champion as a 10-year-old. From there began the journey of his development......

Former Asian Games champion Dingko Singh dies

IMAGE: Dingko Singh won the gold medal in bantemweight boxing at the 1998 Asian Games. Photograph: Boxing Federation of India/Twitter Asian Games gold medal-winning former boxer Dingko Singh, who......

Former Asian Games champion Dingko Singh dies

IMAGE: Dingko Singh won the gold medal in bantemweight boxing at the 1998 Asian Games. Photograph: Boxing Federation of India/Twitter Former India boxer and Asian Games gold medalist Dingko Singh......
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