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In Abe's death India loses a very dear friend

With a 'tilak' on his forehead and a 'puja thali' in his hands, Shinzo Abe's picture attending the 'Ganga aarti' alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the fabled Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi......

Behind govt's RS nominations, BJP's big southern outreach

The government on Wednesday nominated four noted personalities, including celebrated athlete P T Usha and music maestro Ilaiyaraaja, from as many southern states to the Rajya Sabha, in what is......

Venugopal agrees to continue as A-G for 3 more months

Senior advocate K K Venugopal has agreed to continue as the attorney general for India for three more months following a request by the central government, government sources said on Wednesday.......

Satyendar Jain deserves Padma Vibhushan: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said Satyendar Jain, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate, should be awarded the Padma Vibhushan for giving the 'mohalla clinics' model that......

Santoor maestro Shivkumar Sharma is dead

Santoor virtuoso Pt Shivkumar Sharma, who took the stringed instrument to the global stage and successfully straddled the worlds of classical and film music, died in Mumbai on Tuesday following a......

V Krishnamurthy, PSUs' turnaround man, dies at 97

Venkataraman Krishnamurthy, who is considered as the turnaround man of several Indian corporate houses like BHEL, Maruti Udyog, SAIL and Gail (India), passed away on Sunday at the age of 97.......

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......

'We try to pull the other person down'

'Had liberalisation not taken place, I may have gone back to the US,' Ratan Tata tells Girish Kuber.An exclusive excerpt from The Tatas: How A Family Built A Business And A Nation. IMAGE: J R D......

Does the economy need fiscal stimulus? Debate rages on

The reform priorities are clear: enhance savings, improve productivity. Just 25 basis points of moving interest rate up or down would not boost investment: Former RBI Governor Y V Reddy.......

Working with Ratan Tata

Mukund Rajan, who worked closely with Ratan Tata, recalls the unique experience of working with the corporate titan. IMAGE: J R D Tata, left, with Ratan Tata. Photograph: Gopal Shetty As the first......

Just How Many Songs Did Lataji Sing?

Photograph: PTI Photo Lata Mangeshkar will always remain one of the towering figures of Indian music and it is often claimed that she recorded songs that run into tens of thousands. However, the......

Lata Mangeshkar, Nightingale of India, passes away

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, the voice of generations of Indians and one of the biggest music icons of the country, died on Sunday due to multiple organ failure, her sister Usha Mangeshkar and......

Dilip Kumar's LIFE IN PICTURES

After a prolonged illness, acting legend Dilip Kumar passed into the ages early on Wesnesday morning. He would have turned 99 on December 11. As the entire nation grieves the thespian's loss,......

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,......

Amitabh honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award

The year ended on a beautiful note for the Bachchans. Amitabh Bachchan was presented with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Indian cinema's highest honour, in a special ceremony in Delhi on December......

Jhajharia becomes first Paralympian to receive Padma Bhushan

'To the youth, I will say work hard. One minute of work will not get you anything. I have worked hard for the past 20 years, 2002 was the first time I won a gold medal.'   IMAGE: Paralympian......

Sachin Tendulkar voted 'Greatest Men's Test Batsman' of 21st century

IMAGE: Sachin Tendulkar celebrates a century. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters The legendary Sachin Tendulkar was voted as the greatest Test men's batsman of the 21st century by a panel of......

Anand on why chess players' careers are getting shortened

IMAGE: Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand said physical fitness is a key factor in chess in recent years, thereby putting more pressure on the players. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty......

Padma Shri for TT player Mouma Das, six other sportspersons

IMAGE: India's veteran TT player Mouma Das had won the Arjuna Award in 2013. Photograph: Jeremy Lee/Reuters Veteran table tennis player Mouma Das and the legendary PT Usha's coach Madhavan Nambiar......

Vijender to return Khel Ratna if farms laws not withdrawn

IMAGE: Olympic medallist boxer Vijender Singh joined the farmers' agitation at the Haryana-Delhi border on Sunday. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Olympic medallist boxer Vijender Singh,......
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