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Swachh Bharat man, Param Iyer calls it a day as sanitation secy

Iyer, popularly called Param, is keen to return to the US where he had spent several years working with the World Bank at its Washington office -- a job he later quit to become road manager for his......

Amid rise in COVID-19 cases, govt says India better positioned

India is better positioned in the fight against COVID-19 compared to other nations but there is no space for complacency, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday, even as a record rise......

'Under very difficult circumstances, people are going above and beyond the call of duty'

'It has been a phenomenal effort at all levels of the government.''People were working 15-16 hour shifts in the central government, in the state governments, in the districts....' IMAGE: A worker......

Meet the man who ensured food supply during lockdown

'If the mandis were not working in Delhi, or the onion market in Nashik got affected, or there were disruptions because of unloading or loading in any sector in south India, we intervened.' IMAGE:......

85 districts haven't reported COVID-19 cases in 14 days: Govt

A total of 85 districts in 25 states and Union territories have not reported any fresh COVID-19 case in the last 14 days, while 16 districts have not registered new coronavirus infections in 28......

2nd year running, brands take a backseat for Ganeshotsav amid curbs

With a cap on the size of idols, ban on processions and restrictions on devotees visiting pandals, celebrations are toned down for the second year in a row. IMAGE: A priest wearing a protective......

COVID fallout: Markets crowded, but malls empty

What can malls do to entice customers? Brand coach Ambi Parameswaran has a few suggestions. IMAGE: An employee applies a social distancing sticker inside a shop in a mall after it reopened......

After Ola, Uber India too lays off 600 employees

Uber on Tuesday said it is laying off about 600 employees in India -- about a quarter of its staff in the country -- as business has taken a major hit amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Photograph:......

Prolonged lockdown to make India's water crisis worse

Making water available is always a serious challenge in the summer for all public authorities.This year, the challenge is higher when hand-washing at every opportunity has become a necessity.So......

Bollywood's Eros merges with Hollywood's STX Entertainment

The newly-formed entity which will list on the NYSE as Eros STX Entertainment Corp, will remain listed on the New York Stock Exchange, with headquarters in both Mumbai, India, and Burbank,......

'I still look at you with the same starstruck eyes'

'Thank you for being an inspiration, not just to me, but to an entire generation.' Southside Superstar Mammootty turned 70 on September 7, and his colleagues from the film industry got on social......

PIX: Sayyeshaa, Shriya, Hansika at Apsara Awards

It's the award season for the south film industry. After the IIFA Utsavam, the Zee Telugu Apsara awards were held on Sunday, April 9, at Annapoorna Studios, Hyderabad. Pictures from the red......

Review: Nothing new in Jomonte Suvisheshangal

Director Sathyan Anthikad sticks to formula in Jomonte Suvisheshangal, feels Paresh C Palicha Sathyan Anthikad gives us Jomonte Suvisheshangal, starring Dulquer Salmaan, where he......

Which Telugu film will you watch this Sankranti?

The harvest festival of Sankranti brings a bounty of Telugu movie releases. This time, it is the clash of the titans Chiranjeevi and Nandamuri Balakrishna at the box office. Their films -- Khaidi......

Review: Kodi is worth a watch

The plot is refreshing and there are no unnecessary twists or excessive melodrama, writes S Saraswathi. Barely a month after the release of his last film Thodari, National award-winning actor......

Bumrah set to marry Sanjana Ganesan in Goa?

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sanjana Ganesan/Instagram   Jasprit Bumrah opted out of the fourth Test against England citing personal reasons, and now we hear the fast bowler asked for a few days......

Mumbai most successful IPL team

IMAGE: Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma. Photograph: BCCI   IPL 2020 kicks off in the UAE on Saturday, September 19, with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on last year's......

Hey, our cricketers are bowling maidens over!!!!

On the field, Virat Kohli may seem brash and overpowering, but off the pitch Team India's skipper doesn't shy away from demonstrating the virtues of being a good husband. Bollywood star Anushka......

Football great IM Vijayan recommended for Padma Shri

IMAGE: Former India striker IM Vijayan. Photograph: Kind courtesy, All India Radio/Twitter The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has recommended former skipper IM Vijayan for Padma Shri, the......

Numbers Game: All you wanted to know about the IPL

IPL Season 11 begins on April 7.Rajneesh Gupta has all the numbers. IMAGE: The IPL cheerleaders. Photograph: BCCI Highest team total: 263/5. Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors India......

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