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Those Who Could Not Be Rashtrapati

Two women candidates; Lok Sabha Speakers; Chief Justices; A Chief Election Commissioner; drafters of the Constitution; the RBI's first Indian governor; a farm leader who unsuccessfully contested......

The Many Firsts Of Droupadi Murmu

When elected on July 18 -- which is almost a certainty, given the NDA's numbers in the electoral college -- Droupadi Murmu will be the first President born after Independence. IMAGE: Droupadi......

Uttarkashi bus accident shatters families in 10 MP villages

Rajendra Singh Rajput, a native of Panna district in Madhya Pradesh, still can't believe that his father, the family's sole breadwinner, died in a bus accident in Uttarakhand during the Char Dham......

Has India Changed Its Tibet Policy?

One priority for Delhi (for the new foreign secretary in particular) is to have an in-depth discussion with Dharamsala as soon as possible, suggests Claude Arpi. IMAGE: The Dalai Lama with India's......

11 Covid patients killed in fire at Ahmednagar civil hospital's ICU

At least 11 coronavirus patients were killed after a major fire broke out in the ICU of the district civil hospital in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar city on Saturday, officials said. IMAGE:......

Indian healthcare appalling, but Tamil Nadu shines

The most important thing for India is to resurrect public health services in the country, says Shankar Acharya. The people of India suffer from terrible health. Nearly 40 per cent of all children......

Do not buy stocks if you are a short-term player

For the second time in a week, Sensex lost over 500 points on Wednesday. On Friday last, it slipped by 542 points. On Wednesday, it tanked by 615. The market breadth was extremely bearish. Where is......

SC allows criminal proceedings against R S Lodha

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to quash the criminal proceedings initiated by an employee of the Birla Group against R S Lodha and three of his associates for alleged criminal breach of trust......

Birla issue: Judge 'releases' criminal case

In a surprising development in the ongoing legal battle between Birlas and Rajendra Lodha for the control of M P Birla group, Justice D P Sengupta of the Calcutta high court on Monday expressed his......

Birla case: 'Will executed by fraud'

In their continuing legal battle for the control of M P Birla Group, the Birlas on Tuesday filed a criminal case against Rajendra S Lodha alleging that he was trying to convert some of the group's......

'Sanju remembers her only for the love that she showered on him'

'I don't think my troubles would have happened if she was with me. I kind of lost my way after she was gone,' Sanjay Dutt once told Subhash K Jha about his mother Nargis, the legendary actress who......

10 Wonderful Songs on WATAN and War

A strong feeling of patriotism reverberates in songs sung by our soldiers on screen. Whether on war footing or the war front, they boost each other's morale and for the love of motherland and......

'Saira was more beautiful than I thought'

'I can still recall my eyes falling on Saira, looking breathtakingly beautiful in a brocade sari.''She had indeed grown to full womanhood and was in reality more beautiful than I thought she was.'A......

25 UNFORGETTABLE Dilip Kumar songs

Unlike his contemporaries Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand whose career boasts of a great many songs, Dilip Kumar's name isn't synonymous with music. Considered an acting school by himself, the legend's......

What made Aap Ki Kasam filmmaker J Om Prakash so good

IMAGE: Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz in Aap Ki Kasam. J Om Prakash was much more than just Hrithik Roshan’s maternal grandfather. He made a slew of superhit movies right from 1961, when......

'Contempt of court if BCCI top brass doesn't appear before Lodha panel'

The top brass of the Board of Control for Cricket in India face charges of 'contempt of court' if they decide not to appear before the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha panel to discuss the......

BCCI can terminate Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals: Lodha

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, who headed the committee that proposed the two-year suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, says the Board of Control for Cricket in India is free to......

Ranji Trophy: Bengal enter semis; Shukla docked full match fees

A spirited Bengal downed bitter foes Railways by 48 runs in their controversy-filled match at the Eden Gardens on Sunday to set up a Ranji Trophy semifinal clash against Maharashtra. Set a target......

Readers on whether Ganguly should play

Vikram Shah: Can someone from your organisation lead a discussion on the validity of this penalty, please?Let us not talk about Saurav's form as a batsman as that is not the issue here.Do the rules......

Responses - Shoot from the Lip!

Readerscaptions forShoot from the Lip!Name: Ravi Kumar EmaniAge: 30Email: e_rkrkr@rediffmail.comCaption: It isn't your future but mine in your......

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Coming to India and making

Success in manufacturing is not just about being cheap - cheap labour, cheap land, cheap power...
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