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India 'priest' of world peace, but...:Rajnath's message to China

In a statement seen as an implicit message to Beijing, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that though India is a peace loving country, it has the capability to reply to aggression.......

Lakshadweep administrator has Modi's ear, and trust

Given Narendra Modi's trust in him, Praful Khoda Patel is unlikely to back down in Lakshadweep.Aditi Phadnis reports. IMAGE: Lakshadweep Administrator Praful Khoda Patel arrives in the Union......

Indian govt's some actions inconsistent with democratic values: Top US official

India remains the world's largest democracy with a strong rule of law but some of the Indian government's actions, including restrictions on freedom of expression, have raised concerns that are......

'Powerful people in Pakistan don't like me'

'I criticise the interference of the army in politics.''But the people know I am not anti-Pakistan.''Public support is my biggest strength.' IMAGE: Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir. Photograph: Kind......

At current pace India will inoculate 75% of population only by mid-2024

The average rate of COVID-19 vaccination in the country has been 10.8 million per week.At that rate, it will take India till December 2024 to complete two billion doses, reports Abhishek Waghmare.......

Competitiveness Index: India 43rd; Switzerland No 1

India maintained 43rd rank on an annual World Competitiveness Index compiled by the Institute for Management Development (IMD) that examined the impact of COVID-19 on economies around the world......

India Inc earns 72% of revenue from the domestic market: Morgan Stanley

The remaining 28 per cent is split equally between emerging markets and developed countries with North America and Europe each accounting for 7 per cent and 5 per cent respectively. Illustration:......

Indian equity markets join elite list; record new all-time highs

While benchmark indices of US, UK, Germany & India have climbed to new peaks, South Korea, Taiwan and New Zealand are currently between 2 per cent and 10 per cent below their previous highs.......

Invisible Growth behind Sensex Rise

'The growth drivers are mostly invisible, but the growth is undeniable at least for now,' notes Debashis Basu. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   In my earlier column I offered the......

Economist Kalpana Kochhar to retire from IMF in July

Indian economist Kalpana Kochhar, who heads the Human Resources Department of the International Monetary Fund, is leaving the organisation to join the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the IMF......

What made the Oscars so DIFFERENT

Despite the smaller scale of the event, the mood at the ceremony was cheerful, notes Aseem Chhabra. IMAGE: A crew member prepares a backdrop for the red carpet at Union Station in Los Angeles.......

'I want to be the best actor there is'

'It's all that pain that makes you the artist you are.' Akshay Oberoi is riding the success wave, and enjoying every second of it. It is, after all, extremely hard earned. The actor, who recently......

Randhawa recalls Milkha's 1960 Rome Olympics race

'The whole Indian contingent was stunned, speechless. Milkha Singh was distraught.'   IMAGE: Milkha Singh remained tormented by missing that bronze at the 1960 Rome Olympics, one of the only......

Neeraj reaches Portugal; to compete on June 10

IMAGE: Tokyo Olympics-bound Neeraj Chopra has not taken part in any international event after qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in January last year in South Africa. Photograph: Neeraj......

WC qualifiers: Argentina held by Chile; Aus win

IMAGE: Argentina's Lionel Messi and teammates look dejected after the match against Chile at Estadio Unico, Santiago del Estero in Argentina on Thursday. Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/Pool via......

Soccer: Spalletti named Napoli coach as Gattuso's successor

Luciano Spalletti has been named the new coach of Napoli, succeeding Gennaro Gattuso, the Serie A club confirmed on Saturday. The vastly-experienced Spalletti left his last role with Inter Milan......

5 Olympians who ended on wrong side of the law

Competing in the Olympics is the greatest moment in an athlete's life. After devoting years to the difficult pursuit of perfection, some fall wayward. IMAGE: Sushil Kumar, India's only athlete to......
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