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'Accidents were waiting to happen and it happened'

'The lay of the runway is not at all safe.' 'Even operating a 737 is dangerous there.' 'During the monsoon, they must ban landing on runway 10.' IMAGE: The wreckage of the Air India Express......

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......

Is Modi govt weakening HAL?

With no payments coming in, HAL for the first time ever taken a bank loan of Rs 7.81 billion.Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE: In 2016, then Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, flew a......

Why the law on sedition needs to be scrapped

'The best remedy would be to scrap Section 124-A of the IPC, a colonial vestige, altogether.''However, if legislators don't want to do so, they can do two things.''They can formally amend Section......

'Connecting the boys to a plot to kill the PM is utter nonsense'

'It is a concocted letter and we suspect the IB (Intelligence Bureau) to be behind this game.''All the investigation agencies should have quietly gone about finding more about this alleged plot to......

Rajan takes on critics in a hard-hitting speech

'The poor will not suffer disproportionately due to bouts of sharp inflation, and the middle class will not see its savings eroded. All this awaits us as we stay the course,' Raghuram Rajan said.......

Nobel Prize, World Bank Chief... anything is possible for R3

'With his envious academic record, extraordinary research calibre and unparalleled work experience, we can trust him to become the first Indian -- fully Indian, not one of those Americans of Indian......

RBI bumper rate cut lifts Sensex by 162 points; Nifty ends above 7,800

Financials were the top gainers led by HDFC, HDFC Bank along with select index heavyweights. Benchmark shares indices recouped early losses to end higher on expectations that higher-than-expected......

Death of the classical music industry

The ageless voice of vocalist Prabha Atre floats off the speakers at the head office of Ninaad Records. The niche music label is in the process of putting together a two-series album comprising......

ISB's accelerated management event

Indian School of Business is organising an Accelerated Management programme to facilitate the transition of senior functional executives to highlyeffective general managers. The programme will seek......

What is Priyanka missing?

SRK on KKR... Madhuri on SRK... Photograph: Kind courtesy Priyanka Chopra/Instagram Priyanka Chopra posts a throwback pic with Nick Jonas and gushes, 'Miss you so much my love'.  ......

PIX: Shah Rukh-Gauri party with Akshay-Twinkle

It was a night to remember for Bollywood. Even as Sonam Kapoor threw a Diwali party, Amitabh Bachchan hosted a grand celebration too. Bachchan threw his annual Diwali party after a gap of two......

The BEST Performances of 2018

Sreehari Nair picks the top performers of 2018. I don't think the quality of acting in Indian movies has been better than it is now. You can today go to a movie that doesn't have much to show by......

October: When fools dare

A big part of October's charm is in its taking of a cinematic tragedy and presenting to us how we may experience it in real life, says Sreehari Nair. Danish Walia (Varun Dhawan) is the perfect man......

Review: Pari wants to scare you...

...But ends up being oddly moving, says Sreehari Nair. Prosit Roy's Pari is Ek Thi Daayan in reverse. For a film with a cunningly baroque and riveting first half, Kannan Iyer's Ek Thi Daayan had......

Sports Shorts: India assured four medals at boxing WC

IMAGE: Amit Panghal is assured of a medal. Photograph: BFI/Twitter Amit Panghal (52kg) stormed into the final after three other Indian boxers were assured of medals at the World Cup in Cologne,......

Fit-again Hardik, Bhuvi, Dhawan to play in DY Patil T20 tournament

IMAGE: Hardik Pandya suffered a bad lower back injury five months ago and underwent a surgery in London. Photograph: Hardik Pandya/Twitter Fit-again India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is attempting......

Mushtaq Ali: Tare, Bista guide Mumbai to easy win

A round-up of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 matches played on Monday. IMAGE: Aditya Tare in action for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Photograph: BCCI Domestic giants Mumbai continued its winning......

'India must win 1st Test in South Africa'

'Whichever team starts well, they will have always the advantage because it will be tough for the other team to bounce back in a three-match series.'Former skipper Ajit Wadekar and Pravin Amre, who......

All you want to know about IPL 10

All the IPL 10 numbers, from Rajneesh Gupta. IMAGE: The Mumbai Indians celebrate winning IPL 10. Photograph: BCCI The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League proved another huge hit. The Mumbai......

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