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Pegasus Project: Why I am hesitant to defend the government but must
Snooping is one of the oldest peccadilloes of man, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: Indian Youth Congress activists during a protest over the Pegasus issue near Parliament House, July......
PM asks states with rising COVID cases to take steps to prevent 3rd wave
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that rising COVID-19 cases in some states remain a matter of concern as he asked them to take proactive measures to rule out a third wave by moving......
5% cancer cases in India last yr linked to drinking: Study
Alcohol consumption was associated with 62,100 or 5 per cent of newly diagnosed cancer cases last year in India, according to a study published in The Lancet Oncology journal which shows alcohol......
First Covid case may have emerged in China in Oct 2019: Study
The SARS-CoV-2 virus, that causes COVID-19, may have started spreading in China as early as October 2019, two months before the first case was identified in Wuhan, according to a modelling study.......
Are you brave enough to get vaccinated at Dracula's castle?
Visitors to Dracula's castle are more likely to find puncture marks in their arms than their necks this month, after medics set up a COVID-19 vaccination centre at the Transylvanian attraction.......
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......
Who will buy Citi's consumer business?
The sale will be quicker if an Indian private bank buys it; it will take longer for regulatory clearances if a foreign bank or an NBFC buys it, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay. Photograph: Mike......
Vistara plans to spread its wings beyond India skies
By 2023, Vistara’s hangars will house a total of 70 aircraft, up from the current 42. Vistara is looking aggressively beyond the pandemic and planning to deploy 30-40 per cent of its......
Chinese dragon spooks markets, Sensex crashes 839 pts
Snapping its six-session winning run, the BSE benchmark Sensex plummeted 839 points on Monday as fresh India-China border tensions triggered a broad-based selloff in domestic equities.......
Byju's buys edtech start-up Whitehat Jr for $300 million
Bajaj sold his 18-month-old start-up WhiteHat Jr to Byju Raveendran for $300 million in an all-cash deal - over the video conferencing platform Zoom. The deal is the biggest in the Indian......
Why Asif Kapadia made a movie on Maradona
'It was difficult, but we wanted to show an honest portrayal.''I was not trying to tear him apart.' IMAGE: A scene from Diego Maradona. Photograph: Kind courtesy HBO Sports Oscar winning......
COVID-19 positive Hamilton to miss Sakhir F1 GP
IMAGE: By missing Sakhir, the penultimate race on the calendar, Lewis Hamilton will not be able to match the record for the most wins in a single season. Photograph: Hamad Mohammed/Getty Images......
Football Focus: 'Bala Devi will have huge impact on next generation'
Bala Devi's move to Rangers will have huge impact on next generation: Ashalata Devi Photograph: Kind Courtesy AIFF Media Indian women's football team skipper Ashalata Devi feels her compatriot......
Football: Champions League to deliver more drama
The Netflix of football, Champions League to deliver more drama IMAGE: The UEFA Champions League logo. Photograph: Reuters Perhaps the Champions League has, inadvertently, found the right......
PIX: F1 die-hard fans follow the action from hills
IMAGE: Fans watch on from a hill outside the circuit during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on Saturday. Photograph: Joe Klamar/Pool via Getty Images The novel......
PIX: 25,000 soccer fans flock back for Belgrade derby
Serbian leader relaxed after 25,000 go to match as lockdown eases IMAGE: Partizan beat Red Star 1-0 in front of a customary backdrop of flares and chanted taunts. Photographs:......
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