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Sumitra Mahajan, SPB, Tarun Gogoi among 118 given Padma awards

Renowned singer late S P Balasubrahmanyam, former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and late chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi were among the 118 prominent personalities who were given the Padma......

Dengue outbreak: Central teams rushed to 9 states, UTs

The Union health ministry has sent teams of experts to nine states and union territories, which are reporting a high number of dengue cases, to support them in public health measures for control......

Mr Modi, please listen to Dr John

'What the government should do is to use the vaccine judiciously, not just to prevent a third wave alone, but to stop the number of deaths happening in the interim.' IMAGE: A queue to get the......

'Booking is like boarding a train after reservation'

'Some are doing one vaccination with one mobile number and the second with another.''Creating more accounts will not multiply the number of slots.' IMAGE: A healthcare worker enters data into the......

Shinzo Abe, SP Balasubramaniam among Padma Vibhushan awardees

Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and late singer S P Balasubramaniam have been honoured with India's second-highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan this year, while former chief ministers......

The solution to India's unemployment crisis

One solution to India's challenges of education, employment, employability lies in state governments adopting apprenticeships on a large scale, say Manish Sabharwal & Sumit Kumar. In 1935, a......

100 years of ITC: Corporate India's big success story

ITC is one of those few enterprises in the world that has traversed a 100 year journey and has yet managed to remain contemporary, relevant and competitive. Image:FMCG major ITC has seen......

40 years ago and now: ITC struggles to kick tobacco

The conglomerate adopted an unremitting focus on diversifying from the mid-seventies but the exercise has not been without controversy and the results have been mixedTwo decades after joining......

'Judgment will ensure no ever-greening of patents'

Though the legal battle over Glivec’s patentability may be over for now, Y K Sapru, the man spearheading the fight against Swiss multinational Novartis, isn’t resting. Sapru, founder......

Domestic pharma lauds apex court verdict

Though the India office here of Swiss pharma giant Novartis  wore a gloomy look following the Supreme Court rejection of its Glivec patent application, Indian pharmaceutical companies and......

Dil Bekaraar review

Dil Bekaraar is watchable, but not quick-witted enough to binge watch, feels Sukanya Verma. Adapted from Anuja Chauhan's novel Those Pricey Thakur Girls, Dil Bekaraar, directed by Habib Faisal, is......

Lessons from Bollywood: How to wear a mask

Despite the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai and other parts of India, safety rules continued to be flouted what with over 4,000 local train commuters penalised for neglecting to wear face......

Why Mughal-e-Azam will never die

Did you know Nargis was to have played the Madhubala role, but opted out because she has reservations about working with Dilip Kumar?Do you know how Naushad and Shakeel Badayuni came up with the......

When Bollywood took the bus!

There are so many things we miss during the lockdown prompted by COVID-19. Public transport is one of them. Staying indoors has turned us nostalgic about everything... the sound of honking, bumper......

PIX: Taapsee-Bhumi throw a party!

Wednesday was a day of midweek celebrations! While Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar celebrated the success of their film Saandh Ki Aankh, Divya Khosla Kumar and her husband and T-Series chief......

Kuldeep recalls the moment Dhoni lost his cool

IMAGE: Kuldeep Yadav recalls getting a verbal lashing from MS Dhoni for not adhering to his instructions. Photograph:  BCCI Kuldeep Yadav was mortally scared that day and he had......

BCCI Technical Committee backs use of lights in Tests

The Technical Committee of the Cricket Board, headed by Sourav Ganguly, has recommended usage of floodlights during Test matches played in India. The Committee, which met in Mumbai on Friday,......

Sitwala squeaks past Anandani

Players with reputations found the going tough in the first round of the knock-out stage as the formidable Dhruv Sitwala of PSPB and Mohd. Asim of Railways struggled to get past little-known......

Easy for Devendra Joshi

Devendra Joshi of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board fashioned a facile victory in his second round-robin tie to book a berth in the knock-out round, on a day of close encounters in the BPCL- ONGC......
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