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Spectre of Biden presidency haunts India

'The hardliners in Delhi are in for a big disappointment,' predicts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.   From the Indian perspective, the prospect of a Joe Biden presidency becomes a moment of......

HC stays demolition of Telangana secretariat till July 13

Three days after the state government began demolishing secretariat buildings in Hyderabad to construct a new one at the same site, the Telangana high court on Friday issued an......

Remembering Shivaji The Great

'In a war of guerrilla resistance from 1682 to 1707, the Marathas destroyed the foundations of the Mughal empire.''Shivaji was dead, but his example and ideals survived and were the main source for......

How Ronald Ross discovered malaria-mosquito link

'This proved that whatever was growing in the mosquito's gut was a parasite -- it was almost certainly the malarial parasite.'A fascinating excerpt from Roopa Pai's From Leeches To Slug Glue: 25......

Chennai Central station to be renamed after MGR, announces Modi

Photograph: Courtesy WikiMedia Commons In his first public rally in Tamil Nadu after his party inked a poll pact with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Prime Minister Narendra......

India is Wikipedia's fifth largest market

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has a long-term commitment to India and is focussing on bringing more users to its platform by meeting language needs of communities and introducing tools to ease......

World's 10 fastest trains

Japan now boasts of having the world’s fastest train.  Image: Japan’s Maglev train sets a new record. Photograph: Reuters     And if a train with this speed runs in......

Will China have to 'discover' the drumstick before us?

Why has the drumstick tree not found favour with officialdom given the ease of cultivation, its excellent nutritional value, shelf-life of its leaves as food, and its use as vegetable, asks Sonali......

India's combat aircraft deal: It's all about business

Much of the initial comment in the Indian media on the shortlisting of two of the six contenders for a Rs 42,000-crore (Rs 420 billion) fighter aircraft has focussed (predictably, perhaps) on the......

Cancel licences of 5 new telecom firms, says Trai!

In a swift action against new telecom players who were given licences in 2008, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Thursday asked the government to cancel 62 licences given to five......

Hackers and the rise of Digital Terrorism

'Today it is a studio being held to ransom, tomorrow it will be a government, an entire nation. I don't see anyone laughing when that happens,' says Suparn Verma. In recent months a very scary and......

Which movie sequel would you like to see? Vote!

Rajnikanth's latest movie Endhiran/ Robot has got everyone talking. Whether you're a fan or not, there's no denying the Tamil superstar's magic.   And blockbusters always seem to......

Now, you can listen to Mahesh Khaleja's music

Get your low down on what's happening in the Telugu film industry, right here! Audio release functions in the Telugu film industry are normally grand events with much fanfare. But at times there......

Celina Jaitley becomes a Paying Guest

Celina Jaitley joins a huge star cast of Shreyas Talpade, Javed Jaferri, Ashish Chowdhary, Vatsal Seth, Riya Sen, Neha Dhupia, Sayali Bhagat, Johnny Lever and Delnaz Paul in Mukta Arts' film,......

Images: Hussey hustles for game-changing 195

Mike Hussey showed impeccable timing by producing a magnificent innings of 195 in the first Ashes Test against England on Saturday, transforming Australia's prospects in the match and perhaps......
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