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How Al-Qaeda chief's habit give CIA chance to kill him

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri liked to read alone on the balcony of his Kabul safe house early in the morning, a "pattern-of-life intelligence" that eventually gave American intelligence......

Nandan Mulchandani, CIA's CTO

Delhi born and schooled Nand Mulchandani, who has more than 25 years of experience in Silicon Valley and at the Pentagon, has been appointed as the Central Intelligence Agency first-ever Chief......

50 yrs since first India-Pak direct encounter in 1971 war

India and Pakistan's first direct encounter in the War of Independence for Bangladesh took place 50 years ago on November 21. IMAGE: Indian troops repair the Jessore Road from Calcutta to Jessore......

India Tries To Find A New Route in Kabul

The terrible beauty of Doval's initiative is that it is all about a new journey rather than about a set compass pointing toward a pre-determined destination, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.......

US Is Back In Business In Afghanistan

Russia and China are tight-fisted and Iran is broke and none of them has the political will or capacity to bankroll the Afghan economy, which only the US can, points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.......

'Corona is a wake up call for all of us'

'I'm not surprised with what's happening in India,' 'Tiger' Tyagarajan tells Nivedita Mookerji.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com After days of deliberation on the venue for lunch, my guest......

How the Communists killed Bengal's industry

West Bengal's longest serving chief minister Jyoti Basu once told an industrialist that capitalists were class enemies and he should expect no sympathy.Ishita Ayan Dutt tracks the political......

Climate change may lengthen London to New York flight time

  Flights from London to New York could take longer and be more expensive in the future due to the effects of climate change, according to a new study that may have implications for the......

Greece imposes capital controls as crisis deepens

The impending default on the IMF loans leaves Greece sliding towards an exit from the euro, with unforeseeable consequences for Europe's common currency project.   Image: Anti-austerity......

Remember Bollywood's TERRACE moments?

Action, romance, drama, comedy, celebration, horror -- the terrace is a setting for a zillion scenarios in Hindi movies. After drawing your attention to the wonders a chandelier, a jhoola or a......

'Shakespeare would have been a rapper today'

'His plays were like Bollywood cinema.' IMAGE: Laurie Davidson as William Shakespeare in Shekhar Kapur's Will. Did you know that Shekhar Kapur made Will, a 10-part television series on William......

Raveena: Aamir has a right to his opinion

A look at the top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities:While Aamir Khan is facing ire on social media for his comments about the increasing intolerance in India,......

10 remarkably SEXY films to watch this Valentine's Day!

Skip Fifty Shades of Grey. Watch these well-made films recommended by Aseem Chhabra. On Wednesday, thousands of journalists from around the world filled up three large theaters for the Berlinale......

10 remarkably SEXY films to watch this Valentine's Day!

Skip Fifty Shades of Grey. Watch these well-made films recommended by Aseem Chhabra. On Wednesday, thousands of journalists from around the world filled up three large theaters for the Berlinale......

Djokovic and GOAT debate move on to Paris

IMAGE: Australian Open champion Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy during a photo shoot. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters A triumphant Novak Djokovic paraded the Australian Open trophy......

PIX: Brentford thrash Manchester Utd; Champs City cruise

A summary of Saturday's action in the Premier League. IMAGE: Brentford's jubilant players celebrate after the resounding victory over Manchester United in the Premier League match at Brentford......

F1 boss breaks silence on Hamilton's jewellery battle

IMAGE: Lewis Hamilton has been told to take his jewellery out by the Monaco Grand Prix. Photograph: Ricardo Arduengo/Reuters Formula One is right to ban jewellery from the cockpit but the......

Siraj Breaks Kapil's Lord's Record

Rajneesh Gupta lists the numbers from the fascinating final day of the Lord's Test. IMAGE: Mohammad Siraj bowls Jimmy Anderson and India have won an incredible victory at Lord's, August 16, 2021.......

French Open PIX: Federer survives, Nadal, Djokovic march into 4th round

Images from Day 7 of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on Saturday Federer registers scrappy win over Koepfer in late night battle IMAGE: Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during......
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