Pankaj Mishra spoke to Basharat Peer about his exploration of China, the Indian encounter with China and East Asia, along with other issues. One of the few Indian writers to have travelled extensively through China and the East Asian countries in its sp
India is planning to ask Pakistan to seize assets of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrah...
Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call on Friday that Bihar should rise above cast...
Churki Hansda, wife of the leader, died on the spot A Trinamool Congress booth committee leader was injured and his wife killed in a bomb explosion at their house in West Bengal’s Birbhum district on Sunday. Birbhum Superintendent of Police Muk
A landslide that occurred on the wee hours of Sunday blocked Kali Gandaki river at a vill...
An official in Helmand Province says three policemen have been captured by the Taliban. Officials in Afghanistan say at least 10 police officers have been killed in an ongoing Taliban assault in the country’s volatile south. Mohammad Ismail Hota
Government is likely to make psychometric test mandatory for assessing the mental health of pilots of domestic carriers, a move which comes against the backdrop of a Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashing a plane in the Alps in March. “If it i
The death toll due to heat mounted alarmingly in Andhra Pradesh with officials confirming 95 deaths while unconfirmed reports said more than 100 succumbed on Saturday alone. Prakasam district is the worst-hit with 40 casualties and Guntur followed with 20
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday urged his players to make “one last effort” on their “biggest day” to emerge triumphant at the Eden Gardens on Sunday when they lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian
Super Kings will look to Dhoni’s magic to arrest Mumbai Indians’ momentum. For cricket aficionados in India, M.S. Dhoni’s name instantly evokes thoughts of his near mystic ability to conjure up victory. His calm, cerebral presence has
Will the big guns come good or will the likes of Pawan Negi and Hardik Pandya become unlikely heroes at Eden Gardens? In what could be deja vu from 2013, Eden Gardens will again host Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI), who will lock horns
"Our bowlers are doing well, executing their plans beautifully; Nehra has been exceptional" Star left-hander Suresh Raina feels that Chennai Super Kings’ stupendous success as the most consistent team in the eight editions of Indian Premier League
England slimmed New Zealand’s first-innings lead to 60 at a cost of two wickets by the close of day three in the first cricket test at Lord’s on Saturday. England was 74-2 in its second innings, with Alastair Cook and Ian Bell settled after th
Formula One’s Grand Prix Driver Association (GPDA) has launched a survey to get feedback from fans to improve the show in light of falling attendances in circuits and reducing television viewing figures. GPDA was first formed in 1961 and was disbande
Mohun Bagan took a step closer to the Hero I-League title with a 2-0 win over Sporting Clube de Goa in a 19th round match at the Vidyasagar Stadium in Barasat on Saturday. It was sweet revenge for Bagan as it had lost its away game 2-1 at Margao.With its
Sowjanya was not at her best and required medical attention Third seed Sharrmadaa Baluu beat seventh seed Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the $10,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament here on Saturday. It was the second singles title at
A beautiful week of tennis ended in an anti-climax at the Mysore Minerals Ltd. $10,000 Mandya Open ITF men’s tennis tournament, with top seed Antoine Escoffier of France retiring with a twisted ankle from the final against No. 3 seed Karunuday Singh
Last week, when nine well-known media houses began publishing directly to Facebook, allowing the social media giant’s 1.4 billion users to read stories then and there, those in the embattled media industry would have felt relieved and uneasy at the
Following a controversy sparked recently over remarks by some Members of Parliament on tobacco use, a group of leading film-makers is seeking to dilute the strong tobacco control measures undertaken by successive governments. The film-makers have made a r
A reasonable case can be made that the Delhi Lieutenant Governor’s discretionary powers do not extend to the appointment of the Chief Secretary without the ‘aid and advice’ of the Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers The tussle
At the outset, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi and his NDA Government on completing one year in office. Before NDA Government was swept to power with a decisive mandate in the Lok Sabha poll in 2014, the country faced eno
Confident tone from Fed as a consequence of waning economic headwinds Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was clearer than ever on Friday that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year, as the U.S. economy was set to bounce back from
City Union Bank has achieved a growth of 18.9 per cent in its net profit at Rs. 99.08 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015, against Rs. 83.35 crore in the same period in the previous year. The growth was despite making higher provisions again
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will lead a business delegation to Algeria from May 26 to June 1, 2015, a FICCI statement said on Saturday.“India has been given a status of Guest of Honour country for the Algiers International Trade Fair, being
Gold prices fell further by Rs 150 to Rs 27,450 per ten grams at the bullion market on Saturday dragged down by a weak trend overseas and sluggish demand from jewellers. Silver also declined by Rs 375 to Rs 38,800 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial u
Refusing to be shackled, these young entrepreneurs from small towns are making it big in Hyderabad. According to American entrepreneur and author Scott Belsky, ‘It is not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.’ Entrepreneurs in th
Veteran artiste Thammanam Gopi looks back on the vicissitudes of his life on stage. He was recently accorded the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi's Gurupooja award, 2014 Thammanam Gopi’s story wears the smell of greasepaint; it speaks of nights spe
Café Canopy is back with its dosa festival, this time with a few new additions. Dosas are the flavour of the season again and they’re lining up hot and crispy at Café Canopy in Hotel Abad Plaza. The café’s well known dosa festi
Writer Karan Bajaj talks about living a yogic life in the heart of the material world. Author Karan Bajan — who is high up on the corporate ladder as the Chief Marketing Officer of Aden and Anais in New York — identifies h
The just-inaugurated Indian Heritage Centre in Singapore celebrates the many contributions of the diaspora to the island nation. On May 7, Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, inaugurated the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) in the heart of Little I
Amidst protests by disgruntled students and parents, announcement date of COMEDK and CET results have been postponed. The decisions of postponing were taken after the protests by students and parents entered its fourth day in the premises of the Departm
Jayalalithaa will take oath as Chief Minister on Saturday, yet again. The AIADMK supremo's day out in Chennai was marked with frenzy, festivity and chaos. A few pictures that capture the mood.
The E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo will be dominated by virtual reality (VR) headsets, as the market gets set to explode over the next 12 months.
Tuna fish landing has witnessed a significant increase due to annual holiday for 61 days from April 15 for mechanised boats as part of conservation effort and change in weather conditions at Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour.