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Former India captain Wadekar passes away

Former India captain Ajit Wadekar passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday.

16 Aug 2018 12:30 am
Vajpayee critical, put on life support, says AIIMS

The 93-year-old former prime minister was admitted to the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion.

16 Aug 2018 12:30 am
8 months after judges' dissent, Chief Justice Dipak Misra breaks silence

It is easy to criticise but difficult to transform an institution, says CJI Misra

15 Aug 2018 9:30 pm
WATCH: Kohli & Co. celebrate Indian Independence Day in London

The Indian cricket team celebrated India's 72nd Independence Day by hoisting the tricolour in London on Wednesday.

15 Aug 2018 9:30 pm
Spirit of India! What freedom means to Ashley Lobo

Choreographer Ashley Lobo on why creative freedom is so important for him.

15 Aug 2018 9:30 pm
India's first all-women SWAT team keep guard at Red Fort

The 36-member all-women Special Weapons And Tactics team has been trained by the National Security Guard for anti-terrorism duty under the Delhi Police's Special Cell.

15 Aug 2018 6:52 pm
Shooters, wrestlers lead India's medal hopes at Asian Games

India have done reasonably well in the quadrennial continental event, only twice finishing outside the top eight since hosting the first Asiad in 1951.

15 Aug 2018 6:52 pm
Why Dhoni picked 25% in Run Adam

Continuing with his business ventures beyond the cricket field, MS Dhoni has now invested in 360 degree sports ecosystem Run Adam, and will serve as its endorser

15 Aug 2018 6:52 pm
The lady behind the Sanju and Fanney Khan looks

'Sanjay Dutt was a very stylish person. He created his own style; he did not follow trends.''He wasn't a tapori, he was grand.''Also, whatever he wore, reflected what was going on in his life.'

15 Aug 2018 6:52 pm
PM resumes trend of delivering long I-Day speeches

Modi had last year spoken for 57 minutes, his shortest Independence Day speech in five years.

15 Aug 2018 6:30 pm
Why a stagnant fleet size is a blessing for Jet Airways

Despite adding no new aircraft, Jet Airways saw more departures during the year, it flew more people, and achieved a higher load

15 Aug 2018 6:30 pm
Sangakkara on why India have failed to get going in England

Former Sri Lanka captain attributes the Indian team's debacle in the first two Tests against England to lack of preparation.

15 Aug 2018 4:23 pm
Sachin finally gets tax relief on his Pune property

Under the I-T Act, if a person has more than one property, one of them may be treated as given on rent even if it is vacant

15 Aug 2018 4:02 pm
Photos: My tricolour meal

Readers share their pics and recipes for Independence Day.

15 Aug 2018 4:02 pm
From Hyderabad to Delhi, India celebrates I-Day

From children to soldiers, everyone in India marked the 72nd Independence Day with much vigour and zeal.Here are glimpses of the celebrations from across the nation.

15 Aug 2018 3:30 pm
Watch! The making of the Tiranga

It's not as simple as you think!

15 Aug 2018 3:30 pm
What caused the rain havoc in Kerala

'A lot of unauthorised encroachments have taken place in our forest area.''The landslides are partly because of such encroachments.''The other factor is deforestation.''Protection of forest resources is not on the agenda of any government.''The damage caused by the rain in Kerala is a man-made factor.'

15 Aug 2018 3:30 pm
'Who is safe in this country?'

'Look at what we are doing to the goats, the cows, the women, the children...'

15 Aug 2018 3:30 pm
In last I-day speech of term, Modi hails India's rise under his govt

The prime minister highlighted the gains made during his last four years vis-a-vis the previous governments to suggest that he has lived up to the promise of hope he had offered to the electorate in 2014.

15 Aug 2018 12:30 pm
No let up in torrential rains in Kerala, Kochi airport shut till Saturday

The decision to suspend the operations was taken after shutters of the Idamalayar and Cheruthoni dams, part of Idukki reservoir, were opened on Tuesday evening to release excess water.

15 Aug 2018 12:30 pm
'Nationalism is a restrictive ideology'

'Patriotism is a sentiment, a feeling of belonging to a place.' 'Nationalism is an ideology, and like all ideologies, it is absolute and restrictive in nature,' Ashis Nandy, arguably India's leading social thinker, tells Geetanjali Krishna.

15 Aug 2018 12:30 pm
How Bollywood has treated Muslims

So many films have been made with Muslim characters. But how many have actually got them right?

15 Aug 2018 12:30 pm
Partition: What we must remember

The world had almost completely forgotten about Partition, and many never learned about it, says Guneeta Singh Bhalla, the woman who founded the 1947 Partition Archive.

15 Aug 2018 10:23 am
12 images from India's struggle for Freedom

India's struggle for freedom is one of the most unique and compelling stories of the 20th century.

15 Aug 2018 10:10 am
A morning with the first Indian in space

The remarkable story of Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian in space, will be seen in a film featuring Aamir Khan.

15 Aug 2018 9:30 am
10 Hindi Movies That Define India

Aseem Chhabra lists the movies that taught him about the Idea of India.

15 Aug 2018 9:30 am
#PrideInFashion: Inspiring ways to wear the colours of India

Ten celeb-approved ways to show your patriotism.

15 Aug 2018 9:30 am
Satyamev Jayate review: John tests your threshold of pain

'John Abraham has Popeye's muscles and Bluto's scowl, but how many times can you watch a deadpan Hulk pull out a van door or burst forth from a truck tyre?' asks Sukanya Verma.

15 Aug 2018 9:30 am
Select YOUR Indian team for Third Test

Captain Kohli and Coach Shastri's selection choices for the first two Tests against England, which India lost, were bizarre.Why, for instance, did they drop Umesh Yadav and include Kuldeep Yadav for a seaming track at Lord's?Instinct, gentlemen, can't overrule logic.Time we helped Messrs Kohli and Shastri pick the side for the Trent Bridge Test.What changes must India make for the must-win third Test?

15 Aug 2018 9:30 am
Review: Gold is let down by Akshay Kumar

It's only when Gold moves away from Akshay Kumar's blundering Bangla and hockey humbug to become a story of grace among go-getters that it comes close to becoming the movie it should have been, says Sukanya Verma.

15 Aug 2018 9:00 am
Kerala rain: Crops worth over Rs 600 crore lost

The tea sector may see a crop loss of 50 per cent (around Rs150 crore) while the damages owing to landslides washing away a 100-acre plantation in Wayanad are yet to be accounted for.

15 Aug 2018 7:19 am
Sheena Bora Trial: When did Sheena marry?

The question being silently telegraphed around the court room was: When did this happen?Wasn't this trial about Indrani murdering her daughter to prevent her from marrying Rahul Mukerjea, her husband Peter Mukerjea's son from his first marriage?

15 Aug 2018 6:11 am
What freedom means to Tusshar Kapoor

On Independence Day, the actor tells us what patriotism means to him.

15 Aug 2018 3:00 am
DON'T MISS: An acid attack survivor's I-Day appeal

Live and let live. Be independent, says Anmol Rodriguez.

15 Aug 2018 12:40 am
At least 30 dead in Italy bridge collapse

The country's deputy transport minister warned that the toll could climb further.

15 Aug 2018 12:30 am
Modi's healthcare scheme to be launched on September 25

The ambitious Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually, benefiting more than 10 crore poor families.

15 Aug 2018 12:15 am
'Reform, Perform and Transform': Highlights from PM's I-Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi as India celebrates the 72nd Independence Day.This is Modi's fifth and final address as PM in the current tenure.During his speech, Modi reflected on the achievements of the National Democratic Alliance government and presented a report card of his four-year tenure.Here are the main takeaways from his address:

15 Aug 2018 12:00 am
The Desh Bhakt and the desis

Grand Marshal Anupam Kher at New Jersey's India Day Parade.

14 Aug 2018 9:55 pm
Rifleman Aurangzeb, Major Aditya Kumar to get Shaurya Chakra

Rifleman Aurangzeb, who belonged to the 44 Rashtriya Rifles, was on way back home on June 14 to celebrate Eid when terrorists abducted him.

14 Aug 2018 9:55 pm
Lessons from Bollywood: How to be a pucca patriot

This Republic Day, learn what it takes to be a perfect patriot from Bollywood.

14 Aug 2018 9:30 pm
Some good news for Team India amidst the ruins...

The beleaguered Indian team on Tuesday received a boost with pacer Jasprit Bumrah being declared fit and available for selection for the third Test against England starting in Nottingham on Saturday.

14 Aug 2018 9:30 pm
Watch LIVE! President Kovind addresses nation on eve of I-Day

On the eve of Independence Day, President Ramnath Kovind addresses the country.

14 Aug 2018 7:12 pm
Boycott slams India for 'thoughtless' batting display

'These are elementary things you do not do against any decent swing bowler in English conditions. To try to do it to James Anderson, who is one of the great master craftsmen in those conditions, tells me the Indian batsmen have not done their homework'

14 Aug 2018 6:31 pm
Stokes found not guilty of affray over street fight: BBC

Stokes, 27, was accused of knocking unconscious two men, Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale, in a brawl in Bristol, southwest England, last September just hours after he had played in a one-day international against the West Indies.

14 Aug 2018 6:30 pm
India women's team gets third new head coach in 18 months

Powar's term will include a tour to Sri Lanka, a bilateral series in the West Indies in October followed by the ICC Women's World T20 in West Indies in November.

14 Aug 2018 6:30 pm
Poll: Should India limit Internet access for teens?

The Malaysian government is considering curbing Internet use for teens between midnight and 6 am. Should India follow suit?

14 Aug 2018 4:10 pm
British Parliament crash: Man held on suspicion of terror offences

Two people at the scene were treated for injuries after the vehicle crashed into the large steel barriers erected around the Houses of Parliament complex.

14 Aug 2018 4:10 pm
18% GST on salary for head office-branch services

Experts said this will mean that companies, which have offices in multiple states, will have to raise Goods and Services Tax invoice for functions performed by employees in head office that has helped branches in other states.

14 Aug 2018 3:30 pm
Liverpool refer Salah to police

Liverpool referred forward Mohamed Salah to the Merseyside Police over a video which appears to show the Egyptian using his mobile phone while driving.

14 Aug 2018 3:30 pm