Indian policemen guard outside the Nagpur Central Prison where the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon. Photo:PTI

School students pray during the condolence prayer of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Agartala, on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Indian activists light candles and hold banners urging the President to stop the scheduled death penalty of Yakub Memon. -PTI

Transport minister Gopal Rai, CM Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia at the Delhi Transport Vision Conference . - PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying his last respects to former President APJ Abdul Kalam at his residence at Rajaji Marg. -PTI

Bureaucrat Sanjeev Chaturvedi and Human Rights activist Anshu Gupta whose names were announced among the five awardees. PTI

Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. (Photo: AFP)

International

Return Koh-i-Noor to India: Keith Vaz

British Indian MP Keith Vaz on Tuesday called for the world-famous “Koh-i-Noor” diamond to be returned to India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s UK visit in November.

Business

SpiceJet to buy 100 planes

Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday said it plans to buy around 100 new planes as part of a long-term business plan and is in talks with global aircraft makers including Boeing and Airbus.

India

Cops quiz Digambar Kamat in bribery case

Holding that he was not involved in the pay off scam involving a US consultancy firm, former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat said on Wednesday that he had never met the company’s officials or accept

Metros

Sanjiv Chaturvedi mom: Award will encourage the honest

Expressing satisfaction over her son Sanjiv Chaturvedi being awarded the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award, Kalawati Chaturvedi said it was recognition of her son’s fight against corruption.

Newsmakers

Amid border tensions, Bajrangi Bhaijaan big hit in Pakistan

The Bajrangi Bhaijaan fever has gripped audiences in Pakistan and thanks to the positive Indo-Pak message in the movie, the Salman Khan-starrer has received phenomenal response, with people thronging

Sports

Former South Africa skipper Clive Rice dies at 66

Former all-rounder Clive Rice, the first post-apartheid captain of South Africa, died on Tuesday aged 66, an official from the national cricket association said.

Editorial

Farewell to icon who inspired young India

Some of our Presidents were intrepid soldiers of the freedom movement and were imbued with idealism and a strong sense of probity and institution-building; some were scholars and philosophers of renow

Here and Now


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Bollywood

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Hollywood

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Dining

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Cash Crash in glitzerland

Stories of excesses and successes and the biggest names in showbusiness who saw fortunes slip away

The reluctant aristocrats

St. Petersburg was never on my bucket list. It just happened.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.

In the Prussian town of Königsberg, the river Pregel had seven bridges connecting two small islands in it to the two sides of the town as well as to each other.