People holding a protest in support of mercy plea for 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's brother Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraicker mourns his death at his house in Rameswaram.PTI

A CCTV footage showing the car seized by the three terrorists for their use before attacking a police station at Dinanagar. -PTI

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets UK Employment Minister Priti Patel at Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. -PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the BJP parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Recovered bombs that were planted on railway tracks. (left) Army jawans during an encounter with militants. (Photo: PTI)

Last moments. Former President APJ Abdul Kalam collapses at the IIM Shillong where he had gone to deliver a lecture. (Photo:PTI)

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Choudhary and NCP's Supriya Sule in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)


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.


El Nino scare over, kharif crops take root in India

After warning about the impact of El Nino on India affecting its monsoon for several months, Indian met department has finally some good news: Prospects of summer crops like rice, pulses and oilseeds


PM Modi had attacked Nitish Kumar at Bihar rally

Addressing a rally in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, last Saturday, the PM had said that he was hurt when Nitish Kumar had broken the alliance with the BJP two years ago.


It’s official! Brains of intelligent people work better

Scientists refer to this as the neural efficiency hypothesis, although it is now accepted by experts as an undisputed fact, with ample evidence to support it


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.


Farewell to icon who inspired young India

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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.

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