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Major (retd) Probal DasGupta with late CDS Gen Bipin Rawat. (Photo by arrangement)

The General I Knew

This piece is a personal tribute to an extraordinary general, gentleman and my battalion commanding officer

Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo: AP)

Tendulkar among 50 most influential people on Twitter, according to brand research

American singer Taylor Swift is at number 1 spot and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is placed at number two in the list

Twitter's outgoing CEO Dorsey announced on Monday that 37-year old Parag Agrawal, an IIT Mumbai and Stanford University alumnus, will be the company's new chief executive as he stepped down after 16 years at the company that he co-founded and helmed.

Twitter's Parag Agrawal joins other Indian-origin CEOs heading biggest tech firms

Parag Agrawal had joined Twitter 10 years ago when there were fewer than 1,000 employees

Nalini Jameela, a recipient of the prestigious Kerala State Film Awards. (Photo: PTI)

Sex worker-turned-author basks in glory of Kerala film award

Jameela adjudged the special jury mention for costume-design in the movie 'Bharathapuzha'


Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: AFP)

International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Putin over Ukraine war crimes

The ICC said that its pre-trial chamber found there were reasonable grounds to believe that each suspect bears responsibility for war crime

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Sept. 15, 2017. Haley, the former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador, announced her candidacy for president on Tuesday, becoming the first major challenger to former President Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican nomination.  (File Photo: PTI)

Nikki Haley makes big announcement, launches her 2024 US presidential bid

Haley, 51, is the two-term Governor of South Carolina and the former US Ambassador to the United Nations

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in Vancouver, British Columbia. On Saturday, Trudeau said that on his order a U.S. warplane shot down an unidentified object that was flying high over northern Canada. (Darryl Dyck/AP, File)

US fighter jets shoot down high-altitude airborne object in Canada: White House

The decision in this regard was taken following a phone call between US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau


Cooking gas LPG price on Wednesday was hiked by Rs 50 per cylinder, while price of jet fuel (ATF) was cut by 4 per cent. (ANI)

Cooking gas price hiked by Rs 50 per cylinder

Non-subsidised LPG price was hiked to Rs 1,103 per 14.2-kg cylinder - the first increase since July 2022

Apart from restructuring debt, regulating cryptocurrencies is another priority area for India, which IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva agreed with

IMF flags debt disagreements, says banning crypto should not be off table

Apart from restructuring debt, regulating cryptocurrencies is another priority area for India, which IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva agreed with

Representatives of global aluminium majors posing for a photograph at Jharsuguda in Odisha

Aluminium majors exhibit technological capabilities at int’l aluminium conference

The two-day event featured an international exhibition by over 30 companies hailing from the aluminium sector and associate industries


 Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh speaks with the media regarding recent allegations of sexual harassment against him, in Gonda district (PTI Photo)

Wrestlers call off protest after Sharan asked to step aside as WFI president

Govt decided to form an oversight committee which will probe the allegations of sexual harassment of women wrestlers by the WFI president.

 Argentina's captain and forward #10 Lionel Messi lifts the FIFA World Cup Trophy as he celebrate with teammates winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup final football match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, on December 18, 2022. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Messi and Argentina beat France on penalties to win World Cup

Argentina defeated France 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out to win the World Cup for the third time

Argentina's captain and forward #10 Lionel Messi, his wife Antonela Roccuzzo pose with the FIFA World Cup Trophy after Argentina won the Qatar 2022 World Cup final football match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, on December 18, 2022. (Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Messi says will continue Argentina career after World Cup win

Messi has played 172 times for Argentina, scoring 98 goals since making his debut in 2005


ISRO's PSLV-C53/DS-EO and 2 other co-passenger satellites being launched from the second launch pad, at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. This was the second dedicated commercial mission of the space agency's commercial arm NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). (PTI Photo)

ISRO launches 3 Singapore satellites in dedicated commercial mission

With this successful mission on Thursday, the PSLV rocket has launched 345 foreign satellites belonging to 36 countries since 1999

Chandrayaan-II was the first attempt to send a rover to the south pole of the moon. (Photo: PTI/File)

Chandrayaan-2 spectrometer makes first observations in Exosphere of Moon

These observations provide insight on the dynamics of the lunar exospheric species

Last year, the team found that up to 80 per cent of white-tailed deer sampled across Iowa in the US tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. (Photo: AP/File)

US scientists detect Omicron variant for first time in deer

The yet-to-be peer-reviewed study also found neutralising antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in one of the Omicron-infected deer


New Indian ambassador to Thailand Nagesh Singh

Visit India 2023 aims to attract more Thai citizens

Increased air connectivity to India was the all-important factor for higher tourist traffic between the two countries

Renowned Mumbai artist Jitish Kallat is one of 73 artists from 35 countries participating in the ongoing 2022 Bangkok Art Biennale. (Photo by arrangement)

Jitish Kallat’s art is the highlight at Bangkok biennale

Chaos is the birthplace of art, says the Indian artist while explaining his muse to reporters

Reality TV star Kim Kardarshian’s recent Met Gala appearance is the latest trigger for the debate. (Twitter)

The waist of the matter

Doctors have often sounded a word of caution about blindly following the workout and slimming routines of celebrities


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No room for racism

It is an ugly truth that racism exists in the world, but you can certainly make your child aware of it

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Sex & Sexuality | Smokin' ain't sexy

Maintaining good hygiene is important for good health. Since sexual health is an inseparable part of general health

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Take charge and let go

A visit to a scenic retreat didn’t turn out as regenerating as expected, but it did lead to some important lessons being learnt


Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena (ANI file photo)

Delhi LG removes AAP govt nominees from discom boards

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party termed the LG's orders removing Shah and Gupta from the boards of discoms 'illegal and unconstitutional'

 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal  (PTI)

Kejriwal asks Delhi LG to pay attention to improving city's law and order

Kejriwal was referring to the hit-and-run case in which a 20-year-old woman was dragged to death while trapped under a car in Delhi

Voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, at a polling station in Krishna Nagar area, in East Delhi, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist Lav)

Polling underway for civic polls in Delhi amid tight security

The AAP and the BJP have exuded confidence that they will emerge victorious in the polls while the Congress is seeking to regain lost turf



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