Sunday 23 October 2016

More than a decade after India first started the procurement process, it has finally inked an €8bn agreement to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault. The original deal was to buy 126 Rafales to replace the accident-prone Russian MiG-21s. Ultimately, the government offered to buy only 36 ready-to-fly planes.

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Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 31st Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. This is the first Olympics being held in South America and is going on even as a majority Brazilians are unhappy with their rulers. Here’s a quiz on some random Olympic facts and related trivia.
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National October 22, 2016 04:49 PM
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackarey today said the party did a mistake by letting and helping the BJP grow in Goa, else it would have
National October 22, 2016 10:45 AM
Odisha's Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak today resigned in the wake of death of 23 people in a hospital fire tragedy, while
National October 22, 2016 09:25 AM
A Pakistani spy was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district for passing on vital information regarding deployment and movement of security forces to Pakistan. Two
National October 21, 2016 05:38 PM
The chasm in UP's ruling Samajwadi Party grew wider today with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav skipping an important meeting called by state party chief Shivpal
National October 21, 2016 03:10 PM
The Supreme Court today directed Parsvnath developers to hand over possession of a flat in its Gurgaon project to Minister of State for Information and
International October 22, 2016 10:39 AM
Fifty-three were killed and over 300 injured when a packed Cameroon passenger train derailed today while travelling between the capital Yaounde and the economic hub
International October 22, 2016 09:30 AM
At least 19 people were killed when a helicopter crashed in northwestern Siberia, Russia's Investigative Committee said today. Investigators said in a statement that an Mi-8
International October 21, 2016 11:42 AM
A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit western Japan today, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami risk. The quake, at a
International October 21, 2016 11:37 AM
Jihadist gunmen, some of them wearing suicide vests, attacked the Iraqi city of Kirkuk today, killing at least 22 people, in an apparent effort to
International October 21, 2016 10:58 AM
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today asserted that that he will totally accept the outcome of the "historic" presidential election if he wins but reserved
Business October 22, 2016 12:23 PM
In a setback to incumbent telecom operators, sector regulator TRAI today suggested imposing Rs 3,050 crore penalty on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea for allegedly
Business October 21, 2016 10:10 AM
With over 32 lakh debit cards compromised in India's largest banking security breach, the government today went into damage control mode, assuring customers that there
Business October 20, 2016 07:43 PM
Hit by an unprecedented ATM security breach, several public and private sector banks have recalled or blocked over 32 lakh debit cards to safeguard their
Business October 20, 2016 06:15 PM
Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran today refuted before a special court CBI's claim that he had pressurised a Chennai-based telecom promoter to sell his stakes
Business October 20, 2016 10:32 AM
Stocks made some headway today as the benchmark Sensex rebounded by over 145 points to close at 28,129.84, a two-week high, driven by financials and
Books September 17, 2016 09:19 AM
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Delicate Balance, has died, his
Books August 16, 2016 07:50 PM
Eminent Punjabi writer and novelist Gurdial Singh breathed his last here after a brief spell of illness, his family said. He was 83.
Books July 31, 2016 01:55 PM
Harry Potter magic hit Asia today morning, as aspiring witches and wizards crowded into bookstores to get their hands on the first copies of a
Books July 31, 2016 12:40 PM
Iconic Hindi writer Munshi Premchand has been hounoured with a Google doodle on his 136th birth anniversary. The doodle is inspired from Premchand's last and most
Books July 28, 2016 03:48 PM
Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi, who ardently fought for the rights of the tribals and other marginalised sections, passed away here today after
Arts & Entertainment October 19, 2016 07:36 PM
Beverages major Coca Cola India has dropped Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as brand ambassador for its soft drink 'Thums Up' after four years of association
Arts & Entertainment October 19, 2016 02:09 PM
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has waged his own war in the courts against the mother of his late ex-girlfriend. The 54-year-old Dumb & Dumber star has filed documents
Arts & Entertainment October 19, 2016 12:42 PM
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for Ram Gopal Varma's directorial venture Sarkar 3. The movie, which is the third in the Sarkar franchise will see Bachchan
Arts & Entertainment October 18, 2016 07:30 PM
Under pressure over opposition to the upcoming release of his film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil that features a Pakistani actor, director Karan Johar today said he
Arts & Entertainment October 18, 2016 06:36 PM
Filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt today said Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has just a four-minute appearance in Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) and requested the MNS
Sports October 21, 2016 11:07 AM
Tightening its noose around the embattled BCCI, the Supreme Court today choked funds to the state associations till its top boss Anurag Thakur and the
Sports October 18, 2016 05:48 PM
CBI has registered a case in the doping scandal involving international wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was barred from participating in the Rio Olympics after banned
Sports October 17, 2016 02:37 PM
BCCI President Anurag Thakur today said in Supreme Court that he had not asked ICC CEO Shashank Manohar to state that the appointment of Justice
Sports October 17, 2016 12:20 PM
US superstar Serena Williams has withdrawn from the elite WTA Finals in Singapore, saying she's still working to recover from the shoulder troubles that hindered
Sports October 16, 2016 08:19 PM
Chasing a modest 191 to win, India defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the first cricket One-day International match at HPCA stadium, here today. Opener
Society October 22, 2016 10:06 AM
Citing a judgment by India's Supreme Court, Pakistan's apex court has ruled that schizophrenia is not a "permanent" mental disorder so it cannot be a
Society October 20, 2016 05:06 PM
As many as eight people, including six women, were killed in a fire cracker mishap at the fireworks hub of Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district today. The
Society October 20, 2016 04:36 PM
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today ordered Delhi Police to set up a special team to trace a missing JNU student even as its Vice Chancellor
Society October 20, 2016 02:12 PM
As the siege of JNU administrative building by a section of students over a missing hostel inmate entered the second day, Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh
Society October 20, 2016 11:17 AM
Sprint to your bank’s ATM or quickly log online to change your ATM PIN because there is a threat that your Diwali bonus lying in