Wednesday 28 September 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 September 26, 2016 07:34 PM
Union Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, spoke at the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations, telling Pakistan to forget the Kashmir dream. 
National September 26, 2016 03:32 PM
Tainted former Uttar Pradesh Mines Minister Gayatri Prajapati was today reinducted into the Akhilesh Yadav cabinet in an apparent attempt by SP supremo Mulayam Singh
National September 26, 2016 03:20 PM
A shoe was today hurled at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during his roadshow here. Hariom Sharma, a resident of Shastri Nagar locality, flung his shoe
National September 26, 2016 02:13 PM
 The special task force of Kolkata Police has arrested six top Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants, including four wanted in the 2014 Khagragarh blast case, from
National September 26, 2016 12:45 PM
The Supreme Court today refused to grant an urgent hearing on a PIL seeking declaration of the India-Pakistan Indus Water Treaty as unconstitutional. "There is no
International September 27, 2016 03:15 PM
The US has asked Pakistan to close all terrorist safe havens and target all militant groups, including those that target neighbouring countries, after India made
International September 27, 2016 01:56 PM
A mosque and an international congress center were attacked in two explosions in the German city of Dresden, but nobody was injured, police said.
International September 27, 2016 10:30 AM
Pakistan today demanded an international probe into the Uri terror attack with its Senate passing a resolution calling on the UN to conduct an independent
International September 27, 2016 09:25 AM
The Colombian government and the leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord today end a half-century conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands
International September 26, 2016 06:53 PM
Several people were injured when a gunman fired multiple shots at a strip mall in the southwest Houston in the US before being shot by
Business September 26, 2016 07:00 PM
An inter-ministerial panel today approved 11 proposals entailing foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow of over Rs 2,300 crore. Among the proposals cleared, Sharekhan Ltd would attract
Business September 26, 2016 10:16 AM
Equities started the week on a distinctly weak note after the Sensex tumbled 374 points today -- the most in two weeks -- tracking global
Business September 26, 2016 09:39 AM
The rupee maintained its firmer undertone against the dollar for the third straight day and ended at 66.61 on sustained selling of the American unit
Business September 25, 2016 12:08 PM
A good monsoon, reforms and timely decision making at the Centre will definitely push India's growth beyond the 8 per cent mark in subsequent quarters
Business September 25, 2016 11:23 AM
Cab aggregators Uber and Ola are breaking new ground as they have started providing taxi services to government departments at special rates. They have registered at
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 September 19, 2016 10:24 AM
"The People v OJ Simpson" triumphed at the 68th Primetime Emmys, winning five awards including best limited series, while fantasy drama "Game of Thrones" was
Arts & Entertainment September 15, 2016 12:58 PM
Priyanka Chopra has become the first Indian star to enter the Forbes list of highest paid television actresses in the world, after starring on American
Arts & Entertainment September 14, 2016 08:06 PM
After roping in Bollywood actress Vidya Balan for the Samajwadi Pension Scheme, the Uttar Pradesh government today appointed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the brand ambassador
Arts & Entertainment September 13, 2016 02:25 PM
Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin feels that "everyone is a feminist" and a person who does not identify as one is a "bad human being."
Arts & Entertainment September 13, 2016 09:58 AM
In more trouble for standup comedian Kapil Sharma, who has kicked up a row through his bribe tweet, Oshiwara Police here today registered an FIR
Sports September 23, 2016 07:09 PM
BCCI chief says  In the backdrop of the Uri terror attack, BCCI chief Anurag Thakur today ruled out the possibility of reviving bilateral cricket ties
Sports September 21, 2016 01:40 PM
In defiance of the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha committee recommendations, the BCCI today named a five-member selection committee headed by former wicketkeeper-batsman MSK Prasad and comprising
Sports September 18, 2016 07:09 PM
Promising a "historic" new beginning, the BCCI today announced an open tender process for allocating the cash-rich IPL's global broadcasting rights for 10 years, a
Sports September 14, 2016 09:41 AM
Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia scripted history by becoming the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world
Sports September 12, 2016 10:43 AM
Stan Wawrinka became the oldest US Open men's champion in 46 years when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to claim a third Grand
Society September 25, 2016 12:21 PM
British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned against announcing our presence to any alien civilisations, especially to those more technologically advanced than humans. Our first contact from
Society September 24, 2016 12:37 PM
Get out the umbrellas and beach balls! The people of Mumbai have taken matters into their own hands, and cleaned up at least part of
Society September 24, 2016 09:24 AM
Supreme Court today upheld the conviction of former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore in the Ruchika molestation case but reduced the 18 month jail
Society September 23, 2016 03:11 PM
Eight years after British teenage girl Scarlett Eden Keeling was found dead on a beach in Goa, a children's court here today acquitted two local
Society September 23, 2016 02:53 PM
Incessant rains continued to batter the city for the third day today, prompting Telangana government to ask IT companies to allow their employees in the