The A.H. Wheeler & Co railway bookshops, a 127-year-old monopoly of the Allahabad-based Banerjees, will cease to be a fixture on platforms.
Ponkunnam Varkey, Malayalam literature patriarch, dies at 94. At once reformer, filmmaker, theatre doyen too. Books include Sabdikunna Kalappa etc.
Gujarat police head constable Bachu Bhai Rathwa, who fought off a mob to save a Muslim family in the 2002 riots, gets the Shaurya Chakra.
Elvis Presley set it off recording That’s All Right and two other tracks over 50 years ago. Now Rock ‘N’ Roll is celebrating a golden anniversary.
Rajdoot, iconic Indian bike of jaandar savari, shaandar savari fame, to be phased out by March.
Anti-terror expert A.K. Doval is new IB chief.