Self-reliance in the defence sector is far more crucial than any other field. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said this while launching new products of the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSU) and Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) as part of the celebrations of ‘Atmanirbharta Saptah’. Mr....

Art, beyond borders

A prolific novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, screenplay writer, documentary filmmaker, columnist, TV actor, river engineer, eco-technocrat all rolled into one, Arnab Jan Deka’s wide-ranging literary interests led him to start writing fiction just at the end of the twentieth century, and two leading Assamese literary journals –...
Economist Prof Dipankar Sengupta speaks on the life of Rahul Jalali
It was around September or October 1978 that along with my 1977 IRS (Indian Revenue Service) batch-mates we were on Bharat Darshan. We reached Tamil Nadu's famous tourist spot Kanyakumari or Coimbatore. We were out on site seeing that our Deputy Director training RN Puri greeted an elderly fellow...
Published author. Poet. Dancer. Motivational speaker. Born with Cerebral Palsy, where the body refuses to obey the brain, young Vinayana has proved that disability is not her identity. Her literary works, including her book, titled ‘Vinayana’s World: A Story Untold…’, makes one look at life through her eyes, the eyes...
Syama Prasad Mookerjee was the founder of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh, the predecessor of the ruling BJP. Born in a Bengali family in Kolkata on July 22, 1901, Syama Prasad Mookerjee's tryst with politics began in 1929 when he entered the Bengal Legislative Council as an Indian National Congress...
Eminent Dogri poetess and writer Padma Sachdev was conferred  the highest honour  of Sahitya Akademi its fellowship at an impressive function held here today. Padma Sachdev is a charming, delightful person, full of bubbling liveliness, home-spun fun and laughter (rather loud for more refined ears). She is also a lovable...
At just 22, this Doda boy has 3 startups registered in his name. He is known among those who want to bring a change in Jammu and Kashmir. In this brief chit-chat, we tried to find out more about him & his dreams. Read on. Please tell us something about yourself...
RK Chhibber assumed office as interim Chairman cum Managing Director of the Bank. Chhibber shall also be the Interim Chairman of all sub-committees of the Board previously headed by the ex-Chairman. Chhibber joined the services of the bank as probationary officer in the year 1982 and has led the bank...
The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government that took oath on Thursday appointed Nirmala Sitharaman as the finance and corporate affairs minister after Arun Jaitley requested to opt out of the government. In 2017, Sitharaman became the first woman to be appointed full-time Defence Minister of India in its entirety.  60-year-old...