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Manohar Parrikar, who passed away at his private residence on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer, became India's 18th and Goa's second Chief Minister to die in office. Parrikar, 63, was the first Bharatiya Janata Party leader to be Goa Chief Minister. He headed the state from...
From putting an emphasis on indigenisation in the defence sector to ensuring that a home-grown fighter jet joins the air force fleet, from the defence forces carrying out a surgical strike to signing of the Rafale deal, Manohar Parrikar had an eventful tenure as the defence minister. Born on December...
New Delhi: For eight weeks beginning March 15, a three-member panel of mediators will attempt to arrive at a ‘permanent solution’ to the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya. A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Friday appointed Justice (Retd) Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla as the head of...
Google honoured Russian mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya on her 97th birth anniversary on Thursday with a doodle. Born on March 7, 1922 at Kologriv, Ladyzhenskaya was the daughter of a mathematics teacher who helped with her early inspiration and love of mathematics. Ladyzhenskaya was known for her work in partial differential equations...
NEW DELHI: 1983-batch IPS officer Rishi Kumar Shukla, who was recently appointed as the new Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director, formally took charge of the office on Monday. According to sources, Shukla reached the CBI office around 10 AM to formally take charge of his new assignment as the chief...
Veteran politician and the former Defence Minister of India George Fernandes died in Delhi on Tuesday morning after a prolonged illness. He was 88. It was during his tenure as the Defence Minister that India witnessed the 1999 Kargil War and also conducted the five nuclear tests at Pokhran. Born on...
Remember the TV ads where “dadaji” blesses newly married couples, kisses young kids and shakes a leg even as the jingle “asli masala sach sach” plays in the background? That’s Dharam Pal Gulati, who at 95, is probably the world’s oldest ad star. And that’s not his only claim to...
Gulmarg: Alpine ski racer, Arif Mohammad Khan, has been selected to represent India at the ‘World Ski Championship’ to be held at Are in Sweden. The championship shall be held in the first week of February. A local from Tangmarg area of District Baramulla, Khan has represented India in many international...
MUMBAI: Yes Bank Ltd on Thursday named Deutsche Bank India chief Ravneet Singh Gill as the new managing director and chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding Rana Kapoor at the private sector lender. The announcement of the new CEO came on a day when the bank reported a 7% drop in...
The 53rd death anniversary of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who died in Russia's Tashkent on January 11, 1966, following a massive heart attack, is being observed today. Shastri, who became part of the country's struggle for freedom since the 1920s, later went on to become the second Prime...