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Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, poet and politician, dies at 93

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away at AIIMS in Delhi at 5.05pm on Thursday. He was 93. In a medical bulletin, the hospital said his condition deteriorated over the last 36 hours and he was put on life support systems. “Despite the best of efforts, we lost him today.” The Bharatiya Janata Party stalwart was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi […]

PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day Speech: Key Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today touched on many issues in his fifth Independence Day speech. In an hour-long speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted his government’s achievements in the past four years. Prime Minister Modi said that the country has made rapid changes in the past few years compared to 2013 when the Congress-led UPA government was in power. The Prime Minister said that the country was on a new […]

 
 
 

This pianist playing the National Anthem has gone viral

This year India will be celebrating the 72nd Independence Day. Recently, a piano presentation of the anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’ played by Mumbai-based pianist Shayan Italia went viral. The video, which was posted on July 29, has managed to garner quite some attention online and at present has over 72 million views. The video features Italia playing the piano that was gifted to him by his mother as a goodbye […]

Somnath Chatterjee, Former Lok Sabha Speaker, Dies at 89 in Kolkata

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away at a private hospital on Monday morning following multiple organ failure. He was 89 years old. Chatterjee passed away at around 8:15 am after his condition deteriorated following Sunday’s “mild heart attack”, said a hospital official from Belle Vue Clinic hospital where the former CPI(M) leader was undergoing treatment. He was suffering from a kidney-related ailment and was admitted to the hospital […]

Jio Phone 2 registrations to start on August 15: How to book, offers, price, specifications, etc

Reliance JioPhone 2 will be available on August 15. The advanced 4G phone offers a slew of interesting features including a physical keyboard and WhatsApp support for Rs 2,999. JioPhone 2 is a successor to last year’s mega-hit – JioPhone. JioPhone 2 was announced last month at Reliance Industries annual AGM. While prospective buyers had to wait for weeks to register and purchase the original JioPhone last year, this time […]

Sweden to India: How a Cup of Masala Chai Fuelled IKEA’s Journey to Hyderabad!

Founded in 1943 by Swede Ingvar Kamprad and headquartered in the Netherlands, furniture giant IKEA makes revenue worth €38.3 billion with 411 outlets in 49 countries. Deemed as the world’s largest furniture dealer, IKEA has finally set up its first-ever store on a 13-acre campus in HITEC city, Hyderabad. And while the numerous conversations CEO of IKEA India Juvencio Maeztu had with Indian biggies may be credited for the 2012 […]

Mumbai Police promotes road safety with Hulk wearing a helmet; people share pictures of cops not wearing them

Mumbai Police’s social media team has come up with an interesting way to reinforce the importance of wearing a helmet. They did so by using an image of the fictional superhero The Hulk, who is wearing a helmet. The image of the text read, “No matter how strong you are, never forget to wear a helmet.” The image of the green character, who is never seen wearing either a shirt […]

Legacy of Lal-Bal-Pal: The Legendary Trio Who Stood For Swaraj & Swadeshi Ideals!

The tyrannical British rule in India was responsible for a sense of deep unrest among Indians. Millions of Indians were protesting against the British in a way that they felt would best lead the country towards freedom. While some believed in a peaceful approach, others had a more direct, radical attitude towards the revolution. The triumvirate of Lal-Bal-Pal was a part of the latter group. Lala Lajpat Rai, from undivided […]

‘An expel Bengalis campaign’: Opposing NRC in Assam, Mamata makes her strongest identity pitch yet

In Assam, the final draft of the National Registrar of Citizens was published on Monday, putting in doubt the citizenship status of more than 4 million people. While the exercise will obviously have a significant effect in Assam itself, the politics of the NRC has also spilled over into neighbouring West Bengal where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took it up as an issue of Bengali identity. The move will help […]

15-Year-Old Indian-American Boy Graduates as Engineer, Starts PhD in US

A 15-year-old Indian-American child prodigy has reached a milestone in his academic journey and is all set to start his doctorate after completing his graduation in biomedical engineering, according to a media report. Tanishq Abraham graduated from the University of California, Davis with the highest honours of summa cum laude. “Of course I feel very happy, very excited, and I’m very proud of my accomplishments,” Tanishq was quoted as saying […]