MEMORIAL

  • Viswanathan Anand lets Carlsen off the hook, settles for draw April 17, 2015

    Shamkir: Viswanthan Anand let a golden opportunity slip as he let reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen off the hook and settled for a draw with the Norwegian in the first round of 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess tournament on Friday. Capitalising on an unforced error by Carlsen, five-time World Champion Anand...
  • St Stephen's student moves Delhi HC seeking stay on his suspension order April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: St Stephen's student Devansh Mehta who was suspended by the college on Wednesday for launching an online magazine has moved the Delhi High Court seeking a stay on his suspension order. He has also appealed to the court that the college authorities should not be allowed to take...
  • Freedom of expression at risk: Who walk like Kings should know what kingship means March 25, 2015

    (Gopalkrishna Gandhi is grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. He is a retired bureaucrat, diplomat and a former Governor. He delivered the first BG Verghese memorial lecture) It is a great honour to be asked to give the lecture that stands in the memory of BG Verghese. I am delighted to offer...
  • Sonal Mansingh: Hope the Parliamentarians take a cue from PM Modi's respect for art forms and artists March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The 'XII Jivan Pani Memorial Festival, 2015: Abhilasha' was themed along the lines of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by PM Modi. We talked to its founding president Padma Vibhushan Awardee Dr. Sonal Mansingh about the condition of classical art forms in India and their future seeing the...
  • PM Modi to pay tribute to fallen IPKF soldiers in Sri Lanka March 6, 2015

    Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will tour Sri Lanka next week, will lay a wreath at a memorial honouring the IPKF soldiers who died in the country fighting the civil war. Sri Lankan foreign ministry on Friday said Modi will lay a wreath at the Indian Peace Keeping Force...
  • Watch: Arun Jaitley's lecture on freedom and responsibility of media January 19, 2015

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley gives lecture on freedom and responsibility of media at Justice JS Verma Memorial on Sunday. Jaitley slams media for invading privacy of individuals and running media trials. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan honoured with Yash Chopra Memorial Award December 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was conferred with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award here, and said that he is still striving to deliver his best in the Indian film industry. Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao honoured him with the award, which was given to Lata Mangeshkar last year. The event was held...
  • Russia dismantles Apple statue after CEO Tim Cook announces he is gay November 4, 2014

    Moscow: A two-meter (six-foot) statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week's announcement by the CEO of Apple that he is gay. In a statement, ZEFS, which according to its website owns construction, advertising, and finance enterprises in St...
  • I hate the old house, there are so many bad memories of Kieran cheating: Katie Price October 29, 2014

    London: Singer Katie Price says she wants to make a fresh start in a new home with husband Kieran Hayler, who cheated on her. Price, who forgave Hayler after discovering his affairs with her friends Jane Pountney and Chrissy Thomas earlier this year, has moved out of the Sussex home as...
  • Delhi: Nobel Memorial wall unveiled at Rajiv Chowk October 26, 2014

    Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with the Swedish embassy on Sunday inaugurated the Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station to popularise Indian Nobel laureates, a statement said. The Nobel Memorial Wall exhibits portraits of Rabindranath Tagore, C.V. Raman, Mother Teresa, Amartya Sen, and this year's...
  • Man who attacked Canada's parliament had troubled, transient past October 24, 2014

    Montreal/Vancouver: The gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa and then raced through Canada's parliament before being shot dead was a misfit and perhaps mentally ill, according to police, friends and family, while his troubled and transient past included robbery and drug offences. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, a Canadian citizen and convert...
  • Canada shooting: Parliament, government must function despite attacks, says PM Stephen Harper October 23, 2014

    Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced determination that Wednesday's shooting in the capital not deter the government and Parliament. "While the prime minister stated that facts are still being gathered, he condemned this despicable attack," a statement from the prime minister's office said after a soldier at the National War...
  • Firing close to Canada Parliament building, one soldier shot at October 22, 2014

    Ottawa: A Canadian soldier was shot at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings, where more shots were fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday. The buildings were put on lockdown as police and tactical teams converged on the...
  • Environment Ministry panel clears Ambedkar memorial plan in Lutyens' Delhi October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Social Justice Ministry's proposal to construct a grand Ambedkar memorial in Lutyens' Delhi has received the nod from a high-powered Environment Ministry panel. Sources said that the Expert Appraisal Committee for Projects related to Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone, Building/Construction and Miscellaneous projects, which met here last...
  • Police needs to be equipped with modern techniques: Akhilesh Yadav October 21, 2014

    Lucknow: Underlining the need to equip the police force with latest techniques, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said his government was working to upgrade the system. The Chief Minister said in the the fast-changing scenario, the pattern of crime is changing and new aspects are emerging, especially in economic crimes,...
  • VVS Laxman to deliver MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture at Eden Gardens October 7, 2014

    VVS Laxman is all set to renew his connection with the Eden Gardens as the former middle order batsman has been chosen to deliver the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture on October 19. The lecture will be held on the eve of the fifth and final ODI between India and the West...
  • PM Modi pays tribute to Shyamji Krishna Varma on his 157th birth anniversary October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma on his 157th birth anniversary, urging people to visit his memorial. "On his birth anniversary, I bow to Shyamji Krishna Varma. A devout patriot, he inspired several nationalists, both in India and overseas," the prime...
  • Lifting weights can improve your memory: Study October 2, 2014

    Washington: Here's another reason why you should hit the gym - it can boost your memory. An intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 per cent in healthy young adults, a new study has...
  • Modi pays floral tribute at Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Washington September 30, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi. Modi offered floral tribute at the statue of the Father of the Nation in the US capital. A large number of Indian-Americans were present to welcome the Prime Minister who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. ...
  • Day 5: PM Modi to visit Martin Luther King Jr memorial, Lincoln memorial on Tuesday September 30, 2014

    Washington: In the final leg of his maiden US trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Martin Luther King Junior memorial and the Lincoln memorial in Washington. Modi arrived in Washington on Monday and met US President Barack Obama for a private dinner at the White House. The dinner continued...
  • Ajit Singh flays Centre for not converting his bungalow into his father's memorial September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh on Friday attacked the government for rejecting his demand for converting the bungalow occupied by him into a memorial of his father, former Prime Minister Charan Singh, and blamed it for protests over the issue. "There is a memorial in the name of...
  • SanDisk launches the world's highest capacity 512GB SD card at Rs 51,990 in India September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: SanDisk has launched its 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHSI memory card used in cameras. It has the ability to write data at 90 MB per second making it useful for those shooting the high resolution 4k videos. According to SanDisk, the card is designed to meet the demands...
  • Full Text: Rahul Dravid delivers the Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture September 14, 2014

    Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. It is an honour to be delivering the Dilip Sardesai Memorial Lecture this evening in front of an audience with a deep love and great knowledge of cricket. Much like the late Dilip Sardesai. It was because of this deep love and knowledge of the...
  • Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture to be held on October 19 September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The third edition of the annual Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture will be held on October 19, on the eve of the IndiaWest Indies fifth ODI. "Both the teams are expected to land here on October 18 and the next day would be ideal to host the lecture," CAB...
  • Don Bradman memorabilia to be exhibited at Kolkata's Victoria Memorial August 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The first bat and other playing gear and memorabilia of Donald Bradman arguably the greatest batsman ever will be showcased at an exhibition at the iconic Victoria Memorial Hall here in 2015. The event, organised in collaboration with the Don Bradman Foundation, will exhibit items linked to the...
  • Venue for War Memorial, museum for Kargil heroes to be finalised soon July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government would soon finalise the venue for construction of a War Memorial and a museum in the honour of the soldiers who laid down their lives fighting the 1999 Kargil war with Pakistan, said Defence Minister Arun Jaitley after he paid homage to the martyrs at...
  • Debris from flight MH17 did not just fall in Hrabove, Ukraine July 21, 2014

    While recovery operations are underway to uncover those deceased in the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, close to Ukrainian village Donestsk, another village not far away from ground zero claims that a major part of the aeroplane has fallen in this village. Even as the villagers collected all the...
  • Government allocates Rs 100 crore for war memorial in Delhi July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday allocated Rs 100 crore for construction of a war memorial and a war museum at Princess Park near India Gate. Presenting his first budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the country is deeply indebted to officers and jawans of the armed forces for having made...
  • Fishes can remember things up to 12 days, study finds July 2, 2014

    Contrary to the popular belief that fish have a memory span of only 30 seconds, scientists have found that a popular aquarium species can remember the location of tasty treats up to 12 days later. Researchers at MacEwan University in Canada studied African Cichlids (Labidochromis caeruleus). These fish demonstrate many complex...
  • Nearly 190 dead due to suspected encephalitis June 30, 2014

    Nearly 190, mostly children from poor families, have died due to suspected encephalitis in Bihar in the last month with three more deaths on Monday, an official said. The maximum number of deaths took place in the state's Muzaffarpur district. Most of these children died at the governmentrun Sri Krishna Memorial...