Indian, Pakistani armies exchange sweets on LoC

The Indian and Pakistani armies Monday exchanged sweets on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on India`s 66th Republic Day, an official said.

Goa hosts fest with Indian, Russian musicians
Goa hosts fest with Indian, Russian musicians

 ZimaFest - India's newest live musical festival - began on a high note here and saw an amalgamation of Indian and Russian DJs and bands.

Indian National Anthem in Big B's baritone for R-Day
Indian National Anthem in Big B's baritone for R-Day

Describing as "divine" the residence of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore here, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said he has sung the Indian National Anthem - written and composed by Tagore - for a special music video shot in the historic venue and said it would be played across television, radio and theatres on Jan 26.

Moeen Ali revealed as cover star of 2015 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack edition
Moeen Ali revealed as cover star of 2015 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack edition

England all-rounder Moeen Ali has been revealed as the cover star of this year's Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, the world famous sports book, whose 152nd edition would be released on 9 April this year.

India, Pakistan trade fire on international border in Jammu

Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire overnight on the international border in Samba district of Jammu after the BSF reacted to 'suspicious movements on the border'.

WHO approves Indian-made vaccine to fight meningitis in Africa

A vaccine against meningitis prepared by an Indian company has been approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO), paving the way for its use to eradicate the disease in sub-Saharan Africa.

Body of Indian killed in Angola blast to reach Delhi on Monday

 The body of an Indian, who was killed in an explosion in Angola, is likely to reach New Delhi by Ethopian airlines on Monday.

Food chain faces probe in Singapore for denying job to Indian

 A Spanish frozen yogurt chain in Singapore is facing a probe for unfair unemployment practices after an Indian woman was denied part-time job citing her inability to speak Mandarin.

Indian, Bangladeshi mystic folk singers enthrall Kolkata

Folk singers from Bangladesh, Sufi singers from Rajasthan and wandering minstrels or bauls of West Bengal engaged folk music lovers at a fest here Saturday.

Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, first Indian to fly airplane in 1895

Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, Indian scholar was the first man who flew a flying machine over Chowpatty in 1895, eight years before the American siblings, Wright brothers.

Indian music complex: Israeli DJ

 Israeli electronic music producer and DJ Borgore says Indian music is hard to understand, but he wants to team up with the country's artists.

Abhijeet Gupta best Indian in Al Ain Classic
Abhijeet Gupta best Indian in Al Ain Classic

Riding on three back-to-back victories, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta emerged as the best performing Indian as he finished seventh in the Al Ain Classic International chess tournament that concluded here.

Urban Indian travellers venture forth on rural trails
Urban Indian travellers venture forth on rural trails

From visits to centuries-old villages to experiencing forest trails to participating in village festivals and carrying out traditional day-to-day agricultural activities, the urban tourist is going rural these days.

The play that inspired Bollywood, revived Indian drama
The play that inspired Bollywood, revived Indian drama

Have you ever wondered how Indian films, especially the Bollywood variety, came to be song-and-dance spectacles, mostly featuring two people falling in love, getting separated by circumstances/families/rivals but after heart-tugging vicissitudes, living happily ever after? For this, you can commend (or castigate) a shy Urdu poet of the mid-19th century who not only resurrected drama as an Indian literary genre after centuries, but in his play, integrated five subcontinental cultural traditions and provided a sterling example of the "Ganga-Jamuna tehzeeb/sanskriti".

Indian arrested for carrying drugs at Kuala Lumpur airport

An Indian has been arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for allegedly carrying 5.34 kilogrammes of illegal drugs worth USD 288,155.

Sydney siege: One Indian amongst hostages in Lindt cafe

In contrary to prior reports that ruled out the possibility of any Indian being present inside the cafe, fresh inputs suggest there may be one Indian trapped in the hostage crisis in Sydney.

DNA: Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai honoured with Nobel Peace Prize 2014

The Indian Child Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani Braveheart Malala Yousafzai was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize 2014.

Kailash Satyarthi to get Nobel Peace Prize; proud moment for every Indian

Child Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi will soon be bestowed upon with the Nobel Peace Prize for his dedication towards the nobel cause of fighting for the rights of unfortunate children!

South African court acquits Shrien Dewani of plotting wife's honeymoon murder
South African court acquits Shrien Dewani of plotting wife's honeymoon murder

 British-Indian millionaire Shrien Dewani, accused of plotting the murder of his Indo-Swedish bride during their honeymoon here in 2010, was acquitted today as a South African court dismissed the case against him, citing lack of evidence.

Indian American danseuse brings Chinese opera to India
Indian American danseuse brings Chinese opera to India

Music aficionados in the national capital and Mumbai are set for a rare treat when the Chinese opera, "The Peony Pavilion", is performed later in the week, an event made possible by Indian American danseuse Swati Bhise, who has been promoting Indian culture in the United States for close to 30 years.