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  • Indira Gandhi

    Emergency should never be forgotten

    Strange that in the process of selecting who should be the next President of India, the nation has forgotten the emergency imposed some forty two years ago. More than one lakh people were detained without trial. The media which could have reported the conditions prevailing was muzzled. Civil servants dutifully issued orders, which came through Sanjay Gandhi, the son of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who was the extra constitutional authority ruling the country in her name. The judiciary caved in and even upheld

    Opinion | June 22, 2017
  • Game Of Thrones, leak, HBO, Seasn 7

    HBO won't organise press previews for 'GoT' season 7

    Game Of Thrones makers are taking all possible measures to prevent the show's upcoming season from leaks. Just like last year, the fantasy drama's original network, HBO, has decided not to organise the press screeners to review the show, reported Entertainment Weekly. The media will also have to watch it along with the common public. This is not the first time the network has decided not to arrange preview shows for critics and reviewers. The same decision was made last year for season six,

    Television | June 19, 2017
  • Ed Sheeran, GoT, Game of Thrones

    Ed Sheeran admits 'GoT' cameo not exciting

    Grammy Award winning singer Ed Sheeran says his cameo in the fantasy series Game of Thrones is not exciting. The singer is making his debut in the highly anticipated upcoming season of the Game of Thrones. It was announced in April that he had filmed a cameo for the hit HBO series, as a surprise for actress Maisie Williams. "I haven't seen it yet! I just know the scene I did, I did with Maisie (Williams), and it's decent. I like it. Nothing

    Music | June 16, 2017
  • Brexit

    EU, UK fix date to begin Brexit negotiations

    The European Union (EU) and the European Commission (EC) said in a joint statement that they have set a date to begin Brexit talks with the UK. According to the statement issued on Thursday, the EU and the UK are set to begin negotiations on Article 50, which was triggered on March 29 and sets out the procedure for withdrawing from the 27-member bloc, reports Efe news. "Michel Barnier, the European Commission's Chief Negotiator, and David Davis, Secretary

    World | June 16, 2017
  • Visiting Denmark just got easier

    The world is but a book, and those who do not travel have but read only a page. Travel is an eye opener in every sense of the word, besides being a vital catalyst of the economy. It is, hence, no wonder that countries across the world strive to welcome future brand ambassadors or, in other words, tourists. Travelling is facilitated by good connections, enabled by modern transportation systems that ensure fast and comfortable travels. A recent high profile get together hosted

    Travel | June 15, 2017
  • Jean-Claude Juncker

    EU's Juncker says no Paris climate deal renegotiation

    European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday rejected US President Donald Trump's suggestion that the Paris climate pact could be renegotiated. Trump's decision two weeks ago to pull out of the landmark pact was "a sign of abdication from common action", Juncker told the European Parliament. Trump has made a vague suggestion that he could try to renegotiate terms with better guarantees for US industry. "The European Union will not renegotiate the Paris Agreement," Juncker told the

    World | June 14, 2017
  • Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

    Chancellor Angela Merkel said that as a federal government and a member of the European Union (EU), Germany is prepared for Brexit negotiations, after the UK general election came to an end. "We are preparing for Brexit. We will wait for the results of these elections but meetings (on Brexit) are going to begin and we are going to defend the interests of the 27 countries which will be in the EU in the future," Merkel said on Friday. The Chancellor did

    World | June 10, 2017
  • Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones, Future, Daenerys Targaryen

    Emilia Clarke optimistic about future in 'GoT'

    Actress Emilia Clarke says she is optimistic about the future of her Game of Thrones character Daenerys Targaryen. The actress spoke about her character in an interview to Belfast Telegraph, reports express.co.uk.  She said: "Right now, I'm sort of feeling -- with her -- optimistic. She'll probably need some help, though. I'll definitely be disappointed if she doesn't make it."  "Game Of Thrones", which is based on novels by George R.R. Martin, and is a dramatic telling of a story

    Television | June 7, 2017
  • Sophie Turner, GoT, Game of Thrones

    Sophie Turner's Sansa Stark may turn to dark side on 'GOT'

    Actress Sophie Turner has hinted that her character Sansa Stark on the fantasy drama series "Game of Thrones" could get darker and evil in its new season. The 21-year-old actress has been playing Sansa since the beginning of the popular HBO series and thinks her character has evolved greatly to become a vengeful individual. "(Sansa has changed) from being a naive, vulnerable innocent young woman and being such an underdog... to being a leader, powerful and hungry for

    Television | June 6, 2017
  • Nandini K R

    Civil services topper got 55.3 pc; UPSC discloses marks

    Civil services exam topper Nandini K R got 55.3 per cent marks, reflecting the tough standard adopted by the UPSC in conduct of the prestigious test to select the country's bureaucrats. The marks of the successful candidates of the civil services examination 2016 have been disclosed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The examination is conducted annually in three stages -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select candidates for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign

    Books & Education | June 5, 2017