Biggest honour of my life and career to play for the country: Sunil Chhetri

Biggest honour of my life and career to play for the country: Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: For a country obsessed with cricket, it isn’t easy being a household name if you play another sport. But Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has managed to do just that as he is undoubtedly the face of the game in this country. From a young striker who played second fiddle to the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia to taking on the leaders mantle with elan, Chhetri had done it all. With 67 goals in his kitty, Chhetri is the second highest international goal-scorer among active players ahead of even Lionel…

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Tata Sponge finishes acquisition of Usha Martin Ltd’s steel business

Tata Sponge finishes acquisition of Usha Martin Ltd’s steel business

Kolkata: Tata Steel’s subsidiary Tata Sponge Iron on Tuesday said it has completed the acquisition of steel business of debt-ridden Usha Martin Ltd (UML), though transfer of some assets including mines and certain land parcels is pending. “This is to inform you that the Company has completed the acquisition of steel business undertaking including captive power plants, today (Tuesday) i.e. on April 9, 2019, pursuant to a cash consideration (after adjustment for negative working capital and debt like items) payable to UML of ₹4,094 crore, which is subject to further hold backs of ₹640 crore, pending…

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Career Smack Downs: 10 Tips To Discover Your ‘Tremor Of Truth’ And Persevere And Thrive

Career Smack Downs: 10 Tips To Discover Your ‘Tremor Of Truth’ And Persevere And Thrive

Your ‘Tremor Of Truth’ Will Give You The Resilience To Overcome Career Obstacles PHOTO BY TIM GOUW ON UNSPLASH At this writing, I can bench press 185 pounds. It wasn’t easy to get here. I put everything into it. My personal trainer kept saying, “Let me see your tremor of truth.” Raising an eyebrow at her, I grunted and trembled and sweated before reaching the goal, but I got there. She explained later that the phrase “tremor of truth” is used in physical fitness circles when we push ourselves to…

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Hair of the dogfighter: Indian pilot’s moustache all the fashion

Hair of the dogfighter: Indian pilot’s moustache all the fashion

Men across India, stirred into patriotic passion by an air force pilot shot down in a dogfight with arch-rival Pakistan, are copying the facial hair of their new hero. Tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours escalated late last month when both countries claimed they downed enemy jets, with Pakistan capturing a pilot, in an ongoing dispute over the Kashmir region. The pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, crash-landed in Pakistan-controlled territory on Wednesday. After attempting to flee on foot, firing his pistol in the air to deter stone-throwing locals, he became the…

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Bharti Foundation to support education of children of security personnel martyred in Pulwama attack

Bharti Foundation to support education of children of security personnel martyred in Pulwama attack

This is a heartfelt contribution from us to make sure that the children of these heroes will never have to worry about access to quality education,” Vijay Chadda, CEO Kolkata- Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Enterprises, has offered to undertake the education of children of the security personnel who were martyred in last week’s terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir, as a mark of support for the country’s security forces. Bharti Foundation will reach out to the individual families and bear all education related expenses for these children till they…

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Healthy diet can beat symptoms of depression: Study

Healthy diet can beat symptoms of depression: Study

The study found that all types of dietary improvement appeared to have equal effects on mental health, with weight loss, fat reduction or nutrient-improving diets all can reduce the symptoms of depression. Dietary improvement significantly reduces symptoms of depression  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images Washington D.C.: While many might agree that ice-cream binge can soothe your soul during a rough phase in your life, a recent study suggests that weight loss, nutrient-boosting and fat reduction diets can reduce the symptoms of depression. In a new study published in Psychosomatic Medicine, a…

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An inside view of India’s pencil business and the four families that control it

An inside view of India’s pencil business and the four families that control it

The humble pencil was the simple solution that Three Idiots’ Rancho gave for the complex riddle of how to write in zero gravity. For about six centuries, the pencil has left its indelible mark as an all-weather writing instrument, after the accidental discovery of hard graphite at a nondescript Lake District village in England led to the commercial production of what would become the least inexpensive — yet must-have — item on modern desktops. Perhaps the instrument’s continuity as a stationery item was never in doubt. But when the mobile…

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Business chiefs call for dramatic overhaul of rates to help high street

Business chiefs call for dramatic overhaul of rates to help high street

There’s no end in sight to the challenges faced by UK high street retailers. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian Ministers are facing renewed pressure to reform business rates to bolster the UK’s high streets, with calls for a “complete review” from the Conservative mayor of the West Midlands. Andy Street, who ran John Lewis before his election in 2017 as the mayor of the UK’s second-biggest urban economy, said the current system of business rates on commercial properties was no longer representative of modern Britain. Speaking at a conference in London, he said:…

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Why Colette is queen of the influencers

Why Colette is queen of the influencers

Open Colette’s Wikipedia entry and – just as with one of her novels – you’re hooked right away. “She was a French author and woman of letters, also known as a mime, actress and journalist, nominated for the Nobel prize in literature in 1948.” She wrote more than 30 novels and was called “the greatest living French writer of fiction” by the New York Times, just before her death in 1954. That’s not to mention her status as the ultimate cat lover. Thanks to Colette, feline fans on Instagram have an almost endless…

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Hilton’s Conrad checks in to the sleepy pensioners’ town of Pune

Hilton’s Conrad checks in to the sleepy pensioners’ town of Pune

The city of Peshwas, once known for its wada-style housing and traditional bazaars, is now home to luxury hotels, fine dine restaurants and fancy apartments. Luxury real estate was the early entrant into the traditional market and the segment has seen a jump of 10 percent in prices in the past year, states Cushman and Wakefield. Hotels such as Conrad Pune brought global hospitality experiences to Pune. Fine dining restaurants and fashion businesses followed suit. Deepali Nandwani share My first reaction when I heard that the country’s first Conrad was…

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