APJ Abdul Kalam
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an Indian scientist, President of India and an author. He was born on October 15, 1931, in Tamil Nadu. Kalam was the 11th president of India who served from 2002 to 2007. He was a scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
04 Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu's 18-year old S Riyasdeen creates world's lightest satellite
S Riyasdeen, a second-year Mechatronics engineering student from SASTRA University hailing from Karanthai in Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur, won the global competition "Cubes in Space" for creating the world's lightest femto-satellite.
12 Nov 2019
Newly discovered spider species named after Sachin Tendulkar
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar may have retired six years earlier, however, he is constantly in the spotlight for various reasons.
07 Sep 2019
Amid Chandrayaan heartbreak, remembering what Dr. Kalam said about failures
From enthusiasm to somber, India, and more importantly, the scientists at ISRO, went through a lot last night.
03 Sep 2019
Teachers' Day 2019: Five greatest Indian teachers of all time
The very thought of teachers takes us down a path of bittersweet nostalgia.
29 Jan 2019
What made anti-nuclear test crusader George Fernandes participate in Pokhran?
George Fernandes' demise on Tuesday, January 29, has left a void in Indian politics and leaders across the spectrum have united to remember the fearless man.
16 Aug 2018
#ForeverOurHero: How Vajpayeeji made India a nuclear state
In an article, Shakti Sinha, who served as private secretary to late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 1996 to 1999 wrote, 'For Vajpayee, nuclear weapons security for India is an article of faith and not a slogan.'
16 Aug 2018
#DeshKeAtal: Facts to know about Atalji- marvelous orator, brilliant statesman
As Atal Bihari Vajpayee is battling illness and age, his niece Kanti Mishra said she wanted to hear him speak one more time. This is precisely the emotion of the nation which rallied behind Vajpayee and adored him for decades.
25 Jun 2018
No end to dispute over renaming Haj Bhavan in Bengaluru
The row over plans to rename 'Haj Bhavan' in Bengaluru after Tipu Sultan, the 18th-century ruler of the Mysore kingdom, shows no signs of ending with BJP leader KG Bopaiah saying his party wanted it renamed after late President APJ Abdul Kalam.
03 Jun 2018
Will say whatever I have at RSS event: Pranab Mukherjee
Days after his decision to attend an RSS event triggered a political storm, former president Pranab Mukherjee has responded, asserting he'll say whatever he has to at the event.
11 May 2018
Do you know why we celebrate National Technology Day today?
In 1998, India's success of Operation Shakti by testing nuclear missiles, set alarm bells ringing in the United States, while rest of the world witnessed the might of Indian technology.
07 May 2018
Adnan Sami's staff allegedly called "Indian dogs" at Kuwait Airport
Whether it is Shah Rukh Khan, APJ Abdul Kalam, Sudha Murthy or Adnan Sami, racism against Indians apparently exists globally.
21 Feb 2018
Haasan: Don't see much difference between films and politics
Superstar Kamal Haasan began his political journey with a visit to former president APJ Abdul Kalam's residence in Rameswaram. He, however, faced his first hurdle when he was denied permission to visit the elementary school where the former president studied.
26 Jan 2018
5 times when PM Modi has broken official protocols
After the R-Day parade, PM Narendra Modi once again broke protocol and strolled till India Gate, waving at the crowd, amidst frenzied sloganeering of "Modi, Modi."
29 Nov 2017
Meet #GES2017 Speaker Tessy Thomas, the Missile Woman of India!
Dr. Tessy Thomas, the "Missile Woman of India", is going to address Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 in Hyderabad.
31 Jul 2017
Tamil Nadu: Copy of Gita near Kalam's statue causes controversy
A couple of days after a memorial of Late Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam was inaugurated in his native village of Peikarambu, a controversy has erupted over an engraved copy of the Bhagavad Gita near his statue.
18 Jul 2017
What are President Mukherjee's post retirement plans?
With President Pranab Mukherjee's term coming to an end, the refurbishing of his next residence, 10 Rajaji Marg was seen going on at a feverish pace.
18 Jun 2017
President Mukherjee rejects two more mercy petitions, totalling 30
As President Pranab Mukherjee prepares to retire from office in a month, he is considering the final mercy petitions before him.
17 Oct 2016
Omar Abdullah detained at New York airport
Former Jammu & Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah was detained at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York for additional screening by immigration authorities; he spent two-hours in a holding area.
07 Aug 2016
Friendship day quotes by inspirational personalities
India's reverred APJ Abdul Kalam said "Sometimes, it's better to bunk a class and enjoy with friends, because now, when I look back, marks never make me laugh, but memories do."
5 Apr 2016
Memorial for APJ Kalam to come-up at Dilli Haat
Delhi government announced that a memorial for former President APJ Abdul Kalam will soon come up at INA Dilli Haat.
23 Nov 2015
Kalam's grand-nephew quits BJP over bungalow row
Former president APJ Abdul Kalam's grand nephew allegedly quit the Bharatiya Janata Party over differences with the party over Kalam's bungalow.
29 Oct 2015
AAP criticizes Kalam's bungalow allotment to Mahesh Sharma
The Aam Aadmi Party has criticized the Centre for allotting Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's bungalow to Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.
15 Oct 2015
India pays tribute to Kalam on his birthday
People all across the country are paying tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam on his 84th birth anniversary.
27 Jul 2015
The sad demise of Abdul Kalam
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passed away today at the age of 83.