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Stephen Hawking dies at 76

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Stephen Hawking, a theoretical physicist and author of bestselling books died on 14th March (2018) at his home in Cambridge. He was 76.                      Stephen Hawking did research on general relativity and black holes. He wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. In 1963, at the age

Pakistan’s iron lady Asma Jehangir passes away

Pakistan’s iron lady Asma Jehangir passes away

She was special. She was an icon, an apostle of courage, honesty and justice. She was an inspiration. She has faded leaving her mark on the posterity to think beyond self and act on real ground to fight injustice.   Asma Jehangir passed away on February 11, 2017 at the age

Rajiv Kumar: New NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman

Rajiv Kumar: New NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman

Economist Dr. Rajiv Kumar has been appointed (August 5, 2017) as the new Vice-Chairman of the government think tank NITI Aayog. Present vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya had stepped down earlier this month. The Columbia University professor will be returning to the U.S. to rejoin academia.  Dr. Vinod Paul, pediatrician at AIIMS,

India’s Hockey legend Mohammad Shahid breathed his last

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The 56-year-old, who was battling kidney and liver problems, breathed his last on July 20, 2016 at a Gurgaon hospital. He was part of the Vasudevan Baskaran-led Indian team that clinched the gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. India’s hockey legend Mohammad Shahid was one of the greatest players of

Poet, litterateur C. Narayana Reddy passed away

Eminent poet, litterateur C. Narayana Reddy died

Eminent poet, litterateur and Jnanpith awardee C. Narayana Reddy, popularly known as CiNaRe, passed away in the early hours of June 12, 2017, aged 85. He was taken to a hospital following health complications and was declared dead. CiNaRe, born on July 29, 1931 in Hanumajipet of erstwhile Karimnagar district,

Legendary sitar player Rais Khan Dies

Legendary sitar player Rais Khan

India-born legendary sitar player Ustad Rais Khanpassed away in Pakistan on May 6, 2017. He was 77. He was reportedly diagnosed with an ailment and had been bedridden for quite some time. He breathed his last in Karachi. He is survived by his wife, renowned singer Bilqees Khanum, and four sons. Ustad Rais was

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