'Mehrangir', the iconic bungalow of Homi J Bhabha, father of India's atomic energy programme, was on Wednesday (June 18) sold at an auction for Rs 372 crore, despite demands to turn it into a museum. (Source: Express photo by Pradip Das)
The highest bidder, whose identity was not disclosed at his request, landed the sprawling property at plush Malabar Hill which went under the hammer at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), its custodian. (Source: Express photo by Pradip Das)
The property fetched Rs 115 crore more than the reserve price of Rs 257 crore. (Source: Express photo by Pradip Das)
The three-storey bungalow with a built-up area of over 15,000 sq ft on a plot measuring 1,593 sq m, offers a beautiful view of the sea. (Source: Express photo by Pradip Das)
After Bhabha's death in a plane crash 1966, his brother Jamshed, a patron of art and culture, became the custodian of the estate. (Source: Express photo by Pradip Das)
On Jamshed's death in 2007, the property was transferred to NCPA, an institution he had nurtured. (Source: Express photo by Pradip Das)
A Himachal roadways bus fell into gorge at Dhami near Shimla, killing two people and injuring nine others on Wednesday (June 18). (Source: Express photo by Lalit Kumar)
An old woman makes way through the wreckage at the accident site. (Source: Express photo by Lalit Kumar)
Injured people rushed for treatment at I.G.M.C. Indira Gandhi medical college and hospital in Shimla. (Source: Express photo by Lalit Kumar)
One more body of a student was recovered from Beas river today eleven days after 25 persons, including 24 students from a Hyderabad engineering college, were swept away in the river. The deceased has been identified as P Venkata Durga Tarun, Mandi SP, R S Negi said. (Source: Express photo by Lalit Kumar)
In first high-level engagement between India and Russia after NDA government came to power, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry O Rogozin on Wednesday held extensive talks on crucial bilateral issues including trade and energy security.
Sushma Swaraj meets Dmitry O Rogozin in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)
Both Sushma Swaraj and Dmitry O Rogozin, who arrived in the capital early on Wednesday on a two-day visit, are understood to have discussed about preparations for the annual Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Putin scheduled during the course of the year.
Dmitry Rogozin, left, and Sushma Swaraj, pose for the media before their meeting in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)
Issues relating to economic cooperation, energy security and the deal for the third and fourth reactors of Kudankulam power plant figured in the talks.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, left and Sushma Swaraj, arrive for their meeting in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)
Governor of Assam J B Patnaik leaves after meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)
Governor of Assam J B Patnaik is seen addressing the media in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)
Sooraj Pancholi, Aditya Pancholi's son, is seen coming out from session court in Mumbai. Sooraj was accused of abetting his girlfriend and actor Jiah Khan’s suicide case. (Source: PTI)
Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi addresses media after coming out from the session court in Mumbai on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)