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Kedarnath Singh, veteran Hindi poet and essayist, passes away

A prominent essayist and critic, Kedarnath Singh was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi in 1989 for Akaal Mein Saras (Cranes in Drought) — his poetry collection and the Jnanpith Award in 2013. He was living in New Delhi.

Computer pioneer, Robert W. Taylor dies at 85

Robert W. Taylor, 85, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died.

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Obit: David Bowie’s legacy has been carved into our collective consciousness

David Bowie's chameleon-esque ability to croon and challenge and defy in so many different genres is the hallmark of a restless agent provocateur.

Mario Cuomo, ex-New York governor and liberal beacon, dies at 82

Cuomo led New York during a turbulent time; challenged Reagan at the height of his presidency.

A R Antulay: A tough administrator and decision maker

A R Antulay was born in a village Ambet, in Raigad district in Konkan region of Maharashtra.

Ex-Union Minister Murli Deora: A Congress loyalist with rapport across political, corporate spectrum

Murli Deora, the Congress stalwart from Maharashtra, was a Gandhi family loyalist who had friends across political and corporate spectrum.

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Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa condoles the death of Lalgudi Jayaraman

'I was deeply grieved learning about his passing away,' she said in statement.

After 5 years in coma,Pamela Rooks dies

Beautiful,talented,vivacious -- just some of the words with which family,friends and fans describe National Award-winning filmmaker Pamela Rooks.

Actor Tony Curtis,of Some Like

Tony Curtis,the movie star who earned an Oscar nomination as an escaped convict in Stanley Kramer’s 1958 movie The Defiant Ones

Director of Bonnie and Clyde,Arthur Penn,is dead

Arthur Penn died on Tuesday night at his home in Manhattan,the day after he turned 88.

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People offering tribute to cartoonist R K Laxman in Mumbai

People were offering tribute to R K Laxman at Worli Sea Face in Mumbai on Tuesday morning.

From Kolkata to Sydney, cricket fans mourn Phillip Hughes' tragic death

A day after the tragedy, fans and players line up to pay their tributes to the departed soul.

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George HW Bush: A life in public service

George HW Bush, part of a new generation of Republicans, was often referred to as the most successful one-term president.

Vajpayee was an inclusive leader. He let colleagues do their job and critics speak up: Arun Shourie

As India loses one of its most charismatic prime ministers, former Rajya Sabha MP Arun Shourie talks talks about all that Vajpayee stood for. “When Vajpayee ji made a promise, people believed him. There was a reason for that.”

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DMK supporters react to Karunanidhi's death

The mood outside Kauvery hospital after news broke of the death of Kalaignar Karunanidhi.

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