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Asif Ibrahim takes over as Intelligence Bureau chief

Syed Asif Ibrahim, a 1977 batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS officer, took over as director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Tuesday. 1976 batch Haryana cadre IPS officer Alok Joshi took over as the chief of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW)


Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill is new commandant of NDA

Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill took charge as the new commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla on Tuesday.


Novak Djokovic wins Abu Dhabi tournament


Panel set up to suggest steps for Air India turnaround

A five-member committee, headed by IIM-Ahmedabad’s Prof Ravindra H Dholakia to improve the ailing national carrier’s functioning.


Hilary Mantel awarded Man Booker Prize

The 2012 winner, announced on 16 October, was Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. This made her the first woman to receive the award twice


Minor planet named after Chinese scientist

The minor planet, known as No 10611, was discovered by the Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program under the National Astronomical Observatories with the CAS in 1997, and was bestowed with the name in memory of Yan