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Updated: Oct 21, 2014 12:35 PM
Two popular cinema halls situated in the heart of the city- Sathyam Cinemas and Woodlands theatre in Royapettah - were attacked by unidentified persons with petrol bombs on Monday night. The incident is believed to have taken place following the announc
Updated: Oct 21, 2014 11:53 AM
Two days after the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) offered unilateral and unconditional outside support to the BJP, the Shiv Sena lashed out at it saying that it was a brazen attempt to influence the would be government to the look the o
Updated: Oct 21, 2014 12:09 PM
Amid talk that the BJP’s Maharashtra unit president Devendra Fadnavis could be party’s chief ministerial choice, there is growing unease among the supporters of Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.According to sources within and outside the
Updated: Oct 21, 2014 11:14 AM
Move seen as attempt to ascribe Hindu identity to Tamil king The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has decided to commemorate the 1000th year of the coronation of King Rajendra I of the Chola dynasty. Son of the great Rajaraja Chola I, King Rajendra (rei
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Kollywood actor Vijay, who remained silent even as Tamil outfits upped the ante against Kaththi's producer, Lyca Productions, who was alleged to have business links with Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has released a statement thanking producers
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Captain A.B. de Villiers top-scored with an unbeaten 89 as South Africa completed a six-wicket win over New Zealand in a limited-overs cricket international Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, Luke Ronchi was New Zealand’s
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The CBI today filed a “detailed and comprehensive” revised final closure report before a special court in a coal block allocation scam case involving top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, former coal secretary P C Parakh and others. The agen
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Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who had an affair with then president Bill Clinton in 1998, has debuted on the Twitter social network just before speaking at Forbes magazine’s Under-30 Summit about harassment and bullying on the Internet.
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Apple’s mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut on Monday. The new system allows you to flash your iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. But don’t leave your wallet or purse behind quite yet. Despite a
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 21, 2014 10:29 AM
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Mumbai after Diwali to meet the newly-elected BJP MLAs and decide on the leadership issue and government formation in Maharashtra. “I am not going today. I think I will visit Mumbai after Diwali,” he t
Oct 21, 2014 09:41 AM
‘We both attacked each other during campaign but now the bitterness is over’ A day after the Shiv Sena Sena ended up with just about half the number of seats won by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Maharahstra Assembly, party leaders reache
Oct 21, 2014 04:11 AM
A day after the Congress was routed in Haryana, senior leader from the State and former Union Minister Kumari Selja trained her guns on outgoing Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the party’s dismal showing. “I wish the Congress leader
Oct 21, 2014 03:24 AM
Finishes way behind in Haryana as saffron party outplays it in social engineering For the parties of the Janata Parivar, the results in Haryana have come as a huge disappointment as their leaders had extensively campaigned for Om Prakash Chautala’
Sport
Oct 21, 2014 03:46 AM
Brazilian Andre Moritz teamed up with Indian Subhash Singh upfront to deal killer blows in Mumbai City FC’s 5-0 victory over FC Pune City on home turf at the D.Y. Patil stadium. Elegant and instinctive, the Brazilian scored twice with his left foot
Oct 21, 2014 03:42 AM
Karman Kaur Thandi capped her fine run with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Hsiang-Wen Huang of Chinese Taipei in the girls’ under-16 final of the WTA Future Stars tennis event at the Singapore Indoor Arena on Monday.“It was very nice playing on this
Oct 21, 2014 03:40 AM
Colegio Estadul Santo Antonio (Brazil) came back from the brink to win the Subroto Cup junior boys’ football final at the expense of MSP Higher Secondary School (Kerala) via penalties at the Ambedkar Stadium.Trailing 1-2 till the very end of normal
Oct 21, 2014 03:38 AM
Young Mizoram footballer Peter Biaksangzuala has died after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating a goal he had scored, media reports said Monday. Peter, 23, fell backwards on his head as he took a series of somersaults after scoring an equal
Oct 21, 2014 03:36 AM
On the eve of the match, Marco Materazzi, the Italian World Cup winner, who is the head coach-cum-player of Chennaiyin FC and the team’s captain Bojan Djordjic answered a variety of questions from the media. So did David James, goalkeeper and Nigeria
Opinion
Oct 21, 2014 01:20 AM
The recommendations of the World Bank/IMF are presented to us, the people of the South, as scientific, objective, necessary, fair, and in the best interests of the countries where they are to be implemented. This is why the rebellion episode by the bank s
Oct 21, 2014 01:32 AM
It was a long-awaited reform measure but when the Narendra Modi government eventually deregulated diesel pricing on Saturday, the timing, in the backdrop of falling global oil prices, was just perfect. With oil companies wiping off the under-recoveries on
Oct 21, 2014 01:25 AM
A few months after steeply increasing taxes on tobacco products, the government has come up with another much-needed measure to contain tobacco consumption. Thanks to a recent amendment to the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling
Business
Oct 21, 2014 10:08 AM
Extending gains for the third straight day, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 74 points in early trade today on sustained buying by funds and investors after the government stepped up economic reforms amidst a mixed trend on other Asian bourses. The 30-s
Oct 21, 2014 10:00 AM
Extending its rising streak for the third straight day, the rupee appreciated by 8 paise to 61.28 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on Tuesday on sustained selling of the U.S. currency by exporters and banks. Forex dealers
Oct 21, 2014 07:59 AM
Microsoft has given its new CEO Satya Nadella a pay package worth 84.3 million dollar, most of it in the form of long-term stock awards. A regulatory document filed on Monday showed Mr. Nadella got a salary for the fiscal year that ended June 30 of $918,9
Oct 21, 2014 07:39 AM
The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plough at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday."Tonight, a plane crashed when it co
Oct 21, 2014 04:26 AM
My comments have been wrongly interpreted, says Nirmala Sitharaman Union Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday denied reports that the Centre was contemplating a new policy to regulate online retailers. She also clarified that she
Features
Oct 19, 2014 06:16 PM
Remember the Liril classic which got generations humming, “La lalala”… We still have great advertisements and brand campaigns. Of course we do. Just the other day, I watched one on TV. Beautifully shot, with fine looking people doing i
Oct 19, 2014 05:28 PM
Meet the people who ply catamarans at the Kasimedu fishing harbour to ferry the catch brought in by the larger boats The boats docked at the Kasimedu fishing harbour heave as the rain lashes at them. Their mammoth bodies lunge from side to side — i
Oct 19, 2014 06:27 PM
Acclaimed fashion photographer Ram Shergill talks about the drama of his work Ram Shergill was born and brought up in Britain but his roots lie in India. In ‘Kaleidoscope’, his maiden exhibition here, the artiste revives his links with the na
Oct 21, 2014 08:33 AM
A large number of the rank-holders are from Chennai. Amongst the affiliated colleges, there are 106 first-rank holders Anna University has released its undergraduate students rank list that includes gold medallists. Close to 1,200 students of 80 coll
Oct 21, 2014 03:21 AM
Rama spent 11 years in Dandakaranya forest in the company of the many rishis and sages seeking their blessings and following their austere way of life. Dandakaranya is described as a vast expanse of thick forests which is the home to the many rishis and sa
Slideshows
Oct 21, 2014 12:24 AM
Police Commemoration Day 2014 is an occasion to remember the valiant police personnel, who gave their lives defending the peace and security of people in society. The Telangana Police in Hyderabad gave a sense of might to the people and young students at
Oct 19, 2014 01:49 PM
As Assembly election results unfold in Maharashtra and Gurgaon, our photographers bring you a selection of pictures capturing the mood at counting centres, party headquarters and on the street.
Oct 18, 2014 06:13 PM
Kaveri, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) of Namma Metro, made a dramatic breakthrough as it emerged into daylight after a year underground at the site of the Chickpet Metro Station on Friday. The machine, which is digging a tunnel on the North-South line
Oct 17, 2014 04:39 PM
It is celebration time for AIADMK party workers as Supreme Court had granted conditional bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.
Oct 17, 2014 12:34 PM
From iPad Air 2 to X Yosemite, here's the Apple's event in pictures. Photos: AP
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