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Updated: Aug 22, 2014 08:13 AM
The US Treasury Department held fast to its policy of not negotiating with terrorists, adding that paying ransoms only encouraged more kidnappings. Militant groups in the Syria-Iraq region demanded $132.5 million (approximately INR 800 crores) for the r
Updated: Aug 22, 2014 08:16 AM
In the last 48 hours, nine more children have been killed. A senior official of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that a total of 469 children were killed in the Gaza Strip, where the situation is “dire” beca
Updated: Aug 22, 2014 03:06 AM
Modi weakening ‘federal spirit,’ says Congress The Congress and the BJP engaged in a war of words on Thursday over heckling of Chief Ministers allegedly by BJP workers while sharing a platform with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at official fun
Updated: Aug 22, 2014 03:15 AM
After waiting over a year for the authorities to act on a complaint of alleged irregularities and corruption at the Hisar Military Station, a Colonel has petitioned the President and the Defence Ministry seeking their intervention. The Army has denied the
Breaking News
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All the sectoral indices were trading in positive zone with gains up to 0.70 per cent. The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 111 points and the NSE Nifty soared to a new life-time high of 7,924.90 in early trade on Friday as IT, oil & gas, power and co
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This is the fourth such incident since Wednesday. Three chain-snatchings were reported from Venjarammoodu, Pirappincode and Thiruvallam. The spate of chain-snatching incidents in the capital city continued for the second day on Thursday when a gang snat
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"I thought instead I’d challenge ALS to stop animal testing," she wrote on her Facebook page. Pamela Anderson has refused to participate in the viral Ice Bucket Challenge, in which people dare one another to dump a bucket of iced water over their
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The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur. It was the first repatriation of victims from the flight to the country. The government has urged people to wea
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A top government watchdog has found that the Obama administration flouted a legal requirement to inform the U.S. Congress at least thirty days before it transferred five senior Taliban commanders from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba to Qatar in exchange
Sport
Aug 22, 2014 09:53 AM
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that the club’s Argentinean international winger Angel Di Maria had asked for a transfer.Ancelotti’s comment confirmed the rumours that have been circulating about the 26-year-old, who was one of Real
Aug 22, 2014 01:35 AM
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal is chasing another dream — to win a medal in the World Championships beginning in Copenhagen on August 25. The 24-year-old shuttler, whose decision to pull out of the recent Glasgow Commonwealth Games evo
Aug 22, 2014 01:31 AM
Even though Anmol Singh was allowed to compete with his patka in the first quarter against Malaysia, the player was asked to remove his patka in the second quarter. The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) has condemned the action of the technical commi
Aug 22, 2014 01:26 AM
Kush Kumar, bronze medallist in the junior world championship held in Namibia recently, will be the star attraction in the u-19 section. The Rs. five lakh Indian Junior Open (IJO) will be held at the Indian Squash Academy here from August 23 to 27. With
Aug 22, 2014 01:24 AM
Having spearheaded India to a historic first medal in the recent Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway, Parimarjan Negi is now headed to Stanford University for a four-year under-graduate course. When it comes to making the right moves over the board of 64 s
Opinion
Aug 22, 2014 02:48 AM
It is evident that the media environment in China is getting more hostile to journalistic reporting and moving more in line with its government-approved commercial and propaganda role. Prompted by scandals, the Chinese government recently issued a set of
Aug 22, 2014 03:06 AM
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang need to work out ways to avoid further confrontations. Persisting boundary disputes among the northeastern States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland, reflect m
Aug 22, 2014 02:54 AM
Mr. Modi made it clear in his address that the acquisition of more teeth by the navy was inextricably connected with India’s growth story. The commissioning in Mumbai of INS Kolkata, a formidable destroyer, has turned out to be much more than an e
Business
Aug 22, 2014 10:01 AM
The rupee gained 15 paise to 60.52 against the U.S. dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market on Friday amid sustained overseas capital inflows.Increased selling of the American currency by banks and exporters amid sustained i
Aug 22, 2014 02:07 AM
Vegetable prices will cool by November; inflation of 8 per cent by January In its annual report released on Thursday, the RBI quelled fears of a drought and said the trend so far suggests that the rainfall deficit situation was “way better”
Aug 22, 2014 12:58 AM
Retaining its projections of 5.5 per cent growth for the year and 8 per cent inflation by January, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in its latest assessment of the economy, has warned that unless the Narendra Modi government delivers on the steps it outli
Aug 22, 2014 12:18 AM
Canara Bank is planning overseas expansion in a big way, according to Chairman R. K. Dubey. He said that the bank was planning to mark its footprint in new destinations such as Japan, Brazil, Africa and Germany. “We are planning to set up branches
Aug 22, 2014 12:10 AM
French design software maker Dassault Systemes has rolled out training centre programme for its flagship product SolidWorks, 3D computer-aided design software in India. Under the SolidWorks Authorized Training Centre Programme, the company plans to set
Features
Aug 21, 2014 05:28 PM
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam shares some interesting anecdotes about his life as a veteran musician. Much has been read, written and heard about the veteran that your first thought could be ‘What don’t we know about him?’ S.P. Balasubrahmanya
Aug 21, 2014 07:01 PM
Photojournalist Selvaprakash Lakshmanan freezes frames of struggling fishermen, vanishing beaches and the polluted sea along the coastline of Southern India One sunny morning six years ago, Selvaprakash Lakshmanan arrived in Rameswaram armed with his ca
Aug 21, 2014 09:24 PM
Popular indie musicians offer their assessment of the current soundscape “It is the best time to be a musician in the country,” declares Subir Malik, founder member, Parikrama, a band that has been producing music for over two decades now. It
Aug 22, 2014 02:48 AM
A film is the expression of a voice and must be listened to. Any attempt to stifle this voice could be counted as fascism, actor Kamal Haasan says. In a freewheeling chat with The Hindu, he talks about the growing culture of post-censorship social boycott
Aug 22, 2014 02:45 AM
The waiting room of Kamal Haasan’s office in Alwarpet turns out to be the best place for an interview. There are a bunch of photos mounted on easels, marking in black and white and sepia the roles that he has essayed over decades. They invite drama
Slideshows
Aug 21, 2014 07:34 PM
Infusing life into clay idols is the artisans’ skill and with awareness about use of clay idols increasing, these traditional potters are working overtime to meet the demand from devotees celebrating in their houses and mass pujas in public places i
Aug 21, 2014 05:20 PM
Aug 21, 2014 05:06 PM
In the past 375 years since it came into being, Madras has changed way beyond the imagination of its founding fathers. This Madras Day let us celebrate this wonderful, vibrant city and sample and enjoy all that it has to offer.
Aug 20, 2014 05:54 PM
Some images from The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest in Chennai and Bangalore between Aug 15 and 17. Photos: K. Murali Kumar, S.R. Raghunathan, M. Srinath, K. Pichumani
Aug 20, 2014 05:39 PM
The slideshow features some of the submissions to The Hindu In School photography contest
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