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Updated: Dec 26, 2014 01:36 AM
Centre busies itself with launch of programmes and websites It was Christmas for the rest of the world, but for the Modi government, it was Good Governance Day on Thursday — the regime’s tribute to BJP veteran and former Prime Minister Atal
Updated: Dec 26, 2014 01:37 AM
So far, China could strike the U.S. only with land-based missiles. China is set to reinforce its nuclear second-strike capability by mounting on some of its submarines long-range ballistic missiles, which could target the U.S. So far, China could stri
Updated: Dec 26, 2014 01:36 AM
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and senior BJP leader Ram Madhav held meetings with the party’s newly elected legislators in Jammu on Thursday and announced that the central leadership of the BJP will decide on issues related to government forma
Updated: Dec 26, 2014 01:56 AM
Former Imam, now Vedic preacher, is new poster boy for ‘re-conversion’ Amid the ongoing controversy on conversions, an Arya Samaj offshoot with close links to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad showcased a former Imam from a mosque in Meerut, who is
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The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) has condemned Tuesday’s violence against tribal people in Assam and called for strong action to avoid a repeat of such incidents. In a statement, it said unarmed tribal people in Sonitpur and Kokraj
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Kerala’s first Gender Park is set to be a reality with the State government inviting tenders for the construction of its first phase in Kozhikode district, officials said on Thursday. Gender equity The park, initiated by an autonomous institutio
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At least 58 persons, most of them belonging to Christian families, embraced Hinduism at two temples in the district on Christmas as part of the VHP’s ghar vapsi programme. VHP district president Balachandran Pillai said 42 members of 20 families emb
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Arya Kendriya Sabha with close links to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, on Thursday showcased Mahender Pal, a former Moulvi from Meerut, at a ceremony at the Ramlila Maidan here. Pal said he was converted on November 30, 1983 in Meerut. “On December 25 t
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The Centre will soon launch an action plan against diarrhoea and pneumonia in four States, including Rajasthan. The aim is to end preventable child deaths from these two by 2025. As high as 36 per cent of all child deaths, below the age of 5, in India are
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 26, 2014 12:46 AM
Any thought of allying with it is an insult to me, says veteran Amid the uncertainties over Jammu and Kashmir’s political future, National Conference legislators are coming out in the open against talks of any alliance with the BJP.“I am answ
Dec 25, 2014 02:42 AM
Having won 25 of the 87 Assembly seats, the party has emerged as the second largest after the People’s Democratic Party, which has 28 seats. Keeping all options open on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party decided
Dec 25, 2014 01:13 AM
The five-time legislator from Jamshedpur East is known to be close to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah A meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentary Board in New Delhi on Wednesday decided to send two leaders to Ranchi to hold meetings with the newly
Dec 24, 2014 06:21 PM
Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s performance in Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir was not a reason for the saffron party to feel proud of as the results show that its popularity was on the
Sport
Dec 26, 2014 12:26 AM
A match-winning bowling performance by left-arm spinner J. Suchith (six for 66) and good support from off-spinner Zeeshan Ali (three for 44) helped host Karnataka register an exciting six-run win over Rajasthan and secure six points on the final day of th
Dec 26, 2014 12:17 AM
Steve Smith might just be a Test old as captain but does seem to have his own way of making a point.Asked about Australia’s ‘sledging plan’ for India in the third Test, Smith responded, “For us, it’s just about going out there
Dec 26, 2014 12:14 AM
Haryana’s Sanjeev Rajput, who won the 10m air rifle ‘Champion of Champions’ competition on Wednesday, took home Rs. 50,000 presented by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI). After the preliminary and elimination rounds, Rajpu
Dec 26, 2014 12:13 AM
Altogether 650 players from 53 teams will be seen in action in the 37th National sub-junior volleyball championship, starting at the Ajmal Khan Park, Karol Bagh, here on Friday.Delhi boys will take on Andhra Pradesh in Pool B in the inaugural match. In an
Dec 26, 2014 12:10 AM
Men’s team regains the Asian Games crown after 16 years; women win bronze Never before has the Indian hockey team won an Asian Games gold, a Commonwealth Games silver and a fourth spot in the Champions Trophy in the same calendar year. Add to this
Opinion
Dec 26, 2014 01:11 AM
The present election is special because it represents a fruition of India’s quest to guarantee freedom to all sections of its people. The high participation of the Kashmiris represents a triumph for India’s democracy As reports came in of th
Dec 26, 2014 12:49 AM
By conferring the highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee and Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, who was president of the Indian National Congress more than once before Independence but was better known as the founder o
Dec 26, 2014 12:44 AM
The mass raid and arrests of journalists, screenwriters and television news producers across Turkey on December 14 stand as glaring evidence of an impinging crisis in its democracy. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that these arrests were
Business
Dec 25, 2014 11:58 PM
From April to September this year, 2,289 kg of smuggled gold was seized, up from 522 kg during the same period last year The Union government has said restrictions imposed on gold imports to stem the pressure on the Current Account Deficit (CAD) are lik
Dec 25, 2014 11:40 PM
The Plant Protection Code (PPC) is a comprehensive document, developed by the Tea Board, which lays down the manner in which chemicals are to be used safely in tea cultivation. Sensing several challenges in the way of implementation of the Plant Protect
Dec 25, 2014 11:30 PM
Contrary to perceptions, potential car buyers in the country do not depend on social media or dealerships during their decision-making process, old-fashioned, word-of-mouth along with car reviews are bigger influencers in the purchase process, according t
Dec 25, 2014 11:29 PM
Excess supply, fluctuating nickel prices, and dumping of stainless steel by China have dented the competitiveness of domestic stainless steel manufacturers, including the Salem Steel Plant (SSP). “The cost of capitalisation and interest burden along
Dec 25, 2014 11:27 PM
Even as the solar power industry is expecting more favourable policy and funding support in the upcoming Union Budget, Central Government’s proposed spend to the tune of Rs.5,800 crore in solar sector is expected to give a much-need fillip to the in
Features
Dec 25, 2014 08:05 PM
The evolution of the plum cake from porridge and pudding, to what it is now The story of the plum cake begins in medieval England, where it was a popular tradition to observe a period of self-denial, fasting, and abstinence from every kind of indulgence
Dec 25, 2014 05:24 PM
This generation of youngsters is changing the world in small and personal ways. Some young achievers and their amazing feats. We frequently hear stories of youngsters who achieve the seemingly impossible. Knowing exactly how they’ve managed to achi
Dec 25, 2014 06:58 PM
The lec-dem on Devadasi dances shed light on the social history of courtesans of South India. Courtesan dance theoretician Devesh Soneji and dancer Yashoda Thakore together presented an unusual lecture demonstration on the social and aesthetic worlds of
Dec 26, 2014 12:25 AM
Moots 5-year teacher training course after schooling Stressing the need for producing good teachers to reform the Indian education system, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the time had come to introduce a five-year training course after scho
Dec 25, 2014 10:25 PM
News is brought to Dritarashtra that Draupadi has wed the Pandavas. Dritarashtra does not want to reveal his true feelings to Vidura. So he pretends that he is happy. Dritarashtra is like a pond whose waters are warm on the surface in summer, but whose wat
Slideshows
Dec 25, 2014 10:18 PM
The devout offered midnight prayers at churches across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States on Thursday on the occasion of Christmas. All the churches were tastefully decorated with lamps and festoons. Children and the elder participated in the celebration
Dec 25, 2014 12:14 PM
Keeping up with the cheer of the holiday season, people around the world celebrated Christmas with enthusiam. Here are some pictures showcasing Christmas spirit around the globe.
Dec 24, 2014 05:00 PM
Actors, leaders from various political parties paid tributes to the veteran film director "Iyakunar Sigaram" K. Balachander.
Dec 24, 2014 01:25 PM
This Christmas, we bring you a pictorial compilation of some of the oldest churches in Secunderabad. Photos: K. Ramesh Babu
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