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Dec 21, 2014 11:15 PM
Delhi’s stance to factor in ties with Tel Aviv In what could amount to a tectonic shift in the country’s foreign policy, the Modi government is looking at altering India’s supporting vote for the Palestinian cause at the United Nations
Updated: Dec 21, 2014 11:17 PM
As a controversy over forced religious conversions by some Sangh Parivar outfits raged, the BJP and the government on Sunday put the onus on the Opposition parties for bringing an anti-conversion law for which they were ready. BJP president Amit Shah sa
Updated: Dec 21, 2014 06:22 PM
Four more death-row convicts were executed on Sunday in Pakistan for their involvement in an attack on former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf after the country lifted a ban on the death penalty following last week’s deadly Taliban attack on
Updated: Dec 21, 2014 11:25 PM
Dissatisfied with the DMK leadership’s functional style, the former Union Minister, Napoleon, who had represented the Dravidian major in the erstwhile UPA Cabinet, joined the BJP on Sunday. Dialling the toll-free number in the presence of BJP nat
Breaking News
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IUCN atlas maps course of 54 rivers that flow between India & Bangladesh Fifty-four rivers flow between India and Bangladesh, sustaining the lives of 620 million people along their banks. Charting their course and the cultures that grew around it is
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‘Ezhil’ will help school students learn coding basics in Tamil One of the challenges in introducing computer science concepts at a middle school level is that programming languages are in English. Muthiah Annamalai, a Boston-based software
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The SASTRA-Ramanujan Award 2014 was conferred on Professor James Maynard of Oxford University, here on Sunday. Professor Mangalam Srinivasan of Harvard University presented the award. Prof. Maynard received a citation and cash award of $10,000 for his out
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The former deputy manager of Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation, Surendra Sharma, and his entire family were sentenced to six years imprisonment and fined Rs. 25 lakh each on charges of corruption and amassing wealth disproportionate to their known so
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At an altitude of 3,969 metres, mornings in Kedarnath are a shivering 6 degrees Celsius. However, restoration on the shrine premises is accelerating, with more than 300 people engaged in it. “The dip in the temperature doesn’t hinder our wor
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 21, 2014 01:54 AM
The polls project a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand. Exit polls project a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand and a hung verdict in Jammu and Kashmir with the People’s Democratic Party emerging as the single l
Dec 20, 2014 08:54 PM
The 76 per cent turnout in the fifth and final phase of polling is the highest polling percentage in the last 25 years, Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi said. Calling the turnout in Jammu and Kashmir “historic and unprecedented,” De
Dec 20, 2014 09:09 AM
Jharkhand registered an overall 66 percentage turnout for the 81 Assembly seats that was held in five phases and spanned over nearly four weeks which concluded with the polling held for 16 seats in the last phase today which recorded around 70.42 per cent
Dec 20, 2014 08:33 AM
20 constituencies spread over Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts of Jammu region went to the polls. Braving the winter chill, nearly 30 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise till noon on Saturday in 20 constituencies in the final phase o
Sport
Dec 22, 2014 12:10 AM
Kerala’s Elizabeth Koshy won the women’s 50m rifle 3 position final at the 58th National shooting championship at the Shiv Chatrapati Sports Complex here on Sunday. Elizabeth tallied 449 to get the better of Haryana’s Anjum Moudgil (445)
Dec 22, 2014 12:01 AM
: Frank Tyson was given the moniker ‘Typhoon’ since he was the fastest bowler of his era.The illustrious Richie Benuad, former Australia captain and commentator, rates Tyson as the quickest bowler he has seen.The England paceman’s career
Dec 21, 2014 11:45 PM
David James, former England custodian and a pro in Iceland before coming here, and Antonio Habas, ex-national coach of Bolivia, were managers on opposite sides in the first Indian Super League final. James was closer to the action, keeping goal for Kera
Dec 21, 2014 11:43 PM
Mohammed Rafique’s experience in the Indian Super League 2014 is the stuff youngsters across the nation dream of. Beating David James under the bar to score the winner in the final for Atletico de Kolkata — it was only his second match of the
Dec 21, 2014 11:30 PM
Arjun Atwal held his nerve to hole an up-and-down for a birdie on the 72nd hole and end a four-year title drought as he won the inaugural US$500,000 Dubai Open at the Els Club on Sunday. Atwal won his first and only title on the PGA Tour
Opinion
Dec 20, 2014 12:58 AM
For U.S. foreign policy, its two Latin American pillars have been an isolation of Cuban socialism and support of the Colombian war against FARC. With their unravelling now, vested interests might try and introduce obstacles, but the developments, neverthe
Dec 20, 2014 12:49 AM
A day after the Taliban massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government would not rest until the last terrorist was eliminated from Pakistan. He further promised there would be no distinction made between “goo
Dec 20, 2014 12:47 AM
Both U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raúl Castro must be commended for doing things their predecessors failed to do in establishing diplomatic relations between their countries. With their decision, negotiated secretly over the past two
Business
Dec 21, 2014 11:51 PM
Hit by mounting input costs, they want Centre to increase minimum support price Whenever an animal dies in her village, Deuben Chavda can count on it for survival. Its flesh, bones and fat — some consumed, rest cured and sold — can keep her
Dec 21, 2014 10:42 PM
The key challenge for India is to continue to ensure moderate credit creation in the real sector of the economy India needs an alternative model for economic growth. A model which is more inclusive, less dependent on credit and clearly not driven by wea
Dec 21, 2014 10:39 PM
Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company has just completed 20 years of its operation. By the end of September 2014, the company had an asset base of about Rs.1.02 lakh crore. The fourth largest AMC (asset management company) in the country is gearing up f
Dec 21, 2014 10:32 PM
India’s ongoing efforts at safeguarding its intellectual property rights (IPRs) have been facing challenges from different directions. In the heavily contested area of pharmaceutical patents, the Supreme Court, in an important ruling, stalled a last-
Dec 21, 2014 06:22 PM
The Wadia Group-promoted budget carrier GoAir on Sunday said it has put 1.7 million seats up for sale, offering fares as low as Rs. 1,469 for travel next year with a five-day booking period starting today, to stimulate demand during the lean period.The sp
Features
Dec 21, 2014 07:06 PM
Bhargavii Mani’s Arpana, an exhibition of photographs, captures musicians and dancers in the moments when they are most involved in their art There is a moment during the performance when the artiste forgets time and space; when the audience fades
Dec 21, 2014 04:21 PM
Isn’t education all about students growing into concerned citizens? It’s somewhat hackneyed to comment on the approach of the year’s end, but I’ll do it anyway. This is my last column for the year, and that’s enough reason t
Dec 21, 2014 07:00 PM
Fresh from a visit to Bharatpur, birdwatcher G. Parameswaran wonders why our wetlands can’t be transformed Take a walk along Perur Lake, Kurichikulam, Ukkadam Big Tank, Singanallur Lake or Sulur Lake, and you can witness the sorry state of their l
Dec 21, 2014 10:52 PM
The infinite greatness of the Supreme Brahman is the subject of contemplation and discussion among the sages of yore as is revealed in the Upanishads. Two kinds of knowledge are explained — that pertaining to the empirical world of mutability known a
Dec 21, 2014 07:56 PM
The fourth edition of Kingfisher ULTRA Hyderabad International Fashion Week in association with Storm Fashion Company brings back glamour and panache with the leading names from the fashion industry. The three day fashion extravaganza has captivated fashi
Slideshows
Dec 20, 2014 06:56 PM
Scenes from the shoot of Aambala. The film is directed by Sundar C., starring Vishal, Vaibhav Reddy and Hansika Motwani. The cinematographer is Gopi Amarnath and the film is produced by Khushboo Sundar and Vishal.
Dec 20, 2014 04:58 PM
The streets are decked up with lights and glitter as Bengaluru gets ready to herald Christmas.
Dec 19, 2014 11:54 PM
Three equally mysterious cave temples of Adilabad have much to offer by way of revelations. Visitors can actually see and feel that the religious practices of the Adivasis (Tribals) which seem to be superstitious on the surface are actually connected with
Dec 19, 2014 02:15 PM
As the countdown to Christmas begins, it is time to take a look at the trees. These evergreens symbolise the hope we carry in our hearts.
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