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Updated: Dec 21, 2014 07:22 PM
DMK leader and former union minister D. Napoleon joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah in Chennai on Sunday.Mr. Napoleon had resigned from the DMK on Saturday. He was a Minister in the Congress-led UPA governme
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 03:05 PM
The message spread the ‘rumour’ that a 20-year-old girl of one community was watching Aamir Khan-starrer PK with a boy from another community. A message circulated on WhatsApp created tension at Aruna theatre in Puttur town on Friday evening.
Updated: Dec 21, 2014 05:07 PM
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who is admitted to a hospital here for an infection in her lower respiratory tract, is feeling better, the hospital said on Sunday.“Mrs. Gandhi is feeling better and her condition is stable. She today (Sunday) underw
Breaking News
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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
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The Pakistan government has named the chief of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), its spokesman and six others as the main accused in the terrorist attack on the Karachi airport in June. An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday issued non-bailable arr
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The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday demanded that the “RSS-sponsored re-conversion campaign” be prohibited under the provisions of the law.In a statement, the Polit Bureau – which is currently meeting in the Capital –
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Continuing its ‘ghar wapasi’ drive, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad allegedly re-converted over a hundred adivasi Christians in Kaprada taluka of Valsad district on Saturday. The outfit claimed that about 170 families had gathered for the drive to b
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Australia captain Steve Smith was fined 60 percent of his match fee for a slow over rate in his first test as skipper in a four-wicket victory in the second test against India in Brisbane.The 25-year-old, who scored 133 and 28 in the game, is standing in f
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 21, 2014 06:54 PM
Even as their dismal run away from home continues, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the Indian cricket team’s approach to batting in overseas tours has “improved” in the last one year.A listless India capitulated to a four-wicket defeat
Dec 21, 2014 06:39 PM
Stephen Constantine is possibly heading towards a second stint as coach of the Indian football team. The 52-year-old English-Cypriot was in-charge of the national team from 2002 to 2005. And after nearly 10 years of coaching club and national teams in Engl
Dec 21, 2014 06:38 PM
Bhaichung Bhutia, very proactive in promoting the Indian Super League (ISL), feels that the visibility of the inaugural ISL season and quality of football played over two months should trigger interest among the youth in the country to play football. &#
Dec 21, 2014 06:38 PM
The Pakistani all-rounder has played 389 one-day internationals, 27 Tests and 77 T20 matches for Pakistan. In a bid to concentrate on his T20 career, Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced that he will retire from one-day internationals
Dec 21, 2014 06:37 PM
The L.D’Silva-trained Beau Ideal (Kuldeep Singh up) won the Speaker’s Cup (Div. I), the main event of the races held here on Sunday. M/s.M.Rafeeq Iqbal, K.Rama Krishna & G B R Prasad own the winner. 1. FLIRTING VISION PLATE (1,200m), maide
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 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
Dec 21, 2014 04:52 PM
Telecom industry body COAI has requested the Department of Telecom to extend deadline for roll out of 4G services to 2020 citing various hurdles mainly delay in development of technology and regulatory procedures.“DoT is requested to review and rela
Dec 21, 2014 04:12 PM
Giving Indian sarees a ‘green’ touch, US-based technology giant Dupont has joined hands with Reliance Industries and Vipul Sarees for use of its renewable fibre product Sorona to make an ‘environment-friendly’ version of this ethni
Dec 21, 2014 04:04 PM
As Taiwan-based contract manufacturer Foxconn prepares to suspend operations at its facilities here, employee unions have threatened to launch a protest if the company stops production from Monday. According to Foxconn India Employees Union, the handset
Dec 21, 2014 03:11 AM
SpiceJet has stepped up efforts to win back customer loyalty by automating flight disruption management system and waiving off fees in case of refund for delayed or rescheduled flights.“If your SpiceJet flight is cancelled or rescheduled by 90 minut
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 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
Dec 21, 2014 07:14 PM
Bengaluru folk prefer cafes, chai points and small eateries to meet up Increasingly, recreation in Bengaluru has been associated with high-end restaurants, pubs and malls. But if you were to explore a little more, you would find tucked away in every nei
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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