November Fest 2014
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Updated: Nov 23, 2014 03:10 AM
Actor Salman Khan appears to have, perhaps unknowingly, played an indirect role in the release of the five Indian fishermen on death row in Sri Lanka, The Hindu has learnt.His friend, journalist Rajat Sharma, was in Colombo to invite President Mahinda Raj
Updated: Nov 23, 2014 03:10 AM
‘Demands were made at every leadership level, it was raised throughout my tenure.’ For the first time, former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said what he has hinted at for years: that Pakistan’s leadership had demanded in bilate
Updated: Nov 23, 2014 03:22 AM
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday launched a blistering attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre and said she could not be silenced. Claiming that everyone, including the Congress, was cowering in fear of P
Updated: Nov 23, 2014 03:14 AM
Political parties continue to limit the participation of tribal and Dalit leaders to reserved constituencies only. Between the Congress and the BJP, the two major national parties gave ticket to only three Scheduled Caste candidates in the ‘general&
Breaking News
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Reacting to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s allegations, the BJP said she was acting in panic, realising that she was “fast losing the ground under her feet.”“She had given a lot of hope to the people of the State, but
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Even as Samajwadi Party president, Mulayam Singh, thanked senior party leader Mohammad Azam Khan for organising his 75th birthday celebrations in Rampur, he made it clear that honour (samman) and respect should be given to the poor. Meanwhile, upon his
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Despite last ditch attempts by activists and former navy servicemen to save it, INS Vikrant — the county’s first aircraft carrier — has finally faded away into history.The BJP, whose leaders had promised to keep the vessel alive before e
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The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus in Varanasi continue to remain tense on Saturday following two days of violence and arson allegedly by students. Students burnt a couple of vehicles and clashed with the police demanding restoration of students&#8
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Arvind Bhosale, the newly appointed spokesperson of the Shiv Sena was showered with shoes and chappals by party activists across the State on October 19, the day Maharashtra poll results were out. He accepted those ‘gifts’ with great joy and s
Assembly Election 2014
Nov 23, 2014 02:31 AM
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah on Saturday said both India and Pakistan would have to settle the Kashmir issue according to the sentiments and aspirations of the people of the State. Address
Nov 23, 2014 02:14 AM
After arresting most of the separatist Kashmiri leaders and over 900 youths as “possible troublemakers” ahead of the J&K Assembly elections, the police on Saturday arrested five Kashmiri boys for “promoting poll boycott” and &#
Nov 23, 2014 02:09 AM
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign in poll-bound Jharkhand, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday addressed two rallies there slamming the Modi government. He also termed Mr. Modi’s much publicised Swachh Bharat cam
Nov 22, 2014 06:09 PM
Addressing his first election rally in the State, he urged the people to install a BJP government with full majority and "Modi will use all his might and will fulfil that dream." Asserting that he has deep affection for Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra
Sport
Nov 22, 2014 11:15 PM
When tournament director Sunil Yajaman met Ivana Jorovic at the Youth Olympics in China earlier this year, he encouraged the Serb to take part in the QNet Open $50,000 ITF women’s tennis singles competition at the DLTA Complex here. The teenager and
Nov 22, 2014 11:03 PM
Terry Walsh’s association with Indian hockey is over. The Australian coach, an electrifying scorer in his heyday, was verbally informed on Saturday that his services would not be required anymore as far as Hockey India was concerned. It effectively
Nov 22, 2014 10:56 PM
The Hero Indian Super League’s return leg games resemble a boxing bout between familiar foes. There is a lot of shadow-play before the punch is unleashed. Mumbai City FC and Chennaiyin FC will prefer the wait-and-watch policy in Sunday’s showd
Nov 22, 2014 10:54 PM
After Tamil Nadu’s disappointing outing in the Subbaiah Pillai Trophy, the selectors have played it safe for the upcoming Ranji Trophy season. Although the name of B. Aparajith was doing the rounds, the selectors have finally settled for the seaso
Nov 22, 2014 10:47 PM
Advani overcomes Vatnani to register his fourth consecutive win India’s Vidya Pillai dug deep to eke out a 79-21, 54-66, 9-56, 52-24, 53-44 victory over South Africa’s Nicola Illse Rossouw in the IBSF World snooker championship here on Saturd
Opinion
Nov 22, 2014 12:18 AM
In his second visit to Nepal, Narendra Modi will face a tricky and polarised political environment. In a few days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Nepal, his second time in a short span. Though this visit is for the South Asian Association for Re
Nov 22, 2014 12:14 AM
The conventional narrative that the CBI is a ‘caged parrot’, that is, an institution struggling to assert its autonomy in the face of political pressure, was turned on its head by Ranjit Sinha. The good thing about the tenure of Ranjit Sinha
Nov 22, 2014 12:14 AM
This week, Bhavya, a college student in Delhi, Yadav by caste, was strangled to death by her family for eloping with Abhishek, a Punjabi. The deployment of ‘honour’ is an intense form of social control on women, a disciplining of the body. F
Business
Nov 22, 2014 11:38 PM
A planned merger by Switzerland’s Holcim and France’s Lafarge to create the world’s biggest cement maker might hurt competition in India, the country's antitrust regulator said on Saturday, asking the firms for more details. The all-s
Nov 22, 2014 11:37 PM
At a time when passenger vehicle industry is battling with fragile recovery in demand, commercial vehicle (CV) industry is reported to be seeing some stable recovery with medium and heavy duty vehicle segment (16-tonne and above) leading the recovery cycle
Nov 22, 2014 11:34 PM
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to review its monetary policy early next month on the backdrop of positive macroeconomic signals — inflation under control, improved balance of payments (BoP), comfort on fiscal deficit and steady improvement i
Nov 22, 2014 08:28 PM
The proposed coal sector strike on November 24 has been called off following discussion between the Central trade unions, who had called the strike, and the Union Coal Ministry officials, in New Delhi on November 22.Trade union sources said that the strike
Nov 22, 2014 06:48 PM
The affordable housing segment, though identified as a focus area by the government, needs to still gain traction among developers as they await a suitable regulatory environment and incentives.A report by real estate consultancy, Cushman & Wakefield
Features
Nov 22, 2014 04:37 PM
Educating the community and dispelling myths play a key role in dealing with pandemics like Ebola. Let us start with facts about Ebola. Ebola Virus Disease first appeared in 1976, in what are today the countries of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic
Nov 22, 2014 05:30 PM
Audiences today are a lot more welcoming to new content than studios and production houses, Ritesh Batra, writer-director of the highly acclaimed The Lunchbox, says. The writer-director of The Lunchbox Ritesh Batra may have made just one film, but that
Nov 22, 2014 07:43 PM
Kilpauk resident has designed t-shirts that are an ode to the language. Why wear your heart on your sleeve, when you can print it on your t-shirt? Kilpauk resident Karthik understands this logic. His iTamizhan Clothing, an online shopping portal, offe
Nov 23, 2014 12:14 AM
“Rajini sir was listening with rapt attention. He got emotional when I narrated emotional scenes and smiled when I narrated comedy sequences. He didn’t move from his seat till I said ‘titles start rolling’,” says Pon Kumaran,
Nov 22, 2014 08:22 PM
A curious sense of déjà vu envelopes you as you watch Denzel Washington, playing the part of vigilante hero Robert McCall, take on the Russian Mafia in Boston with uber-cool ruthlessness. And it’s not just because the McCall role puts you
Slideshows
Nov 21, 2014 11:57 PM
Cyclone Hudhud left everyone in Visakhapatnam affected and the worst hit were fishermen, who lost homes and frightened them to such an extent that it took them several days to dare to venture on to the sea. On the Fisheries Day, traditional fishermen and
Nov 20, 2014 04:56 PM
Nov 19, 2014 09:42 PM
Only the animals, they rear, know their hardship. For this tribe of shepherds, nothing has changed over generations. Hailing from Narva in Mahabubnagar District, they are virtually cut off civilized society or Government services. These men take care of
Nov 19, 2014 08:26 PM
Boat decorated with colourful lights, flowers-decked cruise, floating lamps in the tank at Arasavalli set the right environment for Teppotsavam in Srikakulam District. The temple and its surrounding were soaked in divine bliss with the celestial cruise of
Nov 19, 2014 07:06 PM
Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala on Wednesday inaugurated the three-day Krishi Mela of the University of Agricultural Sciences-Bengaluru (UAS-B). The Governor called upon farmers to adopt the best practices from across the country. About five lakh farmers
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