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Updated: Dec 22, 2014 02:24 AM
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 22, 2014 02:34 AM
The ceremony marked the launch of the Ghar Vapsi programme of the organisation in Kerala, says Prathap G. Padikkal. The Chengannur unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Alappuzha has claimed to have converted 30 Christians, belonging to eight famili
Updated: Dec 22, 2014 02:37 AM
The estimate, prepared by IRDA, is sharply lower than that of the World Bank. Fresh official data show the number of people covered by health insurance in India could be far fewer than estimated. Only 21.62 crore people, or 17 per cent of the total popu
Updated: Dec 22, 2014 03:12 AM
Accusing the Centre of showing a preference for Gujarat, Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien compared the focus on Vibrant Gujarat to the "lack of any interest" in a State like West Bengal, which is also holding its global business summit, calle
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What the data shows on farm incomes, and whether farmers can make ends meet How profitable is farming? The answer to this most fundamental question about Indian agriculture can be found in the National Sample Survey Office’s new survey of India&#8
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‘Elephants illegally brought from North India’ The conflicting data released on three different occasions in the last four years by the State government on microchipped tamed elephants in the State has kicked up a new row with elephant lover
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The Indian Navy has earlier shown interest in acquiring six to eight of the maritime variants of the US high altitude, long endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for extended ocean surveillance. The drones have been upgraded as the MQ-4C Triton
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An agreement or announcement to this effect is likely when U.S. President Barack Obama visits India as the chief guest for the Republic Day ceremony next month, sources informed The Hindu. India and the U.S. are negotiating a deal for the purchase of hi
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A 26-year-old youth from Damarcherla mandal headquarters, Damarcherla Saidiah, died under suspicious circumstances in Malaysia.According to his family, Saidaiah went to Malaysia 17 months ago and had been working in a hospital some 70 km away from the cap
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 22, 2014 01:49 AM
The Congress on Sunday described as “baseless and unscientific” the exit polls results that predicted a washout of the party in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, Congress spokesperson Salman Nizami said the exit polls were an attempt
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
Sport
Dec 22, 2014 03:12 AM
A stoppage-time goal by a heavily-bandaged Martin Skrtel spared Liverpool another deflating defeat as it drew 2-2 at home to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. Inferior for most of the match, Arsenal had led with goals from Mathieu Debuchy and Oli
Dec 22, 2014 03:11 AM
V. Vignesh (Presidency) and S. Siva (Loyola) set a joint new meet record in the men’s pole vault event with an identical jump of 4.52m on the opening day of the A.L. Mudaliar athletics meet at the Nehru Stadium here on Sunday. The old record (4.51m)
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
Opinion
Dec 22, 2014 12:52 AM
The history of being second rate is such a deep part of the Indian psyche that it is now part of the real character of being Indian. There is an implicit mistrust of something that works, does not fall apart and is efficient Once on a site visit to a ...
Dec 22, 2014 12:41 AM
The Mid-Year Economic Review for 2014-15 is realistic in its projection of 5.5 per cent growth during this fiscal. Economic data released last week on industrial output, trade deficit and inflation clearly show that the growth impulse is still weak and th
Dec 22, 2014 12:34 AM
There cannot be a happier kind of resolution to the tribulations of the low-cost airline SpiceJet, than for it to come up for sale and be taken over by one of its co-founders. It is still too early to say whether Ajay Singh and his group of investors will
Business
Dec 22, 2014 01:53 AM
“World Bank too has changed its goal to fighting no longer for just eradication of poverty but also for shared prosperity” There is now a consensus the world over that the free market economic model does not work, said World Bank chief econo
Dec 22, 2014 01:13 AM
Court disagreed with Nokia’s claim that charger is composite part of phone The Supreme Court ruled on Sunday that a cellphone battery charger was an independent product sold separately and must be taxed as such. The Bench set aside the Punjab and
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
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 22, 2014 12:08 AM
‘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
Dec 22, 2014 12:03 AM
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
Slideshows
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 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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