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Aug 21, 2014 02:33 AM
As two die in firing, Rijiju heads for Guwahati; to meet Gogoi, Zelian Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and his Nagaland counterpart, T.R. Zelian, hours after two people were killed in police firing
Updated: Aug 21, 2014 02:48 AM
Even after sounding the death knell of the Planning Commission from Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to seek inputs from Yojana Bhawan on infrastructure, energy, rural development and other policy questions.In fact, barr
Updated: Aug 21, 2014 01:15 AM
Authorities appeared to be closing in on the identity of the distinctly British-accented Islamic State militant behind U.S. journalist James Foley’s murder. Details supplied by former IS hostages seemed to suggest that the man, who called himself
Aug 21, 2014 02:25 AM
The husband of a woman panchayat president and his relatives chopped a part of the left hand of an 18-year-old construction worker on Tuesday evening for sitting cross-legged in front of their house near Tiruchuli the previous day.The police have booked M
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Tributes to the legendary Guru poured in from diverse quarters Known to be an innovator in teaching and practising of yoga without diluting the tradition, tributes to the legendary Guru, B K S Iyengar, poured in from diverse quarters – from prison
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Battle being played out under the hashtag #WeHindus Rashtraiya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat’s comments that “India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity” have come under fire from various political parties, but it has
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In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged parents to turn their scrutiny on sons instead of daughters. Perhaps his advice came a tad too late for the Porbandar police, who resorted to the cliché of giving moral lessons to wom
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Just three days after the discovery of a group of 34 people were discovered and rescued from a container in the Tilbury Docks in Essex, another group of 15 migrants were found in the back of a refrigerated lorry at a service station in Somerset.The two ep
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A tribute to B.K.S. Iyengar, a lifelong student of yoga, teacher exemplar, and one of the earliest ambassadors of Indian soft power On a visit to China in 2011, where B.K.S. Iyengar found himself surrounded by crowds of followers he did not know he had
Sport
Aug 21, 2014 01:42 AM
FOOTBALL: India dishes out a laboured performance India sank to an unconvincing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Pakistan in their second and final under-23 friendly at the Football Stadium here on Wednesday. It was a laboured performance from the home side, m
Aug 21, 2014 01:40 AM
Sathish of Chennai City Police clinched four gold medals in swimming on the penultimate day of the 54th Tamil Nadu Police inter-zonal sports meet at the Amrita Aquatic Academy here on Wednesday. The results: Freestyle: 400m: 1. Mahimaidoss (Chennai City
Aug 21, 2014 01:39 AM
Yashaswini Singh Deswal qualified for the women’s air pistol final in the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, but had to settle for the sixth spot as she was pipped by 0.1 points by the eventual gold medallist Agata Nowak of Poland. The results: Men
Aug 21, 2014 01:37 AM
At 27, P. Kashyap, winner of men’s singles badminton gold in the recent Commonwealth Games, may be peaking a little late in his career. But, this flamboyant shuttler is now high on confidence as he prepares for this weekend’s World championshi
Aug 21, 2014 01:35 AM
Fancied names like Sudhanshu Gover (Petroleum), Ayhika Mukherjee (AAI) and Mallika Bhandarkar (Air India) failed to make the main draw of the singles events on a day when most results followed an anticipated course in the AAI 44th inter-institutional table
Opinion
Aug 21, 2014 02:46 AM
Hindutva politics is a composite that has moved from the fringe to the centre of Indian politics. Though Narendra Modi is not the sole reason, he has been a strong catalyst in this change “Myths are more important,” a Bharatiya Janata
Aug 21, 2014 03:00 AM
Despite the nominal distance it maintains from the organisations of the Sangh Parivar, the RSS ensures that its writ runs where it matters: in the BJP governments at the Centre and in the States. The influence of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on the B
Aug 21, 2014 02:55 AM
The toll the collective failure took proved too much for a team which discovered it did not have the mental stamina for a five-Test series. The Indian cricket team’s abject surrender in England was shocking, both for the ineptitude on display and
Business
Aug 20, 2014 11:15 PM
Plans to launch two new products every year till 2020 to revamp its product portfolio Even as Tata Motors is planning to launch two new products every year till 2020 to revamp its product portfolio, the home grown auto major said it would continue to re
Aug 20, 2014 11:12 PM
The new Arjun Novo range of tractors, which will be available in 52 HP and 57 HP variants, will be priced at Rs.7.15 lakh and Rs.7.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). Mahindra & Mahindra (M &M), on Wednesday, launched its all-new Arjun range of tractor
Aug 20, 2014 11:09 PM
The working group is expected to suggest appropriate rationalisation measures to boost private financial savings. The Reserve Bank of India, on Wednesday, set up a working group to study various issues relating to taxation of financial instruments. Th
Aug 20, 2014 11:01 PM
The two allegedly misappropriated funds from fixed deposits to the tune of Rs. 436 crore. A forensic audit has been ordered by the Finance Ministry on Dena Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) following reports of misappropriation of funds to the tu
Aug 20, 2014 09:35 PM
The funds raised through the initial public offer will be used to meet business expansion plans. Snowman Logistics, promoted by Gateway Distriparks Ltd., is coming out with an initial public offer (IPO) to mobilise about Rs.200 crore to meet business ex
Features
Aug 20, 2014 04:03 PM
“From ‘Bol’ to bold”, that’s how Humaima Malick describes her journey from being a leading Pakistani actress to a debutante in Bollywood “I am here for good. Please accept me,” says Humaima Malick in the midst o
Aug 20, 2014 05:37 PM
INTACH Madurai Chapter’s Heritage Home Hunt initiative brought to fore the need to preserve old houses and to see them as storehouses of stories and not just shelters “Our house is nothing less than a palace. I maintain it like a temple,&#82
Aug 20, 2014 07:26 PM
M.R. Lalith Babu revels in the Indian team’s maiden bronze medal in the Chess Olympiad in Norway For GM M.R. Lalith Babu, it was a dream come true maiden appearance in the Chess Olympiad in Norway last week-end when the Indian team created history
Aug 21, 2014 12:40 AM
When Garuda defeated the celestials and took the pot of nectar, Lord Narayana asked Garuda what boon he craved. To this Garuda replied that he would grant a boon to the Lord! The Lord then asked him to be His vahana. Garuda then asked for his boon from the
Aug 20, 2014 08:49 PM
It’s that time of the year again when clothes take the centre stage. Flashbulbs, glitter, glitterati, all in the right mix make up the Lakme Fashion Week franchise and this year too it is no different. Curtains are up for Lakme Fashion Week Winter F
Slideshows
Aug 20, 2014 05:54 PM
Some images from The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest in Chennai and Bangalore between Aug 15 and 17. Photos: K. Murali Kumar, S.R. Raghunathan, M. Srinath, K. Pichumani
Aug 20, 2014 05:39 PM
The slideshow features some of the submissions to The Hindu In School photography contest
Aug 20, 2014 03:22 PM
The recent death of a child after falling into a cauldron of hot oil has drawn attention to the hazardous reign of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads. But no thought has been given to how cooking on the roadside can also be unsafe for passers-by. Text: Ziya Us Sa
Aug 20, 2014 11:52 AM
Mr. Iyengar is credited with integrating the eight aspects of astanga yoga known as ‘Iyengar’s Yoga’. Photo: Special Arrangement
Aug 19, 2014 08:30 PM
A collection of images shot by The Hindu’s photographers to mark the World Photography Day World Photography Day is observed on August 19 every year to mark the invention of Daguerreotype Process by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Dague
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