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Updated: Dec 28, 2014 01:20 PM
AirAsia has established an Emergency Call Centre that is available for family or friends of those who may have been on board the aircraft. The number is: +622129850801. In the third air incident connected to Malaysia this year, an AirAsia plane with 162
Updated: Dec 28, 2014 12:35 PM
Four Ministers — three from the BJP and one from the AJSU — also take oath; Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh fail to make it due to bad weather Bharatiya Janata Party leader Raghuvar Das became the first non-tribal to take oath on Sunday as t
Updated: Dec 28, 2014 11:31 AM
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane brought up defiant centuries in an unbeaten 189-run partnership to lead India to 336-3 at tea, closing on Australia’s first-innings target of 530 on day three of the third test on Sunday. Rahane was the first to brin
Dec 28, 2014 11:26 AM
In the midst of a nationwide row over the issue of re-conversion, a senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) official said that the organisation was open to facilitate the ‘Ghar Wapsi’ of willing Goan Catholics, whose ancestors were forcibly c
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First meeting in mid-January to finalise Higher Education Plan Puducherry has constituted a State Higher Education Council as per the guidelines of the central government-sponsored ‘Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan’ (RUSA), bringing all hi
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The missing tiger has been reportedly spotted at an area between Kongla and Nerasa hamlets in Khanapur taluk on Sunday morning. As the hunt for the tiger entered the third day, officials from Forest Department have also found traces of tiger movement t
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A clash that broke out between supporters of two rival groups in the Vadipatti unit of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam resulted in the public running helter-skelter on Saturday.Before police personnel rushed to the spot, at least 10 vehicles, including a fe
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A Central Government project to screen and treat all children up to 18 years for a set of 30 health conditions will be implemented in Coimbatore district in a couple of weeks.TeamsThe State Health Department has already constituted 12 teams, each comprisi
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The police took a major step on Saturday to gather details of North Indian labourers by enlisting the support of their employers.At a meeting chaired by the Superintendent of Police M.R. Sibi Chakravarthy, industrialists owning units in Perundurai SIPCOT
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 27, 2014 01:49 PM
PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhter said the party was discussing all its options for government formation, hinting at an alliance with the BJP. Hinting that it is ready to do business with the BJP, the PDP, which has emerged as the single largest party in th
Dec 26, 2014 08:32 PM
Mr. Vohra has called both the parties for a discussion. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N. N. Vohra, on Friday officially wrote to the PDP and BJP, the parties with the largest number of MLAs following the recent Assembly elections, on their plans for govern
Dec 26, 2014 01:30 PM
Former Chief Minister Arjun Munda said Mr. Das will stake claim to form the BJP-AJSU alliance government. Raghuvar Das, a five-time MLA, was on Friday elected leader of the BJP legislature party clearing the decks for his swearing in as Jharkhand's firs
Dec 26, 2014 07:56 AM
"So many stories doing the rounds about a BJP-NC deal. Let me say this as strongly as possible — there is no deal or any discussion going on" Outgoing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on categorically said there is “no deal” or any “
Sport
Dec 28, 2014 11:32 AM
Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli’s temperament was once again tested after the batsman was hit by a Mitchell Johnson return throw followed by the two players getting into a verbal duel on the third day of the ongoing third Test, in Melbourne on Sunda
Dec 28, 2014 12:31 AM
Emphasis more on fitness than on tennis during off-season Tennis is a sport which perhaps has the shortest of off-season windows. Players get barely a month to reflect on the season gone by and make adjustments for better returns in the future before the
Dec 27, 2014 11:10 PM
Former Australia paceman Geoff Lawson mounted a scathing attack on the Indian tactics here on Saturday.Speaking to The Hindu, the 57-year-old Lawson said, “The Indian tactics have been mystifying. Look at the field placements. Steven Smith was past
Dec 27, 2014 11:05 PM
Three games into the Ranji Trophy season, fortunes have been mixed for the Tamil Nadu side. A dispiriting loss against Karnataka, an emphatic win over Jammu & Kashmir and a battling draw against Madhya Pradesh have been parts of its story so far.On Su
Dec 27, 2014 10:57 PM
Right from the time when Formula One’s new cars with their hybrid turbo engines hit the track in Jerez, Spain for the first pre-season test in January, it was clear that Mercedes had the best package as it racked up the mileage with little trouble. W
Opinion
Dec 27, 2014 01:14 AM
None of our Teacher Education programmes has ever seriously tried to achieve a clear and convincing enough understanding of what one tries to achieve through education. It always has been a rhetoric of larger aims and working for myopically understood par
Dec 27, 2014 12:54 AM
That Jharkhand is to get its first non-tribal Chief Minister since its formation in 2000 is more a political accident than a seminal event. Raghuvar Das would not have been the automatic choice of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the top post in the State i
Dec 27, 2014 12:45 AM
Even for a country known for its tardy judicial processes, the fact that the L.N. Mishra assassination case remained in the trial stage for nearly 40 years after the Union Railway Minister was killed in January 1975 is an unconscionable blot on the crimin
Business
Dec 27, 2014 10:52 PM
The Central Bank is working to set a legal framework for the use of advanced e-commerce technologies. But, in the meantime, no one could treat the absence of a solution as an excuse to violate Indian rules, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Ra
Dec 27, 2014 10:48 PM
Currently, the mobile market has grown to $12 b in size but imports constitute three quarters of market. With India’s mobile phone imports estimated to touch Rs.75,750 crore in 2015 and exports likely to hit zero level, Indian Cellular Association
Dec 27, 2014 10:46 PM
Novo Nordisk, the world’s biggest insulin maker, is confident about its long-term growth plans but needs to secure approval for its new long-acting insulin Tresiba in the U.S., its chief executive said in a newspaper interview on Saturday. “
Dec 27, 2014 10:44 PM
With a sense of optimism slowly creeping in, the banking industry is hopeful that 2015 will bring better growth prospects.This optimism stems from a number of factors. For one, the Government is working hard to revitalise the industrial growth in the count
Dec 27, 2014 06:15 PM
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan, on Saturday, said the central bank would like to focus on medium-term inflation targeting and will not chase the short-term goals. “The medium-term is what gives you time to let the economy
Features
Dec 27, 2014 07:22 PM
Amit Masurkar’s indie comedy Sulemani Keeda, which has enjoyed a successful three-week run in select metros, comes to Chennai. Impressed with the film, Sudhish Kamath catches up with the maker Two writers — best friends and roommates —
Dec 27, 2014 07:18 PM
Veteran actor Radha Ravi tells Sudhir Srinivasan he considers his role in Pisasu to be his best ever and Mysskin to be the most unique director he has ever worked with General Secretary of the South Indian Film Artistes’ Association. President of t
Dec 27, 2014 07:31 PM
After a lean phase, Thamarai is back with Yennai Arindhaal. The lyricist in a chat with Subha J. Rao When lyricist Thamarai, composer Harris Jayaraj and director Gautham Vasudev Menon get together, the stage is set for magic. From Minnale to Vaaranam Aay
Dec 28, 2014 11:00 AM
Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar, Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) has resigned two years before the completion of his term. A source in the Human Resources Development Ministry confirmed that Pune-based scientist Vijay Pandurang Bha
Dec 28, 2014 10:28 AM
It was a session of introspection at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) as alumni quizzed professors on why the institute was not a top-ranked institute globally. Celebrating Alumni Day on Friday, the 1989 batch wanted to know why the institute
Slideshows
Dec 27, 2014 07:38 PM
Scenes from the set of Darling (Genre: Horror; Director: Sam Anton; Cast: G.V. Prakash Kumar, Nikki Galrani, Srushti Dange; Cinematographer: Krishan Vasant; Producer: Geetha Arts, Studio Green)
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