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Updated: Dec 20, 2014 12:56 PM
India trail 0-2 in the four-match series. A listless India capitulated to a four-wicket defeat in the second cricket Test against Australia with an inept batting display by the top-order to give the hosts an invincible 2-0 lead in the four-match series
Updated: Dec 20, 2014 12:28 PM
20 constituencies spread over Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts of Jammu region are going to polls. Braving winter chill, a little more than 12 per cent of the electorate on Saturday exercised their franchise in the first two hours of polling in 20 co
Dec 20, 2014 01:06 PM
Suspected militants on Saturday shot dead a sarpanch in Sopore township of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Suspected militants on Saturday shot dead a sarpanch in Sopore township of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.Ghulam Ahmad Bhat (65
Updated: Dec 20, 2014 01:02 PM
"We will not allow a Parliamentary disturbance to obstruct or delay a reform of this kind," the Finance Minister said while addressing a Ficci event on Saturday A day after introducing the long-pending GST Bill in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Ja
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E-commerce major Flipkart on Saturday announced filing application with Singapore based companies’ regulator ACRA to become a public company after raising USD 700 million for long term strategic investments in India following which its number of inv
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Advocating a greater role for Left parties, CPI (M) polit bureau member B.V. Raghavulu on Saturday called for unity among the Communist parties with an appeal to Maoists to change their outlook towards them. He was here to address party worker
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The Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority Bill, which provides for the establishment of a lake conservation and development authority, was tabled in the Legislative Assembly here on Saturday amid din by the Opposition BJP members who had tr
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Normal life was affected in the city on Saturday due to the dawn-to-dusk bandh called by various outfits and political parties demanding that the Union and Puducherry governments take over the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in the wake of two evicted sisters and th
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An 18-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by two of her acquaintances in South Delhi's RK Puram late on Friday night. A case has been registered at RK Puram police station while the two accused are still at large. According to the girl's complaint
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 20, 2014 09:09 AM
Sixteen of the 81 Assembly constituencies are going to polls in this phase. Over 14 per cent turnout was registered in the first two hours of polling in 16 Assembly seats in tribal Santhal Parganas in Jharkhand in the fifth and final phase of polling on
Dec 20, 2014 01:46 AM
Final phase of polls in Jharkhand today The last day of campaigning for the final phase of elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly ended on Thursday, with polling in 16 constituencies in the Santhal Pargana region, along the West Bengal border, sc
Dec 20, 2014 01:35 AM
Contest will be mostly between Congress and BJP As Jammu and Kashmir votes in the fifth and final phase of the Assembly elections on Saturday, the contest will largely be between the two national parties — Congress and BJP.Twenty Assembly segments
Dec 18, 2014 11:19 PM
It is a four-cornered fight in the Maoist-affected area Shikaripara, with a majority population of Santhal tribals, will cast its vote in the final phase of elections on December 20. The region witnessed one of the worst crackdowns on tribals protesting
Sport
Dec 20, 2014 10:11 AM
The Indian team management on Saturday expressed their deep displeasure over the net practice facilities provided by the Queensland Cricket Association including the poor quality of practice pitches, which led to the injury of opener Shikhar Dhawan and Vi
Dec 20, 2014 09:35 AM
The two players were upset as there was no vegetarian preparation in the menu. Barely two weeks after mutually sharing the grief of Phillip Hughes’ death, Indian team’s relations with Cricket Australia is turning sour as pacer Ishant Sharma
Dec 20, 2014 12:28 AM
N. Ramachandran, President of the Indian Olympic Association, has categorically stated that the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) will be the official body and not Boxing India (BI). He added that boxing affairs will now be handled by IOA’s ad-
Dec 20, 2014 12:26 AM
On the eve of the final of the first ISL season to be played at the D.Y. Patil Stadium between Kerala Blasters and Atletico De Kolkata, former England goalkeeper and marquee player-manager of Blasters, David James said the inaugural ISL turned out to be a
Dec 20, 2014 12:24 AM
Four Indians stand out for their utility and enterprise and can be banked upon to make a difference in Saturday’s final.Arnab Mondal has become a vital link in the Atletico de Kolkata defence, known for positioning and tackling. The 25-year-old&#821
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 20, 2014 01:23 PM
Photo sharing website Instagram has been valued at $35 billion by Citigroup, surpassing Twitter. This beats Twitter’s market cap of $23 billion by a wide margin, wired.com reported In April 2012, Instagram was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion
Dec 20, 2014 11:15 AM
The Bill is expected to be introduced in Parliament on Monday If the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill is passed in the Parliament “in its current form” Bengal stands to lose rupees 8,200 crore in revenues
Dec 20, 2014 01:08 AM
The Electricity Amendment Bill 2014, introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday, lays strong emphasis on promoting renewable energy generation in the country while also aiming at increasing accountability and transparency in the functioning of regulatory bodie
Dec 20, 2014 12:52 AM
Apart from subsuming various Central indirect taxes and levies and State taxes, the Constitution (122 Amendment) Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday, confers simultaneous power to Union and State legislations to legislate on Goods and Service Tax
Dec 20, 2014 12:17 AM
The Mid-Year Review of the economy of the Government tabled in Parliament on Friday by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says Reserve Bank’s monetary policy lost its credibility between 2007 and 2013. “For nearly six years (2007 third quar
Features
Dec 19, 2014 09:25 PM
This house is unlike other houses which have featured in this column. Every decade a house lived it gathered stories and in every generation its storytellers. One hoped these houses live on defying mortality. Maintenance costs are discussed but with affect
Dec 19, 2014 08:11 PM
Mimicking nature’s cleaning process through DEWATS and the Vortex system. Waste-water is emerging as a new challenge and opportunity in the cities of India. After large quantities of clean water is shipped into the city to meet the growing thirst o
Dec 19, 2014 09:23 PM
Malayalam author, politician and orator Veerendra Kumar talks about his stream of consciousness style, and his magnum opus Hymavathabhoovil (In the Meadows of Snow) soon to be translated into English M.P. Veerendra Kumar puts on his spectacles and thumb
Dec 20, 2014 01:00 PM
Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet is in negotiations to play the female lead role in the untitled Steve Jobs biopic. The “Titanic” star will join the Danny Boyle-directed film if the deal is sealed and will star alongside Michael Fassbender
Dec 20, 2014 11:19 AM
Giving a fresh impetus to promote research in various disciplines, Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) will admit 175 Ph.D. scholars in a month. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has sanctioned Rs.10 crore for non-NET Ph.D. fellowships as part of the XI
Slideshows
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.
Dec 17, 2014 11:27 PM
People from the Christian Community celebrate Yesu Jayanthi every year on Second Saturday and Sunday of every December. A special fellowship is organized at the CSI Church ahead of Christmas celebrations and Yesu Jayanthi Jatara is organized on the CSI Ch
Dec 17, 2014 09:37 PM
On Day 2, Steve Smith continues his unbeaten run with a half century, guiding Australia to 221 for four in reply to India’s 408 before bad light stops play.
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