November Fest 2014
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Updated: Nov 22, 2014 01:17 PM
There is growing pressure from the ranks of both parties to patch up and be part of the ruling alliance in a bid to keep the NCP at a distance. Voicing confidence of a breakthrough in talks with the Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavi
Updated: Nov 22, 2014 01:17 PM
U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposed visit to India in January 2015 is a great opportunity to strengthen and expand bilateral strategic partnership, top American administration officials and experts have said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Fri
Updated: Nov 22, 2014 01:17 PM
The government is considering doing away with the LPG subsidy for the well-off, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. “The next important decision India will have to take is whether people like me...(are) entitled to get our LPG subs
Nov 22, 2014 12:56 PM
Police officials say al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board. The two police officers said on Saturday that the bus travelling to the capital Nairobi was hijacked 50 km) from Mandera town
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India’s campaign in the Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after young shuttler Kidambi Srikanth suffered a three-game loss to top seed Chen Long of China in the semifinals of the men’s singles event of the $350,000 event, in Hong Kong on S
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After three consecutive goal-less draws, Mumbai City FC face a tough task in their search for a win as they take on table-toppers Chennaiyin FC in a Hero Indian Super League match in Mumbai on Sunday.The Peter Reid-coached home side have been in a poor ru
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Cricket Australia’s officials were all geared up on Saturday morning to receive the Indian cricket team for the much-anticipated Test and limited-overs series Down Under -- the only problem was that they got the timing of the visitors’ arrival
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John-Henry Krueger won the men’s 1,000-meter race and China’s Fan Kexin dominated the women’s competition at the Apolo Ohno Invitational on Friday night.Krueger was the only American to win an event, beating Canada’s Charles Hameli
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"Over 5 crore people would be denied drinking water if Cauvery is obstructed," Mr. Vaiko said. Thousands of farmers and cadre of various political parties in Cauvery delta areas on Saturday held agitations against the Karnataka government’s plan t
Assembly Election 2014
Nov 22, 2014 12:22 AM
‘Why is the flood rehabilitation work so slow?’ Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday derided the BJP for making empty promises to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and not helping the State after the devastating floods in September.&#8220
Nov 21, 2014 04:18 PM
The Prime Minister addresses two rallies in naxal-affected districts Amid looming security threats, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his poll campaign in Jharkhand, telling people that nepotism was to blame for corruption in the State. Mr. Modi
Nov 21, 2014 12:34 AM
Neither have we given up abrogation of Article 370 nor sidelined it: Shahnawaz In a bid to avoid a controversy during the ongoing process of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said that although the abrogation of Arti
Nov 21, 2014 12:33 AM
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said he did not run away from Ganderbal, a bastion of the Abdullah family, from where he is a sitting MLA. He filed his nomination from Beerwah, one of the two Assembly segments he is contesting
Sport
Nov 22, 2014 11:23 AM
Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland the perfect start to the Davis Cup against France on Friday by defeating French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Watched by an all-time Davis Cup record crowd of 27,432, crammed into one half of a roofed L
Nov 22, 2014 09:57 AM
An 18-member Indian team, led by Virat Kohli, on Saturday left for Australia to play in the four-match Test series starting in Brisbane from December 4.Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will miss the first Test due to a right thumb injury and is expected the jo
Nov 22, 2014 01:24 AM
Deborah overcame a bout of fever and cold to claim the women’s 500m time trial gold medal on the opening day of the Track Asia Cup here on Friday.The youngster from Car Nicobar of Andaman and Nicobar islands performed close to her best timing. She c
Nov 22, 2014 01:22 AM
India’s Shamjetsabam Sarjubala and Saweety entered the semifinals in the AIBA women’s world boxing championships here on Friday. Sarjubala (48kg) scored a dominating 3-0 win over Suguro Aldriani of Indonesia in the quarterfinal while Saweety
Nov 22, 2014 01:19 AM
SNOOKER: Kamal Chawla coasts past Belgium’s Jurgen van Roy Chinese teenager Zhao Xintong put on a dazzling display to record a come-from-behind 16-67, 8-77, 65-8, 75-19, 89-0, 51-37 win over Singalore’s Keng Kwang Chan on the third day of th
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 01:40 AM
The Communist Party of India (CPI), on Friday, demanded a probe by the Reserve Bank of India into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the State Bank of India (SBI) with the Adani group involving a $1-billion pact for investments in Australia.Add
Nov 21, 2014 11:35 PM
It will take India a decade to reach Asian average on govt. effectiveness: Goldman Sachs report Investment bank Goldman Sachs has estimated that civil service reforms that include a bureaucracy that is merit-based rather than seniority-based, could add n
Nov 21, 2014 11:34 PM
Aims to do annual sales of 10,000 units next year Tata Motors hopes to double the sales of its Prima range of modern medium and heavy trucks by next year.The company believes that the adoption of technologically-advanced trucks will start to gain momentu
Nov 21, 2014 11:32 PM
Ragi, considered to be a poor man’s diet, has entered the retail and departmental stores in Chennai in a ‘brand’ new avatar as breakfast cereals and instant dosa and idli mixes. After conducting extensive research, the Bengaluru-based
Nov 21, 2014 11:30 PM
San Jose-based iOPEX Technologies, which specialises in driving operational and cost efficiency for new age entrepreneurs, has embarked on a talent creation and acquisition mode.As part of this exercise, it is now planning to hire around 300 people, espec
Features
Nov 21, 2014 09:02 PM
In the company of llamas and the ruins of the ancient Incan empire, Rijuta Dey treks up to the dizzying heights of Machu Picchu in Peru The stern-faced immigration officer looked at my battered passport, and in the split-second before he looked up, I mut
Nov 21, 2014 08:55 PM
Musicians do not like to be marked by boundaries; theyprefer to be cultural travellers. Birmingham-based DJ Swami’s pop electronic band, which has predominantly bhangra influences, sums up in sounds his Indian roots, Western upbringing and crazy love
Nov 21, 2014 09:10 PM
Thoughts on animated features, which aren’t just for kids, and Big Hero 6, which is “But that’s an animated movie!” I hear some version of this when I say I’m going to watch… well, an animated movie. It’s surpri
Nov 22, 2014 12:39 PM
A day after being honoured with the Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of the Year at IFFI’s opening ceremony, actor Rajinikanth gave a miss to the screening of his much-talked about film ’Kochadaiyaan’. The movie marked th
Nov 22, 2014 12:34 PM
Industry is careful not to divulge details of upcoming films Getting a sneak peek into Mollywood’s latest releases just got harder. The industry is now careful to keep everything, right from the storyline to the tone and tenor of the films, under w
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
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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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