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Updated: Nov 27, 2014 02:45 AM
Pakistan is likely to clear the energy cooperation draft agreement at the SAARC summit here, but may not agree to other landmark agreements planned, including the motor vehicles agreement and railway linkages pact. Sources say Pakistani officials indic
Nov 27, 2014 02:36 AM
‘Centre must ensure the right climate for foreign investment’ In a clear signal to foreign investors, Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi on Wednesday advised the Centre not to prefer an appeal in the Supreme Court against a Bombay High Court ver
Updated: Nov 27, 2014 02:42 AM
To meet the fiscal deficit target for this year, the Central government is brutally slashing social sector allocations but is keeping expenditure cuts for the physical infrastructure sectors at a minimum. This re-aligning of plan outlays across sectors by
Updated: Nov 27, 2014 02:40 AM
Sheikh Hamad Bin Naseer Al-Thani, a Qatar royal, was on a recce of India, and returned impressed last week, unlike his first visit two years ago. “Prime Minister Modi has made a difference in the last six months,” he said, talking to The Hindu
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Andy Murray is to marry long-time girlfriend Kim Sears. The former Wimbledon champion’s management company confirmed the engagement. Earlier on Wednesday, the Scot announced further changes to his professional support team by splitting with assistan
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Allocations for infrastructure sectors such as roads and highways remain more or less the same.“The new government’s spending priorities are different from the previous one… the Centre’s intentions are that social expenditure can b
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The Central Information Commission has directed the Centre’s Department of Legal Affairs to share information on the appointment of law officers and also whether there was any proposal from the Law Ministry asking the former Attorney-General G.E. Va
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A cryptic order from the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, giving another officer additional charge of the post of Special Protection Group (SPG) Director has created confusion over the status of agency chief K
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An all-party conference on the Mullaperiyar issue on Wednesday decided to approach the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to highlight the adverse ecological impact resulting from the raising of the water level of the reservoir to 142 feet. The meeting also de
Assembly Election 2014
Nov 26, 2014 02:48 AM
Almost every polling station in Jammu and Kashmir, despite differences in weather, landscape and people’s traditional attire, looked similar during the first phase of Assembly election on Tuesday. Voters stood in long-winding queues, with the 15 con
Nov 25, 2014 08:16 PM
Dealing a hard blow to separatist politics, thousands of voters queued up before polling stations across Jammu and Kashmir, unmindful of the biting cold, to exercise their franchise in the first of the five-phase assembly elections on Tuesday. Some vignet
Nov 25, 2014 02:55 PM
Mr. Modi asks Jharkhand voters not to give a fractured mandate as people know the difficulties of coalition politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the voters of Jharkhand to enable the BJP secure a majority in the Assembly elections for
Nov 25, 2014 09:50 AM
Having lost an ‘opportunity’ last year to wrest power in the Capital after a 15 year wait, ‘micro-management’ and ‘knock-at-every-door’ strategy have become the guiding lights for the Bharatiya Janata Party to ensure &#8
Sport
Nov 27, 2014 01:22 AM
Bangladesh clinched the ODI series against Zimbabwe with two games to spare after a comfortable 124-run win in the third match on Wednesday. It was Bangladesh’s biggest win margin against Zimbabwe, eclipsing a 121-run victory in 2013 at Bulawayo.
Nov 27, 2014 01:16 AM
It was the team to beat, and Pune Marathas remained one till the end.The side maintained its undefeated record, subduing Delhi Dreams 27-23, in the final of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) at the RK Khanna Stadium here on Wednesday.Once again, it was Cy
Nov 27, 2014 12:33 AM
Both of them set national and meet records on the opening day Kerala’s Gayathry Siva Kumar and Haryana’s Beant Singh hogged the limelight by creating both national and meet records at the Jio 30th National junior athletics championship at IG
Nov 27, 2014 12:32 AM
Telangana upset reigning champion West Bengal 3-2 to enter the semifinals in the junior girls’ team event of the National junior & youth table tennis championships here on Wednesday.Akula Sreeja beat Shobabati Moitra in the crucial singles after
Nov 27, 2014 12:32 AM
Sachin Tendulkar has made a plea to the nation to back boxer Sarita Devi in her fight against the suspension imposed by the International Boxing Association (AIBA). The retired cricketer met the Sports Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and attended a meeting t
Opinion
Nov 27, 2014 01:06 AM
Pakistan is known to be advising China to enlarge its profile in Afghanistan as a replacement to the United States. So, what does stability and peace in the region depend on? Close on the heels of the fourth ‘Heart of Asia’ Ministerial confer
Nov 27, 2014 01:09 AM
The rhetoric on the capacity of countries to reap the so-called demographic dividend cannot mask the more complex reality of a not-so-young world in 2014, and non-uniform patterns of growth. About a quarter of the world’s population — 1.8 bill
Nov 27, 2014 01:08 AM
The announcement of the merger of ING Vysya Bank with Kotak Mahindra Bank could not have come at a better time. With a pro-reform BJP government at the Centre, expectations are running high. Coming as it did at a time when reform talk is getting louder, t
Business
Nov 27, 2014 02:33 AM
Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher has said that the steep fall in engineering exports in October came as a “shocker.”He reassured exporters that the ensuing Foreign Trade Policy would address their concerns over the slowdown in key markets such a
Nov 27, 2014 02:16 AM
Punjab National Bank on Wednesday said it will not put a cap on number of free ATMs transactions for its saving account customers.“Punjab National Bank has decided not to charge its own customers and shall continue giving free transactions to all Sa
Nov 26, 2014 11:39 PM
As oil ministers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meet in Vienna on Thursday to press for a one million barrels a day production cut to support falling Brent crude oil prices, speculation is rife that Brent crude prices may
Nov 26, 2014 11:38 PM
SBI Mutual Fund will be launching a Shariah-compliant diversified equity fund next week, which is aimed at attracting investments from the country’s large Muslim population. The leading asset management firm will become the fourth fund house in Indi
Nov 26, 2014 11:23 PM
The market authorities are in the process of analysing trade data for all short-positions over the past few days A bear cartel is suspected to have been creating a bogey about regulatory clampdown against P-Notes with an aim to pull down the stock marke
Features
Nov 26, 2014 07:17 PM
The cinematographer-turned director is working on a road movie titled 10 Enradhukulla More than a decade ago, cinematographer SD Vijay Milton was called to shoot a song for Samurai. He spent close to nine days on the road with director Balaji Sakthivel
Nov 26, 2014 06:51 PM
Meet The Ghost Ryderz who have become synonymous with freestyle stunt riding in the country Seven years ago, a group of motorcycling enthusiasts, tired of routine rides, decided to try out something new, and attempted a few wheelies and stoppies in aband
Nov 26, 2014 07:14 PM
Aspiring actors gather at an audition in Coimbatore and share their dreams with Parshathy J. Nath The door of the audition room opens. A voice from inside announces: “You get 30 seconds to perform.” The aspiring actors crack their knuckles,
Nov 27, 2014 02:34 AM
Nuri Bilge Ceylan is so shy that he worked mostly with his family members for his first few films, to avoid directing strangers. The master of contemporary Turkish cinema could be in for a shock in Kerala, going by the mob frenzy surrounding the arrival of
Nov 27, 2014 12:15 AM
Tribal Welfare Residential Sports School at Kinnerasani imparts quality coaching to students in archery, volleyball, kabbadi and kho-kho. Archery equipment – bows and arrows made of bamboo – sanctioned by the government several years ago had b
Slideshows
Nov 26, 2014 09:38 PM
For the sake of mining bauxite, can the Dongria Kondhs Tribals be uprooted from their land? Images from The Hindu photographers show that the land and the people of Niyamgiri Hills are inseparable. One of the pictures showing the daily life of the Tribals
Nov 26, 2014 12:04 AM
Autumn does not diminish the beauty of landscape in Adilabad District in any way. In fact, the district known for its vast tree cover takes on the pleasant hues of the season between November and January. The yellow of the Autumn, blue of water bodies and
Nov 25, 2014 03:39 PM
The low-profile event organised by Cycling Federation of India at Indira Gandhi stadium was high on performance. Photo: Prashant Nakwe
Nov 24, 2014 08:37 PM
Australia was outclassed by a resurgent India, with four wins in four Tests at home, all by convincing verdicts in 2013 series. A look at the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series
Nov 24, 2014 05:35 PM
The winter session of Parliament began on Monday. The session, the first after the expansion of the council of ministers, will have 22 sittings and will end on December 23.
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