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Updated: Dec 20, 2014 09:48 AM
20 constituencies spread over Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts of Jammu region are going to polls. Amid tight security, polling began on Saturday on a brisk note for the fifth and final round of elections in Jammu and Kashmir in which 213 candidates,
Updated: Dec 20, 2014 09:31 AM
Junior Vikatan, a pioneer in the field of investigative journalism, is his brainchild S. Balasubramanian, the chairman of the Vikatan group of publications, died here on Friday night. He was 78 and is survived by his wife, a son and six daughters. Son o
Updated: Dec 20, 2014 10:49 AM
India all out for 224; sets Australia 128 to win Indian batsmen’s age-old problem on bouncy pitches again came to the fore as yet another batting collapse made them stand on the verge of defeat against Australia at tea on the fourth day of the sec
Updated: Dec 20, 2014 08:33 AM
After Peshawar attack, Home Ministry issues new guidelines. Concrete boundary walls with three or four gates, round-the-clock guards, CCTV cameras and proper illumination at night are among the guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued
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The execution of Attaullah and Mohammad Azam, terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-i-Jhangvi terror group, on December 23 at 6.30 a.m. A Pakistani anti-terrorism court ordered the execution of two terrorists who had been sentenced to death in 2004 on cha
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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
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The city is heading for chaotic day when traffic movement will be restricted and vehicles will move at a snail’s pace due to the rallies by the VHP and People’s Platform Important intersections of Kolkata and adjoining areas are peppered wit
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An anonymous caller created flutter and kept the city police on their toes for a few minutes on Thursday night. The police, later, traced the caller as a 23-year-old engineering graduate of Jeeva Nagar near Hope College in the city.It is learnt that around
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Reality star Kim Kardashian has become the most followed person on Instagram by surpassing Justin Bieber, after he lost more than 3.5 million followers in a fake follower purge. Bieber, 20, originally had 23.8 million followers, which went down to 20.3 mi
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 20, 2014 08:09 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 01:08 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
Dec 19, 2014 11:37 PM
Refurbished goods retailer Reverse Logistics Corps, which operates GreenDust.com, is planning to expand its global footprint by entering Africa, South Asia and CIS. It has already started a pilot in Dubai, the U.S., and Hong Kong.“We are planning to
Dec 19, 2014 11:36 PM
The firm is aiming to launch in 15 more countries Online restaurant search firm Zomato on Friday acquired Italy’s restaurant search service Cibando. The terms of the deal are not disclosed.Cibando will be integrated with Zomato, and the acquisitio
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 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
Dec 20, 2014 11:12 AM
The City Crime Branch police have registered a case against the then Chief Educational Officer, three District Educational Officers and 10 headmasters for allegedly “misappropriating funds” meant for organising a function here last year.Accordi
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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