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Updated: Oct 24, 2014 12:05 AM
While Rs. 570 crore would be provided for renovation of houses, Rs. 175 crore would go for renovation of six major hospitals. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced a package of Rs. 745 crore for the reconstruction of flood-ravaged houses an
Updated: Oct 24, 2014 12:16 AM
With the race for the Maharashtra CM's post hotting up, Gadkari says he is pained to see "unreasonable controversy in the media about Devendra and me." Two days after show of strength by his supporters in Nagpur, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari o
Updated: Oct 24, 2014 12:17 AM
The Centre had told the Supreme Court that it cannot disclose the names of Swiss bank account holders. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remarks on the black money issue, being construed as an indication that a minister in the erstwhile UPA go
Oct 24, 2014 12:14 AM
A gang of poachers from Kolathur taluk was fired upon by the Karnataka forest department personnel when they were hunting in the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary on Wednesday. One of them sustained injuries. Police said Raja, Muthusamy, Palani and another perso
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‘Kal madams’ were constructed by philanthropists and temple trusts during the rule of Venad kings “Kal madams” (wayside inns), which were constructed for public use by philanthropists and temple trusts during the rule of Venad kin
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China’s ruling Communist Party on Thursday vowed autonomy for Hong Kong where pro-democracy protesters have locked horns with the city administration for over a month on the election of next Chief Executive and stop interfering in the judicial proce
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The Chennai Corporation is planning to link property tax with the current guideline values, instead of old base rates finalised in 1998. This is likely to increase the property tax rates across the city. Following complaints from residents pertaining to
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The role of a social crusader that actor Vijay has donned in Kaththi raised the hackles of many on the Internet on Thursday. They took to social media to point to the contradiction between his on-screen role and his endorsements of Cola brands in real lif
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‘In the last five months, 3.5 lakh members added’ Whether it is the effect of Narendra Modi or the simple fact of a party reaping the benefits of coming to power, the BJP seems to be turning out to be quite an attraction in Tamil Nadu.While
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 22, 2014 11:50 PM
The Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) MLA from Nagpur (East) constituency, Krishna Kophde, has offered to vacate his seat for senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari in case the Union Minister decides to come back to the state politics. “All MLAs from Vidar
Oct 22, 2014 07:51 PM
“We are ready for an alliance with BJP to form government... We just had informal talks... and formal discussions will begin from Monday” After days of standoff, the Shiv Sena and the BJP on Wednesday struck a conciliatory note following Tue
Oct 22, 2014 01:05 AM
After the BJP played hardball with its estranged ally, the Shiv Sena, and opened the door to Independents, the Sena rushed two emissaries to Delhi on Tuesday night. The Sena has deputed party MP Anil Desai and senior leader Subhash Desai for talks. BJP
Oct 21, 2014 07:43 PM
Says NCP’s unconditional support too continues to be on offer. Describing the Shiv Sena as a “natural ally”, the BJP on Tuesday dropped hints that it would prefer the estranged saffron party to be a partner in its government in Maharas
Sport
Oct 23, 2014 11:29 PM
Fourth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada hit 22 aces, including on match point, to beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors.Raonic earned the only break of the match to take the open
Oct 23, 2014 07:32 PM
After claiming that suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was ready to undergo independent tests on his new bowling action, Pakistan Cricket Board has now decided to extend the remedial work on his action for another 15 days. PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan ha
Oct 23, 2014 06:46 PM
Godspeed, Gascony and Ireland excelled when the horses were exercised here on Thursday morning.Sand track600m: 2/y/o’s Royal Seal (Khalander), a chestnut gelding (Varenar/Stringsofmyheart) (Bhawani) 40. They ended level. Theory (rb) 41. Easy.800m: M
Oct 23, 2014 06:46 PM
Ice Cutter and Emperor Cruise may fight out the finish of the Nergis Darashah Memorial Trophy (1,200m), the main event of the races to be held here on Friday (Oct. 24).False rails (width about 2m from 1,600m to the winning post) will be in position.ESQUIR
Oct 23, 2014 06:45 PM
Soviet Union and Coriolis impressed when the horses were exercised here on Thursday morning (Oct. 23).Outer sand:1,400m: Soviet Union (B. Paswan), Coriolis (R. Marshall) 1-44, 1,200/1-27.5, 1,000/1-13.5, 600/45. They impressed while the latter started fou
Opinion
Oct 22, 2014 01:26 AM
Government policy is killing handlooms through malign neglect. As a result, the power loom is invading the handloom industry, creating a whole set of spurious products which is altering the identity and integrity of the industry Protest today is more th
Oct 22, 2014 01:14 AM
The Centre has done well in moving quickly to clean up the mess in the coal sector following the Supreme Court’s cancellation of the allotment of 214 blocks. The cancelled blocks will be reallotted through an e-auction and an ordinance will be promu
Oct 22, 2014 01:10 AM
The range of measures Prime Minister Narendra Modi passionately spelt out at the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate programme on labour reforms reads like a road map to his Independence Day invitation to multinational corporations to ‘Make in
Business
Oct 24, 2014 12:09 AM
Sensex closes at 26851.05 with a gain of 63.82 points Welcoming the Hindu calendar year Samvat 2071, stock indices surged ahead on Thursday, as broader indices galloped smartly to gain more than the benchmark indices. The benchmark Bombay Stock
Oct 24, 2014 12:03 AM
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday conducted an inspection of a Foxconn iPhone workshop in China’s central Henan Province, where plans are afoot to ramp-up iPhone production to 120 million.Mr. Cook was accompanied by Terry Guo, founder and Chairman of T
Oct 24, 2014 12:01 AM
U.S.-based catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide has estimated that insurance companies may take a hit of around Rs.2,400 crore due to Cyclone Hudhud, which recently battered Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts. AIR Worldwide’s insured loss estima
Oct 23, 2014 11:58 PM
The online retailers are taking the smartphones route to tap the market opportunity offered in Tier-II and Tier-III cities. Most leading players expect 90 per cent of their online shopping to come through smartphones and tablets within the next few years.
Oct 23, 2014 11:53 PM
Festive season sales have picked up, starting Dhanteras prior to Diwali. The momentum can continue till Christmas, according to retailers. Gold jewellery, automobiles and consumer durables registered massive sales, retailers said.In a marked change from l
Features
Oct 23, 2014 05:05 PM
After a hiatus, actor Mukundan is back in cinema. He is making his mark in films with some well-chosen roles. He has arguably been the most ‘durable’ artiste in the Malayalam television scene. When not donning the lead character in celebrate
Oct 23, 2014 07:30 PM
On why this transformative accessory should be a must-have in every stylish closet Can you think of any accessory that you can wear in a zillion ways as a brooch? Perhaps no. Think of brooches and our minds travel to visions of old Hollywood glamour and
Oct 23, 2014 08:03 PM
The revamped Regency Restaurant at Abad Plaza boasts an all-encompassing menu Abad Hotel’s Regency restaurant’s redone, revamped, cheerful and bright interiors in violet and cream welcome us. The buffet spread at the restaurant has always bee
Oct 23, 2014 09:23 PM
The most fascinating aspect in human beings is the differences in physical and subtle natures that are unique to each individual. In addition, birth, wealth, status, learning, valour, skill, achievement, etc, also compound the differences. Scriptural tradi
Oct 23, 2014 08:31 PM
Sarah Todd, former Masterchef Australia contestant was in the country recently to get a taste of Indian food Indian viewers of Masterchef Australia will know of Sarah Todd. The former Masterchef contestant was after all favourite to win the title and alm
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Oct 21, 2014 10:15 PM
Despite rapid changes in their lifestyle, many Lambada tribal women in Krishna District still love to continue to wear their tradition-rich attire dominated by ornaments. They share the equal burden of running the house, maintaining the farm field and the
Oct 21, 2014 10:12 PM
Watching the Dandari dance, of which the Ghusadi is an integral part, it is clear that the Gonds and Kolams, marvelled at gelling with nature. The dances have rhythmic movements which are imitations of peacock and animals like the tiger. The Ghusadi is ce
Oct 21, 2014 12:24 AM
Police Commemoration Day 2014 is an occasion to remember the valiant police personnel, who gave their lives defending the peace and security of people in society. The Telangana Police in Hyderabad gave a sense of might to the people and young students at
Oct 19, 2014 01:49 PM
As Assembly election results unfold in Maharashtra and Gurgaon, our photographers bring you a selection of pictures capturing the mood at counting centres, party headquarters and on the street.
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