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Updated: Sep 22, 2014 12:08 PM
NGO tenders unconditional apology for its inability to reveal the name of the whistleblower The Supreme Court on Monday sought the assistance of the Special Public Prosecutor in 2G case to decide a plea filed against CBI director Ranjit Sinha in the vis
Updated: Sep 22, 2014 03:13 AM
The figure for households without toilets is 47 per cent for Hindu households as against 31 per cent for Muslims and 16 per cent for Christians and Sikhs, according to NSS data. Extensive new evidence shows that building toilets alone will not eliminate
Updated: Sep 22, 2014 07:50 AM
‘Copied data must be accompanied by authentication certificate’ Nine years after it maintained that courts could admit electronic records such as printouts and CDs as prima facie evidence without authentication, the Supreme Court has said th
Updated: Sep 22, 2014 09:13 AM
Uddhav stops at 119; BJP mulls contesting all 288 After Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s tough talk in Mumbai, the BJP’s central election committee met on Sunday and discussed its candidates for all 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra, but w
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Syria has criticised the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) militant group, accused it of lacking the “true will” necessary to confront terrorism in the region.“The U.S.’ move to form an alliance outside the framewor
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Cruising towards its historic rendezvous with the Red Planet, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) on Monday entered Mars’ gravitational Sphere of Influence ahead of its scheduled Orbit Insertion on September 24. “Our navigators’
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Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal could not better the colour of her assured bronze as she lost to world number one Nicol David in the women’s singles semifinals of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.The 23-year-old Indian was outplayed 4-
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The Indian women’s rowing team was eliminated from the lightweight quadruple sculls event after finishing last in their repechage round at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.The quartet of Varghese Dittymol, Monalisha Chanu, Cahoba devi and M
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The soldiers had been participating in a U.S.Central Command Regional Cooperation training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod, U.S. military officials said. Police and military officials have been searching for three soldiers from the Afghanistan National
Sep 22, 2014 10:28 AM
The governing body of football in West Bengal — Indian Football Association — has fined three Mohammedan Sporting officials for rowdy behaviour against referee and match officials. The three — Mohammad Kamaruddin, Raju Ahmed and Bilal
Sep 22, 2014 10:17 AM
Shooters continued to deliver medals for India at the 17th Asian Games with the trio of Heena Siddhu, Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed cliching a bronze in the women’s 25m pistol event in Incheon on Monday.Heena (572), Anisa (577) and Rahi (580) combi
Sep 22, 2014 09:53 AM
Indian cyclists continued their disappointing run as Amarjit Singh Nagi and Amrit Singh finished at the 13th and 14th place in Men’s Sprint qualifying of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.Amarjit and Amrit clocked an average speed of 65.952k
Sep 22, 2014 09:43 AM
Indian swimmers continued to struggle in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon with Prathapan Nair failing to qualify for the men’s 50m backstroke finals on Monday.Nair clocked 26.85 in the heats to finish a lowly sixth in the seven-strong field.It was a
Sep 22, 2014 09:31 AM
The Indian troika of Ayonika Paul, Apurvi Chandela and Raj Chaudhary finished a disappointing sixth in the 10m air rifle women’s team finals of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Monday. World No. 8 Ayonika scored a creditable 417.7 but Apurvi Cha
Sep 22, 2014 12:57 AM
Without substantive reforms to the investigation and trial process, early release of undertrials may further aggravate the pathologically low rates of conviction and incarceration in the Indian criminal justice system On September 4, a Supreme Court ben
Sep 22, 2014 01:05 AM
In drawing attention to the plight of the widows of Vrindavan, the BJP’s Member of Parliament from Mathura, Hema Malini, got hold of the wrong end of the stick. Many of the Vrindavan widows are without any means of sustenance, and forced to beg to s
Sep 22, 2014 01:00 AM
Fiji has chosen its first elected leader in eight years. This marks a new democratic beginning for the South Pacific nation after suffering self-inflicted wounds over a period of some 28 years. Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, who took power in a bloodless c
Sep 22, 2014 10:10 AM
The benchmark BSE Sensex dipped below the 27k-level by falling over 166 points in early trade on Monday as funds and retail investors engaged in reducing positions amid a weak trend on other Asian bourses.The 30-share barometer, which shed 21.79 points in
Sep 22, 2014 10:08 AM
The rupee depreciated by four paise to 60.85 against the U.S. dollar in early trade on Monday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to increased demand for the American currency from importers amid a weak opening in the domestic equity market.Forex dealer
Sep 22, 2014 10:03 AM
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's initial public offering now ranks as the world's biggest in history at $25 billion, after the e-commerce giant and some of its shareholders sold additional shares. Overwhelming demand saw the IPO initially raise $21.8 billion
Sep 21, 2014 10:46 PM
We need a structure that will attract risk investment and help to step up oil exploration activities significantly. The Centre is moving towards a revenue-sharing system for oil exploration contracts from the time-tested policy of production sharing. It
Sep 21, 2014 10:43 PM
The most exciting event of last week was undoubtedly the listing of Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group Holding, on the New York Stock Exchange. The Alibaba share listed at $92.70, a whopping 36 per cent premium to the offer price, proving right analys
Sep 21, 2014 05:39 PM
Esther Elias enters the world of co-working spaces, where young entrepreneurs, freelancers and start-up teams rally together to share more than just physical workspace Spend long enough in the presence of start-up founders and a little past their infect
Sep 21, 2014 02:55 PM
As a teacher, it’s sometimes nice to step back and see the lighter side of stressful situations. Exams are no laughing matter, and for teacher trainees, it is a double-edged sword since they have to prove to themselves and their students that they
Sep 21, 2014 05:31 PM
The city may seem like a concrete jungle, but it does boast of quite a few natural ecosystems that sustain a variety of flora and fauna What does the word “heritage” mean to you? Buildings, monuments, title, property…? Chennai has a &#8
Sep 22, 2014 10:10 AM
Supreme Court has stayed High Court order directing schools to admit children For more than eight months, a group of about 40 parents have been running from pillar to post to get their children admitted in private schools in the city under the Right to E
Sep 22, 2014 09:29 AM
Annamalai University, now under the governance of the State government-appointed administrator Shiv Das Meena, has started introducing the smart photo identity card and biometric attendance systems in all its departments in a phased manner.The new facilit
Sep 21, 2014 10:29 PM
Every spell of rain makes us realise, yet again, that there is really no such thing as bad weather. The sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up and snow is exhilarating. After a hot spell, this region is witnessing intermittent drizzl
Sep 21, 2014 06:13 PM
Bangalore: Nearly 360 schoolchildren were hospitalised when they fell ill after having midday meals at the Government Urdu Higher Primary School in D.J. Halli on Friday. Several children also took ill on Saturday and were taken to Dr. Ambedkar Hospital
Sep 21, 2014 06:08 PM
Indian shooters and women shuttlers won a bronze each and India was assured of medals in squash (both men and women). A look at some of the images on Day 2.
Sep 20, 2014 04:16 PM
A look at some of the images on the first day of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on September 20, 2014.
Sep 20, 2014 08:20 AM
A humourous take on news this week.
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