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Updated: Oct 25, 2014 10:53 AM
The 10-day tour to be the Prime Minister’s longest visit abroad since assuming office. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to extend his tour to Myanmar and Australia next month, by adding a short hop to the Fiji Islands as well, making the 1
Updated: Oct 25, 2014 10:57 AM
A new division created for the purpose will, however, not deal with policy disagreements. Aiming to streamline foreign infrastructure investment, the government has announced a new division in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), appointing a joint s
Updated: Oct 25, 2014 03:20 AM
Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and Australia keep out China led 21 Asian nations, including India, in forming a multilateral financial front in the form of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), being seen as a challenger to the U.S.-backed Bre
Updated: Oct 25, 2014 05:07 AM
A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and without shouting or arguing, opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. Students sai
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School teacher Amod Lakda (55) was mauled to death by the predator when he went to collect firewood from the Panpatha forest in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. A 55-year-old school teacher was mauled to death by a tiger when he went to collect firewood f
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New Delhi records nine times higher pollution level than normal Diwali has left the Capital gasping for breath with the city recording nine times higher air pollution level than normal. The Meteorology Department has cautioned that Delhiites will have t
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A Travel Ticket Examiner broke the camera of a senior photographer of The Hindu at the New Delhi railway station on Friday. Even as passengers struggled due to lack of adequate facilities at the New Delhi railway station on Friday, the railway authoritie
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Even as the Railways are aiming to launch high-speed train service in the country, lakhs of low-income passengers are forced to travel in near inhuman condition on the mail and express trains, owing to the festival rush. The Railways for their part are ope
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Team Manager of FC Goa Jonathan D'Sousa has complained to the Match Commissioner of Indian Super League that the referee should have expelled Atletico de Kolkata player Fikru Tefera Lemessa for head butting FC Goa player Gregory Arnolin at the match playe
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 24, 2014 08:05 PM
“The invitation was extended only to MPs who are part of the NDA. So there is no question of Uddhavji attending and nothing should be read into it," Sena leader Anant Geete said. With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena taking tenta
Oct 24, 2014 04:13 PM
RPI leader Ramdas Athawale meets Uddhav Thackeray, says the Sena is "very keen" on forming the government in alliance with the BJP. The process of government formation in Maharashtra is expected to be expedited with a meeting of BJP legislators likely t
Oct 24, 2014 03:06 AM
His appointment has infused new life among RSS cadres who now await their moment of glory while being dedicated workers Manohar Lal Khattar, the 60-year-old former RSS pracharak soon to take over as the Chief Minister of Haryana, would be a Narendra Mod
Oct 23, 2014 12:09 PM
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
Sport
Oct 25, 2014 10:16 AM
Pakistan’s former captain, Shoaib Malik has come under scrutiny for his bowling action in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy first class tournament. Although still to be officially reported to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by the match officials,
Oct 25, 2014 08:55 AM
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels was not part of the ODI team’s plan to abandon the tour of India and he stayed away from most of the players’ meetings on the troubled tour, according to media reports. The Jamaican said he was focussed on
Oct 25, 2014 04:56 AM
Voices on the tapes are those of CSK team principal and Vindoo Dara Singh: FSL The final report of the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee, investigating the IPL betting scandal, is likely to cite the finding by the Mumbai Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) t
Oct 25, 2014 04:09 AM
Teenager Borna Coric upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors and announce himself as one of the rising stars of tennis.There was no such slip-up for Roger Federer as the top-seeded Swiss rem
Oct 25, 2014 03:56 AM
East Zone bowled out for 62 in second innings : It took South Zone just 8.4 overs spread over 45 minutes to finish the job on hand on the third day of the Duleep Trophy semifinal here. The defeat by an innings and 118 runs should go down as one ...
Opinion
Oct 25, 2014 01:30 AM
Civil servant independence in the country is at best nominal. Nonconformity even to spurn whimsical and arbitrary directives received from above is widely recognised as a very risky proposition The right to judicial remedies … is a constitutional r
Oct 25, 2014 01:44 AM
Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Unprecedented as the attack on its Parliament building might appear — it has even been described as “the end of Canada’s innocence” — the country has had long experience of terrorism, from
Oct 25, 2014 01:41 AM
In late July this year, the international airport in the bustling Nigerian metropolis of Lagos received an extremely unwelcome visitor. A man from Liberia, a West African nation where Ebola is rampant, had been caring for his sister when she came down wit
Business
Oct 25, 2014 12:05 AM
The Centre’s plans to supply electricity 24/7 to all parts of India in five years has opened up vast opportunities for power and automation companies such as ABB, GE, Schneider Electric and few others. These companies have expertise in setting up mi
Oct 25, 2014 12:02 AM
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has invited bids to select an agency to conduct e-auction of spectrum in various bands of telecom airwaves. The department has issued a notice for request of proposal for the selection of an agency to conduct e
Oct 24, 2014 11:55 PM
A U.S. prosecutor, who successfully investigated a precedent-setting work visa fraud case against Infosys, resulting in the Indian IT giant paying a whopping $34 million in settlement, has been recognised by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles John
Oct 24, 2014 11:50 PM
The Aditya Birla group (ABG) has announced a joint venture with a South African insurance giant to enter India’s huge health insurance market. The financial services division of ABG has signed a memorandum of understanding with MMI holdings Ltd.,
Oct 24, 2014 11:41 PM
If forewarned is forearmed, Norway has a pretty big arsenal.Oil discovery in the 1960s made the country one of the richest in the world with high wages and free education. In fact, it is still very much a part of the oil age with about 70 per cent of its
Features
Oct 24, 2014 05:49 PM
Time and technology have phased out the hand-painted film banners, but the artists’ skill continues to exhibit itself in other forms Over the years, technology has made many art forms extinct. A case in point is that of replacement of hand-painted
Oct 24, 2014 07:34 PM
From Kolkata to Coorg and Shillong to Shekawati it is raining independent music festivals as the lines between genres and languages blur. Apoorva Sripathi and Esther Elias tune into the phenomenon. You’re a speck in a sea of 10,000 people. Rows of
Oct 24, 2014 07:12 PM
A figurine of Hanuman, which was gifted by a Travancore king, is a prized heirloom in the Ghanapadi family Located near the ancient Sreevaraham temple is the Ramavarmapuram Gramom, the abode of Brahmins who were once associated with the Sree Padmanabha
Oct 25, 2014 09:50 AM
‘Dimensions of leadership’, a workshop organised by Teach for India (TFI), explored ideas such as allowing teachers to take risks and try new things. One of the biggest challenge facing schools headmistresses today is to find a way to teach
Oct 25, 2014 09:45 AM
‘Twilight’ star Kristen Stewart has revealed that she has decided to take a break from acting for a while. Stewart, 24, has been promoting her latest movie ‘Camp X—Ray’, which has been playing successfully on the festival cir
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Oct 25, 2014 12:18 AM
Cyclone Hudhud might have cast its shadow on the Deepavali Celebrations in Visakhapatnam, but had only partial impact in Vijayawada on Thursday. People scaled down the level of celebrations, but there were crackers, rockets, sparklers and lamps lighting u
Oct 24, 2014 10:36 PM
Happiness was in the air as the youngsters in traditional attire burnt crackers on Diwali night on Thursday in Hyderabad. Noise levels were lower than the usual, but the ambient air pollution levels in commercial areas like Abids, Basheerbagh and few road
Oct 24, 2014 08:47 PM
“Latchiya Nadigar” S.S. Rajendran, who breathed his last on October 24, 2014, made his presence felt in both politics and cinema. Photo courtesy: Agani Publishers
Oct 23, 2014 04:47 PM
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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
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