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Updated: Sep 15, 2014 01:23 AM
Omar Abdullah directs officials to mobilise boats in Srinagar Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday proposed that boats should be mobilised to send medicines to the people of the flooded areas of Srinagar. These “floating clinics” ca
Updated: Sep 15, 2014 01:37 AM
Toughness with Sena indicative of shift The Bharatiya Janata Party’s tough handling of its oldest ally, the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, is indicative of the party’s confidence and a new approach towards its partners, said party functionaries wh
Updated: Sep 15, 2014 08:00 AM
Delay by States in specifying fresh criteria and completing verification More than a year after the National Food Security Act (NFSA) was passed, beneficiaries are yet to be identified as States have delayed specifying fresh criteria and completing veri
Updated: Sep 15, 2014 01:22 AM
Says voting for the BJP will not benefit the people of Tamil Nadu. Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Sunday accused the BJP of adopting a double standard on the fishermen issue and urged the people not to vote for it as this wo
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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati late Sunday affected major changes in the party hierarchy by sacking all the coordinator booth in-charges and assembly coordinators and announcing formation of nine new zones across the state, party leaders said on
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Prime Minster Fredrik Reinfeldt to resign on Monday Sweden voted for a change of government on Sunday with a left-leaning bloc ending Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s eight years in office at the helm of a conservative-led coalition.Mr. Reinfeld
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Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday. One fire near a lakeside resort town has destroyed several structures, authorities said. The blaze, sparked shortly after 1-30 p.m. near Bass Lake,
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Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday. He was 72.Auth had worked for the past two years as the artist-in-residence
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Heavy rains in China’s southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to flooding, state media reported on Monday. The China News Service reported that 12 people had died in the city of Ch
Sep 15, 2014 07:39 AM
Mumbai Indians might have won a one-sided battle against Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express but skipper Kieron Pollard said that the players need to improve their fielding if they want to enter the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 main draw starting Septembe
Sep 15, 2014 02:12 AM
Even though the race walkers are considered medal prospects for the country in the forthcoming Asian Games, they prefer not to promise too much too soon.The restriction on the number of entries (two) per NOC in an event provides some hope to the walkers.
Sep 15, 2014 02:10 AM
Nisha Mohota joined S. Vijayalakshmi at the top of the table, with 8.5 points, going into the final round of the National women’s challengers’ chess championship at Mapusa, Goa. They are a point ahead of Swati Ghate, K. Lakshmi Praneetha, Nimm
Sep 15, 2014 02:08 AM
Asian Games has a special place in the heart of Sania Mirza. It was at the Asian Games in Busan in 2002 that Sania won the mixed doubles bronze with Leander Paes to launch her career.At 27, ranked No. 7 in the world in doubles, with three mixed doubles tit
Sep 15, 2014 01:58 AM
Hockey India on Sunday announced DoIT Sports Management (India) Pvt. Ltd as the new owner of the Mumbai franchise, taking the total number of teams back to the original six in the Hockey India League (HIL).The Mumbai franchise, originally owned by Dabur,
Sep 15, 2014 12:36 AM
If the new government at the Centre wishes to improve the state of education, institutional recovery will have to be its topmost priority. Other reforms can wait. Universities and undergraduate colleges determine the quality of teachers at all levels from
Sep 15, 2014 12:21 AM
It is not often that an opposition party comes under greater pressure than the ruling party ahead of an election. However, as Maharashtra and Haryana prepare to go to the polls next month, the benchmark for performance is not the 2009 Assembly elections t
Sep 15, 2014 12:11 AM
The decision of the Union Minister of Science and Technology to tap the talent pool of about 6,000 scientists from institutions and centres that come under the umbrella of the Department of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Earth Sciences and the Co
Sep 14, 2014 11:36 PM
Macro-economic data that have been trickling in since the formation of the new NDA government suggest a tentative economic recovery. Though needing further corroboration, the early signs are most welcome. The Central Statistics Office, which announced the
Sep 14, 2014 11:31 PM
The Indian textile and apparel industry is at a crossroads. With a long history and an established presence globally, Indian players have the chance to cash in on emerging opportunities. Arvind is a recognized brand with a history stretching over eight de
Sep 14, 2014 11:17 PM
President Pranab Mukherjee lands in Hanoi on four-day visit President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here on Sunday for a four-day state visit during which India and Vietnam are expected to sign agreements on oil exploration and air connectivity. The
Sep 14, 2014 11:13 PM
Tim Cook takes the company beyond the shadow of Steve Jobs with the Apple Watch n 1997, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs returned to the company that he was so unceremoniously ejected from a decade earlier, beginning a second innings that the Wall Street Jour
Sep 14, 2014 07:51 PM
India’s largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Sunday said it has opened Saudi Arabia’s first all-female business process centre, which will provide employment to up to 3,000 women in three years.Saudi Aramco and GE are th
Sep 14, 2014 08:56 PM
Oxford professor without a degreeTwo of today’s items may have only tenuous connections with Madras, but I’m writing about them as they do have intriguing links with the city. My first tale is about a person whose linguistic bonds should make h
Sep 14, 2014 08:58 PM
We are often asked, 'Which is the best among the songs in Jeeva?' I can only say, ‘Singam onnu than irukku’ - Kabilan Upcoming Tamil film Jeeva, which has music by composer D. Imman, will be special to the Vairamuthu family. That’s bec
Sep 14, 2014 08:25 PM
Abu Dhabi is emerging as a favourite destination for Indians The Arab spring has swept across West Asia and North Africa, leaving behind change of governments, disturbed economy and society. Mercifully some places continue to be peaceful and can still be
Sep 14, 2014 09:37 PM
Human life becomes meaningful only when an individual probes one’s true identity. To think of oneself as the body is the natural tendency in beings, to the extent of ignoring the welfare of the self that abides within it. Krishna makes it absolutely
Sep 14, 2014 09:06 PM
Rower, cyclist and runner Neville J. Bilimoria talks about his love for endurance sports and the forthcoming Dusk to Dawn marathon There’s a 1.8 km strip of tar in Chennai that 45-year-old Neville J. Bilimoria knows every inch of. From the twists a
Sep 14, 2014 08:13 PM
Feast on the fest of the autumn moon If your have been postponing your Chinese lunch/dinner, then make the most of the ongoing Autumn Moon Festival at Golden Dragon. Master Chef Hung Fong Ng and his team are ready to present the traditional cuisine of th
Sep 14, 2014 07:19 PM
In pictures: Kochi International Fashion Week Photos: Thulasi Kakkat There were no complaints of a lack of glitz and glamour on the ramp on the opening day of the Kochi International Fashion Week 2014, with designers Hari Anand, Chaitanya Rao and Rocky
Sep 13, 2014 07:49 AM
A humourous take on the news this week
Sep 11, 2014 05:35 PM
Four friends, Licia, Lavanya, Manoja and Prerna, went to school together. They were punctual and would reach school ten minutes before the bell rang every day. One day, on their way to school, they saw something near a garbage bin. They went near the bin o
Sep 11, 2014 05:35 PM
You recycle, reduce and reuseThat’s very great news!We can reuse a pencil boxAnd why not a puppet out of green socks?We can reuse a box of shoeAnd make a rocket out of bottle too.In outing, we will stay in the camp,There also, we will reuse and make
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