She put the blame on the Centre for the chit fund scam and said that her government has returned money to 5 lakh investors in the State. West Bengal Chief Minister and All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) chairperson Mamata Banerjee threw a challe
The Supreme Court on Monday told N. Srinivasan that before seeking reinstatement as BCCI president, he should address the question of conflict of interest that arose if he headed the cricket board while owning an IPL team, whose official has been found to
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sought the Opposition’s cooperation for a “fruitful and result-oriented” Winter Session of Parliament, but the Trinamool Congress struck discordant notes on the very first day and the Bahujan Samaj
When a new Chief Information Commissioner is appointed, he or she will find a mammoth 10,000 Right to Information appeals pending. The new government’s delay in appointing a new chief has led to the pendency shooting up, much of it surrounding new p
India non-committal, Sushma to meet Pakistan counterpart Nepal, host of the 18th South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation summit here, is playing peacemaker, to try and ensure Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif
Top India batsman Virat Kohli has maintained his second position in the latest ICC batsmen rankings while medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has moved up a place to be seventh in the bowlers’ standings. AB de Villiers has strengthened his grip on the
India and Pakistan are among the five countries that are vying to host a new SAARC centre that would be created by merging four regional centres, an official from Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Monday.Besides the two neighbours,
Says the team indulged in cover-up and attempted to mislead Mudgal panel The Cricket Association of Bihar on Monday urged the Supreme Court to order cancellation of the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the IPL.Making this submission before a Bench of Jus
Suspended Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi revealed on Monday that he was financing petitioner Aditya Verma in the IPL spot-fixing case.He told a private television channel, “I am financing the petition against Mr. Srinivasan and others
Assembly Election 2014
Vimal Asur is the first candidate from the particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) in the Jharkhand Assembly poll. He is contesting from the Bishunpur constituency in Gumla district which goes to the polls on Tuesday.Vimal, 29, has managed to save Rs.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi skirting any statement on Article 370, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said BJP is shying away from committing on this contentious issue and is instead keeping its “feet in two boats” in Jammu and Kashm
The Army on Sunday claimed to have made an arms haul in north Kashmir’s Kupwara and Baramulla districts. It recovered 18 AK-47 assault rifles and five pistols from a militant hideout in the forests near the Line of Control (LoC). “A large
On the last day of campaigning for the first phase of elections in Jharkhand, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday lashed out at the BJP for ‘not utilising’ the funds for the State allocated by the previous UPA government. Ms. Gandhi prom
The Indian goes down fighting; Vidya Pillai and Umadevi, too, suffer setbacks Kamal Chawla’s run of five wins on the trot in Group F came to an end after the Railway cueist fumbled with a blue in the decider against Singapore’s Ang Boon Chin
G.V. Vignesh’s whirlwind unbeaten 200 (18x4, 6x6), along with R. Sai Kishore’s six-wicket haul, put Tamil Nadu in a commanding position against Jammu & Kashmir in their Cooch Behar Trophy (u-19) match on Monday. The scores: At Tirunelveli:
Mithali Raj’s women huddled together and let loose a guttural scream: “India.” It happened during the innings-break and after being bowled out for 114 in the opening ODI of the three-match series at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Monday,
The two teams that have played consistent cricket from the first week of November have qualified for the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.Defending champion Karnataka may have been a trifle lucky to have got past a plucky Bengal in the semifinals on Satur
Inter midfielder Joel Obi struck a second-half equaliser in a hard-fought 1-1 draw away to AC Milan to save Roberto Mancini’s blushes on the Italian’s return to Serie A after a six-year absence on Sunday. Mancini, who led the Serie A giant t
SAARC, regrettably, has yet to develop into a conflict-mediating or resolving institution on multilateral and bilateral issues. While it has succeeded in evolving as a forum, it does not have the capacity to devise instruments for consultations on bilater
Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand’s bid to regain the title was foiled in Sochi, Russia, with a game to spare. The gifted young Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen, produced a result similar to the one seen in Chennai last year when he dethrone
The Garo Hills region of Meghalaya has faced turmoil for years with multiple militant groups fighting what are essentially turf wars, their eyes primarily on the spoils from the extortion of coal mine operators. Among the 10 groups at work, the Garo Natio
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in a report released on Monday, defined three possible scenarios for India’s economic growth. Of the three, the “Winning Leap” is the most aggressive growth scenario.The other two economic growth scenarios ar
‘Cautiously optimistic’ about ties with India Visiting U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said here on Monday that despite positive developments such as the easing of the foreign direct investment cap in the Defence sector, the U.S. re
Central and state governments should look at ease of doing business to create a vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurship, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-founder of Infosys, said. He also hoped that the Rs.10,000 crore allocated by central government for start-ups
The microfinance industry has recorded a 61 per cent jump in its loan portfolio in the second quarter ended September 30, 2014, by lending Rs.12,500 crore against Rs.7,500 crore in the corresponding period last year. The industry is represented by 48 non-
The Rane group is expected to end the current fiscal with around eight per cent growth in its total sales, aided by robust exports and improved orders in the domestic market, ending stagnation in its growth curve. Its total revenue is expected to near Rs.
The author on living in the U.S. and learning Carnatic music from a guru in Chennai It’s only 5 a.m. and I can barely see the rays of the sun peeking through my bay window, yet the day has already begun. Not with a cup of coffee or the morning ...
Vidya Shah and Manganiyars took music lovers on a journey of Rajasthani and Sufi fusion music while Clinton Cerejo Band belted out foot-tapping numbers If Friday’s performance by Indian Ocean had the audience asking for more, Saturday saw ‘N
Soghra Khurasani’s work holds a mirror to political turmoil and emotional outbursts Soghra Khurasani belongs to the young breed of artists that believes in using multiple formats and media to give an expression to their thoughts. Now based in Barod
Thiruneelakantar was a potter who made begging bowls for Saivite mendicants. He was known to keep repeating the name of the Lord Neelakantam. The name is one used to refer to Lord Siva because He acquired a blue tinted throat due to His swallowing Halahala
Meet the founders of The Sunday Book Club, a vibrant platform that has its pulse on the literary world Every Sunday at 3 p.m., book lovers on twitter discuss authors, genres and publishing trends in a session moderated by The Sunday Book Club (@TSBookClu
Australia was outclassed by a resurgent India, with four wins in four Tests at home, all by convincing verdicts in 2013 series. A look at the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series
The winter session of Parliament began on Monday. The session, the first after the expansion of the council of ministers, will have 22 sittings and will end on December 23.
Murli Deora, India’s longest serving Petroleum Minister, a Gandhi family loyalist and a Congress stalwart from Maharashtra, breathed his last at around 3.25 a.m on Monday, November 24, 2014.
Cyclone Hudhud left everyone in Visakhapatnam affected and the worst hit were fishermen, who lost homes and frightened them to such an extent that it took them several days to dare to venture on to the sea. On the Fisheries Day, traditional fishermen and