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Updated: Dec 29, 2014 08:24 AM
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday night said he has called a high-level meeting here tomorrow in the wake of the blast in front of a restaurant that killed one woman and injured three others, and maintained that the incident happened despite police be
Updated: Dec 29, 2014 08:15 AM
The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore resumed with first light on Monday. First Admiral Sigit Setiayana, the Naval Aviation Center commander at the Surab
Updated: Dec 29, 2014 07:58 AM
PDP in a dilemma over joining hands with BJP The Peoples Democratic Party seems to be warming to the idea of joining hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir, despite opposition from within its ranks. “We h
Dec 29, 2014 01:23 AM
Amid the raging controversy over the Sangh Parivar’s Hindutva agenda, Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Sunday cautioned against connecting faith with history and propagating a “homogeneous” national identity when there were over 4,600 comm
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Social networking site Facebook has apologised for the bad memories its new 'Year in Review' feature stirred up in people who lost their close family members, friends and homes in 2014. The automated feature brings to the user’s timeline a series
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Australia were 90 for one in their second innings against India at lunch on Day 4 of the third cricket Test at the MCG after India folded for 465 early on Monday morning. Australia are currently ahead by 155 runs. Chris Rogers (33) and Shane Watson (
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The city police probing the Sunday evening bomb blast on Church Street have contacted their Tamil Nadu counterparts to verify the activities of the terror module formed from the remnants of Al Ummah, who were involved in the April 2013 Malleswaram blast.
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Dr. Kanchan Sanyal, medical superintendent of Mallya Hospital, announced that Bhavani (38) died at 10.45 p.m. owing to shrapnel injuries on the head. She was bleeding profusely when she was brought to the hospital. Doctors tried to stop the bleeding and a
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Autorickshaw driver B. Narasimha was on M.G. Road at the time of the blast. Someone sought his help, he told The Hindu. He turned into Church Street when he saw the injured. He agreed to take them to the nearby hospital. He thought Bhavani Devi was dead
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 28, 2014 03:11 PM
The deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir may end soon, with both the PDP and the BJP insiders saying the two parties were close to striking an agreement. A Peoples Democratic Party source told IANS that the two parties were close to a
Dec 28, 2014 12:27 PM
Four Ministers — three from the BJP and one from the AJSU — also take oath; Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh fail to make it due to bad weather Bharatiya Janata Party leader Raghubar Das became the first non-tribal to take oath on Sunday as t
Dec 27, 2014 01:49 PM
PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhter said the party was discussing all its options for government formation, hinting at an alliance with the BJP. Hinting that it is ready to do business with the BJP, the PDP, which has emerged as the single largest party in th
Dec 26, 2014 08:32 PM
Mr. Vohra has called both the parties for a discussion. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N. N. Vohra, on Friday officially wrote to the PDP and BJP, the parties with the largest number of MLAs following the recent Assembly elections, on their plans for govern
Sport
Dec 29, 2014 12:28 AM
Indian shooting is calling the shots, not just in the world of sports!Ten years after winning the country’s first individual silver medal, at the Athens Olympics, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has moved on to serve the country better, as the Minister of
Dec 29, 2014 12:27 AM
A fluent half-century from Abhinav Mukund (57, 142b, 4x4, 2x6) was the highlight as Tamil Nadu ended day one on 144 for four in its Ranji Trophy clash against Railways here on Sunday. Gloomy skies and intermittent rain ensured that there would be only 49
Dec 29, 2014 12:25 AM
Manchester City squandered a gilt-edged opportunity to close the gap on Premier League leader Chelsea when it let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to struggling Burnley on Sunday. Chelsea stuttered to a 1-1 draw at Southampton and champion City
Dec 29, 2014 12:23 AM
Less than a month after Terry Walsh sent a legal notice to USA Field Hockey (USAFH), the former India men’s hockey coach has claimed through his lawyers that the USFAH has cleared him of any wrongdoing. Walsh had sent the notice to USAFH seeking r
Dec 28, 2014 06:32 PM
Carlton, who maintains form, may score an encore in the Lingapur Cup (1,400m), the chief event of the races to be held here on Monday (Dec. 29). ROMANTIC FANTASY PLATE (1,200m), (Cat. II), maiden 2-y-o only (Terms), 12-55 p.m.: 1. Delta Force (9) Deep Sha
Opinion
Dec 29, 2014 01:05 AM
The Pakistan Army must ask itself whether it is an army for Islam or for Pakistan in the face of an enemy which professes the same faith, and paints the military establishment as the infidel for joining hands with the Americans Nearly a fortnight has pa
Dec 29, 2014 12:40 AM
Ten years cannot wipe out memories of the wall of water that wrecked human life and property, with Banda Aceh on the Sumatran coast bearing the brunt of the earthquake and a series of tsunamis in the Indian Ocean region in 2004. The death of loved ones an
Dec 29, 2014 12:36 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarification that there was no question of privatising the Indian Railways may not have been wholly necessary. But, to dispel a rumour campaign that it was being privatised, Mr. Modi used the ‘good governance&#8
Business
Dec 29, 2014 12:26 AM
The mid-year economic analysis was tabled in Parliament recently. Part of the formal arrangement by which the executive — in this case, the Finance Ministry — briefs the Parliament at regular intervals. This year’s report has the stamp of
Dec 29, 2014 12:24 AM
A disappointing year for gold and real estate, which are investor favourites In many respects, 2014 has turned out to be a year of unexpected twists and turns for Indian investors. The stock markets, which began the year on a lacklustre note, delivered b
Dec 29, 2014 12:22 AM
India‘s coal import volumes are set to rise by over 30 per cent over the next two years to 214 million tonnes in 2015-16, as domestic supply falls short of surging demand. However, globally, the situation is just the reverse. Severe oversupply wit
Dec 29, 2014 12:19 AM
Social entrepreneurship is one more avatar of entrepreneurial ecosystem, where firms try to solve social problems. New York City-based Acumen is a non-profit social venture fund that invests in such initiatives by raising funds through charitable donation
Dec 28, 2014 04:14 PM
As it awaits final RBI guidelines to apply for a universal banking licence, Reliance Capital will consider giving up to 10 per cent stake to its newly-signed strategic partner Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank of Japan in its proposed bank. Besides, the financ
Features
Dec 28, 2014 04:28 PM
Priya Paul, chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels, on taking her brand places. Most five-star hotels don’t really prefer autos whizzing into their porticos, but here’s one that’s got a funky auto grandly parked in its lobby. Zon
Dec 28, 2014 05:02 PM
Having earned critics’ praise and surprising audience with his latest act, Sharwanand is happy to have stuck to his convictions. If he were to look back at his profile, Sharwanand would be extremely happy and proud with the choice of his subjects.
Dec 29, 2014 12:10 AM
Hanuman was known for his wisdom and for his scholarship. He was capable of handling even difficult situations with ease. When Sugriva sees Rama and Lakshmana, he is worried. Everything about them suggests that they are warriors. Yet they are not dressed l
Dec 28, 2014 05:13 PM
Here’s the lowdown on how to shop for a New Year Eve party What's the next best thing to a fabulous New Year's Eve party? Showing up for the soiree looking like a million bucks! If you're nibbling your nails to the quick, trying to get your outfit
Dec 28, 2014 05:11 PM
New galleries that opened this year gave the art scene in Hyderabad a welcome shot in the arm ‘Art scene changing for better’ “Taking the first step is difficult. Once one takes the initiative, everything else falls in place and one
Slideshows
Dec 27, 2014 07:38 PM
Scenes from the set of Darling (Genre: Horror; Director: Sam Anton; Cast: G.V. Prakash Kumar, Nikki Galrani, Srushti Dange; Cinematographer: Krishan Vasant; Producer: Geetha Arts, Studio Green)
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