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Updated: May 3, 2015 11:53 PM
BJP managers in for rough ride on building consensus. As the Narendra Modi government prepares to celebrate its first year in office later this month, it has lined up a heavy legislative agenda for Parliament when it resumes on Tuesday after a four-day
Updated: May 4, 2015 01:58 AM
Fresh aftershocks, including one measuring 4.3 magnitude, sent a new wave of panic among people. Lifting the gloom on a day marred by more aftershocks that kept people in Nepal on edge and a rising death toll that topped the 7,200-mark, rescuers on Sund
Updated: May 4, 2015 01:59 AM
Days after Muslims in the Kandhla area of Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh clashed with the police over alleged assault of Tablighi Jamaat workers, the social media and local Whatsapp groups were abuzz with messages claiming a Muslim conspiracy to perform
Updated: May 4, 2015 02:29 AM
Back with new aliases every time their accounts get suspended. Pro-IS Twitter account holders have waged some sort of war against the administrators of the micro-logging website, creating and circulating new aliases every time their accounts get suspend
Breaking News
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The offshoot of Al-Qaeda in Indian sub-continent has claimed responsibility for the killing of secular Bangladesh-U.S. Writer-blogger Avijit Roy who was killed in Dhaka on February 26 this year. AQIS leader Asim Umar said his organisation was responsibl
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He was suffering from depression, says IIT spokesman Jitesh Sharma, a third year chemical engineering student from IIT-Bombay, was found dead on Saturday on a hostel terrace. The police have recovered a suicide note.“He said in the note that he wa
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It finds funds allocated in previous years remain underutilised The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment and Forests has expressed displeasure over the fund cuts for the Ministry this financial year. The committee has found that the Plan allo
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Ending a four-day protest that had embarrassed the ruling Badal family, the father of the girl, molested and pushed to death from a moving bus, on Sunday accepted the Punjab government’s offer of compensation and a job and also agreed for the post-m
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One-fourth of the cases are pending at the admission stage. Nearly a quarter of the cases pending in High Courts are still at the admission stage; in the Karnataka High Court alone, a Company Petition has been awaiting admission since 1985. Setting the
IPL 2015
May 4, 2015 03:27 AM
Rahane and Karun profit from some ordinary Daredevils fielding to help Royals post a match-winning total. Ajinkya Rahane played orthodox shots in a gung-ho style and anchored Rajasthan Royals with a match-winning unbeaten 91 in a crucial Pepsi-IPL-8 matc
May 4, 2015 03:25 AM
Less than four days ago, Chennai Super Kings was looking comfortable and dominating after it managed to claw its way out of a tough situation against Kolkata Knight Riders in a low-scoring encounter. However, two defeats in the following matches away from
May 3, 2015 04:15 PM
Mumbai Indians kept their hopes of qualifying for the play—off alive as they convincingly beat Kings XI Punjab by 23 runs in an IPL cricket tournament encounter, here today. After scoring a healthy 172 for three in 20 overs, Mumbai Indians restri
May 3, 2015 03:02 AM
Two brilliant efforts by allrounder Ashish Reddy set up Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) 22-run win against the formidable Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a crucial match of the Indian Premier League here on Saturday night.Chasing 193 for victory, Super Kin
Sport
May 4, 2015 03:25 AM
Simmons and Parthiv’s rollicking opening stand sets it up for the visitors Mumbai Indians kept its hopes of qualifying for the play-offs alive, convincingly beating Kings XI Punjab by 23 runs in their IPL-8 encounter here on Sunday. After postin
May 4, 2015 03:24 AM
More than its opponents, it is the weather that has been the biggest challenge for Kolkata Knight Riders in its recent outings. When the defending champion meets Sunrisers Hyderabad in its fifth home fixture at the Eden Gardens on Monday, it wil
May 4, 2015 03:11 AM
After a heady Saturday, it was a sedate Sunday at the Federation Cup athletics meet. If as many as 11 athletes had come under the qualifying marks for the Asian meet on Saturday, not to mention the Olympic qualification of Inderjeet Singh, just two could m
May 4, 2015 03:10 AM
The battle within the Indian boxing fraternity turned bitter on Sunday with a Special General Meeting (SGM) of Boxing India (BI) ousting its president Sandeep Jajodia and secretary general Jay Kowli and Jajodia retaliating at the rebel faction by terming
May 4, 2015 03:08 AM
Bengaluru FC moved to within a point of table-topping Mohun Bagan with an untroubled 3-0 rout of East Bengal in the I-League here on Sunday. BFC had failed to beat East Bengal on all four previous occasions, but the home team was emphatic in snapping that
Opinion
May 4, 2015 12:06 AM
Despite growing American reservations, Saudi Arabian hardliners seem determined to impose a military solution on the Yemen crisis. Instead, Riyadh is likely to find itself mired in Yemen for a long time in an unwinnable war. The intense fighting that re
May 4, 2015 12:06 AM
It is the fag end of the U.K. election campaign, but except for the Scottish National Party, the three main parties do not offer a clear road map for what they will do if elected to power “You campaign in poetry, you govern in prose,” said Ma
May 4, 2015 12:05 AM
A study shows that Indians are not immune to health consequences of smoking and that smokers have a higher death rate than non-smokers. Recently, a parliamentary committee declined to extend the size of health warnings on cigarette packets due to lack of
Business
May 4, 2015 01:30 AM
Consolidation of public sector banks The talk of consolidating the 27 largely disparate public sector banks (PSBs) is once again in the air. A recent report by a finance ministry- appointed panel has suggested that the smaller PSBs could be merged with
May 4, 2015 01:28 AM
The margins of Indian insurers are the lowest among global insurers. Most charges are capped by regulations and the profitability is low. The route to profitability lies in greater scale, operational leverage and technology-led productivity, says Amitabh C
May 3, 2015 04:21 PM
Government collected over Rs 6,96,200 crore revenue under the direct taxes kitty in the just concluded financial year 2014-15, about 14 per cent short of target. Officials said the I-T Department which collects a variety of taxes like Income Tax and Cor
May 3, 2015 02:56 PM
In a major restructuring exercise, Aditya Birla Group on Sunday announced merger of all its branded apparel businesses into one entity, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd, through an all-share deal. The new entity will have a combined turnover of Rs 5,
May 3, 2015 01:24 PM
Making a fresh bid to locate Sahara investors eligible for refunds, capital markets regulator SEBI has asked the bondholders of two Sahara firms to submit their claims along with the proof of investments. The latest exercise follows two similar attempts
Features
May 3, 2015 07:48 PM
Vir Das talks about “Unbelievable”, his most ambitious tour to date, and his own journey as a stand-up comedian The “Unbelievable” tour is comedian and actor Vir Das’s most ambitious one so far, with 11 cities on the list an
May 3, 2015 05:19 PM
The people of Neelankarai nurture the fading tradition of hook-and-line for fishing by reefs. Neelankarai is not an ordinary fishing hamlet. At first sight, it may not boast of anything special — tile-roofed houses teeter close to the shoreline; f
May 3, 2015 08:24 PM
An exhibition of paintings and photographs in the city is an ode to the working class The colours, canvases and photographs speak of the passion and pain of being a part of the working class. At Ailamma Art Gallery, 14 artists honour the nameless, facele
May 4, 2015 03:21 AM
Works of art kept in government safe houses are not the only ones facing neglect at the hands of the keepers, those installed at public places seem to share a similar plight. As reported recently in the media, artist Balan Nambiar had to face the destru
May 4, 2015 01:07 AM
It is assured that in the case of the one who resorts to surrender (Saranagati), all his past karma (Sanchita Karma) and all his future karma (Aagaami) are nullified by the Lord. But he must face the consequences of his prarabdha karma. That alone is not w
Slideshows
May 2, 2015 04:50 PM
She has been dancing since she was 11. Now, 55 years later, when she wears her ornate papier-mâché horse over her hip and the rich and royal costume, she dances not like the wife, mother and grandmother she is, but a professional and great
May 1, 2015 07:04 PM
The services on the Reach 3B extension of Namma Metro between Nagasandra (Close to Bangalore International Exhibition Centre) and Peenya Industrial Area Phase I was flagged off in Bengaluru on May 1. The new stations added are: Peenya Industry, Jalahall
Apr 30, 2015 07:04 PM
The various districts in Karnataka were hit hard by the nation-wide strike against some provisions of the Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2014. Here are some pictures of the strike observed in the districts.
Apr 30, 2015 06:41 PM
Our photographers V. Sreenivasa Murthy and Sampath Kumar G.P. capture the mood on Bengaluru's streets on Thursday, when a nation-wide strike was called against some provisions of the Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2014. While the KSRTC prepaid counter
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