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Updated: Apr 19, 2015 09:01 AM
‘India a bright spot amid global slowdown’ Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that the campaign on the “alleged” church attacks, which brought a bad name to India globally, was based mostly on erroneous media repo
Updated: Apr 19, 2015 09:33 AM
"That was a horrible journey for us as there was heavy exchange of fire and I really don’t know how we managed to reach this far." Sash Kumar, a native of Oachira in Kollam, betrays little emotion as he recounts his terrifying dash through Yemen w
Updated: Apr 19, 2015 09:24 AM
An intelligence agency expressed reservations and suggested a cautious approach before taking a final decision. Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to China, India may extend the e-tourist visa facility to citizens of that countr
Updated: Apr 19, 2015 07:46 AM
The former author said social media is the challenge for the future and would "learn on the job". Hours after he returned to New Delhi from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-nation tour, Vikas Swarup took over as the new face of the External Af
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said Sri Lanka is neither pro-India nor pro-China. Mr. Wickramasinghe was answering reporters during his visit to the Sreekrishna Temple here on Saturday. On his controversial statement in an interview to
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The bandh was against TN's alleged interference to the Mekedatu drinking water project. Life in Mysuru and surrounding regions in the Cauvery basin of the Karnataka was affected on Saturday following the bandh called in support of the Mekedatu drinking
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Urges colleagues, MLAs, MPs to donate one-month salary to CM fund With around 12 lakh farmers in over 60 districts of Uttar Pradesh affected by the unseasonal rains and hailstorms, U.P. Revenue Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav has appealed to the Ministers,
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In a significant repositioning of Labour’s views on immigration, Ed Miliband on Saturday pledged a series of measures to control immigration if his party is voted to power.Addressing a group of supporters in Wirrel, Mr. Miliband said “Labour g
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The attack in Jalalabad targeted a crowd of soldiers and civilians outside a bank and killed at least 35 people and wounded 125. A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a d
IPL 2015
Apr 18, 2015 07:44 PM
Yusuf Pathan and Andre Russell posted a 95-run partnership for the 6th wicket to secure a win for the Knight Riders after a tremulous mid-innings situation. Andre Russell’s spectacular allround performance helped defending champion Kolkata Knight
Apr 19, 2015 12:12 AM
One of the many consequences of being part of a poor run is that every decision made can come under fire. Mumbai Indians, winless after four matches, currently faces criticism for its constant batting-order changes. Three opening pairs, captain Rohit Sharm
Apr 19, 2015 12:18 AM
Shane Watson sweated it out in the heat and put himself through a rigorous test in order to ascertain whether he would be fit to lead Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings at the Motera ground here on Sunday. The Australian all-rounder batted for a
Apr 19, 2015 12:10 AM
Either Chennai Super Kings or Rajasthan Royals will drop its unbeaten tag in the Pepsi-IPL-8 here on Sunday.In the inaugural season, CSK was swept aside by Shane Warne-led Royals, losing the home and away matches by eight wickets and 10 runs and the title
Sport
Apr 19, 2015 12:54 AM
The 2-0 victory for Chennai FC over Chennai Customs in the St. Joseph’s-Chennai Football Association senior division league match here on Saturday, might have kept the former in the title hunt, but it wasn’t as easy a triumph as it might have
Apr 19, 2015 12:19 AM
Leads from the front with a half-century and four wickets Captain Jean-Paul Duminy led from the front with a brilliant all-round performance — scoring an impressive half-century and then taking four wickets — to help Delhi Daredevils score a
Apr 19, 2015 12:17 AM
Openers Dwayne Smith (62 off 30 balls) and Brendon McCullum (46 off 20 balls) showcased power and timing in putting on 109 in 7.2 overs as Chennai Super Kings made a trifle of a target of 184 to beat Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their IPL encounter at
Apr 18, 2015 11:59 PM
R.M.V. Gurusaidutt beat B. Sai Praneeth 18-21, 21-17, 21-16 in the final to win the men’s title at the Coal India National senior-ranking badminton tournament here on Saturday. Neha Pandit emerged the women’s champion after defeating Reshma
Apr 18, 2015 11:56 PM
Defending champion Gaurav Gill (co-driver Glenn MacNeall) of Team MRF was unlucky even as teammate Pontus Tidemand (co-driver Emil Axelsson), in a Skoda Fabia S2000, hogged the limelight at the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC)’s Internati
Opinion
Apr 18, 2015 12:07 AM
Pakistan continues to support terror across borders. It is time for the U.S. and India to unleash economic sanctions and coercive diplomacy. The release from detention of Lashkar-e-Taiba operations chief Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Pakistan’s failur
Apr 18, 2015 12:07 AM
Narendra Modi will soon complete a year in office. Is it time for Indian Muslims to let go of the past and give pragmatism a chance? Generally, whenever Muslim “leaders” go to meet the Prime Minister of the day, they carry a thick dossier of
Apr 18, 2015 12:07 AM
Barack Obama's accomplishments listed by the Nobel Committee will not match his recent, path-breaking moves towards Myanmar, Cuba and Iran. In 2009, when the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided that the Nobel Peace Prize was to be awarded to U.S. Presiden
Business
Apr 18, 2015 11:54 PM
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spoke to The Hindu’s Puja Mehra in Washington on the state of the economy, his plans for economic reforms, the vexatious saffron bullying by some of the Central Ministers and on Modinomics. While the Modi govern
Apr 18, 2015 11:28 PM
Ethanol, which is at three per cent, could be easily raised to 10 per cent for which it needs 130 crore litres. Ethanol, which is a plentiful product in the sugar manufacturing process and is blended with petrol, can be a vital revenue earner for the mi
Apr 18, 2015 11:20 PM
The electronic hardware industry has sought an extension from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for implementation of revised certification standards for power adapters of IT equipment such as laptops.A BIS notification has stated that that power cords that
Apr 18, 2015 11:20 PM
Eisai Pharmatechnology and Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd. and Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd, located at Visakhapatnam and Mumbai, respectively, have been amalgamated. Both are subsidiaries of Eisai Co. Ltd. (headquarters at Tokyo). The new entity is known
Apr 18, 2015 11:14 PM
LIC Housing Finance recorded a 20 per cent rise in its disbursements at Rs.30,327 crore for the year ended March 31, 2015. Total income registered a rise of 16 per cent to Rs.10,799 crore from Rs.9,335 crore. The net profit, after providing for Rs.130.86 c
Features
Apr 18, 2015 03:41 PM
Despite facing ferocious winds and landslides, a trek to Green Lakes is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A year ago I was invited to join a group of trekkers for the trip of a lifetime to Green Lakes, Kanchenjunga base camp. Kanchenjunga, meaning &#8216
Apr 18, 2015 07:49 PM
Medvin Deva never misses out on practice and stays off junk food Medvin is a synonym for dedication. Don’t try looking it up in any English dictionary. Medvin is a ten-year-old boy who has displayed rare dedication, discipline and passion while go
Apr 18, 2015 05:50 PM
Anand Sankar’s visit to Kalap in Uttarakhand has changed other lives, as well as his own. Two hundred kilometres by road from Dehradun and an 11 km walk from there is a village of 500 inhabitants. Kalap lies in the Garhwal Himalayan region of Utta
Apr 19, 2015 06:29 AM
The purpose of police firing is to disperse crowds, not to kill. ‘Encounter’ killings not only corrupt and brutalise the police force but also strip people of their basic democratic protections and compromise our collective conscience.India&#
Apr 18, 2015 08:04 PM
Lack of pedestrian signals makes busy junctions risky for road users Except for Chintamani junction, none of the junctions on Kilpauk Garden Road has a pedestrian crossing. On these junctions, pedestrians have to risk themselves while crossing important
Slideshows
Apr 18, 2015 03:04 PM
Passengers were stranded as bus stands and the streets wore a deserted look during the Karnataka bandh on Saturday. Some scenes from Bengaluru and Mysuru.
Apr 18, 2015 01:12 PM
Perhaps few other characters in Bengali fiction stir as much feelings in the young and the old alike as Feluda, the detective personality created by Satyajit Ray. Feluda who came to life through a story in a children’s magazine in 1965, ‘turns
Apr 17, 2015 05:23 PM
The week marked anniversaries of events, bad and worse - Seoul ferry disaster, Nigerian girls' abduction by Boko Haram militants and the Holocaust. There were reasons to cheer too. Tennis star Sania Mirza clinched the Worls No. 1 position in women doubles
Apr 16, 2015 05:30 PM
The unseasonal rains in Telangana during second week of April left many farmers at their wits with their crops getting damaged extensively. The Hindu lensmen across Telangana capture the devastation.
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