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Updated: Oct 21, 2014 09:22 PM
Says NCP’s unconditional support too continues to be on offer. Describing the Shiv Sena as a “natural ally”, the BJP on Tuesday dropped hints that it would prefer the estranged saffron party to be a partner in its government in Maharas
Updated: Oct 21, 2014 06:29 PM
The move, seen as a step towards energy sector reforms, will allow private companies to bid for captive use and allot mines directly to State and Central public sector undertakings. The e-auction of coal blocks for private companies on Tuesday got the n
Updated: Oct 21, 2014 06:52 PM
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the “gross negligence” the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door i
Oct 21, 2014 05:24 PM
Many flood victims feel that Mr. Modi’s visit will not be just symbolic and the Prime Minister will announce a comprehensive plan so that the State and its people are able to rebuild the infrastructure destroyed by the floods. Thousands of people
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Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told reporters that the government won’t let the public nominate candidates to run in inaugural direct elections to succeed him in 2017, as demanded by thousands of protesters occupying thoroughfares across the city.
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s revenue shortfall from its home broadcast partner STAR Sports — following the cessation of the series against the West Indies — would have been in excess of Rs. 200 crore. In normal circumstanc
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Chennaiyin FC puts it past Kerala Blasters France’s Bernard Mendy is a coach’s delight. The 33-year-old is very quick, dribbles well. But most important, he does his main job of defending very well. And therein likes the key to his success. T
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The Pakistani Taliban has sacked the movement’s influential spokesman, according to a statement received by Reuters on Tuesday, in a sign of growing divisions within the deeply fractured group. The move followed last week’s release of an aud
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SpiceJet and Jet Airways on Tuesday launched special low fare offers on account of Diwali. SpiceJet announced its ‘Diwali Dhamaka’ sale, with one way fares starting Rs.899 (all-in) in Bangalore-Chennai-Kochi sectors. The airline has announced
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 21, 2014 02:34 PM
He is the first leader from the BJP and also the first Punjabi to become the Chief Minister of the State. First-time legislator Manohar Lal Khattar, 61, is set to become the 21st Chief Minister of Haryana. Mr. Khattar, a Punjabi, pipped other aspirant
Oct 21, 2014 12:07 PM
Amid talk that the BJP’s Maharashtra unit president Devendra Fadnavis could be party’s chief ministerial choice, there is growing unease among the supporters of Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.According to sources within and outside the
Oct 21, 2014 11:11 AM
Two days after the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) offered unilateral and unconditional outside support to the BJP, the Shiv Sena lashed out at it saying that it was a brazen attempt to influence the would be government to the look the o
Oct 21, 2014 10:29 AM
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Mumbai after Diwali to meet the newly-elected BJP MLAs and decide on the leadership issue and government formation in Maharashtra. “I am not going today. I think I will visit Mumbai after Diwali,” he t
Sport
Oct 22, 2014 12:05 AM
Missing Diwali at home is a part of the profession for modern-day cricketers. Those participating in the Duleep Trophy semifinal contest between last year’s joint-winner North Zone and Central Zone at the PCA Stadium here from Wednesday should, howev
Oct 22, 2014 12:04 AM
South Zone has an edge over East in terms of seam-bowling options For those aiming to win back their places in the Test squad or eyeing a spot in the World Cup team next year, it is time to come up with attention-grabbing performances in the domestic co
Oct 21, 2014 11:59 PM
Maddox, who has been well prepared, is expected to score in the J.K. Van Ingen Memorial Trophy (1,400m), the main event of the races to be held here on Thursday (October 23).Following are the acceptances and selections. MULKI PLATE (1,200m), rated 00 to 2
Oct 21, 2014 11:57 PM
Filip Djordjevic scored his fifth goal in three games to help Lazio beat Fiorentina 2-0 away in Serie A on Sunday, its third league win in a row. The Serbian forward gave Lazio a 35th minute lead when he smashed home from close range after Antonio Candr
Oct 21, 2014 11:53 PM
Atletico’s Tiago leapt well to steer Gabi’s cross into the top corner before the break against Espanyol and substitute Mario Suarez scored from close range in the 70th minute. Antoine Griezmann could have given it a more resounding win five
Opinion
Oct 21, 2014 01:20 AM
The recommendations of the World Bank/IMF are presented to us, the people of the South, as scientific, objective, necessary, fair, and in the best interests of the countries where they are to be implemented. This is why the rebellion episode by the bank s
Oct 21, 2014 01:32 AM
It was a long-awaited reform measure but when the Narendra Modi government eventually deregulated diesel pricing on Saturday, the timing, in the backdrop of falling global oil prices, was just perfect. With oil companies wiping off the under-recoveries on
Oct 21, 2014 01:25 AM
A few months after steeply increasing taxes on tobacco products, the government has come up with another much-needed measure to contain tobacco consumption. Thanks to a recent amendment to the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling
Business
Oct 21, 2014 10:27 PM
The Neemrana plant of Hero MotoCorp has an initial capacity of 7.50 lakh units annually Rajasthan will streamline the procedures for clearance of projects to encourage investment in the State. This follows reforms in the labour laws and announcement of
Oct 21, 2014 10:18 PM
HDFC Bank, on Tuesday, reported a 20 per cent rise in net profit, its slowest growth in the past five quarters, at Rs.2,381.50 crore for second quarter ended September 30, 2014, notwithstanding a healthy jump in core interest income and margins, against R
Oct 21, 2014 10:16 PM
Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance (SBPHF) is in talks with smaller housing finance companies (HFCs) to buy their portfolio in the affordable housing space. The company is in advanced stages of discussion with a company in this space. The deal size is expec
Oct 21, 2014 10:13 PM
The takeover battle for Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. (MCFL) has gone in favour of UB group Chairman Vijay Mallya as Deepak Fertilizers & Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd. (DFPCL) could not garner enough shares despite offering a far better
Oct 21, 2014 10:11 PM
Stock indices extended their gains for the third consecutive trading day as metal and power stocks gained handsomely after the Union Government announced its plans to offer a pool of coal mines to private players through e-auction process to end stalemate
Features
Oct 19, 2014 06:16 PM
Remember the Liril classic which got generations humming, “La lalala”… We still have great advertisements and brand campaigns. Of course we do. Just the other day, I watched one on TV. Beautifully shot, with fine looking people doing i
Oct 19, 2014 05:28 PM
Meet the people who ply catamarans at the Kasimedu fishing harbour to ferry the catch brought in by the larger boats The boats docked at the Kasimedu fishing harbour heave as the rain lashes at them. Their mammoth bodies lunge from side to side — i
Oct 19, 2014 06:27 PM
Acclaimed fashion photographer Ram Shergill talks about the drama of his work Ram Shergill was born and brought up in Britain but his roots lie in India. In ‘Kaleidoscope’, his maiden exhibition here, the artiste revives his links with the na
Oct 21, 2014 09:45 PM
Possession of a weapon is always a cause of danger, says Sita to Rama at the beginning of their sojourn in the Dandakaranya forest. In a lecture, Nannilam Sri V. Rajagopala Ganapadigal drew attention to the interesting exchange that takes place between Ram
Oct 21, 2014 07:06 PM
Here are offbeat ways to light up your living space this Deepavali Deepavali is here and while many of us probably still swear by the traditional oil diyas, there are more ways to bring light into your homes today. Stocky wax candles have given way to fl
Slideshows
Oct 21, 2014 10:15 PM
Despite rapid changes in their lifestyle, many Lambada tribal women in Krishna District still love to continue to wear their tradition-rich attire dominated by ornaments. They share the equal burden of running the house, maintaining the farm field and the
Oct 21, 2014 10:12 PM
Watching the Dandari dance, of which the Ghusadi is an integral part, it is clear that the Gonds and Kolams, marvelled at gelling with nature. The dances have rhythmic movements which are imitations of peacock and animals like the tiger. The Ghusadi is ce
Oct 21, 2014 12:24 AM
Police Commemoration Day 2014 is an occasion to remember the valiant police personnel, who gave their lives defending the peace and security of people in society. The Telangana Police in Hyderabad gave a sense of might to the people and young students at
Oct 19, 2014 01:49 PM
As Assembly election results unfold in Maharashtra and Gurgaon, our photographers bring you a selection of pictures capturing the mood at counting centres, party headquarters and on the street.
Oct 18, 2014 06:13 PM
Kaveri, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) of Namma Metro, made a dramatic breakthrough as it emerged into daylight after a year underground at the site of the Chickpet Metro Station on Friday. The machine, which is digging a tunnel on the North-South line
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