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Updated: Oct 23, 2014 12:02 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Siachen on Thursday to spend some time with soldiers on Diwali and convey the message there that every Indian stands shoulder-to-shoulder with them. He went to Siachen before travelling to Srinagar to spend time with
Updated: Oct 23, 2014 08:33 AM
Referring to the recent shootouts that have rocked the nation as 'terrorism', Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in his address to the nation that, “Canada will never be intimidated.” Unfolding just before 10 a.m., while lawmakers w
Updated: Oct 23, 2014 03:05 AM
The Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) MLA from Nagpur (East) constituency, Krishna Kophde, has offered to vacate his seat for senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari in case the Union Minister decides to come back to the state politics. “All MLAs from Vidar
Updated: Oct 22, 2014 05:42 PM
This is the third incident of a minor girl student being allegedly sexually assaulted on school campus in Bangalore in the last four months. The sexual assault on a four-year-old girl at a school in Bangalore has been confirmed by doctors, as police on
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The strike called by separatist groups against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday evoked a partial response in the Valley. Although most shops in and around the city centre of Lal Chowk - the commercial hub of th
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The City Police on Thursday busted a suspected ‘hawala’ network in the suspect, arresting one person and seizing from him unaccounted money to the tune of Rs.59 lakh. According to H. Venkatesh, City Police Commissioner, Nizamuddin of Karaman
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China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese. There was no explicit discussion of the ban or any Facebook effort to ent
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Ottis Gibson says he was fired as the West Indies head coach despite a statement from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) suggesting otherwise.Gibson’s declaration on Wednesday three months after ending ties with the WICB contradicts a statement fr
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Delhi High Court has sought the response of Delhi University (DU) on a plea by a lawyer who has alleged that the varsity’s admission process for M.Phil and Ph.d courses is “arbitrary“. Justice Manmohan issued the notice to DU and sough
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 22, 2014 07:51 PM
“We are ready for an alliance with BJP to form government... We just had informal talks... and formal discussions will begin from Monday” After days of standoff, the Shiv Sena and the BJP on Wednesday struck a conciliatory note following Tue
Oct 22, 2014 01:05 AM
After the BJP played hardball with its estranged ally, the Shiv Sena, and opened the door to Independents, the Sena rushed two emissaries to Delhi on Tuesday night. The Sena has deputed party MP Anil Desai and senior leader Subhash Desai for talks. BJP
Oct 21, 2014 07:43 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
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
Sport
Oct 23, 2014 02:37 AM
Top-seeded David Ferrer powered his way past Andreas Seppi 6-3, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Valencia Open on Wednesday.The Spaniard’s consistent first-serve accuracy and powerful forehand returns proved too strong for his Italian opponent.F
Oct 22, 2014 07:40 PM
For the better part of the opening day, it appeared like a contest between Karnataka and East Zone. After all, eight players – including four frontline batsmen – from the Ranji Trophy champion state are part of the playing eleven for South Zon
Oct 22, 2014 06:02 PM
Sri Lanka on Wednesday named their 15-member squad for the five-match ODI series against India next month, with notable omissions being former T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne.The five ODIs will be played at Cuttack, Hyderabad, Ranchi, K
Oct 22, 2014 05:49 PM
The Madhya Pradesh duo of Jalaj Saxena and Naman Ojha made the best use of their experience to score fine centuries and guided Central Zone to a sound total in its first innings on the opening day of Duleep Trophy semifinal match against North Zone at the
Oct 22, 2014 03:48 PM
Less than 24 hours after Terry Walsh tendered his resignation as chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team, hectic negotiations and several meetings on Wednesday indicated that the Australian may well continue in his job. However, status quo rem
Opinion
Oct 22, 2014 01:26 AM
Government policy is killing handlooms through malign neglect. As a result, the power loom is invading the handloom industry, creating a whole set of spurious products which is altering the identity and integrity of the industry Protest today is more tha
Oct 22, 2014 01:14 AM
The Centre has done well in moving quickly to clean up the mess in the coal sector following the Supreme Court’s cancellation of the allotment of 214 blocks. The cancelled blocks will be reallotted through an e-auction and an ordinance will be promu
Oct 22, 2014 01:10 AM
The range of measures Prime Minister Narendra Modi passionately spelt out at the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate programme on labour reforms reads like a road map to his Independence Day invitation to multinational corporations to ‘Make in
Business
Oct 22, 2014 08:19 PM
Billionaire Azim Premji promoted Wipro Limited has entered into a Series G preferred unit purchase agreement to increase its investment in Opera Solutions LLC by $ 8.2 million.According to a statement made by the Bangalore-based company, post the addition
Oct 22, 2014 07:44 PM
Japanese car-maker Nissan on Wednesday rolled out a new premium version of its utility vehicle, Evalia with additional features and is priced at Rs. 11.61 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). The new variant will be positioned above the Evalia XV (O), which was
Oct 22, 2014 06:29 PM
In July, the firm had said it expected IT services revenues in the July-September quarter to be in the range of USD 1.77-1.81 billion. India’s third largest IT exporter Wipro on Wednesday reported 8% growth in its net income to Rs 2,085 crore in t
Oct 22, 2014 06:26 PM
Extending gains for the fourth straight day, Indian rupee on Wednesday closed four paise up at over one-week high of 61.27 against the Greenback, amid fag-end dollar demand that erased some gains for the local currency. Fresh capital inflows and a rally
Oct 22, 2014 05:48 PM
Companies engaged in specified end use plants such as steel, cement and power, including ones having a coal linkage, also qualify to participate in the e-auction. All firms which had their coal blocks cancelled by the Supreme Court, barring those convic
Features
Oct 21, 2014 05:50 PM
Director Pradeep Deva Kumar speaks about his latest short film Most movies that depict the north Chennai suburb of Royapuram tend to focus on the dark and murky nature of the place. However, Pradeep Deva Kumar had a different idea.“I wat
Oct 21, 2014 06:49 PM
Shilpa Reddy to present a line using hand-woven malkha fabric in Paris Designers from 10 different countries, each with a collection that represents their culture and heritage, showcased at an architectural marvel makes for a winning fashion extravaganz
Oct 22, 2014 05:23 PM
Had Kaththi been a film with loftier ambitions, we might say it begins in medias res – but it does begin with a bang. A prison. An escape. A freeze frame. Then, a flashback, which contains one of those procedural depictions AR Mu
Oct 22, 2014 08:01 PM
Anybody who has watched at least two of all the Tamil films directed by Hari knows that they are usually a hodgepodge of racy scenes written with the primary aim of providing unfussy entertainment. Poojai comes as no shocker; in fact, quite the
Oct 22, 2014 04:10 PM
The government has appointed former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami as the new chairman of the governing board of the Chennai-based Kalakshetra Foundation. The Ministry of Culture stated in a notification on Tuesday that Mr. Gopalaswami has be
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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