Mumbai crime branch sleuths have seized a laptop and some other articles from a room in a city hotel where Rajasthan Royals player S. Sreesanth is reported to have stayed in before his arrest on the charge of spot-fixing IPL matches, police said on Saturd
Reopen all ancient trade routes, former BJP MP urges Prime Minister On the eve of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to India, a former BJP MP from Arunachal Pradesh has said that the Indian government should allow people from the State to visit China o
Yielding to pressure by civil society groups, the Congress on Saturday expanded the Siddaramaiah ministry by adding 28 ministers, keeping away senior MLAs who were allegedly facing charges of corruption. While 20 of them were sworn in as cabinet ministe
Two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent more than 60 people to the hospital, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the congested Northeast Corridor in the United States. Gov. Dannel P
Pyarimohan Mohapatra accuses State government officials of acting as company’s agents. Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Saturday strongly opposed SEZ status and raw material commitment to the South Korean steel major Posco by the State
Madhavi Sarkar, wife of former CPI(M) legislator Ajit Sarkar, on Saturday said she will approach the Supreme Court against the acquittal of former RJD MP Pappu Yadav in her husband’s murder case. Ms. Madhvi, a former CPI(M) MLA, said she respected the c
Unfazed by the IPL spot-fixing scandal, the event’s chairman Rajiv Shukla on Saturday insisted that the Twenty20 tournament will “go on”, saying the only way to cleanse cricket is to “weed out corrupt elements” from the game. Shukla said all cricketers sho
North Korea on Saturday launched three short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s Defence Ministry said. Two launches occurred in the morning into the sea off the Korean Peninsula’s east coast, also called the East Sea, and the third was co
SBI says Jago Grahak Jago-like campaign needed to prevent duping of investors by shadow banking system. In the backdrop of the Saradha chit fund scam, the State Bank of India on Saturday said the Reserve Bank of India or Securities and Exchange Board of
Kings Ransom (Kabdhar up) won the Birthday Girl Cup, the main event of the races held here on Saturday (May 18). The winner is owned by Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy and trained by R. Foley. 1. VADALUR PLATE (Div. I), (1,200m), 3-y-o only (Terms): Special Editio
Miracle Memories, Czar Of Romance, Solitaire Royale, Fastest Finger and Isn’t She Special impressed when the horses were exercised here on Saturday morning (May 18).Inner sand:1,000m: Sutton Prince (R. Shelar), Sierra Beauty (rb) 1-7, 600/40. Former finis
Machiavellianism, who is well prepared, may score in the Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Cup (1,400m), the chief event of the races to be held here on Sunday (May 19).False rails (width about 5m from 1,400m to 1,000m and 8m from 1,000m to the winning post) will be
Gustasp & Jeroo Irani walk the hallowed grounds of Manchester United, recently in the news for Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. Goal! The stands explode in celebration. Fans cheer, wave scarves and flags streaked with the colours of their teams. And
With his back against the wall after the IPL spot-fixing scandal, BCCI President N. Srinivasan has not ruled out filing a criminal complaint against those arrested ‘dirty cricketers’, insisting that no one has been hurt more than him because of the crisis.
With no long-term planning and policy reforms, the country’s burgeoning waste management problem is set to become a health and environmental crisis In 2012, for the first time in its history, India saw nationwide public protests from the northernmost Ja
Suspicions and apprehensions cannot be the basis on which a government can take decisions or make appointments. But with the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, and the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, submi
The world’s longest-running ethnic conflict took a new turn on May 8, when about 2,000 guerrillas belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) started to cross the south-eastern Turkish border into Qandil in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region. The move
What was supposed to be a bumper crop with a record target for wheat procurement has turned out to be a dampener with much lower quantities of wheat arriving in grain markets across Punjab and Haryana — the country’s breadbasket. Punjab has barely manag
Gold prices fell by Rs. 110 to Rs. 26,700 per ten grams in the national capital on Saturday due to reduced off take against stockists selling sparked by a weak global trend.Silver, however, held steady at Rs. 43,700 per kg in restricted buying.Traders said
A committee appointed by the Government to look into U.S. giant Walmart’s lobbying activities to enter the Indian market is ready with its report and it is likely to be submitted in a day or two. The committee, headed by former Chief Justice of Punjab and
Younger users may be leaving for apps such as Instagram or WhatsApp but data shows Facebook is still very strong The memory of Facebook’s painful stock market debut a year ago on 18 May, is at last beginning to fade. Not for investors who bought at the
Sun TV Network has reported a rise in its standalone revenues at Rs. 1,817.62 crore for the year ended March 31, 2013, against Rs. 1,757.37 crore in the previous financial year. The net profit after tax stood at Rs. 683.34 crore against Rs. 694.65 crore.
Aurangzeb stands for the megalomania that unchecked ambitions can lead to. Set in Gurgaon, possibly the most shining gaon of the country, the film talks of people who are game to sacrifice kinship to have a shot at kingship. It marks the return of Yash Ra
In the centenary year of Tagore’s Nobel Prize, the Gitanjali continues to strike a chord in the reader. “(T)his book fathoms all.” The book that eminent modern British poet W.B. Yeats referred to when it was published in 1912 went on to win for its autho
Bites from donkeys and sliced forefingers hurt a lot less when there’s a ‘family’ doctor on call. In this house, we now count spots to fall asleep; we rank our itches on a scale of 1 to 10; and the daughter — who caught it from school and passed it ...
Like most ambitious pieces of grandeur (or expensive high art), The Great Gatsby is most likely to evoke polarised responses. You will love it or hate it. It’s unapologetic about its running time, 143 minutes. Long for a 3D romance drama with no Avatar-li
There are no twists in Epic (3D), and you know how the fight between good and evil will probably end. But that’s alright, because the movie is still warm, funny, heart-rending and leaves you smiling. Mary Katherine (aka MK), a 17-year-old, has come to s
Highlights of the week in pictures — the odd images you might have missed and some lasting moments our editors think you should see.
Sunrisers Hyderabad brightened their chances of entering the semifinals of Indian Premier League by beating Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs in a crucial tie at Rajiv Gandhi international stadium in Hyderabad.