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Updated: Dec 21, 2014 02:04 AM
The BJP is the only party in the country that is not in favour of forcible conversions, Amit Shah says. KOCHI: Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah said that his party was opposed to forcible religious conversion, and asked if the “so-call
Updated: Dec 21, 2014 02:07 AM
NSSO survey across 35000 family units Nearly 90 per cent of India’s farmers have less than two hectares of land, according to the most extensive survey of farm households to date conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO). The survey sa
Updated: Dec 21, 2014 03:29 AM
The polls project a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand. Exit polls project a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand and a hung verdict in Jammu and Kashmir with the People’s Democratic Party emerging as the single l
Updated: Dec 21, 2014 01:37 AM
The MEA has also launched another inquiry into the interviews that Ms. Khobragade has given to media organisations, including The Hindu. The Ministry of External Affairs has penalised diplomat Devyani Khobragade for failing to inform the Government appr
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The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday “reconverted” over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district of the BJP-ruled Gujarat, claimed a local leader. The VHP said the reconversion was “volun
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SpiceJet has stepped up efforts to win back customer loyalty by automating flight disruption management system and waiving off fees in case of refund for delayed or rescheduled flights.“If your SpiceJet flight is cancelled or rescheduled by 90 minut
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Rajinder Khanna will be the new chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s external intelligence agency.The government on Saturday also appointed Prakash Mishra, Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Union Home Ministry, the new D
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Rajeshwar Singh has reportedly said Muslims and Christians will have to convert to Hinduism by 2021 Rajeshwar Singh, western Uttar Pradesh chief of the Hindutva outfit Dharm Jagran Samiti (DJS), has created another controversy. Attending a function in E
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To give a boost to the tourism sector, which has seen a dip since the June 2013 disaster, a winter festival at Mussoorie will be organised from December 25 to 30. Addressing the media on Saturday, Dehradun District Magistrate Chandresh Yadav said the Muss
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 20, 2014 08:54 PM
The 76 per cent turnout in the fifth and final phase of polling is the highest polling percentage in the last 25 years, Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi said. Calling the turnout in Jammu and Kashmir “historic and unprecedented,” De
Dec 20, 2014 09:09 AM
Sixteen of the 81 Assembly constituencies are going to polls in the fifth and last phase of elections in the State. Jharkhand registered an overall 66 percentage turnout for the 81 Assembly seats that was held in five phases and spanned over nearly four
Dec 20, 2014 08:33 AM
20 constituencies spread over Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts of Jammu region went to the polls. Braving the winter chill, nearly 30 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise till noon on Saturday in 20 constituencies in the final phase o
Dec 20, 2014 01:46 AM
Final phase of polls in Jharkhand today The last day of campaigning for the final phase of elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly ended on Thursday, with polling in 16 constituencies in the Santhal Pargana region, along the West Bengal border, sc
Sport
Dec 21, 2014 12:04 AM
Assam’s Sanjay Boro and Punjab’s Madhu Vedwan won the gold in the individual Olympic round of the junior boys’ and girls’ segments respectively in the recurve division of the 37th National junior archery championship here on Saturd
Dec 21, 2014 12:02 AM
Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) has broadened its grassroots programme in association with Spanish club Atletico de Madrid. Training in MadridThe two clubs and the ISL will choose 15 to 20 boys and girls, nationally, in the un
Dec 21, 2014 12:00 AM
Injury-time strike breaks Kerala Blasters’ hearts Mohammed Rafique nodded home the most important goal in the Indian Super League as Atletico de Kolkata won the inaugural edition here on Saturday evening. The injury-time goal from the substitute b
Dec 20, 2014 11:50 PM
The second half of this year has been highly productive for Naman Ojha. The Madhya Pradesh wicketkeeper-batsman was recently part of the Indian squad for the Adelaide Test as a back-up ’keeper.Ojha also had a very good tour of Australia with India &
Dec 20, 2014 11:43 PM
India’s Vishnu Saravanan won all the races on Saturday to win the overall title in the laser radial class as the India International Regatta came to an end at the Bay of Bengal. Sailing conditions were once again delightful with steady wind from
Opinion
Dec 20, 2014 12:58 AM
For U.S. foreign policy, its two Latin American pillars have been an isolation of Cuban socialism and support of the Colombian war against FARC. With their unravelling now, vested interests might try and introduce obstacles, but the developments, neverthe
Dec 20, 2014 12:49 AM
A day after the Taliban massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government would not rest until the last terrorist was eliminated from Pakistan. He further promised there would be no distinction made between “goo
Dec 20, 2014 12:47 AM
Both U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raúl Castro must be commended for doing things their predecessors failed to do in establishing diplomatic relations between their countries. With their decision, negotiated secretly over the past two
Business
Dec 20, 2014 11:15 PM
Rupert Murdoch-led News Corp on Saturday announced the acquisition of India’s financial advisory start-up firm BigDecisions.com for an undisclosed sum. “BigDecisions.com aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions through
Dec 20, 2014 11:12 PM
The corporate sector through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm has the ability to provide mobile connectivity to 50,000 villages, says a report by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and consulting firm Accenture
Dec 20, 2014 10:38 PM
‘Venture capitalists are bullish about Indian start-ups, and have increased focus on India.’ As venture capitalists bet big on Indian start-ups, the early-stage investors are making hay. According to industry sources, in the past couple of y
Dec 20, 2014 06:27 PM
The ultra-luxurious Residence by Etihad™ will be the only three-room suite in the sky. The Etihad Airlines is all set to launch its first Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft service, with several unique features including the ultra-luxur
Dec 20, 2014 05:55 PM
India’s foreign exchange (Forex) reserves grew by $2.17 billion to $316.83 billion for the week ended Dec 12, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed.In the previous week (Dec 5), the reserves had fallen by $1.64 billion to $314.66 billion.According
Features
Dec 19, 2014 09:25 PM
This house is unlike other houses which have featured in this column. Every decade a house lived it gathered stories and in every generation its storytellers. One hoped these houses live on defying mortality. Maintenance costs are discussed but with affect
Dec 19, 2014 08:11 PM
Mimicking nature’s cleaning process through DEWATS and the Vortex system. Waste-water is emerging as a new challenge and opportunity in the cities of India. After large quantities of clean water is shipped into the city to meet the growing thirst o
Dec 19, 2014 09:23 PM
Malayalam author, politician and orator Veerendra Kumar talks about his stream of consciousness style, and his magnum opus Hymavathabhoovil (In the Meadows of Snow) soon to be translated into English M.P. Veerendra Kumar puts on his spectacles and thumb
Dec 20, 2014 09:04 PM
Long-time residents feel that they do not find the need to go to any other area as this place has everything. It was when I studied at DAV Higher Secondary School and later at Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Vidyalaya (JGVV) near the tower, that I explored
Dec 20, 2014 09:03 PM
Priyadarshini Padmanabhan on her alma mater St. Joseph’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Perambur Christmas is round the corner and I am especially reminded of my good old schools days at St. Joseph’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary Scho
Slideshows
Dec 20, 2014 06:56 PM
Scenes from the shoot of Aambala. The film is directed by Sundar C., starring Vishal, Vaibhav Reddy and Hansika Motwani. The cinematographer is Gopi Amarnath and the film is produced by Khushboo Sundar and Vishal.
Dec 20, 2014 04:58 PM
The streets are decked up with lights and glitter as Bengaluru gets ready to herald Christmas.
Dec 19, 2014 11:54 PM
Three equally mysterious cave temples of Adilabad have much to offer by way of revelations. Visitors can actually see and feel that the religious practices of the Adivasis (Tribals) which seem to be superstitious on the surface are actually connected with
Dec 19, 2014 02:15 PM
As the countdown to Christmas begins, it is time to take a look at the trees. These evergreens symbolise the hope we carry in our hearts.
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