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Updated: Oct 1, 2014 08:56 AM
Former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her close aide V. K. Sasikala propped up a fictitious subscription scheme through Jaya Publications as an “afterthought” to account for Rs 14 crore of disproportionate income. This was the conclusion ar
Updated: Oct 1, 2014 10:00 AM
Winding up his whirlwind five-day U.S. visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi “thanked” America for what he said was a highly “successful and satisfactory trip” to the country.“Thank You America,” Mr. Modi said as he concl
Updated: Oct 1, 2014 10:19 AM
Prime Minister says India and the U.S. are natural global partners After discussions that ran overtime by about an hour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama decided to take the India-U.S. relationship “to the next level,&#
Updated: Oct 1, 2014 10:19 AM
While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama focused on building bilateral bonhomie at the White House an increasingly heated atmosphere gripped Lafeyette Park steps away from the two leaders’ meeting venue, as Kashmiri
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A Chinese ship has capsized near Japan, the Chinese consulate general said in Osaka on Wednesday.Official said five crew members of the ship LURONGYU2859 were rescued, while some nine were still missing, Xinhua reported.The ship capsized about 390 km off
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Aarti Khakal on Wednesday lost to Kazakhstan’s Ganiya Alzak in round 32 of the women’s 57kg taekwondo competition in the 17th Asian Games. Aarti, 22, lost 8-15 to Ganiya Alzak at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium. Aarti got off to a good star
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The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 16 points in early trade on Wednesday on selective selling by funds and retail investors amidst mixed global cues.The 30-share barometer, which had gained 33.40 points in Tuesday’s volatile session, moved down by 1
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Intricacies of South Asian style of hockey will be on full view in Incheon on Thursday when a resurgent India take on bitter foes Pakistan in the high-octane men’s Asian Games gold medal match, with a direct entry into the 2016 Rio Olympics up for g
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Microsoft on Tuesday announced its 'Windows 10' Operating System to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8. Here's what you need to know. 1. The start menu in Windows 10 will appear similar to what is found in Windows 7: start button will also open a s
Sport
Oct 1, 2014 02:24 AM
Chennai girls Varsha Gautam, 16, and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan, 18, made history on Tuesday by becoming the first Indian women to win a sailing medal at the Asian Games.They took the bronze in 29er women’s two-person dinghy event at Incheon. Aishwary
Oct 1, 2014 01:53 AM
China has won more than 110 medals already, in leading the table ahead of host Korea and Japan, in the 17th Asian Games. It may be tough for a sports follower to identify most of those medallists. But, not a tennis player of the calibre and fame of Zheng J
Oct 1, 2014 01:51 AM
: Chris Gayle believes he will overcome injury in time for the three-Test cricket series in India which starts next month. The attacking left-hander was not considered for selection for the second Test against Bangladesh earlier this month or the
Oct 1, 2014 01:50 AM
It has been a fascinating story for Indian tennis in the Asian Games as the 10-member squad finished third in the medals table with a gold, a silver and three bronze medals.Chinese Taipei topped the table despite the world No. 42 and top seed Yen Hsun Lu
Oct 1, 2014 01:48 AM
The uprights are dancing in joy these days. And Mutaz Essa Barshim, who won the Asian Games gold here on Monday, is the main reason for that. The Qatari high jumper has come so close to the world record — he is just three centimetres away from break
Opinion
Oct 1, 2014 02:50 AM
The social sciences have declined as part of the imagination of the university. The subject has been appropriated by security agencies, think tanks and marketing outfits which substitute their current interests for democracy There are moments in history
Oct 1, 2014 02:56 AM
If Ms. Jayalalithaa remains in prison for some length of time, matters will be more complicated for Mr. Panneerselvam and his government. Tamil Nadu enters a new phase of governance with O. Panneerselvam being sworn in as head of the government under ex
Oct 1, 2014 02:52 AM
The medium-term picture, though, is still hazy with a number of unknown variables, and the RBI is obviously not willing to risk its projection of 6 per cent inflation by January 2016 going astray. The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision to main
Business
Oct 1, 2014 09:52 AM
The rupee depreciated by 19 paise to trade at almost seven-month low of 61.94 against the US currency in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on capital outflows amidst the dollar’s gain against other currencies overseas. Forex
Oct 1, 2014 12:09 AM
RBI cautions that the contraction in capital goods production in July and the sluggish imports of capital goods have raised concerns about sustainability of the investment recovery. The key take-away from the Reserve Bank of India’s fourth bi-mont
Oct 1, 2014 12:06 AM
Good performance by the coal, cement and electricity generation sectors lifted the eight core sectors’ growth rate to 5.8 per cent in August against 4.7 per cent in the same month last year.Coal production grew 13.4 per cent, cement 10.3 per cent an
Sep 30, 2014 11:50 PM
UB group Chairman Vijay Mallya is all set to retain the Chairman’s post of United Spirits Ltd (USL), sources in the company said on Tuesday after its annual general meeting here.While a formal announcement is likely after a couple of days, when vote
Sep 30, 2014 11:40 PM
‘There are risks from food price shocks’ Continuing the effort to fight “persisting inflation” and inflationary pressures, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan, on Tuesday, maintained the policy rates at the cu
Features
Sep 30, 2014 08:07 PM
Look out for Jack Daniel, Pickles, Adonis and Kelly Tangy — four adorable dogs, who have cracked the code to shine on social networking sites Popularity doesn’t come easy on Instagram. Jack Daniel (JD), a two-and-a-half-year old Labrador know
Sep 30, 2014 06:49 PM
With four days of the puja remaining, here's where you can go to get a taste of all things Bengali Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, Dashami…this is what you are likely to hear most Bengalis talk about while they meticulously plan where to
Sep 30, 2014 05:07 PM
A sport once patronised by the kings of Mysore now languishes without State support. A peep into a garadi and the good old pehelwan’s kusthi They call it ‘old school’ and old it is. You step into the near-century old Ustad Pehlwan Kale
Sep 30, 2014 09:36 PM
An oft repeated instruction is that we should welcome guests and treat them as if they were divine. But who is a guest? Atithi is the Sanskrit word used for a guest. By its very definition, it means one who has no fixed day for visiting, explained Goda Ven
Sep 30, 2014 08:13 PM
Tell It To The Walls, the play by the students of Women’s Christian College, was a blend of ancient folklore and modern interpretation Stories have always been a reflection of life, a concentration of those ideals and values that define us and are
Slideshows
Sep 30, 2014 08:39 PM
Folk artistes from all over Andhra Pradesh showcased their talent on World Tourism Day celebrations at Berm Park in Vijayawada. It also gave students of Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao Government Music and Dance College a chance to test their prowess. It was
Sep 30, 2014 06:48 PM
While the Indian men's hockey team entered finals after a 12-year jinx, boxer L. Sarita controversially settled for a bronze medal after losing her semifinal despite a dominating performance in Incheon Asian Games. A look at some of the images on Day 11.
Sep 29, 2014 10:13 PM
First-ever Bathukamma festival celebrated with devotion after formation of Telangana State during Durga Navarathri period got better with the fete turning a State festival and Government announcing holidays for all educational institutions. Colourful flow
Sep 29, 2014 07:26 PM
India added two golds, two silvers and two bronze to their tally; India had a total haul of 42 -- six gold, seven silver and 29 bronze. A look at some of the images on Day 10.
Sep 28, 2014 09:56 PM
The number of Nuzvid Veena makers has fallen from 20 in 2011 to nine in 2014. Sheik Meera Saheb, one of the first-generation Nuzvid Veena makers, has quit the art owing to poor health condition. Inheriting the legacy of making lion-headed Veena, Meera Sah
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