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Updated: Jul 31, 2014 05:17 PM
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday co-chaired fifth Indo-US Strategic Dialogue during which the two sides discussed “transformative initiatives” in key areas of security and energy.The tw
Updated: Jul 31, 2014 03:26 PM
As the row over UPSC examination pattern again reverberated in the Lok Sabha, government on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has himself taken up the issue seriously and a “balanced and mutually acceptable” solution will be found soo
Updated: Jul 31, 2014 06:05 PM
As only a few hours are left for WTO members to ratify the trade facilitation pact, India on Thursday asserted that its stand “remains the same”.“Our stand remains the same,” Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told r
Jul 31, 2014 02:54 PM
Outgoing Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Thursday said that India has given a befitting reply to Pakistan after the beheading of an Indian soldier by Pakistani troops in 2013 along the Line of Control (LoC) even as he did not rule out the possibility of sk
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Three Indian grapplers, including Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, qualified for the finals in their respective weight categories to ensure at least three silver medals for India on the third and final day of the wrestling competition in the Commo
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Heavy dollar demand from importers and weakness in local equities also pulled the rupee down against the Greenback. The rupee on Thursday depreciated 49 paise to close at a three-month low of 60.55 against the U.S. dollar on capital outflows after the U
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A listless India crashed to a humiliating 266-run defeat against England in the third Test after an abject batting surrender allowed the hosts to level the five-match series 1-1 in Southampton on Thursday.Needing to bat out the whole day with six wickets i
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Five persons were killed and one went missing in an instance of landslide in Tehri district’s Jakhnyali village in the wee hours of Thursday.Tehri District Magistrate Yugal Kishore Pant said, “Five bodies have been recovered and one is missing
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In a freewheeling chat ‘Vietnam Veedu’ Sundaram talks about his novel stage attempt, ‘Macbeth,’ in mime form. Age hasn’t withered his passion for writing. Nor has it allowed him to rest on past laurels. At every turn of our
Sport
Jul 31, 2014 02:54 PM
If the village of Sansarpur on the outskirts of Jalandhar is viewed as the nursery for more than a dozen hockey Olympians, then Sathuvachari in Vellore deserves the description as the home of weightlifters. While the hero from that sleepy village, Sathi
Jul 31, 2014 12:39 PM
In a rich tribute to Jaques Kallis, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson on Thursday said the legendary South African all-rounder will be remembered for his consistency with both bat and ball in all formats of the game. Kallis on Wednesday announced his re
Jul 31, 2014 12:27 PM
Liverpool rallied twice against Manchester City and triumphed 3-2 in a penalty shootout on Wednesday after their pre-season friendly at baseball’s Yankee Stadium ended 2-2 after regular time. Stevan Jovetic scored twice for Manchester City, but Jorda
Jul 31, 2014 11:07 AM
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has admitted that his team is in a tough position in the third Test against England and will find it difficult to save the match on the final day on Thursday. India were placed at 112 for 4 in their fourth—innings’
Jul 31, 2014 10:41 AM
England batsman Joe Root on Wednesday expressed joy at the “good day” his side experienced and was also confident that they can take the six remaining Indian wickets on day five of the third cricket Test. Chasing 445 runs, the visitors were
Opinion
Jul 30, 2014 01:40 AM
Given Nepal’s scepticism over renewed engagement with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Himalayan nation should focus on the doables The much discussed issue — the lack of high-level political engagement between India
Jul 31, 2014 01:29 AM
For the second successive year, a large number of civil services aspirants are up in arms against the Civil Service Aptitude Test introduced by the Union Public Service Commission in the preliminary stage of the selection process. CSAT seeks to test a ran
Jul 31, 2014 01:26 AM
The tragic loss of more than a couple of hundred European lives in the horrific downing of Flight MH17 appears to have been the final provocation for the European Union and the United States to impose sanctions on Russia for backing the Ukrainian separati
Business
Jul 31, 2014 05:28 PM
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and discussed India’s stance on the ongoing WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement talks which are set to conclude at Geneva later in the day.Mr. Kerry was accomp
Jul 31, 2014 05:09 PM
The benchmark Sensex on Thursday slipped below the 26,000-mark by falling over 192 points as caution prevailed on the expiry of July derivative contracts and capital outflows after U.S. Fed once again tapered its stimulus.Besides, a weakening rupee that de
Jul 31, 2014 03:37 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the government’s campaign for financial inclusion to ensure that 7.5 crore households that do not have access to banking have at least two accounts.The efforts will also be made to introduce mobile banking on
Jul 31, 2014 02:31 PM
Gold prices witnessed a modest rebound of Rs 45 to Rs 28,245 after declining for two days at the bullion market on Thursday following renewed buying from jewellery stockists and retail consumers to meet festive season demand. Silver also strengthened by
Jul 31, 2014 02:29 PM
The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday reported 20.69 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 762.28 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014-15, riding on robust sales, cost reduction and forex gains. It had posted ne
Features
Jul 31, 2014 04:42 PM
Active as always on the stage circuit, Vani Jairam has re-entered the Tamil film scene with ‘Ramanujan.’ The 13-year old and his friends decided to form a band. They wanted a popular artist to inaugurate it, and the veteran singer was their u
Jul 31, 2014 05:59 PM
Raveena Joseph attends the first K-pop festival in South India, discovering interesting facets to this sub-culture The backdrop turns bright pink. Four young girls dressed in pink play suits embellished with silver trickle onto the stage. They take thei
Jul 31, 2014 05:37 PM
Adhyapana school students were given a theme and cameras. They made an impact instinctively telling honest, important and inspiring stories that only children can tell A young girl joins a new school and remains unfriendly with her classmates. The other
Jul 31, 2014 06:27 PM
Singapore’s Kuik Swee Boon on his trajectory as a Contemporary dancer. Kuik Swee Boon was the first Asian principal male dancer with Spain’s Compania Nacional de Danza from 2002 to 2007. During his career with the CND, Boon, now Artistic Dire
Jul 31, 2014 06:15 PM
Lakshmi Sreenivasan renews the past in her line of brass, copper and silver ornaments, BeadnWeave For someone who makes ornate, one-of-a kind jewellery, Lakshmi Sreenivasan is remarkably subdued and minimalistic — tiny gold studs and a slim ring h
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Jul 31, 2014 12:58 PM
In the aftermath of the rape of a six-year-old child in a Bangalore school, a bandh was called by pro-Kannada organisations on Thursday against sexual assault on women and children. Photos: Bhagya Prakash K.
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Artists from all over the country displayed their creative skills at an Art Camp organised by the APTDC on the Andhra University Department of Fine Arts campus to provide an interactive platform to the budding artists from several universities. The show d
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