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Updated: Sep 21, 2014 12:53 PM
The objective is to take manufacturing growth to 10% on a sustainable basis. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the “Make In India” campaign on September 25, aimed at reviving the job-creating manufacturing sector — key to taking
Updated: Sep 21, 2014 11:09 AM
Discussion on Internet forum turns heated “Love jihad” may be merely a fear fantasy of Hindutva propagandists, but the campaign has struck a chord with several senior police officers across the country. Such is the traction that “lov
Updated: Sep 21, 2014 10:50 AM
The proposal to replace Planning Commission with a new body, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is “still under consideration” of the Central government.In reply to an RTI query, the Planning Commission said the final decision, as a
Sep 21, 2014 02:42 AM
Congress-NCP alliance hangs in the balance over seat-sharing in Maharashtra The future of the Congress’s alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) hangs in the balance over seat-sharing in Maharashtra.Congress sources, however, said the c
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Stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly, and Mark Ruffalo are set to join protesters at a special march in New York City to demand more action over climate change. Organisers of the People’s Climate March in Manhattan said they are expec
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Indian swimmers cut a sorry figure in the 17th Asian Games, failing to qualify for the finals of the three events in which they participated in Incheon on Sunday.The Indians participated in three events on the opening day of the swimming competitions at t
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Retirement fund manager Employees Provident Fund Organisation’s ambitious project to provide portable Universal Account Numbers (UAN) to its subscribers will be launched on October 16.Besides, the government will launch unified web portal LIN (Labou
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Narrating his short-lived adventure in his autobiography ’And Then One Day’, the veteran actor writes that he got the idea after meeting a friend’s girlfriend, whose father was a character actor. With dreams of stardom in his eyes, a 1
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The first set of Android One devices were launched last week, priced Rs. 6,399 onwards by Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. Enthused by the initial response to Google’s Android One, handset makers Karbonn, Spice and Intex are gearing up for round two w
Sport
Sep 21, 2014 11:21 AM
India blanked Nepal 3-0 to sail into the quarterfinals of men’s tennis team event in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Sunday.Yuki Bhambri did not drop a game en route to a crushing straight sets 6-0 6-0 win over Jeetendra Pariyar to seal the issue
Sep 21, 2014 08:06 AM
Indian men settled for a bronze medal after narrowly missing the silver in the 10m air pistol event at the Ongnyeon shooting range, continuing their good run in the 17th Asian Games, in Incheon on Sunday. Their latest shooting star Jitu Rai entered the
Sep 21, 2014 07:49 AM
China’s Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang is set to meet his chief rival, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea in the 200-meter freestyle final at the Asian Games.Sunday night’s showdown is the first of three clashes between the two. They are also due
Sep 21, 2014 02:14 AM
With the tough Asian Games gold in his pocket, and pushing away a huge mental block along with it, shooter Jitu Rai is now keen to taste Olympic success. “My aim now is to do well in the next Olympics and I’m willing to work harder for it,&#82
Sep 21, 2014 02:09 AM
“It’s very much a part of athletics,” said a senior coach when his attention was drawn to the syringes and vials found in the toilets at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium. The coach’s words indicate that today’s athletes cannot per
Opinion
Sep 20, 2014 12:40 AM
From India’s standpoint, attracting Chinese investment is imperative for reviving growth. Besides, its deepening ties with Japan, Australia and Vietnam have opened up more room for manoeuvre in Asia Xi Jinping’s visit was billed as the third
Sep 20, 2014 12:24 AM
The visit of President Xi Jinping was remarkable for many things but mostly for the shift in the way India has done diplomacy with China. Overshadowing President Xi’s visit was an incident on the Line of Actual control in the Chumar region of Ladakh
Sep 20, 2014 12:19 AM
It would be prudent not to read Scotland’s ‘no’ to independence as a plain and simple ‘yes’ to continue with the status quo. The latest verdict is very unlike the ‘no’ vote in the 2011 nation-wide referendum, whic
Business
Sep 21, 2014 03:30 AM
Mr. Ma has drawn inspiration by dipping into China’s unique cultural idiom China is celebrating the success of e-commerce giant, the Alibaba group, whose stocks jumped 38 per cent on the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) o
Sep 20, 2014 10:48 PM
State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) major oil discovery in the Bay of Bengal will start production in 2019, ONGC Chairman and Managing Director Dinesh K. Sarraf said here on Saturday. “We are moving fast on KG-D5 development.
Sep 20, 2014 10:45 PM
Having enabled the traders to connect with their counterparts in Myanmar and Colombo, the Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL) is all set to welcome the Shipping Corporation of India’s yet-to-be-named service that would connect both the countries.A
Sep 20, 2014 10:41 PM
Productivity and quality are two of the major challenges before the industry Government can be a partner, but the tea industry has to come forward. This was the message given by Rajani Ranjan Rashmi, Additional Secretary, Union Commerce Ministry, while
Sep 20, 2014 10:39 PM
Online jewellery retailer Caratlane expects to touch revenue of Rs.1,500 crore by 2018-19.The Chennai-based startup founded in 2008, offers diamond jewellery such as rings, pendants, earrings, bangles and bracelets, chains and necklaces. It also offers go
Features
Sep 20, 2014 04:30 PM
Butet Manurung, winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2014, talks about her work with Indonesia’s indigenous tribes and why she chose to start a school in the jungle. Saur Marlina Manurung, better known as Butet Manurung, is an embodiment of passion,
Sep 20, 2014 08:20 PM
Karthi tells subha j rao what it was like being part of a movie that has a wall as the main character The universe conspired to make Karthi a part of Madras. Director Pa Ranjith (Attakathi) wrote it with three newcomers in mind, but the cast never fell
Sep 20, 2014 03:56 PM
Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi is a beautiful lesson module on the life of Gandhi. Richard Attenborough’s death brings to mind the fact that we, as a people, and the Indian Government, have failed to appreciate him for making a movie on Gandhi
Sep 20, 2014 08:56 PM
Indra Swaminathan makes dolls from waste and sells them to provide for the education of one deserving student every Vijayadasami, reports L. KANTHIMATHI The waste bin in Indra Swaminathan’s house is almost empty. Because she makes the most of the t
Sep 20, 2014 08:52 PM
Out of the box idea in Thiruvanmiyur to promote the reading habit. VIPASHA SINHA meets its author A few weeks ago, people walking on New Beach Road came across a colourful box with an unexpected invitation. The wooden box with a glass door had a painted
Slideshows
Sep 20, 2014 04:16 PM
A look at some of the images on the first day of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on September 20, 2014.
Sep 20, 2014 08:20 AM
A humourous take on news this week.
Sep 19, 2014 10:49 PM
Prakasam Barrage the lifeline for thousand of hectares of paddy and other cash crops in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, was built between 1954 and 57 on Krishna River. The search for chronicling its history yielded no results for the engineers in service. Inciden
Sep 19, 2014 05:30 PM
The 17th Asian Games were off to a spectacular start in Incheon on September 19, 2014. Some of the world’s best in badminton, table tennis, gymnastics, swimming and shooting will be in action over the next 16 days
Sep 19, 2014 12:11 PM
A jawan was seriously injured in an ambush by ULFA (I) militants at Kanobari in Assam’s Sibsagar district on Friday.The militants exploded two IEDs between two tea gardens at Kherbari Tiniali when jawans of the 4th Rajput Regiment were moving in thr
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