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Updated: Sep 16, 2014 03:13 AM
We expect the government to explain if adequate steps were taken: SC Under fire from victims of the floods in Jammu and Kashmir for its perceived inability to tackle the calamity, the beleaguered Omar Abdullah government, however, received an endorsement
Sep 16, 2014 01:48 AM
New Delhi keen on avoiding incident ahead of Xi Jinping’s visit Keen on avoiding a diplomatic incident two days ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s arrival in India, the government played down allegations of incursions by Chinese soldiers
Updated: Sep 16, 2014 01:55 AM
India on Monday reacted strongly to Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit’s comments on Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed being “free to roam in Pakistan,” leading to doubts over any possibility of a meeting between Prime Minister Nar
Updated: Sep 16, 2014 02:49 AM
A series of misleading author listings for B.R. Ambedkar’s seminal text The Annihilation of Caste on web portals has generated a lot of flak against writer and columnist Arundhati Roy and publisher S. Anand.The webpage of, a U.K.-based
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Traffic movement has begun in parts of Srinagar with floodwaters receding from thoroughfares but chaos still prevails in the city as thousands of people are trapped in their houses without water and food supply.Most of the city’s hospitals are shut,
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Finance Minister K.M. Mani has allayed fears regarding the reported recruitment freeze in the State. Such fears were unfounded and without any basis as there was no ban on recruitments, he told journalists here on Monday. There was no ‘economic depr
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As many as 10,000 employees working on contract in various Kerala government departments, public sector undertakings, Corporations and boards are likely to be rendered jobless soon. The government is reportedly gearing up to shed the flab in a staggered
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Prakashan charged with taking prime suspect K. Vikraman to a safe haven for hiding One more Communist Party of India (Marxist) worker was arrested on Monday in connection with the murder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary E. Manoj.The Crim
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With some of its leaders toeing a line contrary to the party position on controversial issues, the Congress on Monday directed that only authorised spokespersons could speak on behalf of the party.This was announced on Twitter by Congress in-charge of the
Sep 16, 2014 02:21 AM
Fancied players registered convincing wins in the first round of the league stage of the Indian Open wild-card entry tournament at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana here on Monday.Railways’ Kamal Chawla, one of the top guns in the snooker circuit, got off to a
Sep 16, 2014 02:14 AM
Indian captain Anand Amritraj stated that his boys did well to run Serbia close in its Davis Cup World Group playoff tie, given that they started the fixture as underdogs. Excerpts: On the tie We should take a lot of confidence from it. All credit t
Sep 16, 2014 02:08 AM
K.B. Arun Karthick’s unbeaten 143 (250b, 20x4) piloted Vijay to 285 for two against Globe Trotters in a TNCA first division Elite Group match here on Monday. He and M. Kaushik Gandhi (80, 171b, 7x4) raised 175 for the second wicket in 51.3 overs. Kar
Sep 16, 2014 02:05 AM
The compound archers are on cloud nine for they will be making history at Incheon by taking part in the 17th edition of the Asian Games. For the archers pursuing the mechanised format, this is yet another opportunity to showcase their skills in a premier
Sep 16, 2014 02:01 AM
Former ace French striker Nicolas Anelka has joined Mumbai City FC for the inaugural season of Indian Super League (ISL). The ISL Mumbai franchise also signed Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Manuel Friedrich.
Sep 16, 2014 12:55 AM
Polemical literature and what is taught in schools and colleges are a startling revelation of the suspicion tinged with hatred for the religious minorities. Yet, there is nothing in the comments of our ‘secular’ leadership that expresses moral
Sep 16, 2014 12:42 AM
The Union Social Justice Ministry’s move to seek clarifications and modifications to the Supreme Court’s April 15, 2014 judgment that directed that the transgender community be formally recognised as the ‘third gender’ and accorded
Sep 16, 2014 12:32 AM
The disinvestment programme for 2014-15 seems to have kicked off in right earnest with the Union Cabinet clearing the sale of government stake in three major public sector companies — Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Coal India (CIL) and Nati
Sep 16, 2014 12:17 AM
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, on Monday, approved over Rs.930-crore scheme to enhance competitiveness in the capital goods sector with an aim to boost the economy.On implementation, this scheme will attempt to make the Indian capital goods se
Sep 16, 2014 12:15 AM
Reserve Bank of India rules out rate cut Softening prices of food items, including vegetables, pulled down the Wholesale Price Index-based (WPI) inflation to five-year low of 3.74 per cent in August, but it may not bring relief to the industry as the Re
Sep 16, 2014 12:13 AM
With this, the board has lost its power to pass accounts, or take any large investment decisions. The government on Monday sacked all the five independent directors of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL), leaving the company board with no p
Sep 16, 2014 12:01 AM
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan, on Monday, said that the macro-economic indicators were improving and inflation had been coming down in line with the central bank’s expectation.“We are in the process of picking up grow
Sep 15, 2014 08:54 PM
Wipro Arabia Ltd will implement and rollout the plant maintenance and project system functionality of the SAP ERP application for Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).Announcing the “strategic partnership” entered into by its subsidiary, Wipro Ltd
Sep 15, 2014 07:51 PM
The only medium of entertainment before satellite TV took us by storm completed 55 years Rangoli to children of the YouTube generation is nothing more than the colourful design which their moms/sisters or aunts do in front of their house. Actually not re
Sep 15, 2014 07:29 PM
Ganesh Kumar talks about performing at the Frame Drum Festival in Germany and the kanjira’s power play “My life revolves within the six-inch diameter of the kanjira,” declares Ganesh Kumar, fresh from the experience of allowin
Sep 15, 2014 08:16 PM
Honour for social entrepreneurs for their contribution to society Why would Management professionals abandon promising careers or a wheel chair-bound individual serve the disabled through setting up their own NGOs? If heart did not rule head, social entr
Sep 16, 2014 02:30 AM
A few days ago, the new academic year began at universities in Ukraine and Crimea, where over 100 students from Tamil Nadu have been studying, the majority pursuing medicine. This year, an estimated 30 from the State have gone to the universities there,
Sep 15, 2014 11:55 PM
He has kept his promise. Keeping the promise he made two years ago, he came back to India. “I'll be back!” Arnold Schwarznegger had said, quoting his most famous dialogue from the Terminator series, during his last trip to India in February
Sep 14, 2014 08:13 PM
Feast on the fest of the autumn moon If your have been postponing your Chinese lunch/dinner, then make the most of the ongoing Autumn Moon Festival at Golden Dragon. Master Chef Hung Fong Ng and his team are ready to present the traditional cuisine of th
Sep 14, 2014 07:19 PM
In pictures: Kochi International Fashion Week Photos: Thulasi Kakkat There were no complaints of a lack of glitz and glamour on the ramp on the opening day of the Kochi International Fashion Week 2014, with designers Hari Anand, Chaitanya Rao and Rocky
Sep 13, 2014 07:49 AM
A humourous take on the news this week
Sep 11, 2014 05:35 PM
Four friends, Licia, Lavanya, Manoja and Prerna, went to school together. They were punctual and would reach school ten minutes before the bell rang every day. One day, on their way to school, they saw something near a garbage bin. They went near the bin o
Sep 11, 2014 05:35 PM
You recycle, reduce and reuseThat’s very great news!We can reuse a pencil boxAnd why not a puppet out of green socks?We can reuse a box of shoeAnd make a rocket out of bottle too.In outing, we will stay in the camp,There also, we will reuse and make
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