November Fest 2014
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Updated: Nov 21, 2014 11:17 PM
He will be the first US President to participate in the Indian Republic Day celebration in New Delhi as the Chief Guest. In a major sign of the deepening ties between India and the US, Prime Minister Modi has invited President Obama to be the chief gues
Updated: Nov 21, 2014 11:27 PM
Comments come in the wake of I-T department losing its battle against Shell Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that an unsustainable tax demand would only earn the country a bad name as an investment destination. The Minister’s comments
Updated: Nov 21, 2014 10:04 PM
The pilot managed to bring the chopper to the nearby town of Jagdalpur safely, from where the injured jawans and the IAF gunner are being shifted to Raipur for treatment. Maoist rebels fired shots at an Indian Air Force helicopter, which was scrambled t
Updated: Nov 21, 2014 11:33 PM
Government has ignored adverse effects on 70,000 students The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Ministry of Human Resource Development on a petition filed by 22 “harried” parents challenging the legality of a government order to r
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It will take India a decade to reach Asian average on govt. effectiveness: Goldman Sachs report Investment bank Goldman Sachs has estimated that civil service reforms that include a bureaucracy that is merit-based rather than seniority-based, could add n
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Aims to do annual sales of 10,000 units next year Tata Motors hopes to double the sales of its Prima range of modern medium and heavy trucks by next year.The company believes that the adoption of technologically-advanced trucks will start to gain momentu
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Ragi, considered to be a poor man’s diet, has entered the retail and departmental stores in Chennai in a ‘brand’ new avatar as breakfast cereals and instant dosa and idli mixes. After conducting extensive research, the Bengaluru-based
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San Jose-based iOPEX Technologies, which specialises in driving operational and cost efficiency for new age entrepreneurs, has embarked on a talent creation and acquisition mode.As part of this exercise, it is now planning to hire around 300 people, espec
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Controversy deliberate, says Smriti Irani The controversy relating to the teaching of German as an optional third language in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan appeared set to deepen with Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal saying on Friday that Sansk
Assembly Election 2014
Nov 21, 2014 12:34 AM
Neither have we given up abrogation of Article 370 nor sidelined it: Shahnawaz In a bid to avoid a controversy during the ongoing process of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said that although the abrogation of Arti
Nov 21, 2014 12:33 AM
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said he did not run away from Ganderbal, a bastion of the Abdullah family, from where he is a sitting MLA. He filed his nomination from Beerwah, one of the two Assembly segments he is contesting
Nov 20, 2014 11:16 PM
Senior Abdullah undergoing a kidney transplant in London With the first round of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir just days away, the ruling National Conference seems to be on a sticky wicket. Omar Abdullah, the Chief Minister , stands alone as h
Nov 19, 2014 01:33 AM
Thousands of security personnel would be visiting Jharkhand for the smooth conduct of the five-phase elections which begins on Nov. 25 and ends on Dec. 20 In a first of its kind officials in poll-bound tribal dominated Jharkhand have decided to hire moto
Sport
Nov 21, 2014 08:33 PM
BENGALURU: Rohan Bloodstock Pvt Ltd rep by. Mr. Harresh N. Mehta, Mrs. Mayurri H. Mehta and Mr. Manav Harresh Mehta’s Invincible Prince (S. John up) won the Krishnaraja Trophy, the main event of the races held here on Friday (Nov 21). The winner is
Nov 21, 2014 08:19 PM
Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams feels that the success of Vijay Amritraj, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza at the international stage proves that India has a “good tradition” in the sport.Citing examples of some of the great Indian t
Nov 21, 2014 08:08 PM
Former captain Dilip Vengsarkar on Friday received the prestigious BCCI-instituted Col. C K Nayudu Lifetime achievement award for his contribution to Indian cricket.The 58-year-old Vengsarkar played 116 Test matches after coming into national prominence w
Nov 21, 2014 07:52 PM
Indian cue stars Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla on Friday moved closer to the knockout stage after registering their third straight win against their respective opponents on Day 3 of the IBSF World Snooker Championship at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengal
Nov 21, 2014 07:45 PM
Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth continued his impressive run by entering the men’s singles semifinals of the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series as compatriot Saina Nehwal had to bite the dust in her women’s singles campaign after losing in
Opinion
Nov 21, 2014 02:26 AM
Over 95 per cent of patients coming to super-speciality hospitals are at the wrong place and have incurred hardships when they could have been treated at their neighbourhood primary care centre. A number of announcements have been made by the Central and
Nov 21, 2014 02:10 AM
The telephone conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Mahinda Rajapaksa capped days of back channel persuasion by a number of emissaries. The unconditional release by Sri Lanka of five fishermen sentenced to death by a court in t
Nov 21, 2014 02:07 AM
The gathering of the Group of 20 countries in Brisbane over the past weekend was not without its share of lofty goal-setting on the big questions of the day that usually marks such summits. There are indications, however, of a realistic chance that the wo
Business
Nov 21, 2014 11:18 PM
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), on Friday, said it welcomed the proposed Executive Action by U.S. President Barack Obama on the immigrants in that country. Nasscom, in a statement stated that the new move by Mr. Obam
Nov 21, 2014 11:16 PM
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) will look at the overall market share and size of the combined entity in the case of ING Vysya Bank’s merger with Kotak Mahindra Bank when the proposal comes before the regulator for its approval. In the b
Nov 21, 2014 11:13 PM
The gullible member of the public is sent a credit card, which allows withdrawal of money up to a certain limit, albeit a small sum, from a bank account. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday issued one more alert to the public about the newest form
Nov 21, 2014 11:10 PM
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) banned K. Koteswara Rao, Chairman-cum-Managing Director and other promoters of Transgene Biotek from accessing the capital market till further orders as the regulator found that the company transferred its
Nov 21, 2014 11:09 PM
GMR Male International Airport Private Limited (GMIAL), a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Limited (GMR), has claimed $803 million (around Rs.4,987 crore) from the Maldivian government for ‘wrongfully’ terminating the international airport con
Features
Nov 21, 2014 09:02 PM
In the company of llamas and the ruins of the ancient Incan empire, Rijuta Dey treks up to the dizzying heights of Machu Picchu in Peru The stern-faced immigration officer looked at my battered passport, and in the split-second before he looked up, I mut
Nov 21, 2014 08:55 PM
Musicians do not like to be marked by boundaries; theyprefer to be cultural travellers. Birmingham-based DJ Swami’s pop electronic band, which has predominantly bhangra influences, sums up in sounds his Indian roots, Western upbringing and crazy love
Nov 21, 2014 09:10 PM
Thoughts on animated features, which aren’t just for kids, and Big Hero 6, which is “But that’s an animated movie!” I hear some version of this when I say I’m going to watch… well, an animated movie. It’s surpri
Nov 21, 2014 09:21 PM
Fountain pens may have gone out of fashion, but they remain a style statement, finds Apoorva Sripathi Needless hipsterism has been slowly creeping into our lives, whether it’s vintage cameras, moustache icons on clothes, cassette tapes and vinyl r
Nov 21, 2014 09:18 PM
The word ‘house’ still brings to my mind the image of a pleasant-looking single-storey building, surrounded by a spacious lawn, with the terrace balustrade sitting on its head like a crown. That is how houses were supposed to be when I was grow
Slideshows
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Only the animals, they rear, know their hardship. For this tribe of shepherds, nothing has changed over generations. Hailing from Narva in Mahabubnagar District, they are virtually cut off civilized society or Government services. These men take care of
Nov 19, 2014 08:26 PM
Boat decorated with colourful lights, flowers-decked cruise, floating lamps in the tank at Arasavalli set the right environment for Teppotsavam in Srikakulam District. The temple and its surrounding were soaked in divine bliss with the celestial cruise of
Nov 19, 2014 07:06 PM
Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala on Wednesday inaugurated the three-day Krishi Mela of the University of Agricultural Sciences-Bengaluru (UAS-B). The Governor called upon farmers to adopt the best practices from across the country. About five lakh farmers
Nov 18, 2014 10:19 PM
‘Rejuvenating Vizag’, a two-day tourism festival, was a kaleidoscope of colours and cultures. Organised by A.P. Tourism Development Corporation to celebrate the resilience of people of the city in the aftermath of the Very Severe Cyclone Hudhu
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