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Updated: Oct 30, 2014 07:11 PM
India to appeal to a higher court against the judgment passed by the Colombo High Court which held them guilty of drug trafficking. Five Indian fishermen were given the death penalty by a Sri Lankan court on Thursday for alleged drug trafficking, prompt
Updated: Oct 30, 2014 07:43 PM
Sources close to Mr. Gnanadesikan said he was upset at the utter "lack of respect" from the AICC in decision-making. In a major churning in the Congress, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president B.S. Gnanadesikan on Thursday offered his resignatio
Updated: Oct 30, 2014 05:40 PM
“Dispute still exists in the eastern part of China-India border,” China’s Defence Ministry said when asked about India's plans to build 54 new border posts in Arunachal Pradesh. China’s military on Thursday expressed concern over
Updated: Oct 30, 2014 05:42 PM
The agency is expected to issue an attachment order for seizing assets worth over Rs. 600 crore in the case before which questioning of the accused is necessary. The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons against the Maran brothers — Dayanidhi
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Its position could change only if the top leadership of the BJP decides to intervene. Attempts by the BJP-Shiv Sena for a patch-up, after the bitter end of the 25-year-old alliance over differences on seat-sharing, took a major blow with a miffed Sena l
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Rail link to Rameswaram Island has been cut off after angry mob pulled off railway tracks for nearly 900 metres between Rameswaram and Pamban following a court in Sri Lanka awarding death sentence to five fishermen from Ramanathapuram on charge of smuggli
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The Professional Squash Association (PSA) and Women’s Squash Association (WSA) are set to join forces in an historic merger that will see the sport run by one unified governing body for the first time ever. Following a lengthy consultation process
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Coca-Cola Amatil shares rise 5% Coca-Cola Co will help out Australian affiliate Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd. by taking a minority stake in a struggling Indonesian unit for $500 million. Coca-Cola Amatil's Sydney-listed shares rose 5 percent after its United
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Taking the patent battle to Novartis, India’s Cipla has launched low-cost generic version of the Swiss drug maker’s respiratory drug Indacaterol sold under the Onbrez brand, while asking the government to revoke patents over the medicine. Cipl
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 30, 2014 10:41 AM
A minority government is unconstitutional and is akin to enjoying power without responsibility, says the party At the end of its tether, after being put on hold by the BJP on whether or not it would part of its government, the Shiv Sena has questioned t
Oct 29, 2014 11:22 PM
Swearing-in ceremony to be held tomorrow Maharashtra’s Chief Minister designate Devendra Fadnavis is expected to keep the Finance portfolio and may even end up handling the Home department, BJP sources said. The swearing-in ceremony of the new cabi
Oct 29, 2014 06:11 PM
"Discussions are on within the party. Uddhavji will take a final call (on whether to join the BJP—led Ministry)," Neelam Gorhe, Sena spokesperson, told reporters. A day after Devendra Fadnavis was elected Chief Minister-designate of Maharashtra, S
Oct 28, 2014 11:23 PM
Though there was little doubt that Devendra Fadnavis was the front-runner for Chief Minister, a dramatic twist to the tale looked on the cards when, towards the end, his fellow Nagpurian and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s supporters staged
Sport
Oct 30, 2014 07:36 PM
Russian Link, Trojan, Rich Revival, Alexandra Mills, Motivation and Azzurro excelled when the horses were exercised here on Thursday morning (Oct. 30).Inner sand:1,000m: Cannes (N. Rajesh), Shinning Bay (S. Hussain) 1-7, 600/40. Former finished two length
Oct 30, 2014 07:36 PM
Magnanimity (Ross up) won the M.Vijayakrishna Memorial Cup, the main event of the race held here on Thursday (Oct. 30). The winner is owned by Mr P.L.Ravi and trained by R.Foley.1. MADURAI PLATE (Div. I) (1,000m), maiden 2-y-o only (Terms): Baratheon (Ros
Oct 30, 2014 07:26 AM
Roger Federer was made to fight all the way by local favourite Jeremy Chardy before reaching the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, while Andy Murray moved one match away from qualifying for the ATP Finals.The 17-time Grand Slam champion compl
Oct 30, 2014 01:40 AM
The Sri Lankan seam will lack the Lasith Malinga sting Rohit Sharma will look forward to score runs and field well in order to pass the fitness test in the warm-up limited-over game between India ‘A’ and Sri Lanka at the Brabourne Stadium on
Oct 30, 2014 01:39 AM
S. Chikkarangappa began what he described as an ‘emotional week’ for him with a supremely confident eight-under 64 to take the first round lead at the Asian Development Tour’s Take Solutions India Masters.Still mourning the recent loss o
Opinion
Oct 30, 2014 01:16 AM
Majoritarian definitions of the world can articulate old repressions, once illegitimate, into new tyrannies. Narendra Modi has acquired an electoral majority but this new majority seeks a redress of old scores Sometimes after a day’s work is over,
Oct 30, 2014 01:14 AM
After having striven hard to emerge as the single largest party in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems intent on preserving its newly gained advantage vis-à-vis former ally Shiv Sena: the party is continuing with the tough posture it adopte
Oct 30, 2014 01:13 AM
A little more than a year after it was broached, a new multilateral bank in Asia — the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) — was born last week in Beijing, signalling in the process the failure of hectic lobbying by the United States a
Business
Oct 30, 2014 07:02 PM
Public sector lender Andhra Bank on Thursday said its net profit for the quarter ended September 30 rose by over two-fold on year-on-year basis to Rs 114.5 crore on account of higher interest income. It reported Rs 70.7 crore net profit for the same quart
Oct 30, 2014 06:19 PM
Moving in opposite direction to stocks, the rupee on Thursday fell for the fourth day, dipping 10 paise to close at two-week low of 61.45 against the Greenback after US Federal Reserve kept in place its plans to maintain record low interest rate for some
Oct 30, 2014 06:15 PM
Bharti Airtel, country’s largest mobile operator, on Thursday reported nearly three-fold jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,383 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, 2014 on the back of higher mobile data revenue. The company had repo
Oct 30, 2014 05:32 PM
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Mr. Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out. Mr. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publi
Oct 30, 2014 04:57 PM
The benchmark Sensex on Thursday surged about 248 points to end at record closing peak of 27,346.33 on across-the-board buying by investors after government eased rules for FDI in construction sector and US Federal Reserve reiterated its plan to keep inte
Features
Oct 29, 2014 06:56 PM
What are the commonly found insects during the monsoon? Naturalist Poochi Venkat leads us to them on an early morning walk at the Theosophical Society “Ah, look at that one! And that. There’s another behind the leaf.” Naturalist Poochi
Oct 30, 2014 05:46 PM
Documentary filmmaker Mark Cousins talks about why he thinks world cinema is about more than just Hollywood. Mark Cousins is a document tary filmmaker, author, curator and wanderer. His documentary titled ‘The Story of Film: An Odyssey’ sough
Oct 30, 2014 07:32 PM
This week, New Delhi saw an energetic Indo-Malaysian Bharatanatyam presentation in the joint effort of Rama Vaidyanathan and Ajit Bhaskar Dass. A well-filled Kamani auditorium in New Delhi seemed specially activated watching the infectiously explosive en
Oct 30, 2014 07:55 PM
“Ballabhpur Ki Roop Katha” and “Do Kaudi Ka Khel”, staged as part of the Yuva Rang festival, failed to justify the writing of Badal Sircar and Bertolt Brecht. Hindi Akademi, Delhi invited two young graduates of National School of
Oct 30, 2014 07:53 PM
The 12th edition of NSD’s Jashn e Bachpan has an impressive line up and many joys in store for the city’s children. Once again, the National School of Drama is back with the 12th edition of Jashn e Bachpan, scheduled to be held from November
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Oct 28, 2014 11:14 PM
What looked like a green carpet with an intricate design amid other uprooted trees and damaged crops at Somidevapalli in S. Rayavaram mandal of Visakhapatnam district is yet another addition to the havoc wrought by Cyclone Hudhud. Betel leaf creepers&#160
Oct 28, 2014 11:13 PM
Indira Park in Hyderabad transformed into a religious place with thousands of Lord Shiva devotees converging on the lush green lawns. Religious leader China Jeer Swamy performed puja on the auspicious occasion of Nagulachavithi coinciding with the first d
Oct 27, 2014 08:21 PM
North-east Monsoon clubbed with Cyclone Nilofar in Arabian Sea brought rains to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Flood waters in River Krishna are being released into sea from Prakasam Barrage. The muddy waters also bring variety of fish downstream – a
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