The bullet-riddled bodies of Chhattisgarh Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel and his son Dinesh, who were kidnapped by Maoists, were found on Sunday along with those of eight others in Jiram valley in Bastar. With the recovery of the bodies, the toll in th
A beleaguered BCCI on Sunday suspended Gurunath Meiyappan, BCCI chief N. Srinivasan’s son-in-law, who was arrested for alleged involvement in betting, pending an inquiry into his role in the IPL spot-fixing scandal that has shaken the core of Indian crick
He used to place "huge bets" on IPL matches and was even divulging team’s strategy to bookies, Mumbai Police tells court Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI president N. Srinivasan, not only placed heavy bets on T20 matches in the Indian Premier Leag
For the Congress which lost two key allies — and one minor one — in the last 12 months, a key element in its electoral strategy for the general elections that are now less than a year away, will be whether it should to woo back old friends or find ...
CPI on Sunday condemned the killing of 27 people in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, saying that violence and killings do not have a place in democracy. “We firmly disapprove the violence and killings to gain political power in a democratic country,” CP
Senior Congress leader V.C.Shukla, who was injured after heavily-armed Maoists ambushed a convoy of party leaders in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district, was on Sunday airlifted to a hospital near here from Raipur. 84-year-old Shukla underwent an operation o
State needs trained elephants to check crop raiders Kerala is hoping to obtain five kumki elephants (tamed and trained pachyderms) from its neighbour, Karnataka. Kerala Forest officials have requested their counterparts in Karnataka to “donate” at lea
Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute on Saturday to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final, ending four years of frustration for his team in Europe’s biggest tournament. Robben ran on to Franck R
All three Services are poised for major expansion Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said that a cyber command will be established in the Armed forces as part of strengthening the cyber defence security in the country. Interacting with reporters on the
The Tamil Nadu Sailing Association, together with the Chennai Super Kings, will conduct the 29er National sailing championship in the waters outside the Chennai harbour from May 27 to 30. Around 15 teams are expected to take part.The event will be support
Bookies disclosed names of several cricketers, say police Pubs and late night parties in luxury hotels and resorts were the favourite meeting points for the bookies, their conduits and the players they had managed to co-opt into the spot-fixing racket d
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said the betting and match-fixing allegations would put more pressure on his side but added that he was confident of rising to the challenge. Both captains skipped the customary media briefing ahead of the final wh
Mumbai has the drive to deny the experienced Chennai side a third crown With off-field controversies taking the spotlight on Saturday, it is time for two-time champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and challenger Mumbai Indians (MI) to bring the curtain dow
The idea that a tongue spoken by a large number of people across a territory is ‘pure’ and therefore must not be changed is wrong Our perception of language, formulation of language policies and their implementation, and our attitudes to other languages
Cricket in India stands on the edge of a precipice and if it is to be saved, the men who have allowed the game to be placed in mortal danger must take responsibility for their acts of omission and commission. What began as a betting and spot-fixing scanda
During his visit to India this week, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan let slip that he has given New Delhi a “wish list.” His tantalising refusal to disclose what it contained has unleashed speculation that with the U.S. withdrawal of troops in 2014
The sprawling Delhi Milk Scheme complex on Patel Road, adjacent to Shadipur Bus Depot, is a landmark in itself. The 34-acre facility stands right on one of the busiest roads in the area and is also clearly visible from the elevated Metro nearby. This is wh
Oil India has posted a marginal rise (1.56 per cent) in its gross income at Rs. 11,456.32 crore in the year ended March 31, 2013, against Rs.11,279.90 crore in the previous financial year. The net profit rose by 4.13 per cent to Rs. 3,589.34 crore from Rs.
Handset manufacturers offer finance, exchange and discount schemes Buying a high-end smartphone has never been so easy. With handset manufacturers offering finance, exchange and discount schemes to make phones affordable, the sale of high-end smartphones
Japanese car giant Nissan will recall 22,188 units of its small car Micra and sedan Sunny in India due to faulty braking system, as part of a global exercise to rectify the problem.The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Nissan Motor India will recall the v
Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday exuded confidence that the sagging economic growth will soon revive and economy this fiscal will grow by at least one per cent more than last fiscal. The final FY13 GDP numbers are expected early next week and th
In a sudden development, Suyateendra Tirtha Swami, head of the Sri Guru Raghavendra Math at Mantralayam in Andhra Pradesh, appointed the Diwan of the math, Pavamanacharya as his successor at Hosaritti, about 50 km from Haveri, on Saturday. Pavamanacharya w
The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) released the details of seats and fee structure in Bangalore on Saturday, setting the ball rolling for admissions to undergraduate professional courses. It comes a day after the State government decided to retain
Veteran playback singer T.M. Soundararajan passed away in Chennai on Saturday. The nonagenarian ruled the hearts of his fans with his mellifluous singing for decades. A pictorial tribute to the legend ... Compiled by Saraswathy Srinivasan
The distinctly modern struggle for gender identity finds expression in the hoary traditions of Aravan’s temple in Koovagam, Tamil Nadu. My gender identity is fabricated and instinctive, illusionary and real, pivotal and irrelevant to the person I am. Ho
Sarnath Banerjee studied Biochemistry and still harbours a faint desire to produce a graphic version of Darwin’s The Origin of Species. He is the author of the graphic novels Corridor, The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers and The Harappa Files. About 10 years
The distinctly modern struggle for gender identity finds expression in the hoary traditions of Aravan’s temple in Koovagam, Tamil Nadu.
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