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Oct 25, 2014 12:06 AM
The new division will not deal with policy disagreements Aiming to streamline foreign infrastructure investment, the government has announced a new division in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), appointing a joint secretary for “Centre-State&
Updated: Oct 25, 2014 03:20 AM
Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and Australia keep out China led 21 Asian nations, including India, in forming a multilateral financial front in the form of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), being seen as a challenger to the U.S.-backed Bre
Updated: Oct 25, 2014 01:44 AM
One person has died and three injured in a high school shooting, north of Seattle, perpetrated by a lone gunman. The gunman has also died. Police responded on Friday to a high school north of Seattle after it was locked down amid reports of a shooting.
Updated: Oct 25, 2014 12:12 AM
“The invitation was extended only to MPs who are part of the NDA. So there is no question of Uddhavji attending and nothing should be read into it," Sena leader Anant Geete said. With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena taking tenta
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IAF personnel and their families have been asked to desist from using Chinese ‘Xiaomi Redmi 1S’ phones as these are believed to be transferring data to their servers in China and could be a security risk. “F-secure, a leading security
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Islamabad can draw on our experience: Vardhan Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has offered help in polio eradication to the government of Pakistan.Dr. Vardhan pointed out that though India was polio-free now, there was always the danger of the virus
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Skirmishes across the border between India and Pakistan seem to have had an impact on the cyber world too, with Pakistani hackers attacking and defacing a number of Indian government websites in the past two days. Only last week, an Indian hacker, who use
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The Union Urban Development Ministry is putting together a management information systems (MIS) that will enable the Prime Minister’s Office to monitor various activities under the Swachh Bharat Mission.A senior Ministry official said the user-frien
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High-level meeting held to check arrangements The Cochin international airport remains on high alert following an anonymous phone call threatening suicide bomb blasts on a couple of Air India flights. The caller threatened suicide bomb blasts on the Ahm
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 24, 2014 04:13 PM
RPI leader Ramdas Athawale meets Uddhav Thackeray, says the Sena is "very keen" on forming the government in alliance with the BJP. The process of government formation in Maharashtra is expected to be expedited with a meeting of BJP legislators likely t
Oct 24, 2014 03:06 AM
His appointment has infused new life among RSS cadres who now await their moment of glory while being dedicated workers Manohar Lal Khattar, the 60-year-old former RSS pracharak soon to take over as the Chief Minister of Haryana, would be a Narendra Mod
Oct 23, 2014 12:09 PM
With the race for the Maharashtra CM's post hotting up, Gadkari says he is pained to see "unreasonable controversy in the media about Devendra and me." Two days after show of strength by his supporters in Nagpur, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari o
Oct 22, 2014 11:50 PM
The Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) MLA from Nagpur (East) constituency, Krishna Kophde, has offered to vacate his seat for senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari in case the Union Minister decides to come back to the state politics. “All MLAs from Vidar
Sport
Oct 25, 2014 04:09 AM
Teenager Borna Coric upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors and announce himself as one of the rising stars of tennis.There was no such slip-up for Roger Federer as the top-seeded Swiss rem
Oct 25, 2014 03:56 AM
East Zone bowled out for 62 in second innings : It took South Zone just 8.4 overs spread over 45 minutes to finish the job on hand on the third day of the Duleep Trophy semifinal here. The defeat by an innings and 118 runs should go down as one ...
Oct 25, 2014 03:55 AM
Gautam Gambhir’s show of grit and self-discipline went in vain as North Zone conceded an 81-run first innings lead to Central Zone on the third day of the Duleep Trophy semifinal match at the PCA Stadium here on Friday.Despite Gambhir’s 37th fi
Oct 25, 2014 03:54 AM
The system left him frustrated, but the desire to propel Indian hockey forward made Terry Walsh continue. However, it was not long before he, like many of his predecessors, succumbed to the system.Walsh’s resignation is irrevocable because he has so
Oct 25, 2014 03:53 AM
Almost the entire Indian men’s hockey team that bagged gold at the Incheon Asian Games has been retained for the tour of Australia next month. The 10-day tour, from October 30-November 10, is part of India’s preparations for the upcoming Champ
Opinion
Oct 25, 2014 01:30 AM
Civil servant independence in the country is at best nominal. Nonconformity even to spurn whimsical and arbitrary directives received from above is widely recognised as a very risky proposition The right to judicial remedies … is a constitutional r
Oct 25, 2014 01:44 AM
Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Unprecedented as the attack on its Parliament building might appear — it has even been described as “the end of Canada’s innocence” — the country has had long experience of terrorism, from
Oct 25, 2014 01:41 AM
In late July this year, the international airport in the bustling Nigerian metropolis of Lagos received an extremely unwelcome visitor. A man from Liberia, a West African nation where Ebola is rampant, had been caring for his sister when she came down wit
Business
Oct 25, 2014 12:05 AM
The Centre’s plans to supply electricity 24/7 to all parts of India in five years has opened up vast opportunities for power and automation companies such as ABB, GE, Schneider Electric and few others. These companies have expertise in setting up mi
Oct 25, 2014 12:02 AM
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has invited bids to select an agency to conduct e-auction of spectrum in various bands of telecom airwaves. The department has issued a notice for request of proposal for the selection of an agency to conduct e
Oct 24, 2014 11:55 PM
A U.S. prosecutor, who successfully investigated a precedent-setting work visa fraud case against Infosys, resulting in the Indian IT giant paying a whopping $34 million in settlement, has been recognised by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles John
Oct 24, 2014 11:50 PM
The Aditya Birla group (ABG) has announced a joint venture with a South African insurance giant to enter India’s huge health insurance market. The financial services division of ABG has signed a memorandum of understanding with MMI holdings Ltd.,
Oct 24, 2014 11:41 PM
If forewarned is forearmed, Norway has a pretty big arsenal.Oil discovery in the 1960s made the country one of the richest in the world with high wages and free education. In fact, it is still very much a part of the oil age with about 70 per cent of its
Features
Oct 24, 2014 05:49 PM
Time and technology have phased out the hand-painted film banners, but the artists’ skill continues to exhibit itself in other forms Over the years, technology has made many art forms extinct. A case in point is that of replacement of hand-painted
Oct 24, 2014 07:34 PM
From Kolkata to Coorg and Shillong to Shekawati it is raining independent music festivals as the lines between genres and languages blur. Apoorva Sripathi and Esther Elias tune into the phenomenon. You’re a speck in a sea of 10,000 people. Rows of
Oct 24, 2014 07:12 PM
A figurine of Hanuman, which was gifted by a Travancore king, is a prized heirloom in the Ghanapadi family Located near the ancient Sreevaraham temple is the Ramavarmapuram Gramom, the abode of Brahmins who were once associated with the Sree Padmanabha
Oct 25, 2014 01:11 AM
Rama’s valour surfaces throughout Rama Avatar even as His commitment to Dharma remains unshakable, pointed out Sri B. Sundarkumar in a discourse. An epithet in Rama Ashtothram which alludes to Rama’s killing of the rakshasa Viradha in the Kishk
Oct 24, 2014 08:47 PM
“Latchiya Nadigar” S.S. Rajendran, who breathed his last on October 24, 2014, made his presence felt in both politics and cinema. Photo courtesy: Agani Publishers
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Oct 25, 2014 12:18 AM
Cyclone Hudhud might have cast its shadow on the Deepavali Celebrations in Visakhapatnam, but had only partial impact in Vijayawada on Thursday. People scaled down the level of celebrations, but there were crackers, rockets, sparklers and lamps lighting u
Oct 24, 2014 10:36 PM
Happiness was in the air as the youngsters in traditional attire burnt crackers on Diwali night on Thursday in Hyderabad. Noise levels were lower than the usual, but the ambient air pollution levels in commercial areas like Abids, Basheerbagh and few road
Oct 23, 2014 04:47 PM
Oct 21, 2014 10:15 PM
Despite rapid changes in their lifestyle, many Lambada tribal women in Krishna District still love to continue to wear their tradition-rich attire dominated by ornaments. They share the equal burden of running the house, maintaining the farm field and the
Oct 21, 2014 10:12 PM
Watching the Dandari dance, of which the Ghusadi is an integral part, it is clear that the Gonds and Kolams, marvelled at gelling with nature. The dances have rhythmic movements which are imitations of peacock and animals like the tiger. The Ghusadi is ce
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