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Updated: Aug 20, 2014 09:03 PM
Earlier interfaces between the two sides here and elsewhere have not always seen a meeting of minds. Earlier interfaces between the two sides here and elsewhere have not always seen a meeting of minds. Much heat has been generated in the national disc
Updated: Aug 20, 2014 09:03 PM
The State government, her supporters and family members were disappointed, though not surprised, when she said that she will continue her fast, shortly after her release. Irom Sharmila walked out as a free person from the security ward of J.N. Institute
Updated: Aug 21, 2014 01:04 AM
Authorities appeared to be closing in on the identity of the distinctly British-accented Islamic State militant behind U.S. journalist James Foley’s murder. Details supplied by former IS hostages seemed to suggest that the man, who called himself
Updated: Aug 20, 2014 08:55 PM
“There are only two stakeholders on the issue of Jammu & Kashmir — the Union of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. None else” It was another day of acrimonious exchanges between India and Pakistan on Wednesday with the Ext
Breaking News
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Reigning Australian Open and defending Aircel Chennai Open champion Stan Wawrinka is likely to return to Chennai for the 2015 edition which will be held from January 5 to 11. It will be the 29-year-old Swiss’s seventh consecutive visit to the city.T
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Doyen of traffic & transportation engineering in the country and author of the pioneering ‘Hyderabad Area Transportation Study (HATS)’ in the 1980s S. Raghavachari died in Hyderabad on Tuesday. He was 76 and was suffering from cancer.Born
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Major political parties gear up to finalise candidates The stage is set for the first by-election in Telangana State as notification for Medak Parliamentary constituency was issued on Wednesday. Election was necessitated following Chief Minister K. Chan
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Andhra Pradesh Government made priority allocation for education and health, medical and family welfare sectors in its budget for 2014-15. In fact the highest allocation of Rs.14, 860 crore goes to the Education sector – Rs.12,595 crore to the Sch
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Restoration of pollinator-friendly habitats need of the hour. The waning trend of the honeybee population poses a threat to agriculture, leading to imbalance in ecological system across the globe. In line with the National Honeybee Day celebrations that
Sport
Aug 21, 2014 01:12 AM
In a free-wheeling chat, Gower, now an acclaimed anchor and commentator for Sky Sports spoke primarily about blending aesthetics with effectiveness. Remembering David Gower from his playing days is like thinking about first love. There was beauty, joy,
Aug 21, 2014 01:08 AM
The Hero Indian Super League approaches a decisive phase with the international players draft pick on Thursday. IMG-Reliance announced an official list of 49 foreigners available for franchises to choose from, divided into goalkeepers, defenders, midfield
Aug 20, 2014 11:25 PM
Bayer Leverkusen registers 3-2 win in Champions League qualifier Athletic Bilbao and Arsenal were held to draws at defiant Napoli and Besiktas respectively on Tuesday, in the first legs of the qualifying round playoffs for the Champions League. Bilbao
Aug 20, 2014 08:57 PM
Sovereign Rule, who is in fine fettle, may score in the H.H. Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Memorial Trophy (1,600m), the main event of the opening day’s races to be held here on Thursday (Aug. 21).False rails (width about 6.5m from 1,600m to the winning
Aug 20, 2014 07:32 PM
Coach Mohammed Ibrahim Khan’s on a special assignment to Islamabad for the South Asian Cadet & Junior table tennis championships 2014 Mohammed Ibrahim Khan will accompany the Indian teams for the South Asian Cadet & Junior table tennis Cham
Opinion
Aug 20, 2014 12:36 AM
It is perhaps too soon to try and discern a distinctive ‘Modi doctrine’, but the wider arc of foreign and strategic policy is gradually coming into focus. The 100-day honeymoon of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will soon b
Aug 20, 2014 12:46 AM
The government has done itself no favours, as the decision is bound to add to the popularity of the separatist leaders in the Valley. Diplomacy is not a limited overs cricket match. But by calling off the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan sche
Aug 20, 2014 12:41 AM
The Madras High Court has ruled that even one offence is enough to invoke the law in certain circumstances, but incorporating it as a statutory power may violate constitutional guarantees. The latest amendments made to the main preventive detention law
Business
Aug 20, 2014 11:15 PM
Plans to launch two new products every year till 2020 to revamp its product portfolio Even as Tata Motors is planning to launch two new products every year till 2020 to revamp its product portfolio, the home grown auto major said it would continue to re
Aug 20, 2014 11:12 PM
The new Arjun Novo range of tractors, which will be available in 52 HP and 57 HP variants, will be priced at Rs.7.15 lakh and Rs.7.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). Mahindra & Mahindra (M &M), on Wednesday, launched its all-new Arjun range of tractor
Aug 20, 2014 11:09 PM
The working group is expected to suggest appropriate rationalisation measures to boost private financial savings. The Reserve Bank of India, on Wednesday, set up a working group to study various issues relating to taxation of financial instruments. Th
Aug 20, 2014 11:01 PM
The two allegedly misappropriated funds from fixed deposits to the tune of Rs. 436 crore. A forensic audit has been ordered by the Finance Ministry on Dena Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) following reports of misappropriation of funds to the tu
Aug 20, 2014 09:35 PM
The funds raised through the initial public offer will be used to meet business expansion plans. Snowman Logistics, promoted by Gateway Distriparks Ltd., is coming out with an initial public offer (IPO) to mobilise about Rs.200 crore to meet business ex
Features
Aug 20, 2014 04:03 PM
“From ‘Bol’ to bold”, that’s how Humaima Malick describes her journey from being a leading Pakistani actress to a debutante in Bollywood “I am here for good. Please accept me,” says Humaima Malick in the midst o
Aug 20, 2014 05:37 PM
INTACH Madurai Chapter’s Heritage Home Hunt initiative brought to fore the need to preserve old houses and to see them as storehouses of stories and not just shelters “Our house is nothing less than a palace. I maintain it like a temple,&#82
Aug 20, 2014 07:26 PM
M.R. Lalith Babu revels in the Indian team’s maiden bronze medal in the Chess Olympiad in Norway For GM M.R. Lalith Babu, it was a dream come true maiden appearance in the Chess Olympiad in Norway last week-end when the Indian team created history
Aug 21, 2014 12:40 AM
When Garuda defeated the celestials and took the pot of nectar, Lord Narayana asked Garuda what boon he craved. To this Garuda replied that he would grant a boon to the Lord! The Lord then asked him to be His vahana. Garuda then asked for his boon from the
Aug 20, 2014 08:49 PM
It’s that time of the year again when clothes take the centre stage. Flashbulbs, glitter, glitterati, all in the right mix make up the Lakme Fashion Week franchise and this year too it is no different. Curtains are up for Lakme Fashion Week Winter F
Slideshows
Aug 20, 2014 05:54 PM
Some images from The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest in Chennai and Bangalore between Aug 15 and 17. Photos: K. Murali Kumar, S.R. Raghunathan, M. Srinath, K. Pichumani
Aug 20, 2014 05:39 PM
The slideshow features some of the submissions to The Hindu In School photography contest
Aug 20, 2014 03:22 PM
The recent death of a child after falling into a cauldron of hot oil has drawn attention to the hazardous reign of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads. But no thought has been given to how cooking on the roadside can also be unsafe for passers-by. Text: Ziya Us Sa
Aug 20, 2014 11:52 AM
Mr. Iyengar is credited with integrating the eight aspects of astanga yoga known as ‘Iyengar’s Yoga’. Photo: Special Arrangement
Aug 19, 2014 08:30 PM
A collection of images shot by The Hindu’s photographers to mark the World Photography Day World Photography Day is observed on August 19 every year to mark the invention of Daguerreotype Process by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Dague
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