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May 29, 2015 01:19 AM
BJP hits back with barrage of tweets A day after former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched a scathing attack on the Modi government, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi raised the pitch one notch up on Thursday: the ruling dispensation, he said, wa
Updated: May 28, 2015 01:29 PM
Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar becomes Maharaja, 41 years after late Srikantadatta Narsimharaja Wadiyar was crowned. In a ceremony conjuring up images of the royal orient, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar was crowned as the new ‘Ma
Updated: May 29, 2015 12:47 AM
This follows a formal request from the Centre In a significant development,West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday decided to accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Bangladesh next month. The decision follows a formal
Updated: May 28, 2015 03:12 PM
An RTI query has revealed that the Maharashtra government does not have any papers on actor Salman Khan’s 2002 hit-and-run case as the files pertaining to it were gutted in a fire at Mantralaya. The RTI activist had sought to know from the State L
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Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore told journalists here on Thursday that newspapers which existed only on ‘paper’ but managed to get a chunk of government advertisements would be dis-empanelled.Mr. R
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Lethal fractures preserved in an almost fully preserved early human skull indicate the earliest instance of murder in human history, some 4,30,000 years ago (Middle Pleistocene). The skull was recovered from an archaeological site Sima de los Huesos in
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After govt. promises to bring in a fresh Bill on quota Gujjars on Thursday called off their eight-day-long agitation, which affected train services, after the Rajasthan government assured them of bringing a fresh Bill to accord them five per cent job re
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Tamil Nadu’s Velavan Senthilkumar defeated Yohan Darius Pandole of Maharashtra 11-3, 11-4, 6-11, 12-10 in the under-19 section of the ISA junior Open squash here on Thursday. Ms. D. Sabitha Bengra, Principal Secretary (School Education), Governmen
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Anu Raghavan, Anju Thomas and Jisna Mathew do not figure in the TOP listThe ministry has so far spent around Rs. 1.35 crore for 10 athletes Five of the six women quartermilers who were suspended for anti-doping rule violations between mid-2011 and mid-20
IPL 2015
May 25, 2015 10:56 AM
"There was no game-changing instance for us. We knew the moment we would lose, we would be out of the tournament." Written off after four losses on the trot to start with in the IPL, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma today said their revival and the s
May 24, 2015 07:50 PM
Simmons and Rohit combine to bat Chennai Super Kings out of the contest; Rayudu, Pollard chip in too. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma stole the thunder from his more famous Chennai Super Kings counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni by inspiring his team t
May 23, 2015 11:27 PM
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday urged his players to make “one last effort” on their “biggest day” to emerge triumphant at the Eden Gardens on Sunday when they lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian
May 23, 2015 11:27 PM
Super Kings will look to Dhoni’s magic to arrest Mumbai Indians’ momentum. For cricket aficionados in India, M.S. Dhoni’s name instantly evokes thoughts of his near mystic ability to conjure up victory. His calm, cerebral presence has
Sport
May 29, 2015 12:05 AM
It wins Game 5 to best Rockets 4-1; to tip-off Finals at home against the Cavaliers Golden State Warriors is headed to the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years, eliminating the Houston Rockets on Wednesday to set up a title clash with Cleveland Cav
May 29, 2015 12:00 AM
Chennai may not have made its big moves to get the 2017 under-17 FIFA World Cup but the championship officials who were in Kochi on Thursday, appear keen to have the Tamil Nadu capital as a host. “Javier Ceppi (the Tournament Director) mentioned t
May 28, 2015 11:57 PM
"Less than five cities have been selected, Kochi is one of them," said Ceppi, who also revealed that Kochi was one of his personal favourites. Kochi has been provisionally selected as a host of the 2017 under-17 FIFA World Cup. Tournament Director Javier
May 28, 2015 11:51 PM
UEFA president Platini tells Blatter to quit Western politicians critical, Putin backs Blatter FIFA faces warnings from sponsors FIFA president Sepp Blatter rejected an emotional plea to resign from one of the world’s football greats on Thursday a
May 28, 2015 09:21 PM
Schiavone prevails over Kuznetsova in the third-longest women’s match at Roland Garros Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova survived a scare at the French Open on Thursday, both rallying from a set down to reach the third round. Serena overcame a s
Opinion
May 29, 2015 12:54 AM
A lack of coherence marks the Modi government’s foreign policy, especially in strategic relations with China and Pakistan. Nothing that has been said or done during the past year has reduced differences between India and them This is the season of
May 29, 2015 12:51 AM
The proposed standardisation of university syllabus will only drag down the quality of education to the lowest common denominator. The Ministry of Human Resource Development announced a short while ago that it was introducing changes in the structure and
May 29, 2015 12:49 AM
Instead of hamstringing public sector banks with social schemes, it is time to transfer many of these financial tasks to India Post. Public sector bank employees are so overwhelmed by the sheer number of government-sponsored schemes they are saddled wit
Business
May 28, 2015 11:41 PM
The partners will invest Rs.375 cr in the Industrial Park including cost of land and infrastructure. Mahindra World City Developers Ltd (MWCDL), a subsidiary of Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd of the Mahindra Group and Sumitomo Cor
May 28, 2015 11:30 PM
China stocks fell on Thursday as a growing number of brokerages tightened requirements on margin financing — an important engine behind a red-hot rally that has made Chinese share markets the best performers in the world. The fall was also trigger
May 28, 2015 11:25 PM
Plans to set up a Business Support Centre and is also likely to set up its first research and development centre in Asia in Bengaluru. In one of the largest foreign direct investments (FDIs) in country’s information technology sector, the U.S.-bas
May 28, 2015 11:18 PM
The lost confidence in Indian infrastructure is back with the private sector showing a renewed interest in road development, and there will not be any stalled national highway projects in the next one month, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and
May 28, 2015 11:13 PM
Will help to develop strong risk management capabilities to manage agri-commodity price risk. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday advised banks to create awareness among their borrowers for hedging agricultural commodity price risk. “Banks
Features
May 27, 2015 08:36 PM
Once a box of hope and despair, today letter box is reduced to an art installation which reminds of a past when the written word meant a world to people. For most of us, he has been a part of our growing up years. We often saw him with a ...
May 27, 2015 08:30 PM
A new initiative to spread awareness about the Pashmina weavers’ struggle. Pashmina shawls and outfits are much sought after. But rarely do we see someone paying attention to the hardworking Kashmiri weavers who do the job of painstakingly collecti
May 27, 2015 07:57 PM
Remo D’Souza wants to revive the dance-based films with “ABCD-2”. In 2013, when ABCD Anybody Can Dance was about to hit the theatres, many cynics thought Remo D’ Souza believed that anybody can direct. The fact that the noted chor
May 28, 2015 10:36 PM
The last few days have been unpredictable with the sun, wind and rain taking turns to intimidate and charm residents and travellers. Pack a hat, but carry your sturdiest umbrella too. Tourist ticker: If you bring your pet pooch along with you on holid
May 28, 2015 10:34 PM
Home-grown soft drinks haven’t lost their fizz, finds Akila Kannadasan. “Love you,” says the wrinkled, dhoti-clad old man. He picks a bottle of cola from a crate, pops it open with an opener, that hangs by a nail on the whitewashed wal
Slideshows
May 28, 2015 08:03 PM
What would you list as the best about summer? Mangoes, a day at the beach, playing gully cricket all day long, devouring ice creams...Here are some shots sent in by our readers on what they thought were the highlights of the season.
May 27, 2015 04:07 PM
For the past ten days all the towns and cities in coastal Andhra Pradesh have been reeling under oppressive heat wave conditions forcing people to stay indoors or take precautions while going out.
May 27, 2015 12:55 PM
Telugu Desam Party's annual party conference `Mahanadu'-2015 was inaugurated at Gandipet in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Party president Nara Chandhrababu Naidu and all party leaders from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana attended in large numbers. The Hindu Photog
May 24, 2015 06:32 PM
Vijayawada has literally tuned into Blazewada with temperatures remaining above 45 degrees Celcius for past four days. The Hindu lensmen capture the travails of people across the city.
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