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Updated: Apr 18, 2014 11:47 PM
Other castes rejecting SC, ST nominees? Is the ‘None of the above’ (NOTA) option in Indian elections being used to express dissatisfaction against the political class or against politicians of a specific class?The Hindu’s analysis of d
Updated: Apr 18, 2014 11:46 PM
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday ironed out their differences over sharing of Assembly seats in the Seemandhra region.BJP national spokesman Prakash Javadekar was closeted with TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu
Updated: Apr 19, 2014 03:55 AM
“Unless Tamil Nadu is freed from AIADMK and DMK, people will continue to suffer” Discounting the possibility of expansion of the BJP-led alliance post-poll, party president Rajnath Singh on Friday affirmed that the National Democratic Allian
Apr 19, 2014 01:26 AM
Unless the rulings are palpably wrong, interference by appellate court not justified The Supreme Court has cautioned High Courts against reversing the acquittal of an accused by the trial court unless the judgment was palpably wrong. A Bench of Justices
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The Supreme Court’s verdict on the petition by the Centre challenging Tamil Nadu government’s decision to release all seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case would be pronounced within a week, Chief Justice of India P. Satha
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1.48 cr. women voted in State this time The turnout of women in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka was an impressive 65.81 per cent, marking the highest-ever participation of women voters in a parliamentary election.Significantly, the gap between
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‘LS polls should not be seen as a referendum on the State government’ Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president G. Parameshwara on Friday ruled out a change in leadership in the State after the Lok Sabha election results are out.Exuding
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Three men in a marriage party were electrocuted at Bajaria under Ater police circle in Bhind district on Friday night at 8.15 p.m. Seven others were injured when a steel box on top of their bus grazed a high tension power line over the road from Ater to
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Madhusoodanan, who was a manager of an estate at Bundibugyo, and his aide were killed by a gang of robbers on Monday. A large gathering of mourners assembled on Friday at Thekkiyil House in Kongad near Palakkad town when the mortal remains of K. Madhusoo
Sport
Apr 19, 2014 03:37 AM
Grandmaster and former National champion Abhijit Kunte scored a crushing victory over fifth seed Ni Hua of China in the first round of 13th Asian Continental chess championship here on Friday. The Catalan opening by the Indian led to a small advantage a
Apr 19, 2014 03:35 AM
The girls’ singles final of the ITF Asian Junior tennis championships will be an all-Thailand affair as both Indians, Ojasvinee Singh and Mihika Yadav, crumbled spectacularly at the DLTA Complex on Friday.Ojasvinee’s defeat was arguably more h
Apr 19, 2014 03:34 AM
Joydeep Karmakar pipped Gagan Narang by a 0.6 point margin for the first place in the free rifle prone event in the National shooting selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Friday.Joydeep had qualified in sixth place with a score o
Apr 19, 2014 03:21 AM
The primary business of certain applicants involved commercial sale and licensing of standalone photographic images and hence these applications were not approved, says the BCCI The BCCI on Friday sought to justify its rejection of accreditation applica
Apr 19, 2014 03:20 AM
Star batsman Virat Kohli on Thursday termed “unfair” the criticism directed at his India and RCB teammate Yuvraj Singh for his performance in the recent World Twenty20 final. “Yuvraj’s got criticism recently, it’s unfair. H
Opinion
Apr 19, 2014 01:45 AM
That the rich and the poor, the underdog and the privileged, have responded in equal measure to the desire for political change is a measure of the Aam Aadmi Party’s success The sight of a Chief Minister huddled under a razai (quilt) during the he
Apr 19, 2014 01:55 AM
It has been a fairly smooth ride so far with the fifth phase of polling covering the largest number of 121 parliamentary constituencies across 12 States on a single day to elect new members to the 16th Lok Sabha witnessing a heavy voter turnout on Thursda
Apr 19, 2014 01:49 AM
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures: supersession is rare in the Indian military hierarchy, and experience in heading an operational command is normally a prerequisite for becoming the Chief of the Naval Staff. The Indian Navy’s new
Business
Apr 18, 2014 11:29 PM
Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth has called a meeting of top bureaucrats on Monday to chalk out a strategy to deal with the IPR (intellectual property rights) issues being raised by the U.S. The meeting comes in the backdrop of U.S. industry, particularly, f
Apr 18, 2014 11:26 PM
Cigna TTK Health Insurance Company Ltd., the latest to join the standalone health insurance segment in India, has gone in for a three-pronged pricing strategy to gain competitive edge.With pricing dynamics proving to be much more sophisticated, the compan
Apr 18, 2014 11:25 PM
Tata Steel has proposed a scheme of amalgamation between itself, Tata Metaliks and Tata Metaliks DI Pipes (formerly Tata Metaliks Kubota Pipes).In a statement, Tata Steel said a court-convened meeting of equity shareholders of the company will be held on
Apr 18, 2014 11:10 PM
Company expects 40-60 per cent of new salons to be owned by women entrepreneurs Trends in Vogue, Cavinkare’s arm that manages unisex hair salon network Green Trends, and Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) have entered into a pact that seeks to make the e
Apr 18, 2014 11:08 PM
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., on Friday, announced that 1.22 million units of Corolla were sold worldwide in 2013, a 5 per cent year-on-year increase. Thanks to the recent re-design, Corolla’s global cumulative sales since its introduction
Features
Apr 17, 2014 08:53 PM
From composing tunes to facing the camera as an actor in Pencil G.V. Prakash’s life is abuzz with movies, music and more On the third day of his shoot as hero, G.V. Prakash got slapped by his leading lady. For a scene, of course. “We were sho
Apr 17, 2014 07:27 PM
Animation studio Studio Dreamcatcher has collaborated on the animation sequences in Mammootty’s Gangster Aashiq Abu’s Gangster has not been spared by critics. But one aspect that has made viewers go ga-ga a are the animated sequences in the
Apr 17, 2014 07:59 PM
Artist Poornachandra Prasad’s works on display at Iconart Gallery uses different images to form a single plane of thought His paintings and installations are a visual dialogue that communicate everything that artist Poornachandra Prasad hopes to e
Apr 19, 2014 06:00 AM
Into the minds of those who make Madurai Alima Banu Sikkandhar, 28 School Facilitator What is your most prized possession? My most prized possession is my family and health of all because only these two cannot be replaced in life, everything else
Apr 19, 2014 03:05 AM
Actor Kunchacko Boban recalls the history of the 1955 Studebaker that has been in his family for over half a century When a car has been with a family, intermittently, for almost 60 years, it is more than a set of wheels and the speedometer clocks histo
Slideshows
Apr 18, 2014 08:29 PM
Manu Chandra, Executive Chef and Partner, Olive Beach, Bangalore, Monkey Bar and LikeThatOnly, shows us how to make the perfect mash I’ve often heard in conversations that centre around restaurants and their menus, talks of how good their mashed p
Apr 18, 2014 05:59 PM
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, father of ‘Magic Realism’, is no more. The most important Spanish novelist after Cervantes, Marquez brought literature from Latin America to the world and opened new ways of seeing to millions of readers as his books we
Apr 18, 2014 04:18 PM
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Apr 18, 2014 11:54 AM
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Apr 18, 2014 09:28 AM
India went into the fifth phase of general elections on Thursday where voters decide fate of candidates in 121 constituencies in 12 states.
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