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Updated: Sep 16, 2014 05:42 PM
Setback comes after the party’s disappointing performance in Assembly by-elections in Bihar, Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh in the last two months. The BJP on Tuesday suffered a major blow in the Assembly by-elections in Uttar Pradesh,
Updated: Sep 16, 2014 04:22 PM
Replying to a query on ‘Love Jihad’ — a term derogatorily used to refer to Muslim men in relationships with Hindu women — Rajnath had asked: "What is that? I need to understand its definition." Congress general secretary and Rajy
Updated: Sep 16, 2014 03:56 PM
The Special court will shift to a temporary location for pronoucing the verdict. The Special Court in Bangalore will pronounce verdict on the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on September 27. Also, the court
Updated: Sep 16, 2014 11:30 AM
BRO and Army engineers restored the vital road link that remained closed for 13 days due to landslides triggered by incessant rains. In a boost to relief efforts in the flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley, the Jammu—Sringar National Highway reopened for
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The submission in this regard was made in a counter affidavit filed on the direction of the Supreme Court on a batch of appeals filed by 312 bar owners. The Kerala government on Tuesday informed the High Court that it was its “avowed” policy
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New data released today (September 16) by the United Nations Organisation show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013. There has been accelerated average annual reduction during this period but overall progress i
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After giving provisional recognition to Boxing India, the sport’s world body has now permitted Indian pugilists to take part in the Asian Games under the national tricolour. The move by International Boxing association (AIBA) also means the nation
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Are you clueless about why your partner has an innate drive for music while you just cannot understand hip-hop or all that jazz? Blame it on your genes.Research suggests that genes that affect hearing and cognitive function may play roles in one’s m
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Sri Lanka, where he will help launch a new port city project funded by his government. Mr. Xi was welcomed by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The two are expected to oversee the signing of up to 20 agreemen
Sep 16, 2014 12:59 PM
IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will have a tough task at hand when they lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opening Group A match of Oppo Champions League T20 on Wednesday. KKR’s build-up to the tournament has been pla
Sep 16, 2014 12:20 PM
The IOA-appointed six-member ad-hoc panel had been handling some affairs of Indian boxing after the federation was terminated earlier this year. After granting provisional recognition to Boxing India, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has now a
Sep 16, 2014 02:21 AM
Fancied players registered convincing wins in the first round of the league stage of the Indian Open wild-card entry tournament at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana here on Monday.Railways’ Kamal Chawla, one of the top guns in the snooker circuit, got off to a
Sep 16, 2014 02:14 AM
Indian captain Anand Amritraj stated that his boys did well to run Serbia close in its Davis Cup World Group playoff tie, given that they started the fixture as underdogs. Excerpts: On the tie We should take a lot of confidence from it. All credit t
Sep 16, 2014 02:08 AM
K.B. Arun Karthick’s unbeaten 143 (250b, 20x4) piloted Vijay to 285 for two against Globe Trotters in a TNCA first division Elite Group match here on Monday. He and M. Kaushik Gandhi (80, 171b, 7x4) raised 175 for the second wicket in 51.3 overs. Kar
Sep 16, 2014 12:55 AM
Polemical literature and what is taught in schools and colleges are a startling revelation of the suspicion tinged with hatred for the religious minorities. Yet, there is nothing in the comments of our ‘secular’ leadership that expresses moral
Sep 16, 2014 12:42 AM
The Union Social Justice Ministry’s move to seek clarifications and modifications to the Supreme Court’s April 15, 2014 judgment that directed that the transgender community be formally recognised as the ‘third gender’ and accorded
Sep 16, 2014 12:32 AM
The disinvestment programme for 2014-15 seems to have kicked off in right earnest with the Union Cabinet clearing the sale of government stake in three major public sector companies — Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Coal India (CIL) and Nati
Sep 16, 2014 03:50 PM
Gold prices rose further by Rs. 10 to Rs 27,460 per 10 grams in the national capital on Tuesday, on increased buying by jewellers and retailers for the upcoming festive season amid a firming global trend.Silver followed suit and advanced by Rs. 100 to Rs
Sep 16, 2014 03:30 PM
Project to upgrade water supply network, expand sewerage infrastructure and improve roads in North Karnataka towns The NDA Government at the Centre signed an agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday for a Rs.284 crore loan for improving ur
Sep 16, 2014 12:22 PM
Effective from September 18, the new interest rate will be 8.75 per cent. The State Bank of India (SBI) is revising interest rates on retail term deposits below Rs.1 crore with effect from September 18.As per the revision, there will be a reduction of 2
Sep 16, 2014 10:53 AM
Auto component manufacturer Bosch Ltd, in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning, said the employee union of its Bangalore plant has called for a strike.The union has "chosen to go on strike with effect from September 16, 2014", the comp
Sep 16, 2014 10:21 AM
An earlier-than-anticipated rate hike by Fed could lead to outflows, hurting emerging markets as the incentive for investors to seek higher yields stands reduced. In their worst single-day drop in nearly 7 weeks, Sensex plunged 324 points to 26,492.51 a
Sep 15, 2014 07:51 PM
The only medium of entertainment before satellite TV took us by storm completed 55 years Rangoli to children of the YouTube generation is nothing more than the colourful design which their moms/sisters or aunts do in front of their house. Actually not re
Sep 15, 2014 07:29 PM
Ganesh Kumar talks about performing at the Frame Drum Festival in Germany and the kanjira’s power play “My life revolves within the six-inch diameter of the kanjira,” declares Ganesh Kumar, fresh from the experience of allowin
Sep 15, 2014 08:16 PM
Honour for social entrepreneurs for their contribution to society Why would Management professionals abandon promising careers or a wheel chair-bound individual serve the disabled through setting up their own NGOs? If heart did not rule head, social entr
Sep 16, 2014 07:00 PM
Icelandic guitarist Thor, feels at home in Bangalore as he shoulders the responsibility to help classical guitarists in India gain a sound footing There are two things that fascinate Icelandic classical guitarist Ögmundur Thor Jóhannesson about
Sep 16, 2014 06:55 PM
Futurist and filmmaker, Emmy-nominated TV host Jason Silva describes himself as a cerebral ruminator Ever wondered how your mind works? Tune into Brain Games on National Geographic to get an informed view. The Emmy-nominated host of Brain Games, Jason S
Sep 14, 2014 08:13 PM
Feast on the fest of the autumn moon If your have been postponing your Chinese lunch/dinner, then make the most of the ongoing Autumn Moon Festival at Golden Dragon. Master Chef Hung Fong Ng and his team are ready to present the traditional cuisine of th
Sep 14, 2014 07:19 PM
In pictures: Kochi International Fashion Week Photos: Thulasi Kakkat There were no complaints of a lack of glitz and glamour on the ramp on the opening day of the Kochi International Fashion Week 2014, with designers Hari Anand, Chaitanya Rao and Rocky
Sep 13, 2014 07:49 AM
A humourous take on the news this week
Sep 11, 2014 05:35 PM
Four friends, Licia, Lavanya, Manoja and Prerna, went to school together. They were punctual and would reach school ten minutes before the bell rang every day. One day, on their way to school, they saw something near a garbage bin. They went near the bin o
Sep 11, 2014 05:35 PM
You recycle, reduce and reuseThat’s very great news!We can reuse a pencil boxAnd why not a puppet out of green socks?We can reuse a box of shoeAnd make a rocket out of bottle too.In outing, we will stay in the camp,There also, we will reuse and make
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