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Updated: Sep 3, 2014 04:34 AM
Economics will be the foreign policy driver As he wrapped up a packed Japan visit on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to be on a mission — hard-selling India and “Indian-ness,” depending on his audience. If he declared
Updated: Sep 3, 2014 02:11 AM
A video purporting to show the militant group Islamic State beheading U.S. reporter Steven Sotloff (31) was released on Tuesday, exactly two weeks after they disseminated on the Internet a similar gruesome video depicting the killing of another American j
Updated: Sep 3, 2014 02:20 AM
The Congress has secured the chairmanship of five Parliamentary Standing Committees but failed to get the command of the panel it was keenest on — the Human Resource Development committee. The BJP has got the chairmanship of 11 committees, including
Updated: Sep 3, 2014 02:13 AM
The Congress alleged that the BJP captured power by making lofty promises and selling unrealistic dreams. As the National Democratic Alliance government completes 100 days in office, the BJP said on Tuesday that “policy paralysis” had come t
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The Centre on Tuesday unveiled a kala-azar rapid diagnosis kit as part of its strategy to combat the disease which predominantly strike Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh.The kit developed by the Indian Council of Medical
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Bench asks him to submit charges in a sealed cover to court Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who represents the Centre for Public Interest Litigation, an NGO whose PIL in 2010 led to cancellation of 2G spectrum licences, on Tuesday said the attendance registe
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Former Foreign Secretary A.P. Venkateswaran (85) passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday afternoon.He is survived by his wife and a daughter. Mr. Venkateswaran was chairman of the Asia Centre, which is engaged in organising interaction and discus
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A four-member high-level committee has been set up under the former Cabinet Secretary T.S.R. Subramanian to examine five laws administered by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.The five laws to be put under the scanner are Env
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Three-judge Bench should give a limited oral hearing A five-judge Constitution Bench on Tuesday held that review of the death sentence should be heard in an open court under public glare and not within the four walls of “star chambers reminiscent
Sep 3, 2014 03:34 AM
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been named in the Serbian Davis Cup squad for the World Group play-off tie against India to be held in Bangalore from September 12-14. No. 61 Dusan Lajovic, Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic complete the squad.Davis Cup rul
Sep 3, 2014 03:31 AM
The country’s No. 1 tennis player, Somdev Devvarman, has pulled out of the Asian Games to be held in Incheon, Korea, from September 19. Though it may be viewed as the disheartened response of a disappointed man who had been overlooked for the Khel
Sep 3, 2014 03:30 AM
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the MRF Pace Foundation signed an official agreement here on Tuesday. Under the landmark five-year deal, the Elite group of bowlers (including the Board’s centrally-contracted pacemen) will spend
Sep 3, 2014 03:28 AM
South African fast bowler Norman Gordon, oldest surviving Test cricketer at 103 years, passed away after a year long illness due to renal complications. Gordon passed away in his home in Hillbrow, close to the Johannesburg City Centre, where he has live
Sep 3, 2014 03:28 AM
Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath came down heavily on the Indian catching, particularly in the slips, during the recent Test series in England. Although the series ended in a 3-1 defeat for India, McGrath defended the Indian speedsters. “Too m
Sep 3, 2014 01:36 AM
Compared to the UPA-style paralysis, there are some welcome signs of movement with the new government, but its direction remains, at best, unclear, if not worrisome. It is good to see a leader with conviction, but we are already treading the thin line bet
Sep 3, 2014 01:41 AM
India and Japan have enjoyed the best of relations over the decades. Yet, their trade and economic partnership has, strangely, been under-performing, belying the promise and potential. Bilateral trade at $16.29 billion in 2013-14 accounted for just 2.13 p
Sep 3, 2014 01:39 AM
The events that have unfolded in Pakistan over the last two weeks have all but wiped out the country’s small democratic gains of the last six years. A few thousand protestors under the leadership of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who leads
Sep 3, 2014 12:22 AM
Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Tuesday launched ‘Innova Limited Edition 2014’ for the festive season. Only 1,500 units of the new Innova LE, in an exclusive brand new colour — Bronze Mica Metallic — besides Silver Mica Metallic, will be
Sep 3, 2014 12:19 AM
Though the Sensex had gained 29 per cent in six months since March 3 to September 2, some of the Sensex constituents have not participated in the rally. For instance, Infosys quoted at Rs.3,793 on March 3 while on Tuesday (September 2) it ended at Rs.3,61
Sep 3, 2014 12:18 AM
Strong market sentiment sent the stock indices to record high as the benchmark Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) 30-share Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Tuesday closed above the 27000-mark for the first time. Meanwhile, the rupee closed lower against the d
Sep 3, 2014 12:15 AM
Will have a storage capacity of 50,000 tonnes each The Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) is proposing to set up five steel silos for storage of wheat in different parts of the country.It has already sought the approval of Food Corporation of India f
Sep 3, 2014 12:13 AM
Petrol cars are back in fashion with the narrowing price gap between petrol and diesel. Though most of the sedans and utility vehicles (UVs) offer both diesel and petrol variants, an increasing number of buyers are opting for petrol variants of those mode
Aug 31, 2014 05:37 PM
Naga Chaitanya talks about ‘Oka Laila Kosam’, what went wrong with ‘Autonagar Surya’ and what worked for ‘Manam’ Naga Chaitanya will return this Friday in Oka Laila Kosam, directed by Vijay Kumar Konda who gave the hu
Aug 31, 2014 03:52 PM
Education is a constant movement in learning — one that encompasses the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. As “consumers” of education in today’s overly demand-driven environment, we are often very clear about what w
Aug 31, 2014 08:26 PM
For a splash of green, just plant begonias or a money plant and string it up on your balcony With most bungalows in Bangalore going the apartment way and garden space becoming a luxury, hanging baskets can bring in that little bit of green, that some of
Sep 2, 2014 09:33 PM
Our aim in life must be to attain the feet of the Supreme One. To this end, we must keep the company of only those who will assist in this spiritual journey. We should keep our distance from those who distract us from our goal. One should seek nothing but
Sep 2, 2014 07:26 PM
The golden-haired American singer-songwriter is a child of the ocean and he proves his affection for the water in every song he writes. It’s not easy to dismiss Jack Johnson. The golden-haired American singer-songwriter is a child of the ocean and
Sep 1, 2014 10:41 PM
Lord Ganesha is people’s favourite and each of the few thousands of idols installed in Hyderabad at public places takes a unique shape and theme. If fine arts students used eco-friendly paper, a few stuck to Clay Ganesha, the colourful Khairatabad i
Sep 1, 2014 10:02 PM
Cycling is one of the easiest ways to integrate exercise into daily life as it is also a form of transport. A group of doctors from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh calling themselves Doctors on Cycles (DOCS) have shown the way for healthy living by practice
Aug 30, 2014 05:22 PM
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