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Updated: Mar 31, 2015 02:34 PM
The notices have been issued on a plea against dropping off conspiracy charges against them in the Babri Masjid demolition case. The Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani and 19 others on an application
Updated: Mar 31, 2015 04:36 PM
Among the controversial provisions of the Bill is Clause 16 which makes confessions before police officers admissible in court. The Gujarat Assembly, on Tuesday, passed the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill 2015, a re-adopted version
Updated: Mar 31, 2015 01:01 PM
Although the weather has been cloudy, there has been no fresh rainfall over the past 24 hours which has eased the flood concerns Almost 48 hours of dry weather have brought down water levels in the Jehlum river, giving hope to the people in Kashmir vall
Updated: Mar 31, 2015 11:45 AM
In his absence, Sonia mobilised public opinion, united the opposition A rally in the national capital on April 19 against the Narendra Modi government’s land acquisition policy may turn out to be the first public appearance of Congress vice-presid
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Islamic State fighters killed at least 30 people in a Syrian village near the city of Hama overnight, a group monitoring the war said, part of a pattern of attacks by the ultra-radical force in government-held areas of western Syria.A Syrian military sour
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Telangana government is weighing options such as land pooling, reclassification and even downsizing to go ahead with the National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) project in Medak district. The focus is on giving shape to the only NIMZ in the St
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The three-day national executive committee meeting of the BJP beginning in Bangalore on April 2 will discuss among other things strengthening of the party in Telangana. Later a conference of the southern states will be held where also improving of the BJP
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Three Sri Lankan Navy personnel, including two officers, have been detained by the police here under the anti-terrorism Act for the alleged murder of a popular Tamil lawmaker in 2006 that snowballed into a major human rights issue for the then government.
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The government’s direct tax mop-up is set to miss the revised target for the 2014-15 fiscal as the collection so far has been only about Rs. 6,30,000 crore, an IT department official said.Keeping in view of the sluggish rise in collection, the gover
Sport
Mar 31, 2015 03:47 PM
A “versatile” and “speedy” Gurbaj Singh will be key to Indian hockey team’s success in the upcoming 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia, feels the national side’s vice-captain and goalkeeper P.R. Sre
Mar 31, 2015 02:24 PM
The Indian Premier League’s Kolkata schedule has been slightly rejigged owing to the Municipal elections in the city with the organisers deciding to shift KKR’s April 12 to 25 home matches following a request from the police there. The IPL wil
Mar 31, 2015 12:09 PM
Asian Games bronze-winning swimmer Sandeep Sejwal will be India’s top medal hope in the second Dubai International Aquatics Championship which begins tomorrow. Sejwal, who won two gold and three silver medals in the previous edition of the event, le
Mar 31, 2015 11:52 AM
The city will soon boast of the “Cruyff Courts” where children of diversity will learn to play football, learn to respect, integrate with the under-privileged and take responsibility — all virtues incorporated in the Cruyff Foundation sc
Mar 31, 2015 10:53 AM
Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, the most capped ODI player for New Zealand, on Monday bid adieu to the 50-over format, completely ending an 18-year career in the game during which he won plaudits for being an inspiring leader. The 36-year-old,
Opinion
Mar 31, 2015 02:26 AM
For the Aam Aadmi Party which claims the rationale for its very being is ushering in more democratic and transparent governance, the current troubles at the top levels of the leadership present an existential threat. While Delhi Chief Minister and nationa
Mar 31, 2015 02:09 AM
If there were any doubts about Australia’s preeminence in cricket’s world order, those were ruthlessly banished at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. A fifth World Cup crown in 11 editions — each achieved in a different continent, b
Mar 31, 2015 01:42 AM
The people of Delhi voted for Arvind Kejriwal, giving him another chance. A leader, especially a very popular one, needs a House of the People in terms of popular backing. He has gatekeepers, he needs conscience-keepers. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sprang
Business
Mar 31, 2015 03:07 PM
Gold prices declined by Rs. 115 to Rs. 26,575 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Tuesday due to sluggish demand from jewellers amid a weakening trend overseas.Silver prices fell sharply by Rs. 800 to Rs. 37,200 per kg on reduced off-take by industrial
Mar 31, 2015 12:22 PM
South Korean rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc said on Tuesday they have agreed to call off all their legal disputes, including a bitter months-long conflict over a set of damaged washing machines.The two companies said in a joint s
Mar 31, 2015 11:40 AM
State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday said it plans to divest up to 10 per cent stake in its life insurance arm SBI Life. “The executive committee of the central board has today authorised divestment of SBI’s stake in SBI Life Insurance by up t
Mar 31, 2015 11:03 AM
The benchmark BSE Sensex regained the 28,000-mark by surging over 106 points in early trade of the last session of financial year 2014-15 on the back of a rally in metals, oil & gas, consumer durables, IT and healthcare sector stocks amid a firming tr
Mar 31, 2015 10:05 AM
The rupee recovered by 10 paise at 62.57 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday at Interbank Foreign Exchange on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters. The local currency had lost 26 paise to close at 62.67 yesterday due to renewed
Features
Mar 30, 2015 08:24 PM
Kutle Khan, well-known folk singer from Rajasthan, who performed in the city recently, talks to us on the enduring charm of desert music and his project to help the Manganiyar community It’s not easy to replicate the romance of the sandstone city o
Mar 30, 2015 08:15 PM
At her two-hour gig in Chennai, Shibani Kashyap belted out popular Bollywood hits to an appreciative audience Back in 1998, when pop music was alive and thriving, my routine post-school fixture involved watching MTV while helping myself to lunch. Among t
Mar 30, 2015 08:14 PM
Bengalur actor Gulshan Devaiah on his experience playing the role of Mandar Ponkshe in Hunterrr Bengaluru actor Gulshan Devaiah is making headlines these days, having played Hindi cinema’s first-of-its-kind understated sex addict in Hunterrr. The b
Mar 31, 2015 05:13 AM
There is nothing that is absolutely useless. Wood is cut into planks. The sawdust is not wasted, but is put to use too. It is used in villages to light a fire, over which food is cooked. Thus sawdust serves as fuel. Vegetable and fruit wastes should not be
Mar 31, 2015 12:00 AM
It is well over two decades since he first listened to the song, but Sreevalsan J. Menon remembers vividly the bliss he felt while he listened to Pramadavanam veendum… “I had never heard anything like it before,” says the composer-singer
Slideshows
Mar 30, 2015 07:58 PM
Heavy rains lashes most part of the state, with people moving to safer places. Authorities have issued an alert as Jhelum river crossed danger mark in Srinagar. Rs. 200 crores have been sanctioned to meet situation. Photos: Nissar Ahmad
Mar 30, 2015 03:53 PM
Traffic got disrupted and main thoroughfares turned into canals due to a sudden unseasonal downpour in Hyderabad on Monday afternoon. The Hindu lensman Mohammed Yousuf captures the travails of commuters.
Mar 29, 2015 08:56 PM
Michael Clarke and Steve Smith played nervelessly on a day New Zealand played much under the standards they set for themselves through the tournament.
Mar 29, 2015 04:56 PM
Sri Sita Rama Chandra Swami temple at Bhadrachalam saw lakhs of visitors on the occasion of Sita Rama Kalyanam on Saturday and Maha Pattabhishekam on Sunday. While the temple was tastefully decorated with flowers and coloured lights, devotees took a holy
Mar 28, 2015 09:10 PM
A gargantuan clash of co-hosts is on the cards when New Zealand takes on Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
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