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Updated: Dec 18, 2014 11:47 PM
LeT mastermind’s release unfortunate, says Rajnath Singh India has strongly criticised the bail granted to 26/11 terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and called on the Pakistan government to appeal in a higher court or “take steps
Updated: Dec 19, 2014 12:42 AM
Need 30 days to complete arguments, counsel tells court The Supreme Court on Thursday requested the Karnataka High Court to complete within three months the hearing of the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s appeal against her convicti
Updated: Dec 18, 2014 11:59 PM
Opposition adopts joint strategy in RS to trip up government The fate of the Modi government’s economic legislative agenda hung in the balance on Thursday as the Opposition solidarity continued to hold in the Rajya Sabha: the passage of key draft l
Dec 18, 2014 11:53 PM
Opposition clamour for PM’s intervention continues Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday failed to end the stalemate in the House as the ruling party and the Opposition wrangled over the procedures for a deba
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He may even know whereabouts of Indian IS fighters: IO report Investigators suspect that Mehdi Masroor Biswas was in touch through direct messages (DM) on Twitter with IS fighters on the frontline, and may even know the whereabouts of three men from Tha
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The cases pending in various courts in the State have come down by 29 per cent this year owing to settlement of 3.67 lakh cases in the two national Lok Adalats held in all districts, said D.H. Waghela, Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court. Addressing
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In a bid to crack the political freeze over the appointment of Lokpal, the government on Thursday tabled in the Lok Sabha an amendment in the 2013 statute making room for Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge to join as member of the high-powered panel empow
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Senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionaries on Thursday imparted “lessons of public life” to newly elected BJP MLAs and Ministers in the Devednra Fadnavis Cabinet and members of the State Legislative Council at the RSS headquarters
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90 geese culled in Chandigarh Ninety domesticated geese were culled at Chandigarh’s landmark Sukhna Lake on Thursday after a sample from a dead bird tested positive for avian flu virus. A high alert has been sounded in 10-km area of Punjab and Har
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 18, 2014 05:32 PM
The attackers were annoyed with Sidhu over his recent remark on their religious book, police said. BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s convoy was on Thursday attacked by unidentified assailants who pelted the cars with bricks and stones, leaving his d
Dec 18, 2014 12:08 AM
Communal and regional polarisation a major factor In the past two coalition governments in Jammu and Kashmir, Independent candidates were the key figures in government formation, but in the ongoing Assembly elections, communal and regional polarisation i
Dec 16, 2014 04:26 PM
"You people have to elect BJP so as to end this father-son, father-daughter rule forever and give your own children a chance." Sharpening his attack on the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described dynastic poli
Dec 16, 2014 12:53 PM
A thick security blanket has been thrown around Jammu city on Tuesday for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally A thick security blanket has been thrown around the city on Tuesday for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally ahe
Sport
Dec 19, 2014 01:28 AM
Chennai Grandmaster S.P. Sethuraman, the second seed, played out a 15-move draw and to emerge a clear winner and clinch his maiden National Premier chess title here on Thursday. He tallied 8.5 points from the 13-round event. Almost three hours after Sethu
Dec 19, 2014 01:26 AM
Double for Amla as South Africa piles it on on a rain-hit day Hashim Amla’s third double-ton for South Africa and Stiaan van Zyl’s unbeaten century on debut against West Indies helped the hosts declare on 552 for five before rain brought an
Dec 19, 2014 01:20 AM
FOOTBALL/ The Brazilian says he intends to return next season : Football remains the “beautiful game” for chief coach Zico, looking back at his team, FC Goa, losing the second-leg semifinal on penalty-kicks 2-4 in the Indian Super League. &#8
Dec 19, 2014 01:17 AM
There was no stopping the Varsha Gautham-Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan juggernaut. The duo won all the three races in the 29er class with impressive leads on the second day of the India International Regatta at the Bay of Bengal on Thursday. The fight is now f
Dec 19, 2014 01:14 AM
Ian Healy is a ‘fair dinkum’ Aussie. He was someone who characterised the Australian spirit in the ’80s and the ’90s.Not just with his excellent glovework — he has 366 catches and 29 stumpings in 119 Tests — but also wi
Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 12:49 AM
Since Independence, secularism is increasingly opposed to communalism, with the nation no longer central to its definition. Does this indicate the failure of the nation to demonstrate its plurality, and therefore secularism? One of the peculiarities of
Dec 19, 2014 12:12 AM
It has been a glorious year for the Indian Space Research Organisation. The successful launch of Mangalyaan into Mars orbit on September 24 on its maiden attempt was the crowning glory. On December 18, the space organisation followed it up with another st
Dec 19, 2014 12:05 AM
The findings from the latest International Labour Organisation report on real wages point to a mix of proactive initiatives and policy paralysis in different contexts. The study notes that continuing deceleration in the growth of global real wages and dis
Business
Dec 18, 2014 11:22 PM
Complicated State excise rules and long delay in getting clearances from the authorities concerned have forced Binny to drop its merger proposal with Mohan Breweries and Distilleries Ltd. (MBDL). A decision to this effect was taken at the Binny’s
Dec 18, 2014 11:21 PM
The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. job market and economy. But it says it will be ‘patient’ in determining when to raise rates. The Fed said on Wednesday after a policy
Dec 18, 2014 11:18 PM
To discourage safe-haven buying by investors The Swiss National Bank on Thursday said it would impose negative interest rates on cash held by other banks at the central bank, seeking to discourage safe-haven buying by investors anxious about the crisis
Dec 18, 2014 11:14 PM
Announcing the launch of two new schemes, Sundaram Mutual Fund on Thursday spelt out its plans to grow its AUM (asset under management) size, ramp up of branches and leveraging the network of the Sundaram Finance group.“We have been recording rapid g
Dec 18, 2014 11:13 PM
Intellect Design Arena (IDA), the demerged products division of Polaris Consulting & Services, got listed on Thursday on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE). Intellect with full-spectrum banking products plans to scale up
Features
Dec 18, 2014 09:44 PM
The Kalakshetra faculty will showcase its choreographic skills on December 22. “It is an unparalleled experience for rasikas to view a Kalakshetra production in the Kalakshetra ambience,” says Priyadarsini Govind, the director. “Our fac
Dec 18, 2014 03:40 PM
The snow lay thick around him and the cold was biting. Bobby was cold, hungry and lonely. He wished things could be better... The snow fell like a blanket on Bobby, as he sat shivering on the streets of Kashmir. Nobody stopped to offer him anything warm
Dec 18, 2014 08:40 PM
INTACH Madurai and Tamil Nadu Chapters along with the Department of Architecture, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, aim to list and document heritage buildings in and around Madurai Sitting under a creaky fan, 80-year-old Swaminathan talks about Vaastu
Dec 19, 2014 01:47 AM
What sort of voice would suit a ghost? To find an answer to that, filmmaker Mysskin, whose paranormal thriller Pissasu is hitting the screens today, sent his assistant directors on a wild goose chase of sorts. “I asked them to go to the most unusual
Dec 19, 2014 01:46 AM
Says veteran director J. Mahendran at the inauguration of the eight-day Chennai International Film Festival Veteran filmmaker J. Mahendran, who spoke at the inauguration of the Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) on Thursday, said film festivals
Slideshows
Dec 18, 2014 09:06 PM
Love, Peace and Joy came to visit at Christmas time. What they saw made them sad. And then, came Hope… “Oh, what a lovely scene!” the little angel exclaimed, flapping his wings in delight as his two friends joined him. Love, Joy and Pe
Dec 17, 2014 11:27 PM
People from the Christian Community celebrate Yesu Jayanthi every year on Second Saturday and Sunday of every December. A special fellowship is organized at the CSI Church ahead of Christmas celebrations and Yesu Jayanthi Jatara is organized on the CSI Ch
Dec 17, 2014 09:37 PM
On Day 2, Steve Smith continues his unbeaten run with a half century, guiding Australia to 221 for four in reply to India’s 408 before bad light stops play.
Dec 17, 2014 08:13 PM
The Mairie’s collapse is a reminder that Puducherry’s architectural heritage needs to be protected. A slideshow of the famed Mairie Building.
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