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Updated: Oct 25, 2014 11:49 PM
Jharkhand too to vote from November 25; Counting on December 23 Overruling the National Conference government’s reservations, the Election Commission (EC) announced on Saturday that Jammu and Kashmir along with Jharkhand will go to the polls in fi
Updated: Oct 25, 2014 11:21 PM
Navy gets a lion’s share of the projects The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley cleared deals worth Rs.47,000 crore on Saturday for the three services with a lion’s share going to the Navy. The
Updated: Oct 26, 2014 12:04 AM
With the BJP keeping the Shiv Sena guessing, party chief Uddhav Thackeray chose to skip a function attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday.Mr, Modi arrived in the afternoon for the inauguration of H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital for wh
Updated: Oct 25, 2014 11:59 PM
Says journalists have turned their 'pens into brooms' Seeking to quell criticism that there is no media interaction with the Prime Minister’s Office under the new National Democratic Alliance regime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reache
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‘None of those indulging in racial attacks would go unpunished’ In a bid to prevent attacks on persons from the north-eastern States , the Centre is in the process of issuing advisories to all States asking them to have a “stringent mec
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Shashi Tharoor, MP, appeared to trigger yet another controversy as he launched a high-profile cleaning of the beach at Vizhinjam, near here, on Saturday.Mr. Tharoor picked empty bottles and garbage near the Vizhinjam guesthouse. Several local Congress wor
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Households with women to get toilets on priority Precedence will be given to women under the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and the ‘Housing for All by 2022’ schemes. While households with women will get toilets on a priority basis unde
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Capping the hectic travel will be his tour of Myanmar, Australia, Fiji When Prime Minister Narendra Modi touches down in Suva, the capital of Fiji, as scheduled on November 19, he will mark six months in office. By then, he would have spent as much as a
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A tense situation prevails in Bhagwanpur village in Purba Medinipur district on Saturday after an incident in which a Madrasa student was allegedly set on fire on Tuesday by a “group of men.” However, the situation was quickly brought under co
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 25, 2014 04:06 PM
The new BJP government in Maharashtra is likely to be sworn in on October 29 or 30, party sources said in Mumbai on Saturday. Union Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP’s central observer for election of the legislature party leader, is expected to arrive
Oct 25, 2014 02:47 PM
It comes a day after Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis, said to be a front-runner for the Chief Ministership, called on Mohan Bhagwat. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and discussed “important” i
Oct 24, 2014 08:05 PM
“The invitation was extended only to MPs who are part of the NDA. So there is no question of Uddhavji attending and nothing should be read into it," Sena leader Anant Geete said. With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena taking tenta
Oct 24, 2014 04:13 PM
RPI leader Ramdas Athawale meets Uddhav Thackeray, says the Sena is "very keen" on forming the government in alliance with the BJP. The process of government formation in Maharashtra is expected to be expedited with a meeting of BJP legislators likely t
Sport
Oct 26, 2014 12:24 AM
Jitu Rai finished fifth in air pistol in the World Cup Final in Gabala, Azerbaijan, on Saturday. Jitu shot 137.4 and missed the chance to progress further by 0.5 point, to Kojiro Horimizu of Japan. Jitu had qualified in the third place with a score of 5
Oct 26, 2014 12:17 AM
D. Suresh’s seven for 30 set up Suriya GOI’s six-wicket win over SK XI in a first division match of the Villupuram DCA league recently. In another match involving SK XI, K. Kalainesan’s six for seven helped the team beat Captain CC by
Oct 26, 2014 12:15 AM
A bat from Suresh Raina and a pat from his team! For Aditya Garhwal, an athletic 18-year-old, it was a dream day at the Mohun Meakin ground here as he hit a double century, his second of the tournament. His astonishing run with the bat, 763 runs from
Oct 26, 2014 12:12 AM
Six-time champion S. Vijayalakshmi punished Nimmy George for overlooking a tactical stroke and began her campaign on a winning note in the 41st National women chess championship here on Saturday.Looking to regain the title she last won in 2002, Vijayalaks
Oct 26, 2014 12:09 AM
West Ham maintained its strong form and stunned Manchester City with a 2-1 victory on Saturday, inflicting a second loss in the champion’s Premier League title defence. Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring for West Ham with a 22nd minute tap-in fo
Opinion
Oct 25, 2014 01:30 AM
Civil servant independence in the country is at best nominal. Nonconformity even to spurn whimsical and arbitrary directives received from above is widely recognised as a very risky proposition The right to judicial remedies … is a constitutional r
Oct 25, 2014 01:44 AM
Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Unprecedented as the attack on its Parliament building might appear — it has even been described as “the end of Canada’s innocence” — the country has had long experience of terrorism, from
Oct 25, 2014 01:41 AM
In late July this year, the international airport in the bustling Nigerian metropolis of Lagos received an extremely unwelcome visitor. A man from Liberia, a West African nation where Ebola is rampant, had been caring for his sister when she came down wit
Business
Oct 25, 2014 02:22 PM
Japanese auto major Nissan is recalling 9,000 units of its compact car Micra and mid-sized sedan Sunny to replace defective airbags as part of a global recall. The recall will cover cars manufactured between 2008 and 2012 that use safety airbags made b
Oct 25, 2014 12:25 PM
Google Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key lieutenants, in charge of the Internet company's products.The India-born executive will have oversight over products such as search, maps, Google+, commerce, advertising a
Oct 25, 2014 12:05 AM
The Centre’s plans to supply electricity 24/7 to all parts of India in five years has opened up vast opportunities for power and automation companies such as ABB, GE, Schneider Electric and few others. These companies have expertise in setting up mi
Oct 25, 2014 12:02 AM
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has invited bids to select an agency to conduct e-auction of spectrum in various bands of telecom airwaves. The department has issued a notice for request of proposal for the selection of an agency to conduct e
Oct 25, 2014 12:01 AM
Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and Australia keep out China led 21 Asian nations, including India, in forming a multilateral financial front in the form of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), being seen as a challenger to the U.S.-backed Bre
Features
Oct 25, 2014 04:24 PM
Ram Shergill, one of Britain’s leading fashion photographers, on his work, his Leica and his favourite subject: Dame Judi Dench.RAMYA SARMA Some years ago, when he was getting started as a photographer in London, Indian-born Ram Shergill wanted to
Oct 25, 2014 04:40 PM
Anuradha Sengupta talks to graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani about breaking gender stereotypes in Kabul. One may not associate street art with Afghanistan; and definitely not with a woman in Kabul. But that changes when I meet 26-year-old Shamsia Hassani,
Oct 25, 2014 05:55 PM
There's just no compromise when it comes to following his fitness regimen. Sonu Sood speaks to archana subramanian on how it's all about good health, shooting or otherwise He is known for his physique, roles and his charisma. And these are the things tha
Oct 25, 2014 07:54 PM
Ramayon Keishing brings the flavours of the region to the city Forty five-year-old Ramayon Keishing has been living in Chennai for 18 years now. He realised there are many from the North East who have made the city their home. But it is difficult for
Oct 25, 2014 07:51 PM
Every time there is a downpour, Santhome High Road gets drenched up to the neck. The Corporation has shown tremendous improvement in clearing the roads of rainwater following heavy showers. Its track record seems to have improved, except on Santhome H
Slideshows
Oct 25, 2014 06:19 PM
Scenes from the set of Romeo Juliet Genre: Romantic comedy Director: Lakshman Cast : Jayam Ravi, Hansika Motwani, Poonam Bajwa Cinematographer : S. Soundar Rajan Producer: S. Nanthagopal
Oct 25, 2014 12:18 AM
Cyclone Hudhud might have cast its shadow on the Deepavali Celebrations in Visakhapatnam, but had only partial impact in Vijayawada on Thursday. People scaled down the level of celebrations, but there were crackers, rockets, sparklers and lamps lighting u
Oct 24, 2014 10:36 PM
Happiness was in the air as the youngsters in traditional attire burnt crackers on Diwali night on Thursday in Hyderabad. Noise levels were lower than the usual, but the ambient air pollution levels in commercial areas like Abids, Basheerbagh and few road
Oct 24, 2014 08:47 PM
“Latchiya Nadigar” S.S. Rajendran, who breathed his last on October 24, 2014, made his presence felt in both politics and cinema. Photo courtesy: Agani Publishers
Oct 23, 2014 04:47 PM
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