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Updated: Dec 29, 2014 05:30 PM
The victim's body is expected to arrive in Chennai around 6 p.m. for the last rites. A pall of gloom settled on Boo Begam 2nd Street in Border Thottam, Anna Salai. Relatives and friends of Bengaluru bomb blast victim Bhavani Devi started arriving at the
Updated: Dec 29, 2014 03:04 PM
All passengers and crew on board the Boeing 737-800 flight from Mumbai to Kathmandu are safe. A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Kathmandu on Monday made an emergency landing after one its engines caught fire when a bird hit its lef
Updated: Dec 29, 2014 05:15 PM
The actor participated in a health camp organised by the youth wing of Sri Lanka’s ruling party Actor Salman Khan and Sri Lanka-born actor Jacqueline Fernandez on Monday shared the stage with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a health camp organised
Updated: Dec 29, 2014 01:42 PM
An Indonesian official says objects have been spotted in the sea by a search plane hunting for the missing AirAsia jet. Jakarta’s Air Force base commander Rear Marshal Dwi Putranto says he was informed on Monday that an Australian Orion aircraft had
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At least five people were killed and 25 injured on Monday when a lorry rammed a passenger in Bangladesh.The victims, including one woman, were all train passengers, According to police, the accident took place at Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station&
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Staging a protest against the portrayal of Hindu religion and of Pakistan in the Aamir Khan starrer ‘PK’, members of the Bajrang Dal on Monday vandalised two theatres screening the movie in Ahmedabad, the police told The Hindu. Around 40 p
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The Greek Coast Guard said the death toll from a fire on board a Greek ferry in the Adriatic between Albania and Italy has increased to five. Coast Guard spokesman Nikos Lagadianos said four more people were found dead on Monday. One Greek man died on Sun
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Alleging that the Aamir Khan-starrer film ‘PK’ hurts religious sentiments of the Hindu community, right-wing organisation Bajrang Dal on Monday held a protest in Jammu demanding a ban on the movie.Led by Bajrang Dal coordinator Rakesh Kumar, o
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Greek lawmakers failed to elect a new President in a decisive final round of voting on Monday, leaving the country facing a snap election that could derail the international bailout programme it needs to keep paying its bills.The only candidate in the rac
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 28, 2014 07:32 PM
PDP in a dilemma over joining hands with BJP The Peoples Democratic Party seems to be warming to the idea of joining hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir, despite opposition from within its ranks. “We h
Dec 28, 2014 03:11 PM
The deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir may end soon, with both the PDP and the BJP insiders saying the two parties were close to striking an agreement. A Peoples Democratic Party source told IANS that the two parties were close to a
Dec 28, 2014 12:27 PM
Four Ministers — three from the BJP and one from the AJSU — also take oath; Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh fail to make it due to bad weather Bharatiya Janata Party leader Raghubar Das became the first non-tribal to take oath on Sunday as t
Dec 27, 2014 01:49 PM
PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhter said the party was discussing all its options for government formation, hinting at an alliance with the BJP. Hinting that it is ready to do business with the BJP, the PDP, which has emerged as the single largest party in th
Dec 29, 2014 11:05 AM
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has named three potential bowlers to be included in the final-15 of the World Cup squad, which includes Indian-origin medium-pacer Gurinder Singh Sandhu. Ponting is impressed with the domestic form of pace pair Jason
Dec 29, 2014 09:51 AM
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the first test on Monday, with Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson steering the Black Caps to a four-day victory built upon a strong performance by their pacemen. Sri Lanka resumed the final day at 293—5
Dec 29, 2014 07:00 AM
Rain intervened after lunch, resulting in a loss of 85 minutes of play and when play resumed, regular wickets fell to leave the hosts at 174/4 in 43 overs at tea. Australia were 261 for seven in their second innings at close on Day 4 of the third cricke
Dec 29, 2014 12:28 AM
Indian shooting is calling the shots, not just in the world of sports!Ten years after winning the country’s first individual silver medal, at the Athens Olympics, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has moved on to serve the country better, as the Minister of
Dec 29, 2014 12:27 AM
A fluent half-century from Abhinav Mukund (57, 142b, 4x4, 2x6) was the highlight as Tamil Nadu ended day one on 144 for four in its Ranji Trophy clash against Railways here on Sunday. Gloomy skies and intermittent rain ensured that there would be only 49
Dec 29, 2014 01:05 AM
The Pakistan Army must ask itself whether it is an army for Islam or for Pakistan in the face of an enemy which professes the same faith, and paints the military establishment as the infidel for joining hands with the Americans Nearly a fortnight has pa
Dec 29, 2014 12:40 AM
Ten years cannot wipe out memories of the wall of water that wrecked human life and property, with Banda Aceh on the Sumatran coast bearing the brunt of the earthquake and a series of tsunamis in the Indian Ocean region in 2004. The death of loved ones an
Dec 29, 2014 12:36 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarification that there was no question of privatising the Indian Railways may not have been wholly necessary. But, to dispel a rumour campaign that it was being privatised, Mr. Modi used the ‘good governance&#8
Dec 29, 2014 04:50 PM
Rising for the second straight session, benchmark Sensex on Monday gained 154 points to end at 27,395.73 powered by a rally in metal, auto and consumer durable shares on growth optimism, amid strong Asian cues.The 30-share BSE index, which had gained 33.17
Dec 29, 2014 04:28 PM
Allianz said it is the lead insurance firm for the AirAsia jetliner that went missing off Indonesia with 162 people on board. The Munich-based reinsurance giant said on Monday that its subsidiary Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty U.K. is the lead i
Dec 29, 2014 02:29 PM
The board of directors of Tata Coffee Ltd. has informed Bombay Stock Exchange that it has approved the appointment of Sanjiv Sarin as the ‘CEO designate’ of the company with effect from January 8, 2015. In a filing to the bourse, Tata Coffee
Dec 29, 2014 12:56 PM
Inflows of foreign direct investment into India rose by about 25 per cent to USD 17.35 billion in the April-October period of the current fiscal, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. Improvement in the macroeconomic situation
Dec 29, 2014 12:21 PM
SpiceJet’s near-shutdown and the downgrade of India’s safety ranking marred the civil aviation sector in 2014 which also saw a new airline taking to the sky and another one readying itself to do so early next year. National carrier Air India b
Dec 28, 2014 04:28 PM
Priya Paul, chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels, on taking her brand places. Most five-star hotels don’t really prefer autos whizzing into their porticos, but here’s one that’s got a funky auto grandly parked in its lobby. Zon
Dec 28, 2014 05:02 PM
Having earned critics’ praise and surprising audience with his latest act, Sharwanand is happy to have stuck to his convictions. If he were to look back at his profile, Sharwanand would be extremely happy and proud with the choice of his subjects.
Dec 29, 2014 05:22 PM
Nirmala Rajasekar’s mission is to keep the veena flag flying, across the globe. Her enthusiasm is phenomenal, matched only by her love for the veena. Bhakti for her guru(s) runs as a silver thread through the conversation. Nirmala Rajasekar sees th
Dec 29, 2014 05:19 PM
Prof. T. N. Krishnan has nothing to prove to anyone. Yet, the octogenarian violinist was a picture of sincerity and dedication as he presented his concert on Christmas Day. Tranquillity reigned supreme right from the word go, and his refined artistry took
Dec 29, 2014 05:13 PM
The term ‘Lalgudi’ has become synonymous with melody. The school stresses on this particular aspect of Carnatic music in no uncertain terms. In the present day scenario, someone in the position of G.J.R. Krishnan can easily try and push the env
Dec 29, 2014 02:24 PM
From MH370's disappearance on March 8 to AirAsia flight's disappearance on December 28, here is a look at the various aviation accidents this year. Photos: AP
Dec 27, 2014 07:38 PM
Scenes from the set of Darling (Genre: Horror; Director: Sam Anton; Cast: G.V. Prakash Kumar, Nikki Galrani, Srushti Dange; Cinematographer: Krishan Vasant; Producer: Geetha Arts, Studio Green)
Dec 27, 2014 05:02 PM
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