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Updated: Aug 23, 2014 07:50 AM
Two people were killed and seven others injured early on Saturday in heavy firing by the Pakistan Rangers on the Border Security Force posts near the international border in R.S. Pura sector in Jammu district, police said. “Two villagers, identifi
Updated: Aug 23, 2014 07:56 AM
The caved-in spot was near the stretch where militants had made an infiltration bid on July 22 this year A portion of land close to a sensitive forward area near the Line of Control (LoC) caved in, triggering apprehension of a cross-border tunnel near
Updated: Aug 23, 2014 02:10 AM
Often I feel angry with death and the Gods. They take away the best in a way that leaves me inconsolable. I feel helpless not just because of the pain of missing them but because my world shrinks, my map of friendship collapses into empty outlines. This ha
Aug 23, 2014 02:23 AM
“For nearly half the past 65 years, there hadn’t been a designated LoP” Hours after the Supreme Court asked the Centre why the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha was lying vacant, a senior government functionary said the
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The UN human rights chief, Navi Pillay, on Friday said that more than 191,000 people have been killed in Syria between March 2011 and April 2014, saying that the ongoing fighting there “has dropped off the international radar”. “Pilla
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Madras High Court on Saturday granted bail to 167 workers of a multinational company, arrested and lodged in prison for staging an agitation against their firm in Kancheepuram, saying they cannot be treated like hardened criminals and such matters cannot
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Pakistan’s former captain Shoaib Malik has said that it was absolutely unfair to make any comparisons between the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The seasoned batsman was asked what he thought about the pressure being exerted by
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An unmanned SpaceX rocket self-destructed shortly after launching on a test flight at a Texas development site, the company said on Friday. Nobody was injured. The test flight involved a three-engine version of the company’s reusable Falcon 9 ro
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A wooden boat carrying some 170 illegal immigrants was missing off the Libyan coast near Tripoli on Friday, a coast guard official said. The stowaways were believed from sub-Saharan African countries and intended to go to Italy. Their boat was feared sa
Sport
Aug 23, 2014 02:29 AM
Young Grandmaster Vaibhav Suri held top seed Wang Hao of China to a creditable draw in the second round of the Abu Dhabi Masters chess tournament. Playing the white side of a Benoni defense, Suri was clinical in his approach and got a good position when
Aug 23, 2014 02:28 AM
Assam, Kerala, TNCA President’s XI, and UPCA won their third-round matches and progressed to the quarterfinals of the Kalpathi-AGS Buchi Babu all-India cricket tournament here on Friday. TNCA Districts XI, Hyderabad, and Gujarat had qualified in the
Aug 23, 2014 02:27 AM
The pairs of Vasisht Vinod Cheruku & S.D. Prajwal Dev and Ramya Natarajan & Vanshika Sawhney clinched the boys’ and girls’ doubles titles at the adidas-MCC National junior under-18 tennis championship here on Friday.Both the final match
Aug 23, 2014 02:25 AM
Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan lived up to his top-seeding when he outplayed local lad Kryce-Didier Momo-Kassa of Gabon 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the $15,000 ITF men’s tennis tournament in Libreville.In doubles semifinals, Jeevan and Sam Barry of Irel
Aug 23, 2014 02:24 AM
TABLE TENNIS: Sathiyan wins his biggest title, beating Soumyajit For seven-time National champion Poulomi Ghatak, the success at the 44th All India inter-institutional table tennis championship could not have come at a more opportune time.Almost dismiss
Opinion
Aug 23, 2014 12:01 AM
Women are the worst sufferers in the violence perpetrated during the recent communal riots and other upheavals in Uttar Pradesh. In the wake of the riots that shook north India, I found myself in one of the many kafilas which travelled the tortuous road
Aug 23, 2014 12:04 AM
An offshoot of al-Qaeda, but more extreme than its parent, the Islamic State seems eager to prove its violent credentials. The execution of the American journalist James Foley by militants of the Islamic State is a shocking iteration of the group’
Aug 23, 2014 12:03 AM
It is a sign of the government’s defeat that it has been forced to arrest Irom Sharmila again, two days after she was released by a court. There are times when state and citizen are so hopelessly locked in conflict that one of them will have to gi
Business
Aug 23, 2014 02:17 AM
Madhya Pradesh, which had earlier opposed the goods and services tax (GST) roll-out, has fallen in line. “Madhya Pradesh had been non-committal on the issue of GST earlier but has now said it will go along with the consensus amongst States,” J
Aug 23, 2014 01:14 AM
Sonata Software North America Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sonata Software Ltd, has signed definitive agreements to acquire a controlling stake in California-based Rezopia Inc.. Rezopia runs a cloud-based end-to-end reservations, contracts, operat
Aug 23, 2014 01:10 AM
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is gearing up to bid for the government’s ambitious bullet train project, its Executive Chairman A. M. Naik, said on Friday. “We will certainly participate in the bidding of the bullet train project. We are alread
Aug 23, 2014 01:00 AM
The Reserve Bank of India, on Friday, said it would conduct more frequent term repo auctions to make borrowing more flexible to meet the liquidity needs. “With a view to ensuring flexibility and transparency in liquidity management operations, a r
Aug 23, 2014 12:31 AM
Facing a SEBI order with charges of running an illicit money pooling scheme worth about Rs.50,000 crore, PACL, on Friday, said it would approach the Securities Appellate Tribunal against the directive of the capital markets regulator. “SEBI has un
Features
Aug 22, 2014 07:15 PM
From filing nails to catching up with mails, city folk have zany time pass solutions for the daily traffic block There are many things Kochi is renowned for: anyone who does any research about the city will find out about the Chinese fishing nets, the ri
Aug 22, 2014 07:41 PM
Of babies and wonder kids I attended a function in connection with the birth of a baby and what did I see? A baby with no war paint on its face – a baby that actually looked like a baby and not like a Kathakali artiste with eyebrows drawn thickly
Aug 22, 2014 05:41 PM
By roping in Mohammed Kaif and Ramakrishna Sridhar, the ACA hopes to pump in the much-needed vigour in Andhra Ranji team Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) Director and former India International stumper M.S.K. Prasad made two crucial decisions this seaso
Aug 23, 2014 02:25 AM
Young actor Rohan Chand, who was born in New York to Indian parents, has been cast as Mowgli in Warner Bros’ 3D adventure entertainer Jungle Book: Origins. Another production of Jungle Book by Disney slated for release next year also has an Indian
Aug 22, 2014 10:23 PM
Purasawalkam is one Chennai’s quiet entities. However, the place has a deeper connection to the city’s history than is widely known. Along with Egmore, Tondiarpet and Triplicane, Purasawalkam was one of the four “Old Towns” from
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Aug 23, 2014 08:01 AM
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Aug 22, 2014 10:03 PM
The defining characteristics of a good filter kaapi are its aroma, body and a delectable patina on the palate. Pure coffee - either Arabica or Robusta - doesn't have body and chicory gives the requisite body and creaminess that is desi
Aug 22, 2014 08:14 PM
A dozen artisans from Kolkata have gathered at a tiny village, Tarakaturu in Krishna District to mould the clay brought from sacred river Ganga into lively Ganesha idols this season. Their exquisite skill in making clay idols is reflecting on the face of
Aug 22, 2014 07:53 PM
U.R.Anantha Murthy, the doyen of Kannada Literature and one of the pioneers of Navya movement in Kannada language is no more. A steadfast thinker who withstood many an assault, physical, verbal and virtual, gave a new thrust to Kannada literature and cine
Aug 21, 2014 07:34 PM
Infusing life into clay idols is the artisans’ skill and with awareness about use of clay idols increasing, these traditional potters are working overtime to meet the demand from devotees celebrating in their houses and mass pujas in public places i
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