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Updated: Dec 20, 2014 01:11 PM
India trail 0-2 in the four-match series. A listless India capitulated to a four-wicket defeat in the second cricket Test against Australia with an inept batting display by the top-order to give the hosts an invincible 2-0 lead in the four-match series
Updated: Dec 20, 2014 04:08 PM
20 constituencies spread over Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts of Jammu region are going to polls. Braving the winter chill, nearly 30 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise till noon on Saturday in 20 constituencies in the final phase
Updated: Dec 20, 2014 03:13 PM
A 30-year-old man arrested at the Kuala Lumpur airport had taken a loan, quit his job and begun his trip. Brunei and India were supposed to be among his stops. Malaysians heading for Syria and Iraq to fight for the dreaded Islamic State have been taking
Updated: Dec 20, 2014 04:55 PM
"If you don’t want to change into a Hindu, then you should not convert the Hindus too," he said. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said a law should be enacted in Parliament "if you don’t like conversion." "
Breaking News
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said revenue department must recover the legitimate dues but there is no point in focusing on unfairly imposed taxes as they only bring “bad name”.”...the taxes which are due must be paid and mus
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He may have failed to add to the five world titles in the last couple of years but Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand is content with the way the year panned out for him, giving himself an eight out of 10.Following the second consecutive defeat in the wor
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Commercial units on 27 units may lose licence The Karnataka State Small Industries Development Corporation has issued legal notices to 27 allottees of industrial land across the State for diverting land for commercial uses, according to the corporation&
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With British and German forces separated only by a no-man’s land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air- Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht (“Silent Night, Holy Night“). Then,
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Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav on Saturday said the proposed December-22 ‘Mahadharna’ in New Delhi would be the “first solid step” towards merger of old Janata Parivar parties, but no timeline could be fixed for it. &
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 20, 2014 09:09 AM
Sixteen of the 81 Assembly constituencies are going to polls in the fifth and last phase of elections in the State. An impressive 53.86 pc voter turnout was recorded till 1 p.m. on Saturday in the 16 constituencies in tribal Santhal Parganas in Jharkhan
Dec 20, 2014 01:46 AM
Final phase of polls in Jharkhand today The last day of campaigning for the final phase of elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly ended on Thursday, with polling in 16 constituencies in the Santhal Pargana region, along the West Bengal border, sc
Dec 20, 2014 01:35 AM
Contest will be mostly between Congress and BJP As Jammu and Kashmir votes in the fifth and final phase of the Assembly elections on Saturday, the contest will largely be between the two national parties — Congress and BJP.Twenty Assembly segments
Dec 18, 2014 11:19 PM
It is a four-cornered fight in the Maoist-affected area Shikaripara, with a majority population of Santhal tribals, will cast its vote in the final phase of elections on December 20. The region witnessed one of the worst crackdowns on tribals protesting
Sport
Dec 20, 2014 04:30 PM
Indian ace Saina Nehwal’s invincible run came to a shocking halt after Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying handed her a heart-breaking three-game loss in the semifinals of the BWF World Super Series Final badminton tournament in Dubai on Saturday.
Dec 20, 2014 04:15 PM
Australia’s young skipper Steve Smith has warned India that any plans of sledging Mitchell Johnson in the future are likely to backfire just as they did in the second cricket Test that ended in Brisbane on Saturday.Johnson scored 88 runs in the firs
Dec 20, 2014 03:50 PM
Dale Steyn ripped through the West Indies top order to claim his 25th five-wicket haul in test cricket and give South Africa an innings and 220-run victory on the fourth morning of the first test on Saturday. The West Indies' frailties with the bat were
Dec 20, 2014 03:36 PM
The Indian dressing room’s calmness went for a toss much before the batsmen capitulated against Australia on Saturday, revealed skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said the “unrest” caused by Shikhar Dhawan’s backing off affected the
Dec 20, 2014 03:21 PM
Eoin Morgan named England ODI captain Alastair Cook has been dropped from the England squad for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with Eoin Morgan taking over as captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Sa
Opinion
Dec 20, 2014 12:58 AM
For U.S. foreign policy, its two Latin American pillars have been an isolation of Cuban socialism and support of the Colombian war against FARC. With their unravelling now, vested interests might try and introduce obstacles, but the developments, neverthe
Dec 20, 2014 12:49 AM
A day after the Taliban massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government would not rest until the last terrorist was eliminated from Pakistan. He further promised there would be no distinction made between “goo
Dec 20, 2014 12:47 AM
Both U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raúl Castro must be commended for doing things their predecessors failed to do in establishing diplomatic relations between their countries. With their decision, negotiated secretly over the past two
Business
Dec 20, 2014 04:52 PM
With aviation capacity coming under strain, national carrier Air India Saturday said that it is planning to ramp up capacity in the domestic sector by inducting more aircraft.The airline said that it will press into service a Boeing 747, 777-200LR and B77
Dec 20, 2014 02:05 PM
E-commerce major Flipkart on Saturday announced filing application with Singapore based companies’ regulator ACRA to become a public company after raising USD 700 million for long term strategic investments in India following which its number of inv
Dec 20, 2014 01:23 PM
Photo sharing website Instagram has been valued at $35 billion by Citigroup, surpassing Twitter. This beats Twitter’s market cap of $23 billion by a wide margin, wired.com reported In April 2012, Instagram was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion
Dec 20, 2014 12:20 PM
"We will not allow a Parliamentary disturbance to obstruct or delay a reform of this kind," the Finance Minister said while addressing a Ficci event on Saturday A day after introducing the long-pending GST Bill in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Ja
Dec 20, 2014 11:15 AM
The Bill is expected to be introduced in Parliament on Monday If the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill is passed in the Parliament “in its current form” Bengal stands to lose rupees 8,200 crore in revenues
Features
Dec 19, 2014 09:25 PM
This house is unlike other houses which have featured in this column. Every decade a house lived it gathered stories and in every generation its storytellers. One hoped these houses live on defying mortality. Maintenance costs are discussed but with affect
Dec 19, 2014 08:11 PM
Mimicking nature’s cleaning process through DEWATS and the Vortex system. Waste-water is emerging as a new challenge and opportunity in the cities of India. After large quantities of clean water is shipped into the city to meet the growing thirst o
Dec 19, 2014 09:23 PM
Malayalam author, politician and orator Veerendra Kumar talks about his stream of consciousness style, and his magnum opus Hymavathabhoovil (In the Meadows of Snow) soon to be translated into English M.P. Veerendra Kumar puts on his spectacles and thumb
Dec 20, 2014 05:12 PM
Journalist and film writer Baradwaj Rangan discusses his second book, Dispatches from the Wall Corner. Baradwaj Rangan has spent the last decade reviewing films and interviewing top personalities in Indian cinema, including Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan.
Dec 20, 2014 04:45 PM
Dr. Sharad Paul on his recently released book Dermocracy, a personal guide to taking care of brown skin. For brown skin, by brown skin. Sharad Paul’s preamble to Dermocracy (Collins) is evocative in a country in which the definition of democracy i
Slideshows
Dec 20, 2014 04:58 PM
The streets are decked up with lights and glitter as Bengaluru gets ready to herald Christmas.
Dec 19, 2014 11:54 PM
Three equally mysterious cave temples of Adilabad have much to offer by way of revelations. Visitors can actually see and feel that the religious practices of the Adivasis (Tribals) which seem to be superstitious on the surface are actually connected with
Dec 19, 2014 02:15 PM
As the countdown to Christmas begins, it is time to take a look at the trees. These evergreens symbolise the hope we carry in our hearts.
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
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