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Updated: Sep 19, 2014 01:26 PM
The people of Scotland voted 55 per cent to 45 per cent against independence in a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout. Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook th
Updated: Sep 19, 2014 01:32 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of carnatic musician U. Srinivas and recalled the mandolin maestro’s long-standing contribution to music. “The Prime Minister expressed grief on the passing away of renowned musician
Updated: Sep 19, 2014 12:28 PM
Protesters carrying placards that read "Freedom is my birth right", "Freedom of Tibet, Security of India", raised anti-China slogans outside Hotel Taj Palace. Scores of Tibetans staged a protest this morning outside the Hotel Taj Palace, where Chinese P
Sep 19, 2014 12:33 PM
Buoyed by his visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat, Chinese President Xi Jinping in a reciprocal gesture invited him to his hometown Xian, where the famous Buddhist monk Hiuen Tsang spent his last years after his return from In
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Flight no. EK585 was heading to Dubai from Dhaka when a 78-year-old passenger complained of chest pain and it was diverted to the Shamshabad international airport For the second time in two days, another Emirates flight had to make an unscheduled landin
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India will start their elusive quest for the Asian Games men’s hockey gold in a new format of the game when they take on minnows Sri Lanka in their Pool B opener in Incheon on Sunday while the women’s team begin their campaign the next day.
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A Doordarshan news anchor has been sacked after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as 'Eleven' Jinping, apparently confusing Mr. Xi's name with the Roman numerals XI, a senior official at the national broadcaster said on Friday.The blooper occurr
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Sierra Leone on Friday began a three-day national curfew to gain control over an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 2,600 people in West Africa.Citizens are being confined to their homes from September 19 to 21, while health workers go from door-to-
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1969-2014 Achievements › He was a Child Prodigy. › Started playing music at the age of 6. › Made his first public performance at the age of 8 in 1978 › Became the first South India Carnatic music artist to perform at the Ce
Sport
Sep 19, 2014 01:39 PM
Arjuna award winning volleyball played K. Udayakumar died following a massive heart attack around noon on Friday. He was 54. Mr. Udayakumar, a member of the bronze medal winning team at the Seoul Olympics Olympics in 1986. He was honoured with the Arjun
Sep 19, 2014 09:16 AM
The two time Grand Slam winner set a host of milestones for tennis in China, including being the first Chinese player to win a WTA title and the first to win a major. Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new ...
Sep 19, 2014 02:38 AM
A happy blend of professionalism supported by an admirable attempt to attain perfection gives the ambience of the 17th Asian Games as you touch down at the spick and span airport. The formalities associated with accreditation are completed in a jiffy lead
Sep 19, 2014 02:37 AM
Laxman Rawat’s dream of making the Indian Open world-ranking snooker tournament cut was shattered when he miscued the brown and blue in the seventh frame of the wild-card-entry round here on Thursday. Ahead by 20 points, Rawat should h
Sep 19, 2014 02:36 AM
Yuki Bhambri and company may have to beat the best team in the draw, Kazakhstan, to match India’s semifinal entry and bronze medal in the previous edition at the Asian Games that opens on Saturday.After a bye in the first round, India will play Nepa
Opinion
Sep 19, 2014 01:10 AM
The debate over Europe’s economic, political and military readiness to retaliate against Russia shows in a nutshell what is currently at stake in Ukraine: the future of European foreign policy. But every crisis carries with it the seed of a chance,
Sep 19, 2014 12:50 AM
If there is one clear signal that comes out of the latest set of economic data released on inflation, industrial growth and trade, it is this: the recovery process is on but it is uneven and still in first gear. Wholesale price inflation was down at a fiv
Sep 19, 2014 12:42 AM
Redressing gender imbalances in employment could remedy the current climate of sluggish global economic recovery, the Labour Ministers of the Group of 20 countries were advised last week. This is perhaps the single most significant theme in the four joint
Business
Sep 19, 2014 10:01 AM
Extending its rising streak for the fourth straight day, the rupee strengthened by 10 paise to 60.74 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market on continued selling of the American currency by exporters
Sep 19, 2014 12:11 AM
HCL Technologies late on Thursday announced that it would invest $9 million to expand its centre in North Carolina (U.S.), creating up to 1,237 new jobs by the end of 2018.HCL Technologies, which has over 8,000 people working across 15 States in the U.S.,
Sep 19, 2014 12:05 AM
Telecom gear maker Ericsson will shut down its modems business to focus on other growth opportunities, a move that could impact as many as 1,582 people globally, including India. India has the second highest number of employees after its headquarters in
Sep 19, 2014 12:00 AM
The Delhi High Court, on Thursday, asked the pharmaceutical companies, including Novartis India and Cipla, to hold a meeting with the Union Government and try to resolve the issue of implementing the revised drug pricing. A bench of Justice B D Ahmed and
Sep 18, 2014 11:55 PM
Biocon, on Thursday, said Silver Leaf Oak (Mauritius) Ltd. is picking up a 10 per cent stake in Syngene International Limited, its research services subsidiary.Syngene, a contract research organisation, was valued at Rs.3,800 crore, the company said. It d
Features
Sep 18, 2014 08:20 PM
Meet pets who double up as therapists for people who need their affection Little Akhil and ‘Doctor’ Ruffles stride down a corridor together, counting the number of steps it takes to reach the end of it. “Fifteen,” says Akhil, his
Sep 18, 2014 05:57 PM
As Pakistani sensation Fawad Khan makes his Hindi film debut with “Khoobsurat”, he talks about his craft and his challenges with Anuj Kumar It is hard to take eyes off him, a female journalist tells me after eating into my time with Fawad Kha
Sep 18, 2014 08:47 PM
This is the sixth in a series of articles on Kamal Haasan’s tryst with the classical arts. Part 1: His classical odyssey Part 2: 'You can feel the fear in this song' Part 3: 'He taught me to sing with abandon' Part 4: And more on the Ilaiyar
Sep 19, 2014 11:06 AM
Known for having adapted a difficult electric Western instrument to the Carnatic stage with awe-inspiring success, Mandolin Shrinivas impressed pundits and lay listeners alike.
Sep 19, 2014 10:35 AM
Child prodigy-turned master musician Mandolin U. Shrinivas (45) passed away at 9 a.m. at a private hospital in the city on Friday following a failed liver transplant. Hailing from Palakol in Andhra Pradesh, Uppalapu Shrinivas, born on February 28, 1969,
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Sep 19, 2014 12:11 PM
A jawan was seriously injured in an ambush by ULFA (I) militants at Kanobari in Assam’s Sibsagar district on Friday.The militants exploded two IEDs between two tea gardens at Kherbari Tiniali when jawans of the 4th Rajput Regiment were moving in thr
Sep 18, 2014 10:16 PM
Rain played havoc in Guntur district with normal life getting affected due to snapped rail and road connectivity on Wednesday, when skies opened for 12 hours. A woman was washed away in the strong current of flood water in a stream overflowing the Guntur-
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Sep 18, 2014 03:44 PM
A red carpet welcome and Gujarati culture and cuisine awaited Chinese President Xi Jinpang during his six-hour visit to the State. In a first, Mr. Modi received the Chinese President in Ahmedabad after which the two sides ink some agreements related to th
Sep 18, 2014 03:44 PM
The two countries have proposed cultural exchange programmes that cover culture, education, tourism, films, among others
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