Download The Hindu App
Top Stories
Updated: Dec 25, 2014 03:12 AM
Three Adivasi protesters die in police firing in Sonitpur district The death toll in Tuesday night’s terror attacks by militants of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (Songbijit) on Adivasi villages and in retaliatory attacks by miscreants
Updated: Dec 25, 2014 07:36 AM
The awarding of the Bharat Ratna has often been surrounded by controversy; the government's recent announcement to confer the honour to Madan Mohan Malaviya has sparked a debate on the rationale behind posthumous awards. Join the debate by posting your vi
Updated: Dec 25, 2014 02:50 AM
Having won 25 of the 87 Assembly seats, the party has emerged as the second largest after the People’s Democratic Party, which has 28 seats. Keeping all options open on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party decided
Updated: Dec 25, 2014 03:05 AM
Determined to push reforms despite parliamentary obstructionism: Jaitley Riding high on its Lok Sabha numbers and the favourable outcomes in the recent Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government adopted an aggressive stance on Wednesda
Breaking News
22 minutes ago
Amidst a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released The Interview online on Wednesday in an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the assassinat
4 hours ago
It all started with a dream that led to a chance meeting — a girl who had been swept away by the Indian Ocean tsunami a decade ago. For three nights, the child’s uncle said she visited him in his sleep. When he told the girl’s mother,
4 hours ago
He took oath as the new Chief Minister amid resentment among senior BJP leaders in Maharashtra. But by the end of the first Assembly session, Devendra Fadnavis has clearly emerged as the dominant leader, both inside the party and in the government.From ag
4 hours ago
Unable to put the brakes on the downward slide in the electoral prospects of the Congress, vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked AICC general secretaries, heads of the party’s frontal organisations and those in-charge of the States to engag
4 hours ago
Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will once again contest from the New Delhi constituency. The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday announced Mr. Kejriwal’s candidature along with seven others for the upcoming Delhi polls. In December 2013, Mr. Kej
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 25, 2014 01:13 AM
The five-time legislator from Jamshedpur East is known to be close to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah A meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentary Board in New Delhi on Wednesday decided to send two leaders to Ranchi to hold meetings with the newly
Dec 24, 2014 06:21 PM
Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s performance in Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir was not a reason for the saffron party to feel proud of as the results show that its popularity was on the
Dec 24, 2014 03:20 PM
However, the outgoing Chief Minister says the onus of government formation lies primarily on BJP and PDP and his party will adopt a wait and watch approach In a surprise move, the National Conference has offered support to its archrival, the People&#821
Dec 24, 2014 08:29 AM
Arjun Munda, Raghuvar Das, Sudarshan Bhagat, Saryu Rai, Sunil Singh and Ganesh Mishra in the fray With the BJP securing clear majority in Jharkhand the question arises is who will be the next Chief Minister of the tribal State? The Parliamentary board o
Dec 25, 2014 03:13 AM
Petroleum Sports Promotion Board Academy (PSPBA) boys defeated Telangana 3-1, and Karnataka girls took down Tamil Nadu 3-2 to win the sub-junior team championships in the 76th cadet & sub-junior National and inter-state table tennis championships at t
Dec 25, 2014 01:43 AM
In the last two years, Rajasthan’s Apurvi Chandela has offered glimpses of a champion shooter in the making with the long weapon; still in the junior ranks, she won her first senior National 10 metre air rifle title at New Delhi two years ago.
Dec 25, 2014 01:42 AM
Karthik’s century and Shah’s opening burst dramatically shifts the balance Having been on the mat for nearly two days and a half, Dinesh Karthik’s quickfire century and Rahil Shah’s three quick wickets gave Tamil Nadu a slim hope
Dec 25, 2014 01:41 AM
Madhya Pradesh had its first substantial result of the current Ranji Trophy season when it earned three points for the first innings lead against Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The man in charge of the team is someone who knows the city well.MP coach Harvinder S
Dec 25, 2014 01:16 AM
Hanif Mohammad, often called the sub-continent’s original Little Master, celebrated his 80th birthday with the complaint that the Pakistan cricket authorities had to this day not recognised and rewarded him for his triple century against the West In
Dec 25, 2014 02:01 AM
Understanding the TTP attack in Peshawar would involve looking at the group’s structure, the role of ideology and the impact of Pakistan’s counter-insurgency operations On December 16, 2014, 145 people, including 132 children, were executed
Dec 25, 2014 01:48 AM
In its first seven months, the Narendra Modi government seems to have appropriated as its own several of the red letter days in the calendar. Just as Teachers’ Day on September 5 became Guru Utsav, Gandhi Jayanthi on October 2 was used to showcase M
Dec 25, 2014 01:45 AM
Serial attacks by armed militants from the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) have claimed the lives of at least 67 Adivasis (who are still fighting for tribal status), in villages in Sonitpur, Kokrajar and other distric
Dec 25, 2014 03:15 AM
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned Reserve Bank of India’s decision to put a cap on withdrawals by banking customers using their ATM cards, saying account holders were being “unnecessarily taxed.” As per RBI’s new guide
Dec 25, 2014 01:01 AM
Senior IAS officer S. Bhattacharya has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Coal India Ltd. (CIL).The coal major was without a full time chief for the past six months.“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet had a couple of days
Dec 25, 2014 12:05 AM
To set up a coal gasification-cum-fertilizer complex Coal India Ltd. (CIL), the world’s largest producer, and state gas utility GAIL India Ltd., on Wednesday, signed agreements to invest Rs.9,000 crore in a plant to convert coal into gas and use t
Dec 24, 2014 11:52 PM
Action applies to active pharmaceutical ingredients from DRL as well as to finished drug products from a different IPCA Laboratories’ facility, Health Canada said. Canadian importers have decided to quarantine health products from Dr. Reddy’
Dec 24, 2014 11:41 PM
The Ministry of Petroleum through the Department of Fertilizers has asked fertilizers firms in the South to contact their naphtha supplier to arrive at a mutual consensus for fixing the feedstock price. Accordingly, the three naphtha-based urea manufact
Dec 24, 2014 07:49 PM
Sportspersons from Telangana overcame all odds to scale new heights in 2014 The striking contrast of the lifestyles of some of the big, international achievers in the world of sports from the Telangana State can well be a gentle reminder of how one can d
Dec 24, 2014 05:30 PM
Noted Pakistani writer Moni Mohsin speaks about her book, column and of course Indian food At times divine intervention ensures that everything falls into place. This feeling comes to mind when meeting noted Pakistani author Moni Mohsin at The Imperial&#
Dec 24, 2014 07:29 PM
Christmas calls for celebrations, no doubt! But it’s also the time to bring out creativity and innovation in arts – music, dance and decorations! This is the time of the year, when houses and hotels are decked up with blinking lights, glitteri
Dec 24, 2014 10:18 PM
It was over 2,000 years ago that Jesus, the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit to a virgin, was born in Bethlehem. Unable to find a place in an inn as travellers, the parents had to settle for a stable, where Jesus was born. Christmas celebrates this
Dec 24, 2014 08:21 PM
Avargal is a good place to begin analysing K. Balachander’s unique, complicated and amazing love for his female characters As reductive as it sounds, is there one film that sums up K. Balachander? It isn’t easy — not when there are so m
Dec 24, 2014 05:00 PM
Actors, leaders from various political parties paid tributes to the veteran film director "Iyakunar Sigaram" K. Balachander.
Dec 24, 2014 01:25 PM
This Christmas, we bring you a pictorial compilation of some of the oldest churches in Secunderabad. Photos: K. Ramesh Babu
Dec 24, 2014 12:43 PM
It has been 10 years since the huge seismic waves triggered by a massive undersea earthquake off Sumatra in Indonesia, brought havoc in India, Sri Lanka and South-East Asia on December 26, 2004. In India, thousands of people were killed in the Andamans, T
Dec 23, 2014 07:39 PM
Veteran filmmaker K. Balachander passed away on December 23, 2014.
Dec 22, 2014 08:17 PM
Octave-2014 crafts mela at Shilparamam got off to a colourful start and on Sunday a variety of dance forms were presented by artists from all over the country mesmerising the audience. For the Hyderabadis it was a refreshing experience as artists from acr
A- A+