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Updated: Jan 27, 2015 02:03 PM
"Religion has been used to tap into dark side of man. India will succeed so long as it is not splintered along religious lines, or other lines," the U.S. President said India will succeed as long as it is not splintered along religious lines, said U.S P
Updated: Jan 27, 2015 01:55 PM
It was not always politics that inspired him. “Since childhood I do not remember wanting to do anything else except draw,” R.K. Laxman says in his autobiography, The Tunnel of Time. And he has done very little else in over five decades as a
Updated: Jan 27, 2015 01:57 PM
Vice-President Hamid Ansari’s office put to rest a controversy that had sparked off on the social media as to why he was not seen saluting when the National Anthem was being played during Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath on Monday. His office
Updated: Jan 27, 2015 11:34 AM
The case pertains to allocation of Talabira II coal block in Orissa to Hindalco in 2005 The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday filed the progress report of its further investigation in a sealed cover before a special court in connection with a c
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India-born designer Bibhu Mohapatra says he is “honoured” and “humbled” by US First Lady Michelle Obama wearing his creation on her trip to India and hopes he will get an opportunity to design for Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon
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The Left parties on Tuesday accused the Modi government of setting India on course for a “subordinate” relationship with the U.S. In particular, they have expressed concern over the circumvention of the Civil Nuclear Liability Act by creating
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The day was cloudy and there was a light drizzle when R.K. Laxman and wife Kamala visited Madikeri city in October 2006. “It’s quite disappointing,” the eminent cartoonist had observed when this correspondent met him at a private resort,
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The bodies of four children, aged between 6 and16, were found murdered with their throats slit at a house here on Monday.On reaching the spot, police also found bodies of a man and a woman in an under constructed house at about 4 km away from the place wh
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The Indian information technology (IT) industry is to seek government’s help to do away with the four per cent duty on imported electronics components as that is becoming counter-productive.“We want to recommend to the government removal of Spe
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Jan 27, 2015 09:05 AM
After a month of seeming procrastination, the Congress leadership will finally come in contact with potential voters with vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s road show in South Delhi’s Kalkaji Assembly constituency on Tuesday.To be followed by at lea
Jan 27, 2015 08:52 AM
“I am Khushi. I am six-years-old and I go to Junior Modern School,” quips the tiny figure in her maroon cap and low waist blue pants. Khushi is the only person in the servant quarters of the Jodhpur Mess near Pandara Road who can speak fluent E
Jan 27, 2015 08:42 AM
Congress leader Kiran Walia has accused Aam Aadmi Party chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal of having committed fraud by submitting a false affidavit to the Election Commission that he is a permanent resident of 87, Block K, B.K. Dutt Colony, New D
Jan 27, 2015 08:39 AM
Matia Mahal is one constituency where the winning symbol has changed quite a few times across five elections, but the face hasn’t. Five-time MLA Shoaib Iqbal is in the race to enter the Assembly yet again, this time on a Congress ticket, and he is co
Cricket World Cup 2015
Jan 27, 2015 03:30 AM
The 2019 edition has fewer berths for Associates and Affiliates, cricket's lesser lights Even if the United Arab Emirates, in a miraculous turn of events, shocks India at Perth on February 28, the joy will not arrive without a hint of bitterness. While t
Jan 27, 2015 03:26 AM
Cricket allows small fish to dream big. The World Cup of no other major sport has seen underdogs becoming champions as frequently. India did it in 1983, before Australia (1987), Pakistan (1992) and Sri Lanka (1996) followed. Non-Test-playing nations hav
Jan 26, 2015 01:05 AM
The South Africa of 1999 remains one of the greatest teams never to have won the cup India wrote a fairytale in the English summer of 1983. It became the opening chapter in the World Cup’s fascinating series on horses of darker shades galloping all
Jan 24, 2015 12:44 AM
Counting down: The Hindu’s list of the greatest on the grandest stage In the lead up to the cricket World Cup, the first stage of The Hindu's Countdown coverage will look back at each of the editions, with big-picture essays, snapshots of definin
Jan 24, 2015 12:50 AM
A look at some of the performances that have lit up the tournament In the lead up to the cricket World Cup, the first stage of The Hindu's Countdown coverage will look back at each of the editions, with big-picture essays, snapshots of defining perform
Jan 27, 2015 07:53 AM
AUCKLAND Auckland is the economic capital of New Zelaand Situated in the North Island, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most populous city. Known for its pristine beaches, hiking trails, volcano cones and fine wine, it's the most cosmopolit
Jan 27, 2015 02:57 AM
Describing India’s defence of the World Cup title as shaky, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has advised the team management to keep star batsman Virat Kohli at No. 3 to negate any opposition plans to bounce it out with short-pitched deliveries
Jan 26, 2015 01:02 AM
Not many are blessed with a chance to bow out in style. Even the best of them all, Sir Donald Bradman, needing four runs in his last innings to finish with a perfect average of 100, fell for nought.But as time flows, this adds to their everlasting appeal.S
Jan 26, 2015 01:01 AM
Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting, who formed the golden triumvirate of batting for a generation, are also the top three run-getters at the World Cup. However, only the Indian and the Australian knew how it felt to be a world champion. The Wes
Jan 25, 2015 01:12 AM
The victory reflected India's we-can-compete attitude, the result of a maturing nation and a liberalised economy Since 1983, when Kapil Dev held the World Cup aloft, the Indian cricket fan’s nostalgia peaked once every four years. That historic day
Sport
Jan 27, 2015 11:41 AM
The 14-time Grand Slam singles champion, hobbled and lacking match fitness, was beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) Rafael Nadal has bowed out of the Australian Open after being beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesd
Jan 27, 2015 09:18 AM
Pakistan team management says cricketer Haris Sohail was left “visibly shaken” after a ghostly encounter in a Christchurch hotel room. Sohail fled what he believed was “a supernatural presence” which shook his bed at the Rydges L
Jan 27, 2015 08:58 AM
The 5-time Grand Slam winner put the brakes on Eugenie Bouchard’s quest for a first major title Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova put the brakes on Eugenie Bouchard’s quest for a first major title, beating the young Canadian 6-3, 6
Jan 27, 2015 07:51 AM
It will be the Russian player's second consecutive Grand Slam semifinal Ekaterina Makarova raced to a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes of the match and beat third-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0 in the first quarterfinal at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Jan 27, 2015 03:14 AM
Jaypee Punjab Warriors continued its fine form defeating Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in a Hero Hockey India League match here on Monday. Warriors scored a goal each in the first three quarters through Varun Kumar (12th minute), S.V. Sunil (28th) and Sande
Opinion
Jan 27, 2015 01:27 AM
The centrepiece of the Obama visit has been the ‘nuclear deal’, whose sticking points were a U.S requirement of keeping track of all U.S.-supplied nuclear equipment and materials at all times which India was reluctant to accept, and certain as
Jan 27, 2015 01:40 AM
The momentous victory of the radical left-wing Syriza party in Greece is certain to send shock waves through Brussels, already trying to contend with the rising popularity of forces lined up against the European Union. The impact will be felt most notably
Jan 27, 2015 01:36 AM
The political turmoil in Nepal continues as the prospects of reaching a consensus over a new draft Constitution still appears bleak. The Constituent Assembly was expected to promulgate a new Constitution on January 22, but the political parties were unabl
Business
Jan 27, 2015 12:45 PM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said fiscal deficit targets for current year are likely to be met and manufacturing sector is showing turnaround signs. “Even though the revenues have been challenging due to slow manufacturing industry, n
Jan 27, 2015 12:39 PM
Gold prices fell sharply by Rs 264 to Rs 27,600 per tens in futures trade on Tuesday amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by speculators. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in February fell by Rs 264, or 0.95 per cent, to Rs 27
Jan 27, 2015 10:46 AM
Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Services on Tuesday said Asia will be resilient to global macro-economic challenges in 2015.In a statement, Moody’s said Asia was less vulnerable to external shocks than other emerging economies and
Jan 27, 2015 10:12 AM
A benchmark index of Indian equities markets scaled a new peak on Tuesday and was trading at 99.95 points or 0.34 per cent up.The index touched a high of 29,456.63 points, surpassing its previous high of 29,408.73 points it touched on January 23.The 30-scr
Jan 27, 2015 10:07 AM
The rupee depreciated by 9 paise to 61.51 in early trade on Tuesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on fresh demand for the American currency from importers. Dealers said fresh demand for the American currency from importers mainly put pressure
Features
Jan 26, 2015 05:34 PM
Author Suniti Namjoshi talks about switching from writing for adults to children’s books and the challenges She might be in her 70s but she’s just as feisty as any other youngster on the block. She has a sparkle in her eye and a strong opini
Jan 26, 2015 08:34 PM
A love for Olive Ridleys brings conservationist Youssef Labidi from the beaches of Bizerte, Tunisia, to the Marina After Bizerte and Benghazi, Youssef Labidi has found a third home. An activist-like interest in Olive Ridleys brought this 29-year-old Tun
Jan 26, 2015 07:35 PM
To say that toddlers are nuts about YouTube would be an understatement Last night, my daughter watched her favourite cartoon in an unintelligible language. She decided the characters were speaking in imaginary words and enjoyed the ‘funny’ s
Jan 26, 2015 09:52 PM
A human being experiences joy or sorrow by means of his senses, mind and intellect. Looking at the beautiful sunrise or sunset, hearing harmonious music, the twitter of birds or the sound of the ocean waves, or empathising with the depth and range of emoti
Jan 26, 2015 08:31 PM
The Malnad Mela is here with kokum products, jackfruit bonda, Malnad marmalade, indigo hair colour, organic vegetable seeds and more Women farmers of the Sirsi-based Vanastree collective are back with the eighth edition of the Malnad Mela the coming wee
Slideshows
Jan 26, 2015 07:37 PM
The Republic Day Parade at the hallowed Rajpath this year was historic as it played host to an American President for the first time. There were other firsts -- such as the 7-layered security ring around the venue and show of women power through an all-wo
Jan 26, 2015 06:29 PM
Governor Vajubhai R. Vala unfurled the tri-colour at the 66th Republic Day celebrations at Manekshaw Parade Grounds in Bengaluru. Here are a few glimpses from the event. Photos by: V. Sreenivasa Murthy.
Jan 26, 2015 05:32 PM
The Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 had its share of avid readers, autograph seekers, amused children and interactive installations. Here are a few snapshots from the mini carnival
Jan 26, 2015 04:50 PM
The 66th Republic Day was celebrated across Karnataka with enthusiasm. School children took part and presented a variety of cultural programmes. Here are some pictures from Bengaluru, Mandya, Raichur, Udupi and Mangaluru.
Jan 26, 2015 02:31 PM
A collection of pictures that captures the mood in the capital ahead of the Assembly polls.
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