Nearly 27 years after he made his last trip to India, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in New Delhi on Sunday on his first overseas official visit and will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on all contentious issues, including the bo
Rajasthan Royals will file a criminal complaint against its three cricketers arrested for spot-fixing even as a rattled BCCI said it would follow the rulebook before handing down punishment to the tainted trio, while unveiling measures to check corruption
Says all equipment installed at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project has undergone multi-stage quality checks NPCIL has sought to reassure a group of scientists who had raised concerns over the safety of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), saying a
The CRPF, which recently took over the duties of guarding RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani, has raised concerns in ensuring a ‘fool proof’ Z category security to the business tycoon in the absence of local logistical support to its squad. The para-military fo
Amidst tight security arrangements, the polling for Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads in Punjab is under process in the state on Sunday. “Till noon, 25 per cent of (the) 1.1 crore rural electorates have exercised their franchise with no reports of viol
The estimated Rs. 950 crore IPO of local search engine Just Dial will begin from Monday and is one of the largest initial public offers by an Indian Internet company.The IPO, which does not have issue of fresh shares, would see promoters offloading 17.49
Delhi police have asked hotels in Mumbai, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Hyderabad to provide CCTV footage to scan meetings of the three arrested cricketers with bookies in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Police is also planning to seek permission f
In the backdrop of spot-fixing controversy, the BCCI is preparing a framework to bring the players agents under its ambit. The BCCI top brass had always wanted to carry out a proper accreditation process of players’ agents but the proposal met with a ‘lo
Pakistani judge Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi probing the murder of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh may also visit India to complete the judicial inquiry. Justice Naqvi of the Lahore High Court is investigating the death of Sarabjit who died on M
Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy's Highly Regarded ridden by Rajendra Singh won the Nilgiris 2000 Guineas, the chief event of the races held here on Sunday (May 19). The winner is trained by R. Foley. 1. BOMBAY CASTLE PLATE (1,200m), maiden 3-y-o only (Terms): Wing
World champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Hao Wang of China for the second time this year to sign off joint fourth in the Norway Chess 2013 super tournament that concluded here. In with a chance to finish first in a major
RCB stay in hunt beating CSK by 24 runs in final league game at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.
Skipper Virat Kohli’s magnificent batting and short but incisive spell from Zaheer Khan kept Royal Challengers Bangalore in contention for pay-off berth as they easily beat Chennai Super Kings by 24 runs in their final league game of Pepsi Indian Premier
The day S. Sreesanth was arrested in Mumbai, a young receptionist of a private company in this north Kerala city, called up her husband and said: “So it is to watch these fixed matches that you stay up late into the night and disturb my sleep?”The husband
Syed Masoom Ali stood in a clearing on the outskirts of Bamako, the capital of Mali, gestured towards the low-slung hills around him, and thought of home.“It is a good deposit, the ore is close to the surface,” he said, but of course, it was not like home
Suspicions and apprehensions cannot be the basis on which a government can take decisions or make appointments. But with the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, and the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, submi
The world’s longest-running ethnic conflict took a new turn on May 8, when about 2,000 guerrillas belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) started to cross the south-eastern Turkish border into Qandil in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region. The move
Aimed at widening revenue from indirect tax, the Finance Ministry has implemented one-time amnesty scheme for service tax defaulters to pay their due without any penalty or late payment charges. The ‘Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme’, which cam
Amid allegations of co-operative banks being used as conduits for money laundering, NABARD, which jointly regulates such lenders, has said that it has found no shortcoming pointing towards any such activity. “Every year we do an inspection and we have n
Hopeful of reaching an agreement soon on the long-pending revision of tax treaty with India, Mauritius says it has gone ‘extra mile’ to ensure that the pact does not get misused for illicit activities like money laundering and round-tripping of funds. M
Concerned over the widening difference between growth projections and actual realisations, the Planning Commission has made a case for improving the economic model to project GDP. “I think we are currently suffering from the fact that modelling of the e
The dependence on imported coal for meeting energy requirements is likely to continue in the coming years, going by the Planning Commission’s estimates. The Plan panel is of the view that the country would face shortfall of 200 million tonne coal by the en
Lekha Washington talks to Deepa Venkatraman about her upcoming films and her new art studio Lekha Washington will play bride again! After the late Jeeva's Unnale Unnale, with Vinay Rai, the actor will don a similar role in her next movie, Kalyana Samaya
Peter and Carole Cox have visited 45 countries, and are still on the move Forty five countries since 1997! Peter and Carole Cox love to travel. So do many of us. But then they have been travelling, with just short breaks, for the past 15 years. I meet th
With lifestyle diseases so rampant today, shouldn’t we turn our attention to clean and safe eating practices, asks Geeta Padmanabhan Watch carefully what you eat, said Anantha Sayanam, coordinator, Safe Food Alliance and founder-volunteer, Restore — a n
Hundreds of students and their friends logged onto Facebook on May 15, 2013, to learn more about studying in the United States, how to fund their education, as well as clarifying their doubts on the U.S. Student visa process. Heera Kamboj (Information Off
Are we setting impossible standards for our children? Does this affect their mental and physical well-being? A bold headline “HC seeks steps from varsities to prevent student suicides” in The Hindu, grabbed my attention. Suicide by students, unable to m
Kings XI Punjab ended their IPL campaign on a winning note with a 50-run thrashing of Mumbai Indians.
Tribal dances, martial arts and the Madras Regiment band added colour to the inaugaration of the Ooty flower show. Photos: M. Sathyamoorthy
Highlights of the week in pictures — the odd images you might have missed and some lasting moments our editors think you should see.
Sunrisers Hyderabad brightened their chances of entering the semifinals of Indian Premier League by beating Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs in a crucial tie at Rajiv Gandhi international stadium in Hyderabad.