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Updated: Dec 29, 2014 09:30 AM
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday night said he has called a high-level meeting here tomorrow in the wake of the blast in front of a restaurant that killed one woman and injured three others, and maintained that the incident happened despite police be
Updated: Dec 29, 2014 09:41 AM
Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia launch search-and-rescue operation near Belitung island in the Java Sea The AirAsia flight carrying 162 people that went missing after its pilot failed to gain permission to alter course to avoid a storm is believed to
Updated: Dec 29, 2014 11:18 AM
Buckling under pressure, leading telecom player Bharti Airtel has dropped its plans to charge extra for internet voice calls or VoIP service available through apps like Skype and Viber. “In view of the news reports that a consultation paper will be
Dec 29, 2014 01:23 AM
Amid the raging controversy over the Sangh Parivar’s Hindutva agenda, Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Sunday cautioned against connecting faith with history and propagating a “homogeneous” national identity when there were over 4,600 comm
Breaking News
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday pitched for removal of entry barriers and a globally competitive taxation regime to attract investments and boost growth. “We have to put house in order,” Mr. Jaitley said, to accelerate the growth, as th
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The company declared work suspension in May A former employee of the Hindustan Motors in Uttarpara in Hooghly district of West Bengal has committed suicide. According to Superintendent of Police of Hooghly district Sunil Kumar Chowdhury, the employee,
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee must also work towards providing relief to those displaced due to political clashes in Bengal, said CPI(M) leaders here on Sunday at a public meeting to express solidarity with those affected in the violent attac
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The family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leaders here on Saturday and sought their intervention to declassify the files on his disappearance. Led by Netaji’s niece Chitra Ghosh and nephew D.N. Bose, the fami
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Miscreants set fire to farm utensils Unidentified miscreants set ablaze farm utilities at the two riverfront villages of Rayapudi and Lingayapalem at Thullur and Mangalagiri mandals in an incident which took place on Sunday night. These villages fall
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 28, 2014 07:32 PM
PDP in a dilemma over joining hands with BJP The Peoples Democratic Party seems to be warming to the idea of joining hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir, despite opposition from within its ranks. “We h
Dec 28, 2014 03:11 PM
The deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir may end soon, with both the PDP and the BJP insiders saying the two parties were close to striking an agreement. A Peoples Democratic Party source told IANS that the two parties were close to a
Dec 28, 2014 12:27 PM
Four Ministers — three from the BJP and one from the AJSU — also take oath; Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh fail to make it due to bad weather Bharatiya Janata Party leader Raghubar Das became the first non-tribal to take oath on Sunday as t
Dec 27, 2014 01:49 PM
PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhter said the party was discussing all its options for government formation, hinting at an alliance with the BJP. Hinting that it is ready to do business with the BJP, the PDP, which has emerged as the single largest party in th
Sport
Dec 29, 2014 11:05 AM
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has named three potential bowlers to be included in the final-15 of the World Cup squad, which includes Indian-origin medium-pacer Gurinder Singh Sandhu. Ponting is impressed with the domestic form of pace pair Jason
Dec 29, 2014 09:51 AM
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the first test on Monday, with Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson steering the Black Caps to a four-day victory built upon a strong performance by their pacemen. Sri Lanka resumed the final day at 293—5
Dec 29, 2014 07:00 AM
The hosts were 90 for one in 22 overs in their second innings at lunch. Australia took a 155-run lead at lunch after fast bowler Mitchell Johnson quickly polished off the Indian tail on the fourth day of the third cricket Test at the MCG on Monday. A
Dec 29, 2014 12:28 AM
Indian shooting is calling the shots, not just in the world of sports!Ten years after winning the country’s first individual silver medal, at the Athens Olympics, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has moved on to serve the country better, as the Minister of
Dec 29, 2014 12:27 AM
A fluent half-century from Abhinav Mukund (57, 142b, 4x4, 2x6) was the highlight as Tamil Nadu ended day one on 144 for four in its Ranji Trophy clash against Railways here on Sunday. Gloomy skies and intermittent rain ensured that there would be only 49
Opinion
Dec 29, 2014 01:05 AM
The Pakistan Army must ask itself whether it is an army for Islam or for Pakistan in the face of an enemy which professes the same faith, and paints the military establishment as the infidel for joining hands with the Americans Nearly a fortnight has pa
Dec 29, 2014 12:40 AM
Ten years cannot wipe out memories of the wall of water that wrecked human life and property, with Banda Aceh on the Sumatran coast bearing the brunt of the earthquake and a series of tsunamis in the Indian Ocean region in 2004. The death of loved ones an
Dec 29, 2014 12:36 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarification that there was no question of privatising the Indian Railways may not have been wholly necessary. But, to dispel a rumour campaign that it was being privatised, Mr. Modi used the ‘good governance&#8
Business
Dec 29, 2014 11:06 AM
Rising for the second straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex on Monday spurted by over 265 points in early trade led by gains in metal, realty and auto stocks amidst a firming trend at other Asian markets. The 30-share index, which had gained 33.17 po
Dec 29, 2014 10:00 AM
Falling for the fourth straight session, the rupee on Monday weakened by another 13 paise to 63.70 against the U.S. dollar in early trade. Dealers attributed this fall to dollar’s gains against other currencies overseas and year-end demand from impor
Dec 29, 2014 12:26 AM
The mid-year economic analysis was tabled in Parliament recently. Part of the formal arrangement by which the executive — in this case, the Finance Ministry — briefs the Parliament at regular intervals. This year’s report has the stamp of
Dec 29, 2014 12:24 AM
A disappointing year for gold and real estate, which are investor favourites In many respects, 2014 has turned out to be a year of unexpected twists and turns for Indian investors. The stock markets, which began the year on a lacklustre note, delivered b
Dec 29, 2014 12:22 AM
India‘s coal import volumes are set to rise by over 30 per cent over the next two years to 214 million tonnes in 2015-16, as domestic supply falls short of surging demand. However, globally, the situation is just the reverse. Severe oversupply wit
Features
Dec 28, 2014 04:28 PM
Priya Paul, chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels, on taking her brand places. Most five-star hotels don’t really prefer autos whizzing into their porticos, but here’s one that’s got a funky auto grandly parked in its lobby. Zon
Dec 28, 2014 05:02 PM
Having earned critics’ praise and surprising audience with his latest act, Sharwanand is happy to have stuck to his convictions. If he were to look back at his profile, Sharwanand would be extremely happy and proud with the choice of his subjects.
Dec 29, 2014 10:25 AM
A group of students of Marian Engineering College, Kazhakuttom, has come out with an innovative technology to make shopping more hassle-free in malls, particularly those thronged by customers the most. The students with their skills in applied electronics
Dec 29, 2014 09:56 AM
Agricultural College and Research Institute plans big golden jubilee celebrations Till, Toil, Triumph — these three words on the welcome arch surrounded by lush green fields and a breeze of fresh air provide refreshing entry into the sprawling 350
Dec 29, 2014 09:51 AM
450 youths travel across India to get inspired by successful business models Aravind Eye Hospital auditorium was vibrating with youthful exuberance on Sunday morning.A group of 450 youths, aged between 20 and 27, from various parts of the country, congr
Slideshows
Dec 27, 2014 07:38 PM
Scenes from the set of Darling (Genre: Horror; Director: Sam Anton; Cast: G.V. Prakash Kumar, Nikki Galrani, Srushti Dange; Cinematographer: Krishan Vasant; Producer: Geetha Arts, Studio Green)
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