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Updated: Dec 25, 2014 03:13 PM
BJP observers Arun Jaitley and Arun Singh leave for Jammu The BJP on Thursday moved closer to forming government in Jammu and Kashmir with the support of the National Conference in a proposal that ensures the chief minister’s post for it. This e
Updated: Dec 25, 2014 04:35 PM
Activists of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha have allegedly performed a ceremony here for construction of a “temple” dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, following which the administration has ordered a probe into the m
Updated: Dec 25, 2014 03:44 PM
The DMK chief also extended his greetings to the "leaders" for being chosen for the country’s highest civilian honour. DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday welcomed the Centre’s decision to confer Bharat Ratna on former Prime Minister A B
Updated: Dec 25, 2014 12:58 PM
Fresh violence has been reported from Gossaigaon area of Kokrajhar district where several Bodo houses have been set ablaze. The toll rose to 78 on Thursday in attacks by NDFB(S) and retaliatory violence in lower Assam with miscreants among Adivasis sett
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The monkey used all his powers to bring back to life another monkey who was electrocuted and fell unconscious on the rail tracks. Onlookers at a railway station in northern India watched in awe a monkey using all his powers to bring back to life another
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Say they will leave no stone unturned to make Modi’s dream of clean India come true Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to nominate them to join the Swachh Bharat campaign, the ‘dabbawalas’ of Mumbai said they will leave
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Consumer electronic goods maker BPL, which has forayed into the home automation sector, is expecting a business of Rs 500 cores in the next five years from this segment.“Based on the current indications and interest levels in home automation, we see
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Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has praised wicket-keeper Brad Haddin’s glovework and insisted his poor batting form hasn’t put his Test career in jeopardy.Australia coach Darren Lehmann this week said Haddin’s poor batting form was an
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India might be 0-2 behind in the series but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has utmost belief that his team can turn the tables on Australia in the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.“It is possible to turn things around. We have been compe
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 25, 2014 02:42 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
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
Sport
Dec 25, 2014 04:18 PM
What a year it has been! Football and cricket have been disappointing abroad while hockey has been gaining paces slowly. Find out what happened in 2014… CricketThis has been a year where not much changed for the Indian cricket team. The side has re
Dec 25, 2014 03:28 PM
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday dispelled rumours of dressing room infighting between two frontline batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, saying they are all “made up stories”.Dhoni last week admitted there was “unrest&
Dec 25, 2014 03:10 PM
India No. 1 and fourth seed Ankita Raina kept the country’s hopes alive in singles in the $25,000 NECC-ITF women’s tennis tournament in progress here when she entered the semifinals after defeating Serbian rival Nina Stojanovic in straight sets
Dec 25, 2014 02:37 PM
Young Kidambi Srikanth continued his meteoric rise in world badminton as he ended the season by becoming only the third Indian male shuttler to break into the top-five, reaching a career-high fourth after hovering in the 40s in the beginning of the year.T
Dec 25, 2014 01:51 PM
After playing a vital role in India’s campaign in 17th Asian Games and Champions Trophy, Akashdeep Singh is now hoping to produce another steller performance for Delhi Waveriders in the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) starting next month.The young s
Opinion
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
Business
Dec 25, 2014 02:43 PM
Firming up its plans to set up a bank, Anil Ambani group firm Reliance Capital on Thursday roped in Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB) as a strategic partner to collaborate on various businesses, including in its proposed banking venture. SMT
Dec 25, 2014 02:33 PM
Losing its sheen for the second year in a row, gold turned cheaper by over 10 per cent in 2014 as the government tried to divert investors away from this ‘unproductive asset’, even as import curbs led to a rise in smuggling of the yellow metal.
Dec 25, 2014 02:29 PM
Riding high on the sentiments, the stock market is gearing up for its best performance in five years with a rally of over 6,000 points in the benchmark Sensex in 2014 -- which also saw the investors’ wealth hitting Rs 100 trillion level for the first
Dec 25, 2014 12:27 PM
Online marketplace Snapdeal has partnered India Post to jointly work on bringing thousands of weavers and artisans from Varanasi through its website. Snapdeal has launched a pilot with India Post to set-up facilitation desks at Varanasi post offices to en
Dec 25, 2014 12:25 PM
Energy giant Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Thursday said it has signed an agreement with Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd for shipping liquefied ethane from North America to India. RIL said it has signed shipping agreements with one of the world&#821
Features
Dec 24, 2014 08:09 PM
It’s tough not to be overwhelmed by financial shortcomings at the year-end, however, indulging in a little something for yourself makes for good retail therapy. We speak to people about their most extravagant and unusual gifts. I’ve spent 300
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 07:49 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 25, 2014 04:40 PM
A child in a cracker factory Grey to me is my life without hope Sometimes I wonder how I’ll cope Black seems like fumes I inhale I also feel life is a strong gale Blue to me is when my mood is down I always start to cry and frown ...
Dec 25, 2014 04:32 PM
It was a bright, sunny morning and the children of the Forest Apartment were playing cricket gleefully on the ground. A nice, cool, lush patch of land they fondly referred to it as their favourite area to play. But of late, the children were not being all
Slideshows
Dec 25, 2014 12:14 PM
Keeping up with the cheer of the holiday season, people around the world celebrated Christmas with enthusiam. Here are some pictures showcasing Christmas spirit around the globe.
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
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