November Fest 2014
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Updated: Nov 22, 2014 08:02 AM
He will be the first US President to participate in the Indian Republic Day celebration in New Delhi as the Chief Guest. In a major sign of the deepening ties between India and the US, Prime Minister Modi has invited President Obama to be the chief gues
Updated: Nov 22, 2014 07:49 AM
The government is considering doing away with the LPG subsidy for the well-off, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. “The next important decision India will have to take is whether people like me...(are) entitled to get our LPG subs
Updated: Nov 22, 2014 08:04 AM
Ranjit Sinha has “recused himself” from 2G probe, says the agency The government has looked at the law on how to remove Central Bureau of India chief Ranjit Sinha in the wake of the scathing comments made by the Supreme Court in the 2G cases
Updated: Nov 21, 2014 11:45 PM
Government has ignored adverse effects on 70,000 students The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Ministry of Human Resource Development on a petition filed by 22 “harried” parents challenging the legality of a government order to r
Breaking News
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It is said that hindsight is always good, an advice that the makers of ‘Naaigal Jaakirathai’ seem to have taken particularly seriously. They seem to go back 25 years to the year 1989 when K-9, a Hollywood film about a police detective who atte
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From the makers of India’s first ever zombie-comedy comes Happy Ending. Filled with lifeless characters and every cliché in the rom-com handbook, the film soon becomes a wait for Govinda -- the film’s only saving grace -- to reappear. And
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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday asked U.S. President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Indian leadership when he travels to India in January 2015. Mr. Sharif made the request when Mr. Obama telephoned him, informing about
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The low growth and higher inflation prevailing in India after 2008 cannot be attributed to external factors such as global economic slowdown alone, as India’s growth rate slowed down more than other countries’; the adverse supply shocks in agri
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The Communist Party of India (CPI), on Friday, demanded a probe by the Reserve Bank of India into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the State Bank of India (SBI) with the Adani group involving a $1-billion pact for investments in Australia.Add
Assembly Election 2014
Nov 22, 2014 12:22 AM
‘Why is the flood rehabilitation work so slow?’ Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday derided the BJP for making empty promises to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and not helping the State after the devastating floods in September.&#8220
Nov 21, 2014 04:18 PM
The Prime Minister addresses two rallies in naxal-affected districts Amid looming security threats, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his poll campaign in Jharkhand, telling people that nepotism was to blame for corruption in the State. Mr. Modi
Nov 21, 2014 12:34 AM
Neither have we given up abrogation of Article 370 nor sidelined it: Shahnawaz In a bid to avoid a controversy during the ongoing process of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said that although the abrogation of Arti
Nov 21, 2014 12:33 AM
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said he did not run away from Ganderbal, a bastion of the Abdullah family, from where he is a sitting MLA. He filed his nomination from Beerwah, one of the two Assembly segments he is contesting
Sport
Nov 22, 2014 01:24 AM
Deborah overcame a bout of fever and cold to claim the women’s 500m time trial gold medal on the opening day of the Track Asia Cup here on Friday.The youngster from Car Nicobar of Andaman and Nicobar islands performed close to her best timing. She c
Nov 22, 2014 01:22 AM
India’s Shamjetsabam Sarjubala and Saweety entered the semifinals in the AIBA women’s world boxing championships here on Friday. Sarjubala (48kg) scored a dominating 3-0 win over Suguro Aldriani of Indonesia in the quarterfinal while Saweety
Nov 22, 2014 01:19 AM
SNOOKER: Kamal Chawla coasts past Belgium’s Jurgen van Roy Chinese teenager Zhao Xintong put on a dazzling display to record a come-from-behind 16-67, 8-77, 65-8, 75-19, 89-0, 51-37 win over Singalore’s Keng Kwang Chan on the third day of th
Nov 22, 2014 01:17 AM
The Kerala Blasters have finally started firing. For a side which was struggling to find goals till recently, the Kochi side struck twice in the opening session against Atletico de Kolkata in their Indian Super League football encounter at the Nehru Stadi
Nov 22, 2014 01:15 AM
Barbara Haas will clash with Ivana Jorovic in the final of the QNet Open $50,000 ITF women’s tournament here. The unseeded finalists will play a final at this level for the first time in their careers. Barbara has never met Ivana in an ITF tournamen
Opinion
Nov 22, 2014 12:18 AM
In his second visit to Nepal, Narendra Modi will face a tricky and polarised political environment. In a few days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Nepal, his second time in a short span. Though this visit is for the South Asian Association for Re
Nov 22, 2014 12:14 AM
The conventional narrative that the CBI is a ‘caged parrot’, that is, an institution struggling to assert its autonomy in the face of political pressure, was turned on its head by Ranjit Sinha. The good thing about the tenure of Ranjit Sinha
Nov 22, 2014 12:14 AM
This week, Bhavya, a college student in Delhi, Yadav by caste, was strangled to death by her family for eloping with Abhishek, a Punjabi. The deployment of ‘honour’ is an intense form of social control on women, a disciplining of the body. F
Business
Nov 21, 2014 11:35 PM
It will take India a decade to reach Asian average on govt. effectiveness: Goldman Sachs report Investment bank Goldman Sachs has estimated that civil service reforms that include a bureaucracy that is merit-based rather than seniority-based, could add n
Nov 21, 2014 11:34 PM
Aims to do annual sales of 10,000 units next year Tata Motors hopes to double the sales of its Prima range of modern medium and heavy trucks by next year.The company believes that the adoption of technologically-advanced trucks will start to gain momentu
Nov 21, 2014 11:32 PM
Ragi, considered to be a poor man’s diet, has entered the retail and departmental stores in Chennai in a ‘brand’ new avatar as breakfast cereals and instant dosa and idli mixes. After conducting extensive research, the Bengaluru-based
Nov 21, 2014 11:30 PM
San Jose-based iOPEX Technologies, which specialises in driving operational and cost efficiency for new age entrepreneurs, has embarked on a talent creation and acquisition mode.As part of this exercise, it is now planning to hire around 300 people, espec
Nov 21, 2014 11:22 PM
Government can handle political risks of reforms, says the Finance Minister Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that an unsustainable tax demand would only earn the country a bad name as an investment destination. The Minister’s comments
Features
Nov 21, 2014 09:02 PM
In the company of llamas and the ruins of the ancient Incan empire, Rijuta Dey treks up to the dizzying heights of Machu Picchu in Peru The stern-faced immigration officer looked at my battered passport, and in the split-second before he looked up, I mut
Nov 21, 2014 08:55 PM
Musicians do not like to be marked by boundaries; theyprefer to be cultural travellers. Birmingham-based DJ Swami’s pop electronic band, which has predominantly bhangra influences, sums up in sounds his Indian roots, Western upbringing and crazy love
Nov 21, 2014 09:10 PM
Thoughts on animated features, which aren’t just for kids, and Big Hero 6, which is “But that’s an animated movie!” I hear some version of this when I say I’m going to watch… well, an animated movie. It’s surpri
Nov 22, 2014 01:41 AM
‘We want to make sure that we retain our all-India nature’ The 79-year-old Doon School, whose alumni range from the former Prime Minister of India to prominent leaders, is now reaching out to students from the southern States in the first-of
Nov 21, 2014 09:21 PM
Fountain pens may have gone out of fashion, but they remain a style statement, finds Apoorva Sripathi Needless hipsterism has been slowly creeping into our lives, whether it’s vintage cameras, moustache icons on clothes, cassette tapes and vinyl r
Slideshows
Nov 21, 2014 11:57 PM
Cyclone Hudhud left everyone in Visakhapatnam affected and the worst hit were fishermen, who lost homes and frightened them to such an extent that it took them several days to dare to venture on to the sea. On the Fisheries Day, traditional fishermen and
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Nov 19, 2014 09:42 PM
Only the animals, they rear, know their hardship. For this tribe of shepherds, nothing has changed over generations. Hailing from Narva in Mahabubnagar District, they are virtually cut off civilized society or Government services. These men take care of
Nov 19, 2014 08:26 PM
Boat decorated with colourful lights, flowers-decked cruise, floating lamps in the tank at Arasavalli set the right environment for Teppotsavam in Srikakulam District. The temple and its surrounding were soaked in divine bliss with the celestial cruise of
Nov 19, 2014 07:06 PM
Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala on Wednesday inaugurated the three-day Krishi Mela of the University of Agricultural Sciences-Bengaluru (UAS-B). The Governor called upon farmers to adopt the best practices from across the country. About five lakh farmers
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