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Updated: Apr 25, 2015 10:22 AM
Trinamool Congress says its supporter was shot dead while trying to prevent booth jamming in Bardhaman. One person was shot dead while another suffered bullet injury in Bardhaman and North 24 Parganas districts as voting began in 91 municipalities acros
Updated: Apr 25, 2015 09:55 AM
Rare enactment: Private member's Bill In a rare action, a private member’s Bill protecting and providing rights for transgenders was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Friday. The Bill also guarantees reservation in education and jobs, financial aid and
Updated: Apr 25, 2015 10:10 AM
PIL seeks clarification on the phrase — “India, that is, Bharat shall be a Union of States” — used in Article 1 of the Constitution. The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the government on a petition seeking a declar
Updated: Apr 25, 2015 11:33 AM
The killing came hours after Mehmud organized a seminar about Baluchi nationalists, who often disappear in the country’s southwestern Baluchistan province. A prominent Pakistani rights activist was shot dead by unknown gunmen here as she was retur
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took the Metro to travel from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka. Sources said the Prime Minister took the Metro to avoid inconvenience to the public on the route because of security arrangements. Mr. Modi was to attend a fun
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The landings at Gallipoli marked the start of a fierce battle that lasted for eight months. Around 44,000 Allied troops and 86,000 Ottoman soldiers died. As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honour
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The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said 551 civilians have been killed and 1,185 injured in the fighting between March 26 and April 22. With combatants fighting in neighbourhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels fro
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Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defences of Michael Adams of England to jump to the second spot in the Shamkir Chess 2015 tournament here on Friday. It was sheer power and simplicity from Anand that saw him cruise to his second win in the stronges
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Islamic State (IS) militants killed 10 people, many of them Kurds, in northern Syria on Friday and shot down a military aircraft in the south of the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, or SOHR, reported.The NGO explained that IS killed the 1
IPL 2015
Apr 25, 2015 02:21 AM
After disciplined bowling and fielding restrict Rajasthan, Kohli & de Villiers wrap it up easily A.B. de Villiers offered value for money to the Twenty20 fan with astonishing hand-eye co-ordination in 47 not out off 34 balls, laced with six fours. V
Apr 24, 2015 01:20 PM
CSK has lost just one of their five matches while Kings XI has lost three. In a long drawn competition with tight schedules and back-to-back matches, it is always difficult to sustain a winning momentum with the inevitable blip always lurking around the
Apr 25, 2015 02:38 AM
Things have gone awry for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing Pepsi-IPL-8. Generally listless and losing five of the six first-half matches, the former champion is in doldrums. Skipper Rohit Sharma and head coach Ricky Ponting addressed their first press confer
Apr 25, 2015 02:43 AM
Fearlessness, freedom and relaxation. Angelo Mathews values a set-up that can provide these gifts to him. The Sri Lankan all-rounder, through his experience with leadership, has come to appreciate the importance of the culture nurtured at Delhi Daredevils
Sport
Apr 25, 2015 02:58 AM
Reigning champion Kei Nishikori moved into the semifinals of the Barcelona Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday. The Japanese is the favourite to retain his title after Rafael Nadal’s shock defeat to Fabio Fo
Apr 25, 2015 02:53 AM
Joe Root’s first overseas century propelled England to 373/6 and a 74-run lead over the West Indies after three days of the second test on Thursday. Root joined Gary Ballance after lunch after England had just lost captain Alastair Cook and Ian Be
Apr 25, 2015 02:30 AM
Overall sixth in the bowling honours list of the IPL with 90 wickets in 85 matches, South African Dale Steyn was the face of Royal Challengers Bangalore for the first three seasons and thereafter for Deccan Chargers (now Sunrisers Hyderabad). The Sun
Apr 24, 2015 08:59 PM
In general, hosting an expo is necessary for introducing new services, products, ideas or concepts and exchange notes on the best and worst practices that are in place, globally. Golf is no less a topic when it comes to knowing such crucial details. Re
Apr 24, 2015 07:33 PM
Mitchell Starc, Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal stifled the Royals batsmen with regular wickets Chasing a low target of 131, Bangalore lost the sole wicket of Chris Gayle, who got a start. The world-class pair of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers ensure
Opinion
Apr 25, 2015 01:40 AM
India cannot continue with a pattern of industry that yields so few jobs but has such a large ecological footprint. Neither can it be excited by the urban nightmares that its cities are today. The land law debate must be the occasion to talk about these k
Apr 25, 2015 01:33 AM
The Nirbhaya agitation of 2012 not only removed the stigma surrounding rape but also gave women the hope that their complaint would be heard. The anti-rape agitation in India that followed on the heels of the Nirbhaya gang-rape incident in New Delhi in 2
Apr 25, 2015 01:26 AM
Given the high investment and negative incentives such as input subsidies, small farmers have not benefited from government schemes. Everything about the suicide of the farmer from Dausa, Gajendra Singh, save the tragedy for his family, has been theatre
Business
Apr 25, 2015 09:46 AM
Cloud-based Freshdesk based in Chennai has shown that some million dollar agreements can be pulled off easily over on chats than during face-to-face conversation. Yesterday, around noon, instant message application provider Hike Messenger sent a mes
Apr 25, 2015 12:17 AM
Tata Projects has entered into a strategic partnership with Australian construction company, Brookfield Multiplex, to deliver a range of commercial and retail, healthcare and tourism and leisure projects in India. “The memorandum of understanding
Apr 25, 2015 12:14 AM
The company also launched its Hadoop Innovation Centre EMC Corporation, on Thursday, rolled out ‘Federation Business Data Lake’, a solution that would help enterprises manage and analyse big data in an efficient, scalable and cost-effective
Apr 25, 2015 12:01 AM
Industry chambers and members of various associations meet with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday to discuss the additional disclosure requirements in the new income tax return forms and urged him to make them simple.“We expressed that the 14-
Apr 24, 2015 11:59 PM
The Central Government has allowed retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to invest 5 per cent of its corpus in exchange traded funds (ETF), which will result into an inflow of around Rs.5,000 crore into the stock markets
Features
Apr 24, 2015 08:39 PM
In just five days from now, St. George’s Cathedral, on Cathedral Road, will complete 200, for it first opened its doors to worshippers on April 30, 1815. By 1800, Madras had become a haven of peace. And with that, the British began leaving the secure
Apr 24, 2015 08:09 PM
Deepika Padukone talks about enjoying her craft and why she immediately agreed to play Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter in Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’. Director Shoojit Sircar and writer Juhi Chaturvedi met Deepika Padukone and narrated a
Apr 24, 2015 06:31 PM
Actor Neeraj Madhav on finding his feet in Mollywood Of course! His ringtone is ‘Enne Thallendammava…’ What else, would it be? The peppy number from Oru Vadakkan Selfie that talks about and oozes attitude is all the rage in Mollywood.
Apr 25, 2015 12:54 AM
If the Lord and His consort have enacted the entire Ramayana to relieve the celestial beings and the world of the fear of Ravana, it is also true that they stage many inset plays in the course of their incarnation for specific purposes. One such crucial en
Apr 25, 2015 12:26 AM
‘This is first ever attempt to involve average citizen in policy-making’ Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday described the decision to invite suggestions from all and sundry on the new education policy — to be un
Slideshows
Apr 24, 2015 05:12 PM
The week saw Congress and Aam Aadmi Party intensifying their fight against Land Bill, holding farmers' rallies, while CPI(M) elected its new chief - Sitaram Yechury. After being dormant for nearly half a century, Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted spewing sm
Apr 23, 2015 11:02 AM
With more than 1 million observations, including those of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever beholden by humanity, no man-made satellite has touched as many minds or hearts as the Hubble Space Telescope.
Apr 22, 2015 08:43 PM
One year after the city turned 375, it is time for celebrations once again. Attaining that landmark age this year is Fort St. George, for the first fortified enclosure there was completed on April 23, 1640, St. George’s Day. S.R. Raghunathan capture
Apr 22, 2015 05:44 PM
Hussainsagar might give a beautiful view to photographer at any time of the day, but a closer look reveals the level of contamination of water. The GHMC has begun process of draining out water for de-silting and cleaning the lake to reduce pollution. The
Apr 20, 2015 05:14 PM
Newly-crowned Women’s Tennis Doubles World No.1 Sania Mirza lead the Indian team to victory at Federation Cup Asia/Oceania Group II tournaments and providing entry into the Group I at Fateh Maidan Tennis complex in Hyderabad. Photos: Mohammed Yousuf
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