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Updated: Dec 26, 2014 08:36 PM
Former Chief Minister Arjun Munda said Mr. Das will stake claim to form the BJP-AJSU alliance government. Newly elected BJP Legislature Party leader Raghuvar Das on Friday staked claim to form the new government in Jharkhand, three days after the BJP-AJ
Updated: Dec 26, 2014 08:34 PM
Mr. Vohra has sent letters separately to PDP chief and the state BJP chief "for holding discussions on the proposal for government-formation," a Raj Bhavan official said Amid continuing suspense over formation of new government in Jammu and Kashmir, Gov
Updated: Dec 26, 2014 05:42 PM
The Chief Operating Officer of Sun Network, Praveen Chathangathodi (49), was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Friday on charges of harassing a former female colleague, following a complaint lodged by her. Sources with the CCB said the 38-y
Updated: Dec 26, 2014 05:48 PM
"Maharashtra Home Ministry will initiate probe into the case of actor Sanjay Dutt’s furlough," Minister of State for Home, Ram Shinde said on Friday. The Maharashtra Government has ordered an inquiry into yet another 14-day furlough granted by jai
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Despite administration crackdown, the Hindu Mahasabha insists on celebrating January 30, the day Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by Nathuram Godse, as 'shourya Diwas'. The celebrations include installation of Godse statue in different parts of the country
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Shantaram Naik, Congress Rajya Sabha MP and Secretary, AICC, has said that the attempt being made by Hindu Mahasabha and other forces to erect a ‘temple’ for Nathuram Godse in Sultapur, Uttar Pradesh, is no less than an offence of sedition und
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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is still investigating more than 200 cases of violations of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and others by foreigners regarding purchases of immovable property in Goa. Special Director, ED, Directorate, Western Reg
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Apex Bank is not against growth, it is for sustainable growth Facing persistent calls for interest rate cuts from the government and the industry, Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cannot ‘flip-flop’ on r
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Just the way allegations levelled by dismissed Punjab Police Deputy Superintendent Jagdish Singh Bhola upon his arrest in the synthetic drugs case in January last against Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia had kicked up much political dirt, the
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 26, 2014 07:56 AM
"So many stories doing the rounds about a BJP-NC deal. Let me say this as strongly as possible — there is no deal or any discussion going on" Outgoing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on categorically said there is “no deal” or any “
Dec 26, 2014 12:46 AM
Any thought of allying with it is an insult to me, says veteran Amid the uncertainties over Jammu and Kashmir’s political future, National Conference legislators are coming out in the open against talks of any alliance with the BJP.“I am answ
Dec 25, 2014 01:29 PM
Party MLAs leave government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to Amit Shah. After initiating talks on Thursday with National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP reverted to saying that ``all its options are
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
Sport
Dec 26, 2014 06:24 PM
S.V. Sunil summarily dismisses the thought but the idea that he could have made a decent career for himself in athletics is not without basis. The last time he underwent a 40m speed test, at one of the national camps, he recorded a split of 3.94s. By any
Dec 26, 2014 06:12 PM
A rewind of the sports events in the year 2014 -- Part II
Dec 26, 2014 04:41 PM
Native Force, Eternal Flame, Majestic Opinion, Scarlet Emperor and Vivid Impression shone when the horses were exercised here on Friday morning (December 26).Inner sand:600m: Blitzschnelle (K.G. Steyn) 40. In fine condition. Outer sand:600m: Spirit And Tr
Dec 26, 2014 04:26 PM
Ageless and Polished Chrome impressed when the horses were exercised here on Friday (December 26) morning.Inner sand:600m: 2/y/os Spirited Touch (Merchant), Spring Loaded (Neeraj) 41. Pair level. Affirmation (rb), Ensign (Santosh) 38. They moved level fre
Dec 26, 2014 04:25 PM
Evraz, who has been well tuned, is expected to score in the Jog Cup (1,600m), the main event of the races to be held here on Saturday (December 27).False rails (width about 5.5m from 1,600m to 1,000m and 7.5m from 1,000m to the winning post) will be in po
Opinion
Dec 26, 2014 01:11 AM
The present election is special because it represents a fruition of India’s quest to guarantee freedom to all sections of its people. The high participation of the Kashmiris represents a triumph for India’s democracy As reports came in of th
Dec 26, 2014 12:49 AM
By conferring the highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee and Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, who was president of the Indian National Congress more than once before Independence but was better known as the founder o
Dec 26, 2014 12:44 AM
The mass raid and arrests of journalists, screenwriters and television news producers across Turkey on December 14 stand as glaring evidence of an impinging crisis in its democracy. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that these arrests were
Business
Dec 26, 2014 06:10 PM
Continuing its descent for the third straight session, the Indian rupee on Friday declined by six paise to close at 63.57 against the Greenback following sustained month-end dollar demand from importers and capital outflows.A modest recovery in local equi
Dec 26, 2014 05:45 PM
Troubled budget carrier SpiceJet today submitted a revival plan to the government on the basis of a proposed investment of $200 million from founding promoter Ajay Singh and US-based JP Morgan Chase. “It was a constructive meeting,” the airl
Dec 26, 2014 05:43 PM
In his address at the pre-budget meeting of states convened by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Mr. Panneerselvam presented his State’s case on a number of issues including drinking water schemes Lauding Centre for its efforts to boost investo
Dec 26, 2014 05:03 PM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that tax collection should be done in a ‘firm and fair’ manner without giving any discounts or concession.Mr. Jaitley was speaking at the inauguration of the professional training course for the 66t
Dec 26, 2014 04:45 PM
The BSE benchmark Sensex on Friday gained over 33 points to close at 27,241.78 and NSE Nifty reclaimed the 8,200—mark to register their first rise in three days. A smart rise towards the fag-end in TCS, HDFC, L&T, Sun Pharma, Hindalco, Sesa St
Features
Dec 26, 2014 05:54 PM
Susanna Myrtle Lazarus meets three people who are serious about socialising Minnie Menon If you get the nametag of ‘socialite’, yes, you have to be particular about what you wear and your appearance. In the early days, it was not a term t
Dec 26, 2014 05:21 PM
Thanks to the rainfall, lake rejuvenation and rainwater harvesting, the water table actually went up in parts of the city. The year draws to a close and it is time to look back and take stock of challenges and opportunities. The water situation in Bengal
Dec 26, 2014 08:08 PM
Planning a bash to ring in 2015 at home? Here’s how to put together an easy-to-make meal that will leave you with enough time to be the life of the party New Year's Eve is a time for good cheer, family, friends and feasting. All over the world, it
Dec 26, 2014 09:20 PM
Rijuta Dey on that frightful school excursion to the Andamans when the 2004 tsunami struck It has been 10 years since an earthquake measuring 9.1 on the Richter scale ripped apart the seafloor of the Indian Ocean, generating a trans-oceanic tsunami whose
Dec 26, 2014 09:17 PM
Doordarshan may be in the news for the wrong reasons, which it quite often is — this time for tweeting a picture from the BJP parliamentary board meeting and captioning it as “a man dressed as Santa Claus feeding monkeys ahead of Christmas&#822
Slideshows
Dec 26, 2014 01:35 PM
Captain Steven Smith put himself on course for his third successive century but India bowled reasonably well to restrict Australia to 259 for five on the opening day
Dec 25, 2014 10:18 PM
The devout offered midnight prayers at churches across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States on Thursday on the occasion of Christmas. All the churches were tastefully decorated with lamps and festoons. Children and the elder participated in the celebration
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.
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