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Updated: Jul 24, 2014 09:13 AM
As the Indian administration gears up to launch a civil nuclear cooperation blitz with the U.S. and reiterate its petition to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington in September, industry experts s
Updated: Jul 24, 2014 09:37 AM
Rajiv Rudy defends Shiv Sena, Advani says action 'wrong' Parliament was rocked on Wednesday over reports of 11 Shiv Sena MPs, incensed at not being served Maharashtrian food, last week forcing a Muslim catering supervisor to break his Ramzan fast at the
Jul 24, 2014 01:47 AM
India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza.India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestinian-drafted resolution
Updated: Jul 24, 2014 02:38 AM
Prime Minister has indicated a greater role for private players Prime Minister Narendra Modi has prepared the ground for his crucial bilateral meetings in September focusing on nuclear issues – specifically membership of the Nuclear Supplier Group
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A new privately-funded, first-of-its-kind National Health Care Survey 2013 has found that awareness of government health and nutrition schemes is low and their utilisation even lower.The issue of access persists in rural health care delivery with only 31 p
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved verdict on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the setting up of National Tax Tribunal (NTT) to take away the jurisdiction of the High Court in deciding tax related matters.A five judge Constitution
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The manoeuvres follow the U.S.’s strategic pivot to Asia India, the United States and Japan are embarking on joint naval manoeuvres in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday as part of the Malabar series of exercises.The exercise, in which 800 personnel fr
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The Maharashtra government on Wednesday informed the Bombay High Court that it had withdrawn an illegal order passed by him in the past.“In the interest of the students, an illegal order has been revoked. The students, their parents should know that
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Scotland rolled out a spectacular opening ceremony on Wednesday with dazzling and colourful display of their unique culture and heritage on a breathtaking night, which also had some Indian flavour to set the stage for the 20th Commonwealth Games. A surp
Sport
Jul 24, 2014 03:06 AM
The opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games got off to a colourful start with a jig from Scottish actor John Barrowman and comedian Karen Dunbar at the Celtic Park in Glasgow on Wednesday.Dunbar appeared in the crowd and marched down to stadium ce
Jul 23, 2014 11:32 PM
Wild-card Vaniya Dangwal beat Abbie Myers of Australia 7-6(3), 7-5 in the pre-quarterfinals of the $10,000 ITF tennis tournament at the DLTA Complex here on Wednesday.A day after upsetting top seed Natasha Palha in the first round, Myers came undone agains
Jul 23, 2014 11:31 PM
The Sports Ministry has taken exception to reports of a couple of Indian basketball players being forced to take off their turbans during the recent Asia Cup in Wuhan, China.Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh were stopped by International Basketball Federati
Jul 23, 2014 11:28 PM
The sport of hockey will be part of a unique programme designed by the Glasgow 2014 organising committee in a bid to popularise the Games among disadvantaged children. Titled the ‘Gift of the Games’, the programme will provide an opportunity
Jul 23, 2014 11:24 PM
New sports and capping of numbers are on the agenda of the Commonwealth Games Federation as it seeks to keep the Commonwealth Games relevant in tune with modern times. With the programme for Gold Coast 2018 already locked and basketball set to replace g
Opinion
Jul 24, 2014 12:37 AM
The very credibility of the judiciary is at stake after recent allegations of misconduct against judges. The time is now ripe for reforming the process of judicial appointments to ensure that the judiciary is accountable to the public and free from interf
Jul 24, 2014 12:34 AM
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement on the ongoing Gaza crisis during a discussion in the Rajya Sabha is an exercise in political correctness. By stating that New Delhi’s stance on the Israel-Palestine issue has not shifted, an
Jul 24, 2014 12:33 AM
Echoes of the statutory universal minimum wage legislation adopted by Germany’s governing grand coalition seem to reverberate beyond Berlin, in the European Union and across the Atlantic. Europe’s largest economy is to enforce a national minim
Business
Jul 24, 2014 12:04 AM
Shalimar Paints’ second bipartite meeting with the State government remained inconclusive on Wednesday. “We met the government officials and expressed our commitment to the State of West Bengal. We will explore the feasibility of options discu
Jul 24, 2014 12:01 AM
India and other developing countries proved to be a bright spot for Apple yet again, with CEO Tim Cook disclosing on Wednesday that iPhone and iPad sales grew strongly in the country. According the company, iPad sales in India grew by 45 per cent year-on-y
Jul 23, 2014 11:59 PM
Aircel in association with Micromax, on Wednesday, announced the national roll-out of Canvas Beat to strengthen its 3G portfolio.Talking to newsmen Aircel Strategic Business Unit Head K. Sankara Narayanan said that it had a subscriber base of 2.5 crore in
Jul 23, 2014 11:58 PM
India continues to be one of biggest markets for pulses With monsoon playing truant and posing a question mark on the yield of pulses in the kharif season, Canada is positioning itself to meet India’s growing demand for lentils (masoor) and yellow
Jul 23, 2014 11:51 PM
Questioned the appointment of two independent directors due to their association with the auditors. Piramal Enterprises Ltd. (PEL) has come under scanner for alleged conflict of interest issues involving its directors and auditors. Proxy advisory firm S
Features
Jul 23, 2014 08:21 PM
Wes Anderson’s latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is a multi-layered confectionary waiting to be savoured The Grand Budapest Hotel is not in Budapest. As director Wes Anderson says, “We know this thing of hotels that are named for another city
Jul 23, 2014 06:26 PM
Roadside shops in Chennai offer a bewildering variety of food, discovers Arvind G.R. Eating at road side shops might be worrisome for many, but a true foodie will experiment with anything that tastes good, so we go in search of some well-known food joint
Jul 23, 2014 11:56 AM
The open mic night saw an eclectic bunch of people come together to both perform and watch the show By 8.30 in the evening, the small space at the Ashvita Nirvana café is packed. Each time someone opens the door and tries to enter the room, they wh
Jul 23, 2014 09:10 PM
There were three demons, called Kamalakshan, Tarakakshan and Vindumali. They had been blessed with a boon that they would not be killed unless all three were felled by the same arrow. They built strong forts in different parts of the world and ruled in the
Jul 23, 2014 08:30 PM
Q. I’d booked a Skoda Rapid AT this May , due for delivery by June-end. Now I’ve been informed by a representative from Skoda India that no AT vehicles are in production, and to expect the car only in July. Should I take a refund and go for the
Slideshows
Jul 23, 2014 10:03 PM
Fresher’s Day parties are organised across the globe in colleges and universities, mainly to break the ice between the senior and the junior students. And the students of St. Joseph’s College for Women in Visakhapatnam lived up to occasion on
Jul 23, 2014 09:49 PM
The rising and setting sun paint a colourful picture on the nature’s canvas during Monsoon season in Andhra Pradesh. The Hindu lensmen captured some of the `masterpieces’ of a colourful sky.
Jul 23, 2014 09:48 PM
The National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects wants to convey though its "Insectarium", that insects have a major role in maintaining biodiversity.
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