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Updated: Aug 23, 2014 05:26 PM
The Prime Minister stated this when a delegation of Sri Lankan Tamil MPs met him here and briefed him on the situation Pitching for a political solution that meets aspirations of ethnic Tamils, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said all stakehold
Updated: Aug 23, 2014 05:10 PM
He rejected the contention that Kashmiri separatists are to blame for the stalling of the Indo-Pak foreign secretary-level talks. Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “ha
Updated: Aug 23, 2014 05:16 PM
"The Supreme Court has made no observations against me", says Sumitra Mahajan A day after the Supreme Court decided to interpret the provision of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Saturday her denying LoP’s post to
Updated: Aug 23, 2014 03:20 PM
In a major escalation, Pakistani troops on Saturday indulged in heavy “unprovoked” shelling and firing on 22 Border Outposts (BoP) and 13 villages, killing two civilians and injuring six others including a BSF jawan along the International Bor
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The BJP leader wants a Ram Temple rebuilding committee on the Somnath temple model. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate steps to rebuild the Ram Temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil the party’s commitmen
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Industrialist Nusli Wadia has strongly opposed a plea for in-camera recording of his statement in the 25-year-old case of murder conspiracy against him. Prime accused Kirti Ambani, a former executive of Reliance Industries who reported directly to Mukesh
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Rivers in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were flowing close to the danger levels, the government said on Saturday after monitoring the latest recordings.Ghagra river in Siwan district of Bihar continued to flow in high flood situation, the Ministry of Water Reso
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A senior Islamist militia leader says two airstrikes targeting its positions in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, have killed 15 fighters and wounded 20. The official from the Islamist—allied Misrata militia said the two airstrikes by unidentified w
Sport
Aug 23, 2014 12:08 PM
The Hindu Sports Editor Nirmal Shekar speaks on Ravi Shastri and the BCCI rejig in Team India's coaching staff, Duncan Fletcher's future, India's women cricket stars and lots more. The Hindu Sports Editor Nirmal Shekar speaks to Arun Venugopal on Ravi S
Aug 23, 2014 08:10 AM
Pakistan’s former captain Shoaib Malik has said that it was absolutely unfair to make any comparisons between the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The seasoned batsman was asked what he thought about the pressure being exerted by
Aug 23, 2014 02:29 AM
Young Grandmaster Vaibhav Suri held top seed Wang Hao of China to a creditable draw in the second round of the Abu Dhabi Masters chess tournament. Playing the white side of a Benoni defense, Suri was clinical in his approach and got a good position when
Aug 23, 2014 02:28 AM
Assam, Kerala, TNCA President’s XI, and UPCA won their third-round matches and progressed to the quarterfinals of the Kalpathi-AGS Buchi Babu all-India cricket tournament here on Friday. TNCA Districts XI, Hyderabad, and Gujarat had qualified in the
Aug 23, 2014 02:27 AM
The pairs of Vasisht Vinod Cheruku & S.D. Prajwal Dev and Ramya Natarajan & Vanshika Sawhney clinched the boys’ and girls’ doubles titles at the adidas-MCC National junior under-18 tennis championship here on Friday.Both the final match
Opinion
Aug 23, 2014 12:01 AM
Women are the worst sufferers in the violence perpetrated during the recent communal riots and other upheavals in Uttar Pradesh. In the wake of the riots that shook north India, I found myself in one of the many kafilas which travelled the tortuous road
Aug 23, 2014 12:04 AM
An offshoot of al-Qaeda, but more extreme than its parent, the Islamic State seems eager to prove its violent credentials. The execution of the American journalist James Foley by militants of the Islamic State is a shocking iteration of the group’
Aug 23, 2014 12:03 AM
It is a sign of the government’s defeat that it has been forced to arrest Irom Sharmila again, two days after she was released by a court. There are times when state and citizen are so hopelessly locked in conflict that one of them will have to gi
Business
Aug 23, 2014 12:13 PM
Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled US mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007. The Federal Housing Fina
Aug 23, 2014 02:17 AM
Madhya Pradesh, which had earlier opposed the goods and services tax (GST) roll-out, has fallen in line. “Madhya Pradesh had been non-committal on the issue of GST earlier but has now said it will go along with the consensus amongst States,” J
Aug 23, 2014 01:14 AM
Sonata Software North America Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sonata Software Ltd, has signed definitive agreements to acquire a controlling stake in California-based Rezopia Inc.. Rezopia runs a cloud-based end-to-end reservations, contracts, operat
Aug 23, 2014 01:10 AM
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is gearing up to bid for the government’s ambitious bullet train project, its Executive Chairman A. M. Naik, said on Friday. “We will certainly participate in the bidding of the bullet train project. We are alread
Aug 23, 2014 01:00 AM
The Reserve Bank of India, on Friday, said it would conduct more frequent term repo auctions to make borrowing more flexible to meet the liquidity needs. “With a view to ensuring flexibility and transparency in liquidity management operations, a r
Features
Aug 22, 2014 07:15 PM
From filing nails to catching up with mails, city folk have zany time pass solutions for the daily traffic block There are many things Kochi is renowned for: anyone who does any research about the city will find out about the Chinese fishing nets, the ri
Aug 22, 2014 07:41 PM
Of babies and wonder kids I attended a function in connection with the birth of a baby and what did I see? A baby with no war paint on its face – a baby that actually looked like a baby and not like a Kathakali artiste with eyebrows drawn thickly
Aug 22, 2014 05:41 PM
By roping in Mohammed Kaif and Ramakrishna Sridhar, the ACA hopes to pump in the much-needed vigour in Andhra Ranji team Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) Director and former India International stumper M.S.K. Prasad made two crucial decisions this seaso
Aug 23, 2014 05:52 PM
BBC reporter Zarghuna Kargar tells the writer why her book and a documentary on the women of Afghanistan are eye-openers. What defines a woman’s role in society? Rather, what confines it? The answer came to BBC World News Reporter Zarghuna Kargar
Aug 23, 2014 05:49 PM
As Ganesh Chaturthi approaches, APARNA KARTHIKEYAN narrates the story of the 102-year-old Ganesh temple in Mumbai’s largest slum, built by landless, caste-oppressed migrants from Tamil Nadu. In a small office room in Dharavi, beneath a portrait of
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Aug 23, 2014 08:01 AM
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Aug 22, 2014 10:03 PM
The defining characteristics of a good filter kaapi are its aroma, body and a delectable patina on the palate. Pure coffee - either Arabica or Robusta - doesn't have body and chicory gives the requisite body and creaminess that is desi
Aug 22, 2014 08:14 PM
A dozen artisans from Kolkata have gathered at a tiny village, Tarakaturu in Krishna District to mould the clay brought from sacred river Ganga into lively Ganesha idols this season. Their exquisite skill in making clay idols is reflecting on the face of
Aug 22, 2014 07:53 PM
U.R.Anantha Murthy, the doyen of Kannada Literature and one of the pioneers of Navya movement in Kannada language is no more. A steadfast thinker who withstood many an assault, physical, verbal and virtual, gave a new thrust to Kannada literature and cine
Aug 21, 2014 07:34 PM
Infusing life into clay idols is the artisans’ skill and with awareness about use of clay idols increasing, these traditional potters are working overtime to meet the demand from devotees celebrating in their houses and mass pujas in public places i
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