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Updated: Jan 26, 2015 09:51 PM
It was not always politics that inspired him. “Since childhood I do not remember wanting to do anything else except draw,” R.K. Laxman says in his autobiography, The Tunnel of Time. And he has done very little else in over five decades as a
Updated: Jan 27, 2015 12:41 AM
China has offered to lift its strategic partnership with India to a “higher level,” and prompted New Delhi to avoid a “zero-sum trap” that was being set up by Washington and its allies. In a message, on the occasion of 66th Repub
Updated: Jan 26, 2015 06:07 PM
The focus of this year’s parade was more on cultural diversity than on military might. Nuclear-capable Agni missiles - a highlight for the past several years - were missing as U.S. President Barack Obama witnessed India's military might and cultur
Updated: Jan 26, 2015 05:19 PM
Obama broke the Secret Service security protocol and spent over two hours in the open as the Chief Guest of India’s 66th Republic Day celebrations. US President Barack Obama on Monday broke the Secret Service’s sacred security protocol by re
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The Church of England will consecrate its first woman bishop on Monday, the culmination of years of efforts by Church modernisers to overcome resolute opposition from traditionalists.More than two decades after the Church allowed women to become priests,
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Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group entirely out of a key Syrian town on Monday, marking a major defeat for the extremists whose hopes for an easy victory when they pushed into Kobane last year dissolved i
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A potentially historic blizzard could dump up to 60 centimetres of snow on a large part of the U.S. Northeast, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said. Thousands of flights were cancelled. The
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Syriza’s success likely to empower other anti-austerity movements across the region’s economically depressed south Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the Prime Minister of a new hard-line, anti-bailout government
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To invest Rs.4,500 crore ($732.5 m) over the next 3-4 years Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group plans to expand its renewable energy business and invest Rs.4,500 crore ($732.5 million) over the next three-to-four years, its Chairman said, amid a governme
Sport
Jan 26, 2015 10:24 PM
World No.1 Novak Djokovic ended Gilles Muller’s inspired Australian Open run Monday night with a 6-4, 7-5, 7-5 victory over the Luxembourg native to reach the quarter-finals.In his 23rd consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final, Djokovic will face Milos
Jan 26, 2015 07:35 PM
Mumbai Ranji team skipper Suryakumar Yadav Monday stepped down from the top spot following his team’s dismal loss by an innings and 44 runs against Tamil Nadu in an away contest.Mumbai are placed sixth in Group A with 11 points from six games so far
Jan 26, 2015 07:32 PM
Three out of five major cricket associations in Uttarakhand, on Monday, united to attain the long-pending affiliation to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Objecting to the BCCI affiliation plea by multiple cricket associations
Jan 26, 2015 07:15 PM
Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke, nursing a hamstring injury, has hinted at the possibility of both him and Steven Smith featuring together in the World Cup despite having similar roles in the team.Clarke has been given a February 21 deadline by
Jan 26, 2015 06:26 PM
After launching the new season with an emphatic title win at the just-concluded Syed Modi International tournament, India’s top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap said he needed this victory to silent the critics after been “written off”. The
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Jan 26, 2015 03:36 PM
Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung on Sunday urged Delhiites to get out of their homes and vote on February 7 to strengthen democracy. “We are at the cusp of welcoming a new elected government and I sincerely appeal to all the voters of Delhi to part
Jan 26, 2015 03:01 PM
A senior BJP leader, popular both on his home turf and formerly accepted as the party’s chief ministerial candidate by his political opponents before Kiran Bedi’s recent induction, Professor Jagdish Mukhi has directly locked horns with his son-
Jan 26, 2015 02:59 PM
Former Delhi Minister Manish Sisodia is contesting from the Patparganj constituency in East Delhi for the second time. Often seen as number two in the Aam Aadmi Party ranks, Mr. Sisodia talks to The Hindu about Kiran Bedi’s arrival on the Delhi&#821
Jan 26, 2015 02:31 PM
A collection of pictures that captures the mood in the capital ahead of the Assembly polls.
Opinion
Jan 26, 2015 01:54 AM
President Obama’s attendance on this January 26 is as important from the perspective of furthering bilateral ties, as it is to show the world that India is ready to play a central role well beyond its borders “There is a peculiar appropriate
Jan 26, 2015 02:02 AM
The death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, at the age of 90, beckoned a cautiously orchestrated transition of power to his successor Salman in the Al Saud dynasty that holds power in the nation. King Salman has pledged that the succession would be manage
Jan 26, 2015 02:00 AM
Even as the global economy grapples with the after-effects of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) programme and its withdrawal, QE is back with a bang again, this time from Europe. Though it was expected, the scale of the European Ce
Business
Jan 26, 2015 11:39 PM
91 developing countries together account for 54 per cent of the total worldwide population of individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus. The U.S.-based drug firm Gilead Sciences Inc. has expanded its hepatitis C generic licensing agreements with I
Jan 26, 2015 11:37 PM
In a surprise turn of events, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has without any condition agreed to its partner Cairn India retaining the prolific Rajasthan oil block beyond the contractual deadline of 2020. The board of ONGC, in its meeting on Janua
Jan 26, 2015 11:34 PM
More and more Japanese firms prefer to make future investments in India than China as the latter is becoming less attractive, said Yoshihiro Watanabe, former Senior Managing Director of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. Drawing a comparison between
Jan 26, 2015 11:32 PM
As many as three firms, including State Bank of Travancore and Zee Media Corp, approached market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in January to raise nearly Rs.700 crore through rights issue. Apart from these two firms, Everlon Sy
Jan 26, 2015 11:31 PM
Consumer electronics and appliances manufacturer Kenstar has made a foray into the air conditioner segment, and launched its range of split ACs. In a first, Kenstar has tied up with e-commerce player Amazon.in to distribute the ACs exclusively.A statement
Features
Jan 26, 2015 05:34 PM
Author Suniti Namjoshi talks about switching from writing for adults to children’s books and the challenges She might be in her 70s but she’s just as feisty as any other youngster on the block. She has a sparkle in her eye and a strong opini
Jan 26, 2015 08:34 PM
A love for Olive Ridleys bring conservationist Youssef Labidi from the beaches of Bizerte, Tunisia, to the Marina After Bizerte and Benghazi, Youssef Labidi has found a third home. An activist-like interest in Olive Ridleys brought this 29-year-old Tuni
Jan 26, 2015 07:35 PM
To say that toddlers are nuts about YouTube would be an understatement Last night, my daughter watched her favourite cartoon in an unintelligible language. She decided the characters were speaking in imaginary words and enjoyed the ‘funny’ s
Jan 26, 2015 09:52 PM
A human being experiences joy or sorrow by means of his senses, mind and intellect. Looking at the beautiful sunrise or sunset, hearing harmonious music, the twitter of birds or the sound of the ocean waves, or empathising with the depth and range of emoti
Jan 26, 2015 08:31 PM
The Malnad Mela is here with kokum products, jackfruit bonda, Malnad marmalade, indigo hair colour, organic vegetable seeds and more Women farmers of the Sirsi-based Vanastree collective are back with the eighth edition of the Malnad Mela the coming wee
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Jan 26, 2015 07:37 PM
The Republic Day Parade at the hallowed Rajpath this year was historic as it played host to an American President for the first time. There were other firsts -- such as the 7-layered security ring around the venue and show of women power through an all-wo
Jan 26, 2015 06:29 PM
Governor Vajubhai R. Vala unfurled the tri-colour at the 66th Republic Day celebrations at Manekshaw Parade Grounds in Bengaluru. Here are a few glimpses from the event. Photos by: V. Sreenivasa Murthy.
Jan 26, 2015 05:32 PM
The Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 had its share of avid readers, autograph seekers, amused children and interactive installations. Here are a few snapshots from the mini carnival
Jan 26, 2015 04:50 PM
The 66th Republic Day was celebrated across Karnataka with enthusiasm. School children took part and presented a variety of cultural programmes. Here are some pictures from Bengaluru, Mandya, Raichur, Udupi and Mangaluru.
Jan 25, 2015 07:11 PM
The three-day Visakha Utsav at Visakhapatnam literally transformed the city into a major tourist destination providing a glimpse of the art and culture of Andhra Pradesh. A host of competitions and activities helped citizens participate actively in the fe
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