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Updated: Oct 30, 2014 08:21 PM
India to appeal to a higher court against the judgment passed by the Colombo High Court which held them guilty of drug trafficking. Five Indian fishermen were given the death penalty by a Sri Lankan court on Thursday for alleged drug trafficking, prompt
Updated: Oct 30, 2014 07:43 PM
Sources close to Mr. Gnanadesikan said he was upset at the utter "lack of respect" from the AICC in decision-making. In a major churning in the Congress, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president B.S. Gnanadesikan on Thursday offered his resignatio
Updated: Oct 30, 2014 05:39 PM
“Dispute still exists in the eastern part of China-India border,” China’s Defence Ministry said when asked about India's plans to build 54 new border posts along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. China’s military on Thursday expre
Updated: Oct 30, 2014 05:41 PM
The agency is expected to issue an attachment order for seizing assets worth over Rs. 600 crore in the case before which questioning of the accused is necessary. The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons against the Maran brothers — Dayanidhi
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ATK will face Chennaiyin FC in a top of the table clash in Chennai on November 4. Atletico de Kolkata’s star recruit Luis Garcia will be available for their crucial Indian Super League away fixture against Chennaiyin FC, the team management said o
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Responding to Central’s first innings score of 276, South rode Rahul’s unbeaten 168 to end the day on 308 for three, enjoying a lead of 32 runs, at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul gave the selectors some food for thought
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Playing his first match after recovering from a fractured finger and shoulder injury, Sharma cracked a brilliant 111—ball 142 before getting run out. A fit-again Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey slammed breezy centuries as India A feasted on Sri Lan
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The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) on Thursday asked realty giant DLF to submit an affidavit to the tribunal and market regulator SEBI detailing its immediate fund requirements and their end-use to secure an interim relief to access money stuck in mu
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Chinese computer maker Lenovo on Thursday announced completion of USD 2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, a move that will make it the third largest smartphone maker in India. Talking to journalists over a conference call, Yang Yu
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 30, 2014 10:41 AM
A minority government is unconstitutional and is akin to enjoying power without responsibility, says the party At the end of its tether, after being put on hold by the BJP on whether or not it would part of its government, the Shiv Sena has questioned t
Oct 29, 2014 11:22 PM
Swearing-in ceremony to be held tomorrow Maharashtra’s Chief Minister designate Devendra Fadnavis is expected to keep the Finance portfolio and may even end up handling the Home department, BJP sources said. The swearing-in ceremony of the new cabi
Oct 29, 2014 06:11 PM
"Discussions are on within the party. Uddhavji will take a final call (on whether to join the BJP—led Ministry)," Neelam Gorhe, Sena spokesperson, told reporters. A day after Devendra Fadnavis was elected Chief Minister-designate of Maharashtra, S
Oct 28, 2014 11:23 PM
Though there was little doubt that Devendra Fadnavis was the front-runner for Chief Minister, a dramatic twist to the tale looked on the cards when, towards the end, his fellow Nagpurian and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s supporters staged
Sport
Oct 30, 2014 08:44 PM
Leander Paes also clarified that he has not received any financial aid from the government since 2012 London Olympics. A day after sports ministry made it clear that athletes who remain unavailable for national duty would not get financial aid from it,
Oct 30, 2014 08:42 PM
India’s leading shuttler Saina Nehwal climbed a place to be ranked No. 5 in women’s singles in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.Back-to-back quarterfinal appearances at Denmark and French Open this mont
Oct 30, 2014 08:41 PM
Pakistan reaches 304—2 as Younis Khan scores his 27th century; he is only the second batsman to score three consecutive Test hundreds against Australia. Younis Khan struck his third straight century and Azhar Ali also reached triple figures to put
Oct 30, 2014 08:25 PM
Clinches World Billiards title by defeating England’s Robert Hall, becomes the first player ever to win titles in both formats thrice, following his double in 2005 and 2008. Pankaj Advani outplayed England’s Robert Hall 1928-893 in the final
Oct 30, 2014 08:22 PM
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) and Women’s Squash Association (WSA) are set to join forces in a historic merger that will see the sport being run by a unified governing body for the first time ever. Following a lengthy consultation proc
Opinion
Oct 30, 2014 01:16 AM
Majoritarian definitions of the world can articulate old repressions, once illegitimate, into new tyrannies. Narendra Modi has acquired an electoral majority but this new majority seeks a redress of old scores Sometimes after a day’s work is over,
Oct 30, 2014 01:14 AM
After having striven hard to emerge as the single largest party in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems intent on preserving its newly gained advantage vis-à-vis former ally Shiv Sena: the party is continuing with the tough posture it adopte
Oct 30, 2014 01:13 AM
A little more than a year after it was broached, a new multilateral bank in Asia — the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) — was born last week in Beijing, signalling in the process the failure of hectic lobbying by the United States a
Business
Oct 30, 2014 08:28 PM
The Tata group has invested in a Swiss start-up solar company as several companies from the European country vie for a share in the Indian solar energy market, which is seen as having a huge potential due to its growing energy needs. “Tata is an i
Oct 30, 2014 07:30 PM
Coca-Cola Amatil shares rise 5% Coca-Cola Co will help out Australian affiliate Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd. by taking a minority stake in a struggling Indonesian unit for $500 million. Coca-Cola Amatil's Sydney-listed shares rose 5 percent after its United
Oct 30, 2014 07:10 PM
Taking the patent battle to Novartis, India’s Cipla has launched low-cost generic version of the Swiss drug maker’s respiratory drug Indacaterol sold under the Onbrez brand, while asking the government to revoke patents over the medicine. Cipl
Oct 30, 2014 07:02 PM
Public sector lender Andhra Bank on Thursday said its net profit for the quarter ended September 30 rose by over two-fold on year-on-year basis to Rs 114.5 crore on account of higher interest income. It reported Rs 70.7 crore net profit for the same quart
Oct 30, 2014 06:19 PM
Moving in opposite direction to stocks, the rupee on Thursday fell for the fourth day, dipping 10 paise to close at two-week low of 61.45 against the Greenback after US Federal Reserve kept in place its plans to maintain record low interest rate for some
Features
Oct 29, 2014 06:56 PM
What are the commonly found insects during the monsoon? Naturalist Poochi Venkat leads us to them on an early morning walk at the Theosophical Society “Ah, look at that one! And that. There’s another behind the leaf.” Naturalist Poochi
Oct 30, 2014 05:46 PM
Documentary filmmaker Mark Cousins talks about why he thinks world cinema is about more than just Hollywood. Mark Cousins is a document tary filmmaker, author, curator and wanderer. His documentary titled ‘The Story of Film: An Odyssey’ sough
Oct 30, 2014 07:32 PM
This week, New Delhi saw an energetic Indo-Malaysian Bharatanatyam presentation in the joint effort of Rama Vaidyanathan and Ajit Bhaskar Dass. A well-filled Kamani auditorium in New Delhi seemed specially activated watching the infectiously explosive en
Oct 30, 2014 09:03 PM
The actress will be playing Arun Vijay’s pair in this Gautham Menon film Parvathy Nair, who is playing a role in Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain, has bagged an important character in Ajith’s Yennai Arindhaal. The film, which marks the co
Oct 30, 2014 09:01 PM
Project Yuj launched their debut album in the city There was ‘Mahaganapathim’, the popular Carnatic kriti. And there was ‘Ennamo Edho’, the popular film number. All this and more from city band Project Yuj at the launch of their
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Oct 28, 2014 11:14 PM
What looked like a green carpet with an intricate design amid other uprooted trees and damaged crops at Somidevapalli in S. Rayavaram mandal of Visakhapatnam district is yet another addition to the havoc wrought by Cyclone Hudhud. Betel leaf creepers&#160
Oct 28, 2014 11:13 PM
Indira Park in Hyderabad transformed into a religious place with thousands of Lord Shiva devotees converging on the lush green lawns. Religious leader China Jeer Swamy performed puja on the auspicious occasion of Nagulachavithi coinciding with the first d
Oct 27, 2014 08:21 PM
North-east Monsoon clubbed with Cyclone Nilofar in Arabian Sea brought rains to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Flood waters in River Krishna are being released into sea from Prakasam Barrage. The muddy waters also bring variety of fish downstream – a
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