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Updated: Sep 20, 2014 05:43 PM
"Diplomacy is not an instant coffee... You are aware that India at the highest level has taken it up... therefore, allow this process to function,” says Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akabaruddin. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Sep 20, 2014 01:34 AM
Increased openness to trade and investment will enable India to regain its lost influence, says Jagdish Bhagwati Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi — the suffix “bhai” which is used in Gujarat where I am known as Jagdishbhai, is surely d
Sep 20, 2014 03:47 PM
The BJP on Saturday said it hasn’t received any new proposal on seat-sharing from the Shiv Sena for the October 15, 2014 Maharashtra Assembly polls even as its State unit prepared to present the list of candidates before the party’s central pa
Updated: Sep 20, 2014 06:03 PM
"I will take back Kashmir, all of it, and I will not leave behind a single inch of it because, like the other Provinces, it belongs to Pakistan," the scion of the Bhutto family had said. India on Saturday termed as “far from reality” the com
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Judoka Thoudam Kalpana Devi missed out on a bronze after losing her repechage bout against Kazakhstan’s Lenariya Mingazova in the 52 kg category as it was a disappointing day for the Indian team on the mat at the 18th Asian Games in Incheon on Satur
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Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed on early Saturday to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable tr
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India is assured of its first ever women’s singles medal in the Asian Games after top players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa won their respective openers here today and set up an exciting contest in the quarterfinals.World No.21 Chinappa blanke
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Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Saturday’s final practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo second. The pace of the Ferraris and Red Bulls suggested they could challenge the Mercedes d
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Speakers at the inaugural function of the International Coastal Day celebrations organised by the Indian Coast Guard Station at Krishnapatnam stressed the need for protection of marine and coastal environment by ensuring cleanliness along the coast. The
Sport
Sep 20, 2014 04:35 PM
Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women’s doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 6-2 7-5 victory over Spain’s Garbine
Sep 20, 2014 04:27 PM
Flashing Chieftain, who is in good shape as evidenced by his track performances, should win the S.A.Poonawalla Multi-Million (Gr. II), the stellar attraction of the races to be held here on Sunday. Rails will be announced one hour before the start of the f
Sep 20, 2014 04:26 PM
Silver Streak and Tammy O impressed when the horses were exercised here on Saturday morning. Sand track 600m: Palace Girl (Sandesh) 39. Moved freely. I’Cladius (C.S.Jodha) 40. Easy. 800m: Word Of Honour (rb) 55, 600/40. Moved freely. Rajputana Rifles
Sep 20, 2014 04:25 PM
Ace Bucephalus, Coldstream, Shivalik Star, Allez Royale and Motivation excelled when the horses were exercised here on Saturday morning (Sept. 20).Inner sand:600m: Recordmaker (B. Harish) 40. Strode out well. 1,000m: Shivalik Star (S. John) 1-4.5, 600/37.
Sep 20, 2014 04:25 PM
Dolphins won the toss and elected to bat against Perth Scorchers in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20, in Mohali on Saturday.Teams:Dolphins: Morne van Wyk (Capt), Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, VB van Jaarsveld, Khaya Zondo, Daryn Smit, Andil
Opinion
Sep 20, 2014 12:40 AM
From India’s standpoint, attracting Chinese investment is imperative for reviving growth. Besides, its deepening ties with Japan, Australia and Vietnam have opened up more room for manoeuvre in Asia Xi Jinping’s visit was billed as the third
Sep 20, 2014 12:24 AM
The visit of President Xi Jinping was remarkable for many things but mostly for the shift in the way India has done diplomacy with China. Overshadowing President Xi’s visit was an incident on the Line of Actual control in the Chumar region of Ladakh
Sep 20, 2014 12:19 AM
It would be prudent not to read Scotland’s ‘no’ to independence as a plain and simple ‘yes’ to continue with the status quo. The latest verdict is very unlike the ‘no’ vote in the 2011 nation-wide referendum, whic
Business
Sep 20, 2014 03:56 PM
Extending its losses, gold prices on Saturday dipped below the Rs 27,000-mark by losing Rs. 40 to trade at about 14-month low of Rs. 26,970 per ten gram in the national capital on sustained selling by stockists amid a weak global trend.Besides, slackened
Sep 19, 2014 11:54 PM
Germany’s SAP has agreed to buy U.S. expenses software maker Concur for $7.3 billion in cash, strengthening its position in cloud computing but sending its shares down almost 3 percent on concern over the price. SAP has been slow to embrace cloud
Sep 19, 2014 11:53 PM
Larry Ellison, CEO of tech giant Oracle, has stepped down from his post, handing over the reins of the firm he co-founded in 1977 to executives Safra Catz and Mark Hurd. Mr. Ellison will serve as Executive Chairman of Oracle’s board as well as Chi
Sep 19, 2014 11:51 PM
The Hirotec Group has invested Rs.40 crore in a new, integrated design and manufacturing facility here. The Japan-based group makes car doors and exhaust systems. The Indian facility is into automotive hemming systems, and closure (doors, hood and decklid
Sep 19, 2014 11:46 PM
Initially, it will be available in modern retail outlets Nearly eight years after its global launch, beverage giant Coca-Cola has finally brought the low-calorie cola ‘Coca Cola Zero’ to India. It will be available in 300 ml can and 400 ml a
Features
Sep 20, 2014 04:30 PM
Butet Manurung, winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2014, talks about her work with Indonesia’s indigenous tribes and why she chose to start a school in the jungle. Saur Marlina Manurung, better known as Butet Manurung, is an embodiment of passion,
Sep 20, 2014 03:48 PM
Four young singers speak out on what it means to be a female musician in India today. Every performer’s career involves a thronging crowd, multiple ways in which one can be exposed and mediated to the world and, thereby, a public image he/she has t
Sep 20, 2014 03:56 PM
Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi is a beautiful lesson module on the life of Gandhi. Richard Attenborough’s death brings to mind the fact that we, as a people, and the Indian Government, have failed to appreciate him for making a movie on Gandhi
Sep 20, 2014 05:55 PM
A year after they moved into the complex, Pondy Bazaar hawkers want to move out. K. Sarumathi reports There seems to be no end to the hawker’s problem in T. Nagar. Those on Usman Road refuse to move into the vendor’s complex built for them.
Sep 20, 2014 05:43 PM
A hobby is keeping the aged inmates of Vishranthi occupied and happy. Liffy Thomas reports C. Chellamma takes a big bundle wrapped in a sari from under her cot. She unwraps it. There are a dozen mats. Taking the brightest of them, she strikes a pose f
Slideshows
Sep 20, 2014 04:16 PM
A look at some of the images on the first day of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on September 20, 2014.
Sep 20, 2014 08:20 AM
A humourous take on news this week.
Sep 19, 2014 10:49 PM
Prakasam Barrage the lifeline for thousand of hectares of paddy and other cash crops in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, was built between 1954 and 57 on Krishna River. The search for chronicling its history yielded no results for the engineers in service. Inciden
Sep 19, 2014 05:30 PM
The 17th Asian Games were off to a spectacular start in Incheon on September 19, 2014. Some of the world’s best in badminton, table tennis, gymnastics, swimming and shooting will be in action over the next 16 days
Sep 19, 2014 12:11 PM
A jawan was seriously injured in an ambush by ULFA (I) militants at Kanobari in Assam’s Sibsagar district on Friday.The militants exploded two IEDs between two tea gardens at Kherbari Tiniali when jawans of the 4th Rajput Regiment were moving in thr
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