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Updated: Oct 22, 2014 01:07 AM
He is the first leader from the BJP and also the first Punjabi to become the Chief Minister of the State. First-time legislator Manohar Lal Khattar, 61, is set to become the 21st Chief Minister of Haryana. Mr. Khattar, a Punjabi, pipped other aspirant
Oct 22, 2014 12:59 AM
Devolution of powers to lift GDP growth by 0.5-1 percentage point Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has rolled out reforms aimed at the efficient management of government expenditure through speedy project approvals, decentralisation of more financial
Oct 22, 2014 01:05 AM
After the BJP played hardball with its estranged ally, the Shiv Sena, and opened the door to Independents, the Sena rushed two emissaries to Delhi on Tuesday night. The Sena has deputed party MP Anil Desai and senior leader Subhash Desai for talks. BJP
Updated: Oct 22, 2014 03:23 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spend Diwali in Srinagar, interacting with flood-affected people, even as the Bharatiya Janata Party is preparing to make an impact in the forthcoming State Assembly election. The Diwali day function of the Prime Minist
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For Dr. Kifayatullah of Pakistan, getting to India was an experience When Dr. Kifayatullah reaches Islamabad on Wednesday, he will be just in time for his son’s first birthday. When the International Society of Nephrology selected him for a short t
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The longest railway tunnel in the north-east on the newly constructed Lumding-Silchar broad gauge line in Assam has been scooped out, said Northeast Frontier Railway officials. The tunnel is located near the New Haflong station building and goes under H
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Collections from 10 museums have been digitised in Phase 1 A web portal that will contain digitised content from museums across the country was launched on Tuesday by Shripad Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism.The Minis
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Last month’s summit in Washington between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was successful in reaffirming the importance of the India-U.S relationship and the need to “re-energise” it, especially in the light of the
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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has asked the Centre to include the private sector in its ongoing programme for training and preparing the government healthcare sector for Ebola control.The IMA has pointed out that by focussing only on the government
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 21, 2014 07:43 PM
Says NCP’s unconditional support too continues to be on offer. Describing the Shiv Sena as a “natural ally”, the BJP on Tuesday dropped hints that it would prefer the estranged saffron party to be a partner in its government in Maharas
Oct 21, 2014 12:07 PM
Amid talk that the BJP’s Maharashtra unit president Devendra Fadnavis could be party’s chief ministerial choice, there is growing unease among the supporters of Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. According to sources within and outside
Oct 21, 2014 11:11 AM
Two days after the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) offered unilateral and unconditional outside support to the BJP, the Shiv Sena lashed out at it saying that it was a brazen attempt to influence the would be government to the look the o
Oct 21, 2014 10:29 AM
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Mumbai after Diwali to meet the newly-elected BJP MLAs and decide on the leadership issue and government formation in Maharashtra. “I am not going today. I think I will visit Mumbai after Diwali,” he t
Sport
Oct 22, 2014 02:55 AM
Abhishek Bachchan, the co-owner of Chennayin FC in the Indian Super League, said on Tuesday that the legal issue concerning his team’s name would be sorted out. Chennai FC, a football club in the city, had sent a legal notice to Chennayin FC, asking
Oct 22, 2014 02:51 AM
Chennayin FC’s player-manager Marco Materazzi was happy with his side’s victory over Kerala Blasters on Tuesday. He, however, sidestepped a question on a controversial penalty awarded to his side. “What do you think? Maybe you watched
Oct 22, 2014 02:49 AM
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) Executive Committee Bureau on Tuesday decided to provisionally suspend L. Sarita Devi, her coaches (Messrs Gurbakhsh Singh Sandhu, Blas Iglesias Fernandez and Sagar Mal Dhayal) as well as Indian chef-de-mission
Oct 22, 2014 12:46 AM
Radwanska cruises past Kvitova Maria Sharapova’s chances of claiming the season-ending No. 1 ranking were hurt on Tuesday after a 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 6-2 loss to Caroline Wozniacki at the WTA Finals. The match lasted three hours and 13 minutes.
Oct 22, 2014 12:40 AM
Bangalore franchise of the Champions Tennis League will be called ‘Bangalore Raptors’, it was announced here on Tuesday. The team, owned by Mittu Chandilya, the Air Asia CEO, has Venus Williams, Feliciano Lopez, Thomas Enqvist and Ramkumar R
Opinion
Oct 22, 2014 01:26 AM
Government policy is killing handlooms through malign neglect. As a result, the power loom is invading the handloom industry, creating a whole set of spurious products which is altering the identity and integrity of the industry Protest today is more tha
Oct 22, 2014 01:14 AM
The Centre has done well in moving quickly to clean up the mess in the coal sector following the Supreme Court’s cancellation of the allotment of 214 blocks. The cancelled blocks will be reallotted through an e-auction and an ordinance will be promu
Oct 22, 2014 01:10 AM
The range of measures Prime Minister Narendra Modi passionately spelt out at the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate programme on labour reforms reads like a road map to his Independence Day invitation to multinational corporations to ‘Make in
Business
Oct 21, 2014 11:26 PM
SpiceJet and Jet Airways on Tuesday launched special low fare offers on account of Diwali. SpiceJet announced its ‘Diwali Dhamaka’ sale, with one way fares starting Rs.899 (all-in) in Bangalore-Chennai-Kochi sectors. The airline has announced
Oct 21, 2014 10:27 PM
The Neemrana plant of Hero MotoCorp has an initial capacity of 7.50 lakh units annually Rajasthan will streamline the procedures for clearance of projects to encourage investment in the State. This follows reforms in the labour laws and announcement of
Oct 21, 2014 10:18 PM
HDFC Bank, on Tuesday, reported a 20 per cent rise in net profit, its slowest growth in the past five quarters, at Rs.2,381.50 crore for second quarter ended September 30, 2014, notwithstanding a healthy jump in core interest income and margins, against R
Oct 21, 2014 10:16 PM
Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance (SBPHF) is in talks with smaller housing finance companies (HFCs) to buy their portfolio in the affordable housing space. The company is in advanced stages of discussion with a company in this space. The deal size is expec
Oct 21, 2014 10:13 PM
The takeover battle for Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. (MCFL) has gone in favour of UB group Chairman Vijay Mallya as Deepak Fertilizers & Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd. (DFPCL) could not garner enough shares despite offering a far better
Features
Oct 19, 2014 06:16 PM
Remember the Liril classic which got generations humming, “La lalala”… We still have great advertisements and brand campaigns. Of course we do. Just the other day, I watched one on TV. Beautifully shot, with fine looking people doing i
Oct 19, 2014 05:28 PM
Meet the people who ply catamarans at the Kasimedu fishing harbour to ferry the catch brought in by the larger boats The boats docked at the Kasimedu fishing harbour heave as the rain lashes at them. Their mammoth bodies lunge from side to side — i
Oct 19, 2014 06:27 PM
Acclaimed fashion photographer Ram Shergill talks about the drama of his work Ram Shergill was born and brought up in Britain but his roots lie in India. In ‘Kaleidoscope’, his maiden exhibition here, the artiste revives his links with the na
Oct 21, 2014 09:45 PM
Possession of a weapon is always a cause of danger, says Sita to Rama at the beginning of their sojourn in the Dandakaranya forest. In a lecture, Nannilam Sri V. Rajagopala Ganapadigal drew attention to the interesting exchange that takes place between Ram
Oct 21, 2014 07:06 PM
Here are offbeat ways to light up your living space this Deepavali Deepavali is here and while many of us probably still swear by the traditional oil diyas, there are more ways to bring light into your homes today. Stocky wax candles have given way to fl
Slideshows
Oct 21, 2014 10:15 PM
Despite rapid changes in their lifestyle, many Lambada tribal women in Krishna District still love to continue to wear their tradition-rich attire dominated by ornaments. They share the equal burden of running the house, maintaining the farm field and the
Oct 21, 2014 10:12 PM
Watching the Dandari dance, of which the Ghusadi is an integral part, it is clear that the Gonds and Kolams, marvelled at gelling with nature. The dances have rhythmic movements which are imitations of peacock and animals like the tiger. The Ghusadi is ce
Oct 21, 2014 12:24 AM
Police Commemoration Day 2014 is an occasion to remember the valiant police personnel, who gave their lives defending the peace and security of people in society. The Telangana Police in Hyderabad gave a sense of might to the people and young students at
Oct 19, 2014 01:49 PM
As Assembly election results unfold in Maharashtra and Gurgaon, our photographers bring you a selection of pictures capturing the mood at counting centres, party headquarters and on the street.
Oct 18, 2014 06:13 PM
Kaveri, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) of Namma Metro, made a dramatic breakthrough as it emerged into daylight after a year underground at the site of the Chickpet Metro Station on Friday. The machine, which is digging a tunnel on the North-South line
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