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Updated: Jan 27, 2015 08:05 AM
U.S. President offers $4 billion in bank loans; funds for green energy Turning the spotlight on bilateral economic ties, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a slew of initiatives on Monday that included $4 billion in loans from U.S. banks, $2 billion
Updated: Jan 27, 2015 07:54 AM
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 27, 2015 02:46 AM
A day after U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a “breakthrough” in nuclear negotiations, one of the U.S. companies that hopes to set up a reactor in India has welcomed it, but many remained wary of declaring
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Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova put the brakes on Eugenie Bouchard’s quest for a first major title, beating the young Canadian 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday to advance to the Australian Open semifinals.In a match between one of the game’s longt
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“I am Khushi. I am six-years-old and I go to Junior Modern School,” quips the tiny figure in her maroon cap and low waist blue pants. Khushi is the only person in the servant quarters of the Jodhpur Mess near Pandara Road who can speak fluent E
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Congress leader Kiran Walia has accused Aam Aadmi Party chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal of having committed fraud by submitting a false affidavit to the Election Commission that he is a permanent resident of 87, Block K, B.K. Dutt Colony, New D
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They submit memorandum to Public Works Minister Members of the Hassan Pourakarmikara Hitarakshana Samiti have warned of pouring filth on themselves in protest if the State government did not provide them with houses. Dandora Somu, Nagaraj Hettur and oth
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Matia Mahal is one constituency where the winning symbol has changed quite a few times across five elections, but the face hasn’t. Five-time MLA Shoaib Iqbal is in the race to enter the Assembly yet again, this time on a Congress ticket, and he is co
Sport
Jan 27, 2015 07:53 AM
AUCKLAND Auckland is the economic capital of New Zelaand Situated in the North Island, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most populous city. Known for its pristine beaches, hiking trails, volcano cones and fine wine, it's the most cosmopolit
Jan 27, 2015 07:51 AM
It will be the Russian player's second consecutive Grand Slam semifinal Ekaterina Makarova raced to a 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes of the match and beat third-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-0 in the first quarterfinal at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Jan 27, 2015 03:30 AM
The 2019 edition has fewer berths for Associates and Affiliates, cricket's lesser lights Even if the United Arab Emirates, in a miraculous turn of events, shocks India at Perth on February 28, the joy will not arrive without a hint of bitterness. While t
Jan 27, 2015 03:26 AM
Cricket allows small fish to dream big. The World Cup of no other major sport has seen underdogs becoming champions as frequently. India did it in 1983, before Australia (1987), Pakistan (1992) and Sri Lanka (1996) followed. Non-Test-playing nations hav
Jan 27, 2015 03:14 AM
Jaypee Punjab Warriors continued its fine form defeating Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in a Hero Hockey India League match here on Monday. Warriors scored a goal each in the first three quarters through Varun Kumar (12th minute), S.V. Sunil (28th) and Sande
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Jan 27, 2015 08:16 AM
At the last edition of Delhi Dialogue series at Patparganj today, Kejriwal will announce the party's roadmap on governance, Lokpal and Swaraj The seventh and final phase of the Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi Dialogue series will be held on Tuesday. Th
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
Sisodia talks to The Hindu about Kiran Bedi’s arrival on the Delhi’s political scene 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 A
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Jan 27, 2015 01:27 AM
The centrepiece of the Obama visit has been the ‘nuclear deal’, whose sticking points were a U.S requirement of keeping track of all U.S.-supplied nuclear equipment and materials at all times which India was reluctant to accept, and certain as
Jan 27, 2015 01:40 AM
The momentous victory of the radical left-wing Syriza party in Greece is certain to send shock waves through Brussels, already trying to contend with the rising popularity of forces lined up against the European Union. The impact will be felt most notably
Jan 27, 2015 01:36 AM
The political turmoil in Nepal continues as the prospects of reaching a consensus over a new draft Constitution still appears bleak. The Constituent Assembly was expected to promulgate a new Constitution on January 22, but the political parties were unabl
Business
Jan 26, 2015 11:42 PM
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
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
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 brings 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 Tun
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
Slideshows
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 26, 2015 02:31 PM
A collection of pictures that captures the mood in the capital ahead of the Assembly polls.
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