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Updated: Sep 20, 2014 01:39 PM
Around 200 heavily armed militants were waiting across the Line of Control to infiltrate into the Indian side even as the security forces foiled several attempts by the ultras to sneak into Kashmir Valley following the recent floods. “There are a
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
Updated: Sep 20, 2014 12:36 AM
Experts and analysts have praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his tough words at the press conference that followed the bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday. “Whether it was on the border or on visa or water issues, thi
Updated: Sep 20, 2014 12:57 PM
The number of victims identified in the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has now climbed to 225. The Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice on Friday said that out of 14 more who have been identified, seven were Dutch, Xinhua reported. At the req
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Three more children at the Government Urdu Higher Primary School in D.J. Halli took ill on Saturday and were taken to Dr. Ambedkar Hospital after they complained of stomach ache and vomiting sensation during class hours.Anxious parents, who were present o
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Five people were killed and over a dozen injured when an explosion rocked a firecracker manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, police said.The explosion took place in Sisandi village on the outskirts of Lucknow, a police officer said.The injured
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Four militants were on Saturday killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir. “Four militants were killed in an intelligence-based operation in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara distri
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The U.S. will provide 160 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles with spare and repair parts to Pakistan for an estimated cost of USD 198 million, Dawn reported.In a release, the U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency on Friday said Pakistan ha
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Taukeer, a class five student of a prestigious school in Srinagar, was saved by the army after the flood water entered their house. Days after he was airlifted along with his family to safety, 10-year-old Taukeer Ahmed was on a rescue boat on Saturday,r
Sport
Sep 20, 2014 12:14 PM
His outwardly genial approach often disguised the fire in his belly to excel, both in attack and in defence. Arjuna award winner and former Indian volleyball captain, K. Udayakumar, who passed away here on Friday, is certain to be remembered for his rem
Sep 20, 2014 11:19 AM
The Indian handball team started its Asian Games campaign on a disappointing note, going down 20-39 to Chinese Taipei in their opening Group D match on Saturday. In a rather lopsided contest, the Indian were trailing 11-24 at the end of the first 30-minute
Sep 20, 2014 10:11 AM
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) General Assembly on Saturday said Indonesia will host the 2018 Asian Games, five months after the original host Vietnam backed out due to financial difficulties.Rita Subowo, president of the Indonesian Olympic Committee, m
Sep 20, 2014 10:05 AM
Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched a historic gold in the 50m Pistol event on the opening day of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range, on Saturday. Fresh from his 50m Pistol silver in the World Championships, the Lucknow-bas
Sep 20, 2014 09:47 AM
Indian badminton women’s team on Saturday entered the quarterfinal of the Asian Games after thrashing Macau 3-0 in their pre-quarterfinal tie at the Gyeyang Gymnasium. For India, singles stars Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu had comfortable victorie
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 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
Sep 19, 2014 11:33 PM
British telecom major Vodafone Group Chief Executive Officer Vittorio Colao will be visiting India on September 24. This is Mr. Colao’s first visit to India after Vodafone India became 100 per cent subsidiary of the parent company. Vodafone has ta
Features
Sep 19, 2014 08:21 PM
Hidesign founder Dilip Kapur tells Shonali Muthalaly what it took him to create an International brand “A hippie? Really?” exclaims Dilip Kapur. “Is that what they’re calling me now?” He thinks for a minute and then looks a
Sep 19, 2014 08:43 PM
The (late) Akkineni Nageswara Rao was considered an emperor of melodies. All his movies, irrespective of the genre they were made in, have evergreen classics. As Telugus across the world remember him on his birthday today, three yesteryear actresses recal
Sep 19, 2014 08:47 PM
Over 60 inscriptions immortalize history on the stone walls of a 1000-year-old Shiva temple in Sivapuripatti “When Kulothunga Chola-I subjugated the Pandya kings in the 11th Century A.D., Jainism had taken roots in the Pandya country. A staunch sa
Sep 20, 2014 01:20 PM
What’s truly scary about Aranmanai is how it brings nothing new to the horror genre. A creaky door opening slowly is a cue to the audience that they are to be startled with garish music. In another scene, a person moves but her reflection does not.
Sep 20, 2014 01:00 PM
A young man (Dylan O’Brien) is inexplicably transported, by forces unknown, to a strange location — a grassy enclosure called the Glade, surrounded by a concrete fortress called the Maze.Our protagonist doesn’t remember anything, not even
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Sep 20, 2014 08:20 AM
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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
Sep 19, 2014 11:06 AM
Known for having adapted a difficult electric Western instrument to the Carnatic stage with awe-inspiring success, Mandolin Shrinivas impressed pundits and lay listeners alike.
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