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Updated: Dec 19, 2014 07:54 PM
The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed "Slim". The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed "Slim". His real name is Umar Mansoor and t
Updated: Dec 19, 2014 06:04 PM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday introduced the Constitutional Amendment Bill for implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the Lok Sabha, contending that the object of the legislation is “the seamless transfer of goods and services acr
Updated: Dec 19, 2014 05:49 PM
Pakistani authorities have booked Lakhvi by stringent provisions under public security. Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi will remain in jail for at least three more months with Pakistani authorities on Friday slapping stringent provisions under public security agai
Updated: Dec 19, 2014 08:11 PM
Explaining the purpose of the film, it said the "coming generations need to know and be inspired by Godse’s commitment towards nationalism." After requesting the Central Government to install Nathuram Godse’s bust at public places across the
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Aditya. K, student What is your most prized possession? My phone and my laptop. It helps me stay in touch with everyone. I also like my Manchester United original jersey If you were granted a wish what would it be? I would like to travel across t
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Point of disorder While Rajya Sabha proceedings were being interrupted repeatedly, Deputy Chairman, P. J. Kurien exasperatedly asked Naresh Agarwal (SP) what his point of order was, but before he could finish the sentence, he was interjected again. CPI(
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Simple recipes to try out for Christmas and New Year “Food definitely brings people together,” says Dr. Shalini Deepak as she shares her own favourite recipes for the festive season. “Cooking is a great way to show someone that you care
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Announces slew of measures to put the region on fast track. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday blamed the previous Congress-NCP Government for the “backwardness” of Vidarbha region in the State and promised to
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‘Amaravathi is among the 12 cities in India that have been declared heritage cities’. The town is also popular among tourists, as the Amaralingeswara Temple is located there. In 2006, it hosted the 30th Kalachakra, which was attended by the Da
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 18, 2014 11:19 PM
It is a four-cornered fight in the Maoist-affected area Shikaripara, with a majority population of Santhal tribals, will cast its vote in the final phase of elections on December 20. The region witnessed one of the worst crackdowns on tribals protesting
Dec 18, 2014 05:32 PM
The attackers were annoyed with Sidhu over his recent remark on their religious book, police said. BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s convoy was on Thursday attacked by unidentified assailants who pelted the cars with bricks and stones, leaving his d
Dec 18, 2014 12:08 AM
Communal and regional polarisation a major factor In the past two coalition governments in Jammu and Kashmir, Independent candidates were the key figures in government formation, but in the ongoing Assembly elections, communal and regional polarisation i
Dec 16, 2014 04:26 PM
"You people have to elect BJP so as to end this father-son, father-daughter rule forever and give your own children a chance." Sharpening his attack on the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described dynastic poli
Sport
Dec 19, 2014 07:35 PM
The phrase “teeing ground” refers to the area in which a golfer commences play of the hole. It is also called the tee. However, the tee is also the small peg on which the ball is placed and could also symbolise the act of placing the ball (teei
Dec 19, 2014 07:25 PM
FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said on Friday. Blatter said there are “no legal grounds to revoke the executiv
Dec 19, 2014 06:56 PM
Pakistan hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh made allegations that it was “India’s conspiracy” to put pressure on his players ahead of the Champions Trophy final against Germany, which his team lost 0-2. Pakistan players had engaged in wild
Dec 19, 2014 06:46 PM
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone said he is keen to return South Africa to the schedule. There has not been an F1 race in Africa since the last South African Grand Prix in 1993. Ecclestone told R-Sport “We’re in the middle of trying to do so
Dec 19, 2014 06:39 PM
Mr. Arjun Sajnani & Dr. Syed Ainuddin Arif’s Pippin (Arshad Alam up) won the Royal Calcutta Turf Club Cup, the main event of the races held here on Friday (December 19). The winner is trained by Neil Darashah.The results:1. KAKANAKOTE PLATE (1,4
Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 12:49 AM
Since Independence, secularism is increasingly opposed to communalism, with the nation no longer central to its definition. Does this indicate the failure of the nation to demonstrate its plurality, and therefore secularism? One of the peculiarities of
Dec 19, 2014 12:12 AM
It has been a glorious year for the Indian Space Research Organisation. The successful launch of Mangalyaan into Mars orbit on September 24 on its maiden attempt was the crowning glory. On December 18, the space organisation followed it up with another st
Dec 19, 2014 12:05 AM
The findings from the latest International Labour Organisation report on real wages point to a mix of proactive initiatives and policy paralysis in different contexts. The study notes that continuing deceleration in the growth of global real wages and dis
Business
Dec 19, 2014 07:37 PM
Bajaj Auto has bagged an order for 1.25 lakh units of Discover-125M motorcycles from Sri Lankan government. The company through its distributor David Pieris Motor Company in Sri Lanka had secured an order for supply of around 50,000 units of Discover-125M
Dec 19, 2014 06:44 PM
The rupee on Friday lost 19 paise against the dollar at 63.30 at close as initial gains were washed out on account of strong demand for the U.S. currency from oil companies even as stock markets were bullish. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament, h
Dec 19, 2014 06:38 PM
The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Friday announced its partnership with Microsoft India to transform Surat into a smart city by introducing several citizen centric services with the help of global software giant.Announcing the partnership on Friday
Dec 19, 2014 04:50 PM
Tata’s full service carrier in partnership with Singapore Airlines Vistara will take to the skies from January 9 by operating daily flights to Mumbai and Ahmedabad from Delhi, a company official said on Friday.“We have started booking online an
Dec 19, 2014 04:18 PM
Over five crore provident fund subscribers governed by the EPFO will get 8.75 per cent interest on their deposits for the current fiscal.The Finance Ministry has ratified the rate for 2014-15, after a decision was taken to retain the interest payout at th
Features
Dec 19, 2014 09:25 PM
This house is unlike other houses which have featured in this column. Every decade a house lived it gathered stories and in every generation its storytellers. One hoped these houses live on defying mortality. Maintenance costs are discussed but with affect
Dec 19, 2014 08:11 PM
Mimicking nature’s cleaning process through DEWATS and the Vortex system. Waste-water is emerging as a new challenge and opportunity in the cities of India. After large quantities of clean water is shipped into the city to meet the growing thirst o
Dec 19, 2014 09:23 PM
Malayalam author, politician and orator Veerendra Kumar talks about his stream of consciousness style, and his magnum opus Hymavathabhoovil (In the Meadows of Snow) soon to be translated into English M.P. Veerendra Kumar puts on his spectacles and thumb
Dec 19, 2014 09:41 PM
Vivek Rajgopal,25 ,Actor What is your most prized possession? My dreams. If you were granted a wish, what would it be? I would like to exchange powers with the one who grants me that wish. Your biggest fear? The thought of having to take c
Dec 19, 2014 09:31 PM
In India for the Kochi Muziris Biennale, Chris Dercon, director of Tate Modern, London, talks about India’s place in the arena of global contemporary art On the second day of the second edition of Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB), 2014, many works are
Slideshows
Dec 19, 2014 02:15 PM
As the countdown to Christmas begins, it is time to take a look at the trees. These evergreens symbolise the hope we carry in our hearts.
Dec 17, 2014 11:27 PM
People from the Christian Community celebrate Yesu Jayanthi every year on Second Saturday and Sunday of every December. A special fellowship is organized at the CSI Church ahead of Christmas celebrations and Yesu Jayanthi Jatara is organized on the CSI Ch
Dec 17, 2014 09:37 PM
On Day 2, Steve Smith continues his unbeaten run with a half century, guiding Australia to 221 for four in reply to India’s 408 before bad light stops play.
Dec 17, 2014 08:13 PM
The Mairie’s collapse is a reminder that Puducherry’s architectural heritage needs to be protected. A slideshow of the famed Mairie Building.
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