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Updated: Sep 16, 2014 03:39 PM
The outcome of the by-polls are seen as yet another test of Narendra Modi government’s popularity since it assumed power in May. BJP suffered a jolt in Rajasthan winning just one of the four seats and was losing ground in Uttar Pradesh where Samaj
Updated: Sep 16, 2014 02:45 PM
eplying to a query on ‘Love Jihad’ — a term derogatorily used to refer to Muslim men in relationships with Hindu women — Rajnath had asked: "What is that? I need to understand its definition." Congress general secretary and Rajya
Updated: Sep 16, 2014 03:49 PM
The Special court will shift to a temporary location for pronoucing the verdict. The Special Court in Bangalore will pronounce verdict on the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on September 27. Also, the court
Updated: Sep 16, 2014 11:30 AM
BRO and Army engineers restored the vital road link that remained closed for 13 days due to landslides triggered by incessant rains. In a boost to relief efforts in the flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley, the Jammu—Sringar National Highway reopened for
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Facing reverses in some seats in the Assembly bypolls, the BJP on Tuesday said the results in some places were not according to its expectations and people voted on local issues. “We have won in many places and at some places, the results have been
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In their worst single-day drop in nearly 7 weeks, Sensex plunged 324 points to 26,492.51 and Nifty tanked 109 points to 7,932.90 on negative cues from jittery global markets before the US Federal Reserve’s much—awaited monetary policy meeting
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BJP activists in Manipur are overjoyed as party candidate Premita Sandam has won the Kakching Municipal council elecion in Thoubal distrct. She defeated her nearest rival Lokendro Moirangthem of the Congress. The BJP workers said it showed that the Modi
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Chief Minister of the nascent Telangana State said it could not be called a referendum on his Government as it had done little in the last three months. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has said that the Medak Lok Sabha byelection result wa
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The separatist-held regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine are granted temporary self-rule for three years in a new law adopted by Parliament.Both parties in the conflict will be granted amnesty, except for those who have committed “serio
Sport
Sep 16, 2014 12:59 PM
IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will have a tough task at hand when they lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opening Group A match of Oppo Champions League T20 on Wednesday. KKR’s build-up to the tournament has been pla
Sep 16, 2014 12:20 PM
The IOA-appointed six-member ad-hoc panel had been handling some affairs of Indian boxing after the federation was terminated earlier this year. After granting provisional recognition to Boxing India, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has now a
Sep 16, 2014 02:21 AM
Fancied players registered convincing wins in the first round of the league stage of the Indian Open wild-card entry tournament at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana here on Monday.Railways’ Kamal Chawla, one of the top guns in the snooker circuit, got off to a
Sep 16, 2014 02:14 AM
Indian captain Anand Amritraj stated that his boys did well to run Serbia close in its Davis Cup World Group playoff tie, given that they started the fixture as underdogs. Excerpts: On the tie We should take a lot of confidence from it. All credit t
Sep 16, 2014 02:08 AM
K.B. Arun Karthick’s unbeaten 143 (250b, 20x4) piloted Vijay to 285 for two against Globe Trotters in a TNCA first division Elite Group match here on Monday. He and M. Kaushik Gandhi (80, 171b, 7x4) raised 175 for the second wicket in 51.3 overs. Kar
Opinion
Sep 16, 2014 12:55 AM
Polemical literature and what is taught in schools and colleges are a startling revelation of the suspicion tinged with hatred for the religious minorities. Yet, there is nothing in the comments of our ‘secular’ leadership that expresses moral
Sep 16, 2014 12:42 AM
The Union Social Justice Ministry’s move to seek clarifications and modifications to the Supreme Court’s April 15, 2014 judgment that directed that the transgender community be formally recognised as the ‘third gender’ and accorded
Sep 16, 2014 12:32 AM
The disinvestment programme for 2014-15 seems to have kicked off in right earnest with the Union Cabinet clearing the sale of government stake in three major public sector companies — Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Coal India (CIL) and Nati
Business
Sep 16, 2014 03:50 PM
Gold prices rose further by Rs. 10 to Rs 27,460 per 10 grams in the national capital on Tuesday, on increased buying by jewellers and retailers for the upcoming festive season amid a firming global trend.Silver followed suit and advanced by Rs. 100 to Rs
Sep 16, 2014 03:30 PM
Project to upgrade water supply network, expand sewerage infrastructure and improve roads in North Karnataka towns The NDA Government at the Centre signed an agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday for a $63.3 million (Rs.284 crore) loan
Sep 16, 2014 12:22 PM
Effective from September 18, the new interest rate will be 8.75 per cent. The State Bank of India (SBI) is revising interest rates on retail term deposits below Rs.1 crore with effect from September 18.As per the revision, there will be a reduction of 2
Sep 16, 2014 10:53 AM
Auto component manufacturer Bosch Ltd, in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning, said the employee union of its Bangalore plant has called for a strike.The union has "chosen to go on strike with effect from September 16, 2014", the comp
Sep 16, 2014 10:21 AM
An earlier-than-anticipated rate hike by Fed could lead to outflows, hurting emerging markets as the incentive for investors to seek higher yields stands reduced. In their worst single-day drop in nearly 7 weeks, Sensex plunged 324 points to 26,492.51 a
Features
Sep 15, 2014 07:51 PM
The only medium of entertainment before satellite TV took us by storm completed 55 years Rangoli to children of the YouTube generation is nothing more than the colourful design which their moms/sisters or aunts do in front of their house. Actually not re
Sep 15, 2014 07:29 PM
Ganesh Kumar talks about performing at the Frame Drum Festival in Germany and the kanjira’s power play “My life revolves within the six-inch diameter of the kanjira,” declares Ganesh Kumar, fresh from the experience of allowin
Sep 15, 2014 08:16 PM
Honour for social entrepreneurs for their contribution to society Why would Management professionals abandon promising careers or a wheel chair-bound individual serve the disabled through setting up their own NGOs? If heart did not rule head, social entr
Sep 16, 2014 01:59 PM
Actor ‘Ulaganayagan’ Kamal Haasan is in hospital now. He has been admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Greams Road, Chennai, for a suspected case of food poisoning. However, it seems that it is nothing major, as his publicist tweeted: Ula
Sep 16, 2014 01:15 PM
Lacking tension, but gloriously entertaining Some films take an eternity to find a footing. Burma hits the ground running. From the first frame, we know we are in sure hands. The director, Dharanidharan, is a genuine filmmaker — not just because h
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Sep 14, 2014 08:13 PM
Feast on the fest of the autumn moon If your have been postponing your Chinese lunch/dinner, then make the most of the ongoing Autumn Moon Festival at Golden Dragon. Master Chef Hung Fong Ng and his team are ready to present the traditional cuisine of th
Sep 14, 2014 07:19 PM
In pictures: Kochi International Fashion Week Photos: Thulasi Kakkat There were no complaints of a lack of glitz and glamour on the ramp on the opening day of the Kochi International Fashion Week 2014, with designers Hari Anand, Chaitanya Rao and Rocky
Sep 13, 2014 07:49 AM
A humourous take on the news this week
Sep 11, 2014 05:35 PM
Four friends, Licia, Lavanya, Manoja and Prerna, went to school together. They were punctual and would reach school ten minutes before the bell rang every day. One day, on their way to school, they saw something near a garbage bin. They went near the bin o
Sep 11, 2014 05:35 PM
You recycle, reduce and reuseThat’s very great news!We can reuse a pencil boxAnd why not a puppet out of green socks?We can reuse a box of shoeAnd make a rocket out of bottle too.In outing, we will stay in the camp,There also, we will reuse and make
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