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Updated: Dec 22, 2014 03:15 AM
Delhi’s stance to factor in ties with Tel Aviv In what could amount to a tectonic shift in the country’s foreign policy, the Modi government is looking at altering India’s supporting vote for the Palestinian cause at the United Nations
Updated: Dec 22, 2014 02:34 AM
The ceremony marked the launch of the Ghar Vapsi programme of the organisation in Kerala, says Prathap G. Padikkal. The Chengannur unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Alappuzha has claimed to have converted 30 Christians, belonging to eight famili
Updated: Dec 22, 2014 03:22 AM
Two days after a woman was threatened at knifepoint and robbed of her gold jewellery near her house in Thoraipakkam, the footage of the crime has emerged. The police are yet to identify the suspect while the victim is yet to recover from the shock.The foo
Dec 22, 2014 01:53 AM
“World Bank too has changed its goal to fighting no longer for just eradication of poverty but also for shared prosperity” There is now a consensus the world over that the free market economic model does not work, said World Bank chief econo
Breaking News
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The increasing amount of marine debris like plastic, glass, rubber and others break or damage reef, a senior scientist said. “Marine debris like plastic, glass, metal, rubber abandoned fishing nets and other gear often get entangle and kill reef org
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The S&P BSE Sensex continued to rule firm for the third day by gaining 47 points in early trade on persistent buying by operators mainly in FMCG, metal, realty and power counters.The Sensex resumed higher at 27,479.87 and hovered in a range of 27,509.
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Delhiites on Monday woke up to a chilly on Monday accompanied with dense fog. The minimum temperature was recorded at 4.2 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average. It was the coldest Monday in the last five years, the Met Office said.
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Clicking selfies became an urban cultural phenomenon in India during 2014 leaving autographs outdated.Whether it was about flaunting a new hairstyle, telling the world about a brush with a celebrity, a party with friends or visit to a landmark place, clic
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Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni might feel that umpiring in the ongoing Test series needs to improve but Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon today said officials have done a good job and a couple of bad decisions should not provoke on-field alt
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 22, 2014 01:49 AM
The Congress on Sunday described as “baseless and unscientific” the exit polls results that predicted a washout of the party in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, Congress spokesperson Salman Nizami said the exit polls were an attempt
Dec 21, 2014 01:54 AM
The polls project a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand. Exit polls project a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand and a hung verdict in Jammu and Kashmir with the People’s Democratic Party emerging as the single l
Dec 20, 2014 08:54 PM
The 76 per cent turnout in the fifth and final phase of polling is the highest polling percentage in the last 25 years, Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi said. Calling the turnout in Jammu and Kashmir “historic and unprecedented,” De
Dec 20, 2014 09:09 AM
Jharkhand registered an overall 66 percentage turnout for the 81 Assembly seats that was held in five phases and spanned over nearly four weeks which concluded with the polling held for 16 seats in the last phase today which recorded around 70.42 per cent
Sport
Dec 22, 2014 10:35 AM
Young batsman Joe Burns’ selection in the Australian cricket team for the third Test against India was so unexpected that his own father had refused to believe the news.The 25-year-old, who was named a shock replacement for injured all-rounder Mitch
Dec 22, 2014 03:12 AM
A stoppage-time goal by a heavily-bandaged Martin Skrtel spared Liverpool another deflating defeat as it drew 2-2 at home to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. Inferior for most of the match, Arsenal had led with goals from Mathieu Debuchy and Oli
Dec 22, 2014 03:11 AM
V. Vignesh (Presidency) and S. Siva (Loyola) set a joint new meet record in the men’s pole vault event with an identical jump of 4.52m on the opening day of the A.L. Mudaliar athletics meet at the Nehru Stadium here on Sunday. The old record (4.51m)
Dec 22, 2014 12:10 AM
Kerala’s Elizabeth Koshy won the women’s 50m rifle 3 position final at the 58th National shooting championship at the Shiv Chatrapati Sports Complex here on Sunday. Elizabeth tallied 449 to get the better of Haryana’s Anjum Moudgil (445)
Dec 22, 2014 12:01 AM
Frank Tyson was given the moniker ‘Typhoon’ since he was the fastest bowler of his era. The illustrious Richie Benuad, former Australia captain and commentator, rates Tyson as the quickest bowler he has seen. The England paceman’s ca
Opinion
Dec 22, 2014 12:52 AM
The history of being second rate is such a deep part of the Indian psyche that it is now part of the real character of being Indian. There is an implicit mistrust of something that works, does not fall apart and is efficient Once on a site visit to a ...
Dec 22, 2014 12:41 AM
The Mid-Year Economic Review for 2014-15 is realistic in its projection of 5.5 per cent growth during this fiscal. Economic data released last week on industrial output, trade deficit and inflation clearly show that the growth impulse is still weak and th
Dec 22, 2014 12:34 AM
There cannot be a happier kind of resolution to the tribulations of the low-cost airline SpiceJet, than for it to come up for sale and be taken over by one of its co-founders. It is still too early to say whether Ajay Singh and his group of investors will
Business
Dec 22, 2014 10:06 AM
The benchmark BSE Sensex gained over 87 points in early trade on Monday on mild buying by funds and investors amid robust global trends coupled with positive domestic sentiments after the introduction of GST Bill in the Lok Sabha on Friday.Rising for the
Dec 22, 2014 09:45 AM
The rupee recovered by 5 paise to 63.25 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday on fresh selling of the American currency by banks and exporters. Besides, dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas amid higher opening in the domestic
Dec 22, 2014 02:49 AM
Accusing the Centre of showing a preference for Gujarat, Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien compared the focus on Vibrant Gujarat to the "lack of any interest" in a State like West Bengal, which is also holding its global business summit, calle
Dec 22, 2014 01:13 AM
Court disagreed with Nokia’s claim that charger is composite part of phone The Supreme Court ruled on Sunday that a cellphone battery charger was an independent product sold separately and must be taxed as such. The Bench set aside the Punjab an
Dec 21, 2014 11:51 PM
Hit by mounting input costs, they want Centre to increase minimum support price Whenever an animal dies in her village, Deuben Chavda can count on it for survival. Its flesh, bones and fat — some consumed, rest cured and sold — can keep her
Features
Dec 21, 2014 07:06 PM
Bhargavii Mani’s Arpana, an exhibition of photographs, captures musicians and dancers in the moments when they are most involved in their art There is a moment during the performance when the artiste forgets time and space; when the audience fades
Dec 21, 2014 04:21 PM
Isn’t education all about students growing into concerned citizens? It’s somewhat hackneyed to comment on the approach of the year’s end, but I’ll do it anyway. This is my last column for the year, and that’s enough reason t
Dec 21, 2014 07:00 PM
Fresh from a visit to Bharatpur, birdwatcher G. Parameswaran wonders why our wetlands can’t be transformed Take a walk along Perur Lake, Kurichikulam, Ukkadam Big Tank, Singanallur Lake or Sulur Lake, and you can witness the sorry state of their l
Dec 22, 2014 10:29 AM
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her roles on stage and screen, has died at the age of 82. The Coventry-born star, who was made a CBE in 1991, worked in close collaboration with playwright Samuel Beckett.Whitelaw died on Sunday in the early ho
Dec 22, 2014 12:08 AM
‘Ezhil’ will help school students learn coding basics in Tamil One of the challenges in introducing computer science concepts at a middle-school level is that programming languages are in English. Muthiah Annamalai, a Boston-based software
Slideshows
Dec 21, 2014 07:56 PM
The fourth edition of Kingfisher ULTRA Hyderabad International Fashion Week in association with Storm Fashion Company brings back glamour and panache with the leading names from the fashion industry. The three day fashion extravaganza has captivated fashi
Dec 20, 2014 06:56 PM
Scenes from the shoot of Aambala. The film is directed by Sundar C., starring Vishal, Vaibhav Reddy and Hansika Motwani. The cinematographer is Gopi Amarnath and the film is produced by Khushboo Sundar and Vishal.
Dec 20, 2014 04:58 PM
The streets are decked up with lights and glitter as Bengaluru gets ready to herald Christmas.
Dec 19, 2014 11:54 PM
Three equally mysterious cave temples of Adilabad have much to offer by way of revelations. Visitors can actually see and feel that the religious practices of the Adivasis (Tribals) which seem to be superstitious on the surface are actually connected with
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.
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