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Updated: Oct 21, 2014 12:22 AM
The Union Cabinet on Monday recommended the promulgation of an Ordinance to acquire the land of those 214 coal blocks mines the allocations of which the Supreme Court had last month quashed. It also approved a plan for e-auctioning the cancelled blocks to
Updated: Oct 21, 2014 01:44 AM
Uddhav calls Amit Shah; BJP reaches out to smaller parties, independents The BJP seems to be in no hurry to cobble together an alliance to form the government in Maharashtra. The largest party in the Assembly, it is short of 22 MLAs and a partnership wi
Updated: Oct 21, 2014 01:44 AM
Haryana’s newly elected BJP legislators will meet in Chandigarh on Tuesday to “elect” a leader, who will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate. Indications are that veteran leader and RSS activist Manohar Lal Khattar will be t
Oct 21, 2014 01:43 AM
Move seen as attempt to ascribe Hindu identity to Tamil king The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has decided to commemorate the 1000th year of the coronation of King Rajendra I of the Chola dynasty. Son of the great Rajaraja Chola I, King Rajendra (rei
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Laser physicists in Australia have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre, the Australian National University (ANU) announced on Monday.It is the first long
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The device can take another three years to reach the market Diagnosing malaria, a disease that kills one child every minute around the world, could soon take as little as 30 minutes to do — perhaps even on your smart phone — thanks to a new d
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Winners will get chance to have their work published on festival’s official blog The Jaipur Literature Festival has announced a new annual writing competition for budding authors.Supported by Teamwork Arts, producers of the Festival, the competiti
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Images and data sent by the orbiter are being processed “Phew! Experience of a lifetime. Watched the # MarsComet#SidingSpring whizzing past the planet. I'm in my orbit, safe and sound.” Apart from that tweet on behalf of the Indian Mars or
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Calls child labour as “violence”,a global problem For sustainable peace between India and Pakistan, the joint recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, people of both nations will need to come together and work together said Nobel l
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 20, 2014 09:00 PM
As many as 75 out of 90 newly elected MLAs in Haryana are crorepatis with BJP leading the pack with 40 legislators possessing assets in excess of Rs. 1 crore, according to Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR).Among the 90 winning MLAs in Haryana, nine a
Oct 20, 2014 05:39 PM
Speculation is rife about whether it will be an NCP-supported BJP Ministry or a coalition regime with the Shiv Sena. A day after Maharashtra Assembly polls gave a fractured verdict, major political parties on Monday went into a huddle exploring ways for
Oct 20, 2014 12:38 PM
Denying the charge, NCP leader Praful Patel said: "There is no unholy nexus or quid pro quo. These are just rumours and allegations." The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) offer of unconditional outside support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for gov
Oct 20, 2014 11:10 AM
The ruling Congress has won the Hiyanglangam by-elections whose results were declared on Monday. This constituency is located in the home district of the Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. There were five candidates in this constituency where there
Sport
Oct 21, 2014 12:52 AM
National champion Vishnu Vardhan banked on his big-serving game for a 7-6(5), 6-7(6), 6-3 first-round win over Yannik Reuter of Belgium in the KPIT-MSLTA ATP Challenger, organised by MSLTA and played at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi. The
Oct 21, 2014 12:50 AM
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) interim president N. Shivlal Yadav says that in all probability legal proceedings will be initiated against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for pulling out of the India tour after having played just four O
Oct 20, 2014 08:28 PM
London Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will spearhead the Indian challenge in the $275,000 French Open Super Series, starting in Paris on Tuesday. Seeded fifth in the tournament, Saina, will face Sashina Vignes Waran of France in the
Oct 20, 2014 07:30 PM
India opened their gold medal account with two track and field athletes bagging the yellow metal in a haul of six medals on the second day of competitions at the Para Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.The Indians grabbed one silver and three medals also be
Oct 20, 2014 07:22 PM
Machiavellianism appeals most in the Dundoo Ekambar Memorial Cup (1,400m), the main event of the races to be held here on Tuesday (October 21). DUNDOO EKAMBAR MEMORIAL CUP (1,400m), 3-y-o & over (Cat. I), 1.25 p.m.: 1. Machiavellianism (3) P. S. Chouh
Opinion
Oct 20, 2014 01:57 AM
Ignoring hunger and malnutrition will have significant costs to any country’s development. Nutrition improvement has both intrinsic and instrumental value One of the disappointments in the post-reform period in India has been the slow progress in
Oct 21, 2014 01:32 AM
It was a long-awaited reform measure but when the Narendra Modi government eventually deregulated diesel pricing on Saturday, the timing, in the backdrop of falling global oil prices, was just perfect. With oil companies wiping off the under-recoveries on
Oct 21, 2014 01:25 AM
A few months after steeply increasing taxes on tobacco products, the government has come up with another much-needed measure to contain tobacco consumption. Thanks to a recent amendment to the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling
Business
Oct 20, 2014 10:40 PM
Exide Industries on Monday reported subdued results in the second quarter when compared to the previous quarter. Exide Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer P. K. Kataky said better growth in automotive and motorcycle replacement battery sales, as
Oct 20, 2014 10:37 PM
The funds will be deployed in expansion plans Warburg Pincus on Monday invested Rs. 1,200 crore ($200 million) in Thrissur-headquartered Kalyan Jewellers for an undisclosed minority stake. Kalyan will use the funds for expansion.This is the largest priva
Oct 20, 2014 10:33 PM
Gold imports jumped to $3.75 billion in September on account of the ongoing festive season. Faced with five-fold rise in gold imports that is pushing up the current account deficit, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the government would look
Oct 20, 2014 10:31 PM
‘Markets are pretty comfortable with the BJP mandate in Maharashtra and Haryana’ With the addition of Maharashtra and Haryana States to the BJP kitty, industry expects Prime Minister Narendra Modi to unleash ‘generation next’ ref
Oct 20, 2014 10:30 PM
In a move expected to rake in investments into the defence sector, the government on Monday allowed private defence manufacturing firms to sell equipment to state-run entities without prior approval. However, permission would be required to sell to non
Features
Oct 19, 2014 06:16 PM
Remember the Liril classic which got generations humming, “La lalala”… We still have great advertisements and brand campaigns. Of course we do. Just the other day, I watched one on TV. Beautifully shot, with fine looking people doing i
Oct 19, 2014 05:28 PM
Meet the people who ply catamarans at the Kasimedu fishing harbour to ferry the catch brought in by the larger boats The boats docked at the Kasimedu fishing harbour heave as the rain lashes at them. Their mammoth bodies lunge from side to side — i
Oct 19, 2014 06:27 PM
Acclaimed fashion photographer Ram Shergill talks about the drama of his work Ram Shergill was born and brought up in Britain but his roots lie in India. In ‘Kaleidoscope’, his maiden exhibition here, the artiste revives his links with the na
Oct 21, 2014 03:21 AM
Rama spent 11 years in Dandakaranya forest in the company of the many rishis and sages seeking their blessings and following their austere way of life. Dandakaranya is described as a vast expanse of thick forests which is the home to the many rishis and sa
Oct 20, 2014 07:43 PM
Karl Blossfeldt’s images which are on view at Tasveer currently are a celebration of nature and an accent on innovation In bloom, Karl Blossfeldt’s rendition of the flower allures the viewer into its multi-layered patterns brought to fragranc
Slideshows
Oct 21, 2014 12:24 AM
Police Commemoration Day 2014 is an occasion to remember the valiant police personnel, who gave their lives defending the peace and security of people in society. The Telangana Police in Hyderabad gave a sense of might to the people and young students at
Oct 19, 2014 01:49 PM
As Assembly election results unfold in Maharashtra and Gurgaon, our photographers bring you a selection of pictures capturing the mood at counting centres, party headquarters and on the street.
Oct 18, 2014 06:13 PM
Kaveri, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) of Namma Metro, made a dramatic breakthrough as it emerged into daylight after a year underground at the site of the Chickpet Metro Station on Friday. The machine, which is digging a tunnel on the North-South line
Oct 17, 2014 04:39 PM
It is celebration time for AIADMK party workers as Supreme Court had granted conditional bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.
Oct 17, 2014 12:34 PM
From iPad Air 2 to X Yosemite, here's the Apple's event in pictures. Photos: AP
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