18 Congress workers also die as Naxalites encircle the motorcade and open fire from all sides in Chhattisgarh Mahendra Karma, a powerful tribal leader of the Congress from south Chhattisgarh, who founded Salwa Judum to combat Maoists, was killed in an a
He used to place "huge bets" on IPL matches and was even divulging team’s strategy to bookies, Mumbai Police tells court Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI president N. Srinivasan, not only placed heavy bets on T20 matches in the Indian Premier Leag
The desperate attempt by Chennai Super Kings to distance itself from Gurunath Meiyappan may not save the franchise from potential termination if one takes a close look at the agreement between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and individua
For the Congress which lost two key allies — and one minor one — in the last 12 months, a key element in its electoral strategy for the general elections that are now less than a year away, will be whether it should to woo back old friends or find ...
Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute on Saturday to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final, ending four years of frustration for his team in Europe’s biggest tournament. Robben ran on to Franck R
All three Services are poised for major expansion Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said that a cyber command will be established in the Armed forces as part of strengthening the cyber defence security in the country. Interacting with reporters on the
Saudi Arabia has assured India that it would continue to encourage regulated flow of foreign workers, within the framework of its labour reforms that hope to contain the country’s “youth bulge” by generating employment for hundreds of thousands of Saudi n
PM assures all assistance, more Central police forces Stunned by gruesome Naxal attack on its top Chhattisgarh leaders, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday termed it as an “attack on democratic values,” even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh call
Bookies disclosed names of several cricketers, say police Pubs and late night parties in luxury hotels and resorts were the favourite meeting points for the bookies, their conduits and the players they had managed to co-opt into the spot-fixing racket d
The Tamil Nadu Sailing Association, together with the Chennai Super Kings, will conduct the 29er National sailing championship in the waters outside the Chennai harbour from May 27 to 30. Around 15 teams are expected to take part.The event will be support
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said the betting and match-fixing allegations would put more pressure on his side but added that he was confident of rising to the challenge. Both captains skipped the customary media briefing ahead of the final wh
Mumbai has the drive to deny the experienced Chennai side a third crown With off-field controversies taking the spotlight on Saturday, it is time for two-time champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and challenger Mumbai Indians (MI) to bring the curtain dow
Beyond cricket’s canons: money talks while fairness goes out the window Once looked upon as a model of efficient administration, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) now stands exposed as an out-of-control behemoth.The IPL spot-fixing scandal
The idea that a tongue spoken by a large number of people across a territory is ‘pure’ and therefore must not be changed is wrong Our perception of language, formulation of language policies and their implementation, and our attitudes to other languages
Cricket in India stands on the edge of a precipice and if it is to be saved, the men who have allowed the game to be placed in mortal danger must take responsibility for their acts of omission and commission. What began as a betting and spot-fixing scanda
During his visit to India this week, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan let slip that he has given New Delhi a “wish list.” His tantalising refusal to disclose what it contained has unleashed speculation that with the U.S. withdrawal of troops in 2014
Oil India has posted a marginal rise (1.56 per cent) in its gross income at Rs. 11,456.32 crore in the year ended March 31, 2013, against Rs.11,279.90 crore in the previous financial year. The net profit rose by 4.13 per cent to Rs. 3,589.34 crore from Rs.
Handset manufacturers offer finance, exchange and discount schemes Buying a high-end smartphone has never been so easy. With handset manufacturers offering finance, exchange and discount schemes to make phones affordable, the sale of high-end smartphones
Japanese car giant Nissan will recall 22,188 units of its small car Micra and sedan Sunny in India due to faulty braking system, as part of a global exercise to rectify the problem.The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Nissan Motor India will recall the v
Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday exuded confidence that the sagging economic growth will soon revive and economy this fiscal will grow by at least one per cent more than last fiscal. The final FY13 GDP numbers are expected early next week and th
Snapping a three day losing streak, gold prices recovered by Rs 100 to Rs 27,050 per 10 grams in the national capital on Saturday, on scattered buying by retailers at prevailing lower levels. Silver also advanced by Rs 200 to Rs 44,300 per kg on increased
Veteran playback singer T.M. Soundararajan passed away in Chennai on Saturday. The nonagenarian ruled the hearts of his fans with his mellifluous singing for decades. A pictorial tribute to the legend ... Compiled by Saraswathy Srinivasan
The distinctly modern struggle for gender identity finds expression in the hoary traditions of Aravan’s temple in Koovagam, Tamil Nadu. My gender identity is fabricated and instinctive, illusionary and real, pivotal and irrelevant to the person I am. Ho
Sarnath Banerjee studied Biochemistry and still harbours a faint desire to produce a graphic version of Darwin’s The Origin of Species. He is the author of the graphic novels Corridor, The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers and The Harappa Files. About 10 years
Neha Khator narrates the story of an NGO that transformed a backward village into a bustling city, with funds, of course, but also by fostering a sense of duty in its residents. Vimla Kanwar, a 70-year-old widow, had a problem. After her husband, a hand
May 31 marks Nur Jahan’s 436th birth anniversary. Aroon Raman explains why the queen was really the king. In the fascinating mosaic that is the history of India, the Mughal period sits like an exquisite miniature of a mere two centuries in a continuum th
The distinctly modern struggle for gender identity finds expression in the hoary traditions of Aravan’s temple in Koovagam, Tamil Nadu.
Highlights of the week in pictures — the odd images you might have missed and some lasting moments our editors think you should see.