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Updated: Sep 2, 2014 01:07 AM
The decision came after Modi held summit-level talks with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo. Japan on Monday pledged to invest Rs. 2.1 lakh crore ($35.5 billion) in a wide spectrum of projects in India over five years. These include infrastructure, clea
Updated: Sep 2, 2014 01:07 AM
The government on Monday urged the Supreme Court to spare 46 coal blocks — 40 functional ones and six which are ready to start operations — out of the 218 declared illegal in a judgment on August 25. However, the court asked whether it would n
Updated: Sep 2, 2014 12:57 AM
Seven years after it began an ambitious rail journey from Beijing to Lhasa, China’s railway plans for Tibet are firmly on track with the inauguration of two new rail lines going west and east from Lhasa. The extended lines, (251 kms) from the Tibeta
Sep 2, 2014 12:53 AM
Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Monday clarified that it was not “compulsory” for schools nationwide to ensure that students watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Teachers Day address.She also said Teachers Day wa
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Wilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the U.S. Open, ending her streak of making the semifinals at each Grand Slam tournament this year.The No. 7-seeded Bouchard, the runner-up at Wimbledon in July, nee
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Academic activities began at Nalanda University at Rajgir on Monday, more than eight centuries after the ancient university was destroyed by a medieval ruler. Out of the 15 students enrolled in the university so far, nine attended classes on the inaugur
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Indian firm claims around Rs. 9,600 crore by current exchange rate The Antrix Corporation-Devas Multimedia spat over the cancelled contract for two Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) satellites has come up before the Permanent Court of Arbitratio
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In the last four days, Gujarat’s Vadodara district has witnessed three group clashes between two communities. While nearly 70 people have been arrested for rioting, the district police said the skirmishes were not communal in nature.The latest clash
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A 32-year-old primary school head teacher was allegedly raped by three persons in Mainpuri district on Monday. The alleged rapists snatched her ring, chain, mobile phone and Rs. 5000 in cash. The police have arrested one person.The victim, a resident of Pu
Sep 2, 2014 04:26 AM
Andy Murray pulled out the sort of tough win he had been missing this year, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three long sets in the fourth round of the U.S. Open.The eighth-seeded Murray needed 2 hours, 35 minutes to defeat the ninth-seeded Frenchman 7-5, 7-
Sep 2, 2014 03:18 AM
The world’s fastest man does not come to town every day. Whatever the nature of Usain Bolt’s visit to Bangalore — it is a promotional tour for Puma — there is no denying that it is still a bit special. For an hour at the M. Chinnas
Sep 2, 2014 03:13 AM
B. Bhaskar and Sourav Kothari will represent India as the top two players, after two rounds of selection trial camps, at the IBSF world billiards championship to be held at Leeds from Oct. 20 to 29. With Alok Kumar, Brijesh Damani and Malkeet Singh &#82
Sep 2, 2014 03:11 AM
The BCCI’s annual general meeting (AGM) is a virtual non-starter in so far as fulfilling its constitutional obligation is concerned. As per the BCCI’s revised rules and regulations, “the AGM of the Board shall be held every year, not lat
Sep 2, 2014 03:10 AM
Two weeks after confirming that she would be running in the IAAF Continental Cup in Morocco this month, sprinter M.R. Poovamma has now changed her mind.The 400m runner, who was adjudged as the best woman athlete at the recent Federation Cup in Patiala, wa
Sep 2, 2014 12:56 AM
The reassuring message in the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is that in pursuing its economic objectives, the government wants to accord an important role to the public sector even while relying on market mechanisms The goal is hard to achieve. It is cos
Sep 2, 2014 12:50 AM
In a single stroke, the Narendra Modi administration has underscored its seriousness in taking indigenisation of military hardware to the next level, and signalled its intent to end the drought in military procurement, which had begun to affect defence pr
Sep 2, 2014 12:49 AM
The moral and practical imperatives of creating an equitable world and a sustainable planet have increasingly become inescapable. These are not unattainable ideals either. This optimism is foregrounded in a blueprint produced by the United Nations Open Wo
Sep 1, 2014 11:30 PM
Stock indices closed at record high as the 50-share Nifty closed above the psychological barrier of 8000-mark on Monday on the back of better gross domestic product (GDP) numbers. The benchmark 30-share Sensitive Index (Sensex) surged
Sep 1, 2014 11:26 PM
Venus Remedies has entered into a collaborative agreement with Teva, the largest manufacturer of generic drugs in the world, for anti-cancer drug in the Canadian market. The high-potential drug is under patent protection till 2016. Under this collaboration
Sep 1, 2014 11:25 PM
The India Cements Limited has sought the approval of its shareholders to increase the borrowing limit by Rs.400 crore to Rs.2,900 crore.Consequent to the scheme of amalgamation with Visaka Cement Industry Limited (VCIL), the borrowing limit of India Cemen
Sep 1, 2014 11:21 PM
A pattern that could soon bring relief to consumers from the 50-paise-a-fortnight upward revision. The under-recovery on diesel for national oil marketing companies (OMCs) is down to a wafer thin 8 paise a litre, a pattern that could soon bring relief t
Sep 1, 2014 11:17 PM
Contraction in trade deficit helps, says RBI India’s current account deficit (CAD) narrowed sharply to $7.8 billion (1.7 per cent of gross domestic product) in the first quarter of 2014-15 from $21.8 billion (4.8 per cent of GDP) in the year ago p
Aug 31, 2014 05:37 PM
Naga Chaitanya talks about ‘Oka Laila Kosam’, what went wrong with ‘Autonagar Surya’ and what worked for ‘Manam’ Naga Chaitanya will return this Friday in Oka Laila Kosam, directed by Vijay Kumar Konda who gave the hu
Aug 31, 2014 03:52 PM
Education is a constant movement in learning — one that encompasses the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. As “consumers” of education in today’s overly demand-driven environment, we are often very clear about what w
Aug 31, 2014 08:26 PM
For a splash of green, just plant begonias or a money plant and string it up on your balcony With most bungalows in Bangalore going the apartment way and garden space becoming a luxury, hanging baskets can bring in that little bit of green, that some of
Sep 1, 2014 10:23 PM
Saivite saint Manickavachagar received deeksha from Lord Siva, who put His feet on the saint’s head. Manickavachagar talks of the power of Lord Siva’s feet. He says that the moment the Lord’s feet touched his head, he moved away from his
Sep 1, 2014 07:39 PM
How does it feel to be a young grandmother? Prince Frederick finds out from three women. Young granny sounds like an oxymoron. It isn’t. In their forties, Renu Mahbubani, Geetha Raju Isidore and Deepa Kamboj knew what it means to be a grandmom. A f
Sep 1, 2014 10:41 PM
Lord Ganesha is people’s favourite and each of the few thousands of idols installed in Hyderabad at public places takes a unique shape and theme. If fine arts students used eco-friendly paper, a few stuck to Clay Ganesha, the colourful Khairatabad i
Sep 1, 2014 10:02 PM
Cycling is one of the easiest ways to integrate exercise into daily life as it is also a form of transport. A group of doctors from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh calling themselves Doctors on Cycles (DOCS) have shown the way for healthy living by practice
Aug 30, 2014 05:22 PM
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