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Updated: Sep 22, 2014 03:13 AM
The figure for households without toilets is 47 per cent for Hindu households as against 31 per cent for Muslims and 16 per cent for Christians and Sikhs, according to NSS data. Extensive new evidence shows that building toilets alone will not eliminate
Updated: Sep 22, 2014 03:13 AM
‘Copied data must be accompanied by authentication certificate’ Nine years after it maintained that courts could admit electronic records such as printouts and CDs as prima facie evidence without authentication, the Supreme Court has said th
Updated: Sep 22, 2014 02:55 AM
Modi-Sharif meet remains uncertain on UNGA sidelines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first address on the world stage at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will be followed by several meetings of international and regional importance. So
Updated: Sep 22, 2014 02:03 AM
T.N., Karnataka forces discuss security for September 27 With a special court in Bangalore set to pass its judgment on September 27 in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others, senior police offici
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Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances earlier in the day deepe
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Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers
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There could soon be a Congress-Janata Dal (United) alliance in Kerala once M.P. Veerendra Kumar’s party, Socialist Janata (Democratic) — a constituent of the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) in the State — returns to the Janata fold.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India had a chance to rise once again as a global economic power and suggested that, with his “clear road map” to channelise entrepreneurial capabilities of the country’s 1.25 billion people, i
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Parties feel it will dilute scheme’s universal employment guarantee Union Minister of Rural Development Nitin Gadkari has proposed that the MGNREGS be restricted to only tribal and poor areas and the permissible labour to material ratio of expense
Sport
Sep 22, 2014 01:49 AM
In this day and age, there is no such thing as an unknown quantity. The internet and live television can provide in-depth material on almost any topic. In the realm of sport, this has brought all rival parties to a level-playing field.A star-studded Chenn
Sep 22, 2014 01:48 AM
CSK coach Stephen Fleming has stated that sides from outside India stand to gain the most from competing in the Champions League T20. In a press conference here on Sunday, he spoke on the significance of the tournament.Excerpts:The benefits: The tournamen
Sep 22, 2014 01:45 AM
During days of uncovered pitches and inadequate protective gear, this brave stumper stood up to the wickets to Mohammed Nissar, considered one of the fastest bowlers to have played for India. Dr. S.V. Thiruvenkata Chari is among the wicket-keeping path-
Sep 22, 2014 01:41 AM
K.H. Gopinath scored a century in adversity while off-spinner Malolan Rangarajan scalped five on the first day of a key TNCA Elite Group first division league match on Sunday.No. 3 Gopinath’s 129 (136b, 16x4, 1x6), even as wickets fell around, him h
Sep 22, 2014 01:24 AM
Frank Lampard scored against his old club as 10-man Manchester City salvaged a 1-1 draw against Premier League leader Chelsea on Sunday. On a day when Manchester United “threw the game away” as it was beaten 5-3 at Leicester, substitute Lamp
Opinion
Sep 22, 2014 12:57 AM
Without substantive reforms to the investigation and trial process, early release of undertrials may further aggravate the pathologically low rates of conviction and incarceration in the Indian criminal justice system On September 4, a Supreme Court ben
Sep 22, 2014 01:05 AM
In drawing attention to the plight of the widows of Vrindavan, the BJP’s Member of Parliament from Mathura, Hema Malini, got hold of the wrong end of the stick. Many of the Vrindavan widows are without any means of sustenance, and forced to beg to s
Sep 22, 2014 01:00 AM
Fiji has chosen its first elected leader in eight years. This marks a new democratic beginning for the South Pacific nation after suffering self-inflicted wounds over a period of some 28 years. Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, who took power in a bloodless c
Business
Sep 21, 2014 10:46 PM
We need a structure that will attract risk investment and help to step up oil exploration activities significantly. The Centre is moving towards a revenue-sharing system for oil exploration contracts from the time-tested policy of production sharing. It
Sep 21, 2014 10:43 PM
The most exciting event of last week was undoubtedly the listing of Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group Holding, on the New York Stock Exchange. The Alibaba share listed at $92.70, a whopping 36 per cent premium to the offer price, proving right analys
Sep 21, 2014 10:35 PM
In 2010, Girish Mathrubootham read an article on how Zendesk’s customer support software has become expensive for smaller businesses. That set him thinking. Soon enough, he formed Freshdesk. Today, it provides virtual customer support software as a
Sep 21, 2014 10:31 PM
Just a few days ago, on September 10, the Union Government announced its decision to dilute its stake in three public sector undertakings — Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Coal India (CIL) and National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC).
Sep 21, 2014 03:30 AM
Mr. Ma has drawn inspiration by dipping into China’s unique cultural idiom China is celebrating the success of e-commerce giant, the Alibaba group, whose stocks jumped 38 per cent on the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) o
Features
Sep 21, 2014 05:39 PM
Esther Elias enters the world of co-working spaces, where young entrepreneurs, freelancers and start-up teams rally together to share more than just physical workspace Spend long enough in the presence of start-up founders and a little past their infect
Sep 21, 2014 02:55 PM
As a teacher, it’s sometimes nice to step back and see the lighter side of stressful situations. Exams are no laughing matter, and for teacher trainees, it is a double-edged sword since they have to prove to themselves and their students that they
Sep 21, 2014 05:31 PM
The city may seem like a concrete jungle, but it does boast of quite a few natural ecosystems that sustain a variety of flora and fauna What does the word “heritage” mean to you? Buildings, monuments, title, property…? Chennai has a &#8
Sep 21, 2014 10:06 PM
When a man is on travel, he often comes to junctions and crossroads, and gets mixed up about which road to take. Life too is a journey, the goal being the attainment of liberation from repeated worldly life, and in this journey too, the paths are many, sai
Sep 21, 2014 06:57 PM
Director Ranjith has said that he is withdrawing Njaan, which was released on Friday, from the International Film Festival of Kerala, to be held in Thiruvananthapuram from December 12 to 19.“I do not want Njaan to be featured in the Malayalam Cinema
Slideshows
Sep 21, 2014 10:29 PM
Every spell of rain makes us realise, yet again, that there is really no such thing as bad weather. The sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up and snow is exhilarating. After a hot spell, this region is witnessing intermittent drizzl
Sep 21, 2014 06:13 PM
Bangalore: Nearly 360 schoolchildren were hospitalised when they fell ill after having midday meals at the Government Urdu Higher Primary School in D.J. Halli on Friday. Several children also took ill on Saturday and were taken to Dr. Ambedkar Hospital
Sep 21, 2014 06:08 PM
India won a bronze and was assured of medals in squash (both men and women). A look at some of the images on Day 2.
Sep 20, 2014 04:16 PM
A look at some of the images on the first day of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on September 20, 2014.
Sep 20, 2014 08:20 AM
A humourous take on news this week.
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