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Updated: Dec 27, 2014 03:34 PM
PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhter said the party was discussing all its options for government formation, hinting at an alliance with the BJP. Hinting that it is ready to do business with the BJP, the PDP, which has emerged as the single largest party in th
Updated: Dec 27, 2014 03:55 PM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has denied that his family used a Navy helicopter to attend a wedding in Goa this past week. In a statement issued here on Saturday, Mr. Jaitley refuted the allegations made by a Goa-based social activist and lawyer Aires R
Updated: Dec 27, 2014 03:33 PM
Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag will first visit Guwahati and then Sonitpur and Kokrajhar where militants belonging to NDFB (Songbijit faction) killed the Adivasis on Tuesday Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag will on Saturday review the situation in Assam w
Updated: Dec 27, 2014 04:00 PM
Pakistan government is all set to challenge the bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the key planner of 2008 Mumbai attacks, after getting a copy of the court’s order, the chief prosecutor in the 26/11 case said on Saturday. “We have finally got th
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The CBI on Saturday registered two fresh cases against Sudipta Sen, Chairman of Saradha group, in connection with alleged cheating of investors in Assam by the company.The CBI sources said the cases of alleged cheating and criminal breach of trust have be
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16 Rajasthan Ministers had received threatening emails on their official IDs, purportedly sent by the Indian Mujahideen terrorist group. Security has been tightened in the border district of Rajasthan after 16 Ministers received threatening emails purp
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The operation to nab the tiger has continued in the forest areas near Jamboti village in Khanapur taluk in Belagavi district on the third day on Saturday. Nearly 30 staff members of the Tiger Protection Force from Mysuru and a team of four Soliga tribesme
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Novelist Na. D’ Souza has expressed regret over the alleged misuse of women self-help groups (SHGs) by political parties.Inaugurating a programme organised to mark the first anniversary of Stree Bandhu Multipurpose Cooperative Society here on Friday
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The Nagamangala Rural police on Friday night arrested two persons and recovered a non-venomous red sand boa snake, weighing three-and-a-half kg.The accused have been identified as Manjunath (28) of Nandigodanahalli near Belur in Hassan district and Sherrif
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 26, 2014 08:32 PM
Mr. Vohra has called both the parties for a discussion. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N. N. Vohra, on Friday officially wrote to the PDP and BJP, the parties with the largest number of MLAs following the recent Assembly elections, on their plans for govern
Dec 26, 2014 01:30 PM
Former Chief Minister Arjun Munda said Mr. Das will stake claim to form the BJP-AJSU alliance government. Raghuvar Das, a five-time MLA, was on Friday elected leader of the BJP legislature party clearing the decks for his swearing in as Jharkhand's firs
Dec 26, 2014 07:56 AM
"So many stories doing the rounds about a BJP-NC deal. Let me say this as strongly as possible — there is no deal or any discussion going on" Outgoing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on categorically said there is “no deal” or any “
Dec 26, 2014 12:46 AM
Any thought of allying with it is an insult to me, says veteran Amid the uncertainties over Jammu and Kashmir’s political future, National Conference legislators are coming out in the open against talks of any alliance with the BJP.“I am answ
Sport
Dec 27, 2014 05:19 PM
Shivalik Star, Agostini, Acclaimed, Athens and Androstos excelled when the horses were exercised here on Saturday morning (Dec. 27).Inner sand:600m: Angel Dust (P. Trevor) 40. Fit for the fray.1,000m: Strombolite (rb), Del Porto (Qureshi) 1-8, 600/40. For
Dec 27, 2014 04:55 PM
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni broke the world record for most number of stumpings in international cricket after he effected his 134th dismissals on day two of the third cricket Test against Australia in Melbourne on Saturday. The 33-year-old Dhon
Dec 27, 2014 04:40 PM
The inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) has thrown up interesting statistics to give a clear indication that India has come to be recognised as an emerging footballing nation.Fans take the names of some Indian footballers in the same breath as those of the
Dec 27, 2014 03:09 PM
Skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said that India were clueless against Australia’s lower-order batsmen who helped the hosts post 530 runs in their first innings on the second day of the third cricket Test.“It felt pretty good at the crease and
Dec 27, 2014 02:58 PM
Continuing her steady progress in the WTA circuit, India’s Ankita Raina overwhelmed British teenager Katy Dunne in straight sets in a one-sided final to lift her maiden $25,000 ITF singles title at the Deccan Gymkhana in Pune on Saturday.The 21-year-
Opinion
Dec 27, 2014 01:14 AM
None of our Teacher Education programmes has ever seriously tried to achieve a clear and convincing enough understanding of what one tries to achieve through education. It always has been a rhetoric of larger aims and working for myopically understood par
Dec 27, 2014 12:54 AM
That Jharkhand is to get its first non-tribal Chief Minister since its formation in 2000 is more a political accident than a seminal event. Raghuvar Das would not have been the automatic choice of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the top post in the State i
Dec 27, 2014 12:45 AM
Even for a country known for its tardy judicial processes, the fact that the L.N. Mishra assassination case remained in the trial stage for nearly 40 years after the Union Railway Minister was killed in January 1975 is an unconscionable blot on the crimin
Business
Dec 27, 2014 04:29 PM
Japan’s Cabinet on Saturday approved about 3.5 trillion yen ($29 billion) in fresh stimulus, including subsidies and job creation, to help pull the world’s third-largest economy out of recession. The Cabinet endorsed the plan proposed by Pri
Dec 27, 2014 03:16 PM
Putting a question mark on the effectiveness of government’s farm debt waiver programmes, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Saturday said such schemes have constrained flow of credit to farmers.“In some states on certain occasions we have had deb
Dec 27, 2014 10:52 AM
“If Vividh Bharati goes online then listeners from California to Vancouver will be able to listen to it” Prasar Bharati is trying to expand its online presence to reach a wider audience, its Chief Executive Officer Jawhar Sircar said here on
Dec 26, 2014 11:58 PM
Launch of new City and MPV Mobilio helps sustain strong sales momentum. Riding on new launches, Japanese auto major Honda is set for over 62 per cent growth in its sales in India this year at around 1.8 lakh units. The company, which launched two models
Dec 26, 2014 11:48 PM
With its KG-D6 cost recovery arbitration stuck for three years, Reliance Industries has sought immediate start of the proceedings for early resolution of the dispute. Naming former UK judge Sir Bernard Rix as its arbitrator in place of former Chief Just
Features
Dec 26, 2014 05:54 PM
Susanna Myrtle Lazarus meets three people who are serious about socialising Minnie Menon If you get the nametag of ‘socialite’, yes, you have to be particular about what you wear and your appearance. In the early days, it was not a term
Dec 26, 2014 05:21 PM
Thanks to the rainfall, lake rejuvenation and rainwater harvesting, the water table actually went up in parts of the city. The year draws to a close and it is time to look back and take stock of challenges and opportunities. The water situation in Bengal
Dec 26, 2014 08:08 PM
Planning a bash to ring in 2015 at home? Here’s how to put together an easy-to-make meal that will leave you with enough time to be the life of the party New Year's Eve is a time for good cheer, family, friends and feasting. All over the world, it
Dec 27, 2014 05:28 PM
A shot worth a century… I was covering my first Test match for The Hindu in September 1979. The first cricket match of the Australia-India series was to be played in Chennai. I got a chance to cover it along with K. Narayana Chari, my senior collea
Dec 27, 2014 05:21 PM
How boys must be groomed to become gender-sensitive adults… Patriarchy is the social idea that men are superior to women, and should both control and dominate women. Throughout history, this idea has fostered untold injustice, unequal chances for e
Slideshows
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Baradwaj Rangan recalls the Tamil films of 2014 that, even if not great in the overall sense, stood out for some reasons.
Dec 26, 2014 06:12 PM
A rewind of the sports events in the year 2014 -- Part II
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