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Updated: Dec 19, 2014 03:36 PM
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi will remain in jail for at least three more months with Pakistani authorities on Friday slapping stringent provisions under public security against the key accused in the 2008 Mumbai attack, a day after a court gave him bail sparking
Updated: Dec 19, 2014 03:38 PM
IAS officer Ashok Khemka has sought registration of an FIR after an RTI filed by him found that two pages of a file pertaining to the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal are missing from government records. Admitting that the pages were missing, Chief S
Updated: Dec 19, 2014 04:13 PM
Urging Mr. Modi to address the House of Elders, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said: "Coming to Parliament and giving assurance to his colleagues is not disrespect for the PM." Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice before lunch on Frid
Updated: Dec 19, 2014 02:02 PM
The noted music director and brother music maestro Illayaraja is likely to join the BJP at a public meeting in Chennai on Saturday to be addressed by national party president Amit Shah Noted music director, lyricist, director and film producer
Breaking News
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Australian skipper Steve Smith said he is delighted that his side could push their first innings’ total past 500 runs and take a sizeable lead in the second Test against India.“We were six down for 240-odd and Mitchell Johnson came out and too
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Sri Lanka’s main opposition presidential candidate said the country cannot be charged with war crimes in the International Criminal Court, but he will launch a domestic inquiry if he wins a January election. Maithripala Sirisena said in a policy sta
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Lawyer is not one who merely wears black robes, he should wear an additional robe of a ‘social reformer’, he said. Chief Justice of India Justice H.L. Dattu has called upon law graduates to be alive to the changing needs of society and adapt
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In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls “without their faith and belief in Islam” and “solely for the purpose of marriage” to Muslim boys could not be held valid.Justice
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IT services company HTC Global Services has acquired CareTech Solutions Inc — an IT, web products and services provider based in the U.S., a statement said on Friday. “This acquisition is an integral part of our strategy of exponential growth
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 18, 2014 11:19 PM
It is a four-cornered fight in the Maoist-affected area Shikaripara, with a majority population of Santhal tribals, will cast its vote in the final phase of elections on December 20. The region witnessed one of the worst crackdowns on tribals protesting
Dec 18, 2014 05:32 PM
The attackers were annoyed with Sidhu over his recent remark on their religious book, police said. BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s convoy was on Thursday attacked by unidentified assailants who pelted the cars with bricks and stones, leaving his d
Dec 18, 2014 12:08 AM
Communal and regional polarisation a major factor In the past two coalition governments in Jammu and Kashmir, Independent candidates were the key figures in government formation, but in the ongoing Assembly elections, communal and regional polarisation i
Dec 16, 2014 04:26 PM
"You people have to elect BJP so as to end this father-son, father-daughter rule forever and give your own children a chance." Sharpening his attack on the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described dynastic poli
Sport
Dec 19, 2014 02:57 PM
On and off, here and there, Indian shooters called the shots in 2014, but it was ‘Pistol King’ Jitu Rai who truly lived up to the sobriquet with a stunning display, leaving the other big guns gazing at the dizzy heights he touched in his annus
Dec 19, 2014 10:59 AM
Steve Smith continued to torment India with his second successive century as Australia relied on their tail-enders to stage an amazing recovery and gain a vital 97-run first innings lead in the second Test in Brisbane on Friday. Smith (133) became the n
Dec 19, 2014 09:30 AM
Pakistan’s champion off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will finally make an appearance in a competitive cricket match three months after being suspended by the ICC for an illegal bowling action.The Pakistani selectors on Thursday included Ajmal in the country&
Dec 19, 2014 01:28 AM
Chennai Grandmaster S.P. Sethuraman, the second seed, played out a 15-move draw and to emerge a clear winner and clinch his maiden National Premier chess title here on Thursday. He tallied 8.5 points from the 13-round event. Almost three hours after Sethu
Dec 19, 2014 01:26 AM
Double for Amla as South Africa piles it on on a rain-hit day Hashim Amla’s third double-ton for South Africa and Stiaan van Zyl’s unbeaten century on debut against West Indies helped the hosts declare on 552 for five before rain brought an
Opinion
Dec 19, 2014 12:49 AM
Since Independence, secularism is increasingly opposed to communalism, with the nation no longer central to its definition. Does this indicate the failure of the nation to demonstrate its plurality, and therefore secularism? One of the peculiarities of
Dec 19, 2014 12:12 AM
It has been a glorious year for the Indian Space Research Organisation. The successful launch of Mangalyaan into Mars orbit on September 24 on its maiden attempt was the crowning glory. On December 18, the space organisation followed it up with another st
Dec 19, 2014 12:05 AM
The findings from the latest International Labour Organisation report on real wages point to a mix of proactive initiatives and policy paralysis in different contexts. The study notes that continuing deceleration in the growth of global real wages and dis
Business
Dec 19, 2014 04:16 PM
The BSE benchmark Sensex closed Friday’s trade up 228.74 points as capital goods and information technology stocks gained.Healthy buying was observed in metal, bank, oil and gas and technology, entertainment and media (TECK) sectors.The 30-scrip Sen
Dec 19, 2014 03:27 PM
Gold prices on Friday fell by another Rs 25 to Rs 27,225 per ten grams at the bullion market in Delhi due to slackened demand at prevailing levels from jewellers and retailers amid a weak trend overseas. Silver also declined by Rs 100 to Rs 36,600 per kg o
Dec 19, 2014 03:20 PM
The country’s economy is likely to grow at around 5.5 per cent in the current fiscal, the Finance Ministry said in its mid-year review tabled in Parliament on Friday.In the first six months of 2014-15, the economy grew at an annual 5.5 per cent, the
Dec 19, 2014 03:05 PM
District Collector K.V. Ramana has issued orders directing Dalmia Cements Bharath Ltd. at Chinnakomerla in Mylavaram mandal, Kadapa district, to immediately stop heavy blasting operations and removal of a plant set up to produce carbon powder using damage
Dec 19, 2014 12:21 PM
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories on Friday announced that it has closed the acquisition of Habitrol brand from Novartis Consumer Health. Habitrol is an over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy transdermal patch. The acquisition was completed followin
Features
Dec 18, 2014 09:44 PM
The Kalakshetra faculty will showcase its choreographic skills on December 22. “It is an unparalleled experience for rasikas to view a Kalakshetra production in the Kalakshetra ambience,” says Priyadarsini Govind, the director. “Our fac
Dec 18, 2014 03:40 PM
The snow lay thick around him and the cold was biting. Bobby was cold, hungry and lonely. He wished things could be better... The snow fell like a blanket on Bobby, as he sat shivering on the streets of Kashmir. Nobody stopped to offer him anything warm
Dec 18, 2014 08:40 PM
INTACH Madurai and Tamil Nadu Chapters along with the Department of Architecture, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, aim to list and document heritage buildings in and around Madurai Sitting under a creaky fan, 80-year-old Swaminathan talks about Vaastu
Dec 19, 2014 02:35 PM
This is the first time that the prestigious BITS is allowing foreign students on any of its campuses. The BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus is all set to open its gates to foreign students from the next year in all its courses though the number is being limi
Dec 19, 2014 02:15 PM
As the countdown to Christmas begins, it is time to take a look at the trees. These evergreens symbolise the hope we carry in our hearts.
Slideshows
Dec 17, 2014 11:27 PM
People from the Christian Community celebrate Yesu Jayanthi every year on Second Saturday and Sunday of every December. A special fellowship is organized at the CSI Church ahead of Christmas celebrations and Yesu Jayanthi Jatara is organized on the CSI Ch
Dec 17, 2014 09:37 PM
On Day 2, Steve Smith continues his unbeaten run with a half century, guiding Australia to 221 for four in reply to India’s 408 before bad light stops play.
Dec 17, 2014 08:13 PM
The Mairie’s collapse is a reminder that Puducherry’s architectural heritage needs to be protected. A slideshow of the famed Mairie Building.
Dec 16, 2014 11:07 PM
Sportspersons from 20 States converged on the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium for 7th Mini and 37th Junior National archery Championship making the stadium lively with a lot of action. Spectators also came in large numbers for the week-long tournament to
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