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Updated: Nov 1, 2014 01:45 AM
Promising to bring a “transparent” and “efficient” system of governance, the first BJP Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis in his first Cabinet meeting after the swearing-in, took steps to bring in a Right to Services B
Updated: Nov 1, 2014 01:05 AM
The price revision will be effective Friday midnight. Oil companies cut petrol price by Rs. 2.41 a litre on Friday, the sixth reduction since August, and diesel price by Rs. 2.25 a litre on the back of falling international oil rates. “The reduc
Updated: Nov 1, 2014 01:41 AM
Besides the three, charges were also framed against Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka in the case. A special court on Friday framed charges against former Telecom Minister A. Raja, DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and Dayalu Amm
Updated: Nov 1, 2014 01:40 AM
Activists and victims hoped that the Centre would, at least now, take steps to bring the guilty company to book Activists and victims express the hope that with the death of Warren Anderson, former chief executive officer of the Union Carbide Corporatio
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The Dutch mission in Ukraine has recovered new human remains of victims of the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said The Dutch mission in Ukraine has recovered new human remains of victims of the MH17 crash in eastern U
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China has successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day trip that ended early on Saturday marked the first time in
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U.N. Security Council is expressing its “deep outrage” at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq. A press statement Friday evening notes that some of the actions “may constitute war crimes and crim
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The Bombay High Court on Friday rapped the Maharashtra government for failing to initiate disciplinary action against an IPS officer and three other police officers in the Maval firing case. Three years ago four persons were killed and 19 injured when the
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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reminded the Union Health Ministry to reply to its September 16 notice on the shortfall of life-saving drugs for HIV patients.When issuing the notice, the commission gave the Ministry two weeks to file a rep
Assembly Election 2014
Nov 1, 2014 01:52 AM
National Conference leader and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will not contest the Assembly election from his family bastion, Ganderbal, but from Sonwar in Srinagar and Beerwah in Budgam.This is the first time that Mr. Abdullah will be fighting elections fr
Nov 1, 2014 12:15 AM
Noting that the declaration of the Assembly elections in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir has left its hands tied, the Supreme Court on Friday said it wanted to know whether the Election Commission could consider relaxing the Model Code of Conduct in the S
Oct 31, 2014 05:16 PM
First sign of thaw in Sena-BJP ties Forty-four-year-old Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra’s first Chief Minister from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took oath at a lavish ceremony in the Wankhede cricket stadium presided over by Prime Minister Nare
Oct 31, 2014 12:38 PM
Both the party leaders announced that they would contest the forthcoming assembly elections on all 81 seats separately. Its official now. The 475-days-old grand alliance between the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and the Congress in Jharkhand has finally broken
Sport
Nov 1, 2014 12:35 AM
Nearly three weeks after the Indian Super League kicked off, Chennaiyin FC held its first training session at its home ground, the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, on Friday. After the weather gods and pitch conditions had managed to scuttle the side’s plan
Nov 1, 2014 12:33 AM
Canada’s Milos Raonic upset world no. 2 Roger Federer 7-6(5), 7-5 to reach the Paris Masters semifinals on Friday, keeping alive his bid to reach the World Tour Finals. It was the first victory for the big-serving Canadian against Federer in seven
Oct 31, 2014 11:54 PM
In the annals of the I-League, Roberto Mendes Silva, popularly called ‘Beto’, is regarded as one of the finest players. The Brazilian playmaker is a three-time I-League champion — twice with Goan club Dempo for whom he played for from 200
Oct 31, 2014 11:53 PM
Abhishek Jha opened up a commanding six-shot lead on the third day of the Asian Development Tour’s Take Solutions India Masters. On a balmy Friday, Jha returned a card of seven-under 65 to finish with a three-round total of 197. In second place was t
Oct 31, 2014 11:52 PM
Heading the field, Padmini Rout will be looking for a fourth victory on the trot when she faces Lakshmi Praneetha in the seventh round of the National women chess championship here on Saturday.Five more rounds remain when the action resumes after Friday&#
Opinion
Nov 1, 2014 01:13 AM
In the pursuit of black money, India has been scoring a self-goal by arguing against taking tough action, citing secrecy and privacy. In contrast, courts in the U.S. went ahead successfully in unearthing black income, ignoring such arguments and despite n
Nov 1, 2014 01:09 AM
The death sentence imposed on five Indian fishermen by a Sri Lankan court for drug trafficking has added an unfortunate dimension to relations between the two countries. The issue has roiled Tamil Nadu, where it is being seen as one more atrocity by Sri L
Nov 1, 2014 01:08 AM
Confidentiality in tax matters is both an essential part of due process in preliminary proceedings and a necessary ingredient for international cooperation in curbing evasion. However, it cannot be used as a pretext to avoid a proper investigation into de
Business
Nov 1, 2014 01:39 AM
The State government backs Nokia’s proposal that the Centre unfreeze the Sriperumpudur property for its sale. As per the proposal, the proceeds will be deposited in an escrow account. As the government feels it reasonable, it supports the plan, an o
Nov 1, 2014 01:38 AM
As Nokia officially winds down operations, murmurs in the Sriperumbudur industrial belt indicate that trade unionism has become a major concern. Though Nokia’ downfall has little to do with labour issues as such, the closure of the plant has gi
Nov 1, 2014 01:37 AM
Nokia's largest mobile manufacturing unit at Sriperumbudur near Chennai to suspend operations from today P. Rajesh, 29, was waiting for his turn to sign a register agreeing for the final settlement in a meeting hall five km from the Nokia factory at Sri
Nov 1, 2014 12:24 AM
Using ATMs (automated teller machines) to withdraw money or for other purposes such as balance enquiry beyond five times in a month will attract a levy of Rs.20 a transaction from Saturday. According to the Reserve Bank of India’s new guidelines t
Nov 1, 2014 12:21 AM
State Bank of Travancore (SBT) has launched effective recovery measures aimed at ‘substantial reduction’ in non-performing assets (NPAs).Asset tracking centres are being fully activated as part of a major strategy to prevent further slippage i
Features
Oct 31, 2014 04:14 PM
The upcoming Green TV steps into Bharat, oft ignored by India-centric channels With the urban centres of India inundated with information thanks to the plethora of satellite channels, the focus of business, in particular marketing and communication, seem
Oct 31, 2014 06:16 PM
The statues of Cubbon Park bear testament to conquerors who left more than just a memory in the country They came. They saw and they conquered. But ironically, the conquests and achievements of many great people are only but a memory. People rise and peo
Oct 31, 2014 06:07 PM
Latha Srinivasan is as floored by Milan’s shops as she is by its amazing art scene Walking through this fashion capital, the urge to go and splurge on Prada, Valentino and Armani is overwhelming — not just because this is their home ground bu
Oct 31, 2014 08:45 PM
Five years after the CMDA allowed buildings to go above 60 metres, Chennai’s skyline finally begins to look up, finds Vishal Menon Chennai was once home to the tallest building in India — the 15-storied LIC building in 1959. But this record
Oct 31, 2014 08:30 PM
Session on MRTS stresses need to plan transport infrastructure not only for the present needs but also for the future For a city that has a population density of 10,052 per sq. km (according to the 2011 census) and growing industrial activity, it is ess
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Oct 31, 2014 10:52 PM
Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of the country was remembered across Vijayawada. Students, Government employees, private entrepreneurs participated in the Ekta Run with enthusiasm. Glowing tributes were paid to Vallabhb
Oct 31, 2014 09:51 PM
One of the popular tourist destinations in Mahbubnagar is a single tree. Yes, the huge, 700-year-old Banyan Tree, at Pillalamarri in the district continues to be a major tourist attraction because of its history as it is spread over three acres and can ea
Oct 31, 2014 09:51 PM
We are so engrossed in our day-to-day professional work and personal routine that we fail to watch some people and their lives. Despite several difficulties, like suffering from physical deformities to financial crunch, people muster courage to live on wi
Oct 31, 2014 03:11 PM
A car, which was on the move near the parking lot outside Mangalore International Airport, suddenly caught fire on Thursday. It was later put-off by the fire personnel at the Airport. No one was injured in the accident. Photos: Special Arrangement.
Oct 30, 2014 10:24 PM
New shoots from the bald trees on Andhra University campus and elsewhere in Visakhapatnam are a sign of life beginning to limping back to normalcy. More than 80 per cent of flights have been restored and passengers walk through the terminal being renovate
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