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Updated: Aug 22, 2014 03:04 AM
The waiting room of Kamal Haasan’s office in Alwarpet turns out to be the best place for an interview. There are a bunch of photos mounted on easels, marking in black and white and sepia the roles that he has essayed over decades. They invite drama
Updated: Aug 22, 2014 03:06 AM
Modi weakening ‘federal spirit,’ says Congress The Congress and the BJP engaged in a war of words on Thursday over heckling of Chief Ministers allegedly by BJP workers while sharing a platform with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at official fun
Updated: Aug 22, 2014 03:15 AM
After waiting over a year for the authorities to act on a complaint of alleged irregularities and corruption at the Hisar Military Station, a Colonel has petitioned the President and the Defence Ministry seeking their intervention. The Army has denied the
Updated: Aug 22, 2014 03:00 AM
Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Thursday questioned the jurisdiction of Home Secretary Anil Goswami in asking him to quit, and said he had no legal authority to do so. A three-judge Supreme Court Bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha issued notice
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the people to treat urbanisation as an opportunity for faster development and not as a threat.Speaking at the ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the Nagpur Metro Rail project here, Mr. Modi said: “
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More ‘dry’ days, less Bevco outlets planned, bars only in five-star hotels In a momentous decision that has major socio-economic implications, the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala has decided to shut down 730 two, three and fou
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The Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Thursday put on hold the release of the controversial Punjabi film, Kaum De Heere, based on the assassination of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, following concerns raised by the Union Ministry of Home
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Jammu and Kashmir separatists as well as mainstream political parties have raised questions over the manner in which New Delhi called off the Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan.Just moments after Shabir Shah met Pakistan High Commiss
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After the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act came into force last December, over 11,000 manual scavengers have been identified by 23 States. The survey is in progress.On Thursday, Union Minister of Social Justice an
Aug 22, 2014 01:35 AM
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal is chasing another dream — to win a medal in the World Championships beginning in Copenhagen on August 25. The 24-year-old shuttler, whose decision to pull out of the recent Glasgow Commonwealth Games evo
Aug 22, 2014 01:31 AM
Even though Anmol Singh was allowed to compete with his patka in the first quarter against Malaysia, the player was asked to remove his patka in the second quarter. The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) has condemned the action of the technical commi
Aug 22, 2014 01:26 AM
Kush Kumar, bronze medallist in the junior world championship held in Namibia recently, will be the star attraction in the u-19 section. The Rs. five lakh Indian Junior Open (IJO) will be held at the Indian Squash Academy here from August 23 to 27. With
Aug 22, 2014 01:24 AM
Having spearheaded India to a historic first medal in the recent Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway, Parimarjan Negi is now headed to Stanford University for a four-year under-graduate course. When it comes to making the right moves over the board of 64 s
Aug 22, 2014 01:21 AM
Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta started with a hard-fought win over Zendan Al-Zendani of Yemen in the first round of Abu Dhabi Masters here on Thursday. The first round started with a last-minute pairing change owing to a few
Aug 22, 2014 02:48 AM
It is evident that the media environment in China is getting more hostile to journalistic reporting and moving more in line with its government-approved commercial and propaganda role. Prompted by scandals, the Chinese government recently issued a set of
Aug 22, 2014 03:06 AM
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang need to work out ways to avoid further confrontations. Persisting boundary disputes among the northeastern States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland, reflect m
Aug 22, 2014 02:54 AM
Mr. Modi made it clear in his address that the acquisition of more teeth by the navy was inextricably connected with India’s growth story. The commissioning in Mumbai of INS Kolkata, a formidable destroyer, has turned out to be much more than an e
Aug 22, 2014 02:07 AM
Vegetable prices will cool by November; inflation of 8 per cent by January In its annual report released on Thursday, the RBI quelled fears of a drought and said the trend so far suggests that the rainfall deficit situation was “way better”
Aug 22, 2014 12:58 AM
Retaining its projections of 5.5 per cent growth for the year and 8 per cent inflation by January, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in its latest assessment of the economy, has warned that unless the Narendra Modi government delivers on the steps it outli
Aug 22, 2014 12:18 AM
Canara Bank is planning overseas expansion in a big way, according to Chairman R. K. Dubey. He said that the bank was planning to mark its footprint in new destinations such as Japan, Brazil, Africa and Germany. “We are planning to set up branches
Aug 22, 2014 12:10 AM
French design software maker Dassault Systemes has rolled out training centre programme for its flagship product SolidWorks, 3D computer-aided design software in India. Under the SolidWorks Authorized Training Centre Programme, the company plans to set
Aug 22, 2014 12:08 AM
The Mahindras believe that the ‘O’ element in the name brings not just luck but huge success. What’s in a name? Rather, what should be in a name? Ask the Mahindras. They will insist on the ‘O’ factor. Well, the Mahindras be
Aug 21, 2014 05:28 PM
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam shares some interesting anecdotes about his life as a veteran musician. Much has been read, written and heard about the veteran that your first thought could be ‘What don’t we know about him?’ S.P. Balasubrahmanya
Aug 21, 2014 07:01 PM
Photojournalist Selvaprakash Lakshmanan freezes frames of struggling fishermen, vanishing beaches and the polluted sea along the coastline of Southern India One sunny morning six years ago, Selvaprakash Lakshmanan arrived in Rameswaram armed with his ca
Aug 21, 2014 09:24 PM
Popular indie musicians offer their assessment of the current soundscape “It is the best time to be a musician in the country,” declares Subir Malik, founder member, Parikrama, a band that has been producing music for over two decades now. It
Aug 22, 2014 02:48 AM
A film is the expression of a voice and must be listened to. Any attempt to stifle this voice could be counted as fascism, actor Kamal Haasan says. In a freewheeling chat with The Hindu, he talks about the growing culture of post-censorship social boycott
Aug 22, 2014 02:08 AM
The controversy over Delhi University’s Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) has opened up a fresh fault line with the University Grants Commission asking the Indian Institutes of Technology to ensure that their degrees conform to the Commission
Aug 21, 2014 07:34 PM
Infusing life into clay idols is the artisans’ skill and with awareness about use of clay idols increasing, these traditional potters are working overtime to meet the demand from devotees celebrating in their houses and mass pujas in public places i
Aug 21, 2014 05:20 PM
Aug 21, 2014 05:06 PM
In the past 375 years since it came into being, Madras has changed way beyond the imagination of its founding fathers. This Madras Day let us celebrate this wonderful, vibrant city and sample and enjoy all that it has to offer.
Aug 20, 2014 05:54 PM
Some images from The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest in Chennai and Bangalore between Aug 15 and 17. Photos: K. Murali Kumar, S.R. Raghunathan, M. Srinath, K. Pichumani
Aug 20, 2014 05:39 PM
The slideshow features some of the submissions to The Hindu In School photography contest
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