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Updated: Aug 27, 2014 07:47 PM
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered restoration of the passport of former Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Kumar Modi, paving the way for his return to the country. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru set aside the
Aug 27, 2014 08:55 PM
Committing to support infrastructure development in India, Asian Development Bank on Wednesday said it will provide up to $7-9 billion loan to the country over the next three years.“ADB’s operations for India will maintain high level of lendin
Updated: Aug 27, 2014 06:29 PM
A month after the criticism from all corners of the media over the alleged force-feeding of a Muslim employee of Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi during Ramzan, the Shiv Sena has decided to take on media houses one-by-one by sending them legal notices. It wants
Updated: Aug 27, 2014 06:58 PM
He said rumours about alleged wrong doings by his family members have been floating around for the last fortnight. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday scotched “rumours” of misconduct on his or his family’s part and said he would
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Chief Minister wants other universities to follow suit. In fact, recruiters say the highest fake certificates submitted by the students are either from JNTUH or Osmania University. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTU-H) degrees are
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133-run win in the second ODI against England in Cardiff on Wednesday and the Indian captain said it’s a “good format to come back into form” fo
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Israel’s Prime Minister declared victory on Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a ceasefire deal gave no concessions to the Islamic militant group. Benjamin Netanyahu
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Congress candidate and former Minister V. Sunitha Laxma Reddy filed her nomination in the presence of party leaders V. Hanumanth Rao, Mohd. Ali Shabbir, J. Geeta Reddy, former Deputy Chief Minister C. Damodar Rajanarasimha and Balram Naik. Political act
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Accuses the federal government of illegally manipulating grant money and regulations to force States to adopt educational standards known as Common Core. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Obama administration, accu
Sport
Aug 27, 2014 08:47 PM
Olympic Council of Asia has rejected participation of Indian karate team in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea even after a request by the IOA, which in fact had selected the players due to infighting between two factions of the national fed
Aug 27, 2014 08:44 PM
All but written off after a string of injuries wrecked havoc on his career four years back, enigmatic boxer Akhil Kumar on Wednesday staged a remarkable comeback to make the 10-member Indian men’s team for the Asian Games scheduled to be held from S
Aug 27, 2014 08:43 PM
A cloud of doubt hangs over the Indian football and table tennis teams’ participation in the upcoming Asian Games at government cost, with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Wednesday hinting at dropping the two disciplines owing to slim medal h
Aug 27, 2014 08:37 PM
With the mess in the country’s boxing administration lingering on, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Wednesday said that the top pugilists may not be able to compete in the upcoming Asian Games under the national flag if the elections are not h
Aug 27, 2014 08:23 PM
For Inaganti Amarnath, officiating at the recent Chess Olympiad in Norway was a special experience. Even as India bagged a historic bronze medal in the recent Chess Olympiad in Norway, a genteel physically challenged Hyderabadi, Inaganti Amarnath, script
Opinion
Aug 27, 2014 12:12 AM
Like al-Qaeda, the Islamic State has been inadvertently spawned by the policies of those now in the lead to combat it. But will anything substantive be learned from this experience? U.S. President Barack Obama has labelled the jihadist juggernaut that c
Aug 27, 2014 12:12 AM
The Supreme Court verdict holding coal block allocations made since 1993 illegal confirms a long-known, but little-acknowledged malaise pervading the administration: cronyism often overshadowing merit, and systems and processes being undermined by power a
Aug 27, 2014 12:12 AM
Scotland, which has had a separate Parliament since 1999, votes in a referendum next month to decide whether its four million voters want independence from the United Kingdom, potentially bringing down the curtains on a historic union of 307 years. The Se
Business
Aug 27, 2014 11:31 PM
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has sold 29.57 lakh shares or 2.06 per cent stake in Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Co Ltd for about Rs.121.27 crore. According to the bulk deal data on the National Stock Exchange, IFC, the World Bank&#82
Aug 27, 2014 11:30 PM
The company has crossed the 35-million user mark and over 50 per cent of the users are active on its platform on a monthly basis. 15 million users have been added in the last two months. Home grown instant messaging app Hike, on Wednesday, said it raise
Aug 27, 2014 11:28 PM
Earlier, the Centre had fixed June 30 as deadline. Providing a major relief to three fertilizer manufacturers in the South, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, on Wednesday, allowed them to produce urea using naphtha as feedstock, according to a
Aug 27, 2014 11:26 PM
MCX promoter Financial Technologies India Ltd (FTIL), which has been under regulatory glare, announced here on Wednesday that it had exited the company by selling its remaining five per cent stake in the market. “Without prejudice to legal rights
Aug 27, 2014 11:25 PM
DLF on Wednesday stated it would comply with the direction of the Supreme Court to deposit the Rs.630-crore penalty imposed by the competition watchdog, Competition Commission of India (CCI), and said it remained confident about the merits of its case.
Features
Aug 26, 2014 06:44 PM
Bipasha Basu reckons that horror has moved from being B-grade to mainstream, finally If you thought Bengali bombshell Bipasha Basu has cooled down after the Humshakals fiasco, she hasn’t. She calls it the dark spot amongst many good people in the
Aug 26, 2014 06:20 PM
Thota Tharrani, known for his memorable film sets, traces his long association with Madras and his journey as an art director. Heavy rains had lashed Chennai the previous day. But Thota Tharrani needed dry grass for a movie set. Where will he source it f
Aug 26, 2014 04:51 PM
Now handmade eco-friendly products created by artisans are just a click away. Srijata Bhatnagar studied in Kolkata, worked in Chennai and settled in Bangalore. That’s not all she has worked with some of the top corporate companies and is a “
Aug 27, 2014 08:29 PM
That a devotee is entitled to honour, respect and service on a par with the Lord Himself is the essence of the culture of devotion manifest in the lives of Sivan Adiyars. In a discourse, Sri R. Selvaganapathy drew attention to the rich reverberations of th
Aug 27, 2014 08:17 PM
Hyderabad artists too have had their works featured prominently at international shows and find that at times there is a better understanding of their works amongst international art lovers. There was a time when only a privileged few Indian artists cou
Slideshows
Aug 26, 2014 09:31 PM
One of the most attractive idols of Lord Ganesha in Vijayawada is probably in Sri Balaganapathi Swamy vari temple. Alankarana (make-up), that has become part of Vinayaka Chavithi celebrations, will witness the Lord adorned as Rajitha Kavachalankrita Sri B
Aug 26, 2014 09:27 PM
Rain is playing spoilsport in the delayed Kharif operations, but the farmers with the support of a large brigade of womenfolk marching forward to turn the fields into green carpets with paddy transplantation. Pinning hopes on good Kharif season in coming
Aug 26, 2014 06:53 PM
Twenty-five Rabbis from across Asia including Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong came to attend the reopening of Chabad centre at Nariman House.
Aug 25, 2014 07:15 PM
Highlights from the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive, 2014, held in Mumbai.
Aug 25, 2014 03:15 PM
Prize winning entries from the Photographic Society of Madras' contest to celebrate Madras Week, portraying Chennai in all its uniqueness
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