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Updated: Oct 30, 2014 05:40 PM
“Dispute still exists in the eastern part of China-India border,” China’s Defence Ministry said when asked about India's plans to build 54 new border posts in Arunachal Pradesh. China’s military on Thursday expressed concern over
Updated: Oct 30, 2014 05:42 PM
The agency is expected to issue an attachment order for seizing assets worth over Rs. 600 crore in the case before which questioning of the accused is necessary. The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons against the Maran brothers — Dayanidhi
Updated: Oct 30, 2014 05:31 PM
India to appeal to a higher court against the judgment passed by the Colombo High Court which held them guilty of drug trafficking. Five Indian fishermen were given the death penalty by a Sri Lankan court on Thursday for alleged drug trafficking, prompt
Updated: Oct 30, 2014 04:26 PM
The accused, including the former chairman of the scam-tainted company, B. Ramalinga Raju, were present in the court for a brief while. The Special Court trying the case pertaining to the Satyam Computer Services scam here on Thursday, posted it to Dece
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Moving in opposite direction to stocks, the rupee on Thursday fell for the fourth day, dipping 10 paise to close at two-week low of 61.45 against the Greenback after US Federal Reserve kept in place its plans to maintain record low interest rate for some
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Bharti Airtel, country’s largest mobile operator, on Thursday reported nearly three-fold jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,383 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, 2014 on the back of higher mobile data revenue. The company had repo
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Nearly 200 people are feared to have been buried alive in Sri Lanka after a deadly landslide destroyed the homes of mostly Indian—origin tea plantation workers with slim chances of any survivors being found even as India offered help to deal with th
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Mr. Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out. Mr. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publi
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A HRD Ministry source said: "... no such direction can be given as this is an administrative matter to be decided by respective IITs which are autonomous." The Ministry of Human Resource Development wrote to directors of all the16 Indian Institutes of T
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 30, 2014 10:41 AM
A minority government is unconstitutional and is akin to enjoying power without responsibility, says the party At the end of its tether, after being put on hold by the BJP on whether or not it would part of its government, the Shiv Sena has questioned t
Oct 29, 2014 11:22 PM
Swearing-in ceremony to be held tomorrow Maharashtra’s Chief Minister designate Devendra Fadnavis is expected to keep the Finance portfolio and may even end up handling the Home department, BJP sources said. The swearing-in ceremony of the new cabi
Oct 29, 2014 06:11 PM
"Discussions are on within the party. Uddhavji will take a final call (on whether to join the BJP—led Ministry)," Neelam Gorhe, Sena spokesperson, told reporters. A day after Devendra Fadnavis was elected Chief Minister-designate of Maharashtra, S
Oct 28, 2014 11:23 PM
Though there was little doubt that Devendra Fadnavis was the front-runner for Chief Minister, a dramatic twist to the tale looked on the cards when, towards the end, his fellow Nagpurian and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s supporters staged
Sport
Oct 30, 2014 07:26 AM
Roger Federer was made to fight all the way by local favourite Jeremy Chardy before reaching the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, while Andy Murray moved one match away from qualifying for the ATP Finals.The 17-time Grand Slam champion compl
Oct 30, 2014 01:40 AM
The Sri Lankan seam will lack the Lasith Malinga sting Rohit Sharma will look forward to score runs and field well in order to pass the fitness test in the warm-up limited-over game between India ‘A’ and Sri Lanka at the Brabourne Stadium on
Oct 30, 2014 01:39 AM
S. Chikkarangappa began what he described as an ‘emotional week’ for him with a supremely confident eight-under 64 to take the first round lead at the Asian Development Tour’s Take Solutions India Masters.Still mourning the recent loss o
Oct 30, 2014 01:38 AM
Seventh-seeded Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-6(1) by wild card entrant Gregoire Barrere of France in the pre-quarterfinals of the €35,000 Challenger tennis tournament in La Possession, Reunion Island, on Wednesday. The 19-year-old
Oct 30, 2014 12:35 AM
Toughened by away matches, getting sharper with each game in the Hero Indian Super League, Kerala Blasters FC is now in the mood to have a blast at the Shiv Chhatrapati sports complex. Thursday’s tie against FC Pune City is the fourth consecutive aw
Opinion
Oct 30, 2014 01:16 AM
Majoritarian definitions of the world can articulate old repressions, once illegitimate, into new tyrannies. Narendra Modi has acquired an electoral majority but this new majority seeks a redress of old scores Sometimes after a day’s work is over,
Oct 30, 2014 01:14 AM
After having striven hard to emerge as the single largest party in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems intent on preserving its newly gained advantage vis-à-vis former ally Shiv Sena: the party is continuing with the tough posture it adopte
Oct 30, 2014 01:13 AM
A little more than a year after it was broached, a new multilateral bank in Asia — the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) — was born last week in Beijing, signalling in the process the failure of hectic lobbying by the United States a
Business
Oct 30, 2014 04:57 PM
The benchmark Sensex on Thursday surged about 248 points to end at record closing peak of 27,346.33 on across-the-board buying by investors after government eased rules for FDI in construction sector and US Federal Reserve reiterated its plan to keep inte
Oct 30, 2014 04:33 PM
Indian Overseas Bank on Thursday reported a net loss of Rs 245.51 crore for the second quarter ended September 30 due to higher tax expenses and provisions for bad assets. The bank had reported net profit of Rs 132.55 crore during July-September quarter i
Oct 30, 2014 04:21 PM
Investments into domestic shares through participatory notes (P-Notes) hit a three-month high of Rs 2.22 lakh crore (about USD 36 billion) in September. P-Notes are mostly used by overseas HNIs (High Networth Individuals), hedge funds and other foreign
Oct 30, 2014 04:05 PM
Cement manufacturer ACC Ltd on Thursday reported a whopping 62 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit for July-September quarter at Rs 192.60 crore on better cost management and improved realisations. The company, which follows January-December as a
Oct 30, 2014 04:03 PM
State-owned Allahabad Bank on Thursday reported 49 per cent decline in net profit at Rs 141.44 crore for the second quarter ended September on higher tax outgo and fall in other income. The bank’s net profit in the corresponding quarter of 2013-14 s
Features
Oct 29, 2014 06:56 PM
What are the commonly found insects during the monsoon? Naturalist Poochi Venkat leads us to them on an early morning walk at the Theosophical Society “Ah, look at that one! And that. There’s another behind the leaf.” Naturalist Poochi
Oct 29, 2014 05:31 PM
The Mahindra Gusto, though good on its own, still lags slightly behind the competition Mahindra Two-Wheelers’ newest scooter, the Gusto, has been built for Indian and international markets. It has been indigenously developed from the ground up by M
Oct 29, 2014 07:03 PM
Techies4Kannada, a group of musically-inclined techies are out with their second Kannada music album, going beyond borders and collaborating with the Czech Symphony Orchestra. And they are in time for Rajyothsava, with a new peppy patriotic song What sta
Oct 30, 2014 06:22 PM
A touch of finesse to the laundry business A crisp, clean, ‘detergenty’ fragrance welcomes one into the Magnamind Ventures building at Kinfra Park at Nellad, near Muvattupuzha. Magnamind is the brainchild of West Asia-based laundry industry p
Oct 30, 2014 06:18 PM
Music album ‘Gajaayana’ captures the travails of the elephant as it is tamed into submission It’s all about an elephant, a story that has been told so many times, a story enacted around us everyday. The elephant, despite best efforts is
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Oct 28, 2014 11:14 PM
What looked like a green carpet with an intricate design amid other uprooted trees and damaged crops at Somidevapalli in S. Rayavaram mandal of Visakhapatnam district is yet another addition to the havoc wrought by Cyclone Hudhud. Betel leaf creepers&#160
Oct 28, 2014 11:13 PM
Indira Park in Hyderabad transformed into a religious place with thousands of Lord Shiva devotees converging on the lush green lawns. Religious leader China Jeer Swamy performed puja on the auspicious occasion of Nagulachavithi coinciding with the first d
Oct 27, 2014 08:21 PM
North-east Monsoon clubbed with Cyclone Nilofar in Arabian Sea brought rains to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Flood waters in River Krishna are being released into sea from Prakasam Barrage. The muddy waters also bring variety of fish downstream – a
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