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Updated: Jan 26, 2015 09:49 AM
In a first, all-women contingents of the three Services will march across Rajpath during this year’s parade. 09: 47 am: The cavalcade moves to Rajpath where President Obama will arrive for today's parade. 09: 40 am: Also present is Chief of the
Updated: Jan 26, 2015 09:10 AM
India and the U.S. reach understanding on the contentious civil nuclear liability issue. A hotline that will now connect Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Obama, a declaration of friendship, a renewed ten-year defence partnership, and the
Updated: Jan 26, 2015 09:10 AM
It will almost definitely mean a higher cost to any nuclear deal concluded with U.S. companies than was earlier anticipated Negotiations between the nuclear contact group over the past two months paid off on Sunday, and Prime Minister Modi and President
Updated: Jan 26, 2015 12:28 AM
BJP patriarch L.K. Advani, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and actors Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar are among the nine Padma Vibhushan awardees, the second highest civilian award of the country. Senior advocate K.K. Venugopal, nuclear scien
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When Captain Divya Ajith leads the first all-women contingent of the Army this Republic Day, she will carry on her shoulders the hopes and aspirations of women officers to soon serve the nation in combat roles.“We believe we are equal and second to
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Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and invited India into bat after a rain-delayed start in the fifth ODI of the cricket tri-series, in Sydney on Monday. India have picked pacer Ishant Sharma and spinning all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who is pl
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Strengthening rapid response capabilities is key to meeting the challenge As India strives to emerge as a strong regional power it faces formidable security challenges in the New Year, which may cause obstacles in its progress. The most formidable of th
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n 1951, a year after India became a republic, only 18.33 per cent of its 35.11 crore citizens could read. According to the 2011 census, 74.04 per cent of its 121.02 crore people can read. In 60 years, 83.12 crore Indians learnt to read.School enrolment is
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It has added between 250 million and 350 million people every decade On January 26, 1950, when the Constitution of India came into force and a new Republic was born, the country was smaller, younger, but with a far bleaker outlook. Sixty-five years la
Sport
Jan 26, 2015 01:05 AM
The South Africa of 1999 remains one of the greatest teams never to have won the cup India wrote a fairytale in the English summer of 1983. It became the opening chapter in the World Cup’s fascinating series on horses of darker shades galloping all
Jan 26, 2015 01:02 AM
Not many are blessed with a chance to bow out in style. Even the best of them all, Sir Donald Bradman, needing four runs in his last innings to finish with a perfect average of 100, fell for nought.But as time flows, this adds to their everlasting appeal.S
Jan 26, 2015 01:01 AM
Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting, who formed the golden triumvirate of batting for a generation, are also the top three run-getters at the World Cup. However, only the Indian and the Australian knew how it felt to be a world champion. The Wes
Jan 26, 2015 12:04 AM
Despite the Supreme Court of India effectively barring N. Srinivasan from contesting the BCCI presidential polls, his position in the International Cricket Committee (ICC) doesn’t seem to be under any kind of threat as he is set to chair the all-pow
Jan 25, 2015 11:59 PM
Paul Pogba orchestrated a 2-0 win for Juventus against Chievo Verona, sending the defending champion provisionally eight points clear at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday. The results: On Sunday: Juventus 2 (Pogba 60, Lichsteiner 73) bt Chievo Vero
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Jan 26, 2015 12:00 AM
College rock bands and professional groups will play a show at Delhi University as part of a campaign to get young voters out on February 7. District Electoral Officer (North) Madhu Teotia said Delhi University, which comes under the district, would host a
Jan 26, 2015 12:00 AM
The body of a 29-year-old man, who is suspected to have died of asphyxiation, was recovered from a Congress campaign vehicle in Central Delhi on Saturday evening, the police said.Identifying the victim as Deepak, who was a resident of Meerut, the police sa
Jan 26, 2015 12:00 AM
The Aam Aadmi Party has found another platform to run its campaign for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. This time, it has come up with a web-based radio service. Called ‘Mango - Aam Aadmi Ka Radio or Common Man’s Radio’ talks abo
Jan 26, 2015 12:00 AM
In order to encourage people, especially youth, to cast their votes in the February 7 Delhi Assembly polls, wrestler Sushil Kumar has been roped in as the “State icon” by the Election Commission. The poll panel has replaced cricketer Virat Kohl
Opinion
Jan 26, 2015 01:54 AM
President Obama’s attendance on this January 26 is as important from the perspective of furthering bilateral ties, as it is to show the world that India is ready to play a central role well beyond its borders “There is a peculiar appropriate
Jan 26, 2015 02:02 AM
The death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, at the age of 90, beckoned a cautiously orchestrated transition of power to his successor Salman in the Al Saud dynasty that holds power in the nation. King Salman has pledged that the succession would be manage
Jan 26, 2015 02:00 AM
Even as the global economy grapples with the after-effects of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) programme and its withdrawal, QE is back with a bang again, this time from Europe. Though it was expected, the scale of the European Ce
Business
Jan 25, 2015 10:45 PM
To increase the coverage in the next five years especially in the unorganised sector The passage of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Act, 2013, in September, 2013 and its subsequent notification in February, 2014 was a major
Jan 25, 2015 10:35 PM
The initial public offering of shares (IPOs), an integral part of the capital market, continues to be in a moribund state. The market seems to have gone into a slumber. It is important to understand why. The new issues market or the primary market (as it i
Jan 25, 2015 10:33 PM
The last few months have seen tailwinds converging for India’s airlines — such as improvement in demand and, therefore, passenger load factors (PLFs), a largely stable rupee-dollar exchange rate and, most importantly, a steep fall in crude oil
Jan 25, 2015 10:29 PM
India’s fledgling start-up scene has a reason to rejoice. Twitter’s acquisition of Indian mobile phone marketing out-fit ZipDial, reportedly for $30-40 million, shows the global tech giants’ appetite for innovative firms as they look to g
Jan 25, 2015 12:22 PM
Buoyed by the market response to its Tizen OS-based smartphone in India, tech giant Samsung plans to manufacture the ‘Z1’ at its Noida facility soon.The South Korean firm, which is the world’s largest smartphone player, had launched the
Features
Jan 25, 2015 07:39 PM
Mohammad Kaif is happy playing a mentor to upcoming Andhra cricketers Cricket in Andhra, observes veteran state player and official M.S. Kumar, “is experiencing a thrust that promises good results in the time to come. “For long we had been at
Jan 25, 2015 06:23 PM
Starring in a new BBC TV series, two Tamil films in the making and the launch of her book Sunny Side Up… The actor-anchor-writer tells the writer about the joys of multi-tasking You’re just a famous person’s niece. What does it mean?&#8
Jan 25, 2015 06:36 PM
It’s Republic Day today, but to me today is the day a united India was born, the day when the whole country became a political unity, which it wasn’t on Independence Day, when several princely States were still deciding what to do. Leading In
Jan 26, 2015 04:04 AM
Andal shows us through Her Thiruppavai that we should chant Lord Narayana’s names and sing His praise. She thinks of this as Her profession. This attitude of Andal’s is a result of Her father, Periazhvar, whose family had served the Lord for ge
Jan 25, 2015 08:33 PM
Ebola scare has reduced the number of tourists visiting Kenya, but the country remains a haven for adventure and wildlife tourists Kenya has been wooing tourists for quite some time now. With its scenic beauty and matchless wildlife Kenya can actually be
Slideshows
Jan 25, 2015 07:11 PM
The three-day Visakha Utsav at Visakhapatnam literally transformed the city into a major tourist destination providing a glimpse of the art and culture of Andhra Pradesh. A host of competitions and activities helped citizens participate actively in the fe
Jan 25, 2015 06:15 PM
Police personnel, National Cadets Corps (NCC) Cadets and other contingents are taking part in the rehearsals for the 66 Republic Day Parade at Secunderabad Parade Grounds. NCC cadets displayed 'Horse Show' while workers prepared the Ground on the eve of R
Jan 25, 2015 05:22 PM
Nava Sevak - A group software professionals inspired by the Swatch Bharat campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and groups like The Ugly Indian that work towards a cleaner city, is fixing one spot at a time in Hyderabad. The Hindu photographer G. Ramak
Jan 25, 2015 04:12 PM
Bollywood actors Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu got married at their Khar residence in Mumbai in the presence of family members.
Jan 25, 2015 03:37 PM
U.S. President Obama and his wife Michelle Obama touched down in New Delhi on Sunday, for a visit that is historic and full of symbolism. Mr. Obama will also preside for the Republic Day celebrations.
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