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Updated: Oct 31, 2014 12:26 PM
Besides the three, charges were also framed against Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka in the case. Former Telecom Minister A. Raja, MP Kanimozhi, DMK chief M. Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal and 16 others were on Friday p
Updated: Oct 31, 2014 01:26 PM
Former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, wanted in India in connection with the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy has died aged 92. Anderson died on September 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida but his death was not announced by his family and was con
Updated: Oct 31, 2014 01:14 PM
"When we see Ramakrishna Paramhans he appears to be incomplete without Swami Vivekananda. Similarly when we see Mahatma Gandhi, he also appears incomplete without Sardar Patel," he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the 'Run for Unity' from
Updated: Oct 31, 2014 01:14 PM
The party chose to target the Congress for attacking the BJP for the reportedly ‘huge expenditure` being incurred on the much publicised oath taking ceremony The Shiv Sena, which has decided to stay away from the swearing-in-ceremony of the first
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The Antarctic ozone hole reached its peak size in September, stretching to 24.1 million square kilometres, almost the same size as last year’s peak, scientists say. The ozone hole, which forms annually in the August to October period, had peaked to
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Hundreds of tourists, especially from north Indian States, were stranded for a night at Rameswaram railway stations after the rail tracks was damaged by an angry mob at Thangachimadam on Thursday evening. It led to lot of inconvenience to all of them. S
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The liquidity-starved real estate sector in India has unanimously welcomed the government’s decision to revise the foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in the real estate sector. There has been a relaxation in norms relating to the built-up area,
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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
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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community.Speaking at a conference on Afghan peace and reconstruction in Beijing, Mr. Ghani made no specific proposals and indicated go
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 31, 2014 12:16 AM
A day before taking oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari here on Thursday.The newly elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party in Mahara
Oct 30, 2014 07:57 PM
Only BJP Ministers to be inducted; Sena had hoped for two Cabinet berths The Shiv Sena has decided to boycott the swearing-in of the first Bharatiya Janata Party government of Maharashtra at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. Although 23 short of a major
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
Sport
Oct 31, 2014 07:17 AM
Andy Murray clinched a spot in the ATP Finals on Thursday after beating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets at the Paris Masters and then sent a message to his critics by scribbling “bad year” on a courtside television camera.Following a tumultuou
Oct 31, 2014 12:51 AM
The memory lingers. The fast and furious Simon Jones, steaming in, unleashed a thunderbolt. Only to look heavenwards in anguish as a lithe left-hander, on his first-class debut, pierced the field with a gorgeous cover-drive.The year was 2004, the venue Che
Oct 31, 2014 12:46 AM
Padmini Rout battled hard for 75 moves to down out-of-form Swati Ghate and maintained her half-point lead after six rounds of the National women chess championship here on Thursday. The unbeaten second seed now has five points. Bhakti Kulkarni (4.5) stayed
Oct 31, 2014 12:45 AM
Towards the end of the post-match press conference at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday, NorthEast United FC manager Ricki Herbert was flummoxed. Goalkeeper T.P. Rehenesh had delivered a creditable performance in his side’s goalless dra
Oct 31, 2014 12:44 AM
Young talents Rashid Khan and Chiragh Kumar, along with a host of domestic tour regulars will have to contend with serious overseas challengers, including defending champion Wade Ormsby, when the $300,000 Panasonic Open golf championship commences at the D
Opinion
Oct 31, 2014 01:07 AM
Faced with Pakistan’s firing across the LoC, India has no option but to respond. However, in general, more subtle strategies to contain and counter threats from Pakistan would be in the country’s interest Pakistan’s annual ritual of ra
Oct 31, 2014 01:04 AM
With the Supreme Court setting a deadline for Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to exhaust the possibilities of forming a government in Delhi, the political impasse in the National Capital Territory is bound to end soon. After Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwa
Oct 31, 2014 01:02 AM
The imperatives of governance have a tendency to make political parties think differently once they are in power and revisit earlier misgivings. Nothing illustrates this better than the Narendra Modi government’s decision to go ahead with the &#8216
Business
Oct 31, 2014 10:55 AM
Earlier this month, Reserve Bank’s Deputy Governor Urjit Patel spoke about the impact the US Federal Reserve’s Taper would have on India to The Hindu. The interview was conducted before the Fed’s vote on Wednesday to end its bond buying
Oct 31, 2014 10:15 AM
The BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty soared to hit new all-time highs of 27,493.59 and 8,214.65 points, respectively, in opening trade on Friday on sustained fund inflows, driven by a slew of economic reforms announced by the government amidst optimism over st
Oct 31, 2014 10:00 AM
Snapping its four-day falling streak, the rupee rose by eight paise to 61.37 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday on sustained foreign capital inflows amidst a higher opening in the domestic equity market.Increased selling of the American currenc
Oct 31, 2014 01:08 AM
Bosch Board of Management Chairman Volkmar Denner wants India to roll out labour reforms, especially those that enhance productivity and help companies become competitive globally.Progressive labour reforms are fundamental prerequisite, he said, while wel
Oct 31, 2014 01:07 AM
Wheels India on Thursday reported a nine per cent increase in its net profit at Rs.9.51 crore on revenue of Rs.516 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, against Rs.8.73 crore on revenue of Rs.469 crore in the corresponding quarter last year.Addr
Features
Oct 30, 2014 07:16 PM
Graphic artist George Mathen says his latest work, Aspyrus, is about a demon of a trend that takes over everything From the mythical world of Halahala, the maverick artist George Mathen, aka Appupen, has spun splendid, dystopian worlds of love, consumer
Oct 30, 2014 05:46 PM
Documentary filmmaker Mark Cousins talks about why he thinks world cinema is about more than just Hollywood. Mark Cousins is a document tary filmmaker, author, curator and wanderer. His documentary titled ‘The Story of Film: An Odyssey’ sough
Oct 30, 2014 07:32 PM
This week, New Delhi saw an energetic Indo-Malaysian Bharatanatyam presentation in the joint effort of Rama Vaidyanathan and Ajit Bhaskar Dass. A well-filled Kamani auditorium in New Delhi seemed specially activated watching the infectiously explosive en
Oct 31, 2014 09:13 AM
1,842 students to get degrees at 45th convocation of IIT-D Unfair world university rankings, the need for an all-Indian national ranking system, and the enthusiasm for all the new Human Resource Development Ministry’s schemes were the main topics
Oct 30, 2014 09:03 PM
The actress will be playing Arun Vijay’s pair in this Gautham Menon film Parvathy Nair, who is playing a role in Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain, has bagged an important character in Ajith’s Yennai Arindhaal. The film, which marks the co
Slideshows
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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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
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