Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s threat perception has multiplied many times after assuming office, but his security apparatus has possibly slackened as two serious breaches demonstrate. “Whether by inducting trusted officers in the Special Prot
Re-launching the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) here on Friday, former Union Minister G.K. Vasan declared that his party would do away with the “seeking-appointment-with-the high-command” syndrome to discuss vital Tamil Nadu issues even as it sh
Aarif Majeed, who returned to India on Friday after leaving for Iraq in May purportedly to join Islamic State, claims that he got in touch with the members of the militant group through a number he found online, a source said. “He was then given a l
Late on Thursday, the World Trade Organization’s General Council adopted a decision on public stockholding for food security purposes, on the Trade Facilitation Agreement and also on Post Bali Work.Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman t
At least 81 people were killed in a gun and bomb attack on a mosque in Nigeria's second biggest city of Kano on Friday, sources from two hospitals visited by Reuters said.Police earlier put the figure at 35.
Actor Kushboo on Friday said she had swum against the tide and faced tough odds in life. In a rather candid speech to a packed audience of women law enforcers from across the country at the National Seminar on Women Police Empowerment here, the actor-turn
The proposal, for short-distance night trains, will enhance capacity Railways are planning to replace non-air-conditioned sleeper coaches of busy trains with reserved chair cars to enhance passenger carrying capacity during overnight journeys up to 10 h
The removal of K. Durga Prasad as the Director of the Special Protection Group (SPG), mandated to protect the Prime Minister and former Prime Ministers and their families, brings to the fore a lingering tension between the current Prime Minister’s Of
Observing that the State government should not be rigid in enforcement of rules while granting permission for a party rally, the Calcutta High Court on Friday appointed special officers to ensure compliance with fire services and municipal rules for BJP n
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The BJP on Thursday released its ‘vision document’ for Jammu and Kashmir which was silent on the abrogation of Article 370 but raised an issue that could touch raw nerves in the State.According to the document, the party wants to reserve eight
The big ground at Battal in Udhampur, 60 km from Jammu, was packed to capacity with thousands turning up to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of the second phase of polls. Men, women and children, some of whom were attending a political rally for t
Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted the people of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to bring the Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the Assembly with a clear majority to take the State on the path of development. The second phase of the election in the Sta
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here on Friday to address election rallies ahead of the second phase of Jammu and Kashmir polls.Bharatiya Janata Party sources here said Mr. Modi will address poll rallies in Udhampur and Poonch districts of Jammu
Kuldeep Yadav and other hopefuls will get a chance to show their mettle when Central Zone takes on South Zone in the quarterfinals of the Prof. D.B. Deodhar Trophy at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. The inter-zonal knock-out is the last limited-ove
TODAY’S MATCH: FC Pune City vs Atletico de Kolkata, Pune, STAR Sports 2, 3 & HD2, 7 p.m. Atletico de Kolkata is primed for action as the Hero Indian Super League enters a critical stage. ATK will seek to pull its socks up, after losing its las
Delhi Dynamos administered a clinical dismantling of Mumbai City FC as the host recorded a 4-1 win on a misty night at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday.Manager Harm van Veldhoven would have been particularly pleased by the manner in which the g
Muhammad Sajjad’s precision play proved too much for the in-form Zhao Xintong, allowing the Pakistani cueist to storm into the final of the IBSF world snooker championship here on Friday.Despite Xintong firing in sparks, Sajjad controlled most of th
South Africa held its nerve to defeat India by four wickets in the third and final match of the ODI series at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Friday. Chasing India’s 180, South Africa finished with 184 for six in 48 overs to clinch the series 2-1.So
The deaths of Chaiti Bai and other women after a botched tubectomy in Chhattisgarh are an opportunity to reflect on the problems India faces in the pursuit of modernity and global status, especially in health and education A sudden death always has great
In the past six months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won praise for several foreign policy initiatives. But across the world, it was Mr. Modi’s decision to invite the SAARC leaders to his swearing-in ceremony that has stood out as a ‘game
The acceptance of a proposal to prohibit the sale of cigarettes in the loose, and raise the minimum age from 18 to 21 for the sale of tobacco products, clearly reflects the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s steely determination to wage an all-
The GDP growth in the first half of the financial year, April-September, stands at 5.5 per cent as against 4.9 per cent in the corresponding period last year. The September quarter registered a growth of 5.3 per cent, show data released by the Central Sta
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said the government had decided to withdraw the 20:80 scheme and other restrictions placed on import of gold.“All instructions issued about the scheme from time to time starting with August 14, 201
The Reserve Bank of India on Friday came out with the final guidelines for the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS), which will help consumers pay multiple bills like electricity, telephone and school fees at a single point of transaction. “The BBPS
‘The demand for oil has remained the same’ Petroleum product prices are headed for further correction after the Organiztion of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided not to resort to output cut to revive falling Brent crude prices.
Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's Rare Enterprises has bought 75 lakh shares or 1.40 per cent stake in SpiceJet Ltd for Rs.13.41 crore through the open market route on Friday.The move comes amid reports that the Kalanithi Maran-owned airline is in talks
Apoorva Sripathi meets the people behind the Little Free Library that promotes reading by setting up small libraries outside homes, cafés and shops. At Shannon Zirkle- Prabhakar’s cosy apartment in Egmore, there is a batch of cookies and a pl
Preeti Zachariah traces the evolution of jeans from 19th Century Californian mines to everyday Indian wardrobes. It is Saturday evening and you have somewhere to go. You step out of the shower, wrapped in a robe and open your cupboard. You shove aside th
How we loved him when we were young! In our late teens, we were aspiring poets trying to find our way in the literary jungle. At that age, who will not be smitten by love poetry like this, “I want to do with you, what spring does with the cherry ...
When the Gopikas went to the Yamuna to bathe, they would take with them sticks of turmeric. But they had to check the quality of the turmeric. The only way of doing that, was to rub it against a stone, to see if the colour was a rich yellow. When ...
Want to spice up your corporate attire? Jeena Sharma offers some style tips Workwear is one area of women’s wear that has rarely been experimented with. For almost a decade now, a clichéd button-down collared shirt and a standard pair of trou
The memorial for Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar on the premises of Kanteerava Studio will be inaugurated on Saturday. The memorial, spread across 2.5 acres, has been developed at a cost of over Rs. 5 crore. It will be inaugurated in the presence of who&#
A potential eco-tourism spot nestled in the lap of nature, the Kinnerasani wildlife sanctuary derives its name from Kinnerasani River, a lifeline for farmers, Kothagudem Thermal Power Station and other industries. A deer park housing little over 80 spotte
Aches could go up in air, float around the earth and see people from all around the world after they have gone out of a person’s body. Suppose there is a stomach ache and it floats up, it could join up with other illnesses that are in the sky. Then ...
Phil Hughes was battling to regain his place on the Australian Test side when he was hit by a bouncer that proved to be fatal. His cricket career in pictures. Text: Priyansh, Photos: Agencies