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Updated: Aug 30, 2014 01:17 AM
Signals of a recovery, upturn in investment; fastest growing sector was electricity, gas and water supplies, which grew 10.2 per cent Beating expectations, India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at 5.7 per cent during April-June, the highest in
Updated: Aug 30, 2014 01:27 AM
“On such issues, there is a tradition of consensus” India was not engaged in the task of reviewing its nuclear doctrine adopted during the first National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. Mr
Updated: Aug 30, 2014 01:18 AM
Providing access to credit likely to be a hard step For Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s newly launched Jan Dhan Yojana to be successful, India needs to provide over 100 million households access to banks, data show. An even harder step, however, is
Updated: Aug 30, 2014 01:39 AM
The Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley decides that the Indian industry would be given the opportunity to produce 400 light utility helicopters. The Defence Ministry on Friday scrapped a scam-tainted tender worth over Rs
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A ‘Visitorial Committee’ has been set up by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry under the convenorship of former Indian Institute of Science Director Goverdhan Mehta to look into the functioning of Indira Gandhi National Open Univers
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Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will Venus Williams to victory.Two points from defeat, the diminutive Italian rallied to force a third-set tiebreaker and outlasted Williams in a match that w
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In May this year, S. Sundar, a 53-year-old city resident, collapsed while on a flight from Delhi to Chennai. The flight was diverted to Hyderabad where he was treated, and when he came back to Chennai, he got something that is relatively new to the coun
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A warm farewell was bid to Paul Sellers, British Council’s director for south India for the last four years, during a function at the British deputy high commission in Nungambakkam on Thursday. He will be succeeded by Mei Kwei Barker. British Counci
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The city police busted a self-styled vigilante group that had been operating inside Koyambedu fruit and vegetable market, collecting bribes.For over a decade, the group collected money in the guise of donations for traders’ welfare from hawkers and
Aug 29, 2014 11:31 PM
India’s rising star P.V. Sindhu assured herself of a second consecutive bronze medal at the World Championship, but it was curtains for star shuttler Saina Nehwal after suffering a straight-game loss in the women’s singles quarterfinals here o
Aug 29, 2014 11:29 PM
Pragyan Ojha’s participation remains in doubt for the final of the Kapathi AGS-all-India Buchi Babu final against TNCA President’s XI, beginning Saturday. Hyderabad’s star left-arm spinner is indisposed. The contest, to be played at th
Aug 29, 2014 11:26 PM
Rohit ruled out of tour with broken finger; Vijay to replace him India was dealt a blow ahead of the third one-dayer against England on Saturday as opener Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the remainder of the tour with a broken finger. Murali Vijay, who
Aug 29, 2014 11:23 PM
Top sportspersons from various disciplines and eminent coaches were honoured by President Pranab Mukherjee at the 2014 National Sports Adventure Awards function at the Durbar Hall, Rashtrapati Bhawan, here on Friday. Arjuna awardee R. Ashwin, now in Englan
Aug 29, 2014 10:33 PM
Jaipur Pink Panthers powered into the ProKabaddi League final with an easy 37-18 victory over Patna Pirates in the first semifinal at the NSCI’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stadium here on Friday. Skipper Jasvir Singh set the tone with sharp raids, w
Aug 30, 2014 12:36 AM
Despite the extraordinary proliferation of the term Muslim politics, especially in relation to the debates on secularism/communalism, our knowledge of different forms and trajectories of post-1947 Indian Muslim politics is rather limited The term &#8220
Aug 30, 2014 12:32 AM
The Supreme Court of India has a reputation for activism and has sometimes even been accused of judicial overreach. However, it needs to be said in defence of the Court that as a repository of public trust it has been wont to step in only in conditions of
Aug 30, 2014 12:30 AM
Amid all that is wrong with India-Pakistan relations, the ceasefire that came into existence more than a decade ago can be held up as the single biggest achievement. After years of daily exchange of fire across the Line of Control (LoC), when the guns fin
Aug 29, 2014 11:20 PM
The Competition Appellate Tribunal has stayed Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) Rs.25- crore penalty and modification of the gas sale contract order against Adani Gas Ltd., the city gas distribution arm of Ahmedabad-based Adani Group. &#8220
Aug 29, 2014 11:18 PM
Renewable energy sector in the country still appears to be riding in the slow growth trajectory as the new capacity addition during the current fiscal has been lower when compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.The sector has added 722
Aug 29, 2014 11:16 PM
State-owned United Bank of India (UBI) has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court against Kingfisher Airlines (KFA).“We filed the caveat today against KFA,” Executive Director of UBI D. Narang told The Hindu. The development comes a day after the
Aug 29, 2014 11:13 PM
The app provides a complete stand-alone experience, including the ability to store map data locally on the device and use it offline for navigation, directions and search. Nokia-owned digital maps company HERE has tied up with Samsung. This will see the
Aug 29, 2014 11:12 PM
The launch will be held in the same venue where Apple’s late co-founder, Steve Jobs, unveiled the original Mac computer 30 years ago. Tech giant Apple is expected to unveil a larger screen version of its popular iPhone along with its first smartwa
Aug 29, 2014 08:05 PM
What did you have for dinner last night?I had dinner at home as I love food made by my wife. She had cooked rajma, chawal, aloo gobi, raita, roti and saladWhat are you reading now?I’m planning a menu for an upcoming restaurant in Chennai, so I’
Aug 29, 2014 04:48 PM
Chennai architect V.S. Vigneswar talks about the best way to preserve the few remaining Beri-Chettiar homes in the city Ever visited any one of the few remaining traditional Beri-Chettiar houses that are located in the Chennai areas of Park Town, George
Aug 29, 2014 07:30 PM
Hercules to lapidarist“Drive for show and putt for dough” is an old adage in golf. After having displayed your skills in majestic drives and powering fluidity in approach shots to the green, this annoying game requires a complete change in char
Aug 30, 2014 04:41 AM
South Korean pop star Psy hit the right chords for Korean pop music with “Gangnam Style”. Now the band N-Sonic is wowing Indian music lovers with more music from Korea at the third edition of K-POP India festival here. Enthusiasts are not on
Aug 29, 2014 08:26 PM
K.S. Manilal, the botanist who opened the monumental Hortus Malabaricus to English and Malayalam readers, on the lifetime’s effort behind it A paragraph. The mind tussles with memory to wrestle out names — of things, titles and places. K.S.
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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.
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