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Updated: Dec 29, 2014 01:22 PM
The notification detaining Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the key planner of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, under a public security order was on Monday suspended by the Islamabad High Court. The suspension orders were issued by Justice Noor ul Haq Qureshi, accor
Updated: Dec 29, 2014 01:39 PM
No group has claimed responsibility for the low intensity blast. The National Investigation Agency will assist the probe into the Bengaluru blast that killed a woman and injured three persons on the crowded Church Street. Police teams have been sent to
Updated: Dec 29, 2014 01:42 PM
An Indonesian official says objects have been spotted in the sea by a search plane hunting for the missing AirAsia jet. Jakarta’s Air Force base commander Rear Marshal Dwi Putranto says he was informed on Monday that an Australian Orion aircraft had
Updated: Dec 29, 2014 11:18 AM
Buckling under pressure, leading telecom player Bharti Airtel has dropped its plans to charge extra for internet voice calls or VoIP service available through apps like Skype and Viber. “In view of the news reports that a consultation paper will be
Breaking News
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All passengers and crew on board the Boeing 737-800 flight from Mumbai to Kathmandu are safe. A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Kathmandu on Monday made an emergency landing after one its engines caught fire when a bird hit its lef
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Taliban’s reclusive leader Mullah Muhammad Omar is alive and hiding in the Pakistani city of Karachi, a top Afghan intelligence official has said, echoing a similar assessment by Western intelligence officials.“There is a lot of doubt whether h
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Three police constables met with a tragic end after their patrol van rolled over and fell into a gorge during the wee hours of Sunday, near Panwadi, 45 km from Pune.According to the Pune Rural police, Shashikant Raut, Avinash Dhole (both 52) and Ulhas May
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He told officials that cities should be identified as hubs of economic activity and there should be adequate focus on turning "waste to wealth." Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Urban Development Ministry to identify parameters -- basic infras
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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is planning to start a new campaign for infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The 72-year-old actor, who is also a UNICEF Global Ambassador for polio eradication, met doctors recently to strategies the plan. &
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 28, 2014 07:32 PM
PDP in a dilemma over joining hands with BJP The Peoples Democratic Party seems to be warming to the idea of joining hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir, despite opposition from within its ranks. “We h
Dec 28, 2014 03:11 PM
The deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir may end soon, with both the PDP and the BJP insiders saying the two parties were close to striking an agreement. A Peoples Democratic Party source told IANS that the two parties were close to a
Dec 28, 2014 12:27 PM
Four Ministers — three from the BJP and one from the AJSU — also take oath; Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh fail to make it due to bad weather Bharatiya Janata Party leader Raghubar Das became the first non-tribal to take oath on Sunday as t
Dec 27, 2014 01:49 PM
PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhter said the party was discussing all its options for government formation, hinting at an alliance with the BJP. Hinting that it is ready to do business with the BJP, the PDP, which has emerged as the single largest party in th
Sport
Dec 29, 2014 11:05 AM
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has named three potential bowlers to be included in the final-15 of the World Cup squad, which includes Indian-origin medium-pacer Gurinder Singh Sandhu. Ponting is impressed with the domestic form of pace pair Jason
Dec 29, 2014 09:51 AM
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the first test on Monday, with Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson steering the Black Caps to a four-day victory built upon a strong performance by their pacemen. Sri Lanka resumed the final day at 293—5
Dec 29, 2014 07:00 AM
Rain intervened after lunch, resulting in a loss of 85 minutes of play and when play resumed, regular wickets fell to leave the hosts at 174/4 in 43 overs at tea. Australia were 261 for seven in their second innings at close on Day 4 of the third cricke
Dec 29, 2014 12:28 AM
Indian shooting is calling the shots, not just in the world of sports!Ten years after winning the country’s first individual silver medal, at the Athens Olympics, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has moved on to serve the country better, as the Minister of
Dec 29, 2014 12:27 AM
A fluent half-century from Abhinav Mukund (57, 142b, 4x4, 2x6) was the highlight as Tamil Nadu ended day one on 144 for four in its Ranji Trophy clash against Railways here on Sunday. Gloomy skies and intermittent rain ensured that there would be only 49
Opinion
Dec 29, 2014 01:05 AM
The Pakistan Army must ask itself whether it is an army for Islam or for Pakistan in the face of an enemy which professes the same faith, and paints the military establishment as the infidel for joining hands with the Americans Nearly a fortnight has pa
Dec 29, 2014 12:40 AM
Ten years cannot wipe out memories of the wall of water that wrecked human life and property, with Banda Aceh on the Sumatran coast bearing the brunt of the earthquake and a series of tsunamis in the Indian Ocean region in 2004. The death of loved ones an
Dec 29, 2014 12:36 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarification that there was no question of privatising the Indian Railways may not have been wholly necessary. But, to dispel a rumour campaign that it was being privatised, Mr. Modi used the ‘good governance&#8
Business
Dec 29, 2014 02:29 PM
The board of directors of Tata Coffee Ltd. has informed Bombay Stock Exchange that it has approved the appointment of Sanjiv Sarin as the ‘CEO designate’ of the company with effect from January 8, 2015. In a filing to the bourse, Tata Coffee
Dec 29, 2014 12:56 PM
Inflows of foreign direct investment into India rose by about 25 per cent to USD 17.35 billion in the April-October period of the current fiscal, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. Improvement in the macroeconomic situation
Dec 29, 2014 12:21 PM
SpiceJet’s near-shutdown and the downgrade of India’s safety ranking marred the civil aviation sector in 2014 which also saw a new airline taking to the sky and another one readying itself to do so early next year. National carrier Air India b
Dec 29, 2014 11:22 AM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday pitched for removal of entry barriers and a globally competitive taxation regime to attract investments and boost growth. “We have to put house in order,” Mr. Jaitley said, to accelerate the growth, a
Dec 29, 2014 11:20 AM
The company declared work suspension in May A former employee of the Hindustan Motors in Uttarpara in Hooghly district of West Bengal has committed suicide. According to Superintendent of Police of Hooghly district Sunil Kumar Chowdhury, the employee,
Features
Dec 28, 2014 04:28 PM
Priya Paul, chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels, on taking her brand places. Most five-star hotels don’t really prefer autos whizzing into their porticos, but here’s one that’s got a funky auto grandly parked in its lobby. Zon
Dec 28, 2014 05:02 PM
Having earned critics’ praise and surprising audience with his latest act, Sharwanand is happy to have stuck to his convictions. If he were to look back at his profile, Sharwanand would be extremely happy and proud with the choice of his subjects.
Dec 29, 2014 10:25 AM
A group of students of Marian Engineering College, Kazhakuttom, has come out with an innovative technology to make shopping more hassle-free in malls, particularly those thronged by customers the most. The students with their skills in applied electronics
Dec 29, 2014 09:56 AM
Agricultural College and Research Institute plans big golden jubilee celebrations Till, Toil, Triumph — these three words on the welcome arch surrounded by lush green fields and a breeze of fresh air provide refreshing entry into the sprawling 350
Dec 29, 2014 09:51 AM
450 youths travel across India to get inspired by successful business models Aravind Eye Hospital auditorium was vibrating with youthful exuberance on Sunday morning.A group of 450 youths, aged between 20 and 27, from various parts of the country, congr
Slideshows
Dec 29, 2014 02:24 PM
From MH370's disappearance on March 8 to AirAsia flight's disappearance on December 28, here is a look at the various aviation accidents this year. Photos: AP
Dec 27, 2014 07:38 PM
Scenes from the set of Darling (Genre: Horror; Director: Sam Anton; Cast: G.V. Prakash Kumar, Nikki Galrani, Srushti Dange; Cinematographer: Krishan Vasant; Producer: Geetha Arts, Studio Green)
Dec 27, 2014 05:02 PM
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