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Updated: Sep 16, 2014 08:47 PM
The Congress on Tuesday termed the results of the nine-State Assembly bypolls, in which the BJP suffered major reverses, as a “good omen” for secular forces and said it should ring alarm bells in the saffron party as people have rejected the &
Updated: Sep 16, 2014 07:53 PM
BJP loses 13 of the 24 seats held by it, cedes ground to SP in U.P., and Congress in Rajasthan and Gujarat The BJP on Tuesday suffered a major blow in the Assembly by-elections in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat, the States it had swept in the Lok
Updated: Sep 16, 2014 07:50 PM
Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, a prosecution witness in the railway bribery case, on Tuesday failed to appear in court due to “ill health”. The court directed him to appear before it on September 22, 2014 and warned that it will n
Updated: Sep 16, 2014 07:01 PM
Replying to a query on ‘Love Jihad’ — a term derogatorily used to refer to Muslim men in relationships with Hindu women — Rajnath had asked: "What is that? I need to understand its definition." Congress general secretary and Rajy
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Put into bat, Lahore Lions skipper Muhammad Hafeez smashed a 40-ball 67 to power the Pakistan T20 champions to 164 for six in 20 overs. Muhammad Hafeez led from the front with a blazing 67 as Lahore Lions trounced Sri Lankan sideSouthern Express by 55 r
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The reason why some people cannot resist calorie-dense snacks even at the risk of gaining extra weight may be due to decreased activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), which is involved in the executive functions of the brain.Executive func
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Sofosbuvir is considered a revolutionary treatment for Hepatitis C as it has a high cure rate. Gilead’s deal allows the generic manufacturers to sell in 91 countries. The signing of agreements by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Gilead with seven Indian
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To support the expansion of Merck Serono’s general medicines portfolio in emerging markets Lupin has tied up with Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck, to support the expansion of Merck Serono’s general medicines portfolio i
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The educational tablet, Eddy, for kids will be launched exclusively on Amazon’s India website for about a month, after which it will be available across leading electronics and toy stores. Metis Learning has partnered chip maker Intel to launch an
Sport
Sep 16, 2014 09:08 PM
Star Sports have withdrawn from the sponsorship deal worth Rs 1.5 crore with the Mumbai Cricket Association in the wake of adverse reports in the media, MCA honorary vice-president Ravi Savant announced on Tuesday. Media reports in a daily newspaper quote
Sep 16, 2014 09:04 PM
Afridi says Pakistan players need to shed their “fear” of defeat; Misbah ul Haq stays as Test, ODI skipper. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday named flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi as its new national Twenty20 captain until the
Sep 16, 2014 07:28 PM
Bold Majesty, Topspot, Super Strong, Optimus Zone and Supreme Dominator shone when the horses were exercised here on Tuesday morning (Sept. 16).Inner sand:600m: Vito (Arshad) 39.5. Strode out well. Topspot (Asgar) 38.5. Impressed. Rakshitha (Mallikarjun),
Sep 16, 2014 07:28 PM
Elaheh and Spider Man worked well when the horses were exercised here on Tuesday morning. Sand track 600m: Alfonso (Pasha), Caribbean Legend (Darren Williams) 40. Both are 2/y/o’s and moved freely. Windsor (app), 2/y/o’s Secret Flame (Darren W
Sep 16, 2014 05:54 PM
After giving provisional recognition to Boxing India, the sport’s world body has now permitted Indian pugilists to take part in the Asian Games under the national tricolour. The move by International Boxing association (AIBA) also means the nation
Opinion
Sep 16, 2014 12:55 AM
Polemical literature and what is taught in schools and colleges are a startling revelation of the suspicion tinged with hatred for the religious minorities. Yet, there is nothing in the comments of our ‘secular’ leadership that expresses moral
Sep 16, 2014 12:42 AM
The Union Social Justice Ministry’s move to seek clarifications and modifications to the Supreme Court’s April 15, 2014 judgment that directed that the transgender community be formally recognised as the ‘third gender’ and accorded
Sep 16, 2014 12:32 AM
The disinvestment programme for 2014-15 seems to have kicked off in right earnest with the Union Cabinet clearing the sale of government stake in three major public sector companies — Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Coal India (CIL) and Nati
Business
Sep 16, 2014 08:55 PM
Following this pact, nearly 10,000 unskilled non-technical women workers at CIL and its subsidiaries, would be able to avail of VRS, while opting their son to replace them. Majority of the five central coal sector trade unions, which had threatened to g
Sep 16, 2014 07:31 PM
India is all set to get its first overseas port with the Union Cabinet expected to clear the long-delayed Chabahar project in Iran within the next fortnight.Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari expected the Cabinet to clear it in the “next 10-15 da
Sep 16, 2014 03:50 PM
Gold prices rose further by Rs. 10 to Rs 27,460 per 10 grams in the national capital on Tuesday, on increased buying by jewellers and retailers for the upcoming festive season amid a firming global trend.Silver followed suit and advanced by Rs. 100 to Rs
Sep 16, 2014 03:30 PM
Project to upgrade water supply network, expand sewerage infrastructure and improve roads in North Karnataka towns The NDA Government at the Centre signed an agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday for a Rs.284 crore loan for improving ur
Sep 16, 2014 12:22 PM
Effective from September 18, the new interest rate will be 8.75 per cent. The State Bank of India (SBI) is revising interest rates on retail term deposits below Rs.1 crore with effect from September 18.As per the revision, there will be a reduction of 2
Features
Sep 15, 2014 07:51 PM
The only medium of entertainment before satellite TV took us by storm completed 55 years Rangoli to children of the YouTube generation is nothing more than the colourful design which their moms/sisters or aunts do in front of their house. Actually not re
Sep 15, 2014 07:29 PM
Ganesh Kumar talks about performing at the Frame Drum Festival in Germany and the kanjira’s power play “My life revolves within the six-inch diameter of the kanjira,” declares Ganesh Kumar, fresh from the experience of allowin
Sep 15, 2014 08:16 PM
Honour for social entrepreneurs for their contribution to society Why would Management professionals abandon promising careers or a wheel chair-bound individual serve the disabled through setting up their own NGOs? If heart did not rule head, social entr
Sep 16, 2014 07:43 PM
How Arnold Schwarzenegger kept Chennai in his grip during a day-long visit He met the bigwigs of the Indian film industry. He met the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu as well. But it was India’s movie fans who blew Hollywood ‘Terminator’ A
Sep 16, 2014 07:37 PM
Wildlife guide Ratna Singh provided her audience with fascinating insights into animal behaviour at a recent storytelling session Driver, astronomer, sommelier, butler, cultural ambassador, safety expert, babysitter, host, and mechanic — Ratna Sin
Slideshows
Sep 14, 2014 08:13 PM
Feast on the fest of the autumn moon If your have been postponing your Chinese lunch/dinner, then make the most of the ongoing Autumn Moon Festival at Golden Dragon. Master Chef Hung Fong Ng and his team are ready to present the traditional cuisine of th
Sep 14, 2014 07:19 PM
In pictures: Kochi International Fashion Week Photos: Thulasi Kakkat There were no complaints of a lack of glitz and glamour on the ramp on the opening day of the Kochi International Fashion Week 2014, with designers Hari Anand, Chaitanya Rao and Rocky
Sep 13, 2014 07:49 AM
A humourous take on the news this week
Sep 11, 2014 05:35 PM
Four friends, Licia, Lavanya, Manoja and Prerna, went to school together. They were punctual and would reach school ten minutes before the bell rang every day. One day, on their way to school, they saw something near a garbage bin. They went near the bin o
Sep 11, 2014 05:35 PM
You recycle, reduce and reuseThat’s very great news!We can reuse a pencil boxAnd why not a puppet out of green socks?We can reuse a box of shoeAnd make a rocket out of bottle too.In outing, we will stay in the camp,There also, we will reuse and make
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