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Updated: May 27, 2015 07:28 PM
Days after a former head of telecom regulator alleged that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had threatened him with “harm” if he did not cooperate with policies that led to the multi-crore 2G scam, the veteran Congress leader on Wednesday
May 27, 2015 01:46 PM
Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter has claimed that India had asked it to delete the reference made by President Pranab Mukherjee to the Bofors scam in an interview to it, pointing out that the controversy generated by the comment could affect the state vis
Updated: May 27, 2015 05:05 PM
Hitting back at Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that she had been an “unconstitutional” authority exercising “real” power over the PMO during the UPA rule. Dismissing the Congress p
Updated: May 27, 2015 07:32 PM
Day 1 of the specially-convened session of Delhi Assembly passed with the allegations flying thick and fast and three opposition BJP MLAs coming under all-round attack over the Centre’s May 21 notification granting absolute powers to the Lieutenant-
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Former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta on Wednesday told a Special Court that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took the “ultimate decision” as the then coal minister in allocation of the coal blocks. Mr. Gupta, an accused in the case pertaini
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Two head constables suspended for playing cards in uniform on the Old Airport Road police station premises Two head constables attached to Old Airport Road police station have been suspended for playing cards in uniform on the station premises. A vide
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She was shocked, but not shocked enough to prevent her from taking a selfie with the intruder in bed. A Tunisian woman, after discovering a drunk man asleep in her bed, clicked a selfie and posted it on a social networking site before alerting police in
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Twenty-one months after he was brutally gunned down, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has published fresh sketches of the suspected assailants of Maharashtra’s most vocal rationalist and anti-superstition activist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar. The
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Most victims of sunstroke have been from two States, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Over the past fortnight, a heatwave that had large swathes of the country in its grip, has claimed over 1,000 lives. Most victims of sunstroke have been from two States
IPL 2015
May 25, 2015 10:56 AM
"There was no game-changing instance for us. We knew the moment we would lose, we would be out of the tournament." Written off after four losses on the trot to start with in the IPL, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma today said their revival and the s
May 24, 2015 07:50 PM
Simmons and Rohit combine to bat Chennai Super Kings out of the contest; Rayudu, Pollard chip in too. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma stole the thunder from his more famous Chennai Super Kings counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni by inspiring his team t
May 23, 2015 11:27 PM
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday urged his players to make “one last effort” on their “biggest day” to emerge triumphant at the Eden Gardens on Sunday when they lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian
May 23, 2015 11:27 PM
Super Kings will look to Dhoni’s magic to arrest Mumbai Indians’ momentum. For cricket aficionados in India, M.S. Dhoni’s name instantly evokes thoughts of his near mystic ability to conjure up victory. His calm, cerebral presence has
Sport
May 27, 2015 06:19 PM
South Africa is scheduled to play two T20 internationals, three ODIs and two Tests in Bangladesh between July 5 and July 30. South Africa captain AB de Villiers will not feature in the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh after he was permitted to go
May 27, 2015 02:15 PM
After the 15 th-seeded Williams lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 to Sloane Stephens on Monday, she snubbed the media, instead issuing a short statement to the press. Venus Williams has been fined $3,000 by tournament organisers for not showing up at a news conference
May 27, 2015 11:22 AM
The Swiss Federal Office of Justice says six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich. In a statement on Wednesday, the FOJ says U.S. authorities suspect
May 27, 2015 12:27 AM
Four athletes are in Patiala in Wednesday’s women’s 4x400m relay trials for next week’s Asian championship in China, according to a senior coach there. The Athletics Federation of India’s (AFI) decision to conduct last-minute trials
May 27, 2015 12:25 AM
Indian men’s hockey coach Paul van Ass repeatedly stressed that tightening the team’s defence was one of his priorities since he took charge. Almost the entire training session on Wednesday evening was devoted to trying out every possible combi
Opinion
May 27, 2015 12:42 AM
Despite the presence of caste in the globalised world of Indian modernity, the belief that caste consciousness is a rural occurrence persists. ‘Urban’ and ‘rural’ continue to be treated as contrasting categories as terms of referen
May 27, 2015 12:38 AM
In response to a political storm over the numerous killings of unarmed protesters by the security forces in Kashmir in 2010, the UPA government belatedly tried to change tack by procuring “non-lethal weapons” for the security forces and the po
May 27, 2015 12:35 AM
For the third time in six seasons, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings squared off in the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) main event. MI repeated its 2013 triumph, drawing level with CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders as owners of two titles in the eigh
Business
May 27, 2015 05:39 PM
After falling 14.91 per cent to Rs. 545 in intra-day at the BSE, shares of Tech Mahindra finally ended at Rs. 549.35. Shares of Tech Mahindra on Wednesday tumbled over 14 per cent, wiping out Rs. 8,730.98 crore from its market valuation, after the compa
May 27, 2015 05:12 PM
Snapping its two-day fall, the BSE Sensex on Wednesday recovered by 33 points to close at 27,564.66 points on late buying in banking, FMCG and oil stocks after recent falls and hopes of rate cut by the Reserve Bank.Covering-up of short positions in select
May 27, 2015 04:00 PM
IT training firm NIIT Limited on Wednesday reported a net loss of Rs. 151.2 crore for the fourth quarter ending March 31, 2015, on account of restructuring of its business.The city-based firm had initiated a business transformation programme in the second
May 27, 2015 03:10 PM
Kitchen appliances firm TTK Prestige on Wednesday reported 62.76 per cent decline in net profit to Rs. 9.76 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.It had posted a net profit of Rs. 26.21 crore in the January-March period of 2013-14 fiscal, the company
May 27, 2015 02:57 PM
Falling for the second day in a row, gold prices on Wednesday dropped by Rs. 100 to an over two-week low of Rs. 27,350 per ten grams at the bullion market here. Silver also eased by Rs. 50 to Rs. 38,800 per kg due to lack of buying support from ...
Features
May 26, 2015 06:22 PM
A chat with M. Manikandan, whose Kaaka Muttai is all set for release. In a tiny office up a narrow flight of stairs of a building in Kodambakkam, director M. Manikandan is working on his next film. There are less than ten days for his first film, Kaaka M
May 27, 2015 07:32 PM
The Aprilia RSV4 fuses the best of Italian flair with the latest in motoring technology to make a formidable package. The RSV4 is Aprilia’s flagship supersports bike. No newcomer to this hotly contested segment, the RSV4 has a global following; pr
May 27, 2015 07:23 PM
If I discussed an automobile mechanic without using the third-person pronoun, every reader out there — or a massive majority — would likely assume that the mechanic was male. A woman wielding a wheel spanner is so much of a rarity that we blind
May 27, 2015 07:43 PM
Bruno might be the world’s most handsome dog, but any attempt to capture his glory on camera will be met with much resistance. Owners who try to take perfect pictures like the ones shot by professional pet photographers can click away all they want
May 27, 2015 07:42 PM
Walk into Blue Cross of India’s adoption drive this Sunday Here’s one more opportunity for those who have long been planning to bring home a pet. The Blue Cross of India is holding an adoption drive on May 31, at its shelter. The drive w
Slideshows
May 27, 2015 04:07 PM
For the past ten days all the towns and cities in coastal Andhra Pradesh have been reeling under oppressive heat wave conditions forcing people to stay indoors or take precautions while going out.
May 27, 2015 12:55 PM
Telugu Desam Party's annual party conference `Mahanadu'-2015 was inaugurated at Gandipet in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Party president Nara Chandhrababu Naidu and all party leaders from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana attended in large numbers. The Hindu Photog
May 24, 2015 06:32 PM
Vijayawada has literally tuned into Blazewada with temperatures remaining above 45 degrees Celcius for past four days. The Hindu lensmen capture the travails of people across the city.
May 24, 2015 06:05 PM
The workers at Metro Project construction site, daily commuters and labourers struggle to work in the oppressive heat wave conditions in Hyderabad. The temperature has been above 43 degrees for past one week. The Hindu lensmen capture the hardship faced b
May 24, 2015 02:16 PM
This week, the mercury climbed to an unbearable 47 degrees Celsius in parts of the country, even as heatwaves claimed nearly 250 lives in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha. Here is India coping with heat - in pictures.
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