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Updated: Feb 2, 2015 02:13 AM
BJP respects present Constitution, row over missing words ‘meaningless’ The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) respects the Constitution as it stands today, with the words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ in its Preamble, party pr
Feb 2, 2015 01:54 AM
Questions have been raised about the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board’s virtual clean chit to the tanneries in a report last year after 10 workers died on Friday at a tannery in Ranipet in Vellore district; documents indicate that the Board was giv
Updated: Feb 2, 2015 02:13 AM
The first assessment of the level of development of India’s sub-districts has revealed wide variations within the same district, with most developed sub-districts cheek-by-jowl with the most backward. The level of development of India’s 640 di
Updated: Feb 2, 2015 02:34 AM
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has set the stage for an “outcome-driven” visit to China by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, softening the ground for a substantive boundary dialogue, and accelerating the pace for Chinese investments to In
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Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Sunday refused to comment on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that India was a Hindu Rashtra. In an exclusive interview to The Hindu the BJP president said: “You can ask
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has denied the reports in a section of the media that former Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan had met him ahead of her decision to quit the Congress. “I have never had any talk with Jayanthiji either
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The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah says he has conducted 41 elections in his political life and not lost a single one. In an exclusive interview to The Hindu, he talks about a wide range of issues related to the party and its policy, U.S
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AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday demanded a probe into the alleged role of RSS activists in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. “We are all very sad and condemn the riots. The issue had been investigated. Whoever had to be punished had been pu
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The anti-Sikh riots, which followed the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, claimed over 3,000 lives, including 2,000 in Delhi.Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala wondered whether the move to set up an SIT probe was a
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Feb 1, 2015 08:39 PM
BJP leaders at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally here Sunday were caught by surprise when the party’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi threatened to stop her speech midway as she was getting disturbed by the crowd chanting Modi’
Feb 1, 2015 06:45 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought a majority for BJP in Delhi by presenting himself as a “lucky” person as he ridiculed his rivals for giving all credit for “successes” during his tenure to his good fortune only. Addr
Feb 1, 2015 05:42 PM
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Aaam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal, saying while the former was a pracharak (campaigner), the latter was a dharnebaaz (innate protester). Addressing an election r
Feb 1, 2015 04:54 PM
The BJP model of women safety is of locking them up inside four walls and not to let them wear jeans or use mobile phones. The AAP model is one of freedom, the AAP chief said. Accusing BJP of “failing” to prevent crimes against women, AAP ch
Cricket World Cup 2015
Feb 2, 2015 01:14 AM
Pakistan, in 2007, and England, in 2011, found out first-hand how dangerous the Irishmen can be Ireland is arguably the best of the Associate nations. So, the natural progression would be the chance to play more international matches. In that context, th
Feb 2, 2015 01:14 AM
It has been close to two decades since the United Arab Emirates (UAE) played in a World Cup. The 1996 edition was its last appearance where it managed a solitary win over The Netherlands.The present team is made up of a bunch of amateur cricketers and has
Feb 1, 2015 11:15 PM
Co-hosts New Zealand can break their semifinal hoodoo once and for all at the upcoming cricket World Cup, where positive captaincy like that of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2011 event, will shape the fortunes of the teams, says former Kiwi skipper Stephen Flem
Feb 1, 2015 01:27 AM
What the numbers say about the nature of cricket in Australia and New Zealand over the last four years. The last time Australia and New Zealand hosted the World Cup, in 1992, the event was lauded for providing a variety of tracks. But there&#8
Feb 1, 2015 01:26 AM
Fourteen cities -- seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand – will host the event's 49 matches. Presenting a detailed look at the venues, two at a time... 13. MELBOURNE The complete city: Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is the second larg
Jan 31, 2015 03:32 AM
The pursuit of the World Cup has stirred captains to break with convention 1992 is a good place to start. It was the year the World Cup went bright and colourful — lights, white balls, tidy uniforms, and a tidier trophy.There was one other idea tha
Jan 31, 2015 03:32 AM
Teams covet the piece that completes the jigsaw — ‘keeper-batsmen and utility cricketers It’s that era in sport in which teams covet multi-skilled players. Be it in football or cricket.A multi-skilled genius is often a mystical figure.
Jan 31, 2015 03:31 AM
Fourteen cities -- seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand – will host the event's 49 matches. Presenting a detailed look at the venues, two at a time... 11. SYDNEY A tourist’s delight Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is the l
Jan 30, 2015 03:41 AM
Captains largely prefer their bowlers to prioritise run-control over wicket-taking Explaining a bowler’s ideal state of mind in his book The Art of Fast Bowling, Dennis Lillee wrote: “When you have the ball in your hand, you should be so dedi
Jan 30, 2015 03:41 AM
The modern-day spinner is increasingly finding refuge in convenient sterility “They should be banished from the first-class game. It winds me up, if you are a spinner, spin the ball. I have never ever seen the point of bowling without trying to spi
Sport
Feb 2, 2015 12:00 AM
Top seed Delhi was knocked out by Maharashtra in the quarterfinals of the women’s team tennis competition in the National Games in Kumarapuram here on Sunday.The young Mihika Yadav, the fourth best player in the Maharashtra team, and without a natio
Feb 1, 2015 11:59 PM
For the last few days, they had been trying to place as many hurdles as possible against each other. Boats were not shared, communication lines were down, information was not regularly transferred and each tried to sully the other’s name.In the end,
Feb 1, 2015 11:58 PM
National champion and India No. 1 Mouma Das suffered a shocking defeat against Frenaz Chipia, ranked No. 42, but West Bengal still defeated Gujarat 3-2 and marched to the National Games women’s table tennis team championship semifinals at the Region
Feb 1, 2015 11:57 PM
The under-19 I-League Rest of India Group A started with a couple of contrasting draws as no side could claim advantage at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday. Lonestar Kashmir FC and Tata Football Academy will be a tad disappointed but neither side experience
Feb 1, 2015 11:56 PM
Cheered on by a big crowd, Kerala opened its campaign in the men’s football competition on a bright note under a dark sky at the Corporation Stadium here on Sunday night. The host beat Maharashtra 2-1 in an exciting match in Pool ‘A’.
Opinion
Feb 2, 2015 12:36 AM
Pakistan’s strong reaction to the Obama visit to India reflects its security establishment clinging to a flawed notion of parity with India, when for years it has ignored changes in the global environment and accepted the heavy price of internal wea
Feb 2, 2015 12:32 AM
Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad calling for a national debate on whether the words “socialist” and “secular” should continue to be part of the Preamble to the Constitution in the wake of the con
Feb 2, 2015 12:29 AM
The inequities in infrastructure could not be starker. While several schools continue to deny the most basic sanitation facilities for poorer children, a select band of them dangle air-conditioned classrooms and dormitories and other accessories before th
Business
Feb 2, 2015 01:33 AM
Domestic airfares are likely to reduce by 5 to 10 per cent in the 30 days advance purchase segment as oil companies on Sunday cut Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) price by 11.3 per cent in line with the fall in international crude oil prices.With this cut, the
Feb 1, 2015 09:35 PM
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) is taking advantage of the international oil price fall to re-launch its branded fuel ‘Speed’, which was discontinued in several cities due to its high price. In an interview, BPCL Chairman & Manag
Feb 1, 2015 09:25 PM
iPhone business alone is now worth more than Google and Microsoft combined The analogies, comparisons, juxtapositions and jokes regarding Apple’s latest quarterly results practically write themselves. A whopping $18 billion in profit, the bigges
Feb 1, 2015 09:22 PM
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will unveil its next instalment of the bi-monthly policy review on February 3. Like all policy statements, this one too will have a significance of its own. As always, the context is important. The Union Budget — the
Feb 1, 2015 07:42 PM
Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Sunday said it has registered a growth of 16 per cent in first month of the year, selling 12,650 units in the domestic market. The company had sold 10,910 units in January 2014, it said in a statement. “The growth of 16 per
Features
Feb 1, 2015 04:19 PM
Akshara Haasan will debut with a superstar and an established actor, and says she is ready to explode with excitement Akshara Haasan had to pinch herself after agreeing to part with five minutes on R. Balki, the director’s request. “I answer
Feb 1, 2015 02:35 PM
Keeping a New Year resolution has become a trend. Some do it to stay motivated and focused on their targets, while others do so because they do not want to be left behind. However, as the year progresses, the resolutions start to fade away from our memory
Feb 1, 2015 02:37 PM
Education news from across the world. Flow of knowledge To facilitate better cultural and educational collaboration between Sudanese and Turkish Universities, a collaboration forum and education fair was hosted by the Ministry of Sudanese Higher Educati
Feb 1, 2015 09:01 PM
Bhakti in Kali Yuga takes the form of worship of the deities of the Supreme Lord in the archa form. The Lord is aware of the mind of His Bhaktas and performs leelas through them to reveal His grandeur and strengthen their faith and devotion, said Sri Mural
Feb 1, 2015 05:40 PM
Professor Oleg Tashlykov from the Department of Nuclear Energy of the Ural Federal University, Russia, was in Chennai recently to deliver a lecture at Anna University. He spoke to Education Plus about the prospects for an education in the nuclear sciences
Slideshows
Feb 1, 2015 05:09 PM
On a winding street in George Town, on Martyr’s Day, a photo exhibition traced the last day of the Mahatma. At around 11 a.m. on January 30, 2015, a passer-by at Kasi Chetty Street broke down in front of a plastics shop. A photo-exhibition at its
Feb 1, 2015 03:33 PM
The surroundings of the Ernakulam Siva Temple were a frenzy of activity. Devotees offered prayers, bathed in the glow of temple lamps, some rejoicing with the crowds, others taking a moment to soak in the festivities. Children took in new information, som
Jan 31, 2015 06:32 PM
Scenes from the sets of the film Najram
Jan 31, 2015 06:07 PM
Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night. Photos by AP.
Jan 30, 2015 05:04 PM
Health Minister Laxma Reddy along with other top health officials walk nonchalantly past a terminally ill person lying unattended near Osmania General Hospital on Thursday. Ironically, the minister came to interact and oversee developmental activities t
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