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Updated: Apr 25, 2015 10:12 PM
The numbers to the 24-hour Control Room are +91 11 2301 2113, +91 11 2301 4104 and +91 11 2301 7905. Nepal was on Saturday struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years, leaving nearly 1,500 people dead in flattened houses and buildings including the iconi
Updated: Apr 26, 2015 02:54 AM
On the back foot over suicide of the farmer from Rajasthan, the Delhi govt also decided to give a job to Gajendra’s kin and martyr status for him. Two days after farmer Gajendra Singh committed suicide at an Aam Aadmi Party rally, the Delhi govern
Updated: Apr 26, 2015 02:30 AM
"Our focus is on rescue operations. The damage assessment will follow in some time," L.C. Goyal said. Although Nepal bore the brunt of Saturday’s high-intensity earthquake, tremors from the shallow quake triggered house collapses resulting in 51 d
Apr 25, 2015 06:41 PM
Nepal’s 19th-century old nine-storey Dharhara tower in the heart of the capital on Saturday became a burial ground for hundreds of visitors who had come to see the panoramic views of the Kathmandu valley from the top of the minaret.The 50.5-metre-hi
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Proposal comes from India Policy Foundation, which is funded by the RSS. After the aggressive appropriation of B.R. Ambedkar as a nationalist Hindu icon, taking a leaf out of the Chinese government rule book, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has no
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The Congress, energised by the return of its young leader, Rahul Gandhi, led the Opposition charge in Parliament in the opening week of the second half of the budget session. It pinned down the Modi government on issues ranging from the controversial Land
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undreds of Indians are believed to have been stranded in Nepal, which was hit by a powerful earthquake on Saturday. Officials could not confirm the safety of all, but they said they had not received any “adverse information”. Maharashtra Chi
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Telephone calls made on BSNL network to Nepal for the next three days will attract only local call rates, the State-owned company said. The move is aimed at enabling Indians to connect with their near and dear ones in Nepal. A decision to cut call rat
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Tremors were felt across India and as far as Ongole in Andhra Pradesh because of the huge energy generated by the earthquake waves, according to D. Srinagesh, Seismologist at the CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI). Dr. Srinagesh,
IPL 2015
Apr 25, 2015 03:38 PM
Sunrisers fall 20 runs short with the Sri Lankan returning four for 23. Mumbai Indians held its nerve to register its second win in this season of the IPL at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. In a match that saw a lacklustre batting display by both team
Apr 25, 2015 02:01 PM
Kolkata Knight Riders will look to regain momentum at home after a reasonably successful ‘away’ mission in the IPL-8. When the defending champion takes on the current table-topper Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens on Sunday, it will try to m
Apr 25, 2015 12:36 PM
Rahane's technique comes closest to what can be called perfect even in the T20 format, says Wadekar Former India captain Ajit Wadekar feels that Ajinkya Rahane is probably the one Indian batsman whose technique comes closest to what can be called perfec
Apr 25, 2015 02:06 PM
High on confidence after convincing victories in their previous games, both Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore will seek the winning momentum when they face off in the Indian Premier League in New Delhi on Sunday.Daredevils dispatched Mumbai
Sport
Apr 26, 2015 02:47 AM
The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League is close to the half-way mark but Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore are yet to shake off their inconsistency.Both teams have suffered three losses each. Delhi has three wins — one more t
Apr 26, 2015 02:38 AM
Kolkata Knight Riders off-spinner Sunil Narine underwent tests for a suspected illegal bowling action at the biomechanical wing of the Sri Ramachandra Sports Medicine Centre here on Saturday. According to sources, Narine was accompanied by Pakistani pac
Apr 26, 2015 02:31 AM
Kingfisher East Bengal found its form to outplay Dempo SC 3-1 in a Hero I-League match at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday. Dudu Omagbemi, Ranti Martins and Shylo Malsawmtluanga found the target for the host and Tolgey Ozbey pulled one back for the
Apr 26, 2015 02:24 AM
The BCCI’s first working committee meeting since Jagmohan Dalmiya regained the president’s chair is likely to see number of important issues coming up for discussion. Chennai Super Kings’ valuation and the appointment of the national tea
Apr 25, 2015 08:35 PM
"The association ( Cricket Association of Bengal) will be buying three ambulances which will also have the necessary facilities." Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to give away his BCCI pension for this year to the deceased Under-19 Bengal
Opinion
Apr 25, 2015 01:40 AM
India cannot continue with a pattern of industry that yields so few jobs but has such a large ecological footprint. Neither can it be excited by the urban nightmares that its cities are today. The land law debate must be the occasion to talk about these k
Apr 25, 2015 01:33 AM
The Nirbhaya agitation of 2012 not only removed the stigma surrounding rape but also gave women the hope that their complaint would be heard. The anti-rape agitation in India that followed on the heels of the Nirbhaya gang-rape incident in New Delhi in 2
Apr 25, 2015 01:26 AM
Given the high investment and negative incentives such as input subsidies, small farmers have not benefited from government schemes. Everything about the suicide of the farmer from Dausa, Gajendra Singh, save the tragedy for his family, has been theatre
Business
Apr 26, 2015 12:47 AM
Continues to optimise its fuel mix and other operating costs to improve margins India’s largest cement manufacturer UltraTech Cement, an Aditya Birla Group company, has reported a 27 per cent drop in its fourth quarter standalone net profit due to
Apr 25, 2015 08:47 PM
USL has already seen a number of exits from its board and top management since the probe was launched by Diageo. Alleging fund diversion to Kingfisher and other UB group entities, United Spirits’ new owner Diageo has asked Vijay Mallya to step dow
Apr 25, 2015 07:26 PM
The government will create a banking investment company, which will hold the government’s shares, Sinha said. nion Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said that the government was fully prepared to tackle the fall-out of a deficient monsoon
Apr 25, 2015 07:15 PM
The Odisha government on Saturday asked South Korean steel major Posco to make outstanding payment of about Rs 50 crore towards land premium and Rs 18 crore towards net present value for forest land diversion. “Posco has not yet made full payment to
Apr 25, 2015 09:46 AM
Cloud-based Freshdesk based in Chennai has shown that some million dollar agreements can be pulled off easily over on chats than during face-to-face conversation. Yesterday, around noon, instant message application provider Hike Messenger sent a mes
Features
Apr 24, 2015 08:39 PM
In just five days from now, St. George’s Cathedral, on Cathedral Road, will complete 200, for it first opened its doors to worshippers on April 30, 1815. By 1800, Madras had become a haven of peace. And with that, the British began leaving the secure
Apr 24, 2015 08:09 PM
Deepika Padukone talks about enjoying her craft and why she immediately agreed to play Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter in Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’. Director Shoojit Sircar and writer Juhi Chaturvedi met Deepika Padukone and narrated a
Apr 24, 2015 06:31 PM
Actor Neeraj Madhav on finding his feet in Mollywood Of course! His ringtone is ‘Enne Thallendammava…’ What else, would it be? The peppy number from Oru Vadakkan Selfie that talks about and oozes attitude is all the rage in Mollywood.
Apr 25, 2015 06:29 PM
Natraj S. talks about the challenges and joys of teaching differently-abled children Swimming instructor Natraj S. did not understand how challenging the disabilities of body and mind could be until mid-2012, when he took up special training in Ahme
Apr 25, 2015 06:28 PM
The adult bird was injured in its legs An adult black kite, around four years old, was rescued by residents of Integral Coach Factory last week after the bird of prey was found injured and unable to move. Residents found the bird of prey on the terrace
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Scenes from the sets of Vai Raja Vai Genre: Comedy, drama Director: Aishwarya R. Dhanush Cast: Gautham Karthik, Priya Anand, Vivekh, Taapsee Cinematographer: Velraj Producer: AGS Entertainment
Apr 25, 2015 04:01 PM
A strong 7.9-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal's capital on Saturday causing massive damage. Tremors were felt across eastern and northern parts of India triggering panic. A selection of images capturing the extent of damage.
Apr 24, 2015 05:12 PM
The week saw Congress and Aam Aadmi Party intensifying their fight against Land Bill, holding farmers' rallies, while CPI(M) elected its new chief - Sitaram Yechury. After being dormant for nearly half a century, Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted spewing sm
Apr 23, 2015 11:02 AM
With more than 1 million observations, including those of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever beholden by humanity, no man-made satellite has touched as many minds or hearts as the Hubble Space Telescope.
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