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Updated: May 5, 2015 01:13 AM
Ministers told to start work after budget session ends. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed his Ministers to fan out across the country after the Budget session of Parliament ends on May 13 and counter the perception that the government is ‘
Updated: May 5, 2015 01:46 AM
At the centre of the row is a Youtube video of an Indian Army copter landing at the epicentre. The first signs of a backlash in Nepal against the Indian media, manifested in the furiously trending hashtag #GoHomeIndianMedia, were evident from early last
Updated: May 5, 2015 04:45 AM
The writer-activist observes that the Left needs an intellectual re-evaluation of the role played by caste in Indian society. The fortunes of the Left in India are not going to change dramatically just by effecting a change in its leadership. Writer A
May 5, 2015 01:58 AM
Cabinet Committee on Appointments may have overlooked rules. The sudden transfer of Venu Vasudevan, Director-General of the National Museum, to the Sports Ministry last week has not only ignored rules but is also likely to have a cascading effect on the
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Search engine giant Google is celebrating veteran American journalist Nellie Bly’s 151st birthday with a musical doodle. Elizabeth Jane Cochran, popularly known by her pen name Nellie Bly, was a pioneer in the field of investigative journalism.
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Two metro trains carrying passengers crashed in Mexico City on Monday, leaving at least 12 people injured, authorities said. City Fire Chief Raul Esquivel told the Televisa network there were no deaths from the accident, adding that 40 fire fighters were
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To counter the recent vociferous campaign by net neutrality proponents who had sent more than one million email petitions to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to keep the Internet free of any control by telecom companies, COAI, the telecom
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Providing aid to quake-hit Nepal is a social and moral duty of the West Bengal government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday. She visited the Nepal border at Panitanki in Darjeeling district to hand over relief materials to the Nepalese author
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Even as almost 90 per cent of the fencing along the India-Bangladesh border has been completed, work at several places has been hampered by delayed land acquisition, pending wildlife clearance and protests by locals. Close to 300 km remain unfenced beca
IPL 2015
May 5, 2015 03:19 AM
His spectacular run-out of Kohli sends Royal Challengers tumbling to a 24-run defeat. Since joining Chennai Super Kings, Dwayne Bravo has been an irreplaceable member of the team. On Monday, off the last ball of the 14th over during the Royal Challenger
May 4, 2015 08:03 PM
Kolkata Knight Riders bounced back in the home leg in style by notching up a comprehensive 35—run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket here today. Defending a fighting total of 167, KKR were given a rollickin
May 4, 2015 04:00 PM
Having posted a modest 148/9 in 20 overs, CSK bowlers led by Nehra and Bravo bundled RCB out for 124 in 19.4 overs. A sensational bowling effort by Chennai Super Kings saw them defend a modest total as they crushed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 24 runs
May 4, 2015 01:38 PM
Mumbai Indians will hold a clear edge over the inconsistent Delhi Daredevils in their key IPL cricket match. High on confidence after their third consecutive, Mumbai Indians will hold a clear edge over the inconsistent Delhi Daredevils in their key IPL c
Sport
May 5, 2015 03:26 AM
Anurag Thakur made it clear that his priority in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was cricket and its fans. He promised to make domestic cricket more meaningful and the game and its venues comfortably accessible to the fans.“The (IPL
May 5, 2015 03:24 AM
Though stars fail to impress, many book their places for the Asian championship On a day when the big stars failed to shine as brightly as they would have liked to, Srabani Nanda’s disarming smile lit up the Mangala Stadium.The Odisha girl complete
May 5, 2015 03:23 AM
Mumbai Indians is becoming adept at defending its totals, with its bowlers delivering performances in keeping with their stature and experience. Two back-to-back victories for Mumbai Indians were set up by Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClena
May 5, 2015 03:15 AM
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) outplayed Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 35 runs at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. KKR, which now has 11 points from 10 matches, is in third position, while SRH remains on eight points after playing nine matches.One inspired ove
May 5, 2015 03:13 AM
There was plenty of activity around New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson as Mumbai Indians went through with its optional practice session at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday. MI plays Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday.Ruled out of the IPL after he played
Opinion
May 5, 2015 01:17 AM
The rapid growth of new parties in the U.K. is disorienting, but voters appear to have understood and rejected the traditional parties’ appeal to familiarity and stability. After two decades of continuous Congress rule, Indian politics fragmented f
May 5, 2015 01:17 AM
Handlooms are the one area where India leads the world in skill, creativity and expertise. The Handloom Reservation Act must be strengthened, not repealed Last month, Gajendra Singh, a farmer, hanged himself in New Delhi. His death attracted massive att
May 5, 2015 01:17 AM
Education has been reduced to the level of ‘teaching for testing’. The individual is completely lost. All that is visible are aggregates of a tiny part of the human capability, measured through tools of suspicious reliability A few weeks ago
Business
May 5, 2015 02:54 AM
HEPATITIS-C MEDICINESMylan launches Sovaldi tablets in India Mylan NV on Monday announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. had launched Gilead Sciences’ Sovaldi (sofosbuvir 400mg tablets) in India. This follows Gilead, in February
May 4, 2015 07:07 PM
Unhappy over newly-introduced policies to solve issues in gas and coal for power sector, infra lender IDFC on Monday said risks to lending might have gone up as a result of them and the company would be forced to accelerate its provisioning for exposure
May 4, 2015 07:02 PM
Gold imports surged 19.5 per cent to reach USD 34.32 billion in 2014-15 due to declining prices and easing of restrictions by the Reserve Bank. Imports of the metal were USD 28.7 billion the previous fiscal, 2013-14. Increase in gold imports impacts
May 4, 2015 06:40 PM
Swiss Economic Affairs Minister Johann N. Schneider Ammann will be on a two-day visit to India from May 15. The visit — the first of a Swiss Cabinet Minister since the Modi Government joined office a year ago, comes at a time when India’s effo
May 4, 2015 06:18 PM
Changing buyers profile of the Indian auto industry Coming out of a little longer down-cycle, 2014-15 proved a challenging fiscal for the auto industry despite some positive momentum in some select segments. Of the 18 passenger vehicle manufacturers, o
Features
May 4, 2015 08:30 PM
An abstract approach doesn’t help the Telugu audience to connect with the film Be it narcissism, be it ambition or a last desire, Manoranjan wants to come up with one great performance that will make him immortal...he wants a film that will be reme
May 4, 2015 06:53 PM
Vengaboys, the popular 90s band, on what brings them to Chennai again. There is plenty of nostalgia for the 90s — cassette tapes, Doordarshan Fridays or Seinfeld (depending on the audience), Bournvita Quiz Contest, and, arguably the most popular of
May 4, 2015 08:32 PM
Just when we thought we’ve tasted them all, now comes the one with the ‘golden leaf’. Legend has it that one of the Nizams of Hyderabad used to eat gold-laced paan as an aphrodisiac and that’s how he could keep his several wives h
May 5, 2015 07:35 AM
It is believed that the divine mother is always with the Lord and together they are ever engaged in the act of protecting the erring jivatmas. The Lord is a stern dispenser of justice but the divine mother is the very embodiment of compassion towards all b
May 4, 2015 08:34 PM
Writers and storytellers keep young children engaged with interactive narratives. Grandparents make for some of the best storytellers. In a society that boasts of strong oral tradition, elders at home have played a crucial role in narrating stories from
Slideshows
May 2, 2015 04:50 PM
She has been dancing since she was 11. Now, 55 years later, when she wears her ornate papier-mâché horse over her hip and the rich and royal costume, she dances not like the wife, mother and grandmother she is, but a professional and great
May 1, 2015 07:04 PM
The services on the Reach 3B extension of Namma Metro between Nagasandra (Close to Bangalore International Exhibition Centre) and Peenya Industrial Area Phase I was flagged off in Bengaluru on May 1. The new stations added are: Peenya Industry, Jalahall
Apr 30, 2015 07:04 PM
The various districts in Karnataka were hit hard by the nation-wide strike against some provisions of the Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2014. Here are some pictures of the strike observed in the districts.
Apr 30, 2015 06:41 PM
Our photographers V. Sreenivasa Murthy and Sampath Kumar G.P. capture the mood on Bengaluru's streets on Thursday, when a nation-wide strike was called against some provisions of the Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2014. While the KSRTC prepaid counter
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