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Updated: Sep 17, 2014 11:26 AM
Two militants were on Wednesday killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Macchil Sector of Kashmir Valley. “In the wee hours today, two unknown terrorists were killed in Macchil Sector in an encounter with troo
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 12:15 PM
During his six-hour visit to Ahmedabad, the Chinese Premier will visit Sabarmati Ashram and have a private dinner with PM Modi at the Sabarmati Riverfront Park. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Ahmedabad on Wednesday afternoon on the first leg of
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 12:29 PM
After by-polls, Shiv Sena hardens stance on seat-sharing The by-poll results have emboldened the Shiv Sena which has hardened its stance against its ally the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) demand for an equal share of seats for the assembly polls.
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Modi, who turned 64 on Wednesday, spent about 25 minutes with his mother Hiraba, who also donated Rs.5,001 towards Kashmir flood relief. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother in Gandhinagar on Wednesday and sought her blessings on his 64th birthda
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The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday decided that all its legislators would donate Rs. 50 lakh each from their Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds for relief and rehabilitation work in the flood-affected areas o
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The remains of 40 Malaysians who were aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine in July have been identified, a senior official said on Wednesday. “Only three (Malaysian) victims are left yet to be identified or discovere
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Former Assam DGP Sankar Barua, interrogated recently by the CBI in connection with the Saradha scam, was found dead, according to police. He allegedly shot himself to death, according to police sources.
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The new State was focussed on poverty alleviation, Panchayati Raj K. T. Rama Rao said while addressing an international workshop for representatives from the Indian Ocean Rim Association. Telangana Minister for Panchayati Raj K. T. Rama Rao on Wednesday
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Cairn India on Wednesday said it has made three new oil discoveries in its Rajasthan block, taking the total number of finds in the prolific block to 36.The discoveries in the Barmer basin Block RJ-ON-90/1 “further exemplify the capabilities of Cair
Sport
Sep 17, 2014 02:09 PM
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy made its first public appearance in Pakistan on Wednesday at the iconic Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore as part of its global tour.Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq received the prestigious trophy at the Minar-e-Pakistan and s
Sep 17, 2014 02:02 PM
Cricket Australia on Wednesday said that fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will not immediately join the Kings XI Punjab in India at the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 due to a rib injury.Cricket Australia Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: “Mitch had
Sep 17, 2014 01:57 PM
After their best-ever show at IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their aggressive brand of cricket when they start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 in Mohali on Thursday.Riding on their
Sep 17, 2014 01:51 PM
The Asian Games torch arrived in host city Incheon on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony that will formally inaugurate the two-week competition featuring almost 10,000 athletes.The torch will be stored overnight in the port city west of South
Sep 17, 2014 12:29 PM
Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award as the Sports Ministry has finally accepted his nomination. Manoj, a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, told PTI that h
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Sep 17, 2014 12:57 AM
Syria provides no easy answers. This time, IS knows that the U.S. will not send massive troop deployments into Syrian territory and has signalled that it does not care about international norms and western reaction. It recognises that the West has its han
Sep 17, 2014 12:36 AM
Despair rarely follows euphoria this closely: within four months of having recorded its best-ever electoral performance in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be struggling to retain its traditional bases in India’s most populous Stat
Sep 17, 2014 12:27 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in India under extraordinary circumstances, when the political and economic dimensions of the international system are undergoing a profound transformation. There are distinct indicators that the era of a unipolar worl
Business
Sep 17, 2014 02:10 PM
Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha on Wednesday launched its new 149-cc motorcycle, Fazer FI, priced at Rs. 83,850 (ex-showroom Delhi). The new model comes with a newly designed air-cooled 149cc, single-cylinder Fuel Injected engine which provides
Sep 17, 2014 11:46 AM
Maruti Suzuki India’s marketing and sales head Mayank Pareek has quit the company after nearly 20 years of service at the country’s largest carmaker. While Mr. Pareek, who is designated Chief Operating Officer (marketing and sales), could not
Sep 17, 2014 10:05 AM
After two sessions of losses, the benchmark BSE Sensex recovered sharply by over 127 points in early trade on Wednesday on emergence of buying by funds and retail investors amid a firming trend in other Asian markets. The 30-share index, which had lost 56
Sep 17, 2014 09:48 AM
The rupee appreciated by nine paise to 60.96 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks. Besides, the dollar’s weakness against other curre
Sep 17, 2014 03:20 AM
Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Tuesday that a new aviation policy would be brought out soon to develop infrastructure and attract investments.Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the 65 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The A
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Sep 16, 2014 06:53 PM
Handling pressure and expectations with élan has become second nature to Mahesh. On the eve of ‘Aagadu’s release, the actor is a picture of calm and confidence Achieving stardom overnight is like running a sprint but staying at the top
Sep 16, 2014 07:21 PM
To commemorate the 25 anniversary of late artist K. S. Gopal, a monograph was released by his daughters. Besides, his etchings, collographs and plates are on view at Cholamandalam Artists Village till September 21 The 25 anniversary of late artist K.S. G
Sep 16, 2014 07:12 PM
The audio launch of the Tamil film I was truly a starry affair How would you describe an evening that saw Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rajinikanth and A. R. Rahman share stage? On Monday evening, all roads led to the Nehru Stadium for the grand audio launch
Sep 17, 2014 12:45 PM
The 71-year-old shared the update on his health via his blog, thanking his fans for outpouring their wishes and support on the medium. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who has not been keeping well for the past few days, says he is on the road to re
Sep 17, 2014 12:41 PM
Sonam Kapoor on beauty, being Photoshop-ed, the space for simple films, and fairytale princesses It’s not everyday that a beautiful actor comes looking stunning on to stage and goes about telling people not to keep her as their standard of beauty,
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Sep 16, 2014 10:22 PM
A fresh spell of heavy rain on Monday evening created traffic problems, and many were caught unawares. Traffic lights created a beautiful scene, as the inundated roads reflected all colours. Heavy rains in the catchment area of Krishna River also brought
Sep 16, 2014 10:12 PM
Traffic on the busy Begumpet flyover came to a standstill during the peak hours on Tuesday morning after a cement-laden truck rammed into a road-divider early in the morning. It took around four hours for the traffic police to remove the truck and restore
Sep 16, 2014 09:44 PM
A potential tourists’ paradise – Bayyaram Tank – built by Kakatiyas in 13th Century A.D., needs a push from Government. Eight-foot pillar found near the tank is engraved on four sides of the stone in Telugu, Kannada script in Sanskrit la
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
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