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Updated: Sep 19, 2014 03:11 AM
"Peace along borders is essential to realise the potential in our relations" India and China signed 13 agreements here on Thursday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping called for speeding up the boundary resolution process.
Updated: Sep 19, 2014 01:33 AM
Parents claim she was a goddess The grave of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl whose parents claimed she was a “goddess” drew large crowds on Thursday amid conflicting versions about the manner of the child’s death and the suspicion that
Updated: Sep 18, 2014 08:08 PM
‘Chinese President can learn from India and its stable democracy’ The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Thursday hailed Chinese President Xi Jinping as “more open-minded” and “realistic” than his predecesso
Updated: Sep 19, 2014 01:53 AM
When the Jhelum breached its banks on September 7, one of the first buildings it inundated was the lower court, on the banks.The flood submerged the court's ground floor, and with it, the records of Srinagar’s land and property disputes, fake encount
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A city magistrate court on Thursday dispensed with the appearance of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her close aide Sasikala for the last time in the income tax cases but ordered their appearance, without fail, on October 1.The Additional Chief Metropolit
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Finance Minister K.M. Mani has said the CPI(M)’s call not to pay taxes goes against the interest of the State. Speaking to media persons here on Thursday, Mr. Mani said that even during the freedom struggle, non-payment of taxes was viewed as an ins
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Kerala secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Pinarayi Vijayan has called for boycotting the additional taxes announced by the State government as part of its resource mobilisation initiatives. Mr. Vijayan told reporters here on Thursday t
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The White House confirmed that U.S. President Barack Obama intends to nominate Richard Rahul Verma as its nominee for the post of Ambassador to India, according to an official statement issued here on Thursday afternoon. If confirmed Mr. Verma will be t
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India and China share a desire for early resolution of all outstanding issues, including the boundary question, said President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday at a banquet hosted in honour of the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at Rashtrapati Bhavan.&#
Sport
Sep 19, 2014 02:38 AM
A happy blend of professionalism supported by an admirable attempt to attain perfection gives the ambience of the 17th Asian Games as you touch down at the spick and span airport. The formalities associated with accreditation are completed in a jiffy lead
Sep 19, 2014 02:37 AM
Laxman Rawat’s dream of making the Indian Open world-ranking snooker tournament cut was shattered when he miscued the brown and blue in the seventh frame of the wild-card-entry round here on Thursday. Ahead by 20 points, Rawat should h
Sep 19, 2014 02:36 AM
Yuki Bhambri and company may have to beat the best team in the draw, Kazakhstan, to match India’s semifinal entry and bronze medal in the previous edition at the Asian Games that opens on Saturday.After a bye in the first round, India will play Nepa
Sep 19, 2014 02:33 AM
Continuing his sparkling form, Viswanathan Anand carved out a clinical victory over Spain’s Francisco Vallejo in 33 moves in their fourth round encounter of the Bilbao Chess Masters Finals at Bilbao, on Thursday. Anand’s third victory, follo
Sep 19, 2014 02:32 AM
Ajmal’s ban may be the beginning of yet another major change, writes Ted Corbett The ban on Saeed Ajmal, wondrous off-spinner-cum-doosra bowler is not just about one player’s illegal action. It may be the beginning of yet another major change
Opinion
Sep 19, 2014 01:10 AM
The debate over Europe’s economic, political and military readiness to retaliate against Russia shows in a nutshell what is currently at stake in Ukraine: the future of European foreign policy. But every crisis carries with it the seed of a chance,
Sep 19, 2014 12:50 AM
If there is one clear signal that comes out of the latest set of economic data released on inflation, industrial growth and trade, it is this: the recovery process is on but it is uneven and still in first gear. Wholesale price inflation was down at a fiv
Sep 19, 2014 12:42 AM
Redressing gender imbalances in employment could remedy the current climate of sluggish global economic recovery, the Labour Ministers of the Group of 20 countries were advised last week. This is perhaps the single most significant theme in the four joint
Business
Sep 19, 2014 12:11 AM
HCL Technologies late on Thursday announced that it would invest $9 million to expand its centre in North Carolina (U.S.), creating up to 1,237 new jobs by the end of 2018.HCL Technologies, which has over 8,000 people working across 15 States in the U.S.,
Sep 19, 2014 12:05 AM
Telecom gear maker Ericsson will shut down its modems business to focus on other growth opportunities, a move that could impact as many as 1,582 people globally, including India. India has the second highest number of employees after its headquarters in
Sep 19, 2014 12:00 AM
The Delhi High Court, on Thursday, asked the pharmaceutical companies, including Novartis India and Cipla, to hold a meeting with the Union Government and try to resolve the issue of implementing the revised drug pricing. A bench of Justice B D Ahmed and
Sep 18, 2014 11:55 PM
Biocon, on Thursday, said Silver Leaf Oak (Mauritius) Ltd. is picking up a 10 per cent stake in Syngene International Limited, its research services subsidiary.Syngene, a contract research organisation, was valued at Rs.3,800 crore, the company said. It d
Sep 18, 2014 11:53 PM
Two new tea plant clones with properties to tolerate the drought conditions while boosting productivity were launched on Thursday at the 50 annual general meeting of the Tea Research Association (TRA).Additional Commerce Secretary Rajani Ranjan Rashmi sai
Features
Sep 18, 2014 08:20 PM
Meet pets who double up as therapists for people who need their affection Little Akhil and ‘Doctor’ Ruffles stride down a corridor together, counting the number of steps it takes to reach the end of it. “Fifteen,” says Akhil, his
Sep 18, 2014 05:57 PM
As Pakistani sensation Fawad Khan makes his Hindi film debut with “Khoobsurat”, he talks about his craft and his challenges with Anuj Kumar It is hard to take eyes off him, a female journalist tells me after eating into my time with Fawad Kha
Sep 18, 2014 08:47 PM
This is the sixth in a series of articles on Kamal Haasan’s tryst with the classical arts. Kamal and RC Sakthi wrote a lot of screenplays. None of them were made into films. “We fumbled,” Kamal Haasan told me. “I think I became b
Sep 18, 2014 11:09 PM
Legend says Mysore’s golden throne belonged to the Pandavas The golden throne at Mysore Palace, the cynosure of all eyes during Dasara celebrations here, was reassembled on Thursday. The throne is an integral part of the Mysore royal family’s
Sep 18, 2014 11:03 PM
Uttara, wife of Abhimanyu and the daughter-in-law of Arjuna and Subhadra, is expecting her child. Aswattama, son of Drona, shoots the Brahmastra to kill the foetus in Uttara’s womb. She runs up to Lord Krishna and cries for help, and the Lord immedia
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Sep 18, 2014 10:16 PM
Rain played havoc in Guntur district with normal life getting affected due to snapped rail and road connectivity on Wednesday, when skies opened for 12 hours. A woman was washed away in the strong current of flood water in a stream overflowing the Guntur-
Sep 18, 2014 05:35 PM
Sep 18, 2014 03:44 PM
A red carpet welcome and Gujarati culture and cuisine awaited Chinese President Xi Jinpang during his six-hour visit to the State. In a first, Mr. Modi received the Chinese President in Ahmedabad after which the two sides ink some agreements related to th
Sep 18, 2014 03:44 PM
The two countries have proposed cultural exchange programmes that cover culture, education, tourism, films, among others
Sep 17, 2014 09:57 PM
Flood waters flowing into Prakasam Barrage reservoir has given rise to different activity in an around the masonry structure in Vijayawada. This has literally infused life back into River Krishna with fish occasionally making an appearance jumping out of
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