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Updated: Dec 28, 2014 08:03 AM
Police say information on the security cover to her is related to local intelligence bureau which is exempted under RTI Act. Information sought by Jashodaben, wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the security cover given to her through an RTI has be
Updated: Dec 28, 2014 03:21 AM
They were ready for Christmas, offering Bodo neighbours festival goodies Bullets fired by National Democratic Front of Boroland (Songbijit) militants took five lives and injured four in this backward Adivasi village in Kokrajhar district on the night of
Updated: Dec 28, 2014 08:15 AM
Virat Kohli brought up an enterprising half century to lead India’s defiant chase of Australia’s massive first-innings total of 530 on the third day of the third test Sunday. Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane shared an unbeaten 77-run, fourth-wicket pa
Updated: Dec 28, 2014 03:54 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama may include Varanasi in his itinerary during his visit next month as chief guest at the Republic Day parade. Though officials in Lucknow and Varanasi are still clueless, Acting U.S. Ambassador Kathleen Stephens’ recent vi
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Her parents request PM for a meeting, renew demand for capital punishment for rapists Nirbhaya’s parents took to social media to issue an open invitation for a candlelight march to commemorate the day on which their 23-year-old daughter succumbed t
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After the recent Uber rape case in the Capital, more women have started using mobile applications meant for their safety. These applications keep a constant tab on the location of the user and send an alert in case of an emergency. A number of private orga
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He had asked a woman to pay up Rs.4,000 for her husband’s release A Delhi court has sentenced a Delhi Police head constable to one-year imprisonment for demanding a bribe of Rs.4,000 from a woman for releasing her husband from the custody at the Ro
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While observing that the Court could not encroach into policy matters of the government, the Delhi High Court has dismissed a public interest writ petition seeking directions to the Centre to make available generic medicines and medical treatment to the pu
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The DoE has uploaded a common registration form on its website The Delhi Government on Saturday came up with guidelines for admission of children belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS) at the entry level in private schools. While most poi
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 27, 2014 01:49 PM
PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhter said the party was discussing all its options for government formation, hinting at an alliance with the BJP. Hinting that it is ready to do business with the BJP, the PDP, which has emerged as the single largest party in th
Dec 26, 2014 08:32 PM
Mr. Vohra has called both the parties for a discussion. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N. N. Vohra, on Friday officially wrote to the PDP and BJP, the parties with the largest number of MLAs following the recent Assembly elections, on their plans for govern
Dec 26, 2014 01:30 PM
Former Chief Minister Arjun Munda said Mr. Das will stake claim to form the BJP-AJSU alliance government. Raghuvar Das, a five-time MLA, was on Friday elected leader of the BJP legislature party clearing the decks for his swearing in as Jharkhand's firs
Dec 26, 2014 07:56 AM
"So many stories doing the rounds about a BJP-NC deal. Let me say this as strongly as possible — there is no deal or any discussion going on" Outgoing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on categorically said there is “no deal” or any “
Sport
Dec 28, 2014 12:31 AM
Emphasis more on fitness than on tennis during off-season Tennis is a sport which perhaps has the shortest of off-season windows. Players get barely a month to reflect on the season gone by and make adjustments for better returns in the future before the
Dec 27, 2014 11:10 PM
Former Australia paceman Geoff Lawson mounted a scathing attack on the Indian tactics here on Saturday.Speaking to The Hindu, the 57-year-old Lawson said, “The Indian tactics have been mystifying. Look at the field placements. Steven Smith was past
Dec 27, 2014 11:05 PM
Three games into the Ranji Trophy season, fortunes have been mixed for the Tamil Nadu side. A dispiriting loss against Karnataka, an emphatic win over Jammu & Kashmir and a battling draw against Madhya Pradesh have been parts of its story so far.On Su
Dec 27, 2014 10:57 PM
Right from the time when Formula One’s new cars with their hybrid turbo engines hit the track in Jerez, Spain for the first pre-season test in January, it was clear that Mercedes had the best package as it racked up the mileage with little trouble. W
Dec 27, 2014 10:43 PM
Om Prakash Karhana, Arpinder, Renjith Maheswary and Mayookha Johny disappoint After doping scars marred her early career, Seema Punia had been desperately looking for redemption for years. And when she won the Asian Games gold, the country’s lone i
Opinion
Dec 27, 2014 01:14 AM
None of our Teacher Education programmes has ever seriously tried to achieve a clear and convincing enough understanding of what one tries to achieve through education. It always has been a rhetoric of larger aims and working for myopically understood par
Dec 27, 2014 12:54 AM
That Jharkhand is to get its first non-tribal Chief Minister since its formation in 2000 is more a political accident than a seminal event. Raghuvar Das would not have been the automatic choice of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the top post in the State i
Dec 27, 2014 12:45 AM
Even for a country known for its tardy judicial processes, the fact that the L.N. Mishra assassination case remained in the trial stage for nearly 40 years after the Union Railway Minister was killed in January 1975 is an unconscionable blot on the crimin
Business
Dec 27, 2014 10:52 PM
The Central Bank is working to set a legal framework for the use of advanced e-commerce technologies. But, in the meantime, no one could treat the absence of a solution as an excuse to violate Indian rules, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Ra
Dec 27, 2014 10:48 PM
Currently, the mobile market has grown to $12 b in size but imports constitute three quarters of market. With India’s mobile phone imports estimated to touch Rs.75,750 crore in 2015 and exports likely to hit zero level, Indian Cellular Association
Dec 27, 2014 10:46 PM
Novo Nordisk, the world’s biggest insulin maker, is confident about its long-term growth plans but needs to secure approval for its new long-acting insulin Tresiba in the U.S., its chief executive said in a newspaper interview on Saturday. “
Dec 27, 2014 10:44 PM
With a sense of optimism slowly creeping in, the banking industry is hopeful that 2015 will bring better growth prospects.This optimism stems from a number of factors. For one, the Government is working hard to revitalise the industrial growth in the count
Dec 27, 2014 06:15 PM
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan, on Saturday, said the central bank would like to focus on medium-term inflation targeting and will not chase the short-term goals. “The medium-term is what gives you time to let the economy
Features
Dec 27, 2014 07:22 PM
Amit Masurkar’s indie comedy Sulemani Keeda, which has enjoyed a successful three-week run in select metros, comes to Chennai. Impressed with the film, Sudhish Kamath catches up with the maker Two writers — best friends and roommates —
Dec 27, 2014 07:18 PM
Veteran actor Radha Ravi tells Sudhir Srinivasan he considers his role in Pisasu to be his best ever and Mysskin to be the most unique director he has ever worked with General Secretary of the South Indian Film Artistes’ Association. President of t
Dec 27, 2014 07:31 PM
After a lean phase, Thamarai is back with Yennai Arindhaal. The lyricist in a chat with Subha J. Rao When lyricist Thamarai, composer Harris Jayaraj and director Gautham Vasudev Menon get together, the stage is set for magic. From Minnale to Vaaranam Aay
Dec 28, 2014 08:44 AM
Dressing up for winter is an art form that anyone having lived even during one cold season in Delhi should have perfected. There is layering, colours and correct coat or sweater depending on how windy, sunny or dreary it is. However, the most significant
Dec 28, 2014 12:55 AM
With most big banners opting for festival openings, eating into each other’s revenue, it may be time for a relook at the release strategy, say industry insiders The Tamil film industry may have released a record-breaking 200 films in 2014, but tha
Slideshows
Dec 27, 2014 07:38 PM
Scenes from the set of Darling (Genre: Horror; Director: Sam Anton; Cast: G.V. Prakash Kumar, Nikki Galrani, Srushti Dange; Cinematographer: Krishan Vasant; Producer: Geetha Arts, Studio Green)
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