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Updated: Nov 26, 2014 01:14 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday stressed closer regional cooperation between SAARC countries and suggested five pillars for achieving that goal. “For India, our vision for the region rests on five pillars — trade, investment, assis
Nov 26, 2014 11:03 AM
Pakistan on Wednesday sought greater involvement with the observer nations in the eight-member SAARC bloc, saying it should build on convergences and minimise divergences and called for a “dispute-free” South Asia. The remarks by Pakistan Pr
Updated: Nov 26, 2014 01:02 PM
Police have ordered protesters off the streets of Ferguson after what had been several hours of largely peaceful demonstrations. Protesters had gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department on Tuesday for a second night following a grand jury decision
Updated: Nov 26, 2014 10:37 AM
Former Union Minister G.K Vasan, who recently formed a newly political outfit after quitting Congress, on Wednesday released the flag of his new party. The flag contained pictures of his father the late G.K. Moopanar, Congress stalwart Kamaraj. Mr. Va
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At least 24 workers were killed and 52 others injured on Wednesday when a fire broke out in a coal mine in China’s northeastern Liaoning Province soon after a mild earthquake jolted the region. The fire was noticed in the early hours at the coal m
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Among those arrested were student leaders Joshua Wong of the Scholarism group and Lester Shum of the Hong Kong Federation of Students. Police in helmets swiftly cleared obstructions from the two-month-old protest site in Mong Kok, across Victoria Harbour
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear on Monday a petition filed by a group of journalists seeking a direction to the Centre and Haryana for ordering a judicial probe into alleged assault on them and other media persons during a police operation t
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The iconic romantic drama ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenga’ that redefined love stories on the silver screen will complete 1000 weeks on December 12. To celebrate the momentous occasion Yas Raj Films has released a new trailer of the film. Wat
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Says Bastar Diocese told to put Hindu goddess pictures in schools The Chhattisgarh Christian Forum (CCF) has accused the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) of “pressuring and threatening” the Catholic Diocese of Bastar to accept the demands of putti
Assembly Election 2014
Nov 26, 2014 02:48 AM
Almost every polling station in Jammu and Kashmir, despite differences in weather, landscape and people’s traditional attire, looked similar during the first phase of Assembly election on Tuesday. Voters stood in long-winding queues, with the 15 con
Nov 25, 2014 08:16 PM
Dealing a hard blow to separatist politics, thousands of voters queued up before polling stations across Jammu and Kashmir, unmindful of the biting cold, to exercise their franchise in the first of the five-phase assembly elections on Tuesday. Some vignet
Nov 25, 2014 02:55 PM
Mr. Modi asks Jharkhand voters not to give a fractured mandate as people know the difficulties of coalition politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the voters of Jharkhand to enable the BJP secure a majority in the Assembly elections for
Nov 25, 2014 09:50 AM
Having lost an ‘opportunity’ last year to wrest power in the Capital after a 15 year wait, ‘micro-management’ and ‘knock-at-every-door’ strategy have become the guiding lights for the Bharatiya Janata Party to ensure &#8
Sport
Nov 26, 2014 11:26 AM
Australian batsman Phil Hughes continued to fight for life as he remained in a critical condition after being struck on the head in a freak accident during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground here. The 25—year—old left—
Nov 26, 2014 10:51 AM
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that Kenya national team will visit Lahore next month to play five One-Day matches against the national A team. The PCB said that the tour was part of a movement by the Board to convince foreign teams to tour
Nov 26, 2014 02:57 AM
Considering the monopoly status the Board of Control for Cricket in India has over the game and to ensure its institutional integrity, N. Srinivasan must be made ineligible to hold any post in it for two to five years, Harish Salve, senior counsel for the
Nov 26, 2014 02:28 AM
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a Champions League scoring record of 72 goals when he struck in the 38th minute of Tuesday's Group F match at APOEL Nicosia.The Barca and Argentina captain, 27, surpassed the record of 71 he jointly held with former Real
Nov 26, 2014 01:25 AM
The drama being played out by Hockey India and former Indian men’s coach Terry Walsh refuses to end. A day after the Australian indicated his desire to return to India “immediately to resume positive discussions with SAI,” Hockey India h
Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 12:31 AM
Godmen do extraordinarily well in our country than in most others, and that is where the puzzle lies. Is our society more vulnerable? Or, does this show up so blatantly among us because of the way we practise democracy and secularism? In a family of godm
Nov 26, 2014 12:41 AM
Soon after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s astounding performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the general feeling was that she was “clearly riding a tiger”. Her confidence-building speech last Saturday promised retaliation, which in
Nov 26, 2014 12:35 AM
The law pertaining to juvenile crimes has come under the scanner yet again. Last week, a Supreme Court Bench comprising Mr. Justice Dipak Misra and Mr. Justice U.U. Lalit described the punishment for juveniles committing serious crimes as being “far
Business
Nov 26, 2014 10:08 AM
The rupee strengthened by five paise to 61.81 against the dollar in early trade on Wednesday on the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks. Forex dealers said besides increased selling of the American cur
Nov 26, 2014 10:07 AM
The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 55 points in early trade today on offloading of positions by speculators ahead of monthly expiry in the derivatives segment amidst mixed global cues. The 30-share barometer, which had lost 161.49 points in the previous s
Nov 26, 2014 02:58 AM
India’s economic growth probably slowed to around 5 per cent in the three months to September, slipping from 5.7 per cent in the previous quarter, two senior Finance Ministry sources said, putting pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates.
Nov 26, 2014 01:33 AM
Both countries to explore enhanced market access to farm products At the first round in four years of joint trade talks, India and the United States on Tuesday agreed to explore the possibility of enhanced market access to identified agricultural product
Nov 25, 2014 10:59 PM
Om Pizza & Eats Pvt Ltd, the Indian franchisee of Papa John’s International, on Tuesday, acquired the local rival Pizza Corner for an undisclosed amount. Pizza Corner is the third largest pizza chain in India operating around 70 outlets.Om Pizza
Features
Nov 25, 2014 06:22 PM
The Deccan Odyssey presents a few best kept secrets of the Old City Space is a scarce commodity in the vicinity of Charminar. Navigating through the maze of roads requires special skill. One needs to be careful to not tread on anyone’s toes and en
Nov 25, 2014 05:10 PM
Today is late cinematographer V.K. Murthy’s birth anniversary. Uma Rao, his biographer, and G.S. Bhaskar, reputed cinematographer, spoke of the genius of Murthy Pyaasa, Kaagaz ke Phool and Sahib, Bibi aur Gulam are timeless classics of Indian cine
Nov 25, 2014 07:02 PM
Winemaker Francesco Marone Cinzano on the fine art of distinguishing between exquisite wines What markers help determine whether a bottle of wine is exquisite? The instant response says: it’s all about taste. But taste is only one of the factors th
Nov 26, 2014 09:45 AM
Bollywood’s famed on-screen and off-screen couple Genelia D’Souza and Riteish Deshmukh were blessed with a son, their first child. The excited father took to Twitter to share the good news and posted: “It’s a BBBOOOOYYYYYY!!!!!!!!&
Nov 26, 2014 02:04 AM
Facilities and infrastructure at the schools will be on a par with private schools’, with all students receiving education free of cost Seven schools of the Chennai Corporation are set to be run by private players in the school education sector. T
Slideshows
Nov 26, 2014 12:04 AM
Autumn does not diminish the beauty of landscape in Adilabad District in any way. In fact, the district known for its vast tree cover takes on the pleasant hues of the season between November and January. The yellow of the Autumn, blue of water bodies and
Nov 25, 2014 03:39 PM
The low-profile event organised by Cycling Federation of India at Indira Gandhi stadium was high on performance. Photo: Prashant Nakwe
Nov 24, 2014 08:37 PM
Australia was outclassed by a resurgent India, with four wins in four Tests at home, all by convincing verdicts in 2013 series. A look at the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series
Nov 24, 2014 05:35 PM
The winter session of Parliament began on Monday. The session, the first after the expansion of the council of ministers, will have 22 sittings and will end on December 23.
Nov 24, 2014 05:15 PM
Murli Deora, India’s longest serving Petroleum Minister, a Gandhi family loyalist and a Congress stalwart from Maharashtra, breathed his last at around 3.25 a.m on Monday, November 24, 2014.
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