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Updated: Dec 20, 2014 02:37 AM
After Peshawar attack, Home Ministry issues new guidelines. Concrete boundary walls with three or four gates, round-the-clock guards, CCTV cameras and proper illumination at night are among the guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued
Updated: Dec 20, 2014 01:26 AM
Pakistan on Friday executed two men convicted for attacks on Army headquarters and the former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, days after the country lifted its moratorium on the death penalty. The two are among 17 terrorists who will be executed in the
Updated: Dec 20, 2014 02:38 AM
Announcement of projects under the ‘Defence Trade and Technological Initiative’ likely. A new 10-year defence framework with the United States is likely be finalised in time for President Barack Obama’s visit to India. This will be the
Updated: Dec 20, 2014 01:48 AM
Contest will be mostly between Congress and BJP As Jammu and Kashmir votes in the fifth and final phase of the Assembly elections on Saturday, the contest will largely be between the two national parties — Congress and BJP.Twenty Assembly segments
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Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Executive Officer D. Sambasiva Rao said on Friday that the management was determined not to entertain any VIP recommendation letters either for darshan or accommodation on New Year’s Day. With Vaikunta Ekadasi on Jan
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Move to build bridge at new spot dropped owing to protest An earlier proposal submitted by the Public Works Department (PWD) to acquire land for the construction of a new bridge across the Korappuzha is likely to be dropped by the government following st
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They are facing hardship owing to closure of sugar factory: KRRS H.R. Basavarajappa, working president of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS), has urged the State government to come to the rescue of sugarcane growers as they were facing hardships o
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Says strengthening Kerala unit of BJP is high on his agenda There is a need to increase the membership base of the party in the State, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has said. He was addressing Kerala leaders and district unit presiden
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 20, 2014 01:46 AM
Final phase of polls in Jharkhand today The last day of campaigning for the final phase of elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly ended on Thursday, with polling in 16 constituencies in the Santhal Pargana region, along the West Bengal border, sc
Dec 18, 2014 11:19 PM
It is a four-cornered fight in the Maoist-affected area Shikaripara, with a majority population of Santhal tribals, will cast its vote in the final phase of elections on December 20. The region witnessed one of the worst crackdowns on tribals protesting
Dec 18, 2014 05:32 PM
The attackers were annoyed with Sidhu over his recent remark on their religious book, police said. BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s convoy was on Thursday attacked by unidentified assailants who pelted the cars with bricks and stones, leaving his d
Dec 18, 2014 12:08 AM
Communal and regional polarisation a major factor In the past two coalition governments in Jammu and Kashmir, Independent candidates were the key figures in government formation, but in the ongoing Assembly elections, communal and regional polarisation i
Sport
Dec 20, 2014 12:28 AM
N. Ramachandran, President of the Indian Olympic Association, has categorically stated that the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) will be the official body and not Boxing India (BI). He added that boxing affairs will now be handled by IOA’s ad-
Dec 20, 2014 12:26 AM
On the eve of the final of the first ISL season to be played at the D.Y. Patil Stadium between Kerala Blasters and Atletico De Kolkata, former England goalkeeper and marquee player-manager of Blasters, David James said the inaugural ISL turned out to be a
Dec 20, 2014 12:24 AM
Four Indians stand out for their utility and enterprise and can be banked upon to make a difference in Saturday’s final.Arnab Mondal has become a vital link in the Atletico de Kolkata defence, known for positioning and tackling. The 25-year-old&#821
Dec 20, 2014 12:21 AM
David James could replace Nandy in goal for Kerala Blasters; Atletico de Kolkata welcomes back skipper Luis Garcia Antonio Habas is a combative character with a dogged streak in him. Atletico de Kolkata’s approach to winning matches reflects this
Dec 20, 2014 12:18 AM
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has identified Ashley Westwood as the man to take the men’s national team forward. The current Bengaluru FC manager’s appointment is expected to be approved by the body’s technical committee when i
Opinion
Dec 20, 2014 12:58 AM
For U.S. foreign policy, its two Latin American pillars have been an isolation of Cuban socialism and support of the Colombian war against FARC. With their unravelling now, vested interests might try and introduce obstacles, but the developments, neverthe
Dec 20, 2014 12:49 AM
A day after the Taliban massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government would not rest until the last terrorist was eliminated from Pakistan. He further promised there would be no distinction made between “goo
Dec 20, 2014 12:47 AM
Both U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raúl Castro must be commended for doing things their predecessors failed to do in establishing diplomatic relations between their countries. With their decision, negotiated secretly over the past two
Business
Dec 20, 2014 01:08 AM
The Electricity Amendment Bill 2014, introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday, lays strong emphasis on promoting renewable energy generation in the country while also aiming at increasing accountability and transparency in the functioning of regulatory bodie
Dec 20, 2014 12:52 AM
Apart from subsuming various Central indirect taxes and levies and State taxes, the Constitution (122 Amendment) Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday, confers simultaneous power to Union and State legislations to legislate on Goods and Service Tax
Dec 20, 2014 12:17 AM
The Mid-Year Review of the economy of the Government tabled in Parliament on Friday by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says Reserve Bank’s monetary policy lost its credibility between 2007 and 2013. “For nearly six years (2007 third quar
Dec 19, 2014 11:37 PM
Refurbished goods retailer Reverse Logistics Corps, which operates GreenDust.com, is planning to expand its global footprint by entering Africa, South Asia and CIS. It has already started a pilot in Dubai, the U.S., and Hong Kong.“We are planning to
Dec 19, 2014 11:36 PM
The firm is aiming to launch in 15 more countries Online restaurant search firm Zomato on Friday acquired Italy’s restaurant search service Cibando. The terms of the deal are not disclosed.Cibando will be integrated with Zomato, and the acquisitio
Features
Dec 19, 2014 09:25 PM
This house is unlike other houses which have featured in this column. Every decade a house lived it gathered stories and in every generation its storytellers. One hoped these houses live on defying mortality. Maintenance costs are discussed but with affect
Dec 19, 2014 08:11 PM
Mimicking nature’s cleaning process through DEWATS and the Vortex system. Waste-water is emerging as a new challenge and opportunity in the cities of India. After large quantities of clean water is shipped into the city to meet the growing thirst o
Dec 19, 2014 09:23 PM
Malayalam author, politician and orator Veerendra Kumar talks about his stream of consciousness style, and his magnum opus Hymavathabhoovil (In the Meadows of Snow) soon to be translated into English M.P. Veerendra Kumar puts on his spectacles and thumb
Dec 19, 2014 11:42 PM
The trajectory of the Narendra Modi government’s education policy has been “disappointing and makes one apprehensive,” said Dr. Devesh Kapur, Director of the Centre for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania.Accord
Dec 19, 2014 10:43 PM
The title of Mysskin’s new movie, Pisasu, suggests a change of pace. After years of dealing with stories about dread, you think the director has opted for a genre -- horror -- that will allow him to ratchet up the queasiness quotient a couple of not
Slideshows
Dec 19, 2014 11:54 PM
Three equally mysterious cave temples of Adilabad have much to offer by way of revelations. Visitors can actually see and feel that the religious practices of the Adivasis (Tribals) which seem to be superstitious on the surface are actually connected with
Dec 19, 2014 02:15 PM
As the countdown to Christmas begins, it is time to take a look at the trees. These evergreens symbolise the hope we carry in our hearts.
Dec 17, 2014 11:27 PM
People from the Christian Community celebrate Yesu Jayanthi every year on Second Saturday and Sunday of every December. A special fellowship is organized at the CSI Church ahead of Christmas celebrations and Yesu Jayanthi Jatara is organized on the CSI Ch
Dec 17, 2014 09:37 PM
On Day 2, Steve Smith continues his unbeaten run with a half century, guiding Australia to 221 for four in reply to India’s 408 before bad light stops play.
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