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May 23, 2015 01:53 AM
Cabinet to be largely unchanged After spending nearly eight months out of office, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa came out of seclusion on Friday, much to the delight of frenzied supporters who thronged the city’s streets to catch a glimpse
Updated: May 23, 2015 02:36 AM
Minister says tax collections have improved Signalling a “shift of gears” in steering the economy towards double-digit growth, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Friday that he was not happy with India just being the fastest gr
Updated: May 23, 2015 03:28 AM
"Therefore, police cannot detain a person merely because he is a Maoist, unless police form a reasonable opinion that his activities are unlawful", the Kerala High Court has ruled The High Court of Kerala has held that ‘‘being a Maoist is of
May 23, 2015 02:14 AM
“Modi government has overcome all obstacles to clear all but two of the Bills it wanted to pass” Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s opening salvo on Friday, ahead of the Narendra Modi government’s first anniversary, focussed o
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A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck close to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, just days after the archipelago was hit by another strong earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.9,
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The Chennai team will take on Mumbai Indians in its sixth final in eight years Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not disappoint his hometown fans while getting his team Chennai Super Kings into its sixth Indian Premier League final in eight years. Qualifier-2
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School was not the happy place that 11-year-old Shivani looked forward to going to. And no, the reason wasn’t the ordinary child’s habit of playing truant. In November last year, this Class 5 student of Prathmik Vidyalaya in Badlapur, U.P., wa
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The resurgence of Barcelona after a lacklustre two-year tenure is not surprising (Editorial, May 22). Luis Enrique’s pragmatic approach resulted in a monumental shift from Guardiola’s possession-based system to the new direct approach and ruth
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Indians are morally obligated by the Constitution to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture. Further, we must learn from the way the U.S. and Britain have administered and leveraged their cultural repositories (“Who appoints t
IPL 2015
May 22, 2015 08:06 PM
Ashwin hits winning single. A clinical Chennai Super Kings today defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by three wickets in a nail-bitting second qualifier to sail into the final of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, here today, making it a rec
May 21, 2015 02:52 PM
Notwithstanding the comprehensive win against Rajasthan Royals in their IPL Eliminator, AB de Villiers says Royal Challengers Bangalore will be wary of Chennai Super Kings in Friday’s qualifier as they are a tough team to beat. “It is going to
May 21, 2015 12:58 AM
The duo bails Royal Challengers out of early trouble with a belligerent counter-attack to set up a 71-run win Overcoming early setbacks, Royal Challengers Bangalore outplayed Rajasthan Royals by 71 runs in the Eliminator match of IPL-8 at the Maharashtr
May 20, 2015 12:53 PM
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Wednesday fined 10 per cent of his match fee for “inappropriate public comments” on a doubtful lbw decision given to Dwayne Smith during the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League c
Sport
May 23, 2015 01:06 AM
Amid speculation over the fate of the proposed India-Pakistan series, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, on Friday, said there are “no immediate chances” of revival of cricketing ties between the two countries. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan had recen
May 23, 2015 12:53 AM
There will be no Indians at this year’s French Open singles draw as all three contenders, including Yuki Bhambri, bowed out after second-round defeats in the qualifiers here. Yuki suffered a 4-6, 3-6 defeat against Germany’s Tim Puetz while
May 23, 2015 12:50 AM
They trail England by 86 runs on the second day of the first test at Lord’s New Zealand’s top order rode an easy pitch and some luck to knock off 303-2 and trail England by 86 runs on the second day of the first test at Lord’s on Frida
May 23, 2015 12:19 AM
Serena could meet sister Venus before the last eight The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris. The
May 23, 2015 12:02 AM
Top seed Antoine Escoffier of France and third seed Karunuday Singh of India set up a title clash in the men’s singles event with contrasting wins over their rivals on the penultimate day of the Mysore Minerals Ltd. men's ITF $10,000 Mandya Open her
Opinion
May 23, 2015 02:31 AM
Last week, when nine well-known media houses began publishing directly to Facebook, allowing the social media giant’s 1.4 billion users to read stories then and there, those in the embattled media industry would have felt relieved and uneasy at the
May 23, 2015 02:25 AM
Following a controversy sparked recently over remarks by some Members of Parliament on tobacco use, a group of leading film-makers is seeking to dilute the strong tobacco control measures undertaken by successive governments. The film-makers have made a r
May 23, 2015 02:13 AM
A reasonable case can be made that the Delhi Lieutenant Governor’s discretionary powers do not extend to the appointment of the Chief Secretary without the ‘aid and advice’ of the Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers The tussle
Business
May 22, 2015 11:28 PM
Fair trade regulator CCI on Friday ordered a detailed probe against Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, after it ‘prima facie’ found the company in violation of the competition norms. The order follows complaints that the practices adopted by Er
May 22, 2015 11:27 PM
Britannia Industries Ltd. closed 2014-15 with a 68.3 per cent rise in its net profit, which increased to Rs.622 crore. Standalone revenue stood at Rs.7,100 crore, a growth of 14 per cent over 2013-14.The net profit included Rs.124 crore post-tax profit fr
May 22, 2015 11:26 PM
'There is no appetite in most countries to look for what makes sense for the globe. Countries are too focused on what makes sense for themselves.' Reserve Bank of India Governor Dr Raghuram Rajan has said countries need to adopt polices that add to grow
May 22, 2015 11:24 PM
The bank has sought permission to have two more Managing Directors in addition to the four posts now. State Bank of India Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said that stress was lessening for the bank and projects were expected to pick up by the last quarte
May 22, 2015 11:18 PM
If you have completed engineering degree and could not get a placement, then HCL Corporation is at hand to help you.HCL Corporation has come out with a six-month residential programme called HCL TalentCare. The objective is to hone the abilities of enginee
Features
May 22, 2015 07:37 PM
Refusing to be shackled, these young entrepreneurs from small towns are making it big in Hyderabad. According to American entrepreneur and author Scott Belsky, ‘It is not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.’ Entrepreneurs in th
May 22, 2015 08:22 PM
Veteran artiste Thammanam Gopi looks back on the vicissitudes of his life on stage. He was recently accorded the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi's Gurupooja award, 2014 Thammanam Gopi’s story wears the smell of greasepaint; it speaks of nights spe
May 22, 2015 08:32 PM
Café Canopy is back with its dosa festival, this time with a few new additions. Dosas are the flavour of the season again and they’re lining up hot and crispy at Café Canopy in Hotel Abad Plaza. The café’s well known dosa festi
May 23, 2015 03:51 AM
The real essence of the Infinite Brahman remains beyond the grasp of human thought and word, say the scriptures. Many are the versions and descriptions of the Lord. Some say He is formless and attributeless and that He is Nirguna. Some others hold that He
May 22, 2015 11:27 PM
What happens after the ‘happily ever after’? Especially when your ‘ever after’ is with someone you have nothing in common with? Tanu Weds Manu was the love story between a fearless, feisty Tanuja Trivedi (Kangana Ranaut), and the
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May 22, 2015 06:59 PM
Amidst protests by disgruntled students and parents, announcement date of COMEDK and CET results have been postponed. The decisions of postponing were taken after the protests by students and parents entered its fourth day in the premises of the Departm
May 22, 2015 06:02 PM
Jayalalithaa will take oath as Chief Minister on Saturday, yet again. The AIADMK supremo's day out in Chennai was marked with frenzy, festivity and chaos. A few pictures that capture the mood.
May 21, 2015 07:28 PM
The E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo will be dominated by virtual reality (VR) headsets, as the market gets set to explode over the next 12 months.
May 20, 2015 05:11 PM
Tuna fish landing has witnessed a significant increase due to annual holiday for 61 days from April 15 for mechanised boats as part of conservation effort and change in weather conditions at Visakhapatnam Fishing Harbour.
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