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Updated: Dec 22, 2014 04:28 PM
The Parliamentary Affairs Ministry accuses them of raising the conversion issue to derail Narendra Modi government’s agenda of development Hitting out at opposition parties, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said they were
Updated: Dec 22, 2014 04:25 PM
The 26/11 Mumbai attacks happened as a result of one of the “most devastating near-misses in the history of spycraft” in which the United States, British and Indian spy agencies failed to pull together all the strands gathered by their high-te
Updated: Dec 22, 2014 03:15 AM
Delhi’s stance to factor in ties with Tel Aviv In what could amount to a tectonic shift in the country’s foreign policy, the Modi government is looking at altering India’s supporting vote for the Palestinian cause at the United Nations
Updated: Dec 22, 2014 12:24 PM
Following the in-principle agreement reached by India and Russia for the production of Russian helicopters in India, both sides are carrying out discussions to work out the details to quickly conclude a deal. Initially the helicopters will be used to ca
Breaking News
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Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Happy New Year’ is just a click away for fans outside India and China with the Red Chillies Entertainment releasing the film online through Direct-To-Fan model.The film will be available on Happy New Year’s websit
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While the government struggled to run Parliament smoothly, leaders of different socialist political parties converged to announce their merger into a singular entity representing the Janata Parivar at a public meeting on the road leading to Parliament on M
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NASA has for the first time ‘emailed’ a new wrench as an emailed digital file for the International Space Station’s onboard 3D printer.A request from ISS astronaut Barry Wilmore for a ratcheting socket wrench led the Made In Space team to
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Pakistan is preparing to execute at least 55 more death-row terrorists among the 500 condemned militants after their mercy appeals were rejected following the end of a 2008 moratorium on death penalty.An official of Interior Ministry said that President M
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Slamming pro-Hindu outfits on the reconversion issue, NDA constituent PMK on Monday said that people had given BJP a handsome mandate to work towards the country’s economic development and “not to make India a Hindu nation”.Party founder
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 22, 2014 01:31 PM
Counting of votes will be held on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand which witnessed a record turnout in the multi-cornered contests to elect their Assemblies.The five-phase election in the two States which stretched for nearly a month saw 66 per
Dec 22, 2014 01:49 AM
The Congress on Sunday described as “baseless and unscientific” the exit polls results that predicted a washout of the party in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, Congress spokesperson Salman Nizami said the exit polls were an attempt
Dec 21, 2014 01:54 AM
The polls project a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand. Exit polls project a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand and a hung verdict in Jammu and Kashmir with the People’s Democratic Party emerging as the single l
Dec 20, 2014 08:54 PM
The 76 per cent turnout in the fifth and final phase of polling is the highest polling percentage in the last 25 years, Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi said. Calling the turnout in Jammu and Kashmir “historic and unprecedented,” De
Sport
Dec 22, 2014 03:40 PM
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was on Monday named the ICC World Cup ambassador for the second successive edition. “The International Cricket Council today announced Sachin Tendulkar as the World Cup 2015 Ambassador. It will be the second successive t
Dec 22, 2014 03:09 PM
South Africa have called left-handed batsman Rilee Rossouw into their squad for the remaining two tests against West Indies after wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock was ruled out through injury.AB de Villiers will keep the gloves for the rest of the series, with
Dec 22, 2014 02:42 PM
Playing only in his second Test, Vivek Razdan took five wickets in an innings against Pakistan at Sialkot in 1989. He was 20 then, and promised much as a pace bowler. But, he never played another Test. “It was disappointing to have played only t
Dec 22, 2014 02:31 PM
Indian shuttlers clinched no less than eight individual titles, making India a dominant force at the international stage. It turned out to be a watershed year for Indian badminton as the home shuttlers clinched no less than eight individual titles and
Dec 22, 2014 12:16 PM
Never the one to shy away from a showdown, either with the ball or words, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson feels “psychological warfare” is important to intimidate the opposition on the cricket field. In a new DVD titled Mitchell Johnson: Bou
Opinion
Dec 22, 2014 12:52 AM
The history of being second rate is such a deep part of the Indian psyche that it is now part of the real character of being Indian. There is an implicit mistrust of something that works, does not fall apart and is efficient Once on a site visit to a ...
Dec 22, 2014 12:41 AM
The Mid-Year Economic Review for 2014-15 is realistic in its projection of 5.5 per cent growth during this fiscal. Economic data released last week on industrial output, trade deficit and inflation clearly show that the growth impulse is still weak and th
Dec 22, 2014 12:34 AM
There cannot be a happier kind of resolution to the tribulations of the low-cost airline SpiceJet, than for it to come up for sale and be taken over by one of its co-founders. It is still too early to say whether Ajay Singh and his group of investors will
Business
Dec 22, 2014 03:54 PM
N. Srinivasan, vice chairman and managing director of India Cements, feels that making politics out of the cement industry is not fair. In the last few months, builders, developers and politicians have been up in arms against cement makers regarding t
Dec 22, 2014 03:31 PM
US-based auto maker Ford will start automotive financing in India by first quarter of next year with its financing arm, Ford Credit India getting licence from the Reserve Bank to operate as a non-banking financial company.“We are very pleased to be
Dec 22, 2014 03:21 PM
Automobile manufacturer Renault India on Monday said effective Jan 1, 2015, it will increase prices of its vehicles up to 2.5 percent due to rising input costs.“So far we have absorbed the rising input costs, but a sustained challenging market envir
Dec 22, 2014 03:11 PM
Indian Industry raised USD 3.49 billion from overseas markets last month, up 60.2 per cent from a year ago, as per the Reserve Bank data released on Monday.The domestic firms had raised USD 2.18 billion overseas in November last year.Of the total borrowin
Dec 22, 2014 03:05 PM
In a mixed pattern of trading, gold prices declined by Rs. 45 to Rs. 27,265 per ten gram at the bullion market on Monday owing to slackened demand from jewellers at prevailing levels even as metal rise in global markets.Silver, however, found fresh buying
Features
Dec 21, 2014 07:06 PM
Bhargavii Mani’s Arpana, an exhibition of photographs, captures musicians and dancers in the moments when they are most involved in their art There is a moment during the performance when the artiste forgets time and space; when the audience fades
Dec 21, 2014 04:21 PM
Isn’t education all about students growing into concerned citizens? It’s somewhat hackneyed to comment on the approach of the year’s end, but I’ll do it anyway. This is my last column for the year, and that’s enough reason t
Dec 21, 2014 07:00 PM
Fresh from a visit to Bharatpur, birdwatcher G. Parameswaran wonders why our wetlands can’t be transformed Take a walk along Perur Lake, Kurichikulam, Ukkadam Big Tank, Singanallur Lake or Sulur Lake, and you can witness the sorry state of their l
Dec 22, 2014 12:44 PM
DEEPA ALEXANDER’s rendezvous with the officers and crew of Korean naval ships Choi Young and Cheonji on their visit to the city Monsoon’s exuberance is fast fading as stacked, grey clouds scatter in the brilliant sunshine.
Dec 22, 2014 12:32 PM
Considering the importance of the ancient language, the Central University of Orissa, Koraput, is all set to launch a new post graduate course in Sanskrit from the next academic session. The decision was taken in the meeting of the Executive Council of th
Slideshows
Dec 21, 2014 07:56 PM
The fourth edition of Kingfisher ULTRA Hyderabad International Fashion Week in association with Storm Fashion Company brings back glamour and panache with the leading names from the fashion industry. The three day fashion extravaganza has captivated fashi
Dec 20, 2014 06:56 PM
Scenes from the shoot of Aambala. The film is directed by Sundar C., starring Vishal, Vaibhav Reddy and Hansika Motwani. The cinematographer is Gopi Amarnath and the film is produced by Khushboo Sundar and Vishal.
Dec 20, 2014 04:58 PM
The streets are decked up with lights and glitter as Bengaluru gets ready to herald Christmas.
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.
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