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Updated: Oct 21, 2014 09:28 AM
The Union Cabinet on Monday recommended the promulgation of an Ordinance to acquire the land of those 214 coal blocks mines the allocations of which the Supreme Court had last month quashed. It also approved a plan for e-auctioning the cancelled blocks to
Updated: Oct 21, 2014 08:44 AM
Uddhav calls Amit Shah; BJP reaches out to smaller parties, independents The BJP seems to be in no hurry to cobble together an alliance to form the government in Maharashtra. The largest party in the Assembly, it is short of 22 MLAs and a partnership wi
Oct 21, 2014 01:43 AM
Move seen as attempt to ascribe Hindu identity to Tamil king The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has decided to commemorate the 1000th year of the coronation of King Rajendra I of the Chola dynasty. Son of the great Rajaraja Chola I, King Rajendra (rei
Updated: Oct 21, 2014 09:32 AM
Chennai’s noise profile on a normal day is comparable to Deepavali day levels in the other major towns of the State. With increasing urbanisation, they’re fast catching up. Every year, in the run-up to Deepavali, awareness drives are organis
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Extending its rising streak for the third straight day, the rupee appreciated by 8 paise to 61.28 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on Tuesday on sustained selling of the U.S. currency by exporters and banks. Forex dealers
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At least four Afghan soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack on a bus in Kabul. General Mohammad Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defence, said the blast occurred on Tuesday morning while Army troops were on their way to the M
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the scientific community to invest more talent and resources to research that would contribute to UN’ s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Ban made the remarks at the United Nations Economic and Social
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Microsoft has given its new CEO Satya Nadella a pay package worth 84.3 million dollar, most of it in the form of long-term stock awards. A regulatory document filed on Monday showed Mr. Nadella got a salary for the fiscal year that ended June 30 of $918,9
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Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the designer's hom
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 21, 2014 04:11 AM
A day after the Congress was routed in Haryana, senior leader from the State and former Union Minister Kumari Selja trained her guns on outgoing Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the party’s dismal showing. “I wish the Congress leader
Oct 21, 2014 03:24 AM
Finishes way behind in Haryana as saffron party outplays it in social engineering For the parties of the Janata Parivar, the results in Haryana have come as a huge disappointment as their leaders had extensively campaigned for Om Prakash Chautala’
Oct 21, 2014 03:22 AM
The BJP has had mixed success with its strategy of first calling incumbent parties corrupt and then ‘importing’ their disgruntled members to gain power in the State. It was the winners among the 51 “imported” candidates who helpe
Oct 20, 2014 09:00 PM
As many as 75 out of 90 newly elected MLAs in Haryana are crorepatis with BJP leading the pack with 40 legislators possessing assets in excess of Rs. 1 crore, according to Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR). Among the 90 winning MLAs in Haryana, n
Sport
Oct 21, 2014 03:46 AM
Brazilian Andre Moritz teamed up with Indian Subhash Singh upfront to deal killer blows in Mumbai City FC’s 5-0 victory over FC Pune City on home turf at the D.Y. Patil stadium. Elegant and instinctive, the Brazilian scored twice with his left foot
Oct 21, 2014 03:42 AM
Karman Kaur Thandi capped her fine run with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Hsiang-Wen Huang of Chinese Taipei in the girls’ under-16 final of the WTA Future Stars tennis event at the Singapore Indoor Arena on Monday.“It was very nice playing on this
Oct 21, 2014 03:40 AM
Colegio Estadul Santo Antonio (Brazil) came back from the brink to win the Subroto Cup junior boys’ football final at the expense of MSP Higher Secondary School (Kerala) via penalties at the Ambedkar Stadium.Trailing 1-2 till the very end of normal
Oct 21, 2014 03:38 AM
Young Mizoram footballer Peter Biaksangzuala has died after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating a goal he had scored, media reports said Monday. Peter, 23, fell backwards on his head as he took a series of somersaults after scoring an equal
Oct 21, 2014 03:36 AM
On the eve of the match, Marco Materazzi, the Italian World Cup winner, who is the head coach-cum-player of Chennaiyin FC and the team’s captain Bojan Djordjic answered a variety of questions from the media. So did David James, goalkeeper and Nigeria
Opinion
Oct 21, 2014 01:20 AM
The recommendations of the World Bank/IMF are presented to us, the people of the South, as scientific, objective, necessary, fair, and in the best interests of the countries where they are to be implemented. This is why the rebellion episode by the bank s
Oct 21, 2014 01:32 AM
It was a long-awaited reform measure but when the Narendra Modi government eventually deregulated diesel pricing on Saturday, the timing, in the backdrop of falling global oil prices, was just perfect. With oil companies wiping off the under-recoveries on
Oct 21, 2014 01:25 AM
A few months after steeply increasing taxes on tobacco products, the government has come up with another much-needed measure to contain tobacco consumption. Thanks to a recent amendment to the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling
Business
Oct 21, 2014 07:39 AM
The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plough at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday."Tonight, a plane crashed when it co
Oct 21, 2014 04:26 AM
My comments have been wrongly interpreted, says Nirmala Sitharaman Union Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday denied reports that the Centre was contemplating a new policy to regulate online retailers. She also clarified that she
Oct 20, 2014 10:40 PM
Exide Industries on Monday reported subdued results in the second quarter when compared to the previous quarter. Exide Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer P. K. Kataky said better growth in automotive and motorcycle replacement battery sales, as
Oct 20, 2014 10:37 PM
The funds will be deployed in expansion plans Warburg Pincus on Monday invested Rs. 1,200 crore ($200 million) in Thrissur-headquartered Kalyan Jewellers for an undisclosed minority stake. Kalyan will use the funds for expansion.This is the largest priva
Oct 20, 2014 10:33 PM
Gold imports jumped to $3.75 billion in September on account of the ongoing festive season. Faced with five-fold rise in gold imports that is pushing up the current account deficit, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the government would look
Features
Oct 19, 2014 06:16 PM
Remember the Liril classic which got generations humming, “La lalala”… We still have great advertisements and brand campaigns. Of course we do. Just the other day, I watched one on TV. Beautifully shot, with fine looking people doing i
Oct 19, 2014 05:28 PM
Meet the people who ply catamarans at the Kasimedu fishing harbour to ferry the catch brought in by the larger boats The boats docked at the Kasimedu fishing harbour heave as the rain lashes at them. Their mammoth bodies lunge from side to side — i
Oct 19, 2014 06:27 PM
Acclaimed fashion photographer Ram Shergill talks about the drama of his work Ram Shergill was born and brought up in Britain but his roots lie in India. In ‘Kaleidoscope’, his maiden exhibition here, the artiste revives his links with the na
Oct 21, 2014 08:33 AM
A large number of the rank-holders are from Chennai. Amongst the affiliated colleges, there are 106 first-rank holders Anna University has released its undergraduate students rank list that includes gold medallists. Close to 1,200 students of 80 coll
Oct 21, 2014 03:21 AM
Rama spent 11 years in Dandakaranya forest in the company of the many rishis and sages seeking their blessings and following their austere way of life. Dandakaranya is described as a vast expanse of thick forests which is the home to the many rishis and sa
Slideshows
Oct 21, 2014 12:24 AM
Police Commemoration Day 2014 is an occasion to remember the valiant police personnel, who gave their lives defending the peace and security of people in society. The Telangana Police in Hyderabad gave a sense of might to the people and young students at
Oct 19, 2014 01:49 PM
As Assembly election results unfold in Maharashtra and Gurgaon, our photographers bring you a selection of pictures capturing the mood at counting centres, party headquarters and on the street.
Oct 18, 2014 06:13 PM
Kaveri, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) of Namma Metro, made a dramatic breakthrough as it emerged into daylight after a year underground at the site of the Chickpet Metro Station on Friday. The machine, which is digging a tunnel on the North-South line
Oct 17, 2014 04:39 PM
It is celebration time for AIADMK party workers as Supreme Court had granted conditional bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.
Oct 17, 2014 12:34 PM
From iPad Air 2 to X Yosemite, here's the Apple's event in pictures. Photos: AP
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