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Updated: Jul 25, 2014 03:39 PM
India on Friday summoned the Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan and lodged a strong protest against the delay in the ongoing 2008 Mumbai terror attacks trial in Pakistan. The trial of the seven Pakistani accused, going on in a Pakistan anti-terrorism
Updated: Jul 25, 2014 03:53 PM
Senior advocate R.S. Cheema appointed SPP for the trial to be held in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar. The Supreme Court on Friday appointed senior advocate R.S. Cheema as Special Public Prosecutor for the coal blocks allocation t
Updated: Jul 25, 2014 02:10 PM
Telangana Health Minister T Rajaiah visits hospital in Secunderabad The condition of 11 students injured in the bus-train collision at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana’s Medak district continues to remain serious on Friday even as the dis
Updated: Jul 25, 2014 02:19 PM
Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice during Question Hour following Opposition’s demand for a clarification by PM Opposition on Friday created ruckus in Parliament over the issue of regional language aspirants having disadvantage in Civil Services exam
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The global financial crisis triggered a deep downturn for the British economy. By mid-2009, GDP was more than 7 per cent below its pre-recession level. Official figures show Britain’s economy has surpassed its pre-recession size for the first time
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The government on Friday said it would be premature to form any opinion at this stage on whether companies are resorting to tactics to avoid CSR spending.Under the new companies law, certain class of profitable entities are required to shell out at least
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Special Operation Group of the Rajasthan Police will investigate the firing incident in Bikaner jail in which three inmates were killed and submit its report in the next session of the Assembly, the State Government said on Friday. Making the announceme
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Two cases of Japanese Encephalitis have been detected from two villages in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh forcing the health authorities to sound an alert in the state. “Two patients, Dai Yaju and Hai Kiokam, from Chimpu and Tarajuli vil
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Gold remained under pressure for the second straight day and declined by Rs 100 to Rs 28,100 per 10 grams in the national capital on Friday on weak cues from global markets and subdued demand from jewellers. Silver followed suit and lost Rs 600 to Rs 44
Sport
Jul 25, 2014 03:17 AM
India ran away with opening day honours in the weightlifting competition of the 20th Commonwealth Games with Sukhen Dey and K. Sanjita Chanu winning the gold medal in their respective events on Thursday. The Indian team bagged four out of six medals on
Jul 25, 2014 01:12 AM
India began its campaign in women’s hockey on a winning note, defeating Canada 4-2, but not before surviving several anxious moments due to the lack of combination within the side, particularly in defence and midfield. India dictate
Jul 25, 2014 12:47 AM
Competition to be spread over four months and across 13 cities in five countries Kabaddi seems to be the flavour of the season with two professional leagues beginning back-to-back in the coming fortnight but with both promoting different formats of the
Jul 25, 2014 12:46 AM
Chennai will not host any matches in this year’s Champions League T20, to be held from September 13 to October 4, despite Chennai Super Kings qualifying for the tournament. Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary K.S. Viswanathan told The Hi
Jul 25, 2014 12:44 AM
M.D. Thirush Kamini and N. Niranjana are in that stage of their careers where they are keener on cementing their positions in the Indian women’s cricket team. Having played 27 and 15 One Day Internationals respectively, Chennai girls Kamini and Nira
Opinion
Jul 25, 2014 12:51 AM
The method proposed by the Rangarajan expert group to set poverty lines is both theoretically and empirically implausible. A simple and transparent benchmark, amenable to democratic debate, would be more useful The Rangarajan expert group on poverty mea
Jul 25, 2014 12:49 AM
For the Congress, things came to a head this week: on a single day, two senior Ministers in Assam and Maharashtra, States where it is in power, resigned; three of its MLAs in West Bengal defected to the Trinamool Congress, and an ex-MP in Jammu & Kash
Jul 25, 2014 12:48 AM
The Union Budget for 2014-15 has done a good turn for the languishing real estate sector that is grappling with unsold inventory of finished projects and mounting debt. There are two proposals worthy of mention that will give a much-needed leg-up to the c
Business
Jul 25, 2014 03:01 PM
Clearly, providing Indian private and publc sector firms the flexibility to invest abroad as part of their corporate strategy is an important plank of development policy. Early in July the Reserve Bank of India announced its decision to restore the limi
Jul 25, 2014 02:35 PM
The government on Friday announced some concessions for mutual fund industry and income tax payers, while committing to low tax regime to promote industrial activity to generate jobs and create more resources to undertake social welfare activities. Anno
Jul 25, 2014 02:29 PM
Rated BB+ by Fitch and BB by S&P, the bonds will be listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Tata Steel said it successfully raised $ 1.5 billion in international markets through the dual tranche Regulation S issuance of $ 1.5 billion unsecured bonds
Jul 25, 2014 01:40 PM
The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Finance Bill, 2014 by a voice vote with which the legislative proposals notably on direct and indirect taxes proposed in the national budget for this fiscal can now become effective formally. The bill was passed after
Jul 25, 2014 12:13 PM
Biotechnology major Biocon has reported nine per cent increase in its consolidated net profit to Rs. 103 crore for the quarter ended June 30. The company had posted a net profit of Rs. 94 crore during the same period of previous fiscal. The total reve
Features
Jul 24, 2014 08:28 PM
Does Chennai need a theatre hub? Here is what some theatre practitioners have to say... In the second week of June, people thronged The Music Academy to watch ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, Magic Lantern's theatrical adaptation of Kalki Krishnamurthy&#8
Jul 24, 2014 05:06 PM
Emails, contact names, personal files and intimate selfies…In this age of smart phones and social networking Shonali Muthalaly talks to experts about how vulnerable our private lives are Who’s looking at your pictures right now? If you’
Jul 24, 2014 07:28 PM
Academician T.V. Paul’s The Warrior State is a crossover book on Pakistan An academic book on Pakistan by an Indian, which examines its position in the contemporary world, is bound to arouse curiosity. One would expect the usual narrative with a sl
Jul 25, 2014 03:50 PM
We have to take a fresh look at the concept of town planning if we have to manage solid wastes in situ, Prof. A. Damodaran tells A. Damodaran is a Professor in Economics and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His specialisa
Jul 25, 2014 03:48 PM
The Fire Inspection Service should periodically inspect buildings to check for deviations and recommend corrective measures, which can prevent a blaze. The fire protection chapter in the National Building Code (NBC) has been adopted by most municipal co
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Jul 25, 2014 03:00 PM
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Jul 24, 2014 03:57 PM
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Jul 24, 2014 12:39 PM
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Jul 23, 2014 10:03 PM
Fresher’s Day parties are organised across the globe in colleges and universities, mainly to break the ice between the senior and the junior students. And the students of St. Joseph’s College for Women in Visakhapatnam lived up to occasion on
Jul 23, 2014 09:49 PM
The rising and setting sun paint a colourful picture on the nature’s canvas during Monsoon season in Andhra Pradesh. The Hindu lensmen captured some of the `masterpieces’ of a colourful sky.
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