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Oct 21, 2014 05:24 PM
Many flood victims feel that Mr. Modi’s visit will not be just symbolic and the Prime Minister will announce a comprehensive plan so that the State and its people are able to rebuild the infrastructure destroyed by the floods. Thousands of people
Updated: Oct 21, 2014 04:37 PM
“Since producers have agreed to remove (Lyca Productions’) name from the title and banner, the conflict has been resolved and decks have been cleared for (the film's) release this Deepavali” Kollywood actor Vijay, who remained silent e
Updated: Oct 21, 2014 05:41 PM
He is the first leader from the BJP and also the first Punjabi to become the Chief Minister of the State. Manohar Lal Khattar was on Tuesday unanimously elected Leader of the BJP Legislature Party, paving the way for his becoming the first Chief Ministe
Updated: Oct 21, 2014 05:02 PM
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the “gross negligence” the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door i
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Markets rose for the third straight session today with Sensex gaining 146 points to end at over one-week high of 26,575.65 and Nifty jumping 48 points to regain 7,900-mark led by power, metal and banking stocks after government laid a broad roadmap for co
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Warn of a nationwide strike if the Centre goes ahead with the proposed Ordinance to facilitate e-auction of coal blocks. Trade bodies representing around 4 lakh coal workers on Tuesday said they oppose e-auction as well as the enabling provision in the
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the revised Constitution Amendment Bill to roll out GST would be introduced in the forthcoming Winter Session of Parliament. He also said the first “tranche” of compensation to states for their r
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In a bit of relief for West Indies cricket, IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal on Tuesday said its players will be allowed to compete in the cash-rich league, putting to rest speculations of them being ignored from the event after the team’s abrupt cancella
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Gold prices climbed by Rs 150 to Rs 27,925 per 10 grams in New Delhi on Tuesday as buying activity from jewellers as well as retailers picked up on the occasion of “Dhanteras” amidst a firming trend overseas. Silver also moved up by Rs 150 t
Assembly Election 2014
Oct 21, 2014 12:07 PM
Amid talk that the BJP’s Maharashtra unit president Devendra Fadnavis could be party’s chief ministerial choice, there is growing unease among the supporters of Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.According to sources within and outside the
Oct 21, 2014 11:11 AM
Two days after the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) offered unilateral and unconditional outside support to the BJP, the Shiv Sena lashed out at it saying that it was a brazen attempt to influence the would be government to the look the o
Oct 21, 2014 10:29 AM
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Mumbai after Diwali to meet the newly-elected BJP MLAs and decide on the leadership issue and government formation in Maharashtra. “I am not going today. I think I will visit Mumbai after Diwali,” he t
Oct 21, 2014 09:41 AM
‘We both attacked each other during campaign but now the bitterness is over’ A day after the Shiv Sena Sena ended up with just about half the number of seats won by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Maharahstra Assembly, party leaders reache
Sport
Oct 21, 2014 02:55 PM
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Tuesday rested for the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka next month and Virat Kohli will lead the side in his absence. Bengal’s Wriddhiman Saha made a comeback to the national side to take the Dhoni’s place in th
Oct 21, 2014 02:20 PM
Cracking the whip, a livid BCCI on Tuesday suspended all bilateral cricket tours with West Indies and decided to initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for abruptly cancelling its tour of India last week. The tough stand by
Oct 21, 2014 02:16 PM
Rio is two years away, but Sushil Kumar is already dreaming of making it a hat-trick of medals at the Olympic Games.The champion wrestler, who won a bronze in Beijing in 2008 and a silver in London in 2012, believes he can make it a three-in-a-row. &#8220
Oct 21, 2014 11:52 AM
Captain A.B. de Villiers top-scored with an unbeaten 89 as South Africa completed a six-wicket win over New Zealand in a limited-overs cricket international Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, Luke Ronchi was New Zealand’s
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
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 05:14 PM
International rating agency Moody’s Investors Service, which has a Baa3 stable rating on the country, on Tuesday said the diesel price deregulation announced over the past weekend is “credit positive”. In a note issued from Singapore,
Oct 21, 2014 03:01 PM
SpiceJet on Tuesday continued with its galore of special offers announcing yet another limited-period discounted one-way domestic fare offer, ranging from all-inclusive fares of Rs 899 to Rs 2,499. While tickets can be booked at low fares till October 2
Oct 21, 2014 10:08 AM
Extending gains for the third straight day, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 74 points in early trade today on sustained buying by funds and investors after the government stepped up economic reforms amidst a mixed trend on other Asian bourses. The 30-s
Oct 21, 2014 10:00 AM
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
Oct 21, 2014 07:59 AM
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
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 05:50 PM
Director Pradeep Deva Kumar speaks about his latest short film Most movies that depict the north Chennai suburb of Royapuram tend to focus on the dark and murky nature of the place. However, Pradeep Deva Kumar had a different idea.“I wat
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
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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