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Updated: Nov 28, 2014 01:23 PM
The External Affairs Minister was clarifying on the claim by Harjeet Bassi, one of the captives who managed to escape, that all others were taken to a forest and shot. The Centre on Friday said it has not given up hope on the Indians missing in Iraq, an
Updated: Nov 28, 2014 01:24 PM
The fourth militant, who was holed up in an abandoned Army bunker, has been killed in a fresh encounter in Arnia on Friday, an Army officer said. Fresh firing erupted near the Arnia border belt of Jammu district on Friday morning when security forces la
Updated: Nov 28, 2014 01:09 PM
BJP demonstration could lead to student unrest, AMU V-C Zameerud-din Shah writes to Smriti Irani Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday denied receiving any letter from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice-Chancellor over an even
Updated: Nov 28, 2014 01:25 PM
Investor wealth grows 10 times in a decade Scaling a new peak, the total investor wealth in the Indian stock market hit a record high of Rs. 100 trillion (Rs. 100 lakh crore), marking a jump of 10 times in little over a decade. Measured in terms of to
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Pakistan on Friday released 40 Indian prisoners, including fishermen, from a jail here, officials said.The release of the prisoners from Karachi’s district jail Malir comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz
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Court sets aside Lieutenant Governor's guidelines saying administrative autonomy of schools could not be restricted by official orders. The Delhi High Court on Friday allowed private unaided schools to set their own guidelines for nursery admissions and
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Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza won the toss on Friday and elected to bat in the fourth limited-overs international against Zimbabwe.Legspinner Jubair Hossain earned his first cap for Bangladesh, replacing left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny, who took 1
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With players mourning the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, there is still uncertainty over whether the first Test between India and Australia will go on as per schedule next week.The Test is scheduled to commence at Brisbane on December 4, which is just a
Assembly Election 2014
Nov 27, 2014 09:39 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here on Friday to address election rallies ahead of the second phase of Jammu and Kashmir polls.Bharatiya Janata Party sources here said Mr. Modi will address poll rallies in Udhampur and Poonch districts of Jammu
Nov 26, 2014 02:48 AM
Almost every polling station in Jammu and Kashmir, despite differences in weather, landscape and people’s traditional attire, looked similar during the first phase of Assembly election on Tuesday. Voters stood in long-winding queues, with the 15 con
Nov 25, 2014 08:16 PM
Dealing a hard blow to separatist politics, thousands of voters queued up before polling stations across Jammu and Kashmir, unmindful of the biting cold, to exercise their franchise in the first of the five-phase assembly elections on Tuesday. Some vignet
Nov 25, 2014 02:55 PM
Mr. Modi asks Jharkhand voters not to give a fractured mandate as people know the difficulties of coalition politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the voters of Jharkhand to enable the BJP secure a majority in the Assembly elections for
Sport
Nov 28, 2014 10:11 AM
Indian Grandmaster M. Shyam Sundar achieved the best result of his career when he held former world champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia to a creditable draw in the second round of Qatar Masters International Open chess tournament here.Kramnik, who also dr
Nov 28, 2014 02:53 AM
We are looking for real owners of CSK: Bench The Supreme Court on Thursday asked N. Srinivasan, owner of Chennai Super Kings, to furnish details of his shareholding in India Cements and the composition of its Board members to ascertain who owned the Ind
Nov 28, 2014 12:16 AM
The 2015 Aircel Chennai Open will witness top-quality action, with four top-25 players, including the defending champion and World No.4 Stan Wawrinka. Somdev Devvarman and Ramkumar Ramanathan have been given wild-cards. The cut-off ranking for direct
Nov 28, 2014 12:14 AM
Yuki Bhambri and Purav Raja will face each other with different partners in the doubles semifinals of the Asia Pacific Australian Open wild-card play-off in Shenzhen, China.In the quarterfinals, second-seeded Purav Raja and Ruben Gonzales of Philippines b
Nov 28, 2014 12:13 AM
When Delhi Dynamos lost at home to Kerala Blasters on November 16, most thought Mumbai City FC will be the outright favourite for the Indian Super League encounter that takes place here on Friday.Dynamos had not shown enough quality to suggest that three
Opinion
Nov 28, 2014 12:47 AM
In response to public clamour against corruption, Parliament has been passing anti-graft legislation. But lawmakers, public servants and enforcement agencies, who have among their lot a vast majority of the corrupt, have been seeking loopholes in the law
Nov 28, 2014 12:54 AM
A grand jury’s exoneration of Darren Wilson, the white police officer who on August 9 shot dead an unarmed teenager on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, sent shock waves across the United States this week. The fact that 18-year-old Michael Brown di
Nov 28, 2014 12:52 AM
The death of Phil Hughes, three days before what would have been his 26th birthday, has left the cricketing world shattered. In an induced coma after being hit on the head by a bouncer during a first-class Sheffield Shield match in Sydney on Tuesday, the
Business
Nov 28, 2014 09:57 AM
The rupee depreciated by 6 paise to trade at 61.93 against the U.S. dollar in early trade on Friday, extending Thursday’s weakness due to sustained month-end demand for the American currency from importers.The dollar’s gains against other curr
Nov 28, 2014 09:53 AM
The benchmark BSE Sensex spurted to a new peak of 28,765.52 and the NSE Nifty scaled a life-time high of 8,591.40 in opening trade on Friday as December series in the derivative segment commenced on a strong footing on sustained fund inflows amid falling
Nov 28, 2014 02:41 AM
Of the 7.64 crore bank accounts opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) so far, 5.74 crore have no deposits. A total of Rs. 6,015 crore is held in the remaining 1.9 crore accounts. Thus, the average deposit in each of these is Rs. 3165.78.
Nov 28, 2014 02:37 AM
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted in the Lok Sabha that the government was considering amending the anti-money laundering and Income Tax laws to get back the black money stashed away abroad, admitting that there were weaknesses in the
Nov 27, 2014 10:40 PM
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended a reserve price of Rs.3,104 crore per megahertz for CDMA spectrum, which is 15 per cent more than the rate it had proposed in February. The regulator had proposed a reserve price of Rs.2,6
Features
Nov 27, 2014 06:22 PM
Don’t let the future generations judge us on “Happy New Year” and “Bang Bang”, advises Shekhar Kapur in a freewheeling chat He came, he charmed and won over minds with his felicity for selling heart warming ideas. That is S
Nov 27, 2014 07:24 PM
Six musicians join Zakir Hussain in the Masters of Percussion concert to be held in the city on December 3. I hope you are speaking to the other artistes too,” says Zakir Hussain. “This show is about us; not just me. I want them to say w
Nov 27, 2014 07:27 PM
Talking to Anoop Menon is always refreshing. There are quotable quotes peppered with deep insights and a bit of his signature nonchalance. He does not mince words and can be as scathing as he is generous with praise. The actor, screenplay writer and lyric
Nov 28, 2014 02:46 AM
The Union government stood firm in its decision to replace German with Sanskrit in Kendriya Vidyalyas, saying students have the option to continue learning German as an “additional subject or a hobby course.” In an affidavit filed before the S
Nov 27, 2014 09:38 PM
Dharma is that which is defined in the scriptures as the means of obtaining good results. Paramatma (the Supreme One) is also a dharma. This is where some confusion is likely to occur. We are told that He is the goal we should seek to attain, for to be at
Slideshows
Nov 27, 2014 09:11 PM
A potential eco-tourism spot nestled in the lap of nature, the Kinnerasani wildlife sanctuary derives its name from Kinnerasani River, a lifeline for farmers, Kothagudem Thermal Power Station and other industries. A deer park housing little over 80 spotte
Nov 27, 2014 04:11 PM
Aches could go up in air, float around the earth and see people from all around the world after they have gone out of a person’s body. Suppose there is a stomach ache and it floats up, it could join up with other illnesses that are in the sky. Then ...
Nov 27, 2014 04:09 PM
Nov 27, 2014 12:21 PM
Phil Hughes was battling to regain his place on the Australian Test side when he was hit by a bouncer that proved to be fatal. His cricket career in pictures. Text: Priyansh, Photos: Agencies
Nov 26, 2014 09:38 PM
For the sake of mining bauxite, can the Dongria Kondhs tribals be uprooted from their land? A collection of phptgraphs by The Hindu photographer K.R. Deepak shows that the land and the people of Niyamgiri Hills are inseparable.
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