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Updated: Sep 17, 2014 03:21 AM
Talks on nuclear cooperation to find a place in joint statement Beijing is expected to push its new-generation APC1000 nuclear reactors during talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. The two leaders are expected
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 01:48 AM
The combination of the world’s factory and the world’s back office will produce the most competitive production base, writes Xi Jinping, President of China My first visit to this ancient and magic land was 17 years ago, a time when the India
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 01:58 AM
Poor showing in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat Political fortunes fluctuate and electoral waves by nature are fleeting, the Bharatiya Janata Party was reminded on Tuesday as the results of the by-elections in various States came out. The party met
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 02:28 AM
"The government has become sloppy. Central and State governments are supposed to organise camps. They don’t. Then what awareness can you spread?" Pulling up the Union and State governments for the “sloppy” implementation of the pre-nat
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The United States is organizing a summit on U.N. peacekeeping on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next week that will be addressed by Vice President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame. A note o
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Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Tuesday that a new aviation policy would be brought out soon to develop infrastructure and attract investments.Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the 65 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The A
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After Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to run metro rail in at least four more cities, including Varanasi — a highly congested city and major tourist destination — represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chief Secretary A
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Citing non-compliance of their agenda by major parties, the CPN-Maoist on Tuesday decided not to attend the previously agreed all-party national political conference. A 33-party alliance led by them also decided to boycott the meet.Soon after, Prime Minis
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Minutes after his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jingping, President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced a reduction in fuel prices and electricity tariff with effect from Tuesday night.“In appreciation of China #SriLanka friendship, the Presid
Sport
Sep 17, 2014 02:59 AM
It’s pointless to have an academy for umpires if the menace of chucking in domestic cricket is not weeded out, writes Makarand Waingankar It is common news by now that Saeed Ajmal, the Pakistan spin bowler, is banned for an illegal bowling ac
Sep 17, 2014 02:54 AM
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday cleared the women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams to travel with the rest of the Indian athletes to Incheon for the Asian Games. The athletics squad will leave for Korea on Sunday. The AFI, whic
Sep 17, 2014 02:52 AM
A few years ago, she was hailed as the girl who would take over from Anju Bobby George. Mayookha Johny was very young then, talented, had some big jumps to her name and she promised a lot more.Her career graph during her early years, when she was coached b
Sep 17, 2014 02:47 AM
Vijay’s K.B. Arun Karthick progressed to his second double century of the season on the second day of the TNCA first division Elite Group match against Globe Trotters here on Tuesday.Karthick — he went past 700 runs for the season — notch
Sep 17, 2014 02:47 AM
It has been Anand Amritraj’s dream to captain the Indian Davis Cup team all along. When he received a call from his son, Stephen in September last year, he was pleasantly surprised. “I was speechless with excitement. This is something I always
Opinion
Sep 17, 2014 12:57 AM
Syria provides no easy answers. This time, IS knows that the U.S. will not send massive troop deployments into Syrian territory and has signalled that it does not care about international norms and western reaction. It recognises that the West has its han
Sep 17, 2014 12:36 AM
Despair rarely follows euphoria this closely: within four months of having recorded its best-ever electoral performance in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be struggling to retain its traditional bases in India’s most populous Stat
Sep 17, 2014 12:27 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in India under extraordinary circumstances, when the political and economic dimensions of the international system are undergoing a profound transformation. There are distinct indicators that the era of a unipolar worl
Business
Sep 16, 2014 11:51 PM
Three Portuguese companies, engaged in mould accessories, mould making and industrial waste management, and at present on a two-city mission in India, have evinced keen interest in understanding the business environment in Goa.The Associacao Nacional Empr
Sep 16, 2014 11:49 PM
Firstouch, a Mumbai-based firm dealing with mobile handsets, has developed and introduced a regional language smartphone in Gujarati, targeted at non-English literate first time smartphone users. The company’s Android-based smartphones, which are cu
Sep 16, 2014 11:46 PM
Minority shareholder asks SEBI to reconsider its permission granted to Zuari-UB combined open offer The battle to control Vijay Mallya-led UB group’s Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd (MCF) has intensified with the Competition Commission of
Sep 16, 2014 11:42 PM
The drug will be launched in India under the name Infimab by the first quarter of 2015 Boston-based biopharmaceutical company Epirus Biopharmaceuticals Inc said India’s drug regulator has approved its copy of a top-selling arthritis treatment, pav
Sep 16, 2014 11:32 PM
In the wake of rising frauds and corporate governance issues in public sector banks, the central bank has recommended to the government certain norms for reforming public sector banks (PSBs).“Based on various committees, including the P. J. Nayak Co
Features
Sep 16, 2014 06:53 PM
Handling pressure and expectations with élan has become second nature to Mahesh. On the eve of ‘Aagadu’s release, the actor is a picture of calm and confidence Achieving stardom overnight is like running a sprint but staying at the top
Sep 16, 2014 07:21 PM
To commemorate the 25 anniversary of late artist K. S. Gopal, a monograph was released by his daughters. Besides, his etchings, collographs and plates are on view at Cholamandalam Artists Village till September 21 The 25 anniversary of late artist K.S. G
Sep 16, 2014 07:12 PM
The audio launch of the Tamil film I was truly a starry affair How would you describe an evening that saw Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rajinikanth and A. R. Rahman share stage? On Monday evening, all roads led to the Nehru Stadium for the grand audio launch
Sep 17, 2014 02:59 AM
IIT-Bombay ranked 222 and IIT-Delhi at 235 while those in Kanpur, Madras and Kharagpur are in the 300 range. Not a single Indian higher education institution has made it to the top 200 of the QS World University Rankings, which were released on Tuesday
Sep 17, 2014 12:16 AM
The memory of seeing M.F. Husain colouring one of his sketches back in 1999 is still fresh in the mind of Madan Sharma, one of the owners of Azad Hind Dhaba, a popular eatery in south Kolkata. One fine afternoon years back, Mr. Husain walked into the dhab
Slideshows
Sep 16, 2014 10:22 PM
A fresh spell of heavy rain on Monday evening created traffic problems, and many were caught unawares. Traffic lights created a beautiful scene, as the inundated roads reflected all colours. Heavy rains in the catchment area of Krishna River also brought
Sep 16, 2014 10:12 PM
Traffic on the busy Begumpet flyover came to a standstill during the peak hours on Tuesday morning after a cement-laden truck rammed into a road-divider early in the morning. It took around four hours for the traffic police to remove the truck and restore
Sep 16, 2014 09:44 PM
A potential tourists’ paradise – Bayyaram Tank – built by Kakatiyas in 13th Century A.D., needs a push from Government. Eight-foot pillar found near the tank is engraved on four sides of the stone in Telugu, Kannada script in Sanskrit la
Sep 14, 2014 08:13 PM
Feast on the fest of the autumn moon If your have been postponing your Chinese lunch/dinner, then make the most of the ongoing Autumn Moon Festival at Golden Dragon. Master Chef Hung Fong Ng and his team are ready to present the traditional cuisine of th
Sep 14, 2014 07:19 PM
In pictures: Kochi International Fashion Week Photos: Thulasi Kakkat There were no complaints of a lack of glitz and glamour on the ramp on the opening day of the Kochi International Fashion Week 2014, with designers Hari Anand, Chaitanya Rao and Rocky
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