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Updated: Aug 20, 2014 11:45 AM
TDP presents its budget after 10 years. It is expected to be around Rs. 1 lakh crore, with focusing on rebuilding the State. 11:30am: Higher education allotted Rs 2275 cr, Health Rs 4388 cr, panchayat raj Rs 4260 cr, civil supplies Rs 2318 cr 11:25am:
Updated: Aug 20, 2014 11:39 AM
Dayalu Ammal was holding 60 per cent stake in Kalaignar TV A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to DMK supremo Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal, who along with others including former Telecom Minister A Raja, was chargesheeted by the Enforcement
Updated: Aug 20, 2014 02:56 AM
India has taken the first step towards running a truly high speed train by opting for magnetic levitation (Maglev) technology under which the screech of the wheel hitting the track is obviated as the train floats at high speeds a few inches over the track.
Updated: Aug 20, 2014 03:12 AM
Hurriyat leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yasin Malik met Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit. A day after the Centre cancelled talks with Pakistan, Hurriyat leaders said India was being “unrealistic” and “na&#
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After a day-long lull, Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire by firing at forward Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian forces to retaliate.“Pakistani troops opened unprovoked firing
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the death of yoga guru B.K.S. Iyenger and said he will be remembered as a fine guru and scholar.“I am deeply saddened to know about yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar’s demise and offer my condolences
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Snapping its two-day rising streak, the rupee fell by 15 paise to 60.82 against the US currency in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on Wednesday due to the dollar’s gain against other units overseas. Forex dealers said besides th
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Two U.S. officials say they believe American journalist James Foley was the victim executed by Islamic State militants as shown in a video released on Tuesday. Separately, Foley’s family confirmed his death in a statement posted on a webpage that wa
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One of several embattled corporate challenges over the last two decades and currently an unfathomable phenomenon has pushed organisations into exploring every possible creative avenue: seeking redeeming solutions to contain the brain drain. Not completi
Sport
Aug 20, 2014 07:42 AM
Sri Lanka on Tuesday selected Suraj Randiv for the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan ending the off spinner’s three-year international exile. Sri Lanka Cricket announced a 15-member squad with all-rounder Thisara Perera and fast bowler Dhammika
Aug 19, 2014 11:35 PM
The Arjuna Awards selection committee, while sticking to its original recommendation of 15 athletes for this year’s award, also made several recommendations to the Sports Authority of India on Tuesday to avoid a repeat of this year’s controver
Aug 19, 2014 11:34 PM
Despite all the criticism in the past one week, the Arjuna Awards selection committee on Tuesday decided to stick to the original recommendation of 15 athletes even as committee chairman Kapil Dev lashed out at some of the federation officials for critici
Aug 19, 2014 11:33 PM
Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell claimed three wickets apiece as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second ODI to clinch the three-match here series on Tuesday. McLaren returned figures of three for 21 in eight overs while Parnell took three for
Aug 19, 2014 11:31 PM
Left-arm spinner D.T. Chandrasekar’s five for 45 was instrumental in TNCA Districts XI making it to the quarterfinals of the Kalpathi AGS all-India Buchi Babu tournament here on Tuesday.Pursuing 392 in its Group A duel against Districts XI, Haryana
Opinion
Aug 20, 2014 12:36 AM
It is perhaps too soon to try and discern a distinctive ‘Modi doctrine’, but the wider arc of foreign and strategic policy is gradually coming into focus. The 100-day honeymoon of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will soon b
Aug 20, 2014 12:46 AM
The government has done itself no favours, as the decision is bound to add to the popularity of the separatist leaders in the Valley. Diplomacy is not a limited overs cricket match. But by calling off the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan sche
Aug 20, 2014 12:41 AM
The Madras High Court has ruled that even one offence is enough to invoke the law in certain circumstances, but incorporating it as a statutory power may violate constitutional guarantees. The latest amendments made to the main preventive detention law
Business
Aug 20, 2014 10:26 AM
Continuing its winning spree for the seventh straight day, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose 36 points in early trade today as healthcare, IT, infrastructure and consumer durable sector stocks led the rally on the back of sustained capital inflows.The BSE 30-
Aug 19, 2014 10:43 PM
Commercial vehicle maker Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja Group, has raised Rs.210 crore from sale of one of its residential properties at Chennai. The sale was done as part of its strategy to sell non-core assets. While the company did
Aug 19, 2014 10:41 PM
This is the first time that IFMR Capital is doing a Tier-II NCD issuance deal. Danish government’s investment arm has invested Rs.21 crore in New-Delhi-based micro finance institution Satin Creditcare Network Ltd. (SCNL) via a long-term Tier-II no
Aug 19, 2014 10:40 PM
‘Advertisements should not deride any race, caste, colour, creed or nationality’ The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), a self-regulatory body, has released a set of guidelines for advertising skin lightening and fairness product
Aug 19, 2014 10:38 PM
To support technology entrepreneurs who are building the next generation of multi-billion dollar companies from India Angel investor Rehan Yar Khan has raised Rs.300 crore to launch his maiden venture capital fund, Orios Venture Partners.The entire fund
Features
Aug 19, 2014 06:23 PM
The edifice that houses K. Natesa Iyer & Co., an 82-year-old jaggery godown in George Town, is living its last days The building swallows us in one soundless gulp. The cluck-cluck of tricycles, the yackety-yak of customers and vegetable-sellers at th
Aug 19, 2014 04:23 PM
Gita Aravamudan came across both when researching her book, Baby Makers — the Story of Indian Surrogacy Surrogacy- the word paints a dismal picture of legal battles and opportunistic clinics. There have been many controversial cases in the multi-mi
Aug 19, 2014 04:59 PM
Young designers Bharat Gandhi and Kalimishetty Sridevi, who recently showcased their maiden collection look to provide clients with classy, understated elegance He graduated from Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan and went on to work with fashion
Aug 19, 2014 10:22 PM
The time of our death is predetermined, and death can come upon us suddenly. So we should not postpone carrying out our prescribed duties. Yudishtra was well versed in the Sastras and he knew the importance of giving. And yet, there was an occasion when he
Aug 19, 2014 08:30 PM
A collection of images shot by The Hindu’s photographers to mark the World Photography Day World Photography Day is observed on August 19 every year to mark the invention of Daguerreotype Process by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Dague
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Aug 19, 2014 03:26 PM
Some of the best entries of the World Photography Day contest conducted by The Hindu In School.
Aug 19, 2014 02:17 PM
The Hindu In School organised a photography contest to mark the World Photography Day (August 19). We received overwhelming responses from the budding photographers who shot on the themes My city/town or village and Weekends. Eight of the top picks, featu
Aug 19, 2014 11:11 AM
The Yazidis, who face murderous attacks by ISIS militants, are a Kurdish speaking minority in Iraq, said to number less than half a million. They live primarily in the Lalesh Valley in northern Iraq, 560 km from Baghdad. Members of this ethnic group have
Aug 18, 2014 05:54 PM
After relief from the Supreme court, Mumbaikars are out on the street to celebrate Janmashtami. Here are some pictures from their spirited celebrations. Photos: Vivek Bendre
Aug 18, 2014 04:23 PM
George Town is not just about heritage. It is also a veritable foodie’s delight, boasting of flavours from across India. Priyadarshini Paitandy and Shonali Muthalaly have their fill That there is more to Chennai than the idli and vada becomes appa
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