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Jan 27, 2015 12:52 AM
U.S. President offers $4 billion in bank loans; funds for green energy Turning the spotlight on bilateral economic ties, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a slew of initiatives on Monday that included $4 billion in loans from U.S. banks, $2 billion
Updated: Jan 26, 2015 09:51 PM
It was not always politics that inspired him. “Since childhood I do not remember wanting to do anything else except draw,” R.K. Laxman says in his autobiography, The Tunnel of Time. And he has done very little else in over five decades as a
Updated: Jan 27, 2015 12:41 AM
China has offered to lift its strategic partnership with India to a “higher level,” and prompted New Delhi to avoid a “zero-sum trap” that was being set up by Washington and its allies. In a message, on the occasion of 66th Repub
Updated: Jan 27, 2015 02:46 AM
A day after U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a “breakthrough” in nuclear negotiations, one of the U.S. companies that hopes to set up a reactor in India has welcomed it, but many remained wary of declaring
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The 2019 edition has fewer berths for Associates and Affiliates, cricket's lesser lights Even if the United Arab Emirates, in a miraculous turn of events, shocks India at Perth on February 28, the joy will not arrive without a hint of bitterness. While t
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In a little leather book, the kind some men use to list lovers, Holocaust survivor Hy Abrams keeps the names that still haunt him: Auschwitz, Plaszow, Mauthausen, Melk and Ebensee.It has been 70 years since the Soviet army liberated the Auschwitz concentr
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Cricket allows small fish to dream big. The World Cup of no other major sport has seen underdogs becoming champions as frequently. India did it in 1983, before Australia (1987), Pakistan (1992) and Sri Lanka (1996) followed. Non-Test-playing nations hav
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U.S. President Barack Obama would “not ride” a motorbike after watching the daredevil motorcycle performance by BSF personnel at the Republic Day parade here on Monday. “I would, by the way, not drive a motorcycle after watching those in
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Despite fog and intermittent rain, the 66th Republic Day Parade on Monday, where India’s military might, colourful pageantry and perfectly synchronised marching contingents were showcased, was witnessed by citizens sitting under umbrellas or drenche
Sport
Jan 27, 2015 03:14 AM
Jaypee Punjab Warriors continued its fine form defeating Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in a Hero Hockey India League match here on Monday. Warriors scored a goal each in the first three quarters through Varun Kumar (12th minute), S.V. Sunil (28th) and Sande
Jan 27, 2015 02:57 AM
Describing India’s defence of the World Cup title as shaky, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has advised the team management to keep star batsman Virat Kohli at No. 3 to negate any opposition plans to bounce it out with short-pitched deliveries
Jan 27, 2015 02:54 AM
In another tragic incident on the field, 18-year-old Zeeshan Mohammed died after being struck on the chest by a cricket ball. Doctors at the Orangi Town General Hospital said that Mohammed died from a heart seizure after he was struck by the cricket bal
Jan 27, 2015 02:53 AM
Valencia leapfrogged Sevilla into fourth in the La Liga with a 3-1 win over the Andalusians in a match filled with controversy and three penalties on Sunday.The host sped into a 2-0 lead as Dani Parejo opened the scoring from the penalty spot before addin
Jan 27, 2015 02:52 AM
Madhumita Meenakshi beat the third-seeded Isha Budwal 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in a girls’ first round match of the ITF grade-5 junior tennis tournament here on Monday.The seventh-seeded Angella Raman fought her way past Yun Chen Hsieh of Chinese Taipei 6-4, 4
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Jan 26, 2015 03:36 PM
Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung on Sunday urged Delhiites to get out of their homes and vote on February 7 to strengthen democracy. “We are at the cusp of welcoming a new elected government and I sincerely appeal to all the voters of Delhi to part
Jan 26, 2015 03:01 PM
A senior BJP leader, popular both on his home turf and formerly accepted as the party’s chief ministerial candidate by his political opponents before Kiran Bedi’s recent induction, Professor Jagdish Mukhi has directly locked horns with his son-
Jan 26, 2015 02:59 PM
Former Delhi Minister Manish Sisodia is contesting from the Patparganj constituency in East Delhi for the second time. Often seen as number two in the Aam Aadmi Party ranks, Mr. Sisodia talks to The Hindu about Kiran Bedi’s arrival on the Delhi&#821
Jan 26, 2015 02:31 PM
A collection of pictures that captures the mood in the capital ahead of the Assembly polls.
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Jan 27, 2015 01:27 AM
The centrepiece of the Obama visit has been the ‘nuclear deal’, whose sticking points were a U.S requirement of keeping track of all U.S.-supplied nuclear equipment and materials at all times which India was reluctant to accept, and certain as
Jan 27, 2015 01:40 AM
The momentous victory of the radical left-wing Syriza party in Greece is certain to send shock waves through Brussels, already trying to contend with the rising popularity of forces lined up against the European Union. The impact will be felt most notably
Jan 27, 2015 01:36 AM
The political turmoil in Nepal continues as the prospects of reaching a consensus over a new draft Constitution still appears bleak. The Constituent Assembly was expected to promulgate a new Constitution on January 22, but the political parties were unabl
Business
Jan 26, 2015 11:42 PM
To invest Rs.4,500 crore ($732.5 m) over the next 3-4 years Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group plans to expand its renewable energy business and invest Rs.4,500 crore ($732.5 million) over the next three-to-four years, its Chairman said, amid a governme
Jan 26, 2015 11:39 PM
91 developing countries together account for 54 per cent of the total worldwide population of individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus. The U.S.-based drug firm Gilead Sciences Inc. has expanded its hepatitis C generic licensing agreements with I
Jan 26, 2015 11:37 PM
In a surprise turn of events, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has without any condition agreed to its partner Cairn India retaining the prolific Rajasthan oil block beyond the contractual deadline of 2020. The board of ONGC, in its meeting on Janua
Jan 26, 2015 11:34 PM
More and more Japanese firms prefer to make future investments in India than China as the latter is becoming less attractive, said Yoshihiro Watanabe, former Senior Managing Director of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. Drawing a comparison between
Jan 26, 2015 11:32 PM
As many as three firms, including State Bank of Travancore and Zee Media Corp, approached market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in January to raise nearly Rs.700 crore through rights issue. Apart from these two firms, Everlon Sy
Features
Jan 26, 2015 05:34 PM
Author Suniti Namjoshi talks about switching from writing for adults to children’s books and the challenges She might be in her 70s but she’s just as feisty as any other youngster on the block. She has a sparkle in her eye and a strong opini
Jan 26, 2015 08:34 PM
A love for Olive Ridleys bring conservationist Youssef Labidi from the beaches of Bizerte, Tunisia, to the Marina After Bizerte and Benghazi, Youssef Labidi has found a third home. An activist-like interest in Olive Ridleys brought this 29-year-old Tuni
Jan 26, 2015 07:35 PM
To say that toddlers are nuts about YouTube would be an understatement Last night, my daughter watched her favourite cartoon in an unintelligible language. She decided the characters were speaking in imaginary words and enjoyed the ‘funny’ s
Jan 26, 2015 09:52 PM
A human being experiences joy or sorrow by means of his senses, mind and intellect. Looking at the beautiful sunrise or sunset, hearing harmonious music, the twitter of birds or the sound of the ocean waves, or empathising with the depth and range of emoti
Jan 26, 2015 08:31 PM
The Malnad Mela is here with kokum products, jackfruit bonda, Malnad marmalade, indigo hair colour, organic vegetable seeds and more Women farmers of the Sirsi-based Vanastree collective are back with the eighth edition of the Malnad Mela the coming wee
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Jan 26, 2015 07:37 PM
The Republic Day Parade at the hallowed Rajpath this year was historic as it played host to an American President for the first time. There were other firsts -- such as the 7-layered security ring around the venue and show of women power through an all-wo
Jan 26, 2015 06:29 PM
Governor Vajubhai R. Vala unfurled the tri-colour at the 66th Republic Day celebrations at Manekshaw Parade Grounds in Bengaluru. Here are a few glimpses from the event. Photos by: V. Sreenivasa Murthy.
Jan 26, 2015 05:32 PM
The Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 had its share of avid readers, autograph seekers, amused children and interactive installations. Here are a few snapshots from the mini carnival
Jan 26, 2015 04:50 PM
The 66th Republic Day was celebrated across Karnataka with enthusiasm. School children took part and presented a variety of cultural programmes. Here are some pictures from Bengaluru, Mandya, Raichur, Udupi and Mangaluru.
Jan 25, 2015 07:11 PM
The three-day Visakha Utsav at Visakhapatnam literally transformed the city into a major tourist destination providing a glimpse of the art and culture of Andhra Pradesh. A host of competitions and activities helped citizens participate actively in the fe
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