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Updated: May 29, 2015 02:51 PM
Meanwhile orders Delhi HC to consider MHA notification dispassionately. Without directing a stay on the Delhi High Court's remarks calling the Centre's May 21 notification 'suspect', the Supreme Court on Friday said the observations made were only 'tent
Updated: May 29, 2015 08:46 AM
The proposed standardisation of university syllabus will only drag down the quality of education to the lowest common denominator. The Ministry of Human Resource Development announced a short while ago that it was introducing changes in the structure and
May 29, 2015 02:44 PM
Mr. Sinha is a UP cadre IAS officer and is presently serving in the Ministry of Power. The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Pradeep Kumar Sinha, a 1977 batch IAS officer, as the next Cabinet Secretary, with effect from June 13. He succeeds
Updated: May 29, 2015 02:14 PM
Two security staff of a super market in Electronic City here have been booked for assault, robbery and outraging the modesty of a Bangladeshi woman after they thrashed and stripped her, on Friday. The staff claimed that they were ‘searching’
Breaking News
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Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as President of Nigeria on Friday at a ceremony in the capital attended by numerous African heads of state and foreign dignitaries, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.Mr. Buhari, dressed in tra
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Absence of elected local body hampered relief efforts: Nepal PM Even as the government decided not to celebrate the seventh Republic Day celebrations, which falls on Friday this year, messages to mark the day poured in from home and abroad.Prime Minister
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Co-founder Sachin Bansal toom to Twitter to take pot shots at Snapdeal saying India should not be blamed for the latter’s failure to hire "great engineers." Escalating their business rivalry on Twitter, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal on Friday
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Chennai requires a higher Floor Space Index to make housing affordable, say developers. A city’s skyline is defined by its building norms and regulations. One of the key parameters is the Floor Space Index (FSI) or Floor Area Ratio (FAR). As per t
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A former Chinese elementary schoolteacher has been executed for molesting or raping 26 students, some as young as 4 years old. The intermediate People’s Court in the western province of Gansu said it carried out the sentence against Li Jishun on Thu
IPL 2015
May 25, 2015 10:56 AM
"There was no game-changing instance for us. We knew the moment we would lose, we would be out of the tournament." Written off after four losses on the trot to start with in the IPL, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma today said their revival and the s
May 24, 2015 07:50 PM
Simmons and Rohit combine to bat Chennai Super Kings out of the contest; Rayudu, Pollard chip in too. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma stole the thunder from his more famous Chennai Super Kings counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni by inspiring his team t
May 23, 2015 11:27 PM
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday urged his players to make “one last effort” on their “biggest day” to emerge triumphant at the Eden Gardens on Sunday when they lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian
May 23, 2015 11:27 PM
Super Kings will look to Dhoni’s magic to arrest Mumbai Indians’ momentum. For cricket aficionados in India, M.S. Dhoni’s name instantly evokes thoughts of his near mystic ability to conjure up victory. His calm, cerebral presence has
Sport
May 29, 2015 02:46 PM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the security provided to bookie Anil Jaisinghani has been withdrawn by Mumbai Police. “He was given security one year back by the previous government at the police level. When it was brough
May 29, 2015 09:40 AM
But a short while later, he gave a defiant speech before a crowd of supporters in the district he represents as an opposition member of Parliament. Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance on Thursday, a day after he was
May 29, 2015 12:10 AM
Tamil Nadu’s Velavan Senthilkumar defeated Yohan Darius Pandole of Maharashtra 11-3, 11-4, 6-11, 12-10 in the under-19 section of the ISA junior Open squash here on Thursday. Ms. D. Sabitha Bengra, Principal Secretary (School Education), Governmen
May 29, 2015 12:06 AM
Anu Raghavan, Anju Thomas and Jisna Mathew do not figure in the TOP listThe ministry has so far spent around Rs. 1.35 crore for 10 athletes Five of the six women quartermilers who were suspended for anti-doping rule violations between mid-2011 and mid-20
May 29, 2015 12:05 AM
It wins Game 5 to best Rockets 4-1; to tip-off Finals at home against the Cavaliers Golden State Warriors is headed to the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years, eliminating the Houston Rockets on Wednesday to set up a title clash with Cleveland Cav
Opinion
May 29, 2015 12:54 AM
A lack of coherence marks the Modi government’s foreign policy, especially in strategic relations with China and Pakistan. Nothing that has been said or done during the past year has reduced differences between India and them This is the season of
May 29, 2015 12:49 AM
Instead of hamstringing public sector banks with social schemes, it is time to transfer many of these financial tasks to India Post. Public sector bank employees are so overwhelmed by the sheer number of government-sponsored schemes they are saddled wit
May 29, 2015 12:36 AM
Recent reports about some Muslim families and individuals being denied housing accommodation or not being allowed to buy apartments in Indian cities point to an endemic issue of urban bias. While discrimination and biases of various kinds are common in ur
Business
May 29, 2015 03:19 PM
Continuing its sliding trend for the fourth day in a row, gold on Friday fell by another Rs. 50 to trade at a three-week low of Rs. 27,275 per ten grams at the bullion market here owing to slackened demand from jewellers and retailers amid a weak global t
May 29, 2015 01:15 PM
Shares of state-owned oil explorer ONGC on Friday fell 4.5 per cent after the company reported 19.5 per cent drop in net profit for the quarter ended March 2015. The stock slumped 4.51 per cent to Rs 313.30 on BSE and was the top Sensex loser. On NSE, the
May 29, 2015 10:54 AM
India-born Neerja Sethi has been ranked 14th, while London-born Jayshree Ullal comes in at the 30th spot. Two Indian-origin women have made it to Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s 50 richest self-made women, sharing the honour with high-ac
May 29, 2015 09:55 AM
On similar lines, the NSE Nifty was trading higher by 26 points. The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 50 points at 27,556.84 in early trade on Friday on fresh buying by participants as the June series in the derivatives segment began amid firm Asian
May 29, 2015 09:46 AM
The rupee edged higher by 5 paise to 63.75 against the dollar in early trade on Friday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to increased selling of the U.S. currency by exporters and banks. This apart, forex dealers said, a higher opening in domestic s
Features
May 27, 2015 08:36 PM
Once a box of hope and despair, today letter box is reduced to an art installation which reminds of a past when the written word meant a world to people. For most of us, he has been a part of our growing up years. We often saw him with a ...
May 27, 2015 08:30 PM
A new initiative to spread awareness about the Pashmina weavers’ struggle. Pashmina shawls and outfits are much sought after. But rarely do we see someone paying attention to the hardworking Kashmiri weavers who do the job of painstakingly collecti
May 27, 2015 07:57 PM
Remo D’Souza wants to revive the dance-based films with “ABCD-2”. In 2013, when ABCD Anybody Can Dance was about to hit the theatres, many cynics thought Remo D’ Souza believed that anybody can direct. The fact that the noted chor
May 29, 2015 03:37 PM
Hema Vijay visits the enchanting water lily ponds of Amrutha Kumari and Roop Kumar at Purasawalkam It is a joy to watch water lilies bloom with the rising sun, and gently close at dusk. This process continues for a few days, after which the petals of the
May 29, 2015 10:28 AM
Many students planning to join PU college and be better prepared for competitive tests do not opt for school-based exam. More Class 10 students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) seem to be choosing board-based examination over the schoo
Slideshows
May 28, 2015 08:03 PM
What would you list as the best about summer? Mangoes, a day at the beach, playing gully cricket all day long, devouring ice creams...Here are some shots sent in by our readers on what they thought were the highlights of the season.
May 27, 2015 04:07 PM
For the past ten days all the towns and cities in coastal Andhra Pradesh have been reeling under oppressive heat wave conditions forcing people to stay indoors or take precautions while going out.
May 27, 2015 12:55 PM
Telugu Desam Party's annual party conference `Mahanadu'-2015 was inaugurated at Gandipet in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Party president Nara Chandhrababu Naidu and all party leaders from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana attended in large numbers. The Hindu Photog
May 24, 2015 06:32 PM
Vijayawada has literally tuned into Blazewada with temperatures remaining above 45 degrees Celcius for past four days. The Hindu lensmen capture the travails of people across the city.
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