The 26/11 Mumbai attacks happened as a result of one of the “most devastating near-misses in the history of spycraft” in which the United States, British and Indian spy agencies failed to pull together all the strands gathered by their high-te
Following the in-principle agreement reached by India and Russia for the production of Russian helicopters in India, both sides are carrying out discussions to work out the details to quickly conclude a deal. Initially the helicopters will be used to ca
Delhi’s stance to factor in ties with Tel Aviv In what could amount to a tectonic shift in the country’s foreign policy, the Modi government is looking at altering India’s supporting vote for the Palestinian cause at the United Nations
Two days after a woman was threatened at knifepoint and robbed of her gold jewellery near her house in Thoraipakkam, the footage of the crime has emerged. The police are yet to identify the suspect while the victim is yet to recover from the shock.The foo
"If any individual does it (conversion), action has to be taken by the state government," says the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Facing opposition attack over the conversion issue, the Government on Monday said in Lok Sabha that neither it nor the BJP
Indian Industry raised USD 3.49 billion from overseas markets last month, up 60.2 per cent from a year ago, as per the Reserve Bank data released on Monday.The domestic firms had raised USD 2.18 billion overseas in November last year.Of the total borrowin
South Africa have called left-handed batsman Rilee Rossouw into their squad for the remaining two tests against West Indies after wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock was ruled out through injury.AB de Villiers will keep the gloves for the rest of the series, with
In a mixed pattern of trading, gold prices declined by Rs. 45 to Rs. 27,265 per ten gram at the bullion market on Monday owing to slackened demand from jewellers at prevailing levels even as metal rise in global markets.Silver, however, found fresh buying
After scrapping plans to release The Interview on Christmas, Sony Pictures Entertainment have wiped all traces of the film from its social media pages. The cancellation announced on Wednesday was a startling blow to the Hollywood studio that has been sha
Assembly Election 2014
Counting of votes will be held on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand which witnessed a record turnout in the multi-cornered contests to elect their Assemblies.The five-phase election in the two States which stretched for nearly a month saw 66 per
The Congress on Sunday described as “baseless and unscientific” the exit polls results that predicted a washout of the party in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, Congress spokesperson Salman Nizami said the exit polls were an attempt
The polls project a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand. Exit polls project a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jharkhand and a hung verdict in Jammu and Kashmir with the People’s Democratic Party emerging as the single l
The 76 per cent turnout in the fifth and final phase of polling is the highest polling percentage in the last 25 years, Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi said. Calling the turnout in Jammu and Kashmir “historic and unprecedented,” De
Playing only in his second Test, Vivek Razdan took five wickets in an innings against Pakistan at Sialkot in 1989. He was 20 then, and promised much as a pace bowler. But, he never played another Test. “It was disappointing to have played only t
Indian shuttlers clinched no less than eight individual titles, making India a dominant force at the international stage. It turned out to be a watershed year for Indian badminton as the home shuttlers clinched no less than eight individual titles and
Never the one to shy away from a showdown, either with the ball or words, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson feels “psychological warfare” is important to intimidate the opposition on the cricket field. In a new DVD titled Mitchell Johnson: Bou
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni might feel that umpiring in the ongoing Test series needs to improve but Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon today said officials have done a good job and a couple of bad decisions should not provoke on-field alt
Young batsman Joe Burns’ selection in the Australian cricket team for the third Test against India was so unexpected that his own father had refused to believe the news.The 25-year-old, who was named a shock replacement for injured all-rounder Mitch
The history of being second rate is such a deep part of the Indian psyche that it is now part of the real character of being Indian. There is an implicit mistrust of something that works, does not fall apart and is efficient Once on a site visit to a ...
The Mid-Year Economic Review for 2014-15 is realistic in its projection of 5.5 per cent growth during this fiscal. Economic data released last week on industrial output, trade deficit and inflation clearly show that the growth impulse is still weak and th
There cannot be a happier kind of resolution to the tribulations of the low-cost airline SpiceJet, than for it to come up for sale and be taken over by one of its co-founders. It is still too early to say whether Ajay Singh and his group of investors will
Government proposes to increase wage ceiling for availing Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) benefits under the ESI Act after improving medical services, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said during Ques
State-run power gear maker BHEL has bagged a Euro 16.96 million contract for a thermal power project in Turkey, the company said. “The company has bagged a contract for rehabilitation of 3 units of Electrostatic Precipitators for the 430 MW Tuncbile
In a record high, foreign investors have purchased Indian debt securities worth USD 19 billion this year, which marked a 20 per cent jump from the previous year and even saw the so-called ‘junk’ bonds being lapped up aggressively despite poor
The S&P BSE Sensex continued to rule firm for the third day by gaining 47 points in early trade on persistent buying by operators mainly in FMCG, metal, realty and power counters.The Sensex resumed higher at 27,479.87 and hovered in a range of 27,509.
The benchmark BSE Sensex gained over 87 points in early trade on Monday on mild buying by funds and investors amid robust global trends coupled with positive domestic sentiments after the introduction of GST Bill in the Lok Sabha on Friday.Rising for the
Bhargavii Mani’s Arpana, an exhibition of photographs, captures musicians and dancers in the moments when they are most involved in their art There is a moment during the performance when the artiste forgets time and space; when the audience fades
Isn’t education all about students growing into concerned citizens? It’s somewhat hackneyed to comment on the approach of the year’s end, but I’ll do it anyway. This is my last column for the year, and that’s enough reason t
Fresh from a visit to Bharatpur, birdwatcher G. Parameswaran wonders why our wetlands can’t be transformed Take a walk along Perur Lake, Kurichikulam, Ukkadam Big Tank, Singanallur Lake or Sulur Lake, and you can witness the sorry state of their l
DEEPA ALEXANDER’s rendezvous with the officers and crew of Korean naval ships Choi Young and Cheonji on their visit to the city Monsoon’s exuberance is fast fading as stacked, grey clouds scatter in the brilliant sunshine.
Considering the importance of the ancient language, the Central University of Orissa, Koraput, is all set to launch a new post graduate course in Sanskrit from the next academic session. The decision was taken in the meeting of the Executive Council of th
The fourth edition of Kingfisher ULTRA Hyderabad International Fashion Week in association with Storm Fashion Company brings back glamour and panache with the leading names from the fashion industry. The three day fashion extravaganza has captivated fashi
Scenes from the shoot of Aambala. The film is directed by Sundar C., starring Vishal, Vaibhav Reddy and Hansika Motwani. The cinematographer is Gopi Amarnath and the film is produced by Khushboo Sundar and Vishal.
The streets are decked up with lights and glitter as Bengaluru gets ready to herald Christmas.
Three equally mysterious cave temples of Adilabad have much to offer by way of revelations. Visitors can actually see and feel that the religious practices of the Adivasis (Tribals) which seem to be superstitious on the surface are actually connected with