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Updated: May 4, 2015 06:52 AM
BJP managers in for rough ride on building consensus. As the Narendra Modi government prepares to celebrate its first year in office later this month, it has lined up a heavy legislative agenda for Parliament when it resumes on Tuesday after a four-day
Updated: May 4, 2015 01:58 AM
Fresh aftershocks, including one measuring 4.3 magnitude, sent a new wave of panic among people. Lifting the gloom on a day marred by more aftershocks that kept people in Nepal on edge and a rising death toll that topped the 7,200-mark, rescuers on Sund
Updated: May 4, 2015 01:59 AM
Days after Muslims in the Kandhla area of Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh clashed with the police over alleged assault of Tablighi Jamaat workers, the social media and local Whatsapp groups were abuzz with messages claiming a Muslim conspiracy to perform
Updated: May 4, 2015 09:28 AM
Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said Sunday night. The City of Garland said in a statement posted on its
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A suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying government employees in Kabul, killing at least one person and wounding 13, an Afghan official said. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the minibus was carrying employees of the attorney-general&#8217
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The batsman, who has been in great form in international cricket for close to two years, struck 3 sixes and 9 fours in his 54-ball knock. Left sleepless after the last time he played a bad shot against Mumbai Indians, in-form Rajasthan Royals batsman Aj
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Nifty regains the 8,200-mark The benchmark BSE Sensex rallied over 291 points at 27,302.63 in early trade on Monday after a long weekend on fresh buying by participants as the May series in derivatives segment began amid positive Asian cues. The 30-shar
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Baltimore’s mayor lifted a citywide curfew, six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray’s death, and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved. A jubilant crowd of several hundred prayed and sang civil-rights anthe
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 hit the near the New Zealand South Island resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Monday.The quake was centred 59 km north of Queenstown at a depth of 10 km, according to the USGS. Soc
IPL 2015
May 4, 2015 03:27 AM
Rahane and Karun profit from some ordinary Daredevils fielding to help Royals post a match-winning total. Ajinkya Rahane played orthodox shots in a gung-ho style and anchored Rajasthan Royals with a match-winning unbeaten 91 in a crucial Pepsi-IPL-8 matc
May 4, 2015 03:25 AM
Less than four days ago, Chennai Super Kings was looking comfortable and dominating after it managed to claw its way out of a tough situation against Kolkata Knight Riders in a low-scoring encounter. However, two defeats in the following matches away from
May 3, 2015 04:15 PM
Mumbai Indians kept their hopes of qualifying for the play—off alive as they convincingly beat Kings XI Punjab by 23 runs in an IPL cricket tournament encounter, here today. After scoring a healthy 172 for three in 20 overs, Mumbai Indians restri
May 3, 2015 03:02 AM
Two brilliant efforts by allrounder Ashish Reddy set up Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) 22-run win against the formidable Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a crucial match of the Indian Premier League here on Saturday night.Chasing 193 for victory, Super Kin
Sport
May 4, 2015 08:45 AM
The West Indies completed a tense, hard-fought victory over England by five wickets in the extended final session of the third day of the third and final test at Kensington Oval on Sunday. The hosts were set 192 to win and were guided to their target by a
May 4, 2015 03:25 AM
Simmons and Parthiv’s rollicking opening stand sets it up for the visitors Mumbai Indians kept its hopes of qualifying for the play-offs alive, convincingly beating Kings XI Punjab by 23 runs in their IPL-8 encounter here on Sunday. After postin
May 4, 2015 03:24 AM
More than its opponents, it is the weather that has been the biggest challenge for Kolkata Knight Riders in its recent outings. When the defending champion meets Sunrisers Hyderabad in its fifth home fixture at the Eden Gardens on Monday, it wil
May 4, 2015 03:11 AM
After a heady Saturday, it was a sedate Sunday at the Federation Cup athletics meet. If as many as 11 athletes had come under the qualifying marks for the Asian meet on Saturday, not to mention the Olympic qualification of Inderjeet Singh, just two could m
May 4, 2015 03:10 AM
The battle within the Indian boxing fraternity turned bitter on Sunday with a Special General Meeting (SGM) of Boxing India (BI) ousting its president Sandeep Jajodia and secretary general Jay Kowli and Jajodia retaliating at the rebel faction by terming
Opinion
May 4, 2015 12:06 AM
Despite growing American reservations, Saudi Arabian hardliners seem determined to impose a military solution on the Yemen crisis. Instead, Riyadh is likely to find itself mired in Yemen for a long time in an unwinnable war. The intense fighting that re
May 4, 2015 12:06 AM
It is the fag end of the U.K. election campaign, but except for the Scottish National Party, the three main parties do not offer a clear road map for what they will do if elected to power “You campaign in poetry, you govern in prose,” said Ma
May 4, 2015 12:05 AM
A study shows that Indians are not immune to health consequences of smoking and that smokers have a higher death rate than non-smokers. Recently, a parliamentary committee declined to extend the size of health warnings on cigarette packets due to lack of
Business
May 4, 2015 01:30 AM
Consolidation of public sector banks The talk of consolidating the 27 largely disparate public sector banks (PSBs) is once again in the air. A recent report by a finance ministry- appointed panel has suggested that the smaller PSBs could be merged with
May 4, 2015 01:28 AM
The margins of Indian insurers are the lowest among global insurers. Most charges are capped by regulations and the profitability is low. The route to profitability lies in greater scale, operational leverage and technology-led productivity, says Amitabh C
May 3, 2015 04:21 PM
Government collected over Rs 6,96,200 crore revenue under the direct taxes kitty in the just concluded financial year 2014-15, about 14 per cent short of target. Officials said the I-T Department which collects a variety of taxes like Income Tax and Cor
May 3, 2015 02:56 PM
In a major restructuring exercise, Aditya Birla Group on Sunday announced merger of all its branded apparel businesses into one entity, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd, through an all-share deal. The new entity will have a combined turnover of Rs 5,
May 3, 2015 01:24 PM
Making a fresh bid to locate Sahara investors eligible for refunds, capital markets regulator SEBI has asked the bondholders of two Sahara firms to submit their claims along with the proof of investments. The latest exercise follows two similar attempts
Features
May 3, 2015 07:48 PM
Vir Das talks about “Unbelievable”, his most ambitious tour to date, and his own journey as a stand-up comedian The “Unbelievable” tour is comedian and actor Vir Das’s most ambitious one so far, with 11 cities on the list an
May 3, 2015 05:19 PM
The people of Neelankarai nurture the fading tradition of hook-and-line for fishing by reefs. Neelankarai is not an ordinary fishing hamlet. At first sight, it may not boast of anything special — tile-roofed houses teeter close to the shoreline; f
May 3, 2015 08:24 PM
An exhibition of paintings and photographs in the city is an ode to the working class The colours, canvases and photographs speak of the passion and pain of being a part of the working class. At Ailamma Art Gallery, 14 artists honour the nameless, facele
May 4, 2015 03:21 AM
Works of art kept in government safe houses are not the only ones facing neglect at the hands of the keepers, those installed at public places seem to share a similar plight. As reported recently in the media, artist Balan Nambiar had to face the destru
May 4, 2015 01:07 AM
It is assured that in the case of the one who resorts to surrender (Saranagati), all his past karma (Sanchita Karma) and all his future karma (Aagaami) are nullified by the Lord. But he must face the consequences of his prarabdha karma. That alone is not w
Slideshows
May 2, 2015 04:50 PM
She has been dancing since she was 11. Now, 55 years later, when she wears her ornate papier-mâché horse over her hip and the rich and royal costume, she dances not like the wife, mother and grandmother she is, but a professional and great
May 1, 2015 07:04 PM
The services on the Reach 3B extension of Namma Metro between Nagasandra (Close to Bangalore International Exhibition Centre) and Peenya Industrial Area Phase I was flagged off in Bengaluru on May 1. The new stations added are: Peenya Industry, Jalahall
Apr 30, 2015 07:04 PM
The various districts in Karnataka were hit hard by the nation-wide strike against some provisions of the Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2014. Here are some pictures of the strike observed in the districts.
Apr 30, 2015 06:41 PM
Our photographers V. Sreenivasa Murthy and Sampath Kumar G.P. capture the mood on Bengaluru's streets on Thursday, when a nation-wide strike was called against some provisions of the Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2014. While the KSRTC prepaid counter
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