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Updated: Sep 17, 2014 11:26 AM
Two militants were on Wednesday killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Macchil Sector of Kashmir Valley. “In the wee hours today, two unknown terrorists were killed in Macchil Sector in an encounter with troo
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 11:30 AM
After by-polls, Shiv Sena hardens stance on seat-sharing The by-poll results have emboldened the Shiv Sena which has hardened its stance against its ally the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) demand for an equal share of seats for the assembly polls.
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Modi, who turned 64 on Wednesday, spent about 25 minutes with his mother Hiraba, who also donated Rs.5,001 towards Kashmir flood relief. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother in Gandhinagar on Wednesday and sought her blessings on his 64th birthda
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 11:26 AM
The combination of the world’s factory and the world’s back office will produce the most competitive production base, writes Xi Jinping, President of China My first visit to this ancient and magic land was 17 years ago, a time when the India
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Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace, a post he will use to raise awareness about climate change, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday.DiCaprio will address a U.N. su
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During his six-hour visit to Ahmedabad, the Chinese Premier will visit Sabarmati Ashram and have a private dinner with PM Modi at the Sabarmati Riverfront Park. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Ahmedabad on Wednesday afternoon on the first leg of
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One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable causes, a UN report said Tuesday. The 2014 Committing to Child Survival, a Promise Renewed progress report showed that many of these deaths could be easily prevented with
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Arrest seven persons and seize SUV used for the kidnapping of the Tindivanam businessman. In a swift operation, the Madurai district and city police foiled a bid to kidnap a real estate businessman of Tindivanam and arrested seven persons on Tuesday eve
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Maruti Suzuki India’s marketing and sales head Mayank Pareek has quit the company after nearly 20 years of service at the country’s largest carmaker. While Mr. Pareek, who is designated Chief Operating Officer (marketing and sales), could not
Sport
Sep 17, 2014 11:22 AM
International basketball’s governing body said that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions. FIBA’s central board met over the weekend at the men’s world
Sep 17, 2014 02:59 AM
It’s pointless to have an academy for umpires if the menace of chucking in domestic cricket is not weeded out, writes Makarand Waingankar It is common news by now that Saeed Ajmal, the Pakistan spin bowler, is banned for an illegal bowling ac
Sep 17, 2014 02:54 AM
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Tuesday cleared the women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams to travel with the rest of the Indian athletes to Incheon for the Asian Games. The athletics squad will leave for Korea on Sunday. The AFI, whic
Sep 17, 2014 02:52 AM
A few years ago, she was hailed as the girl who would take over from Anju Bobby George. Mayookha Johny was very young then, talented, had some big jumps to her name and she promised a lot more.Her career graph during her early years, when she was coached b
Sep 17, 2014 02:47 AM
Vijay’s K.B. Arun Karthick progressed to his second double century of the season on the second day of the TNCA first division Elite Group match against Globe Trotters here on Tuesday.Karthick — he went past 700 runs for the season — notch
Opinion
Sep 17, 2014 12:57 AM
Syria provides no easy answers. This time, IS knows that the U.S. will not send massive troop deployments into Syrian territory and has signalled that it does not care about international norms and western reaction. It recognises that the West has its han
Sep 17, 2014 12:36 AM
Despair rarely follows euphoria this closely: within four months of having recorded its best-ever electoral performance in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be struggling to retain its traditional bases in India’s most populous Stat
Sep 17, 2014 12:27 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in India under extraordinary circumstances, when the political and economic dimensions of the international system are undergoing a profound transformation. There are distinct indicators that the era of a unipolar worl
Business
Sep 17, 2014 10:05 AM
After two sessions of losses, the benchmark BSE Sensex recovered sharply by over 127 points in early trade on Wednesday on emergence of buying by funds and retail investors amid a firming trend in other Asian markets. The 30-share index, which had lost 56
Sep 17, 2014 09:48 AM
The rupee appreciated by nine paise to 60.96 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks. Besides, the dollar’s weakness against other curre
Sep 17, 2014 03:20 AM
Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Tuesday that a new aviation policy would be brought out soon to develop infrastructure and attract investments.Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the 65 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The A
Sep 16, 2014 11:51 PM
Three Portuguese companies, engaged in mould accessories, mould making and industrial waste management, and at present on a two-city mission in India, have evinced keen interest in understanding the business environment in Goa.The Associacao Nacional Empr
Sep 16, 2014 11:49 PM
Firstouch, a Mumbai-based firm dealing with mobile handsets, has developed and introduced a regional language smartphone in Gujarati, targeted at non-English literate first time smartphone users. The company’s Android-based smartphones, which are cu
Features
Sep 16, 2014 06:53 PM
Handling pressure and expectations with élan has become second nature to Mahesh. On the eve of ‘Aagadu’s release, the actor is a picture of calm and confidence Achieving stardom overnight is like running a sprint but staying at the top
Sep 16, 2014 07:21 PM
To commemorate the 25 anniversary of late artist K. S. Gopal, a monograph was released by his daughters. Besides, his etchings, collographs and plates are on view at Cholamandalam Artists Village till September 21 The 25 anniversary of late artist K.S. G
Sep 16, 2014 07:12 PM
The audio launch of the Tamil film I was truly a starry affair How would you describe an evening that saw Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rajinikanth and A. R. Rahman share stage? On Monday evening, all roads led to the Nehru Stadium for the grand audio launch
Sep 17, 2014 02:59 AM
IIT-Bombay ranked 222 and IIT-Delhi at 235 while those in Kanpur, Madras and Kharagpur are in the 300 range. Not a single Indian higher education institution has made it to the top 200 of the QS World University Rankings, which were released on Tuesday
Sep 17, 2014 12:16 AM
The now-famous painting, titled Gaja Gamini (one with a walk like an elephant), depicts a dancing woman, in a bright red background, while a white elephant looks on with its trunk held aloft The memory of seeing M.F. Husain colouring one of his sketches
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Sep 16, 2014 10:22 PM
A fresh spell of heavy rain on Monday evening created traffic problems, and many were caught unawares. Traffic lights created a beautiful scene, as the inundated roads reflected all colours. Heavy rains in the catchment area of Krishna River also brought
Sep 16, 2014 10:12 PM
Traffic on the busy Begumpet flyover came to a standstill during the peak hours on Tuesday morning after a cement-laden truck rammed into a road-divider early in the morning. It took around four hours for the traffic police to remove the truck and restore
Sep 16, 2014 09:44 PM
A potential tourists’ paradise – Bayyaram Tank – built by Kakatiyas in 13th Century A.D., needs a push from Government. Eight-foot pillar found near the tank is engraved on four sides of the stone in Telugu, Kannada script in Sanskrit la
Sep 14, 2014 08:13 PM
Feast on the fest of the autumn moon If your have been postponing your Chinese lunch/dinner, then make the most of the ongoing Autumn Moon Festival at Golden Dragon. Master Chef Hung Fong Ng and his team are ready to present the traditional cuisine of th
Sep 14, 2014 07:19 PM
In pictures: Kochi International Fashion Week Photos: Thulasi Kakkat There were no complaints of a lack of glitz and glamour on the ramp on the opening day of the Kochi International Fashion Week 2014, with designers Hari Anand, Chaitanya Rao and Rocky
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