Expansion of BJP’s base in states where it is weak, like South, and ways to propagate the work of the NDA government will be the main focus of the party’s two-day National Executive meeting beginning in Bengaluru on April 3, the first since it
As many as 206 of the 350 Indian nationals evacuated from Aden in Yemen to Djibouti by INS Sumitra late on Tuesday hail from Kerala. From there, they will be flown to India in two Air Force C-17 Globemasters. They are expected to reach Kochi and Mumbai
Union Minister and BJP MP from Nawada in Bihar, Giriraj Singh, on Wednesday made a controversial comment on Congress president Sonia Gandhi's "skin colour." Making the controversial comment in Hajipur, near Patna, Mr. Singh asked, had Rajiv Gandhi marri
Gauthami, 17, a PU student of the Pragati Residential School on the outskirts of Bengaluru, was shot dead at the school hostel by an attender of the school at 10 p.m. on Tuesday. Her roommate, Shirisha, was injured in the firing that occurred at Kadugodi.
Veteran Congress leader and freedom fighter S.R Patil, affectionately known as Appasaheb or Sa Re Patil, passed away on Tuesday. He was 94.Hailing from Kolhapur in Western Maharashtra, Appasaheb was widely praised and known for his work in the state’
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday asked the BSF jawans deployed along the Indo-Bangla border to put a complete halt to the smuggling of cattle to Bangladesh.“I am told prices of beef in Bangladesh has gone up 30 per cent recently due to heigh
Shares of Ranbaxy Laboratories on Wednesday ended with strong gains on the last day of its trade, as the company is being merged with Sun Pharmaceutical in a USD 4 billion deal. Shares of Ranbaxy Laboratories gained 5.63 per cent to end at Rs. 859.90 on t
The International Cricket Council accepted the resignation of president Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday, who quit the position after being denied the honour of presenting the World Cup winners’ trophy. “The International Cricket Council (ICC) on
Aerospace major Rolls-Royce will hire 500 engineers by 2017 for a new facility at Bengaluru, the company announced on Wednesday.The work done at the facility will include aerospace engineering for customers in the region as well as support for Rolls-Royce
Staristocrat and Velvet Amari pleased when the horses were exercised here on Wednesday morning.Inner sand800m: Itscaro (V.Jodha), Geronimo (R.Vaibhav) 54, 600/40. They were urged and former finished two lengths ahead. Sochi (app), a bay filly (Sedgefield/
Olympic medallist Silvan Zurbriggen says he has retired from Alpine skiing at age 33 because of persistent back injuries. Zurbriggen, who earned bronze at the 2010 Vancouver Games in the super-combined, is the third Olympic medallist from Switzerland to e
To enhance the fans’ experience, Kings XI Punjab will partner with Blippar, a leading image recognition and augmented reality platform, in the upcoming Indian Premier League. The collaboration for IPL will provide fans an opportunity to book ticke
Suspended Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez will undergo official testing of his offspin bowling in India next week. The Pakistan Cricket Board says on Wednesday the ICC will retest Hafeez at Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on April 9.
Newly-crowned India Open champions, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth continued their rampaging international run, notching up contrasting victories to enter the second round of the USD 500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier, on Wednesday. Set to be c
Interview with Le Yucheng, Chinese Ambassador to India, who emphasises a new type of relationship with New Delhi that is based on win-win cooperation On the eve of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and India
The history of India’s socialist parties — from which the various Janata Parivar entities emerged — is one of splits and mergers. If in the past its leaders, opinionated, fractious, colourful and intensely political as they are, lined up
For a country starved of successes at the individual level in world sport, Saina Nehwal’s feat of becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to reach the No.1 position in the world is a stupendous achievement. The 25-year-old Nehwal — a resident
Volkswagen India on Wednesday reported 22 per cent increase in sales in March at 4,577 units. The company had sold 3,741 units in March 2014. The Volkswagen Polo made a significant contribution to the increase in sales in March 2015, Volkswagen India said
Promptly responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent appeal, the Tata Group has urged its employees to voluntarily give up the use of subsidized Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), in national interest, if they can afford paying market price. Man
The farm equipment division of Indian automotive-maker Mahindra and Mahindra on Wednesday said its total tractor sales for March fell by 31 per cent at 12,254 units against 17,673 for the same month last year owing to dampened demand.Domestic sales of tra
Shares of Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday fell by nearly 2 per cent after the company reported a marginal 1.6 per cent decline in total sales for March. The scrip ended 1.53 per cent lower at Rs. 3,642.55 on the BSE. During the day, it lost 2.62 per cent
Pharma major Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories on Wednesday announced it will acquire a select portfolio of the established products business of Belgian drugmaker UCB for Rs.800 crore.The Hyderabad-based firm said it entered into a definitive agreement to acq
In Hyderabad to showcase his work, Bose Krishnamachari, director of the recently-concluded Kochi-Muziris Biennale, bats for continuous engagement with art Bose Krishnamachari has a fascination for colours. His abstracts, Stretched Bodies, have become a
Award-winning filmmaker Subbiah Nalla Muthu says animals lead exciting lives and he loves capturing those moments on film National award winning wildlife film maker, Subbiah Nalla Muthu believes that there are stories hidden in the jungle that miss the
As the mother of a small child, dressing up often takes a backseat I recently had a morning appointment for which I made a bit of effort to dress up. By this, I mean that I put on some eyeliner, a dab of lipstick, a bindi and a pair of ...
Tamra serves some world-class world cuisine Once in a while when I want to explore world cuisines at one go I opt to dine at a hotel which offers a lavishly laid buffet. Currently one of the best or I should say the most talked about restaurant is Shangr
For Hockey Player of the Year-2014, Birendra Lakra, food is less about taste, more about keeping him in the hunt. People who are content letting their work do the talking do not easily open up at gatherings. They would rather be at the workplace, sloggin
Heavy rains lashes most part of the state, with people moving to safer places. Authorities have issued an alert as Jhelum river crossed danger mark in Srinagar. Rs. 200 crores have been sanctioned to meet situation. Photos: Nissar Ahmad
Traffic got disrupted and main thoroughfares turned into canals due to a sudden unseasonal downpour in Hyderabad on Monday afternoon. The Hindu lensman Mohammed Yousuf captures the travails of commuters.
Michael Clarke and Steve Smith played nervelessly on a day New Zealand played much under the standards they set for themselves through the tournament.
Sri Sita Rama Chandra Swami temple at Bhadrachalam saw lakhs of visitors on the occasion of Sita Rama Kalyanam on Saturday and Maha Pattabhishekam on Sunday. While the temple was tastefully decorated with flowers and coloured lights, devotees took a holy