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Updated: Aug 28, 2014 02:48 AM
‘Tainted Ministers cannot take refuge with a mere presumption of innocence’ By sending a strong message that politicians facing criminal charges framed by a court should be disqualified from becoming Ministers, the Supreme Court has stepped a
Updated: Aug 28, 2014 01:38 AM
The reports are aimed to tarnish the image of the Government, PMO says. The Prime Minister’s Office and BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday denied reports about alleged misdemeanour by Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s son and said charges agai
Aug 28, 2014 02:06 AM
The Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry has cancelled the provisional and permanent registration of the multi-system operator, part of Kalanithi Maran-headed Sun Group. Even as the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry has cancelled the pr
Updated: Aug 28, 2014 02:25 AM
It may deter Pakistan from violating ceasefire again: BSF After weeks of intense shelling between India and Pakistan along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, the two countries held a flag meeting on Wednesday to discuss ceasefire violations
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Expressing the need for a separate registry for burns victims, K. Sridhar, senior vice-president (Medical) of SRM Institute of Medical Science (SIMS), said, “There is no exact data on the kind of burn victims which will allow for a proper prevention
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Doctors at Stanley hospital managed to remove the bone around the patient’s eyeball which had been fractured in an accident Surgery was a gamble that paid off in the case of 28-year-old M. Manimaran, who had lost vision in his right eye following
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The need for immediate cardiac care is growing, especially as India is one of the leading countries when it comes to heart attacks under the age of 40. To treat patients with as little delay as possible, Vijaya Group of Hospitals launched a 24-hour chest
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In a step towards promoting tourism in the island nation, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) conducted a road show in Chennai on Wednesday.The event that kick-started at Sheraton Park Hotel in Alwarpet featured hospitality providers from Mauriti
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You may think the thin veins of peepul leaf, hay, palm frond, naanal and jute are waste materials that cannot be reused. But these articles are turned into colourful products that serve as eco-friendly showpieces. Some of the products made in Chennai find
Sport
Aug 28, 2014 12:34 AM
Satisfied with the haul of 64 medals from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Sports Authority of India has assured that preparations were on sound footing and that the Indian contingent would win about 72 to 100 medals at the Incheon Asian Games in Septe
Aug 28, 2014 12:32 AM
Hockey India (HI) Secretary General N.K. Batra has rejected the Sports Authority of India (SAI)’s allegations against HI. At a press conference here on Wednesday, SAI Director-General Jiji Thomson had questioned why HI was not holding its camps at
Aug 28, 2014 12:31 AM
Vanshika Sawhney, the girls’ top seed, sailed through to the quarterfinals, beating Ramya Natarajan 6-2, 6-3, in the Ozone Group ITF juniors tournament on Wednesday. On the day, only the seventh and eighth seeds, Snehal Mane and Shweta Sangwan respec
Aug 28, 2014 12:29 AM
Syed Mohammed comes good for Assam against Hyderabad Gujarat’s batting core found the right outlet for expression on a fairly calm Murugappa surface, finishing with 396 against TNCAPresident’s XI on day one of the semifinals of the Kalpathi-A
Aug 28, 2014 12:26 AM
India’s P.V. Sindhu stormed into the third round of the World badminton championship with a 21-12, 21-17 victory over Olga Golovanova of Russia in 40 minutes in a second round women’s singles match here on Wednesday. In other matches, the me
Opinion
Aug 28, 2014 12:45 AM
Scientists, researchers and the pharmaceutical industry should treat Ebola as a common enemy that must be defeated with modern medicine and better health-care infrastructure. Modernisation and development should not become the reasons for such viral outbr
Aug 28, 2014 12:42 AM
Kerala has moved expeditiously to curb the availability of Indian Made Foreign Liquor and get on to the road to total prohibition. Whether the decision is the outcome of intra-party manoeuvres in the Congress, or of a genuine quest for the public good, it
Aug 28, 2014 12:41 AM
The new NDA government’s first annual Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) statement will be unveiled soon. Normally presented after the Union Budget, the FTP has usually concentrated on measures to boost exports and reduce transaction costs. It cannot explic
Business
Aug 27, 2014 11:31 PM
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has sold 29.57 lakh shares or 2.06 per cent stake in Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Co Ltd for about Rs.121.27 crore. According to the bulk deal data on the National Stock Exchange, IFC, the World Bank&#82
Aug 27, 2014 11:30 PM
The company has crossed the 35-million user mark and over 50 per cent of the users are active on its platform on a monthly basis. 15 million users have been added in the last two months. Home grown instant messaging app Hike, on Wednesday, said it raise
Aug 27, 2014 11:28 PM
Earlier, the Centre had fixed June 30 as deadline. Providing a major relief to three fertilizer manufacturers in the South, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, on Wednesday, allowed them to produce urea using naphtha as feedstock, according to a
Aug 27, 2014 11:26 PM
MCX promoter Financial Technologies India Ltd (FTIL), which has been under regulatory glare, announced here on Wednesday that it had exited the company by selling its remaining five per cent stake in the market. “Without prejudice to legal rights
Aug 27, 2014 11:25 PM
DLF on Wednesday stated it would comply with the direction of the Supreme Court to deposit the Rs.630-crore penalty imposed by the competition watchdog, Competition Commission of India (CCI), and said it remained confident about the merits of its case.
Features
Aug 26, 2014 06:44 PM
Bipasha Basu reckons that horror has moved from being B-grade to mainstream, finally If you thought Bengali bombshell Bipasha Basu has cooled down after the Humshakals fiasco, she hasn’t. She calls it the dark spot amongst many good people in the
Aug 26, 2014 06:20 PM
Thota Tharrani, known for his memorable film sets, traces his long association with Madras and his journey as an art director. Heavy rains had lashed Chennai the previous day. But Thota Tharrani needed dry grass for a movie set. Where will he source it f
Aug 26, 2014 04:51 PM
Now handmade eco-friendly products created by artisans are just a click away. Srijata Bhatnagar studied in Kolkata, worked in Chennai and settled in Bangalore. That’s not all she has worked with some of the top corporate companies and is a “
Aug 27, 2014 08:29 PM
That a devotee is entitled to honour, respect and service on a par with the Lord Himself is the essence of the culture of devotion manifest in the lives of Sivan Adiyars. In a discourse, Sri R. Selvaganapathy drew attention to the rich reverberations of th
Aug 27, 2014 08:23 PM
For Inaganti Amarnath, officiating at the recent Chess Olympiad in Norway was a special experience. Even as India bagged a historic bronze medal in the recent Chess Olympiad in Norway, a genteel physically challenged Hyderabadi, Inaganti Amarnath, script
Slideshows
Aug 26, 2014 09:31 PM
One of the most attractive idols of Lord Ganesha in Vijayawada is probably in Sri Balaganapathi Swamy vari temple. Alankarana (make-up), that has become part of Vinayaka Chavithi celebrations, will witness the Lord adorned as Rajitha Kavachalankrita Sri B
Aug 26, 2014 09:27 PM
Rain is playing spoilsport in the delayed Kharif operations, but the farmers with the support of a large brigade of womenfolk marching forward to turn the fields into green carpets with paddy transplantation. Pinning hopes on good Kharif season in coming
Aug 26, 2014 06:53 PM
Twenty-five Rabbis from across Asia including Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong came to attend the reopening of Chabad centre at Nariman House.
Aug 25, 2014 07:15 PM
Highlights from the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive, 2014, held in Mumbai.
Aug 25, 2014 03:15 PM
Prize winning entries from the Photographic Society of Madras' contest to celebrate Madras Week, portraying Chennai in all its uniqueness
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