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Updated: Dec 22, 2014 05:51 PM
The Opposition went beyond the demand for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reply to a debate on conversion by seeking answers from him on the issues of black money and job creation After stalling Rajya Sabha for the most of last week, opposition on
Updated: Dec 22, 2014 05:51 PM
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
Updated: Dec 22, 2014 04:38 PM
The new formation avowed to lead the opposition charge against the BJP-led government in New Delhi and block the party’s ascent in the States While the government struggled to run Parliament smoothly, leaders of different socialist political partie
Updated: Dec 22, 2014 05:27 PM
Pakistan is preparing to execute at least 55 more death-row terrorists among the 500 condemned militants after their mercy appeals were rejected following the end of a 2008 moratorium on death penalty.An official of Interior Ministry said that President M
Breaking News
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajpaksa’s ruling coalition on Monday suffered yet another blow with the defection of the sixth senior Cabinet colleague to the opposition ahead of the crucial presidential poll next month.Rishath Bathiyutheen, the Minis
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Police on Monday arrested two persons for allegedly raping a woman, one of the sisters who jumped into sea after they were evicted from Sri Aurobindo Ashram recently. A day after five sisters were evicted from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram-run apartments, on a
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Pakistan Government on Monday failed to file a plea challenging the bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi even as the key planner of 2008 Mumbai attack filed a petition in the High Court in Islamabad against a court’s decision to make a judicial panel’
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French automobile maker Renault on Monday announced that it would launch its seven-seater multipurpose vehicle (MPV) Lodgy in 2015. Sharing the first official image of the model with the media, Renault India said the company is taking major steps to inc
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"We have requested the Prime Minister for a coordinated investigation.... to reach the bottom of this scam," Mr. Yechury said A delegation of Left Front leaders from West Bengal on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding coordinated investigat
Assembly Election 2014
Dec 22, 2014 01:31 PM
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
Dec 22, 2014 01:49 AM
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
Dec 21, 2014 01:54 AM
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
Dec 20, 2014 08:54 PM
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
Sport
Dec 22, 2014 05:37 PM
: Endless Tribute runs with a good chance in the Christmas Cup (1,200m), the chief event of the races to be held here on Tuesday (Dec. 23). PINK CITY PLATE (1,400m), rated 40 to 65, 1-00 p.m.: 1. Sunny Express (16) C. Umesh 60, 2. Entertainer (15) Anzar A
Dec 22, 2014 05:36 PM
Coriolis pleased when the horses were exercised here on Monday morning (Dec. 22).Inner sand:1,000m: Madame Sultana (Shinde) 1-7, 600/39. Moved impressively. Outer sand:600m: Stimulator (A. Imran), Living Legend (Arshad) 45. Former finished six lengths ahe
Dec 22, 2014 05:15 PM
A rewind of the sports events in the year 2014 -- Part I
Dec 22, 2014 03:40 PM
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was on Monday named the ICC World Cup ambassador for the second successive edition. “The International Cricket Council today announced Sachin Tendulkar as the World Cup 2015 Ambassador. It will be the second successive t
Dec 22, 2014 03:09 PM
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
Opinion
Dec 22, 2014 12:52 AM
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 ...
Dec 22, 2014 12:41 AM
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
Dec 22, 2014 12:34 AM
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
Business
Dec 22, 2014 05:55 PM
A joint venture of GMR Infrastructure Ltd. and Megawide Construction Corporation of Philippines that will construct, develop, renovate, expand and operate the Mactan Cebu international airport in the Philippines has achieved financial closure for the proj
Dec 22, 2014 04:51 PM
The benchmark BSE Sensex rose for the third day ending about 330 points higher on buying in banking, FMCG and auto stocks amid firming trends in global markets.The wider Nifty of NSE reclaimed the 8,300-mark amid positive domestic factors after the introdu
Dec 22, 2014 03:54 PM
N. Srinivasan, vice chairman and managing director of India Cements, feels that making politics out of the cement industry is not fair. In the last few months, builders, developers and politicians have been up in arms against cement makers regarding t
Dec 22, 2014 03:31 PM
US-based auto maker Ford will start automotive financing in India by first quarter of next year with its financing arm, Ford Credit India getting licence from the Reserve Bank to operate as a non-banking financial company.“We are very pleased to be
Dec 22, 2014 03:21 PM
Automobile manufacturer Renault India on Monday said effective Jan 1, 2015, it will increase prices of its vehicles up to 2.5 percent due to rising input costs.“So far we have absorbed the rising input costs, but a sustained challenging market envir
Features
Dec 21, 2014 07:06 PM
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
Dec 21, 2014 04:21 PM
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
Dec 21, 2014 07:00 PM
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
Dec 22, 2014 05:56 PM
‘Ageing is only for the artist and not for his art’ was the impression one got while listening to this year’s Sangita Kalanidhi-designate T.V. Gopalakrishnan. TVG could touch the base of the manthra sthayi and the pinnacle of tara sthayi
Dec 22, 2014 05:55 PM
Nithyashree Mahadeven was her usual self during the concert . Her voice showed the characteristic resonant tenor and as her wont she never missed any opportunity to reach higher pitches with tact.The varnam ‘Gana Nayaka’ in Sunadha Vinodhini by
Slideshows
Dec 21, 2014 07:56 PM
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
Dec 20, 2014 06:56 PM
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.
Dec 20, 2014 04:58 PM
The streets are decked up with lights and glitter as Bengaluru gets ready to herald Christmas.
Dec 19, 2014 11:54 PM
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
Dec 19, 2014 02:15 PM
As the countdown to Christmas begins, it is time to take a look at the trees. These evergreens symbolise the hope we carry in our hearts.
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