November Fest 2014
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Updated: Nov 26, 2014 03:17 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral meetings with all SAARC leaders, except Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on the sidelines of the regional group’s summit on Wednesday. Six years to the day since the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Mr.
Updated: Nov 26, 2014 03:15 AM
The locations of the four young men who had flown to Iraq in May to allegedly join Islamic State (IS) militants have been identified by Indian intelligence agencies. Aarif Majid, a resident of Kalyan in Mumbai, who was believed to have been killed, has
Nov 26, 2014 02:57 AM
Considering the monopoly status the Board of Control for Cricket in India has over the game and to ensure its institutional integrity, N. Srinivasan must be made ineligible to hold any post in it for two to five years, Harish Salve, senior counsel for the
Updated: Nov 26, 2014 03:16 AM
The non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating out of Tamil Nadu received the maximum foreign funding of about Rs.547 crore in 2013-14, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) provides for the NG
Breaking News
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India’s economic growth probably slowed to around 5 per cent in the three months to September, slipping from 5.7 per cent in the previous quarter, two senior Finance Ministry sources said, putting pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates.
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Commenting on the recent controversy over the teaching of German language in Kendriya Vidyalayas, German Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, said here on Tuesday that, “After the fruitful talks between Prime Minister Modi and German Chancellor Ang
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Aam Aadmi Party leader and noted activist Prashant Bhushan has filed a complaint with the Delhi Government’s Anti-Corruption Branch accusing the Central Bureau of Investigation director Ranjit Sinha of criminal misconduct and abusing his office. Hig
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The NDA government is confident that it will be able to muster the numbers to get the contentious Insurance Bill — that will raise the FDI cap in this sector — through in this session, despite being in a minority in the Rajya Sabha.The Select
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Diplomats were scrambling till late on Tuesday night, ahead of the plenary session of SAARC leaders, as serious differences emerged over the agreements to be adopted at the conclusion of the summit. While two agreements on motor vehicles movement and rail
Assembly Election 2014
Nov 26, 2014 02:48 AM
Almost every polling station in Jammu and Kashmir, despite differences in weather, landscape and people’s traditional attire, looked similar during the first phase of Assembly election on Tuesday. Voters stood in long-winding queues, with the 15 con
Nov 25, 2014 08:16 PM
Dealing a hard blow to separatist politics, thousands of voters queued up before polling stations across Jammu and Kashmir, unmindful of the biting cold, to exercise their franchise in the first of the five-phase assembly elections on Tuesday. Some vignet
Nov 25, 2014 02:55 PM
Mr. Modi asks Jharkhand voters not to give a fractured mandate as people know the difficulties of coalition politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the voters of Jharkhand to enable the BJP secure a majority in the Assembly elections for
Nov 25, 2014 09:50 AM
Having lost an ‘opportunity’ last year to wrest power in the Capital after a 15 year wait, ‘micro-management’ and ‘knock-at-every-door’ strategy have become the guiding lights for the Bharatiya Janata Party to ensure &#8
Sport
Nov 26, 2014 02:28 AM
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a Champions League scoring record of 72 goals when he struck in the 38th minute of Tuesday's Group F match at APOEL Nicosia.The Barca and Argentina captain, 27, surpassed the record of 71 he jointly held with former Real
Nov 26, 2014 01:25 AM
The drama being played out by Hockey India and former Indian men’s coach Terry Walsh refuses to end. A day after the Australian indicated his desire to return to India “immediately to resume positive discussions with SAI,” Hockey India h
Nov 26, 2014 12:15 AM
An overwhelming sense of shock and distress engulfed the International cricketing community after Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, struck by a bouncer, was in a critical condition at a Sydney hospital on Tuesday. Even as there was outpouring of sympathy,
Nov 26, 2014 12:07 AM
Vatnani impresses with a break of 133 — the highest of the tournament so far Pankaj Advani blanked Switzerland’s Mike Toth 90-12, 61-17, 78-0, 75-10 to finish the group stage of the IBSF World snooker championship here on Tuesday with a clea
Nov 26, 2014 12:05 AM
Once dwelling near the bottom of the Hero Indian Super League table, Kerala Blasters and FC Goa both find themselves in its upper reaches now. Their sudden revival demonstrates that, with a couple of notable exceptions, there is little to separate the team
Opinion
Nov 26, 2014 12:31 AM
Godmen do extraordinarily well in our country than in most others, and that is where the puzzle lies. Is our society more vulnerable? Or, does this show up so blatantly among us because of the way we practise democracy and secularism? In a family of godm
Nov 26, 2014 12:41 AM
Soon after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s astounding performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the general feeling was that she was “clearly riding a tiger”. Her confidence-building speech last Saturday promised retaliation, which in
Nov 26, 2014 12:35 AM
The law pertaining to juvenile crimes has come under the scanner yet again. Last week, a Supreme Court Bench comprising Mr. Justice Dipak Misra and Mr. Justice U.U. Lalit described the punishment for juveniles committing serious crimes as being “far
Business
Nov 26, 2014 01:33 AM
Both countries to explore enhanced market access to farm products At the first round in four years of joint trade talks, India and the United States on Tuesday agreed to explore the possibility of enhanced market access to identified agricultural product
Nov 25, 2014 10:59 PM
Om Pizza & Eats Pvt Ltd, the Indian franchisee of Papa John’s International, on Tuesday, acquired the local rival Pizza Corner for an undisclosed amount. Pizza Corner is the third largest pizza chain in India operating around 70 outlets.Om Pizza
Nov 25, 2014 10:57 PM
Google’s Android One initiative seems to have hit a roadblock with offline stores refusing to sell and promote these devices as the search giant and its device manufacturing partners chose to take the online sales route initially.The U.S.-based comp
Nov 25, 2014 10:54 PM
It is one of the biggest outsourcers of IT work to Indian firms, valued at over $1 billion U.S. banking giant Citigroup is planning to set up its own IT arm in India. It is looking at Chennai and Pune as possible destinations, people familiar with the d
Nov 25, 2014 10:52 PM
Cetex Petrochemicals Ltd. has gone in for expanding its annual production capacity by four-fold to 80,000 tonnes at a cost of Rs.400 crore. At present, Cextex produces 10,000 tonnes each of Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) and Secondary Butyl Alcohol (SBA), a ver
Features
Nov 25, 2014 06:22 PM
The Deccan Odyssey presents a few best kept secrets of the Old City Deccan Odyssey package offers a two-night stay at Taj Krishna’s Deluxe Room at Rs 20,000 per room (inclusive of taxes) on double occupancy. The package includes traditional welcom
Nov 25, 2014 05:10 PM
Today is late cinematographer V.K. Murthy’s birth anniversary. Uma Rao, his biographer, and G.S. Bhaskar, reputed cinematographer, spoke of the genius of Murthy Pyaasa, Kaagaz ke Phool and Sahib, Bibi aur Gulam are timeless classics of Indian cine
Nov 25, 2014 07:02 PM
Winemaker Francesco Marone Cinzano on the fine art of distinguishing between exquisite wines What markers help determine whether a bottle of wine is exquisite? The instant response says: it’s all about taste. But taste is only one of the factors th
Nov 26, 2014 02:04 AM
Facilities and infrastructure at the schools will be on a par with private schools’, with all students receiving education free of cost Seven schools of the Chennai Corporation are set to be run by private players in the school education sector. T
Nov 25, 2014 09:10 PM
Both the Bhagavad Gita and the Vishnu Sahasranama are found in the Mahabharata. But the Vishnu Sahasranama is more commonly recited than the Bhagavad Gita. What is the reason? The answer can be inferred from an episode in the Mahabharata. Arjuna has vowed
Slideshows
Nov 26, 2014 12:04 AM
Autumn does not diminish the beauty of landscape in Adilabad District in any way. In fact, the district known for its vast tree cover takes on the pleasant hues of the season between November and January. The yellow of the Autumn, blue of water bodies and
Nov 25, 2014 03:39 PM
The low-profile event organised by Cycling Federation of India at Indira Gandhi stadium was high on performance. Photo: Prashant Nakwe
Nov 24, 2014 08:37 PM
Australia was outclassed by a resurgent India, with four wins in four Tests at home, all by convincing verdicts in 2013 series. A look at the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series
Nov 24, 2014 05:35 PM
The winter session of Parliament began on Monday. The session, the first after the expansion of the council of ministers, will have 22 sittings and will end on December 23.
Nov 24, 2014 05:15 PM
Murli Deora, India’s longest serving Petroleum Minister, a Gandhi family loyalist and a Congress stalwart from Maharashtra, breathed his last at around 3.25 a.m on Monday, November 24, 2014.
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