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Updated: Aug 1, 2014 12:48 AM
‘Since we are friendly nations, it is not acceptable to us’ In India’s strongest statement on the issue yet, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called the U.S. surveillance of Indian entities “unacceptable”, and said s
Aug 1, 2014 01:12 AM
In cases of alleged elopement, The Hindu found, the complainant was almost always named as being 14 years old in the FIR. Going by FIRs, most rape cases in Delhi in 2013 involved 14-year-old girls who were given intoxicant-laced cold drinks, abducted an
Updated: Jul 31, 2014 11:48 PM
The World Bank hit back at a wide coalition of NGOs on Wednesday saying that it was in fact broadening environmental and community safeguards. Fending off allegations that it was “watering down” environmental and community safeguards for its
Updated: Jul 31, 2014 06:05 PM
As only a few hours are left for WTO members to ratify the trade facilitation pact, India on Thursday asserted that its stand “remains the same”.“Our stand remains the same,” Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told r
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India cannot in any way put at risk the livelihoods of its poor farmers, he tells Kerry India on Thursday suggested a midway solution out of the impasse at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks in Geneva. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told visi
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Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) Nehchal Sandhu resigned on Thursday. With two other officials retiring, the secretariat of NSA Ajit Doval has been left with three vacancies.The tenure of Joint Intelligence Chief Ajit Lal and Military Adviser Lt. Ge
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The Congress has indicated that the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, which envisages raising foreign direct investment in insurance companies from 26 per cent to 49 per cent, is not going to have an easy ride in the Rajya Sabha. The party is likely to dema
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The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill that allows for raising FDI in insurance companies from 26 per cent to 49 per cent was included in Thursday’s Business List for discussion and passage in the Upper House but was taken off the agenda after the Oppos
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Sonia says Natwar’s comments do not hurt her as she had gone through worse Congress president Sonia Gandhi has said that the circumstances that made her decide against taking up the post of Prime Minister in 2004 will be revealed in a book that sh
Aug 1, 2014 01:30 AM
The Indian challenge in the women’s singles event in the table tennis competitions came to an end at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here on Thursday when Manika Batra lost to Ye Lin (Singapore) 11-4, 11-2, 5-11, 11-7, 11-7 in 34 minutes.Earlier in the
Aug 1, 2014 01:28 AM
The Indian men’s hockey captain and midfielder Sardar Singh was officially reprimanded for inappropriate conduct here on Wednesday night. The incident happened in the match against Australia on Tuesday when Eddie Ockenden was hit in the
Aug 1, 2014 01:27 AM
India breezed past South Africa 5-2 and qualified for the semifinals of the men’s hockey competition on Thursday. India will now take on New Zealand in the last four while Australia will meet England. V.R. Raghunath and Rupinderpal Singh were on tar
Aug 1, 2014 01:25 AM
Indian women hold out hopes of a possible medal in the 41st Chess Olympiad beginning at Tromso, Norway, on August 1. Having finished fourth in the last edition at Istanbul in 2012, India has retained four members — D. Harika, Tania Sachdev, Eesha Ka
Aug 1, 2014 01:24 AM
Manoj Tiwary picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in List ‘A’ cricket with his part-time leg-breaks as India ‘A’ thrashed Australia ‘A’ by five wickets in a Quadrangular tournament match, here on Thursday. Australia&
Aug 1, 2014 02:15 AM
The desire of Islamist extremists to ‘purify’ Pakistan has resulted in a major catastrophe for the minorities. The country cannot emerge as a modern pluralist state until the reversal of this culture of intolerance The murder in Gujranwala o
Aug 1, 2014 01:46 AM
The main feature of the Kumbakonam fire tragedy, in which 94 children died in the Tamil Nadu town in July 2004, was that it need not have happened. If only laws regulating schools had been enforced, and education officials had been more scrupulous in the
Aug 1, 2014 01:40 AM
That India still has no anti-discrimination law to protect the interests of HIV positive people shows how little the nation as a whole cares about them and how callous society is to their plight. As a result, discrimination against HIV positive people, in
Aug 1, 2014 02:34 AM
On Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Financial Inclusion Mission to ensure that every household in India has access to banking services such as savings accounts, credit, remittances, insurance and pension.On Thursday, Union Fi
Aug 1, 2014 02:33 AM
“A ‘tortuous’ journey of two years has reached a crucial milestone” The former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday welcomed the introduction of the Insurance Amendment Bill in Parliament and said each government sho
Aug 1, 2014 02:32 AM
With the government deciding to increase the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) cap in the insurance sector to 49 per cent just ahead of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Thursday described it as a &#8
Aug 1, 2014 02:27 AM
Following information that foreign nationals are buying immovable property illegally in some parts of the country, the Finance Ministry on Thursday advised all authorities to be “extra vigilant” on the matter.“….all, including the
Aug 1, 2014 12:31 AM
“The import bill for electronics [products] might even cross the oil import bill by 2020.” While IT majors like Infosys, Wipro and TCS have once again logged impressive results, the small and medium IT industry says it is still waiting for p
Jul 31, 2014 04:42 PM
Active as always on the stage circuit, Vani Jairam has re-entered the Tamil film scene with ‘Ramanujan.’ The 13-year old and his friends decided to form a band. They wanted a popular artist to inaugurate it, and the veteran singer was their u
Jul 31, 2014 05:59 PM
Raveena Joseph attends the first K-pop festival in South India, discovering interesting facets to this sub-culture The backdrop turns bright pink. Four young girls dressed in pink play suits embellished with silver trickle onto the stage. They take thei
Jul 31, 2014 07:57 PM
Sampath Iyengar belongs to the vanishing tribe of people who believed that social service came before every other happiness in one’s life. His home in Doddaballapur has place for all – it is filled with warmth, and there is always plenty of fo
Aug 1, 2014 02:42 AM
Trainee doctor at Stanley Hospital is also a budding actor who made his Tamil film debut last year Most patients to the department of cosmetology at Government Stanley Medical College Hospital in the mornings gape at one consultant, seemingly star-struc
Jul 31, 2014 11:04 PM
God sees it as His duty to support and save His devotees. But the devotees have a duty too. That is to serve Him. How can we serve God? We can serve Him with our heart; we can serve Him with our words; we can serve Him with our body. ...
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Jul 31, 2014 12:58 PM
In the aftermath of the rape of a six-year-old child in a Bangalore school, a bandh was called by pro-Kannada organisations on Thursday against sexual assault on women and children. Photos: Bhagya Prakash K.
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Artists from all over the country displayed their creative skills at an Art Camp organised by the APTDC on the Andhra University Department of Fine Arts campus to provide an interactive platform to the budding artists from several universities. The show d
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