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Updated: Sep 18, 2014 12:36 AM
China will set up industrial parks in several areas in Gujarat Trade and cooperation were in focus on the first day of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit on Wednesday as provincial officials of the two nations inked agreements in the areas of go
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 08:47 PM
He claims the BJP will sweep all the four States going to Assembly polls. Seeking to downplay the setback for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the by-elections to Lok Sabha and assembly seats in various states, BJP National President Amit Shah on Wed
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 05:06 PM
Officials at relief camps refer flood victims to nearest police stations to get food grains, but police say they do not have stocks to distribute. Chaos has hit relief distribution in flood-ravaged Kashmir as some survivors of the natural calamity from
Updated: Sep 17, 2014 03:25 PM
Barua was interrogated recently by the CBI in connection with the Saradha scam. Former Assam Director General of Police, Shankar Barua, reportedly shot himself in his residence at Barowari locality here on Wednesday. He was rushed to a private hospital
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In a rare show of unity, all the rival unions of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited represented to the Ministry of Steel to merge the Visakhapatnam-based company with National Mineral Development Corporation.The grand merger of two Navratna companies under the
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Considering the many advantages it is enjoying Visakhapatnam is the best suited city to locate the High Court of Andhra Pradesh (which will be formed as part of the bifurcation of the State), says former Chairman of Bar Council of India and an advocate, w
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Basketball players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions. The central board of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) met over the weekend at the men’s World Cup an
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The centralising style of BJP president Amit Shah has become a subject of discussion among party functionaries following the set back in the recent by-elections, with the party losing 13 of 23 seats. Those who are more charitable towards Mr Shah’s
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Energy Department draws up ambitious plans for effective implementaion of the programme. According to Energy Secretary Ajay Jain, the power requirement of the State would increase to 13,500 MW peak demand by 2018-19 against the 6,158 MW of the present.
Sport
Sep 17, 2014 08:04 PM
IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected bowl against Chennai Super Kings in the first Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20, in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (capt), Manvinder Bisla
Sep 17, 2014 07:27 PM
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will use all modern methods including a functional biomechanics laboratory to stamp out the menace of bowlers with illegal bowling actions in domestic cricket.Former captain Intikhab Alam who heads the PCB’s domestic
Sep 17, 2014 06:06 PM
A second sexual harassment case at the Asian Games was being investigated by South Korea police on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony. Police asked prosecutors to indict a 19-year-old Palestinian footballer for allegedly harassing a female
Sep 17, 2014 05:52 PM
The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on Wednesday received some sort of relief as the District Judge (Jaipur City) has dismissed the transfer application filed by BCCI seeking transfer of RCA suit from ADJ-4 Jaipur.In another move, the suspended RCA is
Sep 17, 2014 05:13 PM
Knocked out of the Champions League T20 after losing to Northern Knights in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians’ ace batsman Michael Hussey said some tight bowling by pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee had led to his team’s downfall.“The
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Sep 17, 2014 12:57 AM
Syria provides no easy answers. This time, IS knows that the U.S. will not send massive troop deployments into Syrian territory and has signalled that it does not care about international norms and western reaction. It recognises that the West has its han
Sep 18, 2014 12:52 AM
As life slowly acquires a semblance of normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir, the extent of damage caused by the floods is unfolding. People who had abandoned their marooned houses or were evacuated are slowly getting back and assessing the damage as the water le
Sep 18, 2014 12:49 AM
Creating a huge political wave that threatens to wash away several political reputations is the Saradha Ponzi Scheme scam of West Bengal. More arrests are revealing scores of new suspects who took either astronomical salaries by cheque or unaccounted mone
Business
Sep 18, 2014 12:40 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who both arrived in New Delhi late on Wednesday, must ensure that the bonhomie between the two leaders can be translated to the bilateral ties. The reasons for Mr. Modi going the extra mile wo
Sep 18, 2014 12:33 AM
‘India’s oil explorations in South China Sea are only commercial actions’ President Pranab Mukherjee has said that the pact India’s ONGC Videsh Limited signed during his four-day state visit to Vietnam was for blocks located well
Sep 18, 2014 12:21 AM
Putting firmly behind the happenings of the recent past, Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd. is going ahead with its project plans in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka at a combined cost of over Rs.3,750 crore. The company has received all the nec
Sep 18, 2014 12:19 AM
TTRI-2 has been found to be a good clone for producing above average yield of very good cup quality At a time when climate change has begun affecting tea cultivation, the Tea Research Association (TRA) has come up with two new clones, which is expected
Sep 18, 2014 12:16 AM
‘The deal lacks transparency’ The Kerala Government has asked PTL Enterprises Ltd of the Apollo Tyres Group to defer a move to sell its two hospitals for Rs.181 crore, allegedly far below market rate to a company owned by its chairman Onkar
Features
Sep 17, 2014 07:52 PM
Thoughts on the composer’s gloriously fun and wholly individual soundtrack for the new Shankar film You know that familiar Tamil-cinema contrivance where a prisoner in handcuffs is being led away in a police van, and the van stops at a crossing, an
Sep 17, 2014 06:40 PM
The women of Nedumaram Village strike an example of self-sustenance by making beautiful art pieces out of palm leaves for a living On a scorching Sunday afternoon, a group of women from Nedumaram village huddle inside the Government complex. They assemb
Sep 17, 2014 05:42 PM
The book Masterpiece of a Master Architect: CDS unveils how Centre for Development Studies showcases the architectural concepts of Laurie Baker The picturesque nine-acre campus of Centre for Development Studies (CDS) in the capital city is a masterpiece
Sep 17, 2014 07:40 PM
From social work to plain creativity, representational automobile design spans a wide range A celluloid baddie is doing his job. His weapon is an ear-splitting growl. He sounds as if a 3,000-watt amplifier has been surgically stitched into him. Anoth
Sep 17, 2014 07:24 PM
The Bangala Table: Flavors and Recipes from Chettinad curates the best of Chettinad cuisine culled from the heritage hotel’s Chettiar chefs It was love at first bite for both Jill Donenfeld and Sumeet Nair when they visited The Bangala hotel in 20
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Sep 17, 2014 09:57 PM
Flood waters flowing into Prakasam Barrage reservoir has given rise to different activity in an around the masonry structure in Vijayawada. This has literally infused life back into River Krishna with fish occasionally making an appearance jumping out of
Sep 17, 2014 08:54 PM
The tribe of humble potters in rural Andhra Pradesh is on the verge of extinction. Spending most of his time with the wheel in his professional life, the potter and the wheel make a good pair. As modernisation takes its toll on every aspect of rural life,
Sep 16, 2014 10:22 PM
A fresh spell of heavy rain on Monday evening created traffic problems, and many were caught unawares. Traffic lights created a beautiful scene, as the inundated roads reflected all colours. Heavy rains in the catchment area of Krishna River also brought
Sep 16, 2014 10:12 PM
Traffic on the busy Begumpet flyover came to a standstill during the peak hours on Tuesday morning after a cement-laden truck rammed into a road-divider early in the morning. It took around four hours for the traffic police to remove the truck and restore
Sep 16, 2014 09:44 PM
A potential tourists’ paradise – Bayyaram Tank – built by Kakatiyas in 13th Century A.D., needs a push from Government. Eight-foot pillar found near the tank is engraved on four sides of the stone in Telugu, Kannada script in Sanskrit la
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