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Updated: Aug 27, 2014 02:56 PM
He said rumours about alleged wrong doings by his family members have been floating around for the last fortnight. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday scotched “rumours” of misconduct on his or his family’s part and said he would
Updated: Aug 27, 2014 12:44 PM
However, Supreme Court said it cannot pass directions for disqualification of Ministers facing criminal and corruption charges. In a landmark verdict the Supreme Court on Wednesday advised the Prime Minister or Chief Minister of a State not to induct ch
Updated: Aug 27, 2014 04:09 PM
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court ordered PTI and PAT protesters to clear the Constitution Avenue which also includes a road in front of the apex court and the Parliament by tomorrow. Amid mounting pressure from protesters to quit as Pakistan’s Prime M
Aug 27, 2014 01:06 PM
national-level shooter Tara Shadeo, who accused her husband Rakibul Hasab aka Ranjit Kumar Kohli of assaulting her because of her refusal to convert to Islam, The husband of national champion shooter Tara Shahdeo was arrested in a joint operation by Jha
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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday rejected suggestions that the BJP has sidelined its founder leaders Atal Bijari Vajpayee, L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi by dropping them from the Parliamentary Board and said they are
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Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance has launched a new scheme for funding rural houses at a concessional rate of interest.This comes in the wake of the decision of National Housing Bank (NHB) to offer refinance to housing finance companies (HFCs) at a speci
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Shares of UCO Bank ended with over 8 per cent loss, eroding Rs. 3,186.53 crore from its market value on Wednesday, as the government ordered limited forensic audit into some of its non-performing accounts.Stock of the public sector bank settled 8.24 per c
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The Supreme Court Wednesday penalised real estate giant DLF Rs.630 crore for exploiting its dominant position to the disadvantage of its customers in three projects in Gurgaon.An apex court bench of Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai and Justice N.V. Ramana sa
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Commodity market regulator FMC has approved Kotak Mahindra Bank’s deal to acquire 15 per cent stake in MCX for Rs. 459 crore from Jignesh Shah-led FTIL.Forward Markets Commission (FMC) has also asked Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd to disclose every year to
Sport
Aug 27, 2014 01:40 PM
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has asked his club’s fans for patience as he tries to instil his philosophy. A second-string United team suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat by MK Dons of League One in the League Cup on Tuesday. On the sa
Aug 27, 2014 10:35 AM
Barcelona has confirmed the signing of Brazilian defender Douglas for 4,000,000 euros. In a statement, the Catalan club said a performance-base clause could add a further 1,500,000 euros to the transfer fee.Sao Paulo hold 60 percent of the player’s e
Aug 27, 2014 07:57 AM
Manchester United broke the British transfer record when they completed the signing of Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria for £59.7 million on Tuesday. The 26-year-old, who has 52 caps for Argentina, signed a five-year contract after agreeing per
Aug 27, 2014 07:21 AM
Roger Federer kick-started his US Open as the second seed won his 23rd night match at the Ashe stadium, dispatching Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the first round on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Swiss is playing in a record 60th straigh
Aug 26, 2014 11:54 PM
Atul Verma won India its first Olympic archery medal — a bronze — at the Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing on Tuesday.The boy from Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh) downed Turkey’s Mete Gozoz 6-4 (29-28, 30-29, 27-27, 29-30, 29-29) in the play-off.
Opinion
Aug 27, 2014 12:12 AM
Like al-Qaeda, the Islamic State has been inadvertently spawned by the policies of those now in the lead to combat it. But will anything substantive be learned from this experience? U.S. President Barack Obama has labelled the jihadist juggernaut that c
Aug 27, 2014 12:12 AM
The Supreme Court verdict holding coal block allocations made since 1993 illegal confirms a long-known, but little-acknowledged malaise pervading the administration: cronyism often overshadowing merit, and systems and processes being undermined by power a
Aug 27, 2014 12:12 AM
Scotland, which has had a separate Parliament since 1999, votes in a referendum next month to decide whether its four million voters want independence from the United Kingdom, potentially bringing down the curtains on a historic union of 307 years. The Se
Business
Aug 27, 2014 03:31 PM
The shareholders of Chettinad Cement on Wednesday rejected a resolution reappointing its chairman M.A.M. Ramaswamy as a director. The vacancy arising out of his retirement will not be filled up, said L. Muthukrishnan, who chaired the 51st Annual
Aug 27, 2014 03:13 PM
Gold prices fell by Rs. 85 to Rs. 28,175 per ten gram in the national capital on Wednesday owing to slackened demand at prevailing levels, despite rise in the global markets.Silver also eased by Rs. 300 to Rs. 42,700 per kg on reduced off-take by industri
Aug 27, 2014 03:03 PM
Some retired employees get as little as Rs. 73 a month and a former chairman receives Rs. 2,344 a month. The former employees of Coal India Ltd have demanded that their pensions be revised, as the current pension scheme was implemented over 15 years ago
Aug 27, 2014 01:12 PM
Ratan Tata, Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus, has invested in online marketplace Snapdeal.com. “Mr. Tata has made a personal investment in the company,” Snapdeal co-founder and CEO Kunal Bahl said. The investment amount, however, was not disclose
Aug 27, 2014 01:12 PM
Shares of companies related to defence sector gained up to 7.6 per cent on Wednesday after government notified increase in FDI limit to 49 per cent through approval route in the sector.Stock of Bharat Electronics Ltd surged 7.62 per cent, while Astra Micr
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 04:27 PM
Old and new favourites were rendered pitch perfectly at The Bangalore Choir Festival. A choir performing in the city may be a regular sight. But having various choirs coming together and singing as one is something else. The Bangalore Choir Festival, hel
Aug 27, 2014 04:26 PM
The one minute play festival, Zip Zap Pow had some interesting performances. Touted as the first ever one minute play festival in the country, Zip Zap Pow hit stages across the city over the past few weeks, showcasing original works by dozens youngsters.
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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