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Sep 21, 2014 03:47 AM
Discussion on Internet forum turns heated “Love jihad” may be merely a fear fantasy of Hindutva propagandists, but the campaign has struck a chord with several senior police officers across the country. Such is the traction that “lov
Updated: Sep 21, 2014 09:34 AM
The objective is to take manufacturing growth to 10% on a sustainable basis. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the “Make In India” campaign on September 25, aimed at reviving the job-creating manufacturing sector — key to taking
Updated: Sep 21, 2014 10:01 AM
Indian men settled for a bronze medal after narrowly missing the silver in the 10m air pistol event at the Ongnyeon shooting range, continuing their good run in the 17th Asian Games, in Incheon on Sunday. Their latest shooting star Jitu Rai entered the
Updated: Sep 21, 2014 03:51 AM
Interview with the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize winner This year, the International Mathematical Union awarded the Rolf Nevanlinna prize to Subhash Khot, Professor of computer science at New York University. The Indian-American computer scientist is known for h
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Mayank Gandhi was among the six persons booked in Mumbai after a 21-year-old female party volunteer filed a criminal complaint against them, police said on Saturday.While AAP activist Tarun Singh has been booked under section
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The proposal to replace Planning Commission with a new body, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is “still under consideration” of the Central government.In reply to an RTI query, the Planning Commission said the final decision, as a
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The Principal of a Delhi University college has been summoned as accused by a court in New Delhi in an abetment of suicide case of a woman employed with the institution, saying there was sufficient prima facie material to proceed against him. Metropolit
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Five inmates escaped from a prison in Haiti early on Saturday, the country’s second jail breakout reported in less than two months.Police director Antoine Monest said two of the inmates who got out of the prison in the northern city of Cap-Haitien h
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China’s Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang is set to meet his chief rival, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea in the 200-meter freestyle final at the Asian Games.Sunday night’s showdown is the first of three clashes between the two. They are also due
Sport
Sep 21, 2014 02:14 AM
With the tough Asian Games gold in his pocket, and pushing away a huge mental block along with it, shooter Jitu Rai is now keen to taste Olympic success. “My aim now is to do well in the next Olympics and I’m willing to work harder for it,&#82
Sep 21, 2014 02:09 AM
“It’s very much a part of athletics,” said a senior coach when his attention was drawn to the syringes and vials found in the toilets at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium. The coach’s words indicate that today’s athletes cannot per
Sep 21, 2014 02:05 AM
Amidst suspense over the fitness of shot putter Om Prakash Karhana, a batch of 37 athletes – including sprinters, jumpers, throwers, endurance runners and a race walker – promised to put up a good show in the Incheon Asian Games. Prior to th
Sep 21, 2014 02:04 AM
Joan Capdevila, NorthEast United FC’s marquee player and the only World Cup-winning squad member to be taking part in the Hero Indian Super League, is ready to play in any position the boss wants him to. New Zealander Ricki Herbert is coach at the G
Sep 21, 2014 02:02 AM
The Board of Control for Cricket in India said that the disciplinary proceedings against Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) did not violate any bylaw of the Board’s Memorandum and Rules and Regulations (MORR). This was in response to RCA represen
Opinion
Sep 20, 2014 12:40 AM
From India’s standpoint, attracting Chinese investment is imperative for reviving growth. Besides, its deepening ties with Japan, Australia and Vietnam have opened up more room for manoeuvre in Asia Xi Jinping’s visit was billed as the third
Sep 20, 2014 12:24 AM
The visit of President Xi Jinping was remarkable for many things but mostly for the shift in the way India has done diplomacy with China. Overshadowing President Xi’s visit was an incident on the Line of Actual control in the Chumar region of Ladakh
Sep 20, 2014 12:19 AM
It would be prudent not to read Scotland’s ‘no’ to independence as a plain and simple ‘yes’ to continue with the status quo. The latest verdict is very unlike the ‘no’ vote in the 2011 nation-wide referendum, whic
Business
Sep 21, 2014 03:30 AM
Mr. Ma has drawn inspiration by dipping into China’s unique cultural idiom China is celebrating the success of e-commerce giant, the Alibaba group, whose stocks jumped 38 per cent on the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) o
Sep 20, 2014 10:48 PM
State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) major oil discovery in the Bay of Bengal will start production in 2019, ONGC Chairman and Managing Director Dinesh K. Sarraf said here on Saturday. “We are moving fast on KG-D5 development.
Sep 20, 2014 10:45 PM
Having enabled the traders to connect with their counterparts in Myanmar and Colombo, the Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd (KPCL) is all set to welcome the Shipping Corporation of India’s yet-to-be-named service that would connect both the countries.A
Sep 20, 2014 10:41 PM
Productivity and quality are two of the major challenges before the industry Government can be a partner, but the tea industry has to come forward. This was the message given by Rajani Ranjan Rashmi, Additional Secretary, Union Commerce Ministry, while
Sep 20, 2014 10:39 PM
Online jewellery retailer Caratlane expects to touch revenue of Rs.1,500 crore by 2018-19.The Chennai-based startup founded in 2008, offers diamond jewellery such as rings, pendants, earrings, bangles and bracelets, chains and necklaces. It also offers go
Features
Sep 20, 2014 04:30 PM
Butet Manurung, winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2014, talks about her work with Indonesia’s indigenous tribes and why she chose to start a school in the jungle. Saur Marlina Manurung, better known as Butet Manurung, is an embodiment of passion,
Sep 20, 2014 08:20 PM
Karthi tells subha j rao what it was like being part of a movie that has a wall as the main character The universe conspired to make Karthi a part of Madras. Director Pa Ranjith (Attakathi) wrote it with three newcomers in mind, but the cast never fell
Sep 20, 2014 03:56 PM
Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi is a beautiful lesson module on the life of Gandhi. Richard Attenborough’s death brings to mind the fact that we, as a people, and the Indian Government, have failed to appreciate him for making a movie on Gandhi
Sep 20, 2014 08:56 PM
Indra Swaminathan makes dolls from waste and sells them to provide for the education of one deserving student every Vijayadasami, reports L. KANTHIMATHI The waste bin in Indra Swaminathan’s house is almost empty. Because she makes the most of the t
Sep 20, 2014 08:52 PM
Out of the box idea in Thiruvanmiyur to promote the reading habit. VIPASHA SINHA meets its author A few weeks ago, people walking on New Beach Road came across a colourful box with an unexpected invitation. The wooden box with a glass door had a painted
Slideshows
Sep 20, 2014 04:16 PM
A look at some of the images on the first day of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on September 20, 2014.
Sep 20, 2014 08:20 AM
A humourous take on news this week.
Sep 19, 2014 10:49 PM
Prakasam Barrage the lifeline for thousand of hectares of paddy and other cash crops in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, was built between 1954 and 57 on Krishna River. The search for chronicling its history yielded no results for the engineers in service. Inciden
Sep 19, 2014 05:30 PM
The 17th Asian Games were off to a spectacular start in Incheon on September 19, 2014. Some of the world’s best in badminton, table tennis, gymnastics, swimming and shooting will be in action over the next 16 days
Sep 19, 2014 12:11 PM
A jawan was seriously injured in an ambush by ULFA (I) militants at Kanobari in Assam’s Sibsagar district on Friday.The militants exploded two IEDs between two tea gardens at Kherbari Tiniali when jawans of the 4th Rajput Regiment were moving in thr
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