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Updated: Aug 23, 2014 02:08 AM
The 82-year-old writer was undergoing treatment in a Bangalore hospital. Kannada writer and one of the most acclaimed public intellectuals in the country, U.R. Ananthamurthy passed away at a private hospital here on Friday. He was 82. Dr. Ananthamurt
Updated: Aug 22, 2014 06:32 PM
It asked the Centre to make its stand on the issue clear within two weeks, saying the Lokpal law cannot be kept in cold storage The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to decide by September 9 on the status of Leader of Opposition (to represent the
Updated: Aug 22, 2014 05:22 PM
Police entered her make-shift shelter and forcibly picked her up, on charges of attempt to commit suicide. Social activist Irom Sharmila was rearrested on Friday morning by about 30 women constables from the shed of the Save Sharmila Organisation where
Updated: Aug 22, 2014 08:44 PM
Goa cannot have prohibition because drinking is part of Goa's culture, said Dr. Wilfre Mesquita, vice president and spokesperson of the BJP's Goa unit, at Panaji on Friday. "Prohibition cannot come to Goa because drinking is part of Goa’s
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Fast-track courts are not the solution to the problem of judicial backlog, Law Commission chairperson Justice A.P. Shah told The Hindu in an interview. The Commission recently submitted its report on judicial delay to the Law Ministry.Stating that the qual
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“Flying Sikh” Milkha Singh, cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi, singer Honey Singh and actor-turned-politician Gul Panag are among those who have put their names to an online petition against the refusal of the International Basketball Federation (FI
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Satish Katyal, producer of the Punjabi film Kaum de Heere, has said that if did not get permission to release his film in the next few days, he will knock on the doors of the court. The film is based on the assassination of the late Prime Minister Indira
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“For nearly half the past 65 years, there hadn’t been a designated LoP” Hours after the Supreme Court asked the Centre why the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha was lying vacant, a senior government functionary said the
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked the Congress to honour the decision of the Speaker not to grant the status of Leader of the Opposition to it in the Lok Sabha. “As per the Constitution, a party must have at least 10 per cent of the tota
Sport
Aug 23, 2014 02:25 AM
Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan lived up to his top-seeding when he outplayed local lad Kryce-Didier Momo-Kassa of Gabon 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the $15,000 ITF men’s tennis tournament in Libreville.In doubles semifinals, Jeevan and Sam Barry of Irel
Aug 23, 2014 02:24 AM
TABLE TENNIS: Sathiyan wins his biggest title, beating Soumyajit For seven-time National champion Poulomi Ghatak, the success at the 44th All India inter-institutional table tennis championship could not have come at a more opportune time.Almost dismiss
Aug 23, 2014 02:22 AM
Making dents in the strong defence of Dabang Delhi through fine raids by Maninder Singh and Jasvir Singh, host Pink Panthers posted a 41-31 victory to assure itself of a berth in the semifinals of the ProKabaddi League here on Friday. It was Dabang Delh
Aug 23, 2014 02:21 AM
Just as India and England swapped fortunes in an English summer that is on the wane, the references to Kevin Pietersen have become mute. It wasn’t the case when the host struggled initially and Alastair Cook was asked if he thought that axing Pieters
Aug 23, 2014 02:19 AM
India’s pace attack finally came good as all those who bowled got a wicket before spinners Karn Sharma (three for 14) and R. Ashwin (one for 16) wrapped up a 95-run win in the 50-over warm-up game against an inexperienced Middlesex side at Lord&#821
Opinion
Aug 22, 2014 11:54 PM
Women are the worst sufferers in the violence perpetrated during the recent communal riots and other upheavals in Uttar Pradesh. In the wake of the riots that shook north India, I found myself in one of the many kafilas which travelled the tortuous road
Aug 23, 2014 12:04 AM
An offshoot of al-Qaeda, but more extreme than its parent, the Islamic State seems eager to prove its violent credentials. The execution of the American journalist James Foley by militants of the Islamic State is a shocking iteration of the group’
Aug 22, 2014 11:43 PM
It is a sign of the government’s defeat that it has been forced to arrest Irom Sharmila again, two days after she was released by a court. There are times when state and citizen are so hopelessly locked in conflict that one of them will have to gi
Business
Aug 23, 2014 02:17 AM
Madhya Pradesh, which had earlier opposed the goods and services tax (GST) roll-out, has fallen in line. “Madhya Pradesh had been non-committal on the issue of GST earlier but has now said it will go along with the consensus amongst States,” J
Aug 23, 2014 01:14 AM
Sonata Software North America Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sonata Software Ltd, has signed definitive agreements to acquire a controlling stake in California-based Rezopia Inc.. Rezopia runs a cloud-based end-to-end reservations, contracts, operat
Aug 23, 2014 01:10 AM
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is gearing up to bid for the government’s ambitious bullet train project, its Executive Chairman A. M. Naik, said on Friday. “We will certainly participate in the bidding of the bullet train project. We are alread
Aug 23, 2014 01:00 AM
The Reserve Bank of India, on Friday, said it would conduct more frequent term repo auctions to make borrowing more flexible to meet the liquidity needs. “With a view to ensuring flexibility and transparency in liquidity management operations, a r
Aug 23, 2014 12:31 AM
Facing a SEBI order with charges of running an illicit money pooling scheme worth about Rs.50,000 crore, PACL, on Friday, said it would approach the Securities Appellate Tribunal against the directive of the capital markets regulator. “SEBI has un
Features
Aug 22, 2014 07:15 PM
From filing nails to catching up with mails, city folk have zany time pass solutions for the daily traffic block There are many things Kochi is renowned for: anyone who does any research about the city will find out about the Chinese fishing nets, the ri
Aug 22, 2014 07:41 PM
Of babies and wonder kids I attended a function in connection with the birth of a baby and what did I see? A baby with no war paint on its face – a baby that actually looked like a baby and not like a Kathakali artiste with eyebrows drawn thickly
Aug 22, 2014 05:41 PM
By roping in Mohammed Kaif and Ramakrishna Sridhar, the ACA hopes to pump in the much-needed vigour in Andhra Ranji team Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) Director and former India International stumper M.S.K. Prasad made two crucial decisions this seaso
Aug 22, 2014 10:23 PM
Purasawalkam is one Chennai’s quiet entities. However, the place has a deeper connection to the city’s history than is widely known. Along with Egmore, Tondiarpet and Triplicane, Purasawalkam was one of the four “Old Towns” from
Aug 22, 2014 10:14 PM
This year’s theme is water and energy, especially significant for India which has set itself ambitious targets for growth and accessibility in both the sectors and where huge investments are planned. This beautiful city in Europe has perhaps the b
Slideshows
Aug 22, 2014 10:03 PM
The defining characteristics of a good filter kaapi are its aroma, body and a delectable patina on the palate. Pure coffee - either Arabica or Robusta - doesn't have body and chicory gives the requisite body and creaminess that is desi
Aug 22, 2014 08:14 PM
A dozen artisans from Kolkata have gathered at a tiny village, Tarakaturu in Krishna District to mould the clay brought from sacred river Ganga into lively Ganesha idols this season. Their exquisite skill in making clay idols is reflecting on the face of
Aug 22, 2014 07:53 PM
U.R.Anantha Murthy, the doyen of Kannada Literature and one of the pioneers of Navya movement in Kannada language is no more. A steadfast thinker who withstood many an assault, physical, verbal and virtual, gave a new thrust to Kannada literature and cine
Aug 21, 2014 07:34 PM
Infusing life into clay idols is the artisans’ skill and with awareness about use of clay idols increasing, these traditional potters are working overtime to meet the demand from devotees celebrating in their houses and mass pujas in public places i
Aug 21, 2014 05:20 PM
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