In fresh trouble for pacer S. Sreesanth, Mumbai Police’s crime branch may book him in a spot-fixing case registered by it and seek his custodial interrogation, Joint Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy said on Saturday. Mr. Roy said permission of a compet
CBI SP Vivek Dutt, Inspector Rajesh Chandra Karnatak, 2 others are accused of taking bribe to favour a businessman in a land dispute Senior CBI officer Vivek Dutt, who headed the coalgate scam probe team, and three others were on Friday sent to three da
Pyarimohan Mohapatra accuses State government officials of acting as company’s agents. Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Saturday strongly opposed SEZ status and raw material commitment to the South Korean steel major Posco by the State
Yielding to pressure by civil society groups, the Congress on Saturday expanded the Siddaramaiah ministry by adding 28 ministers, keeping away senior MLAs who were allegedly facing charges of corruption. While 20 of them were sworn in as cabinet ministe
Far removed from the fire and brimstone raining on season six of the IPL, the defending champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is but a pale shadow of its past prowess. The Knights don’t appear a fraction as daunting as they did last year, bereft of armour
A recent New York Times op-ed by Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie featured a candid discussion of her decision to reduce her risk of getting breast cancer by having a prophylactic double mastectomy. While the op-ed has revived the debate on genetic testin
A fire broke out at the health and family welfare department of the Odisha state secretariat in Bhubaneswar on Saturday, destroying some official documents and furniture, police sources said. According to sources, panic-stricken employees ran out of the
Playing their final league match, Kings XI Punjab finished on a winning note by beating Mumbai Indians by 50 runs in their IPL clash at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday. It was also the last match of their captain, Adam Gilchri
The much-delayed meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2G spectrum scam is expected to take place in June amid sharp differences between members over its controversial draft report which gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Fin
Adam Gilchrist signed off his last match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on a winning note. That, too, by taking a wicket!After Kings XI Punjab’s 50-run drubbing of Mumbai Indians, the genial Aussie, visibly emotional, shared the truth about what made
Kings XI Punjab ended their IPL campaign on a winning note with a 50-run thrashing of Mumbai Indians.
Mr. Gautam Thapar & Sultan Singh rep. Sohna Stud Farm Pvt. Ltd & Ms. S. Rohini Iyengar’s Successor (Srinath up) won the Krishnaraja Wadiyar Cup, the main event of the races held here on Saturday (May 18). The winner is trained by Neil Darashah. 1.
Highly Regarded appeals most in the Nilgiris 2000 Guineas (1,400m), the chief event of the races to be held here on Sunday (May 19). 1. BOMBAY CASTLE PLATE (1,200m), maiden 3-y-o only (Terms), 10-20 a.m.: 1. Academy King (4) Ayaz Ahmed 55, 2. Admirals Cro
Kings Ransom (Kabdhar up) won the Birthday Girl Cup, the main event of the races held here on Saturday (May 18). The winner is owned by Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy and trained by R. Foley. 1. VADALUR PLATE (Div. I), (1,200m), 3-y-o only (Terms): Special Editio
With no long-term planning and policy reforms, the country’s burgeoning waste management problem is set to become a health and environmental crisis In 2012, for the first time in its history, India saw nationwide public protests from the northernmost Ja
Suspicions and apprehensions cannot be the basis on which a government can take decisions or make appointments. But with the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, and the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, submi
The world’s longest-running ethnic conflict took a new turn on May 8, when about 2,000 guerrillas belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) started to cross the south-eastern Turkish border into Qandil in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region. The move
What was supposed to be a bumper crop with a record target for wheat procurement has turned out to be a dampener with much lower quantities of wheat arriving in grain markets across Punjab and Haryana — the country’s breadbasket. Punjab has barely manag
SBI says Jago Grahak Jago-like campaign needed to prevent duping of investors by shadow banking system. In the backdrop of the Saradha chit fund scam, the State Bank of India on Saturday said the Reserve Bank of India or Securities and Exchange Board of
Gold prices fell by Rs. 110 to Rs. 26,700 per ten grams in the national capital on Saturday due to reduced off take against stockists selling sparked by a weak global trend.Silver, however, held steady at Rs. 43,700 per kg in restricted buying.Traders said
A committee appointed by the Government to look into U.S. giant Walmart’s lobbying activities to enter the Indian market is ready with its report and it is likely to be submitted in a day or two. The committee, headed by former Chief Justice of Punjab and
Younger users may be leaving for apps such as Instagram or WhatsApp but data shows Facebook is still very strong The memory of Facebook’s painful stock market debut a year ago on 18 May, is at last beginning to fade. Not for investors who bought at the
STR opens up to udhav naig on his upcoming films Vaalu and Vettai Mannan, his Love Anthem and being comfortable with his image In this day and age when celebrities hire PR firms to carefully carve out their image in the media, Silambarasan’s ‘headline-wo
Actor Ramki, who’s making a comeback to tinseltown with three films, says he wants to play important roles Ramki is getting ready for a strong second innings in Tamil cinema. After a hiatus, Ramki will be seen reprising important roles in three movies. “
Thanks to a music video she featured in, actor Nazriya Nazim today has films with big banners and actors in her kitty Nazriya Nazim signed for plum film projects with big banners and established heroes, including Arya (Raja Rani) and Dhanush (Naiyyaandi)
Sarnath Banerjee studied Biochemistry and still harbours a faint desire to produce a graphic version of Darwin’s The Origin of Species. He is the author of the graphic novels Corridor, The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers and The Harappa Files. About 10 years
Vishakha Singh gets the best of both worlds With a host of exciting new-age projects, Vishakha Singh, best known for her debut in Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se (KHJJS) a few years ago and more recently for Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (KLTA) in Tamil, has a bus
Tribal dances, martial arts and the Madras Regiment band added colour to the inaugaration of the Ooty flower show. Photos: M. Sathyamoorthy
Highlights of the week in pictures — the odd images you might have missed and some lasting moments our editors think you should see.
Sunrisers Hyderabad brightened their chances of entering the semifinals of Indian Premier League by beating Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs in a crucial tie at Rajiv Gandhi international stadium in Hyderabad.