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KCR wants Yadgirigutta to be Tirumala-Tirupati of T

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

As part of his plans to develop Yadgirigutta as Tirumala-Tirupati of Telangana, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday undertook an aerial survey of the region near Hyderabad. KCR flew to the town in a helicopter and after offering prayers at the Lakshminarasimha Swamy temple atop Yadgirigutta hills, conducted an aerial…

Fate of J&K bigwigs at stake in final phase

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

Future of several heavyweight candidates is at stake in the fifth and final round of polling in Jammu region on December 20. A total number of 213 candidates would be rubbing shoulders with each other across three districts of Jammu region in a multi-corner contest on all Assembly seats. Over 18.26…

Sidhu attacked during campaign

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | PNS | Jammu

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday escaped unhurt during party’s election campaign meeting near Bhour camp on the outskirts of Jammu after his car was targeted with ‘lathis’ and stones by a group of slogan-shouting miscreants. Two people were left injured in the attack as one of the front…

LeT cadre shot in Kupwara

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

The Army shot dead a Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) militant in frontier Kupwara district on Thursday who was hiding in a residential house and preparing to receive a group of militants. A spokesman of the Srinagar-based XV Corps said that the Army had received specific intelligence about presence of a terrorist in Salkoot…

2 UALA militants killed in Assam

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

In a joint operation conducted by Assam police and troops of Red Horns Division of Indian Army, two hardcore terrorists of United A’chik Liberation Army (UALA), a Meghalaya-based terrorist group were killed in the wee hours on Thursday. Army PRO, Lieutenant Colonel Suneet Newton said this and added that the incident…

After eviction, 7 of family attempt suicide, 3 dead

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai

Twelve hours after they were evicted from Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry following a Supreme Court order, three members of family, who have been long time residents of the Ashram committed suicide by jumping into the sea. Arunashree (50), Rajashree (45) and their mother Shanthi Devi (65) jumped into the…

ISRO launches GSLV-Mark III with crew module

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday successfully launched the dummy of the country’s GenNext launch vehicle, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mark III), from Satish Dhavan Space Centre at Sriharikotta. Though labelled as GSLV-Mark III, the vehicle launched on Thursday was a shell of the heavy-lift launch vehicle which …

Gogoi: Implement Plantation Labour Act in 6 months

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

Scared by the protests of the tea garden workers in the State in last one week, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the tea garden management in the State not only to ensure the continuation of ration at subsidised rate but also to make the living condition of the…

UDF Govt dilutes own liquor policy

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Kerala’s Congress-led UDF Government on Thursday decided to drastically dilute its own total-booze-ban-in-ten-years liquor policy, announced just four months back, by revoking or watering down its cardinal components despite stiff objections from within the Congress itself and coalition constituents like the Muslim League, allegedly to safeguard the liquor lobby’s interests. A…

Kerala Adivasis end ‘standing stir'

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | PNS | Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala’s Adivasi Gothra Mahasabha on Thursday called off its 162-day-old indefinite ‘standing stir’ at the gates of the State Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram after the Government accepted all its demands. Celebrations broke out at the Secretariat gates with Adivasis performing dances with drum beats accompaniment as Mahasabha leader M Geethanandan read out…

Sunday Edition

Window to the Middle East

14 Dec 2014 | Ananya Borgohain

One of the most read and beloved novelists across the globe, with over 38 million copies of his books sold in more than 70 countries, Khaled Hosseini speaks to ANANYA BORGOHAIN, and shares about his glorious journey that started more than 11 years back and contemplates how it has changed him at the same time Khaled Hosseini left Afghanistan when he was 11, but a sense of belonging towards the…

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STATE EDITIONS

Real estate projects get fillip

19 Dec 2014 | Ananya Borgohain

The construction work on subleased Tata Steel lands will resume soon following Jharkhand High Court directive paving the way for it. Several projects of malls, multi-storied marketing complex and hotels that were in halfway for the past more than a year or so in the steel city are now hopeful of completion...

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SOUND BITES

It (the disruptionist conduct of Opposition in Rajya Sabha) is arrogance of numbers and not arrogance of the Government.

Union Minister | Arun Jaitley

I'm ready for performance-oriented films. I feel the time has come for me to make the switch. Earlier, I was establishing myself.

Bollywood actor | Sonakshi Sinha

Government is pushing through Bills and wants them passed. We have no issues with their passage, but they should have been discussed.

Congress leader | Mallikarjun Kharge
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