J. Elavarasi and V.K. Sasikala
J. Elavarasi and V.K. Sasikala

Jayalalithaa, associates used front companies to mask murky deals: court

‘It could not be believed that being the Chief Minister of a State, she was unaware of the large-scale activities carried on by persons living in her own house’ »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a five-year “Clean India” campaign, or Swachh Bharat Mission, on Thursday morning, most likely by wielding the broom himself. Photo: Rukmini S.

Modi launches 'Clean India' initiative

PM Modi is at Rajpath where he will administer a cleanliness pledge and lead a walkathon. »


Prime Minister Narendra Modi flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden, speaks during a luncheon in his honour at the State Department in Washington.

Modi signs off with ‘Thank you, U.S.’

Describes his five-day visit as “very successful and satisfactory” »
Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan takes part in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (Clean India Mission) in New Delhi. Photo: S. Subramanium

‘Clean India’ from today, pledge for nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a five-year “Clean India” campaign, or Swachh Bharat Mission, on Thursday morning, most likely by wielding the broom himself. The campaign will culminate o... »

Assembly 2014

BJP has coined a slogan “chalo chalein Modi ke saath” (Let’s move with Modi) to woo the electorate in Haryana and Maharashtra. File photo.

Modi to campaign in Haryana, Maharashtra from Oct 4

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign for BJP by addressing poll rallies in Haryana and Maharashtra from October 4. Party’s senior leaders L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, besides BJP Chie... »
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In a first, transgender opens Durga Puja pandal

In a marked departure from the practice of inauguration of Durga Puja by celebrities, cine stars and sportsperson, a transgender had the rare opportunity of inaugurating a community Puja in the cit... »
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Ramakrishna Nemani, NASA Earth Scientist

NASA scientist adapts technology for farmers’ benefit

Terrestrial Observation and Predicting System uses climatic data to secure Indian farmers from risks of climate change and ensure that crop insurance reaches the deserving. »
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A diamond sutra

French artist and jewellery counsellor Olaf Van Cleef, who’s in the city for his 12th show, tells DEEPA ALEXANDER why India continues to inspire his work »
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Education Plus

Aditya Hebbar

IISc undergraduate scores full marks in GRE

A student of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has managed to score full marks in the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations). Aditya Hebbar, who is in his fourth year of the first batch of the fou... »
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The move starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu and Kay Kay Menon will hit theatres tomorrow. »

The Conviction of a Chief Minister

With the Special Court in Bangalore pronouncing AIADMK general secretary, Jayalalithaa, guilty in the disproportionate assets case, she becomes the first Indian Chief Minister in office to be convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The historic verdict has unseated a popularly elected Chief Minister and will have a deep impact on the politics of Tamil Nadu, says Saptarshi Bhattacharya.Read more »

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