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US Secretary of State John Kerry with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty
The Hindu US Secretary of State John Kerry with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Sushma confronts Kerry with snooping

‘Since we are friendly nations, it is not acceptable to us’ »
Policemen stand guard outside the Saket district courts complex which houses the fast-track court set up to hear the Delhi gang-rape case. File photo Insight

Rape cases: Scripted FIRs fail court test

In cases of alleged elopement, The Hindu found, the complainant was almost always named as being 14 years old in the FIR. »

World Bank denies safeguards compromised

The World Bank hit back at a wide coalition of NGOs on Wednesday saying that it was in fact broadening environmental and community safeguards. »

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Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitaraman shakes hands with U.S Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker during a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday.

WTO: Sitharaman says no change in India’s stand

The World Trade Organization (WTO) members have to adopt the protocol on the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) on Thursday night. »
Outgoing Army Chief General Bikram Singh speaks to the media after his farewell. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

India gave fitting reply after beheading incident: Bikram Singh

Bikram Singh admitted that face-offs between Indian and Chinese Army soldiers take place while patrolling their ‘claimed areas’ along the Line of Actual Control »

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The Xbox One. File photo.

Microsoft unveils Xbox in China after 14 years ban

Software giant Microsoft unveiled it reinvented Xbox videogame console in potentially vast Chinese market after a ban of 14 years despite facing probe over business practices in the country. ... »
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Animal planet in Chennai
With Madras Corporation taking charge by 1866, the Madras Zoo as it was called, became the country’s first public zoo to be formed.

Purasawalkam: From old town to shopping hub
Vellala Street off Purasawalkam High Road mirrors the metamorphosis that the once quaint neighbourhood has undergone over the past three decades.

Tambaram: A suburb older than Madras itself
It is a little-known fact that the southern suburb of Tambaram is older than Madras itself.
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Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab: The Need for a Border States Group

The aim of the research report by Tridivesh Singh Maini is to examine the approach of the political leadership, as well as the business community, in three ‘border States’ towards India-Pakistan ties.This paper has sought to look at a number of factors, which include politics, economics as well as security issues.Read Article »

Parsons, Galecki, Cuoco, Helberg and Nayyar, who have been seeking hefty pay raises, remain without new contracts. »

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