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This August 1, 2014 screenshot from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence website shows its “unqualified apology” over an article critical of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa that appeared on the Sri Lankan Army site.
This August 1, 2014 screenshot from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence website shows its “unqualified apology” over an article critical of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa that appeared on the Sri Lankan Army site.

Sri Lanka apologises over article on Jayalalithaa

"We extend an unqualified apology to the Hon Prime Minister of India and Hon Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu," said a statement posted on the Sri Lankan Defence Ministry website. »
Subrata Roy. File photo

SC allows Sahara chief to be moved to make-shift jail

This is being done to enable him to raise Rs.10,000 crore to make part payment of the investors money raised through OFCDs in 2008-09. »

Opinion

A graduation photo of a Palestinian boy is hung on the wall in a destroyed house in the Gaza City neighbourhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border, on Friday. A three-day Gaza ceasefire that began on Friday quickly unravelled as several Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.

Gaza truce unravels within hours

Israeli tank-fire kills four Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah »
In this file photo civil services aspirants protest against CSAT in New Delhi. Photo: S. Subramanium

UPSC exam row creates turmoil in Parliament

Opposition members created uproar over the issue in both Houses leading to adjournment of Rajya Sabha thrice before lunch. »

Metroplus

We let anyone and everyone interrupt us as isn’t it only polite to attend to whoever is interrupting us?

We are Indians, we are polite…

We let anyone and everyone interrupt us as isn’t it only polite to attend to whoever is interrupting us? We may get to the front of a queue and finally sit down in front of the bank manager. But t... »
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Bangalore

Kannada organisations taking out a protest rally from Town Hall to Freedom Park during the Bangalore bandh on Thursday. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Bandh hits life in Bangalore city

Thursday’s bandh called by Kannada organisations and some others against the recent sexual assaults on women and children evoked mixed response, but affected life in the city. The bandh was peacef... »
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Chennai

The residence of Ramalinga Vallalar in Seven Wells. Photo: K. Pichumani

Where a work in praise of god’s grace was born

No other regional variation of Tamil language has been subjected to as much ridicule as Madras Tamil — a dialect with inflections that make it sound rude, while it’s actually intimate. Late... »
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Gadgets

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 »

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