The Shiv Sena Bhavan, the Shiv Sena's headquarters in Mumbai. Party president Uddhav Thackeray on Monday met the party’s newly elected legislators in Mumbai. File photo
PTI The Shiv Sena Bhavan, the Shiv Sena's headquarters in Mumbai. Party president Uddhav Thackeray on Monday met the party’s newly elected legislators in Mumbai. File photo

Sena plays hard to get as BJP tries to form govt.

“Today’s meet was not about the BJP... we haven’t discussed BJP at all. A final decision will be taken by Uddhavji and conveyed to the media in due course” »
This Google Maps image locates Kothapalli, near Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. At least thirteen people were killed in an explosion at a cracker unit at Uppada Kothapalli, near Kakinada.

13 killed in fire at cracker unit near Kakinada

According to police the death toll could increase as there were 30 people inside the godown when the mishap occurred. »


Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath. Photo: S.Subramanium

'Debar candidates facing serious crimes charges'

The EC recommendations come in the backdrop of the Supreme Court intervention that legislators convicted of serious offences were instantly disqualified. »
DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and former Telecom Minister, A. Raja. File photo: Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

2G case: Order on framing of charges on Oct 31

Special CBI Judge O P Saini, who was scheduled to pass the order on framing of charges today, deferred it till October 31, saying the order was not yet ready. »

Tamil Nadu

Rajinikanth with Jayalalithaa.

BJP shocked as Rajini, Maneka greet Jayalalithaa

A very personal and touching greetings by actor Rajinikanth and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi to AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Sunday have given a jolt to Tamil Nadu BJP. In hi... »
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A pair of bullocks is tied to a yoke connected to the machine. Bullocks turn the machine exactly as in an oil mill. The mechanical energy is converted into electricity. Muscle Energy Enviro Mission(MEEM) is developed as a social initiative with the sole aim to address a major problem faced by the Telangana framers. Photo: G. Ramakrishna

Generating power with the help of bullocks!

City-based entrepreneur develops eco-friendly generator which promises solution to farmers hit by power crisis. The cost of the equipment is around Rs. 2 lakh and can be installed on a 100 sq. yard pi... »
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A file picture of North Brook Jute Co Ltd. The mill located at Champdani in the State's Hooghly district was closed after CEO was lynched by workers on June 16, 2014. Photo: Sushanta Patronobish

Jute mill managers escape ‘NorthBrook’ type incident after workers turn violent

A replay of the NorthBrook Jute Mill incident of May 18, 2014 when a senior mill manager was lynched to death by a mob of irate workers was narrowly averted on Sunday when three managers of the In... »
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I have nothing to do with Deepika’s success. It’s all hers. You can’t take credit away from someone, said Shah Rukh »

Public Lectures: India and Climate Change

A series of public lectures on "India and Climate Change" by Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, and Senior Visiting Fellow at The Hindu Centre, will be held in partnership with the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai on October 24, 2014 (4:30 pm), and with the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore on November 10, 2014 (5:30 pm.) Click here for event details and to register »

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