Kannada writer and Jnanpith Award recipient U.R. Ananthamurthy passed away in a private hospital in Bangalore on Friday. File photo
The Hindu Kannada writer and Jnanpith Award recipient U.R. Ananthamurthy passed away in a private hospital in Bangalore on Friday. File photo

U.R. Ananthamurthy passes away

The 82-year-old writer was undergoing treatment in a Bangalore hospital. »  
The Supreme Court agreed to interpret LoP provision for appointment of the Lokpal in which the LoP is a selection panel member. File photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Supreme Court asks Centre to decide on LoP status

It asked the Centre to make its stand on the issue clear within two weeks, saying the Lokpal law cannot be kept in cold storage »


Irom Sharmila on Wednesday after her release.

Irom Sharmila re-arrested

Police entered her make-shift shelter and forcibly picked her up, on charges of attempt to commit suicide. »

Drinking part of Goa culture, no prohibition: State BJP

Goa cannot have prohibition because drinking is part of Goa's culture, said Dr. Wilfre Mesquita, vice president and spokesperson of  the BJP's Goa unit, at Panaji on Friday. »


Magandeep Singh is India's first sommelier, food, wine and travel writer and TV show host. In good measure

The local flavour of Madras

Today, Chennai may be one of the toughest cities to set up a liquor business in. Bars don’t exactly thrive here and logistics can mar the most fanciful of lounges. In a bid to curb alcoholism, we... »
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Tamil Nadu

Paattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss. File Photo

Emulate Kerala model of prohibition: Ramadoss

PMK founder S. Ramadoss said, "Tamil Nadu government should also go in for prohibition, either in a phased manner or outright, keeping in mind the welfare of the people." »
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Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah being greeted by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderabad on Friday. Photo: PTI

TDP may leave Medak seat to BJP

Amit Shah calls on Naidu. The meeting assumes significance in the backdrop of Mr. Shah’s proximity to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his assertion at a meeting of BJP workers on Thursday that he wou... »
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Other States

A file picture shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury.

Modi selfie case: Court accepts closure report, drops proceedings

The court agreed with the findings of the Crime Branch, who gave a clean chit to Mr. Modi saying that no offence was made out against him. Police inspector Harpal Rathod, who is the complainant in the... »
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"There’s a lot of graphics work involved in ‘Vishwaroopam 2’, hence the delay. It will only release after ‘Uttama Villain’,"sources close to Kamal Haasan said. »

New Public Policy Scholars​

The Hindu Centre is pleased to welcome its new Public Policy Scholars, Deya Bhattacharya, Sumit Chaturvedi, Nandini Dubey, Vanya Mehta, Bharti Mishra Nath and Rajesh Kumar Rai. Click here to read more on the Scholars and their proposed research over the next four months.​Read more »

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