Children march during a rally against climate change in New York on Sunday.
Reuters Children march during a rally against climate change in New York on Sunday.

Global marches draw attention to climate change

On Tuesday, more than 120 world leaders will convene for the United Nations Climate Summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015. »

Changes to MGNREGS may cut into wages

Parties feel it will dilute scheme’s universal employment guarantee »

Chinese media team calls off trip as India revokes ‘political clearance’

With the Union government withdrawing the “political clearance” granted to it, a high-profile Chinese media delegation has cancelled its trip to attend an Observer Research Foundation conference h... »


Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Modi: India can rise again as global power

On comparisons often drawn between the two neighbours - India and China, Prime Minster Narendra Modi said India did not need to emulate China and must become only India. »


In this September 20, 2014 photo, India's Heena Sindhu reacts during qualification round of 10M Air Pistol Women's Team shooting event at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Indian women win 25m team pistol bronze in Asiad

Heena (572), Anisa (577) and Rahi (580) combined for a score of 1729 to finish third behind silver-medallists China (1747) and hosts South Korea, who won the gold with a score of 1748. »

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Group study pays: Strategise in addition to learning the subject. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

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Following malnourishment deaths, Rajasthan to screen children

All children, below the age of five, will be examined »


One of the lakes inside the Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary. File Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Wildlife corridors: State to partner with firms

The Forest Department will soon ink an agreement with private companies to acquire wildlife corridors around tiger reserves. A tripartite agreement between private companies, tiger reserve... »


Supporters of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr protest demanding the government prevent the entry of U.S. troops into Iraq at Al-Tahrir Square in Baghdad, on Saturday.

Syria condemns U.S. anti-terror coalition

Syria has criticised the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) militant group, accused it of lacking the "true will" necessary to confront terrorism in the region. »


Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, smiles during the company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 in New York.

Alibaba IPO ranks as world's biggest after additional shares sold

The IPO surpassed the previous global record set by Agricultural Bank of China Ltd in 2010 when the bank raised $22.1 billion. »



Mars Orbiter Mission is on stable trajectory: ISRO chief

R. Ramachandran caught up with the ISRO chairman Dr. K. Radhakrishnan ahead of the crucial manoeuvre of Mars Orbit Insertion (MOI) of ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MO... »


A farmer working at his Sunflower field at Kalingankadu, near Thogamalai in Tiruchi. Photo: B.Velankanni Raj

Sunflower fields, the cynosure of all eyes

Sunflower, one of the major sources of edible vegetable oils, may not be a preferred crop among farmers of Karur and Tiruchi districts as paddy and banana crops continue to attract them thanks to a... »
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Obituary: Mandolin U. Shrinivas
Known for having adapted a difficult electric Western instrument to the Carnatic stage with awe-inspiring success, Mandolin Shrinivas impressed pundits and lay listeners alike.