Former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh during an interview, in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: V. Sudershan
The Hindu Former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh during an interview, in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: V. Sudershan

Sonia’s reaction shows the book touched a raw nerve: Natwar

Natwar Singh claimed in an interview to a TV channel that "50 Congressmen" called him to congratulate him for "telling the truth" in his new book. »
The new Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag after inspecting the guard of honour at south block, in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Army Chief warns Pakistan on beheading-like incident

On his first day in office, Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag on Friday warned Pakistan that India’s response to any beheading-like incident in future would be “more than adequate, intense and imm... »
Relatives see off Haj pilgrims at Haj House in Hyderabad. File photo: NAGARA GOPAL

SC raps Centre over delay in releasing Haj quota

With hardly 4 weeks left for the pilgrimage to start »


NDRF workers removing body of a victim from the debris at Malin. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Maharashtra landslide toll touches 50

The toll in a landslide disaster in Maharashtra’s Malin village touched 50, with another 22 injured, an official said in Pune on Friday. “So far we have recovered 50 bodies. The relief an... »


Babita Kumari holds the Indian flag after securing the gold in the women's freestyle 55kg category.

Yogeshwar and Babita put smiles back on Indian faces

Yogeshwar Dutt, Geetika Jhakar, and Babita Kumari qualified for the finals in their respective weight categories. Pawan Kumar will fight for the bronze medal in the men's 86kg event. »

Education Plus

India needs many mathematicians to work in pure and applied areas.

Stay ahead with math

From search engines to big data and cloud services, math plays a key role in IT applications. Read on to know more about the opportunities math has to offer. »


In this file photo, Patrick Sawyer is shown with his daughter Ava at their home in Coon Rapids. Sawyer died from Ebola after traveling from his native Liberia to Nigeria.

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone declares health emergency

Ebola has been blamed for more than 670 deaths in four West African countries this year, and has shown no signs of slowing down in Liberia and Sierra Leone. »


Poaching remians the most immediate threat to wild tigers. Photo: M.A. Sriram

Only 3,200 tigers left in the wild: WWF report

Of the 100,000 tigers that once roamed in the wild a century ago, only 3,200 are left behind, the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature has revealed in a report.WWF has also offered to assist... »


An Israeli tank is seen in a staging area near the Israel-Gaza border.

Heavy Gaza fighting ahead of proposed 3-day truce

More than 1,450 Palestinians have been killed since July 8. »


MSI said its domestic sales rose 19.9 per cent during the month to 90,093 units as against 75,145 units in July 2013. File photo.

Maruti July sales rise 21.7% to 1,01,380 units

Country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Friday reported 21.7 per cent increase in its total sales for July at 1,01,380 units as against 83,299 units in the same month last year. <... »


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. ... »


LESS LABOUR: The harvestor consumes one litre of diesel per hour which a farmer can easily afford. Photo: Special Arrangement

Efficient, labour-saving machine for harvesting and cleaning turmeric

Among various cash crops, turmeric has a potential market value all through the year since it is mainly used as a value added product. Erode is a turmeric cultivating hub in Tamil Nadu and... »
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With Hyderabad lost to Telangana, the new State has great expectations of its CM and his new capital.

‘Within a year, Hyderabad will rock’
Telangana looks set to restore its glory

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An act that triggered a World War

A century ago this day, a double murder carried out by a group of Bosnian assassins became a historic event. »