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Natwar Singh's claims are marketing tactics: Manmohan Singh

Amid a row over Natwar Singh's comments about Sonia Gandhi in his book, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said it was a bid to market his product and dismissed his contention that PMO files were sent to the Congress President for approval / PTI Photo

Amid a row over Natwar Singh's comments about Sonia Gandhi in his book, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said it was a bid to market his ...

Petrol price cut by Rs.1.09 a litre, diesel hiked 50 paise

Petrol price was Thursday lowered by Rs.1.09 per litre, the second reduction in  three-and-half-months, while diesel rates were hiked by 50 paise a litre / PTI Photo

Petrol price was Thursday lowered by Rs.1.09 per litre, the second reduction in three-and-half-months, while diesel rates were hiked ...

Deputy NSA Nehchal Sandhu quits

Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu, a former Intelligence Bureau director, resigned Thursday due to personal reasons, the government said / Screen Shot

Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu, a former Intelligence Bureau director, resigned Thursday due to "personal ...

No money to fight by-polls, says Deve Gowda

Former Prime Minister and JDS chief H D Devegowda today said he has suggested to the party state leadership not to field any candidates for the August 21 by-elections to three assembly seats in the state, saying his party was not in a sound financial position. DH file photo

Former Prime Minister and JDS chief H D Devegowda today said he has suggested to the party state leadership not to field any candidates...

Kerry visits IIT; walks out impressed with students

'Very exciting' and 'excellent' were the words used by US Secretary of State John Kerry as he visited two laboratories at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology here today and interacted with the students. AP photo

'Very exciting' and 'excellent' were the words used by US Secretary of State John Kerry as he visited two laboratories at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology...

Business

Sensex, Nifty see biggest drop in 20 days on capital outflows

Besides, a weakening rupee that depreciated 46 paise against the dollar to 60.52 intra-day also weighed on the stock market sentiment, brokers said / PTI file photo

Equity benchmarks today logged their biggest drop in 20 days with Sensex slipping below 26,000 mark and the Nifty ending at 7,721.30 on caution due to expiry of monthly ...

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Silver (per kg)45,600.00
US Dollar 60.30
Pound102.96
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Bandh to protest sexual offences disrupts life in B'lore

Vatal Nagraj, Sa Ra Govindu, Murthy, Kumar, Praveen Shetty and other leaders participate in a rally held as part of the bandh called by pro-Kannada groups  to protest rising crimes against women and incidents  of rapes of minors / DH Photo

Normal life was disrupted in the country's IT hub today as it observed a 12-hour bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits to protest rising...

Sports

England crush India by 266 runs to level the series 1-1

A listless India crashed to a humiliating 266-run defeat against England in the third cricket Test after an abject batting surrender allowed the hosts to level the five-match series 1-1 here today / PTI Photo

Ishant to miss fourth Test, says Dhoni

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Thursday confirmed that India's hero in t

Cook all praise for Moeen Ali, England's new bowling hero

England captain Alastair Cook Thursday praised Moeen Ali and said the part-

5 boxers, including Vijender, assured of medals at CWG

Olympic and World Championship bronze-medallist Vijender Singh...

Kallis calls time on ODI career

South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on

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India's Navjot Kaur celebrates after winning a bronze medal against Scotland's Sarah Jones during...

India's Navjot Kaur celebrates after winning a bronze medal against Scotland's Sarah Jones during...

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker walk from South...

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker walk from South...

U S Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval after...

U S Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval after...

Sophie McKinna of England sticks her tongue out as she competes in the Women's Shot Put final at...

Sophie McKinna of England sticks her tongue out as she competes in the Women's Shot Put final at...

Australia's Olivia Vivian performs at the women's All-Around Artistic Gymnastics at the 2014...

Australia's Olivia Vivian performs at the women's All-Around Artistic Gymnastics at the 2014...

David Katoatau of Kiribati dances after winning the gold medal of the men's 105kg weightlifting...

David Katoatau of Kiribati dances after winning the gold medal of the men's 105kg weightlifting...

Schillonie Calvert of Jamaica (R) races Anyika Onuora of England during their women's 200 metres...

Schillonie Calvert of Jamaica (R) races Anyika Onuora of England during their women's 200 metres...

Canada's Isabela Maria Onyshko performs at the women's All-Around Artistic Gymnastics at the 2014...

Canada's Isabela Maria Onyshko performs at the women's All-Around Artistic Gymnastics at the 2014...

Silver medallist India's Lalita poses for photographs at the medal ceremony of women's Freestyle...

Silver medallist India's Lalita poses for photographs at the medal ceremony of women's Freestyle...

India's Vijender Singh after winning against Trinidad and Tobago's Aaron Prince in the Men's...

India's Vijender Singh after winning against Trinidad and Tobago's Aaron Prince in the Men's...

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Shah Rukh and I are not friends: Ajay

Actor Ajay Devgn, who is often pitted against Shah Rukh Khan, says the two may not be best of friends but they stand by each other. Screen Grab

Actor Ajay Devgn, who is often pitted against Shah Rukh Khan, says the two may not be best of friends but they stand by each other...

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'India is fifth largest producer of wind energy'

Annual growth rate of renewable energy in India in the last decade has been about 22 per cent, said Seetharam, who was was earlier this month appointed India's permanent representative to International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) / Screen Grab

India is the fifth largest producer of wind energy with the sector alone constituting 68 per cent of the total renewable energy produced ...

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Dirty: Garbage floats in the storm water drain near the temples in HBR Layout.

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Coming together for the first time

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Braving the dark alleys

Dangerous: The lack of proper streetlights on Kamaraj Road is a threat to safety.  dh photo by Kishor kumar bolar

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Motivating students

Studies have identified that lack of motivation is a primary reason for under-achievement and dropouts, writes Sonia P Thomas...

Shun corporal punishment

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