Thursday 17 April 2014
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State goes to polls today

Polling officials checking the EVMs and newly introduced Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machine which shows voting details, before leaving for their deputed polling station, at RPC Layout Government College in Bangalore on Wednesday. DH photo

Karnataka will go to polls in a single phase on Thursday with 4.62 crore people eligible to exercise their franchise to elect representatives for the...

SC for BCCI probe into IPL scandal sans Srini

The Supreme Court on Wednesday favoured a probe into betting and spot-fixing charges – made in the Mudgal panel report – by the BCCI but sans ousted...

S Korean ferry capsizes; four killed, 280 missing

Members of the South Korean coast guard rescue passengers from the water next to a partially sunken ferry, off South Korea's southwest coast in this still image from a video released by the South Korean coast guard April 16, 2014. More than 280 people, many of them students from the same high school, were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years. REUTERS

Four persons were killed and more than 280 people, many of them students from a high school, were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday.

Mobile companies increase tariffs, snip freebies

Mobile service providers have started increasing tariffs and bringing down freebies and discounts with Reliance Communications (RCom) on Wednesday announcing a hike of up to 20 per cent for its pre-paid customers with effect from April 25. Reuters file photo

Mobile service providers have started increasing tariffs and bringing down freebies and discounts with Reliance Communications (RCom) on Wednesday...

Bus catches fire, six charred to death

The private sleeper coach that caught fire on NH-4 near Metikurke in Hiriyur taluk of Chitradurga district in the early hours of Wednesday. DH Photo

Six passengers were charred to death and 20 others sustained burns, three of them seriously, when a private non-air conditioned sleeper bus caught...

Business

Markets in bearish grip of inflation woes, FII outflows

A vendor weighs potatoes for a customer at a vegetable wholesale market along a roadside in the old quarters of Delhi. Markets on Wednesday lost their way in the post-noon session due to caution surrounding FII outflows and higher-than-expected inflation data released on Tuesday. Reuters photo

Key benchmark indices on Wednesday edged lower after private weather forecaster Skymet said the previous day that it expects the June-September monsoon...

BSE
22,277.23 -207.70
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6,675.30 -57.80
Wednesday 16 April 2014 at:18:50 Hrs
Gold (Bangalore) (10gm)29,981.00
Silver (per kg)42,533.00
Gold (mum) (10gm)--
US Dollar60.37
Pound100.78
Euro83.29
Dinar--
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Two years after rape, no CCTVs at BU

In the aftermath of the rape of a National Law School of India University (NLSIU) student two years ago inside the Bangalore University (BU) campus, several security measures have been taken. DH File Photo

In the aftermath of the rape of a National Law School of India University (NLSIU) student two years ago inside the Bangalore University...

Sports

Kallis, Narine guide KKR to 41-run over MI in IPL-7 opener

KKR's innings was built on a 131-run second-wicket partnership between Kallis and Pandey. PTI file photo

RCB bank on batting might

In Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Captaincy will motivate me more, says Watson

Shane Watson is no stranger to pressure. Since his international debut for

Anand ready for Carlsen

After his confidence shattering loss to Magnus Carlsen in the...

Stuttering Nadal marches on

Claycourt machine Rafael Nadal recovered from a stuttering start...

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A visitor walks next to a sand sculpture on elections made by Indian sand artist Sudarshan...

A visitor walks next to a sand sculpture on elections made by Indian sand artist Sudarshan...

Members of the election staff carry electronic voting machines (EVM) through a tea garden...

Members of the election staff carry electronic voting machines (EVM) through a tea garden...

A man rests on a boat on the banks of the river Yamuna in the old quarters of Delhi...

A man rests on a boat on the banks of the river Yamuna in the old quarters of Delhi...

Rescue work is carried out after Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express derailed near Jagiroad Station...

Rescue work is carried out after Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express derailed near Jagiroad Station...

Pranab Mukherjee during a meeting with Indian Postal Service Probationers...

Pranab Mukherjee during a meeting with Indian Postal Service Probationers...

Policemen conduct checking on the eve of Lok Sabha elections in Patna...

Policemen conduct checking on the eve of Lok Sabha elections in Patna...

A labourer sits at a window under a railway bridge in the old quarters of Delhi...

A labourer sits at a window under a railway bridge in the old quarters of Delhi...

Bollywood lyricist Gulzar during the inauguration of the painting exhibition Epic...

Bollywood lyricist Gulzar during the inauguration of the painting exhibition Epic...

Members of the election staff carrying electronic voting machines (EVM) cross a water channel...

Members of the election staff carrying electronic voting machines (EVM) cross a water channel...

A woman pastes cow dung cakes on a wall for drying in the northern Indian city of Allahabad...

A woman pastes cow dung cakes on a wall for drying in the northern Indian city of Allahabad...

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Today's Supplements

'I will be voting for the very first time'

 Sanjjanaa has been busy shuttling between film shoots and lending her own bit to election campaign. DH photo

Actress Sanjjanaa thinks only a combination of luck and discipline works best in the film industry. The 24-year-old has a couple of releases lined up ...

Maiden say in the political system

First time voters (from left) Chinnappa, Faiza, Priyanka, Ruby, Janani, Aquilla, Halima and Anil are excited about casting their vote. DH Photo

Having a say in the system is something we all dream of. And with the elections on April 17, many youngsters in the City are waiting excitedly to cast...

'Phalke has gone to the deserving artiste'

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award honours a very deserving artiste this year said Asha Bhosle. DH photo

From the time she sang Ghar jayegi tar jayegi doliyaan chadh jayegi for Gulzar in Khushboo, Asha Bhosle has shared a very special rapport with Gulzar....

Bringing in community education in schools

A crucial requirement to this would be an understanding of the mechanics that create and enforce laws.  DH photo for representation purpose only

None of us give much thought to a subject called "Civics" that is taught in schools from the primary level, save for regarding it as one of the most ....

Infusing a system of values in schools

According to Socrates, knowledge about anything other than academic studies is innate in our being but it is hidden. Reuters photo for representation purpose only

It is futile to mesmerize youngsters into passive consumers and try to fill their minds with words like civility, respect, responsibility, tolerance, ...

Respite enhances learning

Semester system, project works, internships and continuous internal assessments are some of the key elements which gave a major boost to our contemporary education system. Dh photo for representation purpose only.

The ethos of work culture since the advent of globalization is "more, bigger, faster". In the mad rush to grab more and more; people are investing......

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