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Kedarnath yatra suspended till May 16

Snowfall in the higher reaches of Garhwal Himalayas and intermittent rains in lower areas affected the Char Dham yatra on Tuesday with the pilgrimage to the famous Kedarnath shrine suspended till......

Rs 195 crore package for renovation of 'Char dham': Govt

A Rs 195 crore-package was announced by the government on Friday for reconstruction of the 'Char Dham' pilgrimage circuit, which was badly affected by the Uttarakhand rain disaster. Tourism......

'My life hinges on this mark'

Ismail Ali is carrying an inch-long plaster, tucked inside his lungi, as he is about to cast his vote in the Char area of Chaygaon. The plaster is for him and the families of his four brothers. For......

Char Dham pilgrimage begins

The Char Dham pilgrimagebegan on Wednesday with the reopening of the Gangotri and the Yamnotri shrines in the Garhwal Himalayas after six months.Amidst blowing of conches and reciting of Vedic......

Congress chief ministers are in trouble

Even if they score administratively, state governments ruled by the party suffer from an inability to communicate positively, say observers. Kavita Chowdhury, Raghu Krishnan, Sanjeeb Mukherjee & G......

After floods, mainstay of religious tourism in danger of drowning

The suspension of the Char Dham Yatra this year and its cancellation the next will be a huge blow to Uttarakhand’s unorganised sector The earth movers on the banks of the Assiganga, a......

How Ashwani Lohani turned Madhya Pradesh into a tourist hotspot

Besides branding, innovation and marketing the state's tourism, Lohani's job was to turn around the MP Tourism Development Corporation.   Image: Ashwani Lohani receives National Tourism......

Can banks reject scribbled notes?

To ensure currency notes have a longer life, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning to introduce plastic currency notes as an experiment in five cities.  They’d be stain-proof and......

Marans' luck runs out, can they bounce back still?

With the home ministry rejecting the renewal of broadcast licences to Sun group, is it end of the road for Maran brothers? R Ramasubramanian reports from Chennai. It’s black Monday for the......

God help the passengers of Indian Railways' high speed trains

The Railways’ worst performance on accidents raises questions on how safely it can run high-speed trains.    Even as Indian Railways is gearing up to roll out high-speed passenger......

'If the land goes, then your home goes'

Sourav Sarangi is an award-winning filmmaker whose latest work Char… The No Man’s Island explores the border between India and Bangladesh, defined by a river and its ever-changed......

Review: Char Din Ki Chandni lacks the LOL moment

Bringing Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Johnny Lever, Farida Jalal, Chandrachur Singh, Sushant Singh, Mukul Dev together isn't something all directors can manage. So one presumes director Samir Karnik has a......

No takers for Crook, Do Dooni Chaar

Last week's releases -- Do Dooni Chaar and Crook -- did not appeal to the viewers. While Do Dooni Char saw below average collections at the box office, Crook was poor.Trade analyst Vinod Mirani......

Too much of Rishi Kapoor in Do Dooni Char

Preeti Arora reviews Do Dooni Char.The common man as the protagonist. His intrinsic moral values. His ability to remain upright even at the risk of facing dire consequences. But then ideals aren't......

IMAGE: Samantha, Dhanush in Velraj's next

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: The shooting for director Velraj's untitled Tamil film is complete. Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu posted a picture of herself with......

Official song for ICC World Twenty20 released

The official song for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 (ICC WT20) has been announced. ‘Char Chokka Hoi Hoi’ (roughly translates to ‘Fours, Sixes, Fun and Games’),......

Bangladesh cricketer suspended for 'beating child maid'

Bangladesh national cricketer Shahadat Hossain was suspended from all forms of the game as police investigate allegations that he and his wife beat their 11-year-old maid. Police are still......

Boxers safer without headgear, says AIBA chief

‘Commonwealth Games? No concussions. Asian Games? No concussions’ ‘By removing headgear, it has changed the way boxers and coaches prepare, it has changed tactics. Now you have to......

Tendulkar's farewell Test: Relive the maestro's exit!

Sachin Tendulkar acknowledges the applause from the crowd after his final Test at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai in November 2013. Photograph: BCCI 'It's tough to find words to describe what the......

Shiva, Kuldeep in quarters; Akhil bows out of Asiad boxing

Shiva Thapa. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images Continental champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was barely tested as he advanced to the quarter-finals, but it was curtains for comeback-man Akhil Kumar......
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Why only outrage against beef? Cricket balls, shoes, tablas contain cow parts too

In the wake of the Dadri beef lynching last week, the status of the cow in Hinduism has come into sharp focus. Modern Hinduism is a varied religion... ...
SC rejects plea for death sentence to three

Nitish Katara's mother Neelam at the Delhi High Court. (Source: Express photo by Anil Sharma) It is a murder and just that… like most murders... ...
Flat fire rescue feels lane squeeze

Charred furniture and other household items inside theMittal Apartment flat in Kadma on Friday. (Animesh Sengupta) Neighbours tamed a major... ...
A bouquet of flavours

Grill raw broccoli florets on the hot plate, drizzle a little olive oil and season with salt. Grill till almost cooked and a bit charred on sides.... ...
J&J starts vaccine trial in Sierra Leone, even as Ebola fades

Johnson & Johnson has begun a clinical trial of a two-shot Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone, underlining its determination to push ahead with... ...

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