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Press Note 18 scrapped to increase FDI
KOLKATA, JAN. 12. In a measure aimed at smoothening the inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI), the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, announced today the withdrawal of the restrictive provisions of Press Note 18 for all future joint ventures ...
Video excerpts of Kanchi Acharya's custodial interrogation telecast
CHENNAI, JAN.12. Several television channels, notably Sun TV, today showed excerpts from the video recording of the custodial interrogation of the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, by the police in November 2004. The Acharya was ...
Supreme Court bars convicted legislators from contesting polls
NEW DELHI, JAN. 12. If a Member of Parliament or the Legislative Assembly is convicted by a court during his tenure, he or she cannot contest the next elections at the expiry of the term, taking advantage of the "exception" clause in the election ...
Acharya won't be arrested till January 20: Government
CHENNAI, JAN. 12.The Tamil Nadu Government today gave an undertaking in a sessions court here that it would not arrest the Kanchi Acharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, in the `Thirukottiyur Madhavan assault case' till January 20. The State Public ...
J.N. Dixit Memorial Lecture
CHENNAI, JAN.12. The External Affairs Minister, K. Natwar Singh, told The Hindu today that he has decided to institute the J.N. Dixit Memorial Lecture in recognition of the late Foreign Secretary and National Security Adviser's ...
"Kanchi Acharya should not stay in south India"
NEW DELHI, JAN. 12. The Tamil Nadu Government today filed an application in the Supreme Court for a direction to the Kanchi Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, to stay in north India to prevent tampering of evidence. The Acharya, who was ...
Bank accounts frozen?
KANCHEEPURAM, JAN. 12. Bank accounts operated in the name of the Kanchi Sankara Mutt in different banks here are reported to have been frozen. According to counsel for the Mutt, A. Shanmugam, some of cheques issued by the Mutt had bounced. Till ...
THE ANDAMANS STORY
The town by the sea
Amitav Ghosh, renowned novelist, accompanies the Director on a search through the island of Car Nicobar towards the seafront where the town of Malacca once stood. Discovering in stages how little he had understood the power of the tsunami, the writer finds himself completely unprepared for the experience. This is the concluding part of a special three-article series for The Hindu.
Amrish Puri is dead
MUMBAI, JAN.12. Veteran film actor Amrish Puri, who through his distinct style coupled with a deep voice lent a new touch to the character of the villain, died at a city hospital here today. He was 72. PTI ...
NEW DELHI, JAN.12. The Supreme Court issued strict mandatory guidelines for a time-bound completion of the admission process to undergraduate courses in government medical colleges across the country. UNI ...
Contributions to The Hindu Relief Fund
The following is the list of donors who have sent in their contributions to The Hindu Relief Fund: Rs. 10,000 and above Tessitura Monti India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai 600000 Nagarathar Sangam of North America, Il, USA ...
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