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Countdown begins for GSLV Mark-III launch  (17 December 10:47 pm) 
All arrangements have been made for the launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark-III from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota here on Thursday at 9.30 a.m....
Russian rouble firms, but remains volatile  (17 December 10:47 pm) 
The situation poses a major challenge for President Vladimir Putin
Taking the spice out of flying  (17 December 10:47 pm) 
Cancellation of and delays in flights coming to Vizag is causing much consternation among passengers. The AI mess up, at a time when the beleaguered SpiceJet has been cancelling flights regularly, is
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday promised to float tenders in January 2015 for construction of Signature Tower at Rushikonda to improve the brand image of Visakhapatnam.Repl...
GVMC way behind the target  (17 December 10:47 pm) 
Linking Aadhaar with property tax assessment is a State-wide programme , say sources. Prior to the drive, at tax collection centres, payees were asked to give their Aadhaar number and phone number at
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu floored CEOs and corporate honchos with his one-hour long lecture elaborating the plans to promote Andhra Pradesh as the ‘Sunrise State’ at a programme
Rajiv Gandhi’s Horoscope Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has decided to strengthen the Parliament research wing for supplementing the information base for members....
Main Opposition YSRC all set to corner the govt. on various issues. Leader of Opposition and YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, in his address to the party’s legislature wing, has asked
New maritime policy in a month, says Naidu  (17 December 09:49 pm) 
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday announced that a new maritime policy to develop the 974-km coastline in the State would be unveiled in a month, saying that the move would give a fi...
France dismantles 13 French jihadi networks  (17 December 09:50 pm) 
France’s top security official says the country has dismantled 13 jihadi networks recruiting young people for fighting in Syria since fall 2013, but the number of departures keeps growing.
Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party Government in Goa of “being on sale” and “indulging in scams causing loss to the State Treasury” from two proposed EDM(Entertainment Dance and Music)
A bill that proposes the death penalty for hijackers and gives security forces the right to shoot down an aircraft which may be used as a missile was Wednesday introduced in the Rajya Sabha....
Alan Gross released from Cuban prison  (17 December 08:48 pm) 
As part of the secret negotiations to secure his release, the U.S. was releasing three Cubans jailed in Florida for spying.
Computer course from Telugu varsity  (17 December 08:48 pm) 
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University’s computer cell will be offering three-month certificate course in “Computer Applications, Office Administration and Telugu Typing Tools” for 10 class pass or
SHE may be the answer to her troubles  (17 December 08:48 pm) 
Road Transport authority plans scheme, tentatively called ‘SHE Cabs’, to encourage women taxi drivers. RTA Joint Commissioner B. Venkateswarulu said the concept was similar to that being followed
A faulty alarm clock has saved the life of a 15-year-old boy who failed to wake up in time for school, becoming the only student in class IX of the army-run school where Taliban suicide bombers ma...
Vanishing heritage buildings  (17 December 08:48 pm) 
While positive steps have been taken to restore private and government buildings, a lot still needs to be done.
Pope gets cake, tango, chicken for birthday  (17 December 08:49 pm) 
Pope Francis is being treated to a cake, cards and a tango demonstration for his 78th birthday and 800 kilograms of chicken meat for the poor. The Vatican said Wednesday the meat...
SCB mulling cap on poll spending  (17 December 08:48 pm) 
In a first, the Secunderbad Cantonment Board (SCB) is mulling a ceiling on expenditure to deter contestants from lavish spending during the upcoming polls. T. Vittal, Returning Officer for SCB pol...
The death of the Mairie  (17 December 08:48 pm) 
The Mairie’s collapse is a reminder that Puducherry’s architectural heritage needs to be protected. A slideshow of the famed Mairie Building.
3 die of swine flu in Hyderabad  (17 December 08:48 pm) 
Four more patients admitted with suspected swine flu symptoms undergoing treatment. Low temperatures and sporadic showers in and around the capital too may have played a role in the sudden rise in
Puducherry-Saving a Global Heritage  (17 December 08:48 pm) 
Noted writer Akash Kapur introduces The Hindu’s special series on Puducherry, which brings to light some of the most important aspects of the battle for the city’s architectural conservation.
\"There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys,\" he told People
The first female bishop in the Church of England was announced Wednesday, ending the history of only a male being the bishop of the church.Downing Street announced Wednesday that Rev. Libby...
A Mumbai civil court on Wednesday said it will pronounce its order on December 19 on whether it has the jurisdiction to hear a suit seeking a ban on the release of Aamir Khan-starrer PK on g...