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Pope Francis prays for abandoned in Good Friday service

April 18, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Pope Francis kisses the cross as he attends a Papal Mass with the Celebration of the Lord's Passion inside St Peter"s Basilica on April 18 Friday marked the second time Pope Francis had led the Way of the Cross procession

Ukraine crisis: US raises pressure on Russia over deal

April 18, 2014 at 11:22 pm

A masked pro-Russian activist guard looks through a window of the regional administration building seized in Donetsk (18 April 2014) Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have refused to leave official buildings despite the Geneva deal

Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors

April 18, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Marilyn Monroe (drinking Guinness) and Arthur MillerShannon Airport in the Irish Republic has long been the unlikely host to celebrities and US presidents making the Transatlantic crossing, writes Christine Finn.

‘Sorry’ South Korea ferry captain details evacuation delay

April 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm

 

 Sewol Capt Lee Joon-seok: “I am sorry to the people of South Korea”

‘Manmohan Singh’s work will defend him’

April 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Media Advisor to Prime Minister, Pankaj Pachauri during the Meet the Press programme organised by Press Club of India, in New Delhi on Friday. - V Sudershan
Media Advisor to Prime Minister, Pankaj Pachauri during the Meet the Press programme organised by Press Club of India, in New Delhi on Friday. – V Sudershan

New Delhi, April 18:

Though a little late in the day, the Prime Minister’s Office today came out to counter questions over the Manmohan Singh’s eroding authority.

Renovated Red Fort beckons on World Heritage Day-Madhur Tankha

April 18, 2014 at 8:45 pm

  • The Chhatta Chowk Bazaar on the Red Fort premises in Old Delhi. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.
    The Hindu The Chhatta Chowk Bazaar on the Red Fort premises in Old Delhi. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.

At 93, Sankaraiah still an ‘untiring lion’ -B. Kolappan

April 18, 2014 at 8:35 pm

N. Sankaraiah. Illustration: Venu
The Hindu N. Sankaraiah. Illustration: Venu

Politically they were miles apart, but G.K. Moopanar, the late Congress veteran from Tamil Nadu, had great admiration for the communist leader N. Sankaraiah, whom he used to call an untiring lion. And Mr. Sankaraiah, turning 93 on June 15 still lives up to that description.

What’s in it for us, asks Varanasi in midst of battle royale-Smriti Kak Ramachandran

April 18, 2014 at 8:17 pm

TOUGH TIMES: A weaver at Lallapura in Varanasi on Friday. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

The Hindu TOUGH TIMES: A weaver at Lallapura in Varanasi on Friday. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Youth angry poll is reduced to Hindu vs. Muslim contest

Bridging the narratives in Sri Lanka-Gerrit Kurtz

April 18, 2014 at 8:07 pm

HEALING WOUNDS: Among those in the North and East, the leftovers of war still dominate daily life in various ways. Picture shows people who were displaced to the Vanni during the war, and who now live in Jaffna. Photo: Meera Srinivasan
HEALING WOUNDS: Among those in the North and East, the leftovers of war still dominate daily life in various ways. Picture shows people who were displaced to the Vanni during the war, and who now live in Jaffna. Photo: Meera Srinivasan

JR’s Executive Presidency wish lives on

April 18, 2014 at 8:02 pm

 

Saturday, 19 April 2014 03:14
By C. V. Vivekananthan – Attorney-at-law. At the General Elections of 1977, the UNP headed by J.R. Jayawardene, presented its manifesto to the people. By its manifesto, the UNP sought a mandate from the people inter-alia “to draft, adopt and operate a new Republican Constitution in order to achieve the goals of a democratic social society”. The UNP Manifesto declared that “We shall include in the Constitution the Basic Principles accepted by the 1975 Party Sessions with reference to religion and language and among them being the guaranteeing to the people their Fundamental Rights, Privileges and Freedoms, re-establishing the independence of the Press and the Judiciary and freeing it from political control and interference”.

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