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Updated: Feb 27, 2015 11:57 AM
Narendra Modi to attend swearing-in ceremony at Jammu; CMP to be released at 3 p.m. on March 1 Decks were cleared for the first ever formation of a BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir following a “historic” meeting between Prim
Updated: Feb 27, 2015 11:56 AM
The epicentre of the tremor lay about 100 km from Islamabad in the Hazarsa region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Pakistan’s northwestern region early Friday morning, injuring at least five persons. The
Updated: Feb 27, 2015 11:17 AM
Announcement expected at the AICC special session Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday remained non-committal about the possibility of her son Rahul Gandhi taking over as the party chief, telling reporters “you will come to know when it hap
Updated: Feb 27, 2015 07:34 AM
Apprehending infiltration from across the border, BSF has sounded a high alert along the International Border. After a weeklong lull in firing from across the International Border, Pakistan Rangers on Thursday night violated ceasefire and targeted a bor
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Whether India decides to formally join the coalition to combat IS or whether India takes other steps is for India to determine: Nisha Biswal The United States has said it is for India to decide whether it wants to join the international coalition to com
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Shami is suffering from a left-knee injury and was administered ultrasound injections. India will miss the services of pacer Mohammed Shami against UAE in Saturday’s ICC World Cup cricket match here as he has been ruled out owing to a knee injury.
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A moderate-intensity earthquake on Friday jolted Jammu and Kashmir although no loss of life or property has been reported so far, an official said. “A moderate-intensity earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred at 3.29 a.m. today (Fr
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Those aboard included the captain, two crew members and 16 suspected illegal immigrants. Four swam to safety A suspected people-smuggling boat carrying 19 people capsized off the Chinese territory of Macau on Friday, leaving 15 people missing, the Macau
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The "Call of Manila" urges the international community "to conclude a universal, equitable and ambitious climate deal ... to preserve our planet as a livable place for future generations". French President Francois Hollande on Friday took forth his mess
Cricket World Cup 2015
Feb 27, 2015 09:09 AM
At the halfway mark of the first innings, Francois du Plessis and Hashim Amla have steadied the ship for South Africa after it lost Quinton de Kock early to Jason Holder. Earlier, South Africa won the toss and elected to bat against the West Indies in t
Feb 27, 2015 03:19 AM
Street brawls can be ugly. Not always though! If a David gets the better of a bully of a Goliath, there’s a distinct joy in cheering the underdog. This World Cup has thrown up some exciting cricket from the minnows. Way back in ’75 & &#8217
Feb 27, 2015 10:13 AM
"I’m as fit and as healthy as I’ve been in at least [the last] five years. The strength I’ve put into my back and my hamstrings holds me in good stead for the future." Captain Michael Clarke is ready to make his return to the Australia
Feb 27, 2015 09:33 AM
The Pakistan chief selector returned home on Thursday after PCB recalled him for questionable behaviour at the World Cup. Pakistan’s under-fire chief selector Moin Khan has been provided security by the police after angry cricket fans held demonst
Feb 27, 2015 02:45 AM
Whatever the popularity of the UAE cricket team may be in its own land, it is assured of support from two households in Kerala and Maharashtra when it meets India in Perth on Saturday. Krishna Chandran Karate and Swapnil Patil moved to the UAE for a new l
Feb 27, 2015 09:12 AM
South Africa skipper AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat against West Indies in their pool B match of the cricket World Cup at the Sydney cricket ground here on Friday. South Africa made three changes, leaving out JP Duminy, Vernon Philander,
Feb 27, 2015 03:27 AM
All eyes will be on the duel between Gayle and Steyn Fresh from a Chris Gayle power show that took it to its second win in the World Cup, a buoyant West Indies will now take on South Africa, which is still licking its wounds after the 130-run hammering
Feb 26, 2015 07:45 PM
The three figure mark is such a coveted figure in cricket; so much so that batsmen tend to become nervous once they get into the 90s. Not so much in limited over internationals, though. There were 521 instances from 3,613 ODI matches of batsmen remainin
Feb 26, 2015 05:19 PM
Dilshan made 161, his third World Cup century, while Kumar Sangakkara marked his 400th one-day international with a quick-fire 105 not out in a 210-run partnership. Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka by 92-runs.
Budget 2015
Feb 27, 2015 10:05 AM
Brokers said fresh buying by investors as well as foreign funds buoyed trading sentiments here. The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 180 points in early trade on Friday on emergence of buying by funds-and-retail investors ahead of the release of Econ
Feb 27, 2015 09:43 AM
Jayalalithaa points out progress of projects announced in earlier budgets also slow Happy that the Railway budget has spared the common people by not increasing fares, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa asked the Centre to speed up pending projects b
Feb 27, 2015 09:36 AM
However, overall infrastructure development will continue to be on slow track The pink book of the Railways explaining the budgetary allocations for 2015-16 brings a bundle of relief as well as disappointment. Allocations will speed up some of the ongoin
Feb 27, 2015 08:58 AM
The issue of extension of the final leg of Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS), from Velachery to St. Thomas Mount, has once again not been addressed in the Railway Budget. The proposal has been pending for close to a decade now. Commuters of parakkum rail o
Sport
Feb 27, 2015 08:40 AM
The Japanese Nishikori will face fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat fifth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Mexico Open semifinals. Nishikori will face fourth-seed
Feb 27, 2015 03:17 AM
Andy Murray’s February torment deepened on Thursday after he lost 6-1, 6-3 to 18-year-old Croatian tyro Borna Coric in the quarterfinals of the ATP Dubai Open. Novak Djokovic also made the last four after thumping Turkey’s Marsel Ilhan 6-1,
Feb 27, 2015 03:16 AM
India’s Ashwini Ponnappa and partner Vladimir Ivanov bowed out of the German Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament losing to third seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock 21-19, 21-15 here on Thursday. On Wednesday, Arvind Bhat and the doubles duo of
Opinion
Feb 27, 2015 01:47 AM
Perceptions of public safety in India are not driven by urbanisation per se; rather, these are likely driven by the infrastructure and amenities associated with the largest cities in India One of the most important functions of a modern state is to prov
Feb 27, 2015 01:35 AM
The rise of the Aam Aadmi Party is part of a global protest against the rapid growth of urbanisation and accompanying inequality It is an important point now in Indian politics with the stupendous emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi: the ruling par
Feb 27, 2015 01:23 AM
The battle against the poaching that kills a rhino every seven hours in South Africa has acquired a new weapon: women.The Black Mambas are all young women from local communities, and they patrol inside the Greater Kruger National Park u
Business
Feb 27, 2015 09:54 AM
Decline due to month-end demand for Greenback from importers and the dollar's strength against other global currencies. The rupee weakened by 10 paise to 61.85 against the United States dollar in early trade on Friday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange d
Feb 27, 2015 08:56 AM
Suburban commuters who were looking forward to the Railway Budget to deliver better facilities at stations and improved connectivity were left thoroughly disappointed.Nanganallur resident and activist, V. Rama Rao, said, as far as suburban services were c
Feb 27, 2015 08:56 AM
It was over 10 months ago that a bomb blast at Chennai Central railway station killed a young woman software professional from Andhra Pradesh and injured 14 others. Investigators are yet to make any headway in the case.More recently, there has been an inc
Feb 27, 2015 08:54 AM
While some announcements in the Railway Budget 2015 have been welcomed by senior citizens and persons with disabilities, many other demands that remain unfulfilled, they say.The proposal to increase the quota of lower berths for the elderly, reserving the
Feb 27, 2015 08:34 AM
Last year’s Railway Budget had proposed to provide Wi-Fi at A1 and A category railway stations but so far, it has been implemented only at Chennai Central station. Wi-Fi can be accessed at the station by choosing the ‘railwire’ network.
Features
Feb 26, 2015 06:55 PM
Prof. George Michell’s presentation made a case for why the art of the Early Chalukyas at Badami and Pattadakal needs to be recognised and studied Forty nine years ago, a 21-year-old architecture student from Melbourne travelled to India and someho
Feb 26, 2015 06:30 PM
The world’s first telephone call was made on March 10, 1876. Alexander Graham Bell called his assistant Watson on the ‘phone’. Melville and Alexander were brothers. Their father used to teach hearing and speech impaired children to comm
Feb 25, 2015 05:40 PM
Academic and award-winning playwright John Mathew is writing a play on Uthram Thirunal, a monarch of erstwhile Travancore John Mathew (“spelt with a single ‘T’”) redefines the word versatility. John enjoys blurring the lines betw
Feb 27, 2015 10:58 AM
Bijith Bala says his movie Nellikka is an all-out entertainer Bijith Bala has been around for a while in Malayalam cinema. His tryst with filmdom began in 2003, with Ente Veedu, Appontem, in which he did the graphics. He went on to become an editor, a s
Feb 27, 2015 10:57 AM
A. Vincent, who passed away on February 25, was a pioneering cinematographer of Malayalam cinema and a scintillating auteur too. Aloysius Vincent (1928-2015) was born into and lived his whole life in a family where photography was a way of life: his fat
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Feb 26, 2015 07:24 PM
A selection of headlines from The Hindu's archives related to the Union Budget.
Feb 26, 2015 02:59 PM
Afghanistan opened its account in World Cup with its historic one-wicket win against Scotland in a nail-bitting Pool A match.
Feb 26, 2015 08:23 AM
Coach facility, new trains part of the demand On the eve of the presentation of the Railway Budget, the Thanjavur District Rail Users’ Association has put forward its wish list to the railway ministry. Allocation of more funds for better amenities
Feb 25, 2015 06:24 PM
Workers carryingout repairs to Visakhapatnam District Collector's Office, as it was damaged in Cyclone Hudhud in 2014 October. The majestic heritage building was designed and built by Dutch engineering company Gannon Dunkerly in 1865 and completed by 1914
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