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Updated: Feb 1, 2015 02:55 AM
CBI has no immediate plans to quiz former minister After reactions by several leaders on Friday following the resignation of former Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan, the Congress seemed to have withdrawn into a shell on Saturday. Party vice-presid
Updated: Feb 1, 2015 08:34 AM
An online video released on Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man. The video, released on militant websites and highlighted by mil
Updated: Feb 1, 2015 08:34 AM
Nine persons travelling from Bengaluru were detained at the Turkish border while trying to cross over to Syria and were deported back to India. On their arrival in the city on Friday night, the police detained them to ascertain if they had any links with
Updated: Feb 1, 2015 08:32 AM
The ICRC oversees conditions at many of the camps near the frontlines in Iraq, and while it is unable to operate in areas held by the Islamic State (IS), it has been monitoring the situation there closely “through local communities,” Director-
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Data on employees of 169 Central government offices marking and not-marking their attendances has been issued. The Defence Ministry has topped the list of government organisations whose employees have defaulted in marking their attendance through Aadha
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Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson comes in for spinner Xavier Doherty England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and chose to bowl on Sunday’s one-day tri-series final against Australia at the WACA Ground. Paceman Mitchell Johnson returned to th
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The International Committee of the Red Cross is warning that 2015 is going to see a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented proportions given the growth of Islamic State, and violence in both Syria and Iraq. As ICRC struggles to keep its operations in the ar
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It is on a mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may help residents in low-lying regions brace for floods or farmers get ready for drought conditions. A Delta 2 rocket carrying Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite was launc
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Turkey said that it has beefed up security to prevent foreign fighters from using its soil as a transit route to Syria, media reported on Saturday. “In this context, we are pursuing a considerable struggle,” Turkish Foreign Minister Efkan Al
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Feb 1, 2015 07:53 AM
After eleven months of President's rule, Delhi is approaching an exciting electoral contest, but given the key choices of a previous 'runaway' Chief Minister, an ambitious policewoman-turned-politician and a Nehru-Gandhi loyalist, who will voters pick?
Feb 1, 2015 12:47 AM
Explaining his decision to quit as Chief Minister after 49 days of governing Delhi is critical to his campaign because that is the only allegation against him Trolls derisively called him ‘muffler man,’ but Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvi
Feb 1, 2015 12:46 AM
With barely a week left for Delhi to go to vote, it’s apparent to the BJP that Kiran Bedi alone cannot swing votes in its favour When 65-year-old former police officer Kiran Bedi rose to speak at a Bharatiya Janata Party meeting for the first time
Feb 1, 2015 12:45 AM
When Congress’ arch rivals were ridiculing the party for being absent from the scene, the party claimed it was undergoing an internal purge and regrouping to produce a more battleworthy Delhi unit It was on January 24 that the Congress first infor
Cricket World Cup 2015
Feb 1, 2015 01:27 AM
What the numbers say about the nature of cricket in Australia and New Zealand over the last four years. The last time Australia and New Zealand hosted the World Cup, in 1992, the event was lauded for providing a variety of tracks. But there&#8
Feb 1, 2015 01:26 AM
Fourteen cities -- seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand – will host the event's 49 matches. Presenting a detailed look at the venues, two at a time... 13. MELBOURNE The complete city: Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is the second larg
Jan 31, 2015 03:32 AM
The pursuit of the World Cup has stirred captains to break with convention 1992 is a good place to start. It was the year the World Cup went bright and colourful — lights, white balls, tidy uniforms, and a tidier trophy.There was one other idea tha
Jan 31, 2015 03:32 AM
Teams covet the piece that completes the jigsaw — ‘keeper-batsmen and utility cricketers It’s that era in sport in which teams covet multi-skilled players. Be it in football or cricket.A multi-skilled genius is often a mystical figure.
Jan 31, 2015 03:31 AM
Fourteen cities -- seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand – will host the event's 49 matches. Presenting a detailed look at the venues, two at a time... 11. SYDNEY A tourist’s delight Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is the l
Jan 30, 2015 03:41 AM
Captains largely prefer their bowlers to prioritise run-control over wicket-taking Explaining a bowler’s ideal state of mind in his book The Art of Fast Bowling, Dennis Lillee wrote: “When you have the ball in your hand, you should be so dedi
Jan 30, 2015 03:41 AM
The modern-day spinner is increasingly finding refuge in convenient sterility “They should be banished from the first-class game. It winds me up, if you are a spinner, spin the ball. I have never ever seen the point of bowling without trying to spi
Jan 30, 2015 03:40 AM
Fourteen cities — seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand — will host the event's 49 matches. Presenting a detailed look at the venues, two at a time... 9. Canberra It was selected for the location of the Australian capital as a compro
Jan 29, 2015 06:50 PM
A pick of some of the stars from each country in this World Cup
Jan 29, 2015 04:47 PM
Recalling the monumental upset when the mighty West Indies were stunned by India in the 1983 Prudential World Cup final, pacer Joel Garner said that the loss was the biggest disappointment of his decade-long cricket career.Chasing 184 for victory in the 6
Sport
Feb 1, 2015 12:41 AM
In what seems to be a dress rehearsal of the opening game in the World Cup, an unbeaten Australia takes on England in the cricket tri-series final here on Sunday. Having accumulated 15 points from four matches, the George Bailey-led Australia undoubtedl
Feb 1, 2015 12:22 AM
Defending champion Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) entered the semifinals of the both men’s and women’s team championships in the 70th inter-State badminton championship at DRRMC stadium here on Saturday.PSPB men outplayed Airports Aut
Feb 1, 2015 12:20 AM
Badminton doubles specialist G. Jwala came down heavily on Chief National coach P. Gopichand for holding several positions in the game, giving rise to conflict of interests. Addressing mediapersons at the Air Costa senior National badminton championship
Feb 1, 2015 12:18 AM
On Sunday morning, those who will be in attendance at the Ambedkar Stadium will witness a landmark moment in Indian football. Lonestar Kashmir FC will become the first professional football club from the state of Jammu and Kashmir to participate in a nati
Feb 1, 2015 12:18 AM
John Carver finally enjoyed his first win as Newcastle manager as the Magpies cruised to a 3-0 win at struggling Hull on Saturday. Carver had gone four matches without a victory since taking over from Alan Pardew at St. James’ Park on a caretaker
Opinion
Jan 31, 2015 01:45 AM
This Republic Day had two sets of tableaux, one enacted on Rajpath, and the other more elaborate as the tableau of security. Yet, as spectacles, Mr. Obama will be forgotten while the satyagrahi’s acts of conscience and courage will prompt us to reth
Jan 31, 2015 01:54 AM
Jayanthi Natarajan’s explosive letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, with its stunning revelations about Rahul Gandhi’s interference in the functioning of the Union Environment Ministry when she headed it, only underscores what was long k
Jan 31, 2015 01:49 AM
The passage of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, the first priority of the new U.S. Senate controlled by Republicans, hit a roadblock on January 27 when the Senate managed to muster just 53 votes in its favour, seven shy of the 60-vote threshold to limit deb
Business
Jan 31, 2015 10:35 PM
Out of the airline’s 10 international routes, seven are loss making, and Mumbai ranks fifth. South African Airways (SAA) is understood to have decided to pull out of India by March end due to financial losses. The airline is likely to stop operati
Jan 31, 2015 10:34 PM
The new unit at Thirumazhisai near Chennai will have an investment outlay of about Rs.25 crore. Tata International Ltd (TIL)is expanding its footwear production capacity by establishing a new unit near Chennai.The new unit will have an investment outlay
Jan 31, 2015 10:29 PM
More than 100 new publishers have signed up Digital magazine store Magzter has launched a new monthly subscription model. It is trying to replicate the successful monthly subscription model adopted by Netflix for movies and TV shows. The firm is opening
Jan 31, 2015 10:27 PM
Hicare has tied up with e-commerce firm Snapdeal where people can buy its service online. Anticipating rising demand for pest control services due to growing urbanisation and increasing awareness on health and safety, urban pest management services comp
Jan 31, 2015 10:24 PM
Divi’s Laboratories plans to invest Rs.500 crore in Andhra Pradesh to set up its third manufacturing facility as it looks to augment its production capacity.“The company is considering setting up a third manufacturing site to augment capacitie
Features
Jan 31, 2015 03:30 PM
Four designers talk about looking beyond couture to express themselves The art world offers many symbiotic alliances and, as artists experiment and move into mediums far away from their core expertise, they offer unique interpretations of the different f
Jan 31, 2015 06:01 PM
As budgets get larger and movies get worse, the writer looks at why our industry must examine how much it really loves cinema A large body of cinema exists, classified as ‘pulp’, that one does not necessarily critique. It is work that exists,
Jan 31, 2015 05:10 PM
A flowchart-spreadsheet approach works best when writing thrillers. Four novels wiser now, Ashwin Sanghi laid out his 12-point approach to writing a thriller, recently at the Crime Writers Festival in New Delhi. The philosophy behind this flowchart-sprea
Jan 31, 2015 08:49 PM
Saji Vaidhyanathan talks to about her journey from the cabin to the showroom Dreams are ‘disruptive’. For, realising a long-nurtured dream involves making changes in our lives. And change is always disruptive. We however enjoy th
Jan 31, 2015 08:47 PM
Only speed breakers can slow them down, say pedestrians at this junction in Thiruvanmiyur. While taking a turn at a junction, motorists should switch to a lower gear and slow down. As an alarming number of motorists don’t follow this basic rule wh
Slideshows
Jan 31, 2015 06:32 PM
Scenes from the sets of the film Najram
Jan 31, 2015 06:07 PM
Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night. Photos by AP.
Jan 30, 2015 05:04 PM
Health Minister Laxma Reddy along with other top health officials walk nonchalantly past a terminally ill person lying unattended near Osmania General Hospital on Thursday. Ironically, the minister came to interact and oversee developmental activities t
Jan 29, 2015 09:20 PM
Beating the Retreat ceremony was held on January 29 evening in Rajpath, New Delhi, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations in India. Photos: R.V. Moorthy
Jan 29, 2015 07:30 PM
One of the cannons dating back to the 18th century lying neglected at the Khammam Fort’s entrance tells the sorry state of affairs in maintaining structures of historical importance. The fort was originally equipped with 15 cannons to guard it from
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