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Updated: Mar 6, 2015 02:45 AM
New links pop up as Centre tries to stop uploaders After committing to ensure a blanket ban on all platforms for the documentary, India’s Daughter, the Centre was left struggling on Thursday as copies of the film continued to circulate on the inte
Updated: Mar 6, 2015 02:16 AM
Just days after beef was banned in the State, the Maharashtra government has now officially scraped the five percent reservation to Muslims in education, a move that has triggered outrage and severe criticism from opposition parties. A Government Resolu
Updated: Mar 6, 2015 03:10 AM
She will hold discussions on arrangements for Modi’s visit later this month External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will arrive in Sri Lanka on a two-day trip on Friday in preparation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit later this month
Updated: Mar 6, 2015 02:49 AM
One of my childhood memories was dreaming of becoming a cricketer, idolising the Indian players after the 1983 World Cup victory at Lord’s against the near unbeatable West Indies side. Fast forward to 2015. The tables have turned and I wonder how ma
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"Unfortunate’’ was how the Aam Aadmi Party leader and senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan described the decision of the National Executive to remove him from the Political Affairs Committee, the highest decision-making body of the par
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Decision comes week ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit A week ahead of the scheduled arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Sri Lankan Cabinet decided to “temporarily and immediately” suspend the controve
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In a modern twist on a self-preservation tactic used by cautious kings and pharaohs, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is having his food tested before he eats — not by a human taster, though, but in the lab.Mr. Erdogan’s physician, Dr.
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‘The government huge potential for a full-fledged Free Trade Agreement,’ says Central Bank Governor Signalling potentially closer economic ties with India, Sri Lanka has invited several top Indian companies to invest in major projects in the
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New York City Mayor lists Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha as public holidays, keeps out DiwaliNew York City Mayor lists Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha as public holidays, keeps out Diwali The City of New York found itself facing the ire of its Hindu residents a
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 5, 2015 01:11 PM
Inconsistent West Indies needs to come up with an extraordinary show Three weeks in and India’s World Cup defence has progressed with nary a sign of trouble. Pakistan and South Africa have been overcome and UAE barely taken notice of, in a game
Mar 5, 2015 03:14 PM
It may not have been expected in World Cup in Australia, but after three matches, R. Ashwin is India’s highest wicket-taker. Contrary to widely-held perceptions about spinners’ roles in the lead-up to the tournament, Ashwin has bowled not to d
Mar 5, 2015 02:18 PM
Amid the furore generated by Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday tried to diffuse the tension by lauding the fourth estate for its support and for “taking cricket back” to
Mar 5, 2015 01:25 PM
Last week, Jason Holder endured the ignominy of having bowled the most expensive 10-over spell in a World Cup match. Figures of one for 104 are hard enough to stomach as they are; when it’s the captain that has delivered those overs, the embarras
Mar 6, 2015 12:29 AM
Pakistan great Waqar Younis says modern one-day cricket is “unfair” to faster bowlers and he’s glad he’s not playing under current conditions. Waqar, who is now coach of the Pakistan team, says flat wickets, fielding restrictions
Mar 5, 2015 06:31 PM
BCCI advice comes after the cricketer was accused of abusing journalist Chennai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has told Virat Kohli that there is a “need to maintain the dignity of the Indian team at all times and avoid such b
Mar 5, 2015 04:44 PM
The weather may play a role in the outcome of Saturday’s Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan in Auckland, with New Zealand’s MetService predicting some heavy rain showers during the afternoon.Should the worst happen and t
Mar 5, 2015 04:03 PM
Not too impressed with Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour towards a journalist recently, former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and V.V.S. Laxman on Thursday called on the star batsman to resolve the row amicably with the concerned scribe.Gavaskar and
Mar 5, 2015 07:47 AM
Scoreboard on Thursday from the Cricket World Cup Pool A match between Bangladesh and Scotland at Saxton Oval: Kyle Coetzer c Soumya Sarkar b Nasir Hossain 156 Calum MacLeod c Mamadullah b Mortaza 11 Matt Machin c and b Rahman 35 Preston Mommsen c
Budget 2015
Mar 3, 2015 11:53 PM
Jaitley has inserted a new provision for TDS of 10 per cent. To discourage premature withdrawal of provident fund by subscribers, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed a tax on such early closures. He has inserted a new provision in his budge
Mar 3, 2015 01:53 AM
Benefits of Rs.33,000 crore will flow every year to the accounts of beneficiaries The Union Budget 2015-16 proposes a 10-fold scaling up of direct benefit transfers (DBT) during the next financial year as a key expenditure control measure. The move is ex
Mar 3, 2015 12:03 AM
The NCEF is estimated to have swelled to over Rs.30,000 crore and reports suggest that in the absence of strict guidelines and a firm methodology, the fund is lying mostly unutilised. The renewable energy sector may find it difficult to realise the targ
Mar 2, 2015 11:10 PM
"There is lack of an enabler to verify gold purity, store gold on behalf of institutions and deliver physical gold to the jeweller. That is where we could come in" Gold refiner MMTC-PAMP is ready with a gold metal account scheme. The scheme can mobilise
Sport
Mar 6, 2015 12:22 AM
Bengal defeated Maharashtra 2-1 in a group match of the National football championships for the Santosh Trophy here on Thursday. At half-time, the scoreline was 1-0 in favour of Bengal after Raja Dass scored in the 35th minute. Shabaz Pathan of M
Mar 6, 2015 12:20 AM
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has decided to host a shotgun trial at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, from March 11 to 19. The event is being organised in place of the Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Masters event that could not be con
Mar 6, 2015 12:20 AM
Ashley Young bolstered Manchester United’s bid for a Premier League top-four place with an 89th-minute winner at Newcastle United on Wednesday, while leader Chelsea preserved its five-point lead. Young’s strike, after a mistake by Newcastle
Mar 6, 2015 12:18 AM
Persons recognised for their integrity in politics as well as cricket administration should step up to clean the mess in BCCI The Board of Control for Cricket in India elections have come to a close for now. The buzz surrounding the elections seemed to
Mar 6, 2015 12:09 AM
Khalin cards the day’s best: a five-under As he slammed his club on the teeing ground on the 15th hole, one could feel Gaganjeet Bhullar’s frustration. That shot went into the woods, and minutes later, the former India No.1 began to slip. Th
Opinion
Mar 6, 2015 01:58 AM
If Narendra Modi’s new and much-needed thrust of ‘Make in India’ has to truly translate into reality, Indian Science and Technology has to be bolstered much more The Union Budget, which was presented on February 28, National Science Da
Mar 6, 2015 01:29 AM
The proposed amendment bill to the Land Act has amendments that are an exercise of state power without reason, with the basis for these changes on assertions of a vague agenda of development. What is equally disturbing is that at least some of the changes
Mar 6, 2015 01:24 AM
Success usually drives away troubles, but in the case of the Aam Aadmi Party, the victory in the Delhi Assembly election only seems to have precipitated a crisis of credibility and leadership. By effecting the removal of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yada
Business
Mar 5, 2015 11:46 PM
The maximum bids of 106 rounds were received for the Kerala circle for the 900 MHz band. Day Two of the e-auction of radio frequency spectrum, or airwaves, for telecom services saw bids placed for all the four frequencies on the block, with the eight co
Mar 5, 2015 11:45 PM
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has eased lending norms for buyers of affordable housing.Banks are now allowed to include stamp duty, registration fee and other documentation charges in the cost of a housing property for the purpose of calculating LTV (loa
Mar 5, 2015 11:41 PM
According to govt estimates, only 4% of 5.77% crore small business units have access to intitutional finance, leaving many to rely on informal lenders. A new bank announced in the budget last week could boost loans and cut borrowing costs for the cash-
Mar 5, 2015 11:36 PM
The new price will be applicable to stocks coming in from next week Electronics giant Apple increased prices of smartphones (iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus) in India by up to Rs. 2,500.The move comes within a week after excise duty on mobile phon
Mar 5, 2015 11:22 PM
Forbes recognises 50 powerful businesswomen in Asia, who are driving change across diverse industries. Six Indians find place in Forbes top-50 list of ‘Asia’s Power Businesswomen 2015’. A businesswoman from Chennai too figures in this i
Features
Mar 5, 2015 09:12 PM
The iconic theatre on Mount Road is set to make way for an entertainment plaza Shanti was 10 when I first saw her.”It was a meeting that 54-year-old Murali T., working in an MNC in the city now, would never forget. Hailing from Madurai and lured by
Mar 5, 2015 03:15 PM
For five generations, Carnatic music has been a way of life for the A.K. Sundaram Iyer family. Out of a small invisible seed grows the magnificent tree. This tale is something akin to Nature’s phenomenon – the way a supervisor of a Governmen
Mar 5, 2015 08:55 PM
Liz Climo, author of Rory the Dinosaur and storyboard revisionist with The Simpsons, lets us into her world of human-like animal characters A love-sick snake, a friendly shark, a super awesome lizard and an endearing father-son dinosaur pair — won
Mar 5, 2015 09:28 PM
Bench Talkies knits together six short films directed by newcomers. The idea is to give young filmmakers a leg up, says Karthik Subbaraj The social media is flooded with posts of the trailer of Bench Talkies, which stars Vijay Sethupathi, the face of
Mar 5, 2015 08:58 PM
Anams Man launched their Spring-Summer collection at a star-studded show in the city Anams Man launched their Spring-Summer Collection in the city on Wednesday with a fashion show that had actors Neha Dhupia, Prachi Desai and Jeyam Ravi as show-stoppers
Slideshows
Mar 4, 2015 07:07 PM
Records tumbled in Perth on Wednesday as Australia scored a record 417 runs against Afghanistan and bundled out the Associate nation for a paltry 142.
Mar 4, 2015 06:28 PM
Cyclone Hudhud devastated their home, but Painted storks have found a new friend in Rhinoceros and are looking for a catch at its enclosure in the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam, where water seeps in from Kambalakonda Reservoir into the zo
Mar 4, 2015 04:02 PM
Pakistan's batsmen lived to the expectations by scoring their first 300 in this World Cup. With this victory, Pakistan stayed alive in contention for a quarterfinal spot.
Mar 4, 2015 01:47 PM
A workshop-cum-showroom of manufacturing and sale of soft wood toys has been drawing large crowds in Adilabad District. The skill of the artisans can be appreciated in the attractive colourful finish they give to each and every intricately carved toy. Pho
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