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Updated: Mar 4, 2015 10:27 AM
In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India has cut the key policy rate by 25 basis points, setting the tone for a reduction in lending rates by banks. This will prod banks to drop interest rates on home and car loans. The policy repo rate under the l
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 12:47 PM
Women MPs storm the Well demanding action against Tihar jail authorities for allowing an interview The rajya Sabha was adjourned for 15 minutes after women MPs led by Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan stormed the well of the house demanding action agains
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 12:53 PM
The much awaited spectrum auction, wherein 8 companies are bidding to acquire airwaves in four bands, started on Wednesday.The auction is the biggest ever sale of 2G and 3G airwaves which may fetch the government over Rs. 82,000 crore.A total of 380.75 MH
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 09:04 AM
Fourth such instance in the House; Govt. forced to amend Motion on President's Address. The Narendra Modi government faced its first defeat in Parliament on Tuesday when an amendment to the Motion of Thanks to the President for his address moved by a co
Breaking News
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"Government will inquire into how the documentary was being released for public viewing," he said. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that a 'no objection certificate' had been given for filming the Nirbhaya documentary
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Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) intends to revive asset acquisition plans, albeit in a “very conservative” manner, by adding a few liquefied petroleum gas carriers and offshore vessels to the fleet. The proposed move, with an estimated s
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Michael Phelps may be handed a chance to compete at this year's world championships in Russia once he completes his suspension for a drink driving conviction, a United States Swimming official said on Tuesday.Phelps's six-month ban from competition ends in
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The world’s oldest person says 117 years doesn’t seem like such a long time. Misao Okawa, the daughter of a kimono maker, made the comment on Wednesday, at a celebration a day before her 117th birthday. Appropriately, she was wearing a pink ki
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Sound designer Kunal Rajan found working with Oscar-winning sound mixer Craig Mann fabulous. According to Rajan, the two had a blast mixing Kamal Haasan’s Tamil musical drama Uttama Villain. “Craig and I have worked together on a few Hollywo
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 4, 2015 07:39 AM
Invited to bat, Pakistan scored a challenging 339 for six against United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a Pool B cricket World Cup match, here today.McLean Park is traditionally a batsman’s pitch and the decision of UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir to field firs
Mar 3, 2015 11:30 PM
Steve Smith is expected to be all right despite suffering a blow to the hand in the nets. Australia’s World Cup began with a thunderous victory in Melbourne but its campaign has since stuttered, during a fortnight of natural and man-made drama. Cy
Mar 3, 2015 03:39 PM
Shastri also went on to the extent of calling the Indian team one of fittest units in the world. Indian team has performed to its potential in the World Cup so far despite having being “mentally drained” by the preceding tri-series, accordin
Mar 3, 2015 11:39 PM
Amla, du Plessis hit centuries as the South Africans pile up another 400+ score South Africa put one foot in the World Cup quarterfinals by batting past the 400-run mark for the second successive match to hand Ireland a thumping defeat by 201 runs, with
Mar 3, 2015 05:54 PM
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said the team’s chief selector Moin Khan will not return to the World Cup, and has apologised for going to a casino in New Zealand. Casinos and gambling are banned in Pakistan, and criticism of Khan for going to o
Mar 4, 2015 07:41 AM
United Arab Emirates won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat on Wednesday in a Cricket World Cup Pool B match that could be pivotal for both teams. McLean Park is traditionally a batsman’s pitch and the decision of UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir to
Mar 3, 2015 11:37 PM
Afghanistan’s victory against Scotland sparked celebrations across the country and even drew a congratulatory phone-call from the president, but the team is under no illusions about the might of its next opponent. “We know we’re up agains
Mar 3, 2015 11:33 PM
Pakistan’s batting woes continued even against Zimbabwe, before it managed to eke out a scrappy 20-run win at Brisbane. Squeezing out a narrow win against Zimbabwe in their last game, Pakistan would now look to put up an improved ba
Mar 3, 2015 10:46 PM
The outspoken India batsman reportedly railed at a journalist over an article about him and girlfriend Anushka Sharma. Virat Kohli lost his cool after the training session here on Tuesday, and was seen hurling abuses at a journalist. While returning t
Mar 3, 2015 10:44 PM
The fast bowler missed India’s previous game, against UAE, with a minor injury to his left knee. Mohammed Shami did not bowl in India’s latest training session here but is available to be selected for Friday’s clash against the West In
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 4, 2015 03:01 AM
Roma remains nine points behind Juventus in Serie A Second-placed AS Roma fought back with 10 men to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to leaders Juventus, who stayed nine points clear at the top, as their crunch Serie A clash burst into life in the final half
Mar 4, 2015 01:45 AM
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said: “The Board members wanted a change too, and there is a demand for more accountability. They felt they have to win back the faith of the cricket-loving public,” he said.“The image that the Board is contr
Mar 4, 2015 12:56 AM
The image that Board is controlled by one person will change, says new Secretary Asserting that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will no longer be perceived as being run by one person, the board's secretary Anurag Thakur assured cricket
Mar 3, 2015 11:47 PM
Currently sitting at No. 446 in the professional world rankings after yet another disappointment, he is now going through a very low phase. Two years ago, Gaganjeet Bhullar was the country’s best golfer in the world rankings at No. 85; he was winni
Mar 3, 2015 11:45 PM
The Professional Golf Tour of India’s Cochin Masters, which begins at the CIAL Golf Club, Nedumbassery on Wednesday, has attracted a strong field this time.Apart from stars like Gaganjeet Bhullar, Chikkarangappa, Rahil Gangjee, reigning Rolex Rankin
Opinion
Mar 4, 2015 02:01 AM
The BJP’s transformation of its Hindu nationalist ideology into Hindu populism has allowed the party to further some of its old aims in a new and relatively uncontroversial way We have recently witnessed a series of populist upsurges: against corru
Mar 4, 2015 01:55 AM
The Dominique Strauss-Kahn case shows that if sex workers cease to be considered on a par with other women, any attempt at fighting rape culture will quickly be stalled In 1933, Pablo Picasso painted a series of works about rape. The main character of th
Mar 4, 2015 12:43 AM
Marriages of convenience rarely involve a change of heart. Political expediency dictated the coming together of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party in a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, and neither party could have been e
Business
Mar 4, 2015 12:00 PM
Expecting a near-term boost to economy from RBI’s rate cut, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha today said the decision should bring down the loan EMIs significantly and there is room for further easing of rates. Soon after RBI’s decisi
Mar 4, 2015 11:36 AM
Services sector expanded rapidly in February at the fastest growth rate in eight months, driven by significant rise in new business orders even as jobs fell marginally in the sector, an HSBC survey said on Wednesday. The HSBC India Services Business Act
Mar 4, 2015 10:27 AM
The Union government welcomed a surprise interest rate cut on Wednesday as good news for the economy that would not pose any inflationary risks.Both the rate cut and last weekend's annual budget were "consistent with non-inflationary growth", the finance
Mar 4, 2015 10:10 AM
The rupee strengthened by 27 paise to trade at 61.65 against the dollar in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange after the RBI cut interest rates by 0.25 per cent to 7.5 per cent. Forex dealers said besides a higher opening in domes
Mar 4, 2015 09:49 AM
The Sensex touched a high of 30,024.74 points and a low of 29,897.93 points in the trade so far. A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 300scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Wednesday touched record high of 30,024.74 points as India’s c
Features
Mar 3, 2015 05:38 PM
From educational institutions and restaurants to gyms and styling salons, Sam Paul has ventured into a slew of businesses. The city businessman tells why he’s always looking for new frontiers to conquer. There are two men, employed by Sam Paul, who
Mar 3, 2015 05:28 PM
Celebrating the legacy of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, whose birth anniversary was on March 3 The nation which gains control of iron, soon acquires the control of gold.This is a love letter to the man who gave his name to my hometown Jamshedpur, whose boun
Mar 3, 2015 06:02 PM
This Swiftpoint GT mouse comes with natural touch gestures The Swiftpoint mouse has been created for those who have to work on their laptops for long hours and detest using the touch pad. It is a small, wireless mouse that can be used directly on the su
Mar 4, 2015 11:35 AM
Subramaniam is an acclaimed Indian violinist, composer and conductor while Kumari is India’s leading exponent of Kathak dance of the Jaipur Gharana. Acclaimed Indian violinist L. Subramaniam and Kathak exponent Roshan Kumari were awarded with the
Mar 3, 2015 09:48 PM
There are many ways for us to show our devotion to God, and Saint Thirumoolar points out that worship does not have to be expensive or grand. It is customary for us to offer flowers in temples. But Thirumoolar says that it is enough if we offer a leaf inst
Slideshows
Mar 3, 2015 07:03 PM
Preparation for celebrating the Festival of Colours - Holi is in full swing with small-time vendors and in Begum Bazar and others areas in Hyderabad stocking materials like colours and Chinese sprayers. Photos: Mohammed Yousuf.
Mar 3, 2015 05:12 PM
On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-moon released a statement urging all consumers, suppliers and governments to treat crimes against wildlife as a threat to sustainable future. (Photos: AP, Reuters, The Hindu)
Mar 2, 2015 05:10 PM
A major mishap was averted after Reliance pipeline carrying gas from Kakinada in East Godavari to Bharuch in Gujarat leaked, caught fire and brought under control after five hours of hectic efforts by the company personnel at Maddikunta in Medak District.
Mar 1, 2015 04:33 PM
The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in the Gaza Strip.
Feb 28, 2015 07:07 PM
It took just 2 minutes and 45 seconds to bring the donor heart from Begumpet airport to Yashoda Hospitals Secunderabad. With precise coordination, the traffic authorities and police made sure that the ambulance had a freeway by creating a Green Corridor o
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