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Updated: Mar 4, 2015 09:25 PM
Mr. Yadav ceases to be party spokesman; no decision yet on Arvind Kejriwal resignation The AAP’s national executive on decided not to have Yogendra Yadav in the party’s key political affairs committee, days after he and Prashant Bhushan ques
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 09:59 PM
Delhi court says police can take action, if required, if anyone airs or broadcasts the interview. The Delhi court stay on telecast, transmission, uploading and publishing of the documentary on the December 16 gang rape will continue till further orders.
Mar 4, 2015 11:41 PM
Reduces the repo rate by 25 basis points Signalling that it is on the same page with the government, the Reserve Bank of India, on Wednesday, cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 per cent. The repo rate is the rate at which banks borrow funds fro
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 09:25 PM
Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar arrived in Kabul on Wednesday to hold talks with the Afghan leadership as part of his “SAARC Yatra” aimed at firming up India’s ties with members of the grouping while reviewing regional and bilateral coop
Breaking News
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“The harrowing documentary, made with the full support of the victim’s parents, provides a revealing insight into a horrific crime” In a statement issued on Wednesday in response to an Indian court’s injunction to stop the broadc
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The biggest ever auction of 2G and 3G airwaves on Wednesday began on a high note with operators making bids worth an estimated Rs.60,000 crore after six rounds of bidding in all four bands. The bidding will resume tomorrow morning in the auction through
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Expecting a near-term boost to economy from the Reserve Bank of India’s rate cut, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha on Wednesday said the decision should bring down the loan EMIs (equated monthly instalments for loan repayments) significan
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I have no doubt that the pressure of the two rate cuts over time will feed into lower rates, says RBI Governor. After cutting the repo rate by 25 bps in a surprise inter—meeting monetary policy, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said he sees ba
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The right to give consent to their bodies is the woman’s and cannot be abrogated to somebody else," says BJP Lok Sabha MP Kirron Kher In an impassioned speech in the Lok Sabha, Kirron Kher (BJP), speaking on the issue of banning the BBC documentar
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 4, 2015 05:08 PM
Calling the ICC’s decision to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup “a backward step”, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar said such a move is unfair to the Associate nations.While the ICC wants to curtail the number of teams partici
Mar 4, 2015 02:43 PM
'For India, the ongoing World Cup is very important. We need to put all these issues to rest' The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside on Wednesday despite the team management’s
Mar 4, 2015 01:23 PM
There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare to clash with the West Indies on Friday.South African c
Mar 4, 2015 01:31 PM
David Warner made mincemeat of an inexperienced Afghanistan bowling attack with a magnificent 178 as hosts Australia thrashed Afghanistan by 275 runs after piling up a tournament record 417 for six in a group league match of the cricket World Cup in Perth
Mar 4, 2015 07:39 AM
Pakistan finally joined the 300 club at the Cricket World Cup on Wednesday, scoring 339-6 and holding the United Arab Emirates to 210-8 to complete a 129-run win in Pool B which improved its chances of progressing to the quarterfinals. Opener Ahmed Sheh
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 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 02:03 PM
Bangladesh would eye victory against a struggling Scotland to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive in the cricket World Cup when the two teams clash in a Pool A match in Nelson on Thursday.If Bangladesh defeat Scotland, who have lost all three matches so fa
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 11:39 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
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 07:26 PM
Richard Shoulberg, two-time United States swimming coach at the Olympic Games, terms swimming as a lifetime skill, necessary to save lives. “I am currently working with the American Red Cross to equip volunteers save people dying from drowning. The
Mar 4, 2015 07:13 PM
Shivlal Yadav shed light on the BCCI’s memorandum, rules and regulations that bestows two votes — first vote and an additional casting vote, in order to break a tie — at Working Committee meetings, Annual General Meetings and Special Gen
Mar 4, 2015 05:51 PM
Two-time United States Olympic swimming coach, Richard Shoulberg, launched the ‘Week with the legend’ project on Wednesday with a session involving 46 young swimming coaches from different states. He will also be working with selected U-18 s
Mar 4, 2015 05:42 PM
Phoenix Flight may score in the Rathnagiri Plate (1,000m), the main event of the races to be held here on Thursday (March 5). GRIFFEN CUP (1,000m), 3-y-o only, 1-30 p.m.: 1. Chiggy (1) S. Manohar 60, 2. Rastanura (3) C. Umesh 57 and 3. Unique Prince (2) S
Mar 4, 2015 05:19 PM
Scarlet Emperor, who is in fine fettle, may complete the hat-trick in the Stewards Trophy (1,200m), the main event of the races to be held here on Thursday (March 5). False rails (width about 4m from 1,600m to the winning post) will be in position.&#
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 11:23 PM
The Fed, by contrast, wants to start raising rates soon to prevent the strengthening U.S. economy from igniting inflation or causing bubbles in assets. The world’s central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal Reserve’s dec
Mar 4, 2015 11:19 PM
On the first day of the second leg of the auction, four mines — Jitpur, Brinda, Sasai and Moitra — were up for grabs. Adani Power bagged Jitpur mine in Jharkhand while Usha Martin won Brinda and Sisai mines in the same State in the second tr
Mar 4, 2015 11:11 PM
Bandhan Financial Services, which had received a provisional licence from the Reserve Bank of India for launching banking business last April, has now applied for its formal licence. This follows hitting all the major milestones needed for this, includin
Mar 4, 2015 11:10 PM
Avantha Power & Infrastructure Ltd (APIL) has signed a binding share purchase agreement with Adani Power to sell its Korba West Power Company Ltd. (KWPCL) for Rs.4,200 crore. KWPCL, a special purpose vehicle of APIL, has commissioned a coal-based the
Mar 4, 2015 07:36 PM
Motorcycle major, Bajaj Auto (BAL) has launched an upgrade of its successful bike Platina, which it claims is the most fuel-efficient 100 cc motorcycle. In a statement, Bajaj Auto said the Platina ES is a technology leap. “It is an entirely new
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 10:06 PM
SOLEs thrive because of big questions — that challenge the children, kindling their curiosity, urging them to look for answers together Early in January, Prof. Sugata Mitra visited India for the opening of Area Zero, a solar powered glass building
Mar 4, 2015 09:11 PM
Is it necessary to give up all worldly ties in order to ultimately attain moksha? There are many verses in the works of the Azhvars, which give such an impression, elaborated M.A. Venkatakrishnan, in a discourse. Nammazhvar writes that if you are wealthy,
Slideshows
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 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
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.
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