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Updated: Mar 26, 2015 08:19 PM
The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” sent the plane full speed into a mountain in the French Alps, ignoring the pilot’s frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror fr
Mar 27, 2015 03:47 AM
‘Impact will not be more than 1.3 paise per minute for users’ Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has dismissed mobile service operators’ statements that call tariffs will increase because of the high bids for spectrum. He sees no cas
Mar 27, 2015 02:54 AM
The female officer on board Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat was part of the women contingent that marched across Rajpath during the Republic Day celebrations. Naval divers on Thursday evening located the 16-metre-long fuselage section of the Dornier aircraft
Updated: Mar 27, 2015 01:48 AM
Australia sets final date with New Zealand after resounding 95-run win India’s World Cup campaign juddered to a halt after a 95-run defeat to Australia in the semifinal here on Thursday. Steve Smith made a splendid century as Australia posted a ma
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Australia simply overpowered India; as such, there was little tactical manoeuvring required to accomplish victory. What was visible, however, was a difference in the way the two captains operated. Australia had made good progress in the opening 10 overs,
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State government has sought the assistance of the Centre The Government of India is arranging two ships to bring back Indians trapped in Yemen following the conflict between the government and rebel forces, Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swa
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Dronavalli Harika beat former champion and fifth seed Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia to enter the quarterfinals of the women’s World chess championship at Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday. The 12th-seeded Indian won the match 2.5-1.5 after forcing two wins
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Naval divers have on Thursday evening identified the 16-metre-long fuselage section of the Dornier aircraft that crashed into sea, navy officials informed. Efforts are now on to locate the two missing personnel. “The fuselage was detected wi
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Amid a raging debate over Rahul Gandhi’s prolonged absence, the Congress on Thursday came out with a schedule for organisational elections under which the next Congress president will be elected by September 30, 2015. The schedule, finalised by th
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 26, 2015 06:26 PM
Dhoni praises his bowlers’ performance through the tournament M.S. Dhoni was beaten but not broken. India’s World Cup came to a bitter end in the semifinals at the SCG on Thursday, but to the captain, it had still been a journey to take prid
Mar 27, 2015 12:07 AM
Leading up to the semifinals of the World Cup, Mitchell Johnson had not had a great World Cup, going at over five and a half runs an over and being left in the shade by Mitchell Starc.The numbers will say that the younger man outshone him again on Thursda
Mar 27, 2015 12:16 AM
M.S. Dhoni would not be clear on his future in One-Day International cricket after India’s loss to Australia in the semifinals of the World Cup here on Thursday. Asked at the presentation ceremony about playing the next World Cup, he said: “Not
Mar 27, 2015 01:54 AM
The pre-match hype seems misplaced, but only in hindsight. The final is going to be a fight of the host nations, similar to 2011 and arguably between the two best teams of the tournament.India’s capitulation was a bit baffling. In my last column, I m
Mar 26, 2015 11:40 PM
Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar felt that the pressure of playing in the semifinal got to the Indian team. “Team India succumbed under the pressure of a big game. It lost in all departments, especially in batting,” said Gavaskar. Full marks
Mar 26, 2015 11:34 PM
Two of the key attendance milestones reached at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) could be trumped by Sunday’s World Cup final. The 1992 World Cup down under drew a crowd of 87,182 for the final between Pakistan and England, which the former won.
Mar 26, 2015 07:40 PM
"What wrong Anushka has done? She had only gone to see a cricket match like the families of other players" Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday lashed out at people who attacked Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli’s failure with the bat in t
Mar 26, 2015 05:57 PM
Four-time champions Australia rode on Steve Smith’s classy 105 to post an imposing 328/7 before bundling out India for 233 in 46.5 overs to set up a summit clash with co-hosts New Zealand.
Sport
Mar 26, 2015 11:58 PM
Viva Chennai and Chennai Customs shared a point each after a goalless draw in the St. Joseph’s-Chennai Football Association senior division league here on Thursday. Viva Chennai’s midfield unit looked out of form and failed to hold on to posse
Mar 26, 2015 11:48 PM
Kerala Police defeated South Central Railway (SCR) 25-18, 25-12, 25-20 in a women’s match at the P. John Memorial all-India volleyball tournament on Thursday. Other results: Men: TN Police bt ICF 25-18, 25-19, 22-25, 26-24; Western Railway bt Rajast
Mar 26, 2015 11:43 PM
Tamil Nadu’s Vinod Sridhar defeated Maharashtra’s Kunal Vazirani 6-4, 6-0 while Assam’s Borthakur Abhinansu scored a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Gujarat’s Suraj Konwar 6-4, 6-1 to enter the final of the men’s singles of the all-Ind
Mar 26, 2015 11:32 PM
Russian Ivan Gakhov has made the Spanish city of Elche his base for the last four years, and that probably explains why he is at home on clay. His quarterfinal opponent Saketh Myneni, on the other hand, had not won a single match as a pro on the surface p
Opinion
Mar 27, 2015 01:00 AM
War, pestilence, even climate change, are trifles by comparison. Destroy the soil and we all starve Imagine a wonderful world in which there was no threat of climate breakdown, no loss of freshwater, no antibiotic resistance, no obesity crisis, no terror
Mar 27, 2015 12:55 AM
Women’s progress in South Asia cannot be measured by the few popular narratives of success alone. We must also hear the countless tales from the lives of unknown, ordinary, and unsung women On a March afternoon in Delhi not very long ago, Radha De
Mar 27, 2015 12:48 AM
Those screaming ‘conversion’ should know that even all the might of the British Raj could not succeed in enticing a serious number of Hindus into the flock I am a Christian. I believe that conversion is abhorrent when it is done for the wron
Business
Mar 27, 2015 02:29 AM
‘Centre will foot the bills of only genuine cases, others will have to pay out of their pockets’ The government has run up a bill of Rs. 25 crore on the hotel stay of Lok Sabha members in the capital since the May 2014 general elections. Of
Mar 27, 2015 12:30 AM
The money from the fresh issue will be used for repayment of loans and general corporate purposes Fragrance maker S.H. Kelkar and Company, partly owned by the Blackstone group, has filed a draft prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India
Mar 26, 2015 11:43 PM
When the Japanese telco spent $2.2 billion on a 26.5 per cent stake in Tata Teleservices Limited in 2009, it built downside protection into the deal. A rule change last year prevents foreign investors from selling stakes in Indian firms at a pre-determi
Mar 26, 2015 11:38 PM
Selling pressure was broad-based as IT, banking, metal and healthcare stocks were among the worst hit Geopolitical tensions in West Asia hit the domestic stock markets on Thursday with the benchmark Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) 30-share Sensitive Index (
Mar 26, 2015 11:31 PM
Gurgaon based fashion focused social network company Roposo.com on Thursday said it has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by technology venture investor Tiger Global. The company backed by Flipkart co-founder has Binny Bansal has raised angel fundi
Features
Mar 26, 2015 08:33 PM
Kovai Thumpers Royal Enfield Club of Coimbatore celebrates nine years of road trips The members of Kovai Thumpers Motorcycling Club are full of stories …about finding accommodation in a remote corner of Berhampur, being served omelette at 3 in the
Mar 26, 2015 09:00 PM
Marapachchi Theatre’s ‘The gravedigger’ brought forth a heart-wrenching testimony of the death of Seeralan, an activist from Tamil Nadu “The corpses that no one wants… Yes, there are those too. The unwept and unmourned,&#82
Mar 26, 2015 09:04 PM
Jawahar Bal Bhavan’s summer camp is still working its magic The countdown has begun and it’s time to kick off into planning mode. Summer holidays are a difficult time for parents; keeping children amused for six weeks or more can prove diffi
Mar 26, 2015 11:05 PM
Dharma is the sense that discriminates between right and wrong and is manifest only when it is upheld. It is very subtle and hence most difficult to understand. Moreover, there are many perspectives on it available in the scriptures and some of them even s
Mar 26, 2015 10:03 PM
Launches its all new compact sedan Figo Aspire Ford, on Thursday, inaugurated its second vehicle-cum-engine factory. It also launched its all-new compact sedan Figo Aspire here. The new plant will more than double the auto maker’s production capac
Slideshows
Mar 26, 2015 02:47 PM
Archaeological Survey of India is actively engaged in conserving the heritage and giving a facelift to the historical Chaya Someshwara Temple at Panagal village of Nalgonda District in Telangana. The Hindu lensman Nagara Gopal records the activity.
Mar 24, 2015 11:31 PM
M. Sathyamoorthy captures the joint operation by forest and police personnel in capturing a bear that strayed into a tea estate and killed a woman in Kotagiri.
Mar 24, 2015 07:29 PM
Grant Elliot's nerveless six off the penultimate ball gave New Zealand a berth in WC final, where they will meet either India or their Trans-Tasman rival at the MCG.
Mar 23, 2015 06:57 PM
A look-back at Shashi Kapoor's illustrious career in films. The veteran actor who turned 77 earlier this month, is the 46th winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
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