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Updated: Mar 3, 2015 08:28 PM
This is the fourth time in Rajya Sabha’s history that an amendment moved by the opposition to the motion of thanks to the President’s address has been passed. The government on Tuesday faced an embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha when an amendm
Updated: Mar 3, 2015 07:20 PM
AAP has convened a meeting of its National Executive on Wednesday to decide on all issues, including the latest controversy over differences in the party Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will not attend the Aam Aadmi Party’s National Executive
Updated: Mar 3, 2015 05:59 PM
The Opposition parties objected to its introduction on the ground that the Rajya Sabha had not allowed its withdrawal. The long-pending Insurance Bill – that seeks to increase the Foreign Direct Investment cap in the sector to 49 per cent —
Updated: Mar 3, 2015 04:28 PM
This is the first such meeting since 2012, and seven months after the last planned foreign secretary talks were cancelled by India. Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhury for talks in Islamabad
Breaking News
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Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar wrapped up talks with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhury in Islamabad without any announcements, but a “broad understanding to continue the dialogue process” official sources told The Hind
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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
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The Union government will kick-start its biggest-ever 2G and 3G spectrum auction on Wednesday, which could fetch it at least Rs. 82,000 crore.Eight companies, including Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio, are expected to bid aggressively for&#16
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Budget 2015 recognises the need for legal reforms to stimulate business and growth. Economic policies overwhelmingly focus on fiscal measures, monetary interventions and welfare programmes to aid businesses, but the legal processes that underlie commerce
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Talks between the two conflicting factions in the Aam Aadmi Party appeared to have broken down Talks between the two conflicting factions in the Aam Aadmi Party appeared to have broken down ahead of Wednesday’s crucial national executive meeting w
Cricket World Cup 2015
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 3, 2015 12:25 AM
His qualities have dovetailed with those of Shami and Yadav The thing about Mohit Sharma is that he doesn’t look like a fast bowler. He’s tall by Indian standards but not very tall; he’s built reasonably well but he’s not greatly
Mar 1, 2015 10:02 PM
Former Australia skipper Kim Hughes is not a great fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s leadership style and feels that Virat Kohli’s elevation to captaincy should not only be in Tests but also across all formats to bring in more purpose to the top j
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 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 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 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
Mar 3, 2015 11:42 PM
Kerala Blasters assistant coach Trevor Morgan will take charge of Dempo FC after its head coach Arthur Papas resigned citing personal reasons. According to sources in the club, Dempo has already chosen the successor for Papas. The club is expected to of
Mar 3, 2015 10:37 PM
The former Windies captain says his teamenjoys playing against the defending champion Perhaps the only time the eternally smiling Darren Sammy lost his rag on a cricket field was against Australia during the World T20 last year. That night in Dhaka, he
Opinion
Mar 4, 2015 12:17 AM
Beyond the standard address of poverty, farm sector and industrial growth, the swell of monumental thinking lifts the Budget’s rhetoric with false effervescence into unrealised areas: the world of yet unbuilt infrastructure, the experiment with
Mar 3, 2015 02:58 AM
The bold decision to level the playing field for Indian corporations in the 2015 Budget demonstrates the government’s strategic vision and inherent confidence The budget announced by the Narendra Modi-led government may well clinch the top spot fo
Mar 3, 2015 02:49 AM
The core issues during Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar’s visit to Pakistan remain India’s concerns on terrorism and Pakistan’s concerns on Kashmir Six months after talks with Pakistan were called off Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jais
Business
Mar 4, 2015 12:09 AM
The plant has tool design press shop, manufacturing, machining and assembling facilities. Titan Company started commercial production of stainless steel cases at its manufacturing facility established at Kallapalayam near here on Tuesday. The company ha
Mar 4, 2015 12:07 AM
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd, (TKML) will start exporting cars from Kamarajar Port Ltd. (KPL), for which it had entered into a 10-year agreement with the latter. An agreement to this effect was signed by the company officials in the presence of Union Ship
Mar 4, 2015 12:06 AM
Volvo owns 8.4 per cent of Eicher Motors, according to BSE data. Truck maker Volvo is looking to sell $250 million worth of shares in Eicher Motors, with an option to increase the sale to up to $300 million, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters on
Mar 4, 2015 12:01 AM
Both these lenders have the weakest standalone credit profiles among the banks. Rating agency Moody’s on Tuesday downgraded Central Bank of India and Indian Overseas Bank’s local and foreign currency deposit ratings, anticipating low level o
Mar 3, 2015 11:57 PM
Bidding can be fierce in the most efficient and coveted 900 MHz bandwidth Telecom companies in India are gearing up for a fight. The mobile phone operators are preparing bids to renew airwaves in an auction that the government reckons can raise $13.3 bi
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 sur
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
Mar 3, 2015 09:12 PM
MANUU students were introduced to the benefits of renewable sources of energy Fancy baking cup cakes on your balcony minus the cost of LPG or electricity? You sure can enjoy the cake even more knowing you have not added to carbon footprints! More so you
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. General Secretary 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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