Rajasthan Royals will file a criminal complaint against its three cricketers arrested for spot-fixing even as a rattled BCCI said it would follow the rulebook before handing down punishment to the tainted trio, while unveiling measures to check corruption
Last August, Ojulu sat smoking a cigarette outside his thatch-roofed hut in Pino village when a rising tide of water seeped through the reed fence. “The water came in the morning,” Ojulu said, “And stayed for a month.” As Ojulu and his neighbours scramb
The CRPF, which recently took over the duties of guarding RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani, has raised concerns in ensuring a ‘fool proof’ Z category security to the business tycoon in the absence of local logistical support to its squad. The para-military fo
Though an agreement to resolve the border issue is not on the cards as yet An agreement to resolve the border issue is not on the cards but sources here expect Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to explain to his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh why the Depsan
Aimed at widening revenue from indirect tax, the Finance Ministry has implemented one-time amnesty scheme for service tax defaulters to pay their due without any penalty or late payment charges. The ‘Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme’, which cam
NASA’s Mars rover, Opportunity, has finished examining a fractured rock on the red planet intensely altered by water, providing evidence about a wet ancient environment possibly favourable for life. Opportunity is now driving to a new study area after a
Amid allegations of co-operative banks being used as conduits for money laundering, NABARD, which jointly regulates such lenders, has said that it has found no shortcoming pointing towards any such activity. “Every year we do an inspection and we have n
Hopeful of reaching an agreement soon on the long-pending revision of tax treaty with India, Mauritius says it has gone ‘extra mile’ to ensure that the pact does not get misused for illicit activities like money laundering and round-tripping of funds. M
The Supreme Court has held that the two-finger test on a rape victim violates her right to privacy, and asked the government to provide better medical procedures to confirm sexual assault.A bench of Justices B.S.Chauhan and F.M.I.Kalifulla said even if the
World champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Hao Wang of China for the second time this year to sign off joint fourth in the Norway Chess 2013 super tournament that concluded here. In with a chance to finish first in a major
RCB stay in hunt beating CSK by 24 runs in final league game at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.
Skipper Virat Kohli’s magnificent batting and short but incisive spell from Zaheer Khan kept Royal Challengers Bangalore in contention for pay-off berth as they easily beat Chennai Super Kings by 24 runs in their final league game of Pepsi Indian Premier
The day S. Sreesanth was arrested in Mumbai, a young receptionist of a private company in this north Kerala city, called up her husband and said: “So it is to watch these fixed matches that you stay up late into the night and disturb my sleep?”The husband
The script followed a familiar line as the Indian teams fought hard and lost, similar to the league matches on Friday. The quarterfinals of the Thanthi TV Asia-Pacific under-21 beach volleyball championship on the sands of Marina saw six teams — three f
Syed Masoom Ali stood in a clearing on the outskirts of Bamako, the capital of Mali, gestured towards the low-slung hills around him, and thought of home.“It is a good deposit, the ore is close to the surface,” he said, but of course, it was not like home
Suspicions and apprehensions cannot be the basis on which a government can take decisions or make appointments. But with the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, and the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, submi
The world’s longest-running ethnic conflict took a new turn on May 8, when about 2,000 guerrillas belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) started to cross the south-eastern Turkish border into Qandil in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region. The move
Concerned over the widening difference between growth projections and actual realisations, the Planning Commission has made a case for improving the economic model to project GDP. “I think we are currently suffering from the fact that modelling of the e
The dependence on imported coal for meeting energy requirements is likely to continue in the coming years, going by the Planning Commission’s estimates. The Plan panel is of the view that the country would face shortfall of 200 million tonne coal by the en
The average impact on industry profitability may be around 20 per cent The Indian consumer will benefit under the new Drug Pricing Control Order 2013 (DPCO 2013) which has been notified and will replace the DPCO 1995. The new order will bring 652 drugs
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has sought from Japan more market access for Indian exporters in sectors such as agriculture, marine and pharmaceutical products. He has also expressed concern over the mounting trade deficit. Mr. Sharma raised
Bribery scandals have dominated headlines in several countries in recent months, among them India and Nigeria. International enforcement of anti-bribery laws has been increasing in the United States and major European countries. A new survey of corporat
Lekha Washington talks to Deepa Venkatraman about her upcoming films and her new art studio Lekha Washington will play bride again! After the late Jeeva's Unnale Unnale, with Vinay Rai, the actor will don a similar role in her next movie, Kalyana Samaya
Peter and Carole Cox have visited 45 countries, and are still on the move Forty five countries since 1997! Peter and Carole Cox love to travel. So do many of us. But then they have been travelling, with just short breaks, for the past 15 years. I meet th
With lifestyle diseases so rampant today, shouldn’t we turn our attention to clean and safe eating practices, asks Geeta Padmanabhan Watch carefully what you eat, said Anantha Sayanam, coordinator, Safe Food Alliance and founder-volunteer, Restore — a n
Hundreds of students and their friends logged onto Facebook on May 15, 2013, to learn more about studying in the United States, how to fund their education, as well as clarifying their doubts on the U.S. Student visa process. Heera Kamboj (Information Off
Are we setting impossible standards for our children? Does this affect their mental and physical well-being? A bold headline “HC seeks steps from varsities to prevent student suicides” in The Hindu, grabbed my attention. Suicide by students, unable to m
Kings XI Punjab ended their IPL campaign on a winning note with a 50-run thrashing of Mumbai Indians.
Tribal dances, martial arts and the Madras Regiment band added colour to the inaugaration of the Ooty flower show. Photos: M. Sathyamoorthy
Highlights of the week in pictures — the odd images you might have missed and some lasting moments our editors think you should see.
Sunrisers Hyderabad brightened their chances of entering the semifinals of Indian Premier League by beating Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs in a crucial tie at Rajiv Gandhi international stadium in Hyderabad.