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Updated: Mar 27, 2015 09:02 PM
In a departure from protocol, Mr. Mukherjee drove to the former PM’s residence and presented him with the country’s highest civilian award. Veteran Parliamentarian and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, founder member of the Bharati
Updated: Mar 27, 2015 06:27 PM
The AAP leader says he and fellow leader Prashant Bhushan were fighting to "save the soul of the struggle" that gave birth to the party In further escalation of infighting, AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav on Friday mounted an attack on p
Updated: Mar 27, 2015 07:09 PM
The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight 4U9525, who appeared to have deliberately crashed the plane in the French Alps, had passed all tests set by parent company Lufthansa, a spokesman told Xinhua news agency on Friday and declined to comment on his metal
Updated: Mar 27, 2015 08:13 PM
Yukio Amano meets PM Modi; seeks Calls for more autonomy for AERB India has a “strong commitment to safety” but the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) needs more independence and separation from the government, the UN’s Internationa
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Losing perspective, missing the meaning What a pleasant surprise it was! The sun did rise at the appointed hour on Friday morning. You heard the familiar birdsong too from the back garden. And as you were rubbing your eyes in disbelief, the morning ne
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Kapur was even par for the first eight holes before running into a double bogey that put him in danger of missing the cut. Shiv Kapur fought back towards the end of the second round, even though a closing-hole bogey put him on the borderline to make the
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ARCHANA PILLAI R. ,ENT Surgeon, 35 What is your most prized possession? My dad's handwritten notes. If you were granted a wish, what would it be? To touch something or someone and bring them back to life. Your biggest fear? I am claustro
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Former world no 3 Sugiarto scraped past five-time Olympic champion Dan 21-17 15-21 21-17. Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto on Friday earned the prized scalp of five-time World Champion Lin Dan, notching up a stunning three-game win over the Chinese lege
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The Kiwi new-ball pair has snared 36 wickets, while Boult has 21 scalps, in the World Cup so far. New Zealand’s new-ball bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee have proved the old adage “pace bowlers hunt in pairs” to be true, with stupen
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 27, 2015 05:39 PM
Dave Richardson mulling allowing an extra fielder outside the ring in last 10 overs. The highlight reels at the World Cup have been running hot with batsman smashing balls all over cricket stadiums in Australia and New Zealand. Teams and individuals h
Mar 27, 2015 09:57 AM
Tim Southee and Trent Boult have been at the vanguard of New Zealand’s enthralling journey to the final of the World Cup. Between them, they have taken 36 wickets, better than any other new-ball pair at the tournament. Now they stand on the thresh
Mar 27, 2015 07:17 AM
Australia are confident pace bowler Josh Hazlewood will be fit to face New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final despite being forced to leave the pitch towards the end of the semifinal. The 25-year-old took 4-35 against Pakistan in Australia's quarterfin
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 05:33 PM
"There are lots of commercial implications to consider — attendances at all the Associate games, what were the viewing figures." The head of the International Cricket Council (ICC) says the world governing body is unlikely to change its plans to r
Mar 27, 2015 12:38 PM
Despite the semi-final defeat, the team must be lauded for a seven-match unbeaten streak leading up to the last—four stage, he said. The Board of Control for Cricket in India President Jagmohan Dalmiya said on Friday that the Indian team showed ad
Mar 27, 2015 11:17 AM
A staunch critic of the ICC’s four-fielder theory which has led to regular run-riots in one-dayers, India cricket captain Mahendra Singh feels the current rule should be changed as it heavily favours batsmen. With lack of a seamer-all-rounder, Dho
Mar 27, 2015 08:16 AM
India’s sports fraternity had nothing but praise for the efforts of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s World Cup team, which bowed out of the tournament Thursday with a 95—run semifinals loss to Australia. Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar led the su
Sport
Mar 27, 2015 06:49 PM
Saina Nehwal sailed past Indonesia’s Hana Ramadhini to make her maiden semifinals at the India Open Super Series while giant-killer H.S. Prannoy and RMV Gurusaidutt went down fighting in the quarterfinals here on Friday. Olympic bronze medallist S
Mar 27, 2015 06:35 PM
Bidstone Hill and Meraki pleased when the horses were exercised here on Friday (March 27) morning.Inner sand: 800m: Mr Morrison (Ashad Asbar), Bombardier (Merchant) 51, 600/39. Former finished three lengths ahead. Snowdrift (Neeraj) 55, 600/41. Moved flue
Mar 27, 2015 06:35 PM
Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy’s Blushing Romeo (N. Rupa up) won the first division of the Leading Owner Cup (1,200m), the main event of the concluding day’s races held here on Friday (March 27). The winner is trained by R. Foley.The results:1. YOUNG
Mar 27, 2015 06:26 PM
We’ll have to review the situation from a marketing and strategic perspective... If Formula One is not delivering on the value that it costs Renault, this is what we’re looking at, says Renault Sport F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul. Fre
Mar 27, 2015 06:15 PM
Ferrari's continued resurgence in Formula One was evident on Friday with both cars looking competitive in the first two practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen chased home the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg in the morning and repeated t
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 11:27 PM
In the first ever reduction in domestic natural gas prices, the rates will be slashed by 9 per cent to $ 4.56 per unit from April 1 to reflect the softening in international prices, benefiting users in the power and fertiliser sectors. The government ha
Mar 27, 2015 11:25 PM
The Reserve Bank (RBI) on Friday revised regulations for non-banking finance (NBFCs) lenders by directing them to get themselves rated by March 2016, and those failing to achieve investment grade ratings should not accept fresh deposits or renew older one
Mar 27, 2015 11:23 PM
Grasim Industries, the Aditya Birla-owned company, launched its subsidiary Birla Cellulose’s first fabric brand ‘Liva’. This is the company’s step to establish a consumer connect and it has spent around Rs.150 crore in the R&D f
Mar 27, 2015 11:20 PM
Japanese auto major Honda Motor Co.’s two-wheeler subsidiary, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), will invest Rs.585 crore to increase production capacity at its plant in Narsapura, Karnataka, by six lakh units, taking the overall annual ca
Mar 27, 2015 07:50 PM
BMW is recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles in the U.S. and Canada because flanges that hold the rear wheel can crack if bolts are too tight. The recall covers multiple models including the 2005 to 2010 R1200 GS and R1200 RT, and the 2006 to 2010 R1200 GS A
Features
Mar 27, 2015 06:53 PM
A.R. Rahman talks about his trendsetting musical journey, his forays into other areas of filmmaking and the inexorable charm of being himself Allah Rakha Rahman is relaxed, worried and anxious — all at the same time. As a composer, he’s ha
Mar 27, 2015 05:24 PM
Romancing in Ooty and Nainital are passé. Honeymooners want to indulge in deep-sea diving, history and art on their honeymoon The wedding season is upon us again and in the midst of finalizing wedding venues and guest lists, shopping for innumerable
Mar 27, 2015 03:06 PM
Wooden construction is considered expensive and difficult. However, what if a cottage could be built in a day, and a home in a month? It was while building a house in Kodaikanal that Murugesan Durai, proprietor, Prakruti Construction, realised the futil
Mar 27, 2015 11:13 PM
When caught in Samsara, one automatically comes into contact with the world of objects, people and places which are a mix of both evil and good. One has to beware of evil effects that are always waiting to influence people. Evil association leads one furth
Mar 27, 2015 09:16 PM
A rousing chase hits a roadblock at the end These days, when it’s a Liam Neeson movie, you can safely bet that there will be cars toppled, rounds fired, and bodies strewn. The only question is: how soon into the film? Thankfully, Run All Night tak
Slideshows
Mar 27, 2015 04:51 PM
A music director Raghu Malleti loves music so much that he created a new record by playing a guitar and singing while hanging upside down for 14 minutes in Vijayawada on March 25. Photos: V. Raju
Mar 27, 2015 03:24 PM
A group of visually-challenged students wrote the Secondary School Certificate examination 2015 (for Class X) at Bhashyam School in Visakhapatnam. They were guided to their exam hall and seat by teacher and students of class IX wrote on paper for them sit
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.
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.
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