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Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:58 PM
No wrongdoing on Rahul Gandhi's part, says Congress sources. Live updates from the press conference: 12: 55 pm: No plans to join any political party now, she says Jayanthi Natarajan - I made so many attempts to meet my party leader but in vain. I wa
Updated: Jan 30, 2015 04:08 AM
Sujatha Singh said on Thursday that her performance as Foreign Secretary should be judged by the eight months of hectic foreign policy activity under the Narendra Modi government, which she termed a “success.” “It hurts when it becomes
Updated: Jan 30, 2015 12:18 PM
The Board of Directors of SpiceJet Ltd at their meeting held last night had approved the sale and transfer the ownership of the airline company to co-founder Ajay Singh. With this SpiceJet has legally changed hands though Mr. Singh who is backed by fin
Jan 30, 2015 11:31 AM
"I have not committed anything unethical", says the Trinamool Congress general secretary Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy and Rajya Sabha MP, Mukul Roy arrived at the office of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday morning in
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"India's first Prime Minister was a leading member of the Constituent Assembly along with Dr. Ambedkar and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad that had made the original preamble" A day after senior Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said the Government was not going
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The Prime Minister was addressing the 18th National Conference on e-Governance through Twitter To successfully implement e-governance, the country must think about ‘mobiles first’ and give importance to mobile governance, said Prime Minister
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BJP accuses Congress of subjecting nation to "sadistic economy" The BJP on Friday accused the Congress of subjecting the nation to “sadistic economy” by giving or withholding clearances to environmental projects during UPA rule due to politi
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Nose niggle not career-threatening, but can’t risk competing while carrying it, says Olympic-medallist boxer Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh has pulled out of the 35th National Games starting tomorrow after failing to recover from a nagging nose
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Taking Gmail and other email apps head on, Microsoft has launched a new Outlook app for iOS and Android devices. The new app is basically a replacement for San Francisco-based email startup Acompli that was acquired by Microsoft for $200 million in Dece
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Jan 30, 2015 07:40 AM
Ruling out any rifts within the Bharatiya Janata Party, its president Amit Shah on Thursday said that the party would emerge victorious with two-third majority in the upcoming Delhi elections.Claiming that the induction of former Team Anna member Kiran Be
Jan 30, 2015 02:56 AM
Infighting-plagued BJP turns to RSS for assistance Members of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti — the women’s volunteer corps that parallels the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) — and the Vishva Hindu Parishad’s women’s wing Durga
Jan 30, 2015 02:31 AM
Union ministers, MPs roped in to address daily meetings Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally here on January 31, the BJP central leadership on Thursday decided to put its campaign for the Delhi Assembly elections in top gear by fielding s
Jan 30, 2015 12:00 AM
Over the next week, the party will put forth 35 questions to the AaP chief Over the next week, the Bharatiya Janata Party will put forth 35 questions or five per day to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal in a bid to deconstruct the “AAP’s
Cricket World Cup 2015
Jan 30, 2015 03:41 AM
Captains largely prefer their bowlers to prioritise run-control over wicket-taking Explaining a bowler’s ideal state of mind in his book The Art of Fast Bowling, Dennis Lillee wrote: “When you have the ball in your hand, you should be so dedi
Jan 30, 2015 03:41 AM
The modern-day spinner is increasingly finding refuge in convenient sterility “They should be banished from the first-class game. It winds me up, if you are a spinner, spin the ball. I have never ever seen the point of bowling without trying to spi
Jan 30, 2015 03:40 AM
Fourteen cities — seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand — will host the event's 49 matches. Presenting a detailed look at the venues, two at a time... 9. Canberra It was selected for the location of the Australian capital as a compro
Jan 29, 2015 02:45 PM
Replicating the arrangements of the last edition of the cricket World Cup in 2011, the ICC Board reinstated the use of a ‘Super Over’ in the event of a tie in the final of the 50-over showpiece event.Holding its first meeting of the year at the
Jan 29, 2015 04:41 PM
Former fast bowler Javagal Srinath believes India need to identify its frontline pace attack who can take wickets upfront during their title defence at the ICC Cricket World Cup starting next month.“It is extremely important for India to identify its
Jan 29, 2015 06:50 PM
A pick of some of the stars from each country in this World Cup
Jan 29, 2015 04:47 PM
Recalling the monumental upset when the mighty West Indies were stunned by India in the 1983 Prudential World Cup final, pacer Joel Garner said that the loss was the biggest disappointment of his decade-long cricket career.Chasing 184 for victory in the 6
Jan 29, 2015 02:58 PM
India has been confirmed as host for the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to be held from March 11 to April 3, the ICC announced after ratifying its decision in the Board meeting in Dubai on Thursday.Holding its first meeting of the year at the ICC headq
Jan 29, 2015 02:40 PM
England captain Eoin Morgan upped the ante ahead of his side’s tri-series clash with India, saying a win in Friday’s virtual semifinal will build up momentum ahead of the World Cup. The two sides meet in a must-win game here after India&#821
Jan 29, 2015 04:14 AM
There's no overstating the value of finishers — batsmen who douse fires and walk home whistling There is a certain romance to the 'finisher' in cricket. It's an attractive idea: an unflappable man rescuing his team from impossible predicaments, dou
Sport
Jan 30, 2015 10:25 AM
Rahane, Dhawan notch up India's first half-century opening partnership in the tri-series India notched up its first half-century opening partnership of the tri-series after England chose to bowl first in Friday’s one-day international at the WACA
Jan 30, 2015 03:40 AM
Will the Bharat Badminton Players Association (BBPA), a national-level outfit purporting to protect the interests of the Indian shuttlers, ever get registered? Even if it does, will it obtain affiliation from the Badminton Association of India (BAI)? Thes
Jan 30, 2015 03:39 AM
Punjab’s Sahil Katlariya, in a see-saw tussle, defeated Chandigarh’s Abhishek Kumar Singh 14-15, 15-9, 15-14 to enter the second round of the men’s qualifying round of the 79th senior National badminton championship which began here on T
Jan 30, 2015 03:38 AM
Grandmaster Debashis Das came up with his best performance ever to hold former world champion Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to a creditable draw in the second round of the Masters’ section of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess festival, here on Thursday. On
Jan 30, 2015 03:37 AM
Indian boys and girls are just one win away from the semifinals in the Asian junior team squash championship being held in Kuala Lumpur. It was a mixed day on Thursday with the boys cruising to an easy win over Chinese Taipei while the girls lost to the hi
Opinion
Jan 30, 2015 01:01 AM
Twenty years ago, the talking points of U.S. policy were to ‘cap and eventually eliminate’ the subcontinent’s nuclear programmes. Now, to have the U.S. President at the Republic Day parade in 2015 while negotiators worked out ways to ope
Jan 30, 2015 01:10 AM
The first public reactions to U.S. President Barack Obama’s soul-stirring “Address to the People of India” at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi before winding up his three-day historic trip to the country on January 27 have, rather p
Jan 30, 2015 01:06 AM
The government’s decision not to appeal against the adverse verdict of the Bombay High Court in its Rs.3,200-crore tax case against Vodafone is the first concrete demonstration of its resolve to do away with what Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Fin
Business
Jan 30, 2015 10:58 AM
The government’s 10 per cent stake sale in bluechip Coal India, to raise an estimated Rs 22,600 crore, began on Friday. The total issue of 31.58 crore shares got bids for over 45.02 lakh shares by 1005 hours, as per the NSE data. The retail category
Jan 30, 2015 10:31 AM
Shares soar over 11% on profit; bonus shares India’s fourth-largest software services exporter HCL Technologies on Friday reported 28 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 1,915 crore for the second quarter ended December 2014 on growth i
Jan 30, 2015 10:21 AM
The rupee recovered by 12 paise to 61.74 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters. Forex dealers said the dollar’s weakness against other currencies overs
Jan 30, 2015 10:19 AM
The BSE Sensex continued its record setting spree and hit a new peak of 29,844.16 and the NSE Nifty inched towards the 9,000-level in early trade on Friday on robust fund inflows and sustained optimism over the upcoming Budget. The 30-share index rose by
Jan 30, 2015 08:11 AM
Google Inc's revenue grew 15 percent in the fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street's target on declining online ad prices and unfavourable foreign exchange rates.Shares of Google edged up 0.1 percent to $510.66 in extended trading after an initial d
Features
Jan 29, 2015 07:33 PM
The writer walks through Gandhi Smriti in Delhi where Gandhiji spent his final days The Birla House, or Gandhi Smriti, stands among other sprawling bungalows in the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi without the trappings of an important building; it is not o
Jan 29, 2015 07:27 PM
Bright colours, fancy designs and better protection… headgear for two-wheeler riders make a style statement these days The thrill of zipping down the city roads on a snazzy bike is an experience few youngsters in our cities would pass up. And to ca
Jan 29, 2015 03:20 PM
Look up at the night sky. You will be amazed at the activity that goes on there. The beginning of a new year means a lot of work not just for astrologers but for astronomers too. So many things happen in space and we need to be a part of ...
Jan 30, 2015 03:54 AM
A new coins gallery will open at the famed Salar Jung Museum next month, displaying for the first time a rare collection ranging from the 3rd Century BC to the present times. Interestingly, the coins do not form part of Salarjung’s one-man collecti
Jan 30, 2015 12:00 AM
Admission details of students enrolling in I PU courses in the State in the coming academic year will be available online, even when they seek admissions in higher education institutions. The Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE) is introducing an
Slideshows
Jan 29, 2015 09:20 PM
Beating the Retreat ceremony was held on January 29 evening in Rajpath, New Delhi, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations in India. Photos by R.V.Moorthy
Jan 29, 2015 07:30 PM
One of the cannons dating back to the 18th century lying neglected at the Khammam Fort’s entrance tells the sorry state of affairs in maintaining structures of historical importance. The fort was originally equipped with 15 cannons to guard it from
Jan 29, 2015 05:33 PM
A sudden spurt of suspected swine flu cases has led to all Government-run hospitals in Hyderabad getting a large number of patients led by Fever Hospital in Hyderabad on Thursday. The Hindu photographer G. Ramakrishna compiles the activity at Fever Hospit
Jan 29, 2015 04:59 PM
The biggest and the richest race in the country – is scheduled to take place at the Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai on February 01, 2015. Ahead of the race, horses undergo rigorous training sessions in the morning which include a gallop around the t
Jan 29, 2015 03:15 PM
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