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Updated: Jan 29, 2015 03:30 PM
A public security official in the Alpes-Maritimes region, said that the boy declared “I am with the terrorists” and refused to take part in the national minute of silence for victims. An eight-year-old boy from the south of France who claime
Updated: Jan 29, 2015 03:28 PM
The State Lokayukta had recommended disqualification of BJP‘s Bajrang Bahadur Singh and BSP’s Uma Shankar Singh as they had been found working as contractors even after their election. Uttar Pradesh MLAs Bajrang Bahadur Singh of the BJP and
Updated: Jan 29, 2015 03:17 PM
Mr. Jaishankar’s predecessor Sujatha Singh was not present when he took charge. S. Jaishankar on Thursday took charge as Foreign Secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh whose tenure was abruptly “curtailed” late on Wednesday night. &#8220
Updated: Jan 29, 2015 10:36 AM
Arvind Kejriwal will move the High Court against the Election Commission (EC) order directing him to desist from commenting on the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress allegedly distributing money to voters. An Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson said, “W
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Taking a hard look at President Barack Obama’s visit to India, a section of the Chinese state media is calling it a journey that was “symbolic than pragmatic,” which would fail to bridge vast differences between the two countries o
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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi came down on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal during his Delhi Assmbly poll campaign. Criticising Mr. Modi for his failure to bring back black money, Mr. Gandhi asked voters,“ Modiji
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YSR Congress President and Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and former Karnataka BJP Minister Gali Janardhan Reddy, who was released from jail in Bengaluru a few days ago, appeared in cases against them in a special SB
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Following the recommendations of the parliamentary standing committee on labour, the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) has prepared a revised draft of Factories Act (Amendment) Bill 2014. The revised draft is expected to submitted to the Minister
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The office of the National Highways Authority of India at Kalamassery here on Thursday was vandalized by unidentified miscreants claiming to be affiliated to the Communist Party of India (Maoist).In an attack similar to that at the office of Nitta Gelatin
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Jan 29, 2015 09:21 AM
Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday addressed public meetings at three Assembly constituencies to garner support for the BJP candidates. The BJP leader moved from one gathering to another in what seemed to be a neatly-managed busy schedule
Jan 29, 2015 09:20 AM
A day after it was added to the party’s checklist of promises to the people of poll-bound Delhi, the Congress on Wednesday meticulously detailed its ambition to provide a ‘roof over every head’ at a press conference here.The face of the
Jan 29, 2015 09:18 AM
Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashish Khetan has said that an investigation by his party has revealed that the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) has found that over 200 acres of land in Delhi is currently vacant. The party now plans to use this non-uti
Jan 29, 2015 08:39 AM
Over 65 per cent of the Aam Aadmi Party’s candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections are graduates, the highest number among the top three parties contesting the polls. However, when it comes to fielding postgraduates, the Bharatiya Janata Party lea
Cricket World Cup 2015
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 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
Jan 29, 2015 04:12 AM
There’s little place in one-day cricket today for those who can’t field or run between the wickets Michael Lewis’s best-seller, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, published in 2003, had as its premise how long held convention
Jan 29, 2015 04:06 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... 7. PERTH Wild Wild West It is Australia’s fourth most populous city, and t
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 03:39 AM
Rahul Dravid has come out in support of the beleaguered India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan. “He’s earned the right for people to be patient with him in limited-overs cricket. His performance in the last one half years has been very good.. &#8
Jan 29, 2015 03:34 AM
Former India off-spinner and now HCA president Arshad Ayub, delighted at being named as the manager of the Indian team for the 2015 World Cup, said form and reputation don’t count that much in a World Cup.“What matters is how well you respond t
Jan 28, 2015 07:40 PM
The ICC Board on Wednesday approved that Afghanistan and Ireland will join the 10 full members in the rankings-based qualification system for the ICC cricket World Cup 2019.The top eight-ranked sides on the ICC ODI Team Rankings as on September 30, 2017 wi
Jan 28, 2015 05:26 PM
A look at the World Cup-winning captains over the years.
Sport
Jan 29, 2015 02:29 PM
An under-fire India will be hoping to get their act together in the virtual semifinal against a better-placed England in the final league match of the cricket tri-series, in Perth on Friday.Lucky to share two points with Australia, who are awaiting their
Jan 29, 2015 02:19 PM
To reach No.1, Sharapova needed to win the title as well as have Williams fail to reach the final. Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will remain No. 1 and No. 2 in the WTA rankings regardless of who wins the Australian Open final on Saturday. To rea
Jan 29, 2015 02:00 PM
In a major breakthrough, the ICC has allowed Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir to return to domestic cricket early from his five-year ban for involvement in spot-fixing.Amir (22) was jailed for six months and banned for his part in a spot-fixing scam dur
Jan 29, 2015 12:20 PM
The 22-year-old can return to domestic cricket immediately even though his five year ban would expire on September 2 Banned Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has received an early reprieve for a return to domestic cricket following his cooperation with
Jan 29, 2015 11:52 AM
In a bid to put more work on their new car, Sahara Force India have decided to skip the opening test session of the new Formula One season in Jerez from Sunday. The Silverstone-based team had planned to run its 2014 car with some 2015 parts at the four-da
Opinion
Jan 29, 2015 02:43 AM
The Obama visit is so overwhelming a development that it has hardly evoked dissent. Not since India signed the peace and friendship treaty with the Soviet Union has New Delhi aligned itself so closely with a great power. Anti-Americanism, once the convent
Jan 29, 2015 02:53 AM
On its 66th Republic Day, during a mighty parade in the national capital, India showcased “woman power” with all-women contingents of the three Services for the first time. A day earlier, Wing Commander Pooja Thakur became the first woman to l
Jan 29, 2015 02:48 AM
Occupational and geographic mobility across the region are bridging income and consumption-related disparities, says the World Bank report, ‘Addressing Inequality in South Asia’. The findings accordingly underscore the role of urbanisation and
Business
Jan 29, 2015 03:19 PM
Online restaurant search platform Zomato has acquired Turkey’s popular eatery search service Mekanist, said a company statement on Thursday.Zomato’s restaurant coverage will increase from about 27,500 restaurants in Istanbul and Ankara to more
Jan 29, 2015 02:42 PM
After Wednesday’s rebound, gold lost its sheen with prices falling by Rs.120 to Rs. 28,300 per ten grams at the bullion market Thursday owing to slackened demand at prevailing levels amid weak global cues. Silver also dropped by Rs. 420 to Rs. 39,10
Jan 29, 2015 10:10 AM
The rupee fell by seven paise to 61.48 against the dollar in early trade on Thursday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to appreciation of the Greenback against other currencies overseas.Dealers attributed the fall to the dollar’s gains against o
Jan 29, 2015 10:10 AM
The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 152 points in early trade on Thursday as participants locked-in gains in bluechip stocks amid caution in view of monthly expiry in the derivatives segment. Besides, profit-booking in with stocks of metals, PSU, banking,
Jan 29, 2015 08:58 AM
Maharashtra government will launch the country’s first ‘Digital Identity’ project for individual benefit schemes like Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG, in collaboration with Microsoft India. The announcement followed a meeting between
Features
Jan 28, 2015 08:01 PM
Here’s what you can expect to see at The Hindu Chennai-Pondy Heritage Car Rally The cars headed for Puducherry illustrate the march of automobile technology. Some signify its baby steps, some others its giant strides.Here’s what
Jan 28, 2015 08:10 PM
This weekend, prepare to chuckle till you buckle as Phoenix market city presents ‘Laugh Ok Please’, a three-day comedy festival featuring 12 comedians from around the country. It’s time for lights, camera and… comedy! This weeken
Jan 28, 2015 07:04 PM
A recent seminar at the Aligarh Muslim University highlighted the contribution of its alumni, including that of Raja Mahendra Pratap, in India’s freedom struggle. Did an academic institution of longstanding — currently being pilloried, throug
Jan 29, 2015 03:45 PM
Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi is a name synonymous with Karnatik music. Aptly called Suswaralakshmi by the great Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, her voice continues to fill the hearts of millions of people around the world. Brining more cheer to her ardent admirers, NCPA in
Jan 29, 2015 03:45 PM
Coretta Scott King was a prominent figure in the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. On January 30, 2006, the world lost yet another fighter. She was an author, an activist, a fighter and a civil rights leader. Coretta Scott King, wif
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Kondapalli Sheshagiri Rao is a renowned Indian artist and his paintings adorn many prominent places in different countries. Years ago, he was commissioned by the united Andhra Pradesh Government to create "Telugu Talli". An exhibition of his works was ina
Jan 27, 2015 07:25 PM
Jaggery-making is no more an exclusive activity of the farmers in the plains. The revenue-generating activity has reached Darakonda in the Tribals-inhabited Agency mandal of Visakhapatnam District. The area was known for dominance of naxalites. The Hindu
Jan 26, 2015 07:37 PM
The Republic Day Parade at the hallowed Rajpath this year was historic as it played host to an American President for the first time. There were other firsts -- such as the 7-layered security ring around the venue and show of women power through an all-wo
Jan 26, 2015 06:29 PM
Governor Vajubhai R. Vala unfurled the tri-colour at the 66th Republic Day celebrations at Manekshaw Parade Grounds in Bengaluru. Here are a few glimpses from the event. Photos by: V. Sreenivasa Murthy.
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