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Updated: Mar 28, 2015 07:31 PM
While the official rankings will be out on Thursday, reigning champion Carolina Marin's India Open semifinal loss on Saturday made Saina Nehwal the first Indian woman to reach the top spot. Saina Nehwal on Saturday scripted history by becoming the first
Updated: Mar 28, 2015 07:28 PM
Amidst allegations of hooliganism, intimidation and the murder of democracy, the Aam Aadmi Party's national council (NC) on Saturday booted out founder members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the party's national executive. A process has now been
Updated: Mar 28, 2015 06:43 PM
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi asked to hold additional charge of Mizoram Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi, who has had a running feud with the Centre and even approached the Supreme Court against attempts to ease him out, was sacked on Saturda
Mar 28, 2015 08:38 PM
The meeting came on a day when farmers in Tamil Nadu called a day-long state-wide bandh to protest against Karnataka’s move to build a dam across the Cauvery in Mekedatu. Pressing the Centre to direct Karnataka government against going ahead with
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Biometric cards and readers are being used for the first time to discourage the kind of fraud that has marred previous votes. Nigerians turned out en masse to vote in a presidential election on Saturday that analysts say is too close to call between Pre
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A gargantuan clash of co-hosts is on the cards when New Zealand takes on Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
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A close aide of spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, on Saturday, claimed that the founder of the ‘Art of Living’ had received death threats in Malaysia from the Islamic State (IS) terror group. “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is touring some
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American multinational Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has announced that he will donate millions of dollars of his wealth to charity before he dies, a media report said on Saturday.Mr. Cook said he would leave his wealth, worth over $800 million,
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The Indian maintained 6-under over the first 8 holes, bogeyed three over the next six and finished birdie-birdie in the third round of Trophee Hassan II. Shiv Kapur made a dream start with four birdies in a row and then kept his foot on the accelerator,
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 28, 2015 07:36 PM
Between the two clashing 33-year-old captains, one is on the verge of retirement, the other possibly on the brink of history. The Cricket World Cup final on Sunday will feature the tournament co-hosts and traditional sports rivals Australia and New Zeal
Mar 28, 2015 11:39 AM
It will be the biggest day in the history of Trans-Tasman cricketing rivalry when four-time champions Australia will be pitted against a highly committed bunch from New Zealand in the final of the cricket World Cup at the iconic MCG in Melbourne on Sunday
Mar 28, 2015 12:06 PM
Australia's retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to put “skill over emotion” in their bid to down New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final, though his swan-song is sure to imbue the match with extra sentiment.Clarke ann
Mar 28, 2015 12:14 PM
As Brendon McCullum’s lineup approaches the Cricket World Cup final with an appearance of relaxed confidence, urged on by support from home and viewed with admiration around the world, it seems hard to believe that only two years ago the New Zealand
Mar 28, 2015 12:21 AM
There were cracks India had managed to paper over, but they were exposed in Sydney M.S. Dhoni did not so much as glance back after Glenn Maxwell’s pin-point throw had found the target. He jogged past the stumps and simply carried on without waitin
Mar 28, 2015 07:09 PM
Ailing from lymphoma, New Zealand legend and former skipper Martin Crowe on Saturday said the cricket World Cup final on Sunday could be the last cricket match he watches. The 52-year-old, who will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the New Ze
Mar 28, 2015 05:07 PM
An emotional New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Saturday wished terminally ill former skipper Martin Crowe, who is battling lymphoma, to “find peace in the time left for him“. Crowe had, in an emotional article for ESPNCricinfo, called
Mar 28, 2015 04:12 PM
The Indian World Cup team members, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli, arrived home from Australia in batches and left for their respective destinations, Cricket Board sources said. While Dhoni landed in Delhi, Kohli and
Mar 28, 2015 03:58 PM
In an autographed letter, the New Zealand captain has appealed to the bruised Indians looking to avenge India's loss to Australia. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has beseeched the cricket-crazy Indian fans to root for his team on Sunday at the Mel
Sport
Mar 28, 2015 08:14 PM
For the first time since it came into existence in 1950, the Basketball Federation of India got a woman as its president when Poonam Mahajan was unanimously elected as the head of this 65 year old federation — the governing and controlling body of b
Mar 28, 2015 07:56 PM
Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday reached her maiden women’s singles final of the $275,000 India Open Super Series by defeating Japan’s Yui Hashimoto in straight games at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here. Assured of becoming Worl
Mar 28, 2015 07:12 PM
Alaindair, who is in good shape, should win the R.W.I.T.C Ltd Turf Championship (Gr.3), the main attraction of Sunday’s (March 29) races here.Rails will be placed 7 metres away from its original point from 1600m to 1200m and 11 metres away from 800m
Mar 28, 2015 07:11 PM
Helping Hand shone when the horses were exercised here on Saturday (March 28) morning.Inner sand:800m: Mr. Gorgeous (Neeraj) 52, 600/39. Moved well. Charging Tigress (app), A chestnut filly (Sedgefield/Feona) (app) 52, 600/38. They were pushed and finishe
Opinion
Mar 28, 2015 02:31 AM
With his state visit to China just weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena appears to be trying to balance relations with the two countries that have the greatest influence in the island nation to
Mar 28, 2015 02:27 AM
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched Twitter Samvad, a service that allows people to receive tweets by government leaders and agencies as text messages over mobile phones, it was a striking testimony of how quickly the social media has evol
Mar 28, 2015 02:20 AM
Land-grabs for urban infrastructure and real estate are being promoted to bring investment and employment for a few, at the cost of lives and livelihoods of many Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claims that the Land Ordinance 2014 was promulgated to bring
Business
Mar 28, 2015 06:52 PM
Japanese investors remain ‘very positive’ about India, saying there is a big opportunity for placing ‘significant’ FDI if the country can sort out some of its tax issues, a top official of Japan’s financial services major Nom
Mar 28, 2015 05:15 PM
With higher interest rates in the US, the foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) are expected to be led away from the emerging markets such as India. India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $4.26 billion to $339.99 billion for the week ended Ma
Mar 28, 2015 05:06 PM
Investor Cyrus Vandrevala and hotelier Jasminder Singh were the prominent winners at an Asian Business Awards ceremony in London. Mr. Vandrevala, formerly a resident of Mumbai and co-founder of investment company Intrepid Capital Partners (ICP), received
Mar 28, 2015 04:57 PM
Russia has decided to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the latest country to sign up as the application deadline draws close, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Shuvalov said on Saturday.He made the announcement at the 2015 annual co
Mar 28, 2015 09:17 AM
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that the country should not focus on its economic growth rate only, reiterating China's push for a more sustainable, higher-quality expansion.Chinese leaders have announced an economic growth target of around 7
Features
Mar 28, 2015 04:49 PM
Reflections on Shashi Kapoor, recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2014. I’m not getting into the whole “does he deserve it?” debate, but the news about the Phalke filled me with a vague kind of happiness. There’s always be
Mar 28, 2015 08:36 PM
The one-way arrangement initiated at Mada Streets was not successful. It however succeeded in bringing the residents together Problems pertaining to a neighbourhood can bring its residents together.The one-way arrangement introduced on the Mada Stre
Mar 28, 2015 04:34 PM
…for reminding us of a forgotten bill and a cosmetic that we ought to forget. Many women in India are really mad and irritated with Sharad Yadav. The Rajya Sabha MP, who belongs to the Janata Dal (United), thinks nothing of drawing comparisons betw
Mar 28, 2015 08:38 PM
This library at Park Road has created an unusual lodging place for most of its 28,138 books There are good things to say about the government branch library at Park Road in Anna Nagar West Extension. And then, there are bad things. Good things, first. Th
Mar 28, 2015 08:33 PM
Every day we come across incidents where a woman is physically or sexually assaulted. Violence against women exists in every society and research supports the view that it begins at home. The assaulter shows his traits at an early age. According to Sensei
Slideshows
Mar 28, 2015 06:20 PM
Scenes from the sets of Salaiyoram with a cast of Raj, Serena, Pandiarajan and Singampuli. Genre: Romance drama Director: K.Murthy Kannan Cinematographer: Dinesh Srinivasan Producer: Smiley Productions
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.
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