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Updated: Apr 18, 2015 12:07 PM
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who returned home two days back after a 56-day leave of absence, on Saturday met farmers here. Mr. Gandhi held discussions with farmers on the land bill. This was his first public interaction after his nearly two
Updated: Apr 18, 2015 01:04 PM
By providing a limited version of the internet, with pre-selected websites, as critics point out, includes Facebook as the centrepiece. This automatically omits a huge part of the internet. What’s internet.org? In a few developing countries, Fa
Updated: Apr 18, 2015 12:06 PM
A 17-year-old Kashmiri boy was killed and two others were wounded on Saturday morning in CRPF firing on protestors in Narbal area of Budgam. There were sporadic protests at several places on Saturday over the re-arrest of separatist leader Masarat Alam
Apr 18, 2015 01:39 PM
Yogendra Yadav questioned how the media knew the details of the show cause notice before he received it. Staring at an imminent expulsion from the party, AAP rebel Yogendra Yadav on Saturday lashed out at the party on social media for the show cause not
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President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated the centenary celebration of Patna High Court and underlined the glorious judicial history of it.The President also released a postal stamp on the occasion.While addressing the august gathering of judges a
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Tension prevailed in Bidar district government hospital after a 22-year-old pregnant women died.Angry relatives blocked the front gate and stopped vehicles from entering the hospital. Anita Rohan Kumar (22) of Sikenpur village in Bidar taluk was admitted
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Life in this district was normal. Shops, educational institutions, offices and shops were open. Buses, autorickshaws and private vehicles plied. The vegetable market in the old city, the grain market in Gandhi Gunj and the traditional Shah Gunj market did
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Grandmaster P. Harikrishna will be the driving force as a slightly depleted Indian team will take on some of the finest teams in the World Team Chess championship, in Tsaghkadzor.Harikrishna, the lone Indian in the top fifty of world ranking besides Viswa
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While Rajasthan Royals look to extend their winning streak, Chennai Super Kings are not far behind. IPL table-toppers Rajasthan Royals will look to extend their four-match winning streak when they take on an unbeaten Chennai Super Kings in their fifth ma
IPL 2015
Apr 18, 2015 01:11 PM
While Mumbai Indians is looking for a right comibination, RCB is the only team to be bowled out in this IPL. Pushed to the wall after four successive defeats, Mumbai Indians would look to bounce back when they take on a formidable Royal Challengers Bang
Apr 18, 2015 01:46 AM
Sunrisers Hyderabad clearly failed to live up to expectations and take advantage of playing at ‘home’ in Thursday’s match against Rajasthan Royals. But, it can still hope to redeem itself when it takes on Delhi Daredevils at the Dr. YSR
Apr 18, 2015 01:18 AM
Smith-McCullum opening salvo makes mockery of huge target Chennai Super Kings toyed with the Mumbai Indians’ bowling to march to its third consecutive win of IPL 2015. For the host, this was its fourth defeat in a row. The imposing Wankhede Stadium
Apr 18, 2015 01:51 AM
South African batsman Rilee Rossouw believes that competing in the IPL has helped him move past the heartbreaking semifinal loss in the recent ODI World Cup. The Proteas, perennial favourites, were edged out by New Zealand in a thrilling match that went t
Sport
Apr 18, 2015 02:27 AM
Viswanthan Anand let reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen off the hook and settled for a draw in the first round of the second Vugar Gashimov Memorial chess tournament, here on Friday. Capitalising on an unforced error by Carlsen, five-time world cham
Apr 18, 2015 02:26 AM
India advanced to the final of the BNP Paribas Federation Cup Asia-Oceania Group II tennis championship with a 2-0 verdict over Turkmenistan at the Sports Authority of Telangana State (SATS) Tennis complex here on Friday. In Saturday’s showdown for
Apr 18, 2015 02:23 AM
Haryana hammer thrower Ashish Jakhar, Tamil Nadu decathlete Rajesh and Maharashtra’s 1500m runner Durga Pramod Deore (Mah) 4:34.05s bettered national records in the 12th National youth athletics championship at Bambolim, Goa, on Friday, a day when f
Apr 18, 2015 02:22 AM
The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) received a double blow with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) handing it a suspension for an internal squabble and the Union Sports Ministry issuing a show cause notice over the alleged ‘poor conduct
Apr 18, 2015 02:20 AM
Pakistan’s off-spinning all-rounder Mohammed Hafeez, amid much secrecy, underwent ‘official’ testing on his modified bowling action at the ICC-accredited bio-mechanical centre at the Sri Ramachandra Institute of Sports sciences here rece
Opinion
Apr 18, 2015 12:07 AM
Pakistan continues to support terror across borders. It is time for the U.S. and India to unleash economic sanctions and coercive diplomacy. The release from detention of Lashkar-e-Taiba operations chief Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Pakistan’s failur
Apr 18, 2015 12:07 AM
Narendra Modi will soon complete a year in office. Is it time for Indian Muslims to let go of the past and give pragmatism a chance? Generally, whenever Muslim “leaders” go to meet the Prime Minister of the day, they carry a thick dossier of
Apr 18, 2015 12:07 AM
Barack Obama's accomplishments listed by the Nobel Committee will not match his recent, path-breaking moves towards Myanmar, Cuba and Iran. In 2009, when the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided that the Nobel Peace Prize was to be awarded to U.S. Presiden
Business
Apr 18, 2015 03:02 AM
Company’s office in Mumbai raided; Flipkart, Amazon also under FDA scanner. The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered a search of all the offices and warehouses of online retailer Snapdeal, following complaints that the company
Apr 17, 2015 11:42 PM
In a fresh crackdown on suspected tax evasion and laundering of black money through stock markets, regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Friday barred Mishka Finance and Trading and 128 other entities from the securities market. Whi
Apr 17, 2015 11:38 PM
The Securities and Exchange Board of India on Friday decided to allow a timeline of 18 months, to exclusively listed companies of de-recognised / non operational / exited stock exchanges to obtain listing on nation-wide stock exchanges. SEBI stated th
Apr 17, 2015 11:35 PM
Plans to ease the pressure on the railways on the one hand while improving fuel-supplies to power plants. A multi-modal system of transporting coal to the State-run power stations in the south, is being explored in a bid to ease the pressure on the rail
Apr 17, 2015 11:32 PM
Exports continue to fall, underscoring risks for growth prospects in Indian economy India’s trade deficit in March was the highest in four months, at $11.79 billion, as exports continued to fall, underscoring risks for growth prospects in Asia&#82
Features
Apr 17, 2015 07:19 PM
On April 10, 2014, I stepped into The Hindu’s MetroPlus office for the first time. The cosy room, with its soothing warm yellow lights, was a flurry of activity — phones were ringing off the hook, broadsheets were being passed around for approv
Apr 17, 2015 04:11 PM
Chennai emerges as India’s No. 1 greenhouse gas emitter in a study done among seven major cities. Poor city and building design is the main culprit. Chennai has another first to its credit. This time, for all the wrong reasons. A recent study in Re
Apr 17, 2015 03:50 PM
It is an advance warning mechanism of nature asking whether preparedness is in place to receive rain. They arrived most unexpectedly and lasted for a few days. April showers drenched the city with their summer rain. In one part of the city it rained 70 m
Apr 18, 2015 12:00 AM
The audience needs to have lot of patience to watch Male Nilluvavarege , with a tag line Beware of Rain, as it is dialogue driven thriller drama woven around an incident that takes place in one night. Though Male (rain) is being used as a metaphor for rom
Apr 17, 2015 09:37 PM
Abhirami is the name of the Goddess worshipped in the Tirukkadaiyur temple in Tamil Nadu. She had a devotee called Subramania Iyer, who was so preoccupied with thoughts of the Goddess that he never paid attention to anything else. Such was his obsessive bh
Slideshows
Apr 18, 2015 01:12 PM
Perhaps few other characters in Bengali fiction stir as much feelings in the young and the old alike as Feluda, the detective personality created by Satyajit Ray. Feluda who came to life through a story in a children’s magazine in 1965, ‘turns
Apr 17, 2015 05:23 PM
The week marked anniversaries of events, bad and worse - Seoul ferry disaster, Nigerian girls' abduction by Boko Haram militants and the Holocaust. There were reasons to cheer too. Tennis star Sania Mirza clinched the Worls No. 1 position in women doubles
Apr 16, 2015 05:30 PM
The unseasonal rains in Telangana during second week of April left many farmers at their wits with their crops getting damaged extensively. The Hindu lensmen across Telangana capture the devastation.
Apr 16, 2015 05:14 PM
The Bara Imambara in the city of Nawabs is a stunning example of the splendour of Mughal architecture. But in its grand halls also floats a tale of woe. Photos: Rajeev Bhatt
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