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Updated: Jan 29, 2015 07:22 PM
The party will pose five questions a day to Kejriwal till February 5, the last day of electioneering. The BJP on Thursday decided to put its campaign for Delhi Assembly polls in top gear by fielding several of its frontline leaders and targeting AAP chi
Updated: Jan 29, 2015 07:24 PM
The Hindutva outfit is in touch with saints and temple trusts across the country for the purpose. Don't be surprised if you come across a statue of Nathuram Godse, the killer of the Mahatma Gandhi, in the temple in your vicinity. After its attempt to in
Updated: Jan 29, 2015 07:23 PM
A behind-the-scenes look at the new Foreign Secretary’s career shows he is not one to be swayed by public discourse, but is all for measured responses Shortly before he left for Washington to assume responsibilities as Ambassador, Dr. S. Jaishankar
Updated: Jan 29, 2015 07:14 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
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The programme, offered free, will give access to high quality, IIT-style education to Indian students in Indian languages. In a step that could significantly push the bar for quality online education in the country, IIT Bombay has embarked on a commenda
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Of the total number of active daily users, 745 million (84 per cent) logged in to Facebook through mobile devices. Facebook has exceeded analysts’ predictions with annual results of double the net profit posted by the company a year earlier &#8212
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Uttar Pradesh Wizards trounced Kalinga Lancers 5-1 to register their first win in the third edition of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) in Lucknow on Thursday.V.R. Raghunath (5th minute) opened the scoring for UP Wizards from a penalty corner, while the
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The eminent singer and theatre director was recently awarded the Padma Shri on Republic day for his contribution to the arts. Eminent singer and theatre director Shekhar Sen has been appointed the new chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the country's
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Veteran Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara on Thursday went past Adam Gilchrist here as he effected maximum number (474) of dismissals as a wicketkeeper.The 37-year-old Sangakkara was already the joint highest with Australian Gilchrist before this game,
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Jan 29, 2015 04:07 PM
If elected, Congress will give permanent employment to contract workers, he says. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying while he failed to deliver on his much tom-tommed promise of bringing
Jan 29, 2015 09:50 AM
Arvind Kejriwal will move the High Court against the Election Commission (EC) order directing him to desist from commenting on BJP and Congress allegedly distributing money to voters. A spokesperson of the party said that, “We will move the High C
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
Cricket World Cup 2015
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 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 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 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 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
Sport
Jan 29, 2015 07:04 PM
Jaypee Punjab Warriors will be without the services of its experienced midfielder Mark Knowles against Delhi Waveriders on Friday after the Australian was handed a one-match suspension for breaching the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) Code of Conduct.The D
Jan 29, 2015 05:59 PM
The 220-acre huge grassy patch of land of the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) referred to as the lungs of the city, is also the location for horse racing, where some horses, jockeys and trainers have become legends. The Indian Derby — run in t
Jan 29, 2015 05:58 PM
Highly Regarded runs with a good chance in the Bangalore Turf Club Trophy (1,200m), the star event of the races to be held here on Friday (Jan. 30). KABUL PLATE (1,000m), rated 60 to 85, 1-00 p.m.: 1. Supreme Regime (5) Md. Hesnain 62.5, 2. Pocket Rocket
Jan 29, 2015 05:57 PM
Andy Murray advanced to his fourth Australian Open final and a chance to win his third Grand Slam title with a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semifinal win over Tomas Berdych on Thursday.Murray broke Berdych’s serve in the 11th game of the final set and cli
Jan 29, 2015 05:56 PM
Mr M.A.M.Ramaswamy’s Smart Strider (Ross up) won the Brindavanam Plate, the main event of the races held here on Thursday. R.Foley trains the winner.1. BRINDAVANAM PLATE (1,000m), rated 100 & above: Smart Strider (Ross) 1, Adorable Choice (N.Rup
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 08:07 PM
In volatile trade Thursday, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed 123 points or 0.41 percent up, as investors were cautious after the US Fed assessed a strong economic recovery in the US.Profit-booking took a toll on the 30-scrip Sensitive I
Jan 29, 2015 07:20 PM
Telecom stocks on Thursday fell up to 4 per cent after the government fixed a higher base price for 3G spectrum auction at Rs. 3,705 crore per mega hertz. Shares of Idea Cellular fell by 3.92 per cent to end at Rs. 159.50 on the BSE. During the day, the ...
Jan 29, 2015 07:12 PM
Motorola which sells devices in India through e-commerce major Flipkart, currently sells three handsets in the country - Moto E, Moto G and Moto X in the market, beside a smartwatch, Moto 360. Motorola, the first company to take the online rou
Jan 29, 2015 06:39 PM
UK’s development finance institution CDC has announced that it will make a direct investment of $25 million in Pristine Logistics which is developing, constructing and operating Greenfield rail freight terminals across northern, central and eastern
Jan 29, 2015 06:28 PM
Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) on Thursday reported a net profit of Rs 1,425.49 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2014, a growth of 12 per cent compared to Rs 1277.71 crore in the corresponding period of previous year. For
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 08:08 PM
Medicine Corner, Wellcome Collection’s project on India’s healthcare, gets a boost thanks to BLOT’s audio-visuals on street ‘doctors’ In many Tamil films, a small but significant (usually comedy) role belongs to the roadside
Jan 29, 2015 08:07 PM
In days of old, 45 lakh people visited Numaish and everyone but everyone went at least thrice. First to check it out, then to go shopping and finally to hang out and eat. Numaish was a piece of our lives and today? First and foremost it was called the A
Slideshows
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
Jan 28, 2015 05:26 PM
A look at the World Cup-winning captains over the years.
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