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Updated: Feb 27, 2015 04:17 AM
The Modi government’s first Railway Budget proposes no new trains and leaves fares untouched, but promises to make travel easier and safer Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, presenting the Narendra Modi government’s first full-year Railway Budg
Updated: Feb 27, 2015 02:37 AM
Jaitley makes frontal attack on Congress A day after Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari sought to make out a case for the government’s land ordinance at a press briefing, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made a spirited defence of the land refo
Feb 26, 2015 11:49 PM
Delay in NOC forces Cola giant to drop manufacturing line proposed at Varanasi plant Low ease of doing business has cost Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi, a manufacturing line of Coca Cola’s largest bottling partner in I
Feb 27, 2015 02:28 AM
Announcement expected at the AICC special session Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday remained non-committal about the possibility of her son Rahul Gandhi taking over as the party chief, telling reporters “you will come to know when it hap
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All eyes will be on the duel between Gayle and Steyn Fresh from a Chris Gayle power show that took it to its second win in the World Cup, a buoyant West Indies will now take on South Africa, which is still licking its wounds after the 130-run hammering
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Street brawls can be ugly. Not always though! If a David gets the better of a bully of a Goliath, there’s a distinct joy in cheering the underdog. This World Cup has thrown up some exciting cricket from the minnows. Way back in ’75 & &#8217
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Andy Murray’s February torment deepened on Thursday after he lost 6-1, 6-3 to 18-year-old Croatian tyro Borna Coric in the quarterfinals of the ATP Dubai Open. Novak Djokovic also made the last four after thumping Turkey’s Marsel Ilhan 6-1,
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India’s Ashwini Ponnappa and partner Vladimir Ivanov bowed out of the German Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament losing to third seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock 21-19, 21-15 here on Thursday. On Wednesday, Arvind Bhat and the doubles duo of
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One of cricket’s foremost bio-mechanical experts talks about suspect actions and chucking For some 20 years now, Daryl Foster has manned cricket's primary help-desk for suspect bowling actions. Foster's work in the area began in 1995 with Muttiah
Cricket World Cup 2015
Feb 27, 2015 02:45 AM
Whatever the popularity of the UAE cricket team may be in its own land, it is assured of support from two households in Kerala and Maharashtra when it meets India in Perth on Saturday. Krishna Chandran Karate and Swapnil Patil moved to the UAE for a new l
Feb 26, 2015 04:58 PM
Tillakaratne Dilshan hit an unbeaten century and claimed two wickets as Sri Lanka finally looked like a World Cup contender with a 92-run victory over a sloppy Bangladesh on Thursday in a Pool A game. Dilshan made 161, his third World Cup century, while K
Feb 26, 2015 01:53 PM
Top-order batsman Samiullah Shenwari struck a gritty 96 to pave the way for Afghanistan’s historic one-wicket win against Scotland in a nail-bitting Pool A match of the cricket World Cup, here on Thursday.Chasing 211 for a win at the University Oval
Feb 26, 2015 07:45 PM
The three figure mark is such a coveted figure in cricket; so much so that batsmen tend to become nervous once they get into the 90s. Not so much in limited over internationals, though. There were 521 instances from 3,613 ODI matches of batsmen remainin
Feb 26, 2015 05:19 PM
Dilshan made 161, his third World Cup century, while Kumar Sangakkara marked his 400th one-day international with a quick-fire 105 not out in a 210-run partnership. Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka by 92-runs.
Feb 26, 2015 04:31 PM
The most anticipated clash of the cricket World Cup created Indian television history as 288 million viewers tuned in to watch the defending champions take on Pakistan on February 15 in Adelaide. The game, which the Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side com
Feb 26, 2015 04:20 PM
Chris Gayle’s stunning double century against Zimbabwe and A.B. de Villiers relatively modest performance against India have prompted a re-think of Friday’s South Africa vs. West Indies World Cup clash. South Africa entered the tournament as a
Feb 26, 2015 03:53 PM
For a large part of Afghanistan's successful run chase against Scotland on Thursday, Samiullah Shenwari hardly looked like the man to see them to victory.The 28-year-old right hander, a former leg-spinner whose batting has propelled him up the order, was s
Budget 2015
Feb 27, 2015 02:05 AM
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s maiden budget offers a lot of hope to the IT and telecom sectors as the Ministry taps technology to enhance the efficiency of the rail sector.Some of the measures he announced are 24X7 helpline number 138 and toll-fr
Feb 27, 2015 02:04 AM
The Railway Budget on Thursday received a mixed response from Mumbai’s commuters and political parties as no big ticket announcements were made, but the impetus to the third phase of Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) stuck since 2011, absence of
Feb 27, 2015 02:02 AM
The eagerly awaited cyber interaction was delayed by 50 minutes While Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s cyber interaction with citizens — a YouTube talkathon organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting — was a smart and no
Feb 27, 2015 02:01 AM
Railway passengers soon will be able to book your rail ticket four months in advance instead of two months at present. In his Railway budget speech in Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said advance reservation period has been extende
Sport
Feb 27, 2015 02:33 AM
Hammer thrower Harvender Singh Dagar has been suspended for eight years for a second anti-doping rule violation.Dagar, who had been handed a two-year suspension by a National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (NADDP) in September 2012 for testing positive fo
Feb 27, 2015 02:27 AM
Karnataka scores 286 in the second innings to set a target of 445 If Mumbai lasted a mere 15.3 overs on Wednesday, the visitors gave a relatively better display of their batting acumen on Thursday.In remaining 61 for no loss in its second innings at clo
Feb 27, 2015 02:26 AM
Mumbai all-rounder Abhishek Nayar, who suffered a head-injury during the course of the Ranji Trophy semifinals here against Karnataka, has been ruled out of cricket for two weeks. Referring to Nayar’s present condition, Hosmat Hospital’s head
Feb 27, 2015 02:25 AM
D.Y. Patil ‘A’ defeated Bengaluru-based Canara Bank by nine wickets in a Group D league match of the 11th All-India Dr. D.Y. Patil T20 Cup at Nerul on Thursday. Canara Bank mustered 144 for seven with contributions from Mayank Agarwal, K.B
Opinion
Feb 27, 2015 01:47 AM
Perceptions of public safety in India are not driven by urbanisation per se; rather, these are likely driven by the infrastructure and amenities associated with the largest cities in India One of the most important functions of a modern state is to prov
Feb 27, 2015 01:35 AM
The rise of the Aam Aadmi Party is part of a global protest against the rapid growth of urbanisation and accompanying inequality It is an important point now in Indian politics with the stupendous emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi: the ruling par
Feb 27, 2015 01:23 AM
The battle against the poaching that kills a rhino every seven hours in South Africa has acquired a new weapon: women.The Black Mambas are all young women from local communities, and they patrol inside the Greater Kruger National Park u
Business
Feb 27, 2015 02:06 AM
Done to rationalise tariff on different set of commodities: Prabhu Though there was no increase in passenger fares, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has proposed hike in freight rates for select commodities.The freight rate for coal transport will increase
Feb 27, 2015 01:39 AM
All India Progressive Women’s Association describes the move as intrusive Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s initiative to install surveillance cameras on a pilot basis in select coaches and ladies’ compartments, aimed at strengthening s
Feb 27, 2015 01:25 AM
West Bengal Chief Minister and former Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee described the proposals mooted in the Railway Budget 2015 as an attempt to fool the people. “They have already hiked the rail fares after coming to power. With the decrease in
Feb 27, 2015 01:18 AM
‘Some of the projects are affected by encroachments’ The budget allocation for the existing Metro railway services as well as the pending Metro projects in West Bengal has been hiked by Rs. 40 crore in the 2015 Railway Budget, senior Railway
Feb 27, 2015 01:14 AM
The government’s heart is with the elite, not the poor: Congress The Bharatiya Janata Party has been quick to pat itself on the back for announcing a Railway Budget that has not spelt a hike in fares, and claims to lead the railways on the path of
Features
Feb 26, 2015 06:55 PM
Prof. George Michell’s presentation made a case for why the art of the Early Chalukyas at Badami and Pattadakal needs to be recognised and studied Forty nine years ago, a 21-year-old architecture student from Melbourne travelled to India and someho
Feb 26, 2015 06:30 PM
The world’s first telephone call was made on March 10, 1876. Alexander Graham Bell called his assistant Watson on the ‘phone’. Melville and Alexander were brothers. Their father used to teach hearing and speech impaired children to comm
Feb 25, 2015 05:40 PM
Academic and award-winning playwright John Mathew is writing a play on Uthram Thirunal, a monarch of erstwhile Travancore John Mathew (“spelt with a single ‘T’”) redefines the word versatility. John enjoys blurring the lines betw
Feb 26, 2015 09:33 PM
Maricha’s experience of Rama is exceptional. Though a rakshasa, Maricha is not only fully aware of Rama’s extraordinary valour that he had occasion to witness first-hand, but also precisely enlightened about Rama’s commitment to dharma, p
Feb 26, 2015 08:40 PM
Historian Chitra Madhavan spoke of the architectural uniqueness of the Hoysala temples. The Hoysala temples at Belur and Halebid in Karnataka, were the focus of an illustrated lecture at the C.P. Arts Centre. The photographs used were taken by G. S. Ses
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Feb 26, 2015 07:24 PM
A selection of headlines from The Hindu's archives related to the Union Budget.
Feb 26, 2015 02:59 PM
Afghanistan opened its account in World Cup with its historic one-wicket win against Scotland in a nail-bitting Pool A match.
Feb 26, 2015 08:23 AM
Coach facility, new trains part of the demand On the eve of the presentation of the Railway Budget, the Thanjavur District Rail Users’ Association has put forward its wish list to the railway ministry. Allocation of more funds for better amenities
Feb 25, 2015 06:24 PM
Workers carryingout repairs to Visakhapatnam District Collector's Office, as it was damaged in Cyclone Hudhud in 2014 October. The majestic heritage building was designed and built by Dutch engineering company Gannon Dunkerly in 1865 and completed by 1914
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