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Updated: Apr 20, 2015 01:12 AM
Kisan rally launches Congress campaign. With Rahul Gandhi back from his nearly two-month sabbatical, the Congress on Sunday declared an all-out war against the NDA government for its “anti-farmer and pro-industrialist policies” at a farmers&
Apr 20, 2015 01:10 AM
History is too important to be left to politicians, says Prof. Bhattacharya Differences in approach to historical research triggered the recent resignation of historian Sabyasachi Bhattacharya as Chief Editor of Indian Historical Review, a journal publi
Updated: Apr 19, 2015 11:46 PM
Royal Challengers downed at Chinnaswamy by 18 runs. In another high-scoring thriller that saw a late rearguard blitz from David Wiese and Iqbal Abdulla, Mumbai Indians had enough in the bank to defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore at their home ground. At
Updated: Apr 20, 2015 01:11 AM
Party averts contest after Ramachandran Pillai withdraws from race. Rajya Sabha member Sitaram Yechury was elected the fifth general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday after it became evident that his supporters in the newly e
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Mumbai Indians put in their best performance so far to chalk up their first win in five matches of the 2015 Indian Premier League T20 tournament as they defeated a fighting Royal Challengers Bangalore by 18 runs here on Sunday. Playing with a positive i
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Barring some self-laudatory comments of a few politicians, the rest of the world is not convinced of the sudden previously undiscovered growth statistics. In January, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) revised its GDP growth estimates scaling them up by
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Opener Tamim Iqbal struck his second consecutive century as Bangladesh clinched the series with a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second one-day international on Sunday. Tamim followed up his 132 with an unbeaten 116 his sixth ODI century to s
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Even when Novak Djokovic doesn’t play very well, he manages to win titles. Despite hitting 38 unforced errors in a back-and forth match, the top-ranked Serb won the first big clay-court tournament of the season with a 7—5, 4—6, 6&#8212
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Most young men in Kabul seem to know the expression, ‘With a wedding every night, there is no need to go hungry.’ When Shafiqullah walked into his wedding celebration, he was surprised to find 600 extra people in the room, none of whom he rec
IPL 2015
Apr 19, 2015 08:29 PM
Dhoni said that his 37-ball knock was a tad too slow, which allowed RR to register their fifth straight win of the season. Taking Chennai Super Kings’ first loss this season in his stride, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that he wasted a lot
Apr 19, 2015 10:24 PM
"We were totally outplayed in all departments, and that comes as a surprise to us because we were playing well" Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming was clearly surprised by his team’s meek display against Rajasthan Royals. “It’s
Apr 19, 2015 10:29 PM
Shane Watson who played a stellar role as captain and batsman in his team’s easy win said he took the call on Saturday night to play against the Chennai Super Kings.“I got through training well yesterday; it was nice to be able to come back an
Apr 19, 2015 12:12 AM
One of the many consequences of being part of a poor run is that every decision made can come under fire. Mumbai Indians, winless after four matches, currently faces criticism for its constant batting-order changes. Three opening pairs, captain Rohit Sharm
Sport
Apr 20, 2015 12:12 AM
Chhurim is the first woman to climb the 8,850-metre Everest summit twice in a week. Chhurim Sherpa began her journey for a third ascent to Mount Everest on Sunday but this time some odd items were also part of her climbing gear. Chhurim, who is the fi
Apr 19, 2015 11:23 PM
With two wins in four games, Delhi Daredevils may currently be fourth on the points table but captain J-P. Duminy is confident of the team gathering momentum in the next four games.“We know we made a few errors, but we found a way to get the two poi
Apr 19, 2015 11:21 PM
Much can happen in a week in the Indian Premier League. Last Sunday, Delhi Daredevils was licking its wounds after equalling the dubious record of 11 successive defeats in the competition. But back-to-back triumphs over Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyder
Apr 19, 2015 10:12 PM
Watson-Rahane opening stand makes it a no contest The expected tussle between the top-end teams in the Pepsi-IPL-8 did not take place as Rajasthan Royals dominated the match and scored a thumping eight-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) here on S
Opinion
Apr 20, 2015 01:22 AM
The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 gives ample time for N. Chandrababu Naidu to concentrate on the larger issues that confront Andhra Pradesh rather than be bogged down by the issue of land for the capital, which seems to be the case now. I hav
Apr 20, 2015 01:10 AM
The election of Sitaram Yechury as the general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was seen as the inevitable elevation of a prominent and familiar leading figure representing the Left in the parliamentary arena. The 62-year-old Mr. Yechur
Apr 20, 2015 01:02 AM
A committee set up by the Union government to look into the provisions of the Official Secrets Act, 1923 (OSA) in light of the Right to Information Act, 2005, had its first meeting recently. This marks a step in making a transition from a secrecy regime t
Business
Apr 20, 2015 12:10 AM
Perfect competition as articulated in the classical economic sense is a non-existent theoretical possibility. Net Neutrality is the new hot subject. Simply put, it means giving equal treatment to all traffic on the Net by Internet service providers. The
Apr 19, 2015 07:12 PM
‘We support open Internet and consumers should decide what to do online’, it says The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), whose members have been at the receiving end of the Net neutrality campaign, on Sunday called for a debate
Apr 19, 2015 11:07 AM
Maruti Suzuki India continued its hold on the country’s car market in 2014-15 with its models Alto, Swift, Dzire and WagonR retaining the top four positions. According to a data by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Maruti&#821
Apr 19, 2015 10:51 AM
This is the fourth consecutive quarter of share purchase by LIC in the software services firm. State-owned life insurer LIC has shored up its stake in Infosys to 4.81 per cent, purchasing shares worth over Rs 300 crore in the January-March quarter. This
Apr 19, 2015 12:01 AM
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spoke to The Hindu’s Puja Mehra in Washington on the state of the economy, on his plans for economic reforms, including the politically thorny issue of land acquisition amendments, the vexatious saffron bullying b
Features
Apr 19, 2015 04:16 PM
The inaugural ceremony of Kalyan Jewellers had music, glamour and more. All roads led to T. Nagar on Friday morning. The inauguration of the Kalyan Jewellers showroom, described as the world’s largest, saw not just the coming together of leading fi
Apr 19, 2015 06:19 PM
Online learning and its pedagogy have to be engineered in a specific manner to meet the aspirations of a range of learners. States of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh see a strange conundrum. While almost all students who complete class XII and all those wh
Apr 19, 2015 06:31 PM
Scrapping the age limit for the CLAT is the best thing that has happened to NLUs in a while. The Common Law Admission Test this year comes with a change. The upper age limit of 20 years for applying to the undergraduate programmes in the National Law Sch
Apr 20, 2015 12:09 AM
An animated book series on Indian war heroes will be adapted for the small screen, say its authors, Major-General G.D. Bakshi and his son, Aditya Bakshi. War Heroes of India, which was earlier published as a series of graphic novels and comic books, wil
Apr 19, 2015 11:28 PM
The National Hindu Movement (NHM), an umbrella organisation for Hindu rightwing groups, held demonstrations in Ponda in Central Goa on Sunday and urged the Hindu parents not to deprive their children of Hindu culture by admitting them in convent schools.I
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Apr 19, 2015 09:34 PM
As the crises in the Middle-east intensify, migrants have been pouring into the nearby Mediterranean in search of a better life. Thousands from areas like Syria, Libya, Iraq and West Africa have left their homes, belongings and livelihoods to embark on po
Apr 19, 2015 01:06 PM
As the CPI-M is all set to elect a new general secretary replacing Prakash Karat who steps down after three terms, here is a profile of prominent members from the party.
Apr 18, 2015 03:04 PM
Passengers were stranded as bus stands and the streets wore a deserted look during the Karnataka bandh on Saturday. Some scenes from Bengaluru and Mysuru.
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
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