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Updated: Mar 1, 2015 05:59 PM
The PDP seems to have diluted its stand on controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) whereas the BJP has taken a complete U-turn on Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and both the parties have left open the issue of r
Updated: Mar 1, 2015 06:33 PM
Amidst rumblings of a crisis within the AAP, a letter by its “internal Lokpal” has pointed to the growth of two camps within the top leadership of the party due to an “abject breakdown in communication and mutual trust” and said it
Updated: Mar 1, 2015 10:56 AM
There were some big new developments in Saturday’s budget, but the stories emerged from the Budget’s fine print, not the speech in Parliament. 1. The biggest story of this Budget is a major change in the way the Union Government spends its m
Updated: Mar 1, 2015 04:12 PM
Former president Sharad Pawar failed to get a proposer from East zone, prompting the Maratha strongman to pull out of the race. Veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya is all set to return as BCCI president more than a decade after he last held t
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Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who has been tested positive for swine flu, was today flown to Mumbai by an air-ambulance from a private hospital here. “Sonam Kapoor, who was being treated at the Sterling hospital for swine flu infection has been ta
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At least two Afghan policemen were killed on Sunday when militants attacked their vehicle in Pakistan’s restive southwest Baluchistan province. The policemen were going to Quetta for medical treatment when attacked in Chaman district, a small Push
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South African city Durban is set to be the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) as the lone contender for the quadrennial, 71-member multisport event. The 600-page bid book will be handed to Commonwealth Games Federation officials during a bri
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Amid the raging row over Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks on Mother Teresa, RSS on Sunday reiterated its demand for an anti-conversion law to check the “rising incidents” of religious conversions in the country. Suhasrao Hiremath, the Akhil Bhara
Cricket World Cup 2015
Feb 28, 2015 11:16 PM
Ashwin helps himself to a first four-for; fifty for Rohit It lasted all of four hours, India strolling to a victory as untroubled as any it will ever register in the World Cup. In a contest that at no point resembled one, UAE puffed and panted en route t
Feb 28, 2015 10:17 PM
Starc almost puts Boult’s five-for in the shade; Williamson takes Kiwis past finish line with last man Boult Kane Williamson coolly struck a straight six to give New Zealand a one-wicket victory over Australia in a dramatic battle between the Worl
Feb 28, 2015 10:06 PM
India may not have been strained in its defeat of the UAE, a match that lasted only 50.2 overs, but M.S. Dhoni was pleased that his side had recorded a third straight World Cup win with the minimum of fuss.“You have to respect the opposition. Let&#82
Feb 28, 2015 10:12 PM
A.B. de Villiers is one of the most-intimidating cricketers in the world. South Africa need to capitalise on that and use it to their advantage. The man himself is naturally modest, humble, so the idea of ‘imposing’ himself and his r
Feb 28, 2015 10:20 PM
Australia captain Michael Clarke has disputed claims he made a tactical blunder in his use of bowlers. Australia was fighting its way back into the match, defending 151, and Mitchell Starc had taken three wickets in five balls when Clarke removed him fr
Mar 1, 2015 03:48 PM
Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura was helped off the field Sunday in the 24th over of their cricket World Cup Pool B encounter against Pakistan with a suspected torn quadricep.He will have a scan Monday to confirm the extent of the injury, reports ESPNcri
Mar 1, 2015 09:26 AM
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs in a Pool B match of the cricket World Cup at the Gabba on Sunday. Opting to bat, Pakistan scored 235 for seven and then bowled out Zimbabwe for 215 in 49.4 overs. Paceman Chatara (3-35) got ample movement and bounce
Mar 1, 2015 07:43 AM
Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne struck fluent centuries to help Sri Lanka outplay a hapless England by 9 wickets in a pool A ODI match of the cricket World Cup. Chasing 309 for a win at the Westpac Stadium, Sri Lanka looked comfortable from the v
Feb 28, 2015 10:01 PM
Lop-sided matches can sometimes take away the charm of the competition. United Arab Emirates (UAE) did promise in its first two fixtures, but may not have imagined such a rapid decline when pitted against a strong team like India. I did not expect an upset
Feb 28, 2015 01:04 PM
Kane Williamson clubbed a six from the first ball of the 24th over in an unbeaten innings of 45 which hoisted New Zealand to a one-wicket win over Australia in a breathless preliminary skirmish Saturday between the Cricket World Cup co-hosts. New Zealand
Budget 2015
Mar 1, 2015 06:05 PM
E-commerce transactions through websites and mobile apps based on ‘aggregator model’, including for cab services and online shopping, may turn expensive as those providing such services under their own brand are being brought under the service
Mar 1, 2015 06:03 PM
State-run oil firms including Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will invest over Rs. 76,565 crore on the project expansion during 2015-16, up 5 per cent over the previous fiscal.ONGC, the nation’s most profitable company, will see its capital expendit
Mar 1, 2015 03:49 PM
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money has welcomed the announcements made in the Budget to tackle menace of illegal funds and similar assets stashed abroad even as it cautioned that good results in this direction would come only after new la
Mar 1, 2015 08:35 AM
Unimpressed with hike in service tax and measures to incentivise manufacturing Industries in the State have welcomed the budget announcements, especially the proposal to implement Goods and Services Tax from next year. According to Ravi Sam, ch
Sport
Mar 1, 2015 01:20 AM
Glenn Murray netted twice to fire Crystal Palace to a 3-1 win over West Ham before he ended with a red carded at Upton Park on Saturday. Alan Pardew’s side swept into a three-goal lead as Murray opened the scoring in the first half and struck agai
Mar 1, 2015 01:18 AM
Force India finally rolled out its new car for the upcoming Formula One season, with only two more days remaining to get it up to speed. Driver Nico Hulkenberg took the new car, the Mercedes-powered VJMO8, for its maiden drive during testing at the Barc
Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM
It was a day of intense activity here on Saturday with BCCI members gearing up for Monday’s AGM. Nominations for the post of Board president will have to be filed before 4 p.m. on Sunday.With N. Srinivasan no longer in the race for the top post, many
Feb 28, 2015 10:42 PM
With N. Srinivasan no longer in the race for the top post, one from the trio of Jagmohan Dalmiya, Shivlal Yadav and Sanjay Patel is expected to become president. It was a day of intense activity here on Saturday with BCCI members gearing up for Monday&#
Opinion
Mar 1, 2015 02:19 AM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may just have managed to achieve what some of his predecessors attempted but failed. In a performance that is striking in its imaginative balance, Mr. Jaitley has deftly reconciled the interests of business and the markets on
Mar 1, 2015 12:19 AM
Budget making is a complex exercise, especially in a country like India. Therefore, the parameters to judge the annual budget are also many. For me, the arithmetic of the budget is the first. According to the statements made by the Prime Minister and the
Mar 1, 2015 12:18 AM
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in the general election last year was a dream come true. It could be forgiven for thinking that the historically high growth rates of 2008-10 were a reward for A.B. Vajpayee’s sage stewardship snatched away
Business
Mar 1, 2015 08:22 PM
Software services industry body NASSCOM on Sunday said its members are keen on partnering with the government for engaging in IT-led projects under six key areas including education, energy, food and governance. “We would like to partner with the
Mar 1, 2015 06:35 PM
The Coal Ministry today received 107 applications from PSUs like NTPC, SAIL, DVC and NLC for allocation of 43 coal blocks to be given to state-run firms.“107 applications were received for 43 coal blocks for allocation to government entities,”
Mar 1, 2015 06:11 PM
SpiceJet is offering promotional fares starting at Rs 1,999 for one-way all-inclusive for flights in and out of Hubballi. These fares will be applicable from March 1 to 30. Bookings are open now, a communiqué from the airline stated. SpiceJet has r
Mar 1, 2015 04:03 PM
Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, on Sunday said its fleet size will be increased to 20 by 2018, from five at present. Phee Teik Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara (Tata SIA) Airlines Ltd also said that the aviation in
Mar 1, 2015 03:45 PM
Jet fuel price was on Sunday hiked by a steep 8.2 per cent while the rates of non-subsidised LPG was increased by Rs. 5 per cylinder on firming international oil rates. The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, in Delhi was hiked by Rs. 3,8
Features
Mar 1, 2015 11:43 AM
Is the Censor Board being overzealous as it brings out a list of words that it wants deleted from movies? Parshathy J. Nath speaks to a few filmmakers to find out what they think What is the yardstick of choosing these people? There must be transparency
Mar 1, 2015 11:47 AM
Missing in action for some time, Nana Patekar says he wants to take it easy now Industry people say that if you are in Nana Patekar’s firing line, beware of his mood. Over the years the actor has mellowed down but his wry humour is still intact. Wh
Mar 1, 2015 11:58 AM
Will the Volkswagen’s new Jetta capture the market? As an auto journalist in India I am generally nonplussed. Reason? How a car is going to fare in the Indian market is largely unpredictable, given the structural changes the country’s automob
Mar 1, 2015 01:12 PM
Take Aptis, a computer-based test from British Council. The British Council launched Aptis, a computer-based English language proficiency test for teens, by conducting an inter-school challenge. Ten schools from Chennai took part and the finalists were p
Mar 1, 2015 01:10 PM
Students of Humanities at IIT Madras were exposed to some great minds reflecting on migration, at a recent conference. The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT-Madras hosts an academic conference every year. One of the few of its kind org
Slideshows
Mar 1, 2015 04:33 PM
The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in the Gaza Strip.
Feb 28, 2015 07:07 PM
It took just 2 minutes and 45 seconds to bring the donor heart from Begumpet airport to Yashoda Hospitals Secunderabad. With precise coordination, the traffic authorities and police made sure that the ambulance had a freeway by creating a Green Corridor o
Feb 28, 2015 03:51 PM
Dream come true for 38 children as they get to fly over Vijayapura Fastening his seatbelt and gazing through the window, 12-year-old Eshwar Hugar found it difficult to believe his eyes. “This is something that I never even imagined; I never though
Feb 28, 2015 01:28 PM
The Karnataka team is jubilant after winning the Ranji Trophy semifinals cricket match against Mumbai at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday. Tjhey won by 112 runs.
Feb 26, 2015 07:24 PM
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