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Updated: Mar 29, 2015 09:29 AM
While Australia has won the title four times, New Zealand is making a debut in the finals. New Zealand has won the toss and elected to bat first against Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 finals. New Zealand MJ Guptill, BB McCullum, KS Will
Updated: Mar 29, 2015 09:27 AM
Thousands of Singaporeans are lining a 15 kilometer route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. People began gathering shortly after dawn for the funeral cortege, which
Updated: Mar 29, 2015 08:21 AM
Both leaders do not rule out floating new outfit Soon after their dramatic expulsion from the Aam Aadmi Party’s national executive on Saturday, Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan did not rule out the possibility of floating a new political outfit
Updated: Mar 29, 2015 08:12 AM
Warplanes of Saudi-led Arab coalition forces raided Yemen’s capital of Sana’a, as the airstrikes against the Shia Houthi group enters the fourth day. Warplanes on Saturday hit the camps of reserve forces loyal to former President Ali Abdulla
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BSP supremo Mayawati’s detractors and family members of her mentor Kanshi Ram appear to be inching closer to evolving an alternative to her party in the coming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2017.Kanshi Ram’s younger brother Dalbara Singh
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Both teams are unchanged from the lineups that won their semi-final matches New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and elected to bat first in the cricket World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The MCG'
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Singapore to attend the State Funeral Services of Singapore’s founder and first premier Lee Kuan Yew. Lee, 91, died of severe pneumonia on March 23. The Prime Minister will be attending the funer
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Ever Banega scored on a deflected shot, Federico Mancuello added a late goal and Argentina beat El Salvador 2-0 in a friendly match on Saturday.Argentina played a lacklustre game without its star Lionel Messi, who stayed on the bench with a right foot bru
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Serena Williams punctuated points on Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. There were squeals, knee kicks, pirouettes and fist pumps, sometimes all at once.In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 per cent.Showing no lingering effects f
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 29, 2015 03:47 AM
Australia starts the firm favourites but New Zealand's evolution ensures it is no pushover Who could’ve conjured up a more engrossing conclusion to a trans-Tasman World Cup? Sunday’s final is a battle of contrasts: a side used to success and
Mar 29, 2015 12:11 AM
Historically, Australia has had some wonderful talent and a system which breeds champions. The World Cup has entered the decisive stage and the showpiece part of the tournament is at our doorstep. Australia and New Zealand are the finalists not because
Mar 29, 2015 03:19 AM
Prior to the beginning of the World Cup on February 14, I was asked to write an open letter to the New Zealand cricket team in one of New Zealand’s leading newspapers offering them support and encouragement. As we enter the final of the tourname
Mar 29, 2015 03:46 AM
A look at the theme of the previous 10 finals. A World Cup final can never be dismissed as just another game. It is the ultimate test of a player’s — and a team’s — character. Though the Cup is just a step away
Mar 28, 2015 09:10 PM
A gargantuan clash of co-hosts is on the cards when New Zealand takes on Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Mar 28, 2015 07:36 PM
Between the two clashing 33-year-old captains, one is on the verge of retirement, the other possibly on the brink of history. The Cricket World Cup final on Sunday will feature the tournament co-hosts and traditional sports rivals Australia and New Zeal
Mar 28, 2015 07:09 PM
Ailing from lymphoma, New Zealand legend and former skipper Martin Crowe on Saturday said the cricket World Cup final on Sunday could be the last cricket match he watches. The 52-year-old, who will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the New Ze
Mar 28, 2015 05:07 PM
An emotional New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Saturday wished terminally ill former skipper Martin Crowe, who is battling lymphoma, to “find peace in the time left for him“. Crowe had, in an emotional article for ESPNCricinfo, called
Sport
Mar 29, 2015 03:07 AM
The Australian captain wants to prolong his Test career Michael Clarke will retire from One-Day International cricket at the end of the World Cup final here on Sunday. The Australian captain made the announcement at his pre-match press conference, bring
Mar 29, 2015 02:58 AM
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, who was suspended by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) for excessive testosterone to determine her eligibility for participating in women’s events, got some relief from the Court of Arbitration for Sp
Mar 29, 2015 02:56 AM
Peerless Lewis Hamilton waited out a torrential downpour before snatching pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix in a wet and wild qualifying session on Saturday. The Mercedes driver and reigning world champion set a fastest time of 1 min, 49.834 sec,
Opinion
Mar 28, 2015 02:31 AM
With his state visit to China just weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena appears to be trying to balance relations with the two countries that have the greatest influence in the island nation to
Mar 28, 2015 02:27 AM
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched Twitter Samvad, a service that allows people to receive tweets by government leaders and agencies as text messages over mobile phones, it was a striking testimony of how quickly the social media has evol
Mar 28, 2015 02:20 AM
Land-grabs for urban infrastructure and real estate are being promoted to bring investment and employment for a few, at the cost of lives and livelihoods of many Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claims that the Land Ordinance 2014 was promulgated to bring
Business
Mar 29, 2015 02:35 AM
Under the proposal, banks can lend up to 25 per cent of their core capital to a single corporate group. Concerned over the rising NPAs (non-performing assets) in the banking sector, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to lower the ceiling on ho
Mar 29, 2015 02:24 AM
With continued improvement in economic conditions, an increase in the target range for that rate may well be warranted later this year, says Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled that the U.S. central bank will
Mar 29, 2015 02:21 AM
The government is to receive an upfront payment of Rs.28,872 crore from the operators. While the spectrum auctions have concluded, cellphone users may need to wait at least six more months for improvement in network-related service issues such as call d
Mar 28, 2015 06:52 PM
Japanese investors remain ‘very positive’ about India, saying there is a big opportunity for placing ‘significant’ FDI if the country can sort out some of its tax issues, a top official of Japan’s financial services major Nom
Mar 28, 2015 05:15 PM
With higher interest rates in the US, the foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) are expected to be led away from the emerging markets such as India. India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $4.26 billion to $339.99 billion for the week ended Ma
Features
Mar 28, 2015 04:49 PM
Reflections on Shashi Kapoor, recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2014. I’m not getting into the whole “does he deserve it?” debate, but the news about the Phalke filled me with a vague kind of happiness. There’s always be
Mar 28, 2015 08:36 PM
The one-way arrangement initiated at Mada Streets was not successful. It however succeeded in bringing the residents together Problems pertaining to a neighbourhood can bring its residents together.The one-way arrangement introduced on the Mada Stre
Mar 28, 2015 04:30 PM
…for reminding us of a forgotten bill and a cosmetic that we ought to forget. Many women in India are really mad and irritated with Sharad Yadav. The Rajya Sabha MP, who belongs to the Janata Dal (United), thinks nothing of drawing comparisons betw
Mar 28, 2015 08:38 PM
This library at Park Road has created an unusual lodging place for most of its 28,138 books There are good things to say about the government branch library at Park Road in Anna Nagar West Extension. And then, there are bad things. Good things, first. Th
Mar 28, 2015 08:33 PM
Every day we come across incidents where a woman is physically or sexually assaulted. Violence against women exists in every society and research supports the view that it begins at home. The assaulter shows his traits at an early age. According to Sensei
Slideshows
Mar 28, 2015 06:20 PM
Scenes from the sets of Salaiyoram with a cast of Raj, Serena, Pandiarajan and Singampuli. Genre: Romance drama Director: K.Murthy Kannan Cinematographer: Dinesh Srinivasan Producer: Smiley Productions
Mar 27, 2015 04:51 PM
A music director Raghu Malleti loves music so much that he created a new record by playing a guitar and singing while hanging upside down for 14 minutes in Vijayawada on March 25. Photos: V. Raju
Mar 27, 2015 03:24 PM
A group of visually-challenged students wrote the Secondary School Certificate examination 2015 (for Class X) at Bhashyam School in Visakhapatnam. They were guided to their exam hall and seat by teacher and students of class IX wrote on paper for them sit
Mar 26, 2015 05:57 PM
Four-time champions Australia rode on Steve Smith’s classy 105 to post an imposing 328/7 before bundling out India for 233 in 46.5 overs to set up a summit clash with co-hosts New Zealand.
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