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Updated: Mar 3, 2015 01:45 AM
Will try to bring figure down to 6% by Jan. 2016 The Centre and the Reserve Bank of India signed an agreement last month under which the central bank will prioritise controlling price rise above the other objectives of the monetary policy — intere
Updated: Mar 3, 2015 01:51 AM
Srinivasan’s group wins four of the five posts for which polls were held Jagmohan Dalmiya was elected unopposed president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India at its annual general meeting here on Monday. The 74-year-old former BCCI and IC
Updated: Mar 3, 2015 01:07 AM
Sayeed’s remarks an insult to the Army, says BJP ally Sena A day after Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was sworn in as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir at the head of a PDP-BJP government, his remark that Pakistan, the Hurriyat and militants had created
Updated: Mar 3, 2015 01:44 AM
Close on the heels of the appointment of five State unit chiefs on Monday, the Congress is gearing up to elevate three close associates of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi as general secretaries. Two Congress leaders confirmed to The Hindu that Mr. Ga
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Benefits of Rs.33,000 crore will flow every year to the accounts of beneficiaries The Union Budget 2015-16 proposes a 10-fold scaling up of direct benefit transfers (DBT) during the next financial year as a key expenditure control measure. The move is ex
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Several MPs cutting across party lines have demanded that Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda be relieved of his duties, pending an inquiry into a fire incident at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences over the weekend. The fire, it
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Talk of fielding a consensus candidate for the BCCI president’s post by the two factions was rebutted by N. Srinivasan’s camp.“The truth is they could not even find a name to nominate, forget seconding, from East Zone. Sharad Pawar wante
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Photos of the rainforest now in ‘Street View’ option For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it’s like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released on Monday are the latest addition to the divers
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Defending champion Laxman Rawat of PSPB outplayed India No. 5 Faisal Khan of Indian Railways 5-1 to emerge the champion of the Chinthamani & D. Shashikhant memorial open snooker tournament at the S.S. Sports Academy here on Sunday.Faisal, who enjoyed
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 3, 2015 12:36 AM
Ireland will look to ambush pre-tournament favourite South Africa The South African cricket team is in awe of skipper A.B. de Villiers’ current form in the World Cup, with high expectations of another record-breaking inning when he faces Ireland o
Mar 3, 2015 12:25 AM
His qualities have dovetailed with those of Shami and Yadav The thing about Mohit Sharma is that he doesn’t look like a fast bowler. He’s tall by Indian standards but not very tall; he’s built reasonably well but he’s not greatly
Mar 1, 2015 10:09 PM
Swapnil Patil did not know what got him. In theory he was facing an off-break bowler, but the ball he pushed at and eventually edged was no off-break. This was surprising seam-up stuff, a delivery that swung away from him and left him squinting in visible
Mar 1, 2015 10:02 PM
Former Australia skipper Kim Hughes is not a great fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s leadership style and feels that Virat Kohli’s elevation to captaincy should not only be in Tests but also across all formats to bring in more purpose to the top j
Mar 3, 2015 12:56 AM
Australians might have been stunned by the collapse of their much-vaunted batting line-up in the face of brilliant New Zealand bowling at the weekend but the fall of one particular wicket was no surprise to anyone. Shane Watson, batting at number three,
Mar 3, 2015 12:32 AM
"We have a good bowling attack, good batsmen, and a good all-round side. If we bat, we have to make enough runs to win and defend. We do have the bowlers to do so," says WICB selection committee chairman and former West Indies Captain Clive Lloyd When W
Mar 3, 2015 12:29 AM
England slumped to a nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka on Sunday, leaving its hopes of making the World Cup’s quarterfinals hanging by a thread. The incoming chairman of England’s cricket board has flagged a review of the team’s approach
Mar 2, 2015 03:15 PM
Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slip down to fourth and tenth respectively. Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped down the ladder to be fourth and tenth respectively, while Shikhar Dhawan retained his seventh spot in the latest ICC ODI batsm
Mar 1, 2015 09:55 PM
Mohammad Irfan extracted steep bounce from the ‘Gabba pitch to pick up four wickets as Pakistan secured its first victory at the World Cup, by beating Zimbabwe by 20 runs in their Pool B match, on Sunday. Wahab Riaz excelled with both bat and ball
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
Budget 2015
Mar 3, 2015 12:03 AM
The NCEF is estimated to have swelled to over Rs.30,000 crore and reports suggest that in the absence of strict guidelines and a firm methodology, the fund is lying mostly unutilised. The renewable energy sector may find it difficult to realise the targ
Mar 2, 2015 11:10 PM
"There is lack of an enabler to verify gold purity, store gold on behalf of institutions and deliver physical gold to the jeweller. That is where we could come in" Gold refiner MMTC-PAMP is ready with a gold metal account scheme. The scheme can mobilise
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
Sport
Mar 3, 2015 01:20 AM
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Monday reduced the number of probables from 32 to 26 for the preparatory camp in the run-up to India’s first round qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Nepal. The camp will begin at Guwahati from
Mar 3, 2015 01:17 AM
The three-time Grand Slam-winner said she and former partner Chinese Hsieh Su-wei have not had good results since January. Three-time Grand Slam winner Sania Mirza of India has decided to team up with former World No. 1 Martina Hingis of Switzerland in
Mar 3, 2015 01:09 AM
Former Australia left-arm spinner Brad Hogg is in awe of the current Indian cricket team’s fielding abilities and feels the defending champion is a “big tournament team” and has become the favourite to lift the World Cup. “The th
Mar 3, 2015 12:40 AM
Mr. Srinivasan group’s C.K. Khanna beat Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Pawar faction 15-14 for the post of the Central Zone vice-president. Here too there was a mysterious blank vote.Anirudh Chaudhry beat Rajiv Shukla from the Pawar camp 16-13 for the
Opinion
Mar 2, 2015 01:15 AM
The process of monetisation of gold, the insurance and pension schemes and MUDRA are all potential game changers, but their success requires scaling up of execution Even ignoring the reporting in sections of financial media which have reduced the Budget
Mar 2, 2015 01:10 AM
Regional literatures are vulnerable as there is no supporting cultural and intellectual ecology When Bhalchandra Nemade sharply devalued Salman Rushdie’s contribution to literature at a recent event, he may not have expected such a s
Mar 2, 2015 01:08 AM
Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, has released footage showing a group of men smashing with sledgehammers what seem to be ancient artefacts (the Assyrian protective deity in the form of a winged bull is genuine while the rest are thought to be replicas). &#
Business
Mar 3, 2015 12:36 AM
An agreement between the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India last month formalised a policy that the central bank had been following since January 2014, of prioritizing controlling price rise. “In case, factors beyond the control of the Reserve Ban
Mar 3, 2015 12:15 AM
Move signals consolidation in the online taxi services industry Ola acquired rival TaxiForSure (TFS) for $200 million in a cash and stock deal, signalling consolidation in the fledgling online taxi services industry, which is facing increasing competitio
Mar 2, 2015 11:54 PM
Both smartphones are upgradeable to Windows 10, which will be available later this year. Microsoft on Monday unveiled two new smartphones — Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL — as it aims to strengthen its position in the affordable smart phone segm
Mar 2, 2015 11:52 PM
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday directed Vodafone to stop using ‘111’ for offering customer care services, as it violates the national numbering plan, and submit a compliance report by March 10. In a direction to V
Mar 2, 2015 11:49 PM
The passenger vehicle (PV) sales trend in February seems to indicate that the vehicle demand is on a gradual recovery path. Though auto industry has been fuming over discontinuation of excise duty benefits, PV sales of leading carmakers have seen growth f
Features
Mar 2, 2015 07:08 PM
Eighteen musicians shared the stage to keep alive the memory of their fond collaborator U. Shrinivas at the Great MANdolin concert presented in association with The Hindu. Unlike the West where pubs and accessible local venues often host a slew of tribut
Mar 1, 2015 11:27 AM
Peter Rajesh Joachim is beginning to bask in the success of his debut film Blood Empires that he made in Canada. He’s looking forward to release it in theatres now A Bengaluru boy who spent a lot of time watching films in the city’s theatres
Mar 2, 2015 06:09 PM
City boy Anil Krishnan on his enduring love for films and the thrill of editing On The Quest When he was still in school, Anil Krishnan would clandestinely watch movies. Not just must-watch ‘first day first show’ films, but also pure cinem
Mar 2, 2015 10:38 PM
Kooratazhvan, disciple of Ramanujacharya, felt it was time to leave the world. He prayed to Lord Ranganatha of Srirangam and requested that moksha be granted soon. Because of Kooratazhvan’s devotion to his Acharya, the Lord agreed to grant his reques
Mar 2, 2015 08:04 PM
Musician duo Mukhtiyar Ali and Mathias Duplessy further their cause of spreading love through music in every concert they perform For composers, musicians and collaborator duo Mukhtiyar Ali and Mathias Duplessy, nothing means more than connecting with pe
Slideshows
Mar 2, 2015 05:10 PM
A major mishap was averted after Reliance pipeline carrying gas from Kakinada in East Godavari to Bharuch in Gujarat leaked, caught fire and brought under control after five hours of hectic efforts by the company personnel at Maddikunta in Medak District.
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.
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