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Updated: Mar 6, 2015 03:34 PM
West Indies electing to bat were bundled out for 182 in 44.2 overs during a Pool B match against India in Perth on Friday. Mohammad Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers by taking 3 for 35. Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja picked two wickets apiece. Mo
Updated: Mar 6, 2015 02:59 PM
The MEA gave no explanation, but sources said the government did not want to be seen “involved in domestic issues” of the Maldives. Amidst tensions in the Maldives over the arrest of former President Mohammad Nasheed, Prime Minister Narendra
Updated: Mar 6, 2015 02:36 PM
A rape accused was lynched by a mob in Dimapur; one person died in police firing Home Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed concern over the breakdown of law and order in Dimapur, Nagaland, following the lynching of a rape accused on Thursday evening aft
Updated: Mar 6, 2015 11:52 AM
The flu vaccine has been designed to protect against three or four influenza viruses and some of these viruses may circulate later in the season Annual vaccination is the most effective solution for combating seasonal influenza infections such as swine
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Challenging Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to prove where and when the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was allocated 10 acres land in the State, party Central Executive member BV Raghavulu said the AP Government was not right in seek
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In a tragic incident, a four-year-old boy died after a tablet, which he swallowed got stuck in his throat choking him to death in Yellendu town in the small hours of Friday.The deceased has been identified as G Pradeep, 4, of a construction labourer&#8217
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For the BBC’s A Richer World season, journalist Rupa Jha travels to the heart of India – to the ramshackle city of Patna – to follow the day-to-day life of four citizens as she uncovers some of the issues confronting the ordinary people
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With their eyes on the quarterfinal spot, Ireland take on Zimbabwe in a cricket World Cup Pool B clash, in a battle of minnows in Hobart on Saturday.The Irish are just ahead of Zimbabwe in the league standings with four points from three matches, having be
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Jana Sena Party chief and actor Pawan Kalyan on Friday regretted that BJP-led National Democratic Alliance Government at the Centre was yet to keep up its promise of according special status to Andhra Pradesh, even nine months after the State was bifurcate
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 5, 2015 01:11 PM
Inconsistent West Indies needs to come up with an extraordinary show Three weeks in and India’s World Cup defence has progressed with nary a sign of trouble. Pakistan and South Africa have been overcome and UAE barely taken notice of, in a game
Mar 5, 2015 11:38 PM
One of my childhood memories was dreaming of becoming a cricketer, idolising the Indian players after the 1983 World Cup victory at Lord’s against the near unbeatable West Indies side. Fast forward to 2015. The tables have turned and I wonder how ma
Mar 5, 2015 03:14 PM
It may not have been expected in World Cup in Australia, but after three matches, R. Ashwin is India’s highest wicket-taker. Contrary to widely-held perceptions about spinners’ roles in the lead-up to the tournament, Ashwin has bowled not to d
Mar 5, 2015 02:18 PM
Amid the furore generated by Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday tried to diffuse the tension by lauding the fourth estate for its support and for “taking cricket back” to
Mar 6, 2015 12:21 PM
India takes on West Indies with the hope of a four-match winning streak. West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first in a World Cup Pool B match against India at the WACA ground on Friday. While India remains unbeaten in the tournament, the West I
Mar 6, 2015 11:53 AM
South Africa has three wins and one loss from its four matches. Pakistan captain Misbah ul-Haq rates the South Africa captain as the best one-day batsman in the world, which certainly confirms the International Cricket Council rankings. South Africa pac
Mar 6, 2015 12:29 AM
Pakistan great Waqar Younis says modern one-day cricket is “unfair” to faster bowlers and he’s glad he’s not playing under current conditions. Waqar, who is now coach of the Pakistan team, says flat wickets, fielding restrictions
Mar 5, 2015 06:31 PM
BCCI advice comes after the cricketer was accused of abusing journalist Chennai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has told Virat Kohli that there is a “need to maintain the dignity of the Indian team at all times and avoid such b
Mar 5, 2015 04:44 PM
The weather may play a role in the outcome of Saturday’s Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan in Auckland, with New Zealand’s MetService predicting some heavy rain showers during the afternoon.Should the worst happen and t
Budget 2015
Mar 6, 2015 01:28 PM
It was widely expected that Budget 2015-16 would include a lot of goodies for the renewable energy sector, especially because the industry had promised Prime Minister Modi renewable energy projects to the tune of 2.66 lakh MW. These expectations were fur
Mar 6, 2015 01:25 PM
The Budget brings good news for the power sector on one main count. It modified the application of the 20 per cent additional depreciation for power firms. Until now, a company was allowed 20 per cent additional depreciation on new plant and machinery in
Mar 6, 2015 01:24 PM
Plagued by ‘corporate espionage’, the oil and gas sector found little mention in Arun Jaitley’s Budget, except subsuming education cess with excise duty on petrol and diesel. “Some of the key proposals for the sector were not co
Mar 6, 2015 01:23 PM
The change The Budget has mostly been a damp squib for the oil and gas sector with long-pending demands ignored yet again. The request that exploration and production activities be kept outside the service tax net was given the go-by; on the contrary, t
Sport
Mar 6, 2015 12:22 AM
Bengal defeated Maharashtra 2-1 in a group match of the National football championships for the Santosh Trophy here on Thursday. At half-time, the scoreline was 1-0 in favour of Bengal after Raja Dass scored in the 35th minute. Shabaz Pathan of M
Mar 6, 2015 12:20 AM
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has decided to host a shotgun trial at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, from March 11 to 19. The event is being organised in place of the Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Masters event that could not be con
Mar 6, 2015 12:20 AM
Ashley Young bolstered Manchester United’s bid for a Premier League top-four place with an 89th-minute winner at Newcastle United on Wednesday, while leader Chelsea preserved its five-point lead. Young’s strike, after a mistake by Newcastle
Mar 6, 2015 12:18 AM
Persons recognised for their integrity in politics as well as cricket administration should step up to clean the mess in BCCI The Board of Control for Cricket in India elections have come to a close for now. The buzz surrounding the elections seemed to
Mar 6, 2015 12:09 AM
Khalin cards the day’s best: a five-under As he slammed his club on the teeing ground on the 15th hole, one could feel Gaganjeet Bhullar’s frustration. That shot went into the woods, and minutes later, the former India No.1 began to slip. Th
Opinion
Mar 6, 2015 01:58 AM
If Narendra Modi’s new and much-needed thrust of ‘Make in India’ has to truly translate into reality, Indian Science and Technology has to be bolstered much more The Union Budget, which was presented on February 28, National Science Da
Mar 6, 2015 01:48 AM
Interview with Aaditya Thackeray, grandson of Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, and head of the youth wing of Shiv Sena Three months short of turning 25, which will make him eligible to contest elections, young Aaditya Thackeray, chief of the Yuva Sena, ga
Mar 6, 2015 01:29 AM
The proposed amendment bill to the Land Act has amendments that are an exercise of state power without reason, with the basis for these changes on assertions of a vague agenda of development. What is equally disturbing is that at least some of the changes
Business
Mar 6, 2015 01:21 PM
Though the automobile sector received little attention in the Budget, the industry felt that new proposals and schemes directed at infrastructure will grow its sales. This time round there were no announcements on excise duty cuts or new tax regimes,
Mar 6, 2015 01:19 PM
Hopes of Indian software service companies have been dashed as the sector was hoping for a reduction in Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) for companies in SEZs in the Budget. This non-reduction in MAT could impact employment and may force companies to set u
Mar 6, 2015 01:18 PM
New and emerging companies may no longer have to pay a fortune for procuring the latest in technology from overseas markets. The government has proposed to reduce the income tax on royalty and fees paid for technical services to 10 per cent from 25 pe
Mar 6, 2015 01:16 PM
Steel companies expecting protection against the onslaught of cheaper imports were disappointed. Though the Government has made a provision to increase the peak customs duty on steel imports to 15 per cent from 10 per cent, it retained the current rate a
Mar 6, 2015 01:15 PM
Sponsors swapping shares of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) holding real-estate or infra asset with units of REIT/ InvIT and subsequently divesting the units on the stock exchange, will be taxed similar to that of an initial public offer (IPO). Hemal
Features
Mar 5, 2015 09:12 PM
The iconic theatre on Mount Road is set to make way for an entertainment plaza Shanti was 10 when I first saw her.”It was a meeting that 54-year-old Murali T., working in an MNC in the city now, would never forget. Hailing from Madurai and lured by
Mar 5, 2015 03:15 PM
For five generations, Carnatic music has been a way of life for the A.K. Sundaram Iyer family. Out of a small invisible seed grows the magnificent tree. This tale is something akin to Nature’s phenomenon – the way a supervisor of a Governmen
Mar 5, 2015 08:55 PM
Liz Climo, author of Rory the Dinosaur and storyboard revisionist with The Simpsons, lets us into her world of human-like animal characters A love-sick snake, a friendly shark, a super awesome lizard and an endearing father-son dinosaur pair — won
Mar 6, 2015 03:26 PM
The financial year-end presents a great opportunity for home buyers, says Sonal Sachdev The financial year is coming to a close and realtors are stressed by poor sales and large inventories and are looking to find ways to present healthy financials. Wha
Mar 6, 2015 03:20 PM
Chennai Corporation becomes the first in India to adopt a dashboard to manage civic issues. Nidhi Adlakha finds out more Wish to highlight civic issues or track the progress of maintenance work in your neighbourhood? In a few months’ time, all you
Slideshows
Mar 4, 2015 07:07 PM
Records tumbled in Perth on Wednesday as Australia scored a record 417 runs against Afghanistan and bundled out the Associate nation for a paltry 142.
Mar 4, 2015 06:28 PM
Cyclone Hudhud devastated their home, but Painted storks have found a new friend in Rhinoceros and are looking for a catch at its enclosure in the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam, where water seeps in from Kambalakonda Reservoir into the zo
Mar 4, 2015 04:02 PM
Pakistan's batsmen lived to the expectations by scoring their first 300 in this World Cup. With this victory, Pakistan stayed alive in contention for a quarterfinal spot.
Mar 4, 2015 01:47 PM
A workshop-cum-showroom of manufacturing and sale of soft wood toys has been drawing large crowds in Adilabad District. The skill of the artisans can be appreciated in the attractive colourful finish they give to each and every intricately carved toy. Pho
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