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Updated: Mar 3, 2015 06:54 PM
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on the motion of thanks to the President's address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the opposition saying that in a democracy threats do not work. This nation did not bend during the Emergency also, he said. Taking a dig
Updated: Mar 3, 2015 04:28 PM
This is the first such meeting since 2012, and seven months after the last planned foreign secretary talks were cancelled by India. Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhury for talks in Islamabad
Updated: Mar 3, 2015 05:59 PM
The Opposition parties objected to its introduction on the ground that the Rajya Sabha had not allowed its withdrawal. The long-pending Insurance Bill – that seeks to increase the Foreign Direct Investment cap in the sector to 49 per cent —
Updated: Mar 3, 2015 07:09 PM
The Delhi Chief Minister said that he will concentrate only on Delhi's governance. Commenting that he was deeply hurt and pained by what is going on in the Aam Aadmi Party, party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that thi
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This is the fourth time in Rajya Sabha’s history that an amendment moved by the opposition to the motion of thanks to the President’s address has been passed. The government on Tuesday faced an embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha when an amendm
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AAP has convened a meeting of its National Executive on Wednesday to decide on all issues, including the latest controversy over differences in the party Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will not attend the Aam Aadmi Party’s National Executive
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Preparation for celebrating the Festival of Colours - Holi is in full swing with small-time vendors and in Begum Bazar and others areas in Hyderabad stocking materials like colours and Chinese sprayers. Photos: Mohammed Yousuf.
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The registration of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra via the Baltal and Chandanwari routes, has commenced at 430 designated bank branches across the country. The registration for Amarnath pilgrims has commenced on March 2, for both the Baltal and Cha
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Odisha Cricket Association president Ranjib Biswal will retain his position as the chairman of the Indian Premier League in the new regime under Jagmohan Dalmiya. Although none of the sub-committees has been announced, it has been learnt that there won&#82
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 3, 2015 03:39 PM
Shastri also went on to the extent of calling the Indian team one of fittest units in the world. Indian team has performed to its potential in the World Cup so far despite having being “mentally drained” by the preceding tri-series, accordin
Mar 3, 2015 04:34 PM
Hashim Amla became the fastest player to reach 20 ODI centuries, setting South Africa on course for its second 400-plus total in an as many World Cup matches and a 201-run win over Ireland. Amla (159) and Faf Du Plessis (109) shared a 247-run second-wic
Mar 3, 2015 05:54 PM
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said the team’s chief selector Moin Khan will not return to the World Cup, and has apologised for going to a casino in New Zealand. Casinos and gambling are banned in Pakistan, and criticism of Khan for going to 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 10:02 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 08:56 AM
Teams: Ireland: William Porterfield (capt), Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Kevin O'Brien, Max Sorensen, Stuart Thompson, Craig Young, Andy Balbirnie, Alex Cusack, Ed Joyce, John Mooney, Niall O'Brien (wk), Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson. S
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 12:56 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 12:36 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
Budget 2015
Mar 3, 2015 01:53 AM
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
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
Sport
Mar 3, 2015 03:19 PM
Ashley Westwood has a reputation to defend, that of reigning I-League champion Bengaluru FC (BFC). “Teams are desperate to beat us this time. But, we are prepared.” Mumbai FC, gaining in confidence after three back-to-back victories, is the nex
Mar 3, 2015 01:51 AM
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
Mar 3, 2015 01:33 AM
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
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
Opinion
Mar 3, 2015 02:58 AM
The bold decision to level the playing field for Indian corporations in the 2015 Budget demonstrates the government’s strategic vision and inherent confidence The budget announced by the Narendra Modi-led government may well clinch the top spot fo
Mar 3, 2015 02:49 AM
The core issues during Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar’s visit to Pakistan remain India’s concerns on terrorism and Pakistan’s concerns on Kashmir Six months after talks with Pakistan were called off Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jais
Mar 3, 2015 02:44 AM
Pakistan has wasted $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated to protect children from deadly diseases because officials failed to store them properly, a senior health official has said in Islamabad. The scandal is the latest problem to be exposed in Pakis
Business
Mar 3, 2015 07:09 PM
The rupee on Tuesday fell 5 paise to end at 61.92 against the greenback following sustained demand for the American currency from importers and a better dollar in overseas trades.At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the rupee commenced modestl
Mar 3, 2015 05:19 PM
Apple has dethroned Samsung from the top spot on the global smartphone tally, a position that the Korean electronics giant had strongly held for over three years, research firm Gartner on Tuesday said. For the entire year, however, Samsung firmly held on
Mar 3, 2015 04:28 PM
Titan Company Ltd. has begun production of stainless steel cases at its new facility in Coimbatore. “Titan Company Ltd. has commenced production of world-class stainless steel cases at a new facility in Coimbatore, set up at a cost of over Rs 75 cro
Mar 3, 2015 04:22 PM
Bharti Airtel has entered into a strategic collaboration with China Mobile under which the two companies will work towards the growth of the LTE (long-term evolution) ecosystem and evolving mobile technology standards, a company statement said on Tuesday.
Mar 3, 2015 04:13 PM
Five Indian women have made it to the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires that saw a record number of women this year, although they still account for just about 11 per cent of the total. The number of Indian women in this year’s list wi
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 3, 2015 06:20 PM
Enlightening Future-ENLIFT, an NGO, raises money to educate the girl child through a music-filled event in association with Kites Cafe An ear splitting crash of cymbals and a high-pitched guitar riff greets visitors to Kites Café. Mark John and Vin
Mar 3, 2015 06:11 PM
Lakshmikant Pyarelal took the Hindi film industry by storm for over four decades with their enchanting songs. Pyarelal, who was in Bangalore recently, remembers his late companion, and says there will never ever be a friend like him This is how most fai
Slideshows
Mar 3, 2015 05:12 PM
On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, U.N. General Secretary Ban ki-moon released a statement urging all consumers, suppliers and governments to treat crimes against wildlife as a threat to sustainable future. (Photos: AP, Reuters, The Hindu)
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
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