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Updated: Mar 2, 2015 12:16 AM
Mufti wants engagement with Pakistan after smooth polls Soon after he took oath as the 12th Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, Peoples Democratic Party leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed called his party’s alliance with the BJP a historic mo
Updated: Mar 1, 2015 11:25 PM
Former president Sharad Pawar failed to get a proposer from East zone, prompting the Maratha strongman to pull out of the race. Jagmohan Dalmiya is set to return as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The 74-year-old West B
Updated: Mar 2, 2015 12:47 AM
Proposed reduction in corporate taxes to ensure equity in levies Low-profit companies will benefit from the proposed reduction in corporate tax from 30 per cent to 25 per cent in the Union Budget 2015-16. Under the proposed changes, the rate of corporat
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
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The controversial film, which had run into trouble with the Censor Board, will be screened from March 6 Almost a year after a Bengali film on the controversial Park Street gang-rape case was denied certification by the regional Central Board of Film Cer
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Rajasthan Tourism promoted the festival in various cities Celebrations at Deeg Palace, with its wonderful mix of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture, were the highlight of a colourful two-day Braj Holi festival organised by Rajasthan Tourism here this wee
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The Defence Acquisition Council also appointed Goa Shipyard Limited as the lead agency to build 12 Mine Counter-Measure Vessels (MCMV) for the Navy. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar which met on Saturday
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The swearing-in of 16 first-time legislators in the Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet was also a gathering of several lives and careers cut short to join politics. The swearing-in of 16 first-time legislators in the Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet was not only the co
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Cricket World Cup 2015
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 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
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 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 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
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 10:20 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
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 10:12 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
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
Mar 1, 2015 10:29 PM
Dynamic goal-scoring duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus celebrated Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 win over Schalke 04 in ‘Batman’ style to continue their side’s rise up the table. Host Dortmund hammered the visitor’s def
Mar 1, 2015 10:27 PM
Valencia moved level with La Liga champion Atletico Madrid in third with a comfortable 2-0 win over David Moyes’s Real Sociedad on Sunday. Argentine winger Pablo Piatti bagged both goals in a three minute spell early in the second-half as he slott
Mar 1, 2015 10:25 PM
AC Milan was held to a goalless draw at relegation-threatened Chievo Verona in Serie A on Saturday as it once again failed to win consecutive matches. Filippo Inzaghi’s remains ninth ahead of the rest of the weekend fixtures. The results: On Sun
Mar 1, 2015 10:23 PM
Reigning French Open champion Rafael Nadal reached his first final of the year by rolling over Carlos Berlocq 7-6(7), 6-2 on Saturday at the ATP Argentina Open.The 28-year-old Spanish left-hander faces Argentina’s Juan Monaco in the final. Nadal wil
Mar 1, 2015 10:04 PM
India’s top men’s squash player Saurav Ghosal could not make a 2-1 lead count against World No. 1 Mohamed El Shorbagy, eventually losing the pre-quarterfinal against the Egyptian in five games at the $150000 Windy City Open here on Saturday.
Mar 2, 2015 12:29 AM
There are several features of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s first full-year Budget presented in Parliament on Saturday that are notable, such as the effort to widen the social security and pension net, the plan to severely penalise those holding i
Mar 2, 2015 12:26 AM
The arrest of Mohammed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives, was not unexpected. He and his Maldivian Democratic Party had seen it coming and had appealed to the international community, including New Delhi, to prevent it. A delegation of the MDP vis
Mar 2, 2015 12:23 AM
After a decade of economic decline, wrongly attributed to the global economic meltdown, recovery and growth need a different policy today, using a new framework of objectives, priorities, strategy and resource mobilisation measures. The Union Budget is a
Mar 1, 2015 09:29 PM
In the run up to the budget presentation on Saturday February 28, expectations from the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were running very high. Dispassionate observers were aware that the level of expectations has been so high that no Finance Minister could
Mar 1, 2015 09:28 PM
Double-digit growth will not be possible without adequate power to industry and people Budget 2015 is a decisive step in the direction of realising the vision delineated by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in June last year. Like the Railway Budget unve
Mar 1, 2015 09:25 PM
The budget outlines several much-needed measures for development of the financial sector. The three notable aspects are the focus on innovation, steps towards structural strengthening, and move to develop various segments of the financial sector. Other key
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 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 09:21 PM
The steps to attain the Lord may seem hard and arduous; but sastras affirm that the devout strives to climb the steps with faith and hope. The first step in this attempt is to know that the Lord is most compassionate and accessible to the devotee, though H
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 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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