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Updated: Mar 30, 2015 12:38 AM
Mitchell Starc named Player of the Tournament Australia crushed New Zealand by seven wickets in an underwhelming final to win its fifth World Cup title here on Sunday. Captain Michael Clarke, in his last ODI appearance, made 74 as his team chased down a
Updated: Mar 30, 2015 01:37 AM
The focus now is on getting key Bills passed in Rajya Sabha The compulsions of running a government at the Centre and getting key legislation through have forced the Bharatiya Janata Party to tone down its aggressive plans in the States. Sources in th
Updated: Mar 30, 2015 01:43 AM
Internal Lokpal Admiral (retd.) Ramdas sacked A day after removing founder members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from its national executive, the Aam Aadmi Party made further changes on Sunday, strengthening the grip of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind
Updated: Mar 30, 2015 02:29 AM
Orders fresh survey on shortfall in urban areas Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not want one of his pet projects — “Housing for All by 2022” — to miss its target. Mr. Modi has asked for a fresh survey to ascertain the exact h
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has described acid attacks on women as a blot on a civilised society and called for societal action against the perpetrators. “The State government will take quick and stern action against the perpetrators
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The government is likely to decide on Monday whether to continue prepaid mobile phone service in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other northeastern States beyond March 31. If a decision is not taken within the next two days, about 33 million subscribers ma
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BJP, on the other hand, demands the NC leader’s arrest In a U-turn on its interim report on the 2013 communal violence in Kishtwar, the Justice R.C. Gandhi Commission in its follow-up report has indicted former Minister of State for Home in Jammu a
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‘We will make all-out efforts for it and will try hard for a consensus’ The NDA government will try its “level best” to bring in a countrywide ban on slaughter of cows by evolving a consensus, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh sa
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Though Tamil Nadu is widely regarded as relatively well-governed, the State spends an inordinate amount of money on sops. Given the State’s finances, the question being asked is whether governments could continue with the policy of giveaways. Over
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 30, 2015 12:34 AM
New Zealand was blown away by a clinical Australia. The most spirited side in the competition was deflated within the first few minutes of the contest. There is Australia and then the rest. For a final it was disappointing, hardly the spectacle one looke
Mar 29, 2015 05:00 PM
In a dream farewell, Michael Clarke on Sunday retired from ODIs after leading Australia to their fifth cricket World Cup title, scoring a match-winning 74 in his swansong appearance to get a standing ovation from a 93,000-strong crowd at the MCG here. A
Mar 29, 2015 06:21 PM
The left-arm paceman’s worth to Australia evident when he dismissed New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in the first over of Sunday’s final. Months after being labelled “soft” by one of Australia’s cricket greats and being
Mar 29, 2015 04:10 PM
The 2015 World Cup was, skipper Brendon McCullum said, the ride of a lifetime for New Zealand and even if Australia brought it to a shuddering halt in Sunday's final, their brilliant campaign will not quickly fade from the memory. For six weeks, the Bla
Mar 30, 2015 02:59 AM
Australia took 79 out of 80 wickets at this World Cup. Twenty-two of those went to Mitchell Starc, who is now arguably the most destructive bowler in limited-overs cricket. On Sunday, he dismissed Brendon McCullum for a duck, from where New Zealand's down
Mar 30, 2015 02:49 AM
Brendon McCullum may not have won the World Cup but he conducted himself like a champion on Sunday. He was gracious in congratulating Australia, but still grateful for what he had been able to achieve with his team. He smiled warmly, thanked his people wit
Mar 30, 2015 02:47 AM
Starc has been exceptional, deserves the Man-of-the-Series award Where other teams may feel nervous on the big stage, Australia enjoys it. No one exemplified that attitude better than Michael Clarke who, in his final ODI appearance, made 74 to anchor Au
Mar 30, 2015 02:38 AM
Australia overwhelms New Zealand for its fifth World Cup crown Australia was simply too good. A lesser team may have fluffed its lines on the big occasion before an adoring home crowd, but it left nothing to chance on Sunday. First, its fast bowlers b
Mar 29, 2015 08:56 PM
Michael Clarke and Steve Smith played nervelessly on a day New Zealand played much under the standards they set for themselves through the tournament.
Sport
Mar 30, 2015 02:19 AM
Last summer, Saina Nehwal needed a second wind to resurrect her career as an elite player. It was during the Uber Cup in New Delhi that former Chief coach Vimal Kumar, noticing lack of variation in her game, suggested minor changes.A desperate Saina gained
Mar 30, 2015 01:43 AM
My congratulations to the Australians for being crowned World Champions. They completely outplayed New Zealand in what was a one-sided contest, to become champions for the fifth time.In many ways, this was a disappointing final because the occasion deserve
Mar 30, 2015 01:37 AM
After sinking to the bottom of the zone last year, Andhra hit a new high in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy South Zone T20 cricket championship here on Sunday.Andhra suffered a batting collapse in the league decider but still found the ammunition to jolt Tamil
Mar 29, 2015 11:50 PM
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to appoint batsman Azhar Ali as the new captain of the one-day team and wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed as his deputy. Pakistan scheduled to tour Bangladesh for a Test and one-day series from mid-AprilIronically Azhar
Opinion
Mar 30, 2015 01:29 AM
Rawalpindi-Peking axis Although India’s defence preparations were mainly in relation to the threat from China and had nothing to do with Pakistan, with whom India would like to avoid any tension, India could not ignore the growing association betw
Mar 30, 2015 01:15 AM
The decision to introduce the Bhagavad Gita in the Haryana school curriculum goes against India’s secular character and its present policy of education It was reported in February that the Haryana government’s Educational Consultative Commit
Mar 30, 2015 01:05 AM
The present day prosperity, freedom and efficiency in the modern city state find their roots in Lee Kuan Yew’s vision and legacy Lee Kuan Yew is no more. But the city state will be there to tell the story of his work — the transformation of
Business
Mar 29, 2015 11:36 PM
If India starts installing renewable energy in large numbers, we will see more companies entering the public markets Coming as it did after the lukewarm response to the issues of Adlabs Entertainment Ltd. and Ortel Communications, the initial public off
Mar 29, 2015 11:16 PM
The Hindu catches up with L&T's Group Executive Chairman as he prepares to hang up his boots in the next two years. The Rs.one-lakh crore conglomerate Larsen & Toubro, spread across 72 businesses, has successfully averted takeover threats in the
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
Features
Mar 29, 2015 05:49 PM
The Easter Week was observed in a different and special way in the Capital during the British rule Eastertide in Delhi was the last community celebration by the resident British before most of them went home to Old Blighty or to the hills, with Simla bei
Mar 29, 2015 07:06 PM
With road running becoming increasingly popular in Chennai and the rest of the country, individuals in all walks of life have been smitten by the desire to add the completion of at least one marathon to their bucket-list of things to achieve. But, recreat
Mar 29, 2015 07:01 PM
I kept saying ‘Covelong’ and the ‘roving’ Belgian Ambassador kept saying ‘Cabelon’. It took me a while to realise that we were talking of the same port on the Coromandel, my ‘v’ his ‘b’. Once we
Mar 30, 2015 05:07 AM
True bhakti is a rare and divine experience, when a devotee enters into a one-to-one relationship with God. Bhakti Bhava is an ineffable feeling that cannot be described in words and at best can only be understood when experienced and savoured in one&#8217
Mar 29, 2015 07:13 PM
From watermelons, muskmelons and grapes, to imported fruits such as kiwi, cherries and plums, summer gets a juicy break with a large variety of fruit It is the end of March, and the temperature is soaring with the arrival of summer. But there is reason
Slideshows
Mar 29, 2015 04:56 PM
Sri Sita Rama Chandra Swami temple at Bhadrachalam saw lakhs of visitors on the occasion of Sita Rama Kalyanam on Saturday and Maha Pattabhishekam on Sunday. While the temple was tastefully decorated with flowers and coloured lights, devotees took a holy
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 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
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