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Updated: Feb 1, 2015 02:04 PM
"This is a preparatory visit," says Sushma Swaraj, who is on her maiden visit to China. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China in May this year. “Modiji is going to come in May. I wil
Updated: Feb 1, 2015 03:14 PM
The Justice G.P. Mathur panel has recommended fresh probe into the anti-Sikh riots cases through a Special Investigation Team, sources said. A government-appointed committee has recommended constitution of a SIT for reinvestigation of the 1984 anti-Sikh
Updated: Feb 1, 2015 01:54 PM
This is Leander Paes' seventh mixed-doubles crown. India's Leander Paes and Swiss Martina Hingis turned back the clock to post a sensational win in the Australian Open mixed-doubles final and improve their respective Grand Slam count to 15, in Melbourne
Updated: Feb 1, 2015 01:06 PM
The National Investigation Agency has recommended departmental action with severe punishment against at least five officials of Delhi Police’s elite Special Cell for allegedly fabricating a case against a resident of Kashmir and projecting him as a
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As a prolonged SEBI-Sahara battle continues, the regulator has revised lower the expenditure it intends to recover from the business group to Rs. 25.88 crore in the current fiscal towards money spent on identifying the investors and making refunds. As per
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Stressing the need for a non-violent massive movement for sustenance of Kannada, Dr. Siddalingaiah, poet and president of 81st Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, called upon the public to join the movement and be prepared for any sacrifice to suc
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Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya has assured the State Government of convening an inter-state meeting to work out a time-bound plan to prevent child trafficking. Reacting to the rescue of hundreds of children from Bih
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Satish Ganesh’s individual first innings knock (163 runs from 308 balls) for Vidarbha exceeded Delhi’s team score (154 all out in first innings) by nine runs. The visitors folded up in the second innings for 123, bowled out twice to lose by an
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Mr. Badal recalled that the Shiromani Akali Dal had been struggling to get justice for the victims of 1984 genocide in Delhi and other parts of the country. Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday sought direct and personal intervention by
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Feb 1, 2015 07:53 AM
After eleven months of President's rule, Delhi is approaching an exciting electoral contest, but given the key choices of a previous 'runaway' Chief Minister, an ambitious policewoman-turned-politician and a Nehru-Gandhi loyalist, who will voters pick?
Feb 1, 2015 12:47 AM
Explaining his decision to quit as Chief Minister after 49 days of governing Delhi is critical to his campaign because that is the only allegation against him Trolls derisively called him ‘muffler man,’ but Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvi
Feb 1, 2015 12:46 AM
With barely a week left for Delhi to go to vote, it’s apparent to the BJP that Kiran Bedi alone cannot swing votes in its favour When 65-year-old former police officer Kiran Bedi rose to speak at a Bharatiya Janata Party meeting for the first time
Feb 1, 2015 12:45 AM
When Congress’ arch rivals were ridiculing the party for being absent from the scene, the party claimed it was undergoing an internal purge and regrouping to produce a more battleworthy Delhi unit It was on January 24 that the Congress first infor
Cricket World Cup 2015
Feb 1, 2015 01:27 AM
What the numbers say about the nature of cricket in Australia and New Zealand over the last four years. The last time Australia and New Zealand hosted the World Cup, in 1992, the event was lauded for providing a variety of tracks. But there&#8
Feb 1, 2015 01:26 AM
Fourteen cities -- seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand – will host the event's 49 matches. Presenting a detailed look at the venues, two at a time... 13. MELBOURNE The complete city: Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is the second larg
Jan 31, 2015 03:32 AM
The pursuit of the World Cup has stirred captains to break with convention 1992 is a good place to start. It was the year the World Cup went bright and colourful — lights, white balls, tidy uniforms, and a tidier trophy.There was one other idea tha
Jan 31, 2015 03:32 AM
Teams covet the piece that completes the jigsaw — ‘keeper-batsmen and utility cricketers It’s that era in sport in which teams covet multi-skilled players. Be it in football or cricket.A multi-skilled genius is often a mystical figure.
Jan 31, 2015 03:31 AM
Fourteen cities -- seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand – will host the event's 49 matches. Presenting a detailed look at the venues, two at a time... 11. SYDNEY A tourist’s delight Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is the l
Jan 30, 2015 03:41 AM
Captains largely prefer their bowlers to prioritise run-control over wicket-taking Explaining a bowler’s ideal state of mind in his book The Art of Fast Bowling, Dennis Lillee wrote: “When you have the ball in your hand, you should be so dedi
Jan 30, 2015 03:41 AM
The modern-day spinner is increasingly finding refuge in convenient sterility “They should be banished from the first-class game. It winds me up, if you are a spinner, spin the ball. I have never ever seen the point of bowling without trying to spi
Jan 30, 2015 03:40 AM
Fourteen cities — seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand — will host the event's 49 matches. Presenting a detailed look at the venues, two at a time... 9. Canberra It was selected for the location of the Australian capital as a compro
Jan 29, 2015 06:50 PM
A pick of some of the stars from each country in this World Cup
Jan 29, 2015 04:47 PM
Recalling the monumental upset when the mighty West Indies were stunned by India in the 1983 Prudential World Cup final, pacer Joel Garner said that the loss was the biggest disappointment of his decade-long cricket career.Chasing 184 for victory in the 6
Sport
Feb 1, 2015 03:02 PM
Time hasn’t changed anything for Irfan Pathan. He still retains that boyish enthusiasm A highlights package of India’s tour of Australia in 2003-04 evokes an unmistakable feeling of nostalgia. A 19-year-old Irfan Pathan runs in with a full cr
Feb 1, 2015 02:59 PM
Trishul Chinnappa, one of the country's top amateur golfers, now gets set to turn pro Turning professional is not an easy decision for an amateur golfer to make: jump too early and your confidence could shatter, too late and your development could stutte
Feb 1, 2015 09:05 AM
Australia surmounted a fiery opening spell from James Anderson and built on a 141-run 5th-wicket partnership between Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh Australia made 278/8, batting first after losing the toss in Sunday’s tri-series one-day final ag
Feb 1, 2015 12:41 AM
In what seems to be a dress rehearsal of the opening game in the World Cup, an unbeaten Australia takes on England in the cricket tri-series final here on Sunday. Having accumulated 15 points from four matches, the George Bailey-led Australia undoubtedl
Feb 1, 2015 12:22 AM
Defending champion Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) entered the semifinals of the both men’s and women’s team championships in the 70th inter-State badminton championship at DRRMC stadium here on Saturday.PSPB men outplayed Airports Aut
Opinion
Jan 31, 2015 01:45 AM
This Republic Day had two sets of tableaux, one enacted on Rajpath, and the other more elaborate as the tableau of security. Yet, as spectacles, Mr. Obama will be forgotten while the satyagrahi’s acts of conscience and courage will prompt us to reth
Jan 31, 2015 01:54 AM
Jayanthi Natarajan’s explosive letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, with its stunning revelations about Rahul Gandhi’s interference in the functioning of the Union Environment Ministry when she headed it, only underscores what was long k
Jan 31, 2015 01:49 AM
The passage of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, the first priority of the new U.S. Senate controlled by Republicans, hit a roadblock on January 27 when the Senate managed to muster just 53 votes in its favour, seven shy of the 60-vote threshold to limit deb
Business
Feb 1, 2015 01:42 PM
Jet fuel (ATF) price was on Sunday cut by a steep 11.3 per cent and now costs less than diesel.Last month, its rate had fallen below the price at which petrol is sold.While petrol and diesel prices have so far not been changed as per the fortnightly revis
Feb 1, 2015 11:23 AM
Pune-based DSK Motowheels will start selling five superbikes from its Italian partner Benelli’s stables from March with prices ranging between Rs. 3.5 lakh and Rs. 14 lakh (ex-showroom prices). The company, which had entered into an agreement with Be
Jan 31, 2015 10:35 PM
Out of the airline’s 10 international routes, seven are loss making, and Mumbai ranks fifth. South African Airways (SAA) is understood to have decided to pull out of India by March end due to financial losses. The airline is likely to stop operati
Jan 31, 2015 10:34 PM
The new unit at Thirumazhisai near Chennai will have an investment outlay of about Rs.25 crore. Tata International Ltd (TIL)is expanding its footwear production capacity by establishing a new unit near Chennai.The new unit will have an investment outlay
Jan 31, 2015 10:29 PM
More than 100 new publishers have signed up Digital magazine store Magzter has launched a new monthly subscription model. It is trying to replicate the successful monthly subscription model adopted by Netflix for movies and TV shows. The firm is opening
Features
Jan 31, 2015 03:30 PM
Four designers talk about looking beyond couture to express themselves The art world offers many symbiotic alliances and, as artists experiment and move into mediums far away from their core expertise, they offer unique interpretations of the different f
Jan 31, 2015 06:01 PM
As budgets get larger and movies get worse, the writer looks at why our industry must examine how much it really loves cinema A large body of cinema exists, classified as ‘pulp’, that one does not necessarily critique. It is work that exists,
Jan 31, 2015 05:10 PM
A flowchart-spreadsheet approach works best when writing thrillers. Four novels wiser now, Ashwin Sanghi laid out his 12-point approach to writing a thriller, recently at the Crime Writers Festival in New Delhi. The philosophy behind this flowchart-sprea
Feb 1, 2015 03:14 PM
Travel is life’s best teacher, believes Sachin Bhandary who is setting off on a 12-month journey over the world with the hope of learning a new skill in each country. The idea is to build a network of odd travellers who help each other Rock climbi
Feb 1, 2015 03:10 PM
Momo Vendor I came to the city almost eight years ago with my brother from my village in Darjeeling. We started a small momo stall in Maruti Seva Nagar. We stayed close by and making ends meet wasn’t very difficult. As more and more people came int
Slideshows
Jan 31, 2015 06:32 PM
Scenes from the sets of the film Najram
Jan 31, 2015 06:07 PM
Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night. Photos by AP.
Jan 30, 2015 05:04 PM
Health Minister Laxma Reddy along with other top health officials walk nonchalantly past a terminally ill person lying unattended near Osmania General Hospital on Thursday. Ironically, the minister came to interact and oversee developmental activities t
Jan 29, 2015 09:20 PM
Beating the Retreat ceremony was held on January 29 evening in Rajpath, New Delhi, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations in India. Photos: R.V. Moorthy
Jan 29, 2015 07:30 PM
One of the cannons dating back to the 18th century lying neglected at the Khammam Fort’s entrance tells the sorry state of affairs in maintaining structures of historical importance. The fort was originally equipped with 15 cannons to guard it from
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