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Updated: Mar 5, 2015 10:30 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer island nations in the Indian Ocean a broad range of military and civilian assistance next week in a bid to wrest back some of the influence China has gained by spending billions of dollars in the region.Mr. Modi wil
Updated: Mar 5, 2015 11:56 AM
Just days after beef was banned in the State, the Maharashtra government has now officially scraped the five percent reservation to Muslims in education, a move that has triggered outrage and severe criticism from opposition parties. A Government Resolu
Updated: Mar 5, 2015 11:56 AM
Since morning, the documentary could be accessed online in India; raising questions about the effectiveness of a ban in the Information Age. The controversial documentary "India's Daughter" — focussing on the Nirbhaya case including interviews wit
Updated: Mar 5, 2015 11:56 AM
They had been sentenced to 10-year jail term by a CBI court in the 2000 illegal teacher recruitment scam. The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son along with 53 others in the
Breaking News
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The spectrum auction resumed on Thursday with seven rounds of bidding for all four bands by telecom operators in first few hours, after bids worth over Rs. 60,000 crore on first day on Wednesday.“Seven rounds have been completed as of now with biddi
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Seasoned Indian ace Saina Nehwal and the fast-rising H.S. Prannoy notched up contrasting wins in the women’s and men’s singles competition respectively to reach the All England badminton championships’ second round at Barclaycard Arena h
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The remarks by one of the Delhi gangrape convict blaming the victim for the assault are “unspeakable”, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson has said, stressing the need for men to get involved in halting violence against women.
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A hallmark of American life — griping about work has landed a Florida man in a Middle Eastern jail. Ryan Pate, a helicopter mechanic from Belleair Bluffs, Florida, took to Facebook after a dispute over sick leave with the company he was working for i
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China announced a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive. The growth target of about 7 per cent, down from last year&#82
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 5, 2015 07:42 AM
Kyle Coetzer’s career-best 156 went in vain as Bangladesh scripted a brilliant chase to notch up a comprehensive six—wicket win over Scotland in their pool A ODI match of the Cricket World Cup here today. Chasing 319 to win, Bangladesh cruis
Mar 5, 2015 01:29 AM
Warner’s career-high 178 and a crushing 275-run win over Afghanistan Australia put its stamp on a tournament of mind-boggling scores by recording the highest innings total in World Cup history here on Wednesday. Michael Clarke’s men made 417
Mar 4, 2015 02:43 PM
'For India, the ongoing World Cup is very important. We need to put all these issues to rest' The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside on Wednesday despite the team management’s
Mar 4, 2015 01:23 PM
There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare to clash with the West Indies on Friday.South African c
Mar 4, 2015 05:08 PM
Calling the ICC’s decision to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup “a backward step”, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar said such a move is unfair to the Associate nations.While the ICC wants to curtail the number of teams partici
Mar 5, 2015 07:47 AM
Scoreboard on Thursday from the Cricket World Cup Pool A match between Bangladesh and Scotland at Saxton Oval: Kyle Coetzer c Soumya Sarkar b Nasir Hossain 156 Calum MacLeod c Mamadullah b Mortaza 11 Matt Machin c and b Rahman 35 Preston Mommsen c
Mar 5, 2015 01:27 AM
David Warner’s belligerent 178 lit up the WACA here on Wednesday but one member of the crowd was not particularly thrilled. One of Warner’s sixes, off Shapoor Zadran in the 32nd over, struck a young boy in the stands behind the long-on bound
Mar 5, 2015 01:26 AM
A total of 75 balls remained to be bowled when David Warner was dismissed for 178 against Afghanistan here on Wednesday, but the Australian had no regrets on missing out on a double hundred. “No, I am not disappointed at all. I went out there to try
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 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.
Budget 2015
Mar 3, 2015 11:53 PM
Jaitley has inserted a new provision for TDS of 10 per cent. To discourage premature withdrawal of provident fund by subscribers, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed a tax on such early closures. He has inserted a new provision in his budge
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
Sport
Mar 5, 2015 01:15 AM
There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of A.B. de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper M.S. Dhoni as the defending champion prepares to clash with the West Indies on Friday. South African captai
Mar 5, 2015 01:09 AM
TN will not be short on confidence when it takes on Karnataka in the Ranji final The struggles of the last two years appear a distant memory now. Tamil Nadu, a powerhouse in domestic cricket, is back in business.The side that failed to qualify for the k
Mar 5, 2015 12:52 AM
GMs B. Adhiban and M.R. Lalith Babu scored impressive wins to guide India to a 2.5-1.5 win over China in the third round of the 2015 Indo-China chess summit here on Wednesday. The day also saw K. Sasikiran suffer a defeat against IM Wang Chen. Lalith Babu
Mar 5, 2015 12:52 AM
Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta made the most of his white pieces to outwit Marcin Tazbir of Poland to move to joint third spot after the end of the fifth round of the 31st Cappelle La Grande international chess tournament here. Grandmaster S. Arun Prasad, m
Opinion
Mar 5, 2015 02:27 AM
Decisions made in the wake of a popular outcry over emotive and sensitive issues will invariably be wrong. The government’s action in getting a court order restraining the telecast of the documentary, India’s Daughter, by the British film-make
Mar 5, 2015 02:23 AM
‘One-stop solution’ has become a new mantra in the modern business world. The convergence of activities that follow in its wake, however, often put consumers in a piquant situation. A consumer of a financial product especially can easily get c
Mar 5, 2015 02:05 AM
The Budget overlooks the fact that human capabilities are as important as physical capital for economic growth and the quality of life. It goes back to the days when growth and development sounded synonymous, physical capital was thought to be the key, an
Business
Mar 5, 2015 10:06 AM
A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Thursday was trading 84.05 points or 0.29 percent up as healthcare stocks gained.The wider 50—scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading at 2
Mar 5, 2015 10:05 AM
Snapping its four-day falling streak, the rupee today recovered by 5 paise to 62.20 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on back of selling of the American currency by exporters. According to Forex dealers, a highe
Mar 5, 2015 02:49 AM
Sun Pharma founder overtakes Mukesh Ambani Dilip Shanghvi of Sun Pharmaceuticals, with a net worth of $21.5 billion, surpassed Mukesh Ambani as the world’s richest Indian on Wednesday, two days after the Reliance Industries Ltd. chief was ranked I
Mar 5, 2015 01:44 AM
It will be a legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011 One-rupee notes are all set to come back into circulation as the government has decided to restart printing the currency after more than two decades. “The Reserve Bank of India will s
Mar 5, 2015 12:39 AM
Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. has acquired management control in Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Ltd., signalling its foray into the emerging business of defence production. In the process, it appears to have piped groups s
Features
Mar 3, 2015 05:38 PM
From educational institutions and restaurants to gyms and styling salons, Sam Paul has ventured into a slew of businesses. The city businessman tells why he’s always looking for new frontiers to conquer. There are two men, employed by Sam Paul, who
Mar 3, 2015 05:28 PM
Celebrating the legacy of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, whose birth anniversary was on March 3 The nation which gains control of iron, soon acquires the control of gold.This is a love letter to the man who gave his name to my hometown Jamshedpur, whose boun
Mar 3, 2015 06:02 PM
This Swiftpoint GT mouse comes with natural touch gestures The Swiftpoint mouse has been created for those who have to work on their laptops for long hours and detest using the touch pad. It is a small, wireless mouse that can be used directly on the su
Mar 5, 2015 12:06 AM
SOLEs thrive because of big questions — that challenge the children, kindling their curiosity, urging them to look for answers together Early in January, Prof. Sugata Mitra visited India for the opening of Area Zero, a solar powered glass building
Mar 4, 2015 09:11 PM
Is it necessary to give up all worldly ties in order to ultimately attain moksha? There are many verses in the works of the Azhvars, which give such an impression, elaborated M.A. Venkatakrishnan, in a discourse. Nammazhvar writes that if you are wealthy,
Slideshows
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 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
Mar 3, 2015 07:03 PM
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.
Mar 3, 2015 05:12 PM
On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, U.N. Secretary-General 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.
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