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Updated: Mar 7, 2015 01:16 AM
Dhoni steadies nervous chase as top-order fails. India advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup after prevailing over West Indies by four wickets here on Friday. Set a target of 183, M.S. Dhoni’s men stumbled, losing frequent wickets. It was
Updated: Mar 6, 2015 08:14 PM
A rape accused was lynched by a mob in Dimapur; one person died in police firing Home Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed concern over the breakdown of law and order in Dimapur, Nagaland, following the lynching of a rape accused on Thursday evening aft
Updated: Mar 7, 2015 01:20 AM
It takes away the public’s right to know, says Supreme Court advocate Madhavi Goradia Divan The government’s decision to ban the BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang rape in Delhi, India’s Daughter, both in the media and on th
Mar 6, 2015 05:14 PM
Supreme Court recently directed Gujarat Police not to arrest the duo in the case while asking them to cooperate in the probe. The Human Resources Development Ministry has set up a committee to probe alleged misappropriation of funds received under the S
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Police cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar’s new education law on Thursday, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a well-known pagoda in the heart of the old capital. Several demonstrators were
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Campaign for a more relevant economics syllabus initiated in many leading campuses worldwide The financial crisis, economic inequality and climate change are topics that would appear to be par for the course, especially if the course is economics. How
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A suspected Palestinian motorist rammed his car into a group of people near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring five before being shot and wounded by guards, the police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri described the assaul
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Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected. The attack on Thursday on Mark Lippert, which prompted rival North Korea to gl
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With frequent delays and cancellations denting its reputation, national carrier Air India is planning to engage an image makeover firm to regain customer confidence. The airline recently floated tenders, inviting technical and commercial bids from inter
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 6, 2015 11:53 AM
South Africa can make the quarterfinals with a win Pakistan hopes its resurgence in the World Cup continues against South Africa at Eden Park on Saturday with the Proteas’ coach warning of the Asians’ “predictable unpredictability&#822
Mar 7, 2015 12:17 AM
After an eighth World Cup win in a row — a run that stretches back to the last edition and matches India’s previous record in the competition — M.S. Dhoni lavished praise on his group of bowlers who, he felt, had improved in functioning
Mar 7, 2015 12:22 AM
Jason Holder expressed disappointment with the West Indian batting effort after his side’s loss to India here on Friday. “I thought the wicket was a good wicket to bat on, but we just didn’t play ourselves in when we batted. I thought ini
Mar 6, 2015 01:47 PM
Zimbabwe is convinced its clash with Ireland in Hobart on Saturday is the “crunch” game of its World Cup campaign. The Africans have won just one of their four games and are sixth in Pool B, but victory against William Porterfield’s s
Mar 7, 2015 12:19 AM
The beauty of modern World Cups is that we can always expect to see some wonderful, innovative, and creative cricket. Players of today can do things that we never considered doing in the 1970’s and 1980’s. If we tried to be a bit fancy and it d
Mar 7, 2015 12:14 AM
For a brief period, India appeared to be losing the plot. That it recovered in time speaks for its collective strength. The bowlers delivered. The batsmen backed them too. If only the fielding had not faltered, I would have termed it an all-round excellen
Mar 6, 2015 07:57 PM
Chasing a target of 183, Indian batsmen were choked by Windies bowlers before Dhoni played a rescue act to take India safely.
Mar 6, 2015 04:39 PM
Once again bringing his street-smart side to the fore, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni kept for a few deliveries without pads as he gave his gear to Ajinkya Rahane standing at silly mid-off against Ravichandran Ashwin in the World Cup match against Wes
Budget 2015
Mar 6, 2015 10:58 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 6, 2015 01:28 PM
It was widely expected that Budget 2015-16 would include a lot of goodies for the renewable energy sector, especially because the industry had promised Prime Minister Modi renewable energy projects to the tune of 2.66 lakh MW. These expectations were fur
Mar 6, 2015 01:25 PM
The Budget brings good news for the power sector on one main count. It modified the application of the 20 per cent additional depreciation for power firms. Until now, a company was allowed 20 per cent additional depreciation on new plant and machinery in
Mar 6, 2015 01:24 PM
Plagued by ‘corporate espionage’, the oil and gas sector found little mention in Arun Jaitley’s Budget, except subsuming education cess with excise duty on petrol and diesel. “Some of the key proposals for the sector were not co
Sport
Mar 7, 2015 12:53 AM
Third seed Saina Nehwal eased into the women’s singles quarterfinals at the All England championships with a convincing 21-15, 21-15 win over South Korean qualifier Kim Hyo Min here on Thursday. Saina next faces her nemesis Wang Yihan, who enjoys
Mar 7, 2015 12:40 AM
Abhijeet Gupta suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Kaido Kulaots of Estonia and went out of contention for a podium finish after the seventh round of the 31st Cappelle La Grande international chess tournament here. Not showing his best form, Gupta r
Mar 7, 2015 12:39 AM
Ahead of its opening game against Iran in the Asian Rugby 7’s Olympic pre-qualifiers, the Indian team players expressed confidence of winning the tournament and securing the final berth for the Asian Olympic qualifiers to be held in Hong Kong later t
Mar 7, 2015 12:35 AM
Defending champion Shubhankar Sharma slips to fifth There was a bit of banter on the last hole at the CIAL Golf Club on Friday as news came in that Kolkata’s Rahil Gangjee had taken the lead in the PGTI Cochin Masters. “His wife is from Keral
Mar 7, 2015 12:33 AM
In the quest for its third Ranji Trophy title, Tamil Nadu has had a rollercoaster ride over the course of its campaign this season. After an abysmal start which saw it lose to defending champion Karnataka by 285 runs, its prospect of advancing to the quar
Opinion
Mar 7, 2015 02:19 AM
The Bill to amend the 2013 land acquisition Act is neither pro-farmer nor pro-poor Next week the economic agenda of the Narendra Modi government will face its biggest test in Parliament. The controversial Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in La
Mar 7, 2015 02:10 AM
The enactment of an Act to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act and passing the Commercial Division of High Courts Bill will change the face of commercial dispute resolution Most judicial systems undergo periods of high pendency and delay in dispe
Mar 7, 2015 02:03 AM
Infrastructure is being built at the fastest rate in human history and could unleash a wave of road-building that puts many of the world’s remaining wildernesses at risk over the coming decades, scientists warn. Everywhere you look, the scale of w
Business
Mar 6, 2015 11:18 PM
Any signs of government influence in the central bank’s decisions would worry investors, given India’s history of high spending, which, if accompanied by low interest rates, could lead to a surge in inflation and deepening debt problems. Hav
Mar 6, 2015 11:11 PM
U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. The Labor Department said on Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 per cent from 5.7 per cent. But the decline i
Mar 6, 2015 11:06 PM
The double-quick two-round rate reduction within two months has done very little on the ground for common man. Banks have not come forward to cut lending rates. Since the time he took over as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India in September, 2013,
Mar 6, 2015 10:57 PM
Even as it closed February with a 12 per cent rate of growth, surpassing its monthly target, achieving the annual production target of 507 million tonne may remain elusive for Coal India Ltd (CIL), available indications show.Enquiries revealed that CIL ma
Mar 6, 2015 10:48 PM
The report showed that between 1995 and 2014, recycled gold accounted for, on average, about a third of total supply. Recycled gold, which accounted for an average of about a third of total global gold supply in the last 20 years, fell to its lowest lev
Features
Mar 6, 2015 05:31 PM
Ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8) female technicians of BHEL’s integrated power plant equipment manufacture facility in Kailasapuram share their experiences of working in a traditionally male-dominated job sector M. Girija has bee
Mar 6, 2015 05:29 PM
Meet four women from different walks of life who are inspiring many residents to learn more about their city The GREEN CRUSADERSTree WalkBegun by Anitha Sharma around three years ago, Tree Walk prompted many women to put their best foot forward and organ
Mar 6, 2015 05:09 PM
Self-taught artist Bindu on what inspires her creativity Bindu finds perfection in imperfection. “I see the work of other amateur artists and I think to myself that my handiwork is far below par. Yet, in knowing that my paintings are imperfect, I
Mar 6, 2015 10:12 PM
People who are looked up to by others must never fail in their duty. If they do, then those who see them as role models will also shirk their duties, said Valayapet Ramachariar, in a discourse. Doing one’s duty is stressed by Lord Krishna in the Bhag
Mar 6, 2015 09:46 PM
The future looks bright for home loan borrowers as the interest rates may come down further. In yet another surprise move early this week by the RBI, the interest rates were further reduced by 0.25% or 25 basis points, taking it to 7.50% from 7.75%; this
Slideshows
Mar 6, 2015 05:59 PM
From taking a selfie to a rain dance, from children to elders, from foreign tourists to locals, people in Bengaluru enjoyed Holi with much enthusiasm and vigour. Here are a few glimpses of how Bengaloreans celebrated the day. Photos by: V. Sreenivasa Mu
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 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 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.
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