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Updated: Feb 27, 2015 04:47 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks his silence in Parliament to denounce communalism and call for unity. Breaking his silence in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday denounced communalism and asserted that his government stood for unity w
Updated: Feb 27, 2015 04:16 PM
Accepting it, the court barred him from participating or chairing the AGM of the BCCI on March 2. India Cements Vice-Chairman and Managing Director N. Srinivasan on Friday offered an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court for chairing the February 8
Updated: Feb 27, 2015 01:17 PM
Calls for rationalisation of subsidies, says doles did not appear to have had a transformative effect on living standards of the poor India’s economic survey pegged growth at more than 8 per cent for the next fiscal and said inflation was now decl
Updated: Feb 27, 2015 01:53 PM
Narendra Modi to attend swearing-in ceremony at Jammu; CMP to be released at 3 p.m. on March 1 Decks were cleared for the first ever formation of a BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir following a “historic” meeting between Prim
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The benchmark Sensex on Friday logged its best daily gain in almost six weeks, spurting 473.47 points to 29,220.12 after the Economic Survey made a strong pitch for big bang reforms while projecting faster growth and improved fiscal situation. The BSE S
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The vehicles participating in the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally took onlookers down memory lane A bevy of vintage cars was recently parked tidily against the backdrop of the majestic Red Fort. The heritage cars in orange, blue, white, sil
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The Finance Minister tabled the Economic Survey on February 27, 2015 in the Lok Sabha. On inflation, the survey said, there has been a fall of over 6 percentage points since 2013, even as the external sector, which includes exports and inflow of foreign
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The Karnataka High Court, on Friday, directed the State government to accord permission to all existing schools which are already imparting education in English. It also directed the State to decide on applications filed by the schools seeking permissio
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A virtual resource centre (‘www.childprotectioninfo.in’) to provide information about service providers in the field of child protection has been launched by a consortium of NGOs comprising ‘Terre des hommes Foundation’, IMPACT and
Cricket World Cup 2015
Feb 27, 2015 09:09 AM
13:30 pm: Abbott gets Gayle cheaply. 12:52 pm: South Africa amass gigantic 408/5! De Villiers ends up with 162 (66 balls). Can West Indies call upon the Gayle force once again? 12:50 pm: ABD hits fastest 150 (64 balls) 12:38 pm: ABD reaches second-f
Feb 27, 2015 03:19 AM
Street brawls can be ugly. Not always though! If a David gets the better of a bully of a Goliath, there’s a distinct joy in cheering the underdog. This World Cup has thrown up some exciting cricket from the minnows. Way back in ’75 & &#8217
Feb 27, 2015 10:13 AM
"I’m as fit and as healthy as I’ve been in at least [the last] five years. The strength I’ve put into my back and my hamstrings holds me in good stead for the future." Captain Michael Clarke is ready to make his return to the Australia
Feb 27, 2015 12:00 PM
On the field as well as on paper, UAE stands little chance against the world champions, who have simply outplayed Pakistan and South Africa in their first two matches. Having demolished Pakistan and South Africa in their first two matches by dishing out
Feb 27, 2015 09:33 AM
The Pakistan chief selector returned home on Thursday after PCB recalled him for questionable behaviour at the World Cup. Pakistan’s under-fire chief selector Moin Khan has been provided security by the police after angry cricket fans held demonst
Feb 27, 2015 11:26 AM
Shami is suffering from a left-knee injury and was administered ultrasound injections. India will miss the services of pacer Mohammed Shami against UAE in Saturday’s ICC World Cup cricket match here as he has been ruled out owing to a knee injury.
Feb 27, 2015 09:12 AM
South Africa captain AB de Villiers made an unbeaten 162 off 66 balls, which was the fastest 150 after he had brought up the second-fastest World Cup ton in 52 balls. AB de Villiers scored the second-fastest World Cup century and fastest one-hundred-and
Feb 27, 2015 03:27 AM
All eyes will be on the duel between Gayle and Steyn Fresh from a Chris Gayle power show that took it to its second win in the World Cup, a buoyant West Indies will now take on South Africa, which is still licking its wounds after the 130-run hammering
Feb 27, 2015 02:45 AM
Whatever the popularity of the UAE cricket team may be in its own land, it is assured of support from two households in Kerala and Maharashtra when it meets India in Perth on Saturday. Krishna Chandran Karate and Swapnil Patil moved to the UAE for a new l
Feb 26, 2015 07:45 PM
The three figure mark is such a coveted figure in cricket; so much so that batsmen tend to become nervous once they get into the 90s. Not so much in limited over internationals, though. There were 521 instances from 3,613 ODI matches of batsmen remainin
Budget 2015
Feb 27, 2015 12:52 PM
With Finance Minister Arun Jaitley getting ready to present the Budget on February 28, it’s also time for us to learn and ready ourselves for a long speech. And a part of this long speech involves terms that aren’t used in daily conversation. H
Feb 27, 2015 10:05 AM
Brokers said fresh buying by investors as well as foreign funds buoyed trading sentiments here. The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 180 points in early trade on Friday on emergence of buying by funds-and-retail investors ahead of the release of Econ
Feb 27, 2015 09:43 AM
Jayalalithaa points out progress of projects announced in earlier budgets also slow Happy that the Railway budget has spared the common people by not increasing fares, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa asked the Centre to speed up pending projects b
Feb 27, 2015 09:36 AM
However, overall infrastructure development will continue to be on slow track The pink book of the Railways explaining the budgetary allocations for 2015-16 brings a bundle of relief as well as disappointment. Allocations will speed up some of the ongoin
Sport
Feb 27, 2015 08:40 AM
The Japanese Nishikori will face fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat fifth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Mexico Open semifinals. Nishikori will face fourth-seed
Opinion
Feb 27, 2015 01:47 AM
Perceptions of public safety in India are not driven by urbanisation per se; rather, these are likely driven by the infrastructure and amenities associated with the largest cities in India One of the most important functions of a modern state is to prov
Feb 27, 2015 01:35 AM
The rise of the Aam Aadmi Party is part of a global protest against the rapid growth of urbanisation and accompanying inequality It is an important point now in Indian politics with the stupendous emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi: the ruling par
Feb 27, 2015 01:23 AM
The battle against the poaching that kills a rhino every seven hours in South Africa has acquired a new weapon: women.The Black Mambas are all young women from local communities, and they patrol inside the Greater Kruger National Park u
Business
Feb 27, 2015 03:43 PM
After China, Indian stock markets emerged as the best performer with a return of 30 per cent to investors during April-December period of the current fiscal, according to Economic Survey for 2014-15. China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index ga
Feb 27, 2015 03:36 PM
Unfavourable market conditions and delayed investments in last few years resulted into an “alarmingly high rate” of increase in stalled projects, which, as of December-end, stood at a staggering Rs 8.8 lakh crore, says the Economic Survey for 2
Feb 27, 2015 03:31 PM
Subsidies on food, fuel, railway fertiliser and others amount to staggering Rs 3.77 lakh crore but reach only a few of the targeted poor, the Economic Survey said. “Price subsidies are regressive. By regressive, we mean that a rich household benefits
Feb 27, 2015 03:22 PM
Gold prices declined further by Rs 50 to Rs 27,000 per ten gram at the bullion market on Friday owing to easing demand from jewellers and retailers amid a weak global trend. Silver also traded lower by Rs 100 to Rs 37,200 per kg on lack of buying support f
Feb 27, 2015 09:54 AM
Decline due to month-end demand for Greenback from importers and the dollar's strength against other global currencies. The rupee weakened by 10 paise to 61.85 against the United States dollar in early trade on Friday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange d
Features
Feb 26, 2015 06:55 PM
Prof. George Michell’s presentation made a case for why the art of the Early Chalukyas at Badami and Pattadakal needs to be recognised and studied Forty nine years ago, a 21-year-old architecture student from Melbourne travelled to India and someho
Feb 26, 2015 06:30 PM
The world’s first telephone call was made on March 10, 1876. Alexander Graham Bell called his assistant Watson on the ‘phone’. Melville and Alexander were brothers. Their father used to teach hearing and speech impaired children to comm
Feb 25, 2015 05:40 PM
Academic and award-winning playwright John Mathew is writing a play on Uthram Thirunal, a monarch of erstwhile Travancore John Mathew (“spelt with a single ‘T’”) redefines the word versatility. John enjoys blurring the lines betw
Feb 27, 2015 05:09 PM
History and its endless debates. Many summers ago when I was a student of history, our teachers used to encourage us to read Romila Thapar. Her books “A History of India” and “Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas” were insightful as
Feb 27, 2015 05:06 PM
Himanshu Jangid of Jaipur, a restorer of vintage cars, explains why it is important to preserve these symbols of our heritage The National Green Tribunal’s decision to ban vintage cars from plying on the Capital’s roads has come as a rude sho
Slideshows
Feb 26, 2015 07:24 PM
A selection of headlines from The Hindu's archives related to the Union Budget.
Feb 26, 2015 05:19 PM
Dilshan made 161, his third World Cup century, while Kumar Sangakkara marked his 400th one-day international with a quick-fire 105 not out in a 210-run partnership. Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka by 92-runs.
Feb 26, 2015 02:59 PM
Afghanistan opened its account in World Cup with its historic one-wicket win against Scotland in a nail-bitting Pool A match.
Feb 26, 2015 08:23 AM
Coach facility, new trains part of the demand On the eve of the presentation of the Railway Budget, the Thanjavur District Rail Users’ Association has put forward its wish list to the railway ministry. Allocation of more funds for better amenities
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