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Updated: Mar 2, 2015 02:11 AM
Mufti wants engagement with Pakistan after smooth polls Soon after he took oath as the 12th Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, Peoples Democratic Party leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed called his party’s alliance with the BJP a historic mo
Updated: Mar 1, 2015 11:25 PM
Former president Sharad Pawar failed to get a proposer from East zone, prompting the Maratha strongman to pull out of the race. Jagmohan Dalmiya is set to return as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The 74-year-old West B
Updated: Mar 2, 2015 08:39 AM
Admiral Ramdas has questioned Arvind Kejriwal’s dual role as the Chief Minister and party convener Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav on Sunday said the decision of the internal Lokpal Admiral (retired) L.Ramdas on all party matters
Updated: Mar 2, 2015 09:59 AM
Proposed reduction in corporate taxes to ensure equity in levies Low-profit companies will benefit from the proposed reduction in corporate tax from 30 per cent to 25 per cent in the Union Budget 2015-16. Under the proposed changes, the rate of corporat
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The rupee lost 8 paise to Rs 61.91 against the dollar in early trade today on the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to appreciation of the US currency overseas. Sustained demand for the dollar from importers also weighed on the local currency but a higher op
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Kollywood’s famed on-screen and off-screen couple 'Thala' Ajith and Shalini were blessed with a son, their second child on Monday. Within minutes of the baby's birth, #kuttythala started trending on Twitter with fans wishing the happy couple. The ac
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Swine flu has now spread to many new districts in Uttar Pradesh and the number of people infected has risen to 614 in the last 24-hours, an official said on Monday.According to information provided by health authorities, the worst hit district is the state
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The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) examinations for standards 10 and 12 commence from Monday.According to a CBSE circular, a total of 13,73,853 students are appearing for the class 10 board examination and 10,40,368 students are appearing for
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Continuing its rising streak for the third straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose 209 points in early trade today on sustained buying by funds and retail investors on growth-oriented proposals in the Budget. The 30-share index, which had gaine
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 1, 2015 10:09 PM
Swapnil Patil did not know what got him. In theory he was facing an off-break bowler, but the ball he pushed at and eventually edged was no off-break. This was surprising seam-up stuff, a delivery that swung away from him and left him squinting in visible
Mar 1, 2015 07:43 AM
Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne struck fluent centuries to help Sri Lanka outplay a hapless England by 9 wickets in a pool A ODI match of the cricket World Cup. Chasing 309 for a win at the Westpac Stadium, Sri Lanka looked comfortable from the v
Mar 1, 2015 09:55 PM
Mohammad Irfan extracted steep bounce from the ‘Gabba pitch to pick up four wickets as Pakistan secured its first victory at the World Cup, by beating Zimbabwe by 20 runs in their Pool B match, on Sunday. Wahab Riaz excelled with both bat and ball
Mar 1, 2015 10:02 PM
Former Australia skipper Kim Hughes is not a great fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s leadership style and feels that Virat Kohli’s elevation to captaincy should not only be in Tests but also across all formats to bring in more purpose to the top j
Mar 1, 2015 03:48 PM
Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura was helped off the field Sunday in the 24th over of their cricket World Cup Pool B encounter against Pakistan with a suspected torn quadricep.He will have a scan Monday to confirm the extent of the injury, reports ESPNcri
Mar 1, 2015 09:26 AM
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs in a Pool B match of the cricket World Cup at the Gabba on Sunday. Opting to bat, Pakistan scored 235 for seven and then bowled out Zimbabwe for 215 in 49.4 overs. Paceman Chatara (3-35) got ample movement and bounce
Feb 28, 2015 11:16 PM
Ashwin helps himself to a first four-for; fifty for Rohit It lasted all of four hours, India strolling to a victory as untroubled as any it will ever register in the World Cup. In a contest that at no point resembled one, UAE puffed and panted en route t
Feb 28, 2015 10:20 PM
Australia captain Michael Clarke has disputed claims he made a tactical blunder in his use of bowlers. Australia was fighting its way back into the match, defending 151, and Mitchell Starc had taken three wickets in five balls when Clarke removed him fr
Feb 28, 2015 10:17 PM
Starc almost puts Boult’s five-for in the shade; Williamson takes Kiwis past finish line with last man Boult Kane Williamson coolly struck a straight six to give New Zealand a one-wicket victory over Australia in a dramatic battle between the Worl
Feb 28, 2015 10:12 PM
A.B. de Villiers is one of the most-intimidating cricketers in the world. South Africa need to capitalise on that and use it to their advantage. The man himself is naturally modest, humble, so the idea of ‘imposing’ himself and his r
Budget 2015
Mar 1, 2015 06:05 PM
E-commerce transactions through websites and mobile apps based on ‘aggregator model’, including for cab services and online shopping, may turn expensive as those providing such services under their own brand are being brought under the service
Mar 1, 2015 06:03 PM
State-run oil firms including Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will invest over Rs. 76,565 crore on the project expansion during 2015-16, up 5 per cent over the previous fiscal.ONGC, the nation’s most profitable company, will see its capital expendit
Mar 1, 2015 03:49 PM
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money has welcomed the announcements made in the Budget to tackle menace of illegal funds and similar assets stashed abroad even as it cautioned that good results in this direction would come only after new la
Mar 1, 2015 08:35 AM
Unimpressed with hike in service tax and measures to incentivise manufacturing Industries in the State have welcomed the budget announcements, especially the proposal to implement Goods and Services Tax from next year. According to Ravi Sam, ch
Mar 2, 2015 10:02 AM
Real Madrid drew 1-1 against Villarreal and FC Barcelona defeated 3-1 Granada in Spain’s La Liga match day.With these results, Barcelona managed to place themselves just two points below leader Real Madrid.Real Madrid and Villarreal drew 1-1 in the
Mar 2, 2015 09:59 AM
Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal defeated local player Juan Monaco to win the Argentina Open, lifting his first title in 2015.Mr. Nadal defeated Monaco in a match that lasted one hour and 27 minutes on Sunday with a score of 6-4, 6-1. While the Spaniard broke
Mar 2, 2015 09:20 AM
English Premier League leaders Chelsea beat north London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 to lift the League Cup at Wembley here on Sunday.It was Jose Mourinho’s first trophy in his second spell as Chelsea manager.“I am really happy,” Mr. M
Mar 2, 2015 08:11 AM
Christian Welp, the 7-foot (2.13-meter) German centre who holds the University of Washington’s career scoring record and played three seasons in the NBA, has died. He was 51. The school confirmed the death Sunday. It didn’t provide details. Mr
Mar 1, 2015 10:29 PM
Dynamic goal-scoring duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus celebrated Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 win over Schalke 04 in ‘Batman’ style to continue their side’s rise up the table. Host Dortmund hammered the visitor’s def
Mar 2, 2015 01:15 AM
The process of monetisation of gold, the insurance and pension schemes and MUDRA are all potential game changers, but their success requires scaling up of execution Even ignoring the reporting in sections of financial media which have reduced the Budget
Mar 2, 2015 01:10 AM
Regional literatures are vulnerable as there is no supporting cultural and intellectual ecology When Bhalchandra Nemade sharply devalued Salman Rushdie’s contribution to literature at a recent event, he may not have expected such a s
Mar 2, 2015 01:08 AM
Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, has released footage showing a group of men smashing with sledgehammers what seem to be ancient artefacts (the Assyrian protective deity in the form of a winged bull is genuine while the rest are thought to be replicas). &#
Mar 2, 2015 09:44 AM
India's budget for 2015/16 highlighted the government's commitment to keeping the fiscal deficit low, ratings agency Standard and Poor's said, adding that the country's debt burden and subsidy bill could constrain its ratings."India's 2015-2016 budget hig
Mar 2, 2015 09:37 AM
The smartphone maker ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world’s biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more
Mar 2, 2015 12:29 AM
There are several features of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s first full-year Budget presented in Parliament on Saturday that are notable, such as the effort to widen the social security and pension net, the plan to severely penalise those holding i
Mar 1, 2015 09:29 PM
In the run up to the budget presentation on Saturday February 28, expectations from the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were running very high. Dispassionate observers were aware that the level of expectations has been so high that no Finance Minister could
Mar 1, 2015 09:28 PM
Double-digit growth will not be possible without adequate power to industry and people Budget 2015 is a decisive step in the direction of realising the vision delineated by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in June last year. Like the Railway Budget unve
Mar 1, 2015 11:43 AM
Is the Censor Board being overzealous as it brings out a list of words that it wants deleted from movies? Parshathy J. Nath speaks to a few filmmakers to find out what they think What is the yardstick of choosing these people? There must be transparency
Mar 1, 2015 11:47 AM
Missing in action for some time, Nana Patekar says he wants to take it easy now Industry people say that if you are in Nana Patekar’s firing line, beware of his mood. Over the years the actor has mellowed down but his wry humour is still intact. Wh
Mar 1, 2015 11:58 AM
Will the Volkswagen’s new Jetta capture the market? As an auto journalist in India I am generally nonplussed. Reason? How a car is going to fare in the Indian market is largely unpredictable, given the structural changes the country’s automob
Mar 2, 2015 12:00 AM
Recollecting his first memory of Mandolin U. Shrinivas, renowned music director Ilayaraja recalled a 12-year-old child prodigy who came to his studio with his father, Koti Rajeshwara Rao, to join his troupe.“When I heard him play, I realised that he
Mar 2, 2015 12:00 AM
Through the month of March, members of the international community of Auroville will spend time in Chennai, to help people here understand their culture through the ‘Auroville festival’, which began on Sunday.Inaugurating the event, Governor K.
Mar 1, 2015 04:33 PM
The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in the Gaza Strip.
Feb 28, 2015 07:07 PM
It took just 2 minutes and 45 seconds to bring the donor heart from Begumpet airport to Yashoda Hospitals Secunderabad. With precise coordination, the traffic authorities and police made sure that the ambulance had a freeway by creating a Green Corridor o
Feb 28, 2015 03:51 PM
Dream come true for 38 children as they get to fly over Vijayapura Fastening his seatbelt and gazing through the window, 12-year-old Eshwar Hugar found it difficult to believe his eyes. “This is something that I never even imagined; I never though
Feb 28, 2015 01:28 PM
The Karnataka team is jubilant after winning the Ranji Trophy semifinals cricket match against Mumbai at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday. Tjhey won by 112 runs.
Feb 26, 2015 07:24 PM
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