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Mar 4, 2015 02:44 PM
Amid the last-ditch efforts to tide over the differences within, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is learnt to have offered to step down as Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Amid the last-ditch efforts to tide over the differences within, Delhi Chie
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 02:10 PM
In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India has cut the key policy rate by 25 basis points, setting the tone for a reduction in lending rates by banks. This will prod banks to drop interest rates on home and car loans. The policy repo rate under the l
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 02:45 PM
"Government will inquire into how the documentary was being released for public viewing," he said. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that a 'no objection certificate' had been given by the Home Ministry for filming the
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 02:48 PM
Anbazhagan had sought postponement till SC hears his pleas The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday declined to postpone arguments of Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in the appeals filed by AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa and others against their con
Breaking News
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Not just minimum wages...I want fare wages," the Labour Minister said in Rajya Sabha during Question Hour. Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Wednesday said the government intends to ensure “fare wages” for the labourers. &
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It’s Attukal Pongala today. An event all of us in this field look forward to every year. With residents’ associations and pourasamithis celebrating it in a big way with annadanam (serving of food) and providing other facilities for the devote
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'For India, the ongoing World Cup is very important. We need to put all these issues to rest' BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Wednesday said that Virat Kohli abusing a journalist in Perth was a case of misunderstanding and the issue should be put to res
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Bangladesh would eye victory against a struggling Scotland to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive in the cricket World Cup when the two teams clash in a Pool A match in Nelson on Thursday.If Bangladesh defeat Scotland, who have lost all three matches so fa
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Despite losing a sprint to the finish, athletics legend Usain Bolt said he is in better shape than he was last year when injury forced him to miss most of the season.The Jamaican sensation was unable to catch up with Tyquendo Tracey while anchoring an exc
Cricket World Cup 2015
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 01:31 PM
After putting into bat, Australia lost Aaron Finch at the end of three overs. At the end of 19 overs, David Warner (85) and Steve Smith (23) were at the crease.Earlier, Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss and invited Australia to bat in a Pool
Mar 4, 2015 07:39 AM
Pakistan finally joined the 300 club at the Cricket World Cup on Wednesday, scoring 339-6 and holding the United Arab Emirates to 210-8 to complete a 129-run win in Pool B which improved its chances of progressing to the quarterfinals. Opener Ahmed Sheh
Mar 4, 2015 07:41 AM
United Arab Emirates won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat on Wednesday in a Cricket World Cup Pool B match that could be pivotal for both teams. McLean Park is traditionally a batsman’s pitch and the decision of UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir to
Mar 3, 2015 11:39 PM
Amla, du Plessis hit centuries as the South Africans pile up another 400+ score South Africa put one foot in the World Cup quarterfinals by batting past the 400-run mark for the second successive match to hand Ireland a thumping defeat by 201 runs, with
Mar 3, 2015 11:37 PM
Afghanistan’s victory against Scotland sparked celebrations across the country and even drew a congratulatory phone-call from the president, but the team is under no illusions about the might of its next opponent. “We know we’re up agains
Mar 3, 2015 11:33 PM
Pakistan’s batting woes continued even against Zimbabwe, before it managed to eke out a scrappy 20-run win at Brisbane. Squeezing out a narrow win against Zimbabwe in their last game, Pakistan would now look to put up an improved ba
Mar 3, 2015 11:30 PM
Steve Smith is expected to be all right despite suffering a blow to the hand in the nets. Australia’s World Cup began with a thunderous victory in Melbourne but its campaign has since stuttered, during a fortnight of natural and man-made drama. Cy
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 4, 2015 12:41 PM
Michael Phelps may be handed a chance to compete at this year's world championships in Russia once he completes his suspension for a drink driving conviction, a United States Swimming official said on Tuesday.Phelps's six-month ban from competition ends in
Mar 4, 2015 03:01 AM
Roma remains nine points behind Juventus in Serie A Second-placed AS Roma fought back with 10 men to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to leaders Juventus, who stayed nine points clear at the top, as their crunch Serie A clash burst into life in the final half
Mar 4, 2015 01:45 AM
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said: “The Board members wanted a change too, and there is a demand for more accountability. They felt they have to win back the faith of the cricket-loving public,” he said.“The image that the Board is contr
Opinion
Mar 4, 2015 02:01 AM
The BJP’s transformation of its Hindu nationalist ideology into Hindu populism has allowed the party to further some of its old aims in a new and relatively uncontroversial way We have recently witnessed a series of populist upsurges: against corru
Mar 4, 2015 01:55 AM
The Dominique Strauss-Kahn case shows that if sex workers cease to be considered on a par with other women, any attempt at fighting rape culture will quickly be stalled In 1933, Pablo Picasso painted a series of works about rape. The main character of th
Mar 4, 2015 12:43 AM
Marriages of convenience rarely involve a change of heart. Political expediency dictated the coming together of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party in a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, and neither party could have been e
Business
Mar 4, 2015 12:46 PM
Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) intends to revive asset acquisition plans, albeit in a “very conservative” manner, by adding a few liquefied petroleum gas carriers and offshore vessels to the fleet. The proposed move, with an estimated s
Mar 4, 2015 12:00 PM
Expecting a near-term boost to economy from RBI’s rate cut, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha today said the decision should bring down the loan EMIs significantly and there is room for further easing of rates. Soon after RBI’s decisi
Mar 4, 2015 11:36 AM
Services sector expanded rapidly in February at the fastest growth rate in eight months, driven by significant rise in new business orders even as jobs fell marginally in the sector, an HSBC survey said on Wednesday. The HSBC India Services Business Act
Mar 4, 2015 10:32 AM
The much awaited spectrum auction, wherein 8 companies are bidding to acquire airwaves in four bands, started on Wednesday.The auction is the biggest ever sale of 2G and 3G airwaves which may fetch the government over Rs. 82,000 crore.A total of 380.75 MH
Mar 4, 2015 10:27 AM
The Union government welcomed a surprise interest rate cut on Wednesday as good news for the economy that would not pose any inflationary risks.Both the rate cut and last weekend's annual budget were "consistent with non-inflationary growth", the finance
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 4, 2015 01:43 PM
"I hold the rights to all my songs." The radio and television channels that play maestro Ilayaraja's popular songs through the night may have to find an alternative.In a statement to the media, the composer said that he holds the rights to all of his son
Mar 4, 2015 11:35 AM
Subramaniam is an acclaimed Indian violinist, composer and conductor while Kumari is India’s leading exponent of Kathak dance of the Jaipur Gharana. Acclaimed Indian violinist L. Subramaniam and Kathak exponent Roshan Kumari were awarded with the
Slideshows
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.
Mar 1, 2015 04:33 PM
The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in the Gaza Strip.
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