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Updated: Jan 29, 2015 01:32 AM
The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday jumped into the controversy created by the remarks of the Shiv Sena earlier in the day that the words “socialist and secular” should be dropped from the Preamble to the Constitution. Union Telecommunic
Updated: Jan 29, 2015 01:29 AM
In a surprise move, the government has appointed Dr. S. Jaishankar as the new Foreign Secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh about seven months before her tenure comes to an end. Sources say that Mr. Jaishankar was chosen for his role in rebuilding India-U.S.
Updated: Jan 29, 2015 01:30 AM
The decision, taken at the highest level following advice by Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi, comes after a meeting of the Union Cabinet. In a move aimed at improving the investment climate in the country, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to not ch
Updated: Jan 29, 2015 01:33 AM
The deadline for bidders to submit applications is extended to February 16 The Cabinet has decided on a reserve price of Rs. 3,705 crore per MHz for the 2100 MHz band for the spectrum auctions, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Wednesday
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who heads for Beijing in pursuit of what is being dubbed as New Delhi’s “multi-vectored” diplomacy, is expected to discuss broad themes, not necessarily on the radar during U.S. President Barack O
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May face tough questions from Xi on Indo-U.S. joint statement After the completion of President Obama’s visit, the government is looking east again. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is heading to Beijing on Saturday for a three-day visit.
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Even as the omission of the words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ from the Preamble text in a government advertisement has stoked a controversy, the Constituent Assembly debates clearly show why the words were omitted in the original tex
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As the PDP-BJP government formation in Jammu and Kashmir seems to be round the corner, leaders of both parties on Wednesday met Governor N.N. Vohra separately on the issue. From the BJP, its national general secretary Ram Madhav, accompanied by party Stat
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Article 370, Armed Forces Special Powers Act among key issues The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be ideologically opposed to each other, but the fractured electoral mandate in Jammu and Kashmir has forced the two
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Jan 28, 2015 06:20 PM
Janaagraha conducted the exercise based on the October 15, 2014 electoral roll. One-third of the people on Delhi’s voter list had moved house, were dead or could not be found, a sample survey has revealed. The findings raise serious questions abou
Jan 28, 2015 11:55 AM
New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi added 'a roof over every head' to his party's promises of low-cost water and electricity in what is being viewed as his answer to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of a slum-free Delhi by 2022 during his m
Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM
Seated on the side-walk at 4 p.m. on Tuesday evening, waiting for the much-talked about BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, to make an appearance since 1 p.m. were the residents of Seelampur. A small-raised platform had every, “import
Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM
Reaching out to Muslims, BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said she was against “divisive politics”.“My religion is that of humanity. I’ve never believed in divisive politics,” Ms. Bedi told a rally
Cricket World Cup 2015
Jan 28, 2015 04:36 PM
Former India captain Rahul Dravid has described co-hosts New Zealand as “serious contenders” for the upcoming cricket World Cup starting February 14.“I think they’ve got a really really good pace attack. That’s why you look a
Jan 28, 2015 07:40 PM
The ICC Board on Wednesday approved that Afghanistan and Ireland will join the 10 full members in the rankings-based qualification system for the ICC cricket World Cup 2019.The top eight-ranked sides on the ICC ODI Team Rankings as on September 30, 2017 wi
Jan 28, 2015 03:52 AM
The bowler, an off-spinner, has the leg-side field packed. There is a mid-wicket, both conventional and short, a square-leg and a short fine-leg. The bowler believes he has all the angles covered for a flick or sweep. In the times gone by, he would have
Jan 28, 2015 03:52 AM
Runs and the resultant pressure are the central points around which One-Day Internationals revolve.In the early days, batting was about gradual accumulation, but once the ODI evolution witnessed fielding restrictions in the first 15 overs — with only
Jan 28, 2015 03:51 AM
HOBARTHobart is the capital of TasmaniaSituated on the shores of Derwent River and at the foothills of Mount Wellington, Hobart is a beautiful city in the island of Tasmania. So beautiful, Lonely Planet picked it as one of the world’s top-10 places t
Jan 28, 2015 05:26 PM
A look at the World Cup-winning captains over the years.
Jan 28, 2015 11:28 AM
The International Cricket Ccouncil (ICC), in partnership with Reliance Communications, on Wednesday launched the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 app. The app is now available for free download from the App Store and Google Play. The ICC Cricket World
Jan 28, 2015 11:03 AM
Rehabilitated after being reported for suspect action last year, Narine is not yet match-confident in his new bowling action Off-spinner Sunil Narine withdrew from the West Indies squad for the Cricket World Cup on Tuesday saying he was not fully confid
Jan 27, 2015 06:33 PM
Former India stumper Kiran More’s greatest regret is that India could not retain the World Cup played at home in 1987. After a narrow one-run loss to Australia at Chepauk, India went on to win five matches against New Zealand (Bangalore), Zimbabwe (
Jan 27, 2015 04:21 PM
A bat as tall as 10-storey building, unveiled in Dubai to promote and celebrate the ICC Cricket World Cup, is bidding for the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest cricket bat’. The 32-metre long and four-metre wide cricket bat was displayed
Sport
Jan 28, 2015 06:54 PM
Celebrated Indian woman boxer M C Mary Kom today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday and invited him for the inauguration of her academy in Manipur in April. Mary Kom, the reigning Asian Games gold-medallist, called on Mr. Modi an
Jan 28, 2015 06:49 PM
Aficionados are still curious to know what provoked Javed Mianded to jump about in front of India stumper Kiran More in the 1992 World Cup match at Sydney. After 22 years, More who was talent-scouting in Pune during the Maharashtra-Delhi Ranji Trophy matc
Jan 28, 2015 05:53 PM
A sports meet was organised for foreign students in Hyderabad A few days after Makara Sankranthi, a festive mood still lingered at the Nizam College Grounds though for a different reason: it was to host the first-ever sports meet for foreign students st
Jan 28, 2015 05:48 PM
Smart Strider may score in the Brindavanam Plate (1,000m), the main event of the races to be held here on Thursday (Jan. 29). BRINDAVANAM PLATE (1,000m), rated 100 & above, 1-15 p.m.: 1. Ordained One (1) Rajendra Singh 60, 2. Adorable Choice (6) N. Ru
Jan 28, 2015 05:29 PM
Be Safe, Alaindair, Polished Chrome and Bold Appeal caught the eye when the horses were exercised here on Wednesday (Jan. 28) morning.Inner sand600m: Ocean Sparkle (V.Jodha) 39. Moved freely. Sweep Aside (Merchant), Palatial (Shelar) 39. They moved freely
Opinion
Jan 28, 2015 01:23 AM
For the new Modi-Obama vision to succeed, India would need a more agile management of its international engagement on the economic and political sides considering the fact that the two leaders have agreed to elevate their strategic dialogue to include str
Jan 28, 2015 01:37 AM
As he listed the reasons why he believes the India-U.S. relationship is the “defining partnership” of this century, Barack Obama dwelt in his farewell speech on all the similarities between the two nations: as diverse, multi-religious, toleran
Jan 27, 2015 01:40 AM
The momentous victory of the radical left-wing Syriza party in Greece is certain to send shock waves through Brussels, already trying to contend with the rising popularity of forces lined up against the European Union. The impact will be felt most notably
Business
Jan 28, 2015 11:37 PM
Japanese auto giant Suzuki Motor Corporation plans to invest Rs.8,000 crore in Gujarat by setting up three manufacturing units with a total capacity of 7.50 lakh vehicles annually, Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R. C. Bhargava said here on Wednesday.After m
Jan 28, 2015 11:36 PM
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), on Wednesday, cleared the proposal of HDFC Bank to raise Rs.10,000 crore from foreign investors. The meeting, chaired by the Prime Minister, approved the HDFC Bank proposal that will raise its foreign ho
Jan 28, 2015 11:35 PM
In a major boost to the jute sector, the government, on Wednesday, approved mandatory packaging of sugar and foodgrains in jute material to the minimum extent of up to 90 per cent of production. A proposal for financial support to Jute Corporation of In
Jan 28, 2015 11:33 PM
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and stock exchanges have put their surveillance systems on ‘high alert’ in view of the government’s estimated Rs.24,000-crore mega share sale in Coal India Ltd. (CIL) on Friday. “
Jan 28, 2015 11:31 PM
MIRC Electronics Ltd., makers of Onida brand of electronic products, hopes to register 30-35 per cent growth in its air conditioner (AC) sales in 2015, aided by favourable growth outlook and new product range.It has unveiled a new range of ACs, based on I
Features
Jan 28, 2015 08:01 PM
Here’s what you can expect to see at The Hindu Chennai-Pondy Heritage Car Rally The cars headed for Puducherry illustrate the march of automobile technology. Some signify its baby steps, some others its giant strides.Here’s what
Jan 28, 2015 08:10 PM
This weekend, prepare to chuckle till you buckle as Phoenix market city presents ‘Laugh Ok Please’, a three-day comedy festival featuring 12 comedians from around the country. It’s time for lights, camera and… comedy! This weeken
Jan 28, 2015 07:04 PM
A recent seminar at the Aligarh Muslim University highlighted the contribution of its alumni, including that of Raja Mahendra Pratap, in India’s freedom struggle. Did an academic institution of longstanding — currently being pilloried, throug
Jan 28, 2015 10:21 PM
In the Mahabharata, Vyasa has spoken about the Purusharthas — dharma (righteousness), artha (wealth), kama (desire) and moksha (liberation). He has established beyond doubt that dharma is the most indispensible goal and is the only path to salvation,
Jan 28, 2015 08:24 PM
Apart from a journey through Sanskrit and India from the emergency to the tumultuous 90’s, Aathish Taseer’s book is the take of a family living in those times Writer Aathish Taseer’s latest novel, The Way Things Are can be termed as a p
Slideshows
Jan 28, 2015 04:14 PM
Kondapalli Sheshagiri Rao is a renowned Indian artist and his paintings adorn many prominent places in different countries. Years ago, he was commissioned by the united Andhra Pradesh Government to create "Telugu Talli". An exhibition of his works was ina
Jan 27, 2015 07:25 PM
Jaggery-making is no more an exclusive activity of the farmers in the plains. The revenue-generating activity has reached Darakonda in the Tribals-inhabited Agency mandal of Visakhapatnam District. The area was known for dominance of naxalites. The Hindu
Jan 26, 2015 07:37 PM
The Republic Day Parade at the hallowed Rajpath this year was historic as it played host to an American President for the first time. There were other firsts -- such as the 7-layered security ring around the venue and show of women power through an all-wo
Jan 26, 2015 06:29 PM
Governor Vajubhai R. Vala unfurled the tri-colour at the 66th Republic Day celebrations at Manekshaw Parade Grounds in Bengaluru. Here are a few glimpses from the event. Photos by: V. Sreenivasa Murthy.
Jan 26, 2015 05:32 PM
The Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 had its share of avid readers, autograph seekers, amused children and interactive installations. Here are a few snapshots from the mini carnival
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