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Updated: Mar 31, 2015 12:08 AM
In his absence, Sonia mobilised public opinion, united the opposition A rally in the national capital on April 19 against the Narendra Modi government’s land acquisition policy may turn out to be the first public appearance of Congress vice-presid
Updated: Mar 31, 2015 02:48 AM
4,000 Indians to leave Yemen in ships, planes Ramping up its evacuation plan for 4,000 Indians stranded in Yemen, the government has dispatched Minister of State for Overseas Indian Affairs General (Retd) V.K. Singh to oversee operations . Mr. Singh w
Updated: Mar 31, 2015 05:21 AM
Met department forecasts more rains, residents move to safer areas Srinagar remained on the edge throughout Monday with thousands of shopkeepers moving out goods from their shops and people ferrying their families to safer areas as the water level in th
Updated: Mar 31, 2015 08:10 AM
The country's Parliament is also considering another bill that would strip Mr. Nasheed of his allowance and security protection as a former president. The Maldives’ Parliament passed a law Monday that strips people serving prison sentences of their
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Pakistan-born refugee Fawad Ahmed was named to Australia’s test squad Tuesday for tours of the West Indies and England later this year after an impressive domestic first-class season. Leg-spinner Ahmed, 33, who took 48 wickets at an average of 24.
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In a widely viewed YouTube video, Yee celebrated the death of Singapore's founding father Lee, who died last week aged 91 and was cremated after a state funeral on Sunday. A Singapore teenager, who criticised Lee Kuan Yew on social media soon after the
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Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 30, 2015 10:55 AM
Dismissing criticism against Virat Kohli for his early dismissal in the World Cup semifinal against Australia, former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid said barring the one blip, the star batsman has been sensational Down Under.“We have short memo
Mar 30, 2015 10:55 AM
The ICC Chairman praised co-hosts Australia and New Zealand for putting up a grand show. Hailing the just-concluded World cup as the most popular in cricket’s history, ICC Chairman N Srinivasan on Monday said the event’s success has proved t
Mar 30, 2015 11:17 AM
Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses on Monday at a public reception the day after their victory Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses on Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the final of th
Mar 29, 2015 08:44 AM
Mitchell Starc named Player of the Tournament Australia crushed New Zealand by seven wickets in an underwhelming final to win its fifth World Cup title here on Sunday. Captain Michael Clarke, in his last ODI appearance, made 74 as his team chased down a
Mar 30, 2015 12:34 AM
New Zealand was blown away by a clinical Australia. The most spirited side in the competition was deflated within the first few minutes of the contest. There is Australia and then the rest. For a final it was disappointing, hardly the spectacle one looke
Mar 30, 2015 01:49 PM
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Monday said his unbeaten knock of 64 against Pakistan in the World Cup quarterfinal is the “most important innings” of his ODI career as he was plain “lucky” to survive the hostile spell from W
Mar 30, 2015 09:10 AM
Losing to Australia in any kind of sporting event is tough for Kiwis to take The front-page headline of New Zealand’s largest newspaper reads “You’ve done us proud,” and that seems to sum up the nation’s mood after the Black
Mar 30, 2015 02:59 AM
Australia took 79 out of 80 wickets at this World Cup. Twenty-two of those went to Mitchell Starc, who is now arguably the most destructive bowler in limited-overs cricket. On Sunday, he dismissed Brendon McCullum for a duck, from where New Zealand's down
Mar 30, 2015 02:49 AM
Brendon McCullum may not have won the World Cup but he conducted himself like a champion on Sunday. He was gracious in congratulating Australia, but still grateful for what he had been able to achieve with his team. He smiled warmly, thanked his people wit
Mar 30, 2015 02:47 AM
Starc has been exceptional, deserves the Man-of-the-Series award Where other teams may feel nervous on the big stage, Australia enjoys it. No one exemplified that attitude better than Michael Clarke who, in his final ODI appearance, made 74 to anchor Au
Sport
Mar 31, 2015 04:30 AM
Alexandre Lacazette scored his first international goal to set France on the way to a 2-0 friendly victory over Denmark in Saint-Etienne on Sunday evening. The Lyon striker set the ball rolling in the 14th minute and Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud added
Mar 31, 2015 04:29 AM
Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao scored the winning goal as Portugal beat Serbia 2-1 in Lisbon on Sunday to move top of Euro 2016 qualifying Group I. Coentrao arrived at the back post to convert a low ball across the box from Joao Moutinho to decide t
Mar 31, 2015 04:28 AM
The Australian team had individuals who made vital contributions Australia’s cricketers celebrated long into Sunday night. Monday morning, even. They were at the MCG until several hours after the game was over, singing the team song on the pitch ju
Mar 31, 2015 04:26 AM
Whenever one ventures to pick up a XI from a World Cup, there is bound to be debate. My team, though, is based on World Cup performances and team balance, and if it causes a debate, so be it. The team is mainly made up from the two teams who ...
Mar 31, 2015 04:25 AM
Michael Clarke has joined M.S. Dhoni in expressing a dislike for the existing ODI rules. “What I loved was five fielders out rather than four fielders out,” he said after Australia’s World Cup victory here on Sunday. “I think it gi
Opinion
Mar 31, 2015 02:26 AM
For the Aam Aadmi Party which claims the rationale for its very being is ushering in more democratic and transparent governance, the current troubles at the top levels of the leadership present an existential threat. While Delhi Chief Minister and nationa
Mar 31, 2015 02:09 AM
If there were any doubts about Australia’s preeminence in cricket’s world order, those were ruthlessly banished at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. A fifth World Cup crown in 11 editions — each achieved in a different continent, b
Mar 31, 2015 01:42 AM
The people of Delhi voted for Arvind Kejriwal, giving him another chance. A leader, especially a very popular one, needs a House of the People in terms of popular backing. He has gatekeepers, he needs conscience-keepers. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sprang
Business
Mar 31, 2015 12:53 AM
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) plans tougher rules for takeovers involving non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), according to draft guidelines published on Monday, outlining a demand that all substantial deals seek its prior approval. In its latest
Mar 31, 2015 12:37 AM
The central bank now mandates that banks set aside funds for emergency use in a so-called counter cyclical capital buffer. Banks can now divert as provision against bad loans a bigger share of the capital cushion required to be set aside to guard themse
Mar 31, 2015 12:36 AM
GVK Power & Infrastructure is likely to file a draft prospectus for up to $250 million initial public offer (IPO) of its airport unit soon, said four sources involved in the process. The unit, GVK Airport Developers Pvt Ltd., operates airports in Mu
Mar 31, 2015 12:34 AM
To help start-ups and young entrepreneurs raise funds, the Securities and Exchange Board (SEBI) of India today proposed an ‘Alternate Capital Raising Platform’, wherein such firms can raise money from institutions and HNIs from the capital mar
Mar 31, 2015 12:34 AM
Suresh Senapaty, who joined Wipro in 1980 as the head of finance function, is retiring today as the CFO of one of India’s largest business houses. He will be Non-Executive Director of Wipro Enterprise Ltd. and Wipro GE Healthcare. During the 35 year
Features
Mar 30, 2015 08:24 PM
Kutle Khan, well-known folk singer from Rajasthan, who performed in the city recently, talks to us on the enduring charm of desert music and his project to help the Manganiyar community It’s not easy to replicate the romance of the sandstone city o
Mar 30, 2015 08:15 PM
At her two-hour gig in Chennai, Shibani Kashyap belted out popular Bollywood hits to an appreciative audience Back in 1998, when pop music was alive and thriving, my routine post-school fixture involved watching MTV while helping myself to lunch. Among t
Mar 30, 2015 08:14 PM
Bengalur actor Gulshan Devaiah on his experience playing the role of Mandar Ponkshe in Hunterrr Bengaluru actor Gulshan Devaiah is making headlines these days, having played Hindi cinema’s first-of-its-kind understated sex addict in Hunterrr. The b
Mar 31, 2015 05:13 AM
There is nothing that is absolutely useless. Wood is cut into planks. The sawdust is not wasted, but is put to use too. It is used in villages to light a fire, over which food is cooked. Thus sawdust serves as fuel. Vegetable and fruit wastes should not be
Mar 31, 2015 12:00 AM
It is well over two decades since he first listened to the song, but Sreevalsan J. Menon remembers vividly the bliss he felt while he listened to Pramadavanam veendum… “I had never heard anything like it before,” says the composer-singer
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Mar 30, 2015 07:58 PM
Heavy rains lashes most part of the state, with people moving to safer places. Authorities have issued an alert as Jhelum river crossed danger mark in Srinagar. Rs. 200 crores have been sanctioned to meet situation. Photos: Nissar Ahmad
Mar 30, 2015 03:53 PM
Traffic got disrupted and main thoroughfares turned into canals due to a sudden unseasonal downpour in Hyderabad on Monday afternoon. The Hindu lensman Mohammed Yousuf captures the travails of commuters.
Mar 29, 2015 08:56 PM
Michael Clarke and Steve Smith played nervelessly on a day New Zealand played much under the standards they set for themselves through the tournament.
Mar 29, 2015 04:56 PM
Sri Sita Rama Chandra Swami temple at Bhadrachalam saw lakhs of visitors on the occasion of Sita Rama Kalyanam on Saturday and Maha Pattabhishekam on Sunday. While the temple was tastefully decorated with flowers and coloured lights, devotees took a holy
Mar 28, 2015 09:10 PM
A gargantuan clash of co-hosts is on the cards when New Zealand takes on Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
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