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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 03:13 PM
An investigation has been ordered on how the permission was granted to interview Mukesh Singh in July 2013 and also to fix the responsibility. As the interview of the December 16 gangrape convict created a storm, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wed
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 03:32 PM
Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar arrived in Kabul on Wednesday to hold talks with the Afghan leadership as part of his “SAARC Yatra” aimed at firming up India’s ties with members of the grouping while reviewing regional and bilateral coop
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Delhi court says police can take action, if required, if anyone airs or broadcasts the interview. A Delhi court on said that the order restraining airing or broadcasting the interview of a December 16 rape convict, which was conducted inside Tihar Jail,
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Stand-up comedy group AIB (All India Bakchod) has cancelled its upcoming live tour owing to the controversy generated around its show ‘AIB Knockout’ last month.’AIB Knockout’ was a roast comedy show, starring Ranveer Singh and
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Andhra Pradesh is a strategic location to develop into a business centre because of its 1,000 km sea coast, according to Japanese Minister (Economic and Development) Akio Isomata here on Wednesday. “We have a dream to work closely with A.P. and we
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Malaysian authorities have identified two Malaysians in a video by the Islamic State of a beheading that is believed to have taken place in Syria.Mohd Faris Anuar and Muhamad Wanndy Muhammad Jedi, aged 20 and 25 respectively, were identified as the men in
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A Kurdish commander said a British citizen fighting alongside his forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria. Redo Khalil, a commander in the YPG militia, said on Wednesday the British man, Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, was shot dead M
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 4, 2015 02:43 PM
'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
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
David Warner made mincemeat of an inexperienced Afghanistan bowling attack with a magnificent 178 as hosts Australia piled up a world record 417 for six in their pool A match of the ICC cricket World Cup in Perth on Wednesday. Australia thus surpassed I
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 02:03 PM
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
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
Mar 4, 2015 04:02 PM
Pakistan's batsmen lived to the expectations by scoring their first 300 in this World Cup. With this victory, Pakistan stayed alive in contention for a quarterfinal spot.
Mar 4, 2015 03:55 PM
Former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu won the bronze medal at the 2015 World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico, but still missed out on an Olympic quota as the ace Indian trap shooter failed to finish within the top two positions.The one Manavjit won on Tuesd
Mar 4, 2015 03:07 PM
The glorious uncertainties of cricket have thrown up several great stories from the field of play. But it was at a five-star hotel in Chennai that this stunning episode played out on Monday. The fascinating story of Jagmohan Dalmiya’s unopposed elec
Mar 4, 2015 01:50 PM
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
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 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
Mar 4, 2015 03:18 PM
Swedish commercial vehicle major AB Volvo on Wednesday sold around 4.7 per cent stake in Eicher Motors Ltd. (EML) for $310 million or over Rs. 1,920 crore. “AB Volvo has today divested 12.7 lakh shares, representing approximately 4.7 per cent of E
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 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 04:18 PM
Bench Talkies knits together six short films directed by newcomers. The idea is to give young filmmakers a leg up says Karthik Subbaraj whose company Stone bench Creations is creating a buzz online The social media is flooded with posts of the trail
Mar 4, 2015 04:12 PM
A thoughtful gesture to mark International Women’s Day On International Women’s Day this March 8, five women, who come from different walks of life but share common traits of strong willed character, decisiveness and speaking up for their hon
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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