Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were, on Saturday, removed from the National Executive of the party. A proposal to remove them was moved at the National Council meeting and was adopted with majority. Mr. Yadav
The Opposition-backed bandh called for by farmer unions failed to make any serious impact with normalcy maintained in almost all districts in the State. While few shops remained shut in the morning in cities like Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore, the ban
Australia captain Michael Clarke dropped a bombshell on the eve of the World Cup final by announcing he will retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's title-decider against New Zealand. "Tomorrow will be my last ODI game for Australia," the 33-year-old
War planes attacked Yemen's capital Sana'a through the night on Friday and stopped around dawn, residents of the city told Reuters on Saturday. “There were planes strikes all through the night and stopped at dawn,” said a resident in Sana'a,
The United Nations began evacuating international staff from Sanaa on Saturday due to the security situation in the Yemeni capital, where a Saudi-led air campaign has been targeting Shi'ite Houthi forces, a U.N. source said.The source said, the staff, num
Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Saturday that two Czech tourists kidnapped two years ago in Pakistan had been released and have returned to the Czech Republic."I am glad that I can confirm that Hana Humpalova and Antonie Chrastecka, have ret
Cricket is a secondary sport in the rugby-mad nation but the New Zealand public has been captivated by Brendon McCullum’s side, whom Hadlee rates as the best side the country has ever produced for a World Cup. Former New Zealand legend Richard Had
Noted scientist and former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Anil Kakodkar on Saturday said that the Indian Institute of Technologies “should be left alone” to take their decisions. Speaking over the controversy surrounding his re
Cricket World Cup 2015
It will be the biggest day in the history of Trans-Tasman cricketing rivalry when four-time champions Australia will be pitted against a highly committed bunch from New Zealand in the final of the cricket World Cup at the iconic MCG in Melbourne on Sunday.
After 48 matches involving teams from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe cricket’s global showcase has distilled itself into a local derby. Australia and New Zealand welcomed 12 other nations to the Cricket World Cup but saved the final for themselves, ensurin
Australia's retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to put “skill over emotion” in their bid to down New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final, though his swan-song is sure to imbue the match with extra sentiment.Clarke ann
As Brendon McCullum’s lineup approaches the Cricket World Cup final with an appearance of relaxed confidence, urged on by support from home and viewed with admiration around the world, it seems hard to believe that only two years ago the New Zealand
There were cracks India had managed to paper over, but they were exposed in Sydney M.S. Dhoni did not so much as glance back after Glenn Maxwell’s pin-point throw had found the target. He jogged past the stumps and simply carried on without waitin
The Hindu assesses the individual performances of the Indian players during the 2015 World Cup . Although the side couldn't defend its title, it managed the distinction of a seven-match unbeaten streak. Rohit Sharma: 7/10 Did not dominate the
Restrained in its criticism of the Indian cricket team, the usually aggressive Australian media was in celebratory mode as it focused on lavishing praise on Michael Clarke’s men for ousting the World Cup defending champion with a comprehensive semif
Kiwis need to adapt to the sheer size of the MCG After Eden Park’s toy straight boundaries, New Zealand will have trouble adapting to the oceanic dimensions of the MCG. Or that is the perception. After India’s loss to Australia, M.S. Dhoni pr
Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena and England’s Richard Kettleborough will be the on-field umpires for Sunday’s World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne, the International Cricket Council said on Friday.Marais Erasmus of
What a pleasant surprise it was! The sun did rise at the appointed hour on Friday morning. You heard the familiar birdsong too from the back garden. And as you were rubbing your eyes in disbelief, the morning newspaper was full of surprises. There were
Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray got their Miami Open bids off to a solid start with straight sets victories at Key Biscayne on Friday.Nadal defeated fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-2 in 89 minutes in windy conditions as he began his campaign to finally w
With his state visit to China just weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena appears to be trying to balance relations with the two countries that have the greatest influence in the island nation to
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched Twitter Samvad, a service that allows people to receive tweets by government leaders and agencies as text messages over mobile phones, it was a striking testimony of how quickly the social media has evol
Land-grabs for urban infrastructure and real estate are being promoted to bring investment and employment for a few, at the cost of lives and livelihoods of many Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claims that the Land Ordinance 2014 was promulgated to bring
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that the country should not focus on its economic growth rate only, reiterating China's push for a more sustainable, higher-quality expansion.Chinese leaders have announced an economic growth target of around 7
When the second half of the budget session begins on April 20, the Modi Government intends to go ahead with the Constitutional Amendment Bill on the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday.The government introduced
The government has managed to get through insurance and mining bills in Rajya Sabha, but faced with opposition for Land Bill. A.M. Naik, who has completed five decades in India’s largest construction and engineering firm Larsen & Toubro (L&
India’s biggest airline by market share, IndiGo, is preparing to file a draft prospectus by May for a stock listing to raise $300 million to $400 million, two people with knowledge of the plans said, aiming to cash in on a boom in budget air travel.
Andhra (including Telengana) farmers have had the highest rate of suicides within the country for quite some decades. Government’s credit for agriculture sector is not reaching the tiny and small farmers, and, as a result of which, they are caught
A.R. Rahman talks about his trendsetting musical journey, his forays into other areas of filmmaking and the inexorable charm of being himself Allah Rakha Rahman is relaxed, worried and anxious — all at the same time. As a composer, he’s ha
Romancing in Ooty and Nainital are passé. Honeymooners want to indulge in deep-sea diving, history and art on their honeymoon The wedding season is upon us again and in the midst of finalizing wedding venues and guest lists, shopping for innumerable
Wooden construction is considered expensive and difficult. However, what if a cottage could be built in a day, and a home in a month? It was while building a house in Kodaikanal that Murugesan Durai, proprietor, Prakruti Construction, realised the futil
Celebrity beauty expert Dr. Jamuna Pai discusses skin, aging, and her latest book No One Has To know. Dr. Jamuna Pai’s philosophies of beautification are as refreshing as her facials. She will tell you to ‘Embrace yourself!’ and that &
Don’t let a heart attack stop you from working out. Once you have survived a heart attack, you have to follow a disciplined lifestyle that allows you to recover and strengthen your heart. Talk to your physician about a cardiac rehabilitation plan.
A music director Raghu Malleti loves music so much that he created a new record by playing a guitar and singing while hanging upside down for 14 minutes in Vijayawada on March 25. Photos: V. Raju
A group of visually-challenged students wrote the Secondary School Certificate examination 2015 (for Class X) at Bhashyam School in Visakhapatnam. They were guided to their exam hall and seat by teacher and students of class IX wrote on paper for them sit
Four-time champions Australia rode on Steve Smith’s classy 105 to post an imposing 328/7 before bundling out India for 233 in 46.5 overs to set up a summit clash with co-hosts New Zealand.
Archaeological Survey of India is actively engaged in conserving the heritage and giving a facelift to the historical Chaya Someshwara Temple at Panagal village of Nalgonda District in Telangana. The Hindu lensman Nagara Gopal records the activity.