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Updated: Feb 27, 2015 07:30 PM
"My political acumen has told me to keep it alive as a monument to your failures since Independence. After 60 years, you are still making people dig holes.’’ Striking a note that was part combative and part conciliatory, Prime Minister Naren
Updated: Feb 27, 2015 07:27 PM
Accepting it, the court barred him from participating or chairing the AGM of the BCCI on March 2. Srinivasan apologises to SC, granted limited access to act as 'medium' to cast TNCA vote India Cements Ltd Vice-Chairman and Managing Director N. Sriniv
Updated: Feb 27, 2015 01:17 PM
Calls for rationalisation of subsidies, says doles did not appear to have had a transformative effect on living standards of the poor India’s economic survey pegged growth at more than 8 per cent for the next fiscal and said inflation was now decl
Updated: Feb 27, 2015 01:53 PM
Narendra Modi to attend swearing-in ceremony at Jammu; CMP to be released at 3 p.m. on March 1 Decks were cleared for the first ever formation of a BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir following a “historic” meeting between Prim
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Two people hailing from West Bengal were arrested here on Friday with fake currency with a face value of Rs 2.70 lakh, police said. “Accused Sujeet Singh, 22 and Gousal Azim, 45 from Malda and Birbhum districts of West Bengal respectively were cou
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Calling the Andhra Pradesh Government’s land pooling process as an act of fooling farmers, Arya Samaj leader and social activist Swami Agnivesh here on Friday said 5,000 acres will be more than sufficient to construct a capital city. In the name o
Cricket World Cup 2015
Feb 27, 2015 09:12 AM
AB de Villiers scored the second-fastest World Cup century in a display of brutal late hitting to set South Africa on course for a record-equalling 257-run win over West Indies in a Pool B match on Friday. De Villiers made an unbeaten 162 off 66 balls,
Feb 27, 2015 03:19 AM
Street brawls can be ugly. Not always though! If a David gets the better of a bully of a Goliath, there’s a distinct joy in cheering the underdog. This World Cup has thrown up some exciting cricket from the minnows. Way back in ’75 & &#8217
Feb 27, 2015 10:13 AM
"I’m as fit and as healthy as I’ve been in at least [the last] five years. The strength I’ve put into my back and my hamstrings holds me in good stead for the future." Captain Michael Clarke is ready to make his return to the Australia
Feb 27, 2015 12:00 PM
On the field as well as on paper, UAE stands little chance against the world champions, who have simply outplayed Pakistan and South Africa in their first two matches. Having demolished Pakistan and South Africa in their first two matches by dishing out
Feb 27, 2015 09:33 AM
The Pakistan chief selector returned home on Thursday after PCB recalled him for questionable behaviour at the World Cup. Pakistan’s under-fire chief selector Moin Khan has been provided security by the police after angry cricket fans held demonst
Feb 27, 2015 11:26 AM
Shami is suffering from a left-knee injury and was administered ultrasound injections. India will miss the services of pacer Mohammed Shami against UAE in Saturday’s ICC World Cup cricket match here as he has been ruled out owing to a knee injury.
Feb 27, 2015 09:09 AM
13:30 pm: Abbott gets Gayle cheaply. 12:52 pm: South Africa amass gigantic 408/5! De Villiers ends up with 162 (66 balls). Can West Indies call upon the Gayle force once again? 12:50 pm: ABD hits fastest 150 (64 balls) 12:38 pm: ABD reaches second-f
Feb 27, 2015 03:27 AM
All eyes will be on the duel between Gayle and Steyn Fresh from a Chris Gayle power show that took it to its second win in the World Cup, a buoyant West Indies will now take on South Africa, which is still licking its wounds after the 130-run hammering
Feb 27, 2015 02:45 AM
Whatever the popularity of the UAE cricket team may be in its own land, it is assured of support from two households in Kerala and Maharashtra when it meets India in Perth on Saturday. Krishna Chandran Karate and Swapnil Patil moved to the UAE for a new l
Feb 26, 2015 07:45 PM
The three figure mark is such a coveted figure in cricket; so much so that batsmen tend to become nervous once they get into the 90s. Not so much in limited over internationals, though. There were 521 instances from 3,613 ODI matches of batsmen remainin
Budget 2015
Feb 27, 2015 05:02 PM
The Finance Minister tabled the Economic Survey on February 27, 2015 in the Lok Sabha. On inflation, the survey said, there has been a fall of over 6 percentage points since 2013, even as the external sector, which includes exports and inflow of foreign
Feb 27, 2015 12:52 PM
With Finance Minister Arun Jaitley getting ready to present the Budget on February 28, it’s also time for us to learn and ready ourselves for a long speech. And a part of this long speech involves terms that aren’t used in daily conversation. H
Feb 27, 2015 10:05 AM
Brokers said fresh buying by investors as well as foreign funds buoyed trading sentiments here. The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 180 points in early trade on Friday on emergence of buying by funds-and-retail investors ahead of the release of Econ
Feb 27, 2015 09:43 AM
Jayalalithaa points out progress of projects announced in earlier budgets also slow Happy that the Railway budget has spared the common people by not increasing fares, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa asked the Centre to speed up pending projects b
Sport
Feb 27, 2015 07:06 PM
Professionals voice their opinions on the Sprinters’ Cup and the Stayers’ Cup:S.A. Shehzad Abbas: In the Sprinters’ Cup, Dancing Prances will face a stiff challenge from Un Un Un, who is a very good horse; in the Stayers’ Cup, Tige
Feb 27, 2015 07:05 PM
The first two attractions of the Invitational Cup week-end will be staged here on Saturday, February 28 at Mahalakshmi race course.Dancing Prances, who maintains his current winning form should score over his rivals in the Attila Sprinters’ Cup (Gr.
Feb 27, 2015 07:05 PM
The two-day Invitation Cup carnival, which tees off this afternoon, sees the cream of Indian thoroughbreds vying for supremacy in four Grade 1 events over different distances, replicating the practice of the past few years.Two of these races are down for
Feb 27, 2015 07:04 PM
Top Trainer and Streetjammer showed out when the horses were exercised here on Friday (February 27) morning.Inner sand:800m: Blue Horizon (S.J.Sunil) 54, 600/40. Moved freely. Pitbull (Sandeep Jadhav), Top Bracket (Pradeep) 51, 600/38. Former was superior
Feb 27, 2015 07:03 PM
Nesto and New Crown excelled when the horses were exercised here on Friday morning (February 27).Outer sand:600m: Big Ticket (rb) 45. Easy. Raaga (Chetan), Everyone Knows Me (B. Harish) 46. Former finished two lengths ahead. 1000m: Helios (Ashok Kumar) 1-
Opinion
Feb 27, 2015 01:47 AM
Perceptions of public safety in India are not driven by urbanisation per se; rather, these are likely driven by the infrastructure and amenities associated with the largest cities in India One of the most important functions of a modern state is to prov
Feb 27, 2015 01:35 AM
The rise of the Aam Aadmi Party is part of a global protest against the rapid growth of urbanisation and accompanying inequality It is an important point now in Indian politics with the stupendous emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi: the ruling par
Feb 27, 2015 01:23 AM
The battle against the poaching that kills a rhino every seven hours in South Africa has acquired a new weapon: women.The Black Mambas are all young women from local communities, and they patrol inside the Greater Kruger National Park u
Business
Feb 27, 2015 06:21 PM
Retreating from three-week high, the rupee on Friday slid 8 paise to end at 61.83 on month-end dollar demand from importers and some banks ahead of Union Budget. The rupee resumed lower at 61.85 per dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) Market.
Feb 27, 2015 05:17 PM
The benchmark Sensex on Friday logged its best daily gain in almost six weeks, spurting 473.47 points to 29,220.12 after the Economic Survey made a strong pitch for big bang reforms while projecting faster growth and improved fiscal situation. The BSE S
Feb 27, 2015 03:43 PM
After China, Indian stock markets emerged as the best performer with a return of 30 per cent to investors during April-December period of the current fiscal, according to Economic Survey for 2014-15. China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index ga
Feb 27, 2015 03:36 PM
Unfavourable market conditions and delayed investments in last few years resulted into an “alarmingly high rate” of increase in stalled projects, which, as of December-end, stood at a staggering Rs 8.8 lakh crore, says the Economic Survey for 2
Feb 27, 2015 03:31 PM
Subsidies on food, fuel, railway fertiliser and others amount to staggering Rs 3.77 lakh crore but reach only a few of the targeted poor, the Economic Survey said. “Price subsidies are regressive. By regressive, we mean that a rich household benefits
Features
Feb 26, 2015 06:55 PM
Prof. George Michell’s presentation made a case for why the art of the Early Chalukyas at Badami and Pattadakal needs to be recognised and studied Forty nine years ago, a 21-year-old architecture student from Melbourne travelled to India and someho
Feb 26, 2015 06:30 PM
The world’s first telephone call was made on March 10, 1876. Alexander Graham Bell called his assistant Watson on the ‘phone’. Melville and Alexander were brothers. Their father used to teach hearing and speech impaired children to comm
Feb 25, 2015 05:40 PM
Academic and award-winning playwright John Mathew is writing a play on Uthram Thirunal, a monarch of erstwhile Travancore John Mathew (“spelt with a single ‘T’”) redefines the word versatility. John enjoys blurring the lines betw
Feb 27, 2015 08:39 PM
When one has to watch films as part of work on a regular basis, one knows not to expect a masterpiece each Friday. There are films that offer nothing new but entertain nevertheless; there are films that are amusing and can pass off as a one-time watch and
Feb 27, 2015 08:37 PM
Make a business out of your passion. Exactly what these four young women have done. Read on. Everybody has a passion. Some keep it alive by stoking the embers when they can, others find time to light a fire and bask in its warmth. Today, being unique and
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Feb 26, 2015 07:24 PM
A selection of headlines from The Hindu's archives related to the Union Budget.
Feb 26, 2015 05:19 PM
Dilshan made 161, his third World Cup century, while Kumar Sangakkara marked his 400th one-day international with a quick-fire 105 not out in a 210-run partnership. Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka by 92-runs.
Feb 26, 2015 02:59 PM
Afghanistan opened its account in World Cup with its historic one-wicket win against Scotland in a nail-bitting Pool A match.
Feb 26, 2015 08:23 AM
Coach facility, new trains part of the demand On the eve of the presentation of the Railway Budget, the Thanjavur District Rail Users’ Association has put forward its wish list to the railway ministry. Allocation of more funds for better amenities
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