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Updated: Mar 28, 2015 06:03 PM
While the official rankings will be out on Thursday, reigning champion Carolina Marin's India Open semifinal loss on Saturday shot Saina Nehwal up to the top spot. Saina Nehwal today scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain
Updated: Mar 28, 2015 06:04 PM
Stating that the Aam Aadmi Party has reduced itself to a “tamasha”, veteran social activist Medha Patkar on Saturday resigned from the party as its internal turbulence reached a flashpoint with the ouster of founding members Prashant Bhushan a
Mar 28, 2015 05:20 PM
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi asked to hold additional charge of Mizoram Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi, who has had a running feud with the Centre and even approached the Supreme Court against attempts to ease him out, was sacked on Saturda
Updated: Mar 28, 2015 12:22 PM
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
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A group of pro-Kannada organisations protesting over the Mekedatu dam row on Saturday forced Nataraj Theatre to cancel the show for Tamil movie Valiyavan released on Friday.The protesters staged a dharna outside the theatre, shouting slogans against the Ta
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Refusing to be drawn into the Aam Aadmi Party’s raging internal strife, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, on Saturday, said the fiasco was entirely the AAP’s “internal affair”. Maintaining his customary intransigence by refu
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An Indian-American biology professor is among 15 scientists, who have been selected for a prestigious U.S. presidential award for excellence in the field of science, mathematics and engineering mentoring. Murty S Kambhampati, a professor of biology at Sou
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With higher interest rates in the US, the foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) are expected to be led away from the emerging markets such as India. India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $4.26 billion to $339.99 billion for the week ended Ma
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B. Janardhan Poojary, Congress leader and former Union Minister, said on Saturday that the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah should give up the idea of either withdrawing the ban on arrack or increasing the number of liquor vending licenses in the State.Address
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 28, 2015 11:39 AM
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
Mar 28, 2015 10:52 AM
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, ensur
Mar 28, 2015 12:06 PM
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
Mar 28, 2015 12:14 PM
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
Mar 28, 2015 12:21 AM
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
Mar 28, 2015 05:07 PM
An emotional New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Saturday wished terminally ill former skipper Martin Crowe, who is battling lymphoma, to “find peace in the time left for him“. Crowe had, in an emotional article for ESPNCricinfo, called
Mar 28, 2015 04:12 PM
The Indian World Cup team members, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli, arrived home from Australia in batches and left for their respective destinations, Cricket Board sources said. While Dhoni landed in Delhi, Kohli and
Mar 28, 2015 03:58 PM
In an autographed letter, the New Zealand captain has appealed to the bruised Indians looking to avenge India's loss to Australia. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has beseeched the cricket-crazy Indian fans to root for his team on Sunday at the Mel
Mar 28, 2015 03:22 PM
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
Mar 28, 2015 01:11 AM
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 He did not dominate
Opinion
Mar 28, 2015 02:31 AM
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
Mar 28, 2015 02:27 AM
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
Mar 28, 2015 02:20 AM
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
Business
Mar 28, 2015 05:06 PM
Investor Cyrus Vandrevala and hotelier Jasminder Singh were the prominent winners at an Asian Business Awards ceremony in London. Mr. Vandrevala, formerly a resident of Mumbai and co-founder of investment company Intrepid Capital Partners (ICP), received
Mar 28, 2015 04:57 PM
Russia has decided to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the latest country to sign up as the application deadline draws close, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Shuvalov said on Saturday.He made the announcement at the 2015 annual co
Mar 28, 2015 09:17 AM
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
Mar 28, 2015 03:15 AM
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
Mar 27, 2015 11:53 PM
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&amp
Features
Mar 28, 2015 04:49 PM
Reflections on Shashi Kapoor, recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2014. I’m not getting into the whole “does he deserve it?” debate, but the news about the Phalke filled me with a vague kind of happiness. There’s always be
Mar 27, 2015 06:53 PM
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
Mar 27, 2015 05:24 PM
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
Mar 28, 2015 06:39 PM
INTRODUCING, the Proust Questionnaire, a weekly feature which derives its name from the French writer Marcel Proust, whose personality-revealing responses to these questions went on to popularise this form of celebrity confession. This questionnaire was a
Mar 28, 2015 06:32 PM
Lakshmi Priyaa is more interested in the depth of a role than the length Lakshmi Priyaa is not your regular actress. In the recently released Kallappadam, she played an actress past her prime who is willing to do anything to get back into the limelight &
Slideshows
Mar 28, 2015 06:20 PM
Scenes from the sets of Salaiyoram with a cast of Raj, Serena, Pandiarajan and Singampuli. Genre: Romance drama Director: K.Murthy Kannan Cinematographer: Dinesh Srinivasan Producer: Smiley Productions
Mar 27, 2015 04:51 PM
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
Mar 27, 2015 03:24 PM
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
Mar 26, 2015 05:57 PM
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.
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