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Updated: Mar 28, 2015 11:55 PM
Both leaders do not rule out floating new outfit Soon after their dramatic expulsion from the Aam Aadmi Party’s national executive on Saturday, Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan did not rule out the possibility of floating a new political outfit
Updated: Mar 29, 2015 12:38 AM
While the official rankings will be out on Thursday, reigning champion Carolina Marin's India Open semifinal loss on Saturday made Saina Nehwal the first Indian woman to reach the top spot. Saina Nehwal has what it takes to be World No. 1. She is taking
Updated: Mar 29, 2015 03:12 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join several world leaders, including Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the former U.S. President Bill Clinton, at the funeral service for Singapore’s first Prime Minister
Updated: Mar 29, 2015 03:16 AM
The Air Force is currently operating three Israeli Phalcons based on Russian Il-76 aircraft. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, which met on Saturday, approved the development of an indigenous Airborne W
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Australia starts the firm favourites but New Zealand's evolution ensures it is no pushover Who could’ve conjured up a more engrossing conclusion to a trans-Tasman World Cup? Sunday’s final is a battle of contrasts: a side used to success and
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BJP leader and Mumbai District Central Cooperative Bank’s chairman Pravin Darekar has been booked for allegedly causing the bank a loss of Rs. 123 crore since 1998.Confirming this, a Mumbai Police officer said the FIR against Mr. Darekar was registe
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The decks have been cleared for re-promulgation of the contentious Land Acquisition Ordinance with the Rajya Sabha’s Budget Session being prorogued on Saturday. A statement by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat said President Pranab Mukherjee had prorogued
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BJP, Left and Congress say the party has let down voters Parties at different ends of the political spectrum — the BJP, the Congress and the Left — on Saturday concurred that the rift within the Aam Aadmi Party was not just internal wranglin
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Biometric cards and readers are being used for the first time to discourage the kind of fraud that has marred previous votes. Nigeria extended voting to Sunday because of technical glitches as millions turned out to vote in a presidential election that
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 28, 2015 07:36 PM
Between the two clashing 33-year-old captains, one is on the verge of retirement, the other possibly on the brink of history. The Cricket World Cup final on Sunday will feature the tournament co-hosts and traditional sports rivals Australia and New Zeal
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 12:06 PM
Michael Clarke felt his impending retirement would not detract from Australia’s task of beating New Zealand in Sunday’s World Cup final. “It’s a special game, no doubt about it, but it needs to be about the team and I want it to
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 29, 2015 03:46 AM
A look at the theme of the previous 10 finals. A World Cup final can never be dismissed as just another game. It is the ultimate test of a player’s — and a team’s — character. Though the Cup is just a step away
Mar 29, 2015 03:19 AM
Prior to the beginning of the World Cup on February 14, I was asked to write an open letter to the New Zealand cricket team in one of New Zealand’s leading newspapers offering them support and encouragement. As we enter the final of the tourname
Mar 29, 2015 12:11 AM
Historically, Australia has had some wonderful talent and a system which breeds champions. The World Cup has entered the decisive stage and the showpiece part of the tournament is at our doorstep. Australia and New Zealand are the finalists not because
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.
Sport
Mar 29, 2015 03:07 AM
The Australian captain wants to prolong his Test career Michael Clarke will retire from One-Day International cricket at the end of the World Cup final here on Sunday. The Australian captain made the announcement at his pre-match press conference, bring
Mar 29, 2015 02:58 AM
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, who was suspended by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) for excessive testosterone to determine her eligibility for participating in women’s events, got some relief from the Court of Arbitration for Sp
Mar 29, 2015 02:56 AM
Peerless Lewis Hamilton waited out a torrential downpour before snatching pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix in a wet and wild qualifying session on Saturday. The Mercedes driver and reigning world champion set a fastest time of 1 min, 49.834 sec,
Mar 29, 2015 02:45 AM
For Vijay Sundar Prashanth, 2015 has been a revealing year, for till then he was “self-satisfied reaching four finals of Futures”. But, after qualifying for the Aircel Chennai Open, the 28-year-old gained in confidence. He went on to win his m
Mar 29, 2015 02:44 AM
Keeping cool under pressure, Andhra pulled off an exciting last-ball victory over Kerala on the penultimate day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy South Zone T20 cricket championship here on Saturday.The four-wicket win did a world of good to Andhra’s t
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 29, 2015 02:35 AM
Under the proposal, banks can lend up to 25 per cent of their core capital to a single corporate group. Concerned over the rising NPAs (non-performing assets) in the banking sector, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to lower the ceiling on ho
Mar 29, 2015 02:24 AM
With continued improvement in economic conditions, an increase in the target range for that rate may well be warranted later this year, says Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled that the U.S. central bank will
Mar 29, 2015 02:21 AM
The government is to receive an upfront payment of Rs.28,872 crore from the operators. While the spectrum auctions have concluded, cellphone users may need to wait at least six more months for improvement in network-related service issues such as call d
Mar 28, 2015 06:52 PM
Japanese investors remain ‘very positive’ about India, saying there is a big opportunity for placing ‘significant’ FDI if the country can sort out some of its tax issues, a top official of Japan’s financial services major Nom
Mar 28, 2015 05:15 PM
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
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 28, 2015 08:36 PM
The one-way arrangement initiated at Mada Streets was not successful. It however succeeded in bringing the residents together Problems pertaining to a neighbourhood can bring its residents together.The one-way arrangement introduced on the Mada Stre
Mar 28, 2015 04:34 PM
…for reminding us of a forgotten bill and a cosmetic that we ought to forget. Many women in India are really mad and irritated with Sharad Yadav. The Rajya Sabha MP, who belongs to the Janata Dal (United), thinks nothing of drawing comparisons betw
Mar 28, 2015 08:38 PM
This library at Park Road has created an unusual lodging place for most of its 28,138 books There are good things to say about the government branch library at Park Road in Anna Nagar West Extension. And then, there are bad things. Good things, first. Th
Mar 28, 2015 08:33 PM
Every day we come across incidents where a woman is physically or sexually assaulted. Violence against women exists in every society and research supports the view that it begins at home. The assaulter shows his traits at an early age. According to Sensei
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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