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Updated: Mar 2, 2015 04:44 PM
"The party cannot function smoothly if senior members target the party convenor," says AAP leader Sanjay Singh AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Monday said that attempts were being made to remove Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as the party’s natio
Updated: Mar 2, 2015 08:11 PM
Ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday demanded from the National Democratic Alliance government the return of the mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, a day after assuming power in alliance with BJP. Eight PDP M
Updated: Mar 2, 2015 08:49 PM
Over the last ten years, the declared expenditure by political parties on Lok Sabha elections grew over 400 per cent, data analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms shows. Spending on publicity is driving most of the increase. By law, the six n
Updated: Mar 2, 2015 04:44 PM
A special CBI court on Monday dropped charges against Gujarat Additional Director-General of Police Geeta Johri in connection with Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter cases, for want of mandatory sanction from Maharashtra government f
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Calf slaughter is finally banned in Maharashtra — a move that took almost two decades to materialize and was initiated during the previous Sena-BJP government. The Maharashtra State Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill (1995) which cam
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Chinese technology major Huawei has unveiled its maiden smartwatch as it looks to compete with global giants like Samsung, Apple and Motorola in the nascent, but growing wearables market.’Huawei Watch’ has been launched in classic, business an
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Fiscal deficit rose to Rs 5.68 lakh crore in April-January period, breaching the budget estimate by 107 per cent which may call for harder measures by the government to meet the target of 4.1 per cent of the GDP for full 2014-15 financial year. As per t
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India will meet its projected target of collecting Rs 7 lakh crore in income tax in the ongoing 2014-15 fiscal, an income tax official said on Monday. “I am sure we will meet this target of collecting Rs.7 lakh crore in income tax by the end of th
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Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports.Islamic State supporters, in onl
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 1, 2015 10:09 PM
Swapnil Patil did not know what got him. In theory he was facing an off-break bowler, but the ball he pushed at and eventually edged was no off-break. This was surprising seam-up stuff, a delivery that swung away from him and left him squinting in visible
Mar 1, 2015 07:43 AM
Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne struck fluent centuries to help Sri Lanka outplay a hapless England by 9 wickets in a pool A ODI match of the cricket World Cup. Chasing 309 for a win at the Westpac Stadium, Sri Lanka looked comfortable from the v
Mar 1, 2015 09:55 PM
Mohammad Irfan extracted steep bounce from the ‘Gabba pitch to pick up four wickets as Pakistan secured its first victory at the World Cup, by beating Zimbabwe by 20 runs in their Pool B match, on Sunday. Wahab Riaz excelled with both bat and ball
Mar 1, 2015 10:02 PM
Former Australia skipper Kim Hughes is not a great fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s leadership style and feels that Virat Kohli’s elevation to captaincy should not only be in Tests but also across all formats to bring in more purpose to the top j
Mar 1, 2015 03:48 PM
Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura was helped off the field Sunday in the 24th over of their cricket World Cup Pool B encounter against Pakistan with a suspected torn quadricep.He will have a scan Monday to confirm the extent of the injury, reports ESPNcri
Mar 2, 2015 03:15 PM
Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slip down to fourth and tenth respectively. Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped down the ladder to be fourth and tenth respectively, while Shikhar Dhawan retained his seventh spot in the latest ICC ODI batsm
Mar 1, 2015 09:26 AM
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs in a Pool B match of the cricket World Cup at the Gabba on Sunday. Opting to bat, Pakistan scored 235 for seven and then bowled out Zimbabwe for 215 in 49.4 overs. Paceman Chatara (3-35) got ample movement and bounce
Feb 28, 2015 11:16 PM
Ashwin helps himself to a first four-for; fifty for Rohit It lasted all of four hours, India strolling to a victory as untroubled as any it will ever register in the World Cup. In a contest that at no point resembled one, UAE puffed and panted en route t
Feb 28, 2015 10:20 PM
Australia captain Michael Clarke has disputed claims he made a tactical blunder in his use of bowlers. Australia was fighting its way back into the match, defending 151, and Mitchell Starc had taken three wickets in five balls when Clarke removed him fr
Feb 28, 2015 10:17 PM
Starc almost puts Boult’s five-for in the shade; Williamson takes Kiwis past finish line with last man Boult Kane Williamson coolly struck a straight six to give New Zealand a one-wicket victory over Australia in a dramatic battle between the Worl
Budget 2015
Mar 1, 2015 06:05 PM
E-commerce transactions through websites and mobile apps based on ‘aggregator model’, including for cab services and online shopping, may turn expensive as those providing such services under their own brand are being brought under the service
Mar 1, 2015 06:03 PM
State-run oil firms including Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will invest over Rs. 76,565 crore on the project expansion during 2015-16, up 5 per cent over the previous fiscal.ONGC, the nation’s most profitable company, will see its capital expendit
Mar 1, 2015 03:49 PM
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money has welcomed the announcements made in the Budget to tackle menace of illegal funds and similar assets stashed abroad even as it cautioned that good results in this direction would come only after new la
Mar 1, 2015 08:35 AM
Unimpressed with hike in service tax and measures to incentivise manufacturing Industries in the State have welcomed the budget announcements, especially the proposal to implement Goods and Services Tax from next year. According to Ravi Sam, ch
Sport
Mar 2, 2015 08:36 PM
The Asian Rugby 7s’ Olympic pre-qualifiers for men and women will be held in the city on March 7 and 8 at the Nehru Stadium. The men’s section will see five sides, including India, take part and the women’s will have six.The winner of th
Mar 2, 2015 08:19 PM
Tatiana shone when the horses were exercised here on Monday morning.Inner sand1,000m: Avant Garde (rb), Alta Strada (rb) 1-11, 600/41. Pair level. Velvet Amari (Suraj Narredu), Double O Seven (Pasha) 1-7, 600/38.5. Former finished a distance ahead. Bubbly
Mar 2, 2015 08:18 PM
Starhunt and Topspot pleased when the horses were exercised here on Monday morning (March 2).Inner sand:1,400m: Equine Love (D. Allan) 1-35.5, (1,400-600) 51.5. In fine nick.Outer sand:600m: Starhunt (Sai Vamshi) 42. Impressed. 1,000m: Topspot (Asgar) 1-1
Mar 2, 2015 08:17 PM
Owing to rain rendering the race track unfit for racing, the Stewards of the RWITC decided to postpone the Invitation Cup day’s races scheduled to be held on Sunday (March 1) to a date which will be announced later.
Mar 2, 2015 11:35 AM
Anurag Thakur elected as BCCI secretary Veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya was on Monday unanimously elected president of the BCCI but the N. Srinivasan camp suffered a huge setback with rival faction’s Anurag Thakur beating Sanjay Pat
Opinion
Mar 2, 2015 01:15 AM
The process of monetisation of gold, the insurance and pension schemes and MUDRA are all potential game changers, but their success requires scaling up of execution Even ignoring the reporting in sections of financial media which have reduced the Budget
Mar 2, 2015 01:10 AM
Regional literatures are vulnerable as there is no supporting cultural and intellectual ecology When Bhalchandra Nemade sharply devalued Salman Rushdie’s contribution to literature at a recent event, he may not have expected such a s
Mar 2, 2015 01:08 AM
Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, has released footage showing a group of men smashing with sledgehammers what seem to be ancient artefacts (the Assyrian protective deity in the form of a winged bull is genuine while the rest are thought to be replicas). &#
Business
Mar 2, 2015 07:25 PM
Market regulator Sebi on Monday slapped a total fine of Rs 1.03 crore on three brokers for indulging in trade manipulation as well as for failing to exercise due diligence in the matter of Gujarat Arth. Sebi imposed a penalty of Rs 47 lakh on Ruchiraj S
Mar 2, 2015 06:42 PM
Against the trend of rising mobile internet tariff, state-run telecom company BSNL is likely to cut its 3G data rates by at least 50 per cent once the next phase of its network expansion is completed. “We estimate that 3G data rates can be reduced
Mar 2, 2015 06:20 PM
Bucking the uptrend in stocks, the Indian rupee on Monday weakened four paise to finish at 61.87 against the US dollar due to sustained demand for the American currency from banks and importers. Some caution adopted by participants ahead of core sector
Mar 2, 2015 06:17 PM
The Light Combat Helicopter that is under development has completed the mandatory cold weather trials at Air Force Station, Leh. Its performance has been satisfactory, its developer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd said on Monday. The second technology demonst
Mar 2, 2015 06:15 PM
Two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp on Monday reported a decline of 3.85 percent in its monthly sales for February which stood at 484,769 units from 504,181 units sold in the corresponding month of last year. “Hero MotoCorp is set to launch a s
Features
Mar 1, 2015 11:43 AM
Is the Censor Board being overzealous as it brings out a list of words that it wants deleted from movies? Parshathy J. Nath speaks to a few filmmakers to find out what they think What is the yardstick of choosing these people? There must be transparency
Mar 1, 2015 11:47 AM
Missing in action for some time, Nana Patekar says he wants to take it easy now Industry people say that if you are in Nana Patekar’s firing line, beware of his mood. Over the years the actor has mellowed down but his wry humour is still intact. Wh
Mar 1, 2015 11:58 AM
Will the Volkswagen’s new Jetta capture the market? As an auto journalist in India I am generally nonplussed. Reason? How a car is going to fare in the Indian market is largely unpredictable, given the structural changes the country’s automob
Mar 2, 2015 07:55 PM
Dancer Ashavari sees Surpanakha and Sita as victims of the patriarchal system Dressed in black, stylish cropped hair and a face devoid of make up, Ashavari Majumdar strikes you as a very unconventional classical dancer. Even during the interview she talk
Mar 2, 2015 07:48 PM
An old woman, of French origin is seated in a Garden, wearing a beatific smile. Surrounding her are many people - educators, spiritual seekers, mothers asking her questions… The questions are all about children: ‘How do I create silence in
Slideshows
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.
Feb 28, 2015 07:07 PM
It took just 2 minutes and 45 seconds to bring the donor heart from Begumpet airport to Yashoda Hospitals Secunderabad. With precise coordination, the traffic authorities and police made sure that the ambulance had a freeway by creating a Green Corridor o
Feb 28, 2015 03:51 PM
Dream come true for 38 children as they get to fly over Vijayapura Fastening his seatbelt and gazing through the window, 12-year-old Eshwar Hugar found it difficult to believe his eyes. “This is something that I never even imagined; I never though
Feb 28, 2015 01:28 PM
The Karnataka team is jubilant after winning the Ranji Trophy semifinals cricket match against Mumbai at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday. Tjhey won by 112 runs.
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