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Updated: Jan 31, 2015 01:53 AM
Mounting a scathing attack on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi she said she was “vilified, humiliated and sidelined” by the central leadership. In a jolt to the Congress, former Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan resigned from the p
Updated: Jan 31, 2015 03:38 AM
‘Price rise and corruption are main poll issues’ Same party rule in Delhi and at the Centre can actually become dangerous for the country, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal said here on Thursday.Speaking exclusively to The Hindu, the for
Updated: Jan 31, 2015 03:39 AM
This is also the biggest ever share sale by any private or public sector company in India and exceeds the previous record of over Rs. 15,000 crore made by CIL itself in 2010. Concluding the largest ever disinvestment, the Centre on Friday raised Rs 22,5
Updated: Jan 31, 2015 03:38 AM
BJP accuses Congress of subjecting nation to "sadistic economy" Responding to former Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s assertion that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi gave specific instructions to her on issues that came up for her cons
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The Central government approved a series of key appointments, including that of officers on special duty to Union Ministers, late on Friday evening. Upendra Joshi, a private person, has been appointed OSD to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on “c
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When K.K. Muhammed received a phone call from the U.S. embassy in New Delhi on January 19, six days before the U.S. President, Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, arrived in New Delhi, he was unnerved. The caller asked Mr. Muhammed, former Regional Dire
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Voters who were born in India but settled in the United Kingdom form the largest grouping in a voter block represented by just under four million foreign-born migrants to the United Kingdom. Pakistan-born voters form the second largest group, followed by
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The pursuit of the World Cup has stirred captains to break with convention 1992 is a good place to start. It was the year the World Cup went bright and colourful — lights, white balls, tidy uniforms, and a tidier trophy.There was one other idea tha
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Teams covet the piece that completes the jigsaw — ‘keeper-batsmen and utility cricketers It’s that era in sport in which teams covet multi-skilled players. Be it in football or cricket.A multi-skilled genius is often a mystical figure.
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Jan 30, 2015 09:43 PM
For both the BJP and the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party is Enemy No. 1 in Delhi; keeping its leader Arvind Kejriwal engaged in a frenetic campaign. Taking time off from his hectic electioneering to speak to The Hindu, he said AAP will halt BJP’s victory
Jan 30, 2015 07:40 AM
Ruling out any rifts within the Bharatiya Janata Party, its president Amit Shah on Thursday said that the party would emerge victorious with two-third majority in the upcoming Delhi elections.Claiming that the induction of former Team Anna member Kiran Be
Jan 30, 2015 02:56 AM
Infighting-plagued BJP turns to RSS for assistance Members of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti — the women’s volunteer corps that parallels the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) — and the Vishva Hindu Parishad’s women’s wing Durga
Jan 30, 2015 02:31 AM
Union ministers, MPs roped in to address daily meetings Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally here on January 31, the BJP central leadership on Thursday decided to put its campaign for the Delhi Assembly elections in top gear by fielding s
Cricket World Cup 2015
Jan 31, 2015 03:31 AM
Fourteen cities -- seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand – will host the event's 49 matches. Presenting a detailed look at the venues, two at a time... 11. SYDNEY A tourist’s delight Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is the l
Jan 30, 2015 03:41 AM
Captains largely prefer their bowlers to prioritise run-control over wicket-taking Explaining a bowler’s ideal state of mind in his book The Art of Fast Bowling, Dennis Lillee wrote: “When you have the ball in your hand, you should be so dedi
Jan 30, 2015 03:41 AM
The modern-day spinner is increasingly finding refuge in convenient sterility “They should be banished from the first-class game. It winds me up, if you are a spinner, spin the ball. I have never ever seen the point of bowling without trying to spi
Jan 30, 2015 03:40 AM
Fourteen cities — seven in Australia and seven in New Zealand — will host the event's 49 matches. Presenting a detailed look at the venues, two at a time... 9. Canberra It was selected for the location of the Australian capital as a compro
Jan 29, 2015 06:50 PM
A pick of some of the stars from each country in this World Cup
Jan 29, 2015 04:47 PM
Recalling the monumental upset when the mighty West Indies were stunned by India in the 1983 Prudential World Cup final, pacer Joel Garner said that the loss was the biggest disappointment of his decade-long cricket career.Chasing 184 for victory in the 6
Jan 29, 2015 04:41 PM
Former fast bowler Javagal Srinath believes India need to identify its frontline pace attack who can take wickets upfront during their title defence at the ICC Cricket World Cup starting next month.“It is extremely important for India to identify its
Jan 29, 2015 02:58 PM
India has been confirmed as host for the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to be held from March 11 to April 3, the ICC announced after ratifying its decision in the Board meeting in Dubai on Thursday.Holding its first meeting of the year at the ICC headq
Sport
Jan 31, 2015 03:30 AM
Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) will have to work overtime to retain the prestigious domestic trophies — Rahimtoola Cup (men) and Chadha (women) — in the team championship of the Air Costa 79th senior National badminton championship wh
Jan 31, 2015 03:29 AM
Olympian and former National badminton champion U. Vimal Kumar, on Friday, said that shuttlers should revive the defunct Indian Badminton Players Welfare Association (IBPWA) and approach the Badminton Association of India (BAI) instead of floating a new b
Jan 31, 2015 03:29 AM
Five minutes was all it took for Jaypee Punjab Warriors to turn the game around and register its third win in four games to stay on top of the table in the third edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) here on Friday. Punjab beat Delhi Waveriders 3-1 to n
Jan 31, 2015 03:28 AM
Thongkhosiem Haokip scored a hat-trick as Pune FC drubbed Shillong Lajong 5-2 in an I-League match here at the Balewadi Sports Complex Stadium on Thursday.The result: Pune FC 5 (Haokip 2, 12, 15, Sueoka 43, Nikac 45) bt Shillong Lajong 2 (Boro 36, Glenn 7
Jan 31, 2015 03:27 AM
India is guaranteed a medal in both the boys’ and girls’ sections in the Asian junior team squash championship in Kuala Lumpur. At the end of proceedings on Friday, India defeated Iran 2-0 in the boys’ section, while the girls had an easy
Opinion
Jan 31, 2015 01:45 AM
This Republic Day had two sets of tableaux, one enacted on Rajpath, and the other more elaborate as the tableau of security. Yet, as spectacles, Mr. Obama will be forgotten while the satyagrahi’s acts of conscience and courage will prompt us to reth
Jan 31, 2015 01:54 AM
Jayanthi Natarajan’s explosive letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, with its stunning revelations about Rahul Gandhi’s interference in the functioning of the Union Environment Ministry when she headed it, only underscores what was long k
Jan 31, 2015 01:49 AM
The passage of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, the first priority of the new U.S. Senate controlled by Republicans, hit a roadblock on January 27 when the Senate managed to muster just 53 votes in its favour, seven shy of the 60-vote threshold to limit deb
Business
Jan 30, 2015 11:37 PM
The base year was last revised in January, 2010 The Modi Government, on Friday, sharply revised India’s 2013-14 GDP growth estimate to 6.9 per cent from 4.7 per cent. The 2012-13 growth estimate was revised to 5.1 per cent from 4.5 per cent.Former
Jan 30, 2015 11:29 PM
The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas. The Commerce Department said on Friday the overall economy grew at a 2.6 per cent rate in the October-December period, d
Jan 30, 2015 11:28 PM
Centre may take tough steps in the remaining part of current fiscal. India’s fiscal deficit overshot the budget estimate of Rs.5.31 lakh crore by December-end, and may prompt the government to take tough steps in the remaining part of 2014-15 to r
Jan 30, 2015 11:27 PM
A combination of lower steel prices and higher finance costs saw JSW Steel, a leading steel manufacturer, report a decline of 30 per cent in its net profit for the third quarter of 2014-15 at Rs.329 crore. During the quarter, JSW Steel’s sales were d
Jan 30, 2015 11:24 PM
The slide in gold continued for the second straight day, with prices tumbling by Rs. 200 to Rs. 28,100 per ten gram at the bullion market on Friday largely in tandem with a weakening trend overseas amid low demand from jewellers.In line with overall trend
Features
Jan 30, 2015 02:32 PM
Indukanth Ragade gives you the know-how for this simple, time-tested way of recycling greywater Few people are aware that along with the law for rainwater harvesting enacted in August 2003, another rule was also introduced. This one made it compulsory fo
Jan 30, 2015 05:22 PM
Ghatam exponent Sukkanya Ramgopal and her all-women instrumental ensemble, Sthree Thaal Tharang, performs in the city on January 31 When the odds are stacked against you, you can either resign yourself to your fate or fight back. Sukkanya Ramgopal opted
Jan 30, 2015 05:33 PM
The tallest hero stone in Tamil Nadu providing insight into the social history of people has been sighted in Ambathurai Little did art historian K. Raja know that when he arrives in Ambathurai he would find centuries-old Hero stone abandoned on the road
Jan 30, 2015 10:17 PM
When Krishna instructs Uddhava on a variety of spiritual matters, He dwells at length on the salient aspects of bhakti bhava and how it is to be cultivated and nurtured through practice of worship, pointed out Sri K. Srinivasan in a lecture. Different bhak
Jan 30, 2015 09:29 PM
Food, to a large extent, is all about nostalgia. You mention the khichri that dadi cooked (mine, sadly, cooked nothing, but chose to maintain discipline in the fields with the help of a thick stick) or the laddus that Maa moulded (no, mine didn’t, th
Slideshows
Jan 30, 2015 05:04 PM
Health Minister Laxma Reddy along with other top health officials walk nonchalantly past a terminally ill person lying unattended near Osmania General Hospital on Thursday. Ironically, the minister came to interact and oversee developmental activities t
Jan 29, 2015 09:20 PM
Beating the Retreat ceremony was held on January 29 evening in Rajpath, New Delhi, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations in India. Photos: R.V. Moorthy
Jan 29, 2015 07:30 PM
One of the cannons dating back to the 18th century lying neglected at the Khammam Fort’s entrance tells the sorry state of affairs in maintaining structures of historical importance. The fort was originally equipped with 15 cannons to guard it from
Jan 29, 2015 05:33 PM
A sudden spurt of suspected swine flu cases has led to all Government-run hospitals in Hyderabad getting a large number of patients led by Fever Hospital in Hyderabad on Thursday. The Hindu photographer G. Ramakrishna compiles the activity at Fever Hospit
Jan 29, 2015 04:59 PM
The biggest and the richest race in the country – is scheduled to take place at the Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai on February 01, 2015. Ahead of the race, horses undergo rigorous training sessions in the morning which include a gallop around the t
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