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Updated: Mar 3, 2015 02:54 AM
Will try to bring figure down to 6% by Jan. 2016 The Centre and the Reserve Bank of India signed an agreement last month under which the central bank will prioritise controlling price rise above the other objectives of the monetary policy — intere
Updated: Mar 3, 2015 02:05 AM
Srinivasan’s group wins four of the five posts for which polls were held Jagmohan Dalmiya was elected unopposed president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India at its annual general meeting here on Monday. The 74-year-old former BCCI and IC
Updated: Mar 3, 2015 02:52 AM
Sayeed’s remarks an insult to the Army, says BJP ally Sena A day after Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was sworn in as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir at the head of a PDP-BJP government, his remark that Pakistan, the Hurriyat and militants had created
Updated: Mar 3, 2015 01:44 AM
Close on the heels of the appointment of five State unit chiefs on Monday, the Congress is gearing up to elevate three close associates of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi as general secretaries. Two Congress leaders confirmed to The Hindu that Mr. Ga
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A Philadelphia artist has disclosed that his museum portrait of former President Bill Clinton contains a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky’s infamous blue dress. Nelson Shanks told Philadelphia Daily News that a shadow beside Clinton is a literal
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Teams: Ireland: William Porterfield (capt), Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Kevin O'Brien, Max Sorensen, Stuart Thompson, Craig Young, Andy Balbirnie, Alex Cusack, Ed Joyce, John Mooney, Niall O'Brien (wk), Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson. S
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Within few hours of a bomb explosion outside a crowded area near the Supreme Court building in Cairo, the city was again thundered with another such attack at a police station.A bomb exploded outside Zahraa el-Maadi police station on Monday. Three police
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NCP MP Supriya Sule on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded central assistance to help farmers affected by unseasonal rains damaging Rabbi crops in Maharashtra.Prime Minister Modi assured Ms. Sule that the Centre would collect necessary in
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At least 20 people were dead and 13 others injured on Tuesday morning when a coach fell off a cliff in central China’s Henan province, authorities said.The bus was carrying the staff of a local opera troupe when the accident occurred in Linzhou city
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 3, 2015 12:36 AM
Ireland will look to ambush pre-tournament favourite South Africa The South African cricket team is in awe of skipper A.B. de Villiers’ current form in the World Cup, with high expectations of another record-breaking inning when he faces Ireland o
Mar 3, 2015 12:25 AM
His qualities have dovetailed with those of Shami and Yadav The thing about Mohit Sharma is that he doesn’t look like a fast bowler. He’s tall by Indian standards but not very tall; he’s built reasonably well but he’s not greatly
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 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 3, 2015 12:56 AM
Australians might have been stunned by the collapse of their much-vaunted batting line-up in the face of brilliant New Zealand bowling at the weekend but the fall of one particular wicket was no surprise to anyone. Shane Watson, batting at number three,
Mar 3, 2015 01:09 AM
Former Australia left-arm spinner Brad Hogg is in awe of the current Indian cricket team’s fielding abilities and feels the defending champion is a “big tournament team” and has become the favourite to lift the World Cup. “The th
Mar 3, 2015 12:32 AM
"We have a good bowling attack, good batsmen, and a good all-round side. If we bat, we have to make enough runs to win and defend. We do have the bowlers to do so," says WICB selection committee chairman and former West Indies Captain Clive Lloyd When W
Mar 3, 2015 12:29 AM
England slumped to a nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka on Sunday, leaving its hopes of making the World Cup’s quarterfinals hanging by a thread. The incoming chairman of England’s cricket board has flagged a review of the team’s approach
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
Budget 2015
Mar 3, 2015 01:53 AM
Benefits of Rs.33,000 crore will flow every year to the accounts of beneficiaries The Union Budget 2015-16 proposes a 10-fold scaling up of direct benefit transfers (DBT) during the next financial year as a key expenditure control measure. The move is ex
Mar 3, 2015 12:03 AM
The NCEF is estimated to have swelled to over Rs.30,000 crore and reports suggest that in the absence of strict guidelines and a firm methodology, the fund is lying mostly unutilised. The renewable energy sector may find it difficult to realise the targ
Mar 2, 2015 11:10 PM
"There is lack of an enabler to verify gold purity, store gold on behalf of institutions and deliver physical gold to the jeweller. That is where we could come in" Gold refiner MMTC-PAMP is ready with a gold metal account scheme. The scheme can mobilise
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
Sport
Mar 3, 2015 01:51 AM
Talk of fielding a consensus candidate for the BCCI president’s post by the two factions was rebutted by N. Srinivasan’s camp.“The truth is they could not even find a name to nominate, forget seconding, from East Zone. Sharad Pawar wante
Mar 3, 2015 01:33 AM
Defending champion Laxman Rawat of PSPB outplayed India No. 5 Faisal Khan of Indian Railways 5-1 to emerge the champion of the Chinthamani & D. Shashikhant memorial open snooker tournament at the S.S. Sports Academy here on Sunday.Faisal, who enjoyed
Mar 3, 2015 01:20 AM
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Monday reduced the number of probables from 32 to 26 for the preparatory camp in the run-up to India’s first round qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Nepal. The camp will begin at Guwahati from
Mar 3, 2015 01:17 AM
The three-time Grand Slam-winner said she and former partner Chinese Hsieh Su-wei have not had good results since January. Three-time Grand Slam winner Sania Mirza of India has decided to team up with former World No. 1 Martina Hingis of Switzerland in
Mar 3, 2015 12:40 AM
Mr. Srinivasan group’s C.K. Khanna beat Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Pawar faction 15-14 for the post of the Central Zone vice-president. Here too there was a mysterious blank vote.Anirudh Chaudhry beat Rajiv Shukla from the Pawar camp 16-13 for the
Opinion
Mar 3, 2015 02:58 AM
The bold decision to level the playing field for Indian corporations in the 2015 Budget demonstrates the government’s strategic vision and inherent confidence The budget announced by the Narendra Modi-led government may well clinch the top spot fo
Mar 3, 2015 02:49 AM
The core issues during Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar’s visit to Pakistan remain India’s concerns on terrorism and Pakistan’s concerns on Kashmir Six months after talks with Pakistan were called off Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jais
Mar 3, 2015 02:44 AM
Pakistan has wasted $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated to protect children from deadly diseases because officials failed to store them properly, a senior health official has said in Islamabad. The scandal is the latest problem to be exposed in Pakis
Business
Mar 3, 2015 02:18 AM
For the FMCG sector, now recording an uptick, proactive reforms to further stimulate demand and consumption will be very beneficial — in particular, more income in the hands of rural Indian consumers. In the fairytale by the same name, a little gir
Mar 3, 2015 02:12 AM
Adlabs Entertainment Ltd., which owns and operates Imagica, a theme park located at Khapoli, between Mumbai and Pune, is entering the capital market on March 10, 2015, through the book-building route to raise funds mainly to retire part of its debt. The c
Mar 3, 2015 02:09 AM
Infosys on Monday said it had signed a five-year agreement with Dutch company TNT to help it simplify and transform its technology applications. The company did not disclose the financial details of the deals. As part of its turnaround and transformation
Mar 3, 2015 12:36 AM
An agreement between the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India last month formalised a policy that the central bank had been following since January 2014, of prioritizing controlling price rise. “In case, factors beyond the control of the Reserve Ban
Mar 3, 2015 12:15 AM
Move signals consolidation in the online taxi services industry Ola acquired rival TaxiForSure (TFS) for $200 million in a cash and stock deal, signalling consolidation in the fledgling online taxi services industry, which is facing increasing competitio
Features
Mar 2, 2015 07:08 PM
Eighteen musicians shared the stage to keep alive the memory of their fond collaborator U. Shrinivas at the Great MANdolin concert presented in association with The Hindu. Unlike the West where pubs and accessible local venues often host a slew of tribut
Mar 1, 2015 11:27 AM
Peter Rajesh Joachim is beginning to bask in the success of his debut film Blood Empires that he made in Canada. He’s looking forward to release it in theatres now A Bengaluru boy who spent a lot of time watching films in the city’s theatres
Mar 2, 2015 06:09 PM
City boy Anil Krishnan on his enduring love for films and the thrill of editing On The Quest When he was still in school, Anil Krishnan would clandestinely watch movies. Not just must-watch ‘first day first show’ films, but also pure cinem
Mar 2, 2015 10:38 PM
Kooratazhvan, disciple of Ramanujacharya, felt it was time to leave the world. He prayed to Lord Ranganatha of Srirangam and requested that moksha be granted soon. Because of Kooratazhvan’s devotion to his Acharya, the Lord agreed to grant his reques
Mar 2, 2015 08:04 PM
Musician duo Mukhtiyar Ali and Mathias Duplessy further their cause of spreading love through music in every concert they perform For composers, musicians and collaborator duo Mukhtiyar Ali and Mathias Duplessy, nothing means more than connecting with pe
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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