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Updated: Mar 27, 2015 06:15 PM
In a departure from protocol, Mr. Mukherjee drove to the former PM’s residence and presented the country’s highest civilian award Veteran Parliamentarian and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, founder member of the Bharatiya Janata
Updated: Mar 27, 2015 06:27 PM
The AAP leader says he and fellow leader Prashant Bhushan were fighting to "save the soul of the struggle" that gave birth to the party In further escalation of infighting, AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav on Friday mounted an attack on p
Updated: Mar 27, 2015 06:00 PM
Mamta Banerjee had announced that her government had recommended a CBI probe “considering the seriousness and sensitivity of the case”. The Centre on Friday rejected the West Bengal government’s request for a CBI probe into the gang ra
Updated: Mar 27, 2015 06:09 PM
The Bollywood star faces 419 questions from the judge. Recording his statement in the 2002 hit-and-run case, Bollywood star Salman Khan on Friday told a Mumbai court that he was neither drunk nor driving the car at the time of the accident. During his
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Bidstone Hill and Meraki pleased when the horses were exercised here on Friday (March 27) morning.Inner sand: 800m: Mr Morrison (Ashad Asbar), Bombardier (Merchant) 51, 600/39. Former finished three lengths ahead. Snowdrift (Neeraj) 55, 600/41. Moved flue
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Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy’s Blushing Romeo (N. Rupa up) won the first division of the Leading Owner Cup (1,200m), the main event of the concluding day’s races held here on Friday (March 27). The winner is trained by R. Foley.The results:1. YOUNG
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Shares of Larsen & Toubro on Friday rose nearly 3 per cent, helping its market capitalisation jump by nearly Rs 4,000 crore after one of its subsidiaries announced bagging orders worth Rs 1,711 crore across business segments. In a regulatory filing, L
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We’ll have to review the situation from a marketing and strategic perspective... If Formula One is not delivering on the value that it costs Renault, this is what we’re looking at, says Renault Sport F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul. Fre
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Shares of telecom companies fell as much as 5.64 per cent on rising concerns that the high spectrum payment by these companies in the recent auctions would prove to be a financial burden for the sector. According to market experts, high spectrum prices
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 27, 2015 08:16 AM
India’s sports fraternity had nothing but praise for the efforts of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s World Cup team, which bowed out of the tournament Thursday with a 95—run semifinals loss to Australia. Cricket great Sachin Tendulkar led the su
Mar 27, 2015 09:57 AM
New Zealand's cricketers grew up playing backyard battles against imaginary Australia sides and will be eager to get one over their “big brothers” in the World Cup final, paceman Tim Southee said.The trans-Tasman rivalry is fierce across all s
Mar 27, 2015 07:17 AM
Australia are confident pace bowler Josh Hazlewood will be fit to face New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final despite being forced to leave the pitch towards the end of the semifinal. The 25-year-old took 4-35 against Pakistan in Australia's quarterfin
Mar 26, 2015 05:02 PM
Australia sets final date with New Zealand after resounding 95-run win India’s World Cup campaign juddered to a halt after a 95-run defeat to Australia in the semifinal here on Thursday. Steve Smith made a splendid century as Australia posted a ma
Mar 26, 2015 06:26 PM
Dhoni praises his bowlers’ performance through the tournament M.S. Dhoni was beaten but not broken. India’s World Cup came to a bitter end in the semifinals at the SCG on Thursday, but to the captain, it had still been a journey to take prid
Mar 27, 2015 05:33 PM
"There are lots of commercial implications to consider — attendances at all the Associate games, what were the viewing figures." The head of the International Cricket Council (ICC) says the world governing body is unlikely to change its plans to r
Mar 27, 2015 12:38 PM
Despite the semi-final defeat, the team must be lauded for a seven-match unbeaten streak leading up to the last—four stage, he said. The disappointment of a semifinal exit notwithstanding, BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday congratulated th
Mar 27, 2015 11:17 AM
A staunch critic of the ICC’s four-fielder theory which has led to regular run-riots in one-dayers, India cricket captain Mahendra Singh feels the current rule should be changed as it heavily favours batsmen. With lack of a seamer-all-rounder, Dho
Mar 27, 2015 01:54 AM
The pre-match hype seems misplaced, but only in hindsight. The final is going to be a fight of the host nations, similar to 2011 and arguably between the two best teams of the tournament.India’s capitulation was a bit baffling. In my last column, I m
Mar 27, 2015 01:49 AM
Australia simply overpowered India; as such, there was little tactical manoeuvring required to accomplish victory. What was visible, however, was a difference in the way the two captains operated. Australia had made good progress in the opening 10 overs,
Sport
Mar 27, 2015 06:15 PM
Ferrari's continued resurgence in Formula One was evident on Friday with both cars looking competitive in the first two practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen chased home the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg in the morning and repeated t
Mar 27, 2015 06:03 PM
Former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has retired, saying repeated blows to the head have left him with brain injuries. The 43-year-old British fighter, who won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, says medical tests sh
Mar 27, 2015 05:48 PM
Formula one team Mercedes’ driver Lewis Hamilton set the quickest time to top the second practice session at the Malaysian Grand Prix here on Friday despite an engine problem which forced him to quit the first session. The reigning world champion
Mar 27, 2015 05:39 PM
Dave Richardson mulling allowing an extra fielder outside the ring in last 10 overs. The highlight reels at the World Cup have been running hot with batsman smashing balls all over cricket stadiums in Australia and New Zealand. Teams and individuals h
Opinion
Mar 27, 2015 01:00 AM
War, pestilence, even climate change, are trifles by comparison. Destroy the soil and we all starve Imagine a wonderful world in which there was no threat of climate breakdown, no loss of freshwater, no antibiotic resistance, no obesity crisis, no terror
Mar 27, 2015 12:55 AM
Women’s progress in South Asia cannot be measured by the few popular narratives of success alone. We must also hear the countless tales from the lives of unknown, ordinary, and unsung women On a March afternoon in Delhi not very long ago, Radha De
Mar 27, 2015 12:48 AM
Those screaming ‘conversion’ should know that even all the might of the British Raj could not succeed in enticing a serious number of Hindus into the flock I am a Christian. I believe that conversion is abhorrent when it is done for the wron
Business
Mar 27, 2015 06:27 PM
India’s second largest IT services company Infosys, on Thursday evening announced salary hike for its employees. The hike announced will be across board and for employees working in India it would be an average 6.5 per cent. In the previous year als
Mar 27, 2015 05:58 PM
App based online taxi aggregator Ola, on Friday announced the launch of ‘Ola Stars’ partner rewards program with a host of special schemes and benefits for the drivers and their family.This rewards-oriented initiative for drivers will include
Mar 27, 2015 05:14 PM
The benchmark BSE Sensex on Friday ended at 27,458.64, up by a marginal 1.06 points to technically snap the seven-session losing streak in a highly volatile trade amid continuing geo-political tensions. The NSE Nifty, however, settled the day in the red a
Mar 27, 2015 05:11 PM
India can save up to USD 7 billion (about Rs 43,750 crore) annually by replacing incandescent lamps with energy efficient LED bulbs, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. “We have set challenging targets to save energy as energy conservation h
Mar 27, 2015 05:09 PM
Reliance Communications, part of the Anil Ambani-led group, has acquired new and top-up 800/850 MHz spectrum in 11 circles.The acquisition of the new spectrum intends to achieve a contiguous five MHz spectrum holding nationwide in the recently concluded t
Features
Mar 26, 2015 08:33 PM
Kovai Thumpers Royal Enfield Club of Coimbatore celebrates nine years of road trips The members of Kovai Thumpers Motorcycling Club are full of stories …about finding accommodation in a remote corner of Berhampur, being served omelette at 3 in the
Mar 26, 2015 09:00 PM
Marapachchi Theatre’s ‘The gravedigger’ brought forth a heart-wrenching testimony of the death of Seeralan, an activist from Tamil Nadu “The corpses that no one wants… Yes, there are those too. The unwept and unmourned,&#82
Mar 26, 2015 09:04 PM
Jawahar Bal Bhavan’s summer camp is still working its magic The countdown has begun and it’s time to kick off into planning mode. Summer holidays are a difficult time for parents; keeping children amused for six weeks or more can prove diffi
Mar 27, 2015 06:33 PM
With the ongoing Mylapore temple festival, my mind refuses to think of any other subject. And so, at the risk of being monotonous, I am writing once more about the same area. This story is about an otherwise innocuous rest house or choultry, located on So
Mar 27, 2015 06:29 PM
Before you jet set on your vacation, here are a few essential style tips to help you pack better This is the season to get those itineraries and passports ready. After all, it’s that time of the year when we plan and set off on the much-awaited sum
Slideshows
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.
Mar 26, 2015 02:47 PM
Archaeological Survey of India is actively engaged in conserving the heritage and giving a facelift to the historical Chaya Someshwara Temple at Panagal village of Nalgonda District in Telangana. The Hindu lensman Nagara Gopal records the activity.
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