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Updated: Mar 5, 2015 03:28 AM
Mr. Yadav ceases to be party spokesman; no decision yet on Arvind Kejriwal resignation The AAP’s national executive on decided not to have Yogendra Yadav in the party’s key political affairs committee, days after he and Prashant Bhushan ques
Updated: Mar 5, 2015 03:25 AM
Both tread cautiously on the sensitive issue A day after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the Bill to ban all cattle slaughter in Maharashtra, it became clear here that neither the ruling BJP nor the Congress wanted to fan the issue that ha
Updated: Mar 5, 2015 01:26 AM
Government, central bank indicate they are on same page Signalling that it is on the same page with the government, the Reserve Bank of India, on Wednesday, cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 per cent. The repo rate is the rate at which banks
Updated: Mar 5, 2015 03:16 AM
The right to give consent to their bodies is the woman’s and cannot be abrogated to somebody else," says BJP Lok Sabha MP Kirron Kher In an impassioned speech in the Lok Sabha, Kirron Kher (BJP), speaking on the issue of banning the BBC documentar
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Kyle Coetzer posted the first century for Scotland in a Cricket World Cup match to lead his team to 318—8 as it batted first on Thursday against Bangladesh. Coetzer’s 156 was his second one-day international century, his highest score and th
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U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted in Seoul this morning while giving a speech, the State Department has said.“We can confirm that US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted on Thursday morning in Seoul
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Sun Pharma founder overtakes Mukesh Ambani Dilip Shanghvi of Sun Pharmaceuticals, with a net worth of $21.5 billion, surpassed Mukesh Ambani as the world’s richest Indian on Wednesday, two days after the Reliance Industries Ltd. chief was ranked I
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Aoshima has more felines than humans An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Originally introduc
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Iran deal should withstand scrutiny, says Secretary of State John Kerry United States President Barack Obama on Wednesday said there was “nothing new” in Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, saying the Israeli Prime Minister did no
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 5, 2015 01:29 AM
Warner’s career-high 178 and a crushing 275-run win over Afghanistan Australia put its stamp on a tournament of mind-boggling scores by recording the highest innings total in World Cup history here on Wednesday. Michael Clarke’s men made 417
Mar 4, 2015 02:43 PM
'For India, the ongoing World Cup is very important. We need to put all these issues to rest' The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside on Wednesday despite the team management’s
Mar 4, 2015 01:23 PM
There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare to clash with the West Indies on Friday.South African c
Mar 4, 2015 05:08 PM
Calling the ICC’s decision to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup “a backward step”, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar said such a move is unfair to the Associate nations.While the ICC wants to curtail the number of teams partici
Mar 5, 2015 07:47 AM
Scoreboard on Thursday from the Cricket World Cup Pool A match between Bangladesh and Scotland at Saxton Oval: Kyle Coetzer c Soumya Sarkar b Nasir Hossain 156 Calum MacLeod c Mamadullah b Mortaza 11 Matt Machin c and b Rahman 35 Preston Mommsen c
Mar 5, 2015 01:27 AM
David Warner’s belligerent 178 lit up the WACA here on Wednesday but one member of the crowd was not particularly thrilled. One of Warner’s sixes, off Shapoor Zadran in the 32nd over, struck a young boy in the stands behind the long-on bound
Mar 5, 2015 01:26 AM
A total of 75 balls remained to be bowled when David Warner was dismissed for 178 against Afghanistan here on Wednesday, but the Australian had no regrets on missing out on a double hundred. “No, I am not disappointed at all. I went out there to try
Mar 4, 2015 07:07 PM
Records tumbled in Perth on Wednesday as Australia scored a record 417 runs against Afghanistan and bundled out the Associate nation for a paltry 142.
Mar 4, 2015 04:02 PM
Pakistan's batsmen lived to the expectations by scoring their first 300 in this World Cup. With this victory, Pakistan stayed alive in contention for a quarterfinal spot.
Budget 2015
Mar 3, 2015 11:53 PM
Jaitley has inserted a new provision for TDS of 10 per cent. To discourage premature withdrawal of provident fund by subscribers, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed a tax on such early closures. He has inserted a new provision in his budge
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
Sport
Mar 5, 2015 01:15 AM
There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of A.B. de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper M.S. Dhoni as the defending champion prepares to clash with the West Indies on Friday. South African captai
Mar 5, 2015 01:09 AM
TN will not be short on confidence when it takes on Karnataka in the Ranji final The struggles of the last two years appear a distant memory now. Tamil Nadu, a powerhouse in domestic cricket, is back in business.The side that failed to qualify for the k
Mar 5, 2015 12:52 AM
GMs B. Adhiban and M.R. Lalith Babu scored impressive wins to guide India to a 2.5-1.5 win over China in the third round of the 2015 Indo-China chess summit here on Wednesday. The day also saw K. Sasikiran suffer a defeat against IM Wang Chen. Lalith Babu
Mar 5, 2015 12:52 AM
Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta made the most of his white pieces to outwit Marcin Tazbir of Poland to move to joint third spot after the end of the fifth round of the 31st Cappelle La Grande international chess tournament here. Grandmaster S. Arun Prasad, m
Mar 5, 2015 12:50 AM
The Indian men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy scored an upset win, while the women’s doubles duo of G. Jwala and Ashwini Ponappa registered a hard-fought victory, to progress to the second round of the All England Open badmi
Opinion
Mar 5, 2015 02:27 AM
Decisions made in the wake of a popular outcry over emotive and sensitive issues will invariably be wrong. The government’s action in getting a court order restraining the telecast of the documentary, India’s Daughter, by the British film-make
Mar 5, 2015 02:23 AM
‘One-stop solution’ has become a new mantra in the modern business world. The convergence of activities that follow in its wake, however, often put consumers in a piquant situation. A consumer of a financial product especially can easily get c
Mar 5, 2015 02:05 AM
The Budget overlooks the fact that human capabilities are as important as physical capital for economic growth and the quality of life. It goes back to the days when growth and development sounded synonymous, physical capital was thought to be the key, an
Business
Mar 5, 2015 01:44 AM
It will be a legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011 One-rupee notes are all set to come back into circulation as the government has decided to restart printing the currency after more than two decades. “The Reserve Bank of India will s
Mar 5, 2015 12:39 AM
Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. has acquired management control in Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Ltd., signalling its foray into the emerging business of defence production. In the process, it appears to have piped groups s
Mar 5, 2015 12:02 AM
The biggest ever auction of 2G and 3G airwaves on Wednesday began on a high note with operators making bids worth an estimated Rs.60,000 crore after six rounds of bidding in all four bands. The bidding will resume tomorrow morning in the auction through
Mar 4, 2015 11:59 PM
Expecting a near-term boost to economy from the Reserve Bank of India’s rate cut, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha on Wednesday said the decision should bring down the loan EMIs (equated monthly instalments for loan repayments) significan
Mar 4, 2015 11:56 PM
I have no doubt that the pressure of the two rate cuts over time will feed into lower rates, says RBI Governor. After cutting the repo rate by 25 bps in a surprise inter—meeting monetary policy, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said he sees ba
Features
Mar 3, 2015 05:38 PM
From educational institutions and restaurants to gyms and styling salons, Sam Paul has ventured into a slew of businesses. The city businessman tells why he’s always looking for new frontiers to conquer. There are two men, employed by Sam Paul, who
Mar 3, 2015 05:28 PM
Celebrating the legacy of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, whose birth anniversary was on March 3 The nation which gains control of iron, soon acquires the control of gold.This is a love letter to the man who gave his name to my hometown Jamshedpur, whose boun
Mar 3, 2015 06:02 PM
This Swiftpoint GT mouse comes with natural touch gestures The Swiftpoint mouse has been created for those who have to work on their laptops for long hours and detest using the touch pad. It is a small, wireless mouse that can be used directly on the su
Mar 5, 2015 12:06 AM
SOLEs thrive because of big questions — that challenge the children, kindling their curiosity, urging them to look for answers together Early in January, Prof. Sugata Mitra visited India for the opening of Area Zero, a solar powered glass building
Mar 4, 2015 09:11 PM
Is it necessary to give up all worldly ties in order to ultimately attain moksha? There are many verses in the works of the Azhvars, which give such an impression, elaborated M.A. Venkatakrishnan, in a discourse. Nammazhvar writes that if you are wealthy,
Slideshows
Mar 4, 2015 06:28 PM
Cyclone Hudhud devastated their home, but Painted storks have found a new friend in Rhinoceros and are looking for a catch at its enclosure in the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam, where water seeps in from Kambalakonda Reservoir into the zo
Mar 4, 2015 01:47 PM
A workshop-cum-showroom of manufacturing and sale of soft wood toys has been drawing large crowds in Adilabad District. The skill of the artisans can be appreciated in the attractive colourful finish they give to each and every intricately carved toy. Pho
Mar 3, 2015 07:03 PM
Preparation for celebrating the Festival of Colours - Holi is in full swing with small-time vendors and in Begum Bazar and others areas in Hyderabad stocking materials like colours and Chinese sprayers. Photos: Mohammed Yousuf.
Mar 3, 2015 05:12 PM
On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-moon released a statement urging all consumers, suppliers and governments to treat crimes against wildlife as a threat to sustainable future. (Photos: AP, Reuters, The Hindu)
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.
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