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Updated: Jan 30, 2015 04:07 AM
‘I was called upon to attack Modi on Snoopgate’ In a major disclosure, former Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said she received “specific requests” from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on environmental clearanc
Updated: Jan 30, 2015 04:08 AM
Sujatha Singh said on Thursday that her performance as Foreign Secretary should be judged by the eight months of hectic foreign policy activity under the Narendra Modi government, which she termed a “success.” “It hurts when it becomes
Jan 30, 2015 02:41 AM
Govt. committed to secularism, says Venkaiah Naidu A day after Union Telecommunications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad indicated that the Government wanted a debate on whether the words “socialist, secular” should be in the Preamble to the Con
Updated: Jan 30, 2015 04:23 AM
A behind-the-scenes look at the new Foreign Secretary’s career shows he is not one to be swayed by public discourse, but is all for measured responses Shortly before he left for Washington to assume responsibilities as Ambassador, Dr. S. Jaishankar
Breaking News
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Pakistani troops on Thursday night heavily shelled border hamlets and 8 border outposts (BoPs) including Arnia town along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district resulting in injuries to three persons. Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy small ar
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Ghar Vapsi, the re-conversion ceremony to bring converts back into the fold of Hinduism, has come to the city. On Friday, Hindu Makkal Katchi, a Hindutva outfit operative in the State, will be reconverting 108 persons from non-Hindu families back into Hind
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“For four years, I have been sleeping with you” — it takes some nerve to introduce yourself that way to Sonia Gandhi. But it was also a purpose that drove Javier Moro to introduce himself to the figure he was researching and writing abou
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The U.S. State Department has welcomed the opportunity to work with India’s new Foreign Secretary, former Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. S. Jaishankar, whose appointment was announced on Wednesday along with news of the “curtailment of tenu
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The 18th Indian Birding Fair will be held at the Man Sagar Lake here on January 30. The two-day fair will be dedicated to biodiversity conservation.The fair aims at conserving this 350-year-old lake which was restored initially by a group of volunteers wh
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
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
Jan 29, 2015 07:07 PM
The party will pose five questions a day to Kejriwal till February 5, the last day of electioneering. The BJP on Thursday decided to put its campaign for Delhi Assembly polls in top gear by fielding several of its frontline leaders and targeting AAP chi
Jan 29, 2015 04:07 PM
If elected, Congress will give permanent employment to contract workers, he says. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying while he failed to deliver on his much tom-tommed promise of bringing
Cricket World Cup 2015
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 02:45 PM
Replicating the arrangements of the last edition of the cricket World Cup in 2011, the ICC Board reinstated the use of a ‘Super Over’ in the event of a tie in the final of the 50-over showpiece event.Holding its first meeting of the year at the
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 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 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
Jan 29, 2015 02:40 PM
England captain Eoin Morgan upped the ante ahead of his side’s tri-series clash with India, saying a win in Friday’s virtual semifinal will build up momentum ahead of the World Cup. The two sides meet in a must-win game here after India&#821
Jan 29, 2015 04:14 AM
There's no overstating the value of finishers — batsmen who douse fires and walk home whistling There is a certain romance to the 'finisher' in cricket. It's an attractive idea: an unflappable man rescuing his team from impossible predicaments, dou
Sport
Jan 30, 2015 03:40 AM
Will the Bharat Badminton Players Association (BBPA), a national-level outfit purporting to protect the interests of the Indian shuttlers, ever get registered? Even if it does, will it obtain affiliation from the Badminton Association of India (BAI)? Thes
Jan 30, 2015 03:39 AM
Punjab’s Sahil Katlariya, in a see-saw tussle, defeated Chandigarh’s Abhishek Kumar Singh 14-15, 15-9, 15-14 to enter the second round of the men’s qualifying round of the 79th senior National badminton championship which began here on T
Jan 30, 2015 03:38 AM
Grandmaster Debashis Das came up with his best performance ever to hold former world champion Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to a creditable draw in the second round of the Masters’ section of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess festival, here on Thursday. On
Jan 30, 2015 03:37 AM
Indian boys and girls are just one win away from the semifinals in the Asian junior team squash championship being held in Kuala Lumpur. It was a mixed day on Thursday with the boys cruising to an easy win over Chinese Taipei while the girls lost to the hi
Jan 30, 2015 03:36 AM
Saketh Myneni fought his way past compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5, 7-5 in the pre-quarterfinals of the $50,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Hong Kong on Thursday.Somdev Devvarman had it relatively easy as his opponent retired when the India No. 1 wa
Opinion
Jan 30, 2015 01:01 AM
Twenty years ago, the talking points of U.S. policy were to ‘cap and eventually eliminate’ the subcontinent’s nuclear programmes. Now, to have the U.S. President at the Republic Day parade in 2015 while negotiators worked out ways to ope
Jan 30, 2015 01:10 AM
The first public reactions to U.S. President Barack Obama’s soul-stirring “Address to the People of India” at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi before winding up his three-day historic trip to the country on January 27 have, rather p
Jan 30, 2015 01:06 AM
The government’s decision not to appeal against the adverse verdict of the Bombay High Court in its Rs.3,200-crore tax case against Vodafone is the first concrete demonstration of its resolve to do away with what Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Fin
Business
Jan 29, 2015 10:26 PM
The stake sale opens on Friday The government, on Thursday, fixed the floor price at Rs.358 a share for the stake sale in Coal India Ltd. (CIL). The offer for sale opens on Friday. The government has the option of a divestment of up to 10 per cent, depe
Jan 29, 2015 10:18 PM
Kotak Mahindra Bank will acquire 19.90 % stake in the proposed banking venture Airtel M Commerce Services Ltd. (AMSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, on Thursday, said it planned to apply for a payments bank licence that are to be issued by
Jan 29, 2015 10:17 PM
Drivers and helpers working for the transporters, who are engaged in transporting petroleum products for franchisees, are also covered under this scheme. With competition intensifying from private sector oil companies and modern retail as wel
Jan 29, 2015 10:14 PM
India is not ready for full capital account convertibility, Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor H. R. Khan said here on Thursday.“The pros and cons of full capital account openness is a contentious issue, and, in any case, we are not ready for it
Jan 29, 2015 10:13 PM
ShopClues is working with the JBL brand to resolve the matter. Audio and infotainment solutions firm Harman International (India) Pvt. Ltd. said it has issued a legal notice to online market place ShopClues.com, alleging sales of counterfeit versions of
Features
Jan 29, 2015 07:33 PM
The writer walks through Gandhi Smriti in Delhi where Gandhiji spent his final days The Birla House, or Gandhi Smriti, stands among other sprawling bungalows in the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi without the trappings of an important building; it is not o
Jan 29, 2015 07:27 PM
Bright colours, fancy designs and better protection… headgear for two-wheeler riders make a style statement these days The thrill of zipping down the city roads on a snazzy bike is an experience few youngsters in our cities would pass up. And to ca
Jan 29, 2015 03:20 PM
Look up at the night sky. You will be amazed at the activity that goes on there. The beginning of a new year means a lot of work not just for astrologers but for astronomers too. So many things happen in space and we need to be a part of ...
Jan 30, 2015 03:54 AM
A new coins gallery will open at the famed Salar Jung Museum next month, displaying for the first time a rare collection ranging from the 3rd Century BC to the present times. Interestingly, the coins do not form part of Salarjung’s one-man collecti
Jan 29, 2015 09:36 PM
Spiritual pursuit takes off when the aspirant understands the importance of controlling the mind and getting ready to be steeped in meditation of the highest truth ever. Not many can really cross the hurdle of keeping the mind under check. While the Upanis
Slideshows
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 by 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
Jan 29, 2015 03:15 PM
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