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Updated: Jan 29, 2015 01:32 AM
The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday jumped into the controversy created by the remarks of the Shiv Sena earlier in the day that the words “socialist and secular” should be dropped from the Preamble to the Constitution. Union Telecommunic
Updated: Jan 29, 2015 01:29 AM
In a surprise move, the government has appointed Dr. S. Jaishankar as the new Foreign Secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh about seven months before her tenure comes to an end. Sources say that Mr. Jaishankar was chosen for his role in rebuilding India-U.S.
Updated: Jan 29, 2015 04:31 AM
The decision, taken at the highest level following advice by Attorney-General Mukul Rohatgi, comes after a meeting of the Union Cabinet. In a move aimed at improving the investment climate in the country, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to not ch
Updated: Jan 29, 2015 03:08 AM
Funds sourced in the U.S. have apparently made their way into the coffers of a Pakistan-based commander of Islamic State, the militant jihadist outfit that has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria since last year. According to Pakistan’s Express Tribun
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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
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There’s little place in one-day cricket today for those who can’t field or run between the wickets Michael Lewis’s best-seller, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, published in 2003, had as its premise how long held convention
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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... 7. PERTH Wild Wild West It is Australia’s fourth most populous city, and t
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Ranchi Rays, the host, came from behind to hold Dabang Mumbai 2-2 in a Hero Hockey India League match at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi on Wednesday.The draw left the Ranchi outfit with nine points from four games. After a cautious start both team
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The National Games begin in Kerala this weekend and more than 10,000 athletes will be in action over two weeks here. But do you know how many dope tests are being planned at the Games?“About 300 samples will be taken totally for all the 32 discipline
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Jan 29, 2015 02:20 AM
Reaching out to Muslims, BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Tuesday said she was against “divisive politics” and that she was contesting the polls on development plank. “My religion is that of humanity. I’ve ne
Jan 28, 2015 06:20 PM
Janaagraha conducted the exercise based on the October 15, 2014 electoral roll. One-third of the people on Delhi’s voter list had moved house, were dead or could not be found, a sample survey has revealed. The findings raise serious questions abou
Jan 28, 2015 11:55 AM
New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi added 'a roof over every head' to his party's promises of low-cost water and electricity in what is being viewed as his answer to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of a slum-free Delhi by 2022 during his m
Jan 28, 2015 12:00 AM
Seated on the side-walk at 4 p.m. on Tuesday evening, waiting for the much-talked about BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, to make an appearance since 1 p.m. were the residents of Seelampur. A small-raised platform had every, “import
Cricket World Cup 2015
Jan 29, 2015 03:39 AM
Rahul Dravid has come out in support of the beleaguered India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan. “He’s earned the right for people to be patient with him in limited-overs cricket. His performance in the last one half years has been very good.. &#8
Jan 29, 2015 03:34 AM
Former India off-spinner and now HCA president Arshad Ayub, delighted at being named as the manager of the Indian team for the 2015 World Cup, said form and reputation don’t count that much in a World Cup.“What matters is how well you respond t
Jan 28, 2015 07:40 PM
The ICC Board on Wednesday approved that Afghanistan and Ireland will join the 10 full members in the rankings-based qualification system for the ICC cricket World Cup 2019.The top eight-ranked sides on the ICC ODI Team Rankings as on September 30, 2017 wi
Jan 28, 2015 05:26 PM
A look at the World Cup-winning captains over the years.
Jan 28, 2015 04:36 PM
Former India captain Rahul Dravid has described co-hosts New Zealand as “serious contenders” for the upcoming cricket World Cup starting February 14.“I think they’ve got a really really good pace attack. That’s why you look a
Jan 28, 2015 11:28 AM
The International Cricket Ccouncil (ICC), in partnership with Reliance Communications, on Wednesday launched the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 app. The app is now available for free download from the App Store and Google Play. The ICC Cricket World
Jan 28, 2015 11:03 AM
Rehabilitated after being reported for suspect action last year, Narine is not yet match-confident in his new bowling action Off-spinner Sunil Narine withdrew from the West Indies squad for the Cricket World Cup on Tuesday saying he was not fully confid
Sport
Jan 29, 2015 03:40 AM
Indian Grandmaster P. Harikrishna started his campaign in style, outclassing Eric De Haan of Holland in the first round of the Masters’ section of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess festival.Important Indian results: P. Harikrishna bt Eric de Haan ; B. Adhib
Jan 29, 2015 03:37 AM
It has been a season of disappointments for Kerala. Not much has gone right for the team, which is more or less assured of staying in Group ‘C’ of the Ranji Trophy for another season.Sachin Baby’s men have just 13 points from six games a
Jan 29, 2015 03:36 AM
Rahul Dravid and V.V.S. Laxman paid rich tributes to the Indian cricket fan, at a promotional event here on Wednesday, calling them ‘phenomenal’. The two described how they too were once part of the ‘fan brigade.’ Dravid recalled
Opinion
Jan 28, 2015 01:23 AM
For the new Modi-Obama vision to succeed, India would need a more agile management of its international engagement on the economic and political sides considering the fact that the two leaders have agreed to elevate their strategic dialogue to include str
Jan 29, 2015 02:53 AM
On its 66th Republic Day, during a mighty parade in the national capital, India showcased “woman power” with all-women contingents of the three Services for the first time. A day earlier, Wing Commander Pooja Thakur became the first woman to l
Jan 29, 2015 02:48 AM
Occupational and geographic mobility across the region are bridging income and consumption-related disparities, says the World Bank report, ‘Addressing Inequality in South Asia’. The findings accordingly underscore the role of urbanisation and
Business
Jan 28, 2015 11:37 PM
Japanese auto giant Suzuki Motor Corporation plans to invest Rs.8,000 crore in Gujarat by setting up three manufacturing units with a total capacity of 7.50 lakh vehicles annually, Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R. C. Bhargava said here on Wednesday.After m
Jan 28, 2015 11:36 PM
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), on Wednesday, cleared the proposal of HDFC Bank to raise Rs.10,000 crore from foreign investors. The meeting, chaired by the Prime Minister, approved the HDFC Bank proposal that will raise its foreign ho
Jan 28, 2015 11:35 PM
In a major boost to the jute sector, the government, on Wednesday, approved mandatory packaging of sugar and foodgrains in jute material to the minimum extent of up to 90 per cent of production. A proposal for financial support to Jute Corporation of In
Jan 28, 2015 11:33 PM
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and stock exchanges have put their surveillance systems on ‘high alert’ in view of the government’s estimated Rs.24,000-crore mega share sale in Coal India Ltd. (CIL) on Friday. “
Jan 28, 2015 11:31 PM
MIRC Electronics Ltd., makers of Onida brand of electronic products, hopes to register 30-35 per cent growth in its air conditioner (AC) sales in 2015, aided by favourable growth outlook and new product range.It has unveiled a new range of ACs, based on I
Features
Jan 28, 2015 08:01 PM
Here’s what you can expect to see at The Hindu Chennai-Pondy Heritage Car Rally The cars headed for Puducherry illustrate the march of automobile technology. Some signify its baby steps, some others its giant strides.Here’s what
Jan 28, 2015 08:10 PM
This weekend, prepare to chuckle till you buckle as Phoenix market city presents ‘Laugh Ok Please’, a three-day comedy festival featuring 12 comedians from around the country. It’s time for lights, camera and… comedy! This weeken
Jan 28, 2015 07:04 PM
A recent seminar at the Aligarh Muslim University highlighted the contribution of its alumni, including that of Raja Mahendra Pratap, in India’s freedom struggle. Did an academic institution of longstanding — currently being pilloried, throug
Jan 28, 2015 10:21 PM
In the Mahabharata, Vyasa has spoken about the Purusharthas — dharma (righteousness), artha (wealth), kama (desire) and moksha (liberation). He has established beyond doubt that dharma is the most indispensible goal and is the only path to salvation,
Jan 28, 2015 08:24 PM
Apart from a journey through Sanskrit and India from the emergency to the tumultuous 90’s, Aathish Taseer’s book is the take of a family living in those times Writer Aathish Taseer’s latest novel, The Way Things Are can be termed as a p
Slideshows
Jan 28, 2015 04:14 PM
Kondapalli Sheshagiri Rao is a renowned Indian artist and his paintings adorn many prominent places in different countries. Years ago, he was commissioned by the united Andhra Pradesh Government to create "Telugu Talli". An exhibition of his works was ina
Jan 27, 2015 07:25 PM
Jaggery-making is no more an exclusive activity of the farmers in the plains. The revenue-generating activity has reached Darakonda in the Tribals-inhabited Agency mandal of Visakhapatnam District. The area was known for dominance of naxalites. The Hindu
Jan 26, 2015 07:37 PM
The Republic Day Parade at the hallowed Rajpath this year was historic as it played host to an American President for the first time. There were other firsts -- such as the 7-layered security ring around the venue and show of women power through an all-wo
Jan 26, 2015 06:29 PM
Governor Vajubhai R. Vala unfurled the tri-colour at the 66th Republic Day celebrations at Manekshaw Parade Grounds in Bengaluru. Here are a few glimpses from the event. Photos by: V. Sreenivasa Murthy.
Jan 26, 2015 05:32 PM
The Hyderabad Literary Festival 2015 had its share of avid readers, autograph seekers, amused children and interactive installations. Here are a few snapshots from the mini carnival
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