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Mar 1, 2015 03:27 PM
Mufi Mohammad Sayeed government will examine need for denotifying disturbed areas with regard to AFSPA, according to the common minimum programme (CMP) of PDP-BJP alliance.The PDP-BJP government will take measures for sustenance and livelihood of refugees
Updated: Mar 1, 2015 03:27 PM
In his first full budget since the NDA came to power last May, Arun Jaitley manages to combine the pragmatic and the political. Allocating Rs. 70,000 crore for public spending on infrastructure to stimulate growth in the economy, Union Budget 2015-16 pr
Updated: Mar 1, 2015 10:56 AM
There were some big new developments in Saturday’s budget, but the stories emerged from the Budget’s fine print, not the speech in Parliament. 1. The biggest story of this Budget is a major change in the way the Union Government spends its m
Updated: Mar 1, 2015 04:12 PM
Former president Sharad Pawar failed to get a proposer from East zone, prompting the Maratha strongman to pull out of the race. Veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya is all set to return as BCCI president more than a decade after he last held t
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Pakistani singer-musician Adnan Sami has applied for Indian citizenship for a second time despite an earlier plea of his having been rejected by the Centre. The 43-year-old singer - whose earlier request was rejected some two years back - has made his a
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Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, on Sunday said its fleet size will be increased to 20 by 2018, from five at present. Phee Teik Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara (Tata SIA) Airlines Ltd also said that the aviation in
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The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money has welcomed the announcements made in the Budget to tackle menace of illegal funds and similar assets stashed abroad even as it cautioned that good results in this direction would come only after new la
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Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura was helped off the field Sunday in the 24th over of their cricket World Cup Pool B encounter against Pakistan with a suspected torn quadricep.He will have a scan Monday to confirm the extent of the injury, reports ESPNcri
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Ten more people have succumbed to swine flu in Rajasthan in the last 48 hours, raising the toll due to the H1N1 virus to 261 in the state, a health department official said on Sunday. Out of 5,528 patients who were tested positive for the HINI virus, 26
Cricket World Cup 2015
Feb 28, 2015 11:16 PM
Ashwin helps himself to a first four-for; fifty for Rohit It lasted all of four hours, India strolling to a victory as untroubled as any it will ever register in the World Cup. In a contest that at no point resembled one, UAE puffed and panted en route t
Feb 28, 2015 10:17 PM
Starc almost puts Boult’s five-for in the shade; Williamson takes Kiwis past finish line with last man Boult Kane Williamson coolly struck a straight six to give New Zealand a one-wicket victory over Australia in a dramatic battle between the Worl
Feb 28, 2015 10:06 PM
India may not have been strained in its defeat of the UAE, a match that lasted only 50.2 overs, but M.S. Dhoni was pleased that his side had recorded a third straight World Cup win with the minimum of fuss.“You have to respect the opposition. Let&#82
Feb 28, 2015 10:12 PM
A.B. de Villiers is one of the most-intimidating cricketers in the world. South Africa need to capitalise on that and use it to their advantage. The man himself is naturally modest, humble, so the idea of ‘imposing’ himself and his r
Feb 28, 2015 10:20 PM
Australia captain Michael Clarke has disputed claims he made a tactical blunder in his use of bowlers. Australia was fighting its way back into the match, defending 151, and Mitchell Starc had taken three wickets in five balls when Clarke removed him fr
Mar 1, 2015 09:26 AM
Tendai Chatara struck twice with the new ball as Zimbabwe restricted Pakistan to 235 for seven in their crucial World Cup Pool B match at the Gabba on Sunday. Paceman Chatara (3-35) got ample movement and bounce off the surface to send back openers Nasi
Mar 1, 2015 07:43 AM
Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne struck fluent centuries to help Sri Lanka outplay a hapless England by 9 wickets in a pool A ODI match of the cricket World Cup. Chasing 309 for a win at the Westpac Stadium, Sri Lanka looked comfortable from the v
Feb 28, 2015 10:01 PM
Lop-sided matches can sometimes take away the charm of the competition. United Arab Emirates (UAE) did promise in its first two fixtures, but may not have imagined such a rapid decline when pitted against a strong team like India. I did not expect an upset
Feb 28, 2015 01:04 PM
Kane Williamson clubbed a six from the first ball of the 24th over in an unbeaten innings of 45 which hoisted New Zealand to a one-wicket win over Australia in a breathless preliminary skirmish Saturday between the Cricket World Cup co-hosts. New Zealand
Feb 28, 2015 12:51 PM
United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat first against defending champion India on Saturday in the Cricket World Cup Pool B match at the WACA. India is on a roll following wins over Pakistan and South Africa, while United Arab Emirates goes in
Budget 2015
Mar 1, 2015 08:35 AM
Unimpressed with hike in service tax and measures to incentivise manufacturing Industries in the State have welcomed the budget announcements, especially the proposal to implement Goods and Services Tax from next year. According to Ravi Sam, ch
Mar 1, 2015 08:27 AM
With no increase in allocation for healthcare, the Union Budget 2015 has been disappointing for many in the sector.“The allocated healthcare budget for this year is about Rs. 33,150 crore. In 2014-15, the budget was Rs. 39,238 crore, which was slashe
Mar 1, 2015 08:25 AM
City jewellers concerned as import duty on gold remains untouched at 10% Jewellers in the gold hub of Chennai have given a ‘thumbs up’ to the gold monetisation scheme announced in the Union Budget on Saturday. They are, however, disappointed
Mar 1, 2015 08:21 AM
Budget 2015 won’t have much of an impact on the common person with disability, say experts. Apart from making some heritage sites accessible, an hike in tax exemption to the tune of Rs. 25,000 for the differently abled and their families and assistiv
Mar 1, 2015 01:20 AM
Glenn Murray netted twice to fire Crystal Palace to a 3-1 win over West Ham before he ended with a red carded at Upton Park on Saturday. Alan Pardew’s side swept into a three-goal lead as Murray opened the scoring in the first half and struck agai
Mar 1, 2015 01:18 AM
Force India finally rolled out its new car for the upcoming Formula One season, with only two more days remaining to get it up to speed. Driver Nico Hulkenberg took the new car, the Mercedes-powered VJMO8, for its maiden drive during testing at the Barc
Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM
It was a day of intense activity here on Saturday with BCCI members gearing up for Monday’s AGM. Nominations for the post of Board president will have to be filed before 4 p.m. on Sunday.With N. Srinivasan no longer in the race for the top post, many
Feb 28, 2015 10:42 PM
With N. Srinivasan no longer in the race for the top post, one from the trio of Jagmohan Dalmiya, Shivlal Yadav and Sanjay Patel is expected to become president. It was a day of intense activity here on Saturday with BCCI members gearing up for Monday&#
Feb 28, 2015 10:25 PM
Vinay Kumar named Man-of-the-match Karnataka kept its expected tryst with another Ranji Trophy final. On the penultimate day of the semifinal, the defending champion needed just 70 minutes to grab Mumbai’s remaining three wickets and with Abhishek
Mar 1, 2015 02:19 AM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may just have managed to achieve what some of his predecessors attempted but failed. In a performance that is striking in its imaginative balance, Mr. Jaitley has deftly reconciled the interests of business and the markets on
Mar 1, 2015 12:19 AM
Budget making is a complex exercise, especially in a country like India. Therefore, the parameters to judge the annual budget are also many. For me, the arithmetic of the budget is the first. According to the statements made by the Prime Minister and the
Mar 1, 2015 12:18 AM
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in the general election last year was a dream come true. It could be forgiven for thinking that the historically high growth rates of 2008-10 were a reward for A.B. Vajpayee’s sage stewardship snatched away
Mar 1, 2015 03:45 PM
Jet fuel price was on Sunday hiked by a steep 8.2 per cent while the rates of non-subsidised LPG was increased by Rs. 5 per cylinder on firming international oil rates. The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, in Delhi was hiked by Rs. 3,8
Mar 1, 2015 03:21 PM
The proposed merger of FMC with SEBI to create a unified markets regulator has sounded a death knell for the illicit ‘dabba trading’, estimated to have a turnover of up to one lakh crore rupees a day. Prevalent across Gujarat and many other
Mar 1, 2015 02:52 PM
Three major steel PSUs — SAIL, RINL and NMDC — have proposed a marginal 1.4 per cent cut in their capital expenditure at Rs. 12,889 crore in the next fiscal towards modernisation and expansion plans.According to the Union Budget document, Stee
Mar 1, 2015 08:20 AM
Industry experts said there could have been clear allocations for projects instead of just tax-free bonds With respect to the transport sector, the Union Budget dealt mostly with investments in road and rail. Experts said more allocation in road and rail
Mar 1, 2015 11:43 AM
Is the Censor Board being overzealous as it brings out a list of words that it wants deleted from movies? Parshathy J. Nath speaks to a few filmmakers to find out what they think What is the yardstick of choosing these people? There must be transparency
Mar 1, 2015 11:47 AM
Missing in action for some time, Nana Patekar says he wants to take it easy now Industry people say that if you are in Nana Patekar’s firing line, beware of his mood. Over the years the actor has mellowed down but his wry humour is still intact. Wh
Mar 1, 2015 11:58 AM
Will the Volkswagen’s new Jetta capture the market? As an auto journalist in India I am generally nonplussed. Reason? How a car is going to fare in the Indian market is largely unpredictable, given the structural changes the country’s automob
Mar 1, 2015 01:12 PM
Take Aptis, a computer-based test from British Council. The British Council launched Aptis, a computer-based English language proficiency test for teens, by conducting an inter-school challenge. Ten schools from Chennai took part and the finalists were p
Mar 1, 2015 01:10 PM
Students of Humanities at IIT Madras were exposed to some great minds reflecting on migration, at a recent conference. The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT-Madras hosts an academic conference every year. One of the few of its kind org
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.
Feb 26, 2015 07:24 PM
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Feb 26, 2015 05:19 PM
Dilshan made 161, his third World Cup century, while Kumar Sangakkara marked his 400th one-day international with a quick-fire 105 not out in a 210-run partnership. Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka by 92-runs.
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