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Updated: Mar 27, 2015 01:37 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to the well off people to give up subsidised cooking gas, and expressed his government’s resolve to reduce dependence on energy imports by 10 per cent by 2022. Sharing oil companies’ plans to i
Updated: Mar 27, 2015 01:04 PM
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as an international icon who is respected and loved by one and all. “Our former Prime Minister Vajpayee is not only just an Indian statesman but an internat
Updated: Mar 27, 2015 12:32 PM
The aircraft was on a routine training mission with three personnel on board when it lost contact with air traffic control 25 nautical miles off the Goa coast. The body of Lt. Abhinav Nagori, the co-pilot of the Indian Navy Doriner-228 that crashed on T
Updated: Mar 27, 2015 12:58 PM
The Supreme Court will take up for hearing on April 1 former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s petition challenging his summoning by the special court in connection with the allocation of a part of Talabira II coal block to Kumarmangalam Birla owned H
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Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL), manufacturer of premium cars in India, on Friday announced that it will invest Rs. 380 crore in its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. With the new investment the company intends to expand its annual production capacity of Tapuk
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said higher wage cost in China presents the best opportunity for India to turn into a global manufacturing hub.“Wages in China have gone up. That part of the world is now becoming costlier. Can we, therefore,
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After a few years of making phones difficult to use with a slew of questionable features, Samsung continues to streamline its phones with the S6. A better design, sharper camera and easier to use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung h
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To increase two-wheeler production, a new production line will be set up within the existing plant site that will add 6 lakh units. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), on Friday announced an investment of Rs. 585 crore to increase two-wheeler p
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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
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 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,
Mar 27, 2015 12:16 AM
M.S. Dhoni would not be clear on his future in One-Day International cricket after India’s loss to Australia in the semifinals of the World Cup here on Thursday. Asked at the presentation ceremony about playing the next World Cup, he said: “Not
Sport
Mar 27, 2015 12:07 AM
Leading up to the semifinals of the World Cup, Mitchell Johnson had not had a great World Cup, going at over five and a half runs an over and being left in the shade by Mitchell Starc.The numbers will say that the younger man outshone him again on Thursda
Mar 26, 2015 11:58 PM
Viva Chennai and Chennai Customs shared a point each after a goalless draw in the St. Joseph’s-Chennai Football Association senior division league here on Thursday. Viva Chennai’s midfield unit looked out of form and failed to hold on to posse
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 10:00 AM
The 30-share index, which had lost 1,278.80 points in the previous seven sessions on rising geopolitical tension in the Middle-East, rose by 0.86 per cent. The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 236 points at 27,694.41 in early trade on Friday on fresh
Mar 27, 2015 09:46 AM
The rupee recovered from initial losses against the U.S. currency and was quoted higher by four paise at 62.63 on fresh selling of dollars by banks and exporters due to weakness of the Greenback in overseas markets. The rupee resumed lower at 62.80 as a
Mar 27, 2015 03:47 AM
‘Impact will not be more than 1.3 paise per minute for users’ Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has dismissed mobile service operators’ statements that call tariffs will increase because of the high bids for spectrum. He sees no cas
Mar 27, 2015 02:29 AM
‘Centre will foot the bills of only genuine cases, others will have to pay out of their pockets’ The government has run up a bill of Rs. 25 crore on the hotel stay of Lok Sabha members in the capital since the May 2014 general elections. Of
Mar 27, 2015 12:30 AM
The money from the fresh issue will be used for repayment of loans and general corporate purposes Fragrance maker S.H. Kelkar and Company, partly owned by the Blackstone group, has filed a draft prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India
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 26, 2015 11:05 PM
Dharma is the sense that discriminates between right and wrong and is manifest only when it is upheld. It is very subtle and hence most difficult to understand. Moreover, there are many perspectives on it available in the scriptures and some of them even s
Mar 26, 2015 10:03 PM
Launches its all new compact sedan Figo Aspire Ford, on Thursday, inaugurated its second vehicle-cum-engine factory. It also launched its all-new compact sedan Figo Aspire here. The new plant will more than double the auto maker’s production capac
Slideshows
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.
Mar 24, 2015 11:31 PM
M. Sathyamoorthy captures the joint operation by forest and police personnel in capturing a bear that strayed into a tea estate and killed a woman in Kotagiri.
Mar 24, 2015 07:29 PM
Grant Elliot's nerveless six off the penultimate ball gave New Zealand a berth in WC final, where they will meet either India or their Trans-Tasman rival at the MCG.
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