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Updated: Jan 30, 2015 07:20 PM
Mounting a scathing attack on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi she said she was “vilified, humiliated and sidelined” by the central leadership. Former Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday quit from the primary membersh
Updated: Jan 30, 2015 07:20 PM
Nor did she meet any other BJP leader, says party’s national secretary Shrikant Sharma. The BJP on Friday denied that former Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan had met any of their leaders last year. Reacting to reports that Ms
Updated: Jan 30, 2015 07:26 PM
Jayanthi Natarajan's letter to Sonia Gandhi on specific requests on green clearances was "a serious issue", he says. The revelations made by former Environment Minister and senior Congress leader Jayanthi Natarajan in her letter to Sonia Gandhi regardin
Updated: Jan 30, 2015 06:57 PM
The roof of a central Shia Muslim Imambargah came down after an explosion in Lakhi Dar area of Shikarpur. At least 33 people, including children, were killed and over 55 injured when a powerful blast ripped through a Shia mosque in Pakistan’s Sind
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The Congress high command has reason to fear that her revolt and resignation may set off a trend. The timing of former Union Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s embarrassing revelations about the role played by Congress
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The Assam Chief Minister asked the Kaziranga Park to seek NIA help to deal with Rhino poachers Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the authorities of Kaziranga National Park to take the help of the National Investigating Agency to deal with the
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Terming the deaths of over 10 women who underwent sterilisation procedure at government camps in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh as a “tragedy”, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the State government to reveal steps taken to indemnify the
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Priyadarshini Paitandy steps into the growing shoes of Chennai’s footwear industry In Milan, walking down cobbled streets, you come across a swanky Hugo Boss showroom. The display has a gorgeous pair of tan loafers with an unreasonable price
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In view of a recent Central Government circular seeking people's views on inclusion of postal stamps for paying RTI fees, activists have demanded that such stamps should bear the face of legendary cartoonist R K Laxman who passed away this week. "There
Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Jan 30, 2015 07:40 AM
Ruling out any rifts within the Bharatiya Janata Party, its president Amit Shah on Thursday said that the party would emerge victorious with two-third majority in the upcoming Delhi elections.Claiming that the induction of former Team Anna member Kiran Be
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 30, 2015 12:00 AM
Over the next week, the party will put forth 35 questions to the AaP chief Over the next week, the Bharatiya Janata Party will put forth 35 questions or five per day to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal in a bid to deconstruct the “AAP’s
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 06:43 PM
Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Australian Open final with a five-set win over defending champion Stan Wawrinka that fell flat compared with their previous encounters at Melbourne Park. Djokovic finished over the top of Wawrinka in a seesawing 7-6 (1), 3
Jan 30, 2015 05:09 PM
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the Australian Open women’s doubles title on Friday beating Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-6 (5). “Actually, we didn’t even really know which side we were going to play,” Mattek&#82
Jan 30, 2015 03:53 PM
Paes and Hingis finished their match in two sets, an hour and 14 minutes, to seal the deal 7-5, 6-4. Indian tennis ace Leander Paes reached yet another Grand Slam final after he made it into the summit clash of the Australian Open, partnering Swiss vete
Jan 30, 2015 11:36 AM
Nose niggle not career-threatening, but can’t risk competing while carrying it, says Olympic-medallist boxer Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh has pulled out of the 35th National Games starting tomorrow after failing to recover from a nagging nose
Jan 30, 2015 10:25 AM
Rahane, Dhawan notch up India's first half-century opening partnership in the tri-series India notched up its first half-century opening partnership of the tri-series after England chose to bowl first in Friday’s one-day international at the WACA
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 30, 2015 06:07 PM
In a major recast of operations and corporate structure, Adani group on Friday announced demerger of all ports and power assets into two already listed firms, while transmission business would be spun out into a new company to be listed separately. The re
Jan 30, 2015 05:59 PM
The benchmark BSE Sensex on Friday plummeted by 498.82 points, its second biggest single-day fall this year, on heavy profit booking mainly in banking, pharma and auto stocks after recent record gains. Weakness in the rupee, which fell below 62 level in d
Jan 30, 2015 05:18 PM
This is also the biggest ever share sale by any private or public sector company in India and exceeds the previous record of over Rs. 15,000 crore made by CIL itself in 2010. In the biggest ever disinvestment exercise, the government’s 10 per cent
Jan 30, 2015 11:08 AM
Taking Gmail and other email apps head on, Microsoft has launched a new Outlook app for iOS and Android devices. The new app is basically a replacement for San Francisco-based email startup Acompli that was acquired by Microsoft for $200 million in Dece
Jan 30, 2015 10:58 AM
The government’s 10 per cent stake sale in bluechip Coal India, to raise an estimated Rs 22,600 crore, began on Friday. The total issue of 31.58 crore shares got bids for over 45.02 lakh shares by 1005 hours, as per the NSE data. The retail category
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 07:36 PM
The way Arushi murder case was dissected by the national media, it was only time when a filmmaker got inspired. Manish Gupta picks the skeleton of the real life case and then fleshes it with fictional elements. If you ignore the selfish intentions to mil
Jan 30, 2015 07:32 PM
Melancholy resulting from infidelity has been the bottomline of Bhatt productions and here again you can feel the influence of Mahesh and Vikram Bhatt on the gloomy tale of relationship between a heart-broken writer (Ali Fazal) searching for a new tale in
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Jan 30, 2015 05:04 PM
Health Minister Laxma Reddy along with other top health officials walk nonchalantly past a terminally ill person lying unattended near Osmania General Hospital on Thursday. Ironically, the minister came to interact and oversee developmental activities t
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
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