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Updated: Mar 4, 2015 07:01 PM
Mr. Yadav ceases to be party spokesman; no decision yet on Arvind Kejriwal resignation The AAP’s national executive on decided not to have Yogendra Yadav in the party’s key political affairs committee, days after he and Prashant Bhushan ques
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 06:36 PM
Delhi court says police can take action, if required, if anyone airs or broadcasts the interview. The Delhi court stay on telecast, transmission, uploading and publishing of the documentary on the December 16 gang rape will continue till further orders.
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 05:37 PM
A user who claims to be a Canadian NRI had threatened to kill the anti-corruption activist. Disconcerted by a death threat made by a user who claims to be a Canadian NRI to Anna Hazare on Facebook, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday increased the s
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 03:32 PM
Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar arrived in Kabul on Wednesday to hold talks with the Afghan leadership as part of his “SAARC Yatra” aimed at firming up India’s ties with members of the grouping while reviewing regional and bilateral coop
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A rapid rise in population has triggered a decline in the quality of life in Mumbai and New Delhi, both of which are trailed by emerging tier-2 cities of Hyderabad and Pune in a new global survey. The ‘Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings’ e
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Motorcycle major, Bajaj Auto (BAL) has launched an upgrade of its successful bike Platina, which it claims is the most fuel-efficient 100 cc motorcycle. In a statement, Bajaj Auto said the Platina ES is a technology leap. “It is an entirely new
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Islamic State militants attacked an oil field near Libya’s central coast, prompting a counterattack by the government in Tripoli that involved airstrikes, an official said on Wednesday. The militants swept down from the central city of Sirte and att
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Richard Shoulberg, two-time United States swimming coach at the Olympic Games, terms swimming as a lifetime skill, necessary to save lives. “I am currently working with the American Red Cross to equip volunteers save people dying from drowning. The
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The Central Bureau of Investigation was on Wednesday grilled by a special court which even questioned its “competence” in a coal blocks allocation scam case after the investigating officer (IO) said that he was unable to devote time as his &#8
Cricket World Cup 2015
Mar 4, 2015 05:08 PM
Calling the ICC’s decision to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup “a backward step”, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar said such a move is unfair to the Associate nations.While the ICC wants to curtail the number of teams partici
Mar 4, 2015 02:43 PM
'For India, the ongoing World Cup is very important. We need to put all these issues to rest' The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside on Wednesday despite the team management’s
Mar 4, 2015 01:23 PM
There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare to clash with the West Indies on Friday.South African c
Mar 4, 2015 01:31 PM
David Warner made mincemeat of an inexperienced Afghanistan bowling attack with a magnificent 178 as hosts Australia thrashed Afghanistan by 275 runs after piling up a tournament record 417 for six in a group league match of the cricket World Cup in Perth
Mar 4, 2015 07:39 AM
Pakistan finally joined the 300 club at the Cricket World Cup on Wednesday, scoring 339-6 and holding the United Arab Emirates to 210-8 to complete a 129-run win in Pool B which improved its chances of progressing to the quarterfinals. Opener Ahmed Sheh
Mar 4, 2015 07:07 PM
Records tumbled in Perth on Wednesday as Australia scored a record 417 runs against Afghanistan and bundled out the Associate nation for a paltry 142.
Mar 4, 2015 04:02 PM
Pakistan's batsmen lived to the expectations by scoring their first 300 in this World Cup. With this victory, Pakistan stayed alive in contention for a quarterfinal spot.
Mar 4, 2015 02:03 PM
Bangladesh would eye victory against a struggling Scotland to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive in the cricket World Cup when the two teams clash in a Pool A match in Nelson on Thursday.If Bangladesh defeat Scotland, who have lost all three matches so fa
Mar 4, 2015 07:41 AM
United Arab Emirates won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat on Wednesday in a Cricket World Cup Pool B match that could be pivotal for both teams. McLean Park is traditionally a batsman’s pitch and the decision of UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir to
Mar 3, 2015 11:39 PM
Amla, du Plessis hit centuries as the South Africans pile up another 400+ score South Africa put one foot in the World Cup quarterfinals by batting past the 400-run mark for the second successive match to hand Ireland a thumping defeat by 201 runs, with
Budget 2015
Mar 3, 2015 11:53 PM
Jaitley has inserted a new provision for TDS of 10 per cent. To discourage premature withdrawal of provident fund by subscribers, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed a tax on such early closures. He has inserted a new provision in his budge
Mar 3, 2015 01:53 AM
Benefits of Rs.33,000 crore will flow every year to the accounts of beneficiaries The Union Budget 2015-16 proposes a 10-fold scaling up of direct benefit transfers (DBT) during the next financial year as a key expenditure control measure. The move is ex
Mar 3, 2015 12:03 AM
The NCEF is estimated to have swelled to over Rs.30,000 crore and reports suggest that in the absence of strict guidelines and a firm methodology, the fund is lying mostly unutilised. The renewable energy sector may find it difficult to realise the targ
Mar 2, 2015 11:10 PM
"There is lack of an enabler to verify gold purity, store gold on behalf of institutions and deliver physical gold to the jeweller. That is where we could come in" Gold refiner MMTC-PAMP is ready with a gold metal account scheme. The scheme can mobilise
Sport
Mar 4, 2015 07:13 PM
Shivlal Yadav shed light on the BCCI’s memorandum, rules and regulations that bestows two votes — first vote and an additional casting vote, in order to break a tie — at Working Committee meetings, Annual General Meetings and Special Gen
Mar 4, 2015 05:51 PM
Two-time United States Olympic swimming coach, Richard Shoulberg, launched the ‘Week with the legend’ project on Wednesday with a session involving 46 young swimming coaches from different states. He will also be working with selected U-18 s
Mar 4, 2015 05:42 PM
Phoenix Flight may score in the Rathnagiri Plate (1,000m), the main event of the races to be held here on Thursday (March 5). GRIFFEN CUP (1,000m), 3-y-o only, 1-30 p.m.: 1. Chiggy (1) S. Manohar 60, 2. Rastanura (3) C. Umesh 57 and 3. Unique Prince (2) S
Mar 4, 2015 05:19 PM
Scarlet Emperor, who is in fine fettle, may complete the hat-trick in the Stewards Trophy (1,200m), the main event of the races to be held here on Thursday (March 5). False rails (width about 4m from 1,600m to the winning post) will be in position.&#
Mar 4, 2015 05:18 PM
Tiger Tops, Babylon and Christmas Eve showed out when the horses were exercised here on Wednesday morning.Inner sand600m: Alaindair (Bhawani) 39. Easy. Beforememoryfades (Pasha) 40.5. Easy. Here I Am (rb), Royal ’clair (rb) 40.5. Former finished fou
Opinion
Mar 4, 2015 02:01 AM
The BJP’s transformation of its Hindu nationalist ideology into Hindu populism has allowed the party to further some of its old aims in a new and relatively uncontroversial way We have recently witnessed a series of populist upsurges: against corru
Mar 4, 2015 01:55 AM
The Dominique Strauss-Kahn case shows that if sex workers cease to be considered on a par with other women, any attempt at fighting rape culture will quickly be stalled In 1933, Pablo Picasso painted a series of works about rape. The main character of th
Mar 4, 2015 12:43 AM
Marriages of convenience rarely involve a change of heart. Political expediency dictated the coming together of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party in a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, and neither party could have been e
Business
Mar 4, 2015 07:09 PM
After RBI’s second surprise rate cut in as many months, bankers on Wednesday hinted at lowering lending rates. “Since there is a lag effect for monetary transmission, the effect of the previous 0.25 per cent cut together with the present red
Mar 4, 2015 06:34 PM
The rupee on Wednesday slipped by 33 paise — its fourth straight daily loss — to close at 62.25 against dollar amid RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan’s comment that an “excessively strong rupee” is undesirable as it triggers disinf
Mar 4, 2015 03:18 PM
Swedish commercial vehicle major AB Volvo on Wednesday sold around 4.7 per cent stake in Eicher Motors Ltd. (EML) for $310 million or over Rs. 1,920 crore. “AB Volvo has today divested 12.7 lakh shares, representing approximately 4.7 per cent of E
Mar 4, 2015 12:46 PM
Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) intends to revive asset acquisition plans, albeit in a “very conservative” manner, by adding a few liquefied petroleum gas carriers and offshore vessels to the fleet. The proposed move, with an estimated s
Mar 4, 2015 12:00 PM
Expecting a near-term boost to economy from RBI’s rate cut, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha today said the decision should bring down the loan EMIs significantly and there is room for further easing of rates. Soon after RBI’s decisi
Features
Mar 3, 2015 05:38 PM
From educational institutions and restaurants to gyms and styling salons, Sam Paul has ventured into a slew of businesses. The city businessman tells why he’s always looking for new frontiers to conquer. There are two men, employed by Sam Paul, who
Mar 3, 2015 05:28 PM
Celebrating the legacy of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, whose birth anniversary was on March 3 The nation which gains control of iron, soon acquires the control of gold.This is a love letter to the man who gave his name to my hometown Jamshedpur, whose boun
Mar 3, 2015 06:02 PM
This Swiftpoint GT mouse comes with natural touch gestures The Swiftpoint mouse has been created for those who have to work on their laptops for long hours and detest using the touch pad. It is a small, wireless mouse that can be used directly on the su
Mar 4, 2015 08:24 PM
Bangalored is an account of multiple issues ailing the city and what is needed to stop it imploding. The term ‘Bangalored’ made its way into the English language as a verb, to describe Americans and Europeans losing their jobs to feisty start
Mar 4, 2015 08:21 PM
Holi is just around the corner. As Indians gear up for the revelry, Humane Society International/India shares some tips to keep pets safe during the celebrations Keep your pets away from children: In their excitement about the festival, children usually th
Slideshows
Mar 4, 2015 06:28 PM
Cyclone Hudhud devastated their home, but Painted storks have found a new friend in Rhinoceros and are looking for a catch at its enclosure in the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam, where water seeps in from Kambalakonda Reservoir into the zo
Mar 4, 2015 01:47 PM
A workshop-cum-showroom of manufacturing and sale of soft wood toys has been drawing large crowds in Adilabad District. The skill of the artisans can be appreciated in the attractive colourful finish they give to each and every intricately carved toy. Pho
Mar 3, 2015 07:03 PM
Preparation for celebrating the Festival of Colours - Holi is in full swing with small-time vendors and in Begum Bazar and others areas in Hyderabad stocking materials like colours and Chinese sprayers. Photos: Mohammed Yousuf.
Mar 3, 2015 05:12 PM
On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-moon released a statement urging all consumers, suppliers and governments to treat crimes against wildlife as a threat to sustainable future. (Photos: AP, Reuters, The Hindu)
Mar 2, 2015 05:10 PM
A major mishap was averted after Reliance pipeline carrying gas from Kakinada in East Godavari to Bharuch in Gujarat leaked, caught fire and brought under control after five hours of hectic efforts by the company personnel at Maddikunta in Medak District.
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