State government has sought the assistance of the Centre The Government of India is arranging two ships to bring back Indians trapped in Yemen following the conflict between the government and rebel forces, Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swa
‘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
The female officer on board Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat was part of the women contingent that marched across Rajpath during the Republic Day celebrations. Naval divers on Thursday evening located the 16-metre-long fuselage section of the Dornier aircraft
The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict on Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shia rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign, sa
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
Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside. The account o
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,
Dronavalli Harika beat former champion and fifth seed Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia to enter the quarterfinals of the women’s World chess championship at Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday. The 12th-seeded Indian won the match 2.5-1.5 after forcing two wins
Naval divers have on Thursday evening identified the 16-metre-long fuselage section of the Dornier aircraft that crashed into sea, navy officials informed. Efforts are now on to locate the two missing personnel. “The fuselage was detected wi
Cricket World Cup 2015
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
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
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
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
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
Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar felt that the pressure of playing in the semifinal got to the Indian team. “Team India succumbed under the pressure of a big game. It lost in all departments, especially in batting,” said Gavaskar. Full marks
Two of the key attendance milestones reached at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) could be trumped by Sunday’s World Cup final. The 1992 World Cup down under drew a crowd of 87,182 for the final between Pakistan and England, which the former won.
"What wrong Anushka has done? She had only gone to see a cricket match like the families of other players" Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday lashed out at people who attacked Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli’s failure with the bat in t
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
Kerala Police defeated South Central Railway (SCR) 25-18, 25-12, 25-20 in a women’s match at the P. John Memorial all-India volleyball tournament on Thursday. Other results: Men: TN Police bt ICF 25-18, 25-19, 22-25, 26-24; Western Railway bt Rajast
Tamil Nadu’s Vinod Sridhar defeated Maharashtra’s Kunal Vazirani 6-4, 6-0 while Assam’s Borthakur Abhinansu scored a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Gujarat’s Suraj Konwar 6-4, 6-1 to enter the final of the men’s singles of the all-Ind
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
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
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
‘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
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
When the Japanese telco spent $2.2 billion on a 26.5 per cent stake in Tata Teleservices Limited in 2009, it built downside protection into the deal. A rule change last year prevents foreign investors from selling stakes in Indian firms at a pre-determi
Selling pressure was broad-based as IT, banking, metal and healthcare stocks were among the worst hit Geopolitical tensions in West Asia hit the domestic stock markets on Thursday with the benchmark Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) 30-share Sensitive Index (
Gurgaon based fashion focused social network company Roposo.com on Thursday said it has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by technology venture investor Tiger Global. The company backed by Flipkart co-founder has Binny Bansal has raised angel fundi
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
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,R
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.