Calls for rationalisation of subsidies, says doles did not appear to have had a transformative effect on living standards of the poor India’s economic survey pegged growth at more than 8 per cent for the next fiscal and said inflation was now decl
Narendra Modi to attend swearing-in ceremony at Jammu; CMP to be released at 3 p.m. on March 1 Decks were cleared for the first ever formation of a BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir following a “historic” meeting between Prim
The epicentre of the tremor lay about 100 km from Islamabad in the Hazarsa region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Pakistan’s northwestern region early Friday morning, injuring at least five persons. The
Apprehending infiltration from across the border, BSF has sounded a high alert along the International Border. After a weeklong lull in firing from across the International Border, Pakistan Rangers on Thursday night violated ceasefire and targeted a bor
A special SIT court in Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district on Friday acquitted six persons in a 2002 post-Godhra riots case in which three British nationals and one local was killed by a mob. Three British citizens – Saeed Dawood, Shakeel Dawood
With Finance Minister Arun Jaitley getting ready to present the Budget on February 28, it’s also time for us to learn and ready ourselves for a long speech. And a part of this long speech involves terms that aren’t used in daily conversation. H
Nepal’s Supreme Court has rejected the possibility of amnesty for perpetrators of serious human rights abuses during a decade-long civil war, in a victory for human rights activists and victims’ groups.For years, Nepal has been grappling with
In the worst case scenario, Antarctica’s melt could push sea levels up 10 feet worldwide in a century or two. From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’
On the field as well as on paper, UAE stands little chance against the world champions, who have simply outplayed Pakistan and South Africa in their first two matches. Having demolished Pakistan and South Africa in their first two matches by dishing out
Cricket World Cup 2015
12:52 pm: South Africa amass gigantic 408/5! De Villiers ends up with 162 (66 balls). Can West Indies call upon the Gayle force once again? 12:50 pm: ABD hits fastest 150 (64 balls) 12:38 pm: ABD reaches second-fastest century in World Cup history, tw
Street brawls can be ugly. Not always though! If a David gets the better of a bully of a Goliath, there’s a distinct joy in cheering the underdog. This World Cup has thrown up some exciting cricket from the minnows. Way back in ’75 & ’
"I’m as fit and as healthy as I’ve been in at least [the last] five years. The strength I’ve put into my back and my hamstrings holds me in good stead for the future." Captain Michael Clarke is ready to make his return to the Australia
The Pakistan chief selector returned home on Thursday after PCB recalled him for questionable behaviour at the World Cup. Pakistan’s under-fire chief selector Moin Khan has been provided security by the police after angry cricket fans held demonst
Whatever the popularity of the UAE cricket team may be in its own land, it is assured of support from two households in Kerala and Maharashtra when it meets India in Perth on Saturday. Krishna Chandran Karate and Swapnil Patil moved to the UAE for a new l
Shami is suffering from a left-knee injury and was administered ultrasound injections. India will miss the services of pacer Mohammed Shami against UAE in Saturday’s ICC World Cup cricket match here as he has been ruled out owing to a knee injury.
Electing to bat first, South Africa made 408 for 5 against the West Indies in their Pool B ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup in Sydney on Friday. Brief Scores: South Africa: 408 for 5 in 50 overs (A B de Villiers 162 not out, Andre Russell 2/74).
All eyes will be on the duel between Gayle and Steyn Fresh from a Chris Gayle power show that took it to its second win in the World Cup, a buoyant West Indies will now take on South Africa, which is still licking its wounds after the 130-run hammering
The three figure mark is such a coveted figure in cricket; so much so that batsmen tend to become nervous once they get into the 90s. Not so much in limited over internationals, though. There were 521 instances from 3,613 ODI matches of batsmen remainin
Brokers said fresh buying by investors as well as foreign funds buoyed trading sentiments here. The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 180 points in early trade on Friday on emergence of buying by funds-and-retail investors ahead of the release of Econ
Jayalalithaa points out progress of projects announced in earlier budgets also slow Happy that the Railway budget has spared the common people by not increasing fares, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa asked the Centre to speed up pending projects b
However, overall infrastructure development will continue to be on slow track The pink book of the Railways explaining the budgetary allocations for 2015-16 brings a bundle of relief as well as disappointment. Allocations will speed up some of the ongoin
The issue of extension of the final leg of Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS), from Velachery to St. Thomas Mount, has once again not been addressed in the Railway Budget. The proposal has been pending for close to a decade now. Commuters of parakkum rail o
The Japanese Nishikori will face fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat fifth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Mexico Open semifinals. Nishikori will face fourth-seed
Andy Murray’s February torment deepened on Thursday after he lost 6-1, 6-3 to 18-year-old Croatian tyro Borna Coric in the quarterfinals of the ATP Dubai Open. Novak Djokovic also made the last four after thumping Turkey’s Marsel Ilhan 6-1,
Perceptions of public safety in India are not driven by urbanisation per se; rather, these are likely driven by the infrastructure and amenities associated with the largest cities in India One of the most important functions of a modern state is to prov
The rise of the Aam Aadmi Party is part of a global protest against the rapid growth of urbanisation and accompanying inequality It is an important point now in Indian politics with the stupendous emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi: the ruling par
The battle against the poaching that kills a rhino every seven hours in South Africa has acquired a new weapon: women.The Black Mambas are all young women from local communities, and they patrol inside the Greater Kruger National Park u
Decline due to month-end demand for Greenback from importers and the dollar's strength against other global currencies. The rupee weakened by 10 paise to 61.85 against the United States dollar in early trade on Friday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange d
Suburban commuters who were looking forward to the Railway Budget to deliver better facilities at stations and improved connectivity were left thoroughly disappointed.Nanganallur resident and activist, V. Rama Rao, said, as far as suburban services were c
It was over 10 months ago that a bomb blast at Chennai Central railway station killed a young woman software professional from Andhra Pradesh and injured 14 others. Investigators are yet to make any headway in the case.More recently, there has been an inc
While some announcements in the Railway Budget 2015 have been welcomed by senior citizens and persons with disabilities, many other demands that remain unfulfilled, they say.The proposal to increase the quota of lower berths for the elderly, reserving the
Prof. George Michell’s presentation made a case for why the art of the Early Chalukyas at Badami and Pattadakal needs to be recognised and studied Forty nine years ago, a 21-year-old architecture student from Melbourne travelled to India and someho
The world’s first telephone call was made on March 10, 1876. Alexander Graham Bell called his assistant Watson on the ‘phone’. Melville and Alexander were brothers. Their father used to teach hearing and speech impaired children to comm
Academic and award-winning playwright John Mathew is writing a play on Uthram Thirunal, a monarch of erstwhile Travancore John Mathew (“spelt with a single ‘T’”) redefines the word versatility. John enjoys blurring the lines betw
Bijith Bala says his movie Nellikka is an all-out entertainer Bijith Bala has been around for a while in Malayalam cinema. His tryst with filmdom began in 2003, with Ente Veedu, Appontem, in which he did the graphics. He went on to become an editor, a s
A. Vincent, who passed away on February 25, was a pioneering cinematographer of Malayalam cinema and a scintillating auteur too. Aloysius Vincent (1928-2015) was born into and lived his whole life in a family where photography was a way of life: his fat
A selection of headlines from The Hindu's archives related to the Union Budget.
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.
Afghanistan opened its account in World Cup with its historic one-wicket win against Scotland in a nail-bitting Pool A match.
Coach facility, new trains part of the demand On the eve of the presentation of the Railway Budget, the Thanjavur District Rail Users’ Association has put forward its wish list to the railway ministry. Allocation of more funds for better amenities