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India, Pakistan should reduce their arsenal, says Obama

India, Pakistan should reduce their arsenal, says Obama

India and Pakistan need to make progress in reducing their nuclear arsenal and ensure they do not “continually move in the wrong direction” while developing military doctrines, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday. “One of the challenges that we are going to have here is that it is very difficult to see huge reductions [...]

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IT dept launches tax calculator; e-filing begins this week

IT dept launches tax calculator; e-filing begins this week

With the new Income Tax Return (ITR) forms notified recently for assessment year 2016-17, filers can do an easy check and obtain their annual tax liability on a computer-based calculator hosted by the IT department. The ‘tax calculator’ is an online computer-based programme hosted on the official website of the department and is meant to [...]

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Hamilton wins his 50th career pole

Hamilton wins his 50th career pole

World champion Lewis Hamilton scorched to his 50th career pole position at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday as Formula One’s new-look qualifying format fizzled out in an embarrassing anti-climax. Hamilton picked up where he left off in the last championship season of 10 wins and 11 poles as he destroyed his rivals, including Mercedes [...]

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Quietly confident of our chances: Duminy

Quietly confident of our chances: Duminy

In and out of the Test team, Jean-Paul Duminy is the lynchpin in South Africa’s scheme of things in the shorter forms of the game, especially, the T20Is. The 31-year-old, who bats left-handed and bowls right-arm off-breaks, is likely to be given a full role in the ICC World T20. Minutes after checking into the [...]

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Alonso ‘lucky’ to be alive

Alonso ‘lucky’ to be alive

Fernando Alonso felt ‘lucky’ to be alive after walking away from a spectacular crash that left his obliterated McLaren scattered across the Albert Park circuit and brought a halt to the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. “I’m okay; I’m trying to put everything in place again,” the 34-year-old told Sky Sports in the paddock. “It [...]

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Jaypee Group sells cement plants to Ultratech

Jaypee Group sells cement plants to Ultratech

The deal will help JP Associates reduce its debt, which runs into thousands of crores of rupees Debt-ridden Jaiprakash Associates on Thursday announced the part sale of its cement business to the Kumarmangalam Birla-led Ultratech for Rs 15,900 crore, marking the biggest consolidation in the cement sector. However, the size of the deal announced last [...]

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Piped gas, CNG prices fall by Rs 1.5 per kg

Piped gas, CNG prices fall by Rs 1.5 per kg

Fertilizer, power and steel companies to benefit here is good news in store for homemakers who use piped natural gas (PNG) for cooking and motorists who use compressed natural gas (CNG) with prices of PNG and CNG likely to come down by Re 1 to Rs 1.5 per kg with effect from April 1. Thanks [...]

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Fool me once, shame on you Internet

Fool me once, shame on you Internet

April Fools Day is the time to prank your friends to your heart’s content. However, it’s also the day when you should never, ever trust the Internet. All the major companies become evil, and prank you with big-budget jokes. So, in case you missed them, here are some of the best. Google’s Drop Mic This [...]

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Her moment of epiphany

Her moment of epiphany

The telephone line crackles with static, making it impossible to speak. Singer-songwriter Nishtha Sachdeva steps into the sunshine of her Delhi courtyard and calls back; her ‘hello’ sails through the ether, holding within it the fortunes of a global voice in the making. Sachdeva, whose range covers the dulcet notes of pop and the gravelly [...]

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Live: Trupti Desai detained to avoid clash with villagers, say police

Live: Trupti Desai detained to avoid clash with villagers, say police

Rangaragini Bhumata Brigade (RBB) leader Trupti Desai, who was leading a march towards the Shani Shinganapur temple in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, was on Saturday stopped by private security guards from entering the core area of the temple. Buoyed by the Bombay High Court ruling that it is the fundamental right of women to go [...]

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Pratyusha Banerjee suicide: We don’t suspect boyfriend, parents say

Pratyusha Banerjee suicide: We don’t suspect boyfriend, parents say

The parents of television actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who allegedly committed suicide on Friday, have told the Bangur Nagar police that they do not suspect her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh of harassing her or driving her to suicide, police officials said on Saturday. Pratyusha (24), best known for her role as Anandi in the popular television [...]

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The Hindu doesn’t create news; only reports it: Sunil Gavaskar

The Hindu doesn’t create news; only reports it: Sunil Gavaskar

It is very nice to know that The Hindu is going to be published from Mumbai. It’s one of the most respected newspapers, which has shown tremendous determination in sticking to the truth, not indulging in any sort of tabloid journalism. And it’s a newspaper you read if you want to know facts that have [...]

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