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Day 2 of India’s warm-up tie washed out

Leicester: Inclement weather played spoilsport as it prevented a single bowl from being bowled during the second day’s play in the opening tour fixture between India and Leicestershire, here yesterday. Gambhir trains indoors as Day 2 of warm-up tie vs Leicestershire is washed out. Pic/AFP. India were comfortably placed at 333-4 at the end of first day’s play with Shikhar ... Read More »

IndiGo only airline to opt for aggressive expansion. Is it anticipating a gold rush?

New Delhi:IndiGo is the only domestic airline expected to expand capacity significantly this fiscal as others remain cautious. India’s largest airline by passengers is expected to place an aircraft order for the future, of anywhere between 200-250 aircraft, at next month’s Farnborough Air Show. So not only is it optimistic about the near term prospects of Indian aviation, it is ... Read More »

Karthi’s winning hearts, and roles, with his work ethic

Tamil actor Karthi is winning admirers even in the industry with his dedication and sincerity. Karthi doesn’t play a football player in upcoming Tamil actioner Madras, but he learnt to play the sport because it was required for his role, says the movie’s director Ranjith, who is in awe of the actor’s dedication. Karthi plays one of the characters in ... Read More »

Auto, durables cheer as duty cut benefit stays till December

Almost two weeks before the first Union Budget scheduled to be announced by the new government, the finance minister on Wednesday sprang a surprise by retaining the excise cut benefits, which were due to expire on June 30. Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday afternoon announced the decision to continue with low excise duty till December 31 for automobiles, consumer ... Read More »

Tamil legend Rajinikanth shoots for ‘Lingaa’

Post the release of ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ Superstar Rajinikanth is busy shooting for his next film ‘Lingaa’ at Ramoji Film city in Hyderabad. The ‘mahurat’ shot of the movie was shot in May this year at Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore. The shooting for the film is going on in full swing at Ramoji Film city since this morning with Rajinikanth and it ... Read More »

Budget to focus on policies to promote growth: Mayaram

The budget will be centred on growth-promoting policies and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will soon unveil new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policies that the government is working on, Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said on Tuesday. The government would focus on the infrastructure sector so that manufacturing that had slumped from 12 per cent growth to 0 per cent now could ... Read More »