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    Put it on hold for 6 months, says Karat
    ‘Let Parliament debate the deal first’

    Maoists quit Nepal government
    This follows the Prime Minister’s refusal to bow to their demand to declare the country a republic

    Nuclear community favours talks: Kakodkar
    Vienna: Even as the Left’s opposition to operationalisation of the India-U.S. nuclear deal mounted, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar said here on Tuesday that everyone in the nuclear community wanted early negotiations ...

    Now take the last steps, Mulford asks India
    Conclude accord with IAEA, secure NSG rule change

    123 Agreement and internal laws
    Since the 123 Agreement requires a Congressional consent and is founded on U.S. laws (the AEA and the Hyde Act), it is a treaty under the U.S. definition as well and will be bound by international law.

    123 questions won’t go away — a rejoinder
    The terms of civil nuclear cooperation with India have been unequivocally defined by the Hyde Act, a 41-page anthology of conditions. No other 123 agreement is governed by such a country-specific law.

    Boundary talks with China next week
    Dates decided during dialogue between Shivshankar Menon and senior Chinese officials

    ‘Enhance military cooperation with Russia’
    J.J. Singh watches anti-terrorist exercises of troops

    Army to go ahead with civilian trek in Siachen
    NEW DELHI: The Army has decided to continue with the first-ever civilian trek to the Siachen glacier from Wednesday, official sources said. Earlier reports said the trek to the eastern Karakoram area was being called off following ...

    Nuclear power inevitable option: Kakodkar
    Favours closed fuel cycle to reduce risk of proliferation of fissile material, a proposal backed by many nations

    UPA committed to deal: Sibal
    BANGALORE: Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Kapil Sibal on Tuesday defended the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal and said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government is committed to it but will take into account the Left concerns ...

    Javadekar sees civil war in UPA
    NEW DELHI: The differences within the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and its supporting parties on a number of issues ranging from the India-U.S. nuclear deal to the Ramar Sethu are seen by the Bharatiya Janata Party as signs of a political ...

    Baalu defends Sethu project
    NEW DELHI: Rejecting the Bharatiya Janata Party’s objections to the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project, Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways T.R. Baalu on Tuesday traced the steps taken by the former National ...

    A productive visit, says Pranab Mukherjee
    SEOUL: A flawless ride by mono-rail inside a forbidding tunnel in the inter-Korean demilitarised zone (DMZ). With this unusual ride, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday completed a three-day visit to the Republic of Korea ...

    A dozen ODIs for Dhoni to start with
    Captain for Tests to be named during the ODI series against Pakistan

    New captain must be protected
    Dravid was not a great captain, but with more support, he could have been better, writes Rohit Brijnath

    Key encounter for India
    Durban: India and England showcased the delightful intricacies of a quality Test series, and also managed to keep the interest alive till the final encounter of their seven-game one-day series recently. The Twenty20 super-eight match ...

    Tendulkar and Bhutia have a go
    KOLKATA: Sania Mirza announced, “Game, set and match.” No fiction, but that’s what the motley crowd at the Netaji Indoor Stadium saw on Tuesday. Sania donned the role of a chair umpire supervising a match of the ...

    Greenpeace activists protest against genetically engineered brinjal trials
    “Bio-safety data should be made public to enable an independent assessment”

    Another man lynched in Bihar
    PATNA: In continuing vigilantism in Bihar, a 26-year-old man was beaten to death on Monday night after a “tantrik” said he had stolen idols from the Ram-Janki Mandir at Patahi village in Sitamarhi district. The police, who ...

    Russia warns against attacking Iran
    MOSCOW: Russia has warned against the use of military force against Iran and criticised Western sanctions imposed on Tehran outside the United Nations. “We are worried about increasingly frequent reports that military action ...

    Guard against new tragedies: Italy
    DUBAI: Italy has warned against foreign military intervention in Iran soon after French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner called upon allies to consider war as a possible option to counter the Iranian nuclear programme. Italian Foreign ...

    Musharraf to shed uniform after election
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf gave an undertaking to the Supreme Court on Tuesday that he would relinquish his post as the Chief of Army Staff after his re-election, but the Opposition and the legal community rejected it as an ...

    ‘Economy to grow at 8.5-9 per cent’
    Q2 may witness a deceleration: Montek

    Benetton, Trent form alliance
    MUMBAI: The Benetton group and Trent, a Tata Group company, have formed a strategic partnership for the Sisley brand’s commercial expansion in India. Under the agreement, Trent will manage and operate the three existing Sisley stores in ...

    Another director quits IFCI board
    Board slated to meet on September 20 for ratifying resignations

    For Indian geologist, a name for himself
    565-million-year-old fossil named after him

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