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From the Print Edition
Oil sector strike called off
Officers of PSUs back down after Centre takes firm stand

Ramalinga Raju surrenders to police
Ex-chief of Satyam charged with cheating and forgery

Centre disbands Satyam board
NEW DELHI: The Centre on Friday disbanded the board of Satyam Computer Services, cancelled its meeting scheduled for Saturday and announced that a 10-member board of new directors would be nominated soon. The erstwhile board of Satyam ...

INTERVIEW WITH CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA
“People still have very high confidence in the judiciary”
“I don’t think that the general image is seriously dented,” notwithstanding certain alleged episodes, says Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan.

Project India’s secular, pluralist tradition abroad: N. Ram
CHENNAI: The projection of India’s cultural heritage abroad should highlight the country’s secular, pluralist and multi-ethnic tradition, N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu , said on Friday. In his keynote ...

LTTE loses Elephant Pass
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday announced the capture of Elephant Pass, a crucial base of the LTTE at the gateway to Jaffna linking the peninsula with Wanni. With this, the military has taken total control of A 9 ...

Some of truckers’ demands reasonable: Advani
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday expressed concern over the impact of the truckers’ strike on the people and also the future of some 53,000 employees of Satyam Computer Services, rocked by a Rs.7000-crore ...

Centre cracks the whip on truckers
NEW DELHI: The government arrested the top leadership of the agitating All-India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) on Friday. The truckers strike, which entered the fifth day, was discussed at the Union Cabinet meeting which, according to Union ...

There will be no repeat of 2004 after Lok Sabha polls: Karat
KOCHI: Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat said here on Friday that there would be no repeat of 2004 after the next general election. Mr. Karat was inaugurating a rally, organised in connection with the ...

R.K. Mishra passes away
The veteran journalist was a key player in Track-II diplomacy

Promising start by Pakistan, says Boucher
A lot more to be done before eliminating terror groups

Trinamool wins Nandigram seat
KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress has bagged the Nandigram Assembly seat, the by-election for which was held on January 5. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) retained the Para Assembly seat in Purulia district and the Congress retained the ...

Chidambaram cancels U.S. visit
NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said his proposed visit to the United States was cancelled as he was dealing with the situation arising out of agitations by truck operators and officers of oil companies. “I ...

Shekhawat launches anti-corruption campaign
Jodhpur: The former Vice-President, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, on Friday launched a nationwide campaign against corruption. He also reminded Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot about his demand for investigating into his graft charges ...

INTERNATIONAL
Israel, Hamas reject U.N. ceasefire plan
Hamas favours proposal authored by Syria, Turkey

INTERNATIONAL
World on the brink of food shortages, says report
Rising temperatures take their toll on crops

INTERNATIONAL
ISI has responded to Indian dossier, says Gilani
“New Delhi had sent a 52-page dossier through the CIA”; No reply, say Indian officials

Extend consular access to Ajmal: rights panel
ISLAMABAD: The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has urged the Government of Pakistan to extend consular access to Ajmal Amir ‘Kasab’, the surviving gunman in the Mumbai attacks, and arrange legal assistance for ...

BUSINESS
Satyam takeover not possible for now
The newly constituted 10-member board will meet within seven days

Microsoft, Oracle, pledge support
HYDERABAD: The employees of Satyam Computer Services were edgy on Friday following reports of large-scale pink slips, even as some customers, including Microsoft, extended the much-needed “solid support” to the ...

TENNIS
Devvarman fells another giant
Marin Cilic downs Janko Tipsarevic to advance to the semifinals

NEWSCAPE
Rock art finds excite aficionados
Paintings on rocky outcrops in Tamil Nadu could be 2,500 to 3,000 years old

A comical character theory on Tintin
London: Even as fans around the world celebrate Tintin’s 80th birthday on Saturday, a British politician-turned-columnist claims he knows things about the Belgian comic-book hero that the rest of us don’t. “A callow, ...

Peaceful polling in Thirumangalam
District Collector puts turnout of voters at 88.89 per cent

Order allowing plea challenging appointment of Ananth stayed
CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Friday granted interim stay of the operation of a single Judge’s order allowing a petition challenging the appointment of M.S. Ananth as the Director of IIT-Madras. The First Bench, comprising ...

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