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Rahul files papers for Amethi
Suicide attack in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan capital was shaken once again by a suicide attack on a security checkpoint on a VIP road that killed six paramilitary personnel and wounded five others on Saturday. The explosion came on a day when a missile ...
Zaheer puts India in driver’s seat
Chennai: Left-arm paceman Zaheer Khan’s five-wicket haul powered India to a commanding position on the second day of the third Test in Wellington on Saturday. Replying to India’s 379, New Zealand was dismissed for ...
6 BSP MLAs join Congress in Rajasthan
Jaipur: The ruling Congress in Rajasthan secured a majority in the 200-member Assembly on its own, as six BSP MLAs joined the party on Saturday. Rajkumar Sharma, Rajendra Gudha, Girraj Singh, Ramesh Meena, Murari Lal Meena and Ramkesh ...
North Korea keeps world guessing
SINGAPORE: North Korea on Saturday kept the world guessing after announcing that a satellite would be launched “soon.” Pyongyang’s critics suspect that the move might actually be a smokescreen for test-firing an ...
Why hedonistic polygyny is against Islam
The marriage, under pressure, of Mukhtaran Mai, the courageous woman who stood up to the atavistic tribal laws of Pakistan after being honour-raped by a gang of human beasts, has brought into focus the enormity of the gender bias prevailing in ...
Third alternative can ensure transformation, says Yechury
“India still divided between a shining India and a suffering India”
Criminalisation and corruption hurt electoral system, says K.K. Venugopal
“Get the state to fund the bulk of election expenses; use negative vote forcefully”
India, China have strategic ties: Ambassador Zhang Yan
“Both countries have to work together to tackle terrorism”
“Timely action saved the day in Pilibhit”
Failure would have triggered a post-Babri Masjid-like situation: Mayawati
ELECTIONS 2009 - INFOCUS
Melghat languishes in the wilderness
Fifty-four km from Dharni in the village of Jampani, Rajju Jawarkar is fretting over his daughter Puja’s eye infection. It’s been three months now and Puja’s right eye is covered with whitish flakes. The nearest primary health ...
ELECTIONS 2009 - KEY CONSTITUENCY/MEDAK
Action queen takes on all comers
Medak entered public consciousness in 1980, when Indira Gandhi chose this backward constituency in Andhra Pradesh’s Telangana region to make her re-entry to Parliament after the fall of the Janata Party government. She did not visit ...
ELECTIONS 2009 - TALKINGHEADS
‘Sonia swayed by hangers-on’
Doctor from Kadapa held for castrating minor
CHENNAI: A special team of the Crime Branch CID police late on Friday night arrested S. Naganna (75), the doctor who allegedly castrated a minor boy from Tamil Nadu at Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh last year. The surgeon performed the ...
Armour suppliers make a killing
Last month, Delhi saw the entry of Colombian designer Miguel Caballero’s light-weight bullet-proof designer collection, popularly referred to as the ‘Armani of armour.’ With the fear of terrorist attacks and mafia ...
DMK to give ticket to new faces
540 persons interviewed for the 21 constituencies the party plans to contest
Zaheer Khan clips Kiwis’ wings
Dhoni pouches six behind the stumps for an Indian record
All eyes on India
Ipoh: When put on centre-stage in 1983, the international tournament for the Azlan Shah Cup was primarily designed to enhance the contours of continental hockey. So much has happened since then that looking back on the eve of the 18th edition ...
Zaheer knows how to adapt to conditions: Ishant
WELLINGTON: Zaheer Khan didn’t address the press after his seventh five-wicket haul in Tests, but his new-ball partner and an opposition batsman did, and sometimes it helps looking at a champion performer through others’ ...
Launch of RISAT rescheduled
CHENNAI: The launch of Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT) by the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C12) from Sriharikota has been rescheduled to take place in the third or fourth week of ...
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