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Ajmal retracts confession
26/11 gunman claims he is a minor; judge rejects contention

Advani for strong action to bring back wealth stashed abroad
MUMBAI: Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani on Friday demanded vigorous action to bring back Indian wealth hoarded in secret Swiss bank accounts and other tax havens in the world. At a press conference ...

BJP report: ideal time to join in crusade against tax havens
MUMBAI: The interim report of the task force set up by Bharatiya Janata Party’s senior leader L.K. Advani on black money in tax havens abroad, says that India must first realise that this was the ideal time to act and join in the global ...

Corporal punishment kills Delhi schoolgirl
Teacher of municipal school accused of extreme measures

NCPCR orders probe into girl’s death
She slipped into a coma after her teacher made her stand crouching in the hot sun

It is a collective failure: Renuka
NEW DELHI: Minister of State (Independent charge) for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury has described as tragic the death Shanno after her teacher allegedly subjected her to corporal punishment. Speaking to a private ...

Pranab to Colombo: extend pause
Kolkata: Expressing the Centre’s concern over the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here on Friday that Colombo should extend the pause in fighting declared for the Tamil and Sinhala New ...

Seven-year jail term for Telgi, 7 others
BANGALORE: A Special Court on Friday sentenced Abdul Kareem Telgi and seven of his associates to seven-year rigorous imprisonment on being found guilty of preparing and selling fake stamp papers in a case registered with the City Market Police ...

Snap ties with Colombo if ceasefire is not implemented: Karunanidhi

Court grants bail to BJP nominee Ashok Sahu
BHUBANESWAR: A court at Phulbani on Friday granted bail to Ashok Sahu, Bharatiya Janata Party’s nominee for the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Orissa. Kandhamal District and Sessions Judge ordered Mr. Sahu’s release on his ...

Obama pick for India has ear of White House
“The problem for India this time will be not lack of access”

Democracy in Maoist citadel
Why adivasis in insurgency-hit Koraput risk their lives to participate in the elections

The BJP vs the Rest in Karnataka
The party has a distinct advantage even if the sheen of the first BJP government in the south is wearing off

Islanders without an identity
Exercising his franchise has been a distant dream for 70-year-old Tapesh Pramanik, a resident of Khatiakhana village on Hamidpur island on the Ganga river. The name of the district and the State to which the island belongs to cannot be mentioned; ...

Party of the middle class
With just two candidates in the fray, it could be a humble beginning for the Professionals Party of India, (PPI). But this newly-launched political outfit hopes to make a bigger impact in the next election with the help of the urban middle ...

Afghan earthquakes kill 22
four villages in Sherzad district, about 90 km east of Kabul, said governor's spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai. The U.S. Geological Survey said Nangarhar province was hit by two earthquakes a 5.5 magnitude quake at about 2 am, and a 5.1 ...

IMD: near-normal monsoon this year
NEW DELHI: The India Meteorological Department on Friday forecast that rainfall during the coming southwest monsoon season would be near normal, at 96 per cent of the long period average (LPA). The model error will be plus or minus 5 ...

India to grow at 7 %, says advisory panel
NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) on Friday said it expected the country’s economy to grow at over seven per cent in the current fiscal as it had already started showing signs of recovery. ...

Tough opener for Rajasthan Royals
Chennai Super Kings meets Mumbai Indians in the first match of IPL-II

The teams will be wiser from previous experience

Maintaining interest will be the hard part

CSK has in it to take the final step
CHENNAI: The challenge before Chennai Super Kings lies in overcoming the loss of Andrew Flintoff during the climactic phase of the IPL. Given the power, precision and influence of Flintoff’s cricket, he is bound to be missed. The ...

Filing of nominations begins

Phones, GPS device seized from Sri Lankan
CHENNAI: The ‘Q’ Branch CID police arrested a Sri Lankan national on the East Coast Road near Mamallapuram in Kancheepuram district late on Thursday night. Following a specific clue, a special team apprehended Muthanna alias ...

Novel initiative to promote helmet
Chennai police to distribute headgear free of cost

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