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Police open fire on Shopian protesters
Protests over death of two women turn violent

NCP draws flak over Patil issue
New Delhi/Mumbai: Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party on Monday came under attack following the arrest of its senior MP Padamsinh Patil by the Central Bureau of Investigation in a double murder case and faced allegations of a ...

Assembly stalled over NCP MP’s arrest
Mumbai: A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Padamsinh Patil, the Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly accused the government of suppressing the matter and demanded the ...

Karia Munda is Deputy Speaker
NEW DELHI: Seven-time member of Parliament Karia Munda was unanimously elected Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha on Monday. His election, close on the heels of Meira Kumar being elected Speaker, was hailed by members as an articulation of the ...

Equalise removal procedure: Navin Chawla
With the 15th Lok Sabha election behind him, Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla is looking forward to electoral reforms, including an equalisation of the removal procedure for the CEC and the Election Commissioners. In an interview conducted for The Hindu by N. Ram, Suresh Nambath, and Mukund Padmanabhan, in Chennai...

Speak with one voice, Manmohan tells Ministers
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked his ministerial colleagues to refrain from policy pronouncements where there are differences in the Union Cabinet. In a three-page letter on Monday to all Cabinet Ministers and Ministers ...

Congress seeks devolution of power to Sri Lankan Tamils
Call to de-mine war zone so that displaced persons can return home; proper relief and rehabilitation urged for the war-affected

Mufti’s call to Manmohan
Wants him to take the lead in bringing peace to J&K

Sensex surrenders 437 points
Metal and realty stocks worst hit

Pro-Western alliance wins in Lebanon
Hung Parliament could lead to instability

India for resumption of Doha talks
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma attends Cairns group meeting in Bali

Vahanvati appointed Attorney-General
New Delhi: Goolam E. Vahanvati, till recently the Solicitor-General, was on Monday appointed the next Attorney-General for a period of three years. Mr. Vahanvati, who will succeed Milon K. Banerjee, is the first Muslim to occupy the top ...

AIADMK, DMK members clash in Rajya Sabha
NEW DELHI: Members from the AIADMK and the DMK clashed in the Rajya Sabha on Monday over the induction of DMK Ministers in the Union Cabinet and over allocation of 2G spectrum. Trouble arose when V. Maitreyan (AIADMK), while ...

He blended theatre, folk art
BHOPAL: Eminent playwright Habib Tanvir, one of the greatest stalwarts of the Indian stage, was known for blending theatre, folk art and poetry in his works, leaving an indelible mark on the minds of the viewers. A multi-faceted ...

Peter Varghese is new Australian envoy
NEW DELHI: Australia has named Peter Varghese as the next High Commissioner to India with concurrent accreditation to Bhutan. He succeeds John McCarthy, who has served since 2004. Mr. Varghese will take charge in August. A veteran ...

Indian cargo ship sinks off Yemen
Dubai: Thirteen crew members of a cargo ship, believed to be from India, were rescued after the vessel sank in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen’s coast. The crew members, all Indians, were rescued by another vessel after the accident ...

Plans for IT-SEZ in Hosur apace
Expressions of interest to be invited from IT majors for allotment of land

29 staff members at Chennai hospital suspended for taking ‘unaccounted leave’

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