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India, Pakistan positive on talks
But looking only for modest gains

Two-pronged approach to tackle naxalism
We are not in favour of any non-state players, says Chidambaram

Delhi businessman held on charge of supplying equipment to naxalites
NEW DELHI: A businessman has been arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police for allegedly supplying equipment such as wireless sets and compass to naxalites through a company in Jharkhand. The Jharkhand police recently seized a ...

Charge sheet filed against Varun
LUCKNOW: The Pilibhit police on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against BJP MP Varun Gandhi in the CJM court here for his alleged hate speeches he delivered during the Lok Sabha elections. The police have recorded the version of 38 ...

India says financial crisis gives NAM new relevance
“A moral force for equitable transformation of today’s world”

Saeed case: federal government seeks short adjournment
“The decision has nothing to do with India-Pakistan talks”

NAM energised by new discipline, purpose
Sharm-el-Sheikh: For a grouping known by the expansiveness of its rhetoric and the prolixity of its participants, the Non-Aligned Movement seems to have turned a new leaf. Short speeches, more or less tightly woven around the theme of ...

Shopian: 4 police officials arrested


Monsoon vigorous in west, erratic in north
It plays truant in Punjab, Haryana and parts of Uttar Pradesh

“No question of diluting reforms”
Pranab seeks Opposition’s cooperation in “this hour of meltdown”

Nilekani to use database of government, oil firms
NEW DELHI: The newly appointed chairman of the Unique Identification (UID) Authority of India, Nandan Nilekani, is already going full steam ahead with his latest job. Mr. Nilekani met Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora to ...

GJM bandh in Darjeeling enters third day
KOLKATA: Even as the indefinite bandh called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) in the Darjeeling hills of West Bengal entered its third day on Wednesday, the Sikkim government will be reiterating to the Centre the need to ensure that the ...

Mechanism to register students going abroad
NEW DELHI: By the year-end, the government will put in place a mechanism to register students going overseas for education, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. He made the statement in ...

Nuclear fuel arrives from Russia, France
CHENNAI: India has already received natural uranium in the form of pellets from Russia and as yellowcake from Areva of France for use in its safeguarded reactors, according to S.K. Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Nuclear Power ...

Rs.1,000 crore to States for compensatory afforestation
NEW DELHI: The Centre will shortly release Rs.1,000 crore to the States from the Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) fund for sustainable forestry management, as directed by the Supreme Court. Addressing ...

Full-fledged IAF fighter base likely in Kayathar
Kochi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is in talks with the Tamil Nadu government for the transfer of a World War II airfield at Kayathar, about 60 km from Tirunelveli, for developing it into a full-fledged fighter base in South ...

Congress team attacked at Mangalkot
CPI(M) denies involvement in the incident, promises action if any member is found guilty

Purulia CPI(M) leader shot dead
KOLKATA: Suspected Maoists shot dead a Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader at Beldimore in West Bengal’s Purulia district on Wednesday evening. Gangaram Mahato (45), secretariat member of the CPI(M) district committee and ...

168 killed in Iran plane crash
Pilot tried emergency landing after engine caught fire

Colombo cancels arms import from China, Pakistan
India to send 500 personnel to clear land mines

Samsung to invest $20 m
CHENNAI: Samsung India Electronics is planning to invest $20 million (around Rs. 100 crore) during 2009. The company has a turnover target of $2 billion (around Rs. 10,000 crore) in the current calendar year. Addressing a press ...

CRICKET
Andrew Flintoff to quit after Ashes
LONDON: England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff announced on Wednesday that he would retire from Test cricket after the Ashes series against Australia because of his ongoing struggle with injuries. The 31-year-old Flintoff is still ...

Infosys Science Foundation announces juries
BANGALORE: The Infosys Science Foundation has announced the juries, comprising international academicians, for judging the nominations and selecting the winners of the prestigious Infosys Prize across five categories each carrying a prize of ...

Royal Medal for C.N.R. Rao
BANGALORE: C.N.R. Rao, National Research Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Medal by the Royal Society, London, for his contributions to Solid State and Materials ...

Vikas Swarup gets diplomatic assignment
New Delhi: Vikas Swarup, whose book was turned into the Oscar-winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ will be India’s Consul-General in Osaka, Japan. On his first visit to India after the Oscar glory for the film, Mr. Swarup, ...

Bill to regulate fees in private schools soon
CHENNAI: A Bill to regulate fees in private schools will be tabled in the Assembly in a day or two, School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu announced in the Assembly on Wednesday. Mr. Thennarasu said preliminary work for the ...

5 Sri Lankan fishermen held
RAMANATHAPURAM: The Coast Guard on Tuesday apprehended five Sri Lankan fishermen with a mechanised boat, from the Exclusive Economic Zone in the Indian waters off Nagapattinam. The boat and the crew were brought to the Coast Guard ...

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