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From the Print Edition
Supreme Court judges agree to make their assets public
Information to be put on court website

No end to confusion over Raje’s status
JAIPUR: Confusion prevailed over the status of former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje who presided over a meeting of the BJP Legislature Party here on Wednesday, on the eve of a brief session of the Rajasthan Assembly. Rajendra Singh ...

Remand for one in Godhra carnage case
AHMEDABAD: The Godhra Railway Court on Wednesday granted 13-day police remand to Ibrahim Dhanna, one of the alleged masterminds of the 2002 Godhra train carnage. Dhanna will be in the custody of the Supreme Court-appointed Special ...

Dossier on Saeed shared with other countries
NEW DELHI: India has shared the latest dossier on Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and mastermind of the Mumbai terror strikes Hafiz Saeed with 15-16 countries whose nationals were killed in the attacks. “We would urge these countries to ...

Delhi arrest casts light on Lashkar training operations
Mohammad Aslam Sardana sent over a dozen Maharashtra, Gujarat jihadists to terror camps in Pakistan

Goof-up in Interpol notice for Hafiz Saeed

India, China to collaborate on environment
Joint expert working group to combat global warming through reforestation

India registers a facile win
Steven Dias scores a goal and sets up the other two

CPI(M) for mass movement against price increase
NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday flayed the Union government for not controlling the price rise and failing to provide relief to the people from its crushing impact, and promised to organise a mass movement on the ...

India hopes to break the jinx
NEW DELHI: With around 600 boxers in the fray, the World Championship to be held in Milan from September 1 will surely be tougher than the Olympics for the Indian boxers. However, the Indian contingent is more confident than ever to ...

Premature to comment on Jaswant, says Meira
NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday refused to be drawn into commenting on the fate of Public Accounts Committee chairman Jaswant Singh, if the Bharatiya Janata Party wants to withdraw his nomination for the post in the wake ...

Jhabua tribals denied land under Forest Rights Act
Only 120 claims were approved in the district

Equitable standard education from 2010

Notices for lifts without licence in city
CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Electrical Inspectorate is serving notices on buildings in the city where lifts are being operated without licence. An official of the Electrical Inspectorate said, “We have identified about 1,000 lifts, ...

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