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From the Print Edition
India pleased as G20 summit scales new height
Genuine forward movement on several key issues, says Manmohan Singh

Chhatradhar Mahato held
Two plainclothesmen posing as journalists reached his hideout

No indictment on Saturday
ISLAMABAD: The expected indictment on Saturday of seven suspects in the Mumbai attacks case by a Pakistani anti-terror court did not take place as the judge was on leave. The case has been adjourned to October 3. The seven ...

U.S. committed to nuclear deal, India told
Pakistan should give up ‘old attitude’: PM

Suu Kyi’s initiative to end sanctions
She hails the U.S. move to engage Myanmar’s junta

Overseas flights may be hit
BANGALORE: Claiming that there was no precedence anywhere in the world, leave alone in an Indian public sector company, for such a massive reduction in flying and other allowances, Air India’s managerial or executive pilots who fly ...

CRICKET
Malik, Yousuf help Pakistan put up a big score
Indian bowlers err in length and direction and pay the penalty

Nilekani: Unique Identification number will benefit the poor
Can identify person by just calling from a mobile phone

Three in a row for Advani
Champion rallies from a 2-4 deficit against Geet Sethi

Inmate lynched in prison clash
Group attacks murder accused with clubs

Musical rekindles China’s Bollywood love affair
BEIJING: For the first time in decades, hundreds of theatregoers across China are swaying again to the beats of Bollywood. In the biggest attempt yet to bring Bollywood to the Chinese public, the ‘Merchants of Bollywood,’ a ...

Woman dies of A(H1N1) flu
PUDUCHERRY: A 51-year-old woman from Cheyyar in Tiruvannamalai succumbed to A (H1N1) influenza at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research here on Saturday. Director of Health and Family Welfare ...

Mosquito density in Chennai down
Intensive fogging, spraying operations undertaken by Corporation

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
New rule renders domain tasting bitter for speculators
It ends unsavoury practice of temporarily registering Internet domain names

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The new wave in cloud computing
CHENNAI: Cloud computing is the latest buzzword. But small-time business operators are wondering if it will be useful and affordable. For them, the answer is a “software as a service” (SaaS) delivery model built into cloud ...

Foreign Secretaries discuss 26/11
New York: Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan on Saturday discussed the progress in investigations into the Mumbai terror attacks, on the eve of the meeting between their Foreign Ministers. Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao met her ...

Two die of swine flu
NEW DELHI: Two persons died of swine flu and 208 new cases were reported across the country on Saturday. The deaths were reported from Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. The Health Ministry said Haj pilgrims would be examined for symptoms at the ...

The challenge of managing heart attacks
On World Heart Day today, a look at the state-of-the-art in Indian medicine on this front

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