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From the Print Edition
Commandos storm Army headquarters; 3 hostages killed, 39 freed
Four militants killed, ‘ringleader’ captured; Pakistan military carries out air-strikes in South Waziristan

Naxalism the greatest internal threat: Manmohan
“Government taking steps to deal with the menace”

Jayalalithaa assails failure to stop survey
Chief Minister accused of failing to take pre-emptive steps

3 hostages killed in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: After an 18-hour tense standoff, elite commandos of the Pakistan Army stormed a building at the military’s headquarters early on Sunday, freeing as many as 39 people who had been taken hostage by militants during an audacious ...

MPs’ team visits Vavuniya camps


Afghan message to India: do not be deterred
Kabul, New Delhi to tell U.S. that Pakistan cannot have veto on bilateral ties

Pakistan’s militants becoming part of same extremist grid


American found dead in host’s flat
KOLKATA: A 38-year-old American national, who had come to the city to meet a person she had befriended on a social networking website, was found dead in her host’s flat here on Sunday. ‘No marks or ...

Indian among Greenpeace campaigners who climb roof of British parliament
‘This is a global issue, and we need global action if we’re going to deal with it’

I miss my parents on this day, says Amitabh
Thousands of fans wish Big B on his birthday


Boyzone member Stephen Gately dead
Reports suggest that the 33-year-old died in his sleep


Albania wants the remains of Mother Teresa, King Ahmet Zog
TIRANA (ALBANIA): Albania wants the remains of Nobel Peace laureate Mother Teresa and King Ahmet Zog, the only post-independence monarch, to be returned to the country, its Prime Minister Sali Berisha has said. Mother Teresa’s ...

HVP vaccine may prevent 75% cervical cancer in India: study
NEW DELHI: Researchers at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have found that vaccination against human papillomavirus (HVP) might prevent 75 per cent of cervical cancer, which causes of about 74,000 deaths every year in the ...

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