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From the Print Edition
Big fire in IOC depot near Jaipur
Four dead, over 150 injured as explosions rock Sitapura Industrial Area

Yeddyurappa warns rebels of action
BANGALORE: The stalemate in the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka continued for the fourth day on Thursday with the dissident camp led by three Bellary Ministers-cum-mine owners persisting with their demand for a leadership ...

Dinakaran’s lands being verified
Removal of fencing around government lands under the scanner

Indian team to question LeT operative
NEW DELHI: To unravel the conspiracy hatched by the Lashkar-e-Taiba to carry out attacks in India, a team of Indian intelligence officials will travel to the U.S. next week to question David Coleman Headley, an operative of the outfit, ...

Manmohan: no precondition for talks
SRINAGAR: India is ready to discuss all issues with Pakistan if an atmosphere that is fruitful for negotiations is created, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Thursday. At a press conference, he said there was no precondition for ...

“New chapter in J&K peace process”
Prime Minister hopes his offer of dialogue will be reciprocated in the right spirit

Queen hands over Games Baton to Pratibha
First head of state to receive the Baton from the Queen

IPI denounces journalist’s arrest
VIENNA: The International Press Institute (IPI) has condemned the arrest of A.S. Mani, Editor of Tamil magazine Naveena Netrikkan , on the criminal charge of defamation. “The arrest of A.S. Mani shows the extent ...

4 police officers blamed for court clashes
CHENNAI: Holding four police officers, including the then Chennai City Commissioner, K. Radhakrishnan, responsible for the clash between police and lawyers that occurred on the High Court premises on February 19 this year, the Madras High ...

Not happy with Pakistan’s probe: Manmohan
SRINAGAR: India is not happy with Pakistan’s probe into the Mumbai terror attacks, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Thursday. “Well, we are not satisfied with the 26/11 probe. We sincerely hope that the government ...

New era of cooperation: Iran

You are not alone, Hillary assures Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: When she arrived in Pakistan, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared she wanted to engage directly with the people of Pakistan to remove their misunderstandings about America and its role in the region. On ...

Dhoni has evolved over the years
The swashbuckling player has made way for the sedate builder

Crackdown on ‘hookah lounges’
CHENNAI: The Chennai Police have cracked down on hookah lounges attached to some restaurants in the city following specific allegations that some of them were entertaining minors. Police said there was also information that select customers ...

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