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From the Print Edition
India raises issue of attacks with Kevin Rudd
Ties with Australia upgraded to ‘strategic partnership’

David Headley’s arrest pre-empted strikes in India
NEW DELHI: Lashkar-e-Taiba commanders were at an advanced stage of preparation for strikes in India when their plans were pre-empted by the arrests of two key operatives in Bangladesh and the United States, government sources told
We’ll use force of law to tackle attacks: Rudd


Fonseka quits as Chief of Defence Staff
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Sarath Fonseka, who as Army Chief led the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, on Thursday sent in his resignation letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, possibly to join ...

Detectives begin work on mapping Headley network


Nitin Gadkari front runner for post of BJP president
Modi may be too hot for RSS and BJP leaders to handle

Mayawati for making Noida best city
NOIDA: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday hailed the Delhi Metro’s maiden journey into Noida as a step that will bring the suburb on a par with the developed cities of the world. Flagging off the first metro train ...

Decision on biometric marker soon
Bangalore: Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Nandan Nilekani on Thursday said the organisation was “in the process of deciding on the biometric attributes it plans to use for identifying citizens.” ...

Stapled visas issued by China not valid
NEW DELHI: India on Thursday announced that issuance of paper visas stapled to passports by the Embassy of China and its consulates in India would not be considered valid for travel out of the country. In a statement here, the Ministry ...

State allots Rs.100 crore for refugees
CHENNAI: The State Cabinet, at its meeting on Thursday, decided to sanction Rs.100 crore for the welfare of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in the State. Initially, a sum of about Rs. 45.4 crore will be spent for improving amenities of camps ...

Jewellers asked to issue ID cards to brokers
CHENNAI: In a move to regulate movement of gold, the Chennai Police have asked jewellers’ association to issue photo identity cards to brokers and agents, among other initiatives to avert crimes involving gold in the Flower Bazaar area, ...

K.R. Narayanan Award for N. Ram
Kochi: N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, has been chosen for this year’s K.R. Narayanan Award for his outstanding contribution to journalism in India. Instituted by the K.R. Narayanan Foundation in memory of ...

Railways to run spic and span Janata Ahar plazas
“You can enjoy food for Rs.10 in a bright and clean ambience”

Snake-boats may feature at the Olympics
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Snake-boat race, an unparalleled attraction of God’s Own Country and a sport that exemplifies team spirit, integration and amity of the people here, is all set to make its international debut at the 2012 London ...

Transgenders can register as “other”
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Thursday announced that transgenders will hereafter be referred to as “other” on the basis of willingness of the individual, instead of mentioning them as “male” or ...

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