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From the Print Edition
NIA raids several places in Mumbai
No clean chit to anyone, says Home Secretary

Most SLFP leaders, cadre favour early presidential poll
President Rajapaksa says party will take a decision soon

Ban Ki-moon observes fast against hunger
United Nations: Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon observed a 24-hour fast in solidarity with a billion hungry people worldwide, his spokesperson Marie Okabe has said. Mr. Ban, who observed the fast this weekend, days ...

Obama calls for Suu Kyi’s freedom
SINGAPORE: United States President Barack Obama on Sunday called for the unconditional release of Myanmar’s celebrated democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi. Under house arrest under the orders of Myanmar’s military rulers, ...

Pranab, Rajapaksa discuss resettlement


No plan to advance polls: Biman Bose
Kolkata: No decision has been taken either by the ruling Left Front or the Communist Party of India (Marxist) — its largest constituent — to advance the 2011 Assembly elections in West Bengal in the wake of the reverses suffered by ...

Kalyan Singh calls Mulayam an ‘opportunist’
LUCKNOW: A day after Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh parted ways with Kalyan Singh, the former Bharatiya Janata Party leader accused him of being an opportunistic politician and stressed the need to strengthen the Hindutva ideology, as ...

Rana helped arrange Headley’s travels overseas: FBI
New Delhi: Headley, a U.S. citizen who changed his name from Daood Gilani in 2006 and resides primarily in Chicago, was arrested on Oct. 3, 2009, by the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) at O’Hare International ...

“Rana stayed in Kochi”
Thrissur: Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said on Sunday that a man named Tahawwur Hussain Rana visited Kochi and stayed in a hotel there. “It is being investigated whether he was the one later arrested in the U.S. ...

Alleged Pakistani spy arrested
NEW DELHI: A Pakistani national allegedly involved in espionage activities has been arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here by the Special Cell of the Delhi police. Several defence-related and sensitive documents have ...

Economy has begun to recover, says APEC
Leaders’ stress on a new growth paradigm

Global challenges require global responses, says Hu


Full strength will be a plus
At last, the Indian team will be at full strength when the first Test against the Sri Lankans gets underway at Ahmedabad. The team management will have welcomed the return of Zaheer Khan warmly, for he is a bowler for all conditions. The ...

Remembering the first Indian labourers in South Africa
It has been almost 150 years since the pioneering group landed in Natal

China seeks State expertise on Activity Based Learning method


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Stakes high as the first Test starts
Sangakkara remains unfazed by history; Dilshan makes a swift recovery




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