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Launching our beta website: beta.thehindu.com

The redesigned website of The Hindu was launched on Saturday, August 15, in beta.

As the website of a 130-year-old newspaper of record, it retains its core values of independence, authenticity, and credibility while adopting contemporary web design principles, tools, and features.

The design is by Mario Garcia Jr., of Garcia Media, Tampa. Florida, USA. The workflow solution is by CCI Europe A/S, Denmark.The web publishing system is from Escenic A/S, Norway.

The new design offers a refreshing mix of easy-on-the-eye layout, rich visual content, and intuitive navigation. It is optimised for the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. It has topic-based exploratory and research capability. In a few months, the full content of the old website, including the archive, will migrate to the redesigned website. We will be introducing multi-media content, social media tools, and other advanced features progressively.

In the beta phase, readers can continue to visit the old website at www.thehindu.com. They can click on the 'Today's Paper' link in the beta site to go to the old website, which has the archive from the year 2000. Breaking news and updates have moved to the redesigned website. Both websites will have content from the feature sections.

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From the Print Edition
EXCLUSIVE
Hurriyat holds secret meeting with Chidambaram
Effort to push forward the stalled peace process in J&K

Parties war over Jammu and Kashmir’s political future
New Delhi’s secret search for peace sparks off intense political competition

Iran wants nuclear fuel swap to take place on its own soil
New Delhi: In the clearest statement to date of Tehran’s attitude to the U.S.-backed proposal for a nuclear fuel swap as a step towards building trust with Washington, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has said his government ...

Stick to cricket, Bal Thackeray tells Sachin
MUMBAI: Ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is at the centre of a storm over his statement that Mumbai is for all. Just as things quietened down after the violent Assembly session in Maharashtra over the use of Hindi, Shiv Sena leader Bal ...

Nuclear installations put on alert
It comes a day after the arrest of a Pakistani at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi

26/11: Pakistan court to frame charges afresh


Senior BSF officer killed in Jammu mine blast
SRINAGAR: A Border Security Force Deputy Inspector-General was killed and two soldiers were injured when an improvised explosive device went off on the international border in the Samba sector of Jammu on Monday morning. DIG O.P. Tanwar ...

Cinemas in Rajkot ransacked
AHMEDABAD: Workers of the newly-formed Mahagujarat Janata Party, floated by former leaders of the Gujarat BJP, on Monday ransacked some cinema theatres in Rajkot screening the Hindi film Tum Mile , produced by Mahesh Bhatt. ...

‘Frame fresh norms to check nexus of politics-business’
NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday suggested the framing of fresh norms and rules to check the recent trend of a nexus between politics and big businesses that came to the fore during the recent crisis in the BJP ...

Rahul is not a criminal: Mahesh Bhatt
MUMBAI: Film-maker Mahesh Bhatt on Monday slammed media reports that his son Rahul was not allowed to leave Mumbai in connection with the David Headley affair. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is gathering information from Rahul, ...

Left should correct mistakes before Assembly polls: Bardhan
NEW DELHI: Describing the reverses suffered by the Left Front in the recent Assembly by-elections in West Bengal as “grim warning,” the Communist Party of India on Monday said the Communist Party of India (Marxist) should take the ...

Mayawati’s plea in Taj case rejected
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a special leave petition filed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati against an order of the Allahabad High Court admitting a petition challenging the dropping of the case against her in the ...

Jaitley wants list of suspects in Koda scandal made public
“So far it is the media that was digging out something”

India, Iran discuss energy, transit routes
Manmohan, Krishna hold talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki

Kakodkar confident of meeting 2020 target of nuclear power generation
“Rehabilitation has to be done with a human touch”

Ophthalmologist Jaiveer Agarwal passes away
CHENNAI: Jaiveer Agarwal, renowned ophthalmologist and founder of Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, died here on Sunday. He was 79. While he kept good health right through, the death of his doctor wife of 50 years, Tahira ...

P. Upendra passes away
HYDERABAD: Parvathaneni Upendra, former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and one-time close associate of the former Chief Minister, N.T. Rama Rao, passed away after protracted illness at a hospital here on Monday. He was 73 and ...

Consumers not getting their fair price: Mukherjee
Stimulus withdrawal not till recovery is in sight

In China, Obama speaks on censorship
BEIJING: Barack Obama began his maiden China visit by speaking out against censorship, and telling China to encourage “universal rights” and the freedom of information. The United States President also stressed Washington ...

CRICKET
Doughty Dravid orchestrates Indian recovery
Entertaining supporting acts by fellow century-maker Dhoni and Yuvraj after early setbacks

November Fest: a tribute to diversity and pluralism
Chennai: The fifth edition of The Hindu Friday Review November Fest is possibly the most novel in the series in terms of the offerings it will bring, N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu , said here on ...

Rs. 4,000-crore tyre making unit planned at Gummidipoondi
CHENNAI: French tyre major Michelin has committed to make an investment of Rs. 4,000 crore in the State to establish a manufacturing facility in Gummidipoondi taluk of Tiruvallur district. Prashant Prabhu, Michelin’s president ...

Major plan to decongest traffic in city
EB transformers on pavements to be relocated; encroachments to be removed

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