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From the Print Edition
Bill to amend ordinance on sugarcane pricing
Consensus at all-party meet

Sena activists attack IBN offices in Mumbai, Pune
Journalists, including women, beaten up; property damaged

Panel: stop illegal mining activities in A.P.
New Delhi: The Central Empowered Committee of the Supreme Court has recommended to the court that illegal mining be stopped in six mines in Obulapuram and H. Siddapuram villages of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh. The recommendation ...

Pakistan-based terrorist groups plotting more attacks: Manmohan
Washington: As the first anniversary of November 2008 Mumbai attacks nears, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said he received intelligence inputs daily that suggest that Pakistan-based terrorists were plotting more 26/11-like strikes in ...

Two Assembly by-polls next month


CRICKET
A batsman’s Test meanders to a draw
Tendulkar, Gambhir and Laxman snuff out any hopes of a Sri Lankan win

Ministry’s ‘no’ to Neutrino Observatory project in Nilgiris
Suggests the project, proposed by Department of Atomic Energy, be moved to a site near Suruliyar falls

Two killed as train derails after blast
KOLKATA: Two persons were killed and 25 injured when the engine and eight coaches of the 321 Up Tata-Bilaspur Passenger derailed following a blast, suspected to be the handiwork of Maoists. The derailment occurred between Posoita and ...

Dedicated buses for school students


BSNL commercially launches 3G mobile services
CHENNAI: BSNL Chennai Telephones marked a first for south India with the commercial launch of 3G mobile services on Friday. Touted as the next generation in mobile telephony, 3G services will offer Internet on the move at speeds up to 3.6 ...

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