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From the Print Edition
Is the ‘Era of Ashok’ a new era for ‘news’?
Maharashtra Chief Minister’s election expense accounts at odds with huge ‘news’ coverage

Obama sending FBI team
On Board PM’s Special Aircraft: U.S. President Barrack Obama is sending a high-level Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) team to India in a week to share “all details” of its probe into the plans and network of U.S. terror ...

Captains of India Inc did not back victims
Magistrate said non-execution of warrant against Anderson was a ‘punishable offence’

No room for 3/12 in the algebra of tragedy and outrage
Centre has failed to get a fugitive extradited from the U.S.

Possibly an act of mischief, says NPCIL chief
CHENNAI: The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited is taking seriously the incident of tritiated heavy water, a radioactive substance, getting mixed with the water in a drinking water cooler in the reactor building of the first unit of ...

Judiciary told to reduce backlog of cases
Steps taken to improve facilities: Durai Murugan

FBI to share details on Headley, Rana network: M.K. Narayanan
Obama showed personal interest and discussed the issue with Manmohan

Dubai debt crisis may not cause huge job losses: Ravi
Steps taken to help vulnerable sections of Indian workforce

Manmohan calls Brian Lara an ‘icon’
Port of Spain: West Indies batting star Brian Lara met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who described him as an “icon” and showered praise on him for his cricketing skills. The 40-year-old cricketer who hails from Port of ...

India, Canada clinch civil nuclear deal
Port of Spain: India and Canada have reached a landmark agreement on civil nuclear cooperation after months of hectic negotiations, paving the way for supply of Canadian atomic technology, equipment and uranium to India after a gap of 34 ...

“So much we can learn from each other at TED meet”
CHENNAI: The city joined a list of over 400 cities which have hosted a Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference. TED has become so pervasive that the English language might soon have a new addition to its vocabulary – ‘a ...

IFAD chief says climate change threat is very real

Canadian honour for actor Lisa Ray
Toronto: Cancer-stricken actor Lisa Ray is among seven Indo-Canadians who are conferred with ‘Voice Achievers Award for 2009’ for their outstanding contributions to the film industry, trade, medicine, literature and sports. ...

Lata Mangeshkar conferred highest French honour
New Delhi: Celebrated playback singer Lata Mangeshkar has been conferred France’s highest civilian award, the Insignia of ‘Officier de la Legion d’Honneur’ (Officer of the Legion of Honour). The award, which ...

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