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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.

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From the Print Edition
Time for consensus has arrived: U.N. chief
We can’t risk failure, says Danish Minister

Telangana: UPA allies voice apprehension
NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) on Tuesday urged the people and political parties of Andhra Pradesh to maintain peace and harmony. The appeal came after the CCPA met in the evening to take stock of the ...

CRICKET
India wins by the skin of its teeth
Dilshan, Sangakkara’s heroics almost upstages Sehwag’s pyrotechnics

Celebrities, activists descend on Copenhagen
NGOs find innovative ways to spread the message

David Headley, a double agent?
NEW DELHI: Pakistani-origin American, David Coleman Headley, who is at the centre of a global terrorism investigation for his alleged role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, may well have been a “double agent” working for U.S. ...

Rs.41 lakh seized from hotels
Police suspect cash-for-votes operation; 5 persons detained

Tempers run high over Telangana
Rosaiah pleads with his Ministers to observe restraint

Headley shopped in Mumbai with American credit cards
NEW DELHI: Ongoing probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has shown that Pakistani origin American David Coleman Headley, during his travels in India, splurged in shopping in malls in Mumbai and elsewhere, used American credit cards ...

Many climate activists left high and dry
The U.N. is enforcing a quota system on NGOs

Shops gutted, many hurt in Kashmir protests
JAMMU: Amid a general strike called by the Majlis-e-Mashawarat to protest against the final report of the Central Bureau of Investigation on the death of two women in Shopian, several shops were gutted in the old city in clashes between ...

Early exposure to music and chess a must: Anand
83rd annual conference and concerts of Music Academy opens

Senior citizens lose valuables to burglars
CHENNAI: Burglars allegedly gagged a septuagenarian at Secretariat Colony here early on Tuesday and decamped with cash and jewellery. According to police sources, Subramanian (72), retired clerk in the Income Tax Department, lodged a ...

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