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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.

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.

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From the Print Edition
Manmohan: working on solution to Telangana
To discuss the issue with Cabinet colleagues today

Rajagopal shows up at NIMS
HYDERABAD: High drama was witnessed when Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, who was on a hunger strike and who disappeared from a government hospital in Vijayawada, appeared suddenly at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) ...

Pradhan Committee faults Gafoor’s handling of 26/11
Nagpur: A high-level official committee has severely indicted the former Police Commissioner, Hasan Gafoor, for his handling of the Mumbai terror attacks. It faulted him for “absence of overt leadership” and “lack of visible ...

Little progress in U.S.-India liaison on Headley case
New Delhi believes United States is reluctant to expose Lashkar-e-Taiba’s links with Pakistan’s ISI

‘No political consensus on Gorkhaland’
Legal provisions, political requirements discussed at tripartite meeting: G.K. Pillai

BUSINESS
New income-tax rules on perks to replace FBT notified
The rules “shall be deemed to have come into force on April 1, 2009”

CRICKET
Tendulkar steers India to a comfortable win
The bowlers set up the victory, bouncing back strongly to restrict the visitors

Copenhagen pact disappointing: Karat
Guwahati: Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat on Monday said the Copenhagen Accord on climate change was disappointing, as it was not a legally binding agreement on emission cuts. Mr. Karat alleged that ...

Lok Sabha elections a success: Navin Chawla
NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha elections this year were hailed as a success by all, including sections of the national and international press, Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla said on Monday. He was delivering the second Mother Teresa ...

Kasab: I was shot at in police custody
Mumbai: Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab told the special sessions court on Monday that while in custody, the police shot his arm after administering local anaesthesia. Kasab’s response came after the court asked him about the firing incident ...

‘Operation Rakshak’ throws light on competence, vulnerability
CHENNAI: It had all the ingredients of a terror situation. The 24-hour drill organised in coastal Tamil Nadu to test the efficiency of security forces against infiltration of ‘terrorists’ saw some real-time action involving ...

A.R. Rahman is CNN-IBN Indian of the Year
Rahul adjudged “Politician of the Year” for being the key strategist behind revival of Congress in U.P.

India, Bhutan to sign four MoUs for hydel power projects
There will also be a pact on setting up a superspecialty hospital a la AIIMS

Constable shot dead near Mayawati’s residence
LUCKNOW: A constable, posted as security guard of an officer on special duty to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, was shot dead by unidentified assailants near her official residence here on Sunday night. Ram Lal, 56, deployed in ...

Helicopter force-lands near Mahabalipuram
CHENNAI: A chartered helicopter, with three persons on board, which took off from the Chennai airport on Monday morning, force-landed at Soolerikadu near Mahabalipuram on East Coast Road. Airport sources said the aircraft, bearing call ...

For informed, rational debate on climate change
New Delhi: Amid mixed reactions to the Copenhagen Accord to tackle climate change, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said there was a need for an “informed and rational” debate to understand the effects of global warming ...

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