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From the Print Edition
Only Congress can meet challenges, says Manmohan
‘Major challenges to the nation are terrorism, communalism, naxalism and regionalism’

Airports put on maximum alert
NEW DELHI: In the wake of Friday’s bid by a Nigerian to blow up a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight and due to the holiday and festival season, all international and domestic airports in India are in a state of “maximum ...

Governance too serious to be tweeted on: Krishna
New Delhi: Distancing himself from Shashi Tharoor’s criticism on Twitter of the new visa rules for foreigners, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said South Block had “gone along” with the Ministry of Home in visa and ...

Telangana: Centre may clarify soon


Pennagaram by-election slated for January 20 cancelled


Japan hopes India will ratify CTBT
For greater exchange of information on trade in high technology material with dual use

Railway staff seek action against constable
TAMBARAM: Motormen, guards and station masters affiliated to different trade unions staged a protest at the Tambaram railway station, seeking action against a police constable who assaulted their colleague at the Chengalpattu railway station ...

25 killed in Karachi blast
Attempt to stoke sectarian violence: Zardari

Two Pakistani nationals held in Junagadh
Rajkot: Two Pakistani nationals, including a woman, were arrested from Junagadh for staying on in India illegally, police said. Acting on a tip-off, Junagadh Special Operation Group (SOG) arrested them on Sunday evening near the police ...

Tourism Ministry for code of conduct to protect women and children
NEW DELHI: The Union Tourism Ministry has launched an initiative on ‘Safe and Honourable Tourism’ which would essentially promote the cause of protecting women and children from the negative aspects of tourism. This is a ...

Eiffel Tower most favourite: Survey
London: France’s Eiffel Tower has been named the most favourite building of the world, leaving behind Taj Mahal and New York’s Statue of Liberty, according to a new survey. The survey by leading accommodation website ...

CAG questions NRHM funds’ flow management
Maintenance of accounts not proper, it says

Decade after hijack, it’s still a chilling birthday gift
Chandigarh: It is an autographed birthday gift which still makes Pooja Kataria shiver at the thought of having been aboard the hijacked IC-814, but takes centre stage in her living room. The beautiful Kashmiri Pashmina shawl was given ...

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