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From the Print Edition
Tearful farewell to Jyoti Basu
Popular outpouring, passionate tributes mark the final journey

Sea of humanity bids adieu to man of the masses
Ordinary mourners take centre stage along with the leaders

Red flags, banners, pictures and tributes
Kolkata: A formal ceremony with state honours and a gun-salute by the Kolkata Police marked the end of a day-long string of events that marked the last journey of Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, as multitudes of people gathered to bid adieu to ...

Homage by leaders across the political spectrum


Affected students will get their degrees: Sibal
‘Ministry has not derecognised any institution’

Bond and Pollard, biggest buys
Chennai: New Zealand paceman Shane Bond and the West Indies’ hard-hitting batting all-rounder Kieron Pollard fetched the biggest price during the player auction ahead of IPL Season-III, in Mumbai on Monday. Bond was signed up by Kolkata ...

China for “constructive measures” to ease tensions
BEIJING: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has called on India and China to take “constructive measures” to ease tensions over the long-running border dispute, which has strained the ties between the neighbours in recent months. In ...

Violence follows derecognition move
Students blame managements of deemed universities

Hand over all documents to SIT, Gujarat told
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Gujarat government to hand over to the Special Investigation Team all documents, including a copy of the alleged communal speech by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, for further investigation of ...

‘Food prices may decline after rabi’
NEW DELHI: The high prices of essential commodities are expected to decline by the end of the rabi season in the next two months, Vijay Shankar Vyas, member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, said here on ...

INTERNATIONAL
Security in Kabul strengthened
Karzai praises troops’ response to Monday attacks

Basu’s death a loss to all South Asians: Rajapaska
COLOMBO: In his message of condolence on the demise of veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday said his death was a loss to the people of India and all people of South Asia who look forward to ...

Rahman again in the running for Oscar
Tamil song ‘Na Na’ in “Couples Retreat” has been shortlisted

Murthy first cinematographer to win Phalke award
MYSORE: Mysore-born V.K. Murthy has become the first cinematographer to be chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke Award. Murthy is best rememberedfor his lighting techniquesin Pyaasa, Kaagaz KePhool and Sahib Bibi Aur Gulam,as he crafted some ...

‘I never expected this award’
BANGALORE: V.K. Murthy expressed surprise on Tuesday at being chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke Award. “I never expected this award,” he said. “At no point of time in my work had I thought of bagging awards. ...

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