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From the Print Edition
India awaits Pakistani response to talks offer
Invitation to discuss ‘issues affecting peace, security’ conveyed two weeks ago

India, U.K. finalise text of civil nuclear cooperation deal
Agreement likely to be signed soon on a convenient date

Rahul visiting Mumbai today
NEW DELHI: Anticipating a run-in with the Shiv Sena, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will fly to Mumbai on Friday morning just days after he was engaged in a war of words with the Sena over its ‘Mumbai-for-Marathis’ ...

Show-cause to MTV, Bindaas channels
NEW DELHI: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued show-cause notices to MTV and Bindaas channel for showing programmes which allegedly offend good taste and decency, and denigrate women. MTV’s Splitsvilla-3 is a ...

Forget the past, focus on studies, says Krishna
“India, Australia will take care of security situation”

We want ‘all-encompassing’ talks: Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday said it wants “all-encompassing” talks with India with the issues of Kashmir and river-water sharing topping the agenda, and wants to be seen as firm that the engagement must take place in the ...

We won’t tolerate any insult to Rahul: Chavan
PUNE: Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Thursday said the Special Protection Group and police would provide security to AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi during his visit to Mumbai on Friday. “We will not tolerate any ...

For India and Pakistan, nomenclature triggers more unease than dialogue news analysis
New Delhi: What’s in a name? A lot, apparently, as India and Pakistan agonise over whether the dialogue they would both officially like to start should be called ‘composite’, ‘limited’, ‘measured’ or ...

Safeguard pact with IAEA comes into force
WASHINGTON: The safeguard agreement with regard to civilian nuclear facilities between India and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has come into force, U.S. President Barack Obama has said. He said this in a memorandum ...

Menon to attend security meet at Munich
NEW DELHI: The former Foreign Secretary, Shiv Shankar Menon, will meet senior representatives of India’s strategic partners on his first outing as National Security Advisor (NSA) to the Munich Security Conference beginning on Friday. His ...

Full protection for screening My Name is Khan
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Thursday assured full protection to theatres screening Shah Rukh Khan’s My Name Is Khan , slated for release on February 12. The Shiv Sena, which came down on Mr. Khan for ...

Jewellery stolen from air passenger recovered
TAMBARAM: Two months after a Mumbai-bound passenger complained that gold and diamond jewellery was stolen from his hand baggage at the Chennai airport, police arrested two men on Wednesday evening and recovered the jewellery in full. A search ...

Murder in Tiruchi jail


Steps on for fourth launch of Agni-III before Sunday
CHENNAI: Intense preparations are under way on the tiny Wheeler Island, off Damra village on the Orissa coast, for the launch of ballistic missile Agni-III before Sunday. This will be the fourth launch of Agni-III and it aims at ...

Andamanese tribes, languages die
Two unique languages disappear with death of last speakers

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