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    Uncertainty over admissions ends
    Elite institutions to admit students like last year

    Same Bench to hear petitions
    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Bench of Justices Arijit Pasayat and Lokeshwar Singh Panta will hear finally on May 8 a batch of petitions challenging the validity of the law that provides for 27 per cent reservation for the Other Backward Classes ...

    Edge-of-the-seat World Cup excitement across Sri Lanka
    COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reached Barbados to cheer his country's cricket team at the World Cup final on Saturday, even as his country awaits with expectation the "mother of all matches." Its cricket team reaching the ...

    Court upholds CET abolition
    CHENNAI:

    INTERVIEW
    Crafting tools to help writers
    Roy Peter Clark's specialisation and passion is to teach writing. A senior scholar and vice president at the Poynter Institute at St. Petersburg, Florida, he is constantly looking for effective ways to demystify writing and train writers in a "purpos eful craft" they can learn — working with "tools" that can be "borrowed... cleaned, sharpened, and passed along." He has authored or edited 14 books on writing and journalism. In his most recent work,Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer(Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2006), he has assembled an essential kit that all writers can use regardless of the nature of their work. Excerpts from an interview at the Poynter Institute:

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    The stage is set for a fantastic final act
    Sri Lanka has the individual talent to counter Australia's sustained attack

    CRICKET
    We have a huge advantage over Lanka
    The quest for higher goals is what has kept our hunger alive, writes GLENN MCGRATH

    CRICKET
    Sanath Jayasuriya to play his natural game
    Bridgetown: Sanath Jayasuriya, who didn't have a great final in 1996, will be a key wicket on Saturday for Australia. "As I am an opening batsman, I've always been a target," said Jayasuriya. "It is nothing new to me. I know how to handle such ...

    CRICKET
    Either way, Lanka is set for a carnival
    The hopes of millions of fans are tinged with optimism and anxiety

    CRICKET
    World Cup will find a worthy winner
    Whatever the outcome of the final, Australia has been the team of the tournament. Happily Sri Lanka has been the second best side and one of the few saving graces of a mostly portentous competition has been the manner in which the two leading ...

    President pays homage to Indian soldiers
    A poignant moment for the Supreme Commander

    Sea Tigers suspected Indian fishermen: DGP
    They suspected that the fishermen were spying on them

    Mamata warns Government
    `Centre should understand the political implications'

    TRS MLA Lingaiah surrenders before court
    Remanded to judicial custody till May 11

    We have a very clear approach on nuclear talks, says Menon
    Team sent to Vienna to make a presentation to the NSG

    IIM-C releases the final call letters
    KOLKATA: The Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta, has officially released the final call letters without the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category as per the directive of the Human Resource Development Ministry for commencing its current ...

    Wanted dacoit openly campaigns for SP
    The bandit has issued diktats to villagers to support "his" candidates

    INTERNATIONAL
    Six die in Sri Lanka violence
    COLOMBO: At least six persons, three Sri Lanka Navy sailors, two cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and a civilian were killed in violence in the north and east on Friday. In a statement, the navy said its ground troops ...

    INTERNATIONAL
    Sarkozy under fire
    PARIS: Conservative French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy was on Friday accused of using pressure tactics to scuttle a televised debate between his socialist rival Segolene Royal and the third man, centrist Francois Bayrou. Mr. Sarkozy ...

    BUSINESS
    Vodafone allowed majority stake in HEL
    We are fully satisfied with the compliance level, says Ajay Dua

    Some pieces of property fetch prices higher than guidance value
    Auction of government lands continues in Bangalore

    BUSINESS
    Indian team studies Pakistan tea market
    Pakistan industry seeks lower import duty

    Delhi celebrations on Lashkar hit list
    Militants held at Dilli Haat were out to target 1857 anniversary events: Police

    Freak accident near track claims one life
    CHENNAI: One passenger died on the spot and 10 others suffered injuries in a freak accident involving an express train and a tipper lorry near the Athipettu station in the Chennai-Gudur section in the early hours of Friday. Two of them were ...

    Richard Gere apologises for kissing incident
    Says the kissing incident was "a naive misread of Indian customs"

    YSR puts Ministers on notice
    Performance to be reviewed after six months

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