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Eyes on NSG prize, India prepares for big day
Holds consultations with ‘friendly countries’

Narayanan reviews J&K situation
SRINAGAR: National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan on Wednesday reviewed the security and political situation in Jammu and Kashmir at a high level meeting with Governor N.N. Vohra and his advisers. The government has also pushed Track-II ...

Strike total in West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura
Partial in other States; industries remain closed; public sector banks’ functioning hit

Test ban treaty official urges India to sign CTBT
Iraq has signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, thereby becoming the 179th country to accede to it

146 killed as plane swerves off runway
MADRID: A Spanish airliner bound for the Canary Islands swerved off the runway while departing from Madrid’s Barajas airport on Wednesday and caught fire, killing 146 people, Spanish national radio said. Earlier, the Interior ...

Secessionist leaders exchange blows
Meeting called to discuss future of Kashmir Islamist mobilisation ends in chaos

Start dialogue in J&K: CPI(M)
NEW DELHI: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday expressed deep concern at the grave situation in Jammu and Kashmir and said that in the interest of the country it was imperative that the Central government take immediate ...

Farooq Abdullah rules out separation from India
Jammu: National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday opposed independence for Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the State’s future was with India and there should be no doubt about this fact. At a press ...

WESTLING
Splendid Sushil brings home a bronze medal
Indian contingent gets a morale boost at the surprise win in the 66kg category

U.S. officials feel NSG decision may take two sessions
Vienna: Though the high-powered Indian delegation — Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon is accompanied by no less than six senior officials, all experts in the field of nuclear diplomacy — continues to remain hopeful ...

If SIMI is not curbed, public order will suffer: Centre
New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court, citing the involvement of SIMI cadres in the recent bomb blasts in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, seeking to continue the ban on the organisation. The court on ...

Avalanche of accolades and cash awards for Sushil Kumar
NEW DELHI: Sushil Kumar was on Wednesday flooded with praises and cash awards after winning the second ever wrestling Olympic bronze medal for India. The President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, hailed Sushil’s determination to earn ...

ATHLETICS
Bolt proves he is the undisputed king of the sprints
BEIJING: Usain Bolt ran another incredible race on Wednesday to shatter Michael Johnson’s 200m world record of 19.32 seconds that had looked unbeatable for a dozen years. The Olympic sprint double, the first since Carl Lewis ...

Vijender caps a memorable day for India
Assures a first-ever medal for the country in boxing; Jitender goes down fighting

Strike has little impact in State
But work in Central government offices, banking and insurance sectors hit

Medals tally


CRICKET
Zaheer Khan helps India pull level
Dhoni, well supported by Kohli and Badrinath, takes India home

Committee set up to examine pay revision
CHENNAI: The State government on Wednesday announced the setting up of a committee to examine the decision of the Centre on the revision of pay scales to its employees based on the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission. The committee ...

Letters from prisoners go electronic
e-mail helps prisoners connect with families, build skills they can use later

‘Alexander technique’ validated
Better posture training offers hope to back pain sufferers

Now coming to India: the iPhone 3G
BANGALORE: The second incarnation, this time in ‘3G,’ of Apple’s phone phenomenon, the iPhone, has come to India just a month after its launch in the United States. Two leading mobile operators, Airtel and Vodafone, will sell ...

Protest to save olive ridleys
Dhamra project in Orissa a threat to environment, says Greenpace

Apple admits iPod battery glitch
TOKYO: Apple said on Wednesday that iPod music players sold in 2005 and 2006 on rare occasion can overheat, fail and deform because of a battery defect traced to one supplier; other models are fine. Apple’s comments in a statement ...

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