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Meira Kumar, front runner for Lok Sabha Speaker
If elected, she will be the first woman to hold this post in the Lower House

Tobacco pictorial warnings must from today
Products will have to clearly display a scorpion and lungs

Gavit to be Protem Speaker
NEW DELHI: Senior-most Lok Sabha member Manikrao Gavit has been appointed Protem Speaker by President Pratibha Patil. Mr. Gavit, who belongs to the Congress, will perform the duties of the Speaker till the election of a new ...

Amitabh rejects Australian doctorate
New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has reacted to racial attacks on Indian students in Australia by rejecting an honorary doctorate offered to him by a Brisbane university. The Queensland University of Technology had ...

Students seek swift action
Melbourne: Under fire over the spate of attacks on Indian students, Australia on Saturday scrambled to salvage its image as a “safe” destination for education for foreigners as anger swept through the community which demanded swift ...

Aila cyclone death toll mounts to 125
Buddhadeb reviews situation at high-level meeting; outbreak of diseases feared

Lahore court bench poser to A-G
Why was India not bound to implement UN resolutions on Kashmir?

Congress may go for revamp
NEW DELHI: Now that it is through with the exercise of government formation, the Congress leadership is expected to turn its attention to organisational revamp to lighten the load on some senior leaders, who have become Ministers. Four ...

JD(U) reviews NDA’s poor performance in Lok Sabha elections
NEW DELHI: The national executive of the Janata Dal (United), a key ally of the BJP in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition, on Saturday scrutinised the senior coalition partner BJP’s conduct during the general elections and ...

RS by-polls on June 20
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has announced by-elections to fill up vacancies in the Rajya Sabha — one each from Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. The poll will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 20. The by-poll in Jharkhand is ...

India, China discuss anti-piracy cooperation
We see the Indian Navy as a significant stabilising force in the Indian Ocean region: Sureesh Mehta

Binayak Sen’s life ‘under threat’
KOLKATA: “There is a specific threat to my life from the Chhattisgarh government” – human rights activist and eminent doctor Binayak Sen said here on Saturday. Dr. Sen was imprisoned at the Raipur Central Jail for two ...

Show on Dharavi planned
MUMBAI: Dharavi will be on show in November. The million residents of the sprawling settlement will have a chance to display their diversity, enterprise and undying spirit at a three-day festival. Plans are afoot to redevelop the area ...

Lime-washed sculptures set to be revealed in Kancheepuram
CHENNAI: A meticulous effort is under way to remove thick layers of lime plaster on beautiful sculptures from the Vijayanagara period in the kalyana mantapa of the Varadaraja Perumal temple at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu. The Rural Education ...

Bears back to the wild
NEW DELHI: The International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) and the Assam Forest Department have returned to the wild three orphaned Asiatic black bear cubs they had hand-raised. The bears were acclimatised ...

Army secures Mingora
ISLAMABAD: Security forces battling Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat valley in the North-West Frontier Province have secured Mingora, the main town in the region, said the military spokesman on Saturday. The announcement is sure to raise ...

SLAS officers among displaced
MANIK FARM COMPLEX (VAVUNIYA): At least two officers of the Sri Lankan Administrative Service (SLAS - equivalent of the IAS in India) are among the hundreds of government officials sheltered in the government transitional camps for the 2.8 ...

Roddick dazzles, Dementieva fades out
Paes-Dlouhy pair in quarterfinals; Bhupathi and Knowles also advance

Google Chrome in Indian languages
It is possible to switch from one language to another

Ultrasound signal chain in a single chip helps medical solutions
CHENNAI: Aging populations, rising healthcare costs and increased demand in emerging economies have created a rapidly growing need for innovative medical solutions such as portable and affordable ultrasound equipment to be used in ...

“Stalin will be number three in the Cabinet”
Deputy Chief Minister calls on Governor

State to get 200 more MBBS seats if MCI recognises two colleges
CHENNAI: If the Medical Council of India grants recognition to new medical colleges at Tiruvarur and Villupuram, 200 extra MBBS seats will become available during the first round of counselling itself, Health Minister M.R.K. Panneerselvam ...

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