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Number of drought-hit districts rises to 177
Manmohan to discuss situation with Chief Ministers

Opportunity to firm up bonds, say Karunanidhi, Yeddyurappa
“Some elements try to distract attention of two States from dispute resolution”

GoM to go into aviation fuel prices
NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Thursday decided to set up a Group of Ministers to assess the impact of the high price of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) on the aviation industry and suggest steps to reduce the burden on airlines. At a ...

Restore confidence: Manmohan
90 new confirmed cases of A(H1N1) influenza reported countrywide

Panel to probe Ishrat killing
Gujarat High Court has asked it to submit report by November 30

U.S. puts India on ’Watch List’
“It failed to take steps to ensure rights of religious minorities in several States”

India regrets U.S. report
NEW DELHI: India has termed “regrettable” the move by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to ask U.S. President Barack Obama to urge India to take new measures to promote communal harmony and prevent ...

Swine flu less severe than expected: European centre
Its death rate is expected to be similar to that of seasonal flu

India, ASEAN sign free trade agreement
The accord will take effect from January 1, 2010

Inflation dips further
NEW DELHI: The rate of inflation dipped further to minus 1.74 per cent for the week ended August 1 from (-)1.58 per cent in the previous week despite soaring prices of essential commodities such as cereals, pulses, sugar, fruits and ...

Talks the only way, says Yeddyurappa
CHENNAI: Stressing the importance of negotiations to make headway in solving inter-State issues between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said the solution to the statue issue showed how this could be ...

Bonanza for BCCI affiliated State units

PM for more effective social communication
He says there is no need for panic as adequate supply of medicine to treat swine flu is available

Floods snap rail, road links in upper Assam
National Highway 52 breached at three places in Dhemaji

Swine Flu in Focus

Fighting Saina prevails over Petya
A memorable day for Diju and Jwala; Julian Schenk stuns Yihan Wang

Pranav sets junior national record in triple jump
KOCHI: The under-18 boys’ triple jump meet record was forced out in the very first round at the South Zone junior athletics championship here on Thursday evening. But Kerala’s P. Pranav was unfazed. The 18-year-old watched ...

ICC panel to meet on Indian players’ issue
NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) panel formed to resolve the Indian board’s opposition to the World Anti-Doping Agency “whereabouts” clause will convene in Dubai on September 5-6 to discuss the issue. ...

Praful for more capital to Air India
NEW DELHI: Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, who made a presentation on the aviation sector to the Cabinet on Thursday, said he impressed upon his colleagues the need for infusing more capital into Air India, which has an equity base of ...

Walkalator comes to Chennai airport
CHENNAI: A walkalator covering a distance of 50 metres in the corridor connecting the international and domestic terminals will become operational at the Chennai airport from August 15. It is the first of its kind in the country. The conveyor ...

Groundwater vanishing in North India, says NASA
BANGALORE: Groundwater levels in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi are falling dramatically — by one foot a year — a trend that could lead to “extensive socio-economic stresses” for the region’s 114 million ...

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