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Launching our beta website: beta.thehindu.com

The redesigned website of The Hindu was launched on Saturday, August 15, in beta.

As the website of a 130-year-old newspaper of record, it retains its core values of independence, authenticity, and credibility while adopting contemporary web design principles, tools, and features.

The design is by Mario Garcia Jr., of Garcia Media, Tampa. Florida, USA. The workflow solution is by CCI Europe A/S, Denmark.The web publishing system is from Escenic A/S, Norway.

The new design offers a refreshing mix of easy-on-the-eye layout, rich visual content, and intuitive navigation. It is optimised for the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. It has topic-based exploratory and research capability. In a few months, the full content of the old website, including the archive, will migrate to the redesigned website. We will be introducing multi-media content, social media tools, and other advanced features progressively.

In the beta phase, readers can continue to visit the old website at www.thehindu.com. They can click on the 'Today's Paper' link in the beta site to go to the old website, which has the archive from the year 2000. Breaking news and updates have moved to the redesigned website. Both websites will have content from the feature sections.

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From the Print Edition
Tian’anmen showcases rise of China
New generation weapons feature in military parade at 60th anniversary celebrations; country for harmonious world, people ‘full of confidence,’ says President Hu Jintao

Hu strikes a confident tone
A socialist China is standing tall in the East, he says

More than 700 killed in Indonesia quake
PADANG: Rescue workers pulled victims, some screaming in pain, from the heavy rubble of buildings felled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 777 people. The death toll was still expected to rise. The brunt of Wednesday's ...

IAF seeks permission to open fire in naxal areas
NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force, providing support to the government in its operations against naxalites, has sought permission to fire in self-defence in the event of its helicopters/crew coming under attack. Expressing concern over the ...

Boat tragedy death toll goes up to 41
THEKKADY: The death toll in Wednesday’s boat tragedy at Thekkady rose to 41 on Thursday with the recovery of 10 more bodies. Rescue operations were called off in the evening owing to poor light. They will resume on Friday as some ...

Holiday turns tragic for Delhi family
NEW DELHI: The Sharma-Jain family at Paschim Vihar here is yet to come to grips with the tragedy in which six of their 10 family members, who went on a holiday to Kerala, lost their lives when their boat capsized in the Mullaperiyar ...

Tsunami death toll reaches 150
APIA(Samoa): Samoans searched flattened homes and debris-filled swamps, while survivors told of being trapped underwater or flung inland by a tsunami that killed at least 150 people in the South Pacific. The day after the disaster ...

Withdrawal phase of monsoon may extend beyond next week
Worst season since 1972 with overall deficit of 23 per cent

Rashtrapati Bhavan intervenes in Modi seating controversy
Political differences between Chief Minister and Dinsha Patel led to the situation

Mahato remanded to seven days in police custody
KOLKATA: While violence in the Lalgarh area of West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district continued unabated on Thursday with the recovery of a bullet-riddled body in the vicinity, a court in Jhargram remanded Chhatradhar Mahato, convener ...

Mylapore to have parking meters from tomorrow
CHENNAI: Parking meters, for use by four-wheelers, will soon be introduced on an experimental basis by the Chennai Corporation on North Mada Street at Mylapore, CSIR Road in Taramani and in Pondy Bazaar, T. Nagar. The facility in Mylapore will ...

MAHARASHTRA POLLS' 09
Poonam on a safe wicket
MUMBAI: With her strong political roots, Poonam Mahajan, daughter of the slain Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan and niece of BJP general secretary Gopinath Munde, will make a strong contender in the Maharashtra Assembly ...

“IAF plans are not adversary-specific”
Air Chief downplays recent projection in media of China and its military power

Congress-Left combine defeats Trinamool mayoral candidate
KOLKATA: The alliance between the Trinamool Congress and the Congress, which yielded rich dividends during the Lok Sabha elections, came under strain on Thursday after the Congress mayoral candidate for the Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) ...

Outside support to Congress in Siliguri: Left Front
KOLKATA: The Left Front will not share the power with the Congress in the Siliguri Municipal Corporation Board, Left Front Committee chairman Biman Bose said on Thursday. The Left Front would play the role of a constructive Opposition. Mr. ...

India takes up stapled visa issue with China
NEW DELHI: India has asked China not to discriminate against visa applications filed by its nationals on grounds of domicile and ethnicity. In response to a question on a report published in The Hindu on Thursday, ...

Exports decline by 19 % in August
Trade gap contracts to $38 b in April-August

CRICKET
Rejuvenated England takes on favourite Australia
Stuart Broad may miss out because of injury; Side winning toss would opt to bat

Kitchens may see steel LPG cylinders by year-end
They will weigh up to 8 kg, have a life of minimum 25 years

Court issues notice on ‘Mahatma’ pens
Kochi: A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Union government, MontBlanc International GmbH, Germany, and other respondents on a writ petition that sought a ban on the marketing and sale of “Mahatma ...

Chief Justice criticises lawyers’ court boycott


Man succumbs to A(H1N1) influenza
PUDUCHERRY: A 32-year-old man succumbed to the A(H1N1) influenza on Wednesday evening at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER). V. Janardhanam, a resident of Mariamangalam in Kattalai village ...

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