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From the Print Edition
Maoists unleash violence in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar
Trucks set ablaze, telecom tower blasted, rail track blown up

Joint operations to continue: Buddhadeb
NEW DELHI: Keen on continuing the joint operations against Maoists, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday said the State government would retain the paramilitary forces and suggested simultaneous operations by ...

Industrial growth soared to a high in August
NEW DELHI: Ushering in the festive mood, industrial growth soared to a 22-month high at 10.4 per cent in August this year, giving clear signals that the stimulus measures have started yielding results and the economy is firmly back on the road ...

Ostrom, Williamson win Economics Nobel
STOCKHOLM: Americans Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson won the Nobel economics prize on Monday for their analyses of economic governance -- the rules by which people exercise authority in companies and economic systems. Ms. Ostrom is the ...

Lashkar chief’s release cause of global concern
Feared terror group’s infrastructure increasingly used by al-Qaeda

They showed that economic analysis can shed light on social organisation
STOCKHOLM: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the research of Americans Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson, who won the Nobel economics prize on Monday, showed that economic analysis could shed light on most forms of social ...

India to take up Saeed’s case with Pakistan
New Delhi: Disappointed at Lahore High Court’s decision to scrap terror cases against Jamat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, India on Monday said it would take up the issue with Pakistan as it was given to understand that formal investigation ...

Lahore court quashes two cases against Saeed
Accepts his plea that JuD is not a banned organisation

MPs team visits hill region in Sri Lanka, interacts with Indian-origin workers
COLOMBO: The delegation of members of Parliament from Tamil Nadu, now on a visit here to assess the state of internally displaced persons (IDPs), on Tuesday flew down to Hatton and Nuwara Eliya in the hill region for an interaction with ...

Prithvi-II missiles successfully test-fired
Event establishes Army’s capability to attack multiple targets simultaneously

Villagers want Dinakaran’s surplus land holdings redistributed to them
Tiruvallur: A large number of landless farmers and the poor in Kaverirajapuram panchayat in Tiruvallur district on Monday urged the district administration to distribute to them the government lands in the area that are now allegedly in the ...

“No channel opened with Vijayakant”
CHENNAI: While asserting that the exit of the PMK from the alliance was no loss to her party, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Monday said she had not opened any channel with actor Vijayakant’s Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam ...

Ajmal wants trial held in international court
Mumbai: Mohammad Ajmal Amir “Kasab,” lone surviving gunman of the November last Mumbai terror attacks threw a googly in the court on Monday by stating that he wanted his trial held in an international court. Special Public ...

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