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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
Good information on Headley plot: Minister
Chidambaram says team’s visit to U.S. fruitful

Discrepancies in information on mining leases given to Karnataka Minister
Supreme Court panel seeks views of A.P. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests

Kalyan Singh not with us: Mulayam
LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh hinted on Saturday that he was ready to sever ties with the former Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Kalyan Singh. Mr. Mulayam Singh told journalists that Mr. Kalyan Singh was not a member ...

Inflation doubles as food prices go up
NEW DELHI: Amid concerns that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) could tighten its monetary policy in January 2010, inflation during October more than doubled to 1.34 per cent, as compared to 0.5 per cent a month earlier, mostly due to the rising ...

CRICKET
Tendulkar has taken the game to a different level
He was awesomely talented and ambitious, nursing a dream to play cricket, to play at the highest level. When he did, he just set benchmarks that took the game to the next level. A performer born to craft runs, win battles single-handed and ...

COMMENT
The Sachin Experience


A stupendous sojourn
For two decades, Sachin Tendulkar has made the complicated seem simple. In his inimitable manner, he has protected his genius from eccentricities and imbalances, remarkably keeping his head even while acknowledging his gifts. Benefiting ...

Six Sachin specials to savour
An introduction to a list of Sachin Tendulkar’s best knocks, especially one so short, cannot but sound apologetic or disclaimer-ish and this is no exception. A few of these essays have come to define his persona, some make their case ...

Amendments to Right to Information Act on the anvil
They will be abandoned if civil society groups show the government they are unnecessary

Pakistan wants India to resume comprehensive talks
ISLAMABAD: A day after asking the United States to use its influence on India for the resumption of the stalled composite dialogue process, Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani said not holding talks could only benefit “common ...

7 killed as train derails


Not seeking to contain China: Obama
U.S. to participate in the evolving Trans-Pacific Partnership

Signs of economic recovery evident, says President
NEW DELHI: Pointing out that India evoked interest even during economic crisis, President Pratibha Patil on Saturday asserted that the country’s strong domestic market, upwardly mobile middle-class population, along with healthy growth ...

Steel demand to outstrip supply
SAIL, NMDC divestment this fiscal, says Steel Minister

Indus civilisation reveals its volumetric system
Combination of ‘V’ signs and linear strokes were used to indicate volumes

Mars exploration by 2030: ISRO chief
TIRUPATI: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Radhakrishnan has said exploration of Mars will take a tangible shape by 2030. He called it the “next logical frontier in space” after Chandrayaan-II, which will be ...

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Dubious advertisers lurk in online networks for data mining
Expose on game developer gives addicts reasons to be wary

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Polling process becomes more credible
Tamil Nadu electoral roll database migrates to RDBMS-MS SQL Server

Another low pressure area over Comorin
Heavy rain lashes coastal areas of State and Puducherry

Squatters on road as huts are razed
Relocation scheme only for those who had settled before June 2006: Board

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