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From the Print Edition
India: no need for third party role
New Delhi for bilateral talks with Islamabad

Prominent Muslims oppose Jamiat group’s stand on Vande Mataram
They also condemn bid by ‘Hindu right wing forces’ to impose its recitation

Sri Lanka revokes security clearance for civilians in North
COLOMBO: In a major confidence building measure (CBM), the Sri Lankan government on Wednesday revoked the mandatory security clearance for civilians of the Northern Province to travel via land routes. Citizens of Jaffna peninsula, whose ...

Decision on party chief entirely BJP’s, says RSS
CHENNAI: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has denied that it either suggested or opposed any name for the office of president of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In a statement, Manmohan Vaidya, Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh of the RSS, said ...

NIA focus on Headley’s Bollywood links
He is said to have established contacts during his stay in Mumbai

CRICKET
Lanka in control after Jayawardene’s knock
The visitors make their highest score in India as the bowlers go wicket-less in the last two sessions

Tough law to check film, video piracy planned
CHENNAI: A high-level conference will be held in New Delhi in December to discuss the formulation of State laws with provisions similar to those in the Goondas Act of Tamil Nadu to crack down on film and video piracy, Union Minister for ...

Zoo to move elephants out
CHENNAI: The Zoological Park at Vandalur on the outskirts of Chennai is set to shift the four elephants in its collection following a ban imposed by the Central Zoo Authority of India (CZAI) on elephants being part of zoo collections. ...

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