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From the Print Edition
Pakistan indicts Lakhvi, six others
For suspected involvement in 26/11 attacks

India, U.S. call for credible steps to eliminate safe havens for terrorists
India-U.S. Counterterrorism Cooperation Initiative launched

Problems over nuclear deal minor, says Manmohan
Washington: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday that problems with the United States on the civil nuclear deal were “minor” and could be resolved in a couple of weeks. “We have had a very good discussion ...

Over 52% polling in Jharkhand Phase-I elections
NEW DELHI: Over 52 per cent of the 65,32,234 voters exercised their franchise in Phase-I of the five phases of Jharkhand Assembly elections on Wednesday. Polling was held in 26 constituencies amidst tight security and surveillance by ...

Fully committed to implementing civil nuclear deal, says Obama
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies of U.S., India to work closer

Government recounts steps post 26/11
Says focus of terrorists has changed

Manmohan: Pakistan not doing enough to punish 26/11 culprits
“It must dismantle terror infrastructure that continues to threaten India”

Promote docket inclusion: K.G. Balakrishnan
NEW DELHI: About 1.7 crore cases were disposed of in 2008 by 14,000 judges in the country, Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan said on Wednesday. “About 1.8 crore fresh cases had been filed in courts in 2008, … ...

Climate change: India satisfied with joint statement


CRICKET
A daunting task awaits the Lankans
India makes a mammoth total; Dravid surpasses Border; Herath scalps five

CRICKET
‘India has a distinct advantage’
Dravid is one of the greats of the game, says Gambhir

Left parties not to contest by-polls


SNOOKER
Burden reigns supreme
Igor Figueiredo put up a tough fight

Grand decor, green menu, star-studded guest list
Obama’s first State banquet for Manmohan

ROLES IN HISTORY
From Father of the Nation to emperor


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