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From the Print Edition
Nuclear pact signed with Russia
Major step forward in strengthening our ties: Manmohan

Headley charged in U.S. court
With criminal conspiracy in Mumbai terror attacks

Not accepting legally binding cuts: Jairam
Opposition stages walkout in Rajya Sabha

BJP under fire as Liberhan debate opens
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Sangh Parivar came under severe criticism in the Lok Sabha on Monday for their role in the Babri Masjid demolition at Ayodhya in 1992. The two-day debate on the report of the Liberhan ...

Hectic talks on to end Telangana impasse
HYDERABAD: After eight days of violent protests demanding a separate Telangana State disrupted life in the region, a worried leadership of the Congress in Andhra Pradesh is looking to the high command for an initiative to resolve the deadlock. ...

American jihadist helped plan 26/11 carnage
Headley worked as an undercover agent for Lashkar-e-Taiba, says FBI

NDA government failed to keep promise: Rajnath
NEW DELHI: The “hero” of the Ram temple movement, L.K. Advani, who rose to become Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister between 1998 and 2004, may have expressed regret over the demolition of the Babri Masjid — or the ...

India, Russia sign six agreements, emphasise importance of intelligence sharing
MOSCOW: India and Russia on Monday inked six agreements aimed at invigorating their relationship that had endured a lukewarm phase in recent years. Apart from the path-breaking civil nuclear energy agreement, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ...

Agitators, police clash at Osmania University
Pro-Telangana students organise demonstrations on campus

Congress asks TRS chief to adopt reasonable approach

Two petitions seeking to implead themselves in Tiruvallur lands case allowed
CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Monday allowed petitions by two organisations seeking to implead themselves in writ petitions filed by claimants of lands in Kaverirajapuram in Tiruvallur district that have been linked to Karnataka High Court ...

Parliament approves Bill to split J&K Central varsity
NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill 2009 to bifurcate the Central University in Jammu and Kashmir to cater to both regions of the State. With this, the Bill has got Parliament’s ...

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