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From the Print Edition
Manmohan urged to start Telangana process by Monday
TRS ultimatum warns of indefinite bandh

JMM claims support of BJP, AJSU
NEW DELHI: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party maintained a studied silence here over the political developments in Jharkhand where the Assembly poll results have thrown up a fractured verdict, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) claimed on Friday in ...

Molestation cases will be fast-tracked, says Moily
New Delhi: With the case of molestation of a 14-year-old Haryana girl causing an uproar, Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Friday said the government decided to “fast-track” cases relating to women, including that of rape, ...

N.D. Tiwari embroiled in controversy
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh High Court has restrained a television news channel from telecasting a news story showing visuals of an elderly person, who was alleged to be Governor Narayan Dutt Tiwari, in a compromising position with three ...

Congress core committee may discuss Telangana issue
Statement could be drafted to pacify members from region

Centre committed to Telangana: Moily
CHICKABALLAPUR: Union Minister for Law and Justice M. Veerappa Moily on Friday said that the Centre was committed to creating a separate Telangana State and further consultations on the issue would be initiated only after peace returned to ...

Dialogue needed in West Bengal: Sen
KOLKATA: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said here on Friday that if the West Bengal government and the Opposition are interested in the future of the State, both the parties should hold discussions - taking decisions on all social, economic and ...

SC/ST confederation questions impeachment move


Pakistan releases 100 Indian fishermen
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan released 100 Indian fishermen from a Karachi prison on Friday, prior to their repatriation. The fishermen were being taken in buses to the India-Pakistan border at Wagah and scheduled to reach there on Saturday ...

Naidu blames TRS for attack
HYDERABAD: Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu has warned the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) against targeting party leaders and their properties, saying such actions would not be tolerated anymore. Addressing a media ...

Search on for trapped labourers in Kota
Two officials arrested; Rajasthan Chief Minister Gehlot orders probe into bridge collapse

India, Japan to firm up bilateral relations
NEW DELHI: Apart from improving their coordination on security issues, India and Japan will also consolidate their economic ties during the visit of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama this week. Meeting against the backdrop of Japanese ...

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Redefining the role of openers in one-dayers
The batsmen are keen to make full use of the Powerplays

Kingpin of counterfeit currency held in Jharkhand
“A major racket with international links seems to be involved”

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‘Competition is healthy’
NEW DELHI: There is healthy competition in Indian cricket and the National Selection Committee Chairman K. Srikkanth and his team is pleased with the way things have shaped up in the last one year. “India’s bench strength is ...

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Australia has undone all the good work
Australia has undone all the good work of the last few campaigns. After a period spent keeping on the right side of the beaks and even sportsmanship, the Aussies were at their worst in Perth. By the end of the match four locals and one visiting ...

Christmas represents sign of hope: Pope
Addresses Mass after being knocked down by a woman in the crowd

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