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The redesigned website of The Hindu was launched on Saturday, August 15, in beta.

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From the Print Edition
TRS chief urges Manmohan to expedite process
‘Announce mechanism at once’

Call to resume dialogue
Three-day meet aims at drawing up a road map for peace between India, Pakistan

Amar Singh’s resignation not accepted: Mulayam
KOLKATA: Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh said here on Sunday that he did not accept the resignation of Amar Singh from the party posts, and expressed the hope that the matter would be settled. “I have not accepted Amar ...

Basu’s condition marginally better
KOLKATA: There was marginal improvement in the condition of veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu on Sunday, though he remained critical for the fifth successive day. The medical board that is monitoring his condition described his state as ...

Latest attack not racial, says Australia
Melbourne: Australia on Sunday said the attack on an Indian, who was set afire here, was not “targeted” or “racially motivated” amid reports that two men attempting to leave the country were questioned and had their ...

CRICKET
India storms into final with thumping win
Mirpur: Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir toyed with the Sri Lankan attack as India stormed into the final of the cricket tri-series after crushing the islanders by eight wickets in a lopsided match here on Sunday. The Indian bowlers did a ...

One more SP leader quits
NEW DELHI: Shortly after Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh said in Kolkata on Sunday that he would not accept Amar Singh’s resignation, another general secretary Obaidullah Azmi announced his resignation in Nagpur. He is the third ...

The path ‘Jai Ho’ took
PUNE: Hindi film director Subhash Ghai revealed here on Sunday that the song ‘Jai Ho’ that won music director A.R. Rehman and lyricist Gulzar an Oscar was originally composed for his film Yuvraaj . Mr. Ghai ...

Karunanidhi launches Chennai Sangamam
The theme ‘Pirappokkum’ gives call to give up war and demolish caste and religious barriers

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