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From the Print Edition
Tape hints at Indian national in 26/11 control room
Federal grand jury indicts Headley, Rana

11-minute spectacle enthrals millions
Danushkodi (Tamil Nadu): A pall of darkness enveloped this region and a golden ring of fire appeared in the sky as seen from here and other parts of India’s southern tip as the millennium’s longest annular solar eclipse covered a ...

Militants attack Sopore police station; two killed, six injured
SRINAGAR: Militants on Friday attacked a police station in Sopore town of north Kashmir, killing one policeman and a civilian. Six others were injured in the attack, reports said. Witnesses told The Hindu that ...

One killed, 11 injured in Udalguri grenade blast
Guwahati: One person, Gagan Das, was killed and 11 others were injured in a grenade blast around 6.30 p.m. on Friday in a market place at Udalguri, headquarters town in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts in Assam. Udalguri ...

Headley attended Lashkar training camps in Pakistan
Conducted extensive surveillance of targets in Mumbai for more than two years

Jyoti Basu very critical
Kolkata: The condition of veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu continued to be “very critical” here on Friday with his kidney and heart functions deteriorating. According to a medical bulletin by the hospital on Friday ...

Guild asks editors to endorse pledge against ‘paid news’
NEW DELHI: As part of its campaign against “paid news,” the Editors Guild of India has asked all editors to endorse a pledge that they will act against any attempt to put out advertising as news without proper disclosure. ...

Hindi-speaking Lashkar controller helped Mumbai assault
Speaking Mumbai argot, terror commander briefed Nariman House terrorists on media interaction

Ten rockets fired to study solar eclipse
To investigate effects of the longest annular solar eclipse of the millennium

India ready to review the 1950 Treaty, says Krishna
KATHMANDU: India has reiterated its willingness to review the controversial 1950 Nepal-India Friendship Treaty. Indian Minister for External Affairs S.M. Krishna who is here on a three-day visit has told this to Nepal’s Deputy Prime ...

“No violation in seeking allowance for CJI’s wife”
New Delhi: No practice has been violated in seeking sanction for grant of a daily allowance by the Union government to the spouse of Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, Supreme Court Secretary-General (SG) said on Friday. The ...

Autorickshaw falls into canal: six drowned
KANCHEEPURAM: Six persons were drowned after the autorickshaw in which they were travelling plunged into the Kandaleru-Poondi Canal at Chinnapattu village in Uthukottai taluk of Tiruvallur district on Thursday night. The tragedy came to light ...

India starts in style
Lincoln (New Zealand): Defending champion India thrashed qualifier Afghanistan by eight wickets in their opening Group A match of the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup here on Friday. Indian skipper Ashok Maneria elected to field in the ...

IAF man shoots down colleague at air base
COIMBATORE: Deepak Kharia (23) of 43 Wing, Indian Air Force Station, Sulur air base, was shot dead by his fellow Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Rakesh Kumar at a guard post near the runway in the early hours of Friday. According to sources, ...

Smith puts South Africa on top
Steyn takes five as England is bowled out for 180 on day one

Mumbai retains Ranji Trophy
Pandey’s valiant century in vain

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