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

As the website of a 130-year-old newspaper of record, it retains its core values of independence, authenticity, and credibility while adopting contemporary web design principles, tools, and features.

The design is by Mario Garcia Jr., of Garcia Media, Tampa. Florida, USA. The workflow solution is by CCI Europe A/S, Denmark.The web publishing system is from Escenic A/S, Norway.

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From the Print Edition
Antony: threat of infiltration growing
We will take all preventive steps, he says

Nasheed: India can fuel next industrial revolution
Maldives President for partnership among Asian countries to take on challenges

Focus on western border, Gates tells Islamabad
Islamabad: The United States has asked Pakistan to shift its greater security role to the western border with Afghanistan as it is there that it faces an “existential threat” rather than on the frontier with India. The ...

Manmohan sends strong reply to letter from Danish Prime Minister and U.N. chief on Copenhagen Accord
New Delhi: As India gets ready to host the important meeting of the BASIC countries — India, China, South Africa and Brazil — on Sunday to decide on a collective strategy for the way forward in 2010 following the Copenhagen Accord ...

Commission seeks Chavan’s reply on ‘paid news’
It was alleged that he spent money on newspaper reports in his favour and did not account for this expenditure

Take action against violators: Editors Guild
NEW DELHI: Continuing with its campaign against “paid news,” the Editors Guild of India has asked the Election Commission (EC) to take strong action against politicians and mediapersons who violate the disclosure norms of election ...

Industry invited to partner with State
CHENNAI: Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday called upon industrialists to exploit the industry-friendly approach of the State government and partner with it in the development of industries in Tamil Nadu. Speaking at the ...

Steps being taken to fulfil MCI requirements
PUDUCHERRY: The territorial administration is taking steps to fulfil the minimum requirements of the Medical Council of India (MCI) to start first-year classes in the long-pending government medical college during the forthcoming academic ...

Two held for attack on Indian in Brisbane
MELBOURNE: The Australian police have arrested two people and are looking for another in connection with robbery and assault on an Indian in Brisbane, even as the community voiced serious concerns over the spate of attacks. The ...

India looks to sign off with a win
Dhoni, Harbhajan set to return; the host has to raise its game

Priyanka Chopra, Upendra Limaye bag national awards for best actor
Bengali film ‘Antaheen’ chosen as the best feature film

Film icon Jean Simmons is dead
LOS ANGELES: Jean Simmons, whose ethereal screen presence and starring roles with Hollywood’s top actors in such films as Spartacus and Elmer Gantry , made her a mid-century film icon, has died at age ...

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