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From the Print Edition
Panel on Telangana by next week
JAC rejects Chidambaram’s announcement

“Pakistan shielding 26/11 masterminds”
NEW DELHI: Pakistan was shielding masterminds of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, including Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here on Thursday. Mr. Chidambaram ...

Obama to cut tax breaks for outsourcing U.S. firms
WASHINGTON: In a bad news for India’s IT-BPO sector, U.S. President Barack Obama said he would slash tax breaks to American firms that move jobs abroad. “To encourage... businesses to stay within our borders, it is time to ...

Kalam advised caution on Padma awards
In a ‘secret note,’ he urged Vajpayee to be extra careful in deciding the awardees

Krishna meets Stephen Smith again
LONDON: External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, on Thursday, again conveyed to his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith, New Delhi’s deep concern at the continuing attacks on Indians in Australia despite repeated assurances by ...

Four more Indians attacked
MELBOURNE: With no let-up in assaults against Indians in Australia, four more youths were attacked in Brisbane even as a couple was arrested on Thursday for the killing of Ranjodh Singh, whose partially-burnt body was found last month. ...

Chidambaram convenes meet on naxalites in West Bengal
Chief Ministers, key officials of four eastern States to attend

Bandh hits traffic in Bihar; Lalu, Rabri, Paswan arrested
Patna: Traffic was disrupted in several places in Bihar as workers of the Rashtriya Janata Dal blocked highways, rail track and bridges on Thursday, when their president Lalu Prasad called a dawn-to-dusk bandh to protest price rise. ...

Nine more convicted in fodder scam
RANCHI: A special CBI court on Thursday found nine fodder scam accused, including a former regional director, guilty of fraudulently withdrawing Rs.50.37 lakh from the Hazaribagh treasury in the 1990s. Special CBI Judge Bireshwar Jha ...

Victoria opens support centre
MELBOURNE: A round-the-clock support centre for foreign students has been opened here as part of the Victorian government’s efforts to promote the region as a safe place to study. This follows a spate of attacks on Indian students ...

‘Goa’ film producer deposits Rs. 1.50 cr.


India dismayed over fresh attacks
NEW DELHI: India on Thursday expressed dismay over fresh incidents of violence against Indians in Australia, including the latest attacks on four Indians in Brisbane. Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur pointed out that ...

Contracts for building three bridges in Chennai approved
CHENNAI: The Chennai Corporation Council on Thursday approved awarding of contracts for the construction of three bridges across different waterways in the city. The proposed facility across the Cooum river connecting Officer’s ...

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