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From the Print Edition
It’s moratorium on Bt brinjal: Jairam
“Let studies establish the safety of the crop”

End violence and come for talks, Chidambaram tells Maoists
KOLKATA: “We are not asking you to do anything more. If you halt violence we are prepared to talk to you on any matter that is of concern. But the condition is that you must halt violence,” Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram told ...

Shiv Sena vandalises multiplexes
MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government’s assurances of security fell flat on Tuesday as the Shiv Sena, smarting from its botched attempt at disrupting Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s visit, vandalised theatres in Mumbai, ...

Innocent people will not be affected, says Chidambaram
“Aim is to re-establish civil administration in areas under Maoist domination”

“It is up to West Bengal to seize illegal arms”
KOLKATA: In response to the Congress State leadership’s demand to seize illegal arms during combing operations in West Bengal, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram reportedly said that it was up to the State government to decide and act on ...

Some attacks seem racist, admits Australian Foreign Minister
Reaffirms that Australia practised a policy of “zero tolerance for racism”

Swaminathan hails decision
“No need to hurry on Bt brinjal”

Muivah agrees to take part in April talks
Centre to appoint interlocutor this week to facilitate Naga peace dialogue

Manik Sarkar calls for hike in North Eastern Council outlay
GUWAHATI: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday called for increasing the proposed outlay of the North Eastern Council (NEC) for 2010-11 to at least Rs.2,000 crore, of which Rs.1,500 crore should be allocated for new projects for the ...

Outrage over Fonseka’s arrest
Rise against the injustice, say opposition parties

Common compost yard to come up at Sholinganallur
KANCHEEPURAM: A common compost yard on 25 acres to facilitate safe disposal of garbage collected in 43 local bodies in the southern suburbs of Chennai will come up at Sholinganallur. Around 150 tonnes of garbage — 98 tonnes in 13 ...

CRICKET
Despite Tendulkar India hurtles to big loss
South Africa now just a draw away from regaining top Test ranking

13,000 claims for inclusion in poll roll for Pennagaram rejected
They were submitted during summary revision of roll in the constituency

CRICKET
Dhoni attributes outcome to Steyn’s display
Smith says his team succeeded because it stuck to its style of play

SOUTH ASIAN GAMES
Fourth gold for paddler Madhurika Patkar
Bhandari retains marathon gold despite faux pas

Chandrayaan’s M3 discovers new lunar rock type
It is dominated by a mineral termed ‘magnesium spinel’

Google bid to regain momentum


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