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Don't write off Viru & Gauti, says More


The odds are stacked against Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir from making a comeback, but former BCCI selection committee chairman Kiran More says it would be premature to write off the chances of the Delhi duo. The dashing performances of Sehwag and Gambhir are in danger of fading away from fans’ memory because both of them haven’t played for India in recent times.

Jaya wants Centre to include SC Christians in SC list


Noting that social tensions of unbalanced growth between Hindu scheduled castes and Christian converts have only “aggravated” over time, Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa Friday said the Centre should treat scheduled caste Christians on par with Hindus, Sikhs or Buddhists and include them in the SC list.

Jaya protests to PM about SPG conduct

Terming as “outrageous” a Special Protection Group official’s conduct in preventing Tamil Nadu’s DGP from receiving Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Tiruchy airport Friday, chief minister J.

Parties’ ‘softness’ behind leaders’ killings: sangh

First the Sangh Parivar saw a pattern in the killings of its leaders.

HC dismisses PILs against Kudankulam N-plant

Paving the way for commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP), the Madras high court on Monday dismissed two public interest litigations against completing the project without complyi

Bernie wants to give Indian GP a break


It’s that time of the year Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone drops hints about the following season’s calendar, issuing indirect ultimatums to struggling race promoters.

F1 looking unlikely in India in ’14

It’s that time of the year Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone drops hints about next season’s calendar, issuing indirect ultimatums to struggling race promoters.

No change in Centre’s stand on Lanka policy: PM


Holding that there was no change in India’s stand on the issue of reconciliation and devolution of political powers to ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has informed chief minister J. Jayalalithaa that New Delhi will work towards ensuring that Tamils are “masters of their own destiny within framework of a united Sri Lanka.”

Put a full stop to increasing petrol prices, says Karunanidhi

Criticising the Centre for “turning a deaf ear” to repeated suggestions on controlling petrol prices, Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi on Monday demanded that government “put a full stop” to it by taking constructive steps immediately.

Dalit boy found dead along railway track

A dalit boy, whose marriage to a higher caste girl triggered anti-dalit violence in three villages of Dharmapuri district in November last, was found dead along a railway track in that town on Thursday, a day after she said she would never go back to him and would stay with her mother.

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