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Lankan Tamils issue: DMK threatens to walk out of UPA

Hardening its stand, key UPA ally DMK today slammed the Centre for its “lukewarm” response on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and threatened to walk out of the ruling alliance if it failed to move amendments to the US- sponsored resolution at the UNHRC.

SUVs, superbikes will be costlier

Luxury cars, imported super bikes and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) will become costlier as the finance minister has proposed to increase the duty on such vehicles, even as the companies have signall

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa axes 3 ministers

In a shake-up in her cabinet, Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa today sacked three ministers and inducted an equal number, all of them first-time MLAs.

We need to give more time to Sehwag: Dhoni

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Virender Sehwag’s patchy form continued but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni still believes that the senior opener should be given more time to get back to form as he is a match-winner.

Dhoni’s innings was a game-changer, admits Clarke


Australian captain Michael Clarke today conceded that it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s double century that turned out to be a game-changer as they were completely outplayed by India in the first cricket Test here today.

India clinch first Test by 8 wickets against Australia

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India clinched the first cricket Test against Australia with a comfortable eight-wicket victory to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series here today with their spinners taking all the 20 wickets for only the third time in their Test history.

Australia 232/9 at end of day 4 against India

Australia were 232 for nine in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day of the first cricket Test against India here today.

India all out for 572 in first innings


India were all out for 572 in their first innings on the fourth day of the first cricket Test against Australia here today.

Karunanidhi objects to Lankan minister’s statement


Objecting to a Sri Lankan minister’s announcement that Lankan fishermen would rally against their Indian counterparts, DMK chief M. Karunandihi today described it as a “planned strategy” by Colombo to divert attention from the “tyrannies” of Rajapaksa government.

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