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Coalition forces kill top Taliban militant

Jan. 1: Coalition forces killed the top-ranking Taliban official in restive Kunduz Province during an overnight raid, according to the Afghan police and a local governor.

The officials said that Mul

US tries for conspiracy case against WikiLeaks

Dec. 16: Federal prosecutors, seeking to build a case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for his role in a huge dissemination of classified government documents, are looking for evidence of any

Mark Madoff’s name became too big a burden

New York. Dec. 17: Last Friday, the publisher of a promising real estate newsletter called Sonar Report rose before dawn, scoured the news to gather items for that day’s edition and, at 9:04 a.m., sen

Hillary unveils foreign policy roadmap for 21st century

Dec. 16: The House on Wednesday handily approved a repeal of a ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military, ratcheting up the pressure on Senate Republicans who have resisted holding a

US drops bid to sway Israel on settlements

Dec. 8:— After three weeks of fruitless haggling with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Obama administration has given up its effort to persuade the Israeli government to freeze construction of J

Google tweaks algorithm to fix fraudsters

Dec. 2: Google announced on Wednesday that it had changed the way it ranks search results so that un-scrupulous merchants wou-ld find it harder to appear prominently in searches. The change was promp

US opposed A.Q. Khan release

Dec. 1: In early 2008, when rumours floated that Pakistan was about to release from house arrest Abdul Qadeer Khan, the man who created the world’s largest black market in nuclear technology, the Bush

‘Kryptos’ waits to be decoded

Nov. 20: It is perhaps one of the CIA’s most mischievous secrets. “Kryptos,” the sculpture nestled in a courtyard of the agency’s Virginia headquarters since 1990, is a work of art with a secret code

Southwest still plays a rebel

Nov. 21: It is halftime at Southwest Airlines’ annual Halloween party — a ritual meant to celebrate the carrier’s exuberant employees and freewheeling culture — and Mr Gary Kelly is feeling a bit wist

Nokia takes rural road for growth

New York, Nov. 2: On Saturday at dawn, hundreds of farmers near Jhansi, an agricultural center in central India, received a succinct but potent text message on their cellphones: the current average wh

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.