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Among the accomplishments of the Nobel Laureate which were enumerated by the Nobel Committee were his Cairo speech to reach out to the Muslim world.

Barack Obama's accomplishments listed by the Nobel Committee will not match his recent, path-breaking moves towards Myanmar, Cuba and Iran.

Travesty of justice: “India has taken umbrage at Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi’s release, but the U.S. should be equally appalled.” Picture shows Lakhvi, the main suspect in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, after his court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan.

No more carrots, only sticks

V. S. Subrahmanian, Aaron Mannes, R. K. Raghavan

Pakistan continues to support terror across borders. It is time for the U.S. and India to unleash economic sanctions and coercive diplomacy.

In their own interest: “There is a deep intra-community divide over the issue of engaging with the government.” File photo shows Mr. Modi with Muslims in 2011 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Narendra Modi will soon complete a year in office. Is it time for Indian Muslims to let go of the past and give pragmatism a chance?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the leader of Liberal Party of Canada Justin Trudeau (R) and his daughter in Toronto.

Canada, India on same page

The assurance assumes significance as some pro-Khalistan groups are still active in Canada.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the Laxmi Narayan Temple in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada on Thursday.

“The Supreme Court has said that Hindu dharam is not a religion but a way of life... I believe the SC’s definition shows the way”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper after arriving at the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, on Thursday.

Prime Minister promises an early conclusion of a free trade agreement and a bilateral investment protection pact.

In this photo downloaded off the External Affairs Ministry twitter handle Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper attend a prayer meeting at the Khalsa Diwan Society Gurdwara in Vancouver on Thursday.

Mr. Modi will be the third Indian PM to visit the historic Khalsa Diwan Society, after Jawaharlal Nehru in 1949 and Indira Gandhi 42 years ago.

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Karnataka bandh

Live: Bandh near-total in Bengaluru

Bengaluru Bureau

Pro-Kannada organisations have called for a bandh to insist on the speedy implementation of the Mekedatu Drinking Water project.

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The 60th Railway Week celebrations are being held across the country. An exhibit at the Regional Rail Museum in Chennai. Photo: K. Pichumani
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
First 30 minutes of Wi-Fi around Hussainsagar lake including Bathukamma Ghat, NTR Park, Lumbini Park, Tank Bund road and Necklace Road would be free. Photo: G. Ramakrishna
The data generated from the survey will be used to develop a City Water Quality Atlas.
Election Commission officials on their way to their respective booths with EVMs on the eee of the West Bengal civic polls, on Friday. Photo: Sushanta Patronobish
The manager of Malaparamba Aided U.P. School in Kozhikode claims a favourable court order to close down the school. Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup
Students of The American College can continue their studies in Concordia College. A view of the 132-year-old historic college in Madurai. File Photo
Cover of Kadalatadiya Nenapinalegalu by B. Vaman Rao.
Salman Khan arrives at the Srinagar Airport to shoot for a film in Srinagar on Saturday. A trial court in Mumbai on Saturday said it would fix on April 20 the date for pronouncement of judgement in the 13-year-old hit-and-run case in which Bollywood actor Salman Khan is an accused.
Chief Minister N. Rangasamy inaugurates the water supply project in Karaikal on Friday. Photo: Special Arrangement
E. Sreedharan (C), Principal Adviser, DMRC, with Thiruvananthapuram
Development Authority Chairman P.K. Venugopal at a seminar on the Light
Metro project in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. Photo: S. Mahinsha
Scarcity of raw material pushes manufacturers to invest huge sum of money in stocking ‘korai’ grass. Photo: B. Velankanni Raj
Krishna University Vice-Chancellor V. Venkaiah with ABKNKM Founder Secretary P. Kesava Prasad while signing a memorandum of understanding to offer Kuchipudi dance courses at Kuchipudi in Krishna District on Friday. Photo: By Arrangement
A water body right in the heart of the zoo in Visakhapatnam. File Photos: C. V. Subrahmanyam


Home loan in the news

K. Sukumaran

The Reserve Bank of India’s firm stand on the issue of softening of interest rates and how banks reacted.

Scarcity of space has led to high rentals for parking slots. Photo: N. Sridharan


Your space, your right

Sonal Sachdev

Most of us spend more than a few hours driving each day. Ask for specified parking slots in your new home.

Preparing for rains

The April bounty

S. Vishwanath

It is an advance warning mechanism of nature asking whether preparedness is in place to receive rain.

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The scientists found that dog owners experienced a surge of oxytocin when their pets gazed into their eyes, a dramatic effect that was mirrored in the animals themselves. File photo

Why are man and dog best friends? It’s a hormone rush

Ian Sample

Scientists found that dog owners experienced surge of oxytocin when their pets gazed into their eyes.

This artist’s rendering provided by NASA shows MESSENGER spacecraft around Mercury.

NASA spacecraft to crash into Mercury in two weeks


The spacecraft will impact Mercury at more than 3.91 kilometres per second on the side of the planet facing away from Earth.

The full moon sets behind the Swiss Alps' mountains, in Charrat, Canton of Valais, Switzerland.

Moon formed 4.47 billion years ago, says study


The impact signatures provide insights into the last stages of planet formation in the inner solar system.

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