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Regional

NE to improve east-west trade via Indo-Myanmar route

From C K  Nayak Nay Pyi Taw: The ASEAN economic ministers meeting which ended on Wednesday with a call for more fiscal cooperation among the member states and associates  has sent a distnict message to North East which will be the  catalyst since it is the gateway to the rising region. More importantly, China [Full Article...]

National

CBI files closure report in case against K M Birla

Coalgate Scam New Delhi: In a reprieve to top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others, who were named as accused in its FIR in one of the coal blocks allocation scam cases, CBI has filed a closure report in a special court here. CBI has told the court it will file some documents related [Full Article...]

International

Pak Army steps in; blame game begins over intervention

Islamabad: Pakistan’s powerful Army Chief has stepped in to mediate between the embattled government and the protesters, but the two sides were soon trading charges on who was responsible for the intervention. “Neither had I asked army nor the armed forces sought a role in the present political crisis,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told [Full Article...]

Sports

Djokovic eases into 3rd round

Serena, Murray sail through on New York breeze, Ivanovic stunned NEW YORK: World number one Novak Djokovic barely worked up a good sweat on another sizzling day at the US Open as he strolled past Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1 6-3 6-0 and into the third round of the year’s final grand slam. Meanwhile, Serena Williams [Full Article...]

Editorial

  • Truce in Gaza

    THERE had been off-again, on-again fighting between Israel and Hamas for 50 days. But there is now immediate relief to both sides of the border which is peaceful following a deal brokered by Egypt. Already as many as 2200 lives have been lost in fighting, mostly Palestinian. Civilians among Gazans and Israelis are tired of war. That is the main cause a truce is now on. The deal will open some of Gaza’s border crossings and put an end to restrictions. Aid and building materials will get across without [Full Article...]