The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Hope hint as behead hour nears
The clock ticked on a deadline expiring at 8 pm tomorrow for beheading of one of seven hostages — three of them Indians — by an Iraqi militant group with negotiators hinting at “assurances” that they would be freed. ...  | Read.. 
Hostage families on knife-edge
Tilak Raj’s wife Pramila fell ill and was admitted to the community health centre in Haroli on Saturday night. ...  | Read.. 
PM eyes image balm on Soren scar
In the backwash of the Sibu Soren controversy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may take the opportunity of an expected cabinet shuffle to clean up his government’s image. ...  | Read.. 
Birla will face-off in court
The Birlas and the Lodhas are set to square off in the courtroom tomorrow in the first legal skirmish in the battle over Priyamvada Birla’s will. ...  | Read.. 
Pushy papa’s girl grows up & hits back
Estranged from parents, Amisha sends legal notice to father demanding crores
Fathers opposed to the man in her life seem to be her problem. ...  | Read.. 
Pramila with her children before she was admitted to hospital. (AFP)
The people of India expect that the captors will honour the Islamic way of thinking towards the innocent

Brother lost, boy stays silent to save parents
Fear of police prised three boys away from Saroj Singh as the teenager drowned in a pool in the ...  | Read..
Enter union, in call centres
Trade unionism is entering the infotech bastion, reaching out to the low-wage sweatshops that b ...  | Read..
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Rights for women in model nikaahnama
A number of model nikaahnamas, drafted with an eye on averting ...   | Read.. 
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Non-Muslim boom in madarsas
In a “unique” trend, madarsas in Bengal are witnessing a jump in admis ...   | Read.. 
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Missing Pakistanis heat up Iraq hostage crisis
Two Pakistanis working for a Kuwait-based company were feared kidnapped to ...   | Read.. 
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Sourav: Outplayed in all departments
Team India lost Sunday’s big-ticket Asia Cup game to Pakistan by as ma ...   | Read.. 
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Pharma firms in fight-fake drive
Alarmed at the growing menace of fake drugs, pharmaceutical companies have ...   | Read.. 
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Why Manipur burns
Reading classics broadens the mind. It also offers clues that help to sort ...   | Read.. 
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Rush to quell panic over Global Trust
A day after declaring a three-month “moratorium” on Hyderabad-based Gl ...   | Read.. 
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Girlfriend changes hands in soccer bosses’ secret pass
Not since Pamel(l)a Bordes hit the headlines back in 1989 has an Asian ...   | Read..