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When ‘Maharaja of Travancore’ met Queen Elizabeth II

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A witness to India’s transformation from imperial rule to a democratic polity, 90-year-old ‘Maharaja of Travancore’ Uthradom Tirunal MarthandaVarma have both pleasant and unpleasant memories but his two meetings with British Queen Elizabeth II are something he still cherishes.

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Gowda resigns; Shettar to be new K’taka CM

NEW DELHI/BANGALORE: Cornered by a disgruntled Mr B S Yeddyurappa, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership on Sunday got Mr Sadananda Gowda to resign as the Karnataka Chief Minister to be replaced by Mr Jagadish Shettar, in the second change of chief minister in 11 months.

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PM an underachiever: Time

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, who as India’s finance minister in 1991 ushered in reforms that liberalised the economy, has been termed by Time magazine as an “underachiever” and criticised for not acting decisively when the economy is slowing.

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26/11 arms trainer ‘Abu Hamza’ is dead, says Abu Jundal

NEW DELHI:  ‘Abu Hamza’, who has been linked to several terror strikes in the country, including the 2005 attack on the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, is dead, if the statement of 26/11 key handler Syed Zabiuddin is to be believed.

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